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      Hello Blade & Soul fans, Welcome to the official Blade & Soul Dojo FAQ! This thread contains commonly asked questions about Blade & Soul's Western versions. Have a question? Check to see if it's posted here or use our forums search feature before creating a new thread. This thread will be updated at all times by any of the Dojo staff members. For additional information on Blade & Soul visit our wiki, or check out the official Blade & Soul West website. Table of Contents <a href="#1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> <a href="#3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> <a href="#4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> <a href="#5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> <a href="#6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> <a href="#7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> <a href="#8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> <a href="#9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> <a href="#10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> <a href="#11">What are the playable races?</a> <a href="#12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> <a href="#13">What are the playable classes?</a> <a href="#14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> <a href="#15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> <a href="#16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> <a href="#17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> <a href="#18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> <a href="#20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> <a href="#21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> <a href="#22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> <a name="1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> Blade & Soul is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Korean game development studio, Team Bloodlust and is published by NCSOFT. <a name="2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> You can find the official Blade & Soul West site here. <a name="3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> The North American and European versions are currently set to be released on January 19th, 2016. Head Start for founder's pack owners will begin at 10:00am PST on January 15th, 2016, and name reservations for Disciple and Master pack owners will begin on January 11th, 2016. The game has already been officially released in the following regions: Korea: June 30, 2012
      China: November 28, 2013
      Japan: May 20, 2014
      Taiwan: November 20, 2014
      <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
      Europe: Frankfurt, Germany.
      <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.
      Assassin
      Blade Dancer
      Blade Master
      Destroyer
      Force Master
      Kung-Fu Master
      Summoner
      <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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  1. Welcome to the preset requesting thread! Here you can request character presets from members of the Dojo community. Whether you're looking for someone to recreate a famous person, fictional character, or whatever you dream up, ask here! Rules: Do not request mirror download links for presets hosted on other websites If requests get complicated, please move the conversation to private messaging Please only post presets. Save screenshots or your personal creations for your own threads
  2. Welcome to the preset help thread! If you are working on your own presets and need assistance or advice, please post your preset and requests here.
  3. He's still around. He hasn't been able to log into the Dojo since the forum update despite my pleas with Curse...
  4. @fawazalb At this point I would guess that Curse has no desire to help Blade & Soul Dojo at all. I cannot fix it, they have to, and they won't.
  5. Looking for a clan? <br /><br /> Post here if you are looking for a clan to join on one of the EU Blade & Soul servers. Please mention your server in your post and if you are looking for a specific faction or clan playstyle. Clan recruiters may recruit users on this thread.<br /><br /> Here is an example template you may use. <br /><br /> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: <br /> Faction: <br /> Playtimes: <br /> Looking for: <br /> </div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: Y<br /> Faction: Crimson Legion<br /> Playtimes: 5pm GMT- midnight on weekdays<br /> Looking for: A friendly group of PvXers who are willing to help me learn how to play my class. </div>
  6. Looking for a clan? <br /><br /> Post here if you are looking for a clan to join on one of the EU Blade & Soul servers. Please mention your server in your post and if you are looking for a specific faction or clan playstyle. Clan recruiters may recruit users on this thread.<br /><br /> Here is an example template you may use. <br /><br /> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: <br /> Faction: <br /> Playtimes: <br /> Looking for: <br /> </div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: Y<br /> Faction: Crimson Legion<br /> Playtimes: 5pm GMT- midnight on weekdays<br /> Looking for: A friendly group of PvXers who are willing to help me learn how to play my class. </div>
  7. Please ask any questions regarding this process here on this thread These are the programs used: Russian Programs Bns Russian Patcher - Patches translated xml into xml.dat Bns Xml Editor - Edits xml file for translation Xml Migrater - Merges translated xml onto untranslated game xml each update Bnsdat Bnsdat - Unpacks and repacks xml.dat Legend Original, unedited game xml.dat: xml.dat Editable, extracted file from game's xml.dat: extracted xml Translated and merged xml file you created: translated xml Translated file from another project: project xml Step 0 - Download the latest game xml.dat and have a project xml ready (Overhaul, Project Izanami, etc) Step 1 - Fixing cutscene text *Note: This must be done first! If you don't want to mess with cutscenes, skip. Navigate to the folder where bnsdat.exe is located and move the game's xml.dat there. Once you do that you should have these files in that bin folder: bnsdat.exe, translate.bat, translation.xml, xml.dat. Open the Command Prompt (File > Open Command Prompt) and type in the following (example path used): C:\Users\Example\Desktop\bnsdat\bin>bnsdat.exe -x xml.dat This will unpack the xml.dat files into "xml.dat.files". Once it's done, open that folder. All of the files in this folder are the files from the xml.dat. To change the cutscene text, navigate to (xml.dat.files > text). textdata.subtitle.x16 is the xml document that contains all of the cutscene text. If you are replacing this cutscene text with a translated version, simply copy and paste. Obtain the translated version in the same way with bnsdat. When you're done editing the file, head back to the bin folder with bnsdat.exe. Open the Command Prompt again and type in the following: C:\Users\Example\Desktop\bnsdat\bin>bnsdat.exe -c xml.dat.files This will compress the contents of xml.dat.files back into xml.dat. Do note that both xml.dat.files and xml.dat need to be in the BIN folder for this to work. In other words, don't move anything. Step 2 - Extracting the xml file from xml.dat If you did Step 1, you can now move the xml.dat file elsewhere. xml.dat.files is no longer necessary. Open the Bns Russian Patcher. If you get a warning when you open it, just click Ok. Button 1: Patch translated xml into xml.dat Button 2: Restore the original xml.dat Button 3: Extract xml file from xml.dat Button 4: Settings Click the fourth button. Click the first Browse button on the top-right to choose your xml.dat file. Click Ok. Once you've picked the xml.dat file, click the third button to extract an editable xml file from the xml.dat. Type in whatever name you want to call it and save it. If you are having issues with extracting the text, head back to Settings and select "Manual" instead of "Auto" underneath the Offset section. China's offset is 197, and Japan's is 193, change accordingly if necessary. These values change often. Step 3 - Adding the translation After you have you editable xml file, open the XmlMigrater folder. For ease of access, you can move the project xml and extracted xml files into XmlMigrater's folder. Again, open the Command Prompt (File > Open Command Prompt). Enter this: C:\Users\Example\Desktop\XmlMigrater>XmlMigrater.exe UntranslatedExtractedFile.xml TranslationFile.xml You can drag and drop all three of those into the Command Prompt too. Just make sure there are spaces between each one, and you MUST put the Chinese extracted xml before the project xml. Press enter and XmlMigrater will begin. It can take as long as 45 minutes to finish. When it's done, it will create "new_local.xml" and "new_local_invalid.xml". New_local is your updated translated xml. This will be the one that you can further edit for translating purposes, or simply put back into the xml.dat and play the game with. New_local_invalid is a list of the changes made during the migration process. During game updates, new_local_invalid will have all of the fixes to the original text. They're changes the game company made (usually minor typos) and any replacements of the original text that you may have changed in a previous version. Step 4 - Putting the translated xml into xml.dat At this point you can work with new_local.xml to further translate. New_local.xml needs to be in this format to work: <text> <TEXT> <autoId>1</autoId> <alias>Achievement.Panel</alias> <original>查看成就</original> <replacement>View Achievements</replacement> </TEXT> It will not work if it looks like this: <TEXT> <Unknown1>-65535</Unknown1> <autoId>1</autoId> <autoId2>0</autoId2> <alias>Achievement.Panel</alias> <text>查看成就</text> </TEXT> This format is incorrect and the game cannot read it. If it looks something like this, the migration process was done incorrectly or you did something out of order. Whenever you're ready to update the game, open Bns Russian Patcher and hit settings. Have the original xml.dat and new_local.xml selected, and click Ok. Click the top button to patch the translated xml into the xml.dat. When that's done, simply move the xml.dat file into the appropriate game folder and load up the game. If the game loads and things are translated, congratulations, it worked. (: If your game crashes before even loading, then the xml.dat is not in the correct format and cannot be read by the game, meaning you messed up the migration process. For obtaining a project xml... You need to ask someone for theirs, or create your own. If you want to start from scratch, follow these steps (note, this is from the TW version so the words look different): Open the Command Prompt for XmlMigrater. C:\Users\Example\Desktop\XmlMigrater>XmlMigrater.exe OriginalChineseExtracted.xml Template.xml Template.xml is something you need to create in an Xml Editor with this format. This will put the xml file into the correct format and remove any translations, allowing you to start from fresh if you do not want to use another project's xml. Lord help us both if something goes wrong.
  8. Looking for a clan? <br /><br /> Post here if you are looking for a clan to join on one of the EU Blade & Soul servers. Please mention your server in your post and if you are looking for a specific faction or clan playstyle. Clan recruiters may recruit users on this thread.<br /><br /> Here is an example template you may use. <br /><br /> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: <br /> Faction: <br /> Playtimes: <br /> Looking for: <br /> </div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: Y<br /> Faction: Crimson Legion<br /> Playtimes: 5pm GMT- midnight on weekdays<br /> Looking for: A friendly group of PvXers who are willing to help me learn how to play my class. </div>
  9. Looking for a clan? <br /><br /> Post here if you are looking for a clan to join on one of the EU Blade & Soul servers. Please mention your server in your post and if you are looking for a specific faction or clan playstyle. Clan recruiters may recruit users on this thread.<br /><br /> Here is an example template you may use. <br /><br /> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: <br /> Faction: <br /> Playtimes: <br /> Looking for: <br /> </div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: Y<br /> Faction: Crimson Legion<br /> Playtimes: 5pm GMT- midnight on weekdays<br /> Looking for: A friendly group of PvXers who are willing to help me learn how to play my class. </div>
  10. I just asked an NCSoft employee directly to confirm. It's not okay to rebind SS to one key. Some of the NCSoft support people just don't know for whatever reason... The rule is this: one key press - one macro key. Ani-cancelling with multiple key presses bound to one macro key is not okay. SS to one macro key is not okay. I mean, this rule is the same for pretty much every legit game in existence. One to one. Therefore, to answer your original question: Yes, people use them. Yes, they are detectable. It's not that NCSoft doesn't recommend it, it's straight up against the rules, and therefore can't be discussed in depth here. It gives you an unfair advantage over other players as you have to do less work for even better accuracy.
  11. We sent a message to Curse when we first heard about this problem and Curse has not responded yet. I poked them again.
  12. Blade & Soul’s first 24-member raid arrives Midnight Skypetal Plains A strange moonlight has fallen upon the Skypetal Plains, acting as a bridge between the Earthen Realm and the Spirit Realm. Otherworldly creatures have crossed over and are wreaking havoc. The mightiest among these creatures is the Sacred Longgui, a giant dragon turtle that has long been considered extinct. Legendary Soul Shields New Legendary Soul Shields and a new costume can be earned through participating in Midnight Skypetal Plains. [Source] View full article
  13. Blade & Soul’s first 24-member raid arrives Midnight Skypetal Plains A strange moonlight has fallen upon the Skypetal Plains, acting as a bridge between the Earthen Realm and the Spirit Realm. Otherworldly creatures have crossed over and are wreaking havoc. The mightiest among these creatures is the Sacred Longgui, a giant dragon turtle that has long been considered extinct. Legendary Soul Shields New Legendary Soul Shields and a new costume can be earned through participating in Midnight Skypetal Plains. [Source]
  14. I believe the green one was in the cash shop in China for a while. But no other region has ever released it.
  15. Use the links from this thread to download a Chinese keyboard:
  16. Seems to only be affecting a few users. I'll throw this up to Curse.
  17. Looking for a clan? <br /><br /> Post here if you are looking for a clan to join on one of the EU Blade & Soul servers. Please mention your server in your post and if you are looking for a specific faction or clan playstyle. Clan recruiters may recruit users on this thread.<br /><br /> Here is an example template you may use. <br /><br /> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: <br /> Faction: <br /> Playtimes: <br /> Looking for: <br /> </div> <div style="margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius: 5px; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); 0px; box-shadow: 2px 4px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.3); padding: 10px; width: 530px;"> Name: Y<br /> Faction: Crimson Legion<br /> Playtimes: 5pm GMT- midnight on weekdays<br /> Looking for: A friendly group of PvXers who are willing to help me learn how to play my class. </div>
  18. I'd like to remind everyone to stay on topic. The topic being: reasons why people quit. If the reason you quit was because the lack of server for your region, fine, but this is not a thread to debate about the possibility of one.
  19. I've been in the process of moving so I hadn't logged in in 2 weeks or so. Yesterday I got on, queued up in F8 and got stuck in the party finder for a good 5 minutes. I completely forgot that in Blade & Soul you can't leave F8 until the party is filled or you happen to be the leader. So stupid... After getting a taste of Revelation Online it's clear that B&S is lacking incredibly basic concepts and mechanics that other MMOs have adopted over the past 10 years...
  20. He did try to use the image tags, to be fair.
  21. We can see how good the game can be past all of the crap. Some of us came to NA hoping the crap would be fixed as there are obviously some elements in Blade & Soul that simply do not transition well to the west. Soul Stone Plains sucks. Did I know this coming into NA? Yes. Did I think it would be tweaked a bit to be more bearable? Yes. The west promised updated optimization and an updated SSP rotation. Did it fix the problem that Soul Stone Plains sucks? No. I didn't even do this content in Taiwan because I hated it so much. It's boring, takes forever, and more often than not you are NOT rewarded for all your time and effort. Material requirements for upgrades sucks. Did I know this coming into NA? Yes. Did I think it would be tweaked a bit to be more bearable? Yes. The west promised that material requirements would be lessened and that some materials would be easier to obtain. Did it fix the problem that material requirements suck? No. In Taiwan, one of my friends paid for my weapon all the way from Awakened Gale to True Scorpio so it didn't affect me there. Now I'm in NA and I am at Awakened Scorpio when the rest of my friends, who are fine with the grind/didn't play other versions, have legendaries. Realistically speaking, I will never have a legendary and I will get to a point where I cannot progress in the game because I do not want to put 5+ hours into it every day gathering the same materials I've been gathering for 2 years. Hongmoon level experience requirements suck. Did I know this coming into NA? Yes. Did I think it would be changed? I had hoped so. I thought it was pretty obvious that Taiwan & Japan's Hongmoon experience was absurd and I thought that the west would be sensible enough to change it. That didn't happen. After HM15 was released in Taiwan, the highest I ever saw anyone get for an entire year was HM13. It's NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE to play as much as the Hongmoon levels require you to. Players want to be completionists, they want to get to max level. It is impossible in the Blade & Soul versions that have adopted this absurd free-to-play model which promotes botting or buying your way to max level. Those are a few things I thought would be better that ended up not changing or not changing enough. As far as the grind goes, all I can say on that is that I'm burnt out. I was never a hardcore grinder in the first place, but Blade & Soul requires you to grind the same content all day every day to stay on par with the content release schedule. There are not enough catch-up mechanics, no one has enough time for alts, the grind takes all the fun away. I am SO TIRED of grinding for freaking stingers. I've been doing it for 2 years and it takes a long time for you to get to the point where you no longer need them for your upgrades. You always need the same materials, just in larger quantities. It hardly ever changes. Then you finally upgrade your weapon and you get a whole +30 crit and +5 attack. It's unrewarding. The newness of the game stayed with me in Taiwan for a long time, I guess. It was my first ever Korean MMO and I did not expect that I would be grinding the same thing all day every day for the same purpose forever. Everything in Blade & Soul is about money. You grind for money, you upgrade your gear, your grind for more money to upgrade your gear again. It's tiring, tedious, and again, unrewarding. I had the pleasure of skipping a lot of grind due to my friends and Twitch viewers in Taiwan who donated things to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed the game as I was able to play it casually. That's no longer the case here.
  22. Imgur blocked the Dojo from hotlinking.

  23. 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. (:
  24. 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. (: