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Forum Rules & Guidelines

Welcome to the Blade & Soul Dojo discussion forums, a place to discuss subjects, ask questions, share content and hang out with fellow Blade & Soul players. We want to maintain a healthy, toxic free environment for our community, this wouldn't be possible without some ground rules and guidelines.

The rules and guidelines below are to be read and understood by everyone before participating in our community discussions. Do not try to cleverly circumvent the rules below. Please note that these rules may not address all manner of inappropriate behavior. The forum moderators have full discretion to address any behavior that they consider harmful to the community in any way.

If you see anyone breaking these forum rules please report it to us right away. We can always use your help!

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General Posting Guidelines
Below you'll find general posting guidelines on how to properly use our forums. Threads and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be removed in most cases.

  • Use the Search Feature. Use the site's search feature in the top right corner before creating a new thread. You might find what you're looking for in an already established thread. We merge and delete threads with the same subject in order to keep our forums clean.

  • Report Bad Posts, Don't Respond to Them. Before replying to a negative post stop to reconsider. You don't want to potentially add more fuel to the flame. We do everything we can to remove bad posts, but you may still run into some bad apples before we do. If you do find a troll post or something offensive simply report it.

  • Post Threads in the Appropriate Forum. Take the time to match your new thread with the forum of a similar subject. Not everything belongs in the "General Discussion" forum.

  • No Duplicate Threads. Do not create duplicate threads of the same content. We don't care if your thread isn't getting enough attention.

  • Title Your Thread Appropriately. Choose a suitable title for your new thread that briefly describes it's content. We don't want to see click bait titles or anything else that provides no insight on the threads subject.

  • Stay On-Topic. Do not reply to a thread with content unrelated to the its discussion. Sometimes a thread's subject can gradually steer away from the original topic as a discussion progresses; That's okay. We just don't want to see the thread suddenly derailed with a single post.

  • Do Not Bump Threads. We don't want to see anyone making a small post just for the sake of bumping a thread to the top of a forum.

  • Format Your Post. Having to read a "wall of text" isn't fun for anyone. Try to format your posts as best as you can. Don't be afraid of paragraphs.

  • Avoid Low Quality Posts. Do not create new threads or posts that are illegible or contain very little content. Try to be as informative and helpful as possible and be thorough. If you can't contribute anything of value to a discussion then don't post.

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General Blade & Soul Dojo Rules

  • Do Not Reveal Personal Information. Do not post real life personal information about yourself or anyone else publicly on Blade & Soul Dojo. This includes e-mail addresses, messenger usernames, real names, etc. We suggest using our private message system if you want people to contact you. Posts that reveal personal information will be immediately removed and disciplinary actions on the users in question will be taken into account depending on the severity of the situation.

  • Do Not Abuse Our Report Feature. Do not repeatedly report the same content, send in false alarms, nonsensical reports, or report opinions you simply do not agree with that do not break any of the rules listed here. Disciplinary actions on the users in question will be taken into account depending on the severity of the situation.

  • Signatures, Avatars & Profile Pictures: Signatures, Avatars and Profile Pictures are subject to the same rules and guidelines listed here. We do not allow potentially offensive content and commercial advertisements. A link to a personal blog, video, stream or website is acceptable under most circumstances. Anything we determine to be inappropriate will be removed and disciplinary actions will be taken into account depending on the severity of the offense.

  • Ban Evasion. Circumventing a Ban or Suspension is Not Tolerated. Posting on another account or having someone else post in your behalf when your account has been suspended or banned is not allowed. As a result, a new suspension or ban will be issued immediately.

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Flames, Harassment & Trolling
The below rules are strictly enforced and will result in the posts removal and immediate disciplinary action in most cases. These rules apply to every aspect of our site, this includes forums, private messages, status updates and profile comments. Please contact a moderator if you encounter a problematic user via our private message system.

As a general rule, always treat others with respect and kindness. Be mature and act like adults, regardless of your age. Keep in mind that even though you are sitting behind your computer, you are still having a conversation with human beings.

  • No Naming & Shaming or Witch Hunts. Do not post one sided accusations that threaten to damage a specific person or entity's reputation or well being. We don't care if your cause is justified.

  • No Grammar Policing. As English is not everyone's native language here, we ask you to not correct other people's posts unless you are asked to. Do not mock anyone with poor writing skills or use it against them.

  • No Hateful Language. Do not, under any circumstance, post hurtful comments about race, religion, country, political beliefs, cultures, sexual preferences and the like.

  • No Elitism. We do not allow condescending behavior. Do not patronize other users. We want to keep a friendly atmosphere here at the Dojo; We don't want people to be afraid of posting something they feel proud or asking something you may think is obvious. This especially applies to any negative comments regarding forum post counts and join dates.

  • No Flame Baiting. Creating threads or posts for the sole purpose of causing unrest on our forums is strictly prohibited.

  • No Immature Behavior. We do not want to see offensive, low quality posts containing nothing but "trollish" behavior that does not contribute anything positive to the discussion. This includes excessively communicating the same phrase or similar phrases, as well as posting internet meme or troll images, text, or videos (ie, "u mad", "1/10", "cool story bro" etc.).

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Offensive Content
These rules are strictly enforced and will result in the posts removal and immediate disciplinary action in all cases. These rules apply to every aspect of our site, this includes forums, private messages, status updates and profile comments.

  • No Sexual Content. Do not discuss, display, or share any form of Pornography or other sexually suggestive content we feel crosses the line.

  • No Obscene Content. Do not post any sensitive, suggestive, or offensive material that will otherwise violate laws, morality, and the terms of other conditions, discriminate against an individual or group, or that the moderating team considers a violation of the rights of others.

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Illegal Activities and Violations of Blade & Soul's EULA
These rules are strictly enforced and will result in the posts removal and immediate disciplinary action in all cases.

  • Do Not Discuss Illegal Activities. Discussions of illegal activities on any part of Blade & Soul Dojo will not be tolerated on our site. Any instruction on how to carry out illegal activity or admission of illegal activity will be dealt with harshly. Do not try to circumvent this rule by pointing out differences in what's considered illegal in the various different regions and countries.

  • Do Not Discuss Activities Considered Illegal by NCSOFT. Posting content that directly violates Blade & Soul's EULA is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, Hacking, Account Sharing, Mods, Tools, Bots, Exploiting, Real Market Trading, Account Trading, and the discussion of Blade & Soul Private Servers, this includes the Russian private server client. Unofficial English Patches for non-North American and European regions will be permitted in the Other Regions sub-forum sections as long as they are secure.

  • Do Not Ask For Social Security Numbers or Phone Numbers. We absolutely do not allow any inquires or discussions on our site regarding the acquisition of any personal information, especially Social Security Numbers and Phone Numbers, in order to play any of the non-North American or European retail clients.

Note: The Blade & Soul Dojo Staff and NCSOFT employees will never ask for a users Blade & Soul account information here at All issues regarding your Blade & Soul account should always go through the official NCSOFT support page.

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We do not allow our users to promote, advertise, or otherwise call attention to their site, blog, product, or business on any part of Blade & Soul Dojo for the sole purpose of monetary gain. This includes advertising for paid graphics of any kind (ie, Avatars, Signatures, Banners, etc.), game guides, and game coaching. These posts will be removed immediately and disciplinary actions will be taken upon the user in question.

Just to be clear, we don't want to discourage anyone from linking to their off-site content (ie, DeviantArt, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitch, etc.) as long as your intentions aren't for advertising purposes and your post is presented in a way that promotes a discussion. We reserve the right to remove any posts that contain off-site content we deem inappropriate or does not provide some sort of benefit to the community.

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Disciplinary Actions
Blade & Soul Dojo uses an infraction point system. Most offenses will result in a one point infraction. However, multiple warn point's for a single violation are not uncommon depending on the severity of the offense. Content considered especially harmful to the community will result in an immediate permanent account and IP ban (ie, Commercial Advertisements, Key Logging & Virus Links, etc.).

  • 4th Infraction Point: 3 Day Suspension.
  • 6th Infraction Point: 1 Week Suspension
  • 8th Infraction Point: 2 Week Suspension
  • 10th Infraction Point: Permanent Ban.

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Blade & Soul Dojo Staff Discretion
We would like to point out that the Blade & Soul Dojo Staff interpret these rules and apply them at their own discretion. Blade & Soul Dojo reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by the rules above.

Actions taken by the Blade & Soul Dojo staff against a member of the community are not to be publicly discussed on any part of the site. If you have questions, remarks, suggestions or complaints about moderating in general or specific moderators, please contact our website Administrator, Bumble, through our private message system.

Updated: June 27th, 2015