The second closed beta of NCsoft's up and coming martial arts themed MMORPG Blade and Soul has been running for just over a week, finishing today, and I was lucky enough to again be able to play.
During the first closed beta I played all of the races and all of the classes and generally just played through to the first newbie town. This was to get a feel of all the classes, but also to get some nice YouTube footage to let everyone see what the game is all about.
So yeh, meeting the Yogscast was one of the highlights of the week for us. It was a great experience to meet them in person and also one of the strangest most surreal experiences I have had.....
We had heard that the Yogscast were at gamescom at the start of the week and we made numerous trips to the Sony Ericsson stand each day during lunch breaks to try and meet them and convince them to come and play some GW2 PvP with us up at the ESL booth. In case you don't know, some of the BOON guys were working at gamescom to showcase GW2 PvP and working the GW2 ESL booth was where we spent most of our time at gamescom. So the days came and went and we had still been unable to find Lewis and Simon and convince them that it would be funny if they came and tried out GW2 PvP. On the final day of the convention, we had still not had a chance to meet...
Not only do we get to meet the Warcraft legend Swifty, but we also get to meet the best paladin in the world!!!!
So yea, there we are hanging out on the GW2 ESL PvP booth, helping the players out with the PvP making sure they are in-game okay and giving them basic pointers on the classes when the next thing we know, Razer decide to invade us. Who was it...? Swifty and Athene, the best paladin in the world, and their whole entourage including a camera guy and some booth babes from Razer... search YouTube for gamescom 2011 Razer booth babes to see why this was important thing to write about.
Photo is blurry /cry Back row: Akemi, Swifty, Athene, Aspira, Acina. Front row: Alaisy, Mizou, Katiechops