• AquariusHaken
    [hide]Sorry for being late on this one! Was busy with undertale + getting daqilies done![/hide]

    [color="#FF8C00"]Starting at January 27 3:00 AM PST / January 27 11:00 AM UTC, all servers will undergo maintenance for approximately 4 hours. An in-game notice will be given 30 minutes prior to the maintenance starting.[/color]

    [color="#FF8C00"]Below are the list of changes introduced within the update:
    [*]The amount of Hongmoon Keys and Hongmoon Unsealing Charms obtained from certain quests has been increased
    [*]Fixed an issue where the client would crash when using the Spar Request function in PvP Arena
    [*]Fixed an issue where the “Blue Porcelain” and “Scarlet Shade” costumes could not be put within the Wardrobe
    [*]Lowered the amount of Salt Lake Crystals required for the quest “Top Chef” from 7 to 5
    [*]The Healing Tonic given during the tutorial quest will now be bound to the hotkey 8 by default
    [*]Fixed an issue where it was possible to skip NPC dialogue by using the “F” key during a cinematic
    [*]Fixed certain chat commands (emotes) which were not working in French and German
    [*]Fixed an issue where items bought from the Hongmoon Store in French or German would display the English name in the mailbox
    [*]Fixed various localization issues
    Based on the community's feedback, we have implemented the below highly requested features:
    [*]We have added a level 10 or below chat restriction for Region, Faction and Party Finder Chat Channels
    [*]We have removed the level restriction to report a bot or spammer
    [center][color="#FFFFFF"][size="7"]Rising Waters Arrives February 10[/size][/color]

    [color="#FFFFFF"][size="6"]New end game content update to be released in two weeks.[/size][/color]

    You’ve mastered your skills, fought through terrifying encounters, and conquered Poharan herself. There’s no rest for a warrior on the pathway of vengeance, and your adventure continues in just two weeks—on February 10—with the release of Rising Waters, an update including three challenging new pieces of max-level PvE content, and new ways to increase your martial prowess.

    [color="#C0C0C0"][size="5"]Bloodshade/Nightshade Harbor[/size][/color]

    Available as a 6- or 4-player Heroic (purple) dungeon, Bloodshade Harbor (and its 24-player version, Nightshade Harbor) offers max-level players new challenges against the Blackram pirates, and Poharan’s boss, Admiral Hae Mujin himself.



    [color="#C0C0C0"][size="5"]Mushin’s Tower – Floors 1–7[/size][/color]

    Ascend each level of Mushin’s Tower—a single player Heroic dungeon—for increasingly greater challenges, and even greater rewards. Additional floors and content will be added to Mushin’s Tower in future updates.



    [color="#C0C0C0"][size="5"]Hongmoon Level 5[/size][/color]

    Hongmoon Levels allow you to continue to gain experience beyond level 45, and unlock additional skill points to increase your character’s strength in combat. This update will unlock five Hongmoon Levels to be gained after completion of a new quest.

    [size="5"][color="#C0C0C0"]PvP Preseason[/color][/size]

    The update will also mark the start of the PvP preseason, with a new in-game UI to see how your skills stack up. You’ll also be able to earn and spend Zen Beans—the Blade & Soul PvP currency—from competing against others. As we move from the preseason to Season 1 in a future update, we’ll have more information on the high-level rewards you’ll be able to earn from dominating your opponents.

    Stay tuned as we’ll have more information on the upcoming Rising Waters content over the next couple weeks.

    Yes yes... i know some sanics already brought the news to general chat :P.

    [color="#FF8C00"]We’re continuing to see an amazing response to Blade & Soul, and we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has already taken the time to download and play.

    When we launched the game just three days ago, we had 22 servers across North America and Europe. With an overwhelming initial demand, we immediately set to work on making changes to reduce queue times, increase server capacity, and begin preparing the reserve hardware we had to launch new servers. Yesterday we were able to launch 6 new servers across North American and Europe, and a huge number of players took to the new servers to make them their new homes.

    While we’ve seen player population spread out among the new servers, and notable reductions in queue times since then, the new servers are already full (or close to it), and queues are already appearing on them. As we head into this first weekend after release, we expect to see queues grow, and demand on the game to continue. We’re in the final stages of readying our final reserve hardware and will be ready to deploy four new servers in response to demand.

    The below servers will raise our server count to 32 across North America and Europe.

    North America:

    Twin Wagons
    Spirit’s Rest

    While these four new servers mark the last of our reserve hardware, we already have new hardware incoming even though delivery and configuration process is still expected to take time.

    We want to again thank everyone for their passion for Blade & Soul. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure a fun and stable gaming experience.

    Team Blade & Soul[/color]

    [center][size="5"][u]This week's top threads[/u][/size][/center]
    [center]This is a collection of popular and useful topics created by Dojo community members.
    [u]Big thanks to Curse for the data collection and Urban for the formatting of this post[/u]
    These topics have received the most attention post-launch.
    Click the title of each topic to navigate to it.[/center]

    [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/128931-psycats-guide-on-choosing-your-sub-professions/"]Psycat's Guide On Choosing Your Sub Professions[/url]
    [i]Early Content and End Game[/i]
    Topic creator: Psycat
    Sub Professions in BNS has a large variety; a total of 7 crafting guilds and 7 gathering guilds. You can choose your professions once you get to Jadestone Village (around lvl 15). You can only join up to 2 craft and 2 gather guilds.. This guide will mainly focus on the options to choose your crafting guilds for early contents or end game...[/quote]

    [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/140082-na-and-eu-server-population-percentage/"]NA and EU server population percentage[/url]
    [i]50% NA players in mushin?!?[/i]
    Topic creator: Yao
    [quote]Visiting reddit and found a few guys that were hacking around with the Offline character info with their scripts. Basically they were able to get info on server populations and such...[/quote]

    [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/117605-guide-how-to-play-with-a-gamepad/"][Guide] How to Play with a Gamepad[/url]
    Topic creator: web2nr
    [quote]Hi, first post. Since I didn't find much information on gamepad use with BnS, I made a short guide.

    1. Download antimicro. It doesn’t need to be installed, just extract it and run it as Administrator. It needs to run as Administrator to work with Blade and Soul...[/quote]

    [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/121319-character-creation-presets/"]Character creation presets[/url]
    [i]This is to share your presets. Not to only show off Characters.[/i]
    Topic creator: elfa
    [quote]Post your character presets here that you want to share or discuss.
    To make myself more clear, the intent is to share your character presets but I don't mind discussing or asking for advice regarding character creations...[/quote]

    [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/138900-guide-errors-installing-game-crash-delay/page__hl__crash+delay"]Guide: Errors, installing, game-crash, delay[/url]
    Topic creator: Ren36
    [quote]Greetings to the Dojo Community.

    Please take your time and try at least the solutions under "Requirements" & "General Steps" and use the search function of your browser for a better overview (Ctrl+F)...[/quote]
    [color="#FF8C00"]With such a successful reception of the Blade & Soul launch, our servers have begun overflowing with players who are excited to jump into The Earthen Realm. Our servers are reaching their maximum capacity and many players are waiting in queues at this time.

    We understand that waiting in a queue is not the most exciting experience and so we have taken—and are continuing to take—measures to help reduce queue times. We have significantly raised the maximum capacity of our servers, while ensuring they remain stable, and we've restricted character creation on servers as needed—which has helped balance population across all servers. We also offered a limited-time item transfer service to get people off of high population servers that ended earlier today.

    On top of those, we also deployed a hotfix earlier today that will include the much-requested auto-kick feature for players who have been inactive, as well as addressing the queue time text that was not displaying correctly. You can view the hotfix notes here: https://forums.bladeandsoul.com/topic/150530-hotfix-1202016/

    Finally, we’ve been working to open new servers as quickly as possible, and the servers are expected to be available in the next 48 hours. For those of you who have yet to start playing, or those of you who wouldn't mind starting over, it can be expected that wait times on them may be a bit shorter. We'll have more details on server names and the downtime schedule as soon as possible.

    Please keep in mind that these queues exist because of an overwhelmingly positive demand to play Blade & Soul, and we ask for your patience as we're working around the clock to improve everyone’s game experience. Thanks again for your patience.