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Blade & Soul (Hangul: 블레이드 앤 소울; RR: Beulleideu aen soul) is a Korean fantasy martial-arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game
developed by NCsoft (Team Bloodlust). On September 13, 2012, NCsoft announced that Blade & Soul would release in Western territories, will be released
in early 2016. A Japanese animated television adaptation began airing on April 3, 2014 on TBS and other stations.

Blade & Soul features a combination of martial arts inspired combat and Qing Gong in an open-world environment. Players create playable characters that
explore around the world by completing quest assigned by various NPCs. The game uses a real-time battle system in the third person camera view and
requires players to "combo" a series of attacks, much like that of fighting games. According to NCsoft, the game also features an innovative “Downed” mechanic
allowing players to recover from the brink of death. Players begin with “player-versus environment” (PvE) but may participate in “player-versus-player” (PvP)
combat later in the game.

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Weekend 1: Oct 30–Nov 2 [English only]
Weekend 2: Nov 13–16 [English only]
Weekend 3: Nov 24–30 [English, French, German]
Weekend 4: Dec 11–14 [English, French, German]
Weekend 5: Dec 18–21 [English, French, German]
Blade & Soul western Release trailer
Blade and Soul Gameplay Trailer
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Looks like a very interesting game. Been out for several years in China and Korea It is finally coming out in the west, likely early-mid 2016 as the Beta doesn't start until October 30th and finishes December 21st. Though its not a beta for whole duration and doesnt start at the same time for everyone. I am currently playing the Russian version with a English translation patch. So far, i am very impressed. The graphics are very good. The setting is great and something different from the typical Sci-Fi or your typical fantasy setting. The story seems interesting at least, i havent really paid that much attention to it due to the voice acting still being in Korean. So, what do you guys and gals think of the game. Do you plan on playing it? Let me know your thoughts on the game!
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Meh, another MMORPG. I don't know, is there anything new or special about this one?
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Meh, another MMORPG. I don't know, is there anything new or special about this one?

I'd say the setting is very good. The combat is kinda like Tera but is more about combos. There is plenty of videos on Youtube if you want to see some gameplay. Personally, i am enjoying what i am playing currently. Not too sure what is going to be changed when it comes to the West/ I am currently playing the China version with Russian and English patch (obvviously set as English) and have enjoyed it so far. The story is really cool of what i have done
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I'd say the setting is very good. The combat is kinda like Tera but is more about combos. There is plenty of videos on Youtube if you want to see some gameplay. Personally, i am enjoying what i am playing currently. Not too sure what is going to be changed when it comes to the West/ I am currently playing the China version with Russian and English patch (obvviously set as English) and have enjoyed it so far. The story is really cool of what i have done

Alright, I'll give it a chance when the beta is set to release. Ill just watch some YouTube videos for now.
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Alright, I'll give it a chance when the beta is set to release. Ill just watch some YouTube videos for now.

You can actually play the game now, theres a video that shows how to download the Russian version which is patched and allows for English text so you can even play the game before the Beta is out to know if you would want to even play the BETA.
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You can actually play the game now, theres a video that shows how to download the Russian version which is patched and allows for English text so you can even play the game before the Beta is out to know if you would want to even play the BETA.

Got it. thumb.gif
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Got it. thumb.gif

Let me know what you think. Give it some time. the early sections are all about learning how to speed run and such. I am on Chapter 8 on my current character (Force Master) and at like Chapter 14 with my Kung Fu Master. Trying out different classes to see which one i like the most. If you got rhe same one as me, i should be able to see you in the game smile.gif
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Just had my first Open World PvP fight. Very interesting way its done. Its all about outfits. For example - I currently have 3. If i am wearing Outfit 1 then i am not tagged for PvP for anyone. However, if i change outfit to Outfit 2 then i can fight against those that wear Outfit 3 as they are 2 clans that are against each other. So if i am wearing Outfit 2 and someone is wearing outfit 3 then we can fight. You also get the option to allow them to "rally" or to kill them - i picked kill them smile.gif
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Just had my first Open World PvP fight. Very interesting way its done. Its all about outfits. For example - I currently have 3. If i am wearing Outfit 1 then i am not tagged for PvP for anyone. However, if i change outfit to Outfit 2 then i can fight against those that wear Outfit 3 as they are 2 clans that are against each other. So if i am wearing Outfit 2 and someone is wearing outfit 3 then we can fight. You also get the option to allow them to "rally" or to kill them - i picked kill them smile.gif

Interesting. thumb.gif
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Interesting. thumb.gif

I have also watch videos of other PvP modes. I know they have 1 Vs 1, 3 Vs 3 and a 6 Vs 6 which is kinda like Conquest from GW2 not sure what else it has when it comes to PvP though. Another interesting thing is that NPCs will change how they react to you as well based on your outfit. I want to become so powerful that i can go into towns and murder EVERYONE smile.gif
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