Neowiz is gunning for the bots in Bless Online. In fact, the studio says in its latest Steam update that it’s already cracked down on miscreants.
“On August 30th, we completed a wave of removal, during which time numerous offenders were eliminated, and we don’t plan on stopping there,” the company announced. “We take these violations seriously, and will continue to remove those accounts and individuals who we determine to engage in activities through which they are knowingly degrading the play experience for others, and ultimately contribute to toxicity within our community.”
In addition to the feeling of satisfaction that cheaters are being dealt with, Bless players are getting another good thing today: a make-good promise for emergency maintenance downtime. Players will see a “premium buff extension” for maintenance that runs past the five-hour mark, temporary buff items if the maintenance runs half an hour over, and both for unplanned downtime.
“We also want to compensate players in cases of critical errors within the game. As such, in the case of these errors causing players to lose items or buffs, we will restore the items and give an additional gift of Lumena to the player according to the severity of the error. Compensation will be given to all players affected by critical errors, and the case of maintenances, to players who have logged into the game approximately 24 hours before and/or after the start of the maintenance.”
Bless rolled out its Rift of Space and Time update on Wednesday, though by SteamCharts’ measure its playerbase continues to shrink.