Blade & Soul’s Blade & Ghoul Halloween event is here with reward and upgrade rebalancing

    
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Halloween is officially live in NCsoft’s Blade & Soul this morning as the Blade & Ghoul (yes really) event has kicked off. As we’ve previously noted, starting today and running through November 7th, level 50-plus toons will be zipping through the Zaiwei Ruins, which has been buffed with the power of darkness and infused with really sweet themed costumery. Of course, you’re getting a buff too, in the form of a 50% experience boost. Sub-level-50 toons can take on dailies for tokens exchangeable for loot.

Do note that today’s patch has a bit more than just Halloween festivities. NCwest says it’s tweaked PvP rewards and rewards from some of the solo dungeons rather significantly as well. Moreover, the studio’s rebalance upgrade costs for legendary accessories from raids.

Source: Patch notes
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rafael12104

I feel like a correspondent covering BnS. Lol! Ah, no worries Bree. I’m a freelancer and my rates are very competitive.

So, this event is nice. Yeah, that’s about it really. It’s something fun and in keeping with the Halloween season. But it is nothing new. Basically, they repurposed an old abandoned area, added a few NPCs with Halloween skins, and created another event currency which buys the loot you desire.

It’s not bad, but it’s run of the mill. But, any event at this point would seem that way given that their previous event was truly the best the game has ever released.

And that rebalancing of upgrade costs for raid drops? Heh. That is just resolving an issue introduced in the last patch which reduced stats that weren’t supposed to be reduced. Good spin on the fix though.

And yet, this patch and event are another good step forward. It is easy to be cynical, but BnS is really trying to keep its player base happy. This event is, once again, very alt friendly. As such it is welcomed by many who just rolled a new Warden.

Kudos NCsoft, but you know what we really need, that new Unreal 4 engine you are working on. Get that to us by Christmas and it will be a banner holiday. If you can’t manage that, then drop that Lyn Warden and the player base will behave Oprah fans.

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Utakata

So the tl,dr is no Lyn Wardens dropping as of yet? :(

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rafael12104

Not yet. Maybe in December. But thus far, not even a hint of when it might be.

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Utakata

:(