January was a busy month, sorry for the lack of posts, hopefully after the next week things will slow down soon. The new year rang in with me being really sick and then a bunch of stuff going on IRL, ANNNNND then Blogger wanted to be stupid when I finally sat down to write this.... Sigh. I did manage to jump into Blade and Soul though, I've been waiting on this game for quite some time! Today I'll share my thoughts thus far.
My thoughts this far is that it is a fun game. It is mainly combat focused, but there is plenty to do. Daily quests galore, you can even go back to older zones to farm daily quests, there are also costumes to farm, dungeons to run, wheels to spin which you need currency for and so on. I don't run out of things to go after. So, while it is combat focused there is always something to do. It is a theme-park, but it isn't bad if you come to the game expecting just that. And for a Eastern game it is quite simple to understand, I haven't found any of the systems in the game to be overly complicated. I feel quite at home in BnS as an mmo player.
As far as the summoner goes, the game has some fantastic combat. I haven't always been all over the action combat games, but BnS has some fantastic combat, it is quick and fun. Sometimes it taxes my hands as I have CTS, but that is any action MMO. IF you hit Shift+F2 you can change this to the classic MMO type of play, think EQ/WoW. I think this is such a nice option! Love that it is there. Options are great.
Dungeons have been pretty quick and fun. I rarely do dungeons in games these days but I hop right into them in BnS. There are no real tank or healing classes, so it makes getting a group quite fast. There is the dungeon finder, there is also the dungeon lobby for cross server groups, which is awesome. No damage meters so far, things die so fast I don't think they are needed. Then again I like players looking at the game and what's going on, instead of meters.
That about sums up my initial reactions and thoughts until I get to the end game. So far it offers fun and fast combat, easy to get in and out of, all around good for me at the moment, being so busy lately. Plus, we already get an update to our version of the game this month, about nine days away! So, seems plenty more to do in the future once I catch up. More to come in a week, going to be pretty busy- but I just had to get this post out before it had been too long! If you haven't tried Blade and Soul, it's free, very fun and worth a spin!
|Pick me! You can pick from one of four different cats as a summoner.|
|It is fun to dress up these feline friends!|
|Questing, that baby is almost as big as me...|
|A costume from one of the first areas.|
|Loved this tree, was so neat.|
|Moving along to cooler looking areas.|
|My cat got very fat. He's gone on a diet since then. Errr.. She. They're all she cats.|
|I guess that fellow died from waiting so long on respawns...|
|Cross server LFD lobby, yeah I was a bit too low for this one...lol, oops.|
|AS well as changing your cats size and weight, you can also change fur colors, eyes, expressions.|
|It is a pretty game, for being the age it is.|