Converse with fellow players
After Aika, there is (assuming they haven't removed it from Main Mission) the 5 free tickets from going to the Casino. There is also some from Allin's Client Orders that range from playing a game (using the lowest amount to play) once to using a drink stand(one-time only).
The only other way seems to be completing the Main Mission of going to the casino on alts, collecting the tickets and storing them, deleting the alts, and repeat 24 hours after the alts are deleted.
Gee, it's like I've seen this before. A certain class was unable to obtain a certain item after certain UQs died and had to resort to this method, but with maxing a certain character's affinity.
In regards to the CC Ticket at the Swap Shop 2, that takes AC Items/Recycle Badges. 1 for a 50 CC ticket and 8 for a 450 CC ticket.
A checklist of which chats you can toggle on and off (General chat, Party, Alliance, Whisper, Group). Also, if you block a Symbol Art, that Symbol Art should be treated as if you have the current Symbol Art option turned off to eliminate the clutter of empty white chat bubbles on a person's screen. If it doesn't already, have blocked Symbol Arts unable to be in one's History list.
A toggle feature to turn stamps on and off, with the same options as the first suggestion to filter spam.
A toggle to turn cut-ins on and off.
I'm waiting for the day when I can finally have the option to toggle cut-ins on/off.
In regards to the Symbol Arts, I hope there is a better filter for Symbol Arts in NGS instead of the all-or-nothing option we have. A checkbox you can fill to show/hide Symbol Arts in Party, Alliance, Group Chat, between Friends, and everyone else would be welcome.
...come to think of it, were parties even retained when someone changed blocks?
Yes, the party is retained if that happens. My party leader during beta wanted to teleport back to the city to get ready for the upcoming Urgent Quest, and the area we were farming in filled immediately after they did. When they tried teleporting back to the area to join back with the rest of the party, they were thrown into a completely different block. The party was still retained.
The trick, however came to when queuing up for the Urgent. The party leader queued the entire party up when they were still unable to get back to us, but we weren't reunited for it. So there's a chance at the time, the party leader was the only one with their name displayed in blue while the others were displayed in white.
Queuing up for UQ while the party members are scattered across blocks should be reunited.
Areas need to preserve the amount of players in an area when a party member is planning on coming back. (i.e 32/32, one player in a party teleports to city real quick should still keep the area at 32/32).
Looks like ALL the candies including Barrier Roll, Exquisite Heartthrob Parfait, and Exquisite Luxurious Parfait.
Crit Candies are available, along with Support Rolls, Super Crit Parfaits, and regular Energy Parfaits.
Edit: IDK if the equivalent of Doki Doki (JP name) is here, but I assume it is as Heartthrob. Also spelling/typos.