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How well do you think Bless Online will do?

LazzaroLazzaro Member UncommonPosts: 548
Just another failed Korean MMO brought to the west or will it have a decent niche crowd when it comes over in a year or two?
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,768
    I think the combat needs work as it is now but besides that it is a fun game with great graphics and a great open world.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 20,622
    It depends on many factors - localization, timing, state of the game etc...


    Too early to tell at this time.

    But Bless might be the last high budget AAA themepark we'll see in a long time, possibly the last one ever.




  • ShaighShaigh Member RarePosts: 1,986
    The 2-faction world PvP will be a bummer for all PvE-fans. PvE also seems somewhat undercooked. On the other hand the PvP aspects of the game could create a niche crowd for this title. 

    What I dislike about this title is their current fatigue system. So many activities are restricted by fatigue, if you wish to play this game a lot be prepared to use your credit card.
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  • LazzaroLazzaro Member UncommonPosts: 548
    edited February 2016
    Yea, the fatigue systems they put in Korean MMO's are dumb.

    What I do like is that huge open world and OWPvP.  I'm not a big fan of Theme Park MMO's, but having no dungeon finder that ports you do the dungeon, and actually makes you run there is awesome to the PvP of the game.  I loved it in Vanilla WoW.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,768
    combat is terrible at the moment though. Action combat or tab target and they do not do either very well. Ruins the game

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  • LazzaroLazzaro Member UncommonPosts: 548
    combat is terrible at the moment though. Action combat or tab target and they do not do either very well. Ruins the game
    I've watched videos and they all say Combat is shit.
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,467
    It looks like rubbish. 
  • KabulozoKabulozo Member UncommonPosts: 861
    Factions is the WORST thing ever introduced in a MMO. PvP-PvE itens the second, quest chains the third.

    It will fail. TERA is a much better game from what I've seen so far.
  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 8,890
    Only games I know that have failed are games like Warhammer Online, Vanguard and Tabula Rasa. 


  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,770
    I think the combat needs work as it is now but besides that it is a fun game with great graphics and a great open world.
    The combat needs work but I don't think it's as unplayable as some comments/videos I've seen.

    I was watching a video where the streamer was getting more and more progressively angry with it but I felt his emotions, while they might be valid for him, were non-issues or at least not as game breaking for me.



  • LacedOpiumLacedOpium Member EpicPosts: 2,327

    My opinion of Bless is that it isn't innovative enough or bring anything new to the genre.  As a result, you are less likely to be hard pressed to continue playing it over a game you've been playing and have a lot more time invested in.  In other words, if you've already invested considerable time in BDO, there is little reason to leave it for Bless.  As lacking as BDO may be, it has a lot more to offer than Bless does.
  • Joseph_KerrJoseph_Kerr Member RarePosts: 1,111
    I think it'll get similar reviews to AA and B&S in the west with an average score of 5-7 depending on the reviewer/website. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,768
    Sovrath said:
    I think the combat needs work as it is now but besides that it is a fun game with great graphics and a great open world.
    The combat needs work but I don't think it's as unplayable as some comments/videos I've seen.

    I was watching a video where the streamer was getting more and more progressively angry with it but I felt his emotions, while they might be valid for him, were non-issues or at least not as game breaking for me.
    I have about 7 hours into it now and the combat is really not that good. It is beta but it still needs a ton of work imo

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  • CnameCname Member UncommonPosts: 211
    edited February 2016
    According to game site 2p.com, Bless Online's highest concurrent online players in Korea reached 90,000 (note that Korean open beta started on Jan 27th 2016)

    This figure apparently came from 2p.com's sister site in China which claim to obtain it from an "insider"  in the Korean gaming industry. Since this is the first month period of its open beta, Bless has unsurprisingly taken up the top spot of Korean MMORPG ranking for now.

    The original Chinese report also give a comparative list of how Bless performed against other MMO in their first month of release in Korea. I will just list two that might be of interest to gamers in the West:

    Blade and Soul - max 230,000 concurrent users (July 2012)
    Archeage - max 100,000 concurrent users (January 2013)

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  • JDis25JDis25 Member RarePosts: 1,350
    I don't think this game will do well in the West, it's just too average and contains everything the West is sick and tired of, with nothing that really shines or stands out about it. As gorgeous as it is..
    Now Playing: Bless / Summoners War
    Looking forward to: Crowfall / Lost Ark / Black Desert Mobile
  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,291
    DMKano said:
    It depends on many factors - localization, timing, state of the game etc...


    Too early to tell at this time.

    But Bless might be the last high budget AAA themepark we'll see in a long time, possibly the last one ever.




    I wouldn't write off AAA Theme parks just yet.  These things go in cycles.

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  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 8,890
    If I can grind mobs I will play it. 
  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,206
    edited February 2016
    Well idk how much depth it has in it but yes if typical of how Korean devs make their games it is likely a one trick pony.However i will be trying it out for sure.
    What will make me instantly depart and delete is if i see any of that typical Korean spamfest combat.I want thinking,challenging combat not a ARPG pretending to be a mmorpg.

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  • LazzaroLazzaro Member UncommonPosts: 548
    edited February 2016
    I've watched some Steparu videos and it reminds me of Vanilla WoW, maybe not as oldschool, but still brings back the feeling watching her videos.
  • WarlyxWarlyx Member RarePosts: 2,852
    bless is full pvp lvl 30+....no safe zones at all so yeah....
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,768
    That feeling will leave you once you play it

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,940
    I havent got a chance to play it but the graphics and game world look nice....Then again so did Aion, Archeage and some of the other garbage that has come out of Asia.
  • reeereeereeereee Member UncommonPosts: 1,636
    mgilbrtsn said:
    DMKano said:
    It depends on many factors - localization, timing, state of the game etc...


    Too early to tell at this time.

    But Bless might be the last high budget AAA themepark we'll see in a long time, possibly the last one ever.




    I wouldn't write off AAA Theme parks just yet.  These things go in cycles.
    What would a big budget AAA non-themepark MMO even look like?  Surely no one would sink 200 million into full loot PvP. 
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,467
    reeereee said:
    mgilbrtsn said:
    DMKano said:
    It depends on many factors - localization, timing, state of the game etc...


    Too early to tell at this time.

    But Bless might be the last high budget AAA themepark we'll see in a long time, possibly the last one ever.




    I wouldn't write off AAA Theme parks just yet.  These things go in cycles.
    What would a big budget AAA non-themepark MMO even look like?  Surely no one would sink 200 million into full loot PvP. 
    I agree. A non-themepark AAA MMO would be the project of an eccentric billionaire with more money than sense at this point. 


    Either that, or another horribly cynnical attempt to dig into the Minecraft and/or survival audience. 
  • PepeqPepeq Member UncommonPosts: 1,977
    It will do as well as every other MMO that has been released in the past 10 years...
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