Get some useful tips on Blade & Soul before it launches tomorrow

    
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Get some useful tips on Blade & Soul before it launches tomorrow

Tomorrow’s the big launch day for Blade & Soul for anyone not already enjoying the head start opportunity. Users on Reddit have helpfully compiled several useful tips for the game that may not be immediately evident if you’re new to the game. And no, these aren’t the usual sort of “you can press X to open the X-button window” tips you’ll see on loading screen – these are serious tips about what weapons to unseal, which ones to upgrade, and which quests are actually worth the time it takes to complete.

It’s all useful stuff that might not be immediately self-evident, like the functionality behind the game’s “Bidding” loot system, wherein everyone submits an amount of money and the winning bid is distributed among the rest of the party. You can also jump below the cut to check out the Twilight Garden, if you want to see how pretty some of the later game can be. It’s all useful to know before you make the decision to play or not play on launch.

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EpicViking
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Mochaccino Siphaed Miserymachine Wow… someone actually watched Bastard!!. My number one anime alongside Hellsing. Shame they never got to do the whole thing, tried hunting down all the Bastard!! manga books, but only found the first 5-7 of them in english, rest was in german.

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Shermanx Siphaed 
Smart companies do NOT sell their IPs.  Because in the MMO-verse, there is only so many customers and so much competition.  Adding to competition against your portfolio of MMOs is a foolish business mistake.
And Tabula Rasa could not be sold. It was suspected to be contracted under partial ownership by Richard Garriot (his name was actually printed on the box as it was called “Richard Garriot’s Tabula Rasa”).

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Siphaed Shermanx Atleast SOE let them go on for many years. NCSoft shutdown Auto Assault after 1 year and Tabula Rasa in less then 2 years.  Smart companies sell the ip, take Fallen earth as an example. I don’t buy EA games, I own Warhammer online, I was very upset over the messed up Simcity 2013 that I didn’t even buy it. I pledged never to buy an EA game after that.

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Line with more hugs Wratts lol, that’s pretty funny.  We’ll see how it plays out in B&S.

As a side note, the major problem with Reagan and Republican “trickle down” is that at least in polit-speak it ignores globalization and the easy mobility of money.  Non-western economies have seen a surge in middle class development as a result of increased savings by the wealthy promoting investment abroad.  The problem in the US in particular is the middle didn’t understand that by global standards they were (and still are) “the wealthy”

And don’t misunderstand, that’s not an endorsement of Reagan.  I’m more a Sanders guy, but I do understand that Reaganomics worked, just not in the way it was sold to the voting public

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Wratts Line with more hugs
But that’s the thing, since they only get part of the bid, they don’t get loot. So they need to play more, and if they were poor/new to begin with, they can’t/won’t. It will be even harder and harder each time they come back, be it in a week or a year.

It’s a bad situation, where only the most devout players getting all dailies done + as many dungeons as they can every day, could even hope to “dominate” the PvE. And you outright cannot compete with those in such a system, RNG won’t be here to compensate. You don’t need money everywhere else, you can make do, and get loot/mats. Not quite in B&S.

Of course all of that would be solved by personal loot, but Blade&Soul openly tells casuals and newcomers to go lick themselves. That’s their choice, and that will be interesting indeed. 
But “wealth will trickle down, the rich will only get first dibs on everything, control the market, decide who plays endgame or not, and rule open PvP, that’s all”… even Ronald Regan would be ashamed.

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Veldan

my pretty little blade master
the character creator is amazing!

JonBuck
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JonBuck

Here’s the male version of the character below, plus a no-UI version. Except he’s an Assassin, and she’s a Blade Master.

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Siphaed ManastuUtakata Liandreth Miserymachine 
Reading ahead in the manga, there’s a whole “Something’s rotten in the State of Demark” about that. Also I am not sure the anime is up to Yato’s dad….let’s just say he’s a real piece of work.:(

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Miserymachine 
Anime isn’t an art style.  The big hair? All the real celebrities are like that.  Big eyes?  In real life they find rounder eyes more attractive. I could go on but all that stuff you call “anime” is prevalent throughout their entire culture.

It doesn’t really have anything to do with their cartoons.

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JonBuck crtl-X removes the UI.