Phantasy Star goes Offline in Japan

Sega has announced that Phantasy Star Online Expisode I & II is set to go offline Feb 1st for Japanese gamers, ending the games 5 year run. I played a bit on Dreamcast a few years ago at a friends house, although I didn’t really get that far since it was my buddies console, I think I got my character up to lev 20 or something. I remember getting a pet, which I though was pretty cool, and chatting with some players. “All your base are belong to us” just became popular and I remember people spamming the chat channel with that phrase. Overall it was ok, I remember liking the game, but not being too impressed.

It’s an interesting thing when a MMO goes offline. Its sorta like that question, “If the world was to end tomorrow, what would you do?” Money, leveling, grinding and everything else becomes pointless. I would expect all out mayhem to ensue, which sounds like a lot of fun.


  1. It sure is interesting when a old mmo goes offline and all hell breaks loose. Imagine WoW going offline in the near future, what kind of scenario would that create?

  2. i actually see suicides being in the paper if WoW went offline. it’s sad, but i do see it.

    i for one would be kind of happy because then my friends would have to move on to another MMO. right now i couldn’t take them away from WoW

  3. I used to play that game alot on the computer as well as dream cast.. There are still plenty of private server PSO out there so I think the people who play pso will either play that or move onto other mmos like final fantasy.

    World of Warcraft players would just find private servers to play on for their fix. Otherwise they’d just wait for Age of Conan/Warhammer to come out. I’m waiting for Huxley myself. And I wish mythic entertainment brings back some sort of sequel to their Magestorm pvp mmorpg.

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