Not every mission are always available at the Quest Counter. Some missions are only playable during certain events and accessible only for a limited amount of time, they are called Emergency Missions. One of those missions is to protect the urban area from the enemy swarm and defeat the Dark Ragne.
When Emergency Mission are about to become available, a global announcement like the one above will be declared throughout the whole ship. If I remember correctly, preparations will take around 30 minutes or more before the mission becomes active so don't quit your current mission immediately since you still have some time to finish it.
When preparations are over, the announcement will change to the one above and the Emergency Mission will become available at the Quest Counter. Since this is a rare mission, it doesn't have much requirements and is available to about anybody, even low-level characters, which makes it is a decent stage to power level your waifus quickly. There's a time limit though, you are only given 20 minutes to defeat the boss and finish the stage.
Mouse over the image to reveal the weak points.
The Dark Ragne's weakness is located behind its head. It's usually hard to reach even with long-ranged arsenals due to the massive size of this abomination, which makes destroying the legs your first priority. Dark Ragne's legs are covered by a breakable outer shell that will start to crack and emit some kind of dark energy when you inflict enough damage to it. The part is not yet destroyed at this state, attack it more until it breaks completely.
Mouse over the image to reveal Dark Ragne's core.
Once a leg has been completely broken, the enemy will fall to the ground for a few seconds. Use this chance to climb on its back and attack the core until it gets up again. Just keep repeating this and break another leg to expose the core once again until the enemy goes down permanently.
After an hour have passed, the Emergency Missions will be over. The message above will be globally announced throughout the ship and the mission will disappear from the Quest Counter. However, If you are currently playing the mission, you are still allowed to continue until you fail or complete the said mission.
This is a video of us fighting this boss. I gotta say that this is the best boss run I've recorded during the whole beta test. With three Rangers spamming Weak Bullets everywhere and a Hunter going berserk on the field, we destroyed this monster with absolute ease and with a lot of time to spare. We also got an S-rank even though we rushed through the stage and didn't kill much of the enemy swarm.
Here are more videos from other players. I hope to play with them again during the upcoming open beta and the inevitable official release. Registrations for the open beta are already ongoing, while news regarding the launch period will be announced next week. The wait is more painful than it seems and is already killing me!!!
If you register now for the open beta, you'll get a free Rappy Doll in your inventory during the official launch of the game. Information about how to register can be found here.
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