AC Scratches ARE NOT GOING AWAY
They are removing the "AC Scratch Ticket" ITEM that allows you to bank scratch pulls for future use.
See this announcement: https://pso2.com/news/announcements/acscratchdiscontinuation
My speculation on the reason why this is happening:
- It relates to the fact there's no Meseta in NGS.
- It relates to not being able to sell NGS items in a PSO2 / Vanilla Personal Shop and vice versa.
- It relates to the AC Scratch system in NGS maybe using the same system in parallel to PSO2 / Vanilla. Meaning if you bought an AC Scratch Ticket item, you could use it on either an NGS AC Scratch or PSO2 / Vanilla AC Scratch with the same item. This could cause problems if the NGS AC Scratch is visible in PSO2 / Vanilla or vice versa. Meaning items obtainable only in PSO2 Vanilla (IE: items with no use in NGS, such as augment/affix items or a Mag Evo device) would be able to be obtained on an NGS-Only character.