If people report that this game had a terrible launch and it gives a bad impression on how the game went. It could turn alot of people away and hurt blade and soul tremendously.
Blade and Soul launch Jan 19th
I have seen too many games(Archeage being a big one) Where a game did well in closed Beta. But as soon as it became open beta the flood gates came in, and the publishers wern't prepared.
Archeage failed for two reasons(one being horibbley pay to win) the other because it did terrible at launch. People waited for hours just to get into a server. And it costed the game big time.
Another worry is the servers crashing and/or have to shut players out for a short time.
And yes I know the reason why you are doing all the Alpha and Beta tests is to make sure you are ready for it. But I know the player base in the beta right now. Is most likely going to be very small compared to what will happen at launch.
People have waited for this game for years. And alot of mmo players have most likely heard at least once. Alot of people are going to go in this game to at least try it.
To sum it up Ncsoft. BE PREPARED
I don't fully know how it works. I know games like tera had a bunch of servers and then lost a few after the player base wasn't what they expected. I know ncsoft is a bigger company and they have other games,unlike En Masse who started with tera.. So they may be able to be more lenient with how many servers they can have at launch. Who knows?
I know WE will show patience. But what about the new players. More importantly the youtubers and reveiwers. If people report that this game had a terrible launch and it gives a bad impression on how the game went. It could turn alot of people away and hurt blade and soul tremendously.
That's my big concern with the whole thing. And maybe I am getting worried over nothing. But I've seen it happen before.
This isn't an attack on BnS or anything
I've been playing just about since the January launch, and have 3 level 45's now. I usually play at least an hour each day and am fairly comfortable with my classes.
Want to play summoner or blade dancer
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