During the tutorial, you will get your first Astel. You can press the J key to see which ones you've obtained so far. From there on out, you can drag that "Astel Card" icon down to your hot bar and summon it from there. From what I have experienced so far, you can only have one Astel out indefinitely. When you summon a second one, you will gradually deplete your Astel yellow stamina bar which is located right next to the MP bar right above the quick slots. The depletion rate depends on how many Astel summons you have out! Thankfully, you can manage your other Astels by summoning it, using a skill, and recalling it. This way, you can still have your main Astel out and about tanking stuff. … [Read more...] about STEPARU News, Reviews, Previews & Information for Foreign Games Astellia Online 1st Closed Beta Preview
For the first 5 days of CBT-1 you will be able to play the game in its default state, this will allow Astellia to measure progression speed, determine problematic areas, and overall give the developers a baseline for how the various game systems are being used. Beyond this general information, Barunson & EA also going to be paying close attention to how normal and legendary dungeons are performing. The studio’s concern here is gear progression, to ensure that the progression from normal to legendary dungeons is both challenging and rewarding. This is but a few of many purposes and intentions for the CBT phase period. … [Read more...] about MMORPG Astellia Begins CBT 1 Next Week June 25th
Upcoming Korean MMORPG Astellia for the West is having its first CBT test later today, and the start times have been revealed. For those in the east coast, players can expect to hop into game at 3am in the morning. While the timing is unusual, developers Studio 8 are based in Korea, and there are other reasons too. One of the reasoning given is that this start time gives the studio the most operational time to identify and resolve any issues that may arise with the start of the CBT before peak play hours for both NA and EU players. … [Read more...] about Astellia Closed Beta 1 Start Times Revealed
Localization and Aesthetics Most Korean MMORPGs do adequately when it comes to localizing the game in English for a global audience. Unfortunately, last year’s Bless Online launch on Steam left many with doubts about the future of games coming out from the East. The good news is, Astellia seem to have invested plenty into making the game enjoyable in the localization department. No typos, no grammer issues, and best part is that even the voice acting is of bearable quality. As for how the game looks overall, much of it will seem generic. That means, you’ve probably seen similar games looking like it – Blade & Soul, TERA, Ascent: Infinite Realm and Revelation Online – these are just some of the eastern MMORPGs that runs on the same engine, and unfortunately Astellia doesn’t do enough to stand out. Character models are bland, and textures on the highest graphic settings won’t blow you away if you’re expecting a gorgeous game that looks like … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need To Know About Upcoming 2019 MMORPG Astellia
Pricing While the Korean version of Astellia is free to play, this western version will not be the same. Using a buy to play model, Astellia wants to offer global players a chance to ‘Play to Win’. This means no advantages being sold in the cash shop. Sadly, that cash shop was not available for perusing during the CBT, so we don’t actually know what’s in it. We do have some inkling though. Pre-order bonuses for the Legendary version contained scrolls that can unbind dungeon drops to sell. In addition, it also contains a ring that can auto loot drops, and there’s scrolls that does the same on a timer. Astels may very well make it into the game too in the form of card packs, should they introduce more over time or as a means to bypass grinding for it. All in all, as long as it’s not overly pay to win, the game should be alright. … [Read more...] about New MMORPG 2019: Is Astellia Worth Playing When It Launches?