blade and soul

Official Site: Blade & Soul
Studio: NCsoft
Launch Date: Western ETA Q1 2016
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid Free-to-play
Platform: PC

One Shots: Lightning strikes twice

When you see lightning on the horizon, it may be time to seek shelter, brew a favorite hot beverage, and settle in for a...

The MOP Up: Fallout 76 turns five years old

Fallout 76 is celebrating its fifth anniversary loud and proud this week with a birthday party on Tuesday, a special challenge event, and a...

The MOP Up: Aion Classic finally gets its delicious revenge

Aion Classic unleashed Update 2.4: Stormwing's Revenge on its servers this past week: "Get ready to battle Stormwing and defeat Yamennes to loot heroic...

One Shots: Corpulent beauty

When you're looking to take a break from the nine-to-five killing grind, where do you go? Star Wars: The Old Republic's board of tourism...

One Shots: The best flex of all time

A maxim that has served me well so far in life is, "You are never too busy to stop and gawk at a sight...

Mobile MMO Blade & Soul Revolution adds new instances and new events

The revolution of blades and souls continues in Blade & Soul: Revolution, or at the very least the content updates continue, as the mobile...
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Battle Bards Episode 227: NCsounds

Syl and Syp return to the vast library of NCsoft’s MMO soundtracks, with games like Aion, Lineage, and Blade & Soul to keep our...

One Shots: The flute that launched an MMO empire

Who would have ever thought that a little girl skipping around looking for her musical instrument would be the gateway to a long-running beloved...

Blade & Soul adjusts Shogun’s Lament encounter, adds new items, and begins new ranking season

The August update patch for Blade & Soul might not have too much in terms of brand-spanking new goodies, but what is in the...

NCsoft Q2 2023: Throne & Liberty delayed as revenues, mobile games, and MMOs decline

While we've already covered the major delay to Throne & Liberty revealed during NCsoft's investor call this week, there was more to the financial...

Blade and Soul lures players into its Chaos Avalanche Den

My mama always said that friends who try to lure you into their Chaos Avalanche Dens aren't really friends at all but probably serial...

One Shots: Time for a well-deserved bio break

One can only imagine how it would be if our MMORPG characters were like the Sims with bladder meters. We'd have to pause raids...

One Shots: Saturday night at the Sith disco

While Star Wars: The Old Republic's Sith aren't usually known for carefree and festive folks, that is a myth. Every Saturday night, they like...

The MOP Up: Netmarble and Take-Two finances are powered by MMOs

We have a couple more earnings reports to, er, report to you today. Netmarble's Q1 2023 financials reported $472.4M in revenue, with MMORPGs making...

NCsoft West restructures as NC America, with shared CM for Lineage II, Aion, and Blade & Soul

Back in February, we reported on a wave of layoffs that struck NCsoft West, which saw 20% of its workforce handed their walking papers...

One Shots: Who left the gas stove on?

So. This is awkward. I know everyone has an excuse why you were definitely not messing around with the giant's gas stove in Blade...

Blade and Soul Revolution releases the Qi Blade Champion class and collabs with K-pop group MAVE

It has been some time since the mobile MMO Blade & Soul: Revolution has crossed our news desk with a larger story - the...

One Shots: Finding Mister Easter bunny

Legend goes that if you listen carefully for the thump-thump-thump of its padded feet... if you look for the bright splashes of color hidden...

The MOP Up: Guild Wars 2 reworks its Gyala Delve meta-event

Guild Wars 2 pushed out a patch last week that adjusted how the Gyala Delve meta-event functions and doles out rewards. Part of this...

One Shots: Welcome to your adorable nightmare

So where do you come down on the subject of Final Fantasy XIV's Lalafells? There's no middle ground here; either you're in love with...