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

The Daily Grind: What cosmetic wearable options are missing in your favorite MMO?

Back in January, NCsoft opened a request thread for Blade and Soul players asking them what kinds of cosmetic items they'd like to see...

NCsoft Q4 2022: Guild Wars 2 had a great 2022, Throne & Liberty is still launching by summer

There's good news and bad news in the Q4 2022 and FY 2022 financial report, and the bad news might help explain why NCsoft...

One Shots: Once upon a tavern…

Stop me if you've heard this before: A group of hardy adventurers arrives in a charming yet rough-hewn tavern to map out their future...

One Shots: Exterior design by nature

We've all witnessed plenty of examples of intriguing fantasy architecture and urban design in MMOs. But one style of design that I think is...

NCsoft West loses CEO, lays off 20% of staff, says Throne & Liberty is not impacted

With NCsoft's Q4 financials looming in February, the company has apparently opted to follow Silicon Valley's destructive lead and add to the layoff pile...

Blade & Soul further reduces 2023 content plans in new producer letter

Blade & Soul is ending its January with a producer letter that offers fans several teases for the year ahead. One of them is...

Blade & Soul celebrates seven years and the new year in latest update

Blade & Soul is throwing a party and you're invited. The game's latest update is hosting several celebratory events to mark the game's seventh...

Blade & Soul details the celebratory events arriving with its January 11 update

Blade & Soul is in a very celebratory mood with its upcoming January 11th patch, marking the game's seventh anniversary and the start of...

One Shots: There’s snow way I’m turning around

Psst. Hey. You. Come over here, but keep it quiet. Listen, Bel's in a lot of trouble with the snowman mafia, and it's uncertain...

Blade & Soul revises Demonsbane score transition and rewards following player disgruntlement

On Tuesday, NCsoft announced that the transition to its next season in Blade and Soul would effectively mean that Demonsbane ranking would be disabled...
Yay, you're less shiny!

Blade and Soul prepares to celebrate its seventh anniversary on January 11

It's been a seven-year ride for Blade and Soul since it launched in the West, a ride filled with skimpy costumes, extremely shiny skin,...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2023

You know how some people like to push this narrative that "MMOs are dying?" If that were actually true, then my job to round...

One Shots: By the power of armpits!

When you lost your way to Castle Greyskull and can't find your magic transforming sword, all you can rely on is your sheer innate...

One Shots: The best player-submitted MMO screenshots of 2022

For our very last One Shots column of 2022, we're going to take a break from the routine to hand out awards to our...

One Shots: Watching the firelog show

What did people and hobbits used to do before you could stream a fireplace on your television? Apparently, they hacked up tree corpses, dragged...
Testing my PATIENCE more like

The Daily Grind: Which MMO studio had the best dev communication in 2022?

Last year, ArenaNet took my nod for best developer communication. It's been solid all year. Really, any MMO putting out regular blog posts and...

Blade & Soul releases the Dark Awakening update – here are the patch notes

The past several days have been spent by Blade & Soul talking up its Dark Awakening update, but now the talk is over and...

Blade & Soul offers a closer look at the quests and rewards of its upcoming Chimera Lab Demonsbane dungeon

"What awaits in the Chimera Lab?" That's the question that headlines a preview from Blade & Soul as it casts a spotlight on the...

Blade & Soul adds a new Demonsbane dungeon, an auto-hunt area, and a holiday Treasure Trove this week

This Wednesday, December 7th, is bringing a new update to Blade & Soul, and despite some of the holiday cheer that it's partially bringing,...

One Shots: Impossible landscapes would like to have a word with you

While the seemingly impossible landscapes of MMORPG worlds make for great visuals -- such as in our headlining pic -- I can't help but...