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Blade & Soul Content Patch Preview
Port Blood Shark, PVP & White Blue Mountains

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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The poster says "6 player easy party!"

Source: ThisIsGame. Translated by: Yuan.
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BloodJoker Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 2:35 PM
o.o have they hinted anything more about what this new non-gunner class will be like?
Ghastly Profile Photo Moderators
Sep 04, 2012 - 3:34 PM
2 hour dungeon sounds fun :laugh:
And the boss is that girl's grandfather? Interesting

Hoping that the pvp is balanced better and have rewards that make everyone happy.

I gotta say I'm not surprised about the solo dungeons being popular, they're really fun :laugh: It's also the fact that B&S needs a better guild system. One which lets the guilds get together fast and easy to work on things together.

I'm also not surprised at stats that show that many stop at mid level and some haven't beaten all the dungeons. B&S is not an easy game, and it truly does take skill (also the pvp problem). So it's good that they're trying to add content and ways to push you forward to end game.

Little patches over time is definitely the way to go. It makes the game more dynamic and makes it feel like they're paying attention.

Teambloodlust is already responding like a professional and caring provider/company. Listening to their fans and making content and changes that will make the game better.

I feel bad for the Gunner class fans, I am one, let's hope the class they're adding makes up for it. What could it be? Anyone have ideas? I feel that it will probably be "Pyro" class which plays around with fire and bombs. Not sure how fun that sounds or how that could even work in a fight but I can't think of anything else that uses gunpowder :laugh:

Thanks for the translation and article Yuan and Nayami.
LilLyn17 Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 5:24 PM
Thanks for the info! can't wait to see what will be the new class....agree with Ghastly about Team Bloodlust: it really is a professional company, and now we can see that the experience is really important in the videogaming world.
Really hope there will be the same attention when the NA/EU release will be out.
Already experienced a 2 hours dungeon, and i can confirm that, at the end, you feel really satisfied :laugh:
Seraphy Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 5:42 PM

View PostNayami, on Sep 03, 2012 - 6:24 PM, said:

The current PVP was only a beta for the upcoming PVP content patch, is the words of the devs.[/center]


That sentence really bugs me. Did they just admit that the PvP was pretty much beta (PvP is a large part of the game), and still charged for it?
LilLyn17 Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 6:27 PM

View PostSeraphy, on Sep 04, 2012 - 5:42 PM, said:

That sentence really bugs me. Did they just admit that the PvP was pretty much beta (PvP is a large part of the game), and still charged for it?


Well, the game just came out, and i think is a good thing they admit that...a lot of less recent MMO games still are in a "pvp beta" situation (if you know what i mean), but none cares...the fact they're saying so, means they're aware about the necessity of an improvement, and so they're gonna deal with it.
I just think their honesty will be really appreciated among the gamers.
Masataka Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 6:56 PM
i'm so excited that they will not add gunner.but Aion stole some ideas and they will make a gunner,and a music instrument class instead in 4.0 update
Tashigi Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 8:03 PM

View PostSeraphy, on Sep 04, 2012 - 5:42 PM, said:

That sentence really bugs me. Did they just admit that the PvP was pretty much beta (PvP is a large part of the game), and still charged for it?

NCSOFT.
All that need be said.

On the bright side, they're admitting to the problems and are aiming to address them.
I feel sorry for the Korean player base, but they're essentially a BETA guinea pig market right now for NCSOFT. But that also means lower chances of the West having to go through this nonsense.
Kite Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 9:16 PM
Aww man I was hoping for a gunner class....
But whatevs... I'm just glad to hear reports on the game anyway.

But maybe the the next class is either a musician, engineer(could still use incendiary bombs and rockets) Dancer or maybe a spearman/lancer

only time will tell...
pixus Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 9:53 PM
this is cool and all but.......no update on a NA release yet? :( im being so impatient and spoiled right now
Chan Profile Photo Members
Sep 04, 2012 - 10:45 PM
so...no translation for the detailed interview? :surrender:


http://www.thisisgam...ry=16001&page=1
Ghastly Profile Photo Moderators
Sep 05, 2012 - 12:13 AM
A complete translation of the interview would be great :yes:

But I also like the smaller summary of the important points. Makes it easier for everyone to read and comment right away.

Though nothing beats the full details of an interview. Knowing Yuan, I know he covered all the good points so let's not give him grief (maybe :laugh: )
aimee Profile Photo Members
Sep 05, 2012 - 12:36 AM
cool!!
LilLyn17 Profile Photo Members
Sep 05, 2012 - 2:38 AM

View Postpixus, on Sep 04, 2012 - 9:53 PM, said:

this is cool and all but.......no update on a NA release yet? :( im being so impatient and spoiled right now


I know that feel so well, here in EU is the same....but i'm afraid there will be nothing new until the end of the year :sad:
Napsys Profile Photo Members
Sep 05, 2012 - 7:04 AM
awwww, maybe theyll add gunner later or this new class is gonna be its ''replacement'' for good.

Hope itll be refreshing and cool cause i was kind of looking forward to seeing a gunner in this game.
Valadhiel Profile Photo Members
Sep 05, 2012 - 7:48 AM
That's neat that they're adding closets for all your clothes so they don't take up inventory space. I heard from Steparu that they're also adding some new hair, including that multi-toned one that chick with the gattling gun has.
:big_smile:

But still no news about the West ... :shakehead:
Fishcake Profile Photo Members
Sep 05, 2012 - 12:31 PM
^ Yep, saw it on facebook XD

http://i.imgur.com/wJMAA.jpg
DayBreeze Profile Photo Members
Sep 05, 2012 - 10:56 PM
what i know is that the JinM clown guy at 13:12 of this vid....



..... is the only one without a class. so that JinM is the one the new class will be talking to when they get their skills tree quest.
DayBreeze Profile Photo Members
Sep 06, 2012 - 3:37 PM
thats just the private server. with modded clothes.
Pokki Profile Photo Members
Sep 08, 2012 - 4:35 PM
Not Gunner? :cold: Oh well, idrc since I wanted to be a BM from the start anyway :big_smile: But now I'm really interested to see what the new class is, hope it's something super duper cool since they think it will have a different feel from any other MMORPG classes out there :dribble:
Zenomex Profile Photo Members
Sep 15, 2012 - 9:00 PM

View PostGhastly, on Sep 04, 2012 - 3:34 PM, said:

I feel bad for the Gunner class fans, I am one, let's hope the class they're adding makes up for it. What could it be? Anyone have ideas? I feel that it will probably be "Pyro" class which plays around with fire and bombs. Not sure how fun that sounds or how that could even work in a fight but I can't think of anything else that uses gunpowder :laugh:

Thanks for the translation and article Yuan and Nayami.


it's that summoning class, isn't it? where you summon those ''cute'' critter pets to fight for ya. saw some release vid of it
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