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Blade & Soul: Commercial Release on June 30th

AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLPosts: 915Member

http://www.mmoculture.com/2012/06/blade-soul-kr-commercial-p2p-date.html

 

"NCsoft's Blade & Soul will enter its commercial P2P phase on 30th June 2012, which is just a few days from now. This is also just 9 days after the game went into its free for all Open Beta phase which started on 21st June. The monthly fee (30 days unlimited access) is priced at KRW 23,000, which is near USD 20.00. Although this is slightly more expensive than Aion Korea, Aion's monthly card actually has a limit of 300 hours.

 

There are currently no plans to release hourly cards, which is a popular payment option in Korea. However, seasonal time cards will be considered after Blade & Soul goes commercial. Early pre-subscribers starting from today till 29th June will be rewarded with exclusive game items and discount vouchers."

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  • xKingdomxxKingdomx SydneyPosts: 1,541Member

    Sigh, really hope they drop that social security number thingy so I can play the game in Korea, I even learnt korean just so I read some of their news properly :(

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  • AmbrosiaAmorAmbrosiaAmor Miami, FLPosts: 915Member
    I don't think South Korea will ever drop the whole social security identification (at least not in the foreseeable future). NCSoft upgraded their security with a new company that asks for additional information. Now you need a social security number plus either a credit card or a valid South Korean telephone number and register the code you receive or you must have your birth certificate documents on your computer which is scanned by the new company’s system.
     
    NCSoft has become tighter all around with security.
     
    All of that just for open beta.
     
    O:

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  • FuturisticFuturistic UppsalaPosts: 41Member

    what did i miss ? open beta ?

     

    what what what ?

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  • xKingdomxxKingdomx SydneyPosts: 1,541Member
    Originally posted by Futuristic

    what did i miss ? open beta ?

     

    what what what ?

    The game is launched in Korea.

     

    I think

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  • KumaponKumapon Vancouver, BCPosts: 706Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by xKingdomx
    Originally posted by Futuristic what did i miss ? open beta ?   what what what ?
    The game is launched in Korea.

     

    I think



    The game officially launched in South Korea, on June 30th. So yea it has launched.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon

    Pay to play? Really?  That is so very disappointing.  I was hoping they would launch with their Truly Free payment system.  I really don't want to pay a subscription + cash shop ever again.

    Do you know if it is pvp only?  Have they announced any US/EU release?  Their global site hasn't had any news updates for almost two years now.

  • AsalzSyAsalzSy ChitungwizaPosts: 224Member
    Originally posted by Kumapon

     


    Originally posted by xKingdomx

    Originally posted by Futuristic what did i miss ? open beta ?   what what what ?
    The game is launched in Korea.

     

     

    I think


     


    The game officially launched in South Korea, on June 30th. So yea it has launched.

    It is also NO.1 in korean market..interesting..

  • KumaponKumapon Vancouver, BCPosts: 706Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Pay to play? Really?  That is so very disappointing.  I was hoping they would launch with their Truly Free payment system.  I really don't want to pay a subscription + cash shop ever again.

    Do you know if it is pvp only?  Have they announced any US/EU release?  Their global site hasn't had any news updates for almost two years now.


    It's pay to play, but it's free up to lvl 15. B&S has no cash shop or any RNG enhancing seen in other Korean MMo's. But the game just released so I am sure once the subs go down a cash shop will be introduced.


    B&S is the first successful pay to play mmo in Korea. They have like 2 million subs with an average of 230k players online at any one time.


    The Truly Free payment system is for Na only. So maybe B&S will be FTP if it ever comes over here.


    The game is like Tera, just with 50% more content and 50% more support. So it has allot of PVE content, with PVP tack on the side.

  • teakboisteakbois Parlin, NJPosts: 2,154Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    Pay to play? Really?  That is so very disappointing.  I was hoping they would launch with their Truly Free payment system.  I really don't want to pay a subscription + cash shop ever again.

    Do you know if it is pvp only?  Have they announced any US/EU release?  Their global site hasn't had any news updates for almost two years now.

    Im not sure you understand why the 'Truly Free' was implemented, but if they feel it will do poorly enough in the NA/EU to warrant that model they probably wont even bother with a translation.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kumapon

    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Pay to play? Really?  That is so very disappointing.  I was hoping they would launch with their Truly Free payment system.  I really don't want to pay a subscription + cash shop ever again.

     

    Do you know if it is pvp only?  Have they announced any US/EU release?  Their global site hasn't had any news updates for almost two years now.


    It's pay to play, but it's free up to lvl 15. B&S has no cash shop or any RNG enhancing seen in other Korean MMo's. But the game just released so I am sure once the subs go down a cash shop will be introduced.


    B&S is the first successful pay to play mmo in Korea. They have like 2 million subs with an average of 230k players online at any one time.


    The Truly Free payment system is for Na only. So maybe B&S will be FTP if it ever comes over here.


    The game is like Tera, just with 50% more content and 50% more support. So it has allot of PVE content, with PVP tack on the side.

    Thank you for the answers.  Do you know if the game has pve only servers like original Lineage did or is it fully pvp like Lineage 2 and Aion?

  • KumaponKumapon Vancouver, BCPosts: 706Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Kumapon Originally posted by Torvaldr Pay to play? Really?  That is so very disappointing.  I was hoping they would launch with their Truly Free payment system.  I really don't want to pay a subscription + cash shop ever again.   Do you know if it is pvp only?  Have they announced any US/EU release?  Their global site hasn't had any news updates for almost two years now.
    It's pay to play, but it's free up to lvl 15. B&S has no cash shop or any RNG enhancing seen in other Korean MMo's. But the game just released so I am sure once the subs go down a cash shop will be introduced. B&S is the first successful pay to play mmo in Korea. They have like 2 million subs with an average of 230k players online at any one time. The Truly Free payment system is for Na only. So maybe B&S will be FTP if it ever comes over here. The game is like Tera, just with 50% more content and 50% more support. So it has allot of PVE content, with PVP tack on the side.
    Thank you for the answers.  Do you know if the game has pve only servers like original Lineage did or is it fully pvp like Lineage 2 and Aion?


    All the servers are PVP servers, there are no PVE servers in Korea.

  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon

    No PvE servers then ...sigh okay thanks.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cheyane

    No PvE servers then ...sigh okay thanks.

    I know lol.  I'm burnt out on pvp, but I love NCSoft pve style.  I understand though, Korean gamers seem to love pvp.  It only makes sense they follow the market.   I just hope someday there will be a pve game that has this style.

     

    Oh, and thanks again for the answers Kumapon.

  • xKingdomxxKingdomx SydneyPosts: 1,541Member
    Originally posted by Kumapon


    The game is like Tera, just with 50% more content and 50% more support. So it has allot of PVE content, with PVP tack on the side.

    But the PvP party video I saw on youtube was amazing!?

    How much WoW could a WoWhater hate, if a WoWhater could hate WoW?
    As much WoW as a WoWhater would, if a WoWhater could hate WoW.

  • Lamer883Lamer883 singaporePosts: 1Member
    Originally posted by cheyane

    No PvE servers then ...sigh okay thanks.

    PvP isn't forced in this game. You can go purely PvE for the story content. PvP in this game, in my opinion, is just for role-playing purposes, like defending your fellow faction members from griefers or killing random people for your faction. For example, you join the red faction, they will give you a red faction uniform, but you can wear normal clothes that doesn't toggle PvP mode on. If you wear the red faction uniform, npcs and player characters, who are wearing the blue faction uniform, will be hostile to you, npcs will attack you on sight.

    There are 3 known factions that i remember in my CBT3/OBT experience, only 1 faction allows you to earn pvp points from player character kills. The 2 other faction uniforms are just for storyline purposes or casual dueling between friends. This faction has npcs that trades weapons for PvP points, which makes the PvE content a bit easier.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFKHctVJZHo

    The link above shows me dueling against a fellow forum member. Of course I said the class, KungFu Master is OP because of their dominate skill but I am just showing how the game works as of OBT.

    Edit* wow didnt know this would be my first post after nearly 2 years of lurking

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    game does look like a lot of fun.. hopefull won't take till next winter to get it out here in the states but seeing how usually takes that long to bring a game over after it's released in the East I'm not expecting to see this in the US till next winter.

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  • drakaenadrakaena Posts: 488Member Uncommon
    I dislike that its another cut-scene filler MMO and extremely instanced. But the games been on my radar so long I almost feel obligated to give it a try.
  • SirBalinSirBalin Joppa, MDPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by xKingdomx
    Originally posted by Kumapon


    The game is like Tera, just with 50% more content and 50% more support. So it has allot of PVE content, with PVP tack on the side.

    But the PvP party video I saw on youtube was amazing!?

    the pvp tack on the side comment just broke my heart...I hope you are wrong...

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