Blade and Soul, for all it’s fancy classes, are mostly race-locked so it can be a difficult task for a new player. I really wanted to roll a Blade Dancer, but I simply could not because of my dislike for tiny races. The same goes for the Destroyer where, while they are an impressive people, the Gon are just a bit too big for me, aesthetically. Good thing I found my comfy spot with the regular Assassin or else I might have put my 160 AP Destroyer on my Blade and Soul account for sale.
But because of the nature of the game that you have to invest work and time into a character in MMOs, it becomes a prevalent problem when you realize that you picked the wrong one to start investing in. A lot of folks feel like they’ve wasted their effort on a character they worked on for quite some time, just to abandon it because of an aesthetic or gameplay dislike.
Knowing What To Pick First
To avoid all this, your best bet might be to take into consideration the aesthetic of your class and race in Blade and Soul. There’s nothing more off-putting than using an avatar you really don’t like looking at. Sure, some folks really could care less with the appearance of their characters and simply enjoy something touted as top tier, but we ain’t all like that. For the more discerning gamer, looks are a big factor in their enjoyment, whether they’re esports athletes or just casual gamers. This is going to be a determining factor whether or not your Blade and Soul account value ever goes up. If you don’t have a character with a lot of investment in it, especially on the AP spectrum, then you pretty much have a worthless blade and soul account. Altitis is a bad thing to have in this game.
But of course, there’s always the option of just looking over the information people have already gathered in the game about the classes to make your decision. Korean MMOs, from my experience, are really bad games to have to reroll to. From Ragnarok to Black Desert, it’s always best to know what you want right off the bat to avoid hassles in the future. But what is always important is picking a class you are comfy with, as well as its aesthetic value for you.