Adjustment to the Meridian System
Q: Many players face difficulties in understanding the complex meridian system, which involves nodal point level, training manual level, meridian stone feeding, etc. May I know if more tutorial will be provided?
Secondly, to improve clarity of the system, we plan to reveal only a small part of the system initially (other regions in the meridian system will be revealed gradually as the game progress to reduce confusion).
We will also include meridian system in certain quest requirements, to demonstrate the importance of meridian system in strengthening the character/skill.
Q: Basically, explicit instruction will be given to players.
A: Exactly, we definitely need to strengthen the guidance/tutorial. That’s more important than making the UI as the tutorial need to blend into the gaming experience.
The third aspect is the variety. We believe, variety and choices (in the meridian system) would enhance the depth of the game. However, we also realize that this will cause confusion to some players.
Q: Between guidance and variety, which do you think is more important?
A: Previously, I believe it should be variety. However, now I believe, guidance is more important. We will provide a more linear or clearer development direction.
Q: Certain players are frustrated that games by Tencent are forever in close beta phase. How do you plan to address this problem? Will Moonlight Blade Online be holding many more close beta in the future?
A: We understand the concern of players who spend time to level up and eventually have their game data wiped again and again.
Hence, we decided that if a player completes the special achievement “Chronicles” (basically requires you to clear all the fogs in the whole world map by running through them), their character appearance, stats, gear etc will be stored and brought over to the next beta.
Q: Will the next release be a non-wipe beta test?
A: Yes, the next test is very likely a non-wipe beta test. Aside from the data transfer from this beta test, we plan to promote a faster leveling pace as well. We hope that, players, both old and new ones, can come together to experience the game and help us to improve the quality in the next beta.