Let's see some Rescue Messages

#1 Edited by Oobir (66 posts) -

This is one of my favorite dumb new features of the game (and something similar was in Arena, as well, I think). If you missed/ignored Rescue Requests in your playthrough, as I did for a good chunk of the game, you can request aid in dungeons from other players and receive a small fraction of HP/SP from each person who heeds your call, and you can in turn help out other players. That's pretty nifty by itself, and probably a godsend in the early dungeons, but the real reason for doing this is crafting custom messages for rescued players to see, and seeing their creations. You can only use predetermined words and symbols in a predetermined order, so expressing your message may take some creativity. As you can imagine, this is used only in an entirely serious manner, and in no way involves making oblique references to genitalia or excessive use of "WOOHOO!" (or both).

So, show off some messages, either your own or someone else's!

Here's the message I had up at the end of my game:

From what I have in my current rescue log, there are the kinda creepy:

And the kinda clever (but still kinda creepy):

#2 Posted by Nightriff (4979 posts) -

Wasn't even aware of this feature, often play offline.

#3 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2499 posts) -

I went for something rather standard:

But I like the way this guy thinks:

I saw some real classics near the start, but never saved them : /

Also: I totally only just now figured out how to screencap with the Vita.

#4 Posted by Dethfish (3638 posts) -

 Here's the message I've been using for the 40+ hours I've played the game so far

I haven't found any that are too funny yet, but I do really enjoy the totally random ones though. 
 

#5 Posted by Slay3r1583 (606 posts) -

Here is mine. I decided to go nonsensical.

Here are my favorite that I've seen from other people.

#6 Posted by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

Don't think this is getting enough attention... Anyways I'll post a picture soon since I'm currently thinking of one,I used to use a Hiimdaisy reference SOS message.

#7 Posted by Narx (173 posts) -

Mine is AWWWWWW YEAH Every day's great at your Junes!

#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7074 posts) -

Every thread about this game makes me want a Vita just for P4G.

#9 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4337 posts) -

Holy shit, I had no idea. I've been missing out!

#10 Posted by EerieTraveler (36 posts) -

I've been using this one.

#11 Posted by MiniPato (2727 posts) -

Mine is:

"King Moron is totally your prince! AWW YEAH!"

#12 Posted by Narx (173 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

Every thread about this game makes me want a Vita just for P4G.

That thread was the final thing I needed to go buy one... and I did :)

Feel free to add Narxivias to your friends list by the way guys. Dunno if there's any rescue benefits or if friends come into play...

#13 Posted by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

: Only fun online function is the SOS,and is really useful in the game,but it's only on people on the same floor of you on the dungeon,so you can't SOS someone on floor 9 if you're on floor 8.

#14 Posted by buft (3315 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

Every thread about this game makes me want a Vita just for P4G.

for sure, im not even sure what the UK release situation is.

#15 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2499 posts) -

@buft said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

Every thread about this game makes me want a Vita just for P4G.

for sure, im not even sure what the UK release situation is.

Haha - I'd given up on the Australian release date (we don't even have Arena yet :/ - and I was expecting to want DLC, so I held off). I'd just import man, worked for me.

#16 Posted by TwilitEnd656 (617 posts) -

I immediately took "extreme justice is great at your Junes."

#17 Posted by Narx (173 posts) -

@TohruAdachi said:

: Only fun online function is the SOS,and is really useful in the game,but it's only on people on the same floor of you on the dungeon,so you can't SOS someone on floor 9 if you're on floor 8.

That explains why I had trouble getting some on Yukiko's dungeon first floor.

Although it's kinda cool when you go up floors and get rescued by the same people. Feels like your not alone in there

#18 Posted by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

: I stopped using SOS function a long time ago,it's annoying,for one reason it takes like five seconds to load,and second,it makes me angry when I waste five seconds,help other people,and they don't even help me back... Well I'm just raging,but it could really be useful,when you get to the higher dungeons people actually start helping you,or that's in my opinion,but I got Rise now and her revival gives you full SP,so I sometimes just die on purpose to get full SP,but rarely.

#19 Posted by Narx (173 posts) -

@TohruAdachi said:

: I stopped using SOS function a long time ago,it's annoying,for one reason it takes like five seconds to load,and second,it makes me angry when I waste five seconds,help other people,and they don't even help me back... Well I'm just raging,but it could really be useful,when you get to the higher dungeons people actually start helping you,or that's in my opinion,but I got Rise now and her revival gives you full SP,so I sometimes just die on purpose to get full SP,but rarely.

I tend to use it since I play on hard mode. Mobs hit way harder which require more SP to heal. All the TaP soda cannot help me!

If it's not spoilers, what's that about Rise's revival?

#20 Posted by MiniPato (2727 posts) -

@TohruAdachi said:

: I stopped using SOS function a long time ago,it's annoying,for one reason it takes like five seconds to load,and second,it makes me angry when I waste five seconds,help other people,and they don't even help me back... Well I'm just raging,but it could really be useful,when you get to the higher dungeons people actually start helping you,or that's in my opinion,but I got Rise now and her revival gives you full SP,so I sometimes just die on purpose to get full SP,but rarely.

Yeah, SOS is only really useful in like the first two dungeons. I'm playing on hard difficulty and I'm having zero trouble keeping full health and SP. Especially with a Rank 10 Rise and since the game tosses you a recovery card in the shuffle time every now and then. I'm in Magatsu Inaba and I'm coming out of every battle with full bars. I've got like 80 snuff souls and a boatload of other SP recovery items

#21 Posted by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

: I rarely use it,and I'm playing Very Hard,but I did use it a lot during my Hard gameplay which was my first gameplay. I'm surprised if that TaP soda and Dr Salt Neo isn't helping you though,you practically get 300+ SP a month if you don't forget or misclick like I do,and at low level you shouldn't have much SP either. Just remember to not try to beat a dungeon in one day though so yeah. Also Rise's revival is her special skill for MC only and it revives you to full health and SP,it's not really a spoiler since you're just telling someone about the skills.

: Damn how you farm that much? I rarely use SP items and I don't even have that much with Rise's rank 10. I rarely die a second time though since I have Enduring Soul,two extra chances is always useful so yeah.

#22 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

POST MORE PLEASE

#23 Posted by MiniPato (2727 posts) -

@TohruAdachi said:

: Damn how you farm that much? I rarely use SP items and I don't even have that much with Rise's rank 10. I rarely die a second time though since I have Enduring Soul,two extra chances is always useful so yeah.

Well I'm only playing on hard. Might be different on Very Hard. But I open every chest I find. Can't leave a floor until I do. And everytime I got to rescue someone I run up and down the dungeon floors twice just to get some levels and items as well as running through the previous dungeon to kill the optional shadow boss and to get quest items. So I run into treasure chests often and get an abundance of life stones and snuff souls. I have spent like 3 real life days (one in game day) just grinding when I went to rescue Naoto. It wasn't particularly fun, more exhausting really. But I try to minimize the days spent in the TV world as much as possible so I can get in as much S-linking as possible. I probably wouldn't be playing the way I am if I were playing regular Persona 4 sitting in front of my TV.

#24 Posted by AlisterCat (5522 posts) -

I think mine is: Hee Ho Let's Go! A Detective is You!

#25 Posted by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

: Dang brother just don't over-level. I beat Mitsuo at level 36,Naoto at 40,and Nametame at 43. Not even purposely training,whenever I saw Gold Hands I just fought them for the cash,and gain like 1/2 levels from the boss,and I do not like opening all the chests unless I'm hunting for reaper,especially redoing the dungeon since it's such a pain in the uranus.

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#27 Posted by Oobir (66 posts) -

Started up a new game and created a fresh new make-fun-of-Igor message.

Atlus should've added Morooka's portrait so I could lay off of the nice long-nosed gentleman.

Some people's messages are just kind of bizzare:

#28 Posted by Seroth (714 posts) -

Mine speaks of wishful thinking:

#29 Posted by kerse (2110 posts) -

Man some of these are pretty great, I just made mine Kanji saying "What the!"

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#30 Posted by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

Haven't encounter any funny SOS,but here's mine:

#31 Posted by mwng (931 posts) -

Almost nailed it...

#32 Posted by TooWalrus (13156 posts) -

Meat Dimension is Happiness

Happiness is Meat Dimension

#33 Posted by Jedted (2343 posts) -

Here's mine: 

I've mostly used the S.O.S. beacon when i'm low on SP. 
#34 Posted by kerse (2110 posts) -

AWWW YEEEAH! sure is popular in these lol.

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#35 Posted by kerse (2110 posts) -
This one made me laugh pretty hard for some reason.
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#36 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

I love how the Souls games caused message-based online features to become a thing.

And I adore how the first thing people do with it is how to make references to dicks.

Dicks.

Dicks everywhere.

#37 Posted by User_Undefined (179 posts) -
Bring it on Kanji! I got a level 99 Yoshitsune.

And here's mine.

#38 Posted by SgtSphynx (1338 posts) -

Here's a couple good ones I've seen.
 

I personally haven't messed around with it that much, here's one I just threw together real quick when I first learned of the messages...
#39 Posted by Buttenator (188 posts) -
#40 Posted by Oobir (66 posts) -

Hey, you know what needs to pop up way less frequently?

If you're in a New Game Plus like this person hopefully is, why are you sending out Rescues with the default message? It's not like you need the 8SP you'll get in return.

Yu Narukami/maxed rescues/default message is the bane of my existence.

#41 Posted by Nickieroonie (141 posts) -

Holy crap I get Yu every time too!

#42 Posted by mr187uk (129 posts) -
#43 Edited by onan (1284 posts) -

Not sure how to get pictures off my vita so I just took a screenshot with my phone:

#44 Posted by onan (1284 posts) -

@MiniPato said:

@TohruAdachi said:

: I stopped using SOS function a long time ago,it's annoying,for one reason it takes like five seconds to load,and second,it makes me angry when I waste five seconds,help other people,and they don't even help me back... Well I'm just raging,but it could really be useful,when you get to the higher dungeons people actually start helping you,or that's in my opinion,but I got Rise now and her revival gives you full SP,so I sometimes just die on purpose to get full SP,but rarely.

Yeah, SOS is only really useful in like the first two dungeons. I'm playing on hard difficulty and I'm having zero trouble keeping full health and SP. Especially with a Rank 10 Rise and since the game tosses you a recovery card in the shuffle time every now and then. I'm in Magatsu Inaba and I'm coming out of every battle with full bars. I've got like 80 snuff souls and a boatload of other SP recovery items

Recovery cards never worked for me at all, I thought they were broken so I stopped picking them.

#45 Posted by mr187uk (129 posts) -

@onan press the start and ps button to take a screen shot from your vita.

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