Blade & Soul’s Dawn of the Lost Continent drops Dec 6 as the game’s biggest update ever

NCsoft just keeps the Blade & Soul content train coming as the game slides into its second birthday early next year. Next up on the docket? Dawn of the Lost Continent, which lands on December 6th. The studio is calling the “largest update” to the game so far.

“Venture to the new land of Solak in search of the long-lost Yun city of Valindria as you continue on the sweeping story of epic proportions,” NCsoft says. “Continue to hone your martial artistry as the level cap increases to 55—including access to the new Hongmoon Ultimate Skills. These ultimate abilities come with a new resource bar that builds as you fight, allowing you to unleash a customizable attack of extraordinary magnitude once full!”

The new territory itself will send players trekking through act 8 and a bunch of new dungeons: a solo Heroic, two 6-man Heroic dungeons, and a 12-man raid called Snowjade Fortress. Check out the brand-new trailers, and then take a peek at the Golden Harvest events launching today!

Source: Official site. Thanks, Qarran!
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rafael12104

A couple of thoughts for those thinking about jumping back in.

They stream lined the questing so that you only have to do the yellow aka main quest now. No side quests required.

Also the quest line gives you everything you need to progress to legendary weapon. So no need to grind there.

Don’t feel like you are too far behind, because you can easily catchup. And the way it is now? It is quite fun because you get the best of the story and leveling gear by doing nothing more than follow the story.

boredinBC
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boredinBC

Thanks, that was really helpful. I love the combat in BnS…some of the systems are not well suited to a western audience, but I keep meaning to come back to the game and give it another try.

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Jon Jones

I’ve tried so hard to get into this game but I just cant.

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rafael12104

No worries. If things change, its free, so nothing is lost.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

At some point I really need to level a character up in this, I always fall off by the time I hit the 30s.

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rafael12104

Yup. There is a wall at 30 or so it seems. They seem to have resolved it by eliminating the grind and requiring only the main story line quest to level up. But, you would have to be the judge on that.

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Rumm

An expansion with the ability to truly catch up would be the only reason I would go back to BnS. As it stands, I’m so far behind that I’ve no desire to spend months farming just to catch up to people in gear (PVE). At the same time, this wouldn’t be fair to the people who have actually been playing the game non-stop for the past year, but then again, basically every other MMO does expansions that way.

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rafael12104

See my post at the top. I understand what you mean. It might help that they lessened the grind, but you still have to get to cap, and now it will be 55. The good news is you don’t have to worry about gear. Quest rewards give you all you need and eliminate the upgrades and grinding.

Xijit
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Xijit

*Cough*Fifth Birthday*cough*Cough*

lol … easy to run that content train fast and heavy when your game has an actual birthday of June 30th, 2012.

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rafael12104

Yup. It’s true. It’s a dated game by some accounts. Still, great fun, and a great series of drops recently.

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Utakata

“…including access to the new Hongmoon Ultimate Skills. These ultimate abilities come with a new resource bar that builds as you fight, allowing you to unleash a customizable attack of extraordinary magnitude once full!”

Is this the game where epic skills trumps epic gear? It would be nice change where we could beat epeen gear types on the meters almost entirely in the buff. <3

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rafael12104

So sometimes I feel like a cheerleader for this game. GO TEAM BNS!

Lol! But I’m not. Not really. I don’t walk around with blinders extolling the virtues of any game while ignoring its deficits.

But BnS, it is a game I enjoy very much. It lured me in with it’s quirky art style and interesting story, and sold me with it’s combat and many and varied content drops.

And this drop on Dec 6, might as well be an expansion. It ticks off most of the requirements.

But the most compelling reason for me to continue will be that finally! finally! finally! there is a game that has a significant content drop during the holidays. Not a trumped up holiday event to cash in. A real and important addition that will keep me busy through my vacation when I have time to play.

BnS has had an interesting second year here in the west. It saw a significant drop off in players, it realized that the “Korean” grind doesn’t work in NA/EU. And it realized it’s goal of making their successful E-sport truly a world wide endeavor by welcoming NA/EU to the World Championships and having those regions place well.

The most important thing though is that BnS/NCwest, has responded NA/EU needs, and the game is flourishing once again. It is a very alt friendly game now where it wasn’t before. The content drops are fast and furious. And they have managed to remove road blocks and grind for players that wish to progress into end game without having to be a raider! Yes, there is a path to continue without raiding now.

So, let me pick up my pom-poms. It has been a great year for this two year old game in the west which launched in the east in 2012. You would think it would be dated and in total decline by now, but it is quite the opposite.

Kudos NCwest! You are doing a great job! Keep this up, and we will have a pep rally!

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blah blazh

Every game needs a cheerleader, no shame in that. I play it on occasion but I just don’t have the time for multiple games anymore. But glad to see it going strong

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