PSO2 JP: Maintenance, Survey, and Patch (9/24/2014)

The Episode 3 Cup begins September 26th, 2014!

Sega thanks you for your cooperation in investigating the server load.

  • Sega has completed today’s investigation into the server load on 9/25 @ 23:00 JST. They ask that you wait for a while for them to investigate the source and find a solution to the problem. They plan to announce some form of compensation as thanks for your cooperation. More details about this will be discussed at a later time.

September 24th Maintenance

PSO2es Maintenance

  • 9/24/2014 @ 10:55 ~ 17:30 JST
  • 9/23/2014 @ 9:55 PM ~ 4:30 AM EDT

September 24th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 03.00.00
  • Client: ver. 3.0001.3
  • Patch Size: 23 MB (PC) / 27 MB (Vita)

 

Arks Ship Competition

  • Begins September 26th at 12:00 JST

Arks Ship Competition Adjustments

  • The Round Boost applies to the next round.
  • Changed the boost calculation method.
  • Increased the cap on the amount of points you can contribute.
  • The final prize listing will now be split up into two groups. Ships that place in 1st will be able to buy exclusive items. Ships that place in 2nd through 5th place will be able to purchase the same items.
  • Added more stars as rewards for ships that place in 1st through 3rd place.
  • Added an animation for the Rappies entering the podium during the results for each round.
  • Changed the ‘Round’ starting and in-session messages.

Arkuma Prize Shop

  • Sales Period: 9/26 @ 12:00 ~ 10/22 @ 00:00 JST.

Balance Adjustments

  • Changed the enemy levels to 66 ~ 70 for Super Hard Emergency Quests.

Campaign Rewards

  • Spend AC Campaign #10
  • Premium Set Campaign #6
  • New Registration Campaign #10
  • Tokyo Game Show: Dengeki Online Present
    • 5 Casino Coin Passes
  • PSO2 Live Broadcast: Ichitaro Challenge
    • +100% Tribooster
  • PS Nova: Future Division Prize
    • +100% Tribooster
  • Matter Board Drop Content Changes
    • EP [1 – 1] (9/24)
    • EP [1 – 2] through [1 – 5] (9/25)
    • EP [1 – 6] through  [2 – 5] (9/26)

Fill in the PSO2 Players Survey #5 before October 15th at 15:00 JST to receive:

  • 5 Casino Coin Passes
  • 1 +100% Tribooster

 

Question 1: Enter your gender.

Female

Question 2: Enter your age.

Question 3: Enter your Occupation


Question 4: Select all the games you have played so far.

Phantasy Star Portable (PSP)Phantasy Star Portable 2 (PSP)
Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (PSP)Phantasy Star Online (GC/DC/PC/Xbox)
Phantasy Star Universe Series (PC/PS2/X360)Phantasy Star Zero (DS)
None

 


Question 5: Please select the devices you own.

PlayStation 3PlayStation 4
PlayStation PortablePlayStation Vita
WiiWii U
Nintendo DSNintendo 3DS
Xbox 360Xbox One
Cellphone (Excluding Smartphones)Smartphone (iPhone)
Smartphone (Android)Smartphone (Windows)
Desktop PCNotebook PC
Tablet PC (iPad)Tablet PC (Android)
Tablet PC (Windows)None

 

Question 6: Which devices have you played PSO2 on?

Question 7: Have you purchased the PSO2 Packaged version? Please select from the following.

Question 8: How long has it been since you started PSO2?

Question 9: How many hours do you play PSO2 in a week.

Question 10: Around how much Arks Cash do you purchase in a month?

Question 11:

From the following list, please select the areas you are dissatisfied or want to see improved and write a comment about how you wish Sega could improve it.

Character Creation

User Interface

Character Operation

Action

Casino Area

Lobby

Quest Contents

Enemy Behavior

Game Balance

Character, Field, Enemy Graphics

Animations

Effects

Communication Functions

My Room

My Shop

Background Music

Tutorial

Story Progression

Emergency Quests

Mining Base Defense Quests

Interrupt Ranking

FUN Functions

Mag

Matter Board

Client Orders

  Item Appraisal

Friend Partners

  Item Acquirement

Item / Element Grind

Craft

Skill Tree

Beauty Salon

Team Functions

Premium Set

AC Scratch

AC Shop

FUN Scratch

EXCube System

Abduction x Clone

Advance Quest

Extreme Quest

Player’s Site (Official Site)

Other

 


Question 12
Please select from the following where you saw information about PSO2?

PSO2 Official SitePSO2 Official Twitter
PSO2 Official BlogPSO2 Official Newsletter
PSO2 Livestream on Nico NicoARKS Cadet on Nico Nico
PS Vita Live Areait-tells PSO2 Official Community
TV Commercials4Gamer Satellite Site
Videogame Site ArticleVideo Game Site Advertisement (including Banner Ads)
External Site AdvertisementVideo Sites (Nico Nico / YouTube / etc)
BBS / BlogsFamitsu Weekly Article / Ads
Other Magazine Article or AdvertisementNet Cafes
Game StorePlayStation Store
From Friends (Includes Friend Referral SystemNone
Other

Please enter other in the text field.

 


Question 13
Please select what sparked your interest into playing PSO2.

PSO2 Official SitePSO2 Official Twitter
PSO2 Official BlogPSO2 Official Newsletter
PSO2 Livestream on Nico NicoARKS Cadet on Nico Nico
PS Vita Live Areait-tells PSO2 Official Community
TV Commercials4Gamer Satellite Site
Videogame Site ArticleVideo Game Site Advertisement (including Banner Ads)
External Site AdvertisementVideo Sites (Nico Nico / YouTube / etc)
BBS / BlogsFamitsu Weekly Article / Ads
Other Magazine Article or AdvertisementNet Cafes
Game StorePlayStation Store
From friends
(Includes Friend Referral System)
Collaboration with your favorite product.
NoneOther

Please enter other in the text field.

 

 


Question 14
Please select where you currently acquire PSO2 information.

PSO2 Official SitePSO2 Official Twitter
PSO2 Official BlogPSO2 Official Newsletter
PSO2 Livestream on Nico NicoPS Vita Live Area
it-tells PSO2 Official Community4Gamer Satellite Site
Videogame Site ArticleVideo Sites (Nico Nico / YouTube / etc)
BBS / BlogsVideo Game Magazine Article
Net CafesFrom Friends
NoneOther

Please enter other in the text field.

Question 15: Who do you play with on PSO2?

Question 16: Have you invited friends or acquaintances into playing PSO2.

Question 17: Do you want to continue playing PSO2 in the future?

Question 18: Aside from voice actors who previously appeared in the Phantasy Star Series, please fill out some voice actors you’d like to see in the future.

 


Question 19: Which future content update would you like to see?

More MapsMore Bosses
More ClassesMore Weapon Categories
Higher Level CapsMore Story
More Costumes and AccessoriesNew Systems
New WeaponsMore Quests
PvP (Battle between Players/Teams)More Casino Games
OtherRaising content (Pets / Cultivation)

Please enter other in the text field.

 


Question 20: What cross multimedia project would you like PSO2 to have?

AnimeManga
Comic (Anthology)Drama CD
Character Song CDWeb Radio
PlayConcert
Other

 Please enter other in the text field.

 

Question 21: Do you play PSO2es?

 

Question 22

If you answered [No] in Q21, please select the reasons why you haven’t played it or linked it with PSO2.

Since I have no smartphone. I don’t have a smartphone that can run PSO2es.
Since I find the linking presents not that appealing. I do not have time to play it.
Because I am playing other smartphone games Since I have difficulty with the linking procedure.
Because I do not understand the linking procedure. I don’t feel there’s any advantages to linking.
Because I don’t know PSO2es very well. PSO2es doesn’t feel appealing to me.
Other  

 

Question 23: Are you aware of the PSO2 Livestream?

 

Question 24
Which projects would you’d like to see them do on the PSO2 Livestream?

PSO2 future information update PSO2 Strategy Information.
Media Personalities and Voice Actors playing. Voice ticket presents from Media Personalities or Voice Actors
User participation, EQ surveys. Realtime Q/A Session with the Developers
Talkshow corner where developers become guests. Talkshow corner with voice actors
Trivia/Information for Beginners Nothing in particular
I don’t know Other

 

Question 25
Have you watched the PSO2 Arks Cadet?

I watch Mondays’ broadcast I watch Thursdays’ broadcast
I watch Fridays’ broadcast No.

Question 26: Did you go to the Phantasy Star Festa or watched it on Nico Nico?

 

Question 27:
If you selected [Yes] on Question 26,
tell us some of the things you thought were great about the Festa.

The Main Stage Arks Shop
Falz Arm, Vol Dragon, Life-sized Cast Arks Grand Prix
PSO2 Concept Art Display Character Banners
Cosplayer Area Ship Community Area and Sketching Corner
Food and Drink Area Attraction Corner
PS Nova Battle Demo The exclusive Item Code presents

 

Question 28

For those who went to the Festa, or didn’t go and just watched it on Nico Nico, tell us the things you thought were great about the Live Broadcast.

Arks Grand Prix Cosplay Contest / Show
Update Information Department Knowledge Department
Phantasy Star Nova news Special Talk Show

Question 29: Do you want to go to a Phantasy Star Festa in the future?

Enter other in the text field.

Question 30: Please enter the kinds of projects/things you wish for them to perform at the Phantasy Star Festa.

Question 31: Have you played PSO2 at an official Net Cafe?

 

Question 32:
If you selected [No] on Question 31,
please select the reasons why from the list below.

I don’t know Net Cafes very well. No official Net Cafes nearby.
The Net Cafe perks have no appeal. I feel uneasy about the security.
Because a Net Cafe usage fee is required. Other.

 

Question 33:
What do you find appealing about the PSO2 official Net Cafe?

The free premium services. Getting cafe points
Acquiring team points Meseta Shop
Getting Titles based on the # of hours. The Net Cafe boost days.
The PC and connection environment. The PayNetCafe item sales.
I don’t know. Other

Question 34:
Did you know you can purchase items cheaper with PayNetCafe?

Question 35: Are you buying Phantasy Star Nova in November?

Question 36:
Fill in the text box about the good parts and things you enjoy about PSO2.

Question 37:
Fill in the text box about the bad parts and areas you wish to see improved in PSO2.

 

 

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

Boost Event 49

▲▲ 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.
  • Boost Events that occur for 24 hours will appear in this calendar with their start and completion times as separate entries.
  • 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 #65

Complete the qualifying Xie and Klotho’s client orders during the campaign period to earn multiple prizes!

Campaign Period

  • 9/24 ~ 10/8

Qualifying Client Orders

(1) Clear Xie’s client order 「雷も嵐も怖くないっ!」  I Ain’t Afraid of no Storms! to receive:

  • +50% EXP Booster (x2)
  • Casino Coin Pass (x2)

(2) Clear Klotho’s client order 「ひとつ気軽に力試しI」 A Test of Strength I to receive:

  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)
  • Synthesizers +1 (x30)

Prize Distribution Date

  • October 15th at the Visiphone after maintenance.

 

 

 

Spend AC, Get Items: Campaign #11

Spend AC 11

Spend 100, 2000, or 5000 AC during the campaign period to win prizes!

Campaign Period

  • 9/24 ~ 10/22

Campaign Qualifications

Spend 100 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • Two +50% Rare Drop Boosters

Spend 2000 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • 6 +50% EXP Boosters and 2 Grind Risk Reducers (+2)

Spend 5000 AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • 1 Yellow Rappy Suit.

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

You can spend AC in the following ways:

  • Playing AC Scratch
    • (Playing AC Scratch through AC Scratch Ticket Bundles do not qualify)
  • Buying AC Scratch Ticket Bundles
  • Buying items in the AC Shop
  • Buying Scape Dolls when incapacitated.
  • Spending AC to reset or add a skill tree.
  • Spending AC while making a new character.
  • Transferring Ships.
  • Using AC Content in the Beauty Salon

Prize Distribution Date

  • Mid November at the Visiphone.

 

 

 

Upcoming Special Campaign

To celebrate surpassing 1 million users on the Playstation Vita version. Sega is carrying out a special campaign filled with boosts and prizes for an entire week. The campaign officially begins after the October 1st maintenance, so here’s a preview of what’s in store for this special campaign.

Boost: October 1st ~ October 8th
Contents
  • +100% EXP Boost
  • +100% Rare Drop Boost
  • +100% Rare Enemy Chances

 

Login Day Present
Oct 2 1 Tribooster +100%
Oct 3 1 Half Doll
Oct 4 2 Casino Coin Passes
Oct 5 4 Extreme Passes
Oct 6 2 Grind Risk Reducer (+2)
Oct 7 1 Rare Drop +250%
Oct 8 1 Tribooster +100%

You have until 23:59 JST on the appointed day to retrieve your presents. Don’t forget to also make room for the Half Doll if one is currently in your inventory.

10 thoughts to “PSO2 JP: Maintenance, Survey, and Patch (9/24/2014)”

  1. Props to the boost week. Should be great for those that hit a dry spell levelling Bouncer. They’ve also given out a ton of half dolls lately. I wonder if that’s going to be a recurring pattern? 😛

  2. servers say online yet i cannot log in, if EDT is showing 3:40am and its supposed to go on until 4:00am. But again it says its online…. anyone else able to get logged in??

    1. Same here at the moment. Usually I was always free and all to go on and had fun, but now I keep getting that problem 🙁

  3. Can we try to log in now or there are some risks? That’s strange because I’ve been playing between 9 and 12 AM JST yesterday and everything was okay. Just a little slow in the Lobby but o problem during missions and EQ.

    And good thing you translated the Players Survey, thanks.

  4. hi guys i am haveing avery big problem in the game the game after the update turned into very slow loading at loading from area to area and character even when logos of SEGA appear on the begginig before the update the game was very smooth with me but now i just dont know what happened to the game plz if anyone know the solution of this annoying problem plz help !

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