Even though Sega has crafted among the most effective free-to-play games in existence, PSO2 is a tiny light on the tutorials and hand-holding. Bearing that in mind, I wanted to kick out a couple of hints that I wish I'd personally known right from the gate. Hopefully these suggestions can streamline your early-game and make it possible for you to enjoy the experience without feeling confused quite as often as I had been together with my Newman Ranger for the first 40 levels!
The first and most important point to learn about PSO2 is that while"Client Orders" may often be optional side quests, some are mandatory for your character's early development. Throughout your initial 40 levels, particular ones will serve as both gameplay tutorials and as a way to unlock more tasks, quests and chances.
Pay particular attention to Afin and Officer Cofy the moment you step into the Arks Lobby. Afin is the guide to basic gameplay programs in Phantasy Star Online 2, and he is located to the left of this Gateway Ship door as you're facing the a variety of quest counters. His early Client Orders will teach you how you can set Photon Arts and Techniques, equip and switch between various weapons and armor, and hint in the pure glory of PSE Bursts among many other things. Officer Cofy will not be quite as generous with the quantity of client orders, but those that she hands out would be the secret to progression, acquiring a MAG, obtaining sub-classes, unlocking completely new classes of quests and tapping into harder difficulty levels (which of course returns greater loot).