PSO2 JP: Maintenance (5/28/2014)

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You can circumvent this block by reading this tutorial.


May 28th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 5/28/2014 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 5/27/2014 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

PSO2es Maintenance Contents

  • Rare chip scratch update


Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

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▲▲ 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.
  • If you are using a mobile device or an external application, please [sync] the calendar after maintenance has ended.
  • Boost Events that occur for 24 hours will be posted in this calendar with the duration of 1 minute. This change was made to make the calendar easier to read when viewing the events as a list.


PSO2es Linking Campaign

PSO2 chara

In order to commemorate the launch of PSO2es, Sega is holding an interlocking campaign with the Smartphone, Vita, and PC versions! When you play both [PSO2] and [PSO2es], you can earn in-game items!

Campaign Period

  • May 21st through June 18th

Campaign Qualification

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

  • (Lv. 10+ Characters) +50% Tribooster (x1)
  • (Lv. 20+ Characters) +100% Tribooster (x1)

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

  • (Lv. 10+ Characters) 5 Rappy Medals
  • (Lv. 20+ Characters) 10 Rappy Medals

Characters made prior to the campaign period will also qualify for these items.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Mid or Late June at the Visiphone for PSO2, and the Mailbox for PSO2es.

You can link your account by logging in with your PSO2 character on the smartphone version. Be aware that you will not qualify for this campaign if you have not logged into PSO2 (PC/Vita) versions. If you have several characters on the PC/Vita versions, you will only receive the rewards once per SEGA ID account. If you have several linked characters on PSO2es, they will all receive the Rappy Medal rewards in their mailbox.




PSO2 Item Design Contest #2!

Item Design Contest 2 banner


  • Players can now participate in a new Item Design Contest where they can create weapon camos, accessories, costumes, and now mags!


Entry Period

  • May 28th ~ July 16th, 2014



  • The nominations and results will be posted  at separate times in the future.
  • The winning designs will have their works created as in-game items, which will be distributed through AC Scratch. The winners will receive their items separately from the public.


Important Points

  • The works submitted must be somewhat related to Phantasy Star Online 2
  • They are not accepting entries for hairstyles, head parts, leg parts, arm parts, and body parts for this contest.
  • Weapon Camos should be submitted only for the categories that appear in Phantasy Star Online 2. You will not qualify for the selection process if you submit outside of the targeted weapon categories.
  • Submitted works may be slightly modified when implemented as an in-game item, or posted at the official site.
  • Entrants must submit unpublished works they've created themselves.
  • Images must be in the JPEG file format up to 1MB in size.
  • One person may submit several works.
  • Please fill in all the required entries in the submission form.
  • Please refrain from posting your works on a blog or social networking site, etc. Your winning entry may be disqualified if they discover that it was posted to the public before or after the winning announcements.
  • The copyright of the submitted works will belong to SEGA. The user shall agree that the item they created will be sold as AC Scratch content.


Important Links


Submission Categories

Select the appropriate contest divisions on the entry submission form. Copy and paste the category names in Japanese that pertain to your submission.


  Weapon Camo Division

Wired Lance
Twin Dagger
Double Saber
Assault Rifle
Twin Machine Gun
Bullet Bow


Costume Division

  • 全種族男女共用 All-Race Unisex
  • 全種族男性 All-Race Male
  • 全種族女性 All-Race Female

アクセサリー部門 Accessory Division

  • アクセサリー Accessory

  Mag Division

  • マグ進化デバイス Mag Evo Device


Also be sure to write a comment for your item in Japanese.

Submissions Form

  • メールアドレス[必須]
    Email Address (Required)
  • ペンネーム[必須]
    Pen Name (Required)
  • 部門選択[必須]
    Contest Division (Camo/Costume/Accessory/Mag)
  • カテゴリー
    Copy and Paste the Category's Name
  • 作品へのコメント[必須]
    Write a comment about your entry in 200 characters or less in Japanese.
  • 投稿作品のアップロード[必須] Upload your JPG file no larger than 1MB


PSO2 Character Contest

Character Contest


  • The ARKS Museum is collecting entries for the PSO2 2nd Anniversary Character Contest!
  • Submit a screenshot and your character creation data of a cute, cool, or sexy character!


Entry Period

  • May 28th ~ July 2nd @ 16:00 JST



  • Nominations in July
  • Winners in August



Nominees selected will receive:

  • Gold Medal of Thanks
  • 1000 FUN ticket
  • EXCube
  • Grind Success (100%)

Prizes will be distributed at a future maintenance.



Character Creation Conditions

  • Any costume that conceals the entire body, or any accessory that hides the entire face are disqualified from the contest. You are also forbidden from using any collaboration materials on your character.
  • Save your character creation data and send it as a file through the entry submission form.


The following costumes are banned from the contest.
This includes any color variations or alternate versions of said outfits.

  • Rappy Suits (Any Color or Variation)
  • Bask Repcas
  • Student S Repca
  • Phantom Q Repca
  • Homura's Clothes (including the Ribbon versions)
  • Absolute Layer
  • Kaleido Ruby
  • Cow Man T-Shirts (M and F)
  • Seven Eleven Uniforms (M and F)
  • Survey Corps Uniform and 3DMG
  • Lillipa Suits (Any Color or Variation)
  • Hatsune Miku Repca
  • Fiona Repca
  • Panis Repca
  • Urayukihime Repca
  • Hikari Line Blue T Shirts
  • Miraseria 711
  • Reindeer Suit
  • Selvaria Repca
  • Arle Repca
  • Sakuya Mode N
  • Madoko's Clothes
  • Akahara Reisou
  • King of Heroes Armor
  • King of Knights Armor


Generally anything that covers the entire face, as well as collaboration items.

  • Moai Mask
  • Rebellion Mask
  • Thoroughbred Mask
  • Red Puyo Cap
  • Tengu Mask
  • Sea Bream (Red Fish Head)
  • Okame Mask
  • Carbuncle Pouch
  • Kitsune Mask
  • All Sonic Character Masks
  • Sega Saturn Mask
  • Sega Dreamcast Mask
  • Gulf Mask
  • Zombie Mask
  • Skull Face
  • Za Oodan Mask
  • Miraseria Headgear 711
  • Gilgamesh Earring
  • Kyoutou Sensei Helmet
  • Halloween Head
  • Cow Man Scarf
  • Mikasa Scarf
  • Jack Head
  • Snowman Head
  • Any of Panis' Wings


Anything that covers the entire face or collaboration items.

  • Volcano Helmet
  • Hatsune Miku Hair
  • Cow Man hair
  • Selvaria Long
  • Arle Half Up
  • Sakuya Long Pony
  • Kyoutou Sensei Helmet
  • Illya Straght
  • Hatsune Miku Hair
  • Student S Hair
  • Akira Hair
  • Phantom Q Hair
  • Saber Up-Style
  • Mikasa Short-cut
  • Fiona Fairly Long
  • Panis Semilong
  • Urayukihime Straight
  • Rin Twin Side Up

Stickers related to:

  • FLET's
  • Attack on Titan
  • Cougar Brand / Yakusha Brand
  • Dengeki Magazine

Phantom Q Makeup

Screenshot Contest 2
May's Fabulous Screenshot Example

Screenshot Submissions

  • Submit 1 image intended for the contest.
  • Submit 1 image with your Player ID over your character's head.


First Screenshot Criteria

  • Mags and Weapons are not allowed in the screenshot.
  • Head/Arm/Leg units are not allowed. You may either un-equip them or make them go stealth.
  • Other player characters or NPCs are not allowed in the screenshot.
  • Screenshots must be in landscape orientation.
  • Windows/UI elements should not be shown in the screenshot. (You can set this screenshot option in settings.)
  • You may take a screenshot in the Lobby, My Room, or Team Room.


First Screenshot Conditions

Acceptable Locations

  • Lobby: Gate Area or Shopping Areas are acceptable!
  • Room: Screenshots in decorated My Rooms / Mini Rooms are acceptable! Screenshots with a Symbol Art displayed on a projector are forbidden.
  • Team Room: Screenshots in any of the Team Room locations are acceptable. Screenshots with a symbol art displayed on the Team monitors are forbidden.

Acceptable Camera Functions

  • You may use either the [Camera Selection] functions from the Quick Menu or the [Digi Ichi] camera room item to take screenshots.

Acceptable Chat Functions

  • Facial Expressions
  • Lobby Actions

First Screenshot Conditions

Unacceptable Chat Functions

  • Speech bubbles
  • Cut-ins
  • Symbols
  • Symbol Art

Second Screenshot Conditions

  • Player ID must be displayed over your character's head.
    Go to:
    Quick Menu > Communication Menu > Overhead Display > Player ID
  • Your character must face towards the screen with their entire body in view.
  • Please take a screenshot in a place where the ID can be seen.
  • When taking a Player ID screenshot, you must set the screenshot setting in Options to display the interface.


Advice and Tips

  • You can use the [+] and [-] keys to change the camera zoom.
  • You can use the [/] or [*] keys to change the camera height.
  • You can use the [Camera Selection] menu from the Quick Menu to take screenshots at an angle.
  • Turning the blur off in Drawing Settings will make your character easier to see.
  • You can use chat shortcuts for expressions while disabling the cut-in chat window. For example:
    /ci2 1 nw s60

    This will allow your character to continue the facial expression for 60 seconds without any cut-in windows.

  • Please keep in mind that you can display whether or not the interface is on by changing the setting in Options.


Submission Criteria

  • The entry submitted must be created by the contestant themselves and must not be shown to the public.
  • The entry can be submitted as a JPEG file up to 1MB.
  • Please do not crop or make edits to the screenshot.
  • The character creation data must be saved in the same state as how the character appears in the screenshot.
  • You are allowed one entry per person. If you submit another entry, the last submission will count for the contest.
  • Please refrain from posting your work to the public on blogs or social networking sites, etc.


Submission Contents

  • Character Creation data saved in the same state as how the character appears in the screenshot.
  • One Screenshot for the contest.
  • One Screenshot containing the Player ID overhead.


Important Links


Submission Form

  • メールアドレス[必須]
    Email Address
  • プレイヤーID[必須]
    Player ID Number
  • キャラクター名[必須]
    Character Name
  • 投稿作品名[必須]
    Screenshot Title
  • コーディネートのこだわりコメント[必須]
    Tell us how you coordinated your character's fashion style!
  • 投稿作品のアップロード[必須]
    (1) Submit Character Creation Data
    (2) Submit Screenshot for the Contest
    (3) Submit a Screenshot with your Player ID

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