PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance (12/28/2016)

December 28th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 12/28/2016 @ 8:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 12/27/2016 @ 6:55 PM ~ 3:30 AM EST

December 28th Patch

  • Launcher: Version04.00.02
  • Client: ver. 4.0601.4
  • Patch Size: (PC: 39MB / PS4: xx / Vita: 35MB)

Two PSO2 Surveys

  • Each survey you fill out will net you 40 Star Gems. That’s a total of 80 Star Gems if you fill out both. More details can be seen in the Survey tabs.

No Maintenance on January 4th

  • There will be no maintenance on January 4th, 2017.

Revival Scratch

  • Year of the Rooster’s Revival Scratch will begin on January 1st @ 0:00 JST. It will include revivals of popular layered wear and accessories.
  • The scratch will be split into two categories. The first is [Accessory Selection] which will contain accessories, voice tickets, and lobby actions. This will be your chance to acquire items such as the Twitching Cat Ears, Ponytail Wig, and that swinging lobby action.
  • The second scratch [Lucky Bag G] will bundle layered wear sets together. Some of these may come with accessories or hairstyles.

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PSO2 Player Survey Mini

It’s time for the 2016 Player Survey! It will be split up into two parts, with one covering PSO2, while the other focuses on the Live Broadcasts.

To access the survey, click the blue button located at this page and log in with the username, password, and captcha. You can skip the password change notification by selecting the bottom button. On the next page, scroll down until you see two buttons, the top one will be covered in this tab.

Since this is a branching survey, not all questions will appear for you.

 

06% Progress

Please select your gender:

  • Man
  • Woman

12% Progress

How old are you?

  • Age Text Box

18% Progress

What is your Occupation?

  • Middle School or Below
  • High School
  • College, University, or Vocational Student
  • Company Employee (Also includes Manager / Contract / Temp / Governmental Employees)
  • Self Employed / Independent Business
  • Part Timer
  • Other Occupation
  • Housewife or Househusband
  • Seeking Employment / Not in School

25% Progress

Are you currently in a team?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not know about Teams.

31% Progress

Have you played [Racing the Phantom Mother] Emergency Quest?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don’t know what Emergency Quests are.

37% Progress

For those who’ve played the Emergency Quest, please select your opinion on the following features.
(1 = Very Bad) (5 = Very Good)

Part 1: Ride Roid Section ONLY

  • Ride Roid Controls & Actions: 1 2 3 4 5
  • ESCA Falz Mother Actions: 1 2 3 4 5
  • Field Gimmicks like Obstacles & HP Ring Arrangement: 1 2 3 4 5
  • BGM

Part 2: Mother Fight Section ONLY

  • ESCA Falz Mother Actions: 1 2 3 4 5
  • ESCA Falz Mother’s Power: 1 2 3 4 5
  • BGM
  • Playtime Throughout the Quest: 1 2 3 4 5

Miscellaneous Opinions About the Quest

  • Ease of Filling the Collection Gauge: 1 2 3 4 5
  • Number of Scheduled EQ Occurrences: 1 2 3 4 5
  • Overall Evaluation of the Quest: 1 2 3 4 5

43% Progress

For those who’ve played the Emergency Quest, please select your opinion about the following weapons.
(1 = Very Bad) (5 = Very Good) (6 = Did Not Obtain)

  • The overall visuals and actions of Astra Weapons: 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Astra Weapon Series Abilities
  • The overall visuals and actions of ★14 weapons: 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • ★14 Weapon Abilities

56% Progress

Are you aware of the Battle Arena coming in Spring 2017?

  • Yes
  • No

 

62% Progress

Are you going to play the Battle Arena?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I don’t know yet.

68% Progress

If you selected [No] to the previous question, please select all the reasons why you feel this way.

  • Because I’m not interested in PVP
  • Because it doesn’t seem interesting
  • Because I can not make a judgement based only on the information we have now.
  • Because I do not know whether or not I’ll be playing PSO2 by the time it releases.
  • Because I’ll be playing other PSO2 quests or contents.
  • Other

75% Progress

Please select up to three quests you’re hoping to see future updates with.
(3 Choices Max)

  • Free Field Quests
  • Arks Quests
  • Story Quests
  • Featured Quests
  • Bonus Quests
  • Time Attack Quests
  • Riding Quests
  • Advance Quests
  • Extreme Quests
  • Ultimate Quests
  • Challenge Quests
  • Training Quests
  • Emergency Quests
  • Level Up Quests
  • Limited Quests
  • None

81% Progress

Please select all the events and campaigns you’ve participated in.

  • Seven Eleven Campaigns (Ice Cream / Pre-paid Card)
  • PSO2 x Shimamura (Purchased Collaborative Merchandise)
  • SEGA FEST (Attended)
  • SEGA FEST (Watched Stream)
  • PSO2 ARKS Cafe (Attended Physical Stores)
  • ARKS X-Mas Party (Attended Event or Watched Stream)
  • Famitsu CUP’s Necky’s Challenge (Emergency Quest or ARKS Museum)
  • None

87% Progress

Please rate the Events you selected in the previous question.
(1 = Very Bad) (5 = Very Good) (Only Previously Selected Items Appear)

  • Seven Eleven Campaigns (Ice Cream / Pre-paid Card)
  • PSO2 x Shimamura (Purchased Collaborative Merchandise)
  • SEGA FEST (Attended)
  • SEGA FEST (Watched Stream)
  • PSO2 ARKS Cafe (Attended Physical Stores)
  • ARKS X-Mas Party (Attended Event or Watched Stream)
  • Famitsu CUP’s Necky’s Challenge (Emergency Quest or ARKS Museum)
  • None

93% Progress

Please select how likely you are to recommend PSO2 to another person.
(0 = Extremely Unlikely) (10 = Extremely Likely)

  • 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Please tell us the reason why you selected the above number.

  • Text Box

You will receive 40 Star Gems in Late January after completing this survey. 

PSO2 Official Broadcast Survey

It’s time for the 2016 Player’s Survey! This tab will focus on the bottom survey that appears after you login. You can access the survey by clicking the blue button located on this page.

Since this is a branching survey, not all questions will appear for you.

05% Progress

Please select your gender:

  • Man
  • Woman

11% Progress

How old are you?

  • Age Text Box

16% Progress

What is your Occupation?

  • Middle School or Below
  • High School
  • College, University, or Vocational Student
  • Company Employee (Also includes Manager / Contract / Temp / Governmental Employees)
  • Self Employed / Independent Business
  • Part Timer
  • Other Occupation
  • Housewife or Househusband
  • Seeking Employment / Not in School

22% Progress

Which of the following broadcasts have you heard about?

  • PSO2 STATION!
  • PSO2 ARKS LIVE!
  • PSO2 ARKS LIVE! ONE MORE!
  • PSO2 LIVE BROADCAST
  • PSO2 ARKS Publicity Squad (Let’s Play Stream)
  • Dark Falz Girls (Let’s Play Stream)
  • PSO2 ARKS CADET (Let’s Play Stream)
  • I haven’t heard of these

27% Progress

Which of the following broadcasts do you actually watch?

  • PSO2 STATION!
  • PSO2 ARKS LIVE!
  • PSO2 ARKS LIVE! ONE MORE!
  • PSO2 LIVE BROADCAST
  • PSO2 ARKS Publicity Squad (Let’s Play Stream)
  • Dark Falz Girls (Let’s Play Stream)
  • PSO2 ARKS CADET (Let’s Play Stream)
  • None of the Above

33% Progress

The following questions are in regards to your opinions on PSO2 STATION.

1.  Please select what you felt was good about the program.
(3 Choices Max)

  • Program Host Chats: (Ayaka Suwa, Nasunakanishi)
  • Emergency Quest Boost Polls
  • Nasunakanishi’s Final Comedic Acts
  • PSO2 Satellite INFORMATION (Campaigns / Merchandise etc.)
  • UPDATE EXPRESS (PSO2 Future Updates)
  • PSO2 Star List (Guest Chats)
  • ARKS Listeners’ Corner
  • Viewer Presents (In-game Items)
  • Secret Footage (Typically the update video that shows up at the end. Ex: Battle Arena)
  • None

2. Please select what you felt was not good about the program.
(3 Choices Max)

  • Program Host Chats: (Ayaka Suwa, Nasunakanishi)
  • Emergency Quest Boost Polls
  • Nasunakanishi’s Final Comedic Acts
  • PSO2 Satellite INFORMATION (Campaigns / Merchandise etc.)
  • UPDATE EXPRESS (PSO2 Future Updates)
  • PSO2 Star List (Guest Chats)
  • ARKS Listeners’ Corner
  • Viewer Presents (In-game Items)
  • Secret Footage (Typically the final video for the program. Ex: Battle Arena)
  • None

 

38% Progress

Which video streaming service did you watch PSO2 STATION from?

  • Official Nico Nico
  • Official Nico Nico (Time Shifted)
  • Official YouTube Channel
  • Other (Text Box)

44% Progress

The following questions are in regards to your opinions on PSO2 ARKS LIVE!

1.  Please select what you felt was good about the program.
(3 Choices Max)

  • Ichitaro’s Chats
  • Director Kimura’s Chats
  • Guest Chats
  • Campaign Information
  • Unveiling of Concept Materials
  • Revisiting PSO2 STATION info
  • Q&A Corner
  • PSO2 Trivia Corner
  • None

2.  Please select what you felt was not good about the program.
(3 Choices Max)

  • Ichitaro’s Chats
  • Director Kimura’s Chats
  • Guest Chats
  • Campaign Information
  • Unveiling of Concept Materials
  • Revisiting PSO2 STATION info
  • Q&A Corner
  • PSO2 Trivia Corner
  • None

50% Progress

Which video streaming service did you watch PSO2 ARKS LIVE from?

  • Official Nico Nico
  • Official Nico Nico (Time Shifted)
  • Official Youtube Channel
  • Other (Text Box)

55% Progress

For those who do not watch PSO2 Station, please select from the choices below all the reasons why.

  • Because I personally do not like the hosts.
  • Because I was not aware about the broadcast
  • Because I do not want to know about future updates
  • Because none of the segments are interesting to me.
  • Because the circumstances for watching it are poor (Congested networks make it difficulty to watch, or similar)
  • Because the show airs at a time I can’t fulfill.
  • Because I’m not interested in the program.
  • Because I think “PSO2 Live Broadcast” is better than “PSO2 Station”
  • Because watching “PSO2 ARKS Live” is sufficient enough for me.
  • Other (Text Box)
  • Because I did not understand the contents of the program.

61% Progress

For those who do not watch PSO2 Station, please select what kind of things you’d like to see in the future.

  • I want to see Stars and VAs I like work as the main hosts.
  • I want to see actively playing Stars and VAs as the main hosts.
  • I want to see an overhaul to the segments.
  • I want to see the broadcasting hours changed.
  • I want to see it on additional channels like YouTube, or non-NicoNico sources.
  • I want to see interesting guests appear.
  • I want an official broadcast event
  • I want to see PSO2 Station and PSO2 ARKS Live combined.
  • Other (Text Box)
  • None

66% Progress

For those who do not watch PSO2 ARKS Live, please select from the choices below all the reasons why.

  • Because I personally do not like the hosts.
  • Because I was not aware about the broadcast
  • Because I do not want to know about future updates
  • Because none of the segments are interesting to me.
  • Because the circumstances for watching it are poor (Congested networks make it difficulty to watch, etc)
  • Because the show airs at a time I can’t fulfill.
  • Because I’m not interested in the program.
  • Because I think “PSO2 Live Broadcast” was better. (This was the show before it split into PSO2 Station & PSO2 ARKS Live)
  • Because watching “PSO2 STATION” is sufficient enough for me.
  • Other (Text Box)
  • Because I did not understand the contents of the program.

72% Progress

For those who do not watch PSO2 ARKS LIVE, please select what kind of things you’d like to see in the future.

  • I want to see Stars and VAs I like work as the hosts.
  • I want to see developers other than Kimura, appear as regulars.
  • I want to see an overhaul to the segments.
  • I want to see the broadcasting hours changed.
  • I want to see it on additional channels like YouTube, or non-NicoNico sources.
  • I want to see interesting guests appear.
  • I want an official broadcast event
  • I want to see PSO2 Station and PSO2 ARKS Live combined.
  • Other (Text Box)
  • None

77% Progress

Which Guests should be invited in the future for PSO2 STATION?

  • PSO2 Voice Actors
  • PSO2 The Animation Voice Actors
  • PSO2es Voice Actors
  • Non Director Members of PSO2’s Dev Team (Sound / Designer /etc)
  • Motion Capture Actors
  • Character Song CD Composers and Lyrcists
  • Stars or Voice Actors who actively play PSO2
  • Let’s Players
  • Collaboration Content Staff (Game Developers / Staff)
  • Collaboration Content Staff (Non-Game Maker Staff)
  • Games Media (Magazine Editors)
  • None

83% Progress

Which Guests should be invited in the future for PSO2 ARKS Live!

  • PSO2 Voice Actors
  • PSO2 The Animation Voice Actors
  • PSO2es Voice Actors
  • Non Director Members of PSO2’s Dev Team (Sound / Designer /etc)
  • Motion Capture Actors
  • Character Song CD Composers and Lyrcists
  • Stars or Voice Actors who actively play PSO2
  • Let’s Players
  • Collaboration Content Staff (Game Developers / Staff)
  • Collaboration Content Staff (Non-Game Maker Staff)
  • Games Media (Magazine Editors)
  • None

88% Progress

[PSO2 Live Broadcast] was updated and became the [PSO2 STATION] program. Please choose from the following which aligns to your thoughts regarding this change.

  • PSO2 Live Broadcast was better
  • PSO2 Station & PSO2 ARKS Live are better
  • No change between them before and after.

94% Progress

Which Video Streaming service do you usually use in the following situations:

1. When watching from the PC:

  • Nico Nico Live
  • Nico Nico Video
  • YouTube Live
  • YouTube
  • FRESH!(FRESH! by CyberAgent)
  • Other

2. When watching from the Smartphone:

  • Nico Nico Live
  • Nico Nico Video
  • YouTube Live
  • YouTube
  • FRESH!(FRESH! by CyberAgent)
  • Other

You will receive 40 Star Gems in Late January after completing this survey.

[ Female | Male | Enemy ]

The ARKS New Year Carnival 2017 is kicking things off with a brand new Character General Election! Vote for your favorites among a selection of characters and bosses, many of which debuted in Episode 4. The winners will have new in-game items themed after them.

To vote for a character, simply click on the 投票する (Vote) button located in the upper right corner. You can vote for two characters per day in each category.

 

Voting Categories

[ Female | Male | Enemy ]

 

ARKS New Year Carnival is a web interlocking event where players can win rewards by unlocking the panels listed at the official site. The carnival officially begins on January 11th; so until then, here’s a quick rundown of things you need to know in order to participate.


ARKS New Year Carnival Rundown

  • Players can earn points by acquiring [WEAPONS Badge 2017], These badges can be obtained through clear rewards from qualifying quests.
  • Players who cleared ALL qualifying quests at least once during the event will qualify for the Item Rewards unlocked through the Web Panels.
  • Weapons Badges awarded through Client Orders do not count towards the tally for unlocking the Web Panel reward.

A formal post about the event will be made after January 11th’s maintenance.

 

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.
  • ARKS Leagues are typically 3 hours long. Check the event itself for details on its duration.

 

“PS Award 2016” Celebration Campaign

Phantasy Star Online 2 has won the “PlayStation Network Award” two times in a row! To celebrate, they are awarding players with 100 Star Gems!

Campaign Period

  • December 28th ~ January 4th @ 23:59 JST

Campaign Qualifications

Say the phrase アワード連続受賞おめでとう in chat to receive:

  • 100 SG Ticket (x1)
  • +100% Tribooster (x2)
  • Free Salon Pass (x1)

You can claim these items at the Visiphone.

 

Boost Campaign

A +100% Rare Drop Boost Period will be applied to all quests from December 28th ~ January 4th @ 23:59 JST

 

Buy AC Campaign #32

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

Campaign Period

  • December 26th @ 14:00 ~ January 13th @ 17:59 JST

Campaign Qualifications 

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

  • +100% Tribooster (x1)
  • 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:

  • Love Rappy Suit (x1)
  • +30% Ability Affixing Success (x1)

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

  • +150% Tribooster (x3)
  • Lambda Grinder (x2)

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.

The campaign also has reward tiers for AC Auto Charges, but the international community is barred from using their credit cards.

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

Prize Distribution Date

  • Early February

 

AC Shop Bargains

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

Campaign Period

  • January 1 ~ January 11th
Item Package Contents Price
新春運試しスクラッチセット
New Year’s Luck Scratch Set
AC Scratch Ticket (x2) 300 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.

 

12 thoughts on “PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance (12/28/2016)

  1. Does the ps4 require psplus to play? I saw an asterisk with psplus but don’t know exactly what it means also can i use my pc characters for the ps4 version ?

    1. i made the error of doqnloDING DRAGON’S dogma online and i need a japanese ip address and don’t know how to get one I just want to be sure

  2. Error on campaign details, Buy AC Campaign #32 is December 26th @ 14:00 ~ January13th @ 17:59 JST, not December 26th @ 14:00 ~ September 13th @ 17:59 JST 😡

  3. Why cant I login for the Sega surveys? I get the captchas done within 40s. I get –
    “I failed to login. The possible causes are as follows.
    · SEGA ID or password or image authentication is incorrect.
    – The image for authentication has expired.
    · This SEGA ID / network is restricted due to excessive access. “

    1. try copying only half of the capcha then the second half over it needs key strokes. never failed me

  4. So can the person who makes the EQ schedule actually list WHICH of the badges League wants? Since I just spent half an hour wasting my time getting gold badges from the EQ when it wants Silver.

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