The Metal Gear Online servers are once again accessible by the game’s community, less than 24-hours after a major exploit forced Konami to take the PC version of MGO blade and soul gold offline, and it looks like the loophole being used to side-step the game’s microtransactions has been closed by the Metal Gear Online team. Earlier this week, Konami surprised fans around the globe with the surprise announcement that the open beta for Metal Gear Online would begin late Tuesday night. The news put smiles on the faces of thousands of Metal Gear fans, many of whom had become to assume Metal Gear Online would never actually make it to PC.
But it didn’t take very long for certain segments of the MGO community to ruin the fun for everyone else. While the Rainbow Six operators will cost money, Maps will be free to all players. This will keep the community from splitting between different playlists made to support DLC releases. This is a concept seen in more and more titles such as Evolve and Halo 5: Guardians. There are still some holdouts for the old DLC model of multiple map packs on different playlists, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Star Wars: Battlefront.
Team Bloodlust revealed another video along side the auto targeting demonstration above, blade & soul gold it covers Blade & Soul’s death system! I’m sure this feature was lurking around everyone’s mind for quite some time now. What would an MMO be without a death system? Anyway, let’s get this explained! Your character will be placed under the “Worn Out” state upon it’s health reaching zero. When in this “Worn Out” state you’ll be able to crawl away from your defeat in shame.
For example, you go to the “Clan of Big Fish” to catch some fish, you then take that fish to the “Clan of Fine Taste” to cook it and eat it. Another example would be to visit the “Clay Vase Shop (or clan)” to make you own clay vase, you can later create potions using the new vase. Most items you create in Blade & Soul can be used by yourself or traded to others. Once you have crawled to a safe location away from trouble you have two options to chose from. You can either use the “Chi Meditation” ability which slowly leads your character into recovery or simply teleport yourself to the nearest village.
If your character reaches zero life again within a certain amount of time you will not be placed in the “Worn Out” state, this prevents you from using the “Chi Meditation” ability again. Instead, upon your second death, you will be teleported to the nearest village. “In Snowfall, the difficulty heats up when the city cools down, thanks to a new in-game temperature reading that will have residents bundling up for warmth when the weather outside is frightful. Cosmetic weather, composed of rain and fog, will be added to Cities: Skylines as part of a free update, along with other features to be announced soon.
“Players who own Snowfall will get to face new challenges such as ensuring that their city infrastructure can handle seasonal heating demands – and, when the snow starts falling, that the roads can stay clear. New snowplow services will be required to prevent traffic from freezing in place, while new all-weather trams and expanded public transit options can help residents and visitors alike get around town – and visit the new winter parks and landmarks available in Snowfall.” Finally, we have professions! Again, what would an MMO be without these bad boys!? Blade & Soul will have loads of content regarding crafting and production. There will be specific organizations, or clans, that watch over each individual profession in Blade & Soul.
Early Wednesday morning, Konami announced it would be taking the Metal Gear Online servers offline, less than twelve hours after the general public was given access to the online portion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. While details weren’t provided in the announcement, Kotaku says MGO was taken offline because Metal Gear Online players figured out a way to get free MB coins; the in-game currency that typically costs real cash to acquire in any significant quantity. And there are few things that will make a company spring into action quicker than lost revenue.