PSO2 JP: Update, Roadmap, EQ Schedule, and Campaigns (12/18/2013)

December 18th Patch

December 18th Update

Tower Defense

採掘基地防衛戦 Tower Defense

New Emergency Quest

  • 採掘基地防衛戦: Mining Base Defense (Tower Defense)

New Items

*Please suggest better item names.

New PAs (Katana and Bulletbow)

  • バニッシュアロウ Banish Arrow (Bow)
  • ラストネメシス Last Nemesis (Bow)
  • シュンカシュンラン Shunka-shunran (Katana)
  • フドウクチナシ Fudou-kuchinashi (Katana)

As for Shunka-shunran, use your directional input keys or analog stick to perform the three slicing attacks.

New Chat Command

  • <basecolor> or <bc> used for the Tower Defense Quest, referring to the base closest to the player.

Server Connection Issues

  • On December 18th @ 18:30 JST, Sega discovered an issue that is preventing players from logging into certain ships. After correcting this issue, they may consider rescheduling the Tower Defense Emergency Quest to help the affected ships. Details about the schedule will be discussed in the future.
  • They are also considering some form of compensation in response to this bug, this will also be discussed in the future.

 Boost Event and Advance Notice 

Boost Event

General Boost Event

12.19 「Dragon Altar Exploration」+50% EXP
12.20 「Quarry Exploration」+50% EXP
12.21 「F. Continent Exploration」+50% EXP
12.22 「Desert Exploration」+50% EXP
12.23 「Ruins Exploration」+50% Rare Drop Boost
12.24
~
12.25
  1. 「Tundra Exploration」+50% EXP!
  2. 「Merry Christmas on Ice 2」+50% EXP/Rare Drop Boost/Rare Enemy!
  3. +100% Rare Drop Boost for ALL Quests!

From 12.24 ~ 12.25, With both boosts applied, Merry Christmas on Ice 2 will receive a +150% Rare Drop Boost

Timeslot Boost Event

12.19 @ 15:00 ~ 16:30 「Dragon Altar Exploration」
+50% EXP / +100% Rare Drop Boost
12.19 @ 21:00 ~ 22:30
12.20 @ 15:00 ~ 16:30 「Quarry Exploration」
+50% EXP / +100% Rare Enemies
12.20 @ 21:00 ~ 22:30
12.21 @ 21:00 ~ 22:30 「F. Continent Exploration」
+50% EXP / +100% Rare Enemies
12.22 @ 15:00 ~ 16:30 「Desert Exploration」
+50% EXP / +100% Rare Enemies
12.23 @ 15:00 ~ 16:30 「Ruins Exploration」
+50% Rare Drops / +100% Rare Enemies
12.23 @ 21:00 ~ 22:30

With both boost events applied, you can experience a +100% EXP and Rare Drop Boost by playing at the specific times shown above.

UPD: Emergency Quest Revised Schedule[Japanese Standard Time]

  • Mining Base Defense (Tower Defense)
  • Approaching Dark Arms
  • Merry Christmas on Ice
12.18  – 20:00 23:00
12.19 14:00
12.20 20:00 23:00
(NEW)
12.21 11:00 20:00 23:00
12.22 14:00 20:00
(NEW)
23:00
12.23 14:00 20:00
12.24 10:00 14:00 16:00 20:00 23:00
12.25 1:00

UPD: Emergency Quest Revised Schedule [Eastern Standard Time]

  • TD = Tower Defense (Mining Base Defense)
  • DF = Approaching Dark Arms
  • Everything Else = Merry Christmas on Ice 2
12.18 6:00AM
[TD]
9:00AM
[TD]
12.19 12:00AM
12.20 6:00AM NEW
9:00AM

[TD]
9:00PM
12.21 6:00AM
[DF]
9:00AM
[TD]
12.22 12:00AM
[TD]

NEW
6:00AM
[TD]

9:00AM
12.23 12:00AM 6:00AM 8:00PM
12.24 12:00AM 2:00AM 6:00AM 9:00AM 11:00AM
12.25

 

Play in a Party Campaign

PParty

Clear a quest with two or more people in a party to receive several prizes. Clear a quest five times in a party of two or more players to receive even more prizes.

On the Subject of Parties

  • Having players in a party can be extremely helpful towards clearing a quest. Phantasy Star Online 2 will apply bonus EXP based on the number of players in a party.
  • When there’s 2 players in a party you gain +10% EXP
  • When there’s 3 players in a party you gain +15% EXP
  • When there’s 4 players in a party you gain +20% EXP

Campaign Period

  • December 18th ~ January 22nd, 2014 Maintenance

Qualifying Conditions

Form a party with 2 or more players and clear a quest to receive:

  • +50% EXP Boosters x3

Form a party with 2 or more players and clear quests five times to receive:

  • +50% Tribooster x2

Prior to starting the quest, you must form a party with 2 or more players and clear the quest to qualify.  You will not qualify for this campaign if your party ONLY consists of Free/Friend/Support/NPC partners. You will not qualify if you “join as a separate party” from the quest counter.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Mid February 2014

 Client Order Campaign 36

CO Campaign 36

Clear Revelle’s and Xie’s client orders during the campaign period to receive several prizes.

Campaign Period

  • December 18th ~ December 25th Maintenance

Qualifying Client Orders

(1) Clear Xie’s Client Order クリスマスのお邪魔虫! Christmas Pests to receive:

  • +50% EXP Boosters x2

(2) Clear Revelle’s Client Order ファナティック・キリング・III Fanatic Killing III to receive:

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

Prize Distribution Date

  • January 8th Maintenance

 Welcome Back Go! Go! Campaign

Welcome Back Campaign

Accounts that did not log in after maintenance ended on November 20th can receive a plethora of wonderful items if they sign on during the campaign periods.

Campaign Periods

  • 12.18 ~ 12.25 [Prize 1]
  • 12.25 ~ 1.8 [Prize 2]
  • 1.8 ~ 1.15 [Prize 3]
  • 1.15 ~ 1.22 [Prize 4]
  • 1.22 ~ 1.29 [Prize 5]

Campaign Qualifications and Prize Distribution Date

You must have an account that did not log in after maintenance ended on November 20th. This account must have a character that reached level 10 in any class.

  Login Period Prize Distribution
Prize 1 12.18.2013 ~ 12.25.2013 Early January
Prize 2 12.25.2013 ~ 1.8.2014 Mid January
Prize 3 1.8.2014 ~ 1.15.2014 Late January
Prize 4 1.15.2014 ~ 1.22.2014 Late January
Prize 5 1.22.2014 ~ 1.29.2014 Early February

The prize is distributed at the times listed in the third column if you login at some point during the dates specified above.

Prize

  • Extreme Pass×5
  • Adv. Capsule a×55
  • Adv. Capsule b×55
  • Adv. Capsule c×55
  • +50% Tribooster×5
  • +50% Rare Drop Booster×5
  • +50% EXP Booster×5
  • +50% Meseta Booster×5
  • Grinders×55
  • Grind Risk Reduction(+2)×5
  • Photon Sphere×5

 

 

It was revealed in the live Broadcast last week, but here’s a more organized version of the first half of the 2014 road map.

New Years Day 2014

  • Year of the Horse Revival Scratches
  • New Year’s Lobby

Mid January

  • Crafting System
  • Latent Ability System Update

Late January (PS Vita 1st Anniversary ARKS United Front Festival)

  • Limited-time Interlocking Web Event
  • New Item Drop
  • More Client Orders, Interrupt Events.
  • New Limited-time Quest
  • Fashion Update
  • Event Lobby

Spring 2014: The Bonds that Tie the Future

  • New Photon Arts, Technics, Enemies
  • Advance Quest Update
  • Extreme Quest Update
  • New Client Orders
  • New Emergency Quest
  • Team Room Update
  • PSO2 Deluxe Package goes on Sale (with items designed by Mamoru Nagano)
  • Characters designed by Mamoru Nagano appear within the game.
  • Fashion Update: Collaboration with a popular title.
  • Even Lobby

Late Spring 2014 ~  Resurrection of Light

  • Field Update
  • Story Update
  • 12 Player Boss Quest
  • Crafting System Update
  • Event Lobby

 

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