Phantasy Star Online 2 Emergency Code Grind Guide
Phantasy Star Online 2 Emergency Code EXP Grind Guide by imMochi
Note: Most information in this guide are based on my limited experience as an SEA OBT player. Professional opinions are very well welcomed.
What are “Emergency Codes”?
– Emergency codes are random instances in all quest maps wherein a certain objective is given with or without a time limit. Some of these objectives are hunting specific enemies, gathering certain quest materials, avoiding invincible hostiles, and defeating bosses.
What are the benefits of “Emergency Codes”?
– Emergency codes always give experience and currency. There is also a chance of obtaining other items like photon drops, grinders, weapons and rare armor pieces depending on the objective. Certain enemies that spawn from emergency codes also have a chance to drop rare items.
TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE EXP GRINDING (MPA):
1.) ALWAYS ACCEPT PATROL QUESTS FOR EMERGENCY CODE GRINDING.
There is no faster way to do emergency code grinding than to accept patrol quests, always go to the 2nd area of the map with teammates.You can skip most parts of the 1st map really.
Why is it most effective? Well first of all, all patrol quests have multi-party areas, which means other parties can join in with you on that specific map.
2.) NEVER GO ALONE, ALWAYS TRY TO FIND A CROWDED QUEST.
I don’t know how to stress this one enough, if you want an effective way to grind exp codes, always check if you’re not alone.
As you can see here, you have an option to “Join a party currently on quest” or “Search for party in other blocks”, both of these options are ESSENTIAL to EC grinding.
When highlighting a party, you will see a specific detail called “Party Type” wherein it will show how many players are in the quest. Clicking the party will give you an option to “Join as a different party” which means you can cut-in their EC grinding and tag along. Patrol quests have a room capacity of 12 people, BUT there is no guarantee that all players in the area are grinding emergency codes OR are simply there to finish their quests, so it’s a risk you’ll have to take.
Emergency codes spawn more often and slightly more difficult as more people are in the same area, which is a good thing, a very very good thing.
3.) HAVE CODE CALL-OUTS.
Did you spot an emergency code? Don’t be a jerk, tell the others by typing <POS> so that they can locate your current area.
You can also make use of this by assigning it to auto-chat, as the “Quest Start” bubble. Also, /a will let you tell everyone in the area.
Here are several important tags you can type that can be helpful:
<me> – The character of my name
<t> – Names of people and objects in the target current
<wp> – The name of the currently equipped weapon
<pa> – The name of the photon arts that was used to just before
<tc> – The name of the technique was used
<area> – Name of area you are in
<class> – Current type and level
<hp> – Maximum HP HP / current
<pp> – Maximum PP PP / current