Blade & Soul developers share some information about the game’s next class

    
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If you’re eagerly looking forward to the name or footage of the next class planned for Blade & Soul… well, we hate to deflate your expectations, but neither of those things exist yet. There’s no footage to be had, and there’s not even a name yet being discussed for the next addition to the title in Korea. Fortunately for fans, though, there is new information about what the class will include, so that should at least ameliorate some of the need for new information.

We know that the class will be a ranged damage dealer, with sophisticated controls for veteran players and elements of range and placement in terms of its abilities. Players with more skill at setting up positioning will be more successful with it, so skilled players can expect to be better at dealing damage on a whole. There’s no launch schedule for the class just yet, but at least you can get some idea of what to expect from these early teases; hope for more information sooner rather than later.

Source: MMO Culture
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rafael12104

Yup. This came up earlier last year and the speculation is that it will either be an archer class or spear class. Spear makes the most sense from a practical perspective as there are already mobs and NPCs who wield spears most effectively and have great animations.

But, meh. We have much lower hanging fruit to pick first. Let’s start with the Lyn Warden. How about Awakenings which were due in December? That needs to be done. And the UE4 roll out? I prefer devs working to deliver that well before a new class.

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Utakata

Do you know why they are being so slow and pushing back in releasing all of this?

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James Crow

i think the main reason is because they already said they working on sequel and 2 spinoff.

so this game is not top priority for ncsoft.

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rafael12104

Indeed. Although, they did cancel one of them. “Revolutions” I think it was called. But nevertheless, Team Bloodlust is in full control of Blade and Soul 2 and BnS vanilla.

I can’t remember the name of the Chibi doll edition, but that version is being farmed out.

Nevertheless, it seems BnS vanilla is taking a back seat. But, it may be a little early to tell for sure.

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Utakata

First City of Heroes, then WildStar and now Blade & Soul. Games I fell in love with that NC are aiming to destroy. /bleh

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rafael12104

Yeah. NCsoft doesn’t’ endear itself, does it? But, again, it is still too early to tell how this will shake out.

We will know in the next two months where we really are.

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Utakata

Sorry if the pigtails got a bit too melodramatic on that, but…yeah. :(

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rafael12104

No worries. There is a reason for concern.

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blah blazh

Spear never made a lot of sense to me as a ranged class. But I’ve always associated spear with shield as in the Hoplites, and anti-cavalry weapon, or as a one time ranged weapon as a heavy javelin. Yeah yeah I know it’s a fantasy game but just think it makes more sense to have an archer class than a ranged spear class.

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rafael12104

It certainly could be an archer. And with the competition like BDO offering an awakened archer class, it would make sense.

The reason Spear comes to mind is because it is an obvious easy port with existing animations.