PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance and Patch (3/9/2016)

PSO2 Gluttony and Rings

Reel in some fun with the fishing and mining system in March 9th’s update! Don’t forget to check out Franca’s Café, filled with NPCs both new and old.

March 9th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

March 9th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 04.00.00
  • Client: ver. 4.0101.0
  • Patch Size: 1.6 GB (PC) / 852 MB (Vita)

PS Festa 2016! Support Item Selection AC Scratch

To commemorate the Phantasy Star Festa 2016, an additional AC Scratch will be released on March 16th!

  • Various grinding, crafting, and Mag device items will be included.

Patch Notes

New Pets

  • Added Marron and Melon.
  • Increase the Pet Cap from 10 to 15.

New Photon Arts

  • Added photon arts to the new pets.

White Day Lobby

  • Available until March 23rd’s Maintenance.

Field Update

  • Seven Eleven will appear on the Tokyo Field for a limited time.
  • Available until June 8th’s Maintenance.

Level Up Quest

  • Border-Piercing Blade 境界を切り裂く銀の鋼刃
  • N: 8 / H: 20 / VH: 40 / SH: 55 / XH: 70
  • Available until March 23rd’s Maintenance

Limited-time EQ

  • A Boisterous White Day 2016 ホワイトデーは大わらわ2016
  • N: 1 / H: 20 / VH: 40 / SH: 50 / XH: 70
  • Available until April 6th’s Maintenance

New Bingo Card

  • White Day 2016 Bingo
  • Available until April 6th’s Maintenance

New Area

  • Added Franca’s Cafe to the Lobby.

Client Orders

  • Added new Client Orders and Client Order NPCs.

 

Partial New Item Listing

Both items available until April 6th.

Story Board Update

  • Added New Events to the Story Board
  • Change the Story Board node inscription from [Letter-Number] to [Number-Letter], while changing the titles of some event nodes.
  • Those who have progressed through the story should speak to Xiera to obtain the new Story Board.

Skills

  • Pet Switch Strike and Pet Switch Shoot’s effects will continue when restarting a quest.

Partner

  • You can now choose Layered Costumes for Support Partners

Gathering System

  • Added the new Gather System. This update allows you to collect materials from the field by [Harvesting] or [Fishing] from the field.
  • You can use the materials you’ve collected and head to the Shops in Franca’s Cafe to create Skill Rings or Meals.
  • We will have a mini-guide that will update over time after maintenance.

Quest

  • They will no longer record your Solo Time Attack ranking if you have two or more party members between the time you accepted the quest, to the time you start the quest. This change also applies even if you start the quest from that point with a single player. (In other words, if you are trying to do Solo Time Attack rankings, make sure nobody joins your party.)
  • Gathering Enabled Quests
    • Forest Exploration
    • Ruins Exploration
    • Coast Exploration
    • Tokyo Exploration

Campship

  • Added the [Gathering Terminal] to the Campship.
  • This terminal becomes available by clearing Sofia’s 2nd and 3rd Gathering Client Orders.

Quick Menu

  • Added an option to transfer to Franca’s Cafe.

AC Shop

  • Added the following items to the AC Shop
    • 【極み】ピッケル(7個) (Master Pickaxe) x7
    • 【極み】釣り竿(7個) (Master Fishing Rod) x7
  • The above two entries cost 950 AC each.

Item Lab

  • Skill Rings can now be grinded at the Item Lab.

Pet Goods Shop

  • Added items to the Pet Goods Shop.

Badge & Memory Shop

  • Added Posters to the Ragol Memory Shop.
  • Added [Badge Exchange Shop 4]. You can trade in [2016 Weapons Badge Gold and Silver] at this shop.

Limited-time FUN Shop

  • You can now obtain 7-11 related products at the Seven Eleven Oracle Store at the Arks Lobby.
  • This shop is available until June 8th’s Maintenance.

Recycle Shop

  • You can now set the number of items you wish to trade in at the Recycle Shop.

My Room Shop

  • Updated the My Room Shop lineup.

Other Changes

  • Adjusted the display location of the [Simple Status] menu in the PC version.
  • Added four new Premium Drinks
  • Added Franca’s Cafe as a transfer destination in Team Room, My Room, Casino, and Gate Area.
  • Adjusted the water surface graphics in Skyscape, Miniroom, and Scenery Passes: City, Ruins, and Yamato.
  • Relaxed the limitations on how high the player can reach in the following fields: City, Ruins.
  • The Time Attack Quest section in the Arks Road will use [勇往邁進の力試し・IV] as the goal for Klotho’s Client Order.
  • The Pyroxene Exchange shop will remove the word “weapon” from its menu list for [God Stone Exchange] [Pyroxene Exchange] and [Scarstone Exchange].
  • You can now enter up to 99 lines when writing mail.
  • Pet names will no longer display when the overhead display is set to [none], as well as during a Live event in the Arks Lobby.
  • Added [Other Events] to the menu listing of the Event Chronicle.
  • The [Coast] and [Facility] fields in the Event Chronicle will have the sunlight set to noon.
  • Extended the [Festa Donuts 2016] expiration date to April 20th @ 11:00 JST.

Klotho’s Client Order Changes

  • Changed the names, clear conditions, meseta, and EXP values of Klotho’s Client Orders:
    • Let’s See How Strong You Are I, III, V
    • A Carefree Quiz I, IV
    • Extreme Training Test I, II
    • A Trial of Body And Soul I
    • A Test of Strength I
  • Trial of A New Rank will have its Meseta and EXP Buffed.
  • The following Client Orders will be removed:
    • Let’s See How Strong You Are II, IV, VI
    • Let’s See How Serious You Are I, II, III
    • A Carefree Quiz II, III, V, VI
    • Extreme Training Test III

 

 

White Day 2016 Bingo

White Day 2016 Bingo

White Day 2016 Bingo Rewards
Lines Reward
1 獲得経験値+75%
+75% EXP Booster (x2)
2 FUN1000獲得チケット
1,000 FUN Ticket
3 能力追加成功率+10%
Ability Affixer Success +10% (x3)
4 WDリリーパストラップ
WD Lillipa Strap
5 トライブースト+50%
+50% Tribooster (x2)
8 幻創石カガセオ
Phantasmal Kagaseo Stone (x5)
Complete トライブースト+100%
+100% Tribooster

 

White Day 2016 Bingo
A
A-1 Play Black Nyack
A-2 Defeat a [Strahda]
Level 1+
A-3 Use a Drink
A-4 Defeat a [Krabahda]
Level 1+
A-5 Defeat [Caterdra’nsa]
Level 1+
B
B-1 Defeat a [Dahgash]
Level 1+
B-2 Clear Sophia’s client order:
「ギャザリングをしてみましょー」
Let’s Go Gathering
B-3 Speak to Ida
Cuisine Shop Attendant
B-4 Defeat a [Pitta Wadda]
Level 1+
B-5 Defeat a [Gu Wonda]
Level 1+
C
C-1 Synthesize an Egg
C-2 Draw a FUN Scratch
C-4 Feed an item to a Mag
C-5 Place a Candy
D
D-1 Defeat a [Windira]
Level 1+
D-2 Defeat a [Doluahda]
Level 1+
D-3 Speak to Yerkes
Franca’s Café
D-4 Defeat a [Dirandal]
Level 1+
D-5 Defeat a [Cyclonehda]
Level 1+
E
E-1 Speak to Xiera
The Bridge
E-2 Defeat a [Set Sadinian]
Level 1+
E-3 Destroy a Green Container
E-4 Defeat a [Nordiransa]
Level 1+
E-5 Play Mesetan Shooter

White Day 2016 Bingo [Reverse] Rewards
Lines Reward
1 強化成功率+10%
Grind Success +10% (x2)
2 強化リスク軽減(+1)
Grind Risk Reducer +1 (x2)
3 幻創石カガセオ
Phantasmal Kagaseo Stone (x15)
4 *フェンヴォルフ
Fenwolf
5 ハーフドール
Half Doll
8 能力追加成功率+30%
Ability Affixer Success +30%
Complete トライブースト+100%
+100% Tribooster (x2)

 

White Day 2016 Bingo [Reverse]
A
A-1 Defeat [Dragon Ex]
Level 21+
A-2 Defeat [Blu Ringahda]
Level 41+
A-3 Defeat [Type-15 Tank]
Level 1+
A-4 Clear [A Boisterous White Day 2016] Emergency Quest
Super Hard+
A-5 Defeat [Train Ghidoran]
Level 21+
B
B-1 Defeat [Snow Banther]
Level 41+
B-2 Clear Franca’s client order:
「クォーツ・ドラゴンの鱗の調達」
Supplying Quartz Dragon Scales
B-3 Defeat an [Orota Biketta]
Level 1+
B-4 Defeat a [Sol Dirandal]
Level 21+
B-5 Clear Hans’ client order:
「そびえ立つ黒き巨体」
A Towering Dark Figure
C
C-1 Defeat a [Dagan]
Level 1+
C-2 Speak to Pietro
Summoner Class Trainer
C-4 Compress a Candy
C-5 Defeat [Zeshrayda]
Level 1+
D
D-1 Clear Hans’ client order:
「闇に煌く死神の鎌」
Gleaming Sickle of Death
D-2 Defeat [Dark Ragne]
Level 21+
D-3 Defeat a [Bikuda Rabitta]
Level 1+
D-4 Defeat [Quartz Dragon]
Level 21+
D-5 Clear Revelle’s client order:
「ブラッディ・スカフォード・Ⅰ」
Bloody Scaffolds I
E
E-1 Defeat [Goronzoran]
Level 21+
E-2 Clear Hans’ client order:
「浮遊大陸の新たな試練」
A New Continental Trial
E-3 Destroy a Red Container
E-4 Defeat a [Gul Solda]
Level 41+
E-5 Defeat [Wolgahda]
Level 21+

 

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 / 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.

 

PSO2 The Animation Quiz!

PSO2 Animation Quiz

Players can receive presents for each question they answer correctly in the PSO2 The Animation Quiz! Questions will be announced both in-game and on Twitter each Saturday around 11:00 AM JST.

Quiz Guidelines

  • Players must say the answer to the question through the in-game chat.
  • Players will receive a +100% Tribooster for each question they answer correctly.
  • Questions will be announced each Saturday around 11:00 AM JST.

Let’s say, for example, the answer to the question was [ARKS].

Acceptable Answers
アークス Answering in Full-Width Katakana
Unacceptable Answers
あーくす Answering in Hiragana
アークス Answering in Half-Width Katakana
Arks Answering in English
ア -クス Answering with spaces, symbols, or punctuation marks
breaking up the response.

Proposed Answers

PSO2 The Animation Quiz Cheat Sheet
Answer Deadline
イツキ 1/12 @ 23:59 JST
リナ 1/19 @ 23:59 JST
ユタカ 1/26 @ 23:59 JST
コウタ 2/2 @ 23:59 JST
アイカ 2/9 @ 23:59 JST
シルバ 2/23 @ 23:59 JST
ミカ 3/1 @ 23:59 JST
キッド 3/8 @ 23:59 JST
カスラ 3/15 @ 23:59 JST

The next question will be announced on Saturdays around 11:00 AM JST.

Prize Distribution Date

  • During upcoming maintenances after the answering period has ended.

 

White Day Campaign 2016

White Day Campaign 2016

White Day arrives in PSO2 with new campaigns and boost events!

Boost Event Period

  • March 11th ~ 15th @ 23:59 JST
  • +50% EXP / Rare Drop / Rare Enemy Rate for the
    [A Boisterous White Day 2016] Emergency Quest.

A Boisterous White Day Rewards

  • March 9th ~ 15th @ 23:59 JST
  • Players who clear [A Boisterous White Day 2016] 1 or more times during the campaign period will receive the following items:
    • +100% Tribooster
    • Mug Cup ♂
    • White Gift
    • 15,000 EXP Ticket (x3)
  • These rewards will be distributed in late March at the Visiphone.

Keyword Event

Guess the keywords listed below and enter them into PSO2’s chat to receive special rewards!

  • Event Period: March 9th ~ 16th (Maintenance)
Start Date Keyword Reward
March 9th ○○○○○
(ホワイトデー)
+250% Rare Drop Booster
March 10th ○○○○
(キーワード)
Fancy Tea Set
March 11th ○○○○○○
(トライブースト)
+100% Tribooster
March 12th ○○○○
(プレゼント)
Casino Coin Pass (x5)
March 13th ○○○○○○○○○○
(ホワイトデーは大わらわ)
Old Parfait
March 14th ○○○○
(キャンペーン)
+100% Tribooster (x2)

※Thanks Yuki, Synth, にこSmile, and Fuzz Fuzz for providing answers!
※Keywords must be entered entirely in full-width characters.
※Entering a keyword prior to its start date will not count towards the campaign.

※A keyword might have full-width katakana, hiragana, and kanji mixed in the same word.
※Prizes will be distributed to the Visiphone immediately after saying the correct keyword.
※Please check the Visiphone even if the notification icon doesn’t pop up.

 

 

35 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Extended Maintenance and Patch (3/9/2016)”

  1. Anyone here also experiencing 630 (disconnection) when changing blocks? No problems when going to room, team room, bridge, salon, and other areas though.

    I already did a file check, fix gameguard errors, fix pso2 exes, reconfigure proxy settings and other fixes but I’m still experiencing this problem.

    Thanks

    1. I am too. sega says it’s a server issue and they are investigating a fix. there may be more maintenance to fix the issues.

    1. dont know how to edit my comment but i want to ask just why they removed Extreme Training Test III and A Carefree Quiz VH??
      *dont know how to open SH or XH for Klotho’s Client Order*

      2nd: Changed the names, clear conditions, meseta, and EXP values ?
      this one i dont get it is that mean we get more meseta, and EXP or lass ?

    2. No they completely nerfed the Meseta as far as i know, not sure about exp. They cut total meseta you used to earn by 30% from Klotho and took that 30% and added it to the new “gathering, fishing, mining” stuff.

      They did this because they want players to spend less time “earning money” and more time playing other content. In other words, they’re forcing you to do other stuff because they said so, since player freedom and choice doesn’t matter right?

      Forget questioning their logic aside, who know’s how long “gathering, fishing, mining” would take since those tasks are usually more time intensive in games than just simple quest spamming. At least as far as most of MMO’s go, its a major time sink.

      Oh yeah that 30% you don’t earn all of it back, you earn “most” of it (not sure how much that is), so the total 100% of meseta you used to make is still being cut by an amount. Lame right? i like getting my full meseta earnings since everything in the game just destroys your meseta like item lab and player shops.

    3. When they say “all the meseta from Klotho” they are including the normal + hard orders, which i bet you NEVER did, so, with the new orders you’ll be getting the same ammount you did before because that “missing 30%” could basically be all the money from the COs you never did

    4. Nah i actually did all of them since i need the meseta that is so easy to sink in other parts of the game. Also before all the QQ harder people start talking smack; klotho was never a difficult and terribly time intensive quest giver; it’s more like people are lazy and can’t be bothered to take 1-2 hours of their time they spend socializing in game (like alot of the people do in this half-cancer community) to do some easy quick missions.

      Player freedom? you always have freedom, the freedom to choose what you want to do or not. Don’t like story-mode? don’t have to do it to level up or access fields or do other stuff. You like story? go right ahead into it. You like making money and earning? there’s klotho’s, dailies, EQ, and other minor things to participate it. Don’t care about any of that and just want to kill your time in block-1? Well my opinions on that aside, you’re free to do that as you like. But when someone wants to do something and now they’re forced to do some other nonsense to achieve it, because sega said so, then there goes player freedom and choice; if you thought you never had any to begin with, well now it’s being done away with at least for Klotho.

      Hopefully there’s no more forced nonsense in the future, but if they do it once, then they can do it again. Either way whatever, half this community is brain-cancer and seem to accept BS shoved in their face no matter what flavor, and even go as far as to defend it.

      New content is always fun and great as an add-on, it adds variety to the game and keeps it fun, but not at the cost of other stuff. Streamlining Klotho’s offers was a good way to make it less stupid spammy (since apparently some people who play mmo’s don’t get what the generic standard thing in mmo’s is….Grinding; wow what a surprise), but just making everything confusing like that is stupid and pointless.

      I’ve seen worse, stupider, illogical, and terribly boring grinding in other games, and people here cry so hard about klotho being “too hard or lame”. Smh.

    5. TL;DR but I’m willing to make the educated guess that Wall of Text is some combination of inane whining and grossly inflated ego.

    6. The usual “SEGA should cater to my tastes” with added hardkoor grinding preferences. The old N+H TACO was never hard, it’s just that the reward isn’t worth the time used. Heck, i even considered dropping two of the new N CO because i only need to do 4VH+1SH for the higher rewarding CO.
      If you really want SEGA to cater to your taste you can inform them on https://ssl.pso2.jp/players/support/inquiry/?mode=opinion in japanese. Who knows that they might turn the game into more hardkoor grind according to your preference!

      Also, no one “cry so hard” at the N+H TACO. They just ignored it and doing other more useful things, maybe like farming mod/flict then selling it.

    7. @ zero I just want to point out before this update players would earn 1,190,000 meseta doing all the VH mode TAs, the vopar TA, the kuron TA, and the Trial of a New rank TA (assuming nobody bothered doing the ones for N and H mode). Now players can earn 1,420,000 meseta (more than before) doing the same TAs if they grab all the right orders. You have an 1 order for every existing TA giving 60k meseta if completed on Normal mode and higher (total 420k meseta).
      There are 3 brand new orders requiring you to complete 1, 3 or 5 TAs on VH mode and higher respectively and giving 200k, 250k, 300k meseta respectively ( total 750k meseta iirc).
      Plus you have the trial of a new rank which gives 250k meseta for doing any TA on SH mode (for w.e may not know).
      Then you have the XQs; the 3rd one was removed but the first one went from 150k > 200k meseta, the 2nd one 250k > 400k meseta (600k meseta total).
      P.S. I’m also tired of doing TAs like Viktor.
      P.S.S. We’re only making only slightly less if not the same amt of meseta we can make off Klotho’s orders (assuming avg expereinced player did VH orders, all XQCOs, and trial of new rank b4 this update.

    8. @SpaceX

      Actually i added it up comparing before and after. If you did all Klotho’s Requests before you made about 2,690,000 and now its about 2,020,000 from Klotho and 300,000 from Yerkes from what i can see (unless yerkes has hidden CO’s i haven’t seen yet). The difference is 370,000 meaning the total earnings is slashed as the blog posting said (earning most of it but not all of it).

      Besides i don’t see why all the people vehemently defending this aren’t exactly doing all Klotho’s CO’s now so they can actually make that money as well as franka’s cafe stuff from Yerkes? In the end you end up doing a similar or the same amount of work as before but now for less Meseta.

    9. Your second paragraph makes no sense whatsoever. “What’s said obscurely is what’s thought obscurely” I suppose.

    10. Half of what you say doesn’t even make sense to begin with, because who needs logic right? Arguing for the sake of arguing with someone else or rejecting someone else’s valid points they are making because you and the others are too stubborn or arrogant to accept the validity of those points someone is making.

      My comments are reply’s are not the only I’ve seen you argue against or reject and i can’t say how many times i wanted to face-palm at the sheer ignorance i read from you and the few others.

    11. Be that as it may, said paragraph – which I *assume* was intented to be some kind of clever jab at people disagreeing with you – is simply nonsensical and does not compute. Seriously, what IS that first sentence supposed to mean? I read it over and over and it remains stubbornly incoherent.

      Also I daresay you have an opinion of the quality and validity of your own arguments that is both greatly inflated and grossly partial.
      Case in point, that habit of devolving to Ad Hominems at the drop of a hat…

    12. Sorry i think you’re talking about yourself. I don’t need to use fancy synonyms and a bunch of cool sounding “big words” to get a logical point across. In fact i stick to layman’s terms and simple language that any person can understand.

      If you want to feel like you’re totally cool and smart and use words like “compute” and “ad hominem’s” then go right ahead. I’d rather not have to point out your hypocrisy in saying those things since you personally did the exact same thing to several posters including me, like your above reply:

      -“RANDOM
      March 10, 2016 at 5:19 AM
      Your second paragraph makes no sense whatsoever. “What’s said obscurely is what’s thought obscurely” I suppose.”-

      Either way, whatever i suppose; I’m tired of replying and trying to explain things to ignorance, clearly obvious arrogance, and lack of respect for a major part from people like you who can’t understand what someone else is saying and think about it before spewing out flame and garbage in a childish attempt to disregard anything else someone has to say that you don’t like.

    13. Touchy. Also still hasn’t even attempted to explain his bizarre mangling (“that any person can understand”) of the English language, and gets pissy when people use mere highschool-level vocabulary.

      With view of the above, you’ll have to excuse me for viewing your gratuitous overuse of the phrase “logical point” with deep skepticism. Or to put it bluntly I don’t think you actually know what that term even means.

    1. That is a random event happen when you do Time Atack Quests. This is called “ABDUCTION”. If you clear that quest your character is cloned. You and ur friends can meet ur clone on single-party areas. N, V and VH mode have same map, only SH mode of abduction is a bit more complex map to clear and clearing SH mode of abduction give reward of a 10* rear unit can be only obtained from that event.

    2. that is true did it with one party member and 2 NPC when abductlon happen is just me and the guy with me and no NPC >_>
      it was fun first time happen to me was story quest good old time XD

      bad luck dont get any 10* unit (-_-)”

    1. You sure it isn’t your ISP? Been connected on my Vita for 4 hours doing mining and stuff without any DCs. The only time when I dc is when my ISP has problems and I confirm it on the giant spikes on downdetector.

  2. My mistake, b4 it was more meseta from doing TAs … hmm … ok so it was actually at least 1.3 mil meseta doing VH, vopar, kuron, trial of new … idk exact amt.

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