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Blade & Soul Forum » General Discussion » Anything happening with this game?

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  luclinraider

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Joined: 3/15/12
Posts: 34

 
OP  3/30/13 9:34:14 PM#1

Ive been playing the Beta 2 private server for some time now....LOVE IT!

 

This truly is one of the best MMO's in a long time.  Combat is unique, FAST, fun, and very skill based.

 

Anyway, I am not here to pull credit where it is due....if you are wondering about the game, grab the private serve client.  Yes, the crucial parts are translated into english, although most of it is still in Korean, and yes, we dont have all the classes...but the fact that its still so much fun even without.....says alot. 

 

Getting a finished English version with all the updates will just make it that much more amazing.

 

I am here asking if anyone has any insight on an English release.  I used to frequent the official site but there has not been an OF update on there since Dec 5.......almost 4 months 0.0......

 

From my understanding, B&S is the #1 MMO in Korea for almost 2 years now....and they already announced that when the NA lanuches we will be at the same state at the Korean...updates and all.  But....does it really take 2 years to finalize translations?

 

And they used to post updates every 2 weeks to a month....why all of a sudden the 4 months gap of silence?

 

I have really kept up on this game...so I am really not sure how anyone else would have any info tha I dont...but just thought I would ask :P

  Aerowyn

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Joined: 2/20/12
Posts: 7969

3/30/13 9:36:14 PM#2
i check all the time for news on NA release... still nothing.. very sad indeed:(

I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  luclinraider

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Joined: 3/15/12
Posts: 34

 
OP  3/30/13 10:40:55 PM#3
I agree.....all the rumors are that CoH...another great MMO, was shut down in order to put their resources into B&S....dont see that being true if its taking this long just to translate a finished game lol :P
  Sho0terMcgavin

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Joined: 3/13/13
Posts: 318

3/31/13 1:28:01 AM#4
I'm really hoping that we get a surprise update soon with a possible launch date.  Or at the very least a potential Beta test date guestimation.

  MechaGear

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Joined: 4/11/08
Posts: 2

3/31/13 7:21:34 AM#5

Sad that a western release isn't even mentioned in the recent investor release doc....

Though that may have to do with the release of Wildstar later this year.

  AsalzSy

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Joined: 5/27/09
Posts: 196

8/26/13 4:41:45 PM#6

so after the delay of Wildstar do you guys think we will get at least a beta this year?

btw is over 9 months from the last post on official site saying that they have finish with translating but from then nothing new..

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

  AmbrosiaAmor

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Joined: 11/24/10
Posts: 905

8/27/13 6:08:27 PM#7

NCSoft is focusing on Blade & Soul for China and Wildstar for North America. I have not heard anything in the past month except for the fact that open beta will happen sometime in September (for China). Release may happen by the end of the year for China. Someone that used to work at NCSoft said the same thing at the Dojo website. The best news that can come out this year is that they announce a concrete schedule of when closed/open beta and release will be (all for next year of course). Aside from that I don't think anything else will come out of it for this year.

  darkrain21

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Joined: 7/06/10
Posts: 258

11/03/13 10:12:45 PM#8

"NC Interactive, LLC continues its game publishing legacy with development for the West that include WildStar® and Blade & Soul®. "

Pulled this from the top of the updated NCsoft career page. 8) im taking the fact that they are hiring for it as a good sign.

  rojoArcueid

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11/03/13 10:23:41 PM#9

i also played the private server from the korean beta like the OP and i fell in love with everything in the game until i left the starting zone and started killing 10 rats over and over and over and over. I hope they take all the time they want to remove all that crap questing before brinding it to NA. Or at least do more dynamic questing like GW2.

 

Also, OP, last time i heard about B&S it was doing bad in Korea with the subscription model. I expect it to launch in NA with the same model from GW2. I aint paying a monthly dime if they keep the horrible questing i played on the beta.

  darkrain21

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11/03/13 11:15:56 PM#10
Originally posted by rojo6934

i also played the private server from the korean beta like the OP and i fell in love with everything in the game until i left the starting zone and started killing 10 rats over and over and over and over. I hope they take all the time they want to remove all that crap questing before brinding it to NA. Or at least do more dynamic questing like GW2.

 

Also, OP, last time i heard about B&S it was doing bad in Korea with the subscription model. I expect it to launch in NA with the same model from GW2. I aint paying a monthly dime if they keep the horrible questing i played on the beta.

That private server was such an insane cut down of the full game it isnt even funny. Ive played the KR version on the game and loved it. Even if the questing was go here kill this GW2 was the same shit just packaged diffrently. This games draw is its amazing art, fluid combat and world. I for one dont want them to touch a thing. Make it english and bring it on over is what i say.

  rojoArcueid

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11/03/13 11:19:33 PM#11
Originally posted by darkrain21
 

That private server was such an insane cut down of the full game it isnt even funny. Ive played the KR version on the game and loved it. Even if the questing was go here kill this GW2 was the same shit just packaged diffrently. This games draw is its amazing art, fluid combat and world. I for one dont want them to touch a thing. Make it english and bring it on over is what i say.

If they bring it as it is, it will have the same fate TERA did. Praising graphics, art style and actiopn combat while the entire rest of the game was beyond generic. It had to go f2p. Questing is as grindy and boring and generic as TERA, Lineage and Aion. Thats the only thing i expect they change before bringing it to NA. Everything else is fine.

  darkrain21

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11/03/13 11:28:24 PM#12
Originally posted by rojo6934
Originally posted by darkrain21
 

That private server was such an insane cut down of the full game it isnt even funny. Ive played the KR version on the game and loved it. Even if the questing was go here kill this GW2 was the same shit just packaged diffrently. This games draw is its amazing art, fluid combat and world. I for one dont want them to touch a thing. Make it english and bring it on over is what i say.

If they bring it as it is, it will have the same fate TERA did. Praising graphics, art style and actiopn combat while the entire rest of the game was beyond generic. It had to go f2p. Questing is as grindy and boring and generic as TERA, Lineage and Aion. Thats the only thing i expect they change before bringing it to NA. Everything else is fine.

Like I said, the game is fun and amazing and you played on CBT2. Its questing is not grindy at all due to the fast paced nature of it. Each battle can play out diffrently and the games combat is nothing like Tera's hold a key down, Blade and Soul features a strong understanding of your combos and abilities. You played in a version that was the CBT 2 test. Since then they have added tons of skills and abilities you didnt get to play with and tons of mods from PVP arena to the tower of fate. Basing what the game should be off of a CBT that happened over a year and half ago just isnt fair to the game. Ive maxed an assassin, blade master, kungfu master, and a destroyer. The leveling is simple and fast and fun.

  rojoArcueid

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11/03/13 11:38:46 PM#13
Originally posted by darkrain21
 

Like I said, the game is fun and amazing and you played on CBT2. Its questing is not grindy at all due to the fast paced nature of it. Each battle can play out diffrently and the games combat is nothing like Tera's hold a key down, Blade and Soul features a strong understanding of your combos and abilities. You played in a version that was the CBT 2 test. Since then they have added tons of skills and abilities you didnt get to play with and tons of mods from PVP arena to the tower of fate. Basing what the game should be off of a CBT that happened over a year and half ago just isnt fair to the game. Ive maxed an assassin, blade master, kungfu master, and a destroyer. The leveling is simple and fast and fun.

dont get me wrong, im looking forward to the game and anything that they improved over what i experienced is welcome in my book. I know the combat is great and not just a button masher. As for the questing, it doesnt matter how fast it is, if its too repetitive then its grindy. Thats what i hope they do address. If they improved it from the old cbt2 like you say then thats great. But keep in mind that "improving the questing system" doesnt mean increasing the experience gain. You can only improve a generic system by making it less generic. Thats a general issue most mmos have and most devs dont want to bother making it better when they know that is a major feature of any mmo that has leveling and needs to be done well.