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THE iDOLM@STER => THE iDOLM@STER SP (PSP) series => Topic started by: digi162 on July 16, 2009, 04:35:37 AM

Title: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on July 16, 2009, 04:35:37 AM
Throwback to the old thread that existed on the old board.
Feel free to ask questions, contribute information, get help, etc.

I can't remember all the useful information the first one had but I'll post up something to start with.
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Which versions have which idols:

Perfect Sun:
Idols - Haruka Amami, Yayoi Takatsuki, Makoto Kikuchi
Rival - Hibiki Gahana

Missing Moon:
Idols - Chihaya Kisaragi, Ritsuko Akizuki, Azusa Miura
Rival - Miki Hoshii

Wandering Star:
Idols - Yukiho Hagiwara, Iori Minase, Ami and Mami Futami
Rival - Takane Shijou

// Note
You can only go through Story & Free Produce with the idols available for your version.  
All idols (and rivals) are available for play in Office Mode though regardless of version.  
You must unlock the rivals to play them in Office Mode (reach producer rank 5).

Here are some useful links I'd like to post:

Official website-
http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/list/idolmaster/sp/

Playstation Store page-
http://www.jp.playstation.com/psn/store/pickup/imas/index.html

im@s SP translation project-
http://www.tsukuru.info/tlwiki/index.php?title=Idolmaster_SP

Getting Perfect Communications-
http://www.icomu-master.info/
I use this site in order to get perfect communications.  All three SP games are listed on the left in the menu.

Idol performance videos-
http://www.youtube.com/user/ImasPSP
Person hasn't logged in for a while, but you can use these videos to preview songs before you buy them.

Guide for playing SP-
http://whitefox284.livejournal.com/75999.html
I wrote this poor thing up haha.  It's not perfect but I think it could be of some help to newcomers that are lost.  If linking to this isn't cool I can copy & paste the info here too.

Additional guide but for 360 version-
http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/file/934453/54858
Written by the legendary Kyo.  Hope you don't mind me linking this, but this contains useful information as well even though it's not directly for use with SP.

If there's anything you want me to include/remove in this first post let me know ;)

// Additional

Debug Mode-
http://www.project-imas.com/w/THE_iDOLM%40STER_SP_Debug_Mode
Muhahahaha
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 16, 2009, 04:59:38 AM
What about the cheats from the Wiki? Especially the debug mode and other stuff
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on July 16, 2009, 05:05:09 AM
Oh yeah, those haha.
I'll edit those in the post, thanks for reminding me :3
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on July 16, 2009, 07:26:51 PM
Maybe just, as people come up and ask questions + get answers, put them in the first post? I think that's what happened on the last Q&A thread XD
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Lushe on July 20, 2009, 11:31:29 AM
Hello! I'm new here, and I'd like to discuss something my brother and I have accidentally "discovered" in Idolmaster SP. x_x;

Everyone knows that auditions are composed of three phases, and each phase contains nine turns. Well, when my brother was doing an audition in Wandering Star, he was intending to make a dance appeal for the first turn of the first phase, so he pressed the button that corresponds with dance appeal. However, after pressing the button for dance appeal, he accidentally (and consecutively) pressed the button for visual appeal! Strangely enough, both appeals registered, and he was able to appeal to TWO judges in a single turn!

However, the points that he got for both visual and dance were cut in half (for example, if he only did a dance OR visual appeal, he would have gotten 128 points in either category. However, when he made a dance AND visual appeal in the same turn, he only got 64 points in both categories), but in that single turn, he was able to get points for both visual and dance! Of course, we were both shocked, because after playing Idolmaster for about 2 months, neither of us knew that making multiple appeals in a single turn was possible.

So, to test this out even more, my brother tried to appeal to ALL THREE judges in a single turn, and as he predicted, the points that he got for each category was only a third of the points that he would have gotten if he only made a single appeal in one turn (instead of getting 128 points in either vocal, visual, or dance, he only got 43 points in each category).

Of course, we found this tactic to be quite effective in pulling off genocides. For example, this is a typical "balanced" approached to a single phase in an audition:

()()()()()()()()() <-- these represent the 9 turns in a single phase

(da)(da)(da)(da)(vo)(vo)(vo)(vi)(vi) <-- the typical "4-3-2" strategy (assuming that dance is most popular, and visual is least popular)

Total points received at end of phase:
4 Dance appeals, 3 Vocal appeals, and 2 Visual appeals
Dance: 128 x 4 = 512
Vocal: 128 x 3 = 384
Visual: 128 x 2 = 256

Now, instead of pulling off the usual 4-3-2 strategy, we did this:

(da/vo) (da/vi) (da/vo) (da/vi) (da/vo) (da/vi) (da/vo) (da/vi) (da/vo)

Total points received at end of phase (using "double-appeal" approach):
NINE Dance appeals, FIVE Vocal appeals, and FOUR Visual appeals!
Dance: 64 x 9 = 576
Vocal: 64 x 5 = 320
Visual: 64 x 4 = 256

A different variation of "double-appeal" approach:

(da/vo) (da/vi) (da/vo) (da/vi) (da/vo) (da/vi) (da/vo) (da/vi) (vi/vo)

Total points received at end of phase (using the variation):
EIGHT Dance appeals, SIX Vocal appeals, and FOUR Visual appeals!
Dance: 64 x 8 = 512
Vocal: 64 x 6 = 384
Visual: 64 x 4 = 256

We did two appeals in one turn, and we alternated between dance/vocal and dance/visual. In the end, we got about the same number of points we would get if we did the typical 4-3-2 approach. However, because we appealed to the dance judge EVERY turn, that judge's interest was decreased by a huge amount by the end of the phase.

So what makes this approach special? Well, in a usual genocide, I noticed that a player would only do one kind of appeal for several turns, to try and bring the judge's interest down to zero. However, a straightforward approach like that is dangerous, because the player may not get points/stars for the other two categories. By using the "double-appeal" strategy I just explained, the player can not only decrease a judge's interest by a huge amount, but he or she can also get points/stars for the other two categories that are not being genocided.

Now, I don't know whether people already discovered this or not (and please don't flame me if other people already discovered this before we did x_x), but I just thought that sharing my game experiences/strategies would be helpful to some, because all the FAQs I've read never mentioned this at all! x_x;



EDIT:

Of course, you can also do a "Super Genocide" by appealing to ALL judges every turn! XD

(da/vo/vi) (da/vo/vi) (da/vo/vi) (da/vo/vi) (da/vo/vi) (da/vo/vi) (da/vo/vi) (da/vo/vi) (da/vo/vi)

Total points received at end of phase (using triple appeals):
NINE Dance appeals, NINE Vocal appeals, and NINE Visual appeals!
Dance: 43 x 9 = 387
Vocal: 43 x 9 = 387
Visual: 43 x 9 = 387

Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Nanashi on July 20, 2009, 12:45:18 PM
First of all, hello and welcome! I sense a true theorycrafter here. Or I guess iM@S would make it a theoryM@STER?

I never paid all that much attention to it, but I always assumed the amount of interest a judge loses because of an appeal is directly proportional to the amount of points that the appeal receives. (Can anyone confirm that?) If it's not, that would be interesting indeed. In any case, I personally like to triple-appeal whenever reasonably possible anyway simply because 43 x 3 > 128.

By the way, the reason you didn't notice them before might be the fact that multiple appeals aren't available when you start playing the game at first, they only become available after reaching a certain producer rank. (普通 for double, 中堅 for triple).

Which reminds me... the wiki needs articles on gameplay stuff like this.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 20, 2009, 07:52:38 PM
You could do that at a certain level. Producers that are just starting out can't appeal to two or more judges at once
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Lushe on July 20, 2009, 09:23:21 PM
Ah, I see. I guess you're right, because when I found out about multiple appeals for the first time, my producer rank was already very high! XD
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 21, 2009, 02:49:29 AM
Ah, I see. I guess you're right, because when I found out about multiple appeals for the first time, my producer rank was already very high! XD
You can also use CWCheat to get multiple appeals (Though I don't really recommend cheating at any game)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 21, 2009, 08:10:57 AM
 :( Whenever I try this CFW and cheating stuff it never works even when I try following the tutorials in read me's and stuff...

can someone send me / pm me a very easy to understand guide?...
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 21, 2009, 09:03:30 AM
Did you enable the cheat plugins in the recovery menu yet? You have to enable them at the recovery menu in order for the PSP to load the CWCheat plugin
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 21, 2009, 09:57:09 AM
Did you enable the cheat plugins in the recovery menu yet? You have to enable them at the recovery menu in order for the PSP to load the CWCheat plugin
...Recovery menu...?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 21, 2009, 10:01:57 AM
While booting up the PSP, hold down the Right shoulder button.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Lushe on July 21, 2009, 10:07:49 AM
Do the 961 idols never make accidents in their performances? Because after months of playing SP, I have never seen Hibiki, Takane, or Miki make a single accident during their performances in Office Mode (even though their vocal, dance, and visual stats aren't maxed out).

...or am I just really lucky?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 21, 2009, 10:13:52 AM
While booting up the PSP, hold down the Right shoulder button.
It boots up normally when I try that..

**edit**

I added earlier that I need a guide also on custom firmware.. I've tried doing all that but it wouldn't work.. unless recovery menu works without CFW..
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 21, 2009, 10:16:36 AM
Are you sure you're on custom firmware? ie 5.00 M33-6
You need to have that to access the recovery menu, if you do have it you have to do it immediately after you flick the power switch.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 21, 2009, 10:45:23 AM
Are you sure you're on custom firmware? ie 5.00 M33-6
You need to have that to access the recovery menu, if you do have it you have to do it immediately after you flick the power switch.
:(... I never said I was on custom firmware... I tried getting it but.. all the pandora crap was confusing.. Do I need a pandora battery thing-a-majig for 5.00 M33-6?... >_<
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on July 21, 2009, 11:19:24 AM
If you can update (if you're not already on) to 5.03 on the official firmware I believe you won't need that battery. I have never tried going to custom firmware from 5.03 so I can't state the difficulty of it.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on July 21, 2009, 01:18:29 PM
Do the 961 idols never make accidents in their performances?

...or am I just really lucky?
Mine get into accidents like there's no tomorrow.

I have never tried going to custom firmware from 5.03 so I can't state the difficulty of it.
I did it before on someone else's system and it's not too hard after you get the hang out of starting up a certain exploit.

(Though I don't really recommend cheating at any game)
Like, you're the person that's been posting various cheats all the time.
Hypocrite.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on July 21, 2009, 04:50:14 PM
Do the 961 idols never make accidents in their performances?
...or am I just really lucky?

I guess luck is mostly a factor, or if you equip enough accessories to boost the stats up.  I only have Perfect Sun so I have to use default idols for the rest.  Sometimes I'll get accidents with those guys, other times it'll be perfect.  Do you deck the 961 idols out with accessories or are you just using their regular clothes?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 21, 2009, 05:55:57 PM
Like, you're the person that's been posting various cheats all the time.
Hypocrite.
Uh... I've already beat ACX and Ridge Racer without cheating...
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Nanashi on July 21, 2009, 06:00:29 PM
Do the 961 idols never make accidents in their performances? Because after months of playing SP, I have never seen Hibiki, Takane, or Miki make a single accident during their performances in Office Mode (even though their vocal, dance, and visual stats aren't maxed out).

...or am I just really lucky?
I guess luck is mostly a factor, or if you equip enough accessories to boost the stats up.  I only have Perfect Sun so I have to use default idols for the rest.  Sometimes I'll get accidents with those guys, other times it'll be perfect.  Do you deck the 961 idols out with accessories or are you just using their regular clothes?
I always enter mine in the easiest possible audition and then appeal equally to all categories. They've never had accidents that way. Then again maybe I'm also simply lucky.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 21, 2009, 06:37:58 PM
err how do I downgrade to 5.03?... :(

it would really help if someone could send me a tutorial or something like that.. ; - ;

Google doesn't really help me with all this stuff
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 21, 2009, 06:48:39 PM
err how do I downgrade to 5.03?... :(

it would really help if someone could send me a tutorial or something like that.. ; - ;

Google doesn't really help me with all this stuff
What is your PSP's firmware at anways? And what is it a PSP 1000 or 2000 (older 2000s, not the newer ones you can buy off the shelf...)

If you've already upgraded to 5.50, then you're SOL for the no pandora battery method. You'll need to buy one or have yours converted to one with somebody else's already CFW'd PSP.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 21, 2009, 07:21:54 PM
What is your PSP's firmware at anways? And what is it a PSP 1000 or 2000 (older 2000s, not the newer ones you can buy off the shelf...)

If you've already upgraded to 5.50, then you're SOL for the no pandora battery method. You'll need to buy one or have yours converted to one with somebody else's already CFW'd PSP.
I have it upgraded to 5.50  :(
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 21, 2009, 07:42:34 PM
Okay, here's one:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12472

Or if you have an original Sony battery from the PSP 1000 you might be able to get a friend's PSP and convert that to a Pandora.

Before you insert that pandora, make your Magic Memory Stick. You'll have to google for that, but it's not hard to find a good magic memory stick maker program.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Lushe on July 21, 2009, 08:48:35 PM
Do you deck the 961 idols out with accessories or are you just using their regular clothes?

I'm just using their regular clothes, with no accessories at all.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 22, 2009, 12:35:58 PM
This is more like a request than a question, but could someone with iDOLM@STER SP give me a Wandering Star game save with all outfits and accessories and stuff? Or point me to a place that has them? All my previous data got deleted.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on July 22, 2009, 01:00:03 PM
Let me try a curriegrad2004 imitation

You can use CWCheat to get everything, but I don't recommend cheating in games even though I brought said issue up.



Anyways, in my opinion unlocking new stuff the regular way's half the charm of doing auditions.
Also, you'll be using someone else's Producer name if you uses another's save.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 22, 2009, 01:06:25 PM
Anyways, in my opinion unlocking new stuff the regular way's half the charm of doing auditions.
Also, you'll be using someone else's Producer name if you uses another's save.
I'm too lazy to be captured by any charm.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Nanashi on July 22, 2009, 01:24:18 PM
I don't know if this has been answered before, but here's a question...
In the catalog #1 PV, from 1:27 to 2:01, a stage is shown that I don't remember ever seeing in the game. Or actually I do recognize it as the office mode 'original stage'-stage, except there's no background png and this one has the floor lights and spotlights on and everything. Where does this stage appear in game?

Anyways, in my opinion unlocking new stuff the regular way's half the charm of doing auditions.
Also, you'll be using someone else's Producer name if you uses another's save.
Speaking of unlocking new stuff... out of curiosity, did anyone here ever try collecting every single one of a specific idol's mails? I stumbled upon this guide that listed the requirements for getting each mail and it looked like it'd take ages...
(If anyone's interested in this I don't mind translating it btw)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on July 22, 2009, 03:13:32 PM
I don't know if this has been answered before, but here's a question...
In the catalog #1 PV, from 1:27 to 2:01, a stage is shown that I don't remember ever seeing in the game. Or actually I do recognize it as the office mode 'original stage'-stage, except there's no background png and this one has the floor lights and spotlights on and everything. Where does this stage appear in game?
It doesn't appear in the game normally (yet?).
It's the stage used by the gamedesigners in the debug thing.

Speaking of unlocking new stuff... out of curiosity, did anyone here ever try collecting every single one of a specific idol's mails? I stumbled upon this guide that listed the requirements for getting each mail and it looked like it'd take ages...
(If anyone's interested in this I don't mind translating it btw)
It's annoying getting each and everyone of them.
There's like tons of them for auditions, getting various results for lessons, commus and endings.
Personally, I think it's a waste of time getting them all.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Nanashi on July 22, 2009, 03:33:33 PM
It doesn't appear in the game normally (yet?).
It's the stage used by the gamedesigners in the debug thing.
What a letdown... IMO it looks better than some of the stages they did actually use in-game. And how cruel to show it in the PV when most normal players can't access it T_T

I wonder if it's possible to tamper with the album video data to make it show that stage instead of the stage it was recorded on... but I guess not.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on July 22, 2009, 03:38:32 PM
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/61/snap016a.png)

I wonder if it's possible to tamper with the album video data to make it show that stage instead of the stage it was recorded on... but I guess not.
I just took a quick look at the video data and it seems the thing's encrypted and/or compressed.
Personally I wouldn't hope for too much cause it looks like it's a pain to edit.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on July 22, 2009, 05:27:27 PM
This is more like a request than a question, but could someone with iDOLM@STER SP give me a Wandering Star game save with all outfits and accessories and stuff? Or point me to a place that has them? All my previous data got deleted.

If I remember correctly you could use any save from the three games?  The producer data transfers to all three or something.  I was working on unlocking all the items but I'm missing 5 (got sidetracked with pangya & MHFU) but I could post that save if you want it.  IMO it'd be more fun to just go in Free Produce and doing nothing but stylist appointments and auditions to unlock them, then delete the idol before the last week.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on July 22, 2009, 05:35:22 PM
If I remember correctly you could use any save from the three games?
Actually, they all use the same Game ID for data in your saves folder; the one for Perfect Sun.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on July 22, 2009, 06:37:15 PM
Let me try a curriegrad2004 imitation

You can use CWCheat to get everything, but I don't recommend cheating in games even though I brought said issue up.
You know... It's much more fun if you do it the hard way. >:(
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Logan on July 23, 2009, 04:57:32 AM
If I remember correctly you could use any save from the three games?  The producer data transfers to all three or something.  I was working on unlocking all the items but I'm missing 5 (got sidetracked with pangya & MHFU) but I could post that save if you want it.  IMO it'd be more fun to just go in Free Produce and doing nothing but stylist appointments and auditions to unlock them, then delete the idol before the last week.
I guess if I got all outfits excluding one from each category, I could do it again.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: nyachan on August 05, 2009, 07:54:02 PM
Okay, just a simple question, since I forgot the answer to what I'm going to ask.

What are the requirements for each special audition to get in, and the special rules?

I remember some of the special rules, but I'm not entirely sure. =3= Been a while since I played SP too. xD;
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on August 05, 2009, 09:39:24 PM
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7682/95852142.gif)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Lushe on August 10, 2009, 10:14:32 AM
I know it's a bit late, but that audition chart is very useful! Thank you very much! *saves chart*
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 10, 2009, 03:13:37 PM
I hate the Hit-Tv audition!
The S Rank idol always get the 1st place when i don't use Memories @_@
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: h4ataraxia on August 10, 2009, 09:23:16 PM
better than the xbox version where you cant even apply for half the auditions cause of entry requirements.
psp version is so much easier, they let you off real easy.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 11, 2009, 12:25:23 PM
I have a question, I did have internet connection on my PSP a while back, but now we're not using that same connection and I don't really want to change the connection on my PSP, is it possible for me to get online via USB cord? So then that way I can go into the Office mode?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 11, 2009, 12:38:27 PM
I have a question, I did have internet connection on my PSP a while back, but now we're not using that same connection and I don't really want to change the connection on my PSP, is it possible for me to get online via USB cord? So then that way I can go into the Office mode?
You can't connect a PSP with a usb in the internet.
One good way is to buy a WIFI Router.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 11, 2009, 12:48:51 PM
You can't connect a PSP with a usb in the internet.
One good way is to buy a WIFI Router.


aw dang. My mom doesn't wanna waste money on those things. I'll just go and see if I can connect to our current connection. (We're using comcast ;D) Thankyou though!


Oh there was one other thing I needed to ask, if I were to delete one of my idols would I lose all the costumes and accessories I got with the idols as well? Or will I still be able to keep them?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Kyo on August 11, 2009, 01:04:30 PM
They'll still be in your inventory.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 11, 2009, 01:11:45 PM
That's good to know then :)  Thankyou guys!
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: h4ataraxia on August 11, 2009, 06:46:44 PM
I have a question, I did have internet connection on my PSP a while back, but now we're not using that same connection and I don't really want to change the connection on my PSP, is it possible for me to get online via USB cord? So then that way I can go into the Office mode?

psp has WLAN
if you're looking to go to office mode you can just go there without WLAN
just turn on WLAN switch on your psp and it should allow you
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 12, 2009, 01:14:41 PM
Yeah, I think WLAN is the button at the bottom left button in your PSP (In mine i don't know in yours though)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: nyachan on August 13, 2009, 05:41:48 AM
Yeah, I think WLAN is the button at the bottom left button in your PSP (In mine i don't know in yours though)

no, the WLAN is a switch on the top of the PSP, towards the left shoulder button. :| Pushed to the right is on, pushed to the left is off.

Unless it was on the bottom left in older version PSPs, that is one weird PSP you got there. plus, like I said, it's a switch, not a button.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Ritsuko Fan on August 13, 2009, 07:26:48 AM
no, the WLAN is a switch on the top of the PSP, towards the left shoulder button. :| Pushed to the right is on, pushed to the left is off.

Unless it was on the bottom left in older version PSPs, that is one weird PSP you got there. plus, like I said, it's a switch, not a button.

Yeah, it's on the bottom left of the older, bulkier PSP systems. I was a little confused there for a second myself. xD To be honest... I didn't even know that switch existed until it was brought up here, lol.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 13, 2009, 07:43:26 AM
Get PSP Slim after using the Phat, get confused as to why the UMD drive wouldn't open when you flick the switch, look closely and feel stupid when you notice it says WLAN, read the manual before finding out you have to pull the UMD drive out.

I thought this game only had ad-hoc and not infrastructure, I recall someone wanting to do something over xlink kai.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: curriegrad2004 on August 13, 2009, 07:51:43 AM
PSP Phat all the way...

aw dang. My mom doesn't wanna waste money on those things. I'll just go and see if I can connect to our current connection. (We're using comcast ;D) Thankyou though!
You can get a used WRT54GL for under $15 if you know where to look...
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 13, 2009, 12:04:31 PM
I just noticed that  ???
I was holding my PSP and i checked my brother's PSP.
Ohh i just noticed that mine was older  :o
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Drunken Watermelon on August 13, 2009, 01:27:15 PM
You'll probably notice your PSP is heavier too.  :D
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 13, 2009, 02:50:16 PM
I now realized that buying a gadget too early is bad.  :(
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: nyachan on August 13, 2009, 06:29:26 PM
Went to start some Free Produce, but I realized I had forgotten what the goals were. ^^;;> Does anyone have that information?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on August 13, 2009, 07:12:36 PM
Copied directly from gamefaqs' trophy list topic.

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Promise 01 - Keep your promise not to give up till the end.
Promise 02 - Keep your promise to reach Idol Rank A by the end of the year
Promise 03 - Keep your promise to lose less than 5 Auditions by the end of the year
Promise 04 - Keep your promise to have at least 20 Good Lessons by the end of the year
Promise 05 - Keep your promise to reach Idol Rank S by the end of the year
Promise 06 - Keep your promise to have at least 99 Memories bt the end of the year
Promise 07 - Keep your promise to have at least 20 Perfect Lessons by the end of the year
Promise 08 - Keep all promises during the year
Promise 09 - Keep your promise to reach Idol Rank S with no Audition defeats by the end of the year
Promise 10 - Keep your promise to have 3 million fans by the end of the year
Promise 11 - Keep your promise to reach Idol Rank A without using any Memories
Promise 12 - Keep your promise to have 100 Producer Evaluation Points by the end of the year (...good luck with this lol...)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Suki Daisuki on August 14, 2009, 01:47:00 PM
Looks useful  :o
I don't use the "Free Produce" Mode but now i think i will.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Ritsuko Fan on August 19, 2009, 09:28:51 AM
Alright, this is probably a very stupid question, but it's bugging the crap out of me cause I've just started learning Japanese about 2 weeks ago and I just got a copy of iM@S SP: Missing Moon.

Anyways, I'm on week 10 producing Ritsuko, and for some reason since week 7, her name and memory gauge are all blinking red. Can someone explain what it means? And if it's a bad thing, how do I get it back to normal?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on August 19, 2009, 02:22:07 PM
Sounds like a gossip, red, reporter has taken a liking to your Ritsuko, thus dropping all her stats by quite a lot.
Gossip reporters, like the good stat-raising 'blue' reporters, stop covering you after a couple of weeks, so just wait that one out.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on August 20, 2009, 12:35:08 AM
I thought you got that red flashing status from missing appointments and stuff?

I don't think it happens randomly o_o; I've played the game through several times and I've never gotten it.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on August 20, 2009, 01:14:41 AM
Gossip reporters will write a negative article about your idol after losing an audition with a red, gossip, reporter in the audience.
Also by not showing up at appointed interviews and 961pro auditions and incorrectly answering an interview(random?)  will they bug you.
I forgot if it ends after 3 or 4 weeks.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Picup on September 16, 2009, 01:32:07 AM
Just a couple of questions regarding PSN and all before my copy comes in.

Is it possible to switch between two PSN accounts on the PSP?  (Just so I uh, don't create an English one, then find out that I can't make a Japanese one or switch to it)

And then when I was surfing through the JP PS store, and some of the im@s stuff, I do see the price on it (-sobs at how we have to buy each song for each idol-), but then there are some that are... in yellow background with some kanji.  I remember looking through the US PS store, and it did have some yellow background, with 'free' on it -- so I just want to double check if that was the same meaning.

and out of curiosity, since I did read that SP has ad-hoc, I'm just wondering if it was possible to play it online using ADHOC PARTY.

not like i have a ps3 yet but yeah.

Edit: x: and it seems to not be supported by ad-hoc party. never mind the last question.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: nyachan on September 16, 2009, 03:52:35 AM
yes, you can swap between accounts. You have to un-link the account from the PSP to swap, and I forget the procedure, but I've done it back when I swapped to my JP PSN to get the preorder bonus. Note that stuff connected to a JP account won't work (or I think it doesn't work) is you have another PSN account registered, and vis versa.

Also, yes, the items with a yellow rectangle and kanji on it are free. Examples are the alternate BGs and the drama including Hibiki in the image. Other freebies, non-iMAS, are things such as Demos, which I forget the kanji of (and I can't check due to my college's wifi not working properly with the PSN Store, though if I remember correctly, the category should also have "PV" in the name).
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: SuperRabbit on November 21, 2009, 12:42:32 AM
Gaaah.
Stoopid question that i'm sure is answered somewhere, But i dont want to look through everything.

How does the store work..?
Since i cant read japanese. D;
A guide or something with pictures would be great, Like to buy things does it cost irl money..? ;~;
And should i make a PSN account saying i'm in japan if it helps..? o-o;
Lawl.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on November 30, 2009, 06:13:38 AM
Okay this is driving me nuts, so much so I have to ask for advice haha.

I'm missing one item, or more like I have one more item left to unlock.  However I have no clue how to get it.  I'm 100% certain it's the どんネックレス (Don Necklace).  I've done countless auditions and stylist appointments on both Perfect Sun & Wandering Star but the item refuses to show itself.  Even though it's not the most important of items, and not one I'd use much, I just want it for completion purposes really.  Anyone know the best place to search for this item?  Like if it can only be found in stylist appointments only or something?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 30, 2009, 01:28:45 PM
How does the store work..?
Since i cant read japanese. D;
A guide or something with pictures would be great, Like to buy things does it cost irl money..? ;~;
And should i make a PSN account saying i'm in japan if it helps..? o-o;
Lawl.
I don't know terribly much about the store since I don't use it, but:
1: Yes, it costs 'IRL' money. I think you have to spend said fund on importing Japanese PSN-points (or whatever Playstation's point-currency is).
2: Your account on your PSP has to be set to Japan to get to the Japanese store.
I'm missing one item, or more like I have one more item left to unlock.  However I have no clue how to get it.  I'm 100% certain it's the どんネックレス (Don Necklace).  I've done countless auditions and stylist appointments on both Perfect Sun & Wandering Star but the item refuses to show itself.
I think it's just odd chance o_o I got mine so early in the game it isn't even funny. Considering that I got it before I really knew what I was doing (like before I knew you get items from Rival Auditions, or even what they were), I think you can get it from the stylist.
What I do to try to soak up extra things I'm missing (not that it doesn't show repeat items all the time) is to start a playthrough that I only use for going to the stylist.
It's a boring file to play, but it saves me weeks on weeks of stylists visits on an idol I'm actually producing.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: h4ataraxia on November 30, 2009, 05:33:28 PM
Okay this is driving me nuts, so much so I have to ask for advice haha.

I'm missing one item, or more like I have one more item left to unlock.  However I have no clue how to get it.  I'm 100% certain it's the どんネックレス (Don Necklace).  I've done countless auditions and stylist appointments on both Perfect Sun & Wandering Star but the item refuses to show itself.  Even though it's not the most important of items, and not one I'd use much, I just want it for completion purposes really.  Anyone know the best place to search for this item?  Like if it can only be found in stylist appointments only or something?

most of them are pure chance and the item differs from rarity from not presnt to common. Let's also not forget that this is like pokemon where some items are more common and rare in other games and some items you can only get
in certain versions. It's not only that idols are different in each game but items as well. There's also few items that you have to do a certain event or audition to unlock.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on November 30, 2009, 06:17:27 PM
@TweenDoriru- The Stylist? ;D
Excellent, I just needed a place to start looking.  I couldn't find a listing saying how to unlock it.  Everything else I've unlocked previously using the way you mention, doing a playthrough doing nothing but stylist&auditions to unlock items.  I haven't done a stylist run in a while, hopefully it'll pop up just so I can complete the collection.

@h4ataraxia - Yeah the items at specific events and auditions were easy to get.  Listings I've come across for them state how to unlock them, it's just the Don Necklace listings never stated a place to start looking for it.  Thought I'd ask in case if it required something else like 10 trophies unlocked or all idols produced, etc.  Although Don Necklace would be a crappy unlock if that was the case :-\
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: h4ataraxia on November 30, 2009, 06:51:56 PM
heres a chart and list of outfits and accessories

outfit
http://www36.atwiki.jp/imas-psp/pages/16.html

head&body
http://www36.atwiki.jp/imas-psp/pages/57.html

hand&leg
http://www36.atwiki.jp/imas-psp/pages/83.html

ノーマル - normal
レア - rare
超レア - super rare

on the right hand side is the versions they're present
blank means not present in the version
and 最初から所持 means the items are there from the beginning of the game
and ライバル means you can only get it if you clear a rival audition and it has a specific chance of popping up
the rest means you get it along with the rest of the item name displayed.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on December 04, 2009, 03:56:05 AM
Can anyone help me with figuring out the requirements to earn each trophy?  Or correct what I got lol?  This is what I got so far:

// Story Produce
s1] Produce an Idol to the end
s2] (???) Produce an Idol to the end using No Continues?
s3] Produce an Idol in 54 weeks or less
s4] (???) Produce 3 Idols?

// Free Produce Goals
y1] Produce an Idol to the end
y2] Produce an Idol to Rank A
y3] Lose less than 5 Auditions
y4] Get 20 Good Lessons
y5] Produce an Idol to Rank S
y6] Get 99 Memories by end
y7] Get 20 Perfect lessons
y8] Keep all promises to Idol
y9] Produce an Idol to Rank S with no Audition defeats
y10] Reach 3 million fans
y11] Reach Idol Rank A without using any memories
y12] Reach 100 Producer Evaluation Points

// Office Mode
j1] (???) Exchange producer cards with 10 people?
j2] (???) Exchange producer cards with 30 people?
j3] Win 10 Auditions
j4] Win 50 Auditions
j5] Win 100 Auditions
j6] (???) Exchange 100 presents

// Records
k1] (???) Fill the lesson meters on your producer card?
k2] (???) Play all songs for an idol?
k3] Played for 100 hours
k4] Unlocked all Costumes and Accessories
k5] Obtained over 300 Memories
k6] Won over 300 Auditions
k7] (???) Earned over 1 billion fans total
k8] (???) Earned over 3 billion fans total
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on December 04, 2009, 05:02:36 AM
gamefaqs.com M.Moon board plx

I assume you need help with items marked with a smily.

Comments
s2.Rank up, don't run out of time continously and clear the game
s4.Complete story mode with all 3 idols in any version
y1/2. Check other players' cards
y6.goodie..
k1. Get a Perfect on all lesson types.
Some lessons're easier to Perfect with a higher rank.
k2. Not sure if DLC counts, you'll need to spend some money if you want get this legitly
k7/8. million

Records' reqs uses data of all your playthroughs.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on December 06, 2009, 11:30:30 PM
OH MY GAWD

Seriously I can't believe this bull.  I didn't realize while taking pictures you could press the select button to advance to the next frame.  So even if you have 5 pictures, you can advance to one you don't want and write over it with a new picture.  It's not even listed in the instruction manual that you can do this >:(

All this time, so many wasted pictures.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on December 06, 2009, 11:33:21 PM
OH MY GAWD

Seriously I can't believe this bull.  I didn't realize while taking pictures you could press the select button to advance to the next frame.  So even if you have 5 pictures, you can advance to one you don't want and write over it with a new picture.  It's not even listed in the instruction manual that you can do this >:(

All this time, so many wasted pictures.
...my God, seriously??

ditto, so many wasted pictures!! OTZ
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on December 07, 2009, 06:33:43 AM
Yeah >:(

I figured it out on accident too.  The one time I accidentally press select instead of start to end the TV performance, I saw the marker move on the images.  I've been looking in the manual to see if it was listed somewhere and I just didn't catch it, but there's no reference.  Even on the operations page, it doesn't even dictate that the select button does anything.

At least I was able to get the K1 trophy today 8D
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Lushe on December 07, 2009, 10:06:54 AM
Huh... interesting discovery, digi. If only that was discovered much earlier. ;_;
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on December 07, 2009, 03:22:53 PM
Not trying to be rude or anything, but one'd assume everyone already knew about this already seeing as how the game's been out for like 10 months now; people never really posted about the select button thing because finding it was way too and it's usage too obvious.
Also, in this day and age, most people don't tend to read manuals but try things by pressing buttons randomly.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on December 07, 2009, 07:13:17 PM
You know what they say when you assume ;D
You end up making an ass out of you and me.  HARHARHARHAR.

Well it looks like TweenDoriru and Lushe didn't know either.  Plus I don't have a volley of people rolling their eyes at me on this thread for posting that, so I see no harm done even if this is 10 months too late.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on December 08, 2009, 05:32:38 AM
Not trying to be rude or anything, but one'd assume everyone already knew about this already seeing as how the game's been out for like 10 months now; people never really posted about the select button thing because finding it was way too and it's usage too obvious.
Also, in this day and age, most people don't tend to read manuals but try things by pressing buttons randomly.
It would've been nice if that was in the manual, though, it's...handy. It's not a crucial function, no. But they could've easily traded the 'x' button in the manual with the select button. Everyone knows what the 'x' button does. It's on like every screen in the game. XD
I unno, the select button doesn't seem that -obvious- besides the fact that it's the only actual button that has no function in the manual.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: h4ataraxia on December 08, 2009, 08:08:19 AM
I didn't know about this either :K
I shat bricks when digi told me about this, despite the fact that I don't bother to really take pictures lol
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 16, 2010, 05:46:43 AM
Hi! I'm new, so this is probably a dumb question.

What does the producer rank mean and how do you get it to level 5+ so I can get the 961 rivals?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on January 16, 2010, 09:07:25 AM
I actually don't know the specifics, so this is gonna be a crappy answer till someone else gets you one xD
I don't remember if it works like the xbox version, I never kept track of the usefulness of it other than being able to do multiple appeals.  I really don't know of any other benefit in the PSP version other than the 765 pro office BG changes from that rundown building to the corporate office overtime.  Only suggestion I can offer is to keep playing in story produce till they unlock for Office Mode.  If I recall, it took me two story produce playthroughs just to get all 3 of them unlocked, but it could be different.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 16, 2010, 09:09:49 AM
I could be wrong on this, but I thought it was 1st playthrough = unlocks the game's rival, 2nd playthrough = unlocks the other 2.

...or that might just be for the outfits. I'm not sure. By the time I even started messing around in office mode, they were all unlocked XD

nonetheless, if it's producer rank influenced, producing an idol through once or twice should do the trick.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Kyo on January 16, 2010, 10:22:25 AM
Producer Rank measures your score, basically. It adds up whatever you've achieved during the game against a total of 100.

Starting from 0:

Image Level
Lvl 1: +1
Lvl 2: +3
Lvl 3: +5
Lvl 4: +6
Lvl 5: +8
Lvl 6: +10
Lvl 7: +12
Lvl 8: +13
Lvl 9: +15
Lvl 10: +16
Lvl 11: +18
Lvl 12: +22
Lvl 13: +23
Lvl 14: +25
Lvl 15: +25
Lvl 16: +25

Idol Rank
F: +1
E: +2
D: +3
C: +5
B: +8
A: +9
S: +10

No. of fans
500,000: +1
750,000: +3
1,000,000: +5
1,250,000: +7
1,500,000: +12
1,750,000: +15

No. of auditions passed
1: +1
5: +2
10: +3
11: +4
12: +5
13: +6
14: +7
15: +8
16: +9
18: +10
20: +11
22: +12
23: +13
24: +14
25: +15

Special auditions
+1 for each one passed, +1 bonus if all passed

Ending
Dome (Good): +5
Dome (Normal): +4
Budokan: +3
Arena: +2
Live Hall: +1
Livehouse: +0
Failed at performance: -30
Cleared story mode: +5

Continues
-5 for each continue used

Idol Trust
Your trust starts out at 0. Add 4 for each Perfect Communication, 3 for each Good Communication, 2 for each Normal Communication, 0 for each Bad Communication
13~15: +1
16~18: +2
19~21: +3
22~24: +4
25~27: +5
28~30: +6
31~33: +7
34~36: +8
37~39: +9
40~42: +10
43~45: +11
46~48: +12
49~51: +13
52~54: +14
55~57: +15
58~60: +16
61~63: +17
64~66: +18
67~69: +19
70 and above: +20

Add them up together to get the total score.
1: E-
2~8: E
9~15: E+
16~22: D-
23~29: D
30~36: D+
37~43: C-
44~50: C
51~57: C+
58~64: B-
65~71: B
72~78: B+
79~85: A-
86~92: A
93~99: A+
100: S

This score will then get translated into your Producer Rank. You start out at Level 1, and in general you rank up when you get A or B grades, and get demoted with C or D grades. However, the maximum number of ranks you can be promoted or demoted each time seems to be limited to 2. So you do need to play through the game multiple times.

Producer Rank
Lvl. 1: IIRC, you only need to clear the game to get promoted to Lvl. 2.

Lvl. 2: D- to B -> Lvl. 3
B and above -> Lvl. 4

Lvl. 3: D to B -> Lvl. 4
B and above -> Lvl. 5

Lvl. 4: D+ to A- -> Lvl. 5
A and above -> Lvl. 6

Lvl. 5: C- to A- -> Lvl. 6
A and above -> Lvl. 7

Lvl. 6: C to A- ->Lvl. 7
A and above -> Lvl. 8
D and below -> Lvl. 5

Lvl. 7: B to A- -> Lvl. 8
A and above -> Lvl. 9
C and below -> Lvl. 6

Lvl. 8: A and above -> Lvl. 9
A and above + all 9 idols Story Mode clear -> Lvl. 10
C and below ->Lvl. 7

Lvl. 9: A and above + all 9 idols Story Mode clear -> Lvl. 10
C and below -> Lvl. 7

Lvl. 10: B and below -> Lvl. 8
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 16, 2010, 05:10:53 PM
...how do you use a "continue"? o_o I didn't know this game had continues. I...didn't even know there was an obstacle that would actually stop you from continuing the game.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on January 16, 2010, 07:34:53 PM
Not reaching the required idol rank before a deadline forces one to choose to use a continue or give up on producing an idol.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 16, 2010, 07:35:51 PM
Yeah, in storymode if you fail to rank up by the deadline you have to use a retry which sets you back in time.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 17, 2010, 12:08:47 AM
Oh duh, story mode. Thanks XD I've been playing in Free Mode a lot more, recently, so that kinda skipped my mind.

Back to story mode when Perfect Sun and Missing Moon are obtained, though (bought the Best Version of both). Anyone else completing their set with this release?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 17, 2010, 01:08:45 AM
I was thinkin' about getting the other two with the Best release, but it seems to me none of the story lines are really correlated.  ???
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on January 17, 2010, 03:07:41 AM
If Missing Moon becomes a downloadable game on the PSN network I might get it.  Mainly for the hopes that loading times will be reduced and I could always have im@s with me when bringing my PSP places.  I'm not getting any of the physical copies though, or even repurchasing the ones I already own, unless it came with some nice pre-order bonuses or something.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 17, 2010, 04:09:02 AM
Do you think the Best versions will come out in an Asian version as well?

<I have the Asian version of Perfect Sun and would like my stuff to carry over>
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on January 19, 2010, 08:06:12 PM
I remember all DLC from any region works with the game, you just can't have DLC from different PSN regions be active all at once.  Using same logic, your save file should still work on the best version even if it's from the Asian version.  Unless the Asian save file doesn't work with the current Japanese one but I've never tested it or haven't heard of it not working.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: KarateKat on January 24, 2010, 09:35:22 AM
I keep seeing people saying they got the "Asian" version. Is there more than one IM@S version for the PSP? I thought it wasn't being brought to America?

Also, I have the actual UMD for my PSP. Is there a way to get translations onto it or will I just have to brave it?
And are there any full walkthroughs with translations for responses?

Personally, my favourite is Makoto which is why I bought Perfect Sun. I also love Yayoi, and I like Haruka's "I want" so Perfect Sun is perfect for me. :P
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Kyo on January 24, 2010, 02:21:08 PM
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I keep seeing people saying they got the "Asian" version. Is there more than one IM@S version for the PSP? I thought it wasn't being brought to America?

It's not. There are Japanese and Asian versions of SP. Both are identical except that the Asian version is cheaper.

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Also, I have the actual UMD for my PSP. Is there a way to get translations onto it or will I just have to brave it?

I think getting translations onto the UMD would be quite impossible. It might be possible if you had the game on ISO and are using CFW, but this isn't an area I like to tread in.

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And are there any full walkthroughs with translations for responses?

Idolmaster, in general, plays out differently for each playthrough, due to varying skill levels of players, the statistics and mood levels of each in-game idol, opponents during each audition, etc.

Of course, there are general tips like when and where to concentrate your efforts on auditions or lessons, but it's extremely difficult to write a step-by-step walkthrough because of all the different factors.

As for answers to communications, there's a site dedicated to providing the information for the 360, PSP and DS games: http://www.icomu-master.info/

No English translations of the communication responses exist as of yet.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on January 24, 2010, 06:21:46 PM
Is there a way to get translations onto it or will I just have to brave it?
And are there any full walkthroughs with translations for responses?

A lot of sections in the game don't really require a translation once you figure them out.  Especially SP, once you figure out what all the choices are on the schedule, how to respond to the prompts that show up at points, etc.

The only thing that really needs a translation for a non-japanese speaking player would be the communications IMO.  That's the one thing keeping me from playing story/free produce on the go, it's tough just winging that section.  There are some translations that exist for parts scattered on youtube, just not a lot and not what would help you.  There are some translations that exist in that translation project for SP, but you'd have to dig through that database to find what you're looking for.

I have mentioned to one or two people it would be nice to make a database in the wiki containing all the conversations for all idols.  It'd involve though copying all the text from the conversations, marking the correct answers, then providing a ton of translation work @_@  Which is probably why you won't find much help in that area other than from sites like http://www36.atwiki.jp/imas-psp/
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: KarateKat on January 25, 2010, 01:21:23 AM
It makes sense now :3 Thanks very much Kyo and Digi~

I'm not entirely clueless, I do know the majority of hiragana and some katakana, and lots of words and phrases. I was just curious to see if there was anything to make it simpler. Thankyou for the informative and polite answers though!
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: nyachan on January 26, 2010, 04:34:06 PM
Using same logic, your save file should still work on the best version even if it's from the Asian version.  Unless the Asian save file doesn't work with the current Japanese one but I've never tested it or haven't heard of it not working.

I can confirm this actually. Well, more from Japanese Version --> "Asian Version". I got WS and MM first as JP versions and later picked up PS as an "Asian Version" and the same file is used for both on all accounts. The "Asian Version" is quite literally the same UMD stuck into a slightly different box. There's no differences between the two versions besides the box they're in.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 27, 2010, 03:01:52 AM
I'm super confused though, because I thought the DLC worked different with the Asian Version and Japan Version.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: nyachan on January 27, 2010, 04:05:26 AM
I'm super confused though, because I thought the DLC worked different with the Asian Version and Japan Version.

Alright, here's how DLC works:

Japanese DLC will work with the Asian and Japanese Version.
Asian DLC will work with the Asian and Japanese Versions.
However, you cannot activate Asian DLC and Japanese DLC at the same time, since they run from different PSN accounts.
Thus, you cannot use Asian DLC and Japanese DLC at the same time, and must pick one or the other.

so in short, no, DLC does not work differently with the versions, and nor does it work differently between the two DLC versions. You just cannot have both activated at the same time because to use Japanese DLC your PSP must be connected to a JP PSN account and for the Asian DLC your PSP must be connected to an Asian PSN account.

We seriously need to put this somewhere, because I've seen the Asian vs Japanese Versions and DLC question come up every time I turn around.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Sev on January 27, 2010, 04:11:08 AM
Maybe it could be added to the Wiki?^^
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on January 27, 2010, 04:17:03 AM
That's how I thought it works too.  Taco wanted me to post his two cents for him:

パチュリー、ウッ! says:

 There's no differences between the two versions besides the box they're in.
 the text is all in chinese
 and dlc is seperated
 meaning you have to buy asian psn points
 and dlc is late for asia
 very late
 ask sakurazou 
 she has an asian ver

digi-digi-digi says:

 lololol
 Can't use JPN dlc with asian version?

パチュリー、ウッ! says:

 There are five different versions of the PlayStation Store: Asia, Europe, Japan, North America, and Oceania.
 yep
 you need asian points

パチュリー、ウッ! says:
 you should post that
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: nyachan on January 27, 2010, 04:22:28 AM
waitaminute, there's some conflicting data there. ._<; You CAN use JPN DLC with an asian version. I have totally done so. All of my DLC is  JPN, and it all works on my PS copy, which is an "Asian Version".
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on January 28, 2010, 04:26:39 AM
WHY WHY WHY did it take almost a year to unlock this gawd damn pendant  >:( >:( >:(
I just did an audition and the game was like HERE YOU GO! oh yeah!  HERE'S THE TROPHY for unlocking all items too.  JUST THOUGHT I'd let you have it now randomly even though you've been struggling like a mad man trying to find it, BYE!

RAGE RAGE RAGE RAGE
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 30, 2010, 04:10:52 AM
Super random question--
Why does my idol sparkle in the morning?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Soth on January 30, 2010, 09:11:32 AM
Super random question--
Why does my idol sparkle in the morning?

After receiving an e-mail from your idol, randomly you have the chance to get a tension boost that doesn't decrease for the whole next day (the tension heart is red and the idol sparkles). You hear a different sound when closing the e-mail if this happens.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: KarateKat on February 03, 2010, 08:12:23 AM
I'm sorta curious about this. Sometimes in the middle of a hard lesson, my idol gives me this option to change the time of this thing, set a date, and then a window like this pops up and I have to quit the game then go abck in to keep playing.
Anyone else get this?

EDIT
Nevermind, figured it out. n_n;;; I'm rank D now after 6 straight hours of playing. <3 MAKOTO~~~
One thing that happened was after a full day, I ran into Hibiki and Takane in a park as an event. When I saw Makoto the next day, she had lost a good chunk of her skills, fans, and even went down 3 levels! Her heart tension was pink, though, and it was 17.
My mind imploded. Anyone know what happened?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on February 03, 2010, 06:06:08 PM
Did you have an apointment with a magazine and did you remember to actually go to it?
If not, the magazine probably published a negative article about your idol, resulting in a temp drop of image level, resulting in a temp drop of stats.
Just wait a couple of weeks and it should revert back.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: KarateKat on February 28, 2010, 12:05:13 PM
Okay, this is driving me insane.
I'm in Seasonal Event 4, and the communications guide says to touch "Ass". How on earth do I do that if it's only showing her torso?
Also, I'm trying to do multiple appeals, but whenever I hit two buttons at the same time, or one directly after the other, it only does one appeal. How doI do them?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on February 28, 2010, 06:27:31 PM
LOL I wouldn't know either.  If you could let us know what idol you're producing (still makoto?), someone could look up that communication and see how it's supposed to be done.

Multiple appeals require a high enough producer rank to be able to do them.  I usually just press them one after another to the rhythm so they're all just appeals.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: KarateKat on March 01, 2010, 08:30:50 AM
Yeah, still producing Makoto~. It's driving me insane.
How high a producer rank? I couldn't even do them when I was doing a playthrough and I was on rank A.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on March 01, 2010, 06:36:52 PM
I think a producer rank of LVL4-5 (should say 中堅 when you look at your producer card while pausing).  It's going to take more than one playthrough definitely before you can start doing double or triple appeals.  Since you need to do multiple playthoughs to keep increasing your producer rank.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: KarateKat on April 17, 2010, 03:43:30 AM
I'm having the biggest problem in communications when it comes to touching, especially when the touching appears to be waist, brow, lips, ass, etc etc. No matter where I touch her in these instances, I only get an okay communication, and I'm at the stage where I need perfect communications. Does anyone else have this problem?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on April 17, 2010, 03:57:02 AM
I'm having the biggest problem in communications when it comes to touching, especially when the touching appears to be waist, brow, lips, ass, etc etc. No matter where I touch her in these instances, I only get an okay communication, and I'm at the stage where I need perfect communications. Does anyone else have this problem?
I use icomu-master walkthroughs if I ever I do communications (more often than not, I skip them), and I've never seen a communication that requires any sort of contact of areas not on the screen. That being said, with the walkthrough, I have never NOT gotten a perfect communication, touching involved or otherwise.
If you continuously have problems with them, try combing through your walkthrough source and skipping events that require touching.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: KarateKat on May 22, 2010, 07:12:08 AM
I need help with Free Produce.

I have more than enough fans to rank up to B, but it's not doing it automatically. It says I need 70,000 fans, then at the end of the criteria there's a + and a little sign that's like an eternity sign wit half of the right side cut off. What is that? What else do I need to rank up?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: airgeneralpong on May 22, 2010, 07:19:07 AM
I need help with Free Produce.

I have more than enough fans to rank up to B, but it's not doing it automatically. It says I need 70,000 fans, then at the end of the criteria there's a + and a little sign that's like an eternity sign wit half of the right side cut off. What is that? What else do I need to rank up?
If the criteria is the same as Xbox version, then you would need to clear the Vocal, Dance and Visual Dojo.
http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,427.15.html
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: KarateKat on May 22, 2010, 07:22:46 AM
Aw, thanks man. Unfortunately I only had 3 weeks left and played through the rest of them waiting for an answer...better luck next time, I suppose. :)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Soth on May 22, 2010, 09:34:56 AM
The sign is "alpha", and as airgeneralpong said, means an extra criteria.

According to the Producer's Guide:

Rank B - 700,000 fans (in the chart appears as 70万) + win at least 3 Special auditions.

Rank A - 1,000,000 fans (in the chart appears as 100万) + win all the Special1 auditions and at least 3 auditions from Special2 or Special3

Rank S (doesn't appear in the chart until you reach it) - 1,500,000 fans + win all 9 Special auditions
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on May 22, 2010, 07:12:18 PM
Aw, thanks man. Unfortunately I only had 3 weeks left and played through the rest of them waiting for an answer...better luck next time, I suppose. :)
Ohh man, that happened to me too. My idols were more than skilled enough to pass that final performance with flying colors, but I couldn't do it in the dome!

Thanks to Soth for those guidlines :)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on December 03, 2010, 01:57:56 AM
Wow, I was the last person to post. Sorry for double-posting.

I went through my first playthrough with Haruka in free-produce. I was aiming to make her rank S, but I had...2 or 3 Special Auditions left to do. However, when I went to actually -do- them, they were grayed out so I couldn't.

Is it because after a certain week, you can't do them anymore? They were all available to do before, but after I hit rank A (had to rush some auditions toward the end of the year ^^;) they became unavailable.

It's very weird, because I've raised S-rank idols before, but I've never had that problem. ???
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: digi162 on December 03, 2010, 05:52:48 AM
They all have requirements, if I knew what week you were on or stats I could be of more help D: 
Maybe it was one of these?

Rookies requires you have less than 14 weeks in order to compete.
Colorful Memories requires you have more than 15 memories in order to compete.
TopxTop!  requires you have no losses in order to compete.
Hit-TV requires an image level higher than 10, and audition wins higher than 70%
All those vocal, dance, visual ones require image level 8 or higher.
Long Time doesn't show up till week 25.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on December 03, 2010, 06:22:43 AM
It was toward the end of the game (I'd say week 48 or so onward). I don't know Visual, Dance, and Vocal stats specifically, but Haruka's image level was 16. XD

I don't have difficulty with auditions, and I know Haruka's track record was perfect and if I lost any, I probably restarted the game ^^;.

The memories thing could've very well been it, though I tend to do the rank-up commus and not use memories during auditions (because I fail at that memory roulette XD).

Man, I should've kept that save file intact instead of finishing off the game.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on December 04, 2010, 12:59:25 AM
Diva Paradise has some other restrictions on it too, which vary. Sometimes they'll want gutsy or gentle people (so Ami/Mami might not be able to enter those), sometimes they'll want... like only High Schoolers I think was one of them.

Don't worry about the double post, I'd say, the last post was so long ago, editing it wouldn't garner any attention I don't think.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on December 04, 2010, 03:20:51 AM
Diva Paradise has some other restrictions on it too, which vary. Sometimes they'll want gutsy or gentle people (so Ami/Mami might not be able to enter those), sometimes they'll want... like only High Schoolers I think was one of them.

Don't worry about the double post, I'd say, the last post was so long ago, editing it wouldn't garner any attention I don't think.

So, that's really a situational thing, which would require reading the info for it OTZ

Do those sort of auditions change dependent on the week? I wonder if it could've been that in those last few weeks, Haruka fell out of those categories?

Please don't do it if it's too much work ^^; but if you could give me some info on the Special Auditions (vague is okay), that'd be awesome :3
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on December 04, 2010, 05:14:03 AM
So, that's really a situational thing, which would require reading the info for it OTZ

Do those sort of auditions change dependent on the week? I wonder if it could've been that in those last few weeks, Haruka fell out of those categories?

Please don't do it if it's too much work ^^; but if you could give me some info on the Special Auditions (vague is okay), that'd be awesome :3

This is info from the 360 version, but I think it holds true for SP, if my memory's correct. Thankfully, I've got a source on hand. Oh, the stickers in the back, I can't bear to take them off.

Diva Paradise is random, as far as I know, so you'll have to look for it. Image Level 7 or higher, and one of the following categories.

度胸のある人 (Gutsy and Bold) - Makoto, Iori, Ritsuko
おとなしい人 (Calm and Gentle) - Azusa, Chihaya, Yukiho
元気はつらつ (Energetic and Happy) - Haruka, Yayoi, Ami/Mami, Miki
中学生以下 (Middle schoolers and down) - Ami/Mami, Yayoi, Miki, Iori
高校生以上 (High schoolers and up) - Azusa, Ritsuko, Chihaya, Haruka, Makoto, Yukiho

Digi got the rest of them down.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on December 04, 2010, 06:36:50 PM
This is info from the 360 version, but I think it holds true for SP, if my memory's correct. Thankfully, I've got a source on hand. Oh, the stickers in the back, I can't bear to take them off.
I guess I should've started taking out my Precious Album when I played XDD I can't bear to take the stickers out, either.

Thanks a ton for the info, guys! May I be well-prepared in my next produce.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BlueBird on December 21, 2010, 02:26:13 AM
Well I Have Idolm@ster Wandering Star and I had completed the game with Yukiho but in the end of the game all these options came up and i cant read Japanese so I didnt know what they were asking. The point is I must have selected the wrong answers because it didnt keep any of my experienced with Yukiho (like lvl and stats) but I did unlock Takane. Do any of you know what i should answer this time with Iori?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on December 21, 2010, 06:14:15 AM
Well I Have Idolm@ster Wandering Star and I had completed the game with Yukiho but in the end of the game all these options came up and i cant read Japanese so I didnt know what they were asking. The point is I must have selected the wrong answers because it didnt keep any of my experienced with Yukiho (like lvl and stats) but I did unlock Takane. Do any of you know what i should answer this time with Iori?
On your first produce, when the box pops up press yes/"はい". It's for saving your idol data to use in Office Mode (someone can offer a literal translation, I'm sure, but I know that's the result).
You may have gotten more boxes because it said something like "are you SUUUURE you don't want to save your Yukiho? :0"

When you're producing the same idol a second time, though, be careful; you can overwrite your old idol data if you're not careful (I think picking no/いいえ when the option comes up will avoid that, though).
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BlueBird on December 21, 2010, 11:15:28 PM
Thank you  ;D
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Magenta Galaxy on December 29, 2010, 05:39:15 AM
"Memorial Data" is the technical term, btw.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iDOL15 on January 06, 2011, 01:52:08 AM
Can anyone expalin the stylists. I understand that I have to be aware of what they right in the mail. After I won an audition, a stylist came by to the office and decresed my stats and lowered my image level. If they give me clothes and accessories, do I have to style my idol exactly how they did her?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 06, 2011, 02:31:51 AM
Can anyone expalin the stylists. I understand that I have to be aware of what they right in the mail. After I won an audition, a stylist came by to the office and decresed my stats and lowered my image level. If they give me clothes and accessories, do I have to style my idol exactly how they did her?
That means that you skipped out on an appointment with your stylist. You have to be aware of what they say, but you also need to be aware of when your appointment is (it can either be that week, the next week, or 2 weeks later, in the morning or evening/night).

Pretty much, anything you see 「in brackets like this」is important.

edit: At least, I think that's what it is, if you're seeing the stylist and she's decreasing your stats.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iDOL15 on January 12, 2011, 12:03:45 AM
I have three questions:

1. I just got done with my first play and unlocked Hibiki in Office mode. What I want to know is are all the games connceted meaning if whatever I have in one game, I will have in the other?

2. Can I upload pictures and videos from the game to the computer?

3. In Wandering Star, is there anyway I can play as Mami?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 12, 2011, 12:31:05 AM
1. I'm pretty sure they stay unlocked in all 3 versions.
2. I posted about this somewhere on the forum before under this section. There's some answers there.

No clue on 3.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on January 12, 2011, 01:51:55 AM
I have three questions:

1. I just got done with my first play and unlocked Hibiki in Office mode. What I want to know is are all the games connceted meaning if whatever I have in one game, I will have in the other?

2. Can I upload pictures and videos from the game to the computer?

3. In Wandering Star, is there anyway I can play as Mami?
1. Yes, all 3 games use the same savegame id; the one for PS.
2. You can with a CFW, a certain plugin and an usb cable or you can use a video capture card device and a video out cable
3. Ami and Mami switch from time to time, so yes. If you want to use her in officemode you need to cheat with a certain cfw plugin. She'll have Miki's voiceset if you try to communicate in the lobby though.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on January 12, 2011, 03:37:34 AM
I have three questions:

1. I just got done with my first play and unlocked Hibiki in Office mode. What I want to know is are all the games connceted meaning if whatever I have in one game, I will have in the other?

2. Can I upload pictures and videos from the game to the computer?

3. In Wandering Star, is there anyway I can play as Mami?

1. Yes, Hibiki should be available for play in Office Mode in your other SP versions.
2. I'm not quite sure about #2, still trying to figure that one out myself. ^^;
3. In one of the Idol Ultimates Mami will be there to perform instead of Ami. This is the event in which Takane finds out that Ami and Mami are twins. Otherwise I'm not sure if you can ever play as Mami, even in Office Mode; I have never found an option.

...Sorry for not being too much help llOTL
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on January 12, 2011, 04:32:14 AM
Recording set-ups in a nutshell.
Left we have the regular way non-CFW option and right we have the pirate way.
Note. images are randomly taken from google and setups don't need to look exactly like this.


(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5617/39673739.jpg)

Left should be self-explanitory
PSP> Video cable> Video Card> PC> Video capture software

Right
PSP with CFW, remotejoy(lite) plug-in> USB cable> PC>
                                                  Lineout > soundcard> Remotejoy interface> Screencapture software


Pros and cons

OEM
+Doesn't require an exceptionally strong computer
+Easy to set-up
-More expensive
-Video quality is quite bad unless you capture with a component set-up

CFW
+Cheap
+Video looks better than component
-More taxating for your computer than the 1st option, this point is moot if you don't have a dinosaur computer
-If you're new to CFW's and plug-ins you'll need to do quite a bit. Also plug-in compatibility with the pc software is a pain.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Maka on January 13, 2011, 01:53:33 PM
Okay so I'm trying to decide between Wandering Star and Missing Moon and what will be the dealbreaker is the difficulty level. Are Chihaya and Ritsuko really that hard to manage tension-wise?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 13, 2011, 07:16:17 PM
Okay so I'm trying to decide between Wandering Star and Missing Moon and what will be the dealbreaker is the difficulty level. Are Chihaya and Ritsuko really that hard to manage tension-wise?
I never produced Chihaya on SP I don't like her much. Sorry Chihaya fans OTZ but I found Ritsuko's tension very easy to manage. Pretty much...an individual idol is very easy to keep up tension for, no matter who it is.

I didn't have a harder time keeping Ritsuko's tension high than, say, Ami's.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on January 13, 2011, 08:55:36 PM
Okay so I'm trying to decide between Wandering Star and Missing Moon and what will be the dealbreaker is the difficulty level. Are Chihaya and Ritsuko really that hard to manage tension-wise?

Do well on lessons, you shouldn't have too many problems.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Maka on January 14, 2011, 01:56:34 PM
One last question...

What songs do you start the game with? I know you have the arcade songs, but what else?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on January 14, 2011, 03:17:55 PM
One last question...

What songs do you start the game with? I know you have the arcade songs, but what else?

You get 'Colorful Days', the 'SP song' as well as a personal song of the idol you are producing. (E.g. Makoto gets 'Meisou Mind', Azusa gets 'Tonari ni', Yayoi gets 'Kiramekirari', and so on.)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 17, 2011, 08:55:43 PM
For "self-audition" what is the optimal waiting time?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 17, 2011, 09:04:39 PM
For "self-audition" what is the optimal waiting time?
That kinda depends, doesn't it? XD

Imo, probably the shortest increment of time, because the time-window for you to wake your PSP up and have a good result is pretty small iirc. So, short enough that you can still be time-precise, but long enough to do whatever else it is you want to do while your idol is auditioning.

...but doing the self-lessons and self-auditions is so much harder than actually doing them XDD
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Katsuyuki-P on January 17, 2011, 10:02:27 PM
For "self-audition" what is the optimal waiting time?

Yeah, I'd actually follow what TweenDoriru says and just do the auditions/lesson yourself. Lot easier that away.

'Sides, it's totally unawesome if you make the Idol do all the work. =P
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on January 17, 2011, 10:28:22 PM
There's no optimal waiting time for self producing commands, it's dependant on how punctual you are; if you tell your idol you'll be back at 11:00 PM, you'll get the best result at 11:00.00 PM exactly.

It's unknown what the exact results are for self audition, but for self lesson it's something like

Perfect: Exactly on time...
Good: 1-3 seconds too late or too early
Normal: 4-20 seconds too late or too early
Bad: 20 seconds+ too late or too early
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 17, 2011, 11:07:45 PM
There's no optimal waiting time for self producing commands, it's dependant on how punctual you are; if you tell your idol you'll be back at 11:00 PM, you'll get the best result at 11:00.00 PM exactly.

It's unknown what the exact results are for self audition, but for self lesson it's something like

Perfect: Exactly on time...
Good: 1-3 seconds too late or too early
Normal: 4-20 seconds too late or too early
Bad: 20 seconds+ too late or too early
Oh! That is exactly what I wanted to know. Thanks

I ended up doing it myself anyway.  :D
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iDOL15 on January 18, 2011, 07:25:44 AM
1. During the last weeks, were there 2 options to end the year (Idol Ultimate or The Final Concert)?

2. Is SP like the console games which skips weeks based on days you don't play or have seasonal concerts?

3. Are there any free DLC content?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 18, 2011, 01:47:25 PM
For 1 and 2 do you mean story mode or free? Because there is a IU at the end of story but there is a final concert at the end of free.
I'm not sure I get your second question.
As for the third, yes,. There is a 961 idol drama and a free swimsuit.
Also, my version came with a free school girl uniform. The "best" editions come with free DLC codes (per region)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iDOL15 on January 18, 2011, 06:17:18 PM
What I'm trying to ask is does it skip a week if I don't play or have seasonal concerts like the games on the X-BOX?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 18, 2011, 06:30:59 PM
What I'm trying to ask is does it skip a week if I don't play or have seasonal concerts like the games on the X-BOX?
There aren't any seasonal concerts in SP, though if you don't play it will stay wherever you stopped playing at.

Also, the iM@S Break DLC is now free. Go get your Dako-cat and Cute and Girly costume :D

(The Xbox version skips a week if you don't play? Are you sure about that...?)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on January 18, 2011, 06:49:13 PM
Also, the iM@S Break DLC is now free. Go get your Dako-cat and Cute and Girly costume :D

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1649/dsc00086wv.jpg)

*shakes fist*
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iDOL15 on January 18, 2011, 07:23:07 PM
There aren't any seasonal concerts in SP, though if you don't play it will stay wherever you stopped playing at.

Also, the iM@S Break DLC is now free. Go get your Dako-cat and Cute and Girly costume :D

(The Xbox version skips a week if you don't play? Are you sure about that...?)
Before I started playing SP, I printed out a walkthrough of the x-box game. The author said it did.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on January 18, 2011, 08:08:18 PM
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/1649/dsc00086wv.jpg

*shakes fist*
At least you got neat cards with it...XD
*secretly thankful for the free DLC*
...I never bought any of Break but I always wanted that cat XDD

Before I started playing SP, I printed out a walkthrough of the x-box game. The author said it did.
Man. Does it do it subtly or something? I never noticed...I guess I'll have to check that one out (how long does your Xbox have to be iM@S-idle for?). The only way I knew that the game "skips" a week is if your idol has low tension and they ditch work.
Anyway, the SP version doesn't do that, so no worries.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on January 18, 2011, 09:19:12 PM
At least you got neat cards with it...XD
*secretly thankful for the free DLC*
...I never bought any of Break but I always wanted that cat XDD

When I found that out, every last bit of regret at not getting the LE of Break 1 just went away. Well, the cards look cool, I guess.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on January 18, 2011, 11:42:10 PM
Well, the cards look cool, I guess.
No they don't, everyone knows Fujima Takuya can't draw.

Well, at least I also got one of these
(http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/images/2/2a/IMS07-104.jpg)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: HT5K on January 24, 2011, 01:29:01 AM
Are there any guides for the various events where you meet up with the idols in Project Fairy?  Sometimes I run into Takane and I just end up randomly picking a choice.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on January 28, 2011, 07:47:19 PM
Are there any guides for the various events where you meet up with the idols in Project Fairy?  Sometimes I run into Takane and I just end up randomly picking a choice.

Don't worry about gameplay effects, there aren't any for those extra events.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BlueBird on February 24, 2011, 02:41:53 AM
Quick question, how to I play as Mami instead of Ami? 
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on February 24, 2011, 02:46:13 AM
Quick question, how to I play as Mami instead of Ami? 
Mami goes on the stage during some of the IU competitions instead of Ami. Other than that, Mami'll only show up on the stage as "Ami" with her hair tied to the left so you'll never know :0

I think there's a CFW cheat that'll let you use Mami whenever you want, though.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on February 24, 2011, 03:14:10 AM
Quick question, how to I play as Mami instead of Ami? 


Recording set-ups in a nutshell.
Left we have the regular way non-CFW option and right we have the pirate way.
Note. images are randomly taken from google and setups don't need to look exactly like this.


(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5617/39673739.jpg)

Left should be self-explanitory
PSP> Video cable> Video Card> PC> Video capture software

Right
PSP with CFW, remotejoy(lite) plug-in> USB cable> PC>
                                                  Lineout > soundcard> Remotejoy interface> Screencapture software


Pros and cons

OEM
+Doesn't require an exceptionally strong computer
+Easy to set-up
-More expensive
-Video quality is quite bad unless you capture with a component set-up

CFW
+Cheap
+Video looks better than component
-More taxating for your computer than the 1st option, this point is moot if you don't have a dinosaur computer
-If you're new to CFW's and plug-ins you'll need to do quite a bit. Also plug-in compatibility with the pc software is a pain.

This question was asked a few pages back too. Above is the CFW-connection explained by BT2. Otherwise, in one of the Idol Ultimate's Mami performs instead of Ami. And when you use the CFW method and communicate with Mami in the lobby in office mode, she'll have Miki's voiceset.

Hope this helped! Although I didn't do any work really XD
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iDOL15 on February 24, 2011, 04:36:14 AM
Can somebody tell me how or direct me anywhere on the forum on how to set up a Japanese PSN account?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on February 24, 2011, 04:48:56 AM
Can somebody tell me how or direct me anywhere on the forum on how to set up a Japanese PSN account?

It's a mouthful to explain, but I used this site to get me set up. It includes an English translation of the pages. Beware, if you set up a Japanese PSN account on your PSP and you already have an U.S./other PSN account registered, you will lose your downloads.

http://www.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?132637-HOWTO-Create-a-Japanese-PSN-account-on-a-5.00-PSP
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BlueBird on March 22, 2011, 09:38:23 PM
If I'm buying the remix to a song, do I need to Original?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on March 22, 2011, 09:46:32 PM
If I'm buying the remix to a song, do I need to Original?
Short answer: No
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on March 23, 2011, 12:04:20 AM
If I'm buying the remix to a song, do I need to Original?

I don't think so. The remixes are separate tracks.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: yukipo on March 23, 2011, 03:37:59 AM
3. In Wandering Star, is there anyway I can play as Mami?
Haha, unless you know a cheat, no. Sorry.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: mallory627 on March 24, 2011, 04:36:49 AM
How do you get Hibiki, Takane and Miki? I know you have to unlock them but does that mean you have to beat them in story mode or only get up to a certain point? I've tried and every time i play Story mode I aways fail when I'm at rank D... :P :'(
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on March 24, 2011, 05:11:32 AM
It depends on Producer rank doesn't it?
I unlocked them both through 1 or 2 complete playthroughs.

Just keep trying!  ;)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: mallory627 on March 24, 2011, 05:45:29 AM
I know but I always keep failing at rank D and I always have to start over!!! It always frustrates me and I can't get over it!!! All I want is Hibiki and Takane!! T.T :'(
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on March 24, 2011, 02:51:34 PM
How do you get Hibiki, Takane and Miki? I know you have to unlock them but does that mean you have to beat them in story mode or only get up to a certain point? I've tried and every time i play Story mode I aways fail when I'm at rank D... :P :'(
Yeah, you need to beat the game a few times. Like Animagic4U said, 2 playthroughs should do it.

What are you having difficulty with, that you can't get past Rank D?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: mallory627 on March 24, 2011, 10:00:53 PM
I get to rank D and I get really happy. I start to level my stuff but then I miss a interview or something or my stuff goes down for some reason and right when my Producer Rank goes down as well as my Vocal/Dance/Visul stats, I have to go gainst my rival and I end up failing and not ranking high enough.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on March 25, 2011, 12:52:45 AM
I get to rank D and I get really happy. I start to level my stuff but then I miss a interview or something or my stuff goes down for some reason and right when my Producer Rank goes down as well as my Vocal/Dance/Visul stats, I have to go gainst my rival and I end up failing and not ranking high enough.
Well...

You can't miss an interview/stylist appointment/rival audition if you don't accept the offers. If you're not sure when/what you have to do for it, don't accept it XD I've never missed one, but I'm pretty sure that'll have a negative effect on your idol's career.
(basically...when the email inbox pops up in the morning, just ignore everything and close out of it)

Normal auditions are a really good thing to do, because when you win, sometimes you'll have a stat-boost from a blue reporter-person. It'll boost your stats for a few weeks.

I can't think of any reason your stats would fall unless you missed an appointment, lost an audition (well...I think that's what those red reporters do), or you've gone for way too long without completing an audition.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on March 25, 2011, 03:51:05 AM
SP's story mode helped when playing the original because it helped me decide when I needed to rank up and stuff. ;)
Plus even if you lose you have a retry (even though it hurts your producer rank a bit)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: iDOL15 on March 25, 2011, 06:18:55 PM
How do you get Hibiki, Takane and Miki? I know you have to unlock them but does that mean you have to beat them in story mode or only get up to a certain point? I've tried and every time i play Story mode I aways fail when I'm at rank D... :P :'(

At the end of the game, you have to get your Producer Rank to Lv. 5 to unlock them in Office Mode. It might take a few times to get there.

Producer Rank measures your score, basically. It adds up whatever you've achieved during the game against a total of 100.

Starting from 0:

Image Level
Lvl 1: +1
Lvl 2: +3
Lvl 3: +5
Lvl 4: +6
Lvl 5: +8
Lvl 6: +10
Lvl 7: +12
Lvl 8: +13
Lvl 9: +15
Lvl 10: +16
Lvl 11: +18
Lvl 12: +22
Lvl 13: +23
Lvl 14: +25
Lvl 15: +25
Lvl 16: +25

Idol Rank
F: +1
E: +2
D: +3
C: +5
B: +8
A: +9
S: +10

No. of fans
500,000: +1
750,000: +3
1,000,000: +5
1,250,000: +7
1,500,000: +12
1,750,000: +15

No. of auditions passed
1: +1
5: +2
10: +3
11: +4
12: +5
13: +6
14: +7
15: +8
16: +9
18: +10
20: +11
22: +12
23: +13
24: +14
25: +15

Special auditions
+1 for each one passed, +1 bonus if all passed

Ending
Dome (Good): +5
Dome (Normal): +4
Budokan: +3
Arena: +2
Live Hall: +1
Livehouse: +0
Failed at performance: -30
Cleared story mode: +5

Continues
-5 for each continue used

Idol Trust
Your trust starts out at 0. Add 4 for each Perfect Communication, 3 for each Good Communication, 2 for each Normal Communication, 0 for each Bad Communication
13~15: +1
16~18: +2
19~21: +3
22~24: +4
25~27: +5
28~30: +6
31~33: +7
34~36: +8
37~39: +9
40~42: +10
43~45: +11
46~48: +12
49~51: +13
52~54: +14
55~57: +15
58~60: +16
61~63: +17
64~66: +18
67~69: +19
70 and above: +20

Add them up together to get the total score.
1: E-
2~8: E
9~15: E+
16~22: D-
23~29: D
30~36: D+
37~43: C-
44~50: C
51~57: C+
58~64: B-
65~71: B
72~78: B+
79~85: A-
86~92: A
93~99: A+
100: S

This score will then get translated into your Producer Rank. You start out at Level 1, and in general you rank up when you get A or B grades, and get demoted with C or D grades. However, the maximum number of ranks you can be promoted or demoted each time seems to be limited to 2. So you do need to play through the game multiple times.

Producer Rank
Lvl. 1: IIRC, you only need to clear the game to get promoted to Lvl. 2.

Lvl. 2: D- to B -> Lvl. 3
B and above -> Lvl. 4

Lvl. 3: D to B -> Lvl. 4
B and above -> Lvl. 5

Lvl. 4: D+ to A- -> Lvl. 5
A and above -> Lvl. 6

Lvl. 5: C- to A- -> Lvl. 6
A and above -> Lvl. 7

Lvl. 6: C to A- ->Lvl. 7
A and above -> Lvl. 8
D and below -> Lvl. 5

Lvl. 7: B to A- -> Lvl. 8
A and above -> Lvl. 9
C and below -> Lvl. 6

Lvl. 8: A and above -> Lvl. 9
A and above + all 9 idols Story Mode clear -> Lvl. 10
C and below ->Lvl. 7

Lvl. 9: A and above + all 9 idols Story Mode clear -> Lvl. 10
C and below -> Lvl. 7

Lvl. 10: B and below -> Lvl. 8
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: mallory627 on March 26, 2011, 05:53:58 PM
Thanks. This may probably help me with the game! I just wish I could get some of the downloadable content!!! :-[
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on March 27, 2011, 05:51:36 PM
Why can't you get any?  :( :(
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: mallory627 on March 30, 2011, 11:37:55 AM
Because all of that DLC is in Japan and I live in the United States so I can't really go online and buy the stuff.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on March 30, 2011, 11:52:36 AM
All you'd need is a Japanese PSN account and some points (you can get them from Play-Asia -- I think you do need Japanese or Asian PSN-moneyunits)

Though, if you -do- make a Japanese PSN account you would have to remove your American one, and the downloads you have already, if any, wouldn't work...
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: YayoiTakatsuki96 on April 01, 2011, 02:36:46 PM
...Ugh, I got some questions (I'm "new" to Im@s).
Also, I often receive the mails, and I answered at  some of them.
Now I'm at the C Rank, but... My Idol's level lowered from 10 to 7. What happened?
Sorry for these "silly" questions, but Im@s SP is the first Im@s game under my hands.
Thanks for your time (in advance)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on April 01, 2011, 05:35:41 PM
All of the mails you answer involve commitment to appointments and such...do you go to those?

Also, if you had a good reporter (that blue lady that shows up next to your unit in that audition lineup...man, these things aren't so easy to explain sometimes XD) and the effect from that wore off, your image level will drop back to "normal".

Aaaand...if you get any negative things happening (losing auditions, failing to keep your appointments, etc. etc.) I think those have a negative effect on your idol's image, as well.

...I think I need to play some SP again.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on April 02, 2011, 12:43:53 AM
You should study your mails.
It's easy to tell which ones are invites from 961 and which ones are reporters/stylists after awhile.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on April 02, 2011, 01:16:24 AM
The mail you get is typically from the stylist, reporters, or 961. (Fanmail also comes, but you don't need to worry about them.) If you reply to the stylist or reporter, you're agreeing to meet them for an appointment, and the appointments have different times. They could be for the same week, next week, or 2 weeks later, in the morning or in the evening. If you reply to a 961 e-mail, you're agreeing to compete at a rival audition. Your image goes down if you fail to meet up with the stylist/reporter at the time agreed or if you skip a rival audition.

Your image can also be lowered if you lose an audition, haven't done an audition in a long time, or if you encounter a bad reporter (a gossip) and they run a bad article on your idol. Gossips usually appear after you lose an audition or sometimes if you keep skipping out on appointments with a reporter.

It takes some time, but eventually you'll be able to differentiate between reporter, stylist, and 961 e-mails, and choose the ones you want to reply to based on your plans for that week. Going to an appointment with a reporter can help raise your image level temporarily, so it's best to do one of those before an audition.

Hope this is of some help...I haven't played SP in awhile. I should get back to playing it again...I think I was in the middle of producing Iori in Wandering Star and Makoto in Perfect Sun. And I still need to get Missing Moon! XD
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: YayoiTakatsuki96 on April 02, 2011, 02:04:28 PM
Thanks to all, your answers are really useful for me.
@TweenDoriru  Yes, I do... I think.
@animagic4u Well, yeah, It's easy to know who's the 961. But my only problem is to distinguish the reporters from the stylists, in this pic I don't know wich are the stylists and the reporters.
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2q0rms4.png)
@ikuto-sama: Yeah, it helps me. Thank you very much.

Also, I got another question.
When I go to do the lessons, if I press square (as my friend said), it does a self-training, how it works?
Also, is this normal that my PSP has this screen?
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2s64j7p.png)
(I forgot to change the hour, and edit the date)
Sorry for the disturb, and thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on April 02, 2011, 02:20:17 PM
@animagic4u Well, yeah, It's easy to know who's the 961. But my only problem is to distinguish the reporters from the stylists, in this pic I don't know wich are the stylists and the reporters.
http://i53.tinypic.com/2q0rms4.png
/me points @ katakana, that one.
スタイリスト in case you didn't get that.


When I go to do the lessons, if I press square (as my friend said), it does a self-training, how it works?
Also, is this normal that my PSP has this screen?
http://i53.tinypic.com/2s64j7p.png
There's no optimal waiting time for self producing commands, it's dependant on how punctual you are; if you tell your idol you'll be back at 11:00 PM, you'll get the best result at 11:00.00 PM exactly.

It's unknown what the exact results are for self audition, but for self lesson it's something like

Perfect: Exactly on time...
Good: 1-3 seconds too late or too early
Normal: 4-20 seconds too late or too early
Bad: 20 seconds+ too late or too early
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on April 02, 2011, 07:51:31 PM

Also, I got another question.
When I go to do the lessons, if I press square (as my friend said), it does a self-training, how it works?
Also, is this normal that my PSP has this screen?
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2s64j7p.png)
(I forgot to change the hour, and edit the date)
Sorry for the disturb, and thanks in advance.

スタイリスト is the Stylist, and the other bunch of kanji (I fail at reading kanji) is the Reporter. Also note that in mail from the stylist and reporter, they will often have some words in quotes that you have to remember when you go to them for an appointment, and they will ask you about it. The stylist will usually ask you either what the name of the style was or the name of the designer, and the reporter will ask what I believe is the subject of the interview (or magazine? I don't know.) So it's always best to keep a notepad handy so you can write things down until you get the hang of things.

In self-training, after you press the square, you choose a specific time in which you'll come back, and you MUST get there right on time otherwise it will lower your idol's tension. The longer the lesson, the more successful it will be, but coming late, even by a minute, sometimes deducts from that. After your PSP turns to the screenshot you have above, you shut it off, and only turn it back on when it's time to go back to see your idol. It's normal, so you don't have to worry. ^^ Do NOT take out the UMD. Self-lessons can be handy, especially at lessons that you have a hard time with (I usually have a hard time with the Vocal lesson since I'm still learning kanji), but you always have to make sure you return at the time you promised.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on April 03, 2011, 06:44:19 AM
Also, look at all the tabs when deciding a schedule. If you've got more stuff than you usually do (and the recommended mark appears next to some), you've probably got visitors.

Concerning the pic, 961 Auditions'll have 961 somewhere in them, Reporter (second) will be in kanji, Stylist (third) will be in katakana.

In the mail you get, look at the stuff between the 「 ... 」 marks, that'll usually be something important (either the name of the person you're meeting, or where they're from). If you don't understand Japanese, this is the hard part, but write it down if you can't remember it. The game'll ask you either the guy's name or where he's from when you meet up with them, so look at the choices that pop up and pick the one that looks familiar. I don't think both will ever pop up.

Oh, and I think you can kill bad reporters with good ones. If you get slapped with a bad reporter after an audition, then get another reporter wanting to meet up with you, make them happy and they'll chase off the bad stuff while giving you the good stuff.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: YayoiTakatsuki96 on April 03, 2011, 02:44:08 PM
@ikuto-sama: Thanks for your help. Oh, here's why sometimes I did it wrong, also, about the Self training thing, looks useful when I'm at school. But, well, I'm trying it right now.
@Cael K.: Thanks for your help, also, yeah, I don't speak Japanese. But I can try a shot and learn it. So, if I get a bad interview, I can "cancel" it by doing a good one? Looks "easy". Well, I'll try that soon (write the letter in and then go to meet them. Thanks, without you I don't know what I was doing.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on April 03, 2011, 11:16:07 PM
Fair warning, though: I've had reporters just jet on me even after I answered right (5% of the time?), but I think that's how things work.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on April 04, 2011, 01:06:45 AM
Fair warning, though: I've had reporters just jet on me even after I answered right (5% of the time?), but I think that's how things work.

That's happened to me a few times too. I think it also happens sometimes if you do interviews in consecutive weeks; once I accidentally replied to an email for an interview a week after the one I had done that week, and the second reporter just left.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: LiNa_chan on November 03, 2011, 02:38:15 AM
I have a question (i'm new to Im@s D:)
i have a problem with saving my game, right now i'm playing Perfect Sun, and after the end of the day it's supposed to save itself (at least, that's what i've read), but everytime i try, after the end of the first day, the game returns itself to the main menu. Apparently it saves my producer data, but not my idol data, so i have to start again =/
This also happened to me with my save in Missing Moon.
i don't know if this a dumb question, but i don't know what to do T_T
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on November 03, 2011, 05:06:30 AM
Stop pirating the game or stop using those silly cfws like that.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Codesterz on November 18, 2011, 06:22:25 AM
1. I was wondering if there are any drawbacks to avoiding audition invitations from 961 and if so what are they? According to tlwiki's translation he will pay you back for turning down his offer especially in the end.

2. Is it possible to win these audition invitations? I've tried once and in terms of stars I tied her but was still 2nd. I looked at her scores and the number of points she's gains in one round can be higher than all 3 of my rounds together and I did it perfectly. At that I had a reporter on my side boosting my image.

@BT2 I think so long as you don't live in Japan pirating this game should be A-OK. They obviously didn't want other people's money otherwise they'd actually have the game localized for them. Just my opinion though, in the end you're free to think what you want. Also cfws are awesome have you not seen all the great homebrew applications out there.

Lastly Bandai can suck my nuts only releasing 1 of 4 Tales games in the US I'd smack them if I could. Sorry about being so rude but I'm am so sick of the treatment they give to us in America. They don't even need to waste their money on English dubs I prefer the original Japanese voices.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on November 18, 2011, 07:01:42 AM
2. Is it possible to win these audition invitations? I've tried once and in terms of stars I tied her but was still 2nd. I looked at her scores and the number of points she's gains in one round can be higher than all 3 of my rounds together and I did it perfectly. At that I had a reporter on my side boosting my image.

Pretty sure the rivals play normally, then at the end of each round, they take the higher of their own score, or the highest score among every one else plus some random single digit number. The reins come off eventually though (you'll know when), so Memory Appeal bomb when it does and take the top spot like it's nothing.

As for the first question, not too sure, I've never gotten anything bad for refusing, but for accepting and skipping out I hear he sticks a gossip reporter on you.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TweenDoriru on November 18, 2011, 07:23:21 AM
1. I was wondering if there are any drawbacks to avoiding audition invitations from 961 and if so what are they? According to tlwiki's translation he will pay you back for turning down his offer especially in the end.

[snip]

Lastly Bandai can suck my nuts only releasing 1 of 4 Tales games in the US I'd smack them if I could. Sorry about being so rude but I'm am so sick of the treatment they give to us in America. They don't even need to waste their money on English dubs I prefer the original Japanese voices.
If you just ignore them, nothing happens. There are some accessories that you can only get by doing the rival auditions, and you get a lot of fans for doing them iirc, but if you don't do any of them, Kuroi isn't going to do beans to you.

Also, I think that NBGI NA-division (or whatever it is) is waiting for them to release the souped-up re-releases of stuff. Tales of Graces F is being translated.
I'm pretty sure they didn't do Tales of Vesperia PS3 because they did all the work and then would have to translate it more, record more voice, etc.
So after that, they probably decided to just wait them out. I don't know about Xillia, though. I've heard that US/NA release has been hinted at.

Then again, that's just my guess...I don't follow the Tales series that closely. I've only done Symphonia & Vesperia. But, it would make sense if the English-translating division did wait for the re-releases if they expect them, since not everyone wants to buy the same game twice and it saves them effort.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Codesterz on November 18, 2011, 08:31:19 AM
Okay thanks for the help. This means I can stop quitting every time I see 961 Mail which has been getting more and more common lately. Now I only have to keep quitting every time I get the morning greeting incorrect. I'm to much of a perfectionist when it comes to things like this.

Yeah I can't wait for Graces F to release out here. I still have some hopes for Xillia as someone found some file endings of SDBENG(though currently are empty) and the files ending with SDBJPN is where all the Japanese text for the game is held. I also have some hopes for Tales of Innocence as it is being remade for the Vita. But then again none of the PSP remakes made it to the US so my hopes aren't to high on this one.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on November 18, 2011, 08:51:26 AM
Okay thanks for the help. This means I can stop quitting every time I see 961 Mail which has been getting more and more common lately. Now I only have to keep quitting every time I get the morning greeting incorrect. I'm to much of a perfectionist when it comes to things like this.

Correct answer is pretty much random, like the answers right before an audition, so I recommend saving your sanity.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on November 18, 2011, 02:37:55 PM
then at the end of each round, they take the higher of their own score, or the highest score among every one else plus some random single digit number.
It's either 3 or 5 iirc. They'll take the highest scorer of the round for each appeal and add 3 points.


@BT2 I think so long as you don't live in Japan pirating this game should be A-OK. They obviously didn't want other people's money otherwise they'd actually have the game localized for them.
Not implying that I don't actually pirate games, but still I fail to comprehend why you're implying that it's okay to pirate a foreign region-free game. Also think about it, even if bumco localises the game it'd be too niche to actually sell, thus making them lose money rather than making some.

Also cfws are awesome have you not seen all the great homebrew applications out there.
And someone completely missed the point.

Let's start from the start shall we.
- LiNa_chan seems to have problems saving and the game keeps jumping back to the main menu.
- iM@S SP uses a rarely used, though easy to circumvent, anti-piracy check that blocks the usage of isos and cfws, making the game loop to the main menu
- BT2 says: Stop pirating the game or stop using those silly cfws like that.
- "using like that" implies there are ways to get it to work, but BT2 didn't feel like explaining how
- Forums Rule 6: No piracy. Thus making it the only answer I could give.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Codesterz on November 19, 2011, 01:02:04 AM
1. Once again I have some questions. Why do you sometimes lose or gain stats based on changing trends? Do you gain stats when the new top trend is what your highest stat is maybe?

2. There is an audition called Vocal Master I can't pass. Right now my Voice thanks to my current song choice is pretty much maxed out but I can't gain any stars for Vocals despite putting more points into vocals than anything else. Why? Does your idol rank maybe affect point gains as well? As my rank is only D and most of the contestants seem to be C to A.

@BT2 I don't think they made the SP games for the because the PSP because it was region free. That is something they have no say in. Both Fate/Extra and Record of Agarest War did pretty good in the US and neither one of those games wasted money on English dubs. This should be more than enough info to say that Idolm@ster or Tales of games could sell well with only text translation thus greatly decreasing the budget needed to localize these games. I'm pretty certain they could at least make their money back. The problem is that if they aren't making at least 4 times their money back they see it as a waste of time and money. I despise the greed of the current gaming industry. As for the cfws I suppose I did miss the point. Nobody is perfect in the end.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on November 19, 2011, 05:08:58 AM
1. Basically if you have too much stat in something that isn't trendy it goes down. That way you are trendy! Haha. Bad answer I think...^^;;

2. How is your level based on the other idols? If you're much lower you should train more. Do you use your memory appeals?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Naryoril on December 27, 2011, 10:34:19 AM
heya

i'v been playing tons of Im@s 2 on the PS3 in the past few weeks and it is so much fun that i ordered Wandering Star and it should arrive today or tomorrow, so i'v been reading up a bit to know what to do

it seems to be quite different from Im@s 2 so it seems my strategy knowledge from there won't be much of a help. Is there somewhere a post or site that explains a good strategy for the auditions (and on what to focus with training, or do you need to raise all 3 stats evenly)? all i'v found is that the usual strategy is 4 - 3 - 2, but there are also variations like 4 - 4 - 1 where you ignore the least important stat and use memory appeals instead (not even sure about this). is there somewhere a more detailed explanation, especially as to why to do it that way and when/how to exactely use memory appeals?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on December 28, 2011, 12:06:57 AM
heya

i'v been playing tons of Im@s 2 on the PS3 in the past few weeks and it is so much fun that i ordered Wandering Star and it should arrive today or tomorrow, so i'v been reading up a bit to know what to do

it seems to be quite different from Im@s 2 so it seems my strategy knowledge from there won't be much of a help. Is there somewhere a post or site that explains a good strategy for the auditions (and on what to focus with training, or do you need to raise all 3 stats evenly)? all i'v found is that the usual strategy is 4 - 3 - 2, but there are also variations like 4 - 4 - 1 where you ignore the least important stat and use memory appeals instead (not even sure about this). is there somewhere a more detailed explanation, especially as to why to do it that way and when/how to exactely use memory appeals?

http://whitefox284.livejournal.com/75999.html

This link posted on the first page of this thread explains the Audition process as well as other parts of the game much better than I would, so it should be of some help to you.  ;D

My strategy while training is to have all stats as even as possible. Like iM@S 2, your stats are also affected by the items you equip. The vocal lesson is always hardest for me as it requires you to unjumble lyrics in Japanese, and my Japanese isn't that good, so I usually try to equip more items that raise my vocal stat.
As for auditions, my strategy is using 1 memory appeal per round (if I miss it, then I'll try again) then using something that is more like 3-3-2. In order to keep using memory appeals, you'll have to do promotions and get good enough communications on them, though.

On an added note, although the author of the link above says that reporter appointments aren't that useful, I still try to do one before a major audition because they raise your image level, therefore raising the amount of points you can get from appeals. Be mindful that once you've raised your image level once (indicated by blue flashing on your stats), if you visit a reporter again nothing will happen until their article stops running (once the blue flashing stops after a few weeks), then you can go again.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Naryoril on December 28, 2011, 01:00:17 AM
i know the link, actually that's the way how i found this community ;) it explains the mechanics, but doesn't explain strategies

one more thing about the training strategy: i'm in the same boat as you concerning vocal lessons/understanding japanese. is it better to do the pure vocal lesson even though i won't be very good at them or is it better to do the "dual" lessons that raise vocal and something else but don't require japanese knowledge?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on December 28, 2011, 02:51:35 AM
heya

i'v been playing tons of Im@s 2 on the PS3 in the past few weeks and it is so much fun that i ordered Wandering Star and it should arrive today or tomorrow, so i'v been reading up a bit to know what to do

it seems to be quite different from Im@s 2 so it seems my strategy knowledge from there won't be much of a help. Is there somewhere a post or site that explains a good strategy for the auditions (and on what to focus with training, or do you need to raise all 3 stats evenly)? all i'v found is that the usual strategy is 4 - 3 - 2, but there are also variations like 4 - 4 - 1 where you ignore the least important stat and use memory appeals instead (not even sure about this). is there somewhere a more detailed explanation, especially as to why to do it that way and when/how to exactely use memory appeals?

Depends if you can read Japanese or not. The judges will comment on idols as the match drags on, and you can get a feel for everyone's standings by reading them. Usually, if a judge compliments someone, that guy's leading the ranking. If they start railing on someone, they're probably last. There's also comments for nobody really aiming for that judge.

Just Appeal a category at the start of the phase only to be put down by that judge? You've got the lowest stat of everyone.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on December 28, 2011, 05:36:41 AM
In the tougher auditions the AI can sometimes use a pretty human-like technique...but please use this one with caution.

If you're nervous about one of your stats but have really high other stats you can keep spamming your bad stat to force one of the judges out. I rarely do this, but it saved me a couple times in my first few playthroughs of boxm@s.

The dual lessons are okay.. I managed to get the highest level using mostly dual lessons. Although you could also pause on the vocal lesson while reading the kana and trying to piece it together. Unlike in 2, you can't use your memory appeals to save you all the time because you can only store 3.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Naryoril on December 28, 2011, 09:46:46 AM
thx for the info

i can read a bit japanese, i'll see if it's enough to understand what they want

i don't understand the one with forcing the judge out but i guess i'll find out when i try it. if not i'll come back to you

i'm really looking forward to the game now (if the post service doesn't screw up i should have it in my mail box when i get home today)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on December 29, 2011, 01:49:40 AM
It should make more sense once you get the game.
Instead of a total point system...there are judges for each stat. When their interest runs out they can exit. It is both frustrating and rewarding.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on December 29, 2011, 04:28:34 AM
If you're nervous about one of your stats but have really high other stats you can keep spamming your bad stat to force one of the judges out. I rarely do this, but it saved me a couple times in my first few playthroughs of boxm@s.

Let's see if I can bullet point the process.

3 phases of 9 appeals each.
The idol with the most stars wins. Stars are only awarded at the end of each phase.

Each phase operates on a bidding system. You may choose to put points in each of three categories, nine times per phase.
The effectiveness of your bids is influenced by your stat and your idol's tension (higher = more efficient bids).
Top 3 bidders per phase get stars, but different categories give more stars than others.
Last place gets a negative star.

When any idol (of the six available) appeals to a judge, he gives points, but loses interest.
When a judge's interest reaches 0, he walks. All stars he has given (including negative ones), are lost.

Succeed a memory appeal to gain points in all stats (large amount), and recover all judge's interest.
Fail a memory appeal to lost points in all stats (small amount), and damage all judge's interest.

Notes:
The judge that awards the most stars is the most likely to be appealed to. Thus, he is the most prone to walking. Over-appeal, and you'll come out with nothing.
Some people attempt to rank in the two worst categories, then kill off the most popular judge (sometimes with failed memory appeals).
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: satty on December 29, 2011, 04:32:39 AM
I still remember that there's a method for using those 9 appeals: 4 times for your strongest stat, 2 to the other stats, and 1 should be for a successful memory appeal.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Naryoril on December 29, 2011, 10:08:08 AM
thanks for the explanation
i got the game this morning, yay
didn't have time to play an audition though

do i understand you correctly that the interest of a judge is shared between all idols? so say 2 idols appeal to one judge a lot he'll walk away, even though the other 4 haven't done much with him?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on December 29, 2011, 07:53:47 PM
Yes. That always happens to me!!
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Naryoril on December 30, 2011, 08:05:12 PM
Ok, i'v played a bit (just did the audition to become Rank E) and some things are clearer now, but i have some other questions now ;)

1) I did one of the special auditions (if i guessed correctly it's the one you need to do before level 13) and was pretty confused because i didn't get any stars in the first 2 sections only to find out that this audition doesn't have 3 sections but it's one single 27 appeal section. Are there more auditions that behave differently? Or is it just the special auditions?

2) There seems to be a timing for an appeal that is better than others. Is there an indicator which is the right timing or is the only guide to get that right my inner clock?

3) I have tons of accidents during a song (about 8 or so), is that normal? And what determines how often you can make an "appeal" or whatever it is during the stage performance?

4) You need to reach the next rank in a cetain time span. Is the time limit fixed on the week number? In other words: If i reach rank E earlier, do i have more time to reach rank D or is the time you have to reach the next rank always the same? Edit: Ok, i think Kotori just explained to me that the former is correct.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on December 30, 2011, 10:07:20 PM
Ok, i'v played a bit (just did the audition to become Rank E) and some things are clearer now, but i have some other questions now ;)

1) I did one of the special auditions (if i guessed correctly it's the one you need to do before level 13) and was pretty confused because i didn't get any stars in the first 2 sections only to find out that this audition doesn't have 3 sections but it's one single 27 appeal section. Are there more auditions that behave differently? Or is it just the special auditions?

2) There seems to be a timing for an appeal that is better than others. Is there an indicator which is the right timing or is the only guide to get that right my inner clock?

3) I have tons of accidents during a song (about 8 or so), is that normal? And what determines how often you can make an "appeal" or whatever it is during the stage performance?

4) You need to reach the next rank in a cetain time span. Is the time limit fixed on the week number? In other words: If i reach rank E earlier, do i have more time to reach rank D or is the time you have to reach the next rank always the same? Edit: Ok, i think Kotori just explained to me that the former is correct.

1) The special auditions are the only ones that behave differently. I believe "LONGTIME" and "HIT-TV" are the ones where it's a long 27-appeal section, if memory serves correct.

2) Usually I trust my gut on the timing of the appeals. Also, I believe the comments that the judges make throughout the audition make a difference in your appeal timing, since you're trying to get their attention. How often you appeal to a judge in succession also has an effect.

3) When you're early into the game (and therefore of a lower rank), it's pretty typical to have a lot of accidents during your performances. As you raise your stats and do better in auditions and rank higher, those mistakes should decrease. Mistakes can also occur due to a bad memory appeal or poor appeal timing.

4) I think the amount of time you get is always the same, but I could be wrong. Usually whenever I play, I don't go to the Idol Ultimate till the very last day so I can get my stats higher and do stylist appointments I may not have had time to do earlier or do more auditions so reaching the next rank will be easier since I'll need to gain less fans, but that's just my strategy.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: BT2 on December 30, 2011, 10:45:36 PM
1. All special auditions have special rules or entry requirements, just check kyo's  360 faq on gfaqs for more info.

2. Just appealing's based on the beat of the song, just look at the flashing appeal bar. If the light's lit you'll get a just appeal. Slower songs are easier to just appeal.

3. Stats. Sure, stats are capped by rank but ranks itself doesn't cause any accidents.
Higher idol rank gives you more appeals during a performance but imo appealing's just annoying.

4. Fixed weeks.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Naryoril on January 03, 2012, 03:01:57 PM
2. Just appealing's based on the beat of the song, just look at the flashing appeal bar. If the light's lit you'll get a just appeal. Slower songs are easier to just appeal.

I don't quite get that one. The appeal bar is flashing in a pretty fast rate. So i have several possible timings during an appeal time frame to get a just appeal?


Additionally: Is it a viable strategy to do no normal auditions and do the rival auditions since they give a ton of fans? Of course you still need to do the special auditions and the rank up auditions. In the Boxm@s faq on gamefaqs (as i'v understood it SP is very similar to Boxm@s) it sounds like doing auditions also increases your stats (the bright part of the stats circle), and not just because a blue reporter can be hooked. Is that true or did i misinterpret that?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 04, 2012, 01:18:06 AM
If I were you and you feel confident you should always do the rival auditions! They are really really helpful!
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on January 04, 2012, 02:45:42 AM
I don't quite get that one. The appeal bar is flashing in a pretty fast rate. So i have several possible timings during an appeal time frame to get a just appeal?


Additionally: Is it a viable strategy to do no normal auditions and do the rival auditions since they give a ton of fans? Of course you still need to do the special auditions and the rank up auditions. In the Boxm@s faq on gamefaqs (as i'v understood it SP is very similar to Boxm@s) it sounds like doing auditions also increases your stats (the bright part of the stats circle), and not just because a blue reporter can be hooked. Is that true or did i misinterpret that?

Don't worry, it flashes to the beat. Get the rhythm, you'll get the just appeal. (Unless you're playing the XBox360 version, where it's hard as sin to time it right.)

Also, beating auditions in Boxm@s does give you a buff. Losing can decrease this buff (I've seen it happen both ways).
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Byuusan on February 14, 2012, 09:50:20 PM
didn't wanan make another thread to ask this simple question.

In Missing Moon, from left to right what is the idol picking order?

Im trying to do something with the sp specfic idol order but i dont own missing moon :<
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on February 17, 2012, 01:23:23 AM
didn't wanan make another thread to ask this simple question.

In Missing Moon, from left to right what is the idol picking order?

Im trying to do something with the sp specfic idol order but i dont own missing moon :<

I might be wrong, but I believe it goes Chihaya-Ritsuko-Azusa. Not quite sure though because it's been awhile since I've played the game. ^^;
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Kimidori on September 02, 2012, 09:04:12 AM
how many memories i should make with the idol? i'm have 15 right now and i'm at week 23
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: starfighter9 on September 02, 2012, 09:50:12 AM
how many memories i should make with the idol? i'm have 15 right now and i'm at week 23
Well it depends on whether you want the achievement for ending game with 99 memories (although if you're aiming for that week 23 is probably too late to start). If you don't then you should be able to win with only the occasional promotion every couple of weeks, just keep at least 10 on hand (in case things like rival auditions pop up and you want the 10k fans, or you're really desperate and need to spam memories at the ultimate idol auditions) and you should be fine. Personally i like to spam promotions, because they're basically the 'storyline' of the game and its no fun producing an idol to victory while knowing close to nothing about her.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Kimidori on September 02, 2012, 10:36:34 AM
thank you, and btw, look like when my idol reach rank C, kotori say something about challenge other production or something to reach rank B, what does it mean?

and about promotion, i've been neglect it seen the beginning and only do lesson and audition, the only time i do promotion is after ranking up. should i keep on doing that? ;D
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: starfighter9 on September 02, 2012, 11:42:14 AM
thank you, and btw, look like when my idol reach rank C, kotori say something about challenge other production or something to reach rank B, what does it mean?

and about promotion, i've been neglect it seen the beginning and only do lesson and audition, the only time i do promotion is after ranking up. should i keep on doing that? ;D
It doesn't really mean anything special, basically she's just suggesting you participate more actively in auditions since you need more fans than before to rank up so you can't just sit there spamming rival auditions.

With regard to promotions its really up to how you want to play. If you just want to speed to a fast victory then spamming lessons and quickly ranking up can easily give an early win, or you might want to farm items from winning auditions so you spend weeks spamming those instead of promotions. Either way if you don't slack on lessons you won't really need memories. In my opinion the only real benefits of promotions are to get a better insight into the idol's backstory and personality. It's the bulk of the game's storyline though, so its up to you whether you want to win fast or take your time and get to know the idol better.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Kimidori on September 02, 2012, 04:09:18 PM
so how many weeks are there? after winning the 4th idol ultimate audition i'm planning on doing some more promotion.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: starfighter9 on September 02, 2012, 04:58:15 PM
The game runs to 62 weeks, although you need to leave 3 weeks for the Ultimate Idol finals (it's 3 consecutive auditions) so its effectively 59. That should still be enough time to do promotions. However that the promotions are rank-specific, basically there are different promotion events for each rank and each can only be done once. The higher ranks have less events, e.g. rank a only has about 5 different events, so you might want to start earlier. Also there's a trophy for clearing the game in less than 54 weeks.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TheTanStar on September 02, 2012, 06:27:08 PM
Actually, if you read Kotori's instructions carefully, she says that IU finals do not count toward the time limit. So you can initiate the finals on the very last week if you wish to do so.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Degeso on September 03, 2012, 03:49:32 AM
what the cheat code "M Appeal No Use" mean?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on September 03, 2012, 05:25:54 AM
what the cheat code "M Appeal No Use" mean?

I'm going to guess that one of the opponents or all of them don't use appeals.

I'm not going to call you out because you're new here, but I didn't even know cheat codes existed for this game. o_o;; It's not that hard really.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Kimidori on September 10, 2012, 06:22:49 PM
the 765 office just changed in middle of my 2nd playthrough, does that mean anything?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: starfighter9 on September 11, 2012, 03:18:58 AM
the 765 office just changed in middle of my 2nd playthrough, does that mean anything?
It means your producer rank has gone up (if you successfully produced the first idol, i.e. won the idol ultimate you should get rank 4). It doesn't affect gameplay although it's always nice to look at a better office.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on January 22, 2013, 09:18:08 AM
When Takagi presents the image report of the current trend, what causes my image level/stats to go up/down after I'm done reading it?
Also, I'm trying to boost my dance stat with outfits and accessories, but I'm not getting improvement. All I can do is do lessons to raise it while I am able fluff up my other two stats. Any clue what's going on here? If it helps, I used a dance song for more than 9 weeks which I know I get penalties for using one for too long.

(http://oi48.tinypic.com/2iiyd8z.jpg)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 23, 2013, 12:24:28 AM
When Takagi presents the image report of the current trend, what causes my image level/stats to go up/down after I'm done reading it?
Also, I'm trying to boost my dance stat with outfits and accessories, but I'm not getting improvement. All I can do is do lessons to raise it while I am able fluff up my other two stats. Any clue what's going on here? If it helps, I used a dance song for more than 9 weeks which I know I get penalties for using one for too long.

(http://oi48.tinypic.com/2iiyd8z.jpg)

I think that's the fluctuations in the weekly image trends.
Also, are you sure you're picking the right accessories?? There are some that subtract..
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: starfighter9 on January 23, 2013, 06:41:18 AM
You start losing image once you use a song for 10 weeks, that might be the case. Other things like image penalty from not going to auditions for too long might also apply. Also as mentioned certain accessories will subtract from other stats, a major failure of the game is that it does not tell you that explicitly. Here you can find a list of all costumes, and all the little effects: http://www36.atwiki.jp/imas-psp/pages/16.html. In fact that site probably answers 99% of all SP questions, only disadvantage is that its in japanese. Should be decently readable with google translate though.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on January 23, 2013, 09:22:30 AM
When Takagi presents the image report of the current trend, what causes my image level/stats to go up/down after I'm done reading it?
Also, I'm trying to boost my dance stat with outfits and accessories, but I'm not getting improvement. All I can do is do lessons to raise it while I am able fluff up my other two stats. Any clue what's going on here? If it helps, I used a dance song for more than 9 weeks which I know I get penalties for using one for too long.

(http://oi48.tinypic.com/2iiyd8z.jpg)

To boost your dance stat, I recommend wearing a Cool & Sexy outfit (or any Extend outfit, if you've bought DLC, that raises your dance stat) and a dance accessory, then for your remaining accessory slots balance it out with Vocal and Visual ones. It may take a small toll on your Vocal and Visual categories, but a few Vocal/Visual lessons will make it up, and it balances out all three of your stats. Image loss is typically due to using a song for too long, or if you make an appointment with a reporter but don't show up. It's also best to switch up the types of songs you use from time to time.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on January 23, 2013, 10:35:18 AM
I think that's the fluctuations in the weekly image trends.
I know about those, but it'd be nice if I could understand those numbers.

You start losing image once you use a song for 10 weeks, that might be the case. Other things like image penalty from not going to auditions for too long might also apply.

I might involve the latter. I'm in free produce right now, and I'm giving priority to any stylists that mail me which is usually either every or every other week.

Anyway, thanks guys.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on February 02, 2013, 05:37:36 AM
Augh... going from Makoto to Chihaya, I dislike the latter's tension fluctuations. Especially since I'm picky with communications when I don't know.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on February 03, 2013, 05:15:10 PM
Augh... going from Makoto to Chihaya, I dislike the latter's tension fluctuations. Especially since I'm picky with communications when I don't know.

Lol. It's a bit difficult dealing with the spiral.
Just try to do your best to make her happy, and do really good on lessons.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on February 04, 2013, 05:48:23 AM
Just try to do your best to make her happy, and do really good on lessons.

This. Do good on the lessons, I've found, and it really doesn't matter how badly you mess up the morning commus. I think had her capped most the time during my playthrough.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on February 09, 2013, 11:02:30 PM
When doing the "Carry out all Idol Promises" Goal in free produce, does coming late after telling your idol you'd be back at a specific time, and I mean at the end of a day where you save and finish playing, count against the goal?

Also, in the event of a tie after an audition, priority goes to the player doesn't it?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: ikuto-sama on February 09, 2013, 11:15:33 PM
When doing the "Carry out all Idol Promises" Goal in free produce, does coming late after telling your idol you'd be back at a specific time, and I mean at the end of a day where I save and finish playing, count against the goal?

Also, in the event of a tie after an audition, priority goes to the player doesn't it?

I believe it does.
And yes, if you tie for first (or any "winning place") in an audition with one of the CPUs, you'll automatically be considered the winner.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on February 09, 2013, 11:19:41 PM
I didn't even last a week then, lmao. I'm just busy with school is all, so yeah.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on March 03, 2013, 01:57:44 AM
So at the end of free produce where your idol must give a farewell concert, how am I able to choose the concert halls such as Live House and Citizen Hall? It's been my 2nd time playing and I've only been able to choose from Budokan and Dome.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on March 03, 2013, 03:28:26 AM
So at the end of free produce where your idol must give a farewell concert, how am I able to choose the concert halls such as Live House and Citizen Hall? It's been my 2nd time playing and I've only been able to choose from Budokan and Dome.

Think you have to have a minimum number of fans/rank. What rank are you?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on March 03, 2013, 04:03:24 AM
Think you have to have a minimum number of fans/rank. What rank are you?

Usually A, but this time I'm S.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: maxjax on July 03, 2013, 06:36:59 PM
I just finished my first playthrough of Missing Moon and wanted to know whether it is actually possible to get 1st place in the first 2 auditions of the IU because I can't seem to do it. Also does this game have multiple endings?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on July 03, 2013, 06:57:35 PM
The final one? Yeah I believe so.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: maxjax on July 04, 2013, 05:05:46 AM
The final one? Yeah I believe so.

Thanks for the quick reply. I can't seem to get 1st in the first 2 auditions of the IU, even with scoring like 1k+ on the appeals all I can get is 2nd. I can only get 1st on the last audition to win the IU. Do I get a special ending if I get 1st in all the IU auditions?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on July 04, 2013, 05:36:47 AM
... You mean, at the final run of auditions at the end of the game?

As far as I remember, I... don't think you can get the top slot in anything but the very last. That said, if you have a bunch of memories, feel free to let 'em rip...
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on July 04, 2013, 07:16:25 AM
... You mean, at the final run of auditions at the end of the game?

As far as I remember, I... don't think you can get the top slot in anything but the very last. That said, if you have a bunch of memories, feel free to let 'em rip...

Yeah I this is how I remember it too.
Basically reserve yourself for the end. ^_^b Good luck.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: maxjax on August 16, 2013, 10:48:19 AM
Anyone got tips on how to do well in performance lessons? Hardest thing in the game for me. Also, checked the wiki and it said there was an extra scene thing if you produced all 9 girls. Does anyone have a video of it or can tell me what it is?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on August 16, 2013, 05:32:30 PM
Which one is performance lesson again?
Is that the one with the megaphone thing?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Okayu on August 17, 2013, 02:09:22 AM
Also, checked the wiki and it said there was an extra scene thing if you produced all 9 girls. Does anyone have a video of it or can tell me what it is?
When you produce all the girls you become the idolm@ster.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on August 17, 2013, 03:03:52 AM
Anyone got tips on how to do well in performance lessons? Hardest thing in the game for me. Also, checked the wiki and it said there was an extra scene thing if you produced all 9 girls. Does anyone have a video of it or can tell me what it is?

I hate that lesson. More or less, I look at the height of the little speech bubble when I hit the button, then look where it ends up. Eventually, you'll get a feel for what height corresponds to where on the screen.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: maxjax on August 17, 2013, 04:46:31 AM
Which one is performance lesson again?
Is that the one with the megaphone thing?

Y'up, swing the megaphone like a bat

I hate that lesson. More or less, I look at the height of the little speech bubble when I hit the button, then look where it ends up. Eventually, you'll get a feel for what height corresponds to where on the screen.

I hate it too. Even if I get lucky, the best I can get is a normal lesson.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on August 17, 2013, 06:31:55 AM
Takes a while to get the proper rhythm of it, but after a while you can get it.
It's one of my better lessons.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: maxjax on August 18, 2013, 05:34:05 PM
Have another question, not sure if its just my imagination but do your idol's stats get boosted when u fail the final IU and then choose the restart audition choice? Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on September 12, 2013, 12:25:41 AM
I have questions:

1. I want to access Office Mode, but the game shows me this instead:
(http://i.imgur.com/ADKGrpG.png)

2. How to win Rival Audition?

3. After a successful audition, there is my perfomance, but with accidents and burst appeals! How to avoid at least accidents?

4. What the stylists want of me?

5. http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/Idolm@ster_SP_clothes
There are some accessories that are marked with --. How can I get them?

6. It's just me or some auditions are named after Chiaking and Mingosu's CDs?

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on September 12, 2013, 02:42:09 AM
I have questions:

1. I want to access Office Mode, but the game shows me this instead:
(image snip)

2. How to win Rival Audition?

3. After a successful audition, there is my perfomance, but with accidents and burst appeals! How to avoid at least accidents?

4. What the stylists want of me?

5. http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/Idolm@ster_SP_clothes
There are some accessories that are marked with --. How can I get them?

6. It's just me or some auditions are named after Chiaking and Mingosu's CDs?

Thank you very much!

1. Your wireless LAN switch is off.
2. You can't ever really win, the best you can do is get second. Even if you do better than your rival, the game will adjust her score to be number 1.
3. Think they're kinda random, though leveling up does make them occur less often... if I remember correctly.
4. In their e-mail, there are words (their studio and name) highlighted with 「 ... 」. They'll ask for one of those.
5. Slow wiki is slow. Could be DLC, could be a clear game unlock.
6. Meh, could be for all I know.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on September 12, 2013, 02:53:05 AM
I have questions:


Thank you very much!

1. What are you playing on? An emulator? That message means the wireless lan switch is off. It has to be switched to "on" on the PSP in order to access office mode.

2. You are just gonna have to do good in your lessons and communications. Don't worry about your rival, she will always get first place no matter how hard you try. Just focus on beating the other competitors.

3. I never knew how to manipulate this, but in general, as your idol's rank increases you get less and less chances of an accident.

4. When you are mailed by a stylist, they want to interview your idol. What you have to do on your end is look carefully at these bracket things such as this 「れい」. Take note when you are are going to meet the stylist AND REMEMBER THE NAME AND THE COMPANY OF THE STYLIST. You will be given 3 choices in where you have to remember what the name of the stylist is or what company they are from when you and your idol are interviewed. If you do remember, you get free clothes or accessories for your idol. If not, well, you'll see.

5. I think you get those items randomly after either auditions or stylists from what I remember while playing.

6. Probably not just you, though I never really payed attention.

And damnit Cael, you beat me to it.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on September 12, 2013, 07:28:09 PM
I think the CDs are named after the auditions.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on September 12, 2013, 10:14:07 PM
Cael K., Saturos, thank you very much!
I've got an idea about accidents. Maybe they happen because of wrong camera work? You can change camera position as you like, but what if accidents depend on it?

I think the CDs are named after the auditions.

Only Uta doujou and Long time were released after SP. All other Radio CDs were before.

1. What are you playing on? An emulator? That message means the wireless lan switch is off. It has to be switched to "on" on the PSP in order to access office mode.

Yes, I'm playing on the emulator. Does it mean I can't access Office Mode?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on September 12, 2013, 11:11:44 PM

I've got an idea about accidents. Maybe they happen because of wrong camera work? You can change camera position as you like, but what if accidents depend on it?

You better be good at guessing when accidents occur then lol.

Quote
Yes, I'm playing on the emulator. Does it mean I can't access Office Mode?

If you can't find the option in your emulator to allow wireless lan, then yes, you can't access it.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on October 30, 2013, 10:49:10 AM
Is it possible to avoid farewell concert in SPs? Or you will get this ending no matter what your rank is?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on October 30, 2013, 05:23:16 PM
Is it possible to avoid farewell concert in SPs? Or you will get this ending no matter what your rank is?

No. If you're playing the story mode, I don't think that's part of the story, but if you're playing free produce I'm pretty sure it's mandatory.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Okayu on November 26, 2013, 03:03:20 PM
Is it possible to avoid farewell concert in SPs? Or you will get this ending no matter what your rank is?
In story mode there is only one ending. However in free play mode there are quite a few endings depending on how well and where your farewell concert is and the best endings are definitely worth the trouble. The dome is the highest of course and which places you can choose for your farewell concert depend on how high ranking your are and how did you do for the rest of your produce. Even if it's the farewell concert it doesn't exactly mean it's a farewell from your idol if you catch my drift. There's also a special bonus if you manage to produce all of the idols well. As for why you have to have a farewell concert in free play I think it's because of how the arcade game originally worked and you were always against other producers so while you may have continued to strive many lost to you along the way and eventually you may have lost to another producer as well.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on January 15, 2014, 06:12:58 AM
How to become a Rank S idol?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Saturos on January 15, 2014, 07:46:55 AM
1 mil fans with your idol (I think. It's been a while). It's hidden.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: frozenstate on January 16, 2014, 03:02:09 PM
I think you need to succeed the 9 special auditions, and gain like 150 something in your fan stats.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on January 24, 2014, 07:48:16 AM
Why can't I reach rank A? I gained required number of fans, but I still B.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on January 24, 2014, 03:56:50 PM
Why can't I reach rank A? I gained required number of fans, but I still B.

You also have to beat all 3 special auditions 'Vocal Master', 'Visual Master', and 'Dance Master'. ^_^
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 25, 2014, 09:35:32 PM
Hey there, everyone! I admit I read through this entire thread and found everything said quite helpful. However, there is one thing I need help with...

...and that is that when I select Story Mode, I'm given four options. I assume one of them is to get back to producing your idol (the top option), one of them is to start producing a new idol (second option?), and one of them deletes your ENTIRE PROGRESS and makes you start from the very beginning.
I don't know which one this is, and I can't seem to remember it.
But TWICE now, I've accidentally erased everything because I can't read kanji, or katakana, or hiragana, so I had no clue what I was saying. And one of those times was after unlocking Hibiki and her Extend costume after successfully producing Makoto all the way to Rank S.
Yay me! Let's get started on Haruka now.
...hm, is this the right one?
...it's giving me another text box. Something is wrong.
I'll just select yes...? Let's see, now I just have to--WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL MY SAVE DATA?! FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU--

As you can see, this makes me mad. At least the second time I did it, I wasn't as far, but it still infuriated me. Can anyone just tell me which option it is that deletes all your data, so I know to avoid it forever? I doubt I'll ever need it. Unless I WANT to restart everything after a successful produce to Rank S again. Yay.


Ah, also, one more thing: I think I saw someone saying it was possible to just restart the final IU auditions, at the very end of the game. Is that true? Because I've also gotten all the way to the very end, then passed the first two IUs (purely by luck, seriously) and failed the last one. I was then re-set all the way to the beginning. For all idols.
I'm beginning to get frustrated by the effect my lack of Japanese knowledge has on this game.
Anyways, any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on February 25, 2014, 10:03:48 PM
Hey there, everyone! I admit I read through this entire thread and found everything said quite helpful. However, there is one thing I need help with...

...and that is that when I select Story Mode, I'm given four options. I assume one of them is to get back to producing your idol (the top option), one of them is to start producing a new idol (second option?), and one of them deletes your ENTIRE PROGRESS and makes you start from the very beginning.
I don't know which one this is, and I can't seem to remember it.
But TWICE now, I've accidentally erased everything because I can't read kanji, or katakana, or hiragana, so I had no clue what I was saying. And one of those times was after unlocking Hibiki and her Extend costume after successfully producing Makoto all the way to Rank S.
Yay me! Let's get started on Haruka now.
...hm, is this the right one?
...it's giving me another text box. Something is wrong.
I'll just select yes...? Let's see, now I just have to--WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL MY SAVE DATA?! FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU--

As you can see, this makes me mad. At least the second time I did it, I wasn't as far, but it still infuriated me. Can anyone just tell me which option it is that deletes all your data, so I know to avoid it forever? I doubt I'll ever need it. Unless I WANT to restart everything after a successful produce to Rank S again. Yay.


Ah, also, one more thing: I think I saw someone saying it was possible to just restart the final IU auditions, at the very end of the game. Is that true? Because I've also gotten all the way to the very end, then passed the first two IUs (purely by luck, seriously) and failed the last one. I was then re-set all the way to the beginning. For all idols.
I'm beginning to get frustrated by the effect my lack of Japanese knowledge has on this game.
Anyways, any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

(http://i.imgur.com/CVZvb7J.png)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 25, 2014, 10:45:09 PM
Oh, so BOTH of them are bad! That explains a lot...

Thanks. :D

Actually, I just thought of something else. In the manual, it shows that you can have up to three idols active in Office Mode at once. If I could read Chinese I'd know how. But as you know, I can't. So.

Anyone know if that's some sort of "you can play with friends too!" thing, or how you get three idols there at once? Does it depend on Producer Rank?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: frozenstate on March 18, 2014, 02:23:03 AM
Oh, so BOTH of them are bad! That explains a lot...

Thanks. :D

Actually, I just thought of something else. In the manual, it shows that you can have up to three idols active in Office Mode at once. If I could read Chinese I'd know how. But as you know, I can't. So.

Anyone know if that's some sort of "you can play with friends too!" thing, or how you get three idols there at once? Does it depend on Producer Rank?

I don't think producer rank has any requirements for it to happen ^^ So me and my friend tested this out with trial and error since we both have neda Japanese knowledge unless it's in romaji hehe and it seems, you and your friend simply need to choose the same room when choosing a room from the room selection screen and the middle idol I think gets to be the leader?  ??? and decide the audition while the others seem to click the second button from audition and choose the audition the leader idol/player created for you to play together ^^ But only the winners of the audition can be seen with their video and idol performing after the audition gives the results. I hope it helps :D
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 18, 2014, 04:06:24 PM
I don't think producer rank has any requirements for it to happen ^^ So me and my friend tested this out with trial and error since we both have neda Japanese knowledge unless it's in romaji hehe and it seems, you and your friend simply need to choose the same room when choosing a room from the room selection screen and the middle idol I think gets to be the leader?  ??? and decide the audition while the others seem to click the second button from audition and choose the audition the leader idol/player created for you to play together ^^ But only the winners of the audition can be seen with their video and idol performing after the audition gives the results. I hope it helps :D

Oh, so it IS a "you can play with friends too!" thing! That explains a lot. :P Sucks for me that none of my friends have a PSP, let alone using it to play iM@S.

That was just what I was looking for. Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on August 04, 2014, 11:19:06 AM
I want to get the best ending in the Producer Mode. Is there any strategy? What you would do if you were me?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: animagic4u on August 04, 2014, 04:24:44 PM
I want to get the best ending in the Producer Mode. Is there any strategy? What you would do if you were me?

In Free Mode- Keep your promises, do well on all of the communications, get your idol to the highest rank.
In Story Mode- Don't use your retries, do well on all the communications including the story ones, get your idol to the highest rank (required to beat story mode).

The way I like to start the beginning of a playthrough is go really heavy on the lessons for the first several weeks. You want to build your idol's image level as high as you can as quickly as possible so you can use your remaining weeks to do auditions.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on October 05, 2014, 09:08:21 PM
What are requirements for participation in the "Long time" audition?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: AkuAkane on November 11, 2014, 04:23:48 AM
This isn't really a question regarding strategies, but I read that office mode was basically like Stage For You so after not having messed with the SP games in a while I loaded Perfect Sun up and tried to go to office mode (which after this I remembered why I had never bothered with it before) and got an error message and the only thing I understood from it was "LAN" so I'm assuming I need some kinda of internet connection to do Office Mode? (which I'm using the PPSSPP emulator to play)
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Cael K. on November 11, 2014, 04:39:11 AM
This isn't really a question regarding strategies, but I read that office mode was basically like Stage For You so after not having messed with the SP games in a while I loaded Perfect Sun up and tried to go to office mode (which after this I remembered why I had never bothered with it before) and got an error message and the only thing I understood from it was "LAN" so I'm assuming I need some kinda of internet connection to do Office Mode? (which I'm using the PPSSPP emulator to play)

Is it this one?

I have questions:

1. I want to access Office Mode, but the game shows me this instead:
(http://i.imgur.com/ADKGrpG.png)

2. How to win Rival Audition?

3. After a successful audition, there is my perfomance, but with accidents and burst appeals! How to avoid at least accidents?

4. What the stylists want of me?

5. http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/Idolm@ster_SP_clothes
There are some accessories that are marked with --. How can I get them?

6. It's just me or some auditions are named after Chiaking and Mingosu's CDs?

Thank you very much!

It just says turn on your wireless.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: AkuAkane on November 11, 2014, 05:25:57 AM
Is it this one?

It just says turn on your wireless.

Yeah thats the one, I'm guessing I can't use the office mode when using an emulator, then?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: liza94 on January 09, 2016, 06:34:09 PM
Yeah thats the one, I'm guessing I can't use the office mode when using an emulator, then?

You can do it in the latest version.

I have a question: what is this choice for?
(http://i.imgur.com/uNdfK6g.jpg)
It appears every time I go into the Office mode.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: TheTanStar on January 09, 2016, 09:55:27 PM
That choice is to choose how to pick the channel, or in this case, "agency". Just pick auto (the first one).
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: MamiTomoeForever on May 08, 2017, 04:55:49 AM
Probably a stupid question, but for the goal "Get 99 Memories by end" do the memories used in auditions count toward that, or do I need to have 99 in my tension/memory meter?
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: Sylphony on May 11, 2017, 03:54:12 AM
You need 99 in the tension meter.
Title: Re: Strategy SP - Question & Answer thread
Post by: MamiTomoeForever on May 11, 2017, 04:21:04 AM
Thank you!