Everyday new information on Phantasy Star Online 2 hits the net and the more I hear about it the more excited I get. Let’s be honest, most of my early 2000′s were spent playing Phantasy Star Online on the SEGA Dreamcast and a decade later it seems I will be doing the same with the sequel. How exciting is that?
When we learned that Phantasy Star Online 2 went free-to-play, most people were wondering how SEGA was going to handle payments for content. Lots of people thought this could hurt the series. Well, now SEGA lets us know about the currency in Phantasy Star Online 2 and how it works. They have announced that there will be three types of currency. That’s right, three.
- Meseta – This is the original currency dating back the first Phantasy Star Online. You acquire meseta simply by killing baddies, breaking boxes, completing missions, and selling items in stores. Meseta can be used to buy items in shops like weapon upgrades or various armor pieces.
- Arcs Cash – You acquire Arcs Cash by using real-world money. Arcs Cash will buy you additional customization features for your character, ability to make/maintain more than a single avatar and other perks yet to be shown. SEGA is serious about how real money will be used and is making sure that pay players don’t have an advantage over non-paying players.
- “FUN” – This cash is acquired through other options, like logging into the game frequently or if people in game summon your avatar as an AI support partner. FUN can also be earned by spending Arc Cash (dem monies!). FUN currency can be used for the “FUN Scratch”, this will earn you new music to play in your room, hair accessories and other useful items