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.
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.
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):
(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.
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.
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.
A mediocre Photon Art evolves into an okay Photon Art. Kestrel Rampage Type-0 is a situationally useful addition to Dual Blades’ arsenal.
It finally happened. Infinite Fire lives again o_O
Kritika Online’s closed beta launched in SEA yesterday, and I finally found the time to give it a decent look.
It’s hosted by Playpark at ktk.playpark.com. There’s a Thai server and a Singapore server. Apparently the Thai server has no region block, but not sure if it will last. Get the torrent here:
The game itself is an online Action RPG by All-M, aka the studio behind the now-defunct Lunia. Feels like a more anime-style C9 with a focus on smaller scale fights.