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/

If what I hear is true, there is no point in keeping up the midnight Owls blog posts. And had a “interesting” talk with a leader. Times sure have changed is all i can say. This is the progress I made.

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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.

YouTube Livestream Announcement

It has been a while since I made a post for when I go live. But I will go live on YouTube this time. And give this another shot since YouTube has a wider reach of viewers since most, if not all users, have a google account.

So, on YouTube, I got some games I want to stream Phantasy Star Online 2 is not one of them. I want to try out a few games and maybe, some coding in clickteam fusion 2.5. I will list the things I got planned.

Stream list for YouTube (And since I didn’t do my random twitch stream, I can do it on YouTube.)

  1. Spelunky 2
  2. Duel Links
  3. Genshin Impact
  4. Minoria
  5. Elsword

I guess goals for the stream are something I should have planned.

Spelunky 2

  1. Get to the end without dying.
  2. Unlock hidden characters
  3. Go and clear hidden paths
  4. Play this for an hour.

Duel Links

  1. Do some story duels, or whatever I want to do.
  2. Play PVP and try to get to rookie rank or higher.
  3. Try to relearn bujin and vampires.
  4. I will play this for an hour.

Genshin Impact

  1. Complete a backlog of story quests
  2. complete any weekly quests
  3. Farm drops
  4. Get all my gear to +20
  5. I will try to make progress, if able.
  6. Play this for an hour or more.

Minoria

  1. Make progress
  2. try to beat two bosses
  3. And play as long until I beat two bosses. Or something comes up.

Elsword

  1. Do daily quests.
  2. Complete weekly quests.
  3. Make alt characters to earn gold in-game.
  4. Do this for an hour or so.

There is no order for these games in which I will stream them. And there is a chance I won’t stream every game/thing here, but I will try to do some of it at least. And that should be fun to do, for me anyway.

The Livestream on YouTube will start at 6 Am (on time) or 8 Am – 11 Am (If I oversleep.) And I will end around 2 pm or later. And this is all on Eastern standard time. And this is going to happen on September 25th, and I hope the stream will go well, lol.

When I go live, you can find the YouTube stream here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo4v2cNVN5AwUWl2xbY9VdA

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PSO2: New Genesis closed beta impressions and bugs

So, it is over. Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis beta. There was a 3 day close beta for pso2: NGS, and during this time, you were meant to find bugs, play around, and do as much as you can, and hope the servers don’t shit the bed. And the Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis beta servers did that from day one up to day three. On the final day, the experience was much better than on day 2.

Alright. Where do I begin with this post? Playing pso2: NGS with some Witching Hours members and mastakirby has been interesting. I should get my thoughts collected since I plan to add this blog to the NGS survey.

Quick edit: Hi, everything you see here is an opinion, and not a fact. This is how I see things and a reminder that opinions are good to have. With that out the way. Here my silly post.

List of content

  1. Classes
  2. Affixing
  3. Combat and feel of the game
  4. Pictures in NGS I took
  5. Bugs and issues

Classes

The classes in base pso2 were ok. The one that I played the most that stood out the most was “hunter” this class has a lot of weight behind the attacks, it is slow, heavy, and anything but fun. And this was a class I got to level 95 and stopped because it was not fun. To be fair, all the classes felt slow on purpose, well the base classes, but that is my opinion

and just playing two classes, hunter and gunner. I can say they feel fun to play. Hunter is fast and fun, has better attacks, and can even counter an attack. And with gunner, it is crazy how much everything was changed, for the better. As a gunner and hunter, you can use swords, knuckles, twin machine guns, and an assault rifle.

You have so many options, and you are not stuck to a class weapon set like pso2. You can mix-match weapons from what it seems but this is the beta impression, and things can change.

The point is, classes are fun to play. They are no longer slow or heavy. Each class is a good time, and they left a good impression on me.

Affixing

My most awaited feature, affixing. We all know that affixing in base pso2 is pretty bad, and that is putting it nicely. Affixing was gambling but instead of losing money, you are losing time.

Pso2 affixing is just farm weapons with certain affixes and hope it has the affixes you need to get a stronger affix. And you can wait for pso2 day to give you a 20 % boost with affixing or take a chance and hope you can get the affix without fail. And as result, you will feel sad or happy depending on the result, but most of the time, you will feel sad.

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Phantasy Star Online log #2

It has been a while since I made a post on Phantasy Star Online 2, and since then, I have made a lot of progress. I have been doing a ton of Phantasy Star Online 2 raids, and the game is a blast.

I managed to get a lot of raid weapons from raiding in PSO2. And because of that, I got a raid weapon to level 31, I’m working on getting another weapon to bump it up to level 32, and I got a critical ring to level 17, and it has been very nice to do.

These are some of the raid weapons I got from farming, and during this time, I spent time farming exp to get both of my classes to level 75, and after doing that. I unlocked the last four character classes at the moment. I started using “Hero.” And the hero class is fun. It uses swords, guns, and magic. You can use one weapon. But to get the most out of hero class, you will need to master three of the weapons and skills.

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Sonic World DX Sage demo impressions

When did I make this post on the Sonic world DX Anniversary Demo? I made that post in 2019. It is crazy how time flies. But the blog post was my first impression of Sonic World DX in 2019. Safe to say, my first impressions were anything but great. After I made that post, I stopped playing it.

I saw that the Sonic World DX team released a Sonic Amateur Games Expo demo or sage demo, but after the sonic world dx anniversary, I got to the point where I ignored the game. And there is their Sonic World DX Q and A video, and that is something else.

With a bad experience with Sonic World DX, I want to see if the Sonic World DX sage demo fixed some problems I held. And what other changes got made. And since they made a post saying they are cutting some characters. May as well try it out, and I might be impressed.

Enough stalling. I’m going into this sage demo with a bit of bias and a bad experience. If I start sounding mean towards the game, you know why. And I think it is time I made a real impression post here.

Sonic World DX is a 3D platformer where you have a stage selection like Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. There is no story, no main battle guy. Just run and play, which is good.

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Small list of things I done in February

So it is crazy. It is march, and by now. I would have a list of things I did in February, but some things have happened. And I had plans to make a lot of posts, but I can make up for it later. I will blog about something I like. And I may make a blog post about cooking.

So in its place. I can mention some things I have been doing to fill in its spot will be a list, plus I can show off some of my game development skills and share my thoughts on some things because why not.

I am thinking of talking about anime.

I have seen other cool bloggers talk about and review anime. People like Crow, Irina, and pinkie. And while I will never be on the same level as them. In terms of reviewing anime and whatnot. I always wanted to try my hand at talking about anime, but It is a worry at the back of my mind.

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Phantasy Star Online 2 – log #1

Oh, man. I want to talk about Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2) and the fun I have been having with it and doing solo missions because they are a blast. I started playing Phantasy Star Online 2 after Elsword made me mad. And it gave me a reason to pick up this game.

Nice

I started playing five days ago, and I’m already level 64 I have made a ton of progress. The game is a blast to play. I have been farming and playing with people and randos. The game is well made and has mechanics that, in my opinion, should be the standard for MMORPGs.

Weapon enhancing is not rng. One video game that is bad with this issue is elsword. And given that you need to have the materials (From Item mall or ed board or events) or your weapon breaks or goes back to zero. With PSO2, all you need to do is farm the weapon materials. You can “buy” from event shops or get in dungeons. Your gear won’t break but may even lose a level or two. But the fear of breaking gear is gone.

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Was the Nintendo Direct on 2.17.2021 bad?

So, there has been some talk about Nintendo Direct on 2.17.2021 being awful. And I am here to take notes and see if it is terrible as people say. or if people are just upset about smash. It is 50 mins of updates, and I should have insight if it is good or not, and I can see if you feel the same way?

Nintendo Direct 2.17.2021

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate DLC
So, the first part of the Nintendo direct; is to show off the new characters that smash brothers now have. That being Pyra/Mithra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It seems Rex is not going to get in smash as a playable, other than being a Mii costume. And Pyra/Mithra look appealing to play as fighters, and their stage looks ok, but it makes me want to play Xenoblade two if I had the game.

The DLC was not too bad, but I am sure it is not the DLC character or characters that Twitter wanted in smash ultimate, but I feel that shouldn’t matter at the end of the day. It is a fun video game that has an excellent crossover with a lot of characters.

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Fall guys: ultimate knockout
After Smash ultimate, fall guys is getting released on Nintendo Switch. I never played it, but I have seen other people stream fall guys or make videos on fall guys. And releasing this game on switch is not bad. We had the worst on the Nintendo switch. It is pretty harmless, and you don’t have to buy it, so, yeah.

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Talking about Sonic Adventure DX randomizer

It is crazy. It has been a long while, but from what I have seen from the dev, Sora_yx. From what I got told. The Sonic Adventure DX randomizer has got reworked and rebuild from the ground up. And I started watching hdn_draxirch stream the new build of Sonic Adventure DX randomizer or SADX rando. It is an enjoyable experience to behold.

Watching how far Sora_yx and his team have come with SADX mods, to say it is wondrous, is an understatement. They managed to turn this game into something completely new. I have seen mods that changed the skin of the models. But now, we are at a point where the game is receiving mods that import levels, adjust levels, or completely overhaul SADX to a point where it is something new.

I have not tried any of the new versions of the mods. The mods being critical mode for sonic adventure and sadx rando. I used to speedrun SADX rando on my old pc before it broke down, and since then, I have not touched or reinstalled SADX rando, as I had seen everything there was to offer.

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