21, January 2016: Blade & Soul just open to all players to log in on January 19th! After all the work it took to get here, Blade and Soul team is experiencing a whirlwind of emotions, and Blade & Soul team is so excited the game is launching! While we are hoping for the best when the floodgates open tonight at 9 PM PST (12:00 AM EST), we are preparing for any server issues that may arise. Remember to previously prepare some Blade and Soul Gold now.
Blade & Soul faces the same challenges as any MMO at launch; the veteran MMO players will be well aware of what can happen when a game launches, but for those who aren’t aware we’ve put together a list of the common issues we may face in the coming days.
For launch, for all players, we would like for you to keep in mind the following:
There will be Queues - Servers like Mushin and Windrest experienced queues over Early Access, and we anticipate a few more servers will also have queues to get in. We do have recommended servers for new players to start on and to spread population across all our servers, BNS team has a rotation schedule of servers will not be available for new character creation. You can see that schedule here.
There may be Downtime — Blade and Soul team isn’t expecting to bring the servers down during the launch period, but there may be some unforeseeable issues that creep up and require us to do so. If we do bring down the servers at any point, it is so we can resolve the particular issue and to improve the health and longevity of our servers in the long run.
There will be Crowds — You may find that the starting area may be crowded and that’s because everybody is starting the game at the same time as you are! Blade & Soul has channels and at any time gamers are able to switch to any available channel. Buy Blade and Soul Gold on Bladeandsoulgolds.net now to make your character more powerful.
There will be High Level & Max Level Players — With Early Access starting last Friday, we have many players that have high level, if not, max level characters. Don’t be discouraged to start and take your time leveling to best familiarize yourself with the game.