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      [Read Before Posting] Blade & Soul General FAQ

      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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      Dojo Rules & Guidelines   09/29/16

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(Updated w/ Trailer) Legendary Patch Coming December 26th

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Blade & Soul Korea is receiving quite a bit of content for the holidays!

Be sure to check out Blade & Soul's Winter Event here in case you missed it!

Blade & Soul's Legendary Patch is Almost Here!

On the 26th players will get to fight alongside their fellow adventurers in two all new dungeons, the Spiral Labyrinth and the Frozen Warehouse, to uncover the secrets of Blade & Soul's first legendary weapon! Players will also get to travel higher through the Tower of Mushin to experience the 8th floor! and challenge other players in the new competitive PvP dueling arena!

The Spiral Labyrinth

The Spiral Labyrinth will be separated into three descending floors, each floor will contain many rooms that hold a variety of challenges including some Qing Gong trials. Players must clear an entire floor in order to advance to the next. The awaited legendary weapons are stored in the Spiral Labyrinth, conquer this difficult maze and discover the hidden power that awaits you in these weapons.

Little information has been given about these legendary weapons. Their exact appearance and stats are currently unknown. However, Team Bloodlust was kind enough to provide an image that contains the silhouettes, check it out below.

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The Spiral Labyrinth will also provide a new outfit and weapon for those courageous enough to face the God of Lightning and Wind. The outfit comes in Gold and Blue. Keep in mind that these sets and weapons are not of legendary quality.

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The Frozen Warehouse

The Frozen Warehouse is a new six man dungeon that will require an immense amount of teamwork to conquer as players will only be allowed to enter the dungeon once a day. Defeat Chung-Ryong-Gwee, a relative to Juk-Ryong-Gwee, to receive a clue on the secrets of the Legendary weapons. You'll also have a chance to receive some new powerful gear as you progress through the Frozen Warehouse.

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The Tower of Mushin, 8th floor

An unexpected challenge awaits you here, you must pass the tests given by the Mushin himself, Chun Jin-Kwon. A new leaderboard system will be added so you can brag to your friends about your score.

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The Duel

This new feature gives everyone a chance to prove themselves as the best PvP player on the entire server! Better yet, all the servers combined! With a sophisticated match making system you'll always be matched against an opponent of equal skill and strength. The dueling grounds will contain two modes, 1v1 and 3v3. Any character above level 4 will be able to queue for their chance to spill some blood.

This feature will be tested first on the 26th before it's official release shortly after.

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i hate the green pants... its hideous. i wwish they were black or white.

other than that, in that picture Chan posted, it looks like a hairstyle ive never seen before. is that new???

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Mei hair =]

ANYWAY, 3v3 is going to be pretty sick I didn't know there were adding that.

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very nice... :feel_good: I wonder what's in-stored for those Legendary Weapons :dreaming: the silhouettes look intriguing! but otherwise, a very nice patch to come for K:B&S!!! :joss_stick: *bows*

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Wow, 3v3, I was not expecting that at all. I wonder if they'll have more modes like 2v2, 4v4, 5v5, or something similar to Dragon Nest's Wipe-out mode/ Mortal Kombat ladder. Looks like they're expanding more on PVP which is a good thing in my opinion.

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Well those 2 bosses look like loads of fun... >_>;

And the 3v3 was a surprise, gives me a reason to actually want to duel?

But that once a day try at the dungeon, I can see the rage now if someone screws it up for the team lol

Edit: wait wait I think I skimmed over and forgot about the qing gong challenges :misdoubt: Looking very forward to those.

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I actually enjoy the green, simply because I rarely see it.

Same. I like them simply for the change of pace. :)

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I think I remember seeing one of those creatures from the trailer in a screenshot or video ages ago...hmmm

Oh well, always nice to see Blade and soul being developed, hopefully at some point there'll be more than just new dungeons and pvp.

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Aww, I love the concept of these two bosses. <3

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Coming to America when? The game is progressing so fast that it's going to be a real pain to catch up

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Those weapons, even though they're just silhouettes, look great!

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slowly but surely every time they make awesome updates like these i die a little inside cuz Korea gets to enjoy it now but we have to wait for another year for it :sob: so close.. yet so far away...

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Hey there,

NCsoft released a new Trailer for this Patch, its soooo awesome, check it out:

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That trailer! OMG I want this game so bad :laugh:

I'm hyped lol

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should include a message: this program contains scenes with dubstep, viewer discretion is advised.

other than that, seems bloodlust team forgot all about 'eastern fantasy' somewhere along the line of developing B&S :gloomy:

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other than that, seems bloodlust team forgot all about 'eastern fantasy' somewhere along the line of developing B&S

Bar the Asian influences in every aspect of the art style from architecture to clothing, the already very Asian sounding ost and the Korean sounding names of the characters....

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I don't get DayBreeze's statement. That trailer oozes Eastern lore.

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should include a message: this program contains scenes with dubstep, viewer discretion is advised.

other than that, seems bloodlust team forgot all about 'eastern fantasy' somewhere along the line of developing B&S :gloomy:

just so you know, bull headed men aren't something that only exist in greek or roman myths. eastern myths and legends have plenty of creatures similar to Greek and Roman myths. Roman gods, legends and such are heavily influenced by the Greeks and its not entirely out of the question that the Greeks myths and legends were influenced by some further eastern stories. don't be so quick to judge, myths and legends come from over the world throughout history. dragon lore exists in almost every civilization and that's not just coincidences.

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