Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis – Mining Rig Defense

Let’s do something new. So I talked about Mining Rig Defense in NGS. I figured I talk about it again, lol.

What is Mining Rig Defense?

The Mining Rig Defense is an urgent quest in Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis, where two teams must defend three mining rigs from enemies that come in waves. Tower defense but in 3d. And you have to protect the rigs up to wave 8 being the last wave.

My way of doing Mining Rig Defense

There are some ways to do this, so I have one way going about this. And this way is something I use more often.

MPA with Witching Hour (Joining an MPA with some members feels like a public party).

Oh boy. If I have to pair up with Witching Hour members. My playstyle changes based on how people play.

  1. I pick a mining rig to protect or land. This can change if I am needed elsewhere, like midlane or toplane
  2. If people ignore charging towers, I will make a dash for it which throws me off my groove.
  3. If I am defending a mining rig and the other rigs come under attack, I will prioritize which one needs help if the current rig I’m defending is safe or clear
  4. I do not hold Wave 6 and 8 bosses as I focus on smaller enemies or the mini-bosses.

If at any time, my plan has to change because ppls don’t remember to attack towers that are charging up. It will throw me out of my groove.

Ideally, 3 users should watch mining rigs, and the other three should go to the top, and the rest handle and collect. But what ends up happening is some members aren’t geared up or leave their post to attack enemies, leaving their mining rig open to get hit.

///Rant\\\

Time for a rant. So, doing Mining base with the guild is a mixed bag. And, it is why a lot of the time. I do not want to join the mining base defense quest. I will never know if I will end up wasting time babysitting mining rigs and having my day ruined.

Or if I join, then it will be a pretty fast urgent quest where players are competent in their skills and gear. And they are not leaving mining rigs unguarded for attacks.

But with my experience in past urgent quests, they take too long. You are casual, great. You do you. I will not tell you to change but, this makes me not want to join people because it is such a gamble for me to join. If I wanted to waste my time. I wish to have fun doing it.

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