Update: At 4:00pm UK time, Ship 2 got the Fang Banther quest.
But it’s only been two days…
That may or may not be significant, it entirely depends on how Emergency Quests are picked by the server. All I know for definite is that the times they can occur are random enough (or at least appear to be).
Now, based on my own observations and after asking other people if they’d noticed the same, while we had two Emergency Quests we never got the same one twice in a row. As in, if the previous Emergency was the 500 point mission, we could reliably predict the next one would be the classic Urban quest we first saw in the closed beta. That would suggest the missions are on a rotation, but it doesn’t mean that that’s definitely the case.
There is another system which could produce the observed results; a system that prevents the server picking the same quest twice in a row but randomly chooses the next quest still. Of course, until recently it only had one other quest to pick from.
Finally, my observations as well as the observations of others may be faulty. We may have missed occasions there a given quest happened more than once in a row (we all sleep, after all). If that happens, then it’s just randomly picking from all quests each emergency.
So there are three possibilities:
- The server is picking the quest completely randomly each time. Conclusion: Bad luck so far
- The server is preventing itself from picking the same one twice in a row, but still randomly picking the next one. Conclusion: Bad luck still
The emergency quests are on a rotation. Conclusion: The mission hasn’t been added to Ship2 for some reason.Update: According to Bumped’s translation of Sakai’s latest blog post, the missions are selected randomly. While that doesn’t completely rule out the 2nd posssibility, naturally the rotation theory is out.
It’s known that the Fang Banther mission has shown up on other ships, but I don’t talk to enough people who play on different ships to know if any of the above three theories holds up. If you have information, I would like to hear it.
Sega didn’t add the mission to Ship2 just to spite the foreigners!
No. This is stupid. You are stupid.
4Gamer has posted up a bunch if high-quality screenshots of the upcoming Floating Continent area, which is to be added to the servers on the 8th of August.
Looking at the Quartz Dragon’s arena here, I wonder if this is how area 2 of the Floating Continent will look? It certainly looks more like a continent (or at least a big island) there, complete with a large body of water. Given how most of the screens of the new area seem to be small floating chunks of land the name “Floating Continent” feels like a bit of a misnomer. I suppose it’s easier to say than “Floating Chain of Islands” or something.