“Wild Ocean Pirates” AC Scratch & August 7 Update Summary

August 7, 2013 · 0 comments

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Today’s PSO2 update brings us a new AC Scratch – “Wild Ocean Pirates” – featuring pirate & ocean-themed outfits and items to celebrate the ongoing summer!

Plus, a new Emergency Quest – “Beach Wars!” – and new enemy – “Mesetan” – among other updates, brings yet more fun to the world of Phantasy Star Online 2.

Finally, there’s also a summary of current Player Campaigns as well.

Read on for a summary of the August 7, 2013 PSO2 update

“Wild Ocean Pirates” 「ワイルドオーシャンパイレーツ」 AC Scratch

"Wild Ocean Pirates" 「ワイルドオーシャンパイレーツ」 AC Scratch

Available Until: September 4, 2013 (11:00 AM JPT)

Dispel the summer heat with cool ocean-themed outfits and items!  No matter which race you are, there’s a pirate costume or parts for you.

Here’s a sample of items obtainable from the “Wild Ocean Pirates” 「ワイルドオーシャンパイレーツ」 AC Scratch:

Costume & Parts

China Dress | チャイナドレス

China Dress | チャイナドレス

Gender Pilart | ジェンダーピラート

Gender Pilart | ジェンダーピラート (NPC Azanami’s Costume)

Lark Balbatos | ラークバルバトス

Lark Balbatos | ラークバルバトス

Albida Series | アルビダ・シリーズ

Albida Series | アルビダ・シリーズ

  • Albida Body | アルビダ・ボディ
  • Albida Arm | アルビダ・アーム
  • Albida Leg | アルビダ・レッグ
Drake Series | ドレーク・シリーズ

Drake Series | ドレーク・シリーズ

  • Drake Body | ドレーク・ボディ
  • Drake Arm | ドレーク・アーム
  • Drake Leg | ドレーク・レッグ

Hairstyle & Head Parts

China Chignon | チャイナシニヨン (Hairstyle: Female)

China Chignon | チャイナシニヨン (Hairstyle: Female)

Balbatos Pony | バルバトスポニー (Hairstyle: Both)

Balbatos Pony | バルバトスポニー (Hairstyle: Both)

Albida Head | アルビダ・ヘッド (Cast Head: Female)

Albida Head | アルビダ・ヘッド (Head Parts: Female)

Drake Head | ドレーク・ヘッド (Head Parts: Male)

Drake Head | ドレーク・ヘッド (Head Parts: Male)

Body Paint

Ami Tights (Fishnet Stockings) | 網タイツ

Ami Tights (Fishnet Stockings) | 網タイツ

High-Laced Socks & Gloves Black | 編み上げソックス&手袋黒

High-Laced Socks & Gloves Black | 編み上げソックス&手袋黒

Accessories

Pilart Hat | ピラートハット

Pilart Hat | ピラートハット

Balbatos Hat | バルバトスハット

Balbatos Hat | バルバトスハット

Pirate Eye Patch | パイレーツアイパッチ

Pirate Eye Patch | パイレーツアイパッチ

Bikini Pareo | ビキニパレオ

Bikini Pareo | ビキニパレオ

*Above is only a portion of items in the “Wild Ocean Pirates” AC Scratch.

Visit the “Wild Ocean Pirates” AC Scratch Page for the full list of items.

New FUN Scratch Items

Hairstyle

Pilart Bandana | ピラートバンダナ (Hairstyle: Both)

Pilart Bandana | ピラートバンダナ (Hairstyle: Both)

Body Paint

Thigh High Socks Black | サイハイソックス黒

Thigh High Socks Black | サイハイソックス黒

Thigh High Socks White | サイハイソックス白

Thigh High Socks White | サイハイソックス白

Accessories

Pirate Flag | パイレーツフラッグ

Pirate Flag | パイレーツフラッグ

Red Heart Barrette | レッドハートバレッタ

Red Heart Barrette | レッドハートバレッタ

Doushisatsu (Doushi Seal) | 道士札

Doushisatsu (Doushi Seal) | 道士札

Chuukabou (Chinese Hat) | 中華帽

Chuukabou (Chinese Hat) | 中華帽

Room Goods

maimai Unit | maimaiユニット

maimai Unit | maimaiユニット

China Bed | チャイナベッド

China Bed | チャイナベッド

China Low Table | チャイナローテーブル

China Low Table | チャイナローテーブル

China Shelf | チャイナシェルフ

China Shelf | チャイナシェルフ

*Above is only a portion of items.

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

Field Updates

Time-Limited Emergency Quest

A new Time-Limited Emergency Quest – “Beach Wars!” 「ビーチウォーズ!」 – will be available from August 7, 2013 (after maint.) – September 4, 2013 (maint. start).

Time-Limited Client Orders (Xie)

Time-Limited Client Orders are available from NPC Xie (Summer) 「シー(サマー)」 starting from August 7, 2013 (after maint.) – September 4, 2013 (maint. start).

Xie (Summer) 「シー(サマー)」

Xie (Summer) 「シー(サマー)」

Arks Bingo Card

A new Arks Bingo Card“Summer Bingo” – has been added and will be available from August 7, 2013 (after maint.) – October 9, 2013 (maint. start).

New Enemy

A new rare enemy – “Mesetan” 「メセタン」 – has been added (drops lots of meseta when attacked!).

Mesetan | メセタン

Mesetan | メセタン

New Interrupt Event, Client Orders & New Items Have Been Added

System Updates

Badge Exchange Shop

Exchange items for the “Arks Badge Citrus” 「アークスバッヂ橙」 has been added to the Badge Exchange Shop 「バッヂ交換ショップ」.  (“Arks Badge Citrus” is a badge that will be handed out by the management team.)

FUN Shop

The following items have been added to the FUN Shop 「FUNショップ」:

  • Photon Chair (10 colors) | フォトンチェア(全10色)
    • Costs 2,500 FUN
Phton Chair: Collect All The Colors!

Phton Chair: Collect All The Colors!

  • Remodel Room S | リモデルームS
  • Remodel Room L | リモデルームL
  • Scenery Pass: Desert | シーナリーパス・砂漠
  • Scenery Pass: Tundra | シーナリーパス・凍土

Other Changes

  • In PC version, the window area for selecting Symbol Art (in My Shop, Arks Card, etc.) will now have the title “Symbol Art List” 「シンボルアートリスト」.
  • In PC version, a “Return to Ship Select” 「シップ選択に戻る」 option has been added to the logout menu, allowing players to return to character selection without having to login again.
  • In the “Partner Addition Pass” 「パートナー追加パス」 purchase window, the initial cursor position has been changed to “No” 「いいえ」.
  • In Ark Road’s “Reward Meseta・Experience” confirmation window, the number of obtainable items is now displayed.
  • Fighter’s Class Skill “Adrenaline” 「アドレナリン」 explanation has been changed to be inline with the skill’s effect.
  • Braver’s Class Skill “Rapid Shoot” 「ラピッドシュート」 explanation has been changed to be inline with the skill’s effect.
  • A portion of messages displayed when moving through the Space Gate has been changed.
  • A portion of messages displayed when My Room Goods has failed to reform has been changed.
  • The message above NPC Xie(○○○)’s 「シー(○○○)」 head has been changed to “Time-Limited Order Supervisor” 「期間限定オーダー担当」.

Balance Changes

Class Changes

  • Twin Dagger Gear power has been increased.
  • The hit-stop time has been reduced for Knuckles.
  • In fields like Forest and Ruins, a portion of Twin Machine Gun Photon Arts will no longer be obstructed by grass.

Enemy Changes

  • The following changes have been made to “Akulps” 「アクルプス」:
    • Reduced HP
    • Preparation time for rotation attack has been reduced; range decreased
  • The following changes have been made to “Windira” 「ウィンディラ」:
    • Damage by long-ranged attacks to the head has been increased
    • The height of flight has been reduced
  • The height of flight for “Dagashu” and “Dagacha” has been reduced
  • To make it easier to target “Kaldaago”‘s 「カルターゴ」 weak spot, unnecessary lock-on points have been reduced

Current Player Campaigns

Client Order Campaign #18

Client Order Campaign #18

Campaign Period: August 7, 2013 (after maint.) – August 21, 2013 (maint. start)

Details:

  1. Within the campaign period, clear NPC Xie (Summer)’s 「シー(サマー)」 client order “Arks Style Summer Resort Development” 「アークス流サマーリゾート開発」 and receive:
    • Experience Points +50% x2
    • Grinding Risk Reduction (+1) x2
  2. Within the campaign period, clear NPC Girard’s 「ジラード」 client order “Coast Striding Rare Species” 「海岸を闊歩する希少種」 and receive:
    • Rare Drop +50% x2
    • Grinder x50

*Presents are scheduled to be sent out on the August 28, 2013 maintenance.

+10 Weapon Grinding Campaign

+10 Weapon Grinding Campaign

Campaign Period: August 7, 2013 (after maint.) – August 20, 2013 (23:59 JPT)

Details:

  1. During campaign period, grind any rarity ★1~★6 weapon to +10 and receive:
    • Experience Points +50% x2
    • Grinder x50
  2. During campaign period, grind any rarity ★7~★10 weapon to +10 and receive:
    1. Grinding Success Rate +10% x4
    2. Grinding Risk Reduction (+2) x2

*Units and ★11~★12 weapons do not count towards the campaign.

Net Cafe Login Campaign

Net Cafe Login Campaign

Campaign Period: August 7, 2013 (after maint.) – September 4, 2013 (maint. start)

Details:

  1. During campaign period, earn 1 Cafe Point at any official “PSO2″ authorized net cafe and receive:
    • Triboost +100% x2
    • Half Doll x1
  2. During campaign period, play 10 hours or more at any official “PSO2″ authorized net cafe and receive:
    • Excube x2
    • FUN 1000 Points Ticket x1
  3. During campaign period, play 20 hours or more at any official “PSO2″ authorized net cafe and receive:
    • Rare Drop Rate +250% x1

Boost Event

  • August 9, 2013 (Fri) – Rare Drop Rate +50%
  • August 12, 2013 (Mon) – Meseta Drop +200%
  • August 13, 2013 (Tue) – Experience Points +50%

“Beach Wars!” 「ビーチウォーズ!」 Emergency Quest Schedule

All times are in JPT (time zone converter).

  • August 8, 2013 – August 18, 2013:
    • 1:00
    • 14:00
    • 20:00
    • 23:00
  • August 19, 2013:
    • 1:00

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Article by Luna Blue (PSO2 Luna)

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