Bless Online announced the May Steam Early Access program and the debut of the new site. The following are the official team’s description.
After reviewing the pros and cons of the Buy-to-Play, Free-to-Play, and Subscription models, Bless Online team decided that B2P is the most suitable model for both Neowiz Bless Studio and the players.
First, B2P would create a pleasant gaming environment by preventing bots from flooding the servers and disturbing the players.
Second, they decided against F2P to prevent us, the developers, from being tempted into P2W. And of course, they also looked at their community’s opinions and requests. They have heard many players’ feedback and concluded that buy to play model is what players want the most!
There are microtransaction and item shop things be available at a later point for players to purchase. Bless Online will have a cash shop. In it you’ll find awesome cosmetic equipments, skins, mounts and pets, consumables and boosts, and more. There will be no “loot boxes” as it were.
When Early Access launches on Steam in May, one of the biggest new features players will find is localization, including a full voice over for English and a new combat system will allow players to have their own combat styles and combat mode even if they wear the same equipment and have the same level. This new combat system will debut with EA for the first time.
And Bless Online team have a lot of exciting things planned for after EA, including the Mystic and Assassin classes, the final combat rework, new battlefield, housing, guild system rework and more.
In addition, a new area where you can only travel with Wyverns and flying mounts will be introduced as well as beyond max-level content.