Blade & Soul Content Patch Preview
Port Blood Shark, PVP & White Blue Mountains
From left to right, Producer Hwang Sung-Jin and Lead Designer Lee Bum-Jun
Port Blood Shark & Hae Moo-Jin.
In an interview with Hwang Sung-Jin and Lee Bum-Jun it has been revealed that the next dungeon will be called "Port Blood Shark" and the final boss will be named Hae Moo-Jin. Remember the little girl with the gatling gun? Yes? Well, Hae Moo-Jin is her grandfather and you can expect him to be even harder than her, of course with the higher difficulty the rewards will be greater.
The dungeon will take about 2 hours to complete and there will be about four mini bosses as well as ten named monsters before you can reach the final boss; Hae Moo-Jin.
Hae Moo-Jin AKA Dong Chun Gak will be the main villain in the next dungeon.
PVP and the new class.
After the "Port Blood Shark" update there will be a PVP content update as well with the long awaited new class. The next storyline quest "White Blue Mountains" will be added last, as there are concerns about having more content for the players before they advance the story.
Statistics from NCSoft says only 44% of the players have experienced the end game dungeons (there are currently only 4) and only 18% of them have cleared the current hardest boss: Po Hwa-Ran(The girl with the gatling gun). The recent 6 man dungeon patch was for the remaining 60% of the players who have never experienced the content before.
Sometime in september is the planned PVP patch as well as the new class, they will also make changes to the PVP rewards and balance of the factions.
The current PVP was only a beta for the upcoming PVP content patch, is the words of the devs.
"Our goal is for the players to hit max level and get good at their characters then progressively get better at the game. The upcoming patch will be to encourage those who stop mid leveling and not hit that max level."
They also said that 80% of the players never experienced Po Hwa-Ran and they will also be fixing balances in PVP.
They didn't say much about the upcoming patch but they said this. "The next class is not 'Gunner' believe it or not, we think this new class will give a different feel to many of the MMORPG classes out there."
Sorry kids, the next new class is not a Gunner.
Preparing Blade & Soul for a variety of players.
The next story content patch which will raise the level cap will arrive around October. Also there will be many convenience systems getting implemented for the players to enjoy. They said they are preparing systems like closets to store your outfits as well as balance between classes and advanced auction house search functions.
Along with the above they will also be adding solo dungeons, as the current solo dungeon is quite popular among players, so they will be adding more for their player base to enjoy. Players completed the solo dungeon about 10 times more frequently than the 6 man dungeons and they are taking notes to react on future updates.
Lastly they added that they are planning to add small content patches more frequently instead of one massive one less frequently. This should provide additional content for players on a more regular basis and keep the game feeling fresh and entertaining.
The poster says "6 player easy party!"
Source: ThisIsGame. Translated by: Yuan.
Sep 03, 2012 - 6:24 PM Posted By 28 Comments