PSO2 JP: Maintenance (04/17/2019)

Maintenance

Don’t forget to check out the Road to Episode 6 campaigns!

PSO2 Maintenance

  • 4/17/2019 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 4/16/2019 @ 10:00 PM ~ 4:00 AM EDT

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 4/17/2019 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 4/16/2019 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

 

We’re currently looking for more volunteers to help out on Bumped. If you’re interested in assisting with one of the sections listed below you can contact (PSO2Ricardo#4505) on Discord!

  • PSO2es
  • Idola Character Database

 

Upcoming Broadcasts

PSO2 Station

  • April 21st @ 13:00 ~ 18:30 JST
  • Cosplay Show
  • PSO2 Station
    • April / May Update Info
    • PSO2es Update Info
    • IDOLA Update Info
  • Arks Battle Tournament
  • Arks Live
  • PSO2 Special Mini Live

 

 

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Emergency Quest Schedule

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Please Note:

  • The Emergency Quest schedule will update during maintenance.
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Road to Episode 6

Prepare for the next episodic expansion to PSO2 with a huge campaign!

Road to Episode 6 Campaign

 

Weekly Comic Memory Phrase

Obtain a [Puso Comic Memory] by saying the special phrase…

温泉回

Last Week’s: リアルよりバーチャル

 

AC Shop Bargains

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

Period Date: Until April 28th @ 23:59 JST

Package Set Items Price
【おまけ付】スクラッチ50個
50 Scratches + Bonus
AC Scratch Ticket (x50)
Bonus Key Tokyo [Silver]
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
Bonus Key Magatsu [Silver]
Bonus Key Magatsu [Gold]
Bonus Key Rappy F
9,000 AC
【おまけ付】プレミアムセット3
Premium Set 3 + Bonus
Premium 30 Days
+400% RDR Booster
Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold]
2,000 AC
【おまけ付】マグ獲得チセット
Mag Get Set + Bonus
Mag Ticket
Mag Form Change Pass
250 AC
【フードおまけ付】レアドロップ
Rare Drop + Food Bonus
+400% RDR Booster
Food Device / DEX Mini (x99)
900 AC
【フードおまけ付】獲得経験値
Experience + Food Bonus
+150% EXP Booster (x3)
Food Device / DEX Mini (x99)
800 AC

※Each non-highlighted bundle is limited once per account.
※Each highlighted bundle can be bought daily

 

Purchase Premium Campaign

During the Campaign Period, players will receive various gifts for purchasing a [Premium Set 90 Days]!

Campaign Period

  • March 6th ~ April 24th

Gifts

  • New Year 2019 Mat
  • +150% Tribooster (x3)
  • King’s Crest (x50)
  • Bonus Key Kazuchi Assault

 

Arks Battle Support Campaign

During the Campaign Period, play in the [Arks BT 2019 Qualifier] to earn Weapon Badges!

Campaign Period

  • March 13th ~ April 20th @ 23:59 JST
Task Reward
Play [Arks BT2019 Qualifier] x1 2019 Weapons Badge x50
Play [Arks BT2019 Qualifier] x3 2019 Weapons Badge x100
Play [Arks BT2019 Qualifier] x5 2019 Weapons Badge x150

 

Triple Play Campaign

Login to all three Phantasy Star titles for presents in each game!

Campaign Period

  • April 17th ~ May 9th

Login to PSO2, PSO2es, and IDOLA to receive:

  • PSO2: Tri Boost +150% x3
  • PSO2: Bonus Key Tokyo [Gold] x1
  • es: 10* Singing Rappy Chip x6
  • es: Rappy Medal x6
  • Idola: Elegant Star Stone x10
  • Idola: Rainbow EXP Book +2 x50

To qualify for all prizes above, you must login to all THREE titles during the campaign period.

If you login to TWO titles, you will not qualify for all prizes and will receive a reduced amount.

PSO2 and IDOLA

  • PSO2: Tri Boost +150% x1
  • Idola: Elegant Star Stone x2
  • Idola: Rainbow EXP Book +2 x10

PSO2 and PSO2es

  • PSO2: Tri Boost +150% x1
  • es: 10* Singing Rappy Chip x3
  • es: Rappy Medal x3

If you wish to receive the full amount from the first list, you’ll have to login to PSO2, PSO2es, and IDOLA.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Late May

 

 

 

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PSO2 Episode 6 Marks The Arrival of Phantom

April 24th marks the start of Episode 6, bringing us the Phantom Class!

 

New Class: Phantom

The new successor class utilizes three weapons; Assault Rifle; Katana and Rod. Players using this class can support their allies by reducing the attack power of their foes with Jellen! During Phantom Time, the skill [Phantom Time Finish] will allow the player to cast a powerful finishing move. Each weapon type however, has a different finisher!

Much like Hero, you will not be able to use a subclass when having Phantom as your main class. However, you can set Phantom itself as a subclass for other main classes.

Come April 24th, Phantom and Heroes can be unlocked by having any two classes reach Lv. 75+.

 

Phantom Pheatures

The Phantom class has several major characteristics which allow players to access a variety of unique and intriguing features.

 

Shift Photon Arts

Each Phantom weapon (Rod, Katana, & Rifle) comes with four photon arts. After tapping the weapon action button, a Just Attack Ring exclusive to Phantoms will appear. At this moment, activating a Photon Art will trigger a Shift PA. These photon arts behave differently from the regular four PAs – making it the player’s decision to pick whichever photon art is best suited for the situation.

 

Phantom Marker

The Marker Accumulation Rate increases as you keep attacking an enemy. Once this rate reaches a certain threshold, a visual blue marker becomes attached to the enemy. Hitting this marker with a charged weapon-action attack, detonates the marker and unleashes further damage.

Markers can also reach their second stage, indicated by their change in color from blue to purple.

 

Phantom Time

Phantom Time is a skill that extends your invincibility frames during step and decreases your PP consumption. Upon activation of the skill, you’ll also receive a few seconds of invincibility.

 

Phantom Finisher

Phantom Finishers can be activated through Phantom Time. If you tap the Phantom Time skill again before the gauge runs out, you will let loose a finishing move which changes based on the weapon type.

 

Stealth Tech Charge

With Stealth Tech Charge, you’ll become a ghostly orb with a brief duration of invincibility while charging a tech. Your movement speed will also increase during this period.

 

Dodge Counter Shot

Dodge Counter Shot stores bullets when you step-evade the enemy’s attacks. The stored bullets are then released if you perform a normal attack, photon art, or use Technics with a Rod.

 

Weapon Based Skills

Phantom Katanas have access to [Quick Cut] which can be activated when you use the weapon action at a specific time following normal attacks and PAs.  This allows you to move to your target at hyper speed and attack.

Phantom Rifles have access to [Bullseye] which is activated when Markers are detonated. This will reaccumulate Markers based on the Marker level.

Phantom Rods have access to [Ambivalence] which accumulates markers and increases gear when Technics hit.

 

Rod – Photon Arts

Ruf Konzert
ルーフコンツェルト
Normal: Mid-Range Frontal Scythe-like Slashes
Shift: Mid-Range Frontal Wheel-shaped Slash
Voelkermord
フォルカーモルト
Normal: Creates a dense ball of photon that continuously deals damage in front of the player. Once released, it does a wide surrounding attack, creating an all-directional guard point and the ability to stun. 
Shift: Creates a constant damaging ring of photon around the player.
Schwarze Katze
シュヴァルツカッツェ
Normal: Fall back after slicing the enemy.
Shift: Swiftly approach the enemy.
Eisen Fluegel
アイゼンフリューゲル
Normal: Throws a Talis-like bullet in which you could cast Technics from.
Shift: Fires Photon bombs that repeatedly explode.
  Ruf Konzert Voelkermord Schwarze Katze Eisen Fluegel
Power 1215 826 517 238
PP Cost 25 30 20 5

*Values are subject to change.

 

Assault Rifle – Photon Arts

Kugelsturm
クーゲルシュトゥルム
Normal: A frontal sweeping attack whose timing can be adjusted through holding the button. Invulnerability frames occur when the button is released.
Shift: Continuously fire at the cost of PP. Invulnerability frames occur at the end of the attack.
Nachtangriff
ナハトアングリフ
Normal: Mobilize a Shard that’ll slowly travel to the enemy, release the button to detonate the Shard.
Shift: Dash forward while holding the button and release it to fire off large blasts.
Verbrechen
フェアブレッヒェン
Normal: Arranges Shards that shoots out lasers. The arrangement of the shards changes based on directional input.
Shift: Summons homing Shards that crashes into the enemy several times.
Strafe
シュトラーフェ
Normal: Sets up shards that continuously fires lasers at the enemy.
Shift: Sets up a trap that automatically explodes when it detects an enemy within range.
  Kugelsturm Nachtangriff Verbrechen Strafe
Power 1345 2176 717 398
PP Cost 30 20 25 20

*Values are subject to change.

 

Katana – Photon Arts

Schmetterling
シュメッターリング
Normal: Swiftly approach the enemy and attack. After the approach, you can also adjust your position during the attack.
Shift: Slip through the enemy while doing slashes.
Folter Zeit
フォルターツァイト
Normal: A series of frontal slashes.
Shift: Ultra-fast slash that strikes the reverse way of your directional input.
Wolkenkratzer
ヴォルケンクラッツァー
Normal: Dives at high-speed and strikes a wide area on the ground, stunning enemies.
Shift: Kick forward a photon wave.
Rose Schwert
ローゼシュヴェルト
Normal: A powerful stab forward.
Shift: A long-lasting slash that damages enemies that are on the slash.
  Schmetterling Folter Zeit Wolkenkratzer Rose Schwert
Power 1465 2156 1037 1448
PP Cost 20 28 25 30

*Values are subject to change.

 

Phantom Skills

Hover Over For Descriptions

Phantom Marker Step Jump First Blood Air Reversal J Reversal JA Combo Next Jump
  Gespenst
(Lv.85 Req.)
High Level Bonus Ph
(Lv.80 Req.)
    Step JA Combo
  Sprint Tech Charge Stealth Tech Charge Phantom Talis S Charge Phantom Mag Phantom Step
  Dodge Counter Shot Phantom Time Attack Jellen Ph Weapon Bonus 1 Step Roll Advance
  Dodge PP Gain Phantom Time Finisher Jellen Redress Ph Weapon Bonus 2 Step Attack
    Phantom Time Mark Boost Phantom Time Jellen Plus   Just Reversal
  Zero Range Mark Boost Long Range Mark Boost Chase Mark Boost Lord of Thorn Tech Charge JA Addition
Mark PP Drain Mark Heal Quick Cut Bullseye Ambivalence  
All Attackk Bonus Ph Photon Stream Phantom PP Restorate Tech Short Charge    
Full Drive Critical Stream PP High Up      

 

Kyokuya (Phantom Class Trainer)

Talk to the Phantom Class Trainer: Kyokuya in order to obtain his partner card and Phantom SP (skill points) from completing his client orders.

 

No Phantom Left Behind

Good news, Phantom will not be left behind on some items. Phantom’s Effort Symbol Ring shall be added to the Ring Shop, and Phantom’s Order camo (supporting all three Phantom weapons), will be available in the 2019 Weapon Badge Exchange.

Furthermore, you will also get to practice Phantom’s mechanics in the Phantom Training Quest!

 

Balance Adjustments

Check out all of the Balance Adjustments made to Classes with the link below!

April 24th Balance Adjustments

 

~ The rest of April 24th’s Update will be posted next week ~

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PSO2 Station #30 Recap

Warning! This post is updating in real time!
Please take note as the information below is subject to change.

 


Balance Adjustments coming April 24th

SEGA has released their own balance info on April 12th for Episode 6. Info in the link below.

 

View Episode 6 - Balance Adjustments

 

April 10th Info

Don’t worry, you didn’t miss a stream, but today we got some information from the latest Weekly Famitsu! One of Episode 6’s main concepts is to allow you to play with your favorite weapon and class. A preview of the first batch of adjustments have been provided by Famitsu. Later on, we will provide a more detailed list of adjustments on its own separate page once that information is announced.

Existing Class Adjustments & Features (This list is NOT exhaustive.)

Hunter Adjustments

  • Hunter Gear Boost / Charge Parrying / War Brave will have their max skill level set to LV. 1.
    • Their effects will be the same as the current Lv. 5.
  • Improved the turning speed of Partizan’s normal attack while on the ground.
  • Added New Skill Ring : L / Another Wired Mode
    • When using WL’s Holding PAs, you can attack the enemy without capturing them.

Ranger / Gunner Adjustments

  • Piercing Shell, Grenade Shell, One-Point, Diffuse Shell
    • Relaxed the timing of descent when using these PAs in the air.
  • Launcher PAs will also receive some improvements.
    • Extended the range of Cracker Bullet’s shooting range.
    • There might be more adjustments for other Launcher PAs but details weren’t given.

Techer Adjustments

  • Added New Skill Ring: L / Another Wand Element Change
    • By having Wand Gear, it changes the element of the wand to that of the charged technic (excluding support).
    • We weren’t given details on what exactly is different from the other skill ring.

Hero Adjustments

  • For TMG PA: Final Storm, expanded its attack range and added a Guard Point in all directions when activated.
  • Made it possible to move while attacking in Talis normal attack, step attack, and after the fast moving weapon action.
  • Expanded the suction range of Talis Jet Wheel PA and made it possible for you to move after activation.

Other Additions

  • You can now set Technics to your main weapon palette, even if the weapon is a sword.
    • Ex: Sword Palette: (Normal Attack / Guard / Foie / Il Zonde / PA 1 / PA 2)
  • Trade in Hero’s Crests to receive ★14 Ares and ★14 Omega Angel / Apprentice drops.
    • Blanc Absolute
    • Lug Sarola
    • Bringer’s Rifle
    • Cursed Slayer Gaen
    • Reaver Garola
    • Vante Weihen
    • Yasminkov 4000FJ
    • Motav Grimoire
    • Ares Weapons

 

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