||07:00 CST :: 1/13/2017
As time slows down..............
Group: PH Veterans
Location: Buffalo, NY
Joined: May 2008
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Google translation to what they posted to piugame.com since it was only in Korean:
Good morning. It is Andamiro.
PUMP IT UP 2017 PRIME 2 is coming soon after the long wait of many people.
PRIME 2 will be officially launched on January 11, 2017, and may vary slightly from region to region.
Here are some announcements related to the official release of PRIME 2.
1. PRIME network service end
network services PRIME is scheduled to end March 31, 2017.
At the same time, the PRIME official homepage will be maintained until March 31, 2017.
The existing USB update file will continue to be created by creating a separate page.
Please note that since the PRIME device is offline after login, it is not possible to login.
2. UCS temporary service interruption
since the PRIME network service end date UCS (User Custom Step) will be temporarily closed the page.
In the future, we plan to use UCS only by signing AM.PASS card.
If you wait a little while, I will look forward to more advanced appearance.
3. PRIME 2 ranking policy enforcement
PRIME 2 Enrollment is limited and will be starting a ranking of illegal modifications hardware devices, hand pump unit.
If the records played by the hand pump device are listed in the ranking, the ranking may be deleted without any notice.
Also, PRIME 2 does not work with user data such as EXP, level, and PP in PRIME.
The future PUMP IT UP series will also be announced in advance when the user data of previous works may not be interlocked at the time of release.
4. Use AM.PASS card-related
AM.PASS card, just after the tag in the first register in their account ID within the unit.
If you tag a card in the device before enrolling in the ID (when it is empty), new data will be created in the card. (PIU five-digit number)
if you already have the data in the card is not registered with their existing ID cards were used to PRIME.
Therefore, if you want to register your existing ID on the card, be sure to register it in the ID first and use the card.
5. related equipment maintenance network status
PRIME 2 provides a more robust online content than PRIME.
Therefore, I will tell you that the device with PRIME 2 installed will keep online connection.
Likewise, registering the device store name is also important for enjoying online contents of PRIME 2, so please send the serial number of the game title screen so that the store name can be registered.
Upcoming PUMP IT UP 2017 PRIME 2, I would like to ask you a lot of love.
So basically March 31st there will be no more online services for Prime including UCS, Favorites, Missions, Custom Music Train and anything else having an ID provided. Which I guess also means no more Rank Mode. (I just now noticed I have no idea if you can even do Rank Mode without a USB) It also seems UCS will be an AM.PASS exclusive.
One thing I never looked into was all those over inflated scores for songs. Like how they were able to do that. The translation says Hand Pumps and I have no idea.
To be continued...