Have you been itching to jump in to try Blade & Soul
during its open beta test? If so, you aren't alone: The Korean OBT for the fantasy game started just last night and recorded 150,000 CCU (or Concurrent User number for the acronym-challenged) within a single hour. To accommodate the volume of players participating in the beta, NCsoft
increased the number of servers available from two to 25 and has five more waiting in the wings if needed. Even with that flood of users, the B&S
servers remained stable.
Currently, Blade & Soul
ranks behind only Diablo III
and League of Legends
in popularity according to data provided by Gametrics
. The game is scheduled to launch in Korea
next month; unfortunately for North American and European fans, there are currently no set plans for bringing the game to these markets.