Blade and Soul Gold: Maintenance and You

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“Starting on July 14, 4:00 AM PDT / July 14, 11:00 AM UTC, all servers will undergo maintenance for approximately 7 hours and 45 minutes. An in-game notice will be given 30 minutes prior to the maintenance starting.

Below are the list of changes introduced within the update:

Welp! That’s a big chunk of time being taken away from us to enact routine maintenance and activate the Linked Server Groups feature that NCSoft announced recently. But, at the very least, Blade and Soul didn’t go down for maintenance the day before, as it usually does on a wednesday, so there’s that.

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And as a result, the weekly rewards will cover the longer period of July 6–14, and then the shorter period of July 14–20, after which NCSoft resumes their regular Wednesday maintenance time.

It’s all well and good that NCSoft would adjust the time to make up for the maintenance time shift and the time that players lose out on the week. Blade and Soul gold doesn’t farm itself, after all.

Blade and Soul Gold: Maintenance Required

But I’ve seen tons of players go apeshit over the fact that there is a scheduled maintenance. Granted, almost being unable to play for a full 8 hours can be a pain for some, especially those who find themselves at the worst time in the world for it (like those after work in Asia or Europe), but it really can’t be helped.

One way or another, someone on some part of the world is going to be affected by maintenance on any time. We just have to stick it out. Now, if it’s the matter on why there’s maintenance in the first place, please, don’t be a plebeian; how else are they supposed to keep the game in tip-top shape?

These things have to happen so that the Blade and Soul can continue to be awesome without eventually exploding into a million pieces because of bugs and other discrepancies in code piling up in the game. If you can’t understand that simple concept, you may have to stop playing MMOs in general. Learn to deal with it and appreciate the fact that NCSoft hasn’t given up on the western Blade and Soul and continues to take care of it, no matter how little it may seem. If you’re going to quit, sell Blade and Soul gold to me instead, please.

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