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    Section ID FAQ by Atax

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    Phantasy Star Online: Episode 1 & 2
    For Nintendo GameCube
     - Section ID FaQ -
    Created by Chase Blayden a.k.a Atax
    Created on Thursday, 19th September 2002
    Last updated: Friday, 21 February 2002
    1.  The intro stuff
    2.  What are Section IDs?
    3.  What do they do?
    4.  How many Section IDs is there and what are they?
    5.  Which character classes should use them?
    6.  Tips
    7.  Legal stuff
    1.  The intro stuff
    G'day, y'all.  Keep in mind this is my first FaQ for GameFaQs,
    and although I'm not a complete expert on PSO I do have enough
    experience to know what I'm talking about (otherwise I wouldn't 
    be writing this FaQ :P).  
    So bare in mind that although I'm 99.9& sure of what I'm saying 
    is correct, there is the odd freak chance that I might not be 
    Any way because PSO: Episode 1&2 is out in Japan and soon to be 
    out in the US and PAL regions, there will be a lot of newbies
    out there who have no idea of the section IDs and the role they
    play in the game.  So I have written this FaQ so that they have 
    an understanding of how to use them correctly.
    So on with the show! :D
    2.  What are the section IDs?
    Basically the section IDs are just that; they are a ID assigned
    to your character when you create them, based on what characters
    you use in their name's.
    3.  What do they do?
    Although they don't affect the enemies you encounter, section IDs do 
    affect the following things:
    * What items, armour, shields, and weapons you'll most likely find
    * What weapons you'll get when the tekker appraises unknown weapons,
    called 'SPECIAL WEAPONS'
    * The random level generator, meaning although they will be different
    from room to roo, their general layout will say the same, but differ
    from the general layout of levels from other section IDs
    * How your mags will evolve.  I may write a FaQ on the mags, but for
    now you can find and use mag FaQs found on the net.
    So basically they affect your overall experience in the PSO word.
    4.  How many Section IDs is there and what are they?
    All up there are 10 section IDs to be found in the game. Some are 
    best for a character class, while others aren’t.  Each one represents 
    a different colour.  
    Keep in mind that just because this guide says
    an a certain ID will find a certain item, weapon, etc, doesn't 
    mean it is exclusive to that ID.  Basically what ID you use will 
    either greatly increase or decrease your chances of what you find.  
    Keep in mind your best chance of finding rare stuff is by doing 
    'Ruins runs', basically do the Ruins level over and over.  Oh, and 
    some very rare stuff IS exclusive to certain section IDs (see the 
    pinkal idea for an example), so it pays to have lots of online games 
    with many different team hosts as the team they make reflects their ID.
    Blue is best for finding partisan weapons.
    Green is best for finding rifle weapons.
    Oran is best for finding dagger weapons.
    Pink is best for finding cane weapons and technique disks
    Purple is best at finding mechgun weapons.
    Red is a all 'rounder ID, meaning it isn't made to be more suitable with
    a certain class.  Basically the chances of finding shields, items, and 
    armour is even.  But the chances of finding the elusive red weapons is high.
    These weapons are basically red (as the name suggests), and although they 
    look simple in design and special effect, are very powerful (especially
    when grinded to max).  Red is also best for finding Armor and Shields.
    Sky is best at finding sword weapons.
    Viridia is best at finding shotgun weapons (a.k.a. spreads)
    White is best at finding slicer weapons.
    Yellow is best at finding mesta. You have an even chance of finding other 
    stuff like with red.  NOTE:  People tend to over estimate on the 
    amount of mesta yellow finds.  Yes, you do find more mesta than any other 
    ID, but not by much.
    5.  Which character classes should use them?
    There are 3 characters classes, Hunter, Ranger, and Force.  The section IDs
    that are recommended for each class is as follows:
    6.  Tips
    In some cases you won't get the section ID you want with the name you want.
    Previously you just had to either put up with the ID you didn't want, or
    used a different name.
    But today I found a little trick, the section ID calculator in the game 
    actually counts spaces as a valid character.  So if you input the name you 
    want but get the wrong ID, there is chance you can get the ID by manipulating
    the calculator by adding spaces to the end of the name and thus changing 
    the ID.
    The best thing is that since they are only unseen spaces, the name remains
    the way you want it to be.
    Sneaky, eh? >:D
    7.  Legal Stuff
    Because I sat here and spent my spare time making this FaQ, you may NOT 
    duplicate this FaQ online or offline, in whole nor in part without my
    written permission. This FaQ may not be hosted on any server other than
    GameFaQs' without my permission.
    If you wish for permission, please refer to the following contact methods:
    *  Email: crow_mask at hotmail dot com (formatted to prevent spammers)
    *  PM me at http://www.pso-world.com or IGN, I am known as 'Atax', there.
    The following sites have permission to host my FaQ:
    *  http://www.blackmagearts.com/NewFiles/PSO.html
    *  http://www.cheatcodes.com/
    Credit goes to the vets of the now dead ODWF forum whom I played online with
    and made it a safe and enjoyable experience.
    Copyright September 2002 by Chase Blayden
    All Rights Reserved

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