PSO2 JP: February 2013 Tidbits

Shougai posted information from the latest Famitsu Connect!On which shed some light over Advance Quests.

Advance Quests:

  • Available from Class Level 45+
  • You’ll use an item called “Advance Capsule” each time you accept the quest.
  • For example, there could be a quest that has 1 person use 10 Advance Capsules to go through the quest.
  • Upd: You can acquire element pyroxene stones in Advance quests.

How to Acquire Advance Capsules

  • You can purchase Advance Capsules in the shop. (1 for 50,000 Meseta)
  • You could also acquire Advance Capsules in Advance Quests. (Details Unknown)

Advance Capsule Payment Process

  • When you accept the quest, you can pay 10 capsules for 1 person.
  • For example, if there’s four people, it would require 40 capsules.
  • The Party leader could choose to pay for all party members if they want to.
  • Each person in the party could pay 10 capsules to cover themselves or the party leader pays 40 capsules to cover everyone.

Kinds of Advance Quests

  • There’s three types of Advance Quests (so far…)
  • Forest, Caves, and Desert.

Types of Advance Capsules

  • Advance Capsule A = Forest
  • Advance Capsule B = Caves
  • Advance Capsule C = Desert

Advance Risk

  • As you clear each advance quest, your advance risk will “rank up” which will increase the boosted enemy rate and enemy level (Lv 56+).
  • Also there will be some exclusive rare drops, (it’s uncertain if this is the result of the enemies having higher levels.)
  • The advance risk that you’ve accumulated will reset after 7 days.

Advance Quests are sort of like an evolution to Guardians Boost Road, and it will be coming sometime in mid-February.

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UPD: Pyroxene (Magic Stones) Shop Update

  • UPD New magic stones “Fire Pyroxene Agni” and “Wind Pyroxene Vayu” and “Earth Pyroxene Prithvi
  • Trivia: Agni is the Hindu deity for Fire and Vayu is the Hindu deity for Air/Wind. Prithvi is the Hindu goddess for earth. (This would imply there will be more stones based on each element)
  • Upd: You can acquire these stones in Advance Quests. There’s three types so far, Fire, Wind, and Earth.
  • There are also new weapons in this shop that require other “weapons” as materials to be traded in.
  • Pyroxene Shop will have a 10 star weapon called Lava Seeker*, a different colored version of Messer Agate.
  • “Messer Agate” and “Fire Pyroxene Agni” can be used as exchange materials.
  • The process seems to be, trade a lower ranking version of a weapon you don’t want, to get a much stronger, higher ranking version of said weapon.
  • Trade Iku-tachi to get Kaku-tachi.
  • Trade Seitenweise to get Seitenheise
  • Trade Metalisolidum to get Metalignis
  • (Certain Weapon) +  (Element Pyroxene) = Higher Ranking version of that weapon.
  • According to the screenshot, you need 90 Fire Pyroxene Agni and 1 Messer Agate to get a Lava Seeker.

Magic Stones Upgrade List [Warning: Speculated List]

メッサーアゲート Messer Agate + (Fire Pyroxene Agni) = Lava Seeker
イクタチ Iku-tachi + (Wind Pyroxene Vayu) = Kaku-tachi
セイテンバイセ Seitenweise + (Wind Pyroxene Vayu) = Seitenheise
シュミットール  Schmidtore + ???? = Komlotore
メタリソリドム Metalisolidum + (Earth Pyroxene Prythvi) = Metalignis
イシュライ Ishurai + (Wind Pyroxene Vayu) = Surukrai
ルストデバイス Rusty Device + ???? = Old Device
グラヴェルコア Gravel Core + ???? = Olavacore
ディブルカーン Divulcan + ???? = Divulnigel

Future Speculated Weapons to be Pyroxene’d

  • Tundra: Vyefrost, Cruel Froga, Cruel Coffin, Cornelia
  • Mines: Block Bellow, Belk Welker, Noise Bullova
  • Skylands:  Jade Racion, Gramasciento, Tourmalinka
  • Ruins: Ruins Charm, Latria Rain, ‘Plosion, Fossiletrix

[thanks Manta]

New! How to get Abducted (As described by the Development Team)

  • Whenever you get good results on certain quests, it increases your chances of Abduction
  • However, if you cancel the quest before you clear it, your chances decrease.
  • A shortcut to getting abducted is to clear quests back to back.

Commentary on getting Abducted (As described by Shougai)

  • Whenever you S Rank Time Attack Quests, there’s a possibility you may get abducted when you start the next TA quest.
  • If you do what’s called a “Retire Marathon,” your chances decrease.
  • A “Retire Marathon” is a phrase coined by the Japanese community where you  repeatedly cancel and accept a quest.
  • (Now of course people have used the “Retire Marathon” method to get abducted so it may not be that much of a decrease?)

[via shougai]

 

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PSO2 Augmented Reality

You can select from a variety of animations and take pictures alongside your character in Character Portrait.

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Kuna (Voiced by Eri Kitamura)

She’ll be performing with her band on stage at the Arks Lobby.  In one of the cut-scenes she stylishly spins around and teleports somewhere. Aside from her, there’s this mysterious girl with blue hair.

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What’s her relation to the Chrome Dragon?

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