PSO2 JP: Early Maintenance and Patch (12/22/2015)

Maintenance will occur one day earlier than usual. Journey to the depths of the mining base and defeat Apprentice once an for all in Dec. 22nd’s update.

December 22nd Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

December 22nd Patch

  • Launcher: Version 03.00.04
  • Client: ver. 3.1002.0
  • Patch Size: 759MB (PC) / 303MB (Vita)

PSO2 Live Broadcast #37 (Phantasy Star Festa 2016)

  • December 23rd @ 13:00 ~ 18:00 JST.
  • Broadcasting Live on Nico Nico!

PSO2 Live Broadcast #37 Topics

  • Details on Episode 3’s Final Update!
  • The latest news on the ARKS Cafe.
  • More details on PSO2 The Animation, including new merchandising.
  • ARKS Grand Prix: Tokyo Bracket
  • Phantasy Star Festa 2016 Cosplay Show
  • Episode 4: Reborn
    • Details on the new Summoner class.
    • A new stage, a new story, and new charactersand even a new director!?
    • New features that make the ultimate character creator even more ultimate.
    • New information on the PS4 version.
  • Real-life Arks Dance Festival

Patch Notes

Limited-time Client Orders

  • Ao Onihime Shiki & Ao Onibou Oudo.
  • Available until maintenance on January 27th, 2016.

ARKS Bingo Card

  • Christmas 2015 Bingo [Reverse]
  • Available until maintenance January 13th, 2016.

New Emergency Quest

  • 採掘基地防衛戦:終焉 (Mining Base Defense: Demise)
  • Class Level Availability: N: 1+ / H: 20+ / VH: 40+ / SH: 55+ / XH: 70+
  • This quest can be cleared up to two times per ship. Upon clearing it the 2nd time, you will not be able to access the quest again on the same ship, even if you use a different character. This quest will also utilize the “Weak Bullet Jamming” effect that reduces the effectiveness of Weak Bullet.
  • Mining Base: Demise is a pre-scheduled emergency quest, and will only appear at times listed on the official calendar.

New Enemies

  • DFアプレンティス・ジア (DF Apprentice Zea)
  • A.I.Sエクソーダ (A.I.S Exoda)
  • ダモス (Damoth)

New Interrupt Event

  • A new interrupt event has been added.

New Items

Potential Abilities

  • Added new potential abilities.

Badge&Memory Exchange Shop

  • Added more items to the Badge & Memory Exchange Shop.

Emblem Exchange Shop

  • Added items to the Emblem Exchange Shop.
  • Added [Star Stone Exchange] to Zieg’s Emblem Exchange Shop.

System Changes

  • 星繋石プレアデス (Pleiades Star Stones) can now be obtained upon clearing the following quests on Extra Hard difficulty:
    • Mining Base Defense: Invasion
    • Mining Base Defense: Intrusion
    • Mining Base Defense: Despair
  • The effects of the [Forsaken Aquatic] timed ability will be adjusted to also include [The Extremes of Heaven & Earth] as a valid location. [The Extremes of Heaven & Earth] is a new Extreme Quest that will be released in a future update. Due to this, the recipe name and scope will change to say [Forsaken Aquatics & Extremes].

Weapon General Election

Weapon General Election

The results are in! Here are the winners of the Weapon General Election!

Weapon General Election Winners

  • Coat Edge (Sword)
  • Razrail (Wired Lance)
  • Lambda Patty Lumeria (Partisan)
  • Sarhaling (Gunslash)
  • Dio Sigalga (Katana)
  • Oboro (Twin Dagger)
  • Quartz Calibur (Double Saber)
  • Fretal (Knuckles)
  • Yoi (Dual Blades)
  • Strauss (Assault Rifle)
  • Goodbye Fire (Launcher)
  • Lambda Sarcueid (TMG)
  • Lambda Bigglow (Bow)
  • Haze Processor (Rod)
  • Blue Crane (Talis)
  • Haku Senjou (Wand)
  • El Ario (Jet Boots)

Each of these weapons will be remade into ★13 versions, with the chance to receive different potentials than their original counterparts. It should also be noted that their designs will remain the same.

 

Campaign Rewards

Campaign Expiration Date Campaign Conditions Items Distributed
Buy AC Campaign #21 March 23 2016 Maintenance Purchase 500+ AC 1000 FUN Ticket
+50% Tribooster
Purchase 2000+ AC 15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)
Grind Risk Reducer +2 (x5)
Grinder (x50)
Purchase 5000+ AC Ability Affixer Success (+30%)
New Year’s Lilipa Suit
Challenges from the DF Girls March 23 2016 Maintenance During Marika’s campaign period,
those who clear 5 or more Client Orders
+100% Tribooster (x2)
During Riko’s campaign period,
those who clear 5 or more Client Orders
+100% Tribooter (x2)
During Yurika’s campaign period,
those who clear 5 or more Client Orders
+100% Tribooster (x2)
Players who clear any 15+ Client Orders from the 3 DF Girls receive: +100% Tribooster (x5)
Players who clear any 24+ Client Orders from the 3 DF Girls receive: Ragol Memory (x1)
Photon Booster (x3)
Ability Affixer Success (+30%) (x2)
Players who clear 30 Client Orders from the 3 DF Girls receive: Ragol Memory (x2)
Photon Booster (x7)
Grind Success (100%) (x2)
Marika Kouno’s Quiz Grind Risk Reduction (+2) (x1)
Riko Kohara’s Quiz Grind Risk Reduction (+2) (x1)
Yurika Takagi’s Quiz Grind Risk Reduction (+2) (x1)

ARKS Bingo

Christmas 2015 Bingo

Christmas 2015 Bingo

Christmas 2015 Bingo Rewards
Lines Reward
1 +75% EXP Booster (x2)
2 1000 FUN Ticket
3 Grind Success +10% (x3)
4 *イクスシュレイラ (Ixschrayla)
[Gunslash Camo]
5 +50% Tribooster (x2)
8 Nero Fragment (x3)
Complete +100% Tribooster
Christmas 2015 Bingo
A
A-1 Clear Xie’s client order:
クリスマスキャロルは突然に
Sudden Christmas Carols
A-2 Defeat a [Blundarl] Level 1+
A-3 Play Rappy Slots  
A-4 Defeat a [Fangulfur] Level 1+
A-5 Clear Xie’s client order:
ジングル・ゴーマイウェイ!
Jingle Go My Way!
B
B-1 Defeat a [Predicahda] Level 1+
B-2 Defeat a [Parata Picoda] Level 1+
B-3 Speak to Lachesis Title Counter Attendant
B-4 Defeat a [Yede] Level 1+
B-5 Defeat [Decol Malluda] Level 1+
C
C-1 Feed your Mag
 
C-2 Use a Drink
 
C-4 Draw a FUN Scratch
 
C-5 Destroy a green container
 
D
D-1 Defeat [De Malmoth] Level 1+
D-2 Defeat a [Gulfur] Level 1+
D-3 Speak to Alto Casino Attendant
D-4 Defeat a [Bonta Bakuta] Level 1+
D-5 Defeat a [Luda Sorcerer] Level 1+
E
E-1 Clear Xie’s client order:
ダーカー・イン・ザ・ナイト
Darkers in the Night
E-2 Defeat a [Malmoth]
Level 1+
E-3 Play Black Nyack
 
E-4 Defeat a [Pitta Wadda] Level 1+
E-5 Clear Xie’s client order:
ラッピーは二度ベルを鳴らす!?
Second Ringing of the Rappies!?

Christmas 2015 Bingo [Reverse] Rewards
Lines Reward
1 +250% Rare Drop Booster
2 Nero Fragment (x3)
3 Evo. Device / Kutsuppy
4 Photon Booster (x3)
5 Grind Success +30%
8 Caligula Fragment (x20)
Complete +100% Tribooster (x2)
Christmas 2015 Bingo [Reverse]
A
A-1 Clear Girard’s client order:
ニャウなる希少種
Nyau That’s a Rare Species!
A-2 Clear Io’s client order:
ジャストアタック訓練・黒ノ領域
Just Attack Training – Kuron
A-3 Defeat a [Strahda]
Level 1+
A-4 Clear Revelle’s client order:
ブラッディ・スカフォード・Ⅴ
Bloody Scaffolds V
A-5 Defeat a [Marda Tocatta]
Level 21+
B
B-1 Defeat a [Bikuda Rabitta] Level 51+
B-2 Defeat a [Bonta Bearadda] Level 21+
B-3 Attribute grind an item

B-4 Defeat [Gal Gryphon]
Level 21+
B-5 Defeat [Blu Ringahda] Level 61+
C
C-1 Destroy a red container
 
C-2 Speak to Zieg
 
C-4 Send a Good Job
 
C-5 Clear Revelle’s client order:
デモリション・アンビション・Ⅱ
Demolition Ambition II
D
D-1 Clear [Merry Christmas on Ice 4] EQ
Super Hard+
D-2 Defeat a [Deue Solda] Level 21+
D-3 Grind an item

D-4 Clear Franka’s client order:
巨大な玩具の破片の調達
Supplying Large Toy Parts
D-5 Obtain Matter Board EP3-8
 
E
E-1 Defeat a [Damoth]
Level 21+
E-2 Clear Revelle’s client order:
イレイザー・レポート・Ⅳ
Eraser Report IV
E-3 Defeat a [Tyraluda]
Level 1+
E-4 Clear an Extreme Quest stage

E-5 Clear Girard’s client order:
ラッピーなる希少種
Rare Rappy Species

 

Xie’s Client Orders

Christmas Xie 2015

Client Order Objective
クリスマスキャロルは突然に
Sudden Christmas Carols
Defeat [Natives] x50
ダーカー・イン・ザ・ナイト
Darkers in the Night
Defeat [Darkers] x50
ジングル・ゴーマイウェイ!
Jingle Go My Way!
Deliver [極彩色のかけら] x5
Drops from Pitta Wadda & Parata Picoda.
ラッピーは二度ベルを鳴らす!?
Second Ringing of the Rappies!?
Deliver [ハッピーラッピーベル] x2
Drops from St. Rappy.
クリスマスまであと何歩?
How Many Steps Until Christmas?
Defeat [Nyau] by destroying its weapon.
Reward: *スノーキャノンマン (Snow Cannon Man) [Launcher Weapon Camo]

 

Winter Sweets Set ’15
Shortcake クリスマスショート’15
Christmas Short ’15
S-ATK +50 / PP +5
(30 minutes)
Baked Cheesecake クリスマスベイクド’15
Christmas Baked ’15
R-ATK +50 / PP +5
(30 minutes)
Fruit Tart クリスマスタルト’15
Christmas Tart ’15
T-ATK +50 / PP +5
(30 minutes)
Christmas Cake クリスマスケーキ’15
Christmas Cake ’15
S-DEF/R-DEF/T-DEF/HP +50
(30 minutes)

 

Shiki & Oudo’s Client Orders

Ao Onihime Shiki

Client Order Objective
あくなき「強さ」の探求・Ⅰ
Endless Pursuit of Strength I
Defeat [Any Enemy] x60
あくなき「強さ」の探求・Ⅱ
Endless Pursuit of Strength II
Defeat boosted enemies x3
天を制する青き王との激闘
Duel With the Azure King
Defeat [Quartz Dragon] x1
Reward: Ao Onihime Shiki’s parter card
雪原の覇者との対決
Snowfield Showdown
Complete [Tundra Exploration] w/
Shiki (Ake or Ao) only.
波濤を切り裂く邪蛇との苦闘
Shredding the Rough Waves
Complete [Coast Exploration] w/
Shiki (Ao or Ake) only.
果てなき修行の道・Ⅰ
Ceaseless Training I
Defeat one or more Lv. 41+ enemies by attacking their weak point.
果てなき修行の道・Ⅱ
Ceaseless Training II
Defeat one or more Lv. 41+ boosted enemies.

Ao Onibou Oudo

Client Order Objective
採掘場跡での特訓依頼
Quarry Training Request
Complete [Quarry Exploration] w/
Shiki and Oudo (Ao or Ake) only.
Reward: Ao Onibou Oudo’s parter card

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

▲▲ Eastern Standard 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.

 

WEB Event [X-Mas Campaign]

Xmas Campaign

Merry Christmas, everyone! With a new year just around the corner, it’s time to begin the holiday festivities. Even Dudu is in on the fun, ready to deliver gifts to all the good players who participate in the X-Mas campaign.

The event begins on December 14th, tasking players with defeating a certain enemy each day. If the mission is successful, we’ll unlock prizes that will be distributed in late December.

Do note, however, that the event takes place outside of the game, on the campaign’s official website. More details can be found below:

How To Participate

Click the BIG YELLOW BUTTON at the Campaign's Website
Click the BIG YELLOW BUTTON at the Campaign’s Website

 

Lossgin
Enter your SEGA ID and Password.
Press the green 「ログイン」 button to continue.

 

Rockbear Quest
Click on the button labeled [PUSH] to damage the enemy.
You can click on this button up to 5 times a day!

 

Retweet
Click the [Push] button again to [Retweet] the campaign on twitter.
Doing so deals even more damage to the enemy.
You can perform this action once per day.

Campaign Qualifications

  • Players can earn various prizes by participating in defeating the enemy.
  • Players can also qualify if they attack an enemy that was already defeated earlier in the day.
  • Players will have until 23:59 JST of the appointed day to qualify for the prizes listed on that day.

※ Only players who log in through the Campaign’s website and press the button to damage the enemy will qualify for the prizes on that day. Merely retweeting the campaign’s tweet outside of the campaign’s official site will not qualify you for the prizes listed for that day.

 

Campaign Schedule

Date Target Prize 1 Prize 2
12/14 Rockbear Grind Risk Reducer (+2) x2
(Participants Only)
10,000,000 HP
12/15 Snow Banther Grind Risk Reducer (+2) x2
(Participants Only)
10,000,000 HP
12/16 Vol Dragon Grind Skip (→5)
(Participants Only)
Grind Risk Reducer (+2) x2
(Participants Only)
20,000,000 HP
12/17 Dragon Ex
Grind Success +30%
(Participants Only)
10,000,000 HP
12/18 Rappy 50,000 Enemies:
Grind Risk Reducer (+2) (x1)

(All Players)
Christmas Cake
Christmas Gift
Christmas Tree
Yule Log

(Participants Only)
?????
100,000 Enemies:
+5% Grind Boost Period!
(All Players)
12/19 Bal Rodos Grind Skip (→5)
(Participants Only)
20,000,000 HP
12/20 Biol Meduna
+100% Tribooster
(Participants Only)
20,000,000 HP
12/21 Mr. Umblla
Grind Risk Reducer (+2) (x4)
(Participants Only)
10,000,000 HP
12/22 Nyau 50,000 Enemies:
Grind Risk Reducer (+2) (x1)

(All Players)
Grind Success +30%
(Participants Only)
???? 100,000 Enemies:
+5% Affixing Boost Period!
(All Players)
12/23 Dark Falz Elder
10,000,000 Damage:
+100% Tribooster (x3)
(Participants Only)
???? 20,000,000 Damage:
Grind Success +30%
(Participants Only)

※ Reward Items and Boost Periods will be released in the future.
※ Failing to defeat the enemy will disqualify everyone from receiving the prizes for that day.

Reward Distribution Period

  • Late December for the qualified items and boost events.

 

AC Shop Bargains

AC Shop items can be purchased in various bundles between December 22nd ~ January 6th. Head to the AC Shop and take advantage of these great deals!

Item Package Contents Price
スクラッチ券2種セット
2 Kinds of Scratch Tickets Package
AC Scratch Ticket (x1)
AC Scratch Gold Ticket (x1)
500 AC
プキャラクター育成セット
Character Raising Package
Mag Ticket (x1)
+150% EXP Booster (x3)
Scape Doll (x1)
1,000 AC
スクラッチ27個
27 Scratches
AC Scratch Ticket (x27) 4,900 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.

※These item packages will be listed in yellow at the AC Shop!

16 thoughts on “PSO2 JP: Early Maintenance and Patch (12/22/2015)

  1. >new director
    SGNM just couldn’t hold on to the job, I guess. then again, I think it can be said there’s a solid split of things for and against public relations during his tenure at the helm…

    1. Since they started developing ep4 quite a time ago, would that mean new person was already directing for a while? Or was it developed under Suganuma, and they changed direction only recently? I wonder.

    1. Dudu campaign:
      “The event begins on December 14th, tasking players with defeating a certain enemy each day. If the mission is successful, we’ll unlock prizes that will be distributed in late December.”

      DF Girls:
      “Rewards for Yurika Takagi’s Challenge can be picked up at the Visiphone after clearing and reporting back to the NPC who requested it. Aside from this, the rest of the rewards will get sent to the Visiphone late December, for any prize that comes from the quiz, or requires a certain number of COs cleared.” (From this article and 12/02 maintenance post. I hope it answers you.)

  2. What I want to know is the future computer requirements after the PC graphic upgrade. … Wanna know if I’ll have to buy a new PC or not… >< (Well, this "New director" makes me curious too, to tell the truth.)

    1. Depends on whether you intend on using it or not. If you’re fine with your current settings, then you don’t need to change anything. If you want the new graphics, it depends on your computer.

    2. Well, I put near everything to the lower (Didn’t touch the outside settings with the launcher, don’t even remember what they are…) to fully enjoy the game without too much lags and not to kill my computer after three days x) so it’s okay like that for now. It would be so nice if we could stay on these graphics after the enhancement, or similar level. Not sure my computer can show PS4-like graphics.

    3. In the launcher, the new graphics are Level 6. It’s not necessary to upgrade to continue playing, it’s just there for players who want it.

  3. So I guess downloading the patch will be unavoidable but we will still be able to keep our compressed/standard/hi-res textures as they are now, right?

    1. That is correct. They’re adding a new level of graphical quality, but the old ones will remain mostly untouched.

    2. Alright. I’m not ready to say goodbye to all of that for now so it’s good to know.
      Thanks all for answering about that. 🙂

  4. I know i’m not going crazy because i did all 30 co’s for DFG challenge but i didnt get the 30 co’s reward, is this going to be given next maint or did i really just get screwed out of 2x 100% Grind boosts and 7x Photon boosters?

    1. Give it a couple of hours, this has happened to me before and they just suddenly appeared in my campaign rewards eventually.

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