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Title: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: MetalPredat0r on July 28, 2016, 01:36:51 am
Because nobody else has done it yet. :P

This thread is for discussing gameplay features and asking questions about the Playstation 4 game THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on July 28, 2016, 02:04:41 am
I'll start off with a question :)

Does anyone know if the songs have a difficulty setting or is the one note chart for a song all we get?

Thank you
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ChocoCats on July 28, 2016, 02:14:14 am
I'll start off with a question :)

Does anyone know if the songs have a difficulty setting or is the one note chart for a song all we get?

Thank you

There are difficulty settings in this game. Debut, Regular, Pro, and ??? (which is probably Master).
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on July 28, 2016, 02:46:55 am
Has anyone figured out how to change their Type from Idol to Kirakira Girl for the Kirakira Rainbow live?
I can't seem to get mine to change. :-\
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on July 28, 2016, 03:19:42 am
Has anyone figured out how to change their Type from Idol to Kirakira Girl for the Kirakira Rainbow live?
I can't seem to get mine to change. :-\
You have to equip costume with kirakira type.


How to unlock the highest difficulty though?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on July 28, 2016, 05:21:24 am
Was able to buy the Miracle Night set, the money sets, I Want, and Me ga Au Toki but the p-drop sets aren't listed as available to buy. I thought they were to supposed to be released at the same time.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on July 28, 2016, 08:37:15 am
Does the game finally have an option to stop the auto advancing of the text, like every other game besides Star Ocean 5 has? And if not, is there a way to prevent it like you could do in im@s 2 or ofa by pausing?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on July 28, 2016, 08:56:38 am
Does the game finally have an option to stop the auto advancing of the text, like every other game besides Star Ocean 5 has? And if not, is there a way to prevent it like you could do in im@s 2 or ofa by pausing?
No=( And it's even more severe here. Dialogue box totally disappears when paused=/
it seems you can rewatch all (?) event scenes though (like in OfA).
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on July 28, 2016, 08:59:48 am
Was able to buy the Miracle Night set, the money sets, I Want, and Me ga Au Toki but the p-drop sets aren't listed as available to buy. I thought they were to supposed to be released at the same time.

I'll try it anyway when i get home but can you use those DLC with european account?
P-drops should be there (according to official site's DLC list).
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on July 28, 2016, 09:14:45 am
No=( And it's even more severe here. Dialogue box totally disappears when paused=/
it seems you can rewatch all (?) event scenes though (like in OfA).

damn :( I'm not fast enough at reading for the producer's lines... (at least i wasn't in ofa)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on July 28, 2016, 01:54:41 pm
DLC songs and costume works on my european account.
P-drops don't=(
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on July 28, 2016, 06:53:53 pm
I think P Drops can only be purchase and used on a Japanese PSN account.
So basically I don't think we'll ever get to use them, unless of course you're playing the game on your Japanese account. I don't know what that means for the event next month.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on July 28, 2016, 07:26:06 pm
Oh so those P drops are kind like the Premium Tickets for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.  If you buy it, it can only be used on the account you bought it on and cannot be shared with other accounts, even on the same PS4.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: fantastic on July 28, 2016, 08:09:31 pm
Assuming they only increase the chance of a drop, you should be able to go without them. Assuming, that is. If the accessories only drop with a P Drop then I guess that's that. Maybe you can just get the items on with your Japanese account and then use them on your main. Though who knows if the timed live stuff will even show up without a Japanese PSN.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Yukibro on July 28, 2016, 09:05:57 pm
I'm expecting (and worst case, hoping) that the DL Live in itself is an update in itself and not linked to P Drops in that sense. I could probably do without P Drops if they're only available for purchase since I can likely just get the extend and worry about accessories later. And I still want to play on my American account too, so there's that. >_>
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on July 29, 2016, 01:21:01 am
Does the DLC only download when the Catalogue is installed?

I just bought all the main DLC (not the money, mail, and P-Drops) but they didn't download.  It took the money for them but when I click on the item listing the download button is replaced by Japanese characters.

I'm assuming I must need to have the catalogue installed first but I thought I'd ask (don't have the game yet)

Thank you
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on July 29, 2016, 01:59:49 am
I think P Drops can only be purchase and used on a Japanese PSN account.
So basically I don't think we'll ever get to use them, unless of course you're playing the game on your Japanese account. I don't know what that means for the event next month.

I am using my Japanese PSN account. They don't show up for purchase which is extremely weird.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on July 29, 2016, 02:00:42 am
Does the DLC only download when the Catalogue is installed?

I just bought all the main DLC (not the money, mail, and P-Drops) but they didn't download.  It took the money for them but when I click on the item listing the download button is replaced by Japanese characters.

I'm assuming I must need to have the catalogue installed first but I thought I'd ask (don't have the game yet)

Thank you


You need to have the actual game before it downloads. I believe you download it in-game now on the menu scene.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on July 29, 2016, 02:13:30 am
I am using my Japanese PSN account. They don't show up for purchase which is extremely weird.

They are not in catalogue. Open 765shop from title menu, look at bottom left (below catalog itself), they are there. Or do you not have that p-drop button?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nagi on July 29, 2016, 10:16:47 pm
My game still didn't arrive, so quick question: Does someone know if when you record the game using the Share button the songs also get recorded, or do they get muted? I ask this because for example in ProjectDIVA Future Tone, the songs get muted and only the sound effects are recorded.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: StarSeeker on July 29, 2016, 11:28:45 pm
The audio doesn't get muted but the video quality isn't very good
The audio quality is totally fine though
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: zeda12123 on July 30, 2016, 03:22:29 am
The audio doesn't get muted but the video quality isn't very good
The audio quality is totally fine though
Wow I'm surprised Scamco allowed that considering how tough they usually are. That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on July 30, 2016, 05:14:23 am
Does difficulty affect anything other then score?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on July 30, 2016, 08:02:28 am
Does difficulty affect anything other then score?
It makes more notes appear, but that's it as far as I know. That can help you EX Clear a lot of stages though, and get the rewards from doing so.
Of course, completing one difficulty unlocks the next, up to Pro until the end of the game, at which point you can unlock Master provided you choose Pro as the difficulty.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Yukibro on July 30, 2016, 08:21:12 am
Here is a work-in-progress guide on skills and what they do. (http://pastebin.com/Wa3ApYbM)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on July 30, 2016, 01:00:38 pm
AllStars videos for both new songs. 1080p@60fps, so be warned! High-performance PC (at least 4 cores I suppose?) is required for smooth playback!

Happy!
Watch on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b93dvdptFtY) (youtube quality sucks)
Download from OneDrive (https://1drv.ms/v/s!AosRJ2kwOonasm2rwHDzwUS6e2u0)
Download from Private Server (http://146.66.181.177:61120/platinum_stars/AllStars%20-%20Happy!.mp4)

The Live Kakumei de SHOW!
Watch on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvbqP8V1x8I) (youtube quality sucks)
Download from OneDrive (https://1drv.ms/v/s!AosRJ2kwOonasmwc6f-RTn-OWlKQ)
Download from Private Server (http://146.66.181.177:61120/platinum_stars/AllStars%20-%20The%20Live%20Kakumei%20de%20SHOW!.mp4)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on July 30, 2016, 03:49:40 pm
My eight will eat those up. Much obliged for the share!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on July 30, 2016, 11:28:31 pm
Here is a work-in-progress guide on skills and what they do. (http://pastebin.com/Wa3ApYbM)

Thank you very much!  This will be helpful for people, like me, who are going to start the game.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on July 31, 2016, 01:28:06 am
Anyone have a stat priority of some sort? Also are the outfits/accessory's all random drops or are some exclusive rewards to things like EX clears etc.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on July 31, 2016, 02:10:13 am
Anyone have a stat priority of some sort?

What do you mean? Which stats do people prefer, or...?

Also are the outfits/accessory's all random drops or are some exclusive rewards to things like EX clears etc.

I'm fairly certain you can get at least some EX Clear rewards as random drops. The EX Clear rewards just guarantee getting a certain one.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo1 on July 31, 2016, 04:07:10 am
What do you mean? Which stats do people prefer, or...?

I'm fairly certain you can get at least some EX Clear rewards as random drops. The EX Clear rewards just guarantee getting a certain one.
Im not sure how much appeal to give up for burst and omoide, if any. Say for example you lose 5 appeal and gain 10 of the other, or a 5/5 split, which is better? Probably marginal either way I assume.  Also what does "appeal down" mean on a item when it shows your appeal stat going up?

Also do the festival/big stage event require some rare costume type? I have been unable to match the type for those concerts that everyone participates in.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on July 31, 2016, 04:22:39 am
Im not sure how much appeal to give up for burst and omoide, if any. Say for example you lose 5 appeal and gain 10 of the other, or a 5/5 split, which is better? Probably marginal either way I assume.  Also what does "appeal down" mean on a item when it shows your appeal stat going up?

Also do the festival/big stage event require some rare costume type? I have been unable to match the type for those concerts that everyone participates in.
Dunno about stat weight, but "appeal down" means your idol's rank is lower than the item's, so it's stats are reduced. If item's rank is "B" you have to set an idol with at least "B" rank as a leader to use it's full potential.

Some events are "standart" type (those season lives for example). There are no costumes with this type present in the game, so i think it is supposed to mean "use anything you want, you won't get any bonus anyway".
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: zeda12123 on July 31, 2016, 07:43:29 am
General question about the game: How's the difficulty level for those of you who can't read Japanese? I know it plays more like OFA (which was SUPER easy) but reading all this stuff about P-drops and seeing the trophy completion rate is making me nervous.

I'm kind of regretting my decision to try and go into it more blind haha
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Monroviez on July 31, 2016, 08:32:52 am
Apart from Happy! and The Live Kakumei de SHOW!, are there any other songs in the game where all 13 idols perform simultaneously?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on July 31, 2016, 12:03:02 pm
General question about the game: How's the difficulty level for those of you who can't read Japanese? I know it plays more like OFA (which was SUPER easy) but reading all this stuff about P-drops and seeing the trophy completion rate is making me nervous.

I'm kind of regretting my decision to try and go into it more blind haha

The only "hard" thing in this game is to look for smiley icon when choosing costume for an event...

Apart from Happy! and The Live Kakumei de SHOW!, are there any other songs in the game where all 13 idols perform simultaneously?
No. At least not yet. They are prerendered and they weren't many in OFA too. Surely will come more with dlc.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on July 31, 2016, 04:04:42 pm
General question about the game: How's the difficulty level for those of you who can't read Japanese? I know it plays more like OFA (which was SUPER easy) but reading all this stuff about P-drops and seeing the trophy completion rate is making me nervous.

I'm kind of regretting my decision to try and go into it more blind haha

The trophy completion ration doesn't mean much 3 days after the game's release...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Maka on July 31, 2016, 05:39:49 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODvJX2DJilU
People have already glitched out s4u lol
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on July 31, 2016, 06:08:06 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODvJX2DJilU
People have already glitched out s4u lol
I posted some pics in the Hibiki thread but I guess no one saw it XD
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cod2qTNVIAAjBQw.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cod2q4RUIAAzr2r.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cof1CVFVMAAAVa2.jpg)
Next Life in Platinum Stars confirmed XD
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: zeda12123 on July 31, 2016, 07:53:37 pm
The trophy completion ration doesn't mean much 3 days after the game's release...
Oh, yeah. I know it hasnt been that long but Im@s 2's fastest completions are like just over a day and OFA's is just over 2 days so seeing all the 0%'s on bronze trophies had me going like "what???? no way"
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on July 31, 2016, 09:08:33 pm
Oh, yeah. I know it hasnt been that long but Im@s 2's fastest completions are like just over a day and OFA's is just over 2 days so seeing all the 0%'s on bronze trophies had me going like "what???? no way"
Actually im kind of excited about this. I assume that obtaining all the gear is the main reason why nobody has a platinum yet. They probably wanted to give people plenty of reasons to buy pdrops and plenty of them. Considering only JP accounts can do this it means this could become one of the longest/rarest games to have a Platinum for on a Western account. Cause odds are atleast somewhere somebody has been playing 18 hours a day with pdrops on the entire time and nobody has any of the complete all outfit set trophies.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nagi on August 01, 2016, 05:21:09 am
Is there a guide (or will someone make one) for DL Lives? I mean, I understand that you get drops after beating the songs, but can you get those drops for free or do you need to buy the Pdrops DLC in order to get costumes and accesories drop after clearing the song?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 01, 2016, 05:48:42 am
Something I'm not too sure of, what are the shops used for in this game? In OFA and imas 2, you would visit them and buy outfits and accessories but it seems like in this game you get them in present drops instead. Or can you still buy outfits from the shop? I'm just sort of confused since I go to choose it and three different icons show up in a new screen and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 01, 2016, 06:26:19 am
Something I'm not too sure of, what are the shops used for in this game? In OFA and imas 2, you would visit them and buy outfits and accessories but it seems like in this game you get them in present drops instead. Or can you still buy outfits from the shop? I'm just sort of confused since I go to choose it and three different icons show up in a new screen and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do.
As far as I know the only way to buy outfits is to exchange the gold, silver, and bronze tickets you randomly get rewarded after lives and out of presents. It costs a bit of money too. On that note does anyone know exactly what the third option in the shop offers? The one with all the button icons.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 01, 2016, 07:15:47 am
Something I'm not too sure of, what are the shops used for in this game? In OFA and imas 2, you would visit them and buy outfits and accessories but it seems like in this game you get them in present drops instead. Or can you still buy outfits from the shop? I'm just sort of confused since I go to choose it and three different icons show up in a new screen and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do.

The shop is actually a tailor, sort of. The first icon lets you upgrade outfits and accessories you own with duplicates. It's alright, if you have multiples of the same item, but I've found that in many cases it's better to use over-ranked outfits and accessories anyway, even if they do take your Appeal down because they'll probably still end up increasing it by quite a bit, plus you can use the abilities they add that you may not have on other, appropriately-ranked clothing. Just be careful if you do upgrade that you don't use your better items as the material instead of the base, I don't know if it adds what has already been added to your better one to the worse one that you may accidentally use as the base.

The second icon is where you exchange five at a time per exchange of Gold, Silver, or Bronze Cards, which you earn from lives as Clear/EX Clear rewards or random drops, and an amount of money relative to the type of card for a random outfit or an accessory(I think?).

And the third icon is where you buy some types of enhancements, I guess. I'm not really familiar with them since I never bothered to try them. I'm sure they have their uses though. Seems one affects normal beats you make while using a burst, maybe it increases the points you get from them. I'm sure they're along the lines of that.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Byuusan on August 01, 2016, 06:55:40 pm
A small tip for people going for platinum. Right after Takane's Birthday should be Valentine day. Week 10 of that 12 week set in fact. Remember ot set your leader beforehand so you can get all 13 idol's chocolate with no issues.

On the side note, i also manage to get Yayoi's Chocolate in lessons. So it possible to get the idol's chocolate via other means, but Valentine day is the sure fire way.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 01, 2016, 09:14:26 pm
If you are not lucky enough to get S ranked costumes and struggle with lives after getting rank B, try leveling up a song.
You get +25 points boost to 10 notes combo for every song's level. (maybe more at level 10, dunno yet)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on August 02, 2016, 01:00:27 am
Speaking of chocolates, I eagerly await the good samaritan who'll make an idol compilation of Valentines goodness.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Byuusan on August 02, 2016, 05:12:58 am
Speaking of chocolates, I eagerly await the good samaritan who'll make an idol compilation of Valentines goodness.

This is definately one of my plan to do list to record and upload. If you want i can link it to you when i get it done and uploaded.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 02, 2016, 06:08:44 am
Does anyone know how the training works? I seem to have wasted some money getting up burst but its not going up any. The only place I see any information is on the formation/change leader screens and it says idol potential with their appeal, burst, and omoide listed but it seems to just mirror what their actual stats currently are. I may have missed something but I have no clue how it works. Also does anyone have information on whats in the tailor shop on the third option?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Byuusan on August 02, 2016, 06:50:54 am
Does anyone know how the training works? I seem to have wasted some money getting up burst but its not going up any. The only place I see any information is on the formation/change leader screens and it says idol potential with their appeal, burst, and omoide listed but it seems to just mirror what their actual stats currently are. I may have missed something but I have no clue how it works. Also does anyone have information on whats in the tailor shop on the third option?

Burst and Omoide have thier own ranking. Under thier ranking is a smaller number. That is how many time you have to use thier respectative stat to increase the rank. It seems that every Idol have a static stat for X Rank. Some are better at burst than other and same for Omoide.

By training you're simply lowering the number of times you need to burst/omoide for that idol.

I probably word that badly but that my base understanding of it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on August 02, 2016, 06:51:39 am
This is definately one of my plan to do list to record and upload. If you want i can link it to you when i get it done and uploaded.

Yeah, that would be awesome. Much obliged in advance!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 02, 2016, 11:14:42 am
The shop is actually a tailor, sort of. The first icon lets you upgrade outfits and accessories you own with duplicates. It's alright, if you have multiples of the same item, but I've found that in many cases it's better to use over-ranked outfits and accessories anyway, even if they do take your Appeal down because they'll probably still end up increasing it by quite a bit, plus you can use the abilities they add that you may not have on other, appropriately-ranked clothing. Just be careful if you do upgrade that you don't use your better items as the material instead of the base, I don't know if it adds what has already been added to your better one to the worse one that you may accidentally use as the base.

The second icon is where you exchange five at a time per exchange of Gold, Silver, or Bronze Cards, which you earn from lives as Clear/EX Clear rewards or random drops, and an amount of gold relative to the type of card for a random outfit or an accessory(I think?).

And the third icon is where you buy some types of enhancements, I guess. I'm not really familiar with them since I never bothered to try them. I'm sure they have their uses though. Seems one affects normal beats you make while using a burst, maybe it increases the points you get from them. I'm sure they're along the lines of that.

Thanks for the explanation! I wasn't sure why I was getting duplicates of the costumes but now I know what to do with them.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Roswell on August 02, 2016, 06:44:19 pm
Game hasn't arrived yet, but I've been wondering this about the DL live. Can you only do it if you buy I Want from the catalog?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 02, 2016, 08:51:22 pm
Game hasn't arrived yet, but I've been wondering this about the DL live. Can you only do it if you buy I Want from the catalog?

We'll probably have to wait and see. I expect the event starts at midnight between 3rd and 4th of August, and i should be back home with the game about 30 minutes later. So if anyone here is playing with a non-japanese account, please write here as soon as you know if the event is playable on a non-japanese account, so i know on which account to start the game with. I'd like to use my european account and have the trophies on that one, and i'm willing to sacrifice the P drops for that (since you can only use those on japanese accounts), but i'm not willing to sacrifice the events for it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Yukibro on August 02, 2016, 10:23:13 pm
Just reposting this again because it's still being updated with slight variations. (http://pastebin.com/Wa3ApYbM) Though speaking of which, I might as well go through some of the basics on here as I've been theorizing with Setsuna's playthrough as well as my own.

- Ranks. You will probably notice there's ranks on your Burst and Omoide stats per idol as well as stuff like the song ranks, which borrow song condition titles from prior games like Keep or Break. But what do they mean? For the stats, rather than be affected by the idols leveling up (I assume that only affects the Appeal stat), Burst and Omoide go up based on playing songs with them. For instance, let's say Rank 1 to Rank 2 requires 5 songs. You could play one-song lives to get there one at a time, or you can play a three-song live and gain that many too. Song ranks work similarly: more plays add to rank ups, and as Nakiame pointed out, it also adds at least +25 points for each 10 combo chain on said song (assuming again that Rank 1 songs start at a base +50 points for 10 combos) AND boosts points earned on touchpad notes as well. There are also items that can add to these stats in various capacities, usually going +10/+20/+30. Burst has cookies, Omoide has candles, and songs have magazines. The training can also boost the Burst and Omoide ranks and are especially effective post-game, but you're going to need a lot of money.

- As far as individual idols go, there may be some variation in how they level up, particularly with how many plays they need to rank up Burst and Omoide. It's a bit more subtle than past games, so just keep it in mind.

- Memory appeals! Your Omoide stat is straight up how much you get for a basic memory appeal. But then there are skills that allows for multiple idols to appear in memory appeals which also up the points you gain, as seen in the Pastebin. So if your Omoide is 1000, expect 1500 from a duo appeal, 2000 from a trio appeal, and... well, I'll assume 5000 for a quintet appeal since I haven't even tried it yet. Keep in mind that there's a specific order to memory appeals. Your first appeal is solo, the second duo, the third trio, the fourth quintet, and then it starts again from solo. The cycle also resets if you miss a memory appeal, but it doesn't mean much. Me and Setsuna tried that already. :P

- Bursts! This is a whole other beast. So by default, it works just as Omoide works. When you burst, you immediately gain points equal to your Burst stat as well as those special burst notes, aka those glowing notes that make all appeals (even memory appeals!) worth double. The trick to bursts, however, comes from the skills that surround it. Unlike memory appeals where you only need the skill to use it, group bursts require a certain Charge level to even be used. Charge itself is a separate skill set entirely, activates on memory appeals, and goes up to Level 3. Level 1 is good enough for a Duo Burst, worth 2x Burst; Level 2 is needed for a Trio Burst, which is worth 5x Burst; and then you get to max Charge Level 3, needed for Quintet Bursts (a massive x10 Burst, great for All-Star Lives!) and Solo Bursts... which I can't really comment on since I only noticed this one in the manual. There's also some cute variation with these skills, too, since you'll likely notice the same skill has some Roman numerals following the skill name. Each variant is actually a different burst animation, which is nice enough for people wanting to check them out in S4U.

- Finally, here's a list of the various costume types, five in total:

スタンダード - Standard (ie. type does not matter)
アイドル - Idol
キラキラガール - Kirakira Girl
ハートフルレディ - Heartful Lady
元気娘 - Genki Musume
シャイニースター - Shiny Star


For those starting off with the game, note that lives list the type preferred by the live. While you are free to use any other type, there's a severe appeal reduction that makes said move utterly pointless, so just stick to the intended type for the least amount of fuss. The later lives also begin to limit by costume style as well as type, but those (Cute, Cool, Clever, Cosmic) are in English and easy to figure out. In general, just check to make sure you see a smiley face on the right box when you're coordinating your outfit for a live. That's when you know you're good.

If there's anything I'm missing or something you want to ask, feel free to mention it. Oh, and here's a link to the digital manual for easy access. (http://ps-idolmaster.channel.or.jp/) You may need to save images to see them full, though. It's built around being checked on the PS4.

We'll probably have to wait and see. I expect the event starts at midnight between 3rd and 4th of August, and i should be back home with the game about 30 minutes later. So if anyone here is playing with a non-japanese account, please write here as soon as you know if the event is playable on a non-japanese account, so i know on which account to start the game with. I'd like to use my european account and have the trophies on that one, and i'm willing to sacrifice the P drops for that (since you can only use those on japanese accounts), but i'm not willing to sacrifice the events for it.

I'll keep up on that. The manual says the DL Live should appear in the 765Pad on that present icon that's currently blacked out, so that should mean it's not something that requires the Japanese store to pull up like 765 Store option. I'm still baffled by why P Drops can't be bought off PSN when everything else can, but whatever.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 03, 2016, 02:44:03 am
The manual says the DL Live should appear in the 765Pad on that present icon that's currently blacked out, so that should mean it's not something that requires the Japanese store to pull up like 765 Store option. I'm still baffled by why P Drops can't be bought off PSN when everything else can, but whatever.
Unless its just me, I dont seem to be able to pull up the rankings/leaderboard on my US account. We will find out about the DL soon enough.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Yukibro on August 04, 2016, 05:39:42 am
Okay, DL Live is a go. As expected, the P Drops are still region-locked as far as I know, but the actual live is open to all players. There's also a new type, Trickster:

トリックスター

Cruel Namco decides to make the first two lives require it, but EX Clearing the second one give you a C Rank outfit with that type. I'll keep updating as I go further.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 04, 2016, 06:09:59 am
Okay, DL Live is a go. As expected, the P Drops are still region-locked as far as I know, but the actual live is open to all players. There's also a new type, Trickster:

トリックスター

Cruel Namco decides to make the first two lives require it, but EX Clearing the second one give you a C Rank outfit with that type. I'll keep updating as I go further.
Is there a limit to how many gold drops you can get in a certain time frame? I have heard so but unsure if true, or is it just pure random drops?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 04, 2016, 06:55:47 am
Can you confirm whether you can really get the costume on a non Japanese account?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 04, 2016, 07:21:10 am
Can you confirm whether you can really get the costume on a non Japanese account?

Yes. The reward for EX Clearing the 4th rank of the DL lives is the Rouge/ Noir outfit. I believe it's an S rank. You'll need a score of 57,000 to earn it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Yukibro on August 04, 2016, 07:42:26 am
A quick rundown on how DL Lives work. When you boot up the game when it isn't suspended, the DL tab will appear on the live selection screen. From there, you go through a series of four lives, where EX Clears move you to the final live and the event costume (also behind an EX Clear). The first two lives seem kinda confusing since they require the new Trickster type that they only give you AFTER you EX Clear the second live. Those two lives aren't that hard even with the penalty, though, but just be prepared for the last one. Lesser prepared folk like me need to train to meet that 57k EX Clear.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 04, 2016, 08:31:07 am
ouch... 57k with the wrong costume type... how long is the event running?
Did anyone actually get the costume on a non japanese account yet?

If so i guess i'll start over. I started on my japanese account yesterday, but mostly did tutorial stuff. When i can skip all the text it will be much faster, so i won't loose too much time.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 04, 2016, 08:55:01 am
So does the outfit drop randomly in addition to being given for EX clearing A rank?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 04, 2016, 09:30:17 am
ouch... 57k with the wrong costume type...

Actually, if you EX Clear(the only way to progress)the second of the DL lives, you get an outfit that has the type you need. They aren't that cruel. :P
Though it is only rank C, it makes a huge difference.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on August 04, 2016, 09:49:28 am
ouch... 57k with the wrong costume type... how long is the event running?
Did anyone actually get the costume on a non japanese account yet?

Someone on Gamefaqs claims you can still get the costume on a non japanese account.  However, the P-drops cannot be shared.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/730583-the-idolmster-platinum-stars/74085846?page=2 (http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/730583-the-idolmster-platinum-stars/74085846?page=2)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 04, 2016, 10:22:32 am
57k? Is that trio live? If so, it's huge!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 04, 2016, 12:02:18 pm
Actually, if you EX Clear(the only way to progress)the second of the DL lives, you get an outfit that has the type you need. They aren't that cruel. :P
Though it is only rank C, it makes a huge difference.

So, did you get that C rank costume on a non japanese account?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 04, 2016, 12:57:57 pm
Everything works with european PSN account. (Didn't work on my first login, but was fine after opening the game with jpn account)

All lives are for trio and require new trickster-type costume (you get it on your second live).

1st live:
normal 14700, no reward
ex 18900, bronze card
2nd live:
normal 17430, no reward
ex 26250, Leopard Ai - trickster type crappy costume (I got 29k with 8lvl edeN full combo on master, lvl 44-54 idols and crappy b-rank equipment (+2k for full combo costume))
3rd live:
normal 26250, silver card
ex 30450, Leopard Ai - trickster type crappy costume (now it's easy to clear with new costume)
4th live:
normal 42000, no reward
ex 57000, Rouge/NoirQ costume

57k with that crappy costume? Seriously? I could barely clear it... Ok, i'm profucer rank 13 now and at last got Kiramekirari (wich is supposed to be the best song, but i have to level it up first), but come on, just how high your girls' level has to be to get so much?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 04, 2016, 01:01:42 pm
With the score needed for the ex clear i wonder what will happen to people that just started
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 04, 2016, 01:03:56 pm
With the score needed for the ex clear i wonder what will happen to people that just started

they probably are out of luck, or need to be lucky to find one in a present. How long does the event last?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 04, 2016, 01:51:24 pm
they probably are out of luck, or need to be lucky to find one in a present. How long does the event last?
2 weeks
4th august to 17th august japan time
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on August 04, 2016, 05:19:07 pm
How do you save in this game?  Is it automatic like the other games (when the rainbow circle shows up in the bottom right) or do you have to manually save?

Does anyone have a link to a translation of the options menu?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 04, 2016, 06:24:27 pm
So, did you get that C rank costume on a non japanese account?

Yes, I'm using my US account. The name in English is 'Leopard Eye'. Seems to be a recolor of the D rank Cool outfit that has +10 Burst, with maybe some slight variations.

How do you save in this game?  Is it automatic like the other games (when the rainbow circle shows up in the bottom right) or do you have to manually save?

Does anyone have a link to a translation of the options menu?

To manually save, when you're back at the planning screen, press the options button. The first option is 'save', the second is 'return to title', and the last closes the options menu. The game has an autosave feature according to one of the screens shown a little after startup, but I still manually save to be sure.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Byuusan on August 04, 2016, 07:59:22 pm
Now for some good news for players who just started or still trying to reach higher ranks.

you HAVE to EXClear the DL Lives to progress to the next rank.

You can clear but you won't get anyway other than the clear rewards, it'll stay in the menu marked as Clear.

You can't miss a EXClear reward basicly.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 04, 2016, 08:24:49 pm
I've completed survey (via link on ps4 game hub).
Got this wallpaper oO
http://puu.sh/qpP3H.jpg
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Yukibro on August 04, 2016, 08:50:59 pm
Some other fruits of wisdom:

- The autosave in this game is pretty good, actually... too good in some cases. If the game closes at the main menu or live selection, you're brought back there. You can even close out during a live and return to that same live. So no cheating by resetting the week. :P

- The 11 free P Drops are available on the PSN store, but I still think they're locked to Japanese accounts since I didn't get anything on my English account. I haven't tested it out on my Japanese account yet though, but don't get your hopes up.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 04, 2016, 10:53:01 pm
does anyone know what the mail boost does?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 04, 2016, 10:58:06 pm
does anyone know what the mail boost does?
If you mean fan letters from presents, then it seems to increase fans.


So I hit MAX RANK! (it's 20) for OMOIDE..
Will max rank increase with getting S-rank or leveling up? Cause, well, it's still not enough to get 57k...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 04, 2016, 11:15:57 pm
If you mean fan letters from presents, then it seems to increase fans.

No, if you have the idol mail DLC you sometimes get a mail from theme where "mail boost" is displayed for a moment on the screen.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on August 05, 2016, 12:50:05 am
Yes! My copy finally arrived.  This game is really good!  The graphics, especially the characters models, are amazing!

Also in case people don't know, if you don't press anything at the title screen, it will take you to a concert where it introduces the idols as they are performing.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 05, 2016, 01:55:25 am
Ok. Took me whole day to farm, but I got 57k+. And it looks awesome.
By the way I'm yet to encounter any gold presents... Do they even drop without p-drops?

I want.
(http://puu.sh/qqd04.jpg)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rofomet on August 05, 2016, 03:43:44 am
Ok. Took me whole day to farm, but I got 57k+. And it looks awesome.
By the way I'm yet to encounter any gold presents... Do they even drop without p-drops?

What coordinate/stats did you have to push you to 57k+?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: SakuraMaxX on August 05, 2016, 06:58:59 am
I recorded two of the menu BGMs if y'all are interested.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/n6t1bky8cl1096m/Platinum%20Menu.mp3?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghfgg0mlpqt3ouu/Platinum%20PreLive.mp3?dl=0
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 05, 2016, 09:37:39 am
What coordinate/stats did you have to push you to 57k+?

Can't tell you the exact numbers right now but my team was
Hibiki lvl 61, burst+omoide max rank (20), A-rank, 4 hearts.
Chihaya+Azusa lvl 56, burst+omoide rank 15.
Leopard Ai costume (you don't have a choice here) with crappy a-b rank accessories with skills: charge lv1, duo drive, +100 points per combo.
The song I used was Kiramekirari lvl10 on master. This part is the most important for scoring. I'm scared to think how much more you'd have to grind if you choose any other song or lower difficulty.
I've got ~57500 with this setup.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rofomet on August 05, 2016, 09:47:18 am
I'm pretty close in stats, a few ranks behind in burst and omoide. I think 5 ranks will make the difference since i can get pretty close.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 05, 2016, 09:47:53 am
i don't like kiramekirari at all... i just hope i find enough magazines to do most of the work...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on August 05, 2016, 10:49:07 am
Kiramekirari? Go figure, given it being the go-to song in iM@S2. :P
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 05, 2016, 11:36:45 am
i don't like kiramekirari at all... i just hope i find enough magazines to do most of the work...
You can go with "I want" if you want (pun not intended), but that one is much harder to full combo and earns you ~375 points less.
Easier points vs Better song. The choice is yours.
On a bright side, the costume you get is so overpowered, you'll be able to continue farming the event with any song you like.

I remember having to pick hamburger to clear the hardest festival in imas2 and that's the one I disliked the most...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 05, 2016, 01:46:39 pm
You can go with "I want" if you want (pun not intended), but that one is much harder to full combo and earns you ~375 points less.
Easier points vs Better song. The choice is yours.
On a bright side, the costume you get is so overpowered, you'll be able to continue farming the event with any song you like.

I remember having to pick hamburger to clear the hardest festival in imas2 and that's the one I disliked the most...
what's the stat for the costume
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 05, 2016, 01:48:24 pm
How do one get master for a song?
Getting a perfect on every notes in a song or just keep using it?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 05, 2016, 02:24:00 pm
what's the stat for the costume

Its Cool / Trickster type S-rank
Appeal 168
Hearts + 3
Trio Burst III
Chain combo 4000
Burst +40

How do one get master for a song?
Getting a perfect on every notes in a song or just keep using it?

You have to beat Extreme Live with any of you girls once.
After it you can unlock master by clearing live on pro.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 05, 2016, 06:42:55 pm
I just did this with Happy! level 10 on pro.
Chihaya level 60(leader with 5 hearts)
20/20
Miki level 53
17/20
Hibiki level 49
15/14
I just used my highest appeal items with two of them using the abilities ドライブデュオ (Drive Duo) and ドライブトリオ (Drive Trio)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Yukibro on August 05, 2016, 08:14:50 pm
So based on what you guys posted, seems like the minimum for this event is:

- 4-5 hearts on your leader, preferably max Burst and Omoide and >= Level 50
- Two other members around level 50, with at least 15 Burst and Omoide
- Good accessories, especially ones with Drive Duo/Trio, Combo Ups
- A song at Rank 10

I'm currently in the grind to make it up to this, so I'm hoping for good results.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on August 05, 2016, 10:24:59 pm
Ok I need some advice on how to level up quick so I can beat this DL live. I thought I was doing fine in this game until the DL live came along.  :P

Kiramekirari is Rank 4 while I have Happy! at Rank 9. Miracle Night is at Rank 10 and is scoring around 47,000 (though weird thing is I've lost the rhythm for the song and can now barely play it when I used to be able to do a complete perfect chain on Master). Kiramekirari is scoring around 43,000 at a Chain Complete while Happy! is scoring around 47,100 (with that Chain Boost Z thing you can buy). I'm most likely going to have to use Happy! since leveling up Kiramekirari is going to take too long without magazines, have none left anyway. (All played on Master.)

For the outfit I have the following set:

The outfit you get after the second DL live @ Lv. 2
テイタニアへツドドレス (the flower headset) Rank A Lv. 1
(Sorry don't know the name of the necklace) It's the necklace with the crescent moon on it Rank B Lv. 4
エンプレスブレス (empress bracelet I think) Rank A Lv. 1
Twilight anklet (トワイライトアンクレット) Rank B Lv. 3

My idols are:

Hibiki
4 Hearts
Level 51
Rank A (literally just got her there today)
Burst Rank 15
Omoide Rank 15

Mami
4 Hearts
Level 46
Rank B
Burst Rank 15
Omoide Rank 15

Makoto
4 Hearts Level 46
Rank B
Burst Rank 15
Omoide Rank 15


So what should I do to level them up quickly? (Just going to have to pay for a shitload of lessons to get the Omoide and Burst ranks up if need be. And I suck at the EXP lesson unfortunately.) And is the outfit set I'm using good enough or should I use something different?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 06, 2016, 12:33:20 am
Ok I need some advice on how to level up quick so I can beat this DL live. I thought I was doing fine in this game until the DL live came along.  :P
The posts above kind of already answer this question. At that level all you can really do is gather more burst or perfect chain master songs. Spend all your current funds on training and make sure you have the Drive Duo/Trio abilities. The 5th heart added about 5k to my score with the duo ability, essential in my clear and my idols stats had been posted a bit above.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on August 06, 2016, 03:23:20 am
I have three quick questions :)

1)  For the "scratch" notes, is there any specific timing to them?  Sometimes I get a pink highlight on the stream of music notes coming out of it and sometimes I don't (might be linked to skills?)

2)  Is there a way to change what the notes look like?  I find I can't easily tell the Triangle and the up arrow apart.

3)  Does getting an Extreme clear give you more EXP/fans/money or does it just give you the item for Extreme clearing the song?

Thank you
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 06, 2016, 06:58:35 am
Chihaya level 60(leader with 5 hearts)
My top idols are half way to the fifth heart, but my levels are much higher...
What did you do to level it up so quickly? Is it maximum?
Yeah, fifth heart gives a huge boost here, since the event song is "cool" type.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Okayu on August 06, 2016, 02:11:09 pm
Supposedly this is the list of costumes you unlock for beating each character's solo live after you reach S rank. If you reach this point feel free to double check.

モーニングストロベリー (Morning Strawberry) ・・・ Haruka
ショコラローズ  (Chocolate Rose) ・・・ Makoto
コットンキャンディ (Cotton Candy) ・・・ Azusa
ピュアポップハート (Pure Pop Heart) ・・・ Iori
ライムライトクロコ (Limelight Kuroko) ・・・ Miki
シトリンドロップ (Citrine Drop) ・・・ Mami
甘いミントの記憶 (Amai Mint no Kioku) ・・・ Ritsuko
太陽の雫 (Taiyou no Shizuku) ・・・ Yayoi
鈍色初しぐれ (Nibi iro Hatsu Shigure) ・・・ Chihaya
恋人たちの日 (Koibito tachi no Hi) ・・・ Takane
サニーサンシャイン (Sunny Sunshine) ・・・ Ami
ヴァージンスピカ (Virgin Speaker) ・・・ Hibiki
マイオンリーポラリス (My Only Polaris) ・・・ Yukiho


Images

(http://i.imgur.com/QEOISxX.png)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on August 06, 2016, 03:30:51 pm
Good luck making 130,000,000 fans.

Now that I think of it, though -- and feel free to call me crazy -- but apparently word has it the game drops in difficulty if you're to play on a non-JPN account. This is supposedly to make up over the lack of P drops, so could anyone verify?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 06, 2016, 03:33:07 pm
A small tip for people going for platinum. Right after Takane's Birthday should be Valentine day. Week 10 of that 12 week set in fact. Remember ot set your leader beforehand so you can get all 13 idol's chocolate with no issues.

On the side note, i also manage to get Yayoi's Chocolate in lessons. So it possible to get the idol's chocolate via other means, but Valentine day is the sure fire way.

I can't find the corresponding trophy in this trophy list:
http://psnprofiles.com/trophies/5138-%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC-%E3%83%97%E3%83%A9%E3%83%81%E3%83%8A%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA (http://psnprofiles.com/trophies/5138-%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC-%E3%83%97%E3%83%A9%E3%83%81%E3%83%8A%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA)
Maybe i just overlooked it, could you tell me the name of the corresponding trophy please?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: meichan111 on August 06, 2016, 06:01:53 pm
Just got the game a few days ago and seems good so far, my best is in rank c and tried the esiest of the dl lives with almost clearing it but was some level and ranks ago so might try again, kinda annoying the p-drops are region locked but makes sense, oh yeah any that know how to get that boot camp theme? have clicked on the store and can guess to i need to get all dlc
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 06, 2016, 08:56:03 pm
has anyone else seen random huge memory boosts?

Yukiho was always behind Azusa in terms of memory hearts. Now i did the second non forced medley all star event and suddenly Yukiho is way ahead, she has 4 hearts now, while Azusa has a bit less than 3.5 hearts. It could have happened an event earlier and i didn't notice, but i don't think so. And the event before was a normal D rank event... That medley event got Yukiho from about 3 1/3 hearts to 4...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Okayu on August 06, 2016, 10:53:49 pm
Just got the game a few days ago and seems good so far, my best is in rank c and tried the esiest of the dl lives with almost clearing it but was some level and ranks ago so might try again, kinda annoying the p-drops are region locked but makes sense, oh yeah any that know how to get that boot camp theme? have clicked on the store and can guess to i need to get all dlc

The boot camp theme was for preordering the download version of the game.

Good luck making 130,000,000 fans.

You'll have to if you want to platinum the game since collecting all the outfits is part of a few trophies. So far not a single person has been able to platinum the game, at least according to this site.

http://psnprofiles.com/trophies/5138-%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%83%89%E3%83%AB%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC-%E3%83%97%E3%83%A9%E3%83%81%E3%83%8A%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 07, 2016, 03:49:18 am
Has anyone farmed out all the accessories from the DL live? I got the leg piece and I probably have 5-10 hours worth of runs. This is 110% designed to sell pdrops and nothing more, which is not a shocker, but damn. It would be nice of the stage would rotate too.

Does anyone have the numbers for the S rankup live? Is there even one?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on August 07, 2016, 05:36:37 am
Ok this might be a stupid question but I accidentally selected Hibiki's noise thingy to play when I hit each note.

How do I turn it off? It's driving me insane!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on August 07, 2016, 05:37:50 am
You should hear Iori's Hentai! or Azusa's Ara! My God, man. x3
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on August 07, 2016, 07:27:33 am
Ok this might be a stupid question but I accidentally selected Hibiki's noise thingy to play when I hit each note.

How do I turn it off? It's driving me insane!

You can change it anytime in options.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 07, 2016, 10:55:45 am
Does anyone know a halfway decent wiki, even if it's in japanese. I'm mainly looking for note counts per song and difficulty.

Btw i'm glad the penlights look much better than in the PVs, they are not so uniform in the actual game.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rofomet on August 07, 2016, 11:18:12 am
Has anyone farmed out all the accessories from the DL live? I got the leg piece and I probably have 5-10 hours worth of runs. This is 110% designed to sell pdrops and nothing more, which is not a shocker, but damn. It would be nice of the stage would rotate too.

Does anyone have the numbers for the S rankup live? Is there even one?

I got the outfit, ears, and wings so far. S rank up is 10,000,000 fans I think.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 07, 2016, 12:16:09 pm
Btw, accessories are from Big silver presents, not gold oO
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: meichan111 on August 07, 2016, 01:17:32 pm
The boot camp theme was for preordering the download version of the game.

Ah okay it's just that when i go to the playstation store link it pop's up with the game, the 1st catalog and the anime
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on August 07, 2016, 04:48:13 pm
You can change it anytime in options.

But where in the options? I can't read Japanese at all. Sorry but I've tried everything and using Google Translate has been nothing but a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 07, 2016, 04:58:59 pm
But where in the options? I can't read Japanese at all. Sorry but I've tried everything and using Google Translate has been nothing but a pain in the ass.

Should be アピール音, pretty much in the middle of the first page in the settings

Btw: has anyone found a way to rewatch rank up cut scenes?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 07, 2016, 05:22:20 pm
Btw: has anyone found a way to rewatch rank up cut scenes?
Go to your "choose leader" screen, choose idol and press square instead of circle.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 07, 2016, 07:58:30 pm
Have any of you done any livestreams with the game yet? I'm really surprised Namco didn't put a blocker on the songs or anything else when it comes to the share option.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on August 07, 2016, 08:29:57 pm
Have any of you done any livestreams with the game yet? I'm really surprised Namco didn't put a blocker on the songs or anything else when it comes to the share option.

I've been livestreaming the whole time with no problems so far. I'm really surprised too with how laxed Namco is being with the copyright BS this time around.


Did anyone unlock the entire DL live set yet? I only keep getting the DL outfit a few times (among other shit I don't want) and I'm out of p-drops (even the ones I bought beforehand). This is really insane. I've been going for about 6 hours straight with not one accessory yet.

Side note: I've got almost all of the in-game outfits and accessories so far. Just a few more to go. :D
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: HolyAarom on August 08, 2016, 06:04:12 am
Some miscellaneous things that might be helpful:

-You can use outfits that give more memory appeals to give you an edge in the money/fan making minigames, since they give you an extra die. This works even if the leader isn't the correct rank for the outfit. Just remember to change it when you do a Live. On that note, accessories that give fan/money/exp bonuses also apply to the minigames.

-You can hold the d-pad while pressing notes that do not require the d-pad input. This is good for songs that like to have alternating d-pad notes or a bunch of them together with non d-pad input notes.

-You can sorta cheese the makeup minigame by pressing the home button to suspend the game temporarily. Take a picture of the makeup icons before they flip over, and have it on the side when you resume the game.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Byuusan on August 08, 2016, 03:20:43 pm
Have any of you done any livestreams with the game yet? I'm really surprised Namco didn't put a blocker on the songs or anything else when it comes to the share option.

I been live streaming thru Elgato as well when i can. so lax with copyright.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 08, 2016, 03:47:31 pm
I hope no one minds me asking this, what are you meant to do with multiple accessories and costumes that are given to you? I've got at least two of each of the accessories from replaying the lives.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 08, 2016, 03:51:39 pm
I hope no one minds me asking this, what are you meant to do with multiple accessories and costumes that are given to you? I've got at least two of each of the accessories from replaying the lives.

You can upgrade them at the tailor shop to increase the appeal value of the item. It's relatively expensive though for the relatively small appeal gain, so unless you are struggling and need every bit of appeal i'd hold out for now, since you won't use the low rank items for all that long. I'd say upgrading A rank items will be useful later on, although i'm not there yet.

Additionally, there is a trophy for performing 50 upgrades, but that can also wait until you have enough items and especially enough money to do so.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 09, 2016, 05:48:30 am
What is an idols level cap?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 09, 2016, 10:45:05 am
Finally got the DL Live costume with my Lvl 41 idol
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 09, 2016, 10:56:49 am
Finally got the DL Live costume with my Lvl 41 idol

By drop?
Keep in mind there are basically 2 DL live costumes. One is the ex clear reward for the C rank DL event (which is possible with Lvl 41), and one is from gold present drops or the ex clear reward of the A rank events (which requires 57k or so points, which is most probably not possible with lvl 41)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 09, 2016, 11:01:33 am
By drop?
Keep in mind there are basically 2 DL live costumes. One is the ex clear reward for the C rank DL event (which is possible with Lvl 41), and one is from gold present drops or the ex clear reward of the A rank events (which requires 57k or so points, which is most probably not possible with lvl 41)
Nah it's from present.
Got the S rank costume by just clearing the live.
finally got another one by scoring 57k.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 09, 2016, 11:15:32 am
grats then

I have completed the idol extreme with Yukiho, Azusa and Takane now and completed all the DL live events apart from the last one. But unfortunately i can't really try my luck with it (ha, luck... i have yet to find ANY gold present in this game, not to mention from the DL event) since the A rank event requires 42k just to clear it, and i'm several thousand points off that mark... So i'll have to grind other events before i can start grinding the DL event for a drop (or eventually the ex clear)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 09, 2016, 11:19:57 am
grats then

I have completed the idol extreme with Yukiho, Azusa and Takane now and completed all the DL live events apart from the last one. But unfortunately i can't really try my luck with it (ha, luck... i have yet to find ANY gold present in this game, not to mention from the DL event) since the A rank event requires 42k just to clear it, and i'm several thousand points off that mark... So i'll have to grind other events before i can start grinding the DL event for a drop (or eventually the ex clear)
good luck to you then and actually this is my first gold present that i get and it actually can drop without even exclearing the live
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 09, 2016, 02:39:05 pm
You can upgrade them at the tailor shop to increase the appeal value of the item. It's relatively expensive though for the relatively small appeal gain, so unless you are struggling and need every bit of appeal i'd hold out for now, since you won't use the low rank items for all that long. I'd say upgrading A rank items will be useful later on, although i'm not there yet.

Additionally, there is a trophy for performing 50 upgrades, but that can also wait until you have enough items and especially enough money to do so.

Thanks for the help! I was almost about to spend my money on the upgrades but figured it could wait since you mentioned they have small appeal. It's better to just do it myself and save up money.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mallory627 on August 09, 2016, 03:14:13 pm
As far as I know the only way to buy outfits is to exchange the gold, silver, and bronze tickets you randomly get rewarded after lives and out of presents. It costs a bit of money too. On that note does anyone know exactly what the third option in the shop offers? The one with all the button icons.

I have a bronze ticket and a gold ticket and I haven't been able to use them yet (the shop won't let me choose them). Any reason why? Not high enough level? Not far into the story?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 09, 2016, 03:24:29 pm
I have a bronze ticket and a gold ticket and I haven't been able to use them yet (the shop won't let me choose them). Any reason why? Not high enough level? Not far into the story?
You have to have 5 to exchange for one item.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: bahamut0188 on August 09, 2016, 06:54:38 pm
Does anyone know how to increase the rate of notes with the AMCG logo? I have noticed that when a lot of them appear you are pretty much guaranteed a silver or gold box.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 09, 2016, 07:17:30 pm
I just realised you don't have to release hold notes for them to count. Just hold the button till it disappears. Quite helpful for very short hold notes.

Does anyone know how to increase the rate of notes with the AMCG logo? I have noticed that when a lot of them appear you are pretty much guaranteed a silver or gold box.

Aren't they random?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: bahamut0188 on August 09, 2016, 07:32:07 pm
Aren't they random?

I thought that was the case, I just wasn't sure. I just realized the link between them and the boxes yesterday. I found out that on songs that have little to no AMCG notes you will get normal boxes or no boxes. And on songs that have a lot you will get silver or gold.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 09, 2016, 08:01:34 pm
What is an idols level cap?
Seems like it's 99
Source>> https://twitter.com/gametter_com/status/762242016663121920
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 09, 2016, 08:12:41 pm
Seems like it's 99
Source>> https://twitter.com/gametter_com/status/762242016663121920

Note that you need 76500 xp to get from 98 to 99 :D
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on August 09, 2016, 08:58:09 pm
While I'll preface this song's necessity, I've grown to completely despise Kiramekirari. It happens to be one thing I can nail consistently well, and it'll EX right off a hair.

Hardly anything else gives that margin for error, but it doesn't mean I'll have any less a headache about it. I swear it'll haunt me in my sleep many decades from now.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on August 09, 2016, 10:26:45 pm
So for p-drops I ended up buying 60 of them and used 50 all in one shot for the DL live. I only came out getting the bunny ring from the drop around the 25th present.

Is it better to divide the p-drops for each live (like 20 per live)? Or just do the max you can drop all at once and hope for the best? I'm guessing it's all just pot luck and that dropping more p-drops isn't going to increase the odds of getting the DL items.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on August 09, 2016, 10:31:52 pm
I chose Chihaya as my second idol to produce.  But in the first scene, there's a decision that you have to make.  The problem is that every choice that I pick for Chihaya, she is unhappy.  What is the best choice for this decision?

I know the choices in the first scene doesn't affect anything, but I'd like to pick the best choice.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 09, 2016, 10:41:14 pm
So for p-drops I ended up buying 60 of them and used 50 all in one shot for the DL live. I only came out getting the bunny ring from the drop around the 25th present.

Is it better to divide the p-drops for each live (like 20 per live)? Or just do the max you can drop all at once and hope for the best? I'm guessing it's all just pot luck and that dropping more p-drops isn't going to increase the odds of getting the DL items.

I think the only thing p-drop does is a guarantee to get "some" present. The chance for a gold one or event drop stays the same.

I chose Chihaya as my second idol to produce.  But in the first scene, there's a decision that you have to make.  The problem is that every choice that I pick for Chihaya, she is unhappy.  What is the best choice for this decision?

I know the choices in the first scene doesn't affect anything, but I'd like to pick the best choice.
I think there are no good or bad choices here, they are just different. You can replay the scene anytime, so there's no point in overthinking it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: bahamut0188 on August 09, 2016, 10:50:22 pm
So for p-drops I ended up buying 60 of them and used 50 all in one shot for the DL live. I only came out getting the bunny ring from the drop around the 25th present.

Is it better to divide the p-drops for each live (like 20 per live)? Or just do the max you can drop all at once and hope for the best? I'm guessing it's all just pot luck and that dropping more p-drops isn't going to increase the odds of getting the DL items.

Like Nakiame said it just guarantees a present. I had 80 p-drops. The most I used at one time was 35 and the second most I used 20. Using p-drops I only got a bunch of consumables and lower ranked costumes and accessories. However without p-drops I got the sranked outfit 5 Times, the ring, and the garter.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on August 10, 2016, 03:45:45 am
This might sound crazy but I think the key to getting those weird Idolm@ster symbols (which apparently increase the chance of getting presents) is tied to getting perfect timing with your notes.

I'm able to consistently get these symbols from my notes (at least every two or three notes, and usually an entire stream) by adjusting my timing a little bit with my notes.

Since I've started adjusting my timing I've been able to consistently get a present each time (actually just got the S rank DL costume from doing this).

Maybe I'm just getting super lucky, but it's worth looking into :)

Edit:  Nevermind I don't think this is it.  I got these results for five songs in a row but after I tried the last DL event with the S rank costume I couldn't get it to work.  Maybe it is just random.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on August 10, 2016, 04:29:30 am
I can probably get this game on Monday (finally). As far as I know, that leaves me a day and a half to grind up enough to do the DL live for the costume. Am I gonna miss this costume or is it possible if I just grind REALLY hard?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Byuusan on August 10, 2016, 04:52:08 am
I can probably get this game on Monday (finally). As far as I know, that leaves me a day and a half to grind up enough to do the DL live for the costume. Am I gonna miss this costume or is it possible if I just grind REALLY hard?

It definatley possible if you grind really hard, or get super lucky with present drops.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 10, 2016, 04:58:05 am
Its quite seriously a nasty grind, like drop chances are so low that you would have a good chance of not getting all the pieces if you did 12 hours a day the entire event. Its kinda sad they are whoring this game out to this point but whatever.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on August 10, 2016, 05:08:17 am
I don't really care about the accessories. I just want the outfit. That's a confirmed reward right? How hard would it be to get just that.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Byuusan on August 10, 2016, 05:12:27 am
I don't really care about the accessories. I just want the outfit. That's a confirmed reward right? How hard would it be to get just that.

- 4-5 hearts on your leader, preferably max Burst and Omoide and >= Level 50
- Two other members around level 50, with at least 15 Burst and Omoide
- Good accessories, especially ones with Drive Duo/Trio, Combo Ups
- A song at Rank 10
- Leader Idol to be a A Rank

That the general idea you want
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mallory627 on August 10, 2016, 05:48:41 am
Probably a question that's already been answered ((sorry btw)), but how to you get the DL Lives to start? I'm only around level 20 something and I have Makoto and Chihaya at B Rank, as well as a few C and D rank people. Do you have to be A Rank?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: HolyAarom on August 10, 2016, 07:13:40 am
Probably a question that's already been answered ((sorry btw)), but how to you get the DL Lives to start? I'm only around level 20 something and I have Makoto and Chihaya at B Rank, as well as a few C and D rank people. Do you have to be A Rank?

Do you have the Vol. 1 Catalog downloaded? If not, try downloading it and then see if you can access the DL Lives.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 10, 2016, 07:38:47 am
I can probably get this game on Monday (finally). As far as I know, that leaves me a day and a half to grind up enough to do the DL live for the costume. Am I gonna miss this costume or is it possible if I just grind REALLY hard?

I think it's possible, but be ready to grind all those 36 hours you have!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mallory627 on August 10, 2016, 08:57:48 am
Do you have the Vol. 1 Catalog downloaded? If not, try downloading it and then see if you can access the DL Lives.

I mean I think I can acess it? The DL Live button appears when I go onto the menu, and I can click on it, but it just shows the poster with the stuff that you can get. Is there something I have to do on that screen?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 10, 2016, 09:05:06 am
no, in the event selection screen there is a tab called DL, you need to access it there.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mallory627 on August 10, 2016, 09:17:55 am
no, in the event selection screen there is a tab called DL, you need to access it there.

Ooh. Yeah I went to that and there was a D Rank live I think? I beat that but I didn't get anything. Am I supposed to get a certain score? Or just keep grinding?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 10, 2016, 09:22:14 am
if you ex clear the D rank, the D rank vanishes and a C rank appears. Same story again twice until there is an A rank. Ex-clearing the A rank gives you the S rank costume, and i think the A rank won't vanish after that. All these lives have a chance to drop the event costume and accessories in presents (only gold ones afaik).

Btw: ex clearing the C rank gives you a costume with the correct type, it's the only one in the game so far, apart from the event S rank which has the correct type for the DL event.

And there is also a B rank event which doesn't require this type and it vanishes after clearing it once, it gives you 50k money for clearing it (it's also called" money money 6")
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mallory627 on August 10, 2016, 11:07:07 pm
Thanks! Does anyone also know what the valentines chocolates do?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 10, 2016, 11:57:17 pm
as far as i understood it they increase the heart gauge
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on August 12, 2016, 12:27:44 pm
Adding on to the flak I've given Kiramekirari, I'm so glad to have mastered I Want; it's damn good for scoring and as an actual song in itself.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: meichan111 on August 13, 2016, 01:44:44 pm
Any that have the full list of song ranks? like from new and up
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 13, 2016, 01:58:26 pm
Any that have the full list of song ranks? like from new and up

Honestly i don't know the names, but there is also always a number, from 1 to 10, so the name doesn't really matter
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 13, 2016, 03:36:10 pm
Any that have the full list of song ranks? like from new and up
In ascending order, New, Fresh, Keep, Break, Major, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Legend.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on August 13, 2016, 04:46:32 pm
Does anyone know if you have to get the medley songs to level 10 for the trophy or is it just the normal songs?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: meichan111 on August 13, 2016, 09:07:53 pm
In ascending order, New, Fresh, Keep, Break, Major, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Legend.
Thanks :3
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: meichan111 on August 13, 2016, 09:27:12 pm
This might sound crazy but I think the key to getting those weird Idolm@ster symbols (which apparently increase the chance of getting presents) is tied to getting perfect timing with your notes.

I'm able to consistently get these symbols from my notes (at least every two or three notes, and usually an entire stream) by adjusting my timing a little bit with my notes.
Ah yeah have seen that have tried around and at one time i could get almost a song just with it on 0.0 but now i barely get it might need to go in - to able for it >3< i guess it just add's a bit more to the meter?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 14, 2016, 04:47:41 pm
i just got an S rank costume, but i don't understand it. It has following skills:
Fans +30%
Trio burst 3
Charge lvl 3

What's the point of that charge lvl 3? Unless there is an accessory with quintet burst, and you want to use this costume for a quintet, or even better for an all star live.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on August 15, 2016, 01:38:06 am
Is there an option to automatically skip the "skipable" scenes before and after a live?  I know you can press options to skip them, but I was hoping there may be an option to do this automatically (like how you can skip the encores automatically)

Thank you.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Roswell on August 15, 2016, 03:21:04 am
How do you unlock Master for songs?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on August 15, 2016, 03:43:11 am
You need to beat a character's Extreme Live (get to rank B and then beat the five lives that unlock before the Extreme Live)

Then you just need to beat a song on Pro to unlock it's Master version.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 15, 2016, 10:35:55 am
it might have been coincidence, but i got live kakumei de show to rank 3 and at the same time a B rank quintet called kakumei de show time appeared, although i have ex cleared all B rank events quite some time ago

Btw: is there an A rank quintet event? I have cleared all A rank events i have (not ex cleared though) and none of them is a quintet.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: HolyAarom on August 15, 2016, 11:20:20 am
Btw: is there an A rank quintet event? I have cleared all A rank events i have (not ex cleared though) and none of them is a quintet.

Nope. I have them all EX cleared, and there's only one full page of events.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on August 16, 2016, 02:06:46 am
it might have been coincidence, but i got live kakumei de show to rank 3 and at the same time a B rank quintet called kakumei de show time appeared, although i have ex cleared all B rank events quite some time ago

It wasn't a coincidence.  You also get one for getting Happy to rank 3 (but not for the other songs)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 16, 2016, 03:54:56 am
Is the best live to farm just the one with the most fans/exp that you have? Kinda sucks the DL live prevents you from getting S rank gifts outside of the costume. That should get patched to where after owning the costume the loot tables change.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 16, 2016, 07:52:07 am
personally i'd say the best live to farm is the one with the most fans, yes. I don't know about the S rank events which will unlock, but you will easily be able to ex clear everything else long long before you get the 10 million fans needed for S rank, so xp are not as important.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 16, 2016, 11:07:25 am
Anyone know how to unlocked most rank A costume.
I don't see them in present list.
By using gold card?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 16, 2016, 11:48:26 am
Anyone know how to unlocked most rank A costume.
I don't see them in present list.
By using gold card?

a few pages back in this thread someone wrote that they are unlocked by clearing a solo event which unlocks after reaching S rank. Each idol apparently has a different event with a different costume to unlock.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 16, 2016, 01:10:16 pm
a few pages back in this thread someone wrote that they are unlocked by clearing a solo event which unlocks after reaching S rank. Each idol apparently has a different event with a different costume to unlock.
Ah yes just found it. Now need to go back grinding fans.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mallory627 on August 16, 2016, 08:53:55 pm
Does anyone know a suepr fast way to get fans? Want to get Makoto, Chihaya, and Hibiki (My highest players at B Rank) to A Rank, but it's taking so long to grind.

Is there any faster way or is it just grind fest for a few weeks?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 16, 2016, 09:01:05 pm
This may be worth a separate topic, I'm not quite sure. It's not so much information to work with, as much as it is just something to keep in mind. So I'll just post it here for now, at least.

I've picked apart how the present generation works, more or less. For starters, Normal presents seem to be earned when you have five or less NBGI logos appear during a live. This is consistent across all songs and difficulties. The number of logos has no correlation to the number of presents you will receive. In several instances I had 4 logos appear and got no presents, and in another I had just one logo appear in the entire duration of a live and received two presents. Also as a side note, P drops work in the opposite way, if I understood correctly. Normally the number of logos only indicates the type of present and has nothing to do with the number you will receive. Again, I may have misunderstood but I think P drops increase the number of presents you will get and do not affect the type of present. If anyone can confirm or disprove this, it'd be appreciated.

As for my sample size, of 30 lives, 21 of them were only in Normal present range(11 of which yielded no presents), 7 of them gave Silver presents, and 2 gave Gold presents. This may not be consistent with everyone, and there is always going to be room for more developments here, but I'd say the least accurate part could be considered to be the number of Gold presents.

This is an interesting part. With assistance, I found that Silver presents are obtained when at least very close to(almost exactly)33% of notes matched in a live have logos attached. For example, if there are 200 total notes, 66 of them should have logos. The number can be more or slightly less than 33%, and occasionally is, but the difference shouldn't be too extreme. This is very easy to distinguish from when a Normal present may be received, of course. To further clarify, I tested recently with Kiramekirari on Master difficulty and earned a Silver present with exactly 120 of the 358 of the notes having logos.

What may be tricky is being able to tell when a Gold present will be received. I do still want to get more info on this bit, but I'll go from what I have available right now. I tested all of this with 99 Nights on Pro difficulty when I first started. For Silver presents, the number of logos seems to vary from 69 to 85. The problem is that the gap between Silver and Gold is rather small in this case, as in the two instances that I received Gold presents during my testing, I had just 6 more logos(at 91)appear than the highest Silver number. As I've said, I do want to get more on this because this seems a bit difficult. Not to mention the percentage of logos to total notes seems pretty random at about 44%, according to this very small sample size.

All this is overshadowed by the fact that Setsuna found that the game predetermines what will be received at the beginning of a new week, but these are the numbers I found and I figured it was still relevant. Hope this sheds some light, at least.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 16, 2016, 10:02:21 pm
As for my sample size, of 30 lives, 21 of them were only in Normal present range(11 of which yielded no presents), 7 of them gave Silver presents, and 2 gave Gold presents. This may not be consistent with everyone, and there is always going to be room for more developments here, but I'd say the least accurate part could be considered to be the number of Gold presents.

i'd say you were very very lucky with your gold presents. I'm in about 7.5 years ingame time and i have only found 2 gold presents so far...

Especially recently i have hardly gotten any presents at all. I wonder if there is a way to influence it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: iTiffany21 on August 17, 2016, 02:57:52 am
Are there any decent level grinding methods yet? I feel like I'm just playing this game somewhat aimlessly at this point.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: HolyAarom on August 17, 2016, 04:04:22 am
Does anyone know a suepr fast way to get fans? Want to get Makoto, Chihaya, and Hibiki (My highest players at B Rank) to A Rank, but it's taking so long to grind.

Is there any faster way or is it just grind fest for a few weeks?

If you haven't ranked up the other idols, you might as well rank them up while having Makoto/Chihaya/Hibiki round out the trio. It'll help remove hassle in the long run. If you have enough money, go and try to grind the fan minigame with the dice. I'd recommend having 5 hearts and using the DL Live outfit before doing so to make it less stressful. Try to stack up on fan bonuses through outfits/accessories.

Are there any decent level grinding methods yet? I feel like I'm just playing this game somewhat aimlessly at this point.

Try the cosmetic minigame while using an outfit that gives an exp bonus. Hearts don't matter for that minigame, and a perfect on level 3 gives you around 30k each time.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 17, 2016, 05:53:43 am
Are there any decent level grinding methods yet? I feel like I'm just playing this game somewhat aimlessly at this point.
Me too.

Right now all the idols are A rank and I have completed all the A rank jobs and SP on a few of them. Some still have a few solo lives and whatever else in A rank/SP but they need training. Is there anything that unlocks for clearing all those on everybody? Or is the only set of content S rank and the solo live that it comes with, or does it come with many more jobs? Cause as far as I can tell once everybody is A rank you just farm whatever live has the most fans seeing the same old boring stage and praying for drops.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 17, 2016, 12:06:03 pm
Just found out that chain bonus cannot be stacked.
Chain bonus from costume and accessory cannot be stacked
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Byuusan on August 17, 2016, 06:39:10 pm
Too bad the new DL Live outfit looks so generic.

By the way here the stats on the new outfit

http://imgur.com/a/YcbH0

S rank

Cute
Kirakira girl

+2 Memory appeal
Trio Burst
4000 chain complete bonus
15% more fans
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Roswell on August 17, 2016, 06:48:15 pm
Really sad that we're getting recolors in DL lives, thought the first one was gonna be an indication that they would be unique  :-\
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 17, 2016, 07:32:13 pm
Too bad the new DL Live outfit looks so generic.

By the way here the stats on the new outfit

http://imgur.com/a/YcbH0

Yukiho feels the same about the costume lol.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 17, 2016, 07:50:09 pm
this is pure speculation, but my guess/hope is that the costume of the first DL live per catalog is unique and matches one of the songs from the catalog (in this case i want). Or maybe catalog 2 will take longer than a month and the next DL live will have a me ga au toki themed costume.

While this costume is not as overpowered as the one from the first DL live, i'm glad that i finally have a decent cute kirakira girl costume. There is an event with this combination and all i had so far was a C rank with basically no skills, one that is stats wise identical to the costume you get from the C rank DL live 2.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 17, 2016, 08:33:50 pm
this is pure speculation, but my guess/hope is that the costume of the first DL live per catalog is unique and matches one of the songs from the catalog (in this case i want). Or maybe catalog 2 will take longer than a month and the next DL live will have a me ga au toki themed costume.

While this costume is not as overpowered as the one from the first DL live, i'm glad that i finally have a decent cute kirakira girl costume. There is an event with this combination and all i had so far was a C rank with basically no skills, one that is stats wise identical to the costume you get from the C rank DL live 2.

Actually stats-wise this costume is pretty nice for farming.
15% is a nice thing before you hit S rank with everyone. Add +10% from lalabit bunny ears (or some crappy glasses) and thats +25% fans from any source!
And this costume is more than enough to devastate S-ranked allstar live or medley, so thats +15% more from ex clear.
It looks awful crappy though=(
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 17, 2016, 08:41:36 pm
well, for fan farming i got another costume: the one S rank costume i got from gold presents has +30% fans. it isn't as good for scoring though (trio burst 3 is he only thing that helps for scoring), but i can still beat s rank medleys with it. I also used it for the live with 300k fans that came with the DL live 2, although the type doesn't match at all.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 17, 2016, 10:56:11 pm
Do duplicate items ever stop dropping? Three possible options.

Duplicates stop dropping once a item is upgrade to the max.

Duplicates stop dropping once you cant fit anymore into the store(cap at 10?

Lastly duplicates drop no matter what.

Anyone know which?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 17, 2016, 11:14:26 pm
Do duplicate items ever stop dropping? Three possible options.

Duplicates stop dropping once a item is upgrade to the max.

Duplicates stop dropping once you cant fit anymore into the store(cap at 10?

Lastly duplicates drop no matter what.

Anyone know which?

After ungrading to max you still get duplicates.
Didn't pay attention to items, i currently have 10 pieces of, so can't say for sure, but I think you'll get dupes forever.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nagi on August 18, 2016, 02:11:35 pm
New DLC catalog has been announced! AND IT INCLUDES OVERMASTER!!! It doesn't include Beyond the Stars tho... I hope that what Naryoril said becomes actually true and next DL Live's costume matches Overmaster.

Oh yes! Catalog also includes Do-Dai and the actual DLC Catalog's song: "Our Resistance". I think it is new?? (I didn't hear about it till now). Also, the costume is also matching the song.
Trailer can be found here: https://youtu.be/VTyILNb7PGc (https://youtu.be/VTyILNb7PGc)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on August 18, 2016, 03:27:12 pm
Now i'm wondering if i should splash more cash for the new song?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 18, 2016, 04:42:14 pm
OFA had much larger catalogs, so did IM@S 2. 1 outfit per catalog? Hopefully that means the DL live outfits will have more unique outfits.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Kimiko on August 18, 2016, 08:27:04 pm
The new song is good but the costume. I don't know. It's not bad but it doesn't look that appealing to me, the acessoires don't look that great either. 
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Roswell on August 18, 2016, 08:33:11 pm
Whoever is designing costumes for this game is obsessed with the ripped stocking on one leg look lol
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 19, 2016, 12:31:38 am
Alright, so after getting another Gold present in a live I played and counting the number of logos, I'd say it is safe to assume that the number of notes that must have logos is ~45% of the total notes in a song. I had 95 appear out of 207 notes, which is the max chain for edeN on Pro difficulty. This is actually slightly less than 47%, but the two previous instances showed about 44%, so averaging it out would make it about 45%.

So Normal presents can be received(but are not always guaranteed)with anywhere from 1-5 total logos throughout a whole song, Silver presents are earned when ~33% of notes have logos, and according to the three times I was able to use as examples, ~45% of notes having logos gives a Gold present.

I am sort of in the process of testing which all difficulties that Gold presents can be received in, but not too seriously as it takes time even for me; if you know, then you know :p and I'm not sure if anyone only ever plays on Regular/Debut difficulty.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on August 19, 2016, 12:45:30 am
Whoever is designing costumes for this game is obsessed with the ripped stocking on one leg look lol

Anything to accentuate the leg is fine by me. :3
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on August 19, 2016, 03:58:42 am
Just a heads up for anyone trying to get a bunch of fans, the fan bonuses from outfits/accessories don't stack.

I tried using the new DL live outfit with the 10% increase glasses but the game only applied the 15% from the outfit (even though both show up in the skill list)

It's annoying that the one thing that could help speed up getting to S rank (stacking bonuses) doesn't work :C
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on August 19, 2016, 05:42:20 am
New DLC catalog has been announced! AND IT INCLUDES OVERMASTER!!! It doesn't include Beyond the Stars tho... I hope that what Naryoril said becomes actually true and next DL Live's costume matches Overmaster.

Oh yes! Catalog also includes Do-Dai and the actual DLC Catalog's song: "Our Resistance". I think it is new?? (I didn't hear about it till now). Also, the costume is also matching the song.
Trailer can be found here: https://youtu.be/VTyILNb7PGc (https://youtu.be/VTyILNb7PGc)

I'm liking the new song ;D it kinda sounds like an upbeat version of Fate of the world, it also sounds like an opening for an anime.
It seems that Chihaya, Hibiki, and Miki will be performing the M@STER versions for this song, I can't wait ;D
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 19, 2016, 04:28:25 pm
Just a heads up for anyone trying to get a bunch of fans, the fan bonuses from outfits/accessories don't stack.

I tried using the new DL live outfit with the 10% increase glasses but the game only applied the 15% from the outfit (even though both show up in the skill list)

It's annoying that the one thing that could help speed up getting to S rank (stacking bonuses) doesn't work :C

I mean, to be fair, there is the camp wear outfit that gives +50% to fans but I don't know if it's available to everyone and you take a massive hit to your appeal stat since it's rank F, as well as it having no other bonuses. It's still pretty good late game when all your idols are really high levels. I get over 500k fans from the S rank AllStar Live/Medley with it.

But again I haven't seen if everyone can get it, apologies it that isn't the case. I think I heard that only those who pre-ordered the download version can have it, question mark?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 19, 2016, 04:58:46 pm
I think everyone should be able to get it, because all other DLC costumes have the shopping cart symbol. That said, i still don't have it. Do you remember how you got it? Assuming you mean No. 31
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 19, 2016, 05:07:01 pm
In that case, I may have been mistaken. I got it from a random Gold present. If it shows up in your list of outfits on your 765 Pad, then I'm pretty sure you can have it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on August 19, 2016, 11:39:49 pm
How do you do trio appeals and extreme bursts? For a while I could do the latter, but suddenly stopped being able to do that.

Also, is there a site like imas2.wota.info for Platinum Stars yet? Might be handy to have a lot of translated info hanging around.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 20, 2016, 12:28:57 am
How do you do trio appeals and extreme bursts? For a while I could do the latter, but suddenly stopped being able to do that.

Also, is there a site like imas2.wota.info for Platinum Stars yet? Might be handy to have a lot of translated info hanging around.

There's a Pastebin, anyway.

http://pastebin.com/Wa3ApYbM

For multi-idol bursts, you need an outfit that allows it, first off. It'll have an effect written as デュオバースト for Duo Bursts(assuming you can't read Katakana, apologies if you can), トリオバースト for Trio Bursts, and クインテットバースト for Quintet Bursts. Duo Bursts require at least the effect チャージ Lv1 which is charge level 1, Trio Bursts require at least チャージ Lv2, and Quintets need to have チャージ Lv3. Thing is though, Trio Bursts require both charge level 1 and 2, and Quintet Bursts need all 3. You generate these charge levels during lives by successfully doing memory appeals with X when they show up. Side note, the number of hearts your leader has is also the number of appeals you can do during a live. And as far as I know, Extreme Burst doesn't mean much in the way of the number of idols involved.

For multi-idol appeals, you need to have either ドライブデュオ, ドライブトリオ, or ドライクインテット, which are Drive Duo, Trio and Quintet respectively. They make it so your appeals include the number of idols they list. They're simply for more points, though. So basically the reason you can't do them any more is you aren't using an accessory that allows you to, that's all.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on August 20, 2016, 12:38:43 am
Ah okay, thanks for explaining!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 20, 2016, 07:00:37 am
If your not a very big S4U user, is there much reason to get the DLC outfit? I have been wanting to get Miracle Night but I keep holding off because I figure I may as well get the outfit for it. I like it a lot but it just seems pointless with how the game picks what you wear basically. I could get two songs for the price of the bundle.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: PurinxPop on August 21, 2016, 02:28:38 am
If your not a very big S4U user, is there much reason to get the DLC outfit? I have been wanting to get Miracle Night but I keep holding off because I figure I may as well get the outfit for it. I like it a lot but it just seems pointless with how the game picks what you wear basically. I could get two songs for the price of the bundle.

It's a good starter outfit, like Antique Star. But if you're already far into the game then I see no point getting it if you're not using it for S4U.

So, I lucked out and ended up getting Rouge Noire Q and 3 of the 4 accessories in 24 P drops and now I'm trying to obtain Sweet Pop Flower (without using P drops).
However, this DL live is proving to be much more difficult than the last, especially with the crappy C-Rank outfit we get. I don't know how you guys manage to get gold presents.

Could someone please tell me how much more training I would need to reach the 58k mark for the A-Rank live with these stats and coordinates?


Idols:

Miki (A)
Memory Appeal 4
Lv 61
Burst Rank 20
Omoide Rank 20

Hibiki (A)
Memory Appeal 4
Lv 47
Burst Rank 15
Omoide Rank 15

Yukiho (A)
Memory Appeal 4
Lv 46
Burst Rank 15
Omoide Rank 15


Coord:

Pale Sherbert (C)
Appeal +10%
Fan +5%

Kitten in Nightmare (A)
Charge Lv1

To the Nightmare Wings (A)
Drive Duo

Chronicle Accessory (B)
Appeal +20

Twilight Anklet (?)
Chain Bonus 100


Song:

99 Nights (Master) (Legend)


I can score 51k with this setup. I tried swapping the twilight anklet for the marching hare garter (which has the drive trio skill), but I got a lower score.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 21, 2016, 03:09:19 am
Could someone please tell me how much more training I would need to reach the 58k mark for the A-Rank live with these stats and coordinates?


Idols:

Miki (A)
Memory Appeal 4
Lv 61
Burst Rank 20
Omoide Rank 20

Hibiki (A)
Memory Appeal 4
Lv 47
Burst Rank 15
Omoide Rank 15

Yukiho (A)
Memory Appeal 4
Lv 46
Burst Rank 15
Omoide Rank 15

You'll probably want 5 memories(hearts) on your leader as it'll be an extra appeal after you burst, which I believe is affected by the x2 to the points of succeeding notes. Even if it weren't, it's a nice replacement for a normal note, especially with Drive Duo. And you'll definitely want to raise the levels of your other members. I went 52/50/50 with the first DL live and still only EX Cleared the fourth stage after I made the fifth memory.

Coord:

Pale Sherbert (C)
Appeal +10%
Fan +5%

Kitten in Nightmare (A)
Charge Lv1

To the Nightmare Wings (A)
Drive Duo

Chronicle Accessory (B)
Appeal +20

Twilight Anklet (?)
Chain Bonus 100

As far as your outfit and accessories, not much. I'm guessing Pale Sherbet is your best outfit for the type. Only thing is, as suggested by my previous post, unless you're using an outfit that allows for multiple-idol bursts, that Charge lvl isn't really needed and probably could be swapped out for the C rank accessory that gives +10 Burst. I'm not sure if charge levels affect solo Bursts in any way.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on August 21, 2016, 04:53:43 am
Has anyone else gotten like..."Critical Appeals" for lack of better word? Sometimes when I appeal, the numbers will be pink and the appeal will give me a LOT more than it usually does. Is that a skill, or just something random?

Edit: And while I'm asking questions, whats the fastest way to get an idols heart to 5? Just bringing her along to everything?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on August 21, 2016, 04:54:33 am
After ungrading to max you still get duplicates.
Didn't pay attention to items, i currently have 10 pieces of, so can't say for sure, but I think you'll get dupes forever.

Any dups you get after getting an outfit or item to level 10 you can sell for cash.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on August 21, 2016, 05:33:06 am
Question about the dice game. I'm at the beginning of the game where you have to roll the dice.  To get a perfect you need to get 12 points.  How do I get a perfect in this?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TechiP on August 21, 2016, 06:18:11 am
Question about the dice game. I'm at the beginning of the game where you have to roll the dice.  To get a perfect you need to get 12 points.  How do I get a perfect in this?

The number of dice depends on the heart/burst point for your idol plus the costume, you need to change your costume with more hearts to get more dice and easily scored 12.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on August 21, 2016, 08:15:52 am
The number of dice depends on the heart/burst point for your idol plus the costume, you need to change your costume with more hearts to get more dice and easily scored 12.

Thank you for the reply :).  So in the beginning on Week 4, you can't get a perfect since you only have one dice?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 21, 2016, 08:37:14 am
So in the beginning on Week 4, you can't get a perfect since you only have one dice?

You may find that being an issue for a while. The third level of the dice game requires all five for a perfect since you need the maximum number possible, 30. Alternatively, you'll have to use an outfit that gives you extra hearts for more dice if you don't like those odds.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 21, 2016, 08:50:45 am
You'll probably want 5 memories(hearts) on your leader as it'll be an extra appeal after you burst, which I believe is affected by the x2 to the points of succeeding notes. Even if it weren't, it's a nice replacement for a normal note, especially with Drive Duo. And you'll definitely want to raise the levels of your other members. I went 52/50/50 with the first DL live and still only EX Cleared the fourth stage after I made the fifth memory.

As far as your outfit and accessories, not much. I'm guessing Pale Sherbet is your best outfit for the type. Only thing is, as suggested by my previous post, unless you're using an outfit that allows for multiple-idol bursts, that Charge lvl isn't really needed and probably could be swapped out for the C rank accessory that gives +10 Burst. I'm not sure if charge levels affect solo Bursts in any way.

I agree that getting a 5th memory appeal will help a lot, it will add your units omoide score * 6 worth of points, so probably something around 4000 points.

I disagree about the accessory though. +10 burst without a burst skill is only 20 points extra, and even if you'd do a quintet burst i'd only be 200 points. The additional appeal on the better accessory is probably worth more.

Another method to add a lot of points is to switch the song. 99 nights is not really good for scoring. Kiramekirari master would net you 3375 points more in combo bonus. Jibun restart, live kakumei de show and visionary would still be 1500 more.  On rank 7 kiramekirari should net you more points than 99 nights on rank 10. This is not something you can do quickly though, unless you have a bunch of magazines lying around.

Song + a 5th heart would probably net you the 7k points you need. If you need an alternative for the song, it would probably be boosting the omoide of hibiki and yukiho. With 5 hearts, in the DL live every point in omoide is worth 21 points score.

For more details on scoring, check this thread:
http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,2515.0.html (http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,2515.0.html)


Has anyone else gotten like..."Critical Appeals" for lack of better word? Sometimes when I appeal, the numbers will be pink and the appeal will give me a LOT more than it usually does. Is that a skill, or just something random?

Edit: And while I'm asking questions, whats the fastest way to get an idols heart to 5? Just bringing her along to everything?

Afaik there is no such thing. Do you mean the memory appeals? The ones where you have to press X? Or do you mean the notes after the extreme burst?

As for getting an idol to 5 hearts: well, that's what i did. You could boost it a bit by making sure to get her valentine chocolate every year. Towards the end of getting Yukiho to 5 hearts i also did a lot of omoide and burst lessons to get her respective levels to 20. If they give the same amount of heart as a live, this will be faster, simply because the lessons are shorter than a live performance, but it costs money and only affects 1 idol, where a live affects 3 or 5 idols. Personally i'm doing quintet lives to grind hearts, but that works only with the assumption that every live gives the same amount of heart filling.

Thank you for the reply :).  So in the beginning on Week 4, you can't get a perfect since you only have one dice?

Well, you can, if you have the platinum box/limited edition and the costume that came with it, it gives you +1 heart. I wouldn't stress about it too much though.

One thing i noticed is that you get WAY less fans for a good compared to a perfect. For the lvl 3 version of the paid promotion you need 30 points for a perfect, and it will net you 100k fans. I tried it once with an idol with 4 hearts plus the costume from the first DL live with +3 hearts, which results in 7 dice. I only managed to get 27 or so points, and as a result i just got 16000 fans if i'm not sorely mistaken.

In general i'd be happy if someone knew a working strategy to get high score in that dice game, apart from just "get way more dice than you technically need", because i really suck at this minigame. Because of this i have been avoiding it as much as possible. It would be really helpful in getting to S rank though, but for that i need to get 30 points reliably. This is also the main reason why i'm currently working on getting every girl to 5 hearts... Unless they somehow add an option to get +4 hearts instead of "just" +3.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on August 21, 2016, 10:34:59 am
You may find that being an issue for a while. The third level of the dice game requires all five for a perfect since you need the maximum number possible, 30. Alternatively, you'll have to use an outfit that gives you extra hearts for more dice if you don't like those odds.
Well, you can, if you have the platinum box/limited edition and the costume that came with it, it gives you +1 heart. I wouldn't stress about it too much though.

Thank you both Rin and Naryoril :)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: PurinxPop on August 21, 2016, 07:31:21 pm
You'll probably want 5 memories(hearts) on your leader as it'll be an extra appeal after you burst, which I believe is affected by the x2 to the points of succeeding notes. Even if it weren't, it's a nice replacement for a normal note, especially with Drive Duo. And you'll definitely want to raise the levels of your other members. I went 52/50/50 with the first DL live and still only EX Cleared the fourth stage after I made the fifth memory.

As far as your outfit and accessories, not much. I'm guessing Pale Sherbet is your best outfit for the type. Only thing is, as suggested by my previous post, unless you're using an outfit that allows for multiple-idol bursts, that Charge lvl isn't really needed and probably could be swapped out for the C rank accessory that gives +10 Burst. I'm not sure if charge levels affect solo Bursts in any way.

I agree that getting a 5th memory appeal will help a lot, it will add your units omoide score * 6 worth of points, so probably something around 4000 points.

I disagree about the accessory though. +10 burst without a burst skill is only 20 points extra, and even if you'd do a quintet burst i'd only be 200 points. The additional appeal on the better accessory is probably worth more.

Another method to add a lot of points is to switch the song. 99 nights is not really good for scoring. Kiramekirari master would net you 3375 points more in combo bonus. Jibun restart, live kakumei de show and visionary would still be 1500 more.  On rank 7 kiramekirari should net you more points than 99 nights on rank 10. This is not something you can do quickly though, unless you have a bunch of magazines lying around.

Song + a 5th heart would probably net you the 7k points you need. If you need an alternative for the song, it would probably be boosting the omoide of hibiki and yukiho. With 5 hearts, in the DL live every point in omoide is worth 21 points score.

For more details on scoring, check this thread:
http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,2515.0.html (http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,2515.0.html)

Thanks guys. I was afraid of this. Currently, my Miki's heart gauge is halfway to the 5th memory appeal. I heard that buying the idol mail DLC increases the heart gauge at a faster rate, but I want to know how much it increases it by. If I'm already at the halfway point, how much longer would it take if I bought the mail DLC? And is it worth buying at this point?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on August 21, 2016, 07:53:15 pm

Afaik there is no such thing. Do you mean the memory appeals? The ones where you have to press X? Or do you mean the notes after the extreme burst?

Yes, I mean the appeals, but it's BEFORE I burst. I'm not sure how to explain it, but say my single (not duo/trio) appeals hit for 550, sometimes, they will go for 1050, and the number will be pink. This multiplier carries over to the duo/trio appeals too, and they have gotten me some SERIOUSLY huge numbers, like 4000 on a trio appeal.  I'll try and get a screenshot of it next time, but I really don't know HOW I got it to happen, but it's happened about 3 times.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 21, 2016, 10:09:34 pm
Thanks guys. I was afraid of this. Currently, my Miki's heart gauge is halfway to the 5th memory appeal. I heard that buying the idol mail DLC increases the heart gauge at a faster rate, but I want to know how much it increases it by. If I'm already at the halfway point, how much longer would it take if I bought the mail DLC? And is it worth buying at this point?

I'd say no, the mail DLC doesn't increase the heart gauge. I have the DLC for Yukiho and Azusa, but Takane is ahead of Azusa and the were both used pretty much the same. I found out that the mail boost you sometimes get from these mails adds another 50% to the omoide score of the idol who sent the respective mail for one week.

Yes, I mean the appeals, but it's BEFORE I burst. I'm not sure how to explain it, but say my single (not duo/trio) appeals hit for 550, sometimes, they will go for 1050, and the number will be pink. This multiplier carries over to the duo/trio appeals too, and they have gotten me some SERIOUSLY huge numbers, like 4000 on a trio appeal.  I'll try and get a screenshot of it next time, but I really don't know HOW I got it to happen, but it's happened about 3 times.

So you do mean the memory appeals, the ones where you have to press X?
Then my guess is that it's an event where there also is a costume image (cute, cool, cosmic and clever). Matching the image type triples the score of omoide appeals in that event.


And something else now: I'm trying to figure out how the game calculates the number of fans you get, i have been doing this on solo lives. What i found out:
Ex clear gives you 15% more fans, these 15% are multiplicative with a costume bonus, not additive (so with a 10% fan bonus costume you get 26.5% fans more, not 25%). What confuses me is that there is yet another 15% bonus in there, and i have no idea where it is coming from. It is not the number of hearts (at least 4 or 5 hearts doesn't make a difference), nor is it the costume type (i used a cool trickster type costume for an event that called for a cute idol costume).
As an example: The live has a base of 13200 fans, if i ex clear it with a costume which has +10% fans i get 13200 * 1.15 (ex clear bonus) * 1.1 (costume bonus) * 1.15 (no idea where it's coming from bonus) = 19202 fans.
Any idea where these 15% could be coming from?

Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 21, 2016, 11:47:08 pm
About presemts.

Your actions don't affect presents' droprate or quality. Period. (well, not counting p-drops of course)

Presents are determined the moment you start a live (i'm pretty sure it was already mentioned before) and nothing you've done before or will do after that moment affect how many or how good presents you get. Yep, you'll get the same reward for EX clearing a song and pressing 0 buttons and failing it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on August 22, 2016, 12:22:44 am
Yep, you'll get the same reward for EX clearing a song and pressing 0 buttons and failing it.

Are you certain about that? I thought it had been found that you don't get anything for not doing anything in lives, by Setsuna, actually.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 22, 2016, 01:03:50 am
Are you certain about that? I thought it had been found that you don't get anything for not doing anything in lives, by Setsuna, actually.

Yeah, I'm sure about it. I've checked it and you can check it youself if you want.
Start a live. Close the game. Copy your save to USB. Load. Clear a live with perfect result. See what you got and remember it. Now close the game. Retrieve the save from USB. Fail live without any button presses. See what you get... the items are the same.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 22, 2016, 05:02:06 am
Does anyone know what would happen if you got a new PS4 and tried to play a save file for a US/EU account that had purchased DLC and catalog DLC without having the catalogs or the JP account on the system and set as primary? Im wondering if it has a smart system for still letting you play and keep your stuff for when things get settled or if it would actually mess up and glitch your save.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheTanStar on August 22, 2016, 05:59:34 pm
Based on the previous games, the game would either force you to have the DLCs loaded on the system or change your costumes/accessories to defaults.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on August 25, 2016, 05:28:15 am
Bokutachi no resistance gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0-9M6W_i8AAqtYmDN_NrzMCQmlrQ-2Lo&v=rnH_KVkBaX8
What do you guys think?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 25, 2016, 05:42:41 am
Bokutachi no resistance gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0-9M6W_i8AAqtYmDN_NrzMCQmlrQ-2Lo&v=rnH_KVkBaX8
What do you guys think?
I think its pretty great. Wish this would have been in the main game instead of Show personally. Still waiting for Only My Note and Music.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 25, 2016, 06:08:35 am
Bokutachi no resistance gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL0-9M6W_i8AAqtYmDN_NrzMCQmlrQ-2Lo&v=rnH_KVkBaX8
What do you guys think?
Wow you are fast.
It reminds me Fate of the World and Seizon Honnou Valkyria both at the same time, so I think I will like it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 25, 2016, 04:26:26 pm
So I've washed myself with DLC and here's the result:
Overmaster is the best quintet song now with 313 notes total.
Do-Dai has 354 and is on par with Kiramekirari. Now you can choose wich one to use!
Boku-tachi no Resistance is 270 notes, meh, but sounds cool.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on August 25, 2016, 04:45:40 pm
*sigh* if only the trophy to get all non dlc songs to legend wouldn't exist, or rather it just said "get 18 (or whatever) songs to legend", i'd love to get overmaster and me ga au toki, but as it stands i probably wouldn't use them.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on August 25, 2016, 05:20:22 pm
*sigh* if only the trophy to get all non dlc songs to legend wouldn't exist, or rather it just said "get 18 (or whatever) songs to legend", i'd love to get overmaster and me ga au toki, but as it stands i probably wouldn't use them.
Same problem here, I would pick up the new costume but the game wont allow me to use it and farm fans at the same time :' (
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on August 25, 2016, 10:30:06 pm
Don't worry guys! You'll get all your PSN trophies done by the time you get all S-ranked costumes! You'll even get all DLC songs to legend by that time...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeathStrikr on August 26, 2016, 02:01:03 am
Don't worry guys! You'll get all your PSN trophies done by the time you get all S-ranked costumes! You'll even get all DLC songs to legend by that time...

Depends on your luck I guess. I've gotten all the S-rank costumes, but still haven't gotten any idols to S rank yet (closest is still 3 mil fans away), and I need something like 2500 more song plays to get everything to Legend >.<. Hopefully I can get more of the magazines to drop..
Question on the all legend trophy, do you need to get the 2 medley songs to legend rank too?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on August 26, 2016, 02:31:17 am
Depends on your luck I guess. I've gotten all the S-rank costumes, but still haven't gotten any idols to S rank yet (closest is still 3 mil fans away), and I need something like 2500 more song plays to get everything to Legend >.<. Hopefully I can get more of the magazines to drop..
Question on the all legend trophy, do you need to get the 2 medley songs to legend rank too?


From what I've heard, yes because they are in-game songs.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on August 31, 2016, 07:19:39 pm
Presents are determined the moment you start a live (i'm pretty sure it was already mentioned before) and nothing you've done before or will do after that moment affect how many or how good presents you get. Yep, you'll get the same reward for EX clearing a song and pressing 0 buttons and failing it.

(Meant to ask this earlier and forgot until now.)
So couldn't we just theoretically just keep choosing the same DL Live over and over without needing to actually play it and just wait for the DL accessory to drop in a gold present?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on September 01, 2016, 07:03:53 am
(Meant to ask this earlier and forgot until now.)
So couldn't we just theoretically just keep choosing the same DL Live over and over without needing to actually play it and just wait for the DL accessory to drop in a gold present?

Yep, you could do so if you don't need anything but presents.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 01, 2016, 08:52:49 am
has anyone tested this? It is also possible that the previous week determines the type of present drops you get (of course with some randomness added). If this were the case and they said "no gold presents for failing/not doing anything" then you couldn't farm gold presents like this.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on September 01, 2016, 09:47:18 am
has anyone tested this? It is also possible that the previous week determines the type of present drops you get (of course with some randomness added). If this were the case and they said "no gold presents for failing/not doing anything" then you couldn't farm gold presents like this.

It's determined when you press "go to stage" button and see loading screen. It is the same moment when p-drops are consumed if you decide to use any.
So, no, previous week doesn't affect your loot in any way.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Setsuna on September 01, 2016, 10:43:00 am
After further testing we found out that the present dropping phase is determined the seconds before the song starts. The game will autosave at the point it's generated, so...

When I did the initial tests, I rolled back to the beginning of the week, not the beginning of the song - It was a mistake in the testing I was using, although if you do the exact same actions, you WILL get the exact same result, which left me to draw that conclusion.

Once you lock into the song (Namely the moment it autosaves prior to the song load) the results of the drops are locked. Incidentally, this prevents 'p-drops' from being wasted if you lose power etc - the drops are already calculated in at that point, if you resume after quitting.

(So basically you could do some control and time dance to alter a 'bad result' but in all honesty, there's no way for you to know what magic combination is required to force a gold present.)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 03, 2016, 08:50:24 am
Since I recently started the game I'll be having a few questions time to time.  I appreciate the help.


I advanced to Pro quickly in the songs.  However, I'm introduced to d-pad (arrows) notes.  When I press the correct direction on the d-pad, it doesn't register at all.  I went through a few songs before I tried pressing both the d-pad and the corresponding face button when the d-pad note came and it worked.  So, is that what I'm supposed to do?  Press both the d-pad and face button when an arrow note comes?





Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on September 03, 2016, 09:57:47 am
Since I recently started the game I'll be having a few questions time to time.  I appreciate the help.


I advanced to Pro quickly in the songs.  However, I'm introduced to d-pad (arrows) notes.  When I press the correct direction on the d-pad, it doesn't register at all.  I went through a few songs before I tried pressing both the d-pad and the corresponding face button when the d-pad note came and it worked.  So, is that what I'm supposed to do?  Press both the d-pad and face button when an arrow note comes?

Yes.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 04, 2016, 12:11:17 am
1.  So, where do I go to see the previous communications?  I've seen the intro scene and I want to replay it with another choice.  But, I can't find it anywhere.  I'm on week 8.

2.  Is there any items worth buying from the Tailor shop?  I think someone mentioned target support Z, but when does that unlock?

3.  How do I turn off Encore after the lives?

Thanks, Nakiame for answering my previous question.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on September 04, 2016, 01:14:26 am
I'm not sure about the what to buy from the Tailor, I've made it by just fine without anything, but to view communications and other scenes i.e., morning greetings and the like, you'll want to go to the idol status menu where you change your leader out and press Square with your cursor over the idol whose communications you want to see. To turn encores off, go to the 765 pad, to the options menu, then at the first option(translates to 'stage scene skip'), change the setting from the word with three characters to the word with two.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 04, 2016, 02:05:48 am
Oh, that's where I'm supposed to review the communications. (I don't think it has everything but I'll see).


Thanks, Rin for the info.  I really appreciate it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 04, 2016, 02:55:11 am
So, for the idols Omoide and Burst level, I have to keep using memories and burst for that particular idol to level it up?  (Do I have to do everyone?  Seems like it'll take awhile)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on September 04, 2016, 06:10:10 am
If you're going for the platinum you'll very likely max out everyone's burst and omoide before you get it.

I'm 150,000 fans away from getting my first Idol to rank S and three of my characters have the two at level 20

Everything in this game takes a while unfortunately :/
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 04, 2016, 10:04:10 am
So, for the idols Omoide and Burst level, I have to keep using memories and burst for that particular idol to level it up?  (Do I have to do everyone?  Seems like it'll take awhile)

You can also do the corresponding lessons or use burst cookies/omoide candles
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 06, 2016, 02:04:34 am
I finished the Ex Live and on rank B.  The grind for 10 million fans is going to be very tedious and time consuming.

And, now for more questions.


1) On my list of outfits/accessories that I'm wearing it says Lv1 for each accessory/costume.  How do I level this up?

2) I began using Master songs, and it seems pretty difficult to perfect combo.  I perfect combo Pro songs pretty easily.  How important is it to mastering Master songs? 

3)  I'm at the point where I need to grind for fans/exp.  I understand lessons/paid promotions can help, but I only have so much money.  Plus, the dice game isn't very reliable even if I'm wearing an outfit that gives 2 extra hearts (so 2 extra dice).  I have an outfit that gives +20% fans, but the lives don't give very much fans.  Like I'm only getting close to 6000 fans per live and that's with the outfit.  That's going to take forever.  If I reach A rank, will there be better lives that I can earn a lot more fans?  Are there anymore recommendations for grinding for fans?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on September 06, 2016, 02:50:42 am
I finished the Ex Live and on rank B.  The grind for 10 million fans is going to be very tedious and time consuming.

And, now for more questions.


1) On my list of outfits/accessories that I'm wearing it says Lv1 for each accessory/costume.  How do I level this up?

2) I began using Master songs, and it seems pretty difficult to perfect combo.  I perfect combo Pro songs pretty easily.  How important is it to mastering Master songs? 

3)  I'm at the point where I need to grind for fans/exp.  I understand lessons/paid promotions can help, but I only have so much money.  Plus, the dice game isn't very reliable even if I'm wearing an outfit that gives 2 extra hearts (so 2 extra dice).  I have an outfit that gives +20% fans, but the lives don't give very much fans.  Like I'm only getting close to 6000 fans per live and that's with the outfit.  That's going to take forever.  If I reach A rank, will there be better lives that I can earn a lot more fans?  Are there anymore recommendations for grinding for fans?
1.combine same accessories in tailor shop

3.No
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 06, 2016, 08:19:23 am
The costumes from DL live 1 and 4 give +3 hearts, if your idol has 5 hearts (which you more or less need to ex clear the DL lives) you have 8 dice for the paid promotions and reaching a dice score of 30 becomes quite easy
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: HolyAarom on September 06, 2016, 05:32:09 pm
2) I began using Master songs, and it seems pretty difficult to perfect combo.  I perfect combo Pro songs pretty easily.  How important is it to mastering Master songs? 

It depends on if you're getting really close to the score threshold and are missing by say a couple thousand points. The thing about difficulty is that it affects the amount of notes a song has. I think the thread on scoring mechanics and strategies has more information, but I know when you get a 10 chain, you get an extra 50 points added to your score. the extra points increase by 25 for every rank the song you're playing reaches. It goes up to 275, but there's a leg accessory that adds an additional 50 or 100 points to it. Take the song "Go My Way!" for example. On debut, it has 94 notes, which means at most you can get (9*375) points if you have it at rank 10. If you were to play it on master, you would potentially have the chance of getting (27*375) points instead. The game does some sort of wacky thing that balances the amount of points you get for normal notes to compensate for the lack of notes. I would get around 90 points for a regular note on master, but I would get around 360 per note on debut.

I think after a certain point (namely if you have 5-8 hearts and a high Omoide stat,) duo/trio drives will actually be more beneficial than the chain bonus accessory. That's super way later into the game though.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 07, 2016, 05:54:23 pm
The costumes from DL live 1 and 4 give +3 hearts

1.  My list of DL lives shows several lives.  How do I know which one is #1 and #4?  Is it mixed up or is it ordered from top to bottom?

2.  Is there a good way to grind for hearts?  It seems going from 4 to 5 takes a really long time.  I've used the Valentine chocolate but it seems to barely increases it when you have 4 hearts.  And, Valentine day comes once a year in the game.

And, thank you everyone for helping me out .
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on September 07, 2016, 06:22:11 pm
1.  My list of DL lives shows several lives.  How do I know which one is #1 and #4?  Is it mixed up or is it ordered from top to bottom?

2.  Is there a good way to grind for hearts?  It seems going from 4 to 5 takes a really long time.  I've used the Valentine chocolate but it seems to barely increases it when you have 4 hearts.  And, Valentine day comes once a year in the game.

And, thank you everyone for helping me out .

1. Starts from the bottom up. You top one should for the 4th DL Live "KEEP OUT".

2. Not really, just use the idols and the corresponding items that help increase the heart gauge. It seems that after reaching the 4th heart the progress is slowed considerably.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on September 08, 2016, 02:06:21 am
How do you sell extra outfits and accessories?

I have a few extras adding up but I can't figure out how to sell them.

Thank you
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Setsuna on September 08, 2016, 02:12:36 am
If you want to sell extras (usually cause you hit max level of the items in question and combining more is pointless):

Go to the p-pad (far right option, the options) and select the first tab (the one that has a diamond in it, top left option on the pad).

You'll see your items.

The L1/R1 tabs will move between items, costumes, and accessories.

Select the costume/accessory that you'd like to sell copies of.

Hit Triangle.

Select which ones you want to sell using Circle.

Hit triangle again, then say yes to the prompt.

If I get that wrong, it's because it might be another button, but you can sell from that screen.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on September 08, 2016, 04:59:56 am
So I bought Yayoi's mail, partly because she's my favorite, and partly because I wanted to see how much of a boost it gave to the heart gain from Level 4 to 5. It doesn't really seem to boost it by much, and even if it did, it doesn't activate often at all. I've run through about 20 weeks and had it activate once.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 08, 2016, 07:21:00 am
1. Starts from the bottom up. You top one should for the 4th DL Live "KEEP OUT".

Unfortunately, I don't have the required outfit type for DL Live #1 and #4 to get the smiling face.  How did you all get those costume types?  I've been Ex clearing so many lives and yet I never came across those costume types.  Or am I reading it wrong? 

Because for All star lives/Medleys, I believe the costume type says could be anything so you can wear whatever you want.  At least that's what I think it means.

Also, for DL lives #2 and #3, I managed to get to the 4th part (A rank live) but the requirement now is too high for me to reach. How did you all beat it?  What level were you on?


So I bought Yayoi's mail, partly because she's my favorite, and partly because I wanted to see how much of a boost it gave to the heart gain from Level 4 to 5. It doesn't really seem to boost it by much, and even if it did, it doesn't activate often at all. I've run through about 20 weeks and had it activate once.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the mail boost just boost your idol's Omoide by 50%? for 1 week.  I don't think it has to do anything with hearts.  Yes, that grind for the 5th heart is very time-consuming.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on September 08, 2016, 07:55:23 am
Unfortunately, I don't have the required outfit type for DL Live #1 and #4 to get the smiling face.  How did you all get those costume types?  I've been Ex clearing so many lives and yet I never came across those costume types.  Or am I reading it wrong? 

Because for All star lives/Medleys, I believe the costume type says could be anything so you can wear whatever you want.  At least that's what I think it means.

Also, for DL lives #2 and #3, I managed to get to the 4th part (A rank live) but the requirement now is too high for me to reach. How did you all beat it?  What level were you on?


You get those costumes as a reward for EX-clearing those lives.
As to how to do that: just level up your girls and a song.
If you fullcombo 10lvl kiramekirari/do-dai, lvl 50-55 girls with max omoide/burst should be enough.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 08, 2016, 08:45:28 am
Unfortunately, I don't have the required outfit type for DL Live #1 and #4 to get the smiling face.  How did you all get those costume types?  I've been Ex clearing so many lives and yet I never came across those costume types.  Or am I reading it wrong?

Also, for DL lives #2 and #3, I managed to get to the 4th part (A rank live) but the requirement now is too high for me to reach. How did you all beat it?  What level were you on?

To add to what Nakiame said: You get a matching C rank outfit by ex clearing the C rank DL live, and another copy of the same costume by ex clearing the B rank live. Then by ex clearing the A rank, you get a matching S rank costume.

I easily completed the first DL live by reaching 5 hearts with Yukiho, and having her on omoide rank 20, while i had Azusa and Takane on omoide rank 15. Burst doesn't matter nearly as much, omoide is much more important for the DL lives, nor does the level make a big difference. It's really mostly about the song, 5 hearts and omoide. Assuming your idols have omoide ranks 20/15/15, getting that 5th heart will result in 3000 to 4000 points extra.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the mail boost just boost your idol's Omoide by 50%? for 1 week.  I don't think it has to do anything with hearts.  Yes, that grind for the 5th heart is very time-consuming.

From all i have seen myself, this is correct.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 08, 2016, 11:08:19 am
To add to what Nakiame said: You get a matching C rank outfit by ex clearing the C rank DL live, and another copy of the same costume by ex clearing the B rank live. Then by ex clearing the A rank, you get a matching S rank costume.

Oh, I see.  I think I might of misunderstood something.  Whenever, I look at the costume type for any live in general, I try to find a costume that matches that type so that I get the smile face.  So, that part makes sense.

However, for DL live #1 and #4 I saw the required costume type for their respective live, and none of my outfits matched that type that was listed.  So, I thought this was some new costume type that I never got.  But, if that's not the case, then the required costume "type"  you need to use is the actual costume you receive from rank C version of that DL live?  Meaning, use this specific costume only.

So, costumes that have the colored shopping carts are the DL Live outfits?

Sorry, if I sound confused.  I hope I understood everything correctly.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 08, 2016, 12:02:26 pm
Oh, I see.  I think I might of misunderstood something.  Whenever, I look at the costume type for any live in general, I try to find a costume that matches that type so that I get the smile face.  So, that part makes sense.

However, for DL live #1 and #4 I saw the required costume type for their respective live, and none of my outfits matched that type that was listed.  So, I thought this was some new costume type that I never got.  But, if that's not the case, then the required costume "type"  you need to use is the actual costume you receive from rank C version of that DL live?  Meaning, use this specific costume only.

So, costumes that have the colored shopping carts are the DL Live outfits?

Sorry, if I sound confused.  I hope I understood everything correctly.

Yes, you understood it correctly. Basically for DL live 1 and 4 you have to beat the D and C rank lives with the incorrect costume type, and the B and A rank live with the costume you received from the C rank. Once you got the S rank costume from the A rank live, you can repeat the A rank live using that S rank costume, making it much easier to beat.

Even for DL live 2 and 3 the costume you get from the C rank is your best bet for the A rank live since they are the only costumes available with a matching costume type AND image (the correct image triples your omoide appeal score). But beating the D and C rank is easier because you already have the correct costume type.

Btw: You can use the costumes from DL live 1 for events requiring a shiny star type costume, and the costumes from DL live 4 for events requiring a genki musume type costume. You get a prompt that you are using the incorrect costume type though, but you still get the score bonus. Maybe the changed something with the patch that was released last night (i didn't have a chance to test it yet).
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Setsuna on September 08, 2016, 12:06:59 pm
Yes, you understood it correctly. Basically for DL live 1 and 4 you have to beat the D and C rank lives with the incorrect costume type, and the B and A rank live with the costume you received from the C rank. Once you got the S rank costume from the A rank live, you can repeat the A rank live using that S rank costume, making it much easier to beat.

Even for DL live 2 and 3 the costume you get from the C rank is your best bet for the A rank live since they are the only costumes available with a matching costume type AND image (the correct image triples your omoide appeal score). But beating the D and C rank is easier because you already have the correct costume type.

Btw: You can use the costumes from DL live 1 for events requiring a shiny star type costume, and the costumes from DL live 4 for events requiring a genki musume type costume. You get a prompt that you are using the incorrect costume type though, but you still get the score bonus. Maybe the changed something with the patch that was released last night (i didn't have a chance to test it yet).

Also note that if you are really lucky (or you use P-drops to forcibly get lucky) you can actually get the S rank costume before the 4th stage of the DL Live - Gold presents in DL lives have their own drop tables, and yes, as weird as it sounds, you can end up failing a DL live's stage 1, and getting the S rank costume out of that failure, which means you will have the required costume type from the get go.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on September 08, 2016, 06:27:58 pm
Unfortunately, I don't have the required outfit type for DL Live #1 and #4 to get the smiling face.  How did you all get those costume types?  I've been Ex clearing so many lives and yet I never came across those costume types.  Or am I reading it wrong? 

Because for All star lives/Medleys, I believe the costume type says could be anything so you can wear whatever you want.  At least that's what I think it means.

Also, for DL lives #2 and #3, I managed to get to the 4th part (A rank live) but the requirement now is too high for me to reach. How did you all beat it?  What level were you on?


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the mail boost just boost your idol's Omoide by 50%? for 1 week.  I don't think it has to do anything with hearts.  Yes, that grind for the 5th heart is very time-consuming.
....Oh! I could have sworn someone said that the mail boost increases your heart gain for that week, either way, I still get cute pictures every now and then so it wasn't a total waste, and a 50% Omoide boost is always nice.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 08, 2016, 08:40:40 pm
Btw: You can use the costumes from DL live 1 for events requiring a shiny star type costume, and the costumes from DL live 4 for events requiring a genki musume type costume. You get a prompt that you are using the incorrect costume type though, but you still get the score bonus. Maybe the changed something with the patch that was released last night (i didn't have a chance to test it yet).

I could finally test it now, and patch 1.01 fixed the incorrect warning prompt.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hinatax01 on September 09, 2016, 12:04:19 am
If you want to sell extras (usually cause you hit max level of the items in question and combining more is pointless):

Go to the p-pad (far right option, the options) and select the first tab (the one that has a diamond in it, top left option on the pad).

You'll see your items.

The L1/R1 tabs will move between items, costumes, and accessories.

Select the costume/accessory that you'd like to sell copies of.

Hit Triangle.

Select which ones you want to sell using Circle.

Hit triangle again, then say yes to the prompt.

If I get that wrong, it's because it might be another button, but you can sell from that screen.

Thank you very much.

Not really sure how I missed that :P
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on September 10, 2016, 03:58:50 pm
Sony Asia Slide Presenting a Host of "PS4 Pro" Supported Titles

http://images.khinsider.com/2016%20Uploads/09/KH2.8_Pro.png

IMAS is on there
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 10, 2016, 09:48:52 pm
Does anyone know what Kotori's instructions about touch scenes say?  So, far I've been just tapping circle once for touch scenes.  I'll post the screenshot.


(http://i.imgur.com/49951Wx.jpg)



Oh, by the way I made it to A rank (Still, got a long way to go for 10 million for the idols I want to see their S rank communication).  And, I don't have 5 hearts yet.  I need to increase my omoide level so I can get that DL live outfit that increases hearts and use it for the paid promotion.  I suppose I could use lessons or equip triple memory appeal so that I get more omoide points per live so I can level omoide faster.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mylastgg on September 12, 2016, 10:17:24 am
I was wondering what to do in the "touching" scenes as well, since my Japanese is awful and I can barely read kana.
After 3/4 touching scenes I imaged that it was not much of a touching but of a "pointing" game where you just get to select one feature of the idol in order to answer a previous question, but these are just my speculations, sorry!

On a side note, is there a patch note log for 1.01? In my wildest dreams I wish they adjusted the costumes drop rate, but I feel like this is going to remain a wild dream, but 3 hours after the patch kicked in I got my first S costume (cosmic one) out of a D rank live (ex clear), I don't know if this might mean something or this is supposed to happen out of luck!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on September 12, 2016, 10:36:31 am
That touching manual just describes different touching options you have.
1. Tap circle once.
2. Tap circle repeatedly.
3. Hold circle.
4. Move left stick while holding circle.

Though you need to follow the conversation to actually understand which action is required when.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Tharir on September 15, 2016, 02:18:25 am
Is there a way to turn off the audience when watching PVs?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on September 15, 2016, 03:55:45 am
Is there a way to turn off the audience when watching PVs?

In the Settings Menu go down to 歓声 (Cheer - I believe it's the last setting) and set it down to 1. That's the only way to get rid of most of the cheering. You will barely be able to notice it afterwards.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Taylor_Omnom115 on September 18, 2016, 09:37:31 am
Not sure if this type of stuff goes in here but heres DLC #3

https://youtu.be/7Vp4DEjLCi0
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on September 18, 2016, 09:42:01 am
DLC catalog 3 is out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vp4DEjLCi0
The song features Takane, Yukiho, and Azusa
I don't know the name of the new song since it's not translated yet but Kyun! Vampire Girl and Meisou Mind is back and there is also a new outfit!
What do you guys think?
Edit: I just noticed that Taylor already made the post about it while I was typing so I didn't mean to double post :P feel free to tell me if I should take out the post ;D ;D
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on September 18, 2016, 09:43:03 am
Not sure if this type of stuff goes in here but heres DLC #3

https://youtu.be/7Vp4DEjLCi0
Dang you beat me to it while I was making the post! XD
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ChocoCats on September 18, 2016, 09:54:19 am
New song is called "Amaterasu". Costume is called "Tsukiyomi no Kamu Wasou" (Tsukiyomi's Dancing Flower Kimono) from MUST SONGS.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 18, 2016, 10:31:59 am
the costume looks really nice. It's just sad that it's probably useless :(
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on September 18, 2016, 05:20:44 pm
Really liking the new song from DLC 3. The outfit is also very nice looking. Happy to see that it's using the idols' image colors instead of one standard color.

Is it me or does the outfit sorta remind anyone of magical girl anime. Sorta strikes me as Sailor Moon-ish. But still really like the outfit and song.


(Still holding out for Yakusoku and Aoi Tori.)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Roswell on September 18, 2016, 11:48:48 pm
Amaterasu sounds great, definitely the best new DLC song so far.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: suzushinayuriko on September 19, 2016, 12:40:13 am
Outfit is fantastic! It's like a much improved version of iM@S 2's Full Bloom Yukata Dress. Song sounds pretty great.

Still, Kyun! Vampire Girl and Meisou Mind? I love both, but this game is still severely lacking in ballads.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on September 19, 2016, 02:57:06 am
I love both, but this game is still severely lacking in ballads.
I second this^
This game needs ballads bad...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ZetaFlare on September 19, 2016, 03:57:00 am
I'm loving Amaterasu! A couple more listens and I think I might want to do a piano cover of it.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mylastgg on September 19, 2016, 09:16:09 am
Hello there!

Two very quick questions:

- is there a way to know how many hours/lives I've played the game? I recall some 'stats' page in the pad section, is the correct?

- if I clear a live with X fans, will each idol joining the live receive X fans at the end of it? Will X be split amongst the idols?

Thanks!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 19, 2016, 10:13:43 am
Hello there!

Two very quick questions:

- is there a way to know how many hours/lives I've played the game? I recall some 'stats' page in the pad section, is the correct?

- if I clear a live with X fans, will each idol joining the live receive X fans at the end of it? Will X be split amongst the idols?

Thanks!

First question: yes, that's correct

Second question:
For solo events i could figure out the formula precisely (although there is a factor of 1.15 where i had no idea where it is coming from), but for trios and quintets i was only able to find an approximation.
iirc it's roughly like this:
The idols which are not the leader get about (the margin of error is about 5%):
Number of fans as stated / 2 * 1.2 * highest fan bonus of your equipment (e.g. 1.3 if you have a costume with +30% fans)
If you get an ex clear, multiply that again with 1.15

The leader gets that result * 1.66 (or maybe it was 1.5)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mylastgg on September 19, 2016, 07:42:04 pm
First question: yes, that's correct

Second question:
For solo events i could figure out the formula precisely (although there is a factor of 1.15 where i had no idea where it is coming from), but for trios and quintets i was only able to find an approximation.
iirc it's roughly like this:
The idols which are not the leader get about (the margin of error is about 5%):
Number of fans as stated / 2 * 1.2 * highest fan bonus of your equipment (e.g. 1.3 if you have a costume with +30% fans)
If you get an ex clear, multiply that again with 1.15

The leader gets that result * 1.66 (or maybe it was 1.5)

Thanks Naryoril for the extremely detailed data :)!!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on September 19, 2016, 09:29:05 pm
Second question:
For solo events i could figure out the formula precisely (although there is a factor of 1.15 where i had no idea where it is coming from), but for trios and quintets i was only able to find an approximation.
iirc it's roughly like this:
The idols which are not the leader get about (the margin of error is about 5%):
Number of fans as stated / 2 * 1.2 * highest fan bonus of your equipment (e.g. 1.3 if you have a costume with +30% fans)
If you get an ex clear, multiply that again with 1.15

The leader gets that result * 1.66 (or maybe it was 1.5)

Ehh? wtf are those numbers? It's not that complicated

For solo:
You get x1.1 fans for it being a solo live.
You get x1.1 fans for EX clearing a live.
You get xXX% for +fans item equpped (only the highest one works).

For group live:
You get x1.15 fans for EX clearing a live.
You get xXX% for +fans item equpped (only the highest one works).
Leader gets 100% of fans multiplied by all multipliers.
Anyone else participating gets 60% of what your leader gets.

Examples:
Solo. A live with 15750 fans reward. You EX clear it and +15% item is equipped.
Fans you will get: 15750x1.1x1.1x1.15=21916

Group A live with 6325 fans reward. You EX clear it and have +15% item equpped.
You leader will get: 6325x1.15x1.15=8364
Team member 2 will get: 8364x60%=5018
Team member 3 will get: 8364x60%=5018
Total fans: 18400
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on September 19, 2016, 11:43:11 pm
geeze, i wonder what i did wrong to not find such an easy formula (for the group lives), although you made a small mistake: you mixed up the ex clear factor of solos and group lives


Ex clearing the S rank quintet  Re:ライブマスター which has a base fan value of 15750 while not wearing any fan boosts got my leader 17325 fans, which is 15750 * 1.1
Ex clearing the special SP quintet バレンタインライブ which also has a base fan value of 15750 while wearing a costume with 30% fan and no money bonus got my leader 22522 fans, which is 15750 * 1.1 * 1.3, i also got 6750 (base) * 1.1 (ex clear bonus) = 7425 money

On the other hand, solo lives have an ex clear bonus of 1.15, the solo bonus also seems to be 1.15
Ex clearing the A rank solo live レジェンドソングライブ which has a base fan value of 10725 while not wearing any fan or money boost got me 10725 * 1.15 * 1.15 = 14183 fans and 7410 (base) * 1.15 (ex clear bonus) = 8521 money.


that different ex clear factor probably is the reason why i couldn't find the correct group live formula. i made my first tests for finding the formula on solo lives for simplicity and found an ex clear factor of 1.15. From there i automatically assumed that the ex clear factor is the same for group lives, and always calculated with this. No wonder i couldn't find a formula that made sense.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mylastgg on September 20, 2016, 12:20:27 am
Ehh? wtf are those numbers? It's not that complicated

For solo:
You get x1.1 fans for it being a solo live.
You get x1.1 fans for EX clearing a live.
You get xXX% for +fans item equpped (only the highest one works).

For group live:
You get x1.15 fans for EX clearing a live.
You get xXX% for +fans item equpped (only the highest one works).
Leader gets 100% of fans multiplied by all multipliers.
Anyone else participating gets 60% of what your leader gets.

Examples:
Solo. A live with 15750 fans reward. You EX clear it and +15% item is equipped.
Fans you will get: 15750x1.1x1.1x1.15=21916

Group A live with 6325 fans reward. You EX clear it and have +15% item equpped.
You leader will get: 6325x1.15x1.15=8364
Team member 2 will get: 8364x60%=5018
Team member 3 will get: 8364x60%=5018
Total fans: 18400

Just another dumb question: is there a way to 'force' a live to be played solo? I've only reached A rank lives (very early game stage, not even all idols have completed the Extreme Live) and the only "solo" I can think of is the second part of the extreme live itself.

Does this make sense?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: suzushinayuriko on September 20, 2016, 01:41:39 am
Found a preview of the full Amaterasu dance here (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm29676508), I think this is from Tokyo Game Show?

I like it even more, although Takane's hair clipping was fairly distracting.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on September 20, 2016, 04:56:00 am
I like the song, it kinda reminds of a romcom anime opening ;D
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Taylor_Omnom115 on September 20, 2016, 06:11:57 am
Does anyone know how to skip (not using any buttons) every live you clear? Just got platinum stars today and i have no idea what im doing lol
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on September 20, 2016, 07:11:02 am
Does anyone know how to skip (not using any buttons) every live you clear? Just got platinum stars today and i have no idea what im doing lol
to skip go to option and change fhe first option toする
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on September 20, 2016, 07:56:07 am
geeze, i wonder what i did wrong to not find such an easy formula (for the group lives), although you made a small mistake: you mixed up the ex clear factor of solos and group lives


Ex clearing the S rank quintet  Re:ライブマスター which has a base fan value of 15750 while not wearing any fan boosts got my leader 17325 fans, which is 15750 * 1.1
Ex clearing the special SP quintet バレンタインライブ which also has a base fan value of 15750 while wearing a costume with 30% fan and no money bonus got my leader 22522 fans, which is 15750 * 1.1 * 1.3, i also got 6750 (base) * 1.1 (ex clear bonus) = 7425 money

On the other hand, solo lives have an ex clear bonus of 1.15, the solo bonus also seems to be 1.15
Ex clearing the A rank solo live レジェンドソングライブ which has a base fan value of 10725 while not wearing any fan or money boost got me 10725 * 1.15 * 1.15 = 14183 fans and 7410 (base) * 1.15 (ex clear bonus) = 8521 money.


that different ex clear factor probably is the reason why i couldn't find the correct group live formula. i made my first tests for finding the formula on solo lives for simplicity and found an ex clear factor of 1.15. From there i automatically assumed that the ex clear factor is the same for group lives, and always calculated with this. No wonder i couldn't find a formula that made sense.

My numbers were from some s-ranked solo live with cute-kirakira costume (34k to ex clear) and dl-live 2. Haven't tested it much, cause, well, +\- 50% fans doesn't matter at all.

Anyway, if you are sure in your numbers, then it seems like it doesn't matter if it's a solo or a group live.
Looks like you get x1.1 and x1.1 bonuses for any S-ranked live and just x1.15 for anything that's not from S-rank tab like DL or SP or A-rank tabs.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Taylor_Omnom115 on September 22, 2016, 03:15:14 am
Does anyone know how to get a MASTER difficulty on a song? ive been using 99 nights on PRO and its not giving me master. do i have to wait or unlock something?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on September 22, 2016, 03:25:23 am
Does anyone know how to get a MASTER difficulty on a song? ive been using 99 nights on PRO and its not giving me master. do i have to wait or unlock something?

Once you clear your first EX Live you'll be able to get MASTER difficulty for songs once you use them on PRO afterwards.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Taylor_Omnom115 on September 24, 2016, 01:35:45 am
anyone have any idea what this is saying?

http://imgur.com/a/WzYdR

and this

http://imgur.com/a/Dm3XE
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Maka on September 24, 2016, 01:39:13 am
anyone have any idea what this is saying?

http://imgur.com/a/WzYdR

and this

http://imgur.com/a/Dm3XE
Idk what the first one is saying (I can give you a translation when I'm off my phone) but the second one is telling you your selected outfit doesn't match the live type. I don't have the game but from what I can tell if they don't match you get penalties in your score.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Rin on September 24, 2016, 02:42:10 am
anyone have any idea what this is saying?

http://imgur.com/a/WzYdR

and this

http://imgur.com/a/Dm3XE

The first is asking if you want to use the current coordinate, as opposed to cancelling the changes you made and using the previous setup. It's just confirmation.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on September 26, 2016, 07:27:52 am
Luckily, I was able to get away with not needing Master difficulty and Ex every single live in the game with Pro even the solo ones.  Of course, you need to plan yourself with the best coordination of outfits/accessories, maxing your burst/omoide stats, and having a level 10 fast song.  Plus, S-rank DL live costumes are pretty useful with their more hearts and perfect combo bonus.

There was one live where I did use Master difficulty (but I bought the target support z item from someone's advice to help me out with the perfect combo).  Remember, it's a consumable item so you have to buy multiple if you want to keep using it.  Though, if I grinded the burst level for my 3rd member I may not have needed Master difficulty.  But, point is you can use Master difficulty + target support z as back up if there's a live that's giving you a lot of trouble and you're so close winning.

EDIT:
Just to update my progress, I got S-rank both Chihaya and Miki and got them 5 hearts (Haruka is almost at 5 hearts).  I also Ex all lives even the DL lives, All Star, and solo lives (Chihaya and Miki for now).  (I'll confess, I did buy a few DLC money to help me out a little since 10 million fans per idol takes awhile.)

Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: suzushinayuriko on October 01, 2016, 12:23:02 am
DL Live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttjT8aYFr_k), surprised nobody posted it before me.

It was obviously going to be Kyun! Vampire Girl. Passion Vampiress is pretty cool, but why isn't the top hat an accessory?!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Taylor_Omnom115 on October 03, 2016, 09:13:36 am
I have found a song glitch before you start a live
http://imgur.com/gallery/wHGRD
The game didnt break or anything. it just replayed the song

It even shows up twice on the results screen
http://imgur.com/a/Mw6a8
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: HolyAarom on October 03, 2016, 01:16:39 pm
I think the way that works is if you have a quintet group performing the first song. The game has to select a song that has a quintet option, and it stays even if you switch to trio/duo/solo. Good for grinding songs though.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on October 03, 2016, 09:07:18 pm
I have found a song glitch before you start a live
http://imgur.com/gallery/wHGRD
The game didnt break or anything. it just replayed the song

It even shows up twice on the results screen
http://imgur.com/a/Mw6a8

Yep, you can even set all three to the same song, but you can do that only with the first quintet song you chose at the start of the game, so it's kinda useless. https://puu.sh/qB8N8.jpg
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ZechsM on October 05, 2016, 01:51:19 am
Hello people!!!
I need a little help
I'm about 150 hours in the game, S rank with Iori and almost with Miki and Yayoi, EX cleared all lives, plus DL ones
I have all accessories and outfits except the Aurora Diva and some A, but no training wear, that's a grade F...
It's a random gift by presents or i missed something?


Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on October 05, 2016, 03:56:47 am
Amaterasu Gameplay is out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE-t61i7bw4
What do you guys think?

Kyun! Vampire Girl:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE-t61i7bw4

Meisou Mind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=LLjbfPL0DVXl_o1SbX1tNQZw&params=OAFIAVgB&v=nI9TwGZNpOc&mode=NORMAL

Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: suzushinayuriko on October 05, 2016, 05:43:20 am
After listening to all the solos, here's what I have to say:

- What the hell happened to Hibiki? What the hell happened to MIKI?! Futami Twins also sound awful, Iori's a little less so. Was everyone told to sing the song with as much strain on their voices as possible? Some parts of Haruka's are pretty smooth, some are kind of bad, which is standard Haruka fare. But even she's easier to listen to than most of these, which is saying something.

- I dislike Ritsuko and Yayoi's singing and don't listen to them enough to make a good comparison. I'll just skip over them without commenting.

- Makoto's starts off with a little strain, but soon after it's like she just says "fuck it" to whatever directions they gave and absolutely nails it her own way (that "sono koe ga fureru hodo ni", ahhh). Her solos in Platinum Stars have been on fire.

- Chihaya on the other hand is straining her voice yet again.

- Yukiho's a little squeaky but still good. Azusa's fine, it actually feels like the song fits her type of voice for once. Takane's always god-tier.

Song itself is really good, but I'm just a bit bummed out about half the solos being subpar.

Also is anyone hearing like, really scratchy static voices singing in the background when the chorus hits? Why was that even necessary?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on October 05, 2016, 06:27:28 am
As far as I can tell the new DL outfit is the ultra super omega rare drop and the accessory's are given to you, all except the legs entirely useless skill wise. Clearly they have not heard complaints, and pdrop sales must be very poor so they have now made it so you buy the pdrops in hopes for the outfit rather then the accessorys. Definitely never buying pdrops, and I will be buying all future installments used unfortunately. So we got 2 unique outfits in addition to what was in the base game, still making the costume selection absolute dribble. The DLC outfits are useless, on top of outlandishly priced, considering you cant use them unless you want to gain a super low amount of fans.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Maka on October 05, 2016, 07:08:49 am
After listening to all the solos, here's what I have to say:

- What the hell happened to Hibiki? What the hell happened to MIKI?! Futami Twins also sound awful, Iori's a little less so. Was everyone told to sing the song with as much strain on their voices as possible? Some parts of Haruka's are pretty smooth, some are kind of bad, which is standard Haruka fare. But even she's easier to listen to than most of these, which is saying something.

- I dislike Ritsuko and Yayoi's singing and don't listen to them enough to make a good comparison. I'll just skip over them without commenting.

- Makoto's starts off with a little strain, but soon after it's like she just says "fuck it" to whatever directions they gave and absolutely nails it her own way (that "sono koe ga fureru hodo ni", ahhh). Her solos in Platinum Stars have been on fire.

- Chihaya on the other hand is straining her voice yet again.

- Yukiho's a little squeaky but still good. Azusa's fine, it actually feels like the song fits her type of voice for once. Takane's always god-tier.

Song itself is really good, but I'm just a bit bummed out about half the solos being subpar.

Also is anyone hearing like, really scratchy static voices singing in the background when the chorus hits? Why was that even necessary?
Man, you hit the nail on the head. I love Miki's voice usually, but this is her worst solo since Kyun Vampire Girl.

Hibiki almost sounds like early SP Hibiki. It's weird.

And idk if it's the videos I'm seeing, but the BGM for this song just seems really low quality...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on October 05, 2016, 07:47:32 am
I'm guessing Namco must have given up with the p-drop sales as we now get all of the accessories after each initial live. Either that or they found out about the CronusMax everyone is now using.
Well looks like DL Lives will be much easier considering we just have to drop the outfits now. Just have to finish up getting the accessories from the fifth and sixth and I can start working on getting the last two S-Ranked outfits to Platinum the game finally.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 05, 2016, 09:21:12 am
Hello people!!!
I need a little help
I'm about 150 hours in the game, S rank with Iori and almost with Miki and Yayoi, EX cleared all lives, plus DL ones
I have all accessories and outfits except the Aurora Diva and some A, but no training wear, that's a grade F...
It's a random gift by presents or i missed something?

You are a very lucky person... I still only got 1 S rank costume drop so far.

As for your question: the training wear also drops from gold presents.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Virgofall on October 05, 2016, 10:09:42 am
- I dislike Ritsuko and Yayoi's singing and don't listen to them enough to make a good comparison. I'll just skip over them without commenting.
Ritsuko's was pretty surprising for me - she runs into the same issue Chihaya has with overstraining sometimes, but not so much here. She actually sounds pretty nice, at least to my ears; at least the four M@STER VERSION idols sound decent enough (I generally agree with the assessment of the other three).
 
Yayoi... well, it's standard Yayoi fare, maybe slightly less shrill than usual, and I feel like she performs a little bit better here as a whole than she does over on Boku-tachi no Resistance... but that's more a comparison of "typical Yayoi singing" than compared to other idols' voices. I'd rank it as above Futamis/Iori at least.

I can't say I hear a whole lot of bad quality from the game versions of songs this go, but that's probably because the loudness war (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war) is pretty noticable with this batch in the M@STERs... A lot of the appeal of Miracle Night, I feel, was lost as a result, and I'm a little concerned for Amaterasu.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Roswell on October 05, 2016, 06:32:00 pm
I don't really hear as much out of the ordinary although Miki's solo is shockingly bad. Maybe the song is in a pretty high key and it's affecting the ones that already sing with a high voice?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on October 05, 2016, 11:35:35 pm
I feel like the ones that did good on this song are the ones that have the low-mid voice ranges, since it's a cute and high key song, the ones that have a high voice range didn't do well since they sound so shrill, just a speculation though.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ZechsM on October 06, 2016, 12:32:57 am
You are a very lucky person... I still only got 1 S rank costume drop so far.

As for your question: the training wear also drops from gold presents.
Thank you very much!!!
Not very lucky, indeed, because i have only one A rank costume dropped

I also noticed a bad performing, especially the Miki one, in Kyun Vampire Girl's solo, considering the DLC is priced about 9000 yen, it's another shame on Namco

No comment about the ultra rare drop for the last DL outfit, finally a very good one and Namco makes fun of everyone another time
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 06, 2016, 12:53:48 am
As far as I can tell the new DL outfit is the ultra super omega rare drop and the accessory's are given to you, all except the legs entirely useless skill wise.

This is simply incorrect. The head and arms have charge level 1 and 2, so they are the skills you usually want on these slots. And the necklace is really good for solo lives, where there is no point in wearing drive duo.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on October 06, 2016, 10:15:56 am
I also noticed a bad performing, especially the Miki one, in Kyun Vampire Girl's solo, considering the DLC is priced about 9000 yen, it's another shame on Namco
It's actually ~6400 yen if you buy everything in catalog 3 (noone sane would ever buy money). Or 1200 for the song only.

No comment about the ultra rare drop for the last DL outfit, finally a very good one and Namco makes fun of everyone another time
The droprate is the same as before. It's just that now you have to grind for 1/5 item instead of 4/5. Getting full set should be noticeably faster!

This is simply incorrect. The head and arms have charge level 1 and 2, so they are the skills you usually want on these slots. And the necklace is really good for solo lives, where there is no point in wearing drive duo.
There's F-ranked tiara with all three charge levels and it's by far the strongest head accessory present in game, so having those skills anywhere else is such  a waste... Leg slot is the only accessory slot where you can actually get to choose a skill.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 06, 2016, 11:03:24 am
There's F-ranked tiara with all three charge levels and it's by far the strongest head accessory present in game, so having those skills anywhere else is such  a waste... Leg slot is the only accessory slot where you can actually get to choose a skill.

So what do you put on your arms slot when wearing the F rank tiara?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Kimiko on October 06, 2016, 11:11:06 am
So, my best friend stopped playing platinum stars completely. she was the one to introduce me into imas and had every game till now and she says she's never been so dissapointed with an imas game. shes going back to play ofa again to overwrite her bad memories of ps. she even stopped buying the dlc after the first one. she said she didn't want to pay for new songs and costumes if she didn't have fun playing with them later.

I mean I know many were dissapointed with platinum stars, but have you heared of any other players stopping ps ? I mean I don't own a ps4 but I wouldn't play it myself  after I have seen some gameplay and I am not a fan of grinding (except for the live parade event in starlight stage, but that was a lot of fun)

My friend who lives in japan also said he maybe dropping the game because he is just bored out of it know. are any of you feeling the same? It's kinda shame that imas first ps4 title has left so many of my friends dissapointed
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 06, 2016, 11:25:52 am
So, my best friend stopped playing platinum stars completely. she was the one to introduce me into imas and had every game till now and she says she's never been so dissapointed with an imas game. shes going back to play ofa again to overwrite her bad memories of ps. she even stopped buying the dlc after the first one. she said she didn't want to pay for new songs and costumes if she didn't have fun playing with them later.

I mean I know many were dissapointed with platinum stars, but have you heared of any other players stopping ps ? I mean I don't own a ps4 but I wouldn't play it myself  after I have seen some gameplay and I am not a fan of grinding (except for the live parade event in starlight stage, but that was a lot of fun)

My friend who lives in japan also said he maybe dropping the game because he is just bored out of it know. are any of you feeling the same? It's kinda shame that imas first ps4 title has left so many of my friends dissapointed

It depends on how many hours were invested. If people say they are disappointed in PS because they are bored of it after 150 hours, i really don't understand it. There is absolutely nothing wrong by stopping playing a game after 150 hours, it actually is way more than most other games give you. And by that time you have already done everything there is to do in OfA or Im@s 2. If they are bored after 20 hours, that's a different story.

My guess is that people take "do i get bored before i get the platinum trophy?" as a reference. Getting the platinum trophy takes WAY WAY longer in PS than in the games before, Namco really overdid it there. But do you remember when people were complaining that the platinum trophy was too easy to achieve and there was no trophy for getting all songs to gold status for example? I still think there will be DLC to help with those issues, like the EX episodes for OfA. The newest DL live also helps with a series of lives which give 200k, 300k and 1 million fans each, and another series giving you magazines worth a total of 120 song uses. Unfortunately it doesn't help with the biggest platinum hurdle: getting all S rank costumes from gold drops.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: TheBluePhone on October 06, 2016, 06:42:13 pm
What's the fastest way to getting those fans for S Rank? I feel like I've been grinding out fans for Yayoi for AGES and I'm still even close to being done, it's kind of killing my buzz a bit....
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 06, 2016, 11:56:40 pm
What's the fastest way to getting those fans for S Rank? I feel like I've been grinding out fans for Yayoi for AGES and I'm still even close to being done, it's kind of killing my buzz a bit....

the fastest way for a single idol is probably getting her to 5 hearts, wearing a costume with +3 hearts, +10% fans, then do promotions for the money, and then paid promotions for the fans. If you want to get all idols to S rank, it's probably fastest to do the Re:something quintet live once you got one idol to S rank.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nayre on October 07, 2016, 12:05:43 am
Finally got around to listening to all the Amaterasu solos!  I figured Takane would have one of the best versions lol. This definitely feels like her type of song.

Although, the one that surprised me the most was Ritsuko's.(you're not alone there Virgo XD)  Her vocals sounded really nice in this one!  Not only that, she also adds this certain something(class?) that I really like.  I can see why they chose her for the m@ster ver.  Prolly my fav solo overall lol.

I also liked Yayoi's as well.  Her vocals felt just right here.  Don't think I've ever heard her this smooth lol.

This is such a good song though, can't get enough of it.  ;D  Everyone did a pretty decent job, for the most part.  And those outfits are so glorious!(I kyunned at Iori's XD)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ZechsM on October 07, 2016, 12:35:18 am
So what do you put on your arms slot when wearing the F rank tiara?

Solo & Duo

head- Princess Tiara rank S
body- Moon necklace (rank S, i don't remember exact name)
hand- Armed Implant
leg- Twilight Anklet

Trio & Quintet

head- Princess Tiara Rank F
body- Moon necklace
hand- Chronicle Bracelet
leg- Hypnosis Rings
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 07, 2016, 07:29:09 am
In my case
F rank tiara (lvl 1): 9 appeal
Chronicle bracelet (lvl 9): 39 appeal + 20 appeal (skill)

S rank tiara (lvl 3): 52 appeal

Maybe you have vastly different item levels, which means, a way higher level of the F rank tiara, but i never found one apart from the one you get in the beginning.

But with the item levels i have, i need a bracelet with charge level 2 and just 16 appeal to be better off NOT using the F rank tiara for a trio burst. The bracelet from the DL live has 30 appeal at lvl 1.

Edit: The S rank bracelet has 50 appeal at lvl 5. I don't think the F rank tiara and chronicle bracelet at lvl 10 have more appeal than the 2 S rank items even at lvl 1.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on October 07, 2016, 07:42:07 am
My F-rank tiara is level 60+ and has 70+ appeal.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Setsuna on October 07, 2016, 08:33:26 am
In my case
F rank tiara (lvl 1): 9 appeal
Chronicle bracelet (lvl 9): 39 appeal + 20 appeal (skill)

S rank tiara (lvl 3): 52 appeal

Maybe you have vastly different item levels, which means, a way higher level of the F rank tiara, but i never found one apart from the one you get in the beginning.

But with the item levels i have, i need a bracelet with charge level 2 and just 16 appeal to be better off NOT using the F rank tiara for a trio burst. The bracelet from the DL live has 30 appeal at lvl 1.

Edit: The S rank bracelet has 50 appeal at lvl 5. I don't think the F rank tiara and chronicle bracelet at lvl 10 have more appeal than the 2 S rank items even at lvl 1.

The secret of the F rank Tiara is this - it's the only accessory you can't actually ever get from a present - you are given exactly one. The only other items you can't get copies of are the DLC purchasable costumes and accessories (namely the ones from the catalogs) so for most people, it'll stay level 1.

As well, it only gives +1 per item accessory upgrade (if you have the polishing item)

The surprise is this - You can level said item beyond the usual level 10. No one knows what the cap is (We suspect it's 99 actually, but considering that appeal points can be counted in four digits, who knows? Level 999 anyone?) but the S tiara is NOT the strongest accessory (caps at +10, with +2 per level). A level 70 F tiara will have more skills AND will outscore a +10 S rank tiara.

This is the stupidly long game though. I suspect a level 99 tiara is being used for the scoring, but considering the only way to level the item is via present drops, you'll need to be pretty lucky to cap out even by now without present intervention. (It's a drop out of the regular presents and the bronze card draw.)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 07, 2016, 09:06:11 am
i didn't know the F rank tiara could go past lvl 10, but if i didn't make a mistake it will need lvl 27 to tie with the S rank items at lvl 1 (assuming a lvl 10 chronicle bracelet), and lvl 67 (requiring 66 of the accessory lvl up items) to tie with lvl 10 S rank items (requiring a maximum of 18 accessory lvl up items minus whatever you get in drops).

Without heavy cheesing by just letting the game run with automated button presses for days without end, i highly doubt you'll ever get the required amount of accessory lvl up items to make it worth putting them into the F rank tiara.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Setsuna on October 07, 2016, 09:17:34 am
i didn't know the F rank tiara could go past lvl 10, but if i didn't make a mistake it will need lvl 27 to tie with the S rank items at lvl 1 (assuming a lvl 10 chronicle bracelet), and lvl 67 (requiring 66 of the accessory lvl up items) to tie with lvl 10 S rank items (requiring a maximum of 18 accessory lvl up items minus whatever you get in drops).

Without heavy cheesing by just letting the game run with automated button presses for days without end, i highly doubt you'll ever get the required amount of accessory lvl up items to make it worth putting them into the F rank tiara.

Mathematically, you're more likely to get the max level tiara before you finish all the DL lives (There's 12 total), given average luck, unless every DL live from now takes the drop model used in the latest live.

It's a deliberate design choice. If you're persistent enough to try and unlock all all the items in the game, you'll ALSO have decent odds getting 98 of the item.

You can also cheat a little to curve this in your favour - You can, with enough persistence, force every single set of bronze card conversions (via mass resetting) to turn into the accessory polisher. (Close the application if the bronze card use doesn't net you the item, and a restart will end you at the beginning of the week.)

So no, you don't need to automate it. You just need to turn up roughly 98*5- (5* every natural accessory upgrade item) bronze cards.

And that is FAR more likely than turning every single item in all the DL lives, surprisingly.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 07, 2016, 09:48:04 am
what about if you ignore the extra drops from the DL lives and just go for the Platinum Trophy instead?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Setsuna on October 07, 2016, 10:31:49 am
what about if you ignore the extra drops from the DL lives and just go for the Platinum Trophy instead?

Assuming you don't alter the odds with a bronze card rigging? Pretty low maxing it out (assuming the max is 99 of course)

If you want it to beat a level 1 S rank tiara, you need 41 levels to do it (As it's +1, not +2) and 61 to beat a level 10 S rank tiara

Getting 10 is easy enough (making the S rank tiara your best short term option, since there's a guaranteed live drop of said tiara) so if you want a quick boost, hold onto all the cloths and use them all once you get the S tiara.

Of course, buffing the F tiara 40 times means you get ALL the memory appeal boost levels in the one item at the same level as a entry level S tiara, allowing you a bit more flexibility in your setup. Buffing up the tiara beyond 60 levels (ie at level 61+) means the tiara is your best item bar nothing.

The odds are roughly about 10 to 15% per live of getting a regular present (so about 10 to 15 times more likely over a gold present) averaged over a full year (as you're incredibly likely for scoring multiple regular presents in a single live) and you have a 1/42 chance of landing the polisher (which sort of evens it out and then some)

You have an additional 1 in 42 chance of getting the bronze card with a regular present.

The card shows up in a silver present, at a 1 in 36 chance, with a roughly 1/3 chance compared to a regular present of dropping in the first place (Haven't been taking statistical notes on this one).

You need 5 cards to cash in at the shop, and it's unknown what items are in the bronze card pool. What we DO know is that said pool is not the same as the actual regular present pool (Some items are missing, and some silver present items show up) so it's a bit of a guess there. I'd wager at least a 1 in 20, if not 1 in 30.

Given this is directly manipulable, (You can, with persistence, constantly use them and reset until you turn up the said item) the statement I put above stands.

Given those odds, and the calculations made previously, you stand about a 50/50 chance of turning up enough bronze cards to brute force 60 of the item to buff up your accessory before you platinum the game by finding all the S ranked costumes (since the hardest thing in the regular game is to get the S ranked costumes in the regular game) and in regular play.

You WILL turn up a LOT of the bronze cards. 495 might be tricky, but remember every of the accessory item you find is 5 less of the cards you need to find!

If you're NOT brute forcing via manipulation the accessory upgrade, your odds of turning 60 of them drop to 1% or so assuming the main game. Getting 40 is somewhat more reasonable with a roughly 20% chance (Mostly due to the fact that you're rolling regular presents AND the cards, which sort of curve probability a bit if you're trying to find 20 less of them in the same timeframe.)

In short? It's not that bad in terms of odds. I've not been brute forcing the accessory item, and I'm only 5 DL lives out, and I'm beyond the 40 mark (by +6 actually, since it's the only thing I use the cloth on). If I actually cared about the tiara, I could have easily cleared 200 of the things (Since my bronze card usage count is nearly 1000, and I've seen about 5 of the item show up as a bronze card use total.)

If you include the hours required to do a DL live, remember that each DL live you want to unlock all the accessories for adds about 72 hours (assuming 50% luck with each deviation adding another 25% to the hour time) which in turn adds about 50% to the number of hours required. I've done the first 5 (Working on the costume for the current one and an accessory for the one behind that) and my hour count just cleared 762 hours (in short, I'm in the bottom 25% luck wise at the moment)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 07, 2016, 11:39:13 am
So if i understood you correctly, without brute forcing the bronze cards, the odds of getting enough accessory upgrade items to make it worth putting them into the F rank instead the S rank, before getting the platinum trophy, is 1%?

Ofc, if you go for more than "just" platinum, that's a different story. But if i understood you correctly, them i'm not going to bother upgrading the F rank tiara. It would be a different story if there were interesting alternatives to the charge lvl 2 on the arms slot, e.g. a combo bonus. For quintet bursts i also use the F rank tiara to free up the leg slot for chain bonus 100, or in case of an event with an image, drive trio.

Edit: And by the time you get the tiara to that level, the 40 or so appeal (assuming lvl 99 is the cap) won't make any difference anyway, unless you are going for the leaderboard.  Frankly, even now i'm looking more at the looks than at the appeal score, i'm wearing a full set of moon accessories (giving me charge lvl 2 and drive trio)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Setsuna on October 07, 2016, 12:35:48 pm
It's about 1% if you want a decent odds assuming natural progression, assuming decent luck (namely, you're good enough to hit a 50/50). Given the number of lives you'd be expected to play, well, natural luck (since we don't know how to manipulate the results barring the bronze card rolls) plays a role in this. You could (if unlikely) do things like rolling 10 accessory upgrade items in a row.

All that being said, it's pretty pointless unless you are going all in on the scoring aspect - Once you reach beyond level 70ish on all idols, there shouldn't be any event that actually brings enough of a challenge given the sheer number of hours you require to actually PLAY to get to about level 70 (Which is where you'll end up if you grind idols to S rank), and remember that unlocking just the REGULAR S rank costumes will require a lot of time (because it's simply put the single longest task in the game due to the lack of fallback unlocks unlike the S ranked accessories)

I do note that the current DL live to EX clear without its S rank costume requires actual skill without using a high note count Master song at level 10 at level 99. (Namely you're using the C costume to pass the costume check) so some degree of actual tweaking (and/or memorization to score well) is actually welcome.

But if you're going in to chase a DL live (or more) for their unlocks, you're in it for the long haul. That and this DL live is the first one where you'd want to be good at it, because the accessory unlock path is relatively easy - just EX clear the 4 DL lives in sequence. The catch is you're going to do it at a handicap unless you land a gold present with the S costume, and the bar can be surprisingly high. I tried using Kyun Vampire Girl at master, and due to my unfamiliarity and relatively low note count (The song was level 10 from the gates), I actually couldn't EX clear DL live 3 with a maxed out team, a level 3 S tiara (Well, the F equivalent) using the C costume.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on October 07, 2016, 01:03:36 pm
well, you are in for the long haul even if you "just" go for platinum and not for all items from the DL lives as well.

Anyway, i was able to beat the 4th live (the A rank) of the current DL live by several thousand points, but the 3rd (the B rank) was much much closer imo. That's due to the fact that in my main-team all idols have omoide rank 20 and you get triple the score for omoide appeals in the A rank live, which you don't in the B rank live.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Reikuo on October 07, 2016, 07:09:14 pm
So, my best friend stopped playing platinum stars completely. she was the one to introduce me into imas and had every game till now and she says she's never been so dissapointed with an imas game. shes going back to play ofa again to overwrite her bad memories of ps. she even stopped buying the dlc after the first one. she said she didn't want to pay for new songs and costumes if she didn't have fun playing with them later.

I mean I know many were dissapointed with platinum stars, but have you heared of any other players stopping ps ? I mean I don't own a ps4 but I wouldn't play it myself  after I have seen some gameplay and I am not a fan of grinding (except for the live parade event in starlight stage, but that was a lot of fun)

My friend who lives in japan also said he maybe dropping the game because he is just bored out of it know. are any of you feeling the same? It's kinda shame that imas first ps4 title has left so many of my friends dissapointed
I quit because the lack of outfits and not being able to farm fans at a halfway decent rate while using the outfits I want. Then the DL lives drop rates are horrid in addition to locking you out of the main game S rank drops. Just really bad design as opposed to bad mechanics. You could fix a lot of whats wrong with platinum stars with a patch or even an expansion. Wont happen though, not with the way the fans pay 1500 yen for a outfit when something like Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion took probably 3 times the work platinum stars did entirely and it only sold for 2000 yen.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on October 11, 2016, 07:03:22 am
Just something to point out.

Certain situations where memory appeals are limited (like outfit give no extra memory appeals or you're early into the game) and/or no type requirement outfit (no 3x omoide appeal), then sometimes use better to use the 100 combo bracelet rather than the trio appeal accessories.  You might get a few extra points that way.

Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nani on October 13, 2016, 04:46:52 pm
Hey everyone! My game arrived too late, maybe, but... :P
What is the fastest way to get the 5th heart? ;-; and in which rank/lvl/omoide/wtv did you get it? I still don't understand the way you get them orz. I know it's a pain to get the 5th but still I'd appreciate some tips!
I'm dying to get the DL live costumes but I can't EX Clear the last live yet... Maybe I'll have to get my idol up to the rank A first... :P I still gotta farm 300k more fans for my Miki to try rank A.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on October 15, 2016, 04:01:45 am
Well things are going back to grim again. Been on a four day "drought" of not landing at least one gold present. Total time the CronusMax ran over the course of those four days was about 55 hours.  :-\

Just need the body and leg accessories from the sixth and the outfit from the eighth and I can move onto getting the last two S-Ranked outfits I don't have (the Live Kakumei S-ranked version and the Lawson orange tracksuit-thing with a skirt).

Why Namco? Why does the drop rate have to be soooo low? And why does my luck just have to suck?  :'(
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ZechsM on October 15, 2016, 04:31:52 pm
In the last 2/3 days, zero gold present drop for me too, i think it's not a coincidence and i miss only Aurora Diva and Present Heart outfits for platinum
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ZechsM on October 16, 2016, 05:01:47 pm
Hey everyone! My game arrived too late, maybe, but... :P
What is the fastest way to get the 5th heart? ;-; and in which rank/lvl/omoide/wtv did you get it? I still don't understand the way you get them orz. I know it's a pain to get the 5th but still I'd appreciate some tips!
I'm dying to get the DL live costumes but I can't EX Clear the last live yet... Maybe I'll have to get my idol up to the rank A first... :P I still gotta farm 300k more fans for my Miki to try rank A.
The only way to boost heart level gaining a little, is to eat valentine chocolate, a present by your main girl in february event
You should reach 5 hearts during the long way to S rank, at that time omoide and burst should be at maximum too and your idol around lv 70/75
Some DL lives need at least Level 70 and over to be cleared, because you're forced to use very bad outfits
To make things a little easier, reach legend with Kiramekirari, the best scoring song for trio
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Maka on October 18, 2016, 04:19:27 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC6ZHqhFxDM
New song is LOBM, with Futari no Kioku and Here We Go!! (whoa) as additional songs.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on October 18, 2016, 04:41:40 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC6ZHqhFxDM
New song is LOBM, with Futari no Kioku and Here We Go!! (whoa) as additional songs.

lol L・O・B・M is an old song that's been around since SP.  ;)
http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/L%E3%83%BBO%E3%83%BBB%E3%83%BBM
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on October 18, 2016, 04:51:21 am
Dear journal,

It has been six days without a gold present. My resolve is starting to breakdown. I'm not sure how much more me or the CronusMax can keep going. I'm hoping within the next day or two a gold present will find its way to us. I'm not sure how much longer we can go on.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Teddie on October 18, 2016, 08:47:06 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC6ZHqhFxDM
New song is LOBM, with Futari no Kioku and Here We Go!! (whoa) as additional songs.

It's official, my dreams came true. Here We Go!! is back!
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Maka on October 18, 2016, 05:05:41 pm
lol L・O・B・M is an old song that's been around since SP.  ;)
http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/L%E3%83%BBO%E3%83%BBB%E3%83%BBM
Nah, I knew that, I just meant it was the new "main" song for this catalog.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on October 18, 2016, 05:51:18 pm
Dear journal,

After seven days a gold present has finally dropped. It may only be one but it has renewed our hopes. We just need one more accessory from the 6th DL Live and the outfit from the 8th and we'll be caught up. The drought may now be over and gold presents may become bountiful once again.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ZechsM on October 21, 2016, 12:17:01 am
New patch seems to make P-drops useful, finally
2 gold presents in 3 lives
Now i'm missing only Aurora Diva
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: suzushinayuriko on October 21, 2016, 11:37:51 pm
Here we go is back!! I'm so happy, now if only some of the older songs like Taiyou no jealousy and Aoi Tori would return...
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on October 21, 2016, 11:44:37 pm
I truly look forward to seeing Azumin's take on Here We Go.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on October 26, 2016, 03:59:52 am
Well I don't know if I'll return to a YouTube channel or not when I get back from vacation. I've received 2 DMCA strikes in the past 2 days. Without access to my laptop I cannot counter the strikes until I get back on Saturday. Unfortunately if I receive just one more strike my account will be suspended with possible termination. Here's to hoping my channel can survive 4 more days without me there to save it.  :'(
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: darkthunder on October 26, 2016, 04:16:19 am
Well I don't know if I'll return to a YouTube channel or not when I get back from vacation. I've received 2 DMCA strikes in the past 2 days. Without access to my laptop I cannot counter the strikes until I get back on Saturday. Unfortunately if I receven just one more strike my account will be suspended with possible termination. Here's to hoping my channel can survive 4 more days without me there to save it.  :'(
RIP your youtube channel.
THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT FROM THE FUTURE.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on November 08, 2016, 04:40:08 pm
i finally got all girls on 5 hearts, so they are now ready for the paid promotion giving 100k (or rather, 110k) fans. So far i have only 2 idols on S rank though: Ofc Yukiho, and i pushed Iori through the on-time events which give a million fans. I did it because Iori's costume from the S rank solo live is the only one perfectly matching the Re:whatever S rank quintet live which i'm farming, and it also has a +30% money boost, so i get over 19k money from doing that live, as well as about 10k fans for the 4 non-leader idols.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Adz0086 on November 11, 2016, 02:01:11 pm
DLC 5 has been announced
songs: Kamisama no Birthday, Only my note, My best friend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBWu_iFMxok
Christmas vibes ;D
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nakiame on November 12, 2016, 10:30:26 am
No new songs again...
Extremely disappointing.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Kimiko on November 12, 2016, 07:56:44 pm
No new songs again...
Extremely disappointing.

that's what I thought too
the new outfit is cute but 2 old songs in a row as dlc?
well I didn't expect a new christmas song for this anyways, because we have miracle night which is already pretty christmas-ly but still
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DawnHibiki on November 13, 2016, 05:23:48 am
I've been playing The iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars with my friend's PS4, and it's such an amazing game!  This makes me want to buy the PS4.  It took me awhile to get all through the training and songs, but I find that this game is really easy, though it's because I just played regular difficulty and not professional yet.  It also The only problem with this game is that it doesn't have many songs for me to play, and the DLCs are expensive as heck.  I really want more songs for this!  Still, my friend has been really nice to let me play the game.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Nagi on November 13, 2016, 12:08:30 pm
I've been playing The iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars with my friend's PS4, and it's such an amazing game!  This makes me want to buy the PS4.  It took me awhile to get all through the training and songs, but I find that this game is really easy, though it's because I just played regular difficulty and not professional yet.  It also The only problem with this game is that it doesn't have many songs for me to play, and the DLCs are expensive as heck.  I really want more songs for this!  Still, my friend has been really nice to let me play the game.
The game itself is not that difficult, not even at MASTER difficulty (especially if you already played harder rhythm games like ProjectDIVA). I found myself doing full combos the first time playing MASTER difficulties for all songs (except I Want, the final part got me lol).
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DawnHibiki on November 14, 2016, 12:03:35 am
The game itself is not that difficult, not even at MASTER difficulty (especially if you already played harder rhythm games like ProjectDIVA). I found myself doing full combos the first time playing MASTER difficulties for all songs (except I Want, the final part got me lol).

I could tell that playing the Project Diva series in Normal difficulty (maybe even Easy difficulty) is harder than playing The iDOLM@STER games at Pro / Master difficulty.  In the Project Diva series, I would have to be relatively more precise at the notes to get more 'Cool' scores, whereas The iDOLM@STER: Platinum Stars lets me obtain the 'Perfect' notes really easily.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Taylor_Omnom115 on November 28, 2016, 03:03:40 am
Hey, would someone who beat the B live called "ORIGINAL BLUE" help me? the minimum to score is 36000 and the EX CLEAR score is 46000. I've been doing a ton of lessons for my leader and its not really helping
Appeal - 521
Burst - 580
Omoide - 577

The square appeal button suggested me to use these items
(https://s21.postimg.org/g8mxk7xz7/Cy_UHKPh_UQAAv_HYP.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/g8mxk7xz7/)

I get a score of 44731 or something around that and my song to use is The Live Kakumei de SHOW!
Here's a list of what i have. Do i need to make a change?
My Costumes: http://omnomp.freeforums.net/thread/3/costumes
My Acessories: http://omnomp.freeforums.net/thread/4/accessories
My DL LIVE Costumes: http://omnomp.freeforums.net/thread/8/dl-live-costumes
My DL LIVE Accessories: http://omnomp.freeforums.net/thread/11/dl-live-accessories
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Hime Idol on November 28, 2016, 04:55:38 am
Hey, would someone who beat the B live called "ORIGINAL BLUE" help me? the minimum to score is 36000 and the EX CLEAR score is 46000. I've been doing a ton of lessons for my leader and its not really helping
Appeal - 521
Burst - 580
Omoide - 577

The square appeal button suggested me to use these items
(https://s21.postimg.org/g8mxk7xz7/Cy_UHKPh_UQAAv_HYP.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/g8mxk7xz7/)

I get a score of 44731 or something around that and my song to use is The Live Kakumei de SHOW!
Here's a list of what i have. Do i need to make a change?
My Costumes: http://omnomp.freeforums.net/thread/3/costumes
My Acessories: http://omnomp.freeforums.net/thread/4/accessories
My DL LIVE Costumes: http://omnomp.freeforums.net/thread/8/dl-live-costumes
My DL LIVE Accessories: http://omnomp.freeforums.net/thread/11/dl-live-accessories


At the very least you need to master Kiramekirari on MASTER and get it to Platinum. It has the highest scoring possibility out of the songs you have available in-game.

Outfit: COSMIC NO. 35 (If you get a Chain Complete you'll get an extra 2000 points in the end. You also get Duo Burst level 4.)

Head Accessory: NO. 1 (Always keep on the F-Rank Princess Tiara. The Charge Level ability offsets the APPEAL drop.)

Body Accessory: either NO. 24 or 112 (which ever one has the highest Lvl.)

Hand Accessory: keep what you have

Leg Accessory: NO. 110 (You want the 100 Chain Bonus. Every chain notes you hit in a row you get an extra 100 points. So if you play Kiramekirari and get a Chain Complete you'll get 3500 extra points.)

Unfortunately you're reaching the part of the game where you'll need to know the abilities of each accessory and outfit so you can make your own choices. You can't rely on the game to choose the right accessories and outfits for you anymore. Especially when you get to A-Rank and forget about S-Rank, the game's system becomes incompetent.)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on November 28, 2016, 06:31:35 am
I disagree with the head accessory, there are only 3 reasons to use the F rank tiara, especially if you have the S rank tiara:
1) You are using quintet burst or certain solo bursts, basically, you need charge lvl 3
2) You are using the hand accessory with 100 combo bonus from one of the DL lives (No. 105) This option actually has the highest scoring potential
3) Your F rank tiara has a level of about 40

Other than that, you end up with a higher appeal when using the S rank tiara and some arm accessory with charge lvl 2.


I can't say anything about the costume since i don't know what type the event is, but the costume you are currently using is bad for scoring, i'm sure you can find something better, but make sure it matches the event (look out for the smilies)

But use arm accessory 105 to get the 100 chain bonus. Pair it with the F rank Tiara (No 1), No 24 for the body and No 47 for the legs.

This way you have charge lvl 3, 100 chain bonus and trio memory appeals, so you have all the scoring skills you can get from accessories, the rest depends on the costume.

Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Taylor_Omnom115 on December 18, 2016, 08:23:11 pm
https://youtu.be/RSbjBN77xOI
DLC #6
Songs: Little Match Girl, 9:02pm, and i
This comes out 12/20 (i expected it to be 12/24 for yukiho's birthday)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Miki Fan on December 24, 2016, 09:08:08 pm
I just now noticed that in the DLC catalog#6, you can finally buy those song magazines and stat boosting items and accessories. This is good for people who do not want to spend a lot time doing lessons for the other idols.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on December 27, 2016, 02:53:15 am
Just something I noticed with Little Match Girl song.  In im@s 2 and OFA, I believe there was a point towards the end of the song where the screen does a little fade out effect (I'm not sure what you call it) if you had the dynamic camera mode on.  But, it seems like this doesn't happen in Platinum Stars.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on December 29, 2016, 08:46:23 pm
Finally did it, after 220 hours everyone is on S rank! No botting or anything like that used.

https://twitter.com/Naryoril/status/814555710554079233 (https://twitter.com/Naryoril/status/814555710554079233)

The next goal is to get every song to legend. I probably won't get the platinum trophy though, since even after over 1500 lives i still only have 3 of the 6 costumes you need from gold presents and i can't use P drops since i'm not playing on a japanese account.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on December 30, 2016, 05:58:41 am
That's impressive.  Congratulations. 

The only thing I've accomplished is getting Chihaya and Miki to S-rank (and seeing all of their communications), and Ex every live in the game including all the DL lives thus far.  (Well, not counting the solo lives for the other idols I didn't S-rank).
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: DeviantProtagonist on December 30, 2016, 07:08:45 pm
Quite the impressive feat, Naryoril. What kept up your perseverance? 220 hours is a lot without automation.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on December 30, 2016, 09:28:02 pm
After some point i simply played one season per day, which takes about 1 hour. You make still good progress that way, without burning yourself out too much.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: ZechsM on December 31, 2016, 01:51:34 am
Promotions also give a great help, it's about 500/600K from A to S grade
I got the paltinum in about 300 hours, but sadly no DLC otfits, only crappy accessories
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Bakenekomimi on January 02, 2017, 08:50:46 pm
I got myself a ps4 today, can finally play PS. :D
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on January 02, 2017, 09:14:48 pm
Promotions also give a great help, it's about 500/600K from A to S grade
I got the paltinum in about 300 hours, but sadly no DLC otfits, only crappy accessories

You are off a 0 there unfortunately. It's 45k for 1 promotion yielding 110k fans (with a 10% fan bonus), so getting from A to S rank is almost 3.7 million.

But yeah, you almost need to make use of that. Personally i farmed the RE:whatever quintet live, it gives a lot of fans and also a lot of money. The costume you get from the solo live after getting Iori to S rank is perfect for farming that live btw, since the image and type match, and it has a 30% money bonus, so the live yields over 19k.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on January 17, 2017, 06:54:47 am
Probably already known, but I'll say it anyways.

Once you have at least 5 hearts, the last memory appeal will occur after the burst sequence.  If you have at least 8 hearts, then the last 2 memory appeals will occur after the burst.  However, if you have 6 or 7 hearts, then you'll still only get 1 memory appeal after the burst.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Roswell on February 01, 2017, 11:46:02 pm
There's a special im@s sale right now until Feb 5th and all DLC is 20% off. Digital versions of certain games are also on sale, including PS (35% off)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Taylor_Omnom115 on February 12, 2017, 03:46:07 am
Does anyone know if theres a way to see your progress to the next producer rank level? I've been on producer rank 14 for about 3 months and I need to get my last default song Watashi wa Idol
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on February 12, 2017, 05:09:48 am
I believe Producer rank/unlocking songs is dependent on number of total fans for all the idols combine.  You usually see this number at the end of the day when the game adds in your fans.

It's been awhile, but I think it's around 25 million fans to unlock all the songs.  Fastest way is to do those one time DL lives (not the ones that give you acessories/costume) which give you a ton of fans.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: AnhP on April 16, 2018, 10:37:11 pm
Hi there :), sorry to revive the subject but I have some questions regarding Platinum stars nowadays.

First thanks to everyone, this topic was incredibly helpful when i started the game !

1 ) I've a version come with two code on it, I tried to enter the codes where we insert the codes of Playstation Store cards but without success. I guess they are expired or i miss something ... Can someone help me to clarify this point ?

2 ) Is there any option to skip the "DL Content Focus" each time you come to menu ? I know i can pass it with option button but i dunno if there is something about that in options ?

3 ) Concerning the Tailor , with 5 Gold ticket are all items elligible or only basic content items ?

4 ) On the account stats screen there is a envelope with a line you can select in a dropdown list, as titles in most games.What the point of doing it ?

5 ) For the Valentine achievment do you need to keep the chocolate of each girl , or just have it even if you use it immediatly ?

6 ) I'm used to play "Go my way" and "Ready !!", i read a lot of times that Kiramekirari is the better song to beat the scores.
Is there any block point in the game where you're forced to play "Kiramekirari " ?

7 ) I play on my european account on my european system, i've a japanese account i used to download the catalog and some demo.If i add Yen to account via PS Cards will i be able to buy the dlc ? (It seem yes but i'm not totally sure ^^).

8 ) I actually want to buy some dlc song, more again since i read they are Stella compatible but to be honnest i find them really expensive.Do you know if there have been any reductions in the past on these DLCs ?

9 ) Is there anyone here who continue tu play P.S. ? :) (or even started it recently ^^)

Thanks in advance if you can give me some informations about these point and again sorry to revive the subject  :-[
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on April 17, 2018, 12:46:37 am
Hi there :), sorry to revive the subject but I have some questions regarding Platinum stars nowadays.

First thanks to everyone, this topic was incredibly helpful when i started the game !

1 ) I've a version come with two code on it, I tried to enter the codes where we insert the codes of Playstation Store cards but without success. I guess they are expired or i miss something ... Can someone help me to clarify this point ?

2 ) Is there any option to skip the "DL Content Focus" each time you come to menu ? I know i can pass it with option button but i dunno if there is something about that in options ?

3 ) Concerning the Tailor , with 5 Gold ticket are all items elligible or only basic content items ?

4 ) On the account stats screen there is a envelope with a line you can select in a dropdown list, as titles in most games.What the point of doing it ?

5 ) For the Valentine achievment do you need to keep the chocolate of each girl , or just have it even if you use it immediatly ?

6 ) I'm used to play "Go my way" and "Ready !!", i read a lot of times that Kiramekirari is the better song to beat the scores.
Is there any block point in the game where you're forced to play "Kiramekirari " ?

7 ) I play on my european account on my european system, i've a japanese account i used to download the catalog and some demo.If i add Yen to account via PS Cards will i be able to buy the dlc ? (It seem yes but i'm not totally sure ^^).

8 ) I actually want to buy some dlc song, more again since i read they are Stella compatible but to be honnest i find them really expensive.Do you know if there have been any reductions in the past on these DLCs ?

9 ) Is there anyone here who continue tu play P.S. ? :) (or even started it recently ^^)

Thanks in advance if you can give me some informations about these point and again sorry to revive the subject  :-[

First as a disclaimer: it's possible i remember incorrectly, it has been a while since i played the game.

1) Hard to say without seeing the actual sheet of paper the code came on. But one of them is probably a concert ticket lottery ticket, iirc platinum stars contained those for the producer meeting. It was an event that was half talk half concert, and with the lottery ticket you could win the right to buy tickets for the event.

2) I don't think so

3) You can get up to A rank costumes from the tailor, the tickets don't contain S rank costumes.

4) Not sure about that, probably for the online rankings.

5) I think you just need to see the event.

6) Kiramekirari makes it easier, you can beat stuff with lower levels than with other songs. The only real challenges are some of the DL lives.

7) Yes, if you buy DLC on your japanese account and install it, you can use the DLC on your european account, i did the same. P drops can only be used on a japanese account however, maybe some other consumables too. The mail DLC, songs and costumes work.

8) I think they have been discounted by 50%

9) I can't speak for others obviously, but i don't.

Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: AnhP on April 27, 2018, 09:09:16 am
Thanks for the answers :)

About the code
I received Stella stage (and started it ^^) and the code inside (for a theme) worked on the same tool we use to add yen to our account so i'm now sure these codes are expired , kind of sad ^^.

Actually i only have the S dress from the DL Content, i'm about 10 Gold box but no luck for a S Dress :).
I only have 1 girl at S(lvl 75) for the moment but they all grow really quick ^^.

The DLC Content 1 dress (i love this one ...) really unlocked me for a lot of event ^^.

There is something i never catch , it's the letter you receive in box.
I guess this increase fan or money or "affection/trust" but i never seen any difference.

Someone know the true behind these fan's letters ?
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: mariokirby on May 02, 2018, 05:19:22 am
Someone know the true behind these fan's letters ?

I believe they increase fan count but only a little bit.  (But, you have to use them up in order to get the small bonus)
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: AnhP on May 19, 2018, 06:46:48 pm
Of course when i try to focus them they don't drop ^^.
Since last time i've 4 fan's letters dropped.
Each of them was for the leader of the band at drop time (named).
Each of them gave 500 fans.

Small echantillon but it seem it's always 500 fans ^^.

I finally beat the last DL song resisting me , i guess i'm not good at this ahah ^^.
So now i need to A->S the 10 low leveled idols + their events and max the (they are between lvl 55~68 and 550k~750k fans from their S tiers), Lvl10 6-7 base songs and of course loot each S dress/costume (-1) and accessories (the worst part).

I think i'll focus on stella stage once everyone is 99 ^^.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: Naryoril on May 22, 2018, 08:41:41 am
Getting all the S rank accessories is no problem, you get them all through ex clear rewards of S rank events. The costumes are the big issue and the reason why platinum stars is the only PS im@s game i don't have the platinum trophy for. After over 200 hours and all girls at S rank i only had about 1/3 of them, so i stopped.
Title: Re: THE iDOLM@STER Platinum Stars Gameplay Thread
Post by: AnhP on May 27, 2018, 11:32:07 am
I'm aware of the odds, by the way i'm in fan leveling so i'm not in the block situation for the moment.
I just looted my 2nd S Costume yay :).
(https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/05/27/mini_180527113959726464.jpg) (https://www.casimages.com/i/180527113959726464.jpg.html)

Just a small edit to encourage people trying to platinum this, in the end you'll success :).
(https://nsa40.casimages.com/img/2019/02/16/190216055429611105.jpg)