4th PSO2 Item Design Contest Winners!

ARKS ORDERS RUSH

The 4th Item Design Contest has come to an end. After narrowing down from almost 2,000 entries, the development team has finally made their pick. These items will be released as part of an AC Scratch lineup in the future. Until then, you can hover over each picture to view some minor details on the item.

Weapon Camos

First Place

Rhapsodian Wrath (by Brittany Brisbane)Twin Dagger / Dual Blade
Rhapsodian Wrath (by Brittany Brisbane)
Twin Dagger / Dual Blade

 

Second Place

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Denial One (by Hound)
Bullet Bow / Assault Rifle / Katana

 

Third Place

Jumbo Twinder (by mittu02)Knuckle, Twin Mechs, Twin Dagger
Jumbo Twinder (by mittu02)
Knuckle, Twin Mechs, Twin Dagger

 

Selected Works

Costumes

First Place

Type 3 Straitjacket NE (by LIKURU)Unisex Costume
Type-3 Straitjacket NE (by LIKURU)
Male and Female Costume

 

Second Place

Rakshasa Garment (by Puu)Female Costume
Rakshasa Garb (by Puu)
Female Costume

 

Third Place

Innocent Rose Dress (By Luna Maria)
Innocent Rose Dress (By Luna Maria)

Selected Works

 

 

Accessories

First Place

Gothic Collar (By takamura)
Gothic Collar (By takamura)

 

Second Place

"Cast Eyes" (by きゃみ魂)
“Cast Eyes” (by きゃみ魂)

 

Third Place

 

Hexashield (By: NKなかざぁ)
Hexashield (By: NKなかざぁ)

 

 

Selected Works

 

Hairstyles

First Place

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Angel Wing Long (By フロスト)

 

Second Place

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Cornrow (by Dell-D)

 

Third Place

Braided Short (by YUSA)
Braided Short (by YUSA)

 

Selected Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Head to The Moon in PSO2’s Halloween 2016 Update

~ October 5th, 2016 ~

 

Halloween Lobby

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The spooktacular Halloween Lobby is back again, along with it’s jack-o’-lantern decor and surprise ghost appearances!

 

Trick or Treat 2016

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A late night monster bash is being held at the desert in the [Trick or Treat 2016] Emergency Quest! The bonus PSE effect introduced last year returns, applying only to those wearing Halloween costumes. Zeta Guranz has a chance of appearing again, but this time under a specially named variant. Characters such as Orga Cats and Master Nezumi will pop up in the quest’s Emergency Trials, equipped with their best Halloween accessories.

 

Halloween 2016 Bingo

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進化デバイス/ワンダラー (Evo. Device / Wanderer)

The Halloween 2016 Bingo card has various objectives for defeating enemies that appear in the Trick or Treat quest. Other objectives will task players with clearing specific client orders and progressing through the story. Rewards for completing the bingo include a voodoo doll Mag device and some Star Gems.

 

Seasonal Enemy Drops

The Latan Rappy and Ceremo Nyau enemies will be back for a while, now with new weapons to drop!

 

Trick or Treat 2016 Collection

Consider picking up one of the new Trick or Treat Collection sheets before tackling the new Emergency Quest. Among the collection are the ★13 [Bloodspear Vlad Bram] partisan and [Raygun Barrel] assault rifle weapons!

 

Izane Kazuchi

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Giving you the opportunity to earn lots of meseta is the new golden-colored Izane Kazuchi! Defeat it for the chance to receive an Izane themed weapon camo, capable of supporting several weapon categories.

 

New Story Events

Hitsugi had lost, her resolve tested against a vengeful Kohri’s might. Struck down, blade shattered, she now lies unawakened in the hands of Mother Cluster. Trapped in the depths of darkness, what goes on inside her mind?

 

New Summoner Skills

アシストシェア Assist Share

Assist Share (Summoner Main Class Only)

  • The previous pet’s Shifta, Deband, and Sympathy effects are transferred over even if you switch to another Pet or Weapon.

 

ロングディスタンスラブ Long Distance Love

Long Distance Love (Summoner Main Class Only)

  • This skill allows you to respond to Sympathy requests even if you perform Shifta or Deband from long distances.

 

New PA and Technic Customizations

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Sacrifice Bite Type-0

  • Quickly absorbs Photon to create an even more powerful Photon Blade for Normal and Step attacks.

 

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Straight Charge Type-0

  • Hold the button down to continuously charge through enemies.

 

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Parallel Slider Type-0

  • Altered the PA to let you shoot enemies while hovering around.

 

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Sharp Bomber Type-0

  • You now have the option of leaping forward.
  • Charge the attack to deal a powerful blow.

 

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Strike Gust Type-0

  • Hold down the button to continue attacking while rising in the air.
  • This custom PA is not chargeable, letting you activate the attack more quickly.

 

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Sa Foie Type-0

  • Makes the player draw a certain distance closer to the target before activating. Charge it up for a powerful blow.

 

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Ra Megid Type-0

  • Orbs will surround the player for a limited time.
  • Enemies receive damage when they come in contact with these orbs.
  • Charge the Technic to deal damage in shorter intervals.

 

Gathering Update

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Gathering Spots have finally made their way to the Tundra and Volcanic Caverns. Using the materials from each field, you can create new Cuisines and Skill Rings that cover a variety of effects.

Speaking of Skill Rings, you can now either place them on the Player Shop market, or trade them with other players. Now you’ll have added convenience in finding a Skill Ring that’s right for you.

 

New Skill Rings

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Some of the new Skill Rings included in this update are as follows:

L / Step Jump

  • Increases movement speed for a Jump during a [Step].

 

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L / Slow Dive Roll

  • Extends the duration of the [Dive Roll] by making it slower.

 

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L / Air Reversal

  • Lets you perform a reversal in the air.

 

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L / Jet Boots Tech Arts SC

  • Reduces charging time when you combo from a Photon Art to a Technic.

 

Accessory Retrospective 2012 – 13

Take a look back at some of the most popular scratch items of old from 2012 and 2013! This revival scratch will run for two weeks, beginning October 10th through the 26th.

 

Franca’s Night Café

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Enjoy the poolside experience of a luxury hotel at Franca’s Night Café! Sparkling in the moonlight, the water entices players to take a dip. The sights of Empe Rappy and Arkuma fireworks light up the night sky.

 

Battleship Base

Peer across the ocean as your Team Room is transformed into a large battleship! Explore the exterior of the ship from the deck to all the way atop the bridge. Interact with the cannons to experience the intense shelling power of the ship’s artillery.

 

Featured Quest Expansion

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The following Level Up Quests will be joining the Featured Quest lineup:

  • 混沌に惑う白き都 Shironian Pandemonium
  • 混沌まねく未知なる影 Chaotic Beguiler
  • 境界を貫く双角の凶鳥 Border Breaking Bird
  • 混沌導く闇の化身 Chaotic Darkness
  • 混沌産み出す闇の化身 Darkness From the Chaos

 

Salon Update

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Players can now access all of the costumes, parts, and outerwear located in their Character Storage from within the salon! The PC and PS4 versions will utilize a larger window making it easier to view your list of choices.

 

A.I.S Interface Improvements

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The interface will now display the number of active A.I.S. units within the quest. Players currently boarding these units will show up with a unique icon on the Radar Map.

 

Summoner Interface Improvements

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This update will add the option of displaying your pet’s HP and other effects on the Action Palette. Now you can ascertain the status of your pets in a quick and convenient manner.

 

Appraisal Interface Improvements

No longer having to run back and forth between Kiara and Dudu, you’ll now have the option of opening the Storage Menu straight from the Appraisal Shop.

 

New Chat Commands

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You can now switch your My Set preferences in a flash with the new [/myset] chat command. This chat command will work in the ARKS Lobby, Casino Area, Player Room, Team Room, and Franca’s Cafe! This feature, however, is not available once you go out on a quest.

 

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The other new chat command allows you to switch between different skill rings. Just type [/skillring] and the name of the ring you wish to switch to.

 

Weaponoid Potentials

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The next set of Weaponoid Potentials will cover the following weapons:

  • Dies Ryu
  • Shut Rounder
  • Seimei Kikami
  • Motav Prophecy

 

 

Wonderland Party (AC Scratch)

フォリーテイラー[Ou・Ba・ In] Folly Tailor
フォリーテイラー [Ou・Ba・In] – Folly Tailor

Dress up for Halloween this year in fancy Alice in Wonderland inspired layered outfits and CAST parts! The new outer and basewear included in this scratch will be eligible for a bonus PSE effect in this year’s Trick or Treat quest.

 

リブルガール[Ou・Ba・ In] Libre Girl
リブルガール [Ou・Ba・In] – Libre Girl

 

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メルレットカリーナ [Ou・Ba・In] – Merletto Carina

 

フロワガロウズF  Froid Gallows F
フロワガロウズF [Ou・Ba・In] – Froid Gallows F

 

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フロワガロウズM [Ou・Ba・In] – Froid Gallows M

 

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グロード・シリーズ – Glode Series

 

ハローゼ・シリーズ Hallows Series
ハローゼ・シリーズ – Hallows Series

 

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進化デバイス/バットリー – Evo Device / Batly

 

※Froid is using the french pronunciation, therefore the ‘d’ is silent.

 

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PSO2 JP: Maintenance (9/21/2016)

October 5th Balance Adjustments

Read up on the balance adjustments for October 5th here.

 

September 21st Maintenance

Put your platforming skills to the test in the new Tokyo Time Attack Quest arriving with today’s update!

September 21st Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 09/21/2016 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 09/20/2016 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

 

Even More Skill Rings

(From Shougai PSO) These will appear in the October Update

L / Non Weak Bonus

  • Available only to Launchers
  • The skill “Weak Hit Advance” will also apply to Non-Weak Areas.

L / Just Reversal JA Combo

  • Creates a JA ring from a Just Reversal.

R / Just Reversal PP Gain

  • Restores PP after a Just Reversal.

R / Healing Guard

  • Heals both you and nearby players after a Just Guard

R / Wide Support

  • Expands the area of effect for Resta, Shifta, Anti, and Deband.

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Level Up Quest

  • 混沌産み出す闇の化身 (Darkness From the Chaos)
  • Available until October 5th

Time Attack Quest

  • 走破演習:東京 (Marathon Practice: Tokyo)

Treasure Shop

  • Added items to the product listing for the treasure shop.

Boost Week (Until 9/28)

  • +150% EXP Boost Period
  • +150% Rare Drop Boost Period
  • +150% Meseta Boost Period

Orga Cats & Master Nezumi’s Client Orders

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These characters will be added to the Character Catalogue after maintenance.

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

▲▲ 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 / Arizona / 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.
  • This calendar is unable to show Emergency Quests that occur at random.
  • Boost Events that occur for 24 hours will appear in this calendar with only their start times.
  • 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.
  • ARKS Leagues are typically 3 hours long. Check the event itself for details on its duration.

 

ARKS Quiz

450 million

We’re holding an ARKS Quiz to commemorate surpassing over 4.5 Million ID registrations. Use the in-game chat to answer the questions from Twitter to receive the following items.

Campaign Qualifications

  • Tweets will be sent out each day around 11:00 ~ 12:00 JST
  • Answer the questions correctly to receive an item at your Visiphone.
  • We’ll receive even more rewards if Sega’s tweet reaches a certain number of retweets within a 24 hour period.
Acceptable Answers
アークス Answering in Full-Width Katakana
Unacceptable Answers
あーくす Answering in Hiragana
アークス Answering in Half-Width Katakana
Arks Answering in English
ア -クス Answering with spaces, symbols, or punctuation marks
breaking up the response.

 

Proposed Answers

ARKS Quiz Cheat Sheet
Day Answer
9/21 サモナー
9/22 ジェネ
9/23 クーナ
9/24 ミミ
9/25 シンクロウ
9/26  エルダー
9/27  

Questions will be announced around 11:00 – 12:00 JST each day on Twitter.

 

Individual Rewards

Quiz Response Period: September 21st ~ September 28th (Maintenance)

Day   Rewards
9/21 a-lil-some ツマラ・ナイモノ
A Little Something
9/22 lock-neck 錠前ネックレス
Lock Necklace
9/23 no-eyeb まゆなし
No Eyebrows
9/24 bunnyear うさ耳リボンA
Bunny Ears Ribbon A
9/25 prim-head プリムヘッドフォン鋼
Prim Headphones Silver
9/26 partnebe パートナーベッド
Partner Bed
9/27 nabepapa ナベリウスパパガイ
Naberius Papagayo

Rewards will be distributed to individuals who give the correct answer during the Quiz Response Period.

 

Community Rewards

All players will receive these rewards based on the number of days we’ve reached the Retweet goals!

Reward Login Period: September 28th ~ October 5th

Days
Reached
  Rewards
1 ラムダグラインダー×3個 Lambda Grinder (x3)
2 ブースト +5% Item Grind Boost Period
(Old-Type / Unit / Skill Ring)
3 ブースト +5% Ability Affixing Boost
4 ブースト +25% Grind Great Success Boost Period
(New Types)
5 能力追加成功率+30%×1個 +30% Ability Affixing Success
6 強化大成功確率+50%×2個 +50% Grind Great Success (x2)
7 スタージェム×30個 30 Star Gems

Rewards will be distributed to players who log in during the Reward Login Period stated above.

 

Buy AC Campaign #29

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Purchase set amounts of AC during the campaign period to receive these wonderful prizes.

Campaign Period

  • September 19th @ 18:00 ~ October 7th @ 17:59 JST

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Purchase 500+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • 1000 FUN Ticket (x3)
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)

(2) Purchase 2000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +100% Tribooster (x2)
  • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x5)

(3) Purchase 5000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +30% Ability Affixer Success
  • Latan Rappy Suit

(4) Purchase 10,000 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +150% Tribooster (x3)
  • Ragol Memory (x3)

If you purchase 2000+ AC during the campaign period, you will receive (1) and (2). However, if you purchase 10,000+ AC, you’ll receive all four prizes! Please be sure to login with a character on your account.

※ Purchasing [AC] or [iAC] from PSO2es will not count towards the campaign.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Early November 2016

 

AC Shop Bargains

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The following bundles will contain AC Shop items at a discounted price!

Campaign Period

  • September 21st ~ October 5th
Item Package Contents Price
900AC初心者セット
900AC Beginner’s Set
+10 Item Pack Expansion (x2)
+150% EXP Booster (x3)
900 AC
拡張倉庫セット
Extra Storage Set
Storage 1 Expansion 30 Days
Storage 2 Expansion 30 Days
Storage 3 Expansion 30 Days
Storage 4 Expansion 30 Days
Storage 5 Expansion 30 Days
2,300 AC
スクラッチ55個
55 Scratches
AC Scratch Ticket (x55) 9,900 AC

※Each item package is limited one per account.

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