Blade & Soul Pushes Back its Class Specialization Feature

Feedback is important, so long as that feedback isn’t the text-based equivalent of banshees shrieking in a gale. It’s that feedback that has changed plans for the Blade & Soul December update…or at the very least, one specific feature of the update: class specializations.

blade & soul december update

According to a letter from producer Jonathan Lien, reactions from players regarding the class specialization feature that was introduced in the Korean version of the game started some internal discussion. As a result of this meeting, the team has decided that the upcoming December patch will not launch with these new class spec functions.

“We ultimately felt the best decision for our players was to wait and delay the release of the class specialization update, which will allow us to include additional balance changes and adjustments made over the coming months when we release that content,” writes Lien.

Despite this feature getting shed for the time being, the December update will still have plenty to do with another round of dungeons, system updates, new legendary equipment and some quality-of-life changes. There will also be an upcoming opportunity for players to sign up for a free December gift pack, which will likely be detailed soon.

Our Thoughts

It’s a shame this feature had to be pushed back, but we have to applaud the BnS team for making the choice to do so. Here’s hoping that these balance changes aren’t too much like homogenization, though — we know this game has an esports presence and it’d be a shame if those considerations took precedence over making the class specs distinct and fun.

Source: official site

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Warden’s Fury is Unleashed in Blade & Soul

The time has come to live out your best big-ass sword swinging fantasies. Blade & Soul has kicked out the Warden’s Fury patch today, bringing the titular new class, new story and some fresh dungeons to delve into.

warden's fury patch

In addition to the new Warden class, which is able to either dish out massive hurting or defend allies depending on which skill tree you follow, the Warden’s Fury patch also introduces Act 9 of the game’s narrative. In this new chapter, players will be reunited with a familiar face and uncover a mystery that could mean war for the realm.

The update also has the new six-player Heroic dungeon The Shadowmoor, a legendary pirate ship that has suddenly arisen from the depths, crewed by ghouls and their undead pirate captain. There’s also a large swath of updates to existing content, such as adjusted enrage timers for several dungeon and raid bosses, reduced upgrade costs for weapons, and a rather long list of class changes.

You can get all of the pertinent details in the patch notes and check out the update’s more flashy details in the video embed.

Our Thoughts

Maybe it’s our inner altoholic talking, but we are definitely intrigued by the Warden. Personally speaking, any class that (presumably) lets you tank things by crashing a huge sword into them has my interest. We hope players of BnS enjoy the new update!

Source: press release

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