In the universe of Blood and Soul closely intertwined the fate of heavenly Heaven, Hell and the world of mortals. The plot tells of a great war in which demons from the netherworld almost destroyed humanity. And they would have done their dirty business if the spirits of Heaven had not come to the aid of the people. They began to teach the descendants of Adam how to resist the forces of evil. Under our beginning gets one of the soldiers, undergoing retraining to fight the fiends of Hell.
From the very beginning, Blood and Soul includes the second space and, as it is now in fashion, literally drags the player forward with the pressure and speed of an electric locomotive. Creating a ward, we can only customize his appearance, but determine the class will be allowed only when you grow into the habit and pass more than a dozen quests. The first fork: a warrior, shooter, mage or bard. To the sixtieth level - the second round. For example, the bard-sixties can become a doctor or blessing, and a warrior - a melee fighter or an impenetrable "tank." But before that you need to live.
At the beginning of the game, the quests follow one after another, the mana seems endless, and spells often have to be read right on the run. The protagonist even spared the need to run to the coach for skills - all skills are opened on the spot. Gradually become available instances, traversed by the group at a time. Do not have time for treacherous seconds - the final award left.
What is remarkable about the game will be revealed from the secret already at the fifteenth level. After completing the next task you will be given an elf. More precisely, elf. In the world of Blood and Soul, elves are cute, seemingly sort of divine fairies, descending from Heaven to help people fight demons. Heavenly creatures gain experience and grow in levels along with the character. They do not participate in battles, but they reinforce the hero with their presence.
The main difference between elves is the characteristics that are added to the characteristics of the host. In addition, Heaven's messengers often have useful properties. For example, they give the hero the opportunity to periodically immobilize enemies or restore health after each attack. The first elf, which you will be given, is mediocre and feeble. But to become the owner of this elf-Valkyrie - will have to go in spite of evolution and engage in selection.
Selecting an elf to your taste, you grow it, then cross it with another player's elf. Please do not ask us about the subtleties of hybridization of elves, and even of the same sex, this happens behind closed doors, and the press, as well as the players, is not allowed there. But the fact is obvious - as a result, quite viable offspring appears. Notice the offspring with characteristics different from those of the original elves. When crossing, there is always a chance of failure - for example, the offspring may not be born at all, but it may not be enough to make a suitable hybrid.
The rest of the Blood and Soul prosaic. Developed PK-fishing. Everywhere, except for the capital and “reserved” territories, you can cut scalps. But killing players is fraught with the loss of moral points (a local equivalent of karma from Lineage 2) and can cost the violator of the laws of life-earned belongings. For both sides it is much safer to sort out the relationship in a duel. There is an arena with a random selection of participants. On the battlefield (in the spirit of those in World of Warcraft) only members of the warring guilds can fight. The system works like a Soviet bureaucratic institution - the so-called “battles for territories” take place in a strictly allotted time and lasts exactly one hour. The rules of the game are reminiscent of the Arathi Highlands and are based on the capture and retention of key points.
Considerable attention is paid to the social contacts of the third kind - this is, of course, about weddings and other amenities inherited from Perfect World and other MMORPGs. The situation with the technical implementation of the game is less encouraging. The characters, weapons and armor in Blood and Soul are drawn normally. But the rendering of the environment of the engine was not enough, everything is angular and inconspicuous. In addition, the game world is almost silent. Do not sing the birds, do not rush the water, only during the battle the sounds of spells and death screams of monsters are heard. Silence is diluted by background music, which quickly becomes boring.
Four handicraft specialties are available to the Blood and Soul heroes: processing of resources (professions are not needed to collect resources at all), dismantling of items, as well as tailoring and blacksmithing. Virtual handicraftsmen make weapons, armor and jewelry. Initially, local craft is very unstable - you never know what characteristics the manufactured weapon will have. Experiments on enchanting items are also full of surprises - an enchanted item can break. As is customary in many games, all these troubles can be avoided by buying a special rune in the game store. On the other hand, if you do not get involved in crafting, then it is quite possible to do without it.
In addition to beautiful clothes or temporary riding animals, in the local supermarket you can purchase boosts for armor and weapons (sometimes quite tangible) and a temporary license to use a legal booster bot. After a small tune-up, he will conscientiously disassemble the local fauna for experience and prey, not forgetting to resort to the support of spells and healing chemistry. In general, it will be possible to achieve good results by systematically pumping the character without visiting the store. This, of course, will take much more time, but the result will not differ much. This is a classic scheme used in every self-respecting player and free MMORPG.
Blood and Soul could be called a typical mid-level role, if it were not for the opportunity to feel like a real fantasy breeder, to deduce one's own breed of elves, and then test the effectiveness of newly appeared hybrids right in battle. Given that the other contents of the game, plus or minus, looks adequate, this gives enough incentive to participate in the battle between Hell and Heaven.