PSO2 Episode 5 is shaping up to be a controversial one. Right at the start, some huge nerfs and buffs changed the gameplan of some classes completely. The new class, Hero, despite the fancy “advanced class” moniker, has the most idiot-proof playstyle of any class by far.
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.
Read more PSO2 – Episode 4 Review & Episode 5 Hopes
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.
1st Arks Station happened. It delivered on the trailers so I guess it was okay. Feels like the new presenters are trying to find their footing though. It started off slow.
Anyway, here’s the most interesting parts:
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.
Those are pretty much the only two things of interest to me last patch, so I’ll get to them.
A hype livestream! That’s nice – and here’s my thoughts on the more interesting (to me) parts of it.
The 13★ Gal weapons are here:
- Monarchadis (Twin Machineguns)
- Resangrips (Jet Boots)
- Stradanis (Wand)
- Alumisuist (Rod)
- Glayjadac (Bow)
- Secfalse (Rifle)
- Gale Febris (Double Saber)
- Keimostross (Wired Lance)
Get them with the Kuron collection files. The files expire on October 5th, and… they came at a bad time.
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:
- Do Ruins Exploration with Ethan and Karen
- Do Sanctum Exploration with Ethan
- Do Anja Duriri Demolition with Karen
- Do Kuron Exploration with Ethan and Karen
- 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.
There’s a lot of stuff in the Las Vegas update! As usual, patch notes on Bumped, most of the details on PSOW and I’ll give my $0.02 and tl;dr version here.