From 08/10 09:00 PM (America/Chicago) until the start of Scheduled Maintenance on 08/17 (America/Chicago) .
For the PSO2 9th Anniversary Event Web Link Panel Rewards Part 1, the following boosts will be active for all quests in NGS Blocks:
EXP Earned +10%
N-Meseta Earned +50%
Rare Drop Rate +36%
Pretty awesome community boost event until I thought about it a little bit. This is because I started to think about the new Mining Rig Defense emergency quest that will become available, along with the new Evolcoat weapons and units. This is where it gets kind of irritating for me to think about personally. We get this drop rate boost when Evolcoat series doesn't exist. As soon as that portion of the event ends, we get the Mining Rig Defense along with brand new shiny Evolcoat series items. Then we have a new event that is active a week later:
For the PSO2 9th Anniversary Event Web Link Panel Rewards Part 2, the following boosts will be active in NGS Blocks:
Augmentation Success Rate +5%
Enhancement Success Rate +47%
Potential Unlock Costs Half-off
Limit Break Costs Half-off
We'll have one week to farm the new Evolcoat series weapons after players likely just got done playing heavily the previous week to enjoy the increased drop rates. We won't have the fancy drop rate bonus that just disappeared. Then after a week of the new series being out, we'll get this enhancing event.
It kind of feels like a slap in the face to have a rare drop boost event end right before a new weapon series is released. The player base would be more rewarded by releasing the item drop rate event and new series at the same time. It just feels weird to have a drop rate event to acquire old toys, just for them to be superseded by new weapons that are released the next day, with no increased drop rate. It feels like we're being punished. Is it because we're not buying enough AC?
It's just frustrating to see this kind of planning when the game is so barebones.
I anticipate a few different outcomes from this schedule of events and content release.
- There will be players that will grind heavily this week during the drop rate event and not feel "in it" next week when new weapons drop. They might not have an Evolcoat weapon to enhance because they feel burnt out from grinding hard right now to enjoy the drop rate increase and meseta.
- Alternatively, there may be players that don't play much at all this week because why is the point in grinding this week when new weapons get released next week? These players will miss out on the juicy meseta boost and chances to find other series weapons/armors with abilities.
- Wildcard players that are hardcore and will grind both weeks and have lots of meseta to enhance their Evolcoat series items the following enhance event.
People want this game to be good Sega.
I don't know how it is for other players, but I spend money on games when I have fun playing them, not because I need to look dope while standing around bored in a lobby because there is nothing to do. Looking cool on a video game comes 2nd to having fun with the content on the video game.