Blade and Soul, the most anticipated title from NCsoft, will launch its first closed beta test in the first half of 2010. NCsoft has announced via its financial report in last September that Blade and Soul and Guild Wars 2 will meet the public in 2011. Now Blade and Soul is scheduled to launch closed beta test earlier than Guild Wars 2.
Kim TaeJin from NCsoft said Blade and Soul has entered the final stage of development and they are speeding up its development, aiming to get it officially released in 2011. According to NCsoft, Blade and Soul will continue the closed beta test till the second half of 2010.
Blade & Soul (Korean: 블레이드 앤 소울) is a martial-arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in development by Korean game developer NCsoft’s Team Bloodlust division.Developed by the team behind Lineage II with stylized art and character designs by famed artist Hyung-tae Kim, the game is inspired by Oriental martial arts and fantasy. Blade & Soul features lush environments and gameplay that borrows elements from fighting games, platformers, and even tosses in a few puzzles.
Blade & Soul will be a P2P game, yet seems very interesting the experience of players with free MMOs . One of the player who tried a lot of MMOs says :
~But, i would not buy the game with a no Subscript fee.
-Tend to have a lot of cheap people who don’t want to pay for games, with the huge portion of that being little kids who talked their parents into giving them money or using money through steam.(Hate under age morons, specially when they claim it then annoy with mic uselessness)
-Lack of balance, or aim to make you spend money through a item shop. Better items more money you pay, or more exp. Becomes less about skill and playing the game.
-Prob would have a lack of Staff, meaning even more bots would show up.
-Cheap Servers, and lag would show eventually.
-Getting more patch updates would be bought expansions, or would be determined on how well the item shop has sold things.
Several more if you think what is bad about that idea. Only good thing i can see out of it, is i can come back later on and still play another MMO. 15 dollars a month isn’t much, if you don’t have the money your either to young, or you can’t get a job (Or to lazy to get one)
Sounds familiar the description above? It’s what happens in 9Dragons.