Bless Online goes on an all-out offensive with its upcoming 140-player battle

Pushing back against poor reviews and mass refunds, Bless Online has grand plans to turn public perception of the game around with big ol’ battles.

Neowiz dropped a preview of the Siege of Castra today, pointing to the possibilities of 140-player battles waging across this special zone. The siege, which is coming “soon,” will last for 30 minutes at a pop and be open to players level 25 and up. During this half-hour, each side will be attempting to infiltrate the enemy fortress and assassinate the commander. There are elements on the battlefield, such as a Purifying Tree and Guardian Stones, that can sway the fight in your favor.

“The key to victory is to adapt a unified yet swift attack tactic through forming a raid party and appointing a leader who will lead the faction,” said Neowiz.

The studio also pushed out a small patch this morning that addressed a trio of issues and adjusted the price of chilis. “Overpriced chilis!” will be the rallying cry of the mobs no longer.

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Adam

Wow no offense but I just scrolled down through the daily articles and the only one I recognized was this one. The rest are kickstarter soup.
And we are in fail stew with the one I found my loveys.

Celestia
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Celestia

Still have my ArcheAge scars, so haven’t bought this yet, even though I really wanted to. Glad I waited. Maybe by the time they roll out the Mystic class, things will have settled.

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Roger Melly

It begs the question are there 140 people left playing ?

Adam
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Adam

If you play connect 4.

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Adam

Wait that didn’t make nemeses.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

I thought it was suppose to be 100v100

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Castagere Shaikura

The tried and true let players kill each other in big battles approach.

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Mark

While the graphical lag may be an issue for the majority (hard to tell if it’s common or squeaky wheel), just to provide dissenting, anecdotal evidence, neither my wife nor I experience any of the aforementioned graphical lag.

Note that yes, we did the .ini tweaks going around Reddit (the basic ones, not the ones that remove things like detail and shadows), and we are having no trouble getting 60 frames easy, even in the comparatively crowded capital city. We are running I7’s, GTX 1050s, latest drivers, 16 GB ram, etc.. Only I am on SSD but it doesn’t seem to make a big difference.

Where this game does suck is in the 1-2 minutes after loading and upon entry into the world, where the game absolutely chugs as it (presumably) is loading data into memory. IMHO, it would have been better if they had gone with a longer loading screen (e.g., ESO), rather than a quick load and on-demand additional loading.

To add a positive note to this news, it’s nice they made the minimum level 25, something rather easily reached within a few hours of gameplay (probably half a day if you are taking your time). Hopefully, it will have a better turnout than poor Wildstar’s infamous Warplots.

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Ben Stone

The game looks and runs great if you tweak the ini file yourself. It is a bit disappointing that so much customisation is hidden from users, but you can make the game run great.

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Duey Bear

I’m going to have to do the .ini thing too, hopefully it will improve the experience. That said, it’s been fun so far, though I feel the tutorial is too streamlined.

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Mark

Too true. It wasn’t until Marta (level 11-12 or so, we’re Heiron) that it actually felt like a game. Which is too bad but not unlike several games out there. I actually really like the gameplay I’ve been doing (haven’t tried much PVP, just 1 duel), but then again, I like grinding mobs as I haven’t had to do it in years.

I should add that, after doing these and the OpenGL fix, I am also able to get a clean 60+ frames on my laptop (a GTX 760M), which is nice.

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Randy Savage

Bless is all-out offensive

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khaoslbc

This game cant even handle a stable 30 fps with a gtx 1080 with 5 players on the screen

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Ben Stone

You need to tweak the ini yourself to use OpenGL.

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Nemui Byakko

Lol. Not true.

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Utakata

Lol…MonkaS? o.O

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rafael12104

Lol. True.

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Venomlicious

Yet another mistake made by this fail dev team. Just about everything in the game is broken and unbalanced but lets try to put in a battle royal. The game bogs down to 15fps if you see like 3 people fighting and you do this. This is going to be fun watching the tears turn to blood after this is released

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Nathan Aldana

so the key will be to zerg.

>_>

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Venomlicious

The key will be to lag and d/c

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rafael12104

Lol. Well, if it works just as it did on the Russia servers, it will be like watching a photo album on a projector.