PSO2 JP: Maintenance, Patch, Campaigns, and Contests (1/22/2014)

 Tonight’s patch will introduce our first major event of the new year and an AC scratch. Everyone must work together in unlocking the panels to receive the rewards.

January 22nd Maintenance

  • 1.22.2014 @ 11:00 ~ 17:00 JST
  • 1.21.2014 @ 9:00PM ~ 4:00AM EST

January 22nd Patch

  • Launcher: Version 02.02.00
  • Client: ver. 2.0311.1
  • Patch Size: 19MBs (PC) / 18MB (Vita)

Other campaigns and boost events will be added during and after maintenance.

Random Drink EX Bug Compensation

Those with premium sets active after maintenance on November 13th, 2013 through maintenance on January 15th, 2014 will receive:

  • +100% Tribooster

January 15th Emergency Maintenance Compensation

Those with premium sets active when emergency maintenance started January 15th, 2014 will receive:

  • プレミアムセット1日 1-day Premium Set

All players will receive:

  • +100% Tribooster
  • 500 FUN ticket
  • +250% Rare Drop Booster

 

Boost Event 

Boost Event ARKS United

Boost Event

1.26 「Advance Quest」+200% EXP and Rare Drop Boost

Emergency Quest Advance Notice [Japanese Standard Time]

Black = ARKS Ship Fire Swirl
Blue = Chaotic Emergency Quest
Brown = Mining Base Defense
Purple = Falz

1.22 20:00 22:00
1.23 10:00 16:00 23:00
1.24 14:00 21:00 23:00
1.25 14:00 21:00 23:00
1.26 12:00 21:00 23:00
1.27 11:00 13:00 21:00 23:00
1.28 11:00 13:00 21:00 23:00

 

Emergency Quest Advance Notice [Eastern Standard Time]

1.22 6:00AM
Swirl
8:00AM
Base
8:00PM
Chaotic
1.23 2:00AM
Base
9:00AM
Swirl
1.24 12:00AM
Swirl
7:00AM
Chaotic
9:00AM
Base
1.25 12:00AM
Chaotic
7:00AM
Base
9:00AM
Swirl
10:00PM
Chaotic
1.26 7:00AM
Swirl
9:00AM
Falz
9:00PM
Base
11:00PM
Chaotic
1.27 7:00AM
Swirl
9:00AM
Base
9:00PM
Base
11:00PM
Chaotic
1.28 7:00AM
Swirl
9:00AM
Chaotic
 

Interrupt Ranking Advance Notice

Marathon Practice: Lillipa (SH)

  • January 26th @ 19:00 JST or 5:00AM EST.

 

 Client Order Campaign #40

CO Campaign 40

Clear some client orders from Xie to receive several items.

Campaign Period

  • 1.22 ~ 2.5.2014 Maintenance

Qualifying Client Orders

(1) Clear Xie’s Client Order 共闘祭での一幕!Unity Festival Act 1  to receive:

  • +50% EXP Boosters (x2)
  • Grinders (x30)

(2) Clear Xie’s Client Order 宴もたけなわ、大一番!to receive:

  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)
  • Grind Risk Reduction (+1) (x2)

Prize Distribution Date

  • Feb 12th, 2014 at the Visiphone

 

Three Big Campaigns [New Registrations]

Registration Presents

Players who sign up with a new account for Phantasy Star Online 2 will receive several prizes. Take this opportunity to invite a friend to enjoy Phantasy Star Online 2 together!

Campaign Period

  • January 15th (Maintenance) ~ February 12th, 2014 (Maintenance)

Campaign Qualifications

Everyone who registers a new account for Phantasy Star Online 2 will receive:

  • 進化デバイス/緑ぷよ (Evo. Device / Green Puyo)
  • セレスタレイザー/ナハト (Celesta Laser / Nacht) [Gunslash]
  • 獲得経験値+50% (+50% EXP Boosters) x4

You must create a new account to qualify. This account also must have a character who has logged into the game during the campaign period.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Early March at the Visiphone

Three Big Campaigns [Buy AC]

Players who purchase the qualifying amounts of AC during the campaign period will receive several prizes.

Campaign Period

  • January 15th (Maintenance) ~ February 12th, 2014 (Maintenance)

Qualifying AC Amounts

(1) Purchase a total of 500+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • 1000 FUN ticket

(2) Purchase a total of 2000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • Ability Affix Success+10% (x2)
  • Grind Risk Reduction (+1) (x4)
  • Grinders (x50)

(3) Purchase a total of 5000+ AC during the campaign period to receive:

  • White Rappy Suit Costume

Prize Distribution Date

  • Late March at the Visiphone

Three Big Campaigns [Add Friends]

Players with certain amounts of friends by the time the campaign is over will receive several prizes.

Campaign Period

  • January 15th (Maintenance) ~ February 12th, 2014 (Maintenance)

Qualifying Friends

(1) Players with four or more friends at the end of the campaign will receive:

  • +50% Rare Drop Booster (x2)

(2) Players with twelve or more friends at the end of the campaign will receive:

  • +50% Tribooster (x2)
  • Half Doll (x1)

You must log in at some point during the campaign period to qualify.  Those with four or more friends prior to the start of the campaign also qualify.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Early March 2014 at the Visiphone

 

 PSO2 Movie Contest

Movie Contest

This time, players will record and upload videos to Nico Nico to participate in our newest ARKS Museum contest!

Contest Details

The ARKS Museum is accepting submissions uploaded to Nico Nico in the following three contest divisions.

  • Character Appeal: Create a promo-like video introducing your cool character! Tag = キャラクターアピール部門
  • Fun: Do something fun! Sing! Dance! Anything Fun!
    Tag = おもしろ動画部門
  • Super-Play: Create a video showing off your fastest time attack runs! Make a video showing how you defeated a boss in an interesting or unusual way! Show us your Super-Plays! Let’s see some jaw-dropping entertainment!  Tag = スーパープレイ部門

Contest Recruitment Period

  • January 15th ~ February 19th, 2014 @ 16:00 JST

Contest Report

  • Early March

Winner Brackets: [Award of Excellence] and [Producer’s Prize]

  • Winners will receive a Gold Medal of Thanks, 5000 AC ticket, and a grind success (100%). Winners may see their videos shown in the ARKS Lobby monitors in the PC version. The item codes will be sent to the email address listed on the SEGA ID account. Please be sure that the email address is correct.

Submission Guidelines

  • The work submitted must be created by the entrant.
  • The video must be related to Phantasy Star Online 2. In-game or live-action footage is acceptable.
  • Video editing and enhancements are acceptable.
  • Visual materials, BGM, and sound effects related to Phantasy Star Online 2 can be used in the video.  Free or Original resources can be used as well.
  • The video can be up to 5 minutes long.
  • Videos must be submitted to Nico Nico Douga.

Tag Criteria

Videos must be submitted using two tags. Tag#1 is required. Tag#2 must be one of the three divisions. (Please remove the quotation marks and avoid using the English descriptors.)

  • Tag#1 = “『PSO2』動画コンテスト” (PSO2 Movie Contest)
  • Tag#2 = “キャラクターアピール部門” (Character Appeal Division)
  • Tag#2 = “おもしろ動画部門” (FUN Division)
  • Tag#2 = “スーパープレイ部門” (Super-Play Division)

Process

  • Upload a video that meets the submission guidelines to Nico Nico Douga.
  • Tag the video using both the 『PSO2』動画コンテスト tag and one of the three divisions shown above. For example if you are posting in the Super Play division you must include both the 『PSO2』動画コンテスト and スーパープレイ部門 tags. Please lock both tags.
  • Fill out the required Submissions Form.

Relevant Links

Nico Nico Douga’s entire interface can be translated to English by changing the 言語 Language settings at the bottom of every page.

Disqualifications

Works that fall within the following situations may find themselves disqualified.

  • Works that did not adhere to the submission guidelines.
  • Adapting, altering, republishing copyrighted works created by a third party.
  • Works that did not adhere to Nico Nico Douga Terms of Use.
  • Works considered to deviate from the theme.
  • Works that infringe upon a third party’s copyright, intellectual property, personal credit, and privacy.
  • Works submitted to other contests or won previous contests.
  • Works deemed inappropriate, or against public morals.

For full contest details, read here.

Submission Form

  • SEGA ID: Already Filled
  • メールアドレス: Email Address
  • プレイヤーIDネーム: Player ID Name
  • プレイヤーID: Player ID
  • キャラクター名: Character Name
  • 投稿するイベント名: Event Already Filled
  • 部門選択: Division (#1 Character Appeal) (#2 Fun Division) (#3 Super Play)
  • 投稿作品名: Title of Submission
  • 投稿作品: Paste the NicoNicoDouga video URL
  • 投稿規約について: Tick to agree to terms.

 

ARKS Museum [Character Portrait]

Character Portrait Contest

Example Submission

The ARKS Museum is now accepting submissions of photos utilizing the Character Portrait feature on the PlayStation Vita version.

Submission Period

  • January 15 ~ March 5th, 2014 @ 16:00 JST

Contest Report

  • Late March

Winners

  • Winners will receive a Gold Medal of Thanks, 1000 FUN ticket, an EXCube, and Grind Success (100%). The items can be picked up from the Campaign item menu at the Visiphone.

First Picture

  • You may use characters saved in the “Portrait Data” menu or NPCs.
  • Please avoid personal identifiable information where much of one’s face and body can be seen in the photo.
  • Please gain consent of other persons who appear in the photo.
  • You may set the character posing and speech bubbles in the Screenshot.
  • The photo must be taken by the entrant themselves.
  • Avoid editing or cropping the photo.
  • Please submit a JPG up to 1MB in space.
  • The photo should be taken in Landscape orientation.
  • Please refrain from publishing this photo on blogs and social networking sites.

Second Picture

  • Display the Player ID Name above your character’s head.
  • You can set what appears over a character’s head in the Quick Menu.
  • Please take this photo in a place where the player id name can be seen.

Important Points

  • The submission is disqualified if it is sent to anywhere other than the exclusive submission form.
  • You may submit only one set of photo for the contest. Resubmitting a new set of photos will overwrite your previous entry.
  • Once the submission period is over, you will not be able to append any corrections or submit additional photos.
  • Works deemed against public morals, as well as, infringes on a third party’s copyright will be disqualified from the contest.
  • The copyright of the submission will belong to SEGA.
  • If SEGA later deems an entry was inappropriate even after it was published, they will have no choice but to withdraw the submission.
  • SEGA may stop the contest for any reason.

Relevant Links

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