Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis log 1

So, it is time to track my progress in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. It has been a while since I did this, and figure I do it again. Should be fun, I hope.

02/18/22

Augmenting my new gear

My new weapon: Cinquem Rod+40 has been augmented. The augments are slightly weaker because they are level 2 versions of augments and not level 3. I will try to see what I can get later on and I need to get the new gear or units.

 

Schwarzrosso Armor is something I don’t have the funds for, and probably won’t get updated to +50 for a good while, but I’m not here to sweat this game. I did what I needed to do in Base Pso2. Everything in New genesis is extra for me.

Once I get the new gear to +50, new genesis will be on the sideline, and if progress takes too long, new genesis will be on the sideline as well. lol

My new units will not replace the old ones at this moment in time. But later on, I will be able to replace them, I hope.

Materials 

The Materials I have at the moment, not many but the list will grow later on.

Farming with randos

It was pretty fun farming with randoms, and not my guild. It is nice to see new faces and meet new users, and they were pretty nice and chill.

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New genesis Feb update

Well, it is time to talk about Phantasy Star Online 2: New genesis (Again) and one of the big updates that have come with it, and just share some extra thoughts and whatnot. And the changes here are “big” for what it is worth. 

And given that this update is part one and part 2 is dark falz and something else, there are a few things here worth of note and some things that are not worth a mention in my opinion.

Jukebox mag

Ever wanted to play your music in Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis but got tired of opening up links on youtube, Spotify, that shady video site? Well, now you don’t have to do that. With the new feature added by this update, you can play the music that you got in-game. And if you are like me, and never brought any CDs for your jukebox in base phantasy. This feature might be useless to you.

You can change what the current theme is, by picking your song and confirming this is the song you want to play. Some themes will override the jukebox feature, as they have higher priority. Nothing game-changing here.

You are better off using youtube, Spotify, or a discord music bot for music needs. This is a feature for those who love the jukebox in base Phantasy Star Online 2 and want it on the go. And unlike base Phantasy Star Online 2, only you can hear the music playing from your mag. Friends and strangers can’t hear the music from the mag jukebox when it drops those sick beats. Only the user of their mag can hear the music playing.

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Elsword Update log #2

So, I’m going to try this style of doing update logs on games or things. Keep track of seven days and note down important thoughts or moments that happened, and after seven days, show off the progress. And boy, got some fun drama.

Day 1 – 01/31/22

\\Rant\\

Elsword

Dealt with elsword drama with a leader. What a pain.

So, what did I do to get the boot from a guild in elsword? my experience.

I have ignored them in-game, I did not see them or anyone speaking on my end, which gave me little reason to chat in guild chat. Why would I speak in a dead chat? So I didn’t and ignored the guild. This, you should never be upset about.

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Elsword Update log #1

So, I’m going to try this style of doing update logs on games or things. Keep track of five to seven days and note down important thoughts or moments that happened, and after five to seven days, show off the progress.

Day 1 – 01/06/22

Elsword

  • Got rigomor bottom to R15
  • my flames of judgment are close to being nearly perfect
  • I have 200 million in my bank

Day 2 – 01/07/22

Elsword

  • FOJ is almost perfect. One more giant stone
  • got rigomor bottoms to r16

Day 3 – 01/08/22

Elsword

  • completed the 2 million event
  • Did Titan’s Grotto
  • 700m in bank

Day 4 – 01/14/22

Elsword

  • did Rosso raid with less lag

Day 5 – 01/15/22

Elsword

  • got another batch of alt accounts ready to grind to max level
  • I have 1 billion ED in my bank
  • I have 42 alt characters to grind out to level 99
  • And that is roughly 8 billion ed if I do the story as well and pvp quests
  • It may help me get to Reforge +21 or +18
  • I will spend ed on fashion. And after I get good gear or get 3B ED. No point in buying fashion and being useless. I think around 3 Billion, I will buy the invisible suit for ain and go hard on getting to reforge +18 and going from there
  • And I will try to push for +21 Reforge on all gear +11 the rest of my gear or + 11 my gear then push for reforge +21
  • And once I get reforge +21 and +11 Rigomor gear, I will try to push for plus 12 weapon when I have the money to back it up if things go wrong.
  • Time and Space Fragment: 282 / 750
  • Titan’s grotto 2? / 500
  • My character page is updated: https://onychaos.wordpress.com/elsword-na-character/

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New genesis review

Hmm, Phantasy Star Online 2. A fun game pre-Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. Now that Phantasy Star Online 2: New genesis has some more content, I figured I would talk about it again. And another reason to blog about games and talking about Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is very nice.

Looking back, I never made a review for this game, and while back then I love talking about the game. I think I can give some thoughts on this MMORPG.

What’s Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis?

Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis and not to be confused with Phantasy Star Online 2, is an open-world MMORPG. And I will say that in Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis current state, the game is nothing like Phantasy Star Online 2 the base game.

New genesis is made for the casual players who found base Phantasy Star Online 2 to be too hard. And listen, I get it. A lot of players as they say, “sweat” in that game. And I get it you are a master at Phantasy Star Online 2.

It is good for sega and casual players for making this change. It’s how I see it.

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December update log

Time to make a “fun” blog post, which is an update log at the end of the day. Let’s get going. Take this with a grain of salt.

Twitter

Ah, the land of the dead, the place I came back to because I had made a dummy account but went back to my old account because I felt guilty about doing that. And it’s more or less the same but now with ghosting? It’s whatever. If there is someone I want to remove from my account, I will just block them.

There are not many people to speak with on Twitter, and even post covid. People have stopped using Twitter or rather moved on. It’s almost funny, those same people (Who I won’t name) who I held to such a high standard don’t even say a word to me now.

So have I been doing / or what’s been happening on Twitter?

  1. Been talking to Xjazzy and Pippi
  2. been posting update posts on my fan game
  3. thinking of soft blocking accounts that are just not active.
  4. Posting updates and blog posts
  5. thinking of muting some users.
  6. Got a direct message from someone asking me a personal thing.
  7. I Learned Twitter got a new CEO and I feel this may bring in a new round of bans.

Facebook

Now that I have no reason to use Facebook as much anymore and post covid 2020 things that happened and given that I don’t talk to anyone there, I thought about wiping the account and just making a new account and just following some people.

Not much here to say, to be honest. I will see what I will do. At the most, I will change my Facebook profile.

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Veredilia The Sacred Forest CGS 2021 demo

I have been putting this off for a good while. And I want to share my thoughts because why not. I like the first demo way back then, and I still feel the same, somewhat. This demo got entered in an indie game showcase called CGS. (Chao Games showcase)

well-timed screenshot. I’m keeping this in.

In the second demo, you get a complete stage with a boss at the end. Three playable characters, and you get a normal/hard mode and some other features. When you start the game, you can pick one of the three characters and see their stats. Once someone is selected, you will enter the hub world where you can play around with the character or go to the act.

For this post, I will be using Vancouver The Kitsune on normal mode. She is a good character for exploring stages. She has a charge jump, a double jump that floats up and down, a dive kick, and great healing. As a defense base character, she is good. As an offensive character, she has a poor range with some enemies who move a lot. But she can make up with the moveset she has. It feels ready for close range. She is better as the defensive character. That’s what I think, her speed is average, but she is fun.

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Genshin Impact – Shadows amidst snowstorms

Time to talk about the genshin impact event. Shadows amidst snowstorms, which is a fun event. You can build a snowman, get good rewards. All the event mini-games will offer up points which you can spend in the shop during the event.

This event is mainly for Albedo, because of the weapon you can get that Albedo scales off of DEF. If you have or planning on getting Albedo, it is best to act now, at the time of this post, you have 14 days to do everything that is currently unlocked. If you do not care about the weapon, at least do the event for the items you can get. Mora, primogems, weapon materials, and character materials for leveling up. Exp for characters and weapons.

==Event==

“Born of the snow.” is a simple thing. You build a snowman when a new level unlocks but to build a snowman, you need to do “Dragonspine Special Training.” which has three parts.

Agility Training is a racecourse where you move from point A to point B while getting coins and getting there as fast to get the gold medal and snowman part.

Tracker Training is an event where you must look for and melt 8 ice crystal piles in the target area or the large yellow circle. Some ice piles may spawn enemies or boars. Amber / Klee is good since they have no cooldown on fire damage.

Combat Training is just here to see how long you can last the cold and enemies if you are careless. This mode has lures if ignored. They will raise the rate of sheer cold. Which maxed out, you will begin to take damage due to sheer cold, which is like every second of damage.

You will want to use a good healer/friend. Or a scarlet Quartz on the lures to give yourself a buff.

==Event requirements and details==

To join the event, you must have done the following.

  1. Reach Adventure Rank (AR) 20 or higher.
  2. Complete the Archon Quest “For a Tomorrow Without Tears.”
  3. Complete Albedo’s Story Quest “Traveler Observation Report.”
  4. Joel’s “Lost in the Snow” Quest.

Event gameplay start / end date.

Start: 11/25/2021 10:00 | End: 12/13/2021 03:59

Event shop start / end date

Start: 11/25/2021 10:00 | End: 12/20/2021 03:59

For more details, refer to the official genshin impact page here: https://genshin.mihoyo.com/en/news/detail/17233. Or refer to in-game about the event.

Genshin Impact thoughts and stuff

Time to talk about Genshin Impact, A game I like playing a whole lot more. And this blog post will have some tips and opinions of mine.

The start of Genshin Impact?

Genshin impact at the start was the game that made some botw fans mad because genshin impact at the start was a “breath of the wild” clone, and it was funny to see so many users get worked up over a video game. Even a user I believe broke their ps4 in protest because they saw genshin impact on ps4 and thought it was a botw clone. I think it is silly.

Editor note: If I say botw, I’m referring to “Breath of the wild”. It’s faster to say. ouo

Genshin impact now.

Oh boy. It is a good open-world RPG with co-op build-in. It is also a single-player game that can be played online only. And yes, it does have some elements from botw but that’s fine. If you played BOTW, you will be fine here. It is also a gacha game, so you will be time-gated in terms of getting items, you can, of course, spend money to speed up the process of farming items.

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PSO2: New Genesis stuff

Gear and urgent quests

As we all know, having the best gear is good, having good gear is good too. It keeps you alive longer, and certain gear will buff your attack power in range, tech, or melee. And it is important to know what class that you want to play so you can gear it up to be ready to use well. Pick a class and sub-class, and mess around with it till you find a main class and sub-class you like.

Having units and weapons below max level is a big no-no. Hey, you! Yeah, you. Buying fashion? Focus on getting gear. If you can’t carry your weight, and that means your gear is not +40 and the weapon is not potential 4. You may /or will be doing next to nothing, and that right there is deadweight, and you don’t want to be a deadweight.

If you are wondering what a deadweight is, I will give you the meaning in my terms. A deadweight is a person who is there but can’t offer any use or support to the team. They can’t pull their weight.

We doing something different here. I will make this a long post. And take this with a grain of salt. This post is by no means a perfect guide. It’s more of a rant that has a few tips peppered into this post.

Editor’s Note: This guide is for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis before the winter update. This guide may or may not become outdated after the winter update. And big thanks to Aluria proof checking it, and helping me with this guide.

Disclaimer: This is a guide/rant about some Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis junk. Maybe you will find it helpful? And to be clear, this is just a bare baseline on what you should do. I have just been playing the game and been getting help from my friend, Aluria. And that I have a “basic” idea, and I’m tired of guild members wiping out like flies, lol.

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Augments on your gear or lack thereof

So, this part is going to anger some members, but I think I don’t care. So I have not only noticed users not having any augments on their gear but have had the unfortunate experience of being in a party with them.

It’s not fun playing with them and before I go on a rant. First off. Have augments on your gear. That means your weapon and units. It’s shocking to see players running around with 0 to 4 augments on their gear.

If you can’t get the best augments, you can get the second-best or at the very least, get some augments that give damage. The point is, have augments on your gear, it really does help out, and on the plus side having augments will help you and your team out.

Plus, you won’t look like a deadweight if someone checks your gear and see you have little to no augments. But of course, having augments is not all you need to contribute to your team and be of use. There is more to it.

You might say “But Ony, I don’t play pso2 new genesis TM for that long. I buy fashion then gear later.” Ok, in that case, I got some options for you. And these are free options.

  1. You can ask for help. Closed mouths don’t get fed. If you choose to stay quiet, then how can you get advice? More later on.
  2. Look up the augments online, and find what works for you in terms of augments. Again, ask for help, if you are unsure. And check the player market, if you can’t get the best augments, you can at the very least, get something worth the money, and no, not fashion.

Augments you want to get

So, this is just my idea and what I learned from Aluria. Here are some setups you can get to be ready. If you want to find the best augments, please refer to this link: https://pso2na.arks-visiphone.com/wiki/Portal:New_Genesis/List_of_Augments

For Melee build (Units + weapon)

The melee builds, oh boy. This is just working of assumption here but here are some augments you should use or try out.

Melra Dualble > Might 3 > Daityl Soul 2 > Gigas Might 2


if you want something in budget or around there.

Melra Dualble 2 > Might 2 or 3 > Daityl Soul 1 > Gigas Might 1


If you want the bare minimum

Magnus Note > Might 2 > Daityl Soul 1 > Gigas Might 1

For Range build (Units + weapon)

As someone who never used a range build. I could lay down a base guideline to get you started on the right path

Same as before, if you are rich, you can go for this build here. You don’t even have to be rich. Just save up money instead of burning it on fashion, BAKA!

Pettas Soul 2 > Ratech Dualble 3> Precision 3 > Gigas Precision 2


If you are looking for something to get by, this build may help you out. Just an idea. Feel free to mix and match here.

Pettas Soul 2 > Ratech Dualble 2 > Precision 2 > Lab Note


As mentioned in the tech section, if you don’t have money or you blow your money on fashion, here is the bare minimum that even you can “get.”

Ael Note D > Ratech Dualble > Precision 1 > Gigas Precision 1

For Tech Build (Units + weapon)

Here are some augments that you will want to have if you are using a tech-based class. And what I understand. If you have the mesta, you can go for this build

Technique 3 > Meltech Dualble 3 > Nex Soul 2 > Gigas Technique 2


If you are not rich and the market is pricey, you can try this build. It is a cheaper build if you are saving money but want something good enough.

Technique 2 > Meltech Dualble 2 > Nex Soul 2 > Resola Note


If you want the bare minimum and super cheap because you spend money on fashion to look good but be completely useless in action. Here is the BARE MINIMUM

Technique 1 > Meltech Dualble 1 > Nex Soul 1 > resola note /or tech III, > giga tech I > resola note > and nex soul I

You can ask around and look or do research on augments, as this is something I learned from my friend, Aluria. Just an idea of what you should get. Research, take notes, ask around. Something to think about lol. And keep in mind the market will spike in a while, so be on the lookout.


And units matter here since the better units are harder to get: https://pso2na.arks-visiphone.com/wiki/Portal:New_Genesis/Units

What each unit does for you, and depends on your playstyle.

Make sure your gear has augments. Please, please make sure you have augments on your gear. I said this before but please. I say this cause I have seen users’ units and weapons look like this. Don’t do this, and by this, I mean have little to no augments. see the following images below. please try to fill out all 3 slots or 4, if able.

missing augments, and most likely can be one shot.
missing augments
Weapon is good but not +40, missing a extra augment slots. Units are the bare minimum here.
Glass cannon. Weapon is not enhanced, no augments on weapon and little to no augments on units.
Not good but not bad. This NEEDS work. Weapon with no augments = bad! potential level should be 3 at least. units should be level 40 or 30 with augments slots filled
Almost right, even though one of the units has no augments
Huh? Weapon is base level with no augments. Two of the units are meant to be used as exp fodder, and not real gear. Augments on said gear are lacking.

I showed you the bad of having gear that has bad stats, let me should you what it should look like that has good stats.

The bare minimum you should have is as follows, if you don’t have a lot of mesta.

Pictures provided by Aluria

this can take around 30k mesta and depends on market or the fact you already have some of the augments laying around.

What your augments should be like. And yes, Using augments that increase the range of damage is better then using augments that boost defense as they do not matter much in early game, and you are better off having good augments that give damage.

Above the bare minimum. If you can afford it, try this out. This is affordable, but check market, if you saved up mesta and not blowing it on fashion. You can get this.

The idea here is to focus on getting the most out of your gear with augments.

And if you got the mesta and more than 1m you can try this. This is my force units below. Now, this is not the best but for what it does, I can clear most of the content in New Genesis with friends or whatnot.

Again, my gear is good enough to do content in the game.

Weapon level +40 – Affixes 4/4 – (fixa is optional but not needed) – potential level 4

unit level +40 – affixes 4/4 – (fixa is optional but not needed)

unit level +40 – affixes 4/4 – (fixa is optional but not needed)

unit level +40 – affixes 4/4 – (fixa is optional but not needed)

What have we learned? Always have augments on your gear, there is no reason not to at this point. You can even buy cheap augments that give a good boost to damage.

And they are on the player shop, you don’t even need to buy the high-end augments. If you can’t buy them now. You can buy something cheaper as I said before.

You can go after fashion when you have gear ready for content and such. The whole thing “my gear is not strong but I want to run content or urgent quests” is fine but to a certain point. Once we get better augments and better gear and harder quests or urgent quests like Sodam where you can fail, that’s when it will no longer it will become fine.

Your Gear level

Another important thing to worry about besides augments, and is the level of your gear but the higher your level on gear will unlock more augment slots

Level 0 to 19 = default 2 augment slots. 0/2

Level 20 to 39 = unlocks third augment slot. 0/3

Level 40 = all 4 augment slots unlocked 0/4

This is why it is best to upgrade your gear asap, as you can reap the rewards

You want to aim for +40 which at the moment is the max level for gear. If you can not hit max level, you can try +30 to +35 which is in that level range. You want to get the max level so your flat attack and flat defense is high as they can be, which can also be boosted by augments

+0 is bad, +10 not as bad as 0 but still bad.

+20 “bare minimum”, +25 slightly better than +20 but you want to go higher.

+30 to +35 is better than the +25 but you want to get to max level to make full use of units/weapons but it’s good enough till you can reach +40.

+40 is what you aim for to get the most out of your gear, I made that clear. And it will boost your battle power? If you can’t hit +40 then +30 or +35 is fine. Every little bit counts and it adds up fast.

If you can’t play for longer than an hour, go farm materials and grinders, as you will need a lot of them. It should go without saying but get fodder items. Exp weapons, weapons with no value or units with no value to enhance your weapon.

+0 to +20 may as well be 0 as levels go, imo. If you can, go for +40. if you can not, +30 and even +35 as a temporary spot is good enough until you can get to +40 before we get probably 20 more levels for gear.

Leveling up is good

This will be a short bit. This is just something I want to touch on. Levels are important. It should go without saying but getting to level 20 before the winter update will give you a good headstart.

Being max level may not seem like a big deal, but it adds up over time, and what seems small and unimportant will matter later on, and will be the difference between you staying alive or dying in an urgent quest / giga battle.

  1. Level 1
  2. Level 5
  3. Level 10
  4. Level 15
  5. Level 18 – aim for this.
  6. Level 20 – good
  7. Level 21 – 25 winter update
  8. Level 30 winter update
  9. Level 35 winter update

Aim for level 18, at the very least. If you don’t like leveling, stop at level 18 or if you get to level 20. Just try to be a higher level than 15.

  1. Please farm exp (fodder units and weapons) and get your units and weapon to +40 and get to the main class to level 20 and get a subclass to level 15 or 20.

There are people in the witching hour guild that can give you advice on what you need to do to make the most out of your gear. I should stress that if you do ask for help rather it be Aluria, Arisu, Daestar, Zargon, Elpha. You do the following:

  1. You listen to their advice. Yes, it hurts to hear that your gear sucks but better to hear now instead of later on when people are doing new content and you won’t be able to. So please, if you want help with gear and tips, listen. Takedown notes.
  2. Understand that you will need mesta, augments, and +40 gear (units) and weapon with potential lv 4 and affix attack lv 3 or higher. BUT ask whoever is helping you what is the best affix for you.

I say all of this because we got a new region coming soon with the Winter update which will raise the level cap, and by proxy, may raise the unit and weapon level caps as well as the augments cap, but I can’t be sure.

This is why you need to make sure you are geared and ready. Because later on, we might have an Urgent Quest where you can fail if everyone wipes out (everyone dies)

Mining base is a good urgent quest to see how tanky you are and how much damage you can dish out. As much as I hate mining base, it can be good to see the following:

  1. Your dodge/block skills
  2. learn what your high damage low pp skills are
  3. are you DPS / or support?
  4. how well you can follow orders when asked to do something
  5. are you useful in action?
  6. How good your defense is, and can you take more than 4 hits?
  7. Learn if you are a DPS/secondary DPS / Support or buffer
  8. It’s best to learn your class/subclass in a controlled area before going to test it in a non-controlled area.
  9. Are you good / bad at luring mobs?

It is good to learn a class because like I said, there is no telling what kind of Urgent Quest may await us, it’s good to find out what you are good at, and being able to use 1 to no revives is a plus since later UQ’s will put you to the test in some way.

Let me say this. I am in no way a pro in Phantasy Star Online: New Genesis. I am a Force/techer who enjoys the game. And lover of cultured “wholesome” art, but let’s keep it real here. It’s lewd.

When you have got your gear fixed and ready for anything, you can spend mesta on fashion and other junk.

Also, if you wish to learn how to party up with friends or other guild members without misfires, please refer to my interactive guide on how to do MPA’s or private queues with friends, which is here: https://onychaos.itch.io/how-to-mpa-queue-lazy-guide.