“SEGA Star Selection” AC Scratch & June 12 Update Summary

June 13, 2013 · 0 comments

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It’s that time of the month again with another PSO2 update and new AC Scratch: “SEGA Star Selection”!

Plus, info on Arks Bingo (how to play and some items you can obtain), idol NPC Kuna’s (クーナ) Live Stage Event (and how to participate in it), “Border Break Union” vs “PSO2″ Collaboration event and obtainable items, and much more!

Plus, don’t miss out on the “1 Year Commemoration” Time-Limited FUN Shop Items, new Player Reward Campaigns, and more!

Read on for the full scoop…

“SEGA Star Selection” 「セガ・スターセレクション」 AC Scratch

SEGA Star Collection

Available Until: July 24, 2013 (11:00 AM JPT)

This time’s AC Scratch by the name of “SEGA Star Selection” features popular characters from SEGA games – including collaboration items from the “Sonic the Hedgehog”, “Valkyria Chronicles”, “Puyo Puyo”, “7th Dragon 2020-II”, and “Virtua Fighter”!

Here’s some of the items obtainable from the “SEGA Star Selection” 「セガ・スターセレクション」 AC Scratch:

Costumes & Parts

Selvaria Repca | セルベリア・レプカ

Selvaria Repca | セルベリア・レプカ

Student S Repca | スチューデントS・レプカ

Student S Repca | スチューデントS・レプカ

Fiona Repca | フィオナ・レプカ

Fiona Repca | フィオナ・レプカ

Aruru Repca | アルル・レプカ

Aruru Repca | アルル・レプカ

Akira Repca | アキラ・レプカ

Akira Repca | アキラ・レプカ

Black Lilipa Suit | ブラックリリーパスーツ

Black Lilipa Suit | ブラックリリーパスーツ

Hair & Head Parts

Selvaria Long | セルベリアロング

Selvaria Long | セルベリアロング

Student S Hair | スチューデントSヘアー

Student S Hair | スチューデントSヘアー

Fiona Fairy Long | フィオナフェアリーロング

Fiona Fairy Long | フィオナフェアリーロング

Aruru Half Up | アルルハーフアップ

Aruru Half Up | アルルハーフアップ

Akira Hair | アキラヘアー

Akira Hair | アキラヘアー

Arao Head CV | アラオ・ヘッドCV

Arao Head CV | アラオ・ヘッドCV

Accessories

Alf Mask Elegance | アルフマスク雅

Alf Mask Elegance | アルフマスク雅

Two Long Spikes Large | 二本アホ毛 大

Two Long Spikes Large | 二本アホ毛 大

Red Puyo Hat | 赤ぷよぼう

Red Puyo Hat | 赤ぷよぼう

Carbuncle Pocket | カーバンクルポシェット

Carbuncle Pocket | カーバンクルポシェット

Lilipa Hood | リリーパフード

Lilipa Hood | リリーパフード

Lilipa Pocket | リリーパポシェット

Lilipa Pocket | リリーパポシェット

Room Goods

Green Puyo | 緑ぷよ

Green Puyo | 緑ぷよ

Red Puyo | 赤ぷよ

Red Puyo | 赤ぷよ

Hindrance Puyo | おじゃまぷよ

Hindrance Puyo | おじゃまぷよ

BB Poster A | BBポスターA

BB Poster A | BBポスターA

Weapon Camouflage

*Don't Look! Binder | *見ちゃダメ・バインダー

*Don’t Look! Binder | *見ちゃダメ・バインダー

*Above is only a portion of items obtainable from the “SEGA Star Selection” AC Scratch.

Visit the official “SEGA Star Selection” AC Scratch Page for the full list of items.

Arks Bingo

A new “Arks Bingo” mini-game/system has been added of today’s update.

Your Arks Bingo Card can be accessed under the Main Menu 「メインメニュー」 > Quest 「クエスト」 > Arks Bingo Card 「アークスビンゴカード」.

Arks Bingo Card

Accessing the Arks Bingo Card

Like in a normal Bingo game, the objective is to fill the bingo boxes until a “line” is filled.

Each “box” will have an objective, such as “Defeat Rock Bear”, “Grind a Weapon/Unit”, “Complete X NPC’s Y Client Order”, and so on.

Arks Bingo Card

Fill the boxes by completing their objectives!

Every time a “line” is successfully completed, a “BINGO!” notification will appear and you’ll receive a reward item!

Additionally, the number of bingo boxes filled by everyone in the entire Arks will be counted as “Bingo Points” – and for every Bingo Points milestone (100000 pts, 250000 pts, 500000 pts, etc.) passed, everyone will receive a bonus item.

Some of the additional bonus items everyone can receive by filling as many Bingo boxes as possible include:

*Sonic Knuckle | *ソニックナックル

*Sonic Knuckle | *ソニックナックル (Weapon Camouflage: Knuckles)

*Merry Bar | *メリーバー (Weapon Camouflage: Twin Machine Gun)

*Merry Bar | *メリーバー (Weapon Camouflage: Twin Machine Gun)

Mag Evolution Device/Green Puyo | 進化デバイス/緑ぷよ

Mag Evolution Device/Green Puyo | 進化デバイス/緑ぷよ

You can check the current status of the Bingo Points (as well as the group reward items) here.

Kuna’s (クーナ) Live Stage Event

Starting from the middle of June, there will be an opportunity to see NPC Kuna’s (クーナ) Live Stage Performance (in-game of course!).

The event will be announced 15 minutes before it occurs (just like an Emergency Quest), and Kuna will appear on the main stage at the Shop Area.

Kuna Live Event

See Kuna Live On Stage!

Also, several “Wave Light Sticks” Lobby Actions have been added to both the FUN Shop (FUN Shop, not FUN Scratch) and “SEGA Star Selection” AC Scratch, so be sure to obtain them so you can cheer on Kuna at the event!

1 Year Commemoration Time-Limited FUN Shop Items

A special “1 Year Commemoration” section has been added to the FUN Shop as of today’s update, and will be available until August 7, 2013.

Some of the items purchasable with FUN points in the “1 Year Commemoration” section include 2 new “Wave Light Sticks” Lobby Actions and the complete musical instruments set (Room Goods) (including the Grand Piano, Drum Set, etc.).

1 Year Commemoration FUN Shop Items

1 Year Commemoration FUN Shop Items

“Border Break Union” vs “PSO2″ Collaboration

Border Break Collaboration

“Cougar NX” from Border Break Union has come to PSO2!

PSO2 has collaborated with “Border Break Union” (popular arcade game in Japan) to bring players of both games special collaboration events and items!

Collaboration 1: Time-Limited Quest “Border Break Chaos” 「境界を砕く混沌」

A special time-limited quest “Border Break Chaos” 「境界を砕く混沌」 has been added to the quest list at the Quest Counter.

Participate in the quest and obtain various exclusive drop items from defeating enemies!

Border Break Collaboration

Obtain various special drop items including Weapon Camouflages, Sticker and Music Discs!

Collaboration 2: Receive Items Just By Logging In!

Receive special items just by logging into PSO2 and BB.net (online Border Break service).

PSO2 Border Break Login Bonus

Receive a Border Break Poster and “Yaksha Brand” Sticker Just by Logging Into PSO2!

Border Break Login Bonus

Receive Special Titles and an “Arks Crest” Emblem in BB:Union Just by Logging In BB.Net

Collaboration 3: Complete Objectives & Receive Items!

Complete certain objectives in both games and receive special items respectively!

For BB Union:

Achieve Class “D4″ or above and receive a set of PSO2 weapons and an “Arks Skull” emblem.

For PSO2:

Defeat “Cougar NX” in the time-limited quest “Border Break Chaos” 「境界を砕く混沌」 and receive a Cow Man costume & accessories set, plus an “LE Rifle” double saber weapon camouflage.

Border Break Collaboration Items

Receive Special Items by Completing Objectives in Both Games!

Collaboration 4: Border Break Collaboration Items from FUN & AC Scratch!

Border Break FUN & AC Scratch Items

Various Border Break Collaboration Items Available from FUN & AC Scratch!

New FUN Scratch Items

New items have been added to the FUN Scratch, including:

Accessories

Sonic Mask | ソニックのおめん

Sonic Mask | ソニックのおめん

Eggman Mask | エッグマンのおめん

Eggman Mask | エッグマンのおめん

Amy Mask | エミーのおめん

Amy Mask | エミーのおめん

Metal Head | メタルヘッド

Metal Head | メタルヘッド

Room Goods

Sonic | ソニック

Sonic | ソニック

Knuckles | ナックルズ

Knuckles | ナックルズ

Border Break Unit | ボーダーブレイクユニット

Border Break Unit | ボーダーブレイクユニット

7D2020-2 Poster | 7D2020-2ポスター

7D2020-2 Poster | 7D2020-2ポスター

*Above is only a portion of items added to the FUN Scratch.

For the full list of items, visit the Official FUN Scratch Page.

Other Updates

New Event Lobby: Sonic Lobby

From June 12, 2013 – June 26, 2013 (maint. start), a new “Sonic Lobby” will be on display.

Sonic Lobby: Sonic

Sonic Lobby: Amy

New Enemy: Cougar NX

Cougar NX

Cougar NX (クーガーNX) from Border Break: Union

New Time-Limited Quest: “Border Break Chaos” 「境界を砕く混沌」

A new time-limited quest “Border Break Chaos” will be available from June 12, 2013 – August 7, 2013 (maint. start).

Border Break Chaos 「境界を砕く混沌」

New Client Orders from Xie (1 Year Commemoration)

Xie (1 Year Commemoration) 「シー(1周年記念)」 will be available from June 12, 2013 – August 7, 2013 (maint. start) to give out new Client Orders.

Xie (1 Year Commemoration) 「シー(1周年記念)」

Xie (1 Year Commemoration) 「シー(1周年記念)」

New Items

New items have been added.

*D92 Janus | *D92ジェイナス (Weapon Camouflage: Twin Machine Gun)

*D92 Janus | *D92ジェイナス
(Weapon Camouflage: Twin Machine Gun)

*SW Tear Downer | *SW‐ティアダウナー

*SW Tear Downer | *SW‐ティアダウナー
Weapon Camouflage: Sword

*Above is only a portion of items added.

“Login Stamp” System Added

A new system, “Login Stamp” has been added.

Just by logging into PSO2, a “Login Stamp” will be given (1 stamp per day).  Collect 5 stamps and receive an item, collect 50 stamps to proceed to a new “Login Stamp” sheet.

*Players with Premium Set active will receive an additional bonus of 1 Login Stamp.

Login Stamp

New “Login Stamp” System

System Updates

  • “Campaign Item Receipt” 「キャンペーンアイテム受取」 function expanded to include notification by mail whenever new items are available.
  • When accepting a Quest where a partner character Client Order exists, a “follow” notification will appear for that partner character.
  • Added QR code to AC shop and made it easier to purchase AC with smartphones.
  • Unnecessary “part updates” data remaining after a “precede update” on PCs will now be erased after the update is completed.
  • Changed the lineup at the Net Cafe Point Shop.
  • Added new Potential Abilities to weapons.
  • Added new items to the FUN shop (1 Year Commemoration).

Balance Updates

  • Emergency Quest changes:
    • The Emergency Quest “Gigantic Armor Awakening” 「巨大機甲種・覚醒」 (Big Vader) has been extended to 30 minutes and can now appear together with the Lilipa Planet Emergency Quest.
    • The voice and text announcing the Falz Arms/Dark Falz Elder Emergency Quests has been changed.
    • Made it easier to destroy Falz Arms parts and added new drop items.
    • Changes to “One of Profound Darkness (Elder)” 「深遠なる闇の眷属【巨躯】」 Emergency Quest:
      • Added drop items to Dark Falz Elder.
      • Regulated the required Falz Arms needed to be destroyed for this quest to appear.
      • Remarks made by Brigitta and Hilda at the start of the quest has been changed.
      • The position of the Event Field (story) that appears after this quest is over has been changed.
  • Emergency Trial changes:
    • For Emergency Trials that require “collecting/gathering” objects, the reward will be increased for players who have gathered more target objects.
    • Drop items and rate of appearance of the Emergency Quest “Intercept Arks Clones” 「アークスの模倣体?を迎撃せよ」 has been regulated.
  • Time Attack Quest changes:
    • Enemy arrangement and gimmicks in the Time Attack Quest “Breakthrough Training: Dragon Altar” 「突破演習:龍祭壇」 has been changed.
  • Other changes:
    • Drop items from Parallel Areas will no longer appear in the Quest Item Records.
    • Order of options when talking to NPCs have been changed to “Client Order” 「クライアントオーダー」, “Talk” 「話をする」, “Leave” 「この場を離れる」
    • The area which enemies appear on the small radar map during quests have been increased, allowing easier detection of enemies during Emergency Trials and such.

Current Player Reward Campaigns

Client Order Campaign #12

Client Order Campaign #12

Campaign Period: June 12, 2013 – June 26, 2013 (maint. start)

Details:

  • Clear NPC Xie (1 Year Commemoration)’s 「シー(1周年記念) 」 Client Order “Why! Dragon Clan in the City!” 「なぜ! 市街地に龍族の怪!」 and receive:
    • Experience Points +50% x2
    • Grinding Risk Reduction (+1) x2
  • Clear NPC Franca’s 「フランカ」 Client Order “Quartz Dragon’s Scale Collection” 「クォーツ・ドラゴンの鱗の調達」 and receive:
    • Extreme Pass x1
    • Grinder x99

*Rewards are scheduled to be sent out on the July 3, 2013 maintenance.

“1 Year Commemoration” Big 3 Campaign

1 Year Commemoration Big 3 Campaign

Campaign Period: June 11, 2013 (11:00 AM JPT) – July 3, 2013 (11:00 AM JPT)

Campaign 1: New ID Registration Campaign

New players who register a new SEGA ID and PSO2 account during the campaign period will receive:

  • Triboost x2
  • Half Doll x1

Campaign 2: Comeback & Thanks Campaign

  1. During the campaign period, characters with Class Level 10 or above that log into PSO2 will receive:
    • Round Sunglass 「丸サングラス」 x1
    • Deerstalker Hat 「ディアストーカーハット」 x1
  2. During the campaign period, characters with Class Level 10 or above that haven’t logged into PSO2 since May 8, 2013, that log into PSO2 will receive (in addition to the above presents):
    • Experience Boost +50% x2
    • Rare Drop +50% x2

1 Year Commemoration Big 3 Campaign 2

Campaign 3: AC Charge Campaign

  1. During the campaign period, players who have charged 2,000 AC or more into their accounts will receive:
    • Grinding Success +10% x2
    • Grinding Risk Reduction (+1) x4
    • Grinder x50
  2. During the campaign period, players who have charged 5,000 AC or more into their accounts will also receive:
    • White Rappy Suit 「ホワイトラッピースーツ」 x1

1 Year Commemoration Big 3 Campaign 3

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TIP: As of the June 12, 2013 update, a large number of “Rappy Suits” (ラッピースーツ) have been distributed to players for a previous campaign. Because of this, Rappy Suits are incredibly cheap now on my server (about 600-630k each), so if want to stock up on Rappy Suits for Color Change Passes, now is the chance!

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