So MMO Action RPGs are something sort of exist, but mostly on the edges of usual discussion, being attempts to remove (or at least, dampen) the cooldown musical keyboard game many traditional MMORPGs went with for their combat. Probably something that doesn’t help why they don’t get talked about is that a few tend to come from Korea, land of the notoriously grindy timesink design philosophy. Although we get a few shuttle their way over, usually with the incredibly slow progress stripped out and everything accelerated to fit, although Blade & Soul is one of those that simply didn’t come over.
Three-and-a-half years later, it’s finally getting an English release. Which is also over a year after it got a Japanese anime series. It took the long way round, which means it works quite nicely on older computers! Excellent.