PSO2 JP: Maintenance (5/28/2014)

SEA Territories

It appears SEGA has decided to IP block players in the SEA territories.
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

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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

Purpose

  • 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

 

Announcements

  • 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

ソード
Sword
ワイヤードランス
Wired Lance
パルチザン
Partisan
ツインダガー
Twin Dagger
ダブルセイバー
Double Saber
ナックル
Knuckle
ガンスラッシュ
Gunslash
カタナ
Katana
アサルトライフル
Assault Rifle
ランチャー
Launcher
ツインマシンガン
Twin Machine Gun
バレットボウ
Bullet Bow
ロッド
Rod
タリス
Talis
ウォンド
Wand

 

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

Purpose:

  • 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

 

Announcements

  • Nominations in July
  • Winners in August

 

Prizes

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

75 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Maintenance (5/28/2014)”

  1. All South East Asian players are experiencing the Error code 249 atm. But other foreign players like from the America and from the northern parts of Asia could log in just fine

  2. What the hell?! What the hell’s going on with our connection in South East Asian? Don’t tell me this is an IP block?

  3. LOL, I do not wanna quit, I invested so much time and money in that PSO2 JP server, please dun do this to me SEGA
    🙁

    1. Isn’t SEGA liable for lawsuit for outright obstructing from us paying customers from our digital goods? This is currently against the law.

  4. even they IP blocked us, I will never going to move into SEA server -_- I’ll just wait them to unblock us or I’ll use VPN if its not possible.

  5. Well I’m boycotting PSO2 SEA… I’ll never play on that server. Ever, SEGA ended their service on SEA players for the PSO2 JP… and that’s it.

  6. Damn… Worst Day Ever… for SEA players… like me “OTL… I’ve spent too much times and money and Banned without any notice before… I’ve bought Vita Version too, and this… Goddammit…

  7. Mine shows all the ships are still under maintenance..but when I use Japan VPN to login then it shows all ships are operational…
    I’m from Malaysia…
    Do others face the same situation?

  8. This is really uncalled for. I spend loads of time, effort and money.

    Then how about those premium users??

  9. Please notice me when the IP block are gone
    meanwhile i will try to finish my other games that piled for a while

    1. how to use it , i downloaded program and installed vitual network adaptor what i should do next ?

    2. RUn the SoftEther VPN Client Manager

      After install Virtual Network Adaptor

      Double click “VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Servers” from the upper list
      Choose and double click the IP address you want (Use TCP Protocol) and then OK
      if you have error code 2 try to reconnect or choose another IP address and u should be connected (i had choosing lot of IP Address before got the working one).

    1. damn right dude,,, i mean… outdated english version… all the time i spend on PSOjp… and… owh, this is SHIT

      i feel betrayed…

  10. there are also have PSO2TH too (no idea why they have their own server since TH also in SEA too)

    PSO2TH open beta since 5/20/2014 and now they have some player sell meseta for money in real life ,700,000 meseta for 1000THB (~30USD) and GM didn’t ban those player

    hope you have a nice time with Asiasuck

    ps. I saw they also sell Ardrillo+1 for 6000THB(~180USD) too

  11. I’m Thai but I swear that i won’t play TH server. The TH server is very suck and I have bad feeling because of this.

  12. “You can circumvent this block by reading this tutorial.”

    AND the link itself is IP Block, great
    Why do SEGA even do this :C
    It has been 2 years, and NOW they do this, brilliant

    1. asiasoft make sega ip block sea region to make us join their server instead… all my progress and success died…

    2. i dont mind start over… but it wont be the same without all my friends and my lovers from pso2jp… might gonna different case if both isnt region locked… despite it already wideknown for their region lock , why the heck asiasoft need it anyway? they could gain huge profit for bein global as first pso2 with english localisation. or they afraid their crappy server couldnt hold entire b20? puh-lease…

  13. I’m glad to see that so many SEA players from JP are opposing the SEA version; but I think the best we can do now is just NOT to support Asiasoft’s version, and pile up the complaints to them. Stay strong guys, and if you miss PSO2JP, forget about the game unless they remove the IP block to JP. Don’t cave in to addiction and give the SEA version a try – this is exactly what Asiasoft wants you to do.

    Get your consoles and other games out. Try to play those instead.

    1. For me I will continue to play the PSO2 JP … no problem as long as I am using the SoftEther VPN Gate (that I’ve been using since a year ago to play World of Tanks)
      And never ever touch PSO2 Asiasoft SEA… That company sucks…I’ve played their Ragnarok Online 2 before…and will never support games hosted by Asiasoft anymore…
      The sad part is a lot of my SEA friends do not know about what’s happening here (Because in their Ship Selection Screen it will be seen as maintenance forever) or simply don’t know about using a VPN…
      I miss them and will never meet them again in PSO2 Jp (most likely) 。゚(゚´Д`゚)゚。

    2. Unfortunately, for me, my ISP is too horrible to be able to support a VPN connection without lag and frequent disconnects. Even then, I won’t go anywhere near PSO2SEA.

      Hope for the best, and in the meantime it’s up to you guys who are using VPN and have special ISPs to continue the SEA players’ legacy in PSO2JP (especially those who can speak Japanese and have Japanese friends). Keep showing them not all of us are like B20.

    3. Sure do…I’ll show them we are not like Block 20…
      I play on Ship 10 and I use Japanese whenever chatting in public channel and have no problem interacting with them…
      I don’t see anyone speaking English in Public Channel here (except for mistakenly chatting in the wrong channel lol)
      In fact, there are Japanese that expressed concern on Twitter about this and they feel bad/sad that the blocked/banned ip players are unable to bid farewell to fellow comrades…. He/she also felt that PSO2 should give a forward notice for that farewell purpose….

      https://twitter.com/Edge_NekoG/status/471796019676463104

    4. As someone who is studying the language, but can’t type the kana out in game, I’ve always replied with shortcut words instead. ;_;

      It’s also nice to see Japanese players who are concerned. At least they’ll know that we were there at one point.

    5. That’s actually relatively uplifting. I’m going to favorite/retweet that post.

  14. Guys, I got an Idea, besides Boycotting SEA, why don’t we make a petition? we can ask for NekoG’s Help for gathering Japanese Player that willing to join in for this. then we can Re tweet or post the link on PSO2 SEGA’s Facebook, anyone with me?

    1. I would be up for this, but I doubt an orderly society like Japan’s will want to help us dirt poor 3rd world gaijin get our access back, or even just an extra day just to say goodbye. This is just a game after all, and unless it’s an actual natural disaster that takes lives or something proven to cripple people, IRL, folks don’t care that much.

      Moreover, like many of our western counterparts who can still play on JP servers have cited: we were all breaking the ToS in the first place. Even if we paid them via webmoney and so on, it is in fact LEGAL for SEGA not to acknowledge our existence. And that is all that matters.

      Please don’t misunderstand. I’m saying we should go for it anyway if there’s enough support, but don’t expect much from the Japanese players and SEGA, especially when a good portion of them stereotype us as hackers, cheaters and troublemakers.

    2. Better than doin nothing right brother? at least we can inform SEGA about Asiasoft’s Moves on system change (If it wasn’t on their contract)

    3. True enough.

      Although, knowing the kinds of businesspeople from this region, any changes Asiasoft made were probably either authorized by SEGA, or are changes they can get away with in their own version of the game without SEGA’s permission. I’m pretty sure SEGA doesn’t have a say in how Asiasoft prices AC, either.

      I honestly can’t blame SEGA for just handing us off to Asiasoft, though. The more I look at the timeline of events that led up to the IP Block, the more I think back to the videos I saw of a hacking incident that happened some time in March…only a month before the Closed Beta was announced.

      SEGA probably saw an opportunity to get rid of two birds with one stone (the other bird being a chunk of b20 that has probably been reported by Japanese players many times), and seeing as Asiasoft offered them that opportunity, they gladly took it.

  15. Did Pso2 Taiwan get IP block or not?

    If place you stay feel like heaven and they not you allow to live…Next you see red carpet open road to you and point to hell ,come…live in hell will you going in?Hell no!!

  16. No way I’ll play PSO2 SEA, we all know how bad asiasucks is, right? even tho I cant play, Ive been keeping my PSO2 jp updated every patch xD

  17. You guys should just all mass boycot PSO2 SEA and leave it a barren wasteland till the company is forced to shut it down and PSO2 JP lifts it’s IP ban ‘-‘

    1. This is the general plan. However, there are those who are either desperate or just want to play PSO2 and don’t really care if it’s JP or SEA. So it’s pretty difficult.

      There’s also the influx of new players from the SEA region who will keep Asiasoft’s version afloat, at least for some time. I don’t see JP lifting the IP block the moment SEA flops, either, and that itself will take at least a year. Hell, the fact that SEA allows you to keep costumes permanently might already sound like a good deal to SEA MMO gamers who are unaware of the JP version.

      It’s likely that, if or when Asasoft fails, SEGA will just try to find another SEA publisher, and only if THAT doesn’t work, or if the publisher does not ask for an IP ban, will the JP IP block be lifted.

      Any way you slice it, we’re in for a long wait.

    2. JP allows that too. And they’re tradeable. Allowing non-cashers to kill shit and look fab.

      SEA on the other hand…. their outfits are BoE (bind on equip).

      JP allows recycling old clothing – SEA refuses to let you give it to someone else (wonder if they’re afraid of some player-transmitted disease).

      Now, on the other hand, if you’re referring to SEA allowing players to shop for whatever outfit they desire, then JP might have a problem. But AFAIK, they don’t. Soooo…. yeah.

      Asiashit… I suggest you file for bankruptcy. Your employees never did have hearts.

    3. guys, got a news from a al that keep bugging me to move on and play SEA server, Assiasyet have lifted the Costume BoE, haven’t checked it out but using “BoE Costumes” as weapon to keep ppl away from SEA server won’t be as effective now if it was true…… and I also got word, the one who Decided to IP ban is SEGA themself, but like heck I’ll believe that, mustave been Assiasyet lies…. anyway, we need to find another weapon to keep ppl away…..

    4. @Aniki: As long as you don’t jump in yourself, it’s fine. I also have doubts as to how true your friend’s statement is – didn’t hear about them lifting the costume BoE at all. In the end, reasonable people will listen, people who just want to have fun and don’t care, won’t.

      @Renvalt: I was comparing PSO2SEA’s ability to let you keep costumes permanently to most other SEA MMO games like Dragon Nest SEA. Yes, most regular SEA MMOs do NOT let you keep permanent costumes, so PSO2SEA might seem like a good deal to new players.

    5. @Xana too bad, it was true, he dragged me to his room yesterday and show me that costumes now aren’t BoE…. hate tu admit it….. guess we need other weapon to fight with

  18. Hmmmm.. they block us from playing on SEA server, does that mean they’re gonna release a NA/US ver for us?

    1. It’s likely. E3 is right around the corner so maybe sega was holding back to release it on consoles (then pc later)? This would be the year they could release it. 3 years would be a little bit of a stretch.

    2. the only reason ip block is sea region to sea region only , and nobody else, is bc of an exclusive deal with asiasoft , it has nothign to do with sega. pso2 taiwan isnt ip blockes, and players there can go to pso2jp if they please

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