So I did spend some time over the weekend between football games to play some Blade and Soul. I bought the lowest level founders pack. With this pack anyone, although you get some coins, you don’t get access to them. I really didn’t care much about that because I’m curious if it is really “free to play”, or if it is “free to play as long as you spend money on things you really need for the game”. I was level 20 when I started, I needed to upgrade my weapon so I thought I would visit the dungeon. This dungeon gives you a weapon and some armor slices is what I call them – 8 slices make up a pie.
Well I ran the dungeon over and over again. When you get loot, the good loot anyway you have to open it. You open the loot with keys. It is all random except for if you use the ‘best’ key… which you have a random change – surely less than 0.0001% from boxes you get from doing things. So I had no best key, had no money to get one, the auction house wasn’t working. So I used the other keys. Twenty times I used them and didn’t get the weapon I was looking for. One random one did drop off a boss.
The loot system, you bid (buy) on loot that drops from the dungeon. I think that is insane, really. No need or greed, just bid on the loot. If you win, you win, if not you get a small bit of cash.
I did end up getting the purple armor pie (all eight pieces) from the dungeon. Not sure how ‘good’ that is. The dungeon didn’t take long, but I have never been very good at RNG. If you’re playing the game, you need that level 20 weapon to help you access further content. So, guess I am stuck on level 20. A side note, I did the dungeon with level 30+ players so guess they were looking for their weapon too.
The whole thing left a bad taste. I have never, ever minded grinding. I don’t mind running a dungeon repeatedly to get something, some uber purple that completes a set or something. I have also ran dungeons that were ‘required’ to progress, but I didn’t have to run them over and over again. I’m not much of a fan on this is how you upgrade your loot systems anyway.
If I play again, I think I’ll start a different character. I hope you enjoyed your weekend.