Finally a chance to enter this up-and-coming Chinese mmo! As usual, TX games are always in CLOSED beta, and keys are very hard to get D: Fortunately, a friend (identity hidden to protect his PM box) is sharing his account with me now and im happy ^^ So after a day in the game, I had a quick look at how the basics of the game works and to try out a few of the classes. Here we go.
Classes and Combat
There are 6 classes in Moonlight Blade Online, TaiBai (太白), ShenWei (神威), TangMen (唐门), GaiBang (丐帮), ZhenWu (真武) and TianXiang (天香). TaiBai is a sword-wielder with melee combat, with fluid, flashy moves and good aoe. ShenWei uses a spear and a bow, capable of both melee and ranged attack (more melee) and has many knock down moves to permanently lock an opponent down. TangMen is a ranged class that uses flying weapons and puppets to kite his opponents down. I have not tried the other 3 classes, but GaiBang seems to be a melee fighter specializing in fist brawls, ZhenWu a flashy swordsman which uses shadow for enhanced damage and control while TianXiang is a support/dps hybrid class that can heal.
WARNING: The above opinions are given by a NUB (me) who have only played the game for a few hours ._. Pros (大神) please do not be too hard on me.
Combat in Moonlight Blade Online is really enjoyable! Movements are swift and cool, skills from each class is distinct in style and the sound effects make the combat feel so real and satisfying! Each class has their own unique mechanism, which makes the combat more interesting, and makes each class harder to master. For example, TaiBai has skills that charge up Qi (剑气), and other skills that spend them to deal extra damage; while TangMen needs to keep track of their mana (机巧) and ration their puppet skills spamming.
Sample Vids (1st day play, low skill level. Please do not mind..):