PSO2 JP: Prepatch & Maintenance (2/12/2015)

 February 12th Maintenance

February 12th Patch

  • Launcher: Version 03.00.01
  • Client: ver. 3.0401.0
  • Patch Size: 1.3GB (PC) / 839MB (Vita)
  • If Pre-Patched: 43MB
  • PSO2es Patch: Version 1.10.1 (Uploaded by Synth)

February 12th Prepatch

You can download a portion of the next update ahead of schedule on February 6th at 14:00 JST. A dialog window will open in the Launcher once the patch is ready, asking whether you’d like to download the files. These files will be downloaded to PSO2’s installation directory under the
[\pso2_bin\_precede] folder.

Pre-Patch Schedule Date Size
#1 Feb 6th @ 14:00 JST 1356MB

Another patch will be distributed during maintenance on February 12th, 2015.

Casino Rotations

The following triggers will be moved out of rotation on February 12th.

  • Alonagahda Trigger アロナガーダトリガー
  • Haze Draal Trigger ヘイズ・ドラールトリガー
  • Ringadarl Trigger リンガダールトリガー
  • Org Keratos Trigger オルグケラトストリガー
  • Yog’jhadu-lili Trigger ヨグジャドゥリリトリガー

This space will be updated after Maintenance.
PSO2es content will be posted to the PSO2es Guide after maintenance.

New Bingo Card

  • ARKS United Festival Part 2 (~3/11)

New Emergency Quest

  • 静穏を破りし大海の脅威 Oceanic Menace 
  • N:1 / H: 20 / VH: 40 / SH: 50 / XH: 70

Quest Difficulty Update

  • Added Extra Hard to the following Emergency Quests:
    • Chaotic Tranquility
    • Rampaging Malice

New Casino Game

  • Black Nyack

 

Partial New Item Listing

 

Adjustments

  • Made modifications to the “Immediate End” potential so that the chance to stun enemies will rise when [Photon Flare Boost (Fo)] or [Halfline Boost (Fi)] is in effect.
  • Changed Dark Falz Luther so that starting from its downed state, players can damage the upper arm after breaking his arm.
  • The Matter Board will now choose a “recommended” node, if the ‘guide’ wasn’t set after clearing an Event Field.
  • For Episode 3’s Matter Board, it will now display the ‘guide’ if the field hasn’t been unlocked for advancing the matter board.
  • After changing your team’s name, it will now notify all members by mail.
  • The Tune Selection menu in Team Rooms has changed to a paged menu.

Potential Abilities

  • New Potentials added.

Limited-time FUN Shop

  • The Seven Eleven Oracle Store and NPC “Nanai” have been added to the ARKS Lobby until April 22nd.

My Room Shop

  • My Room Shop lineup updated.

Casino Prize Counter

  • Added items and limited-time items to the Casino Prize Counter.

Other Adjustments

  • In the PC version, the FUN Shop and Arks Ship Competition Prize Shop will now gray out the icons for registered lobby actions/accessories, and items you cannot equip.
  • Rare drop animations will display preference towards high rarities.
  • Items placed on the field from the item pack will now have a graphical effect to distinguish it from regular drop items.
  • Relaxed the altitude restrictions for Mothership, Infested Mothership, and Arks Ship Wreckage / Deck.
  • For Client Orders, Team Orders, Matter Boards, and Arks Bingo Cards, defeating the rare enemy variant of a normal enemy will also count towards clearing the objective.
  • Edited some of the contents of the message packs that appear in quests.
  • Partially buffed the clear rewards for defeating the enemies in the Emergency Trial that appears in Parallel Areas.
  • When screenshots are set to remove the interface, Just Attacks/Just Charge timing effects will no longer be displayed in the screenshot.
  • The notification message when you enter the casino has been changed to show your current casino coins.
  • Changed some of the types of sound effects that play in the Rappy Slots casino game.
  • Added opening movies to the Event Chronicle.
  • Vinto Gigue’s shift attack will be granted with the elemental effect of the Jet Boots Gear.
  • Adjusted the attack power of the boss that appears in the The Day of Resurrection story quest.
  • Boosted the PSE Level Up Chances of Mesetan Shooter.
  • Relaxed the difficulty of Mesetan Shooter and reduced the amount of coins lost upon catching a bomb.

Campaign Rewards

  • New Years Gift Login Campaign
    • (3 Days or More)
      • 1000 FUN Ticket
    • (5 Days or More)
      • +250% Rare Drop Booster
    • (8 Days or More)
      • Free Salon Pass
      • +100% Tribooster

ARKS United Festival 2015
Bingo II Rewards
Lines Reward
1 +50% EXP Booster (x2)
2 Casino Coin Pass (x5)
3 *Nyackle (Knuckles camo)
4 +250% Rare Drop Booster
5 +75% EXP Booster (x2)
8 +30% Grind Success
Complete

+100% Tribooster (x2)

 

ARKS United Festival 2015 Bingo II
A
A-1 Defeat an O Varadinan Lv.1+
A-2 Defeat a Gul Solda Lv.1+
A-3 Defeat a Solda Kapita Lv.1+
A-4 Defeat a Deue Solda Lv.1+
A-5 Defeat the King Mestan in Mesetan Shooter Casino Area
B
B-1 Defeat a Tarvolpus Lv.1+
B-2 Defeat a Luda Sorcerer Lv.1+
B-3 Destroy a green container  
B-4 Destroy a red container  
B-5 Defeat a Falcabone Lv.1+
C
C-1 Defeat a Vlanadian Lv.1+
C-2 Defeat a Varadinan Lv.1+
C-4 Defeat a Vid Gilos Lv.1+
C-5 Defeat a Talobecko Lv.1+
D
D-1 Defeat a Falgarbon Lv.1+
D-2 Clear [Oceanic Menace] Emergency Quest Normal or higher
D-3 Speak to Faina Daily Order Admin
D-4 Defeat a Lanz Vareda Lv.1+
D-5 Defeat a Tag Aqulupus Lv.1+
E
E-1 Play Rappy Slots Casino Area
E-2 Defeat a Doublune Lv.1+
E-3 Defeat a Doluahda Lv.1+
E-4 Defeat a Doublunda Lv.1+
E-5 Defeat the Nyau in Mesetan Shooter Casino Area

 

 

Emergency Quest Schedule

▲▲ Eastern Standard 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.

 

1 Million Vita Downloads Campaign

1 Million Vita Downloads Campaign

In celebration of exceeding 1 million downloads on the PSVita version, PSO2 will be holding a Login Campaign and Boost Event starting Feb 19th! 

Boost: February 19th ~ 24th
Contents
  • +100% Rare Drop Boost for all quests. 
  • Shironian Pandemonium
    • +50% EXP Boost
    • +50% Rare Drop Boost

 

Login Day Present
Feb 19 +100% Tribooster
Feb 20 Half Doll
Feb 21 Casino Coin Passes (x4)
Feb 22 +250% Rare Drop Booster
Feb 23 Grind Risk Reducer +2 (x2)
Feb 24 Free Salon Pass
Feb 25  +100% Tribooster

※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.

 

Valentine Campaign 2015

Valentine Campaign 2015

Log into PSO2 on Valentine’s Day to experience a boost event and receive two +100% Triboosters.

Boost: February 14th @ 0:00 ~ 23:59 JST
Contents
  • Where’s the Chocolate? 3
    • +50% EXP Boost
    • +50% Rare Drop Boost
    • +50% Rare Enemy Appearance Boost

 

PSO2 x PSO2es Linking Campaign #7

PSO2 x PSO2es Linking Campaign 7

Link your PSO2 and PSO2es accounts together for the first time to earn prizes in both!

Campaign Period

  • February 12th ~ 25th

Campaign Qualifications

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

  • +100% Tribooster (x5)
  • Free Salon Pass

(2) Play PSO2 during the campaign period and level up to receive these items in PSO2es:

  • Rappy Medal (x10)
  • Hunewearl chip
  • Fonewearl chip

Accounts linked prior to the campaign are not eligible for the prizes.

Prize Distribution Date

  • Late March

 

Client Order Campaign #78

Client Order Campaign 78

Clear Hans’ qualifying client orders to receive prizes at the Visiphone!

Campaign Period

  • February 12th ~ 18th

Qualifying Client Orders

(1) Clear Hans’ client order Charging Swordhorns 「進撃の剣角獣」 to receive:

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

(2) Clear Hans’ client order Shields and Armor 「立ちはだかる盾と装甲」 to receive:

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

Prize Pickup Expiration

  • Until May 20th’s maintenance.

 

 New Players Support Campaign

New Players Support Campaign

PSO2es is holding three campaigns geared towards helping new players!

(1) Login Campaign

  • February 12th @ 0:00 ~ 18th @ 23:59

Players will receive one Rappy Medal in their mail each day they log in during the campaign period. On the last day of the campaign, players will receive three medals!

(2) New Player Thanks Campaign

  • February 12th ~ 25th

Players who create a new character and complete the tutorial during the campaign period will receive 30 Rappy Medals!

(3) W Boost Campaign

  • February 12th ~ 18th
Day Quest Content
Feb 12 ★1 ARKS Quest EXP Boost 1.5x
★4 ARKS Quest Drive Consumption 1/2
Feb 13 ★2 ARKS Quest EXP Boost 1.5x
★5 ARKS Quest Drive Consumption 1/2
Feb 14 ★3 ARKS Quest EXP Boost 1.5x
★6 ARKS Quest Drive Consumption 1/2
Feb 15 ★1 ARKS Quest EXP Boost 1.5x
★4 ARKS Quest Drive Consumption 1/2
Feb 16 ★2 ARKS Quest EXP Boost 1.5x
★5 ARKS Quest Drive Consumption 1/2
Feb 17 ★3 ARKS Quest EXP Boost 1.5x
★6 ARKS Quest Drive Consumption 1/2
Feb 18 ★1,2,3 ARKS Quest EXP Boost 1.5x
★4,5,6 ARKS Quest Drive Consumption 1/2

 

★Valentine Gift From Seraphy★

  • February 14th @ 0:00 ~ 23:59 JST

Log into PSO2es on Valentine’s Day to receive gifts in your mail!

  • Rappy Medal (x3)
  • Revival Medicine (x3)
  • Large Crystalized Meteorite (x3)

 

 

40 thoughts on “PSO2 JP: Prepatch & Maintenance (2/12/2015)

  1. Why don’t they do something about that trash quest called Ultimate?
    Heard lots of people with 1000+ runs get nothing which is pretty much sad!
    Others used more than 100+ 250%rdr in the boost week and still nothing while
    others get like 2 13* in 1 anga crystal? What kind of JOKE is this? -_-

    1. If it gets too easy to drop then 13*’ll become common rare items instead of Ultra Rare. And it’s good that there aren’t many 13*Bullet Bow with 1600 base(+10) R-Atk to ruin my fun of killing mobs.

      Also yeah, Random Number of God…

    2. This happens to people in every MMO. People always crying about RNG. It’s called farming and it exists in pretty much every MMO. Not sure what you want, exactly? So, basically, you want rare items to spawn for every person who spends time farming? Absurd.

    3. Yes, but “most likely because you were in hurry to post” (wink, wink :D) you forgot to add that many (or most by now) of these games have actualy working drop boosts that realy do boost drops, and all those achievents and mechanics like breaking parts, killing fast, contribution points etc., are not only give you punny chance to roll for these unique drops, but increase the chance for them to drop also… …Oh well there are still “these games” using costum crates and payed keys and absolute RNG to syphon little bit more from poor already P2P souls, and you proly refer to these “Grand Jewels and Shining Examples of Gaming”.

    4. And why not? It is a game after all not an injustice simulator. If one player spends some of his unique and irreplaceable life time farming on a videogame he sure deserves to get the reward as much as an other player.
      That is the point of an mmo: you farm, you get items, a new patch brings new better items to farm. Why not give the the players who farmed the items they want? They will be outclassed sooner or later.
      Yes, players are crying about RNG and will always cry because it is bad. It is present in so much mmo because it is just easier and cheaper to slap a RNG into the code than tinkering a fine code. Because it is easy and cheap for devs doesn’t mean it’s good for players.

    5. If player spends some of his unique and irreplaceable life time farming on a videogame, he needs to get a perspective.
      When players get what they want, they stop playing. Evidently, players want to eat cactus and complain that it hurts, and I believe that in some way this situation represents higher levels of Justice. And irony. Mostly irony.

    6. So, if a player spends some of that ‘unique and irreplaceable’ lifetime doing what they want, they need perspective because it’s not what you would do? Even if they’re not one of the ones whining here and legitimately enjoying it?

      Dude, just because everybody has different things they enjoy and just because they spend time farming for something they want in a game doesn’t make their time any less wasted than yours. Quit being a jerk.

    7. He has a perfectly valid point.
      First off, he never said he wouldn’t do it himself, and in fact I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t even be posting on this thread if he didn’t actually play the game. The insult you saw was totally imagined, though I suppose he could have phrased it better.

      What he did say is that they need perspective. You’re free to do what you want with your life, but understand that not everyone’s goals are in line with yours. What Sega wants more than anything is probably money. Sure, they probably care about making a good game in and of itself, but it’s not the top priority. If you’re using the carrot on a stick method to get people to play your game – that is, holding something almost unattainable in front of the players and having them work hard for it, and almost all MMOs do that – then actually letting them get the carrot with minimal work is not an effective way of getting them to keep chasing it and, by extension, not an effective way of getting them to spend money on the game.

      Don’t get me wrong, the drop rates in this game are frustratingly low, and I’ve learned that playing this game for drops instantly makes it not fun, but that’s really not unique to PSO2. That said, posting about how low the drop rates are is completely pointless since it’s highly unlikely that the devs actually read this site’s comments, or even the site itself.

      Here’s the thing. No one is forcing you to play this game. If you find the low drop rates frustrating, find something else to do in the game. There are plenty of other ways to have fun, and as I said before, playing solely for drops is a huge mistake. If you really can’t find anything besides hunting for weapons you most likely won’t get until they’re obsolete, then you should probably find another game to play.

    8. If you want to be scammed into playing the unlimited fortune wheel, where only 1/10000th of players get an ares weekly, despite all possible boosters enabled at once, then I don’t see a point in wetting the floor about it.

      I’m talking about a few people with similar “GIVEME13STAR” tunnel vision that are bordering on some sort of schizophrenia, as you can see far at the bottom of the comment section. They’re trying to set themselves up saying that they enjoy the game, and then they completely fall apart in explaining how absolutely everything sucks really hard. Why? Because they didn’t get a 13 star.

      FRUSTRATINGLY LOW drop rates! You can stuff the pack full of 10-11 stars in one emergency, and actually pay back the 250rdr cost easily, while showering yourself with materials, spheres and god knows what else. But now this isn’t enough, because you didn’t get a 13 star.

      Sega got lazy, but not because there have been 1.5 month delay since last boss, and 3 month pause since UQ. Actually its not true because its more content than it was in 2012-2013 time period, but you didn’t get a 13 star, so who cares, let me just put a complaint there.

      Several lines of weaponry that can be guaranteed to get after collecting stones, which completely ruins their perfect theory about lack of reward for playing, but its not valid, because they didn’t get a 13 star.

      Until they realize that not everything in the game is revolving around farming 13 stars, until they realize that they’re slowly going nuts on the ground of blind farming something they might actually never get, there is no escape, and their upcoming wet blankets will become more and more delirious as the time passes. Its the point where irony turns into pure justice.

    9. I would’nt mind farming if only the quest itself was’nt utter crap and super boring. Just running around in circles killing stuff? Pfft.

  2. RNG…

    …stop wasting your time guys and gals, SEGA replaces weapons almost as quickly as they introduce them.

    Play for fun and play casually, life is so much better with balance rather than farming all day, everyday.

    1. Yeah the thing is, the first 200 Angas i played for fun for the first 3 13*s i got, i didn’t care at all if i got them. Then friends were like i want one, then started bitching about the RNG and they only hunt for 1 or 2 hours :/

    2. But about sega replacing weapons such as 13*s the gap is very far apart, i think its been 3-4 months since UQ came out, And still no word of the next UQ, Sega will drip feed us UQ updates, who knows how long till the next UQ comes out.

    3. Haha, im waiting for that. Hopefully when new UQ will be introduced, new 13* weapons will finaly look like weapons… And i hope they wont be purple, i swear everything lately in this game is purple 😀

  3. 13★ weapons aren’t getting replaced any time soon, they’re probably not going to be outclassed by anything other than A) another set of 13★s that’ll most likely be a very small improvement or an outright sidegrade, or B) 14★ weapons, which I don’t see happening any time soon.

    RNG is RNG, it’s a roll of the dice, and not everybody gets the number they want all the time.

  4. Is called farming? Oh really? And what about those poor souls who have been farming since ult came out and got nothing? Do you find it fair for those people who are pretty much farming way more than you or do you want them to keep farming cause maybe after another 1000 set of angas they might get a 13* which btw might also be something that they don’t have a class to use it! Of course ppl cry in each mmo and maybe there is a reason for that! Farming without results simply makes the game hateful rather than fun! 10 runs = 3×13* VS 1000 runs = 0x13*! How fair does it look to you? Oh wait you probably don’t care cause you are not that person with 1000 runs so yea that person is crying and bitching!

    1. If you’re blindly going for the same repetitive task, and despite realizing how low your chances are, you blame someone else for your actions, then it raises a lot of questions about your sanity.

  5. the legend said (in JP forums) that the game has a sensor which can sense what the player want then it’ll choose not to drop that item lol

  6. You know….all you people talking about rngs, and not getting your rares…I’ve played Phantasy Star since it was a dungeon crawling engrish filled mistranslated clusterfuck on the sega genesis. That being said this means I’ve also played PSO version 1 and 2, PSO on the gamecube, On the Japanese blue burst servers, and of course Universe before pso2. You seriously are pampered these days with these drop rates. If this gets you guys so upset then I don’t see any way you could have survived back in my day. When you’d run Towards the Future and or just Ruins 1, 2, and 3 area clearing to kill falz 5000 plus times aiming for Red ring only to ultimately get trolled by a photon drop. You’re spirits would have been crushed after run number 10 at the rate of complaining I’m seeing here. Back in my day we hunted Olga Flow 500 times got trolled with a photon drop instead of his mag cell. We proceeded to: cuss up a storm, flip him off, and run RT 400 more times. To add fuel to this fire. The bosses only dropped 1 item. One not an entire cesspool of potential rares. Stop whining, do some farming, and get used to it because that’s how this game, and every other MMORPG on the planet works.

    1. Setting aside you compare 2012 game with games that spam from 1987 to 2006, there is one little difference that made RNG pretty much must have. It was limited content. With expansion sets comming out each 6 – 12 months it was needed to keep player population up and playing. Now there is content addon each 3 weeks and big update each 6 month and all for FREE, its rather different story. And i dont shun RNG, just the lack of effectivity in those mechanics that should bypass the RNG. AKA drop boosts, special actions/mechanics. I remember hunting pty´s in Universe, it was more picknic with boss killing in the end and it was fun and all for fun, no real stress with drops, you got, you are lucky you take. That sayed, XQs are no picknic 🙂

  7. Oh how generous of you Sega to finally fix the BS that comes from running into rare enemies when we need the regular version of it for a TO and D . . . wait I don’t see it saying DO aw comeon T_T

  8. not sure whats wrong.. downloaded the update from tweaker.. tryed to connect to the proxy keeps telling me a error.. switched to my PERSONAL VPN try to log in.. error code 430.. the hell? my friends logged into the game right now this makes no sense.

  9. The way they handled UQ is idiotic. You can get the best weapons in the game from a quest you can do unlimited times per day and requires no entry fee nor has any other restriction beside level. The only catch: horrible drop rate. Ah, but how excited we were when they told us regular mobs only dropped 10* and above! Excited until we learned just how scarce even those were, so now people exploit the quest so they can just farm Anga. This shows just how stupid the something-or-nothing drop system really is. Other MMOs at least give you useful materials or items even if you don’t get the gear you want so your farming isn’t a total waste of time. In PSO2? Hundreds of excubes spent while doing UQ hundreds of times and if you haven’t gotten a 13* what is it that you’ve gained? All of this falls on Sega and the players have every right to be upset.

    The future looks grim, honestly. The only thing keeping this game afloat is the combat system and that people still want to dress up their waifus since cosmetics and costumes is all we seem to be getting these days. Sega has become incredibly lazy with PSO2. If you need more proof of that, just look at XH difficulty.

    1. M1 & REWMAN I totally agree! As i said before i’m not talking about me since i already got some items from it but the drop system on this game does suck and yes i believe that 250%rdr is just a joke! Yes they want to make people play and force em to farm but as i said is unfair for those people who farm way more than me to get nothing and makes me feel bad for getting 3 weapons on my 300 runs!
      I am not a saint but i been there and i know how those poor people feel! It would be better if for once some people stop thinking only about themselves! -_-
      Heck even mobile mmos these days gives you something else besides rare weapons!
      They could at least give like weapon fragments on drops (ex 20 fragments = 13* or something) so that people wouldn’t feel it is a waste of time and be upset about it!
      And yes i do play the game for fun and i enjoy some of the EQs but even those are getting boring since we been playing the same EQs for years now! If you want the players to keep playing the game for other reasons and not only ULT then give us new maps and EQs not simply rise difficulty on the old and boring ones! We have reached a point where most of people play this game only for EQs and Ultimate!
      I don’t remember that thing happening on PSU where you could do other things other than repeating the same quest over and over and over again (i did enjoy farming sakai for its dragon scales :P)!

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