Your Weekly Byte Of MMORPG News: Bless Online Going Free To Play? Upcoming MMO Project DH, MapleStory 2 2nd CBT

Bless Online Going Free To Play? Upcoming MMO Project DH, MapleStory 2 2nd CBT

You might be wondering why this video is coming out on a Wednesday, but the last week has been a little barren in terms of news.
Well, PC news anyway. There’s always a metric ton of Mobile MMO news to cover, so much so that I’d need to hire a whole team to go cover even a fraction of what I’d like to.
Maybe I should now that we’re hitting 100k.. food for thought!

Ack, I’m going off topic. Welcome back everyone to your Weekly Byte of MMORPG news – Happy 4th of July! I hope you’re all there enjoying yourselves celebrating like the world’s ending tomorrow. I know I will be.
.. who am I kidding. I’ll be inside playing video games.

MapleStory 2

Let’s kick this off with something I’ve been talking about for the last 2 weeks now – MapleStory 2.
The 2nd MapleStory 2 English Closed Beta will be happening on July 18th. That’s a mere two weeks away. Nexon have already announced who got accepted into the closed beta – but for those of you that didn’t, fret not.
They have gifted us with around 30 closed beta keys to give out. These will be handed out only to people that are subscribed to our channel and leave a comment saying they want one.
Alternatively, if you post that you want a key directly on our website as well, then that will double your chances to get in.
The second closed beta will feature additional dungeons for players to run, new quests and the Meret Market system. They are also announcing unique Founder’s Packs – however the supply will be limited.
So.. might wanna consider it if you’re interested in the goodies it’ll supply you.

Project DH

Admittedly, this is the first I’ve actually heard of the game. Project DH is a Korean steampunk themed MMO set in a world where “giant beasts are ravaging Humanity’s dominions.”
Players set out in an attempt to hunt down and kill these monsters with their trusty steed.. incorporating mounted combat into Monster Hunter-esque gameplay.
While not much is known of the game, Nexon did recently offer a brief glimpse of what the game looks like and how it plays.
Graphically, the game looks beautiful, and it could very well give Dauntless a run for its money if it ever releases in the West.


The team behind the upcoming MMORPG Crowfall posted their mid-year checkpoint update last week, highlighting the game’s progress over the course of 2018.
Their post states that “the soft launch is not going to happen by the end of the year”, stating that additional changes are required to be made to their core systems. Alpha testing, however, is expected to kick off at the end of Summer 2018.
While this is indeed unfortunate news, focusing on improving and perfecting the game overall is in no way a bad move to make.

Revelation Online

Yes, the game is still alive.. somehow. And the game is still receiving updates! recently revealed that Revelation Online will be receiving a graphical overhaul with the addition of new content in their New Sulan update later this Summer.
While they haven’t elaborated much on what content will be included in the patch, did point out there there will be new features and mechanics.


It seems as though we had but a mere week free from TERA news.
Which is more than fine with me – TERA’s releases are so frequent that I daresay it’s the most actively worked on free to play MMORPG out there right now.
With their latest update, En Masse are bringing back the Dreadspire and Manglemire dungeons – albeit with alterations.
Additionally, the Phantom’s Keep update will also introduce the new Guardian Legion: Dragon Hunt mission, which respawns on the hour, requiring players hunt down large, powerful enemies.

Bless Online

This is more of an update and some unofficial thoughts, rather than actual official news.
On June 13th I posted a video titled “The State of Bless Online”, where I pointed out that their concurrent playerbase was peaking at around 14,000.
I went on to say that after 2 weeks, the playerbase would be dipping below 8,000. Now, a little over 2 weeks later, the Bless Online concurrent playerbase is actually down to a mere 5,000.
Now, while I believe that the game will continue to dwindle in number, I am also of the opinion that Neowiz, instead of shutting the game down, might ultimately make the game free to play in an attempt to stay afloat.
We’ve seen it happen in the past with games like Aion, WildStar, Rift, TERA, Guild Wars 2 and more.
I do plan on posting a video on this in the near future, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested in playing Bless Online and want to hear my thoughts on the potential model shift.

With all of that being said and done.. that’s it for everything this week.
Once again, I hope you’re all having a fantastic 4th of July, and I hope to see you all next time.

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    Noelle S. Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:11 pm

    I’ve been hyped for MS2 since it came out 3 years ago. Unfortunately, I didn’t get into CBT1 but I have my fingers crossed for CBT2 and am really looking forward to all the new in-game content they have added! 😊 I’d love to get one of the 30 keys available.

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    Matthew Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:21 pm

    I would love a key to MS2!!

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    An T Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:34 pm

    Would love to get a key

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    Riz Rock Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:34 pm

    would love a key

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    Michael J. Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:34 pm

    I’ve been playing Maplestory for almost a decade and I’ve been anticipating MS2 since it was announced, I’d love a key 😀

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    Colton Witt Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:41 pm

    I would love a key, Also played Maplestory since 2005 so it will be amazing to finally play MS2

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    Tayna Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:50 pm

    So hyped for maplestory 2! Just my kind of fun and cute game ^^ So i want the key too ~ Keep the good job with the news!

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    José Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:56 pm

    I´d love to get a CBT 2 key, thanks for giving us the chance to acquire one, I´m a sub, liked your video and commented on youtube as well, thanks in advance. I really love MapleStory I played it for the first time about ten years ago or more, regards.

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    Kevin Montalvo Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 19:03 pm

    I would like a key, I fell in love with this game, love your content.

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    PandaATV Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 19:10 pm

    Key me please.

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    CuppaJo Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 19:22 pm

    Can I get a key?

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    Jesse Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 19:30 pm

    I want a key i want a key i wabt a key. – breathes in air with excitement- I want a key key keeeey kingdom hearts keeey idk im hyoer. I know spams dont increase the chance how ever I have to much energy I need to let out or else ima cry of keeping it all in x3 oh ny gosh a key id like yes key baby, boom key to heart key to game key to life! Yeaaaaaa . didnt get in cbt 1. Hope I get into cbt2 – jumps all around room like a bouncing rabbit – x.x i gotta stop drinking soda.

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    MirX Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 19:47 pm

    yaay beta keys! Want one

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    Buttoni Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 19:50 pm

    beta beta beta key please! <3

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    David Z Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 19:52 pm

    I would love to play MS2 with my girlfriend! We are both so excited for the game, we have been desperately jumping from game to game while waiting for it to open.

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    Andrea Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 19:53 pm

    Beta keys! I’M PUMPED!!! I would love one!

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    Jul 4, 2018 @ 20:34 pm

    I would love a beta key! I’m seriously excited about this game. Been waiting for this to happen for soooo long. Keep up the good work guys!!!

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    Sayuri Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 20:40 pm

    I would love a beta key please!!!!

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    Phantomx79 Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 21:11 pm

    Would love a key as well! Out of everything coming out I really want to play this!! Thanks for all the news!

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    DiDe Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 21:26 pm

    Would be really nice to get a beta key for Maplestory 2 d:)

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    Nightscream452 Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 21:31 pm

    Would love a MS2 Beta key! 😀

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    Nanashi Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 22:11 pm

    May I have a Maplestory 2 Beta key, please? I’d love to have one. C:

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    Ivan A Reply
    Jul 4, 2018 @ 23:31 pm

    I’d like a close beta key please!

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    Jul 4, 2018 @ 23:40 pm

    would love a maple story key!
    again did not get in to a beta even though i was signed up months before closed beta 1 was out and still did not get in to closed beta 2.

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    Rokita Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 0:00 am

    As ive asked before…Key please ive not gotten to play in the 1st beta either and havent been chosen for second ;-;

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    JayDiamond Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 0:17 am

    I would like a ms2 beta key plox

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    Dodgin Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 0:37 am

    Oh no, there are a lot of people who are trying to get a key, but it never hurts to try. Key me please!

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    Ed Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 1:17 am

    May i have an MS2 key? I’d really like to try the game out

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    CactusMoss Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 1:56 am

    I want the MapleStory 2 beta key !!!!

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    rislim Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 2:14 am

    wouldn love a key please!

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    Aaron J Kirkland Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 2:59 am

    I would really want a maple story 2 key

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    Elklin Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 3:35 am

    I would like a maplestory 2 key please!!

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    Micah Athe Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 6:41 am

    Can I get a key for maplestory 2?please?

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    ShinkuKamiNe Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 6:56 am

    Maplestory 2 looks amazing and so fun, would love a key

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    Kutatsu Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 9:43 am

    I would love a beta key for maplestory 2!

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    Noob Jesus Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 11:16 am

    I’m in a towel at 5.15 am getting ready for work but i had to stop and say… I want a key! I’ve wanted to play this for years since I stopped trying to make the asian version work!

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    Timmy Tonberry Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 11:50 am

    I regretfully missed my chance at the first beta for Maple Story 2. I would love to get a beta key please!

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    Joecel Cruz Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 13:21 pm


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    Chinjawo Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 13:29 pm

    Im an old MapleStory fan, love your content and looking forward for a CBT key ^^

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    Mason St Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 15:30 pm

    Been Constantly looking for Key Giveaways. Sadly I haven’t won any :-:
    Fingers Crossed for this One :3

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    Harper Al'Kabor Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 16:20 pm

    Had my fingers crossed for the first MS2 CBT and missed it. Would love to be able to get into the second test. MIght already be more than 30 here, but would love a key if one is available.

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    Aranorde Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 17:00 pm

    I want TERA to be alive for ever, and throw some free keys at me 🙂

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    Glenda N Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 17:51 pm

    Would love to get a Maple Story 2 key please!

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    Keoni Dothard Reply
    Jul 5, 2018 @ 23:36 pm

    I would love a Maplestory 2 closed beta key ^^

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    Asia Evans Reply
    Jul 6, 2018 @ 1:36 am

    I’ve been wanting to play MapleStory 2 since I heard about way before they announced the CBT1. I’d like a key.

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    Anon Gary Reply
    Jul 6, 2018 @ 15:32 pm

    Would love the chance to play Maplestory 2!! I’m interested in a key as well 🙂

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    Stephan Pretorius Reply
    Jul 6, 2018 @ 17:33 pm

    Would love a mapleStory 2 beta key

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    Repressd Reply
    Jul 8, 2018 @ 4:08 am

    It’d be really cool if I could get a MS2 key because I’ve been looking forward to playing it since the CBT announcement! Unfortunately I didn’t get a key but I’m hopeful to win one from this giveaway c:

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    Zoe Reply
    Jul 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am

    I would so love a key for MapleStory2, I been wanting to play it for years :'(

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    Keean Reply
    Jul 9, 2018 @ 19:28 pm

    Would love a key for Maple Story 2 please, it looks like a great game!

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    Ronnie Reply
    Jul 12, 2018 @ 0:39 am

    I really want a key for MS2 and I am subscribed to your channel

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    Mixi Reply
    Jul 15, 2018 @ 12:58 pm

    Would love a key~ fingers crossed~

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