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Blade & Soul (KR) December Expansion Review: New Maps, Dungeons, the 9th Class

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NCsoft has revealed the first part of the December expansion preview for Blade & Soul. Of course the expansion will be first released in the Korean server but there’s no harm to take an early look at what will come to the NA and EU server in the future. You may have seen the trailer before, and if you haven’t you can see the 9th new class at around 2′ 10”, the young man who fights like Kungfu Master.

New chapter 7 story

The story revolves around the kidnap of a little girl – you can see the scene in the video above at around 55”. Mysterious new character will appear and offer his help. In the journey you will encounter and adventure with new companions in a strange land. What’s the fate of the little girl that’s kidnapped?

Good vs. evil

The left side stand your allies who will offer you assistance during your quest to rescue the little girl. The right side stands the representative of dark power – who are they and what they are up for?

Capital city of the Cloud empire, the starting point of whole new adventure

The palace of the capital city and the place where powerful men and rich people gather around – it’s like a bastion nobody can infiltrate

The slum where beggars, orphans, and helpless people live. People are united there though  oast of coral – behind its beauty is the terrifying legend that a lot of ships have disappeared and sailors lost their lives in this place

Forsaken forest – an abandoned forest with overgrown trees and unknown relics hidden in the very deep area

The headquarter of Black Dragon

A mysterious fleet

New monsters

New dungeons
A lifeless place where ancient guardians sleep

This boss has deadly fist attack

Be careful for its thunder and lightning abilities

This is your last chance to get in and play Blade & Soul before launch on January 19, 2016.

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The time left to play Blade & Soul during the closed testing period is rapidly closing. This is the last test weekend before the full game release on January 19, 2016 at 12:01am EST/9am CET. This final beta weekend runs from December 18 at 10am PST/7pm CET until December 21 at 10pm PST/December 22, 7am CET. This is your final opportunity to play, provide feedback, and help us ensure a successful launch of Blade & Soul next month.You can search more information to buy the Blade & Soul Gold

We’re less than five weeks away from launch, and January 19 also marks the end of your ability to get a Founder’s Pack. Having a Founder’s Pack of course guarantees access to this weekend’s test, but most tiers also offer additional benefits and exclusive rewards—with sizeable amounts of NCoin included—as well as Head Start access to the game before launch on January 15 at 10am PST/7pm CET, and Name Reservation on January 11, 2016 at 6pm PST For NA servers, and 7pm CET for our EU servers.

With Head Start beginning a full three days before launch for Founder’s Pack owners, we have a big weekend planned for our Head Start players, and a big launch event the week after to help kick Blade & Soul off right for everyone. We’ll have more information on the January 19 launch—including how you can get involved—in the near future, so stay tuned.

If you’re looking for a key for this weekend you can grab a copy of the January issue of PC Gamer US and find a free beta key inside. We’re also giving a ton of keys to individual EU press outlets, as well as a bunch to CyberPowerPC—and you can grab one from them by clicking here. We’re giving away tens of thousands of beta keys to make this the biggest closed beta weekend!

Launch is of course going to be an exciting time to start new characters, but we really want to remember everyone’s achievements throughout the closed beta by building a virtual photo album. Take a screenshot of your character waving goodbye to the beta, and post it in this official forums thread. In addition to that you can also tweet them to us @Blade and Soul and we’ll retweet a few throughout this last beta weekend.

Blade & Soul: Outfits of the Martial Artist

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While a martial artist relies on their physical prowess, mastery of their skills, and control of the elements around them, their clothes aren’t entirely purposeless. While clothing doesn’t impart anything to combat ability, both visual aesthetic and symbolism of what the clothing represents can be important.

The outfits players wear will have no effect on their abilities, but some do have additional attributes. First, players must be wearing an outfit in order to gain the benefits from their Soul Shield. Beyond that, certain costumes can also represent players‘ allegiance to a faction, and donning such an outfit will flag players for attack by those of the opposing faction. While their blue or red PvP costume will show they are either fighting for the Cerulean Order or the Crimson Legion, there are other, regional factions players will come across during their travels. By wearing their clothes, players can influence the faction’s members—and their enemies—to react to them in a different way. This can come in handy if players are being sent to infiltrate an enemy stronghold. But players’ allegiance is not bound to these regional factions. Players can easily obtain the costumes belonging to each regional faction, and choose to wear them at any point. You could get more information in the website:
http://www.blade-soul.com/

http://www.blade-soul.com/blade-soul/blade-soul-items
Wardrobe

The Wardrobe feature (F3) allows players to browse all of the costumes available within the game—including ones for the Summoner’s Familiar—preview their appearance on player’s character, and even tells players where they can be obtained. It also serves as a storage closet where players can keep the costume looks they’ve already obtained, and quickly swap to different outfits. Some outfits are just torso coverings, like shirts and pants, while others might also include a matching head item, like a hat or mask.

Costumes drop from enemies and bosses, can be rewarded from completing quests and challenges, are unique drops from limited-time events and holidays, or can be purchased from the Hongmoon Store. Players should try to collect as many as possible!

Blade & Soul Announced for Western Winter Launch

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NCSOFT® has announced that Blade & Soul will launch in North America and Europe this winter with closed beta beginning as early as fall 2015! Blade & Soul is a game unlike any other, set in an Asian, mythological world where fast-paced combat collides with the visual beauty of a Far-East martial arts massively-multiplayer online universe. Since its initial launch in Asia in mid-2012, Blade & Soul has attracted tens of millions of players across South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan, while emerging as one of the top MMORPGs in the world.

“Blade & Soul is one of the most anticipated online games by Western consumers,” commented John Burns, senior vice president of publishing at NCSOFT West. “This is a tremendous opportunity to bring one of the most successful and fun online games in Asia to our Western audience this winter and we can’t wait to deliver this extraordinary and distinct gaming experience to millions of new players across North America and Europe.”

Blade & Soul delivers an engaging story and vibrant world for players to explore. In the game, players must fight to avenge the death of their fallen master in a classic Wuxia storyline. Wuxia, which literally means “martial hero,” is a broad genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists in ancient China. As players explore the world of Blade & Soul, they will see a fusion of Asian cultures that delivers stunning landscapes and vistas.

Blade & Soul defies typical MMO conventions, delivering action-based combat with ability combos and a flexible party role system that does not require dedicated healers. It gives players unprecedented movement abilities around the world as their characters leap over mountains and fly through the air.

The first major Blade & Soul livestream will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 10AM PDT / 17:00 UTC at www.twitch.tv/bladeandsoul. In addition, fans can receive exclusive and on-going information on all things Blade & Soul by signing up for the game’s newsletter at http://bladeandsoul.com. Player feedback will help shape the game as it evolves, so fans are encouraged to follow and interact with Blade & Soul via social media and other communication channels, including:

Twitter: @bladeandsoul

Facebook: facebook.com/bladeandsoul

Selected fans who sign up on the site will be given access to the closed beta that is planned for fall of 2015 in North America and Europe. At launch, the Western version of Blade & Soul will be fully localized into English, German and French (including voice-over). Additional information about the business model will be revealed this summer.

Blade & Soul: A Soul Shield Progression Guide for Beginners

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If you are not familiar with Soul Shield, it’s what gives stats to your outfits (since the game’s outfits have no stats). Then there are the questions of what Soul Shields should we use from the beginning to max level, and how to upgrade & refine them. Blade & Soul player kilryan has created a video guide to answer these questions.

Blade & Soul: A Soul Shield Progression Guide for Beginners