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      <a name="4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> Yes. CBT 1: Oct 29, 10am PDT - Nov 2, 10pm PDT [NA server only]* CBT 2: Nov 13, 10am PDT - Nov 16, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 3: Nov 24, 10am PDT - Nov 30, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 4: Dec 11, 10am PDT - Dec 14, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** CBT 5: Dec 18, 10am PDT - Dec 21, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** *NA servers will only support English. **EU servers will support English, French, and German; except on CBTs 1, 2, & 3. <a name="5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> Blade & Soul has been announced as a F2P (free-to-play) title for the West and will have no content limitations. They have also stated that the game will not be "pay-to-win". <a name="6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> No. <a name="7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> Blade & Soul's Western servers will be housed in the following location: North America: Dallas, Texas US
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      <a name="8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> There are currently no plans to support Oceanic/SEA servers. However, NCSOFT has stated that if the community shows enough interest they will reconsider. A petition has been created for NCSOFT to reconsider. <a name="9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> No. Transferring accounts is not possible, but transferring the physical appearance of your character from other versions is possible through the profile screenshot function in Character Creation. <a name="10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> There are currently no plans for region blocking. <a name="11">What are the playable races?</a> Jin, Gon, Yun, Lyn. Click here for more information. <a name="12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> In North America, the word "Kun" closely resembles a derogatory racial slur. <a name="13">What are the playable classes?</a> There are currently six confirmed playable classes for the Western versions. The "Warlock" class can be found in the KR, CN, JP and TW clients but have yet to be confirmed for the North American and European release.
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      <a name="14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> Yes. The playable races in Blade & Soul are indeed restricted to a select few classes. Below you'll find what you can play each race as. Jin: Assassin, Blade Master and Kung Fu Master
      Gon: Destroyer, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
      Lyn: Blade Dancer, Force Master and Summoner
      Yun: Blade Master, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
      <a name="15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> The initial level cap on release will be 45. <a name="16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> No. <a name="17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> Blade & Soul will be released for Windows PC. <a name="18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> Below are the PC specs taken from Blade & Soul's Korean client. [Minimum Spec] CPU : Intel Dual core/AMD Athlon 64X2 or better RAM : 2G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8600GT/AMD Radeon HD4600 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (32bit / 64bit) DirectX : 9.0c [Recommended] CPU : Intel Quad core/AMD Phenom II X4 or better RAM : 4G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8800GTX / AMD Radeon HD4850 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (64bit) DirectX : 9.0c <a name="19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> You can view all past broadcasts here. <a name="20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> Yes, you can view their packages here. <a name="21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> This has not yet been confirmed. <a name="22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> Yes. Updated: December 25th, 2015
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      Dojo Rules & Guidelines   09/29/16

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UPDATE2:

The permissions for certain boards appear to have changed. If there's a board or thread you're not able to reply to, please let me know on here or through private messaging.

 

UPDATE:

The maintenance has completed. There are some issues that are still being worked on. Some site links aren't working, the mainpage is.. missing.. and some user's avatars are not updating. Please be patient while these issues get ironed out.

 

In the meantime, I want to hear your feedback on our new site. Do you like the colors? The background? Is the information laid out smoothly in an easy-to-read format? Do you have any questions on how to use some of the new features? Do you have any feedback on the boards we have? Please let me know what you think, while keeping in mind that the bugs are being worked on.

 

Furthermore, if you're not a fan of the new theme colors, you can click the "Theme" dropdown at the bottom of any page and select the Default one.

 

Thanks,

Urban

 

 

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Tomorrow (Thursday, 29th), we will undergo maintenance from 11:00am to 1:00pm central time (I think? They didn't give a timezone, lol). The maintenance is expected to last 2 hours only. During the maintenance, the Dojo will not be accessible.

This upgrade will not be to the long-awaited Cobalt forum software. It will be an upgrade to our already-existing IPBoard software. It's still a good thing, just not a great thing. Because our forum software was so old, the site's theme had to be recreated for this upgrade. Things may look a little different. To what extent - I'm not sure. I didn't really get any information on what this upgrade will do for us, lol.

Please be patient during the maintenance and don't freak out when you see the changes. I'll be discovering the changes at the same time as you. The only heads-up I have is that we might not have the shoutbox anymore, but I can't confirm that. IPBoard may have a mod for it too, I don't know. We'll see. (:

Thanks,

Urban

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Ooooh? Are we getting the latest shinny new version of IPB? I actually will quite enjoy that. It's very slick and there should be a fair bit of modifications for it.

Anything but Xenforo that the official forums use.

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Known Issues

  1. Report Group Permissions Wonky.
  2. Forum Group Permissions Wonky.

Fixed Issues

  1. Avatars upload, but do not update.
    1. CSS issue with the save button being obscured.  If your avatar is missing it will have to be reuploaded.
  2. News is missing.
    1. There was a category clash from the old to new system in the live environment.
  3. Fixed CSS issues with embeds, quotes, and spoilers.
  4. Missing group post bits.
  5. Rebuild is finished.
  6. Server response time has settled.
  7. Gallery link in the main menu is broken.  The fixed was given to SysOps and we are waiting on them.  Navigating to http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/index.php?app=gallery does work.
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Nice. :D Everything looks more modern now. To be honest the biggest improvement in my opinion is that the new default font is much more legible, ha ha. The size is nicer now (I used to have the Dojo zoomed in a little bit to be able to read the text better) and the white-on-grey is more pleasant to the eyes than the grey-on-grey from before.

 

It looks like that shoutbox is gone. That's a shame. :C It was a nice thing to have around. It made things feel nice and social.

 

Right now, I can't reply to topics in the News, Announcements & Events > Imperial Network subforum. (Not that I care lol. Just mentioning for the sake of helping out.)

 

I just noticed that copying and pasting text into the new text editor gives you an option to remove the formatting from the pasted text. Very nice. C: The new text editor does take some getting used to, though... For example, I find quoting a bit hard to do now. Making text into links too. It's nice that you can visually see the quote box in the text editor now, but when you quote a relatively large post, that makes it hard to move it around to the right place in your text. Is there a way to display quotes inside the text editor the way they were displayed before? As plain text with tags around them?

 

On 28-9-2016 at 7:51 PM, Urbancowgurl777 said:

Furthermore, if you're not a fan of the new theme colors, you can click the "Theme" dropdown at the bottom of any page and select the Default one.

At the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I can't actually find this button lmao. Can somebody show me where it is?

 

[Edit] Oh, that new activity feed is sweet. It works much better than the old "see new posts" page.

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22 minutes ago, Bread said:

Nice. :D Everything looks more modern now. To be honest the biggest improvement in my opinion is that the new default font is much more legible, ha ha. The size is nicer now (I used to have the Dojo zoomed in a little bit to be able to read the text better) and the white-on-grey is more pleasant to the eyes than the grey-on-grey from before.

 

It looks like that shoutbox is gone. That's a shame. :C It was a nice thing to have around. It made things feel nice and social.

 

Right now, I can't reply to topics in the News, Announcements & Events > Imperial Network subforum. (Not that I care lol. Just mentioning for the sake of helping out.)

 

I just noticed that copying and pasting text into the new text editor gives you an option to remove the formatting from the pasted text. Very nice. C: The new text editor does take some getting used to, though... For example, I find quoting a bit hard to do now. Making text into links too. It's nice that you can visually see the quote box in the text editor now, but when you quote a relatively large post, that makes it hard to move it around to the right place in your text. Is there a way to display quotes inside the text editor the way they were displayed before? As plain text with tags around them?

 

At the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I can't actually find this button lmao. Can somebody show me where it is?

 

[Edit] Oh, that new activity feed is sweet. It works much better than the old "see new posts" page.

Well, I cannot see that theme button either, maybe it only shows to admins somehow?

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The default theme is only enabled for administrators.  I only left it on for administrators for the purpose of quick comparison to the stock for fixing styling issues.

 

In the editor click the "Source" button to see quotes in the old style.

 

There is still a ton of rebuilding and recaching that has to be done by the maintenance scripts.  Some data display may be a bit out dated until it completes.

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Ooh, a nice, new, sleek look. I like it!

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I like the new sleekness of the forums. Im glad we got the shoutbox back and the formatting was re-organized a bit. I enjoy the old set-up and am glad to see it back. I also find everything is far more rapid. Threads load a lot faster now whereas before it would take a while. Overall great job :D

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1 hour ago, Meese said:

I like the new sleekness of the forums. Im glad we got the shoutbox back and the formatting was re-organized a bit. I enjoy the old set-up and am glad to see it back. I also find everything is far more rapid. Threads load a lot faster now whereas before it would take a while. Overall great job :D

What is this shoutbox that you speak of O.O?

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32 minutes ago, FinalxxSin said:

What is this shoutbox that you speak of O.O?

The status update thingie. It wasnt there initially.

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5 hours ago, Meese said:

The status update thingie. It wasnt there initially.

I see.  Thanks Meese.  P.S.  It's pretty cool to get notifications when a person responds to you.  

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3 hours ago, AquariusHaken said:

I cant find that shoutbox anywhere :-(

Shoutbox is where it's always been, on the right side of the forums (not mainpage). Although it's not really a shoutbox anymore - it's for status updates on your profile. That's why, when you view the replies, it brings you to the poster's profile. Also links are not working in it, and the cutoff is entirely too short. This is something that I can look into later, and perhaps there's a legacy shoutbox mod that I can get.

 

Take a look at Alexia's post for updates on bugs/fixes/etc.

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Okay guys, Invisible promises to buy Momo a premium stone if she helps him,

 

Invisible has an account on this dojo, and his account name is blank. No, his name is not "blank", but is completely blank.

 

http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/profile/234358-/

 

The problem here is that due to his blankness, the newly updated dojo cannot understand his name, so it denies his blank access. Now he wants to get back his blank account, and asked Momo to do that for him, since he could not access his blank account to do so.

 

But if he could do so, then he would not need Momo for that, lol

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2 hours ago, Momo Kozuki said:

Okay guys, Invisible promises to buy Momo a premium stone if she helps him,

 

Invisible has an account on this dojo, and his account name is blank. No, his name is not "blank", but is completely blank.

 

http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/profile/234358-/

 

The problem here is that due to his blankness, the newly updated dojo cannot understand his name, so it denies his blank access. Now he wants to get back his blank account, and asked Momo to do that for him, since he could not access his blank account to do so.

 

But if he could do so, then he would not need Momo for that, lol

PM'd you about it.

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2 hours ago, Momo Kozuki said:

Okay guys, Invisible promises to buy Momo a premium stone if she helps him,

 

Invisible has an account on this dojo, and his account name is blank. No, his name is not "blank", but is completely blank.

 

http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/profile/234358-/

 

The problem here is that due to his blankness, the newly updated dojo cannot understand his name, so it denies his blank access. Now he wants to get back his blank account, and asked Momo to do that for him, since he could not access his blank account to do so.

 

But if he could do so, then he would not need Momo for that, lol

 

LMAAAOOOOO it didn't occur to me for even a moment that the new update would cause trouble for blank. He was even asking for name suggestions just a few days ago. That's hilarious. (Don't get me wrong, Blank. I do feel sorry for you! I hope it gets resolved soon. lmao)

 

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On 10/1/2016 at 11:13 AM, Bread said:

 

LMAAAOOOOO it didn't occur to me for even a moment that the new update would cause trouble for blank. He was even asking for name suggestions just a few days ago. That's hilarious. (Don't get me wrong, Blank. I do feel sorry for you! I hope it gets resolved soon. lmao)

 

 

Blank is now temporarily known as Spaaaaaaace in honor of the seven null byte spaces that required database level editing to fix.  :P

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On 10/1/2016 at 4:22 PM, Momo Kozuki said:

Okay guys, Invisible promises to give buy Momo a premium stone his love if she helps him,

Thank you, Momo ♥

On 10/1/2016 at 7:13 PM, Bread said:

 

LMAAAOOOOO That's hilarious .lmao

 

Thank you for the support, Bread!

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30 minutes ago, Alexia said:

 

Blank is now temporarily known as Spaaaaaaace in honor of the seven null byte spaces that required database level editing to fix.  :P

Thank you for the help Alexia, I appreciate it c: 

 

On 10/1/2016 at 7:09 PM, Urbancowgurl777 said:

PM'd you about it.

Also thanks to Seira too for reporting the problem ♥

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My only complaint is that the Status Updates don't allow us to look at all of the responses without going to the person's profile.  

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50 minutes ago, FinalxxSin said:

My only complaint is that the Status Updates don't allow us to look at all of the responses without going to the person's profile.  

Yeah, that's a bit annoying. Not a disaster, but certain things simply worked better in the old forums.

 

Additionally, there are still a few places that have a white background with illegible light grey text on them.

 

I also miss the portion of profile pages where you could see a list of posts a person had been given reputation for. ...What? It's not like I kept track of my own popularity or anything. I swear! I just liked looking at other people's most popular posts! Really!

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I was a fan of old theme. It was minimalist and original. It didn't look like a mess to me unlike this one. This one looks like copy-pasta from official BnS forums, and maybe that's the main reason why i didn't like new one bcuz i don't like official BnS forums. If i ever had the chance to use old theme with new updates/improvements, i would gladly use it.

 

Edit: BTW i'm glad we have same colors from old style and background picture is not good imo.

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This "new" update feels like a "downgrade" in everyway I can think of, TBH.

Starting with the removal of the status update box. Menus, links, etc now feel scattered and without direction. But maybe that's just me.

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18 hours ago, Bread said:

Yeah, that's a bit annoying. Not a disaster, but certain things simply worked better in the old forums.

 

Additionally, there are still a few places that have a white background with illegible light grey text on them.

 

I also miss the portion of profile pages where you could see a list of posts a person had been given reputation for. ...What? It's not like I kept track of my own popularity or anything. I swear! I just liked looking at other people's most popular posts! Really!

Hmmmmmmm, I don't think we have a friend's list anymore.  Or is that something that's hidden?

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