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Merges
Hey guys, small update:

I've merged the clan subforums per the recent server merging, which you can read about here. All of the threads in the clan subforums remain, they've just been moved into their appropriate "Group". If you have any issues with a missing thread or any questions regarding this, let me know.

In case you didn't know, you can recruit members of any server within your group now. The dojo subforums now reflect that. (:

In addition to that, I've removed the Marketplace due to lack of use - even moreso with the recent server merges.

Columnist
Our dear Columnist, Aquarius, has retired. The position is open for anyone interested. The Columnist transcribes official Blade & Soul updates to the Dojo and keeps an eye on all official news outlets for information our readers may be interested in. GM tweets, 3rd party website news, reddit, etc.

If you are interested, please shoot me a PM. (:

Bamboo
I have been out of town all summer and won't return home until the 29th. After that though, we will host a Bamboo Costume giveaway for NA and EU (and for any kitties from those regions). Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. (:
EDIT: New board is out, and it looks like your prayers have been answered! We have another looping track :) I'll be back later to update the latest board, but for now I'll get the picture in place.

After searching all over the place, I realized there is no convenient place to find details on the current Daily Dash board. I plan on keeping this post updated as new boards come out. If I have any details incorrect or you see something missing, please comment and I'll add them here!

Current Board
Dates: 2016.06.01 – 2016.07.20
Completion Reward: Dragon Pouch (x2)

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Coming soon!
It's been a while since I've properly conveyed how the inner workings of the Dojo are going on. Here is a rundown of what's been going on the past few months behind the scenes here.

The long sought after forum updates
Months ago, even last year, we discussed possible forum updates coming to the Dojo. Other Curse-hosted forums are making the move to a forum software called Cobalt. You can see it live on the Minecraft forums and LolNexus forums. Cobalt is very clean and organized and, from what I've been told, is incredibly simple to use (admin-wise). For example, installing modules like Twitch streaming, PvP leaderboards, guides, etc would be very easy if we had Cobalt. As it currently stands, I do not have the ability even create another section of the website, such as guides, due to limited access and a forum software that has not been updated in 6 years. Yes, our current forum software has not been updated in 6 years.

I was contacted by Curse early this year with promises of the Cobalt update, set for January or February. After that, I never heard back from them. I finally received a response a few weeks ago which basically amounted to a "we didn't have enough time for it and now we have more important things to worry about" story. They prioritized other things over the Dojo's much-needed update right around when the game was released, which would have been an amazing time to update the Dojo to support our 1500% viewership increase.

Needless to say, Cobalt likely is not going to happen. They need more development time and money than currently available for us. I guess they enabled advertisements on the Dojo for their other projects?

I will try to work with them to at least get our current forum software updated. If we can get that, we might be able to work with them to get some mods installed and maybe I'll have the ability to actually edit the website. ._.

Imgur
I would like to remind everyone not to post links to Imgur, per this thread. Unsurprisingly, we are still blocked by Imgur and they are not willing to negotiate with us at all on the block. Please use another image hosting website. (:

Bans
I recently discovered that there is a major flaw in our 6 year old forum software. Bans that are marked to be lifted on a certain date are not being automatically lifted. For example, if you were banned from the Dojo from May 1st to May 3rd, the system will not remove your ban on May 3rd despite being told to do so. I apologize if you were caught in this system flaw, I have removed all of the bans from this year that should have been lifted but were not. If you are affected by this, please message me or email me (check my profile for more information).

That is all I have to report for now. (:
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Vengeance Breaks

June 1, 2016
Your tale of revenge comes to a stunning conclusion as you face off against Jinsoyun!

Silverfrost Mountains Act 4 Part 2
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Will you be able to stop the Divine Mandate Ritual, or will you succumb to the darkness inside and seek revenge against your Master's killer? A stunning end to the Act 4 story awaits.

New Heroic Dungeons
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Party with others to defeat these new challenges!

Sundered nexus
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With the secrets of the Naryu in his grasp, a mechanized Be Ido returns in the Sundered Nexus. Available in 4- and 6-member modes.

Altar of Divine Will
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The battle of the ages is finally met upon the Altar of Divine Will as Jinsoyun attempts to bring the Dark Lord into the Earthen Realm. This daily dungeon is available only in 6-member mode.

Zaiwei Ruins
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Zaiwei Ruins is overrun by demonic creatures pouring through a portal to the Dark Realm! Help defend against the invasion in this 24-member open world instance.

Tower of Infinity
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The Tower of Infinity is the ultimate single-player challenge. Defeat a random, AI-controlled challenger on each floor, and see how high you can climb before the timer runs out, or you're defeated.

Pets
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Now you can have your very own companion! Pets will follow you around and provide a defensive buff when fed. Along with a wide selection of existing pets, two new exclusive pets are coming to Blade & Soul in North America and Europe: a Griffin and Otter!

Hongmoon Level 15
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Gain experience to increase your
Hongmoon Level.

Each Hongmoon Level will unlock additional training points.

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Beat the timer—and the Giant Golden Vipercap—for exceptional rewards from May 11 to June 1.

Race through the Frozen Vipercap Cavern as quickly as you can to beat the timer and defeat the final fungal boss to earn awesome rewards!

Truffle Shuffle

For a limited time, players level 36 and above will be able to access the Frozen Vipercap Cavern through the Cross-Server Dungeon Lobby; once inside it’s a race against time to reach the Giant Golden Vipercap within. Access to the dungeon is granted once a day for free, and a Frozen Vipercap Cavern Reset can be purchased from the Hongmoon Store to grant additional runs beyond the free daily access. When the Giant Golden Vipercap is defeated, players will collect Cavern Fungus based on how quickly they managed to navigate the dungeon, which they can then trade for the rewards of their choice.

Super Spore Rewards

The faster you are the more Cavern Fungus you’ll receive, and the more Cavern Fungus you have the more you’ll have to spend on Vipercap Gauntlet rewards in the Dragon Express! Chief among the purchasable rewards from the Vipercap Gauntlet event are the Upgrade Nebula Stone and Fated Bond costume (pictured below).

The Upgrade Nebula Stone is very special as it reduces the cost of weapon transformation when used—up to 40% for lower tiers. When used in the Offering slot in place of an transformation weapon, the transformation costs of that upgrade (materials and gold) will be reduced 10–40%. The Upgrade Nebula Stone does not reduce the cost of a Breakthrough or weapon reinforcement (only the standard transformation levels), and its potency is reduced as you progress to the higher weapon paths.

It’s important to note that the Upgrade Nebula Stones can only be purchased and used for a limited time—from May 11 until June 22.

In addition to the Upgrade Nebula Stone and Fated Bond costume, a selection of items including Flower of Lament, Naryu Tablets, and experience charms will also be available for purchase using Cavern Fungus.

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Fated Bond Costume

Fungi Fun Guide
  • Enter the Cross-Server Dungeon Lobby (F8) and select the Frozen Vipercap Cavern.
  • Once the party is ready, head through the portal in the staging area.
  • When your party is inside the dungeon and ready to go, break the jar at the starting point.
  • Once the jar is broken, the damage zone blocking the dungeon will disappear and the timer will start.
  • Race through the dungeon, avoiding the grip attack of the Wild Golden Vipercaps along the way.
  • Defeat the Giant Golden Vipercap to stop the timer and collect your Cavern Fungus event currency.
  • Once you have enough mushrooms, you can trade them in the Dragon Express for your rewards!

Mycological Miracle

The Vipercap Gauntlet will be available from May 11 until June 1, and during that time characters level 36 and above will be able to run the dungeon once per day for free, a. Even after the event ends you’ll still be able to spend any remaining Cavern Fungus currency you have, and use any Upgrade Nebula Stones you purchased, but only until June 22. After the standard Wednesday maintenance on June 22, any remaining Cavern Fungus and Upgrade Nebula Stones will no longer be usable and can safely be sold. Be sure to use them before then!

Shattered Empire Overview & Patch Notes

An overview of the 2.1 update features and changes, as well as the full patch notes.

Blade & Soul Update 2.1 – Shattered Empire


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Continue your adventures in Silverfrost Mountains with new dungeons, a new section of Mushin’s Tower, and a brand new 6v6 objective-based PvP mode. See more on our update overview page.

Group Content

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The Shattered Empire update brings two new dungeons; Cold Storage, a fairly simple but lucrative daily dungeon; and a new pinnacle in difficulty: Sogun’s Lament. In addition, Whirlwind Valley ushers in a brand new 6v6 objective-based PvP mode. See more in our Group Content article.

Spring Bounty XP Event

From April 27–May 11 earn additional experience to help propel you toward the end-game, or even just level up some new characters and classes. During the event the following bonuses are active:

  • +50% XP from defeating NPC enemies/monsters
  • +50% XP from daily quests
  • +100% Guild Points from gathering/crafting


These bonuses also stack with all other XP bonuses, including the one provided through a Premium Membership. Get the most out of your leveling speed potential!

Shattered Empire 2.1 Patch Notes

General
  • Daily Challenge is now available! Earn bonus rewards for certain Daily quests and get bonus rewards if you are able to complete 4 or more!
    • A Daily Challenge Tab has been added to Dragon Express where you can redeem Heavenly Energy.

  • Reduced the amount of Soulstones needed to craft Moonwater Plains items, including Moonwater Transformation Stones.
  • Additional sliders have been added for Monster and Background Effects Quality.
  • Fixed an issue where the /dance emote was not working.

Dungeons
  • Increased the amount of Frozen Stingers available from Avalanche Den, Lair of the Frozen Fang, and Awakened Necropolis.

PvP
  • Whirlwind Valley is now available! Whirlwind Valley is an objective-based 6v6 PvP mode where teamwork and coordination is key. This PvP mode is not gear equalized.
  • Fixed the use of unintended items in Duel Arena and Tag Match.
  • The following items are now available through PvP currencies from Duel Arena, Tag Match, and Whirlwind Valley (additional requirements are needed):
    • Hongmoon Pellet
    • Bloodshade Harbor Hongmoon Skillbooks (untradeable)
    • Retreived Hongmoon Secret Technique - Volume 1
    • Retrieved Hongmoon Secret Technique - Volume 2
    • Chilling Flame Elixir

Items
  • You can now resist Asura's Brand in Sogun's Lament when equipping the following items:
    • Awakened Oathbreaker Belt
    • True Oathbreaker Belt
    • Awakened Scorpio Belt
    • True Scorpio Belt

  • New items can now be stored in the Wardrobe, including the following previously avaialble items:
    • First Mate
    • Lover Boy Bow Tie
    • Bunny Fluff

  • The following items can now be mailed with Outfit Delivery Stamps:
    • White Night
    • Lover Boy Bow Tie
    • First Mate

Localization
  • Fixed and updated a large amount of text, voiceover, and cutscene localization in English, German, and French.

System
  • Fixed an issue where some accounts were not able to send mail to other characters on the same account.
  • Fixed an issue where external links could not be launched from the Announcements (F1) window.


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