Bless Online: Day 1

I didn’t have a lot of time to play last night (mainly because I got sucked into Black Desert first,  in one of those things where “I’m just going to check on this one thing” turns into finishing an entire quest line. I did, however, eventually make it to Bless.

I picked the Kairos server because I liked its name better. I had to make some adjustments to the settings to get the performance to an acceptable level, even in character creation. It still stuttered a little, but it wasn’t a dealbreaker. I’ve played worse.

I chose the Union faction and made a Mascu Berserker. Who doesn’t love a tiny character with a big ax? I chose the human type, so she basically looks like a confident 7-year-old girl with a big ax. There’s also an animal type if you prefer your small-and-cute with little animal ears and fur. (Both factions have large-and-furry races as well– the Lupus on the Hieron side and the Pantera on the Union side.) The character customization was good, with plenty of options.

I chose the name “Nesh” (on a whim, as sort of a nickname for my gaming screen name, “neschria”), and then I was on my way.

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The first thing I went through was the tutorial, which I needed because this game works a little differently than others I have played. The tutorial is mercifully short and I caught onto the controls pretty quickly.  I did have a moment of duhhhhh when I got stuck on the skills/combat tutorial because (pro-tip) you have to click the button to accept your changes in the skill window in order to save them and to progress in the tutorial.

After the tutorial, I found myself on an airship, which was promptly attacked by beetles. This is where I met the captain, who killed the big boss beetle, and then started me off on a newbie quest line as soon as we arrived in town. I grabbed a screeshot when I got to town:

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The newbie quest line was pretty standard– go here, talk to this person, talk to that person, get that thing, etc. This game sure does make it easy to find your quest target NPCs.

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Glow much?

Anyway, I was sent off to the tailor, where I did some of the usual newbie stuff, ran into the captain again, and got a set of snazzy new clothes.

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Unfortunately, that was about all I had time for last night. I have to go meet the captain at the airship docks again when I get back to it, I think. I’ll be back with my further adventures soon.

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