Last thread: >>19013098>PSO2 New Genesis TGS Informationhttps://www.bumped.org/psublog/pso2-new-genesis-introduction-recap/>Guides and buildshttps://pso2naguides.wordpress.com>General Tips and Information Repository for PSO2https://pastebin.com/MRKiaXWe>CAST Fashion Infohttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1D96tTfKf3XF-Q4eo6Bzj2qxVxxJgR5Qze9Ejd0THjxI/>CAST parts currently available in NA's marketplacehttps://bumped.org/pso2na/fashion-database/pso2-na-cast-parts/Heads up that we are starting to see Fresh Finds items from the Xbox beta resurface, some CAST sets may potentially return within this month or the next.
>all these FF rerunsPic related aside, I hope to see Dual Antennas. They ran the gold version of it and I nabbed it but I need the regular version.
Drake set rerun on NA fucking when?
>>19076057I haven't played in like 4 months. Kind of want to get in on the New Gen business
Any fellow /m/en on NA Ship 2? I've played JP since EP2 and changed to NA when it launched on Steam and I'm looking for Alliance with people that shares my interests.
>>19076300There's Daicon, but I don't play on Ship 2 so I don't know the details.
R A R E D R O PRARE DROP KOI KOI
>>19076300daicon is your best bet, ship 3 is where most of the /m/en are but Daicon's one of the 4chan guilds that's CAST/caseal focused, but actual /m/ presence is on the low side.
>>19076300>>19076311Daicon has a few /m/en but it does come across as being more of a generalist 4chan alliance than anything with its share of /vg/ shitflingers as well. Nonetheless there's still a decent density of Cast players.
>>19076255in that case the best you can do right now on that front is to just hoard meseta and stock up on the cosmetics that you'd want to bring over to NGSreminder that while NGS cosmetics and whatnot will most assuredly blow PSO2-era cosmetics out of the fucking water, who knows how long it would take for an NGS-equivalent to appear down the line for the really specific stuff that you like be it part set design or accessories
>>19076959All accessories will be usable by both the original bodies and NGS bodies.
https://pso2.com/news/scratch-tickets/proudmonarchNew Proud Monarch AC scratch Featuring the Dalmorus set for male CASTsPretty good, I like the set all around.
>>19077218I know, what I'm saying is that the people who are at least somewhat invested in the fashion aspect in the game should still keep an eye out for the current PSO2 accessories to use in NGS, especially /m/-adjacent stuff since a lot of it adheres to very specific design archetypes or niches. Some people I know (big fashion whores especially) have tentatively dropped the game and the acquisition of accessories under the assumption that NGS will automatically have better variants and versions, and while that may be true eventually, I'm not gonna hold my breath on it for the time being. So I'm getting everything that interests me now.
>>19077259does SORO's outfit include the cape?
>>19077259>obvious cast set>its a costume insteadwhy do they do this
Any JP ship2 players out there?
>>19078050I play JP on my global off time.Just got Luster to 85+ so I can play on UH, but everything one shots me.
Can a ship 3 anon price check the Dighu head? Trying to figure things out before i make a new account
>>190784341 in stock26m
>>19078375>>19078428So basically I'm up for anything as long as time allows.My timezone is close to jp so it might be a problem on working days, but on weekends I'll cooperate for any content you want.Including Challenge mode with other jp server bros from other ships.If somebody decides to make a team just for /m/en I'll sign up for that too.
>>19078583Also I'm not some pro player or anything, but I managed to S rank new Solo XQ so I can hopefully be marginally helpful.
>>19078583I'm on a different ship but I'd join for some CM runs.
>>19078583I'm no pro either but I'll join for CM, if you'll have me.
>>19077810>why do they do thisBecause SORO is a cast, and you can cosplay as SORO entirely with existing cast parts.
>>19079099I'm not sure but I think Soro has some unique color coordination you can't do with actual parts.Maybe I'm wrong.
>>19079126I'm wrong, coloring is completely the same.I guess it's meant for meatbag players.
Sooo what would be ideal time for jp bros to tackle CM?
The scratch is out, the Dark Falz version of the cape matches your main color on the back like Grandia B.
Btw bewitched woods (omega expedition) has 300% RDR boost for 6 days so farm for your 14 stars
>player shop died againSega pls
>>19081367Making gaijin version was a mistake.
>>19081367Probably due to the ability to trade 12s Units with Rings embedded. JP had the same issue before as well.
This UQ is pretty fun.
The new UQ is alright. Escort portion goes on a bit too long in my opinion, but it's still pretty good.
why are cast part expensive now Dalmorus parts are like 1 mill each wtf
>>19082775what ship are you on
Is it bad if I haven't played for weeks?
>>19082807not really, this episode has been a miss to most people I've talked toI'm just here to make meseta for cool CAST cosplays in the future and because I still like playing with my alliance friends
>>19082814That makes me feel a little better I guess. I've been pretty busy (and lazy) lately, but I do miss playing with my Mitsuba bros.
>>19082839take all the time you need for a break lad, you're under no one's obligations. Don't force yourself to play lest you get burnt out and start scorning the game.I've admittedly getting pretty fucking burnt out myself, but I still find myself opening the game by unconscious habit and lack of other enticing games at the moment in addition to my earlier reasons. In any case, we'll probably still be here if you decide to come back t. Mitsubro
>>19082981Hey, I appreciate it.
Regarding Universal CM runs (NA) and in light of the cessation of DST for a good while, I'd like to "move" the typical time to 4:00 PM PST since I don't know the regional spread of most of our typical attendees. This probably doesn't change a thing for some of you around the world, but I just thought I'd mention it going forward. Of course, this is subject to change in the future depending on if there's a conflicting UQ in schedule. Here's the schedule for this coming Saturday. Hope to see you there!
>>19080918I'm personally good any time after 6 or 7 JST or so, assuming there's no EQ or it's a shitty EQ like TDVR
So why have Rods been unusually expensive on the NA server historically? Hardly anyone plays Force, yet they've still been on the higher end. And before you say Phantom tax, the Nemslave ones were like the top 5-6 most expensive of their respective series back in Ep3-4 until the Hero tax happened.
>>19083865They were great for alts or the Force mains who liked to spam Zondeel+Gizonde for easy mobbing, and whatever the new anti-mob Techs are meta since the crafting update.Nem/Slave also had the useful utility shield + PP Restoration/Reduction bonus and was already Episode 5-6 equipment available in Episodes 1-3, which is why it was meta for so long.Eternal Psycho is especially useful for Compound Techs; both the new Simple ones from Marlu, and the Advanced ones from the trade shop or Klaris.The rest are valued for being materials used for future 15* Atlas EX weaponry.
> 5 min+ PSE burst in woods> 11 people got no rainbow drop> 1 guy got rykos + demonia ?????
>>19083903I mean, Ranger and Braver were by far the most common classes in NA at the time and their BiS weapons alongside were the most expensive for good reason, TMGs being up there as well since Gunners were one of the highest damage classes at the time, yet Forces are probably one of the least played but their equivalent Rods were still comparatively quite expensive. Bouncers had similarly expensive weapons but it made sense they were actually popular at the time too. Fast forward to today and seeing all of these +35 grind JTs on the market is hilarious. I'm asking this because it did come to mind after an alliance member mentioned the fact and I've been playing since May.Currently though Goldgrimo seems to be an exception by being the cheapest of the three golds, which makes more than plenty of sense.
>>19076057I tried playing PSO2 when it first came out and couldn't really get into it. I played PSO1 religiously when I was young but this one just feels too souless. I also really dislike the gacha type shit in it too. The UI is also pretty awful/unusable on PC too unless you use a controller.I'm hoping this NG expansion fixes a lot of this. I'd be willing to give it another try. But the thing with open worlds is that the biomes are always boring as fuck,I also really miss how tight-knit and helpful the community was in PSO1.
>>19084060Its a messed up game due to incompetence and poor half thought out choices, but also due to extreme limitations. pso2 is something that tried to throw itself out there in the modern market with modern business and design choices, but held back on vita limitations from a decade ago and overzealous changes on what the game was supposed to be, first it was supposed to be an rpg type deal, much slower. then we reached the point of it being a fast paced beatemup, and then it shot straight towards the sky of it wanting to be a lightning speed fighter like devil may cry while leaving the rest of the games hub mechanics completely untouched. I have hopes NGs will fix a lot of things wrong with pso2, and hopefully be much more concrete in the vision the game aspires to be so we dont get episodes that just flat out kill the game.
>>19084572>>19084060I like current PSO2 a lot more than launch PSO2.If you think shit was 2fast4u you will hate it even more now, because we've reached platinum levels of lightning bolt action gameplay.So probably check out PSU or PSP games, they are a lot more in line with slow two dimensional monster clicker that PSO1 was.
>>19086607Speaking of PSU, I think a private server was just opened for it.
getter team when
I'm available for 24 hours today JP bros
>>19086607After trying out PSPo2 I'm surprised just how distant PSO2 set itself apart from in its current state.>>19087353Yes, Clementine.
>>19088518>how distant PSO2 set itself apart fromYeah that's called progress.You either go full Diablo clone like Path of Exile or Lost Ark, or you go full 3D action game.Being stuck in-between gimps both gameplay philosophies, while not adding anything in return.
>>19088542Yeah that's the thing, even Monster Hunter on the same handheld feels a lot more refined for what it is despite /v/ermin parroting that the PSP games and before are almost 'unplayable', meanwhile this is a different level of jank entirely. Not to say I don't have some fun with it, but the leap between PSPo2 and PSO2 is fucking wild in differences despite allegedly being held back by the Vita.That said PSO1 also looks like a cool game and I'll probably play that sometime too.
>>19088724PSO1 still has better story, worldbuilding, OST and atmosphere than any other game in the franchise after it.Depending on your priorities when it comes to games (i.e. narrative first, gameplay last, graphics don't matter), I can absolutely see people enjoying it more than PSO2.
>>19088735Pso2 gameplay is way better but you honestly can't fit pso2 gameplay in pso1 atmosphere and im sure the devs realized that.
Anyone on Ship 1 NA?
Anyone ever decide on a time for weekly /m/ cm?
>>19089654Global's runs are set to commence in 50 minutes - 4:00 PM PST at the usual place, B505.Doesn't seem like the JP guys came to an agreed upon time yet for theirs.
9/12 already gathered, come and get your sg /m/en
another full house
Another fun week of universal CM with /m/. Thanks to everyone for showing up! Like usual, we'll be waiting on their bi-weekly UQ schedule update for the next time.
>>19090447Cool casts and their football
Name a better boss
>>19091495Menacing looking fucker should've been Dark Falz. Instead we get Team Rocket.
So apparently Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity is in English now.
>>19096144>PSO2 fags waited 8 years for official eng ver>PSP2i fags waited 11 years for shitty fan patch>mfw just played PSP2 and PSO2jp with tweakerImagine being waitfag.
https://pso2.com/news/scratch-tickets/designerdreams2Be prepared to see titty monsters. On the other hand, there's some nice accessories and the FUN scratch seems better than usual.
>>19096205I hate these because they can be either blue or orange.Have any other glow color on your cast? Too bad motherfucker.
>>19096215>>19096205not to mention my problem with pretty much every accessory, they all clip like a motherfucker, especially with all the extra flaps and doodads that are on so many cast parts
>>19096215I don't understand why they don't change color. It's annoying.
>>19096520>especially with all the extra flaps and doodads that are on so many cast partsI really wish some of that shit was partitioned off and could be toggled off. A number of leg parts have these huge fuckoff thrusters or stabilizers that veneer heavily on width and just stick out obnoxiously on an otherwise perfectly fitting part.
>>19096530Because money?If blue one doesn't suit, go buy orange one.Yeah it's cheap tactic, but it wouldn't be too bad if there was enough colors, like all base rainbow colors, I dunno.But nope, only two, and I bet orange is far from being the second most used color too.
>>19096215I hope NGS rectifies this, but they'll probably just make new accessories if they do that.
>>19096530>>19096541I suspect most of the Blue or Orange accessories were created early on. From what I understand the layering wear system was added in an update and prior to that non-Casts relied completely on outfits that their accessories would auto color sync to.
>>19096626With new accs maybe, but the old ones will most certainly stay like they are now.>>19096691They still release accessories with fixed glow color, but at least it's more varied now. You can get neon green, purple and red stuff.
>mfw controls in PSP2iWho in their right mind would bind camera controls on a fucking d-pad?How am I supposed to fight?Why cant I rebind shit?Fucking armored core from PS1 allows me to rebind shit, but not this?Is it any better on emulator? It looks like garbage on emulator.What is the best way to play this? I don't have vita, but can I have normal controls if I run it there?
>>19096856Camera controls on d-pad was a thing since PSP1 iirc.
>>19096870I remember playing and finishing it but I don't remember how did I even play it.Probably my brain blocked it out as a traumatic experience.
>>19096856>He doesn't know of the claw
>>19096856I don’t remember control/camera being bad aside from the final boss. Might be me playing talis
>>19096882>>19096946>google the claw video games>furry platformer about cat pirateI'm even more confused now.
>>19096946It was a way of using the PSP with the analog stick on your thumb, the D-Pad with your index finger, and the L button with your middle finger - all to control the character and camera with one hand. It used to be a common practice for action games on the PSP, especially Monster Hunter at the time. Though with emulation of the handheld being stellar on both PPSSPP and the Vita, you can (and might as well) bind the D-Pad controls to the right analog stick.>>19096974Speaking of which, the same devs who made that also released Blood in the same year and then Shogo, the latter being their (janky) take on trying to make an anime-style shooter with mechs and shit.
>>19096856you can change your controls to whatever keys you want with ppsspp settings
>>19096978>>19096993Jesus christ, I guess it's emulation then.At least I can comfortably play the game without breaking my hands. Playing without mouse reminds me of old ass Dynasty Warriors 4 PC port.
>PSP2>2009>Nier>2010Is it safe to say that Taro stole Uno's story and just made it edgier?
>>19097051It's always been the case :>Drakengard 1Berserk but edgier + FUCK SISTER PRINCESS + FUCK ERIKO HATSUNE>NierPSP2's Uno but edgier + Futas but edgier>Drakengard 3 Meta commentary about Sailor Moon but edgier>Nier AutomataNier but even more edgier + Casshern SINS but even more edgier + commentary about how Taro's loving and hating things results in the same darn edgy shit.I liked his works but he easily peaked with Nier and it's because he had a tard wrangler in Shiba, both with Drakengard 1 and Nier. Without him, it's just edgefests all around with no reason. DG1 at least had the excuse of being Berserk but as Dynasty Warriors 2 so the edgyness was ok and Nier worked somewhat because of its New Game plus and the "Save the Futa" feature that was impactfull. After that he went off the rails and there was even an interview during the development of Drakengard 3 about how he changed as a person during the time between Nier and DG3. Quite the weird shit.
>>19097145I've never heard anyone describe Nier Automata as edgy, that's a first for me.
Bewitched woods 300% RDR boost will be extend to the 18th. They really want you to get those 14 stars before Atlas EX and lightstream next patch lol
>>19098178I don't think we'll get Persona/LS before the 25th.JT and LC are better than those anyways lmao
>>19098178I don't even have enough mats to make my Atlas. I've been sleeping on it hard.
>>19098481If you have Meseta, just buy fodder 13 stars from Player shop to dismantle. Tons of cheap one from people farming woods 24/7
>>19098582>need to make Gunblade then turn it into a SwordI don't know man. I also need to pay for the new scratch and the money an't rolling in like it used to.
>>19098209https://pso2.com/news/announcements/star15weaponsThey move it to this patch surprisingly, since both Double + Persona UQ is in. Guess EP 6 is closer than expected.>>19098601Go farm woods for 14 stars to sell, some of the common ones sell for a few mil at least
>>19098627>Go farm woods for 14 stars to sellI haven't got one 14-star from woods in all the time I grinded there.
WARE GAWARE KOSO GAPERSONAAAAAAAAAAAA
>STILL no Dark Falz Persona>Jamada has been out of rotation for fucking foreverNA's Episode 5 needs to be shorter than longer, what the fuck. Why even tease Persona triggers at all when that's next maintenance?
I WANT TO GET OFF DOUBLE'S WILD RIDE
>https://pso2.com/news/announcements/psucollaborationpacksLooks like Magashi has some cool accessories you could probably work into Cast fashion if you're willing to blow money (or meseta) on them.
>>19099157Never played PSU but that's a cute fucking blue haired bunny girl and a cool emote.
>>19098821KORE DE BADDO ENDO DAA
Speaking of voices, the latest male voice ticket is literally just Hallelujah.
>>19099617>that BURRRRRAthis is perfect
>>19099625I wish it was a bit more cuhrazier like Hallelujah but I am pleased nonetheless.
Saturday is a bit packed in the afternoon and evening. We're liable to miss the escort mission if we continue on with our usual time at 4:00 PM PST, if you guys are into that. I'd personally suggest moving the time to 3:00 PM PST and skipping the UQ there because I can't fucking stand the Thanksgiving UQ, but it's up to the consensus of you all.
>>19102045I don't mind skipping either, both UQs suck.
>>19102045I'd rather have it later in the day just so i can have more of a chance to catch it, I don't mind missing UQs at this rate because theres not much point to them outside of weeklies, doubly so for the escort UQ
The event's urgent is fucking awful four weeks long too and Persona should've really been next week at latest, but at least the PSU side of things brings us some nice Sword and DS camos that can be recolored, and the sword one does retract when you sheathe it. Sadly they only each cover one weapon.
>>19102264Are retractable beam weapons still issue in NA version?Don't you guys have Vita camos, Zodiac Sign, Ignis, AQ camos and Revo weps/camos?
>>19102338We got much better access to weapon auxiliary passes with Lv90 titles and now Masquerade, so it's not much of an issue anymore yeah but the lack of photon blades on weapons actually retracting were a complaint someone had in an earlier thread.
I can't stop building Getters.
>>19098627God, I wish. Persona isn't coming out before the 25th, though.Ep6 is December 9th at the earliest, 23rd at the latest.
>>19104237Pretty good, but shouldn't the energy be green?
>>19104237Whats the head on the third oneI like the eyes
>>19105199Looks like Riser Frame head with a whole bunch of accessories.I think those eyes are accessory.
>>19104433It should be but blue energy lets more accessories blend with builds.>>19105199Riser Frame with Femare Headgear and Crow-beaked Goblin Mask: Red merged into it
>>19102119>>19102212roger that. In that case, we'll leave it at 4:00 PM PST as usual then.
Roughly speaking, how much EXP does a Tokyo Gold bonus key give out at Lv80 before boosters? I've been hoarding up silver keys for Phantom prep, almost sitting on 90 of them, and I'm curious to know how much I'd actually be getting out of them at that point.
>they told me I can become anything>so I became a goddamn jet fighter
>That ep 5 epilogueholy fuck im hyped for ep 6also did Harriet become a weapon for Risa?
>>19107682Yes. Harriet also possesses her if she needs to talk.
>>19107686Did Harriet choose her randomly or was their a history between the two back when the photoners made Risa into a cast
>>19107712She was always there, remember that OOC moment she had back in ep 3?
>>19107715Wouldn't that mean Harriet was Risa before she was CASTed
>>19107722They're different people, but ep 6 does explain how Harriet ended up there.
Speaking of ep 6 are there gonna be any CAST parts that have the Luminmechs aesthetics? I really like that red angular look.
>>19107747Weapons, units and cosmetic - yes.Cast parts - not exactly.But you can still make yourself into angular christmas tree if you absolutely have to.
>>19107747Unfortunately not. There are weapons and units though that have the aesthetic. Also that exact sword and shield is available as a weapon camo.
>>19107753>>19107761Close enough with the right coloring I guess
Better yet, are there actually any future parts that resemble the look of an AIS?
Anyone have the big ass collage of all the known CAST parts? I wanna browse the unreleased stuff.
Global universal CMs about 17 minutes. B-505 like usual.>>19109272I think this is a bit outdated in that it's missing a set or two if that's what you're talking about
I want Shiva to step on me
>>19109366Get in line
Sadly I didn't have the time to tag along in the CM1 run, but the turnout was great this week.
Really fucking fun night lads. That was quite a large turnout on the part of you Ship 2 dudes, leading to two concurrent 8-man runs. Always cool to hang out too.I noticed there were some new to CM, so although we might be separated by ships, me and some of our other Ship 3 friends are (usually) down to do practice CM runs on universal if some of you are interested in just getting more experienced. I still find CM to still be pretty fun myself, so just give us a shout or something on here.
>>19110040>>19109788jesus christ we had more caseals and... "caseals" than CASTs this time
>>19110055I wanted to go with my "caseal" this time, sorry bro.
>>19110055>Was one of the two CASTs in an otherwise female-only MPA
GOOOOOOD AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HELP ME HELP ME HELP HELPI CANT GET THE WHOLE NEW WORLD OUT OF MY HEADITS DRIVING ME CRAZYAAAAAAAAAA
Today's the day. Wish me luck, Mitsubabros
>>19112357Whatre you trying to do?
>>19112280I freaking love the whole new world.>>19112357What's happening?
what the hell are those digimon legs and arms? I dont remember NA ever getting this.
>>19112280Bum bum bum bum buuum ba ba bum ba ba buh ba buuuumBUM BUM BUM BUM BUUUM BA BA BUM BA BA BUH BA BUUUUUMBA BA BA BA BAAAA BA BA BUH BA BA BA BUH BUH BUMHm hm hm hm hmhm hmhmhmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmmmmHm hm hm hm hmmmm hahummmmmmHm hm hm hm hmmmm HAHUMMMMMHM HM HM HM HMMM HMMM HMMMMMMMMMM HMMMMMMMHM HM HMMMMMMMMHM HM HMMMMMHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
>>19112859I want to say those were a fresh finds accessory, i could be mistaken though
>>19112859On NA they came in the latest AC scratchhttps://pso2.com/news/scratch-tickets/designerdreams2
>>19112926>claw doesn't change to your sub colorFuck this gay universe...
Remind me why Emergency Quests still exist and why people are even doing them?
>>19112357good luck brother
Man, Episode 5 is fucking killing global, I tell you what.
https://twitter.com/play_pso2/status/1328909794451755013?s=20HAHAHAHA THEY FOUND OUT ABOUT ELDER ECONOMY. At least chink bots can’t cause inflation anymore. Thx elder for my meseta it was fun while it lasted
>>19107682Same. Even the ending to the Omega stuff was alright. The Photoner's introduction was fucking awesome, though. But yeah what's up with the Harriet blaster cannon?
>>19112280PHANTASY ALIGHTOUR LIIIIIIIIIIIIFEEEEEEEEE
>>19117073It's funny, it offers more than Ep4 and at the same time it feels like even more of a slog. Though I would put the blame on the Halloween and Thanksgiving events for prolonging it, maybe the Buster urgents as well on top of later rematches being trigger drops. Like holy fuck, I haven't even seen the dragon again in about a month.>>19117074On the other hand, playing Boomer Blaster for over 100 triggers got boring very fast, and that liquid meseta would only make other triggers more valuable in the long term.
I just want deus and maganatsu backAlthough I guess the ladder is technically coming back soon enough.
I hate how this stupid fucking sequence and the one after was a little too relatable.
>>19117074Can't say that I didn't expect it, honestly. Although it happened far sooner than I would have given them credit for, pretty funny that they pushed it out on the same day that the usual suspects on YouTube started making videos about it.
>>19117456Both'll be back sooner or later, my fren.We should get the momdeus trigger any time now and space magatsu is Ep6 stuff.
>>19117456You can buy Deus Esca triggers with Rising Weapon Badges, at least. Cube Man meanwhile is stuck with Fresh Finds rotations, presumably since the fucker essentially prints money. Then again PD does as well, even its solo quest is now trigger exclusive, going off the random urgents.
This scene was kinda cute...Sure can't wait for when we have to deal with SG scratch hell for his EP5 parts.
>>19113060Can you not cube to grinder to meseta in the NA game? Is it not fun to stomp old content with your bros while making a bit of money too?
>>19119783You can. A lot of people prob keep ex-cubes for upslotting
>>19119973>>19120004Just so you know that inner color on the cape? Yeah it's glow color.En-fucking-joy.
>>19119783>>19119806I get as many cubes, if not more from Divide Quests.Not to mention I can solo them, they are available 24/7 and are FUN.
At least this mission pass doesn't suck.
>>19121155But that sounds pretty cool.
>>19121252It doesn't glow. It just takes RGB values of your subcolor3 and puts them on flat texture.I mean depending on your color scheme it might work, but I hate it when they put glow color on non-glowing parts.
>>19121258Yeah, that's how stuff works in this game?What's your point? It's not bad.
>>19121258I'd think it could still work somehow, but yeah I would be lying if I said that didn't piss me off about Agri and Howling Leo.
>>19121262My point is it is inconsistent AND bad.
5 days later, still alive. I’ll see you all next week, Mitsuba.
Phantom's a fun class, hope you NA peeps enjoy it.
>>19123003Your thoughts on the weapon selection and their performance? I keep hearing that casting techs just completely shits on everything else or doing anything else, which if true sounds kind of like a shame since I'm a big fan of the weapons PH has.
>>19123036Katana's very counter reliant, drains PP so damn hard yet still underwhelming in performance compared to Ph's other weapons, not to say that it can't perform, just underwhelming.Rifle constantly needs to upkeep its Bit PAs every 10 seconds or so, other PAs are more useful for opponents that are currently stunned, causing it to be more Normal oriented when it comes to dealing damage (Its Step Attack having ridiculous DPS). Needs less effort to work than Katana and is generally useful.Rod PAs SUCKS, only a few are remotely usable to build Markers faster. However it's pretty much how Force's tech multipliers could have been and all of Ph's techs (Foie techs aside) pretty much do a considerable amount of damage and while not as strong (slightly) as a Force or Techer's Gizonde/Ilbarta or Ilgrants (which is their main source of huge damage), Rod has the mobility that can get through most of the problems that these two classes will face. Rod's pretty much the best of Ph weapons and in *most* content it pretty much defeats its other weapons.All of these do share one thing which is marker building (I believe Rifle can build it the fastest?) that has two levels, Blue (never pop this), and Purple (sign that it is full, and should pop immediately), it deals massive damage and one of Ph's main source of DPS, can be helped by releasing counter bullets or just hitting opponents.Overall there are still some contents where the likes of Hero, Etoile, Luster, or maybe even Braver can handle it better than Phantom because their counters are just much better than it, on top of having a large variety of usable PAs (helps alot in Masq, which actively shits on Rod), and the fact that releasing counter bullets doesn't even give I-Frames.Though to be entirely fair charging techs does give 1 full second of invincibility.
https://www.pso2.com/news/announcements/episode6launchThey're bundling Etoile and Phantom together for the launch, contrary to what was expected from the wording on the roadmap from months ago. Also, welfare galore. LINER PARTS?>>19121371Stay strong, bud.
>>19123465>30 altsI'm sure that one guy on Ship 3 will be pleased to hear that.
>>19123477That's me.And this time I can actually raise them to be Heroes from the get-go for even faster, more braindead clears. Hopefully I can still do every daily within at least 30 minutes on all of them...
>free ofz units And hear am i looking like a clown hunting for them a couple months back
Let's see if I can get these events nailed down because holy fuck there's a lot of them.>Dark Revelry Consumes StarlightLQ that apparently shits out EXP on top of Profound weapons, end date isn't clear but it's probably two weeks like the Ep4 counterpart. Also has a 4-man trigger.https://pso2.arks-visiphone.com/wiki/Revelry_of_Darkness>Quest-Linked BoostsBeating Dark Revelry can yield EXP/RDR boosts up to 200% for both itself and all quest variants of Dark Falz Persona.>Returning Player BonusesAs it says.>Enhancement CampaignRoundabout way of saying "yes there's going to be a boost week on Dec 2nd". Same deal, upgrade and affix you're shit for free shit, but notably it includes the return of Impromptu Tea Party.>Login BonusesFirst two weeks offer golden keys daily and a three days bonus yields 2x Val Gunblade. After, the next two weeks are all free SG + Tri-Boosts.>Urgent RWB4sEvery 3 urgents yields 30x RWB4, up to 300x until Dec 22nd.>Combined Twitter Retweets/FB LikesFree promo items like the Hero one if you help Sega with their advertising.>Welfare Atlas Alz Ex + 12* Ophistia (Austere) unitsDo any recommended quests for a free 15* (that also happens to be the Lifesteal SAF one) and also the materials to transform it to another weapon. The units are obtained by beating the aforementioned linked quests up to nine times (so just playing the game).
>>19123619Oh, I forgot one thing - 0 Meseta costs on upgrading you're shit from the 25th until the 8th. On reading it more closely it looks like boost week may start even earlier.
>>19123619Don't forget welfare 14 star eggs including the shiny pokemon
>>19123143so would people call me a shitter for just being a katana phantom?
So im going from Ranger to PhantomI assume Atlas EX will be fine for rifle but what about the other 2 phantom weapon?
>>19123643Isn't that just a post-Ep6 release thing? Just trying to jot down all the pre-release stuff. But free shinies is still hilarious.>>19123655The current meme on /pso2g/ is RIFLE PHANTOM
>>19123655Katana Phantom's finisher isn't even Judgment Cut End (it's Luster's) for maximum MOTIVATION.
>>19123669disappointing that luster will be next year most likely
>>19123655Not really, you can probably still play better.Just have to work harder than most. Oh right, you also need a minimum of 200 pp to make Ph to work the best.
>>19123680On the other hand, it may come at the start of Part 2 for Ep6 than the end.
>loyal RA/HU ever since PC NA release>masq d100+ is seriously pissing me off at the amount of effort required comparative to other classes and I heard initial EP6 is particularly cancerous as RA>spend the better part of the past two days practicing BR, GU, and HR>all of a sudden, RA/ETForgive me, Rangerbros. I broke before the promised subclass arrived. I thought ET was still slated for EP6 P2 on our shores.
>>19123763>play jp for 6 years>masq is around 30~ levels because I dont have enough autism to play the same bossfight for 100 fucking times> people on NA still suffer through it with lower levels and weaker gear>mfw I just have fun with the game
>>19123808It's not autism if I found it fun, which was at least a thing until now. It was somewhat refreshing alternating between PAs that you never really used before and trying to make do with them. There's also not much else to do on this server at the moment. But I'll probably take it easy on there until RA/ET is a thing or until I try it with something other than main class RA.
>>19123779god damn it, i was so close to saving SG but twin gatlings. Even more sg spent because you can buy two copies now
>>19123779>i only have enough for one
>>19076057Is it too late to get into the game? Would I be missing any story stuff?
>>19123870>Would I be missing any story stuff?No, despite the gorillions of MTX present this game isn't like DMM or mobile trash so story functionality from the beginning is always present. The only things you really miss out on are cosmetics (which in fairness is the main reason a lot of people play this game), but you can still buy the vast majority of them down the line later once you make decent meseta. And also no, I'd say it's never too late to get into this - especially NA because it's in turbomode to catch up to JP and as a result they give out so much fucking welfare.
this new buster UQ is giving shit tons of exp and 13 stars, what happened?
>>19123880Sweet thanks! I was hoping to jump into it this Christmas. Do I need to play any other Phantasy Star games beforehand? I played the OG one and absolutely loved it still haven't gotten around 2 yet though
>>19123870No, though it is worth mentioning the first three episodes were crunched into a omnibus of cutscenes. Ep1 suffers from this a lot so it feels very disjointed, but the rest after that aren't so bad. Ep4 does give us a timeskip and a recap of what the player accomplished in Ep1-3 (as an alternate starting point for new players), but it's also an isekai arc where nothing important really happens. Ep5 immediately starts out fighting against the big bad and a chain of events heavily reference what happened previously...but in isekai form.The story may or may not be enjoyable in its own, schizophrenic way, but Ep4-5 is like that one beach episode that goes on for longer than it should. That said, this is primarily a multiplayer grindan game and if it's 'too late' for anything it would be certain sets of CAST parts (and accessories) as far as /m/ is concerned.>>19123892>Do I need to play any other Phantasy Star games beforehandSeparate continuity from the rest of the franchise but it's got plenty of references.
>>19123892It's mostly its own thing with references and minor collab events to the older games here and thereIf you're gonna start playing, it might be good to think of which ship to pick. Ship 2 is where most of the 4chan alliances (/vg/) are but Ship 3 has had a bit of a mostly-/m/ community going on.
>>19123763Fights like Phaleg and Masquerade are probably what made me want to stop playing Ranger. Far from impossible and still in the minority of bosses, but fast-paced 1v1s are a ton of work and it's not that satisfying.
>>19123898dat group chat in 3 still a thing?
>>19123918I must admit that I'm still rather fond of the image/class fantasy of a big robot with a gun engaging in gunfights with those monsters of melee combatants myself, but yeah, I generally agree. Reliance on dodging or passively i-framing through things all these months has kind of built an annoying habit relative to switching to counter-based classes too personally for me - at least right now when I'm initially learning them. Except for HR, I suppose.
>>19123991It's unfortunate since Gunner might as well be a melee class and successors just use guns as more of an extension while Gunblades are more melee and also killed handguns. Hopefully Ranger in NGS is better-equipped for these kinds of battles.
>>19123894Wait can I still start at Episode 1?
>>19124372yeah, you can play any story mission at any time
>>19123143Curiously, what's counter reliant about PH katana besides the fact that it's their only non-step defense ?
>>19124385Ah, Countering for Ph is still step related like Hr, just to clarify. As I said earlier, Ph Katana drains PP like hell and requires much more regular upkeep than Ph's other weapons, there's a bunch of stuff in the skill tree that allows you to restore PP in various ways, one of them is through "Phantom Step" that can restore PP when dodging attacks, and at the same time store something called a Counter Bullet that is released when a Normal Attack or a Photon Art is used (It is recommended to release it early as it does not stack) that also restores PP upon hit and helps build Markers by a margin, and also a skill that can restore PP when popping Markers whether it is blue or purple.Being counter reliant in this case helps Ph Katana a lot due to the ability of being able to restore PP to continue rotations, making it have loving relationships with very aggressive opponents like Masq. Not to say that the other weapons aren't used for countering, just that Katana relies on it more.
>>19123894>>19119603>those fucking texturesNGS can't release soon enough
>>19124420Oh, I see what you mean now. I thought 'counter' meant something like Braver's and forgot about Hero.
>>19124372You can start at Ep1 or Ep4, think you can also start Ep5 (and later Ep6) standalone as well.
>>19124524Awesome thank you!
All the cool mechs were taken so I modeled myself after Guyver 3
Universal CM runs to commence today at the usual time, 4:00 PM PST. Hope to see all you cool CASTs and cute caseals there.
19 more minutes. We'll be waiting at B-505 like always.
What is your fashion goal for your CAST?
>>19124662Here's my shitty Granveil wannabe.>>19125401A non shitty Granveil...
>>19125411Shit, that's not bad at all
>>19125411Here's what you need
>>19125401Linebarrel with cape or a toku cyborg ish CAST.
>>19125401I am going to shameless copy this once we have the required parts/accs because I love Supplice too muchOr try to make Stasis, I dunno
>>19125436Im sure there are some dragon looking cannons in the game, but they haven't come out on global yet.
>>19125536Damn that is nice
Full house! Although not quite full to the extent that we have to make two instances again last last time.Fun games as always, thanks for coming everyone.
>>19125536What head part is that?I think the chest and arms are from the frame arms set and the legs are from the starscream one we already got in global.
>>19125401Probably to get class-based getups sorted without needing to use color or salon passes to accomplish it, and also actually making use of all those accessories.
PSO1 Strange Fruits > PSO2 Strange Fruits
How's the Steam version now? I remember there was a lot of trouble early on and was playing on the xbox till now.
>>19128371i've been using the steam version since release, and switched to using the tweaker also a few months ago and have had literally zero problems the entire timedunno if anyone else has had problems though
Not mine, but thought I'd share.
Man I haven't played in months and the second I log back in I'm bombarded with pop ups, new shit and I just...I kind of don't know man.
>>19128587I just started back up recently and have pretty much just been ignoring most of the new crap I've been bombarded with and am just doing whatever whenever I'm on. Not really concerned with what's the new UQs or the new meta weapons and units, or what are going to be the new meta in the new update.
>>19128587That's just how it is with these games my manDon't be pressured to get back into all of that bullshit in one go, take as much time as you need. I don't blame anyone for going at their own pace given the accelerated schedule on NA.
>>19128371Steam client actually runs better than the MS Store one with the lack of hamfisted XBL integration. Tweaker can still manage both if you want gamepass perks though.
>>19128587Welcome to asian MMOs.Prepare for 200 currency items, 10 ongoing campaigns, 5 layers of menus to just start a mission and 80 gigabytes of cosmetics.At the very least you can be a cool car.
About to start playing PSO2 NA for the first time. Anyone got a invite code? Does it give anything useful?
>>19129094Ship 3 btw
>>19129094>>19129096Here's mine: 10820957It gives you like a week long triboost (exp gain, rare drop rate, meseta (currency) if I recall correctly, as well as some badges you can exchange for cosmetic stuff and such every 10 levels you climb up to 50. Good luck!If you want, let me know your in-game name and we can invite you to the /m/ group chat on there.
>>19128890where do i get the car
>>19129126It's through the use of well placed accessories and an LA, whatever's used for the LA I'm not sure.
>>19129118Well, character creation took a while. Making me choose between elven and mecha girls should be illegal.Sure, anon. Thanks! Character name is A-L1A. I'm going to sleep right now, dunno if I have to be online to accept the invite.
>>19129324Respectable choice. Here's a (mostly) updated image of all the female CAST sets, both presently existing and ones that'll be coming in the future.No problem, I'm just about to go to sleep as well. I forgot that we have to be friends in-game for me to send out Group Chat invites, so I sent you a friend request. My PID is Beriozu for confirmation.
http://pso2.com/news/announcements/missionpassseason10Mission Pass #10, frens.Two fucking awesome CAST sets.I've been waiting for Justice to appear on global and they give it to me for free.Fucking cool.
>>19130430>JusticeShit, I was thinking this was part of the GG crossover
>>19130430tfw still no Drake set rerun. It was in season pass 3 so PC players never got opportunity to get it.
>>19129360Thanks man. I'm just waiting for the stupid AC timer on Steam in order to be able to buy a Premium Pack and get started. See you around!
Cool CASTs but where are cute or cool caseals?
>>19130605Yes we did. I started on PC release and have it.Now, Regia, that was unobtainable as a PC player.
>>19130430oh neat I just started playing infinity now I can make my character as well
>>19130430but all those sets are shit
>>19130430Ive been waiting for that caseal head for ages now just for the helmet
VO collab when??
>>19130806either next month or next year
https://pso2.com/news/scratch-tickets/corruptedheroesDracules set CV
>>19130813Oh shit. CVs are starting to roll in.Cool stuff.
>>19130608Sounds good. If you're willing to drop bucks on the game, I'd say the Sonic Collaboration Pack is the most decent deal on there overall, as you effectively get twice the value of what you pay for in AC costs for what it gives you. It includes a bunch of stuff but the most prominent is the premium and the character inventory and storage expansions.I sent you an invite to the group chat a few hours ago, so accept it whenever under the "Chat Settings" window. Some degree of group chat history is actually saved between sessions unlike every other chat channel in the game, so if you need help or have questions feel free to give us a shout anytime and even if we're offline someone should get back to you later.
>>19130430Also worth noting that this pass only lasts for two weeks, so expect a fuckton of tier missions or something. But this is reassuring in that I don't need to do like 50 Dark Falz Persona for Trailblazer before the affixing boost ends.
>>19131516Depends on how many erebos stones they r giving out. Wouldn’t be surprise only 150 is given.Also NGS news Dec 19thhttps://pso2.com/news/announcements/ngsbroadcast1123
>>19131516Anon, you do know you can just affix one of the fodder DF weapons, right? You choose which element/slots/affixes to inherit in the last upgrade.
>>19131629I'm not concerned about affixing weapons, more the units since they actually get a 13* upgrade down the line and seems like it's worth riding those out. Although I suppose that at worst, Reverie Catalysts and Omega Memoria fodder can be made in advance.
>NGS news Dec 19thhope they show off new characters and the new mechanics
>>19132047>NGSThe only thing I care about is release date.
>>19132513>who is literally evil harriet>who is literally fleshbag Lisa>who was literally in the game since day 1Bruh
So are any of the 4chan(nel) alliances on Ship 2 any good or are they full of insufferable faggots?My current alliance is kinda dead and I might leave some time soon.
>>19132929From my short time in Stardust Drive, one of the /vg/ guilds, they seemed alright.
>>19132929Most of them are surprisingly okay ingame, I've enjoyed my time in coffee lounge
>>19132513I wonder if NA is even going to get Christmas villain partner cards
Thoughts on my Auxilary?I'm kinda proud of how I managed to finangle the Cyber Glasses into something resembling a visor over the eyes, as well as turn the Aile Headgear into a prominent-ish horn. As for the back, it's just a set of Wing Blades.
>>19132047Wonder if Risa became twisted only because Luther screwed her one too many times.
>>19133832Man I wish I could get that set, but there's not enough time to get like 11 more mission levels
>>19133927You can use SG to bruteforce tiers, 25 a piece though.
>>19133832Thumbnail looks like a 10/10 Cybuster.
>>19132929I'm not on Ship 2, but we do play with members from Coffee Machine in our weekly universal /m/ runs and they're pretty cool there. Could join in on the fun with us, if you haven't been doing so already.>>19133832I love angular and sharp robots, so I think it looks very neat.As an aside, I truly wish that the Divine Kaiser legs were taller. I'd rock them 24/7 but I'm pretty sure they push you down to sub-200cm even with height sliders on max. It's a somewhat discomforting feeling getting mogged by fleshies and caseals in your CAST form.
>>19132929/vg/ threads are just shitposting and memes but their Ship 2 alliances in-game are fine if you find people actually wanting to play and not just idling in the cafe, each one is more or less the same.
>>191338329/10 get different head
>2020>vocaloids still sound like absolute garbage
>>19134893What's wrong with that one?
>>19135362Looks like an animal.
Got a starquake back first time around with Persona not sure if i should sell it or keep it
>>19136116Which one did you get?If you want to build it then keep it, if not SELL RIGHT NOW BEFORE THE PRICES GET DUMPED SELL SELL SELL
>>19136135Oh, right.How many slots does it have?If it's under 4s I'd sell it ASAP and keep on using the welfare Ofz we just got.
I'm getting real tired of the "buy 50 weapons to merge into one weapon +35, then do that 20 times to merge all those into a 12 star weapon +35, then get 5 of those to merge onto the weapon you actually want to use, then good luck trying to transfer 5 copies of rare skills onto 5 more weapons so that you have some kind of chance to transferring those onto that weapon too" grind
Should I replace my ilveda units with ofz?My PP is 190 rn, but I want it to be 200 for phantom.
This is a cool fucking SB camo, just a damn shame you can't actually change its colors.
>>19136270Because it's bait. Eventually all high-end weapons are given out through fucking events.I never had to grind for liberate set, but I still got it from an event.Don't fall for this shit because it will burn you out .>>19136743I think it's the only proper 'lightsaber' came in the entire game.>handles aren't fuck huge and aren't stored up on your back>straight singular blades, no gimmicks>no extra bullshit like mic stand or floating pieces of shitSo yeah it not having color variants or changing color is huge shame.Also I have no idea why blade trails are so subtle.
>>19136663Ophistia (or Austere) units rely on the Back + Arms set bonus and the Legs are ass (which is why Starquake leg units are more expensive), but divide the set bonus between the former two and they're still comparable to the new Trailblazer, while the welfare units are pre-affixed to an extent.You could upgrade Ivlida to Cleasis too; all these series get 13* upgrades in the future.
>>19136862Oh and it actually retracts when holstered, unlike this retarded piece of shit.
Aren't you NA people getting UH soon? UH Persona drops the Celestial weapons (whatever NA calls it) at a decent rate, should help in slashing the busywork.
The class ex cube exchange the only way to get augment transfer passes?