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Will  [developer] Oct 31, 2017 @ 5:01am
[Updated] Frequently Asked Questions (March 2018)
Hello everyone

We know that you have all been extremely curious about Bless Online. And so we are now answering your questions! Questions compiled directly from your feedback.

We've done our best to give you all the most updated and accurate responses.
Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Release Date, Beta Testing & Early Access
  • What is the release date for Bless Early Access?
  • Bless EA will begin in 2018. A more exact date hasn’t been announced yet.

  • How long will EA last?
  • The length of EA will be dependent on the player feedback received during EA and on the stabilization of the Bless service.

  • Will progress be wiped after EA?
  • No. Players in EA will not have their progress wiped. EA will be considered a “soft launch.”

  • I’ve heard that there will be beta testing before EA. How can I participate?
  • There isn’t currently a public beta test planned.

  • Will there be ongoing testing and test servers for new Bless content that is in the works?
  • Yes, there will be an internal closed test server for that purpose.

  • Will there be name reservation before Early Access?
  • No, there will not be name reservation before Early Access.

  • Will there be a pre-download for Bless (so the game can be already downloaded when the servers go live)?
  • This hasn’t been determined yet.

Game & Development
  • Will Bless be Pay to Win?
  • No. Whatever the monetization model ends up being for Bless, it will NOT be Pay to Win. We have heard the community loud and clear that this is not wanted.

  • What are you working on, and why isn’t it done yet?
  • We’re working on many things, including localization, performance improvements, features, and gameplay adjustments. We are taking the time needed to make sure Bless is in a great state for its Steam release.

  • How far along are you in development of the Steam version of Bless?
  • About 70% done as of February 2018.

  • Will there be player-to-player trading?
  • There currently isn’t player trading enable for the JPN or KOR versions of Bless. It is likely that the Steam version will also not allow player-to-player trading.

  • What are the system requirements for Bless Online for Steam?
  • The Steam version of Bless will have the same system requirements as the JPN version.[service.pmang.jp]

  • Will there be controller support?
  • There aren’t currently plans for controller support, but “never say never.”

  • Will there be region locking?
  • No, with the exception of a few places where there are existing publishing partnerships.

  • What will the servers be? Where?
  • Where the servers will be located and how many hasn’t been announced yet. More info will follow on this later.

  • Will there be housing in Bless?
  • Guild housing is planned for development for Bless. We will have more info on this in the future.

  • Is leveling grind-y?
  • No, Bless Online’s leveling content is focused on questing, story, and dungeons - not mob grinding.

  • Are you working on a console version of Bless?
  • Neowiz is interested in Multi-platform and is investing in R&D for a potential console version, but we do not have any announcements for that specific goal yet.

  • Are you going to be improving performance for the Steam version?
  • Yes, we are actively working on optimizing and improving performance.

  • Will the combat be different for Steam?
  • Yes, many changes are being made to the combat. It will be different from what has been seen so far.

  • What will be some things that we see after release?
  • A few things planned for post-release are a 20 person open world boss, a 40 person raid boss, a high-level open world PvP area, 10v10 and 15v15 battlegrounds, and a large-scale war system.

  • Why aren’t you switching from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4?
  • We decided that switching from UE3 to UE4 would be both time-consuming and cost ineffective.

  • Will there be a customizable UI?
  • Players will be able to set a few shortcut icons for some options, but the overall locations and sizes of UI are not customizable.

  • Will there be PVE and PVP servers, so that people who do not wish to do open world PVP at all can avoid it?
  • No, there won't be any PVE or PVP exclusive servers.

  • Will there be a way to avoid PvP if you do not wish to fight?
  • Yes, there will be an item used for avoiding PvP. We will discuss this and how it works at a later date.

  • Will the “avoid PVP” item be something from the cash shop, or something all players can obtain without spending real cash?
  • Players can purchase the “avoid PVP” item with in-game currency. It will be easier to purchase it during the early stages for an undisturbed gameplay experience than the max level because we think that if a max level player can easily evade PvP or RvR (Important elements in Bless Online) then it will no longer be any fun.

    Races & Classes
  • Will there be any races or classes locked behind a paywall?
  • No, all races and classes will be playable with free updates.

  • What classes will be playable during Early Access?
  • We’re planning on announcing the EA classes at a later date.

Community
  • Will there be any kind of community/partner program that passionate players and fans can participate in?
  • Yes, and we will be sharing details on it and how to apply for it very soon…

  • Will there be in-game events? Will there be community events, such as costume design contests etc?
  • Yes and yes!
Thank you
The Bless Team
Last edited by Will; Mar 9 @ 3:00am
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Daimonius Oct 31, 2017 @ 5:08am 
Are you planing an AMA for those, who couldn't attend twitchcon? Would be an nice opportunity to keep in touch with our concerns and wishes.
StrOngEr Oct 31, 2017 @ 5:37am 
Nice!
☭271danil☭ Oct 31, 2017 @ 6:57am 
Спасибо:steamhappy:
Korealer Oct 31, 2017 @ 1:55pm 
@mmo4life22 - Before the re-build server on KR, there were items that you place on your character that made you "immune" to other players so you could not get PK'd. I am not sure if they will have it for the re-build or not. But that was one way to avoid pvp all-together.
n3mrut Oct 31, 2017 @ 11:55pm 
region block ?
Misaki Nov 1, 2017 @ 9:45am 
Originally posted by Korealer:
@mmo4life22 - Before the re-build server on KR, there were items that you place on your character that made you "immune" to other players so you could not get PK'd. I am not sure if they will have it for the re-build or not. But that was one way to avoid pvp all-together.

That would be great. I hope they do something that will “un-flag” PvP. Otherwise, I am not alone when I say I won’t play a game that does not allow for opting out of PvP.
Vlăduț Nov 1, 2017 @ 11:18am 
Glad to hear you avoid p2w content. Cant wait for the release!
Kenobi3380 Nov 1, 2017 @ 5:04pm 
Will there be any wipes during early access or is it a soft launch without wipes?
Papa Sponge Nov 2, 2017 @ 6:56am 
<3 you guys.
Kasairona Nov 2, 2017 @ 10:59am 


Originally posted by Will:

  • What is the monetization plan for Bless Online? (Is it a Pay-to-win game?)
  • While we are still determining what the right monetization plan is for Bless Online, you can be assured that we heard everyone’s feedback loud and clear to avoid any P2W elements. We promise to continue to solicit and gather your feedback and choose the business model that works the best for Bless Online.


Here is the strawpoll I posted on my thread, a whopping (currently) 56% of votes are for Buy to Play, one time fee (like Black Desert I imagine) but no monthly subscription. https://strawpoll.com/d771eafs

Question: Why are there races missing? What happened to Sirens that keep being shown in some of the cinematics? And there was another race of elves too that are gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_FbYoXhyzo
Last edited by Kasairona; Nov 2, 2017 @ 10:59am
Kasairona Nov 2, 2017 @ 11:04am 
Originally posted by mmo4life22:
Originally posted by Korealer:
@mmo4life22 - Before the re-build server on KR, there were items that you place on your character that made you "immune" to other players so you could not get PK'd. I am not sure if they will have it for the re-build or not. But that was one way to avoid pvp all-together.

That would be great. I hope they do something that will “un-flag” PvP. Otherwise, I am not alone when I say I won’t play a game that does not allow for opting out of PvP.


Agree on this, I don't like pvp normally, I do in WoW since it's optional, and would love if this was also able to avoid pvp so I can quest and actually play the game.
Grazy Gaymer Nov 2, 2017 @ 3:53pm 
Will your prices be fixed per Region? Because if we have to be honest, not Everyone in Europe can afford, what Germany or England can... for example for much more poor countries like Bulgaria, Serbia and/or Romania... also Czech and few other countries, cannot afford prices like 15 euro per month subsription, or 60 euro for game... our capabilities are more along the lines of 5 to 8 euro, and/or 20-30 euro... for a game. There is plenty of companies, which ignore that... and I think its not fair... because not every country is on the same pedastal... of course you can lock the prices per used Card (Credit/Debit), and if its bank is Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbanian or Czechian... then the price fixes for that region... to avoid cheats like different IP Address and stuffs like that...
Last edited by Grazy Gaymer; Nov 2, 2017 @ 3:54pm
n3mrut Nov 2, 2017 @ 7:42pm 
will this be free to play ? or buy to play ? i am sure that there wont be monthly sub... and expect korea ru and jap then i dont think there will be ip region block
Fiku Nov 3, 2017 @ 4:26am 
Will we get the rootkit xigncode3 as "anti cheat protection" in our version too?
MRJacksparrago Nov 3, 2017 @ 8:05am 
I just hope it is true that it is not going to be a P2W, you have been working hard on this game just to kill it with P2W. Make it B2P or whatever, but don't make it P2W please. Most of us have been waiting for this game for years
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