Moonlight Blade will finally hit open beta in Korea in January

    
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Let's assume the dude on the righ represents ''the west'' here.

Doesn’t it seem as if we’ve been watching Tencent’s wuxia MMO Moonlight Blade for half of forever? Keep watching, but maybe watch a little closer, as Nexon’s South Korean edition of the game is finally launching open beta in the region on January 25th following the closed beta that’s run off and on this fall. According to Steparu, who broke the news for English speakers, the game has undergone intense localization, specifically with Korean-language voiceovers.

Nexon has previously hinted that it’ll bring the game westward with English servers, and though we don’t have details or even confirmation yet, it seems likely that Nexon might turn its gaze toward us once its home region is settled.

What do you guys think – will Moonlight Blade or Bless give Black Desert a run for its money, or is it all about A:IR?

Source: Steparu

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Alyn
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Alyn

Are Korean gaming companies ruining the genre by flooding the market with these same ol’ same style mmo’s? Just wondering what everyone else thinks.
For me, I’m totally under impressed.

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Heliton B. Amorim

IMO, you really need to look again, because this game brings cool stuff to the table. It looks like another Revelation Online, but that is just a wrong impression, this game may be a new “Age of Wushu”, but done right.

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Koshelkin

No, it’s not really a new Age of Wushu, it lacks the sandbox elements and replaces with alot of stuff we’re used from themeparks. Classes, PvE leveling, Questing etc.. In contrast to Revelation Online this sticks really close to traditional Wuxia-Lore in regards to world building and atmosphere(except for the loli characters, which I.. don’t get. Asians!) I don’t think it should be compared to either of the titles.

Veldan
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Veldan

This game is Chinese. Nexon didn’t make it, it’s only publishing it in South Korea

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Veldan

I love the setting of this game, but all the flying people are just too weird for me. They could at least give them Aion wings, or an ArcheAge glider. People moving through the air as if gravity doesn’t exist and their feet are rocket propelled makes zero sense.

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Heliton B. Amorim

Fantasy Asian setting. It is like the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (the first one please, the second is garbage), that is how fantasy works in Asia. Would you complain about mages casting invisibility or flying in a western setting? I don’t think you would.

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Veldan

The difference is that those mages are clearly using magic. Those fantasy martial artists aren’t, it’s made to look like it’s all physical, like they’re just using their bodies to do the obviously impossible. That’s why it breaks my suspension of disbelief while the more “normal” magic doesn’t.

Yes I’ve seen the movies, but even in there I have limited tolerance for that kind of stuff. I don’t mind if someone makes a jump that’s just too far or too high to obey the laws of physics, or if they run up a wall in a way that shouldn’t be possible. But if they’re just plain flying, that ruins it for me.

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Heliton B. Amorim

Yeah sure, a magic that allows people to fly is ok, cool. But not a technique, that is unacceptable. LOL

It is not about strength, it is a secret technique, it is very similar to “magic”, but instead of mana, you use “ki”, or “chi”.

IDK, each to their own, but I will be honest with you, it sounds a bit like “preconception”, because IMO Asia fantasy and western fantasy is basically the same fantasy, with different clothes and moves, with chi instead of mana.

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Grave Knight

NA/EU CBT will come in 2052…probably.

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Veldan

With terrible, half-finished translations