Unreasonably attractive cats EDITION
>What is Blade & Soul?
Blade & Soul is a Korean fantasy martial-arts MMORPG developed by Team Bloodlust(NCsoft). The game is heavily grounded in Chinese culture and martial-arts, and was praised for its dynamic combat and high skill-cap PvP. Currently in Korea, its one of the most played games and even has an esports scene that is fairly popular.
>Whats is the class system like?
Currently there are 8 classes with only 7 on NA release. There is no trinity of roles but instead, certain classes act as tanks in PvE while most classes have a self heal or lifesteal ability. Another unique thing is how classes can interact with each others CC to use certain abilities, such as grabs and tackles.
>Why is it getting such an uproar now?
The North American Version of Blade & Soul was recently announced and is entering Closed Beta Testing soon.
>CBT1 for NA will begin on October 29th at 10AM PDT.
>Skill tree preview
>Official Beta Build info
Mushin is main server Iksanun is the secondary server if you don't want queue times.
You can choose a faction in Bamboo Village. If one is full, you can switch later in Jadestone village
NFA - Mushin, Red Faction
Make a post replying to the OP with your IGN for an invite.
>More Info (including BnS TW, character presets and class rundowns):
?th for I'm going to
hugall the Lynbois
Fuck your gay ass cats and fuck Lyn summoner only being able to summon cats
DOG SUMMONER WHEN?
Oh, hey WebManon. I made a few in the last few threads, shit though they are because I don't have a monster computer. You must not hav ebeen paying attention. Here, let me help you.
She looks nice Anon. Here, have a choppy WebM of my Lyn from behind.
And here's the second turd I made.
Wondering if I should lighten her skin some or stick to delicious brown.
>zoophilia fuck actual animals
Actually, that would be bestiality.
Zoophilia is having a sexual attraction to animals
They've teased the idea of letting summoners summon things other than cats, but most of the ideas went into making the Warlock.
Weekend 1: Oct 29, 10am PDT - Nov 2, 10pm PST
Weekend 2: Nov 13, 10am PST - Nov 16, 10pm PST (EU servers live)
Weekend 3: Nov 24, 10am PST - Nov 30, 10pm PST
Weekend 4: Dec 11, 10am PST - Dec 14, 10pm PST
Weekend 5: Dec 18, 10am PST - Dec 21, 10pm PST
Skim through the pastebin first else you end up looking like an idiot
>decide to make a Yun
>dat forehead when you choose a hair with no bangs
Any anons out there that managed to make their Yun look passable?
Yo, can I fucking de-summon my summoner's cat at any time or is the only way to get rid of it by sending it off to die in a fight?
In the last thread, someone posted some sliders that made them look kinda alright. There's still some work to do (the face is untouched) but it's the best one I've seen thus far.
Might as well just let these threads die with the servers
I wish we could de-summon for the sole purpose of seeing my character do the crying animation again. I've only seen it once and that was back on tutorial island.
World PvP is so dumb and isn't a real reflection of actual arena pvp.
Like, why is EVERYONE so squishy? I just don't understand that at all.
Most people die in less than one combo, not to mention your trinket/breakout skill doesn't even work unless you are put in to a very specific situation, which you are usually dead by then.
Please tell me World PvP at level 45 is at least different.
>new mail from BnS team
>it's not a beta event code
I'm just 32 right now and just pvping at the Soulscar Desert area.
Me and my 30 KFM friend were able to kill a 40 Destroyer by comboing our skills together.
Like, why did a 40 melt that fast? That's not a thing that should happen.
Also Flash bomb is niggers.
The game is kinda funny like that. But, you're 2v1ing a guy, you're gonna paste them with joint combos anyway.
Next time you melt someone like that, check their profile to see their gear. You'd be amazed by how many people are still running around with 10 HP Bopae/Soul Shields at higher levels. Partly because the game gives absolutely no mention that the Victory Tile Soul Shields are a thing and that they're fucking amazing.
>can't perform the character creation poses in-game
Why in the fuck?
Plus a lot of people would love to use the 2nd pose as a second idle stance.
They a Blue Axe or something, they were just a Destroyer.
World PvP is just really fucking dumb. I really like the Lobby PvP, EXCEPT AGAINST BLADE DANCERS. I just need to learn how to fight against them as a Destroyer also.
Just, do people -not- melt in world pvp at later levels?
mate, don't even start. I read the blade and soul forum on leddit (fuck me right) and there was a guy who posted something like "I bought the best and most expensive machine from best buy with windows 10 and I'm having trouble with the game crashing"
>Just, do people -not- melt in world pvp at later levels
Honestly I wouldn't know. Sorry I can't help any more than that.
As for Blade Dancers? I haven't gotten one to cap yet, but the only thing I can really see to do about them is to nuke them to pieces when their CCs are down. Which is unlikely because we have three of them, one of which has an 8 second cooldown.
Both are pretty good
Well here's what I made out with the face so far. It sucks that you can't reduce the forehead. Well time to work on the body.
We posting Yun's now?
Just made this one as a test. Sorry for toaster graphics
She had man-hands.
[pause] Man, Hands?
The hands of a man. It's like a creature out of Greek Mythology, I mean, she was like part woman, part horrible beast.
Yes, he's adorable
Would adventure with and hug after a long day/10
Oh, thanks? I think this is a compliment, I still feel nice.
It's okay if it's you.
I'm just looking for online friends, to stay online friends.
Oh! Thanks, hugs are nice after a long day of adventuring and sparring!
>can barely play because of the ridiculous fucking skill delays that causes me to nearly get killed
It was better when the kiddies were off at school.
Don't want to be mean, but I would rather not. I did the mistake of posting my character file on some different general on /vg/. Whenever someone asked for character files someone usually posted mine, started seeing near exact copies of my character within /vg/ community every now and then.
Not to imply that it's perfect or anything, or that you'd just plain copy it. But I'd prefer to be just one me.
I don't know, you could check google images for the general female face shape. Pick one to use as a base and then tinker with it until you have something you're happy with. Wouldn't advice going for hyper realistic facial proportions as it'll only give you a headache(and our CBT time is limited too!).
Is an amazing tool. Me and my pals use it quite often when creating characters. Helps a ton with basic anatomy.
Wish I could help more.
Oh wait, make sure to pick a hairstyle which exposes the entire face during the char creation. If you don't chances are you're going to regret it later when you decide to change your hairstyle.
I just wasted all my money and keys on that level 40 fish boss and got 29 weapons, none of them for my class.
>no class using firearms or explosives
I know shooting guns isn't martial arts, but damn do I want to use rifles, bombs, and flamethrowers beyond picking them up from enemies.
I would be your bunnnybuddy. I want to make more male lyn friends.
I still can't get over the appearances are saved in fucking .jpg files.
Chin a little small and narrow, nose a little too upturned, mouth will need to be moved down a hair if those first 2 are fixed.
Pupils a little big too, but depends on what aesthetic you're going for.
I just wanted to make girlyboys
>A friend has been hyping the game for months and made us play it, and it turns out we are enjoying it as fuck.
>His PC decides to die on CBT1
10 minutes into Netflix and she gives you this look.
How's this? Any better?
Change back to the default lighting. Also post a side shot of your face, I want to see how the cheek and jawline looks. Eyebrows are very slanted and lips look too full. You can also increase the eye size.
In most cases the in-game screenshot doesn't have AA, after you take one paste it on Paint instead, that's if you have the AA enable through the GPU Control Panel.
Late reply but i don't recall people melting in one combo at level 50. And i played warlock who has the strongest nuking combo in the game. What happened is probably because no one cares about their gear until end game, so they're all squishy.
>try to make selvaria because why not
>hairs are either too much volume or is cut short
Time to switch over to Jin sliders
I feel so OP. I don't know if it's because of my gear or these things are weaker than I remember or what.
To be fair, that's with blade draw up.
A normal kill for me looks more like this.
I stand corrected then, still that gives me a week off to focus on an event in another game of mine. That and my fingers ache from all the ani-canceling. Are fingers supposed to make audible cracks when you make a fist?
0/10 Not bimbo enough, make the nose a mite smaller? Lips more dick sucking esque?
We all knew it had to come to an end friend. Be glad that we can finally enjoy this game in the west.
>someone saved my picture
Wow. I tried making another image for width but the Yun's poses are so fucking bad I gave up.
Basically, a female's shoulder width should be two head widths. Her shoulder and hip width should be nearly the same (hips can be larger).
I would post my face but I don't like it enough for people to mass produce.
I'll miss you, lewdposter.
Finding it pretty hard to stop playing but at the same time I don't wanna freaking burn myself out on this like I did with a shitton of other alpha/beta games.
Still, LV16 seems like a good stopping point since that's when you get a survey asking about your overall experience with the game.
Heyyyy. So like...d'you think he's baked enough, mannn?
Bruh, roll that shit, light that shit, pass that shit.
Pass it over here bruh?
Oh boy here we go
Finally some shitposting to liven up this boring thread
Nah, you guys are the garbage. At least they're having fun.
Baked Lyn, you and me are gonna have some fun next beta. You better be here.
The game is going down. Most of us are sad or dying on the inside, let us grief and shitpost in peace. We have 2 hours left and then we have to go back to whatever shithole we crawled out of. (Tera/FFXIV/WoW)
Many people like to make baby faced cute Lyn. I like making wise looking & experienced Kitsune Lyn. Someone who has see shit and knows too much.
I made one I thought was spoopy and edgy. Will probably give her white hair and red lips at launch.
I also got here sister prototype. A bit too edgy looking, But you want to hug her.
Also this fucking smug. Somehow for the mouth right to do this during idle.
Dude the clothes are so comfy oh my god man.
I really can't see how blade master is any good in pvp, at least not until you can recognize every single animation for every class and know it's cooldown and be able to keep track of it
Other classes get free as fuck disables or can kite you forever or heal off you forever. Like the only way to win with bm is if you get like 10 consecutive parries.
This might be of use if you want to do PVE. It's built for level 50 so right now just pick and choose what skills you want to level. At the least level your LB and RB so you can animation cancel properly, and your hold to restore focus/chi on hit so your teammates can wail on the boss when you use it.
How do LBM ignore half my cc? When I actually try to get it on them they just become immune to them. If it's iframes then I understand but how many iframes do they have to ignore 75% of my stuns and dazes?
What do i even do when a destroyer is doing that fire spin as a blade master?
I can't parry it, i couldn't seem to get a knock down, i can't run away from it
Is it just damage that i have to accept or something?
Thanks everyone. See you in about 10 days!
Too far away
I just want to keep playing
>fight against Summoner as KFM
>couldn't get them below 80% hp before getting chained to death
How do I fight against kiting as KFM? Every time I get near them they just snare or stun me until I have not gap closer.
I want to share too!
>Only 40 minutes of beta time left
>No idea if I'll even be able to get on the next one or another one period
Well at least early december i'll have my Master's Pack
Well got to 33 and Silver in 1v1, with 11 wins 4 losses.
Game is super fun and exceeded my expectations and really looking forward to the other betas and hopefully the actual release hope to actually meet and play with some of you guys soon too.
And to close this out -
"This game's pvp is very skill based and requires you to be actually good." - Said the Spinning Gon
I guess I will try to make higher quality webms in the future
Nigga fuck u u don kno shit
I'll miss you all. ;_;
Told you I was MLG. Love you guys. Later! <3
Coming from an FM, it's pretty shitty for KFMs to fight against us.
Only tip I can give is, when chill starts to get low, FMs are going to throw out another frost palm to re-apply a stack, so try and counter then.
Commence shitposting for 10 days.
Well, it didn't turn out like my Japanese animes after all.
Who at world's end here? Thoughts on the beta?
Who hyped for perhaps getting warlock soon?
>Not waiting to be kicked in a comfy location
Reminds me that I should spend this between beta time checking out PvP videos and trying to get discussion going.
Warlock is probably taking 6 months to a fucking year.
>in the last game, the kfm trying to anicancel his combo abruptly gets knocked back and loses his momentum on a stunned enemy for some random reason
lmao, bloodlust has a shitload of work to do on this game still if you're going to make it a legit esport
I got hyped for this game 3 years ago when it got released, I played a lot back then..
I even bought the founders package and all that I thought of playing this weekend was; there is no content, and no owpvp
>inb4 muh factionpvp
Blade dancer spin provides immunity to stuns, dazes, and knockbacks (but not knockdowns or knock-ups) during its duration.
You have to bait an opening if you want to use stuns on them. Either that, or just wait for them to run out of focus.
I didn't even get a chance to really try to PvP yet. I was too busy learning how my skills worked, what traits do what, etc.
Next beta I intend to push the last half level to 30, spend a bit of time messing with traits and stuff, and then try to find some people to duel for practice.
It's a beta. No real dev is dumb enough to have all content available in it.
Release will have content and people doing more than camping for owpvp.
Not sure about the no content part. Then again, I'm addicted to the grind and could get lost in doing pointless labor for ages. It definitely was very samey/grindy.
I really wish there were an option to just right-click challenge people to duels instead of random chance faction nonsense.
Here's the set of group pictures in case you want to pick out one you like:
I didn't follow patches that much after a while but I was kinda hoping for a non wardrobe owpvp system, right now both parties have to "flag" themselves instead of being in a zone where you just flag yourself
The sword shield thing can only block 1 or 5 hits (depending on how it's specced).
There are also other skills that can be specced for i-frames. The multislash attack and the lifesteal circular swing attack can both be given i-frames (and they give a TON of them). Most players are just choose to go for the daze build, however.
The best blade dancer in the Korean tournament used a heavy i-frame and lifesteal build to outlast his opponents. Worked pretty well there. That guy obviously knows what he's doing though.
A lot of nice shots in there.
There's always, you know. Launch.
WHAT IS RED CAT
Roll next weekend. You can be cool too
Except I make it a point to lone wolf shit or play with RP normalfags in small doses because I don't want anything to do with drama.
Tera Elin players being miserable cunts like always, nothing to see here folks.
Just finished my 100th arena game as blade master
I think this was the worst class to start out with for pvp because everything seems so reactionary.
The only way I won was if I either got multiple parries when their tab was down or got some crazy hard read. Or they were clearly a noob.
I had a lot of fun doing it though. I pretty much never felt like I was brainlessly pressing buttons like I was on my blade dancer; except when I was experimenting with a flicker focused build, which felt like a lamer version of blade dancer
The type of build I ended up focusing on was just getting a parry and then cyclone for focus regen then stab a lot. The dps is actually crazy when it works. Vs kfm/bm/sin getting a parry into stabs into a hard read kick on their counter would burn nearly half their life.
List for hardest to easiest matchups I had
Destroyer- I have no idea how I would ever beat a destroyer, so many of their attack seem unparriable. I don't think I ever got one below 50% hp. I may just make a fucking destroyer character so I can understand it more
Force master- Get kited for days, ice shots often disable rush, need to meet so many conditions in order to get in decent damage. Need to parry and attack while not frozen in place, while in range, while their tab isn't up. Hard to do
Summoner- Similar to force master what with getting kited forever. I try to kill the pet as fast as possible. Usually if I can parry the pet in the first 5 or so seconds then I usually win.
Assassin- Maybe the most fun to fight against, baiting parries and kicking counters is fun. Also fuck that flash bang shit, literally the strongest disable in the game
You should really learn to speak for yourself.
Blade Dancer- Usually easy to parry since they seem to throw out so many hit boxes. I didn't get to play too many though. One that I had a really hard time with had the parry on the spin move thing
Kungfu master- I don't think they can combo well at the skill level we were playing. Also they're they tend to counter the most, which makes for easy kicks
Blademaster (lol)- Yeah none of the bms I played seem to do what I did (parry into cyclone into many pierces). They would just do pretty underwhelming combos launching in the air and what not. I think I only lost to two blademasters and they seemed to be really skilled, as they read me like a book
Had a lot of fun though. I did notice myself getting better at parrying and general play. I think I'm going to do a bunch of research into what the other classes do/their animations until the next beta starts.
Holy fuck I didn't expect the shit flinging to start this suddenly.
Look, man. I know i've made my share of shit in the past but the fact of the matter is that I've become too fucking old for this shit, and it's just fucking exhausting dealing with anon drama.
I'm gonna keep it cool. Will you?
hey, i do a little blade master pvp too, spec into your z so that it knocks down
also spec into your 2 in regular stance so that it stuns
abuse q to stay on people's backs, this is especially good for destroyer
abuse double tap S key to get out of roots and stay on targets, get used to spinning your camera around so you can double tap S to get behind them
good luck i can give more tips if you want
You focus on timing your stuns for air combos and lightning strike stun combo when they're out of defense skills. Defend your self with block and dodge.
I don't have the beta but if they're still doing level 45 in arena, you have to deal with level 50 skills. Which means a decent destroyer or lbd can 100-0 you in one combo.
Not that many people, expected more /vg/ in mushit.
What do you do for damage after your disables? The hardest thing I've found was doing damage that wasn't through max boosted pierce.
I tried to do damage through flicker and general draw stance stuff but I had a ton of focus problems
Yeah double tap s is really useful vs summoner and force master; I guess I just need to know their cooldowns and animations maybe so I can be ready for the 180 turn?
I speced z into the 50% slow because I was having such issues getting kited by summoners and force masters
I was only level 27 by the end of the beta
>hasn't been more than half and hour and already people are at each others necks
Boy, the months to come after the game's official launch are going to be something special, aren't they...?
Now look at the poosi
Love the poosi
Embrace the poosi
>Not still being logged in
What's your excuse?
I wonder how long I can stay in for, I can't really do anything.
What do you think about using the parry instead of the block? I think the skill is called blade breaker or something? It makes block a .5 second parry. I really enjoy using it.
you gotta spec into the knockdown, it makes the difference
also spec into your f, if you spec far enough it becomes a MASSIVE damage ability instead of stomp that does huge hits
i'm not the most experienced guy on the block but in between disables you should be mobile, with q into draw stance into F (i don't know the names, the slash through thing) into backstep into blah blah blah versus melee, and versus ranged it's fine to just flicker on top of them until summoned swords are up
speaking of summoned swords, a huge damage combo is to get a stun off then call out the swords, press c, and then continue with your air knock up
but the biggest thing to remember about blademaster is our damage comes from combos, it's not a constant stream. you should be like a moving wall of block on your opponent that limits options and punishes hard
>Boy, the months to come after the game's official launch are going to be something special, aren't they...?
It's an MMO thread on /vg/.
Literally the only reason the thread hasn't already imploded is a mix of it being a hard to get into CBT and the fact that Tree of Savior is in the middle of a major CBT of its own and is new and therefore has the bulk of focus.
I can quite seriously say that you need to avoid whatever server /vg/ decides on.
But /vg/ servers are always the most fun to be in, what could possibly go wrong?
I know that /vg/ MMORPG generals and the communities they get usually end up shit, but I always end up convincing myself they won't be for whatever new MMO pops up.
Black Desert's Alpha ended already.
How to avoid drama:
Don't give a shit what anonydaipers think of you. If they can't post their name or talk shit about you directly, then they're just beta-autists who think they'll be cool on an japanese datastealing website.
I see. So basically you want to spec into a lot of disables. By knockdown you mean the Z right? Not the 3 knockdown skill
Well that's unfortunate, I really like that skill
And thus ends my exploration of a dead server, stuck on an area transition.
>shit on mushin already
>also everyone is a female character or disgusting futa
>joined iksanun because acquaintances convinced me to
>get to enjoy myself and also enjoy the handsome male characters they created
dats it mane
>Not even in NFA
>Just showed up for the screenshots
>Plan to play on RP server at launch like I do in every game
>Don't even RP when I briefly visit NFA
Unless you spend more time browsing the general instead of playing the game, you literally never have to deal with me.
yes, i mean your z.
also, don't listen to the other anon, stunning someone on a successful parry is great. it's saved my ass in lots of 1v1's that i would've lost
the trick is to know when your opponent will attack. everyone's different in their patterns
example: one match i charged another blademaster as my opener and he broke the stun immediately, then generated momentum that won him the round. the second game i charged him and immediately backstepped and he broke the stun, leaving himself open to a knock down from my z that led to a big momentum change that won me the second round
stuff like that is what i'm talking about that you need to understand will happen as a blademaster, because a lot of our kit is based around timing rather than brute forcing something with a high immunity ability
it's also good to pump block in the mid range versus melee to let them know they can't just spam abilities at you, makes them question what they're going to do to get around it and sometimes that little delay in their minds is all you need to get in for a charge stun into knockup combo
I know what you're trying to do here.
They will have a server dedicated for rp right? They'll let us know, right?
The beta is so lonely because everyone is just grinding for endgame and not speaking or enjoying themselves.
least it gives me time to build background for my characters
>tfw made a guild called Broken Compass on Jiwan
>invited only the closest people I knew that wasn't a drama infested faggot
>had fun chinese martial-arts theme'd adventures all over
>no drama, just fun
>come to this general
>see that NFA yet again has ruined another general and as well as region of BNS
Broken Compass is recruiting on Jiwan, if you can prove you're not a gaia-tier faggot like anyone in NFA, you might be able to get an invite.
>mad about general fags ruining a guild
>proceed to invite those general fags into your guild while insulting them to their faces
what was your plan here? to come off as an unlikeable douchebag?
Nah, I'm staying on Iksanun.
There is literally nothing weeaboo about BnS.
It's a korean-made, chinese themed game.
That aside, if you like PvP, then yes you will.
Yeah I really like the cerebral aspect of the game, and parry and kick seems to really emphasize that
I didn't look up any builds or combos or anything for this weekend because I wanted to go in blind try to get a natural feel for some abilities. Maybe I'll study some pro shit and try to imitate that. But muh parry into a million pierces is just so much fun
Yeah, I'd like to see you try.
You can go for me specifically, kid. The name is Flores.
If you weren't so thin-skinned, you'd understand my post. Nice job on being maximum anally assaulted over a post.
nobody here is "maximum anally assaulted" you moron, you're just coming off as a child who wants to join the big kids pool but is simultaneously jealous of them, and his own pride won't let him move in to be integrated
do you not realize how obvious it is?
I'm getting some Baka vibes off of you.
No. I'm the little potato shota.
It doesn't look like they will, but the community will decide on one if they don't. Keep an eye out here for the final decision.
I like adventure.
I've never seen someone be so upset that they got called out like the shitter they are.
Come to Jiwan then, we got your electronic roleplay here if you know what I mean, kiddie.
it's incredible, only annoyance i've found is the wild discrepancy in levels and how everyone is locked into the same arena despite it.
i saw a level 7 destroyer one time and the whole match he never got me below 90%. not because he was a bad player; his movement looked fine, he just had no actual moves. i was just thinking to myself "what can this guy realistically do?" as he ran around swinging.
maybe launch will have level segregated pvp
more out of a guild that wants desperately to not look like they're peanut butter and jealous over nothing but a clan tag
we're probing the depths of autism, i see. that's enough fun for me you guys enjoy the last word
Yeah, maybe at the very least have a separate mmr for people at max level. They probably can split things up a little by level; I was searching for a match for never more than 5 seconds
Hey Stunt "burrito" Flores, how is your e-gf chiggie doing?
Electronic roleplay is fun and all, but mostly I'm looking for silly whimsical adventure RP to recapture the happy feels I had when playing the likes of Mystical Ninja and Okami.
When I legit enjoyed vidyaI want a depature from the grimdark srs stuff I usually do in RP, and B&S hits the spot in a lot of ways.
I've yet to get through the whole story mode and I'm hoping that
Namsoyoo is actually a triple agent who slept with Gwon, revealing herself to be a traitorous bitch in order to get the deepest secrets and to feed info from behind the scenes to thwart the pirates/dark kung-fu masters.
your ex-guild leader, I've missed you,, I hope we can have fun and shitpost together again. I miss those days I am sorry for the bullying that went on.
See you at launch!
>Implying koreans are able to avoid the cliches
>Convince me that this port will receive unique updates and not just waiting on Korean bullshit to be localized.
Why would it?
>Convince me that this port isn't going to fail like the rest of them.
The rest of what?
>I logged in and saw the daily prize wheel and immediately requested a refund.
That is in literally every version.
Only difference is that the current wheel doesn't give all prizes passed and has OP shit on it.
>game isn't even out
>kool kidz inner circle already using the threads as their private chat room
>not a bunch of losers who played one shitty mmo together and want to play together again
No need to be a lonely faggot, anon.
Yeah, AA is the only mmo that kept me interested for more than a month. This game's pretty good though, i tried it out on the TW server.
I told him but he didn't seem so interested, i'll work on convincing him though, he stayed on AA until the end. I'll tell him to tell
Nyannerstoo. I miss haka I hope xhe comes too.
>TERA ERP fucktards
Jesus Christ just how doomed is this game already
I legit think I'm going to play on EU servers to purposefully avoid your kind