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Blade and Soul has topped Korean game market, unbeatable

mmogardenmmogarden fuzhou, FLPosts: 12Member

The latest statistics has witnessed the success of BNS in Korea. Within a week after the commercialization of Blade & Soul, the online player number ranking continues to maintain the top. Having much similarity to Aion from the same company NCsoft, Blade & Soul&'s future has been the hot topic to discuss.

 

Since commercialization, B&S has been taking the lead of the online player number. The result shows the Korean game industry to enter the NCsoft era, even the previous NO.1 Diablo 3 has to claim its ending in Korea.

Numerous Korean game industry experts are very optimistic about the future development of Blade & Soul in Korea, and looking forward to the success of the global launch. CN version is about to come on August, as the first destination of the global launch, Chinese game market has expressed their high anticipation for Blade and Soul.

 

So what do you anticipate for Blade and Soul's NA or EU launch, the gorgeous graphics or the pvp? And the p2p will decrease the player number or improve the game quality? Let's just wait and see whether B&S will continue its miracle all over the world.

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  • VarkingVarking Winston-Salem, NCPosts: 433Member

    Confused as to why you wrote that it was unbeatable?

  • mmogardenmmogarden fuzhou, FLPosts: 12Member

    " Within a week after the commercialization of Blade & Soul, the online player number ranking continues to maintain the top " so ......

  • AtmaDarkwolfAtmaDarkwolf Edmonton, ABPosts: 353Member

    And I can only think of 'so what?'

     

    Its similar to aion, its new... 2 reasons(And prob 2 IMPORTANT reasons) why it would be edging out the top spot in korea(or any asian country) - And i'm sure there ar eplenty of OTHER reasons.

     

    Honestly? Nothing to see here, move on.

  • winterwinter El Paso, TXPosts: 2,276Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Varking

    Confused as to why you wrote that it was unbeatable?

     Agreed the OP does not seem to be very rational in his statement.

    1) Blade and soul is doing as well as Aion did. Aion maybe a decent game but I haven't heard anyone claim it was unbeatable.

    2) Its maintained a top position for a whole week! Really I'm pretty sure both D3 and SW:tor maintained a top position for almost a month and if you claim they are unbeatable people will just point and laugh at you.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by winter
    Originally posted by Varking

    Confused as to why you wrote that it was unbeatable?

     Agreed the OP does not seem to be very rational in his statement.

    1) Blade and soul is doing as well as Aion did. Aion maybe a decent game but I haven't heard anyone claim it was unbeatable.

    2) Its maintained a top position for a whole week! Really I'm pretty sure both D3 and SW:tor maintained a top position for almost a month and if you claim they are unbeatable people will just point and laugh at you.

    It's breaking huge subscription records for Asia which doesn't normally use an extended sub payment model.  The sub numbers in Korea alone dwarf pretty much every Western game except WoW.  If it is a hit in CN, which I'm sure it will be, then it will dwarf WoW as well.  The Asian market is huge.  Ours is small by comparison.  That it is doing this well so early actually means something.  Using TOR as a comparison is laughable.  Even if EAs inflated numbers are to be believed they still don't compare.

  • fallenlordsfallenlords NottinghamPosts: 680Member

    Just got an email about this game today, not cropped up on the radar before.  I just love the art style of the game it looks awesome.   Being centered around marital arts fantasy is an interesting concept.  One that should translate reasonably well I would think with a Western audience.  

     

    I just love how their graphics are so simple and yet complex at the same time.  My confirmation email for the the newsletter features a picture of a Gorilla, but it's a Gorilla wearing armor ... how great is that.   Really looking forward to this game.

  • ThraliaThralia EngerPosts: 219Member
    2 weeks..pff. try 8y
  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member
    Just waiting for it to hit the states. Glad to see it's doing well, just increases the likelyhood of my first statement. ;)
  • negativf4kknegativf4kk WorthingPosts: 377Member Uncommon

    another TERA only from a bigger publisher. 

    Black Desert Online looks more interesting.

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  • ThraliaThralia EngerPosts: 219Member

    ncsoft runnign it ?

     

    6 months p2p

    after that 1 year FREEMIUM extremly limited

    1 year later maybe "truly" free to play

    yep i can see it.

     

     

  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,187Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Thralia

    ncsoft runnign it ?

     

    6 months p2p

    after that 1 year FREEMIUM extremly limited

    1 year later maybe "truly" free to play

    yep i can see it.

     

     

    If those 6 months are fun, I don't see the harm :j

  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Fresno, CAPosts: 615Member

    Unbeatable in Korea?

    Then it'll be hemorrhaging players and merging servers in 6 months or less in NA.

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  • ThraliaThralia EngerPosts: 219Member
    Originally posted by GoldenArrow
    Originally posted by Thralia

    ncsoft runnign it ?

     

    6 months p2p

    after that 1 year FREEMIUM extremly limited

    1 year later maybe "truly" free to play

    yep i can see it.

     

     

    If those 6 months are fun, I don't see the harm :j

    that is so true ..i've player mmos for way less time n had an epic time.

  • SoandsosoSoandsoso Richmond Hill, ONPosts: 533Member
    Aion is only F2P here because pvp games fail in the NA market. If B&S is maninly pvp the NA customer base will sink it.
  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,000Member Uncommon

    So far have Korean made MMOs done rather badly in West. Both BS and AA seems to be fine games when you look on the but so did TERA, AION, L2 and a whole other bunch.

    So I am not optimistic even if the game is pretty, so were the earlier games. Of course I would love if they proved me wrong and actually made a game that fits us westerners great but I believe it when I see it.

  • revy66revy66 NY, NYPosts: 464Member
    Originally posted by Loke666

    So far have Korean made MMOs done rather badly in West. Both BS and AA seems to be fine games when you look on the but so did TERA, AION, L2 and a whole other bunch.

    So I am not optimistic even if the game is pretty, so were the earlier games. Of course I would love if they proved me wrong and actually made a game that fits us westerners great but I believe it when I see it.

    As opposed to the western made MMOs which have done incredibly well in the West right Loke? :) Btw, L2 never did badly in the west and despite being a 9 year old game still has a strong following on the official servers and on the private ones.

  • SoandsosoSoandsoso Richmond Hill, ONPosts: 533Member
    Originally posted by revy66
    Originally posted by Loke666

    So far have Korean made MMOs done rather badly in West. Both BS and AA seems to be fine games when you look on the but so did TERA, AION, L2 and a whole other bunch.

    So I am not optimistic even if the game is pretty, so were the earlier games. Of course I would love if they proved me wrong and actually made a game that fits us westerners great but I believe it when I see it.

    As opposed to the western made MMOs which have done incredibly well in the West right Loke? :) Btw, L2 never did badly in the west and despite being a 9 year old game still has a strong following on the official servers and on the private ones.

    And generates more money than GW.

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,778Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Thralia

    ncsoft runnign it ?

     

    6 months p2p

    after that 1 year FREEMIUM extremly limited

    1 year later maybe "truly" free to play

    yep i can see it.

     

     

    i love B&S and i really hope you are right. I dont support subscriptions and i want to play B&S so.... :D

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  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,095Member Uncommon
    Game looks good so I will try it out
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  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon

    A lot of you are in that "The US is the only country that matters" mode of thinking. Try to keep in mind there are veritable worlds existing beyond our borders ;

    Aion is actually been doing friggin beautifully in the East, it's just the West that didn't care for it. But they love that grindy shit over there. RNG with .000000001% chance of success? BRING IT. West players, not so much. I sure as hell don't have the patience for that crap. TERA failed both in the East and West so yeah, that one's not even worth mentioning at this point. But that B & S topped Aion is impressive because of how much those guys friggin love them some Aion. It also held the position. Whether it's "unbeatable" remains to be seen, but don't underestimate the draw of certain games just because our culture doesn't welcome them with open arms. That side of the world is a hell of a lot more profitable than we'll ever be anyway, just ask SEGA.

    Personally, I think it will do extremely well both in the east and west. It very closely resembles Aion, but with a better combo system and ~far~ less grinding right out of the box. That's pretty much what it is, Aion Better, but with "Kill Bill" lookin' hookers running around with freakishly long legs kicking the shit out of your face instead of stabbing it with giant swords (although they do that, too).

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  • RecoreRecore Posts: 5,095Member Uncommon
    Its supposed to be heavily story driven and thats also got my attention.
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  • superniceguysuperniceguy AnchorheadPosts: 2,278Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gaeanprayer

    A lot of you are in that "The US is the only country that matters" mode of thinking. Try to keep in mind there are veritable worlds existing beyond our borders ;

    Aion is actually been doing friggin beautifully in the East, it's just the West that didn't care for it. But they love that grindy shit over there. RNG with .000000001% chance of success? BRING IT. West players, not so much. I sure as hell don't have the patience for that crap. TERA failed both in the East and West so yeah, that one's not even worth mentioning at this point. But that B & S topped Aion is impressive because of how much those guys friggin love them some Aion. It also held the position. Whether it's "unbeatable" remains to be seen, but don't underestimate the draw of certain games just because our culture doesn't welcome them with open arms. That side of the world is a hell of a lot more profitable than we'll ever be anyway, just ask SEGA.

    Personally, I think it will do extremely well both in the east and west. It very closely resembles Aion, but with a better combo system and ~far~ less grinding right out of the box. That's pretty much what it is, Aion Better, but with "Kill Bill" lookin' hookers running around with freakishly long legs kicking the shit out of your face instead of stabbing it with giant swords (although they do that, too).

    It does not seem to be doing too well over there, according to this: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2012/08/133_117289.html

    It started off good, but then dropping fast, sounds like SWTOR kind of success. If it does better in the East than the West then it will fail hard when releasd in the west.

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member

    Yeah it's being doing great in Asia that isn't an arguable point, but I don't think it will do to well over here. But then again it doesn't have to lol. 

    NcSoft will have Blade & Soul in the East and GW2 in the west making it a force to recon with in the MMO sector. 

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon
    Only issue being is that NCsoft has full control of it, NCsofts track record with customer service in the west is absolutely terrible. I really wanna look forward to the game, however NCwest can blow me.
  • FrostyfrozenFrostyfrozen victoria, BCPosts: 5Member

    With NCsoft's closer of City of Heroes so they can free up the player base there to have them as Blade & Soul players totally backfired. And instead NCsoft now has thousands of protesting customers all refusing to pick up Blade & Soul.

    Oh and Blade & Soul has been dubbed Bits & T*X as the game art is full of it.

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