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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2013, 11:17:15 PM »
So far Mizuki's my favorite out of the new ones. Her voice is adorable!
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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2013, 02:00:23 PM »
Some Android notes.

In case you can't read, it says "You already pre-registered, please wait until the public release."

Gree works just fine with a Japanese IP (the key notification icon means VPN) and a Gmail address so far, it tried to activate through a SMS right after e-mail confirmation, but the account was already up and live by then. Guess it's for some additional goodies like Mobage (or simply account security).

I can seemingly play without issues on other region-locked games like that freaky AKB stuff via the browser.

The actual Gree apps (apk) log in fine, but crash, though I'm pretty sure that's because of my phone since I'm using a very-bleeding-edge version (SGS2 CM10.1 nightly).
Haven't tried another rom, but Cocona's device works fine with an app he tested, which crashes with me (NepColl). The app version of that freaky AKB stuff had the same issue.
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E/AndroidRuntime: java.lang.RuntimeException: pad block corrupted
E/AndroidRuntime: at net.gree.asdk.core.storage.CookieStorage.decryptSession(CookieStorage.java:239)
E/AndroidRuntime: at net.gree.asdk.core.storage.CookieStorage.access$1(CookieStorage.java:235)
E/AndroidRuntime: at net.gree.asdk.core.storage.CookieStorage$1.run(CookieStorage.java:117)
E/AndroidRuntime: at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:856)

The Gree app itself works fine, though.

Do note: to get the Gree apps through the Play Store, you'll need not only a Japanese IP, but also a Google account with the country set in Japan (easy enough) and maybe a Japanese SIM operator code (I'm not too sure about that last one, which is the role of MarketEnabler/MarketAccess, but I haven't tried without).
You can easily switch accounts anytime by hitting the menu button in the Play Store.

Despite all this I'm still not getting my hopes up until I get to the actual game. There's always a way for NBGI and friends to start blocking disgusting white pigs at the app level. And it's not like I'll be playing it anyway, I don't speak Japanese. But I have time to waste.



When is the release date anyway?
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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2013, 05:43:45 PM »
MarketEnabler doesn't work for me anymore for some reason so I have to resort to finding the apk by scanning Google.

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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2013, 07:27:05 PM »
The values that were checked by the store and modified by MarketEnabler aren't checked for downloading anymore.

Now it's divided into two parts: the search part (when you lookup the name on the Store) and the download part (whether it will let you download it in your country).

For the search part, I believe it checks all three: IP, account and SIM operator. That's whenever you hit the Search button and type text to get the app listing.
Warning: the Play Store caches pretty much all queries. So if you do change any of those three then try again and find out it still doesn't work, try changing the text a bit.

Now, for the actual download (on the app page), it just checks Google account country, which you can hit Menu > Accounts to change.

Which basically boils down to:
- If you want to download NepColl, access it directly ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.gree.android.pf.greeapp57531a ) on your phone, chances are it won't let you on the web store. Then Menu, Accounts, pick a Japanese account and download.
- If you want to see NepColl on the search results, get a VPN, pick a Japanese account, and run Market Enabler (which I haven't tried).

I'm using this self-made and rudimentary script to change my operator code instead of MarketEnabler. Run as root.

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#!/system/bin/sh
/system/bin/setprop gsm.sim.operator.numeric 44010
/system/bin/setprop gsm.sim.operator.alpha "NTT docomo"
/system/bin/setprop gsm.sim.operator.iso-country jp
/system/bin/setprop gsm.operator.numeric 44010
/system/bin/setprop gsm.operator.alpha "NTT docomo"
/system/bin/setprop gsm.operator.iso-country jp

echo $(/system/bin/getprop gsm.operator.alpha)
echo $(/system/bin/getprop gsm.sim.operator.alpha)
echo $(/system/bin/getprop gsm.operator.iso-country)
echo $(/system/bin/getprop gsm.sim.operator.iso-country)
echo $(/system/bin/getprop gsm.operator.numeric)
echo $(/system/bin/getprop gsm.sim.operator.numeric)

/system/bin/pm disable com.android.vending
/system/bin/rm  -r /data/data/com.android.vending/cache/*
/system/bin/rm  -r /data/data/com.android.vending/app_sslcache/*
/system/bin/pm enable com.android.vending
echo "Done."

It's temporary and won't persist after a reboot (though it can be configured to be so). I'm using SManager to run it.
Disclaimer, run at your own risk, I can't be held responsible if this utterly destroys your phone, make backups, yadda, yadda.


Two different queries, respectively before and after running the script above.

tl;dr: you need at least a market link (or the Gree app, which has them) and a Japanese Google account to get an app, and a Japanese IP and Gree account to play Gree games.
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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2013, 01:57:49 PM »
I can confirm that you don't need a Japanese IP or Gree account to play, because I'm playing that Neptunia game in your picture without either.

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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2013, 01:30:23 PM »
More girls have appeared... 10 - 24 seems to be the age range...
I find it interesting how uncomfortable Ritsuko is on the Visual tab...
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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2013, 11:52:01 PM »
TBH, I'm surprised Ritsuko is in the visual tab, normally she's paired up with the vocal heavy characters like chihaya and asuza.
Also that one idol with the bump-it hair looks just like mizuki from Aikatsu.

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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2013, 01:21:23 AM »
Also that one idol with the bump-it hair looks just like mizuki from Aikatsu.

I thought the exact same thing. Out of the idols we've seen so far, I only like is Shizuka the Chihaya clone, Megumi, Nao and Fuuka, Azusa's long-lost twin. Although these idols do look like they belong in the iM@S world more than the CGs, some of their designs could've been better.

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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2013, 04:28:00 AM »
I thought the exact same thing. Out of the idols we've seen so far, I only like is Shizuka the Chihaya clone, Megumi, Nao and Fuuka, Azusa's long-lost twin. Although these idols do look like they belong in the iM@S world more than the CGs, some of their designs could've been better.

I'll agree that some of the designs are unintuitive or bland, but I like others. Though some confuse me, like the new girl whose concept art shows glasses YET SHE WEARS NONE IN HER STAGE OUTFIT. I mean, Idolmaster has a long, accepting history of Meganekkos; why REMOVE a meganekko's glasses in this game? I sorta-not-really got it in CG, since there was a myriad of idols and some may have preferred them without glasses. (Like with the "awakened Ritsuko" videos I've seen on youtube...) But she's so CUTE, and she even had PIGTAILS in the concept art. She looked so much less generic, and then...! She's still SO CUTE though, and she sounds amazing! Also, she's my age.

I like ponytail girl, though. And the gaijin. (That's the blond with pigtails, Emily, did any of you not catch her.) For some reason, gaijin characters don't seem too popular in the imas fandom, Miki's psuedo-gaijin-ness notwithstanding. She also has a somewhat more accurate bust than some other gaijin girls I've seen in anime. The blond new girl from Visual is also kinda cute-looking; she seems really calm, but I can't think of anything that sets her apart... Also, the new Ojou girl is kinda funny, since she goes from trying the "OH HO HO!" laugh to coughing. I REALLY like the dance girl with the headband, Elena. She's cute, good at dancing in a way none of the other girls can claim (at the very least, she's trained in Samba or something, and my age has a unique hair color. I also like the Kyoko-expy, but she is rather generic...

Tentative favs are: Elena, Sayoko(?), Miya(?), and Nao. (Four 'cause I'm kinda obsessed with the idea of a four-idol unit, with a specialist for Dance, Vocal, Visual, and then a more well-rounded or personality focused person for the "leader." )

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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2013, 01:27:51 PM »
Though some confuse me, like the new girl whose concept art shows glasses YET SHE WEARS NONE IN HER STAGE OUTFIT. I mean, Idolmaster has a long, accepting history of Meganekkos; why REMOVE a meganekko's glasses in this game?

I know how you feel... I'm a glasses wearer... She looks really good with them... Maybe it's character development, like she feels the need to shed her glasses to feel stronger? Or maybe they just wanted to keep Ricchan unique? I prefer the second...
"An idol's job is to carry everybody's dreams. They're supposed to use song and dance to make people happy. When the famous idols I know appear on TV or do concerts... That alone makes the audiences watching them smile. THAT'S WHY I WANT TO BE AN IDOL TOO..."
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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2013, 01:58:13 PM »
Maybe it's character development, like she feels the need to shed her glasses to feel stronger? Or maybe they just wanted to keep Ricchan unique? I prefer the second...

She could just wear contacts on stage. That way her fans wouldn't be able to easily tell it's her if she's walking down the street, I believe. She looks cute either way. ^_^

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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2013, 01:27:19 PM »
The last ten girls are here! And a dance tab girl is actually trying to compete with Nonowa...

Wowzers... By the way, "Julia" of the Vocal tab is bothering me. Her concept art looks nothing like her...
"An idol's job is to carry everybody's dreams. They're supposed to use song and dance to make people happy. When the famous idols I know appear on TV or do concerts... That alone makes the audiences watching them smile. THAT'S WHY I WANT TO BE AN IDOL TOO..."
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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2013, 03:14:20 PM »
At first I just thought Julia had her hair cleaned up for her stag appearance, but... Yeah, the concept art looks nothing like her, and doesn't even match the voice-over at all.

On new girls:

I like the vocal girls quite a bit.
The girl with the headband(Sanase? I'm relying on the voice-over here...) is rather cute. X3
Julia's STAGE art is cute, but I'm not sure how to take her with the concept art as it is... Her voice fits the stage art better, but her signiture fits the concept better...
I'm not sure how to take the last girl. I'm ambivalent.

The new dance girls are... Meh?
Subaru's kinda cute...
The Mio-expy just strikes me as someone who is trying too hard to be cute.
I kinda like the other girl's design, but I'm still not sure about her. (She does seem like she should be in a unit with Julia, though...)

The visual girls are, of course, nice to look at.
Shiho has a nice design.
I kinda like Roco's design, as well.
Windswept-girl is interesting to look at, but her voice doesn't strike me as unique.
The 11-year-old is ADORABLE. X3

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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2013, 02:54:07 AM »
The last ten girls are here! And a dance tab girl is actually trying to compete with Nonowa...

Wowzers... By the way, "Julia" of the Vocal tab is bothering me. Her concept art looks nothing like her...

She likes punk rock and can play the guitar, so I guess it's all good. Just needs to kill some metal.
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Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2013, 01:44:45 PM »
New plain clothes tabs and CV tabs have been posted!

I am very critical of many designs, but A1 totally won me over with the Dance girl's Tekken shirt... AND RICCHAN LOOKS ADORABLE!
"An idol's job is to carry everybody's dreams. They're supposed to use song and dance to make people happy. When the famous idols I know appear on TV or do concerts... That alone makes the audiences watching them smile. THAT'S WHY I WANT TO BE AN IDOL TOO..."
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