Originally Posted by condiments
Hey thanks for clearing some things up for us. My question is, what yours overall impression you got from the game so far? You think it might shape up into something really good?
I'd say it's pretty fun so far. I'm hoping the lack of quests will be something they work on in the beta or final but it seems pretty good so far. I can't make the comparison myself but my friend who played PSU said it's already much better.
Some of the quests annoyed me like the ones where you need to get quest points and the enemy you get the points from are the Darker enemies. You might get lucky and find a プリアーダ and can farm the Dagans it spawns but if you don't then you're forced to run around for an eternity looking for some spawns.
The free field multiplayer areas were pretty fun. I think most people will probably be in those when leveling. The multiplayer areas have a cap of 12 players and everyone would get together and just slaughter tons of stuff. You don't need to be in a party to get full exp and when a PSE drops, everyone in the map gets it. PSE stacks up to 8 times and on the 8th time it turns into a PSE burst. On the 7th PSE stack it will fade in a minute or two unless you find another to get a burst. The burst has a timer on it that is displayed in big numbers at the top of the screen. PSE bursts stack of increments of 30 seconds from what I can tell (I've experienced 1 30s and 1 1m and my friend had 1 1:30m). To give you an idea of how much a PSE burst gives you, you can go from about 25% level 17 to level 18 in a minute and a half of PSE burst. Without a PSE burst it was somewhere around 10-20 minutes in the forest free field. PSE drops enough that you probably won't go more than a few minutes without at least level 1 PSE. Other types of PSE besides experience exist but I've never seen them in the free field. The other ones I saw were physical attack, magic attack, and (rare monster rate (希少種出現率)?).