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.
I guess I have one more than about Witching Hour I want to add, and it’s more how I personally feel is all. How I been feeling what I been thinking and what I want to do. And this will be a fairly long post.
Editor’s note: This is a rant or a vent or just both. Something to get off my chest. And I have to make this clear that no one is at fault here. Sure, I don’t like how some members act, and things could be better. But no one is at fault. I’m letting off steam.
How have I been feeling.
Guild has been interesting when I first joined or got asked to join and it was a fun time and was before Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. And there were rough spots pre-NGS and post NGS but I didn’t mind it. Or rather, I ignored it. I met some chill people, you could goof off with, and being a member was fun. Then I got asked to become an officer for the guild (just like in Midnight owls in elsword) way back then, even though, I was happy being a regular member and did not care to be an officer.
And being an officer, it was not so bad and ignoring other things. As an officer, I just help urgent quests and have to watch chat when users start to become stupid. As you can see, I don’t do much. Being an officer feels like babysitting but you get paid with disrespect, being ignored, or having to deal with stupid things.
And it always feels like you are walking on eggshells with some users. But as an officer, and forgive me. This shit blows! Witching hour feels too pc with some members. Someone getting offended, I can’t really speak my mind because other guilds or people may read this? It is why didn’t want to become an officer.
Maybe it is the lack of content, the guild feeling samey to me, just being here, some users won’t listen to advice or will be offended. Having to babysit some users or speak for users who want to do something but never speak up or even ignore some people, and don’t even have manners to respond sometimes.
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.
I pick a mining rig to protect or land. This can change if I am needed elsewhere, like midlane or toplane
If people ignore charging towers, I will make a dash for it which throws me off my groove.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Level 18 – aim for this.
Level 20 – good
Level 21 – 25 winter update
Level 30 winter update
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.
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:
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.
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:
Your dodge/block skills
learn what your high damage low pp skills are
are you DPS / or support?
how well you can follow orders when asked to do something
are you useful in action?
How good your defense is, and can you take more than 4 hits?
Learn if you are a DPS/secondary DPS / Support or buffer
It’s best to learn your class/subclass in a controlled area before going to test it in a non-controlled area.
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.
Hello, hello. I think we need to change some things around here. Some small and some big. And players need to do their part as well instead of being quiet as a mine. Given that in a few months we will get the winter update, these changes will be needed. And this gives me a reason to say some things.
These are just some personal opinions I have. I want to make that clear. :P
Witching Hour Ideas
So, I have been hearing this in the past, and currently. There is always one bad apple in a guild that rots the rest. However, sometimes that may not be the case, and I want to try a new system.
Is player racist/a problem / an issue? And did you receive more than 1 report about them from more than one member? (if yes) → Give no warning → Watch to see for proof or reports hold any weight (if caught in act and proof has weight) → talk with admins and think well or take action.
take no action as there is smoke but no fire. (watch to see if anything changes)
I feel this may be somewhat a better way of handling reports from other players since acting too soon can cause some people to feel the witching hour is not a place they can be without someone being on their case.
But have to remember that players and some people are more sensitive to being told to do something or being warned, and may end up leaving without a word.
So, it is here. The Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis update, and I want to share my thoughts on it. I had time to play around with it, so I’m clear to talk about it and share my thoughts and opinions.
So the October update was “big” And I want to talk about them and whatnot.
So, while not an important feature for Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis: NGS. The mag skin feature was added to Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis so that users can use any mag skin of their choosing, and assuming you have mag skins from Base Phantasy Star Online 2, you can use them here. Again, not an important update but beats staring at a blank mag device.
Along with the update, we got a “new” class, even though, the “new” class is already in base Phantasy Star Online 2 as a buffer class with boots? And I tried bouncer in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, I found the class disappointing but at the same time, I was not as hyped or waiting for bouncer as the other players.
With Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis. A lot of the melee or close-range classes are not too fun for me. Hunter was kind of fun before I learned about Force class which blew every other class out of the water, for me. Bouncer with boots is not bad but double swords or sabers is not my thing.
Ah, the ongoing drought of no content in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. Always fun, no, not really. See, it has got so bad that even the “Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is not dying, guys.” Keroppi has changed his tune. Although, very late to the party with making the video. I don’t understand the lad here, sometimes.
Ah, it’s time to make a Phantasy Star Online 2 progress log. Oh, wait. There is nothing I want to blog about in pso2, and by proxy, The witching hour. And from what I understand, PSO2 NGS will get significant updates every six months. I don’t know. This is not for me.
I guess this is the last progress log for Phantasy Star Online 2. I did everything I set out to do in the game. There is not a whole lot here for me to do here anymore. I did everything that I wanted in base phantasy star online 2, and then some.
With Base Phantasy Star Online 2 stripped bare of features that made the game fun to play, IMO. I don’t have a real reason to play PSO2, and by proxy, Phantasy Star Online 2: new genesis. I mean, joining a server for hunting Gigantix is as fun as watching paint dry.
There is a lot more like how having a Gigantix server is pretty silly. But that is a post for another time. I am not a hardcore player for New Genesis. I’m very casual when it comes to pso2, and pre witching hour, I was very casual.
By Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis dip feeding content, by content, I mean big updates. And it is no doubt that the semi-hardcore and hardcore players will continue to play, whale, scam players on the board, and make do with the current content.
The hardcore players will max out all the classes, weapons, armor units, and hunt Gigantix mobs every chance they can get. More power to them. A little sad, but that’s my opinion.
Where does this leave me now? Now with free time to do other things. Now Phantasy Star online 2 is no longer a goal of mine. Streaming games, playing Genshin Impact, Fate: Grand Order, coding apps and video games, feeling better, running a discord server, and hanging out on Twitter.
If Phantasy Star Online 2 New genesis; can live after the level 35 cap increase and new content, that’s great. But Phantasy Star Online 2 is not fun anymore for me. Sega ruined Phantasy Star Online 2 for me, but this is a good thing. A blessing, if you will. My love for others games is back, and I have been having fun playing those games a lot more.
That also means no more witching hour blog posts. The game is no longer interesting enough to write about these days. That’s all I have for this blog post. I’m closing a chapter in this book.
It was fun making logs about Witching Hour progress, I think it is time to slow down on making Witching Hour logs. And so, this will be the last Witching Hour log, it’s fun to log the worthwhile events if any, but I want to go back to pre-Witching Hour logs where I noted my dumb progress. Lol.
Each day will be logged that I play or try to play. I want to make that clear that this was done on ship 1.
This log will be different, as this will be about my thoughts and progress. and something new at, least. For a last log, this one will be boring.
Day 1 – 06/23/21
Tried to fight the new boss, Gigantix with some people
was not strong yet and got one-shotted at level 15
one of the guild members whining about low-level people fighting a boss in an MMORPG.
the day was soured slightly or was slightly annoyed.
Spent money on the AC scratch
Got 2 things I wanted from the wedding banner.
The rest of the items are not good or junk items
Got the luster class in base Phantasy Star Online 2 to level 75
The next goal is getting to level 85
making a lightweave gunblade
Phantasy Star Online 2:New Genesis
Got rod to level 30+.
got a level 16 hunter class
level 12 force class
Saw a level 64 gigantix
I queued up for an Urgent Quest in New Genesis with randos
I noticed 25% of the time, I queue up with randos
I had ok time with randos
Bonus stuff – Some Witching Hour members following me on social media
Fofamit followed me on Twitter (Although Onychaos is an account I left, so you are following a dead account, lol)
koukideeznutz followed me on twitch.tv
I am unsure as to why both follow me, Fofa follows adult artists, and I’m not an artist, lol. And Kouki follows me because ???
Hey, it is time for the Witching Hour show “review”, and I don’t want to hold any punches. This will be my experience and how I see the guild. And maybe point out flaws in the guild and the members. The members are something I want to point out, some members can get out of hand, or ruin the experience for others. Just because I am a guild admin in Witching Hour, does not mean I will hold back.
Let’s make sure we are super clear here. These are opinions, and my experience with the guild, these are not a fact but just my thoughts on how I see the guild as a whole. Have to make this clear because some people think opinion = fact.
Editor’s note: I wanted to make a review but this turned out to be more of a free-form rant/thoughts posts, you can look at it as a review but it’s not one, lol.
What is Witching Hour?
Witching Hour was created on march 9th of 2021 by Elphaba.
The Witching Hour is one of many guilds in Phantasy Star Online 2 that offers to help out others, assuming others do their part. But this goes for most guilds, to be honest. And the witching hour is both a social and content guild.
If you ever want people to speak with, you can join a guild, and for the most part, everyone is social in Witching Hour. And if you like to do content, the Witching Hour members have you covered, assuming they are not lazy and are around to help. But they are around to help, most of the time. And I feel the Witching Hour is a good guild for new players.