September 17, 2023
Improved the language of select dungeons' story preludes.
Sogun's Lament: Fixed an issue where the achievement for defeating Returned Oh Rutega was missing.
Skysong Isle: Fixed a minor text issue.
Shrouded Ajanara: Improved the description of Nayul.
September 5, 2023
Serpent's Den: Improved the in-game screenshot of Oknal and Shadow Fury Myung.
September 4, 2023
Fixed minor text issues.
Fixed an issue where Hollow's Heart displayed outdated quest indicator icons.
September 3, 2023
Fixed an issue where some Heroic Dungeons displayed outdated quest rewards.
Release Notes: Split the Release Notes into new pages based on the year each update was released.
Drowning Deeps: Added the Drowning Deeps dungeon.
Hollow's Heart: Added the Hollow's Heart dungeon.
August 28, 2023
Fixed an issue where some Heroic Dungeons displayed an incorrect design.
Updated the completion rewards of some Heroic Dungeons.
Updated the stats of some boss encounters.
Updated the Daily Quest rewards for select Heroic Dungeons.
This was brought to light thanks to a user in the Discord Server Alice Kr Stuff, who reported that some Daily Quest rewards had been updated.
Revised the story prelude for better clarity.
Added Health Points for Normal and Hard Mode difficulties.
Added the Dynamic Quest rewards available at Normal Mode and Hard Mode difficulty.
Starstone Mines: Added the Starstone Mines dungeon.
Nightfall Sanctuary: Fixed an issue where the Health Points of Gangshi and Tongshi was listed in an incorrect order.
Temple of Eluvium: Added additional information regarding its location on the World Map.
Scion's Keep: Improved the in-game screenshot of Ezdis, Olmek, and Iron Conqueror.
Skybreak Spire: Added additional information regarding its location on the World Map.
August 26, 2023
Sogun's Lament: Added the Sogun's Lament dungeon.
Outlaw Island: Fixed a slight text error.
Challenges: Updated the Daily Challenges to include Sogun's Lament.
August 21, 2023
Expanded the details of some instances' location on the World Map.
Abyssal Throne: Fixed an issue where the (one-time) quests were not yet added.
Cold Storage: Added the instance's layout as seen from the World Map.
Heaven's Mandate: Added the instance's layout as seen from the World Map.
Serpent's Den: Improved the in-game screenshot of Gwisin.
Scarlet Conservatory: Fixed an issue where Doctor Gyojak's title ("Scarlet Conservatory Chief Researcher") no longer was up to date.
Scion's Keep: Fixed an issue where the names of select boss encounters did not follow the site's formatting conventions.
Fixed an issue where the names of select boss encounters did not follow the site's formatting conventions.
Fixed an issue where Venomsky Drake's enrage time was not up to date.
Improved the in-game screenshot of Bak Taisun.
Fixed an issue where General Moyun & General Shuna's enrage time was not up to date.
Fixed an issue where the quest Military Intervention was incorrectly referred to as Military Revival.
Sanctum of the Masters: Adjusted the name of the NPC Merchant Sangyoung.
Spectral Shrine: Adjusted the order of the instance-related achievements.
Circle of Sundering: Adjusted the order of the instance-related achievements.
Outlaw Island: Adjusted the order of the instance-related achievements.
Mushin's Tower - 20th Floor: Added the Mushin's Tower - 20th Floor solo dungeon.
Mushin's Tower - 15th Floor: Added the Mushin's Tower - 15th Floor solo dungeon.
Mushin's Tower - 8th Floor
Changed page title from Mushin's Tower - 1F to Mushin's Tower - 8th Floor.
Updated the page's cover art.
Added a section for the instance's name variations.
Added a section for instance's difficulty levels.
Adjusted the names of boss encounters to display the boss name, rather than the floor number.
The floor number has been moved to the boss stats.
Updated the user interface for the rewards section.
Story: Adjusted the order of the Story Acts to now sort from newest to oldest.
August 13, 2023
Adjusted the heading "Dungeon Catalog" to "Current Dungeons".
Adjusted the heading "Catalog of Obsolete Dungeons" to "Obsolete Dungeons".
Fixed an issue where the following dungeon thumbnails did not redirect to their respective dungeon article:
Chaos Avalanche Den
Adjusted the heading "Raid Catalog" to "Current Raids".
Adjusted the heading "Solo Dungeon Catalog" to "Current Solo Dungeons".
Changed menu title from World to Mythos.
August 6, 2023
Removed BnS YAST from the navigation menu, as the site has been taken offline.
Moved the following Dungeons into the list of Retired Dungeons:
Hall of Trials
Fixed a slight formatting issue affecting Heaven's Mandate's difficulty levels.
Challenges: Updated day and time of the reset for the Weekly Challenges.
August 5, 2023
Adjusted the site's primary color from #963a3a to #a13c3c, creating a stronger red hue with higher intensity.
The adjusted primary color is visible in the navigation menu, headers (excluding articles with cover images), buttons, links, and other site contents.
Removed information about Hongmoon Archives going on hiatus from various texts.
Improved the accuracy of Unicode symbols in the navigation menu, indicating BnS Life and YAST as external sites.
Adjusted the link title from "BnS Life 🔗" to "BnS Life ⧉."
Adjusted the link title from "YAST 🔗" to "YAST ⧉."
Replaced Arial with Gentium Basic as the font used in various tables to align with the site's typography.
Added disclaimers regarding outdated information to archived pages still accessible from public search engines.
Home (and its subpages)
Home: Clarified the purpose of Hongmoon Archives in the Home section.
The revised text in the Home section serves as the site's new meta description.
Previous text: Learn to stand defiant against your foes with the help of Hongmoon Archives—an independent community site.
Revised text: Explore challenging instances, intricate systems, and thrilling stories with Hongmoon Archives—an extensive fan-made resource for Blade & Soul.
Restructured and expanded the About section to include more information on site updates, issues, and contact details.
Updated the contact details for Discord (due to Discord's username changes).
Known Issues: Improved the language and formatting of the Known Issues section.
Removed Hongmoon Points.
Removed Skill Enhancement.
Removed Bonus Attributes.
Removed Soul Shields.
Dungeons, Raids & Solo Dungeons
Shortened and made the introduction text of Dungeons, Raids, and Solo Dungeons more concise.
Streamlined the naming of headings.
Adjusted "Available Dungeons" to "Dungeon Catalog."
Adjusted "Retired Dungeons" to "Catalog of Obsolete Dungeons."
Adjusted "Available Raids" to "Raid Catalog."
Adjusted "List of Solo Dungeons" to "Solo Dungeon Catalog."
Revised the introduction text of all dungeons, raids, and solo dungeons to include additional lore and better storytelling.
Excemptions: Naryu Sanctum, Cathedra Cliffs, Brood Chamber.
Revised some boss descriptions.
Fixed an issue where some boss encounters did not display the boss' title.
Streamlined boss naming when multiple bosses are involved. (e.g., "Amasa & Amayun" revised to "Amasa; Amayun")
Improved boss naming when the boss has both a title and a name (e.g., "Master of Ceremonies Maximon" revised to "Maximon — "Master of Ceremonies"").
Improved the formatting of boss stats.
Emboldened Health Points, Condition Bars and Enrage Timer to separate them from the amount.
Adjusted how the amount of Condition Bars are presented ("x1" revised to "1x").
Reduced the spacing between Difficulty Adjustment listings.
Improved the formatting and naming of the title preceding alternative instance names and the difficulty range.
"Alternative title" revised to "Name Variations".
"Available Difficulties" revised to "Difficulty Levels".
Improved the formatting of the list for an instance's name variations (e.g., "Doll House / Puppet's Rest" revised to "Doll House; Puppet's Rest".
Revised the standard text applied to instances where instance-specific achievements are only available in Korea, not NA/EU.
Previous text: [DUNGEON] achievements are, as of the [DATE MONTH YEAR], not implemented into Blade & Soul. The achievements below are extracted from Korea's client.
Revised text: The achievements for this dungeon have not been implemented into Blade & Soul as of [MONTH DATE, YEAR]. The following achievements are extracted from the Korean client.
Fixed an issue where the capitalization of the heading Easy/Normal/Hard Difficulty Rewards was inconsistent.
Removed the Effects section (also referred to as mechanics or gimmicks) from Mythical Dungeons.
Removed boss mechanic sections, as they were too brief to fully comprehend.
Updated various rewards.
Revised the terminology and language to focus on creating an adventurous tone.
Adjusted the stage range for Mythical Dungeons to 1 - 20, instead of 1 - 80.
Revised the language to focus on presenting a more immersive tone.
Expanded on the description of raids.
Improved the clarity of when and how to join an alliance.
Improved the explanation of Raid IDs and their impact on progression.
Expanded on the idea of major raids & light raids.
Revised the structure of the introduction text.
Improved the description of solo dungeons.
Expanded on the difficulty and complexity of Solo Dungeons.
Chaos Avalanche Den: Added the Chaos Avalanche Den dungeon, which can be found under the Dungeons section.
Skysong Isle: Added the Skysong Isle dungeon, which can be found under the Dungeons section.
Abyssal Throne: Added the Abyssal Throne dungeon, which can be found under the Dungeons section.
Chimera Lab: Fixed an issue where the encounter Starling & Myna did not feature a boss description.
Updated layout for the Rewards section.
Added NPC rewards.
Updated Daily Quest and Dynamic Quest rewards.
Revised the introduction text of Realms and Story and added a new cover image to both sections.
Added a table of contents on top of the cover image on Realms and Story.
Improved the length and level of detail of the introduction text, providing greater description of the world.
Revised the tone and language.
Improved the interface to better separate each Realm and zone using collapsible text blocks.
Added Act XII — The Northern Continent.
Adjusted the naming of the heading "Detailed Quest Journals" to "Story Catalog."
Updated some Story Act thumbnails.
Merged Challenge and List of Challenges into one section: Challenges.
Rewritten the introduction text of the Challenges section.
Updated the Daily Challenge and Weekly Challenge quests.
Improved the layout for better readability.
Added an introduction text to the Useful Links section.
Condensed the headings.
Previous headings: Official Websites, Online Resources, Discord Servers, Guide Locations
Revised headings: Official websites, Community resources, Discord servers
The Community resources heading now includes keywords to specify the type of resource.
Updated the links to Character Info (EU) and Character Info (NA).
January 9, 2023
Fixed a text issue affecting the Attributes page title.
Additional information was added beneath the World Map on the Altar of the Infinite page.