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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
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      Lyn: Blade Dancer, Force Master and Summoner
      Yun: Blade Master, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
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Good to have a bit of information for the time being. More B&S news will most likely become more frequent in the next couple of months then. Thanks Revast and Yuan.

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I was hoping they'd scrap the gunner class. Oh well, let's just hope the summoner class is awesome enough to keep the gunner from destroying the whole "feeling" of the game.

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I was hoping they'd scrap the gunner class. Oh well, let's just hope the summoner class is awesome enough to keep the gunner from destroying the whole "feeling" of the game.

Oh look, another person who cries about a class that is already in the game. IS SOMEHOW going to destroy how "Eastern" the game is. :shakehead:

I hope they add Gunner just so people shut up and leave BnS because they can't stand the fact there is guns and go pollute another community.

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Oh look, another person who cries about a class that is already in the game. IS SOMEHOW going to destroy how "Eastern" the game is. :shakehead:

I hope they add Gunner just so people shut up and leave BnS because they can't stand the fact there is guns and go pollute another community.

I forgot there was no age limit here. Newly registered angry 13 year olds are funny, but still rather annoying.

It's actually people like you who pollute the community imo. If someone speaks their mind, you ridicule and post rude remarks at their thoughts.

Definition of crying : to utter or pronounce loudly. So yes, I uttered my opinion loudly. If you have a problem with that, go blog about it.

Also, if you want people to respect you and not regard you as an asshole, you might want to be less rude.

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The question regarding costume limitations seems a bit off. There are definitely some 'exclusives' when it comes to outfits. Like race only outfits. According to data, there are also class restricted outfits as well.

And I suspect they're going to try to go a stretch out PvP battles method. There's a level 48 food item that recovers 13719 HP. There's probably gonna be some large HP pools to take hits.

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The question regarding costume limitations seems a bit off. There are definitely some 'exclusives' when it comes to outfits. Like race only outfits. According to data, there are also class restricted outfits as well.

And I suspect they're going to try to go a stretch out PvP battles method. There's a level 48 food item that recovers 13719 HP. There's probably gonna be some large HP pools to take hits.

I can't say I've noticed, but perhaps it's only like this during the beta testing? Some races can't be certain classes either right now (if I remember correctly).

The limits may be temporary.

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I like that they're addressing the PVP issue though the DOTA map comment kind of put a million question marks over my head.

Huh?

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I forgot there was no age limit here. Newly registered angry 13 year olds are funny, but still rather annoying.

It's actually people like you who pollute the community imo. If someone speaks their mind, you ridicule and post rude remarks at their thoughts.

Definition of crying : to utter or pronounce loudly. So yes, I uttered my opinion loudly. If you have a problem with that, go blog about it.

Also, if you want people to respect you and not regard you as an asshole, you might want to be less rude.

ehm no, you're the one bringing up the whole gunner(-fitting-in) discussion again, even if you didn't mean to do it.

Nothing to add to ultima's response ;)

Anyway, thanks for the little news, looks like BnS keeps getting pushed back further and further, hope things will speed up a bit after they get feedback from CBT3

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ehm no, you're the one bringing up the whole gunner(-fitting-in) discussion again, even if you didn't mean to do it.

Nothing to add to ultima's response ;)

Anyway, thanks for the little news, looks like BnS keeps getting pushed back further and further, hope things will speed up a bit after they get feedback from CBT3

I didn't bring any discussion up. I said I don't like gunner and he bashed me with rude comments. I don't care what kind of conversations you had before, (even though it shouldn't matter) but what he did was still uncalled for.

Being able to voice your opinion without getting critized should not be taken for granted here I guess.

Slightly disappointed in you for thinking he was right to lash out on an unknown victim.

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Oh look, another person who cries about a class that is already in the game. IS SOMEHOW going to destroy how "Eastern" the game is. :shakehead:

I hope they add Gunner just so people shut up and leave BnS because they can't stand the fact there is guns and go pollute another community.

My god Ultima, can you stop attacking people because they don't agree with certain things in the game?

*And don't pull that "I'm an otaku/weeaboo" BS because it's overdone* If attacking others about their viewpoint on how they don't like something that you do is all you're able to do without rationally thinking about "WHY" they think that way, then you might as well just "shut up and go pollute another community."

God forbid B&S be westernized here or you'll have a bitchfit about your lolis or whatever and threaten to leave the game because it's not DURRHURR THE ORIGINAL EASTERN THEME.

:doubt:

On topic. I'm neutral about gunslinger, I like guns as much as the next fellow (I'm anticipating how they'll make it fit in) but given some aspects in history and the fact that cannons exists on the ships in the game, it makes quite a bit of sense.

hopefully they don't make it OP.

The costumes are a bit "iffy" because of the exclusives (Like the elegant beauty outfit for Kun that I want on my Gon) D:

But what got me most was:

Will the current 4 races have some uniqueness other than looks and the classes available?

Earlier in development, we thought about having different racial abilities and life skills for each race, but after internal discussions we felt that it was too bland. We are shelving this differentiating process for now, but it will happen in the future.

I wanted Gon horns..

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Coming from someone who hasn't been around here for some time and not witnessed whatever discussion there has been about the Gunner, I have to agree with Kuumaa. Also, Ultima does come off as the asshole in this scenario, and quite frankly his haughty way of expressing his dislike with Kuumaa's comment makes me believe he is himself the kind of person that pollutes communities, and that there needs to be less of.

Either way, looking forward to how BnS evolves towards (the eventual) release. Quite frankly I've never had much interest in gun classes in games I play, nor will I have it here. I was hoping for an archer class, and will be more than a little disappointed if this Gunner takes it's spot as a "physical" ranged class.

Pretty cool that there will be no healer class :o

Here's to hoping there will be more news soon!

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I, for one, am pretty freakin' sick of people complaining about the gunner.

We haven't even seen any concrete gameplay other than the short snippet in the G*Star '09 trailer. What basis do you even have for disliking it other than deep-seated and entirely irrelevant prejudices?

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I, for one, am pretty freakin' sick of people complaining about the gunner.

We haven't even seen any concrete gameplay other than the short snippet in the G*Star '09 trailer. What basis do you even have for disliking it other than deep-seated and entirely irrelevant prejudices?

To me, it feels like the odd one out, if you know what I mean. Some random weak peasant who's good for nothing just picked up a gun, and now he's a strong hero.

To me, using a gun means you're weak and afraid of real combat, and you try to win the easy way.

You being sick of people who hates the gunner class, is entirely justified, since the gunner haters are sick of people who complain about people complaining about the gunner class. :)

And you're completely right about us not having seen how the gunner class will work.

Perhaps it will be so awesome that it'll change our minds about the class. We will have to wait and see.

Finally, a persons opinions about something are definetly not irrelevant.

Players make the game, not the developers. (In a way) ^^

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My opinion here:

I love ranged classes. Guns, bows, magic, whatever, it's all good to me.

But in this type of game, I don't know... And I'm not talking lore-wise (since the lore itself doesn't really try to dismiss the fact that guns, cannons, and the like exist), I'm talking from a gameplay perspective. Depending on how combat flows in this game, I'll probably not enjoy playing a gunner like I usually do in more standard MMOs. I'm really sure how to explain it, but as an example, I felt more comfortable playing the Cleric in Dragon's Nest or Tude (the brawler) in Rusty Hearts than when I played the Archer or Natasha in the same games... So I'm essentially skeptical about them.

Eh, people liking them or hating them... I don't think it matters; it's their opinion. And I do understand the naysayers' side of it, because something about the gunners does feel a bit out of place in the setting. 

To me, it feels like the odd one out, if you know what I mean. Some random weak peasant who's good for nothing just picked up a gun, and now he's a strong hero.

To me, using a gun means you're weak and afraid of real combat, and you try to win the easy way.

Some people like the badass normal archetype though. And if gunners function anything like that chick did in that one cutscene, then it'll be less of a "weak peasant" picking up a gun and more of an acrobat deciding to use an incredibly stylistic form of gunplay rather than using a sword or his/her fists. It really wouldn't be that different from an average joe using a sword instead of his/her own strength... Besides it's not like guns are going to be one-hit kills (or at the very least be incredibly debilitating) in a game like this.

However, I see your point. I'd personally would rather we just didn't turn this into an objectionable argument...

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i'am fine with gunner as long as it doesn't completely and unfairly destroys melee classes like what happened in AION, unless you were a no lifer and had the best gear.

As far as it fitting into the game, i don't really care, as i won't be playing class. (unless i'm forced to if it means enjoying the game without getting curb stomped because i chose not to go ranged: see above).

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I hate the gunner class too, god dang it NCSoft! Why are you letting me down?!

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Im not familiar with DOTA at all, so what did they mean by that part? :surrender:

Also, I hope they didnt mean they were planning on letting players use qingong while in combat.. o_O

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I just hope kun can play the gunner class it would suck if they can't because since i normally play asassin warrior mage and ranged classes i would just have to hope for the taosit thing also about ultima kuumaa just ignore him also i agree that he is an asshole makes you wonder how old he is anyway let's get back on topic.

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I like that they're addressing the PVP issue though the DOTA map comment kind of put a million question marks over my head.

Huh?

Ragnarok Online style battlegrounds came to my mind when I saw it! x)

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I will have to be one of those "Gunner Haters", however you may call it, but that's my opinion and my opinion is the only thing that counts LOL (just kidding, don't get all pissy) XD

Anyways, it just does not fit the setting not to mention the tittle of the game is "Blade and Soul", again that's my opinion. An archer would definately fit the setting far better than "The Gunner", "Gun Kata" and the likes, that's what I think. "Martial Arts Fantasy" to me is about martial arts but in a fantasy world/setting, can you add Gunner in that fantasy? Hmmmm, I guess sorta not really, I don't know what the mind set is when Team Blood Lust came up with this class, maybe someone can help shed some light for me a bit further? They couldn't have a Puppet Master instead maybe, Weapons specialist/Master or even a Beast Master? Maybe I am going way above my head and sounding crazy to some of you out there but I believe there are a few out there that can relate or understand my point of view? I mean I still think Gun Kata is cool but maybe I am focusing too much on the "martial arts" concept of things....thoughts?

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I will have to be one of those "Gunner Haters", however you may call it, but that's my opinion and my opinion is the only thing that counts LOL (just kidding, don't get all pissy) XD

Anyways, it just does not fit the setting not to mention the tittle of the game is "Blade and Soul", again that's my opinion. An archer would definately fit the setting far better than "The Gunner", "Gun Kata" and the likes, that's what I think. "Martial Arts Fantasy" to me is about martial arts but in a fantasy world/setting, can you add Gunner in that fantasy? Hmmmm, I guess sorta not really, I don't know what the mind set is when Team Blood Lust came up with this class, maybe someone can help shed some light for me a bit further? They couldn't have a Puppet Master instead maybe, Weapons specialist/Master or even a Beast Master? Maybe I am going way above my head and sounding crazy to some of you out there but I believe there are a few out there that can relate or understand my point of view? I mean I still think Gun Kata is cool but maybe I am focusing too much on the "martial arts" concept of things....thoughts?

Blade & Soul isn't a martial arts fantasy. It's just "eastern fantasy." Summoner will probably be a 'puppet master.' And it's just a name. Perfect World International was far from perfect (even with game lore).

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Ugh, whatever, I'm staying out of these damn forums until you all eat your bloody words.

Bunch of pissants.

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Ugh, whatever, I'm staying out of these damn forums until you all eat your bloody words.

Bunch of pissants.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out..

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