Bless Unleashed PC says it’s cracking down on illicit RMT with 30-day bans

    
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Bless Unleashed is riding the high of its PC launch, which yesterday reported over a million downloads since the release. But now, Round 8 Studio is turning back to the business of explaining what’s next.

The studio says that this week’s priest patch is getting a patch of its own to rebalance the Shield of Faith skill and fix a bug in the hitpoint bug fix. The team is also addressing issues with the Crusader skill Impervious and the Bone Dragon fight. Priests can expect their fix tomorrow, while the rest will be handled “as soon as possible.”

Perhaps more notably, the company is cracking down on its own version of goldsellers.

“Buying/selling Star Seeds with real money is strictly prohibited in Bless Unleashed PC. We are aware that players are not able to experience a normal chatting service due to repeated advertisements by some Star Seed selling websites,” Round 8 says. “We will continue to monitor those characters with real money trading chats 24/7 applying a penalty of an account ban for maximum 30 days. We are also internally preparing to enhance a chat filtering system against the real money trading chats.”

Source: Steam
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Vanquesse V

So if I understand the official statement, it’s a 7-30 day account ban for advertising RMT in chat?
I was about to write about how a 30 day ban maximum doesn’t make any sense but I don’t think it matters. The issue is that it’s trivially easy to create new burner accounts for spamming, so any ban that lasts longer than a day or two might as well be permanent in terms of actual effect.
But by banning for 7-30 days you ensure that people getting their account hijacked and used for spam won’t end up as collateral damage.

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angrakhan

Ooh 30 day bans on someone clearing thousands of dollars a month in RMT. I’m sure they’re shaking in their boots as they fire up another mule account to sell with while their 100 other multiboxed botted accounts continue to rake in piles of in game currency.

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partiesplayin

I choose a mage as my first class, I have tons of aoe I can rain ice down upon you for very long periods of time thanks to using the right blessings which are basically passives that buff your character. The story line might be interesting but I usually skip most of it anyway. It’s not as customizable as I would like it to be with my character I mean . but there is a transmog system which doesn’t cost you money which I have yet to use actually. The combat to me is actually better then new worlds, the only advantage new world has is the weapon swapping but other then that its less impactful and basic with out the combos then Bless.The bosses are fun when your in a huge group . The mobs don’t really respawn that fast . They may in only certain areas . It’s a mediocre game could use more features for sure . But it’s free it’s not like you have to pay anything for your entertainment. And it just released with shit tons more content the new world. I do plan on playing new world but I think new world could actually take some pointers from this game as well. In the real life to get any kind of similar entertainment is going to cost you and probably more then 20$ for a max of 3 hours. You could probably play this game for 40 hours or more and not spend a dime .

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Bruno Brito

I just played a bit of the game, and…my first impressions aren’t good.

This game felt like bootleg Archeage. It has the same AA trappings, it looks extremely generic, the questing is forgettable and boring, and it doesn’t have the Archeage’s signature customization. Combat feels responsive but awful. Mobs respawn too quick, you have little aoe, and what you have has some lenghty cooldowns. The game shoves crap after crap in your inventory, it holds your hand with questing but it’s so goddamn boring that i was clawing my eyes out after it.

This is not a good game. It might be fun in short bursts, but i refuse to believe an entire company wasting millions to make this. It’s boring, it’s bland, it’s not innovative at any point and it’s thrown in a saturated market. It’s unbelievably weak. New World will be 100 times better and that’s a low bar to clear.

As for the RMT? The entire chat was spammed with goldseller bots. I don’t see this game having much of a pop after some months.

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Randomessa

Taste is such a strange thing. I tried Archeage to level 30 and then I didn’t want to log in anymore, and warned my husband off of it. All the magic classes felt samey to me which made my attempts at customization and mixing feel worthless. The only stories that made me care about the characters were the dwarf and demon racial stories. I suppose it’s a good thing that both games exist to suit anyone’s preference.

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Bruno Brito

“Anyone” is a stretch. Bless failed, and i don’t see this game going much further.

Now, i’m not going to compliment Archeage. It’s bad on it’s own. But it’s absolutely a improvement upon this game. It has the same quest progression, it has similar graphics, it’s way better combat-wise, and if you think all classes play the same, i recommend you play one of the plate casters, which are ungodly fun.

Archeage at leasts gives you the choice to tailor your own class to you, and it gives you the bare minimum sandbox experience. I don’t know what the hell Bless gives you, but i played two classes today ( priest and crusader ) and they felt A w f u l. And the lack of customization is…ugh.

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Randomessa

…But I didn’t want to play a plate caster.

“What the hell Bless gives me” is that I’m having fun in a game that is apparently objectively abusive to me. I’m sorry that I’ve been doing it wrong! I promise I’ll stop as soon as I figure out how.

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Jeremy Barnes

You don’t have to figure it out. It should take care of itself in a week or so.

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Bruno Brito

“What the hell Bless gives me” is that I’m having fun in a game that is apparently objectively abusive to me. I’m sorry that I’ve been doing it wrong! I promise I’ll stop as soon as I figure out how.

Oooookay? I never said you were wrong for enjoying Bless, but congratulations on trying to twist my words. You were who came to my comment, not the opposite.

But it’s ok. The game itself will stop it for you, Bless failed and BU will probably follow suit, so, just hang in there.

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kody

Wait, why aren’t these permanent bans?

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Randomessa

Should be.

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wratts

Since it’s F2P those are burner accounts anyway. The spam bots are separate from the actual RMT delivery accounts, so completely banning the spam accounts would have more impact on those that got hacked than those that would just be thrown away

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mars omg

Once you get them blocked it really does clear up. Never give up ! :D