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Bless is coming to Europe and North America

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Neowiz Games Business Manager just confirmed that the European and North American Publishing Contracts are in the final stage. Although there are no information about a possible release window this is still a great news for the western Community. There is also no confirmation about the rumor that Daum Games will not only publish Black Desert, but also Bless Online. Bless just entered the Open Beta Stage in Korea and will be released after. In case that you are interested in testing the Korean Version with our English patch visit this Article.

  • February 5th, 2016
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Guide to play Korean Bless Beta

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Want to test the Korean Beta of Bless Online on January 27th? No Problem, it’s easier than you think. First at all, you will need an Account. There are several websites that offer verified Beta Accounts like obtgame.com. You will find more websites via google. After getting your Account head over to the official Korean Bless Online Site, Login and install all required Plugins(if necessary). It is highly recommended to use Internet Explorer for this process.

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After logging in, go to the download page and download the Bless. It doesn’t really matter if you pick the Blue or Red one.

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Select the download folder and proceed.

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Blue Launcher

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After installing the Game start the Game via the Website

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For the English Patch make sure to Visit our Forums for more information.

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If you have any issues or want to find people to play with make sure to visit our Forums and ask for help.

 

  • January 24th, 2016
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Korean Open Beta Begins this month!

 

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Bless online is getting ready to make it`s way towards the long awaited Open Beta, which will take place on January 27th!

According to Steparu, there will be six classes available and a new playable race, access to improved dungeons, taming and crafting systems , Raids and much more.

Based on the feedback received once the second FGT has ended, the Neowiz team has been working around the clock on different bug fixes, core mechanics, improvements on the UI and combat, to offer the players an improved experience once the OBT starts.

Neowiz is also offering to open their game to the public by holding a couple of character creation contests during the first phase of the OBT. Players can begin downloading the game client on the official website Bless Official and start working early on their character customization!

Bless has been confirmed to be launched in Korea, China and Taiwan, but some rumors say that Korea will see an early launch around summer of 2016!

There has been no official word of a western publisher yet.

Hyped fans : start clicking, get downloading and show us what your character looks like !

 

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  • January 17th, 2016
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BLESS’ Final Korean Closed Beta Test

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After eight months of waiting since the last Closed Beta Test, the past week has seen a rush of new information! Interviews, videos, articles, and even OST music on YouTube have all been part of the march toward the final Korean Closed Beta Test starting later this month. For more information, be sure to visit our thread tracking all the latest videos, interviews, and dev updates regarding KCBT3!

Pmang is currently holding a CBT3 lottery to increase the Closed Beta testing pool. You can go here for the official rules and to sign up on the Pmang forums. Best of luck getting into a highly anticipated final closed testing phase!

  • September 4th, 2015
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New Fansite-Kit for Bless

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Pmang just uploaded a new Fansite Kit to the official korean website of Bless Online. The Fansite Kit includes the original Logo of the game, 12 new Posters of the playabe classes, a beautiful looking banner in 4 different sizes, 15 new screenshots showing the playable region of the second closed beta and 2 of the available flying mounts and at last some class and fraction logos. We’ve uploaded the Fansite Kit to our Server to make it easier for you to download it.

You can download the updated kit here

http://bless-source.com/fankit.rar

  • November 28th, 2014
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New Trailer shows the overhauled combat system

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It appears that the Development Team of Bless Online overhauled the combat system. Everything looks much more dynamic now. Movement and evading seems to be one of the biggest changes, but the system by itself looks much smoother and more action-packed now. In the video you can see the 4 classes from the first closed beta, the Guardian, Berserker, Cleric and Ranger fighting their way through a solo dungeons with an huge ember boss.

Enjoy the video:

  • November 28th, 2014
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New Trailer released

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The second Closed Beta is coming closer and closer. Neowiz released a new trailer today which shows the war between the 2 nations in the game. The recruitment for the second closed beta will start this month, the beta will probably start in december. We really hope that we will be able to participate in the upcoming closed beta. Unfortunately it’s for koreans only and there are no signs for a western or SEA Publisher yet.


  • November 17th, 2014
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Focus Group Test in November

 

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Pmang just announced that they will hold a short Focus Group Test from November 6th – November 9th. You can apply for the Group Test here. This Test is for Koreans only. We hope that we can participate in this Beta, but we can’t promise it yet. A new Video which shows how Cinematic Videos are being made has been released as well. You can watch it below.

  • October 28th, 2014
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2nd Bless World/Environment Update

Hello Everyone! We are getting another look at the world of Bless. Last time we read some pretty interesting stories and saw some stunning locations! Let’s see what they have to show on their second preview!!

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The Cursed Land, Forest Of The Dead

The evil forces at work have contorted the forest’s animal and plant life.  The trees have been distorted and the animals are suffering from sickness and disease.  The Forest of The Dead, filled with horror and pain, is not a place for anyone to live (Obviously… It’s a forest of DEATH!).

This once beautiful forest had four distinct seasons. Now the forest looks broken, plagued with the undead, this forest will forever be clouded in a dense fog. The changes to this forest have made living conditions so hazardous and deplorable that many have fled the cursed land (Oooooh~ Ominous).

This forest is filled with not just the undead, but the ghosts of those who still have ties to the material world. Ghosts who have died unjustly stay here now.

Life has dried up here. Forest Of The Dead

Life has dried up here. Forest Of The Dead

 

Drowning in sorrow, Beiron

In the past, Beiron, located at Korenus Mountain, was a place where merchants and traders often used as a passage between the north and south. The Korenus Mountain is a dangerous place filled with rough terrain and barbaric creatures, so Beiron was the path of choice for many traders. Beiron quickly became a base for traders and travelers, a transportation hub where goods were gathered, exchanged and transported.

However, the Nigratris disaster struck Beiron and Korenus. The fragments of chaos that was gathered at Beiron attracted demons. It transformed a once bustling trade hub in to a war zone.

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The dreary and musky Beiron Valley

Endless conflict, Korenus Mountain

A rough, rugged and harsh terrain that separates the Hieron’s Habitchts and the Union’s Amistad, this region is very important geographically. Not only does the mountain represent the border between the 2 nations, it also provides the shortest distance to the capitals of the respective continents.

Even though the terrain is rough, the terrain could provide a unique strategic value to either nation. Thus, conflict occurs every day between each nation to claim the mountain as their own.

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Ortus Fortress located at Korenus Mountain.

A giant canyon, Wyvern Valley

Wyvern Valley consists of canyons so deep and huge, as well as mountains so high that it makes this valley near impossible to traverse through. A scorching desert with its sandy terrain makes vegetation rather difficult to grow. In addition, with the heat impossible to hide from and all of the aforementioned traits of the valley, those who step in inevitably become wyvern prey.

The wondrous deep gorge, Wyvern Valley

The wondrous deep gorge, Wyvern Valley

City Of Death, Tyranny

Along the eastern road of the southern continent, we find a desolate and dreary town. This is Tyranny. Players will meet this new city during the 2nd CBT in their mid to late game phases. The 2012 G-Star event presented a battle against the Death Knight. Tyranny is the location of that epic showdown.

Originally, Tyranny was the center of culture and the arts, a cultural city of the southern continent. However, for reasons unknown, an exhaust created a heavy fog covering the sun and Tyranny has become a city infested with hordes of the undead.

At the center of the city is an old-fashioned mansion with glimpses of culture Tyranny once was. Now it has become a new home to a mysterious vampire clan.

City of the dead, Tyranny

City of the dead, Tyranny

This has been the second environment/world update for Bless.

We got to learn so much about the world of Bless (I feel like I’m going to be a walking encyclopedia for Bless haha), and boy, things got dark.
Anyways~ I hope you guys enjoyed reading this pretty dark preview of the continents and check back later for more bless related news. Bye~

  • September 9th, 2014
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Bless Environment Update

Hello everyone!! We have been “Blessed” with another update for the upcoming second beta test! This update we get to see some stunning artwork and a more in-depth look in to the story of Hieron. Hieron strives to protect civilization and preserve its history and culture.

 

A look at the northern continent

A look at the northern continent

 

Turtle Lake, a place that lost its peace and tranquility

A village that once belonged to the Habichts, the “Turtle Lake” name comes from the landscape, the large rocky hills surrounding the lake resembles a turtle. Because of the large mountains surrounding the village, communicating and interacting with the outer realms was difficult. However, the mountains also provided protection as well. The villagers lived in peace and tranquility until the fire nation *cough* Orcs attacked. The Orcs live north of Turtle Lake and their invasion of Turtle Island was a difficult one. The mountainous shell of the village made it tough to invade, but the never-ending assault from the Orcs slowly penetrated the turtle. Many of Turtle Lake’s Habichts inhabitants left the area in search of safety.

 

Orcs taking over Turtle Lake

Orcs taking over Turtle Lake

 

Sylvan Elves’ beautiful city, El Gradis

El Gradis is a beautiful city surrounded by greenery everywhere. And I mean a lot of trees and stuff just look at the picture below, it’s a lot of trees. The city gives a very warm and serene atmosphere for the Sylvan Elves that reside there. Though some curious Sylvan Elves seek natural beauty in all things and often travel to the outer realms to find snow, deserts, canyons, etc. To match the Sylvan Elves’ ideals of harmony and balance, the city is built to emphasize those ideals. Also, there are a plethora of plant life and animal life that are both mysterious and beautiful in the region. However, the landscape received some damage because of the war to the point where you can see withering clearly. To those of you who will pick the Sylvan Elves as the race of your choice, remind yourself of their ideals and help restore balance and harmony.

 

Mysterious and beautiful forest, El Gradis

Mysterious and beautiful forest, El Gradis

The bright and brilliant spin wheel is an object of magical wonder hidden within the outskirts of El Gradis [I hope it’s a mini-“outskirt” =3 Sylvan Elves are HOT] It catches the interest of many travelers *wink*.

 

Do you think something special will happen if you touch the spin wheel =O?

Do you think something special will happen if you touch the spin wheel =O?

Home of the Lupus

A lot of time has passed, but this mysterious and strange forest gets many visits from humans. Those who come to see Bran Forest’s guardian spirit, some come to hire the Lupus as mercenaries, and others come to train spirituality and mental fortitude. The Lupus are usually welcoming to those who travel deep in to the forest to find them, but to those who come to disturb their peace be warned. The lupus has a dangerous and unpleasant side to them.

 

The Lupus village in the midst of the very dense and thick Bran Forest

The Lupus village in the midst of the very dense and thick Bran Forest

Looking at west of Bran Forest, big towering monuments can be found. It looks cool from a distance but the truth is, these structures were made by termites, the giant Termite Tower.

 

The towering Termite Tower of Bran Forest

The towering Termite Tower of Bran Forest

Hieron’s capital city, Hierakon

After experiencing the introductory storyline for each race, everyone will gather at Hieron’s capital “Hierakon”. Originally, Hierakon was built for the purpose of being a fort/barracks to fight against orcs, goblins, and other dangerous tribes. However, an idea of a grand and dignified empire was kept in mind which helped the city become what it is today. Much time has passed and the fort has undergone numerous additions and improvements. The city gradually looks more and more like a grand imperial empire. However, you can find traces of those improvements leaving clunky and crudely built remnants of the older structures.

 

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Ostium, the city of education

Ostium, located adjacent to Hierakon, is a city built around Hieron’s largest university, Carta University. Because many travelers passed by the city while heading to Hierakon, the name “Ostium”, which means entrance (in Latin), was given to the city. Ostium, being a city focused on education, studied and large variety of fields. In particular, they cultivated their knowledge regarding the environment such as ecology, geology, and botany. While Ostium’s big interest is the vastness of nature, the recent attack on native species and the research groups taking objects of interest from the environment have angered a swarm of beetles which is making future research increasingly difficult.

 

The beetle habitat now has a creepy atmosphere

The beetle habitat now has a creepy atmosphere

Knight and shepherd district. Malgalgi meadow

For a long time, this meadow was the Habichts’ best place to groom horses and knights. Many of the locals who breed horses are related to those knights. The region is mainly made up of prairies and grasslands but as you head east the ground gets higher and you get to see a beautiful steep mountain view.

 

Peaceful Meadow

Peaceful Meadow

Lakes and hills, Florin

Florin, also called land of lakes and hills, is a beautiful zone. One of the most luscious and fertile environments in Hierakon with its rich soils and abundant rivers, Florin boasts its beauty. Deep within the forests of Florin, there are a variety of fairies that live there, that area is called the singing forest. The Sylvan Elves often pay their old friends a visit. The singing forest has a lush, mysterious and refreshing feel to it and has intrigued many people. However, due to rumors of the forest being haunted, the forest is becoming more disconnected from the world.

 

Mysterious, eerie, beautiful, the Singing Forest

Mysterious, eerie, beautiful, the Singing Forest

This concludes this update on bless! What do you guys think? We certainly enjoyed learning about the realm of Hieron, though I’d like to know more about the south =O!!

As always guys! Thanks for reading and come back for more bless updates in the future!

  • August 3rd, 2014
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