Blade & Soul

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  1. bitsnpieces

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    Anyone else also waiting for this MMORPG from PlayNC?

    http://bns.plaync.co.kr/

    Looks awesome and I hope this will be a true hack and slash MMORPG and not what other companies deem as a hack and slash action because they know nothing.
     
  2. psych0sis

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    Fucking oath
     
  3. Pinkeh

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    Looks interesting... as long as its not Aion...
     
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    Stumbled across the website while looking to see if I had signed up to Wildstars beta.

    Looks bloody good.

    Still in development for the western market.

    http://us.bladeandsoul.com/uk/

    Video in this link.
     
  5. Pinkeh

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    Could access CN servers but cbfd with vpn
     
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    Got excited for this when I first saw it, now after what 3 years of very little info have given up on it. Especially since we have some new MMO IPs coming this year. Shame, at the time it seemed quite revolutionary.
     
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    thread revival, this is finally coming to the west.

    closed beta test due around our spring with a release at the end of this year.

    http://www.bladeandsoul.com/en/
     
  8. Pinkeh

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    I've been playing on the playB&S Russian server and it lags like a cow. The art style and character creation is awesome (presets are absolutely gorgeous). Questing and combat is fairly generic.
    Lag is a problem for this game just like action RPGs like TERA and Wildstar. Even with 200ms lag (typical of US servers) you may notice issues with positioning especially classes that rely on precise positioning and direction (like Assassins or Destroyers). The Russian server gives me 600-1500ms so i play a sorceror.

    [​IMG]Blade and Soul by George Wong, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Blade and Soul by George Wong, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Blade and Soul by George Wong, on Flickr
     
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  9. HeXa

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    the private russian server is also hosted in the netherlands :p
     
  10. Pinkeh

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    well might explain why it spikes so much :lol:
     
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    Also had the 1st live stream this week as well.

    The servers are in Dallas.

    They bought up oceanic servers, but need alot of feedback with demand for one to make it viable, the chat was being spammed with people bringing up oceanic servers.

     
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    Wildstar's servers are in Dallas too. The ping is pretty bad for PVP and end game content. TERA's is in Chicago which is even worse.

    AH too bad.
     
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    I remember trying this with a eng patch (I think it was a private server too) and enjoying the style but deeming it unplayable without a local server. Such a shame because I'd love to play this style of MMO.

    I've tried a few variations with my best mate that hates 'action bar casting tab-target' games but fact is these are an Oceanic players best odds to reduce our latency's impact on the battlefield.

    Having said that I will still try dammit!! I am a glutton for punishment (rolled a Shadowblade on AA).
     
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    FYI, closed beta this weekend, 22nd nov to 1dec
    Check your emails
     
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    Yep i got an invite for this weekend, looks like about a 12gig download.
     
  17. FerrisXB9R

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    Actually not as shit as I expected it to be. It's not quite as fluid combatwise as GW2, but it's not Tera either. A lot of combo interaction between other classes vs mobs.

    Incredibly pretty, runs well and kinda fun.

    If it's F2P I'll play it.
     
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    Been watching this one for a while but missed the closed beta, any idea if there will be oceanic servers for it?
     
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    They've said something along the lines of "it will be considered based on demand" and someone has started an online petition for OCE servers. Unfortunately they'll never happen though, and the ping issue is the main thing stopping me from getting into the game.
     
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    I've been enjoying it so far, it's been good enough to pull me away from Devilian (urgh), and this season of Diablo 3.

    • Voice acting is crapulous,
    • Artwork is fantastic,
    • Storyline is predictable yet I'm still on board with it,
    • Backgrounds and travel are pretty awesome, with the dragon jumps in the mix too it's a lot of fun.
    • Questing: run here, kill that, collect this, rinse repeat. MMO 101. There are some interesting quests which are ability dependent but few and far between.
    • Combat... Combat. The issue with combat is the latency, I'm running a destroyer (tank) atm, trying to avoid the AoE effects from dungeon bosses is a complete waste of time, I've been hit by the attack just as the circle on the ground pops up, incredibly frustrating! Not to mention that attempting to take part in the party combos just isn't something I can take part in.
     

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