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

First impressions of Black Desert’s closed beta test, part two: Crafting, gathering, and economy

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On Friday, I took a look at the classes, combat, and tricky mechanics of upcoming sandboxy Korean-import Black Desert's first western closed beta test....

How to abuse Blade and Soul’s character creator for evil and amusement

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There are two types of MMO gamers when it comes to character creation. The first group attempts to craft a character that looks terrific...
I can see you now.

First impressions of Black Desert’s closed beta test: Classes, combat, and mechanics

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Over the course of my first day in Black Desert, I did a lot of the things you'd expect from the first day in...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs to watch in 2016

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A long time ago on another website far, far away, I held a tradition of kicking off the new year by listing the top...
I repent.

Hands-on: Blade & Soul’s early beta has solid mechanics, but not much else

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I've had some time to think about Blade & Soul, and I'm still not sure exactly what I want to say about it. I...

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMORPG news stories of 2015

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For as long as Massively Overpowered exists, this will be one of the most memorable years in our site's history. It was the year...

Massively OP’s Best of 2015 Awards: Most Likely to Flop

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Massively OP's end-of-the-year awards continue today with our most likely to flop in 2016 and beyond award. Last year, Star Citizen took home this dishonor, leading to...
And this time, we mean it.

Betawatch: Albion Online celebrates the season and its backers (December 11, 2015)

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Who loves Albion Online? The game is clearly doing something right enough to celebrate 60,000 founders backing the game in its current beta test;...

Win a Blade & Soul ‘Master’ founder pack from NCsoft and Massively OP

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Blade & Soul begins its next-to-last beta test tomorrow, and if you're not in it, that could be because you haven't pre-ordered with a founder...

Blade and Soul starts testing the Soul Fighter in Korea

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Blade and Soul's roster is ever-growing even as the title's western launch grows near. Steparu is reporting that the title is currently testing a...

One Shots: The pity violin

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Screenshots often tell a story -- or a part of one, at least. They invite us into a moment of a gamer's journey, leaving...

Blade & Soul’s Assassin gets a class overview and a video

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Blade & Soul has released a class overview for the Assassin. NCsoft describes it as "a complex class that excels when they have the...

The Daily Grind: What upcoming MMOs are on your to-play list?

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The other day I got into a conversation with friends about which upcoming MMOs were catching our eye. While I have more than enough...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 39: Giving thanks

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Justin and Bree discuss Black Desert, Blade & Soul, SWTOR nerfs, Funcom, and gratitude, plus mailbag questions on other podcasts, the quest for sandboxes, F2P restrictions, and custom races.
Let's rock.

Blade & Soul will include North American players in its next world championship

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Do you want to be the best around, with nothing that will ever keep you down? Blade & Soul makes a point of being...
Catch and release.

Blade & Soul makes Western debut on January 19th

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If you've been waiting for the localized launch of Blade & Soul for what feels like an eternity, your wait is nearly over. The...
I want to like you a lot.

Blade & Soul dedicates a week to highlighting the Force Master

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The combat in Blade & Soul centers around mixing it up with martial arts, but the Force Master is the class that recognizes how...
But, see, now I want to play elephant guy.

Korean edition of Blade & Soul gearing up for a new class and more story

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Are you worried about the health of Blade & Soul? With any import title, it's easy to wonder if the game is going to...

It’s Kung Fu Master week in Blade & Soul

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Do you know kung fu? The Blade & Soul Kung Fu Master does, clearly, and today NCsoft decided to kick off Kung Fu Master...
Beta-watch the overwatch.

Betawatch: Closed beta explosion (October 30, 2015)

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It's a week of games entering closed beta. That is the joke here, if you want to call it a joke. Front and center,...

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