Sunday, June 3, 2012

Phantasy Star Online 2: Dark Ragne


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.  

We are currently preparing for a large-scale operation involving all Arks members.

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.

The Emergency Mission is now active. We are conducting large-scale operations with the participation of all Arks members. Please visit a Quest Counter to participate in the mission.

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.

The large-scale operation has ended. Thanks for your cooperation.

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.

Some copyright information regarding the game:
「画像は『PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2』クローズドβテストにおいて撮影された実機画像です。開発中のため、正式版とは異なる内容であり、今後改良される可能性があります。」

『PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2』公式サイト
http://pso2.jp/
Now in English:
These images were taken from "PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2" during its Closed Beta Trial. Because the game is still under development during this time, future improvements may be implemented and the content may differ from the official release.

"PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2" official website:
http://pso2.jp/

28 comments:

Adam said...

that's one big robot spider thing

Pat Hatt said...

Surely an epic battle indeed, just looking at the spider on your feed one can see such a thing, sure getting stomped by it would sting.

Skuld Cia said...

Is it really fine if you post the feature of English patched Client on this blog?

Shaw said...

aaaaaahhhhhh! spiders freak me out D:

Fang said...

This game man. This flipping game. It will never stop to amaze.
The boss designs are pretty darn awesome, really!

Lord Phrozen said...

@Skuld Cia
I don't know. Is that a bad thing? I wanted to post the original Japanese text alongside the English-patched text, but I already overwrote my files without backing up.

@Adam/Pat Hatt/Shaw
Dark Ragne only have six legs so it's more a giant insect like a beetle or a cockroach rather than a giant spider.

Bart said...

right in the go nards

G said...

awesome looking game

Josh Dennis said...

That is scary big/

Skuld Cia said...

Sorry for deleting posts. As a post with mistakes got doubled.

@Lord Phrozen
In short, I think it will be fine as long as this blog not providing the English patch to download or guide about it.

Personally don't prefer English patch, I don't trust mods on a MMORPG unless like Skyrim which have support on it.

R.gers said...

That looks helluva fun. The weak points as well a break points seem to add some interactivity than just mashing skills and looking at numbers.

GADAFINY said...

That thing didn't have a chance!

AguiLeon said...

look amazing nice share dude that's big spider lol

DWei said...

Wish more MMOs did that. Just random events popping up for a limited time.

I think there was one like that actually, RIFT maybe?

Bersercules said...

I like the idea of emergency missions! They seem cool!

The battle with you and the sixlegged spider thing was awesome!

natchu96 said...

You know, the back of the head near where the spine is is actually a pretty deadly pressure point on humans. This guy needs to prioritize on his armor development . . .

The game looks awesome every time I look at it.

Gryt said...

Oh my god this looks so awesome, the original PSO was so good

Mochileiro said...

Looks cool, amazing ambiance!

Based said...

This game is so amazing, I love it so much!

AguiLeon said...

oh that too big

Matthew Benson Perez said...

err...

Fang said...

DUDE WHERE ARE YOU COME BACK TO LIFE

Yatol said...

Cirno? you alive brah?

Yatol said...

still dead?

Anonymous said...

Come back and let me love you!

Fake Emotion said...

Just found this blog and your Fate/Extra guide is great, though I doubt you'll read this seeing as you haven't posted since 2012.

ximipe epimix said...

Ahahah....
AHAHAHAHA, HAAAAHAHAH!
You mean the CHAOS EMERALDS?!?!
AHHHHH!

Also I found him, he made another website called "Cirnopedia" It primarily focuses on Fate Grand Order.

It's pretty swell.

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