We plan to continue with balance patches. It’s important to remember that we consider Bless in “Early Access,” meaning that a lot is going to change between now and the launch. The next balance patch will be updated along with the new dungeons we will be adding sometime in July. However, as balancing is not only a PvP issue but a PvE and party play issue as well, it is difficult to make judgments simply based on the advantages and disadvantages of certain classes in PvP. As such, our development team is diligently monitoring user feedback and game data. Since balance is a matter of testing changes thoroughly rather than just fixing and verifying bugs, we don’t yet have an exact date yet for the upcoming balance patch. But it will be coming! … [Read more...] about Interview: Neowiz on Bless Online’s tech, class balance, gems, PvP, and more
Follow up thank you letter after interview
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