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Q. Is PSO free online? A. Yes, you only pay the monthly fee to access your ISP. You're only in Trouble if you have only X amount of hours to use for the month. I wouldn't want to see my Net bill if I was on that plan (50+hrs on PSO already) Q. What does my Section ID do? A. Well besides putting a dot on your character, it affects which Tekkers you have as well as mag evolution. (Thanks to Chaoshunter for the correction) Q. I'm in the lobby online, and someone knew what Level I am. How? A. When you first play online, all you see is name. Hitting R will let you see what language they are playing in and level of the character. E- English J-Japanese and so on (there's 5 total) Q. When I try to get online, it tells me Serial number is in use already. How can that be? A. Someone has somehow used your code to get online before you, or your code is bad. Call Sega, but they may ask for proof of a legit version. 1-800-USA-SEGA Q. Can I play my save game on another DC? A. Nope. The game save is specific to the DC it was created on. Q. Can I play PSO on another DC? A. Not online, because the Serial Number/Reg Key will have already been registered to the first DC. Q. What about my import save on a US PSO? A. Sorry, welcome to level 1 my friend. Q. When I get killed, what do I drop? A. Only your equipped weapon and any money on your person. Please put your money in the bank :) Q. What's the Black Screen of Death? (BSOD) A. Never speak that name again.:P Seriously though, it's when the game just goes to a black screen and does nothing. Turning off your DC or pulling out the VMU can cause you to corrupt the save file. Bye bye character. If online, disconnect the phone line from the DC, and it may notice that it is disconnected and save the game. Another way as Richard Wyatt reminded me was the soft reset (press Start and all controller face buttons together). I've never BSOD, so don't ask me :P Q. Player Killing is it in the game? A. It is not a part of the game that was programmed. Multiple ways have been found to do so, but I will not tell. This ruins the game IMO. Q. Is there a way not to slow down when near mines or enemies? A. Looking to run, and fast? Easy. Set your R menu of action buttons to all non attack items. Holding R, you won't target an enemy and can run full speed. Q. Is Hard mode really that hard? A. At first yes, I've been with people on their first trips into hard, and they've died at the hands of Rag Rappys. They can do around 60pts of dmg if you go in there at lvl 20. Heck I died from one. Wait til you see V-Hard. Q. The almighty DB saber question (both Double and Delsaber) A. The Double Saber will show up in Ruins on Hard and V-Hard (Smokee1828@aol.com gets credit for being the first to notify me.)