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Nemo2342
Nov 25, 2007

Have A Day





Nap Ghost

Hyper Inferno posted:

There's no downside to carrying AI partners as long as you tick the "Active Recruitment" box when accepting a quest. Carrying three AI partners with you gives you a 25% Triboost while a full party of real players is a 40% one (and solo doesn't give you anything). If you tick "Active Recruitment" this allows other players to join your party to kick out an AI partner and join midway anyway.

I always like taking the AI (both players and npcs) when doing the daily exploration mission. I know it’s less xp but I like just faffing about without feeling like I am wasting someone’s time.

I am definitely grouping up for this drat ridroid arks mission though.

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Stanos
Sep 22, 2009

The best 57 in hockey.

I hate when random people join me for dailies to be honest so I try to fill up instantly with npc partners. Feels like whoever joins me is never in sync with what I want to do so either I'm boss rushing and waiting at the teleporter for them to do whatever or I want to gather and do mission pass stuff or whatever and it's a 'gogogogogogoogogogogooogooogoogooo' person. So I just boot them if they join before I can get to the NPCs and sidestep the issue.

Combat Lobster
Feb 18, 2013



The only friend partner you'll ever need.




Okay maybe two if Sega ever lets me upload two friend partners.

Combat Lobster fucked around with this message at 00:26 on Sep 10, 2020

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all




Why does Monica the weapon enhancer lady sound like she's terrified for her life when I leave her shop

Nemo2342
Nov 25, 2007

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Code Jockey posted:

Why does Monica the weapon enhancer lady sound like she's terrified for her life when I leave her shop

She should be terrified if she keeps screwing up those skill ring enhancements!

Hypocrisy
Oct 4, 2006
Lord of Sarcasm



Code Jockey posted:

Why does Monica the weapon enhancer lady sound like she's terrified for her life when I leave her shop

She remembers the bad times where she destroyed the hopes and dreams of so many ARKs.

Stanos
Sep 22, 2009

The best 57 in hockey.

Dudu revels in the chaos and destruction of your equipment and dreams, Monica has yet to embrace it.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012



Grimey Drawer

You think she doesn't know what she's doing and isn't just putting on an act?

MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


Code Jockey posted:


One of my problems is I really lean too hard on Final Nemesis, and it makes me WAY too much a sitting duck in high-action fights like Esca. There just is not time enough to stand still ~3-4 seconds to pull that attack off, unless I time it right as he opens his weak spot.
I recommend crafting a Strike Bomber Zero disc and giving that a whirl as your single target damage move. It's more mobile and faster than nemesis.

Rynoto
Apr 27, 2009
It doesn't help that I'm fat as fuck, so my face shouldn't be shown off in the first place.

So close to staff.

Light and everything, alas.

MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


Ready for Hero!

Hypocrisy
Oct 4, 2006
Lord of Sarcasm



Quna can move her fingers? I thought this magic was reserved for New Genesis.

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





Hypocrisy posted:

Quna can move her fingers? I thought this magic was reserved for New Genesis.

Certain Ep5 characters can do it too, but only in certain scenes and you can tell they swap the model back for the mitten hands in other angles of the same scene.

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all




Emergency Trial [Defend the Lillipans!] Failed!

Well maybe the little bastards shouldn't have turned on friendly fire mode!

Gearhead
Feb 12, 2007
The Metroid of Humor

The trick to that Code is to actually run away from them. Enemies only spawn around you, so if you get far enough away, enemies can't attack the Lilipans. Even a single enemy will sit there flailing around, failing to hit it for a good minute solid.

ACES CURE PLANES
Oct 21, 2010




You can also just bring some ai allies and do it on normal, stand on top of the robot, and just get up and grab a drink or something. Even the bad AI allies will oneshot them, and they can't actually hit the wrecked bot.

MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


I remember when they could and Aki blightrounded them.

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





MR. J posted:

I remember when they could and Aki blightrounded them.

yeah..think I remember one of the partners zondeeling spardans onto it too

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all




MR. J posted:

I remember when they could and Aki blightrounded them.

is this a war crime

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all




MR. J posted:

I recommend crafting a Strike Bomber Zero disc and giving that a whirl as your single target damage move. It's more mobile and faster than nemesis.

Holy poo poo thank you, this attack rules, and the front-flip is slick

I absolutely wrecked Big Varder, as well as three Tranmizers on the way to him and about a zillion automata with it.

I love how this game is FF-like in that regard. The first time I ran into Tranmizer, I had to focus, and get serious for the boss fight... and now, oh there's three of them, no biggie.



Nemo2342
Nov 25, 2007

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Nap Ghost

So I had a Zeinesis Gunof drop tonight; I'm assuming I should be using this over my Circuray back unit with default augments (Mastery/Stamina/Spirit 3). That being the case, what augments should I be looking to put on it as a Hu/Fi?

Rynoto
Apr 27, 2009
It doesn't help that I'm fat as fuck, so my face shouldn't be shown off in the first place.

Nemo2342 posted:

So I had a Zeinesis Gunof drop tonight; I'm assuming I should be using this over my Circuray back unit with default augments (Mastery/Stamina/Spirit 3). That being the case, what augments should I be looking to put on it as a Hu/Fi?

The esca units have significantly more hp and modest defense with slightly less attack and pp. The upgraded versions of them trade most of that hp for more attack and a bunch of pp. So your choice, really, though I've been using the base units I've gotten so far.

For augments unless you want to break the bank look for a good 4-5 set with one soul, pure s-atk, stamina if you want more hp, a melee affix consumable, and ARKS Fever (cheapish, 100% augment with minor damage, and pp).

Of course this is all imo and unit crafting can become ludicrously expensive if you're not careful. http://arks-layer.com/abilitysim/na/ will help.

E: For ARKS Fever you can upslot it yourself if you have augment aids sitting around as it's a base 100% chance. Just get some junk same unit types to mash it together with. Save some meseta.

Rynoto fucked around with this message at 10:03 on Sep 12, 2020

Stanos
Sep 22, 2009

The best 57 in hockey.

For the soul, do an ep4 soul. Fullvegas, escarde, Yamato (it can be any of the 3) and an ep 1-3 monster soul (if it's a boss of an expedition, you can probably use it). You can pick more atk but personally I prefer alles di.

If you want to go cheap on a 4 (which is fine, if you're asking about your first major affix you want to keep it simple and not make a big meseta breaking plan until you know what you're doing) atk3, alles di, arks fever, and like spirit 3 or an ac scratch item (affix augment search, some are more expensive than others, hp/PP can be had relatively cheap) is a good start. Hell you could even upslot it 3-4 to save money. Think the worst there would be alles di at like 80% with a 30.

There's also rumors of an affix boost soon so if you've already got the materials you could hold off for another 10% boost. If it happens that's when I'm doing my cooking. Not as demonic cooking as certain people here but I plan on making a good unit and weapon.

Nemo2342
Nov 25, 2007

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Nap Ghost

Stanos posted:

For the soul, do an ep4 soul. Fullvegas, escarde, Yamato (it can be any of the 3) and an ep 1-3 monster soul (if it's a boss of an expedition, you can probably use it). You can pick more atk but personally I prefer alles di.

If you want to go cheap on a 4 (which is fine, if you're asking about your first major affix you want to keep it simple and not make a big meseta breaking plan until you know what you're doing) atk3, alles di, arks fever, and like spirit 3 or an ac scratch item (affix augment search, some are more expensive than others, hp/PP can be had relatively cheap) is a good start. Hell you could even upslot it 3-4 to save money. Think the worst there would be alles di at like 80% with a 30.

There's also rumors of an affix boost soon so if you've already got the materials you could hold off for another 10% boost. If it happens that's when I'm doing my cooking. Not as demonic cooking as certain people here but I plan on making a good unit and weapon.

Right now it's got Deus Factor, Anga Soul, and Might 2. ARKS Fever is too expensive; I'll wait until next PSO2 day and see if I can scrounge up some more pieces myself.

Rynoto
Apr 27, 2009
It doesn't help that I'm fat as fuck, so my face shouldn't be shown off in the first place.

Higher slot free boss souls can be a bit expensive (on units), as well. Alles Di Soul is a+ though, so many good stats packed together.

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all




The ridroid points tier mission is driving me bonkers. That mission loving sucks to do solo, and trying to party up for it has been really difficult. Once I managed to hit an instance with like 7 other people on it and we got around 150k, but since then at best I get like 2 other people and we maybe crack 50k. I'm like halfway to the 800k target right now and it is taking so long

I wish it would let me join after the mission began, 90% of the time the parties I do manage to find have already started and I can't join (even as an additional separate party). Big thanks to the two person party I joined up with and bounced around instances with trying to find more people yesterday, you guys were cool

I'm probably just going to start screaming out WHO WANTS TO GRIND THE STUPID RIDROID THING in populated gate areas. I also need to play with my gear because I need better damage output, I am just way too slow even with lv17 custom Strike Bomber.

also I'm getting "better" at ridroid piloting but I still want to stuff whoever designed the controls into a dumpster

Rynoto
Apr 27, 2009
It doesn't help that I'm fat as fuck, so my face shouldn't be shown off in the first place.

Are you not able to do the highest difficulty? It's absolutely not designed to do solo and is a horrible mission but finding a group on the hardest difficulty isn't hard and you can easily pass 2m+ points in a single run.

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all




Rynoto posted:

Are you not able to do the highest difficulty? It's absolutely not designed to do solo and is a horrible mission but finding a group on the hardest difficulty isn't hard and you can easily pass 2m+ points in a single run.

The highest I can currently go is SH, and like I said, by the time I search all blocks for parties, they're already in the mission.

I'm still relatively new to how all this works - should I just start a SH game and wait by the teleporter for people to drop into my instance? Or should I go grind till I'm able to do XH and try then?

Rynoto
Apr 27, 2009
It doesn't help that I'm fat as fuck, so my face shouldn't be shown off in the first place.

Code Jockey posted:

The highest I can currently go is SH, and like I said, by the time I search all blocks for parties, they're already in the mission.

I'm still relatively new to how all this works - should I just start a SH game and wait by the teleporter for people to drop into my instance? Or should I go grind till I'm able to do XH and try then?

Definitely go do some VHAQ: Floating Facility (PSE burst xp farming) which will get you to 70 in no time - just bring a launcher if you can, or a rifle. Trying to do any of the middle difficulties will take you a very long time to get people and the highest tier will usually have people who can easily carry you.

E: And yes you can wait near the teleporter for people to join on those types of missions. It only locks people out after the 30 second countdown.

Nemo2342
Nov 25, 2007

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Nap Ghost

Rynoto posted:

Higher slot free boss souls can be a bit expensive (on units), as well. Alles Di Soul is a+ though, so many good stats packed together.

I'll keep checking the shops and see if I can score a cheap one then. Those stats look really good, and right now I'm just using the soul that was on the cheap might pieces I was using to get a 3rd slot.

latinotwink1997
Jan 2, 2008

Taste my Ball of Hope, foul dragon!



So I’ve had a couple of these extreme quests pop up that I keep failing and not sure why.

The latest one was “Kill 2 sites of catredansa in 90 seconds”. I killed the two catredansa in less than 30 seconds and then it said I failed the quest. I’m thinking “sites” is some sort of translation error I’m not getting.

What gives?

Stanos
Sep 22, 2009

The best 57 in hockey.

Break parts.

Tesla was right
Apr 3, 2009

Whats with all the robot sex avatars?


latinotwink1997 posted:

So I’ve had a couple of these extreme quests pop up that I keep failing and not sure why.

The latest one was “Kill 2 sites of catredansa in 90 seconds”. I killed the two catredansa in less than 30 seconds and then it said I failed the quest. I’m thinking “sites” is some sort of translation error I’m not getting.

What gives?

The crystal on caterdransa's tail is breakable.

Similarly, when you encounter fang bathers, those have 6 breakables. 4 paws, crest above head, and crest above its rear end. I find that one tricky to break them all before they run out of HP.

Code Jockey
Jan 24, 2006

you can call
but I seldom answer after all




Well I may be the dumbest person on earth, I kept wondering why I had so many client requests still open, despite knowing I saw the popup saying I'd collected what I needed to.

Turns out the NPCs can't look in your various storage locations for the procured items, and my usual habit is return to ship -> clean up inventory (including moving mats / etc to storage) -> go around and turn in quests. I just closed out like 20 things with Franca I had open, and collected many times over for.

(also I really like the voice acting in this game in general, but Franca's VA is especially amusing to me)

Rynoto
Apr 27, 2009
It doesn't help that I'm fat as fuck, so my face shouldn't be shown off in the first place.

If you get the material storage (you should) then npcs can see inside it! Works for orders, crafting, and exchanges.

Nemo2342
Nov 25, 2007

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Nap Ghost

Code Jockey posted:

Well I may be the dumbest person on earth, I kept wondering why I had so many client requests still open, despite knowing I saw the popup saying I'd collected what I needed to.

Turns out the NPCs can't look in your various storage locations for the procured items, and my usual habit is return to ship -> clean up inventory (including moving mats / etc to storage) -> go around and turn in quests. I just closed out like 20 things with Franca I had open, and collected many times over for.

(also I really like the voice acting in this game in general, but Franca's VA is especially amusing to me)

Don't worry about collecting them many times over; a lot of client requests are repeatable after a couple of days so next time you'll be able to pick it up and turn it right back in. And as Rynoto said use your star gems to purchase Material Storage; it's a ridiculously huge quality of life improvement.

Stanos
Sep 22, 2009

The best 57 in hockey.

That's my #1 gripe with pso2's storage. I think the game would be unplayably annoying without material storage. The first time I bought it was night and day. No rooting through your banks for crap, no cluttered inventory full of gathering crap, astracite and the other piles of rocks that are useless, passes, capsules, etc. Just walk up and give it.

Except casino passes. For some reason I have to pull those from storage.

Scoss
Aug 17, 2015


I really really hope NGS has a totally different inventory system. The super limited inventory slots thing is very much a F2P-korean-MMO-from-a-decade-ago design convention.

MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


To be fair the game is almost a decade old.

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Rynoto
Apr 27, 2009
It doesn't help that I'm fat as fuck, so my face shouldn't be shown off in the first place.

Playing Summoner really feels like a completely different game. Also every support roll is now a gift from the gods.

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