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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Selphea is a crazy MMO player who can never decide what to play and runs weird builds. But hey at least they work!

I Got Yokoso’d at PSO2 ARKs Festa ’16

So… lemme get this outta the way first. I got more doujin swag than official swag because it was PSO2 day @ Comiket 90. ARKs Festa happened to fall on the same day and both started at 10am.

I figure every other time of year I can support Sega, but this one time I’d rather support the fans first, so doujin it is (along with some official stuff):

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I think I overdid it a little…

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Selphea is a crazy MMO player who can never decide what to play and runs weird builds. But hey at least they work!

Will be at Comiket 90 and Arks Festa

(Image Credit: むりょたろ)

I felt like running down to Japan to catch those events this year. Beats running Beach Bores ’16 anyway :p

Will take photos of swag and maybe possibly live tweet. If something big is announced then I’ll write something more in-depth.

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Selphea is a crazy MMO player who can never decide what to play and runs weird builds. But hey at least they work!

PSO2 – Going Through Old Posts and Updating

So much backlog! Doom Break, Yamato Factor, Ray weapon recommendations, PA crafts… it’s a little depressing. At least Beach Wars is boring, which is why I’m here :p

Anyway, Affixing 101 is updated. Not many changes though. Doom Break just introduces a new alternative for cheap upslots. Yamato Factor is an alternative to Modulator, so doesn’t change much either.

PSO2 Gunner Guide is updated too. Some stuff about TMG Arts S Charge, crafted PAs and putting all my Gu/Fi notes down.

PSO2 Dual Blade Bouncer Guide is also updated. Mostly Kestrel 0 and NT weapons, and taking out some really old stuff about crafted weapons.

PSO2 Jet Boots Bouncer Guide is also updated. Again, mostly NT weapons and taking out crafted weapons.

Summoner I’m getting some extra help on, so that should be about it for now.

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Selphea is a crazy MMO player who can never decide what to play and runs weird builds. But hey at least they work!

PSO2 – Grind NT Weapons with Emergency Quest Drops

Once upon a time, Excubes were needed for Grind Success 30% and FUN to buy Risk -2s and Grind Success 10%s. Then NT grinding came along and made that all irrelevant.

So I have a surplus of Excubes. Emergency Quests continue to give me even more 10★s. And finally I happen to have five new 13★s to grind, courtesy of Yamato. Time for some resource reallocation.

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PSO2 – Phantom Battleship Yamato (Dignity of Steel) Notes

I’ll just leave my 2nd run here. Played through as Gu/Fi to be less WB reliant, since Tokyo choppers and tanks don’t have readily accessible weak points.

So this is Phantom Battleship Yamato:

  1. Kill Tokyo trash
  2. Kill immobile turrets
  3. Hop into AIS and kill more immobile turrets
  4. Photo op and collect loot.

Avoid bad-looking shapes on the ground and enjoy the cool music. That’s all there is to it, so I’ll focus on other stuff now.

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Selphea is a crazy MMO player who can never decide what to play and runs weird builds. But hey at least they work!

PSO2 – April 20th Balance Changes

I’m still peeking around the corner at PSO2 and… there’s balance patch notes! A lot of them.

The Wired Lance changes are fairly significant, considering it was mostly relegated to Holding Current. Still, I’m not sure if it solves the underlying issue of short AoEs and over-reliance on grabs. They take so long to do damage that the enemy usually moves by then.

The Twin Dagger changes give a weapon that’s good at killing bosses and has a lot of redundant attacks slightly better redundant options for killing bosses.

Launcher changes are good and Teching changes are nice I guess.

Jet Boots changes don’t fix the underlying problem that Jet Boots DPS is too much effort for too little reward.

In all, this is an overly conservative balance pass that doesn’t really fix a lot of fundamental issues, like the lack of good melee main class skills not called “Critical Strike” or “Limit Break”, Twin Daggers’ lack of AoE, Gunslash’s poor anti-boss ability, Jet Boots’ lack of range and PP management, Dual Blades’ low damage outside of Photon Blade Fever.

Still, free reset pass so I can’t complain.

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PSO2 – Skill Ring Info

Franka’s cafe hit. Skill ring translations are on the usual places, but components are missing, so here’s my list.

Names should be fairly self-explanatory so I’ll skip the descriptions. Components should be self-explanatory too. a rock from a planet, a gem from a specific area and some other stuff. They’re all untradable, so much for the early game gold rush:

Name Rock Gem Grinder
L / Just Guard Sonic Arrow Naberius Rock x 3 Ruins Amethyst x 1
L / Just Guard Heavenly Fall Vopar Rock x 3 Coast Sapphire x 1
L / Just Guard Rising Flag Earth Rock x 3 Tokyo Opal x 1
L / Double Saber Wind Earth Rock x 3 Tokyo Opal x 1
L / Twin Dagger Air Chase Naberius Rock x 3 Forest Emerald x 6 Lambda Grinder x15
L / Knuckle Chase Naberius Rock x 3 Ruins Amethyst x 6 Lambda Grinder x15
L / Front Stylish Roll Naberius Rock x 3 Forest Emerald x 1
L / Katana Gear Guard Release Vopar Rock x 3 Coast Sapphire x 1
L / Dual Blade Snatch Vopar Rock x 3 Coast Sapphire x 1
L / Tech Charge Parrying Naberius Rock x 3 Forest Emerald x 1
L / Recast Reverser Field Earth Rock x 3 Tokyo Opal x 1
L / Hunter Gear Save Naberius Rock x 3 Forest Emerald x 1
L / High Time Keep Naberius Rock x 3 Ruins Amethyst x 1
L / Short Combat Naberius Rock x 3 Ruins Amethyst x 6 Lambda Grinder x15
R / Massive Hunter Vopar Rock x 3 Coast Sapphire x 1
R / Crit Strike Striking Earth Rock x 3 Tokyo Opal x 1
R / Crit Strike Ranged Vopar Rock x 3 Coast Sapphire x 1
R / Crit Strike Tech Naberius Rock x 3 Ruins Amethyst x 1
R / Killing Bonus
Earth Rock x 3 Tokyo Opal x 1
R / Perfect Keeper Striking
Naberius Rock x 3 Ruins Amethyst x 1
R / Perfect Keeper Ranged
Earth Rock x 3 Tokyo Opal x 1
R / Perfect Keeper Tech
Earth Rock x 3 Forest Emerald x 1
R / Photon Flare
Vopar Rock x 3 Coast Sapphire x 1
R / PP Convert
Vopar Rock x 3 Coast Sapphire x 1
R / Attack Advance
Earth Rock x 3 Forest Emerald x 1
R / Ele PP Restorate Field
Earth Rock x 3 Tokyo Opal x 1
R / Boost Slayer
Earth Rock x 3
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Selphea is a crazy MMO player who can never decide what to play and runs weird builds. But hey at least they work!