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This is where I'll rate PSU's updates!

01/29/10

New Content: /10


Updated Content: /10


Returning Content: 0/10


Other Content: 0/10


Winter Lobbies boring can't even tell the decorations are there on the 4th floor. TDG getting S2 is nice for having Falz form 2 to fight but we really shoulda had this already so blah. Temple of Traps I hear is good but haven't gotten a chance to run so until then I can't score it!

update: I did get ta play through Temple of Traps just once before the very end and liked it so nows I can score this update. A bad score unfortunately one cool new thing isn't enough to make a great update.

Gurhal Check Score: 7/40 - C rank!

01/08/10

New Content: 4/10
Temple of Traps

Updated Content: 3/10
S2 difficulty added to The Dark God

Returning Content: 0/10
Winter lobbies, Snowman, Goth room decorations rotated out for Modern set at the casino

Other Content: 0/10

Winter Lobbies boring can't even tell the decorations are there on the 4th floor. TDG getting S2 is nice for having Falz form 2 to fight but we really shoulda had this already so blah. Temple of Traps I hear is good but haven't gotten a chance to run so until then I can't score it!

update: I did get ta play through Temple of Traps just once before the very end and liked it so nows I can score this update. A bad score unfortunately one cool new thing isn't enough to make a great update.

Gurhal Check Score: 7/40 - C rank!

12/25/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 0/10
New Years lobbies

Other Content: 0/10

I hate the new years lobbys the decorations and the song playing sucks lol I guess I appreciate they did work on christmas that still don't make it good!

Gurhal Check Score: 0/40 - C rank!

12/11/09

New Content: 6/10
Episode 3 Chapter 8

Updated Content: 7/10
Episode 3 Chapters 4-7, S2 difficulty add to The Egg Thieves

Returning Content: 7/10
Christmas lobbies, Rappy Noel, [b] Dagger of Serafi, Christmas Tree, Wreath, Xmas Box, Christmas, Bamboo, Sweet/Berry room decorations rotated out for Goth set at the casino

Other Content: 0/10

At long last the PSU saga came to an end~! It only took 2 years since Ep3 began and 3 years total since PSU was first released! And the ending was good.... all 4 of them. Replaying the older story missions to open up each new route and ending took a good while but seemed well worth it in the end. I didn't get to experience new Egg Thieves difficulty cause low population and all I was doing the story missions so by the time I was done it had been abandoned but I bet its cool cause its a good mission in general! Christmas stuffs always good to so a super solid update!

Gurhal Check Score: 20/40 - B rank!

11/20/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 7/10
S3 difficulty added to Rainbow Beast, The Eastern Peril, Moonlight Beast and Forest Infiltration, The Magashi Plan final route unlocked

Returning Content: 5/10
The Magashi Plan, Native Creature Festival and Autumn Lobbies, Autumn Leaves, Modern room decorations rotated out for Sweet/Berry set at the casino

Other Content: 5/10
Guardians Boost Road: Neudaiz (2nd)

This GBR was good and went on without a hitch! Since all difficulites matched up it was easy to gain boost! Aside from Moonlight Beast which is dreadfully long an drawn out I liked it all! The autumn lobbies stink and well no one was on Moatoob soooo hardly saw that one even though its a good lobby. Oh and I didn't really playthrough the Magashi mission since ya know it'll be around forever unlike the GBR! But its still a good one.

Gurhal Check Score: 17/40 - B rank!

10/30/09

New Content: 8/10
Phantom Ruins, Pumpkin Trick

Updated Content: 4/10
S3 difficulty added to Dark Satellite & SEED Awakened

Returning Content: 7/10
Halloween lobbies, Rappy Latan, Pumpkinhead, Cursed Pumpkin, Magical Wand, Halloween room ticket, Goth room decorations rotated out for Modern set at the casino

Other Content: 5/10
Level Cap raised to 170, Guardian Boost Road: Hive, Photon Fortune calander changed to be different from the previous year

I was about to rate this update a lot higher until I remembered 1 thing. No The Dark God S2. For storyline reason we didn't get that mission update and it almost spoiled this long awaited GBR! The point payouts for this GBR was really uneven because of this and made it annoying to get your drop rate up. I really didn't like going through The Black Nest again either since it was updated and spammed from the last update and was a mission spotlight. Dark Satellites always been a pain.... so ya again these out of order updates really spoil was could've been a great thing. The addition of Phanton Ruins at long last is awesome though! And I always love those bouncy halloween pumpkins! Hunting the rare rappys and being able to level up agains all good to! Soooo nice update that could've been so much better.

Gurhal Check Score: 24/40 - A rank!

10/09/09

New Content: 5/10
Episode 3 Chapter 7

Updated Content: 2/10
S2 difficulty added to Bruce's Dungeon, Her Secret Mission and The Black Nest

Returning Content: 1/10
Sweet/Berry room decorations rotated out for Goth set at the casino

Other Content: 0/10

After like 10 months we finally got another story mission and its a good one! The second half of it is even challenging and has a special reward for S ranking it different from previous story mission rewards but its hard I still can't win it! Anyways thats the good part of this update. The rest? Boring!

Gurhal Check Score: 8/40 - C rank!

09/25/09

New Content: 1/10
[B] Lunga Doll, Adahna Cannon

Updated Content: 10/10
S2 difficulty added to Protectors a & Protectors B

Returning Content: 6/10
Supervisor's Lesson, Protectors a, Protectors B, Modern room decorations rotated out for Sweet/Berry set at the casino

Other Content: 0/10

The GOOD Protectors missions returned but only for a limited time! Love love these very much and the new difficulty level added to them suited and really helped make them a more complete up to date experience even if they were only gonna be around a couple of weeks. I played them a whole lot back when they were the "Winter Event" and played them a whole lot even more now that they were the "Autumn Event"! These missions is always welcome imo!

Gurhal Check Score: 17/40 - B rank!

08/28/09

New Content: 7/10
Citadel of Sand C-S2, Security Breach C-S

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 1/10
Goth room decorations rotated out for Modern set at the casino

Other Content: 0/10

We gots one new free mission the first new one since last december @_@; and luckily enough its good! Moatoob finally gets a relics site outside of the one story mission full of baddies and some new turrets and stuff. The other new mission is the first new party mission in over a year! It to is pretty cool with neat stuff found within. Of course since its a party mission you can't play it alone so if ya wanna check it out grab some friends! Unfortunately thats all there really was to this update so its score looks mighty low despite the goodness.

Gurhal Check Score: 8/40 - C rank!

08/07/09

New Content: 1/10
Lunga Egg

Updated Content: 5/10
S3 difficulty added for Desert Terror, Desert Goliath, Stolen Weapon and Rogues Shortcut

Returning Content: 7/10
3 star luck, 10% synth bonus, De Ragan's Breath, Fireworks, Fireworks Lobby, Sweet/Berry room decorations rotated out for Goth set at the casino

Other Content: 8/10
Guardians Boost Road: Moatoob (2nd), 3 star luck & 10% synth bonus added as compensation

This GBR was totallllllly suuuuper borrrrinngggg! They all kinda are after a certain point but this one was all lifeless Moatoob suckfest and all ancient missions ta boot they didn't even throw a new one in the mix! Annoying bosses, annoying baddies, annoying music bleh! Anyway its a decent update overall due to the other nice stuffs put up. So it becomes a solid B update!

Gurhal Check Score: 21/40 - B rank!

07/03/09 - 08/06/09 (ended 08/06/09) (event)

Length: 0/10
Five weeks..... five long weeks.

Missions: 1/10
Protectors Theta, Protectors Sigma, Supervisor's Edict

Presentation: 0/10
No special posters or lobby music and once again held at the colonys 5th floor.

These missions sucked plain and simple! They didn't even come close to holding a candle to the Protectors Alpha & Beta from last year. These missions were supposed to invoke nostalgia and take ya through stuff that happened in the previous year of the game but there was little of that to be had here!

The only good/notable story related block to be found was the mushroom picking one. There weren't even rare maps like A/B had just rare enemy spawns like in any other mission. I wasn't expecting to whip out my photon eraser since that was relevant to anything since AotI came out but we just didn't get anything cool at all. Another reason there was no nostalgia is cause these missions bombarded us with blocks ripped straight out of an event that had finished only a month earlier and another maybe four months back. ugh! This stuff really shoulda been spaced out better!

The supervisors thing was just to add alil story to it as usual. But mannnn I really hate that guy! He's so lame! Did I mention he asked if you took part in operation "Pierce the Dark"? Our servers voted for that event to be called "Shred the Darkness" and sure enough thats what it was called but obviously Sonic Team had this name in mind and continuity be damned that's what they refered to it as here! Oh and the music for this event was crap to.

3 weeks of one crap mission, 2 weeks of another crap mission and it ended all without us getting an additional two weeks with updated versions of the old Alpha & Beta missions the JP server got! This "Summer Event" was a dud and by far the worst event PSU has seen.

Gurhal Check Score: 1/30 - C rank!

07/31/09

New Content: 3/10
NiGHTS, Birthday Candelle

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 0/10

Other Content: 8/10
Players who got bugged Desert Arms Shop weapons were compensated with appropriate materials to get new, fixed weapons.

I love NiGHTS & the candle! Super nice decorations they are but it sure took awhile for them ta be delivered! That compensation on the other hand came real quick just a week later so I give 'em a high mark for that.

Gurhal Check Score: 11/40 - C rank!

07/24/09

New Content: 1/10
Blood Score a

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 8/10
Holy Light Festa lobby, Light Festival Dcor

Other Content: 1/10
De Rol Le has a new special drop the Bloody Score a

A boss gets a new drop and Ohtoku City is lovely at night once again. Not much ta say but I do really love night-time Neudaiz!

Gurhal Check Score: 10/40 - C rank!

07/10/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 0/10

Other Content: 7/10
Random elemental percentage added to 6 weapons from the recent Desert Arms Shop update

This was just a bug fix nothing major at all. The fact that they goofed up is bad but the speed at which they corrected it, one week later, is unheard of when it comes to this game o.o! So I went easy on 'em and give it a 7 even though none of those weapons applied to me.

Gurhal Check Score: 7/40 - C rank!

07/03/09

New Content: 10/10
2x photon art exp bonus, +15% grind bonus, many new weapons available via Desert Arms Shop

Updated Content: 4/10
Desert Arms Shop

Returning Content: 10/10
Sonic Birthday lobbies, Jaggo Sonichis, Puyoment Aura, Twin Kitty Claw, Twin Snowy Claw, [b] Twin Bearclaw, Jao, +20% synth bonus, 50% clothing & parts, 3 star luck for all, free makeovers, 10x daily voloyal coins, Goth room decorations rotated out for Modern set at the casino.

Other Content: 10/10
Voloyal Set can once again be sold in player shops, L150+ Kagajibari drop updated, +20% synth bonus, 50% clothing & parts, 3 star luck for all, free makeovers, 10x daily voloyal coins

At long last a super good good update! The second half of the StD rewards arrived in the form of many bonuses! The hugest of all was the 2x pa exp bonus! For three lovely weeks leveling up bullets and other stuff wasn't a dreadful experience! Its goodness wasn't even negated by the three weeks of Sonic Heroes blaring around the towns! The weapon trade mission got more interesting stuff then it had to begin with but still really nothing for me. Anddd uh some other lil but nice changes got added to. Overall... yay!

Gurhal Check Score: 34/40 - S rank!

06/12/09

New Content: 7/10
Innocent Girl C-A, SONIC Disc, G. Colony Collectible, Darkness Preta, Western, Western Door, Tar Tarre, Illuminus Coat, GUARDIANS Formal, [B] Gur Hanab, [B] Kan Yuc, Crea Dagger+, Fraudukuc, Whitill Wing, Vivienne Fluge

Updated Content: 1/10
Clothes 'n' Parts [m], Clothes 'n' Parts [f], Rappy Suit, Voloyal Set

Returning Content: 5/10
Wedding lobbies, Wedding Cake, Sweet/Berry room decorations rotated out for Goth set at the casino.

Other Content: 5/10
Level Cap raised to 160

Really decent update this time around! We got the item side of the StD rewards which are neat and a new single player side-story mission. Its a real good mission so I don't mind its solo-only! I didn't care for the Clothes 'n' Parts updates since it brought nothing new for casts >.<; Wedding stuffs always good and so is level cap bump ups!

Gurhal Check Score: 18/40 - B rank!

05/29/09

New Content: 1/10
Real Handgun+, Moatoob Collectible

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 1/10
Parum Unification Commemoration, Parum Unity Souvenir, Dark Crystal Seeker, Hit the Counter!

Other Content: 0/10

Shred the Darkness ended but a couple of its extra missions stuck around. The nice Parum unity lobby also came back. And after several months since the PSP day event we finally gots our rewards for it! Buuuttt thats all.....

Gurhal Check Score: 2/40 - C rank!

04/17/09 - 05/08/09 (ended 05/28/09) (event)

Length: 8/10
Once again an event goes on longer then planned even though we'd unlocked all of the point-based awards four weeks into it. Originally scheduled for five weeks, an extenstion added a sixth week onto it

Missions: 10/10
Shred the Darkness, The Magashi Plan, Roar of Flames, The Big Push, The 4th System, Dark Crystal Seeker, Hit the Counter!

Presentation: 7/10
Colony 5th Floor used again instead of a special lobby sucked, mission selection sucked cause you couldn't access them all from the same menu, nice ad... no Ethan for the first time!, good website with unique reward unlocking

Over-over-over-event-overkill!!!! Ya due to extensions an all we got another 6 weeker. But due to how good it was and how the upped the ante halfway through it the more time the merrier! There was alil event interuption when one sunday an air conditioner malfunction kinda nuked the servers ~_~; but aside from that things went pretty smoothly. It didn't take very long to unlock all of the rewards and they were pretty good stuffs! Since this event tied into the main Episode 3 storyline the Shred the Darkness provided some info to catch people up and give the event some plot.

The Magashi Plan was a Episode 3 sidestory mission taking place during the course of the StD missions it was single player only and kinda expensive to get into but really good cause it also served as the events bonus mission! Baddies had their HP greatly lowered but their attack power raised so it was a dangerous mission to take on! But well worth it because the rare droprate was through the roof and had lotsa good stuff to pick up! Also cool was that it branched out over the course of the event, at the start you may think you completed it but nooo it got longer and more intense!

The three main missions each had some pretty unique stuffs. RoF used the fire contamination visuals not seen since Firebreak, TBP had us doing our best to make sure baddies didn't cross certain lines or else failure would be imminent, and T4S had a new type of SEED pod which needed at least 3 players to purify! They were all really fun and lotsa good stuffs dropped and...... oh did I mention the second half of this event was also a Guardians Boost Road? That was all kinds of cool ^_^! Oh and Hit the Counter! returned!

Dark Crystal Seeker was the item trade mission and it was okay but none of the items really struck me as super great. As usual the trade mission and event in general got two updates to it over the course of its run time. The presentation in-game coulda been alot better. There were only 6 missions total why when going to the counter make ya choose between three categories: main event, side event stuff, and the non-event related missions which are always accessed from that counter that was real pointless and clunky if ya ask me.

The music was the standard stuff you'd hear in normal missions aside from the fire contamination song and and even the lobby theme stayed the same it always is. I liked the event posters they were different since there was no Ethan in them for like the first time ever. A weird thing was like that they poofed towards the end of StD even though it was still ongoing that was weird. We got a website & point tracking this time thankfully and it was pretty cool. There was 10 rewards in total to unlock but at the start it appeared on the site as if there was only 4 and instead of being hidden they showed upfront what they were! After hitting 20 million points 4 more appeared and 65 million the last two and the only one that showed up hidden until hitting its point goal was the final one. Oh the suspense @_@! All in all it was super goodness!

Gurhal Check Score: 25/30 - S rank!

05/15/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 0/10
Other Content: 0/10

The spring lobbies were removed so all is back to the normal looks. Notification that the event would be extended was also given out today.

Gurhal Check Score: 0/40 - C rank!

04/17/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 0/10
Spring lobbies, Goth room decorations rotated out for Modern set at the casino.

Other Content: 0/10

Easter ended and spring arrived. There was another casino item rotation~ but hmmm wasn't there something else? Oh yeah! The latest event started on this day! Thats where the real update was but since it gets reviewed seperately gotta wait on it!

Gurhal Check Score: 0/40 - C rank!

04/03/09

New Content: 1/10
[b] Conic, Cati / Rainbow

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 3/10
Easter lobbies, Rappy Paska, Easter Egg, [B] Halp Serafi

Other Content: 2/10
The end boxes in Phantom Fissure were fixed.

Stealth updates around here, a new drop item added to an old mission and one added that shoulda been there all along. Besides those easter is back and is pretty nice and happyness.

Gurhal Check Score: 6/40 - C rank!

03/27/09

New Content: 5/10
Desert Arms Shop, Brand Reactor, Chevalier Edge, many new weapons

Updated Content: 1/10
Thunderfest Deals

Returning Content: 0/10

Other Content: 0/10

This update didn't do much for me cause none of the new weapons added are of any use to non-melee drones. ~_~; And besides that the required items needed to trade are like hard to get! Bringing back the WMC trade mission was nice since I had some leftover zonspheres to trade but otherwise seems useless.

Gurhal Check Score: 6/40 - C rank!

03/13/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 7/10
White Day lobbys, WD Box, Jaggo Amure, [B] Loveheart Line, [B] Love Inferno,
Love Inferno, Van Brella, WD Lovers,
Sweet/Berry room decorations rotated out for Goth set at the casino.

Other Content: 0/10

Valentine's Day stuff was swapped out for White Day stuff and thats reallys about it. I like the WD lobbies and the special Jaggos cause they're super cute. I wish I had hunted for a Loveheart Line board... >.<;

Gurhal Check Score: 7/40 - C rank!

03/06/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 6/10
Explosive Arena (formerly Thunderburst Duel), Airboard Rally (formerly Panther Blitz)

Returning Content: 2/10
Modern room decorations rotated out for Sweet/Berry set at the casino.

Other Content: 0/10

Soooo the winter mission carnival was removed (although it was still accessible hehe...) and in return we get its two unique multi-player missions renamed and launched from other planets and the usual casino rotation. Like I said these missions is unique and multi-player focused though the airboard one can be played solo. Its super cool they made these permenant even though few will ever touch them again. ~_~;

Gurhal Check Score: 8/40 - C rank!

01/23/09 - 02/20/09 (ended 03/06/09) (event)

Length: 5/10
Originally scheduled for five weeks, an extenstion added a sixth week onto it

Missions: 10/10
Charged Puzzle, World of Illusion Alpha, World of Illusion Beta, Panther Blitz, Thunderburst Duel, Crystal Central, Carnival Lounge

Presentation: 3/10
Dull crowded lobby, poor main mission music, decent ad, no website

I love events but I think they've become much to long! Five weeks is stretching it but six?? Overkill much? This event was kind of like MAG in where there is one main mission but the difference being is that there were a buncha cool and worthwhile/fun side missions to run. You end up running Charged Puzzle alot to get the spheres to trade for the tickets to enter the other missions but the grind wasn't to horrible. Plus Charged Puzzle had many ways to clear the mission with an S rank rating, taking long or very short amounts of time (one method had you defeating less than 60 enemies while still earning that S)!

The world of illusion missions provided rares with the cost of fear! Baddies with double their normal attack power and area traps galore meant it could end very quickly! Each played that gets knocked out is removed from the mission while the remaining carry on, getting the loot in the process so you really wanted to be careful and not die! Thunderbust Duel was like the old PSO battle mode mesata race, you don't directly attack other players but instead compete with them to collect more good and be the last one standing. Panther Blitz was just plain fun! Flying around on the airboard solo or against others for the fastest lap times rocked.

Crystal Central was the obligatory item trade mission and it felt much more fair then trade missions of the past. Getting what you wanted wasn't super time consuming. Its inventory was updated twice during the event with even more good stuff! The presentation is where things fall apart. Its special lobby was not so special at all and poorly contstructed. The 6(!) NPCs within would take forever to load, due to it being a small lobby and naturally filled with lots of players to. With each update it "evolved" by adding some rappy and jaggo around it so that was cool but the same problems remained.

The music umm I loved Relics music before this but I can do without hearing it again for a long time. Also the lobby music got on my nerves after only a short time. With event posters are hung up on walls all around the games towns and the Winter Mission Carnival posters were ok but nothing special. The big problem was no website for the event! No point tracking! No reward unlocking! The japanese version got that stuff so why not us? Boo on Sega for cheaping out like that! My drive to play and participate was at an all time low cause of this! The good outweighs the bad but really it could have been so much better instead of feeling like a mishmash of good ideas with bad implimentation.

Gurhal Check Score: 18/30 - B rank!

02/20/09

New Content: 3/10
Go Vahra Nail, Ash Soul, Illumius Tag, GUARDIANS Tag, Star Amp

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 3/10
Valentine's Lobbies, Rappy Amures, Love Letter, [B] Kohibumiteri, Madam Brella, BT Lovers, Serafi Feather

Other Content: 3/10
If you earn a rare mission you're now notified of that after mission clear.

This nice stuffs all came alongside the final event additions. Those new items are kinda useless on their own but will become relevant for some people later down the line. Always love the valentine's stuff and the rare mission text which we were supposed to have gotten with the patch is now functioning so yay!

Gurhal Check Score: 9/40 - C rank!

02/06/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 0/10
Sweet/Berry room decorations rotated out for Goth set at the casino.

Other Content: 0/10

Due to how I reviewed the event stuff in its entirety its hard to fault this update! It came alongside a buncha event additions but on its own I guess its deserving of the zero?

Gurhal Check Score: 0/40 - C rank!

01/23/09

New Content: 3/10
Mikumiko Set (white/blue), Mikumiko Set (gray/green)

Updated Content: 8/10
The missions Dark Satellite, SEED Awakened, The Black Nest and The Dark God have received map/enemy adjustments. Shitenkaku's offering box had the final two colors of the Mikumiko Set added to it.

Returning Content: 3/10
Modern room decorations rotated out for Sweet/Berry sets at the casino.

Other Content: 10/10
For two weeks players can receive 10 silver coins at the Casino each day.

These updates came on the same day the Winter Mission Carnival began but that'll be reviewed seperately. On their own this stuffs pretty nice. It should be a B rank but that 10x silver was much to my liking @_@! Its also nice ta have the complete color sets of Mikumiko out and I always love the sweet/berry casino stuff. Those mission adjustments were very much needed and I wholly approve of them!

Gurhal Check Score: 24/40 - A rank!

01/21/09 (patch)

Fixes & Changes: 7/10
Party leaders can no longer kick members after the mission clear notice comes up,
Rare mission adjustments (any party member can find it, to be eligble a party members must be in the field and had to have been part of the mission for at least 80% of it, number of people in party no longer effects the chance of finding a rare mission)
Player Shop adjustments (if you change the price of a duplicate item in your shop, the initial value displayed will default to the value of the remaining item instead of 0. If you add an item to your shop that already exists, the initial value displayed when setting the price will default to the price of the item already in your shop instead of 0. In the case of multiple items with different values, the highest of those prices will become the default value.)
Attack techs at L31+ now display the L21+ graphics to everyone but the caster,
Photon Charges fully recharge both weapons (say the classic handgun/saber combo)
All weapons have had their PP recovery rates tweaked,
Party display at mission counters changed so that full partys are listed last followed by long running parties,
Mechgun glitch fixed, bug related to getting Ethans partner card fixed, font color at Lumilass fixed,
Ruby Bullet sound glitch where it sounded like a Varista fixed,
traps in the mission Rogues Shortcut adjusted to correct their abnormal behavior,
slowdown in the mission Sacred Stream when certain enemies are skipped was fixed,
a bug related to PA exp is corrected, universe names are once again aligned to the left

Patches are few and far between but they're usually good and this ones no different! Or is it? I hate the visual tech nerf cause I don't play a class that gets high level techs so I'll never get to see the extra cool flashy effects. The rare misson thing is good but they goofed up and currently it won't tell you when you got a rare mission like its supposed to >.<; Oh and its good they're working on the leader kicking members thing but umm now they'll just boot you before the boss is defeated and still get all the loot to themselves! Everything else is pretty good and useful and working properly at least!

Gurhal Check Score: 7/10 - A rank!

01/16/09

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 0/10
Winter lobbies return, Snowman returns to the Variety Shop

Other Content: 0/10

umm... After a wonderful december the ball gets dropped. Good stuff ends and in its place nothing of value. ~_~; Dun got nothing else ta say about that.

Gurhal Check Score: 0/40 - C rank!

12/26/08

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 10/10
+10% grind bonus, +10% synth bonus, 50% off clothes & parts,
3 star luck for all, free makeovers, New Years lobbies added,
Bamboo returns to the Variety Shop,
Goth room decorations rotated out for Modern sets at the casino.

Other Content: 10/10
+10% grind bonus, +10% synth bonus, 50% off clothes & parts,
3 star luck for all, free makeovers (each of these last for 3 weeks),
Parum GBR extended until Jan 16th, Bug corrected in Scarred Planet

This update was compensation for a recent rollback so like it wasn't exactly an update they had planned ta give us but I'll treat it as such! None of its new really. Outside of the GBR extension we've earned all of these other things through past events. Still it was nice of them to give us so much! Past rollback compensation had simply been just the 3 star luck for all! It deserves a nicer score and rank since this was a generous gesture by segac but within the normal review parameters I can only give it a solid B. >.<;

Gurhal Check Score: 20/40 - B rank!

12/19/08

New Content: 10/10
Episode 3 Chapter 6, Fighmaster, Gunmaster, Masterforce, White Glove

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 7/10
Christmas lobbies, Rappy Noel, [b] Dagger of Serafi, Christmas Tree,
Wreath, Xmas Box, Christmas
Sweet/Berry room decorations rotated out for Goth sets at the casino.

Other Content: 10/10
Wartechers support technic cap raised from L20 to L30,
Guntechers attack technic cap raised from L20 to L30,
Fortetechers support technic cap raised from L30 to L40,
Acrotechers support technic cap raised from L40 to L50,
PP recovery rate of rifles has been modified,
NPC Partners Ethan, Karen and Hyuga received AI updates.

At long last master classes have arrived! And with them a buncha other nice stuffs. Like the return of Christmas and all that comes with it and Guntechers finally getting their attack tech cap boost! And a wonderful new story mission! Massive errors, glitches, and rollbacks aside its hard ta complain about this update!

Gurhal Check Score: 27/40 - A rank!

12/05/08

New Content: 9/10
SEED Express C - S2, Illusionary Shaft C - S, Moatoob Native Creature Festival lobby
Many new "high end" weapon, armor, units and boards added

Updated Content: 8/10
Scarred Planet, Lightning Beasts and Electronic Brain S2's added

Returning Content: 5/10
Autumn lobbies, Modern room decorations rotated out for Sweet/Berry sets at the casino.

Other Content: 9/10
Guardians Boost Road: Parum, Photon Fortune calander updated for a new year
Level Cap raised from 140 to 150

This is a pretty good update but falls just shy of S rank. The two new missions are pretty great and the GBR is one mission shorter then the others but thats actually a good thing! We got a special lobby our servers have missed out on for two years now and its pretty awesome! Lotsa good new items released and a level cap increase after four months is a welcome thing!

Gurhal Check Score: 31/40 - A rank!

10/31/08

New Content: 1/10
PSU Disc 42, Nel Soul

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 3/10
Halloween Lobbys, Rappy Latan, Pumpkinhead, Magical Wand, [b] Rabol Rappy,
Cursed Pumpkin, Halloween,
Goth room decorations rotated out for Modern set at the casino.

Other Content: 2/10
The boss box drops for Bladed Legacy were fixed.

The new stuff we got is extremely minor but I do like me new music discs. The returning stuff is nice but I wasn't able to acquire any new Magical Wands -.- And fixing the BL boxes is good but doing so 5 weeks after the mission was introduced is just bogus. So more low scores all around! Oh and by the way this update was so bad that Sega didn't even mention it on the official PSU site.... sheesh!

Gurhal Check Score: 6/40 - C rank!

10/24/08

New Content: 0/10

Updated Content: 0/10

Returning Content: 0/10

Other Content: 0/10
Universes 11 - 18 were removed and Universe 1 - 10 got renamed.

ummmm I really wanted to like this server change stuff but they didn't get rid of enough of them and the servers are still numbered so the new names mean about as much as the old ones. -_-; And thats it thats all they did and nothing more so worst update ever!

Gurhal Check Score: 0/40 - C rank!

10/10/08

New Content: 3/10
PSU Disc 48, PSU Disc 49, PSU Disc 59, EX Device GH490, Pahra Figure, Fake Door,
Fake Shelving, Fake Window, Tea Set, Melton's Skillet Set, Setsuko's Skillet Set,
Transfer: Neudaiz, Donoph's Soul, Igg Crown

Updated Content: 7/10
The Collector

Returning Content: 5/10
Sweet/Berry room decorations rotated out for Goth set at the casino.

Other Content: 7/10
"Enemy patterns in White Beast were adjusted to further combat AFK photon art leveling." (psupedia)

I was happy ta finally get the Transfer: Neudaiz item! Been a long time waiting for it! The rest of the new items are okay but kinda a pain to get. But items alone as the sole new content stinks so it gets a low score there. The long awaited update to The Collector brought most of those new items mentioned and as an update to a mission it is kinda large so that's nice. Returning content is just another blah casino item rotation (why can't they just keep all of the stuff they add there up?). Its neither good nor bad so the five suits it. Adjusting White Beast again to crack down on afk pa levelings pretty good. Total score earns it a B rank~

Gurhal Check Score: 22/40 - B rank!

09/26/08

New Content: 8/10
Bladed Legacy C - S2, Clothes 'n' parts, +10% Grinding Bonus, Sange, [B] Ore C. 8 -> 9

Updated Content: 5/10
[B] Ore C. 1 -> 2, [B] Ore C. 2 -> 3, [B] Ore C. 3 -> 4, [B] Ore C. 4 -> 5, [B] Ore C. 5 -> 6,
[B] Ore C. 6 -> 7, [B] Ore C. 7 -> 8

Returning Content: 7/10
Ohtoku City regular lobby, Modern room set rotated out for Sweet/Berry set at the casino
Spread Needle /G, Treasure Chest, Rappy Tip, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals

Other Content: 0/10
n/a

Not a massive update like before but those are rare and these are the norm so its a pretty good one. The new free mission is great but the end boxes don't drop what they're supposed to! Another botched update but it gets balanced by the MAG2 rewards to an extent... I can't get a single item from the new trade mission but it has good stuff (if your not a CAST). Oh and finally being able to upgrade my worthless Vestaline to Vulcaline sure is nice! Score is drug down by there being no "other content" I need ta define that sometime.

Gurhal Check Score: 20/40 - B rank!

08/22/08

New Content: 10/10
Episode 3 Chapter 5, Flowery Pursuit C - S2, Phantom Fissure C - S, PSU Disc 76

Updated Content: 8/10
Sakura Blast, Sacred Stream, White Beast, Hill of Spores, Dancing Birds S2,
Maximum Attack G', Program DF', Gifts From Beyond, 8*/9* AoI boards added to shops

Returning Content: 10/10
Ohtoku City Fireworks lobby, De Ragan's Breath fireworks traps

Other Content: 7/10
Guardians Boost Road: Neudaiz

The Neudaiz GBR is abit more varied then the Moatoob one was so thats a plus! But I don't like that its starting point is a lobby away and V1 players can't be involved. Even though I'm burned out on MAG, giving us the revised MAG mission now with all of this other stuff is a plus as saving it for later would've just been cheapo. The new story mission was really awesome! Much like I loved it last year I still love the night time firework filled Ohtoku City lobby! I haven't gotten Phantom Fissure yet but the Flowery Pursuit mission is pretty fun and all of those new S2's are great though really I don't see why we couldn't have had those from the beginning. The new boards in NPC shops are great, you could hunt for them in missions so they aren't new-new but easier access to them is always nice!

Gurhal Check Score: 35/40 - S rank!
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