NCsoft Taiwan recently announced the Open Beta date for Blade & Soul Taiwan, which is to take place on 20th November. As mentioned in my previous post, the Taiwan server will be Free-to-Play, and unlike the China server, will not have any VIP system. I doubt the China players will be happy.
For now, the development team over in Korea will focus on improving the game via the feedback provided over the several weeks of testing. There is still no update for the English server, but I am still guessing a launch next year. Meanwhile, NCsoft will be busy preparing for G-Star 2014 as well.