Mog’s Phantastic PSO 2 Adventures – My Hate for Koffee
- June 30th, 2012
- By MogKnight
In Phantasy Star Online 2, you’ll quickly learn that unlocking each new area and quest is not as simple as beating the quest before.
Before I get into greater detail, let’s list out what each of these terms mean:
- Quest: The thing that you setup when you want to go down to the planet, comes with an objective. In this case, think of it as a dungeon instance that you’re setting up.
- Client Orders: The side quests that you do that rewards you items and unlocks. Think of these as actual quests in an MMORPG.
- Area: Forest, Cave, and Desert as of this update.
Ignoring the client orders just to go down and kill monsters will quickly end up with you being stuck in the forest. As such, you will need to pick up client orders to progress further in the game, and you would want to anyways as some of the rewards are pretty damn good.
However, Koffee (the NPC pictured above) is where most of your area unlocking client orders will come from. The very first quest you’ll be picking up from Koffee is the Mag quest. As you can guess, you can obtain a mag by completing this client order and it functions like it did in PSO as it will boost up your stats if you feed it properly.
Unfortunately, what is required from here on out are repeated visits to old quests in order to obtain what is needed. In this case, you need to collect 10 items that drop exclusively from a Fongalf wolf. These do not spawn often, in fact there is a quest that you can do where three will guarantee to spawn and I believe one will always drop the item. That means that if you have the worst luck in the world, it will take you 10 runs of one quest in order to complete your client order.
You can unlock Free Field Quests in which there is no real goal attached to it except for the boss at the end. In order to unlock the next area (Caves), you will have to go back and S Rank several quests under a time limit. Depending on what level you are and how well you’re doing, this could be easy or frustratingly hard. It also does not help that going in with two players is somehow worse than going in with four or solo. Thankfully, you can summon smart AIs that won’t die and can replicate the actions of what a human can do, right?!
For a full run-through of what client orders can do for you, check out Bumped.org’s guide. I will… I will be running Free Field Caves until I can beat this damn dragon in under 20 minutes.