[PSO2 JP] “Spring Romantica” AC Scratch & March 27 Update Summary

March 27, 2013 · 0 comments

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Today’s exciting PSO2 update brings us a new AC Scratch titled “Spring Romantica” – featuring beautiful Japanese-style Spring-time costumes and dangerously sexy bath towel outfits for both male and females!

Plus, a new Emergency Quest featuring Chrome Dragon, new Team Room features, the ability to buy & sell 10☆ Weapons & Units, and easier grinding at DoDo’s Weapon Laboratory makes Phantasy Star Online 2 more enjoyable than ever!

Read on for the full scoop…

Spring Romantica (スプリングロマンティカ) AC Scratch

Spring Romantica (スプリングロマンティカ) AC Scratch

Spring Romantica AC Scratch is Available Until: 24 April, 2013 (11:00 AM JPT)

This time’s AC Scratch features wonderful Japanese-style Spring-time costumes and Japanese bathing towels!  Invite your friends over for a nice hot spring bath while relaxing in cute bathing costumes!

Here’s a sample of what you can obtain from the Spring Romantica AC Scratch:

Female Costumes (All Races)

Roman Bakama (ロマンバカマ)

Roman Hakama (ロマンバカマ)

Roman Bakama (ロマンバカマ)

Kenran Bakama (ケンランバカマ)

Kenran Bakama (ケンランバカマ)

Kenran Bakama (ケンランバカマ)

Japanese Style Tea House Uniform (和風茶屋制服)

Japanese Style Tea House Uniform (和風茶屋制服)

Japanese Style Tea House Uniform (和風茶屋制服)

Bath Towel F (バスタオルF)

Bath Towel F (バスタオルF)

Bath Towel F (バスタオルF)

Male Costumes (All Races)

Elegant School Uniform (風雅学生服)

Elegant School Uniform (風雅学生服)

Elegant School Uniform (風雅学生服)

Wet Bath Towel M (ぬれバスタオルM)

ぬれバスタオルM (Wet Bath Towel M)

ぬれバスタオルM (Wet Bath Towel M)

Hairstyles

Long Side Curls (外ハネロング)

Long Side Curls (外ハネロング)

Long Side Curls (外ハネロング)

Intake Pony (インテークポニー)

Intake Pony (インテークポニー)

Intake Pony (インテークポニー)

Accessories

Elegant School Cap (風雅学生帽)

Elegant School Cap (風雅学生帽)

Elegant School Cap (風雅学生帽)

Head Towel (ヘッドタオル)

Head Towel (ヘッドタオル)

Head Towel (ヘッドタオル)

White Cherry Barrette (ホワイトチェリーバレッタ)

White Cherry Barrette (ホワイトチェリーバレッタ)

White Cherry Barrette (ホワイトチェリーバレッタ)

Pink Cherry Barrette (ピンクチェリーバレッタ)

Pink Cherry Barrette (ピンクチェリーバレッタ)

Pink Cherry Barrette (ピンクチェリーバレッタ)

White Cherry Pierce (ホワイトチェリーピアス)

White Cherry Pierce (ホワイトチェリーピアス)

White Cherry Pierce (ホワイトチェリーピアス)

Pink Cherry Pierce (ピンクチェリーピアス)

Pink Cherry Pierce (ピンクチェリーピアス)

Pink Cherry Pierce (ピンクチェリーピアス)

Flower Katyusha A (フラワーカチューシャA)

Flower Katyusha A (フラワーカチューシャA)

Flower Katyusha A (フラワーカチューシャA)

Weapon Camouflage

*D G Aries (*ディー・ジ・アリエス) (for Wands)

*D G Aries (*ディー・ジ・アリエス)

*D G Aries (*ディー・ジ・アリエス)

*Weapon Camouflage simply changes the appearance (and any animation effects) of your currently equipped weapon, while all stats and the name of the actual weapon remains the same.  You may choose to “equip” a Weapon Camouflage onto your current weapon and also remove it at any time without losing anything.

For the complete list of items from the “Spring Romantica” AC Scratch, visit the official Spring Romantica AC Scratch Page.

New Addition: Ability to Buy & Sell 10☆ Rare Weapons & Units

With the latest update, players can now buy & sell previously untradable 10☆ rare Weapons & Units from My Shop (the player shop) – with a catch, well, 2 catches actually.

There are no extra requirements to sell 10☆ Weapons & Units as long as you are able to put items up for sale on your My Shop.

However, to purchase 10☆ Weapons & Units, there are 2 requirements that must be met:

  1. You need to be on a Premium Subscription (via any of the 30, 60 or 90-day Premium Pass tickets), and
  2. When you purchase a 10☆ Weapon or Unit, you need to “use up” a 10☆ Weapon Transaction Pass or a 10☆ Unit Transaction Pass.
    • To obtain these passes, first you must visit the Recycle Shop (リサイクルショップ), located in the outer Arks Lobby, next to the Furniture Shop.
    • For the 10☆ Weapon Transaction Pass, you need to trade in a 10☆ Weapon, upon which you lose the weapon in exchange for the pass.
    • Similarly for the 10☆ Unit Transaction Pass, a 10☆ Unit must be traded in, upon which you lose the unit in exchange for the pass.
    • You cannot trade 10☆ Pyroxene Weapons for the 10☆ Weapon Transaction Pass.  However, you can trade in almost any other 10☆ Weapon, including the easily-obtainable Pico Pico Hammer (ピコピコハンマー) rod.
    • All 10☆ units, including easily-obtainable ones like the Ragne set, can be traded for the 10☆ Unit Transaction Pass.
Recycle Shop - 10☆ Weapon & Unit Transaction Pass

Recycle Shop – 10☆ Weapon Transaction Pass (Highlighted), 10☆ Unit Transaction Pass is Last One on the List

Sakura Lobby

A new beautiful Sakura-themed lobby will be on display until 10th April 2013 (after maintenance).

Sakura Spring Lobby

Sakura Spring Lobby 2

New Emergency Quest: Chrome Dragon

A new Emergency Quest featuring Chrome Dragon as the boss has been added.

Chrome Dragon

The quest is called Rampage Dragon’s Resentment (暴走龍の怨嗟) and takes place on the Floating Continent field.  Requirements for participating in this Emergency Quest are as follows:

  • Normal: No Level Requirements
  • Hard: Class Level 20 & Above
  • Very Hard: Class Level 40 & Above

New Rare Enemy: Hayes Draal (ヘイズ・ドラール)

The rare version of Chrome Dragon, called Hayes Draal (ヘイズ・ドラール) has been added.

Hayes Draal (ヘイズ・ドラール)

Hayes Draal (ヘイズ・ドラール)

Story Updates

Previously added exclusive Story Quests for the PS Vita and PC platforms are now available on both platforms.

Story Quest added for PC – Chapter 9: The Beginning of Farewell (第9章「最初の決別」)

Story Quest added for PS Vita – Side Story: Arks Battle Techniques Convention! (外伝「アークス戦技大会!」)

New FUN Scratch Items

Here’s a sample of new items obtainable from the FUN Scratch:

Hairstyles

Straight Up (ストレートアップ) (Female Only)

Straight Up (ストレートアップ) (Female Only)

Straight Up (ストレートアップ) (Female Only)

Accessories

White Cherry Bracelet L (ホワイトチェリーブレスL)

White Cherry Bracelet (ホワイトチェリーブレスL)

White Cherry Bracelet L (ホワイトチェリーブレスL)

Pink Cherry Bracelet L (ピンクチェリーブレスL)

Pink Cherry Bracelet (ピンクチェリーブレスL)

Pink Cherry Bracelet L (ピンクチェリーブレスL)

Gold Aries Horn (ゴールドアリエスホーン)

Gold Aries Horn (ゴールドアリエスホーン)

Gold Aries Horn (ゴールドアリエスホーン)

Black Aries Horn (ブラックアリエスホーン)

Black Aries Horn (ブラックアリエスホーン)

Black Aries Horn (ブラックアリエスホーン)

Gold Aries Cap (ゴールドアリエスキャップ)

Gold Aries Cap (ゴールドアリエスキャップ)

Gold Aries Cap (ゴールドアリエスキャップ)

Black Aries Cap (ブラックアリエスキャップ)

Black Aries Cap (ブラックアリエスキャップ)

Black Aries Cap (ブラックアリエスキャップ)

Room Goods

Orient Low Table B (オリエントローテーブルB)

Orient Low Table B (オリエントローテーブルB)

Orient Low Table B (オリエントローテーブルB)

Orient Mat B (オリエントマットB)

Orient Mat B (オリエントマットB)

Orient Mat B (オリエントマットB)

Cabinet B (タン・スB)

Cabinet B (タン・スB)

Cabinet B (タン・スB)

Futon B (フトンB)

Futon B (フトンB)

Futon B (フトンB)

Ja Guchi (ジャ・グチ)

Ja Guchi (ジャ・グチ)

Ja Guchi (ジャ・グチ)

Bathing Set (オフロ・セット)

Bathing Set (オフロ・セット)

Bathing Set (オフロ・セット)

Cherry Tree (チェリー・ツリー)

Cherry Tree (チェリー・ツリー)

Cherry Tree (チェリー・ツリー)

Visit the official FUN Scratch Page for the full list of obtainable items.

New Rare Weapons

Hitogata Sangoshiki (ヒトガタ「瑚式」) (Card/Talis)

Hitogata Sangoshiki (ヒトガタ「瑚式」)

Hitogata Sangoshiki (ヒトガタ「瑚式」)

Lambda Regalia (ラムダレガリア) (Wand)

Lambda Regalia (ラムダレガリア)

Lambda Regalia (ラムダレガリア)

System Updates

Weapon Camouflage System (武器迷彩システム)

A new Weapon Camouflage System has been added.

Team Function Expansions

  • Team Level 5 can now be obtained.
  • Team Storage has been expanded to 300 slots.
  • Every Photon Tree growth stat can now reach Level 8.
  • Ability to change Team Room location has been added.
  • Ability to change Team Room BGM has been added.

*Team Room can now be turned into a Japanese Onsen!

New Team Room Feature: Japanese Onsen

New Team Room Feature: Japanese Onsen

New Team Room Feature: Japanese Onsen

New Team Room Feature: Japanese Onsen

Excube Exchange Shop

New items has been added to the Excube Exchange Shop (エクスキューブ交換ショップ).

New Potential Abilities (潜在能力の追加)

New Potential Abilities has been added to a number of weapons.

New Entry Methods for Chat

You can now switch between Area, Party and Team chat by preceding the chat text with [/a] (for Area), [/p] (for Party), and [/t] (for Team) (don’t need to type brackets).

You can also specify which type of chat your Autowords go into using the above commands.

Balance Modifications

Parallel Areas

A new method for Parallel Areas to appear has been added:  Upon clearing a Quest, there’s a low probability that a Boss Area containing the Parallel Area will appear.

Easier Grinding

  • For rarity ☆7 and above Weapons, the number of grinds it takes for the weapon to reach +10 will be counted and used as a basis for to limit grinding success/failure variation.
  • New rewards has been added when a weapon has been grinded to +10.  (For example, I received 2x “Additional Ability Success Rate +10%” items upon successfully grinding a 10☆ Weapon after this update.).

Risk Reduction for Rarity 7☆ & Above Weapons

  • For rarity 7☆~9☆ Weapons, [Grinding Risk -3] upon failure has been removed.
  • For rarity 10☆ Weapons, [Grinding Risk -3] has been removed from stages +0~+7.  The risk from +8~+9 has also be reduced.

Ranger Class Modifications

Ranger’s “Trap Search” (トラップサーチ) skill has been modified to allow the character to destroy “Arrest Landmind” in 1 hit.

Techter Class Modifications

Duration of Techter’s “Wand Gear” (ウォンドギア) additional explosion damage interval has been increased.

Medical Drink Modifications

The drink effect “Hate Increase Rate Down” (ヘイト上昇率ダウン) has been increased in effectiveness.

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What do you think of the Spring Romantica AC Scratch and all the exciting updates PSO2 has received this time around?  What about 10☆ Weapons & Units now becoming tradable?

Next post: New Player Reward Campaigns & Other PSO2 News!

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