New Stuff – Class Unlock Orders and Game Adjustments

The new patch has arrived. So what did the patch turn out to be in the end? Well turned out a good chunk of the patch was in fact new content. The client increased in size from ~5.7GB to ~7.8GB. This post will be going over some of the new things added.


New Classes

The new classes will all require you be at least lv30 in a per-requisite class first.

Fighter: Hunter lv30
Gunner: Ranger lv30
Techer: Force lv30

Now, this being PSO2, reaching the required level isn’t enough. Getting to lv30 just unlocks a Client Order from your class’s mentor. Completing that client order will… unlock ANOTHER Client Order from Koffee which will then unlock the new class upon completion. Ugh.

Fighter Unlock

Fighter Skill Tree

  • Reach lv30 with Hunter
  • Take Ohza’s Client Order this unlocks, namely ファイタークラスの推挙

    • It requires you to collect 50 items from lv21+ Darkers
    • You must use either Sword, Partisans or Wired Lances
  • Take Koffee’s newly unlocked Client Order, namely ファイタークラス許可申請試練
    • This order has multiple requirements, you will need to
      • Defeat 3 Rockbears with a Sword type weapon
      • Defeat 3 Vol Dragons with a Wired Lance type weapon
      • Defeat 3 Gwanadas with a Partisan type weapon
  • You should now be able to choose the Fighter class

Gunner Unlock

Gunner Skill Tree

  • Reach lv30 with Ranger
  • Take Lisa’s Client Order this unlocks, namely ガンナーに推薦しましょうかあ 
    • It requires you to collect 50 items from lv21+ Darkers
    • You must use either Rifles or Launchers
  • Take Koffee’s newly unlocked Client Order, namely  ガンナークラス許可申請試練
    • This order has multiple requirements, you will need to
      • Defeat 4 Rockbears with a Rifle type weapon
      • Defeat 5 Vol Dragons with a Laucher type weapon
  • You should now be able to choose the Gunner class

Techer Unlock

Techer Skill Tree

  • Reach lv30 with Force
  • Take Marlu’s Client Order this unlocks, namely テクタークラスになりたいの? 
    • It requires you to collect 50 items from lv21+ Darkers
    • You must use either Rods or Talises
  • Take Koffee’s newly unlocked Client Order, namely  テクタークラス許可申請試練 
    • This order has multiple requirements, you will need to
      • Defeat 4 Rockbears with a Rod type weapon
      • Defeat 5 Vol Dragons with a Talis type weapon
  • You should now be able to choose the Techer class

Other Additions and Changes

New classes and weapons aren’t all this update has to offer. There are a fair number of additions so I’ll either add to this post as I experience them myself or maybe talk about them in future posts.

Code: Avoid Tweaked

You’ll only have to avoid that pesky red pitcher with wings for around 30 seconds now, instead of the 2-3 minutes it used to be. This definitely fixes one of my complaints about this particular emergency trial, but it doesn’t address the other particularly. That is, it doesn’t automatically fail when the failure threshold has been met meaning that even if people have been hit too many times you’re still going to have to avoid it for the full time. However, the change is big enough that this variant of Avoid is now much less of an inconvenience than it was.

Normal Difficulty for Iceberg, Underground Complex and Sky Lands

This was one of my biggest complaints about progression in this game, the lv20-30 gap having no new areas and limited content to run around in. The addition of normal difficulties is great, I’m really pleased they did this. Unfortunately I have a suspicion that this could well be a tactic to draw content out longer (release it in higher difficulties first, then lower difficulties later).

Mag Alert

Mags will now display an icon above their heads when they’re at 0%. The icon will display once every time you change maps. It’s a good idea to have some feedback like this, because now we no longer have to keep looking at the Mag’s status every so often. The potential downside is when you’ve capped your Mag and may no longer be feeding it, this alert popping up every time you go to a new area could get really annoying.

Tornadoes!

Tornadoes were a new addition back in the Soaring Crystal Dragon update, but used to only occur in the Sky Lands. Now they can pop up in other maps and, like in Sky Land, has a chance of dropping you onto a pillar with a bunch of rare boxes.

Franka and Cressida’s Item Collection Orders – No Longer Dailies

This is not something I expected them to change quite like this. Instead of the old 24 hour cooldown between turn-ins, it’s now 168 hours. They’ve been turned from dailies into weeklies.

Now, it’s possible that they elected to do this because they were concerned that people would use them to power level the new classes to 40 within a couple of days. It was certainly possible, as the pair offer some very experience rich Client Orders and given the materials are tradable you didn’t even really need to do the missions yourself.

Franka at least offers a lot of orders however, certainly so many that you couldn’t feasibly complete them all every day. It’s possible then that they’ve also done this to encourage players to try more areas out, given that before you could just get away with only taking the orders for the areas you intended to run anyway. Now you have the added incentive of bonus exp when going to different areas, but this only really helps while you’re leveling up. The level cap is still 40 after all, which will still be hit pretty quickly.

However, Cressida’s other orders are unaffected, plus there is still Hans and Lavelle to offer their own dailies. In terms of EXP payout, Hans is not particularly fantastic and given that the pair only offer enemy kill orders you can’t just pay your way through them. The change is sudden and does impact power-leveling ability, but I don’t it’s so bad that it’ll make leveling take much longer than it does.

[Sources: Bumped for quest names, PSO2 Uploader for skill tree pics]

3 thoughts on “New Stuff – Class Unlock Orders and Game Adjustments

  1. Thanks for the info of this post Raujinn. However, i can’t see Fighter’s new skill tree so… can you fix this error please? :D

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