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      Hello Blade & Soul fans, Welcome to the official Blade & Soul Dojo FAQ! This thread contains commonly asked questions about Blade & Soul's Western versions. Have a question? Check to see if it's posted here or use our forums search feature before creating a new thread. This thread will be updated at all times by any of the Dojo staff members. For additional information on Blade & Soul visit our wiki, or check out the official Blade & Soul West website. Table of Contents <a href="#1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> <a href="#3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> <a href="#4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> <a href="#5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> <a href="#6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> <a href="#7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> <a href="#8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> <a href="#9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> <a href="#10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> <a href="#11">What are the playable races?</a> <a href="#12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> <a href="#13">What are the playable classes?</a> <a href="#14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> <a href="#15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> <a href="#16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> <a href="#17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> <a href="#18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> <a href="#20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> <a href="#21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> <a href="#22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> <a name="1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> Blade & Soul is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Korean game development studio, Team Bloodlust and is published by NCSOFT. <a name="2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> You can find the official Blade & Soul West site here. <a name="3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> The North American and European versions are currently set to be released on January 19th, 2016. Head Start for founder's pack owners will begin at 10:00am PST on January 15th, 2016, and name reservations for Disciple and Master pack owners will begin on January 11th, 2016. The game has already been officially released in the following regions: Korea: June 30, 2012
      China: November 28, 2013
      Japan: May 20, 2014
      Taiwan: November 20, 2014
      <a name="4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> Yes. CBT 1: Oct 29, 10am PDT - Nov 2, 10pm PDT [NA server only]* CBT 2: Nov 13, 10am PDT - Nov 16, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 3: Nov 24, 10am PDT - Nov 30, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 4: Dec 11, 10am PDT - Dec 14, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** CBT 5: Dec 18, 10am PDT - Dec 21, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** *NA servers will only support English. **EU servers will support English, French, and German; except on CBTs 1, 2, & 3. <a name="5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> Blade & Soul has been announced as a F2P (free-to-play) title for the West and will have no content limitations. They have also stated that the game will not be "pay-to-win". <a name="6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> No. <a name="7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> Blade & Soul's Western servers will be housed in the following location: North America: Dallas, Texas US
      Europe: Frankfurt, Germany.
      <a name="8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> There are currently no plans to support Oceanic/SEA servers. However, NCSOFT has stated that if the community shows enough interest they will reconsider. A petition has been created for NCSOFT to reconsider. <a name="9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> No. Transferring accounts is not possible, but transferring the physical appearance of your character from other versions is possible through the profile screenshot function in Character Creation. <a name="10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> There are currently no plans for region blocking. <a name="11">What are the playable races?</a> Jin, Gon, Yun, Lyn. Click here for more information. <a name="12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> In North America, the word "Kun" closely resembles a derogatory racial slur. <a name="13">What are the playable classes?</a> There are currently six confirmed playable classes for the Western versions. The "Warlock" class can be found in the KR, CN, JP and TW clients but have yet to be confirmed for the North American and European release.
      Assassin
      Blade Dancer
      Blade Master
      Destroyer
      Force Master
      Kung-Fu Master
      Summoner
      <a name="14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> Yes. The playable races in Blade & Soul are indeed restricted to a select few classes. Below you'll find what you can play each race as. Jin: Assassin, Blade Master and Kung Fu Master
      Gon: Destroyer, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
      Lyn: Blade Dancer, Force Master and Summoner
      Yun: Blade Master, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
      <a name="15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> The initial level cap on release will be 45. <a name="16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> No. <a name="17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> Blade & Soul will be released for Windows PC. <a name="18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> Below are the PC specs taken from Blade & Soul's Korean client. [Minimum Spec] CPU : Intel Dual core/AMD Athlon 64X2 or better RAM : 2G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8600GT/AMD Radeon HD4600 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (32bit / 64bit) DirectX : 9.0c [Recommended] CPU : Intel Quad core/AMD Phenom II X4 or better RAM : 4G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8800GTX / AMD Radeon HD4850 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (64bit) DirectX : 9.0c <a name="19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> You can view all past broadcasts here. <a name="20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> Yes, you can view their packages here. <a name="21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> This has not yet been confirmed. <a name="22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> Yes. Updated: December 25th, 2015
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Blade & Soul Legendary Update Preview

Team Bloodlust has a Legendary update coming for us this month. New dungeons, PvP 1v1 duels and much more await us this holiday season. Word has it that Team Bloodlust may even be dropping in a new tier of item quality for us, hence the "Legendary" update name. You'll find the official update preview translated below the cut off.

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The Legend

One who finds the secret of the legend will become truly legendary in the world of Blade & Soul. The Frozen Warehouse, Port Blood Shark and the long awaited Spiral Labyrinth! The secrets of the legendary weapon lies within these dungeons. Prepare yourselves!

The Frozen Warehouse

Port Blood Shark now takes a whole new form during the night. When the darkness covers the Port, the spirits of the members of the Choong-Gak Crew roam the port without even realizing that they are no longer of the living. The dead can no longer recognize friend from foe and will attack any living thing that they come in contact with. For that reason the Choong-Gak crew never leave their quarters during the night and thanks to the dead they don’t really need anyone on patrol. There is only one building that is lit up during this dark hour and that is the mysterious Frozen Warehouse. The warehouse emits such a cold air that not even the dead dare to roam close to it. Mysteriously, inside you will hear yelling, like someone is training martial arts along with screeching noises of machines and cogs, ticking and tocking. You will soon find out who or what is inside this Frozen Warehouse.

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The Spiral Labyrinth

Inside the ancient ruins a mysterious labyrinth finally reveals itself. There’s a legend indicating there’s something mysterious hidden within the lowest floor of the ruins. Many enter hoping to find this mysterious treasure. The invaders are met by the Guardians of the spiral labyrinth and they will also meet many traps along the way to make the journey all the more treacherous. It is now up to you and your allies to challenge the Labyrinth to find out what is truly below its surface.

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Night Time at Port Blood Shark

What would be different when you challenge the Port during the night? You will be met with different bosses and challenges as you try to conquer the Port once again during a time of darkness.

Tower of Mushin, the God of Kung Fu; The 8th Floor Revealed.

Finally, the 8th floor of the Tower has been added! Those of you who had reached the 8th Floor after defeating Jung Ha-Do will be met with the one and only Mushin Chun Jin-Kwon. Don’t celebrate just yet, many challenges of the Mushin awaits you in the future.

The Duel

Players can finally meet at the Hong-Moon School to duel each other to test each other’s skills. Challenge your skill and your foes to earn experiences and other various rewards. Dueling is available for all players.

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naiceeeee. Seems pretty darned awesome. Hate that the duel ability is limited to one fkin place... FAIL. Duel should be something you can do everywhere at any time.

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Glad at the intense hype for pvp that everyone usually has, but I want to see this game as a WHOLE grow, so when I hear news about Blade and Soul. I'm always thinking 'content, content, content' I want to explore more worlds, I want to fight new things, alone and with friends and allies

So seeing this is nice, interesting with legend gear and all....hmm, wait to post judgement on that. But all and all, I like this.

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Its growing as a whole alright, Kurori :P Just going in the wrong direction with pvp like every other game always is >.> Limiting pvp to certain places makes it boring as fk. Who wants to travel to some secluded place just to duel each other? They should be able to do that in the middle of nowhere if they so desired. PvP Doboks? They are ugly as hell. I want to pvp with the infernal armor. But I can't, because the system pvp is based around is retarded >.> Innovative but retarded. People should not be forced to have one kind of equipment on which enables combat against one certain other faction. If I so desired, I should be able to just put on some kind of badge for my faction and kill anyone not of my (red faction, for example) faction. Not a whole costume. And for western release I hope they make pvp servers :P The pve growth is nice, though more explorable content (not talking dungeons but you know, continents and stuff :P) would be greatly appreciated.

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The Frozen Warehouse

Port Blood Shark now takes a whole new form during the night. When the darkness covers the Port, the spirits of the members of the Choong-Gak Crew roam the port without even realizing that they are no longer of the living. The dead can no longer recognize friend from foe and will attack any living thing that they come in contact with. For that reason the Choong-Gak crew never leave their quarters during the night and thanks to the dead they don’t really need anyone on patrol. There is only one building that is lit up during this dark hour and that is the mysterious Frozen Warehouse. The warehouse emits such a cold air that not even the dead dare to roam close to it. Mysteriously, inside you will hear yelling, like someone is training martial arts along with screeching noises of machines and cogs, ticking and tocking. You will soon find out who or what is inside this Frozen Warehouse.

Takes a different form at night? Isn't weather/time of day static in Blade & Soul?

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Takes a different form at night? Isn't weather/time of day static in Blade & Soul?

Its just gonna be a different dungeon with a saperate entrance where its night.

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The Frozen Warehouse sounds like something I'd enjoy. Haunted place full of mystery :yes:

The pvp part doesn't really matter to me but it's good nonetheless. Can't wait to see more images/vids of this update.

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The Frozen Warehouse sounds like something I'd enjoy. Haunted place full of mystery :yes:

The pvp part doesn't really matter to me but it's good nonetheless. Can't wait to see more images/vids of this update.

Shall we begin our paranormal investigations, Ghastly-sama? >8D

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Shall we begin our paranormal investigations, Ghastly-sama? >8D

We shall!

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1v1 matches that matter?! +_+

Takes a different form at night? Isn't weather/time of day static in Blade & Soul?

It's probably a choice given to you when zoning into the instance/zone more than likely.

Like: Choose "Heroic" or Normal" mode. Except it'll be "Night" or "Day" time.

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Looks like TBL is still hard at work. Good to see, very good indeed.

I wonder to what extent the west will receive the game (will we get this included as well,

or a previous version?)

I agree that the duel location is a questionable decision, but on the other hand, I like the whole official feeling it has.

"You will only spar in the designated area, aka: the Dojo grounds". I nice idea, but flawed, perhaps.

And of course new gear is always welcome.

Looking forward to seeing more of this.

- Lith. ...Legend.

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I don't dislike the "duel area." In many MMO's you end up with an unofficial duel area where people hang out to duel anyway. Having an official one will help concentrate players who like dueling a bit more so it'll always be easy to find someone who feels like dueling.

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Just more "Hurry up and release to NA!" news! It looks good!

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Really good news!

I would definitely try and get one of these weaps when it comes out here. I wish we had some screenshots of how they look :feel_good:

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Its growing as a whole alright, Kurori :P Just going in the wrong direction with pvp like every other game always is >.> Limiting pvp to certain places makes it boring as fk. Who wants to travel to some secluded place just to duel each other? They should be able to do that in the middle of nowhere if they so desired. PvP Doboks? They are ugly as hell. I want to pvp with the infernal armor. But I can't, because the system pvp is based around is retarded >.> Innovative but retarded. People should not be forced to have one kind of equipment on which enables combat against one certain other faction. If I so desired, I should be able to just put on some kind of badge for my faction and kill anyone not of my (red faction, for example) faction. Not a whole costume. And for western release I hope they make pvp servers :P The pve growth is nice, though more explorable content (not talking dungeons but you know, continents and stuff :P) would be greatly appreciated.

Going to the one secluded place to duel, looks to be more of a "go here to duel and gain experience" while it looks like one could still duel outside of the area.

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So...the dungeon at night that is being discussed was released two days ago. It's a 24 man open dungeon that is an exact copy of the hardest dungeon to date. I see it as this: Instead of grinding all the dungeons for new players you can just go here and get gear/bopae that one needs in order to experience the newest content. If one already has the hardest dungeons on farm, then there is no point to go here unless you want the outfits or just to kill time.

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Very Very cool! :dreaming: & of course, they now sought to bring the ' Legendary ' Item quality into this game now. :joss_stick: Most Intriguing! ( & I love how they make a Day / Night Dungeon with totally different Attributes - Bosses, etc. to it as well. )

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I am ready to own in pvp, as soon as I get to the required level! :yell:

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