PSO2 – Episode 4 Review & Episode 5 Hopes

Phantasy Star Online 2’s controversial Episode 4 is ending. It was a mixed bag of an episode. Some changes were good – NT weapon grinding and 12-star units made gear sets more flexible. Some were interesting, like Skill Rings and gathering. And some just make me wonder what they were thinking, like Maron Strike being a feature.

Now, Episode 5 is almost here. To usher it in, the level cap was increased to 80, with some very steep requirements. There’s talk of hard-capping damage at 999,999 to ‘balance’ cross-class Chain Trigger, and more Collection Files in the pipeline.
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PSO2 – All Classes’ S-Rank Solo PD Playthroughs

Getting an S-rank on solo Profound Darkness is actually hard :/ Still trying to figure it out myself!

So I’ve been doing a lot of homework watching videos and trying to figure out how the fight works. It turns out there’s a Youtube of every class getting an S-rank, so that’s a lot of variety to work with.

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Ultimate Amduscia Makes Me Want to Change My Units

The 12★ Units are really the biggest thing about Ultimate Amduscia. The Gix weapons are decent but not really game changers. The pet upgrades are a straightforward grind. The map itself is a straightforward Point A to Point B quest. So I’ll just talk about the Units.

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PSO2 – Why I’m Not Getting 13★ Gal NT Weapons

The 13★ Gal weapons are here:

Get them with the Kuron collection files. The files expire on October 5th, and… they came at a bad time.

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It’s Called STARSHIP EARTH

Just a very minor update to say if you play Fighter and don’t have 13★s yet, PATCH NOW :O

Ethan and Karen are handing out easy Daggers of Serafi NT and Crea Doubles, just need to complete their Client Orders, which look something like this:

  1. Do Ruins Exploration with Ethan and Karen
  2. Do Sanctum Exploration with Ethan
  3. Do Anja Duriri Demolition with Karen
  4. Do Kuron Exploration with Ethan and Karen
  5. Tada 13★ Client Orders unlocked!

For Crea Doubles, just kill 200 of every enemy.

For Daggers of Serafi, 200 Kuronites, including 5 Gau-Ogakibarus and 15 Anushi-Zagris. They expire only on October 19th, so the upcoming Regiment of the Wicked seasonal quest should cover these easy.

PSO2 – Trying Out Extreceptor with Flict

There’s a new affix on PSO2, Extreceptor aka Extreme Receptor. An affix obtained from PSO2es Emergency Quests. Increases Flict and Alter affix rates to 100%, and increases Stat IV affix rates to 60%.

Practically speaking, Extreceptor only drops at low slot counts. Up to 4 slots is cheap for weapons. Units… not so much. I happen to have a 4 slot Rifle that needs upslotting, so here’s trying the new affix out.

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