Blade & Soul - NCSoft

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by Aspira, Feb 12, 2011.

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    Aspira Admin Officer


    Disclaimer 1: Not yet in Beta
    Disclaimer 2: Pete might jizz whilst reading this thread.
    Disclaimer 3: It has gnome like small toons to keep KC interested.

    From what I can find on the internet..... it should be released in Asia this year and released in 2012 for the rest of the world.

    There seems to be little in the way of information abotu this game in English and since I can't read Korean, I'm a bit screwed. However there is a really nice Blade & Soul fansite Blade & Soul Dojo that seems to have some translators who are putting up some really nice information about the game.

    As for closed/open beta, there is a statement on the B&SDojo site that I will quote below....

    Whether or not this is Korean only beta or not, I don't know, but I assume it will be.

    As for the game itself, well, graphically Eastern MMO's are usually very pretty, and Blade & Soul is no different, the gameworld makes Aion look dull and boring.....





    There used to be little decent footage of the game on youtube too, but now it is packed with ingame footage and teaser trailers. There is a load of recent up to date footage too from the latest GStar event.

    Some of the better videos.... (again, block Pete's account, this stuff is as bad as TERA)

    GStar 2009 Blade & Soul Trailer

    Blade and Soul ingame Demo GStar 2010

    The game itself has four races, I don't know how many factions, tbh I didn't look. There is a cute cuddly gnome/asura style race called Lyn which Chops will love.

    There are 4 classes (do not know if that is all or if more will be released) and there are ingame footage videos out for each one that are availble to view on youtube. I recommend watching the ones on the Blade & Soul Dojo youtube channel as they often put English subs on their videos so you can see whats going on. Classes released so far are Kung Fu Master (reminds me of Tekken), Force Master (basically a mage), Blade Master (looks like an assassin) and Destroyer (a gladiator basically).

    All in all, I think this game graphics wise looks amazing and the combat videos look amazing too. I am however very concerned at the use of the words "Combo Abilities"..... DC Universe used those words and it turned out to be a spam clicky game that I didn't like. It looks very much like Soul Caliber meets Tekken meets Aion, which just makes me thing its going to be all about learning combos and button bashing.

    I am all for new combat mechanics, and combo abilities and such are nice, but if it goes down the DC Universe route of being right click left click move left right press up down left right and all that crap, then I will probably avoid it. For now, I am enjoying just looking at some screenies and videos and hoping that more games try to match this on graphics as it really is a pretty looking game.

    So yea, if your interested in this one, I suggest you head over to Blade&Soul Dojo and read up on it there. My opinion of the game is that it looks very pretty, but until I see that it plays like a traditional MMO and not like the DC Universe style MMO, then I am not getting over excited yet.
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    Saffi Community Member

    been bloody waiting for this for like 3 years now!
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    Katiechops Guild Master

    girls game.. :p .. when I watch it I don't know if I am turned on or just want to puke... /confused
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    Tal The Architect

    I'd probably try the beta... not sure if I'd find the game playable though.
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    Tvar Classic Officer

    Can you say korean-grind-fest (NCfail all over again too)? Looks pretty, not sure about the strict martial arts focus thingy. I'd have to see more, and also for RIFT, Tera to fail and GW2, Dark Millenium and WoD online not to be out by then, 'cos they are priority. :p
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    Blackspear "The Random"

    I dont know how look end game but what i saw is not even half dynamic as it is in trailers ;/

    Probably will try beta but i dont think i could play this game tho.
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    Looks like Dragonball Z with boobs and killer thighs. I'm willing to give it a try, but there's so much on the horizon atm I just want 1 good MMO not 100 ''reasonable'' MMO's...
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    Tvar Classic Officer

    You'll have to wait for Dark Millenium for that :(
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    Haven't really warmed up for that one either, the ones I'm mainly looking forward to is SW:TOR and GW2. What makes you think that Dark Millenium will do better then all the other MMO's? Tbh I was already pleasantly surprised I played Aion for over a month after the disasters of Warhammer Online and Age of Conan.

    Special about TERA: Graphics, aiming system.
    SW:TOR: Story, Single player content.
    GW2: Dynamic PvE world, no Healers, no Tanks, balanced PvP?
    Blade & Soul: Graphics, combat mechanics.
    RIFT: Good dev team, copying the good bits from others.

    Cant be arsed finishing the list atm, but this is pretty much the way I think about the upcoming MMO's. They can all fail as much as WAR or AoC.
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    Domain Veteran BOON

    so a heihachi with gigantic boobs and a pretty face... SUCCESS!
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    Doodle Bush Whacker!

    I'm really, really looking forward to the 40k mmo. I love warhammer 40k i think it is the most amazing IP ever. I will probably live and breath dark millennium when it comes out but im guessing it's at least 2 years away. If i get to play a grey knight (which i doubt =P) my real life will officially end
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    Tigros Veteran BOON

    hello sex kitty online :)
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    Mizou Community Member

    looks pretty, well the one in the black dress at least... nothing special else tbh :( i think i might have to start and work for ncsoft so they finaly get something good out
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    Tvar Classic Officer

    You and me both then, Doodle :)
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    Is there any way to make me somewhat enthousiastic about warhammer? an easy way, dont want to read a book or anything :p
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Tvar has a thread here....

    Tbh I still interested in this Blade & Soul game, but it totally depends on how the will implement the controls as it looks like the combat will be "button basher" console style (yes Shanto, BUTTON BASHER!! :p) and that usually means it sucks to play with a keyboard, for me at least.
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Bumped since this is in beta in Korea now.

    I have an account for the Korean closed beta and since their is no NDA from what I can tell via my own Google translations of the website, I will post up screenshots and fraps of everything I can. I was only able to play for one day this beta event due to uni stuff, but I was able to level up all of the playable classes to level 6 each, which is enough to see the first combos and triggered skills and stuff. I have fraps of gameplay from playing today and will try and upload it as soon as I can.
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    Fozia Veteran BOON

    god dammit wtb a good japanese mmo!
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Its Korean :p

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