PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance (10/15/2014)

Future Gunner Adjustments

It seems many people weren’t satisfied with the recent balance adjustments for Gunners. Sega is sorry for the disappointment this may have caused, as they felt they weren’t sufficient enough in explaining the shifts in fighting style for Gunners.

Sega will however remain firm in their plans of keeping the following:

  • Gunners should still be able to fight, even without having to rely on S-Roll JA Bonus.
  • Gunners should be positioned as a class that focuses on close to mid-range combat.

While they were re-examining the effects of the recent update, they noted how difficult it was to maintain Perfect Keeper; how likely it was to get hit when fighting close to mid-range.

With the sentiments that the nerfs made a higher impact than the buffs, they decided on a course of action. The plan is to do readjustments to the Photon Arts, and relax the activation conditions for Perfect Keeper. However, please be forewarned that mid to long-distance damage may end up weaker. They’ll discuss more details about these adjustments at a later time.

Here are some examples of close to mid-range fighting styles you can use:

  • (If enemies are in front)
    • Use Dead Approach to get closer and attack them with Satellite Aim. Draw them in with Reverse Tap, and attack them with Shift Period.
  • (If enemies are scattered around)
    • Use Reverse Tap to draw them in and attack them with Heel Stab/Shift Period.

These are just some examples on how you can play. You can also try them out after the adjustments.

October 15th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 10/15/2014 @ 7:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 10/14/2014 @ 6:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

Sega asks for your cooperation in investigating the server load.

  • Sega is once again conducting a detailed investigation into the server load. They will need to temporarily implement some special settings that may result in some lag. They apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.

Server Load Examination Schedule

  • Sega will be examining the server on 10/14 @ 19:00 ~ 24:00 JST.

PSO2 Live Broadcast

  • October 21st @ 21:00 JST on Nico Nico Live.
  • November update information.
    • The unveiling of Ultimate Quests.
  • New PSO2es Information.
  • Live playthrough of Trick or Treat 3.
  • More information about Phantasy Star Online 2 -ON STAGE-.
    • Casting and Bonus Item Information.
  • New Phantasy Star Nova information.

Campaign Rewards

  • Client Order Campaign #65
  • One-Time Password Campaign
  • (2) Server Investigation Compensations.
  • Extended Maintenance Compensation.

 PSO2es v.1.6.2 (October 17th Update)

New Special Quest:

  • Purifying Light (aka The Light Which Purifies Chaos)
  • This quest is available until October 22nd and focuses on acquiring Weapons and Units.

New esScratch

  • Maria and her Unlocked Chip.
  • Maria: Deals heavy lightning elemental damage and greatly strengthens attack power for a limited time.
  • Zeno’s Unlocked Chip.

Emergency Quest Schedule

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▲▲ Eastern Daylight Time ▲▲
Please [Refresh] the calendar after maintenance has ended!

▲▲ Japanese Standard Time ▲▲
Please [Refresh] the calendar after maintenance has ended!

Eastern / Central / Mountain / Pacific / Hawaii

São Paulo / London / Berlin / Moscow

Bangkok / Philippines / Sydney / Japan


Please Note:

  • The Emergency Quest schedule will update automatically during maintenance. Please wait until after maintenance has ended to see the current schedule.
  • Please resync the calendar periodically to receive the latest updates, as the schedule may change at Sega’s discretion.
  • Boost Events that occur for 24 hours will appear in this calendar with their start and completion times as separate entries.
  • Boost Events that occur for several hours will use the “period” suffix in their titles. Please check the Google Calendar itself to view the event duration.


Client Order Campaign #67

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Complete the qualifying client orders for Revelle and Lubert during the campaign period to earn prizes!

Campaign Period

  • 10.15 ~ 10.22

Qualifying Client Orders

(1) Complete Revelle’s client order 「カリア・エグゼキューション・I」 Career Killer I to receive:

  • +50% EXP Booster (x2)
  • Casino Coin Pass (x2)

(2) Complete Lubert’s client order 「ネプト・キャサドーラの部位破壊を!」  Destroy the Nepto Cassadora Parts! to receive:

  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)
  • Grind Risk Reducer +1 (x3)

Prize Distribution Date

  • After October 29th’s maintenance at the Visiphone.


 PSO2 x PSO2es Linking Campaign #4

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Link your PSO2 and PSO2es accounts for the first time and play each to receive prizes!

Campaign Period

  • 10.15 ~ 11.5

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Play PSO2es during the campaign period to receive these items in PSO2:

  • +100% Tribooster
  • Casino Coin Pass (x5)

(2) Play PSO2 during the campaign period and level up to receive these items in PSO2es:

  • Rappy Medal (x10)
  • Rappy Medal (x10) [Reach level 10]
  • Rappy Medal (x10) [Reach level 20]

Characters with accounts linked with PSO2es prior to the campaign period will NOT qualify for this campaign.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Late November



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PSO2 JP: Halloween 2014 Update

October 22nd Update


Halloween Event

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The Arks Lobby transforms into a Halloween-themed spectacle, with pumpkins, bats, and ghosts decorating the lobby. You can complete the Halloween Bingo during the event, where you’ll receive boost items and Twin Machine Gun [*ジャックペポ] Jack Pepo as a reward.


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Clear (Autumn) Xie’s client orders to obtain an accessory and a Halloween-themed mag device too!


Trick Or Treat 3 is an Emergency Quest that takes place at night in the desert. Various bosses are expected to appear, thanks to Nyau showing up, like Quartz Dragon and Big Varder. Don’t forget to head to the deepest area to see the three Naura sisters wearing their Halloween-themed outfits!


Episode 3: Chapter 2

Huey, sensing a delicate situation between Sarah and KlarisKrays, was trying to bridge the distance between the two and bring them closer together.

Huey asks various people for assistance in investigating Luther’s abandoned research facility on Planet Wopal. And as usual, you also appear for assistance.


Unlimited Brave

This scratch contains Zeno’s Council of Six outfit, “Cry Savior,” along with three other outfits created in that theme: Magia Savior, Roava, and Freeva. In addition, players with humanoid characters will be able to dress up in the new cast parts and Casts can dress up in the Humanoid outfits. (Edited for clarification.)


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クライセイヴァー (Cry Savior)


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マギアセイヴァー (Magia Savior)


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GH450 オッソリア (GH450 Ossoria)


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ローヴァ・シリーズ (Roava)


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フリーヴァ・シリーズ (Freeva)


 Coming up next after this update:

  • A new quest
  • Arks Ship Competition Round 3
  • A new Scratch
  • Arks Ceremonial Lobby

Also October 15th’s maintenance will be occurring at an earlier time.


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Unlock an Original NPC in Phantasy Star Nova

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In Phantasy Star Nova, players can awaken crew members in cryogenic stasis from the various capsules available at the Cold Sleep Counter. Previous articles mentioned inputting a password at this counter, but details were unknown at the time. 

It seems this password is used to defrost a “special capsule” containing a character inside. One such character is “Sega Eigyō Man,”  a salesman who shows his strength when stationed at the Item Shop.

セガエイギョーマン  (Sega Eigyō Man)

Players can obtain the password by trying out a demo which will be available at certain dates and times at specific stores across Japan. Afterwards, they must wait for a game update in mid-December to enter the password to unlock this NPC.



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