The first of five Closed Beta Tests for Blade & Soul came in this weekend. Other than applying and winning a key to participate in the closed beta ( by going to the site and scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page to click the application link) one can have full access to all of the closed betas if they purchase a founders pack. Other than the access, a three day head start in playing the game from the general public, as well as titles and some more perks are offered in exchange for your initial support.
Race & Class Selection
You start out with the Race/Class Selection. There are 4 races and each race has 3 classes. When you select the race it will change to a default view of that race and as you select a class you will be shown a graphical view of the class and how proficient it is in the areas of Attack, Crowd Control, Combo Skills, Range, Protection & Defense. You will also be shown a difficulty rating on how hard it is to use that class. As you select a class you will also see a video of that class in action and hear a description of the merits of that particular class.
Race: Jin Gender: Male or Female
Race: Gon Gender : Male or Female
Race: Lyn Gender : Male or Female
Race: Yun Gender: Female Only
I can see people spending hours (no exaggeration here) at the character creation screen perfecting their characters looks. There are hundreds of minuscule tools to adjust your characters looks and features, from small to tall, from beauty to ugliness you have complete control. I haven’t seen this level of control in character creation for quite some time and it will be appreciated, after all you are going to invest a lot of time in your MMO so might as well be unique right?