PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance and Patch (3/11/2015)

March 11th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

March 11th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 03.00.02
  • Client: ver. 3.0402.0
  • Patch Size: 1.2 GB (PC) / 414 MB (Vita)

PSO2es Patch v1.11.0

General Reminders

  • The aforementioned changes to Magatsu will occur in a future update arriving late March.
  • Nagisa and the Weapon Camo Conversions mentioned in the previous post, will arrive in the March 18th update.

About the Emergency Quest Calendar

There seems to be a bit of confusion over how the EQ calendar works, so here’s a basic rundown.

  • The Emergency Quest calendar can only list events that were scheduled ahead of time by PSO2’s development team.
  • The calendar is unable to show Emergency Quests that occur at random. There is no way to predict all EQs for the current week like the pre-scheduled list.
  • However, if you are premium user with PSO2es installed, you can receive notices for Emergency Quests 1 hour in advance.
  • The Emergency Quest schedule below lists both Emergency Quests and the start times for Boost Events.  Things like “EXP Boost Day” and “Mesetan Shooter: Boost Period” are merely there to inform you when that Boost Event is about to begin. There are no Emergency Quests called “EXP Boost Day.”

Please be sure to notify us whenever there are issues with the calendar, so that we can fix them as quick as possible. Also keep in mind that you may need to resync the calendar periodically as Emergency Quests and Boost Events can change at Sega’s discretion.

 

New Quest TypeChallenge Quests
New Quest Type
Challenge Quests

Type Quest Name Field Conditions
Challenge Quest MISSION: Start VR SPACE Class Level 1+

 

Quest Difficulty

  • Mining Base Defense: Despair (Extra Hard)
  • The Pitch Black Province (Extra Hard)

 

Partial New Item Listing

New Potentials

  • Added new potentials.

New Shop

  • Added the [Challenge Mile Exchange Shop] to the second floor of the ARKS Shopping Lobby.

New Ranking System

  • Challenge Ranking
    • Begins: March 16th
    • Results: March 23rd

Shop Update

  • My Room Shop lineup updated.

Item Lab

  • Added a new option in the Item Lab that lets you change the “Photon Color” of specific weapons.

Chat Command

  • Added the <putitem> or <pi> chat command.
  • This chat command displays the name of the item that the player recently placed on the ground.

A.I.S

  • Added some invincibility frames while stepping. (Evasive Maneuver)
  • Made the AIS continue to rise when holding down the Jump button/key.
  • The Solid Vulcan attack can now be cancelled through stepping.

Barehanded Attack Adjustments

  • With the addition of challenge quests, they buffed barehanded step attacks and photon arts as well as adjust the JA timing for each attack.

12 Star Grinding Relief

  • Reduced the meseta costs for grinding 12 star weapons.
  • Partially relaxed the maximum risk for 12 star weapons.

 Balance Adjustments

  • Improved the chances for a weapon to be granted with the [Ultimate Buster] ability for Lv 80+ enemies that appear outside of Ultimate Quests.

Other Stuff

  • Items placed down on the field will show up as a different color than normal drop items on the Radar Map.
  • Added a listing in the Quick Menu that lets you transfer to Shared Ships.
  • Added an overhead option that displays your character’s name and ship name.
  • Made improvements to reduce the time it takes when downloading the game data for the first time.

Campaign Rewards

  • Buy Premium Set Campaign #8
  • PSO2 x PSO2es Linking Campaign #7
  • Compensation for the Medium Looks costume in the wrong color.

 

This section will automatically update throughout the day.

Challenge Blocks allow you to access Challenge Quests. As you enter this block, you lose access to certain features.

Challenge Blocks

  • As you enter the block, you’ll temporarily lose access to all of your items — excluding your costume and accessories.
  • Your character will become level 1 and switch to the Challenger class.
  • You will temporarily be able to store up to 100 items in your inventory.
  • Your character will not receive Login Stamps, Casino Coins, nor Extreme Passes.
  • Login Call announcements will display for the currently active Friends List.

Challenger Class

Challengers have the following traits.

  • They can equip any weapon and unit.
  • They can learn any photon art and technic
  • They can learn any class skill
  • They can use up to two stance skills at the same time.

Shared Ships

  • Shared Ships have access to their own Arks Card, Friends List, Symbol Arts, and Mailing system.
  • Since you don’t have access to your normal Friends List, you will need to re-add your friends again.
  • You will have to setup your ARKS Card information again on Shared Ships.
  • All Team Functions are disabled on Shared Ships, including Team Chat.
  • Emergency Quest announcements are unavailable on Shared Ships.

 

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

▲▲ 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 / 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.

 

Client Order Campaign #81

Complete the qualifying client orders issued by Revelle and Lottie to receive prizes at the Visiphone!

Campaign Period

  • March 11 ~ March 18th

Qualifying Client Orders

(1) Clear Revelle’s client order 「デモリション・アンビション・I」Demolition Ambition I  to receive:

  • +50% EXP Booster (x2)
  • Grinder (x20)

(2) Clear Lottie’s client order 「強力な侵食核!?」 Powerful Corruption!? to receive:

  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)
  • Grinder (x30)

Prize Pickup Expiration

  • Until June 17th, 2015

 

Happy White Day Campaign

Happy White Day

Duration March 14th @ 0:00 ~ 23:59 JST
Boost Event
  • +50% EXP/Rare Enemy/Rare Drop Boost Event for [A Boisterous White Day 3].
  • If you log into the game during that time, you will also receive two +50% Triboosters in your Visiphone.

The start times for this Boost Event will show up in the calendar as
Boost Day: Happy White Day Campaign.

 

Spend AC, Get Items Campaign #14

Spend set amounts of AC during the campaign period to receive prizes!

Campaign Period

  • March 11th ~ April 8th

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Spend 100 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)

(2) Spend 2,000 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • +50% EXP Booster (x6)
  • Grind Risk Reducer +2 (x2)

(3) Spend 5,000 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • Warrior Lillipa Suit

※AC / iAC spent in PSO2es prior to linking does not qualify for this campaign. However, any AC or iAC spent after linking will qualify for the campaign.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Early May, 2015

 

 

PSO2 x PSO2es Linking Campaign 8

PSO2 x PSO2es Linking Campaign 8

Earn prizes by linking your PSO2 and PSO2es accounts together for the first time!

Campaign Period

  • March 4th ~ 18th

Campaign Qualifications

(1) Play PSO2es during the campaign period to receive these items in PSO2:

  • +100% Tribooster (x5)
  • Free Salon Pass

(2) Play PSO2 during the campaign period and level up to receive these items in PSO2es:

  • Rappy Medal (x30)

Accounts linked prior to the campaign are not eligible for the prizes.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Mid-April

 

 

8 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance and Patch (3/11/2015)”

  1. So, Pre-scheduled events will appear at random times huh ( like Magatsu for late march )
    Dark Falz too? Since I don’t see it on the list, or will you update the list after the maint?

    1. Obviously, pre-scheduled Emergency Quests like Magatsu, won’t show up randomly, but that’s not until late march. The point is that if you see an EQ occurring, but it’s not in this schedule, it means it occurred randomly. You should wait until after maintenance to see this week’s schedule.

      We added a new note underneath the calendar about EQs occurring randomly, and clarified the statement about random EQs in the original post.

  2. In General Reminders section up there, there are this information.
    “Don’t forget to input the secret phrase (しまたろう) to receive the ARKS Cadet voice tickets. These tickets will be distributed at a later date.”

    What does it mean? Where do I can input that secret phrase?

    1. To add to the above, unfortunately it’s too late to participate in the secret phrase. More information about them can be found in the recent Live Broadcast recap post.

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