Great news! Bless Online is coming to NA/EU according to Bless-Source. I've been spending a lot of my time exploring the endgame content of the game in both PvE and PvP. Today, I will preview one of the two end-game dungeons in Bless Online. I believe this is the dungeon that you must clear and fully gear on before moving on to the next dungeon.
I added some on-screen text to the video to help the new and current players of Bless Online. There seems to be a lot of Foreigners playing the game from all over the world. I've met a lot of Taiwan, Chinese, Russian, and American players in the game. The dungeon difficulty of the game isn't that hard once you've learned the pattern. An experienced party can clear it in less than 30 minutes while some parties can take over 2 hours long depending on experience and players.
There are certain bosses that require certain strategy while some bosses like the one above only requires common sense. You can probably get by doing the dungeons without knowing Korean. As long as you know how to loot system works. Here is how it's setup with public parties. Type A Looting System: Everyone will type /dice in English or Korean in chat. There are 5 bosses and 5 players so whoever rolls the highest, will get the final boss loot. If you're the lowest, you will get the first boss loot and 2nd lowest roll player will get the 2nd boss and so on.
The boss doesn't drop any weapons or gear just crafting materials, so players will have to spam this dungeon more than 50 times to actually craft a piece of gear. I'm not even sure if I want to go through that process... since Foreigners doesn't really get invited to parties as much. Now the Type B Looting System: It's rather simple really, just Free For All mode. After killing a boss, the rare crafting material will pop-up. From there you can click on Left button to roll or Right button to pass. If you're still unsure, just pass on first boss loot and see if everyone rolled on it.
I explained most of the boss strategy in the videos, so it does help to watch em! Gameplay videos will always most likely make things look easier, but once you've actually tried it out, expect to wipe here and there.
The last boss looks really easy, but it's extremely hard. I've had a lot of parties give up on the last boss often. Coming from a game without any dungeon system or party content, Bless Online was really refreshing. I enjoyed the countless hours I spent wiping to trash monsters when someone failed sneaking by monsters and training a whole crap of stuff to the party. The random moments where someone messes up a strategy causing everyone to wipe. Along with that not so great players that keeps getting hit by every attack or Clerics that have trouble keeping up with heals. Sure, they are the moments that will make players rage, but that's what makes dungeons fun!
I used to play the game in action targeting mode, but after 45 levels of it, I've had enough of the crappy system and switched back to the classical tab-target style and lock on to the enemies easily. It was nice while it lasted, but it's really bad and not very efficient especially in PvP. The classical tab-target is much better in both PvE and PvP and has a very strong advantage.
Going back on the topic of dungeons, I'm enjoying the amount of detail that's put into this dungeon. I really want to try the next dungeon, but I might need to find some players to carry me through it since my gear is really bad at the moment. I spend a lot more time PvP'ing right outside of the dungeon instead of actually trying to find a party, since there is no instant party finder system. Not to mention my name is in English so there are some Koreans who aren't friendly towards Foreigners.
The next thing on my list is to explore the world bosses of the game, but from what I've seen and heard, it's somewhat disappointing because it's instanced... I will have more information for you guys later this week so stay tuned! If you want to see some PvP videos, then make sure you check out my Youtube Channel!
Developer: Neowiz Bless Studio
Publisher: Neowiz PMANG KR / DAUM NA/EU (Unconfirmed)
Game Site: http://bless.pmang.com/