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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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Ragnarok Online 2

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Yeah their servers got RAMMED! on OBT day. I think they underestimated how many people would try the game simply because it's "Ragnarok", weather they thought it would be good or not tons of people would try it just because of the love they have for RO 1.

So their servers got raped. Lol. So they had to shove it back a week to stress test. :P

I'm pretty sure not as many people will keep playing once it gets going but there will be a high initial influx simply for the love of the "franchise"

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that girl in the middle looks gorgeous from the image now that i see it .. but wonder without makeup ;)

Finally was able to download this game, so slowly but dled, logged for the recent stress test, i liked the art, is cartoonish but is good, cant say about anything else, one hour isnt enough, i just did the normal stuff such get familiar with the interface and so on.

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I keep trying to dodge and stuff. Too much GW2. Been in a few stress tests. Lags. The camera feels too loose though.

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The camera feels too loose though.

This is driving me bonkers.

It's aligned too slow with the vertical and way, way too fast with horizontal panning of the mouse; resulting in a really weird/inorganic feel.

The combat is choppy; it's a WOW formula, but badly copied as far as combat goes. If it was as smooth as WOW's it would actually be good.

Other than that, the game retains a lot of the original's "cuteness" and "fun" but it needs some serious polish in the above issues.

I'll probably only play this once a week if that; but we'll see.

Oh and Swordie dance > Thief dance.

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However, it's with our deepest apologies that we announce we will not be able to provide the RO2 game service to players outside of our optimised countries - Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - due to our licence agreement with the game's developer, Gravity Co., Ltd.

This is what they announced on their homepage

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That's a shame.

Though if that means there will be a publisher with better English translations and who will fix some of the little issues like the camera, etc. Then it won't be so bad.

Still such a dick move to drop that bomb now.

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Dick move is the right word.

What was the point of stress testing GLOBALLY when you'll only provide the service LOCALLY?

Kinda silly if you ask me.

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Yeah this move wasn't very clever. They have a real shitstorm on their fb-page and in the forum.

But they also announced a RO2 NA-Server.

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People are blowing up on the facebook page and official forums. This is a really disappointing move by AS.

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This is driving me bonkers.

It's aligned too slow with the vertical and way, way too fast with horizontal panning of the mouse; resulting in a really weird/inorganic feel.

The combat is choppy; it's a WOW formula, but badly copied as far as combat goes. If it was as smooth as WOW's it would actually be good.

Other than that, the game retains a lot of the original's "cuteness" and "fun" but it needs some serious polish in the above issues.

I'll probably only play this once a week if that; but we'll see.

Oh and Swordie dance > Thief dance.

I mean lets face it,they remake this game in Korea 4 years ago and its still just like that..i mean thats it, thats how the way it is.

come on atlest you heard RO2 NA version,But i want to play English version of Vindictus in my asia countries will there be a hope? NO BIG NO IM PISSED

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Ah sry 'they' are Gravity Games themselves with their MMO platform WarpPortal.

This NA-Server is set to be officially announced in the first half of this year.

But some players from other countries than the 4 supported ones wrote in the forum that they can play without problems.

So just go ahead and try.

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The Asiasoft servers are somehow allowing me to log.

But the servers are so incredibly laggy that it doesn't seem worth the trouble. Plus that awful camera is terrible. Not gonna bother with this one, but if someone wants to try it, you can log from US if your provider is COX within the AZ region (Probably whole Pacific).

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Been playing this all weekend. Yeah I would be having a much better time if it wasn't for the lag... But hey Rag was my first MMO so I'm still having tons of fun. The card system, player shops, anime style customisation and the social feel of the original game are all there. Plus I'm pretty sure any region block that they wanted to implement has failed xD

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The lag and the Camera are what's keeping me form jumping in for a lil fun now and then.

Haha they even use phasing.XD

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Yeah, I can't get over that camera. I can get over the outdated graphics, poor translation and even the darn lag...

But that camera... that infernal camera...

How did that make it past QA?! Seriously!!

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I am both surprised and not surprised. While there is no acceptable excuse for not having a dedicated International server and service crew, you all should remember GravityNA back with the original RO and how awful it was.

Hell they didn't get dedicated servers and do away with "roll-backs" until what like 5 years after they made it a pay based system?

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Yeah I played it for a bit, I knew it wasn't going to be anything special but dayum. The gameplay is as generic as generic can be @_@. Please come out soon Project R1, Ragnarok needs you.

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I wish it was good.

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