I’m new to BnS overall and I just bought the initiates pack. As of right now my patch download for the CBT is very slow. It’s been a good 2 hours now, and I’ve just hit 7%… I’m not sure if its just a problem on my end, or if this is a common occurrence at the moment. Just wanted to have some insight on how your downloads went and if anyone is having the same problems. Thank you in advanced.
It’s always around this time where people are posting this question about download speed with huge number of Blade & Soul Items, so I am assuming that around this time is when their server do some maintenances.
If that is not the problem though, you can either check if your ISP provider actually throttles torrents, or you can go to the downloader installation fo
I had this problem, but I assumed i was my ISP was just throttling my internet (I live in Andorra, bad internet) as my dl speed would peak at 300KB, then slowly drop down to 3kb and reset back to 300, but then noticed my gf was downloading it around 1-2mb/sec who was sitting next to me. in the end after 12hours and it was only at 30% I waited until hers had downloaded then just copied it over with a hard drive.
I’m not actually asking, I’m answering this question that a lot of players are having.
I’m a semi-veteran BnS player after having played all the classes some to lvl 30 some to lvl 45(on Taiwan/Russia) and having a few hundred games in PvP I’m here to answer your questions.
This game is balanced around level 50 with the legendary skills, without them some classes will be obviously much weaker and some will be still affected but not as much, so here I am telling you which classes are the most affected and which are still strong.
Obvious answer, summoner simply losses power without the Legendaries but not as much as other classes with Blade & Soul Gold, it is still easy as ever at low rating but without legendaries other characters have a harder time creating burst for the cat or summoner, this helps a lot summoner mains which can win a lot easier and to a higher rating than before.
Pretty broken right now and everyone except KFM has trouble against them, at level 45 it’s a great class, at level 50 it starts losing power and it’s easier to win against.
Lost a lot of power but it still is extremely strong, good class to main even at level 50.
They are extremely balanced at level 50 but at level 45 it seems that KFM holds an advantage against BD and BM, good classes to play with strengths and weaknesses at lvl 45 but get better at level 50.
Still strong but I haven’t had any problems against him on any character, at level 50 it’s perhaps the best class currently.
This is in my opinion the ranking of all the classes with the current BNS Gold patch, this changes at level 50 where pvp gets much more balanced.
If you disagree with something feel free to correct me.
I dont know where people keep getting this, “Oh well that obviously wont work for Western players”. Specially when at one point the most popular MMO Diablo 2 had a RNG system that would literally make you want to throw your computer, then they added a secondary RNG system that made you want to shoot yourself afterwards. That game held out way longer then expected and was probably the WORST grindfest of its time.
There are ways for -everyone- to obtain the items they need, its not difficult to obtain the keys its just not very many have a need BNS Gold to get them beyond buying them from the shop or what they get for free due to all the founders packs.
Its just bad luck, sometimes it works out and other times it doesnt. I’ve gotten all my stuff one characters after one roll a couple rolls or up to 15 rolls. On a more positive note at least by doing that many runs you were able to get the achievement which adds… 100 hp? 50hp? Permanently.
Specially when at one point the most popular MMO Diablo 2 had a RNG system that would literally make you want to throw your computer, then they added a secondary RNG system that made you want to shoot yourself afterwards. That game held out way longer then expected and was probably the WORST grindfest of its time.
There are ways for -everyone- to obtain the items they need, its not difficult to obtain the keys its just not very many have a need to get them beyond buying them from the shop or what they get for free due to all the founders packs.
Its just bad luck, sometimes it works out and other times it doesnt. I’ve gotten all my stuff one characters after one roll a couple rolls or up to 15 rolls at Blade-Soul. On a more positive note at least by doing that many runs you were able to get the achievement which adds… 100 hp? 50hp? Permanently.
I am pretty new to WTFast because I am a “low ping bastard” as people usually call me in MMORPGs.
So I never had to use these pingboosters because they always increased my ping instead of lowering it.
But this time is the first time I actually play a MMORPG on a server outside Europe, and it seems like a good idea to try and get a lower ping. As without ping booster from Netherlands to Texas I want to Blade And Soul Gold. I don’t like that so I gonna give ping booster a try.
Because I am a total noob with pingboosters I had some issues configuring it… specifically with the “Launcher Parameter” part.
I was just adding the parameters there but I got errors.
I manage to solve that issue after a few tries using the below configuration for WTFast:
Game Executable file:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NCSOFT\BnS CBT\bin\Client.exe
Run with Launcher option:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NCWest\NCLauncher\NCLauncher.exe
“C:\Program Files (x86)\NCWest\NCLauncher\NCLauncher.exe” /LauncherID:”NCWest” /CompanyID:”12″ /GameID:”BnS_CBT” /LUpdateAddr:”updater.nclauncher.ncsoft.com”
Hopefully this will help some other people trying to configure WTFast.
Workaround: Esc Menu at bottom right hand screen, select “Escape” (this is a unstuck feature), or if high enough level, double tab S to move back
“Socket to Me” Quest – If the quest is abandoned or completed with the training gem slotted into the weapon, the gem will be retained and cannot be sold, traded or destroyed.
Workaround: Acquire cheap weapon and slot the training gem and sell the weapon to any merchant.
Black screen after a cut scene – Once this occurs restarting the game is the only way to resolve the issue.
Players who encounter this issue are encouraged to Buy Blade And Soul Gold in the Bug Report forum containing a DxDiag and what cut scene they encountered this on.
Mouse is capable of leaving the screen
Workaround: Alt Tabbing out of and back into the game will temporarily resolve this issue.
PvP and Dungeon Invite Name fields are limited to 12 characters
Hongmoon store Gift and Request name fields are limited to 12 characters.
I’ve always gotten the feeling NCSoft was scared to death this game would flop in the West which is a reason it’s taken so long to localize. They didn’t want to bother at all for the longest time. Afterall, it does cost money to localize and they didn’t want to do that and have nobody play. So when they finally did green-light it, it was with low expectations and probably a mandate to do whatever was needed to make it more than a flop.
And to me all of that is bull. The game was good enough for me to play on the Chinese server without any ability to understand Chinese. The art is beautiful, the music is amazing, and characters and story are compelling and I love it. And I’ve never ever played any Wuxia game before this one. Had no interest in that sort of thing but THIS game, even in a language I didn’t understand, was THAT GOOD that it hooked me. Watched enough kung-fu movies as a kid. I get it. I am A-OK with the whole thing.
So I am disappointed as hell. They didn’t need to NERF it.
That said, they are still making changes during CBT: Soha has a new voice now -the Texan drawl is gone. Sounds like the same actress which is fine. Soha merely sounds normal with a lot of Blade & Soul Gold. Namsoyoo also has a new voice, somewhat older-sounding than before. I’m not sure if this is good or bad since probably nobody who’s gotten past level 20(?) gives a fsck about Namsoyoo. Dopey ship captain Dodan also seems to have a less dopey voice now. With two more CBTs left after this one, probably safe to assume they are not done or final yet with all the changes.
I have a rather odd request for the BnS community. I would like to see how BnS looks and plays as it likely would on the consoles. And here we go…
Tweaks to the settings in BnS make it possible to replicate to some degree what BnS would be like on consoles because of the limits the consoles have or probably would.a max of 60fps and a resolution between 720p and 1080p are the most obvious. From there, a guesstimate of resources used relative to resources available on consoles is the next logical step with Blade & Soul Gold. There’s 5 gigs for games on Xbone and 6 for PS4. The game seems more dependent on cpu than GPU from what I’ve seen. The GPU specs for both consoles can easily be found by doing a web search. The CPU specs are also easily found through the same avenue. The big question is how the available resources could best be balanced for the best gaming experience.
Let me apologise in advance for seeming wonky. Life’s been fairly generous to me in some very peculiar ways. Both physically and emotionally.
Another player to answer:
Just based on the bits I know of the PS4 specifications, you would have to lock the game at around 720P (Or possibly less!) and may need to downgrade several of the physics in game for the CPU to handle it in crowded areas; or limit the amount of detail shown in crowded areas by a lot (Possibly hiding full players and only showing 5 or so players/NPC at a time; similar to how the PS3 version of FFXIV works).
This is not really because the PS4 can’t handle it, but because UE3, when used on MMO, is a tremendous CPU hog. People on PC report that even when OC’ing their CPU to over 4 GHZ, they still struggle in crowded areas.
Keep in mind, that in addition, UE3 only utilizes one core mainly, with a secondary core partially. The rest of the cores are almost never used. Which brings us to the 8 cores on the PS4.
Hey Guys let me know what you think about some of these ideas and if you have an idea just comment! Make sure to tell others it so NCSOFT looks at in and considers all of out ideas!
So I really hope that they put in awesome PvP rewards to make PvP worth playing more often. They should put at least 3 reward costumes and weapon skins to choose from once you reach Silver, Blade & Soul Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. They all should increase in quality so people like us can look cool and show off our PvP skills. Also I understand that they are going to eventually put in 6v6 for NA but I really want them to put in larger battlegrounds like 10v10 too, and also give an option to queue into rated battlegrounds, which also should give rewards based on rating. Last but not least I really enjoy the fact they you can join a arena lobby with a chat but I really wish you could look at skills or the wardrobe while your in it.
I don’t have a ton if Ideas about PvE but I really hope that they add enough content to keep people busy and able to continue to enjoy the game. By content I mean more dungeons being released more often. Blade and Soul has a big advantage over other MMO’s because when they release in NA they have 4 years of experience, dungeons, and many more ideas. Because of this they are capable of giving out new content more often. Also, I really want to see more rewards for dungeon achievements. Any Ideas on what those should be let’s hear it! Oh and we need Hongmoon Levels on release or close to it! Please!
Blade & Soul offers a PvE progression conducted by conventional bashing and gathering quests, regularly interspersed with scriptwriting phases to move between the various acts of the game. Numerous dungeons will also punctuate the progress, and will be a crucial aspect of player leveling. They allow players to obtain new equipment, as well as resources to improve their skills. If you take these dungeons lightly, however, you might be in for a surprise. They will constantly require a good team synergy for players progress through them. Players will always need to communicate, deciding on who will interrupt or stun bosses, and when will be the best time to do it. Moreover, despite the fact that the game does not have a healing class, a party with good teamwork can easily rush through a dungeon without suffering any damage. This is especially noticeable in high-level dungeons, where a trained team will have no trouble managing the most powerful creatures with well placed blocks and CC attacks.
Another of Blade & Soul’s strength lies in its confrontations between players. Unlike many other MMOs, PvP is here much more matter of personal skill than gear, the latter having virtually no impact on battles between players. This philosophy is also largely responsible for the success of the game on the Korean, Chinese and Japanese e-sports scene, where the Arena mode is widely acclaimed by pro-gamers. Once past the level 22, the player is prompted via the main plot of the game to choose a faction. Once the choice is made, they are given a faction-specific outfit that automatically enters them in a PvP mode against other factions when worn. There are also outfits reserved for consentant PvP duels, allowing players to confront each other without any PK worries. Regardless, wearing the PvP outfit and fighting other players allows players to gain rank, as well as unlock new gear and abilities. The game further encourages PvP through daily quests and buy Cheap Blade And Soul Gold. The system is even more interesting because it allows PvE and PvP players to evolve side by side without making them confront if they so choose.
Finally, there are also the PvP arenas 1v1 (directly accessible via the F9 key). Players that enter the arena are matched together according to their equipment level, meaning that a level 20 character may very well fight a level 45 enemy, and win. The matches consist of three rounds of three minutes each where winners will receive a PvP currency that allows them to improve their abilities or equipment.