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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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G★Star 2010 Blade & Soul Premiere Show

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If I read the news correctly, GStar was not until Thursday Pacific time, but I see we have all this news already!

I greatly appreciate the hard work you and the other staff members put into this coverage. Thank you.

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Yuan   

If I read the news correctly, GStar was not until Thursday Pacific time, but I see we have all this news already!

I greatly appreciate the hard work you and the other staff members put into this coverage. Thank you.

Yes, G-star is still to come but this was included in NCSoft's Pre-Press release thing and it held many great info!

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I went ahead and added the Assassin option for the "Class profile information bit (the bit found under your avatar). Adding the Assassin class messed up the balance of things on that option so be sure to change it! To change it simply head into your options by clinking the drop down menu on the top right of our site and selecting "My Settings". Once there hit the "Profile" tab and scroll all the way down to change your class.

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Xavex   

In the trailer...is that flying char towards the end of the trailer .......sporting a Lyn's tail?

The other char who was flying also had the odd tail...

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Ghastly   

Great job guys! Yuan should get automatic rep points every time he translates something :laugh:

OMG look at those images! And then look at Hyung-Tae's artwork! That's just beautiful....

It's amazing, this game is art. Hyung-Tae's artistic vision translate perfectly into the game, no doubt.

Oh by the way, you can walk on water! and fight on water! No more lame environments with invisible walls whenever there's water around.

I want to watch that first vid...., not the trailer nor the dungeon fight, but the demo presentation by the staff where they explain everything :(

@Xavex,

No, that's just the outfit. The oufit has like a tail decoration attached to it. You can also see this tail attachment in the G-Star 2009 trailer. A female Jin Blademaster has that costume and you can see that tail on her too.

Tails are exclusive to Lyns, for now... :laugh:

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Abao   

In the trailer...is that flying char towards the end of the trailer .......sporting a Lyn's tail?

The other char who was flying also had the odd tail...

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Blade Master = Tail in back?

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Revast   
I want to watch that first vid...., not the trailer nor the dungeon fight, but the demo presentation by the staff where they explain everything :(

That one will be up on our YouTube channel shortly! BlkNoiz is sending me that video as we speak.

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Ghastly   

Blade Master = Tail in back?

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Aren't those pants the same pants? I think it's just a decoration for that outfit. Other Blademasters don't have that tail.

That one will be up on our YouTube channel shortly! BlkNoiz is sending me that video as we speak.

Thank you guys! Dojo staff on move! I'm proud.

By the way, is that trailer where they show the Gunkata master teaser?

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Fraud   

That FM kick should be a KFM ability. XD

Is that a Jin Samurai I see?...................

Assassin = Rogue (WoW)

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Yuan   

The demo was played by the lead designer; Seung-Gi Hwang, Lead label designer Bum-Ryul Lee, and art director Hyung-Tae MOTHAFACKIN' Kim. The explanation of the demonstration was done by system designer Sung-Jin Hwang. They all played a level 30 character in a level appropriate zone.

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Ghastly   

I'd love to work for free under Hyung-Tae Kim's guidance :laugh:

What an amazing artist. It's not just the sexy characters, but look at the male characters, such freaking detail, lighting, face structures, everything!

Ok, images review:

Destroyer fighting on water!

Now if only they'd make a swamp :biggrin: It looks so cool

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The fabric/texture on that dress is breathtaking... So used to seeing armor in rpgs and such, this stuff rivals anything any rpg (EVEN FF) can accomplish when it comes to attires.

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So freaking cute! How can you guys want to punt something like this? I love Lyns!

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The environments are just as breathtaking as the characters themselves (so rare in MMOs).

Her clothes look amazing... love the scrolls and stuff she has. By the way while that sword looks similar to a katana/samurai sword I believe it is not. Probably a similar cousin of the samurai sword, this one's more curved overall.

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Again, water!

I want to stand on water and be surrounded by frogs instead of swans/birds :laugh: I know I know my tastes are weird

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This image makes me respect Force Masters a bit more. Those fire/ice attacks in the trailer look so sweet!

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The enemies themselves are incredibly well designed. Amazed at how much work they actually put into enemy designs/graphics

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This is the hate I will use for my male Gon Summoner. Soooo cool.

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Are those bunny ears!??? Mad_BunNy's gonna have a massive nosebleed :laugh:

wow that looks insane, so freaking creative!

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...

Destroyer fighting on water!

Now if only they'd make a swamp :biggrin: It looks so cool

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Again, water!

I want to stand on water and be surrounded by frogs instead of swans/birds :laugh: I know I know my tastes are weird

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yes! walking on water, i've been waiting so long for this function to be implemented into a game, two worlds 2 is the only one i know of (that is a decent game...)

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Fraud   

It seems as though Qing gong is not just a minigame anymore.

I wonder if it's back to being the main source of fast transportation.

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Ghastly   

yes! walking on water, i've been waiting so long for this function to be implemented into a game, two worlds 2 is the only one i know of (that is a decent game...)

I bet these next-gen MMOs like FFXIV don't even let you walk on water (and probably only if the dungeon is based on having water trails.

In B&S it looks authentic. They even show it off in this images, like saying to us "yes, no more walking around water." :laugh:

It seems as though Qing gong is not just a minigame anymore.

I wonder if it's back to being the main source of fast transportation.

Yeah, this was something they were having doubts on. But it seems they worked it out and showing it off in true glory.

I hope it is the main source of transportation.

Mounts should only be an OPTION, nothing more than that. I want to my character to run wild through the landscape!

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Fraud   

I agree, mounts should only be an option.

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Jinxis   

So far lots of exciting stuff coming out of the press release. And we're looking forward to even more in the next few days! We're all going to keep busy and get the info to you guys as quickly as possilbe!

And after watching those videos, I think I'm going to play a blade master. They look so bad ass! :big_smile:

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Yuan   

I bet these next-gen MMOs like FFXIV don't even let you walk on water (and probably only if the dungeon is based on having water trails.

They don't have jump for god's sakes!

Qing Gong would be too awesome for them to handle.

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F##K yes!!!! F##K yes!!! Fuck man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my heart is going to explode!!

i watched the game play video for like 8 times????????

im going to get warning for this :love:

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We've got a new translated article for you all today! This article can be found on thisisgame.com. Please give Yuan a hand for translating this sucker! It's time to change those pants folks!

Blade & Soul G-Star 2010 Premier Coverage

We've received a lot of treats from the development team during Blade & Soul's G-Star 2010 premier unveiling. The premier began with a short greeting from the development team followed by a live demo and an explanation of the game's user interface. Let's start things off here with Blade & Soul's official G-Star 2010 trailer! The trailer reveals the 5th playable class, the Assassin! Take a look!

Jae-Hyun Bae, the executive director said "Ever since the announcement of Blade & Soul, we've held on to our fans with only two clips of Blade & Soul. Despite this, many people remained excited for our upcoming game and for that I am very grateful, and very apologetic at the same time. To make it up to you, the fans, we've got gameplay clips and an actual play through of the game."

Blade & Soul Demo

The demo of Blade & Soul's solo play showed exactly how all the actions in the trailer were pulled off. Many wondered if the actions shown in the trailers were fake, or if the developers were just over-exaggerating the games beauty, showing us false gameplay. This wasn't the case apparently. From what we gathered from the demo, everyone could see that Blade & Soul is just that spectacular. The gameplay was actually as smooth as it seemed in the trailers.

The demo was played by the lead designer; Seung-Gi Hwang, Lead label designer Bum-Ryul Lee, and art director Hyung-Tae Kim. The explanation of the demonstration was done by system designer Sung-Jin Hwang. They all played a level 30 character in a level appropriate zone.

(Video coming soon!)

Blade & Soul's perk is the new targeting system. The targeting changes depending on where the character is facing, meaning that the movement of a character is already part of the strategy. All actions are also dependent on player decisions. These two aspects put together make for some very exciting gameplay.

Sung-Jin Kang said "The decision to block or counter an attack constantly happens. During these decision we've taken out the meaningless decision making so you could focus on what's important in a battle. We achieved this through action keys. Aerial skills can be done by one or two keys depending on your decision making. You can also achieve fancy combat through minimal controls and this can all be done with the mouse and keyboard."

The combat system can be seen and played without too much assistance from the UI and that is the main concept behind the combat system overall. Simplistic controls with a spectacular result. In addition to all this, useless skills become unusable so you don't have to worry about making useless decisions. The UI and battle systems are incredibly user friendly.

Once the demo of solo play was completed, a demo of group play began. This party also took place at level 30 in a level appropriate dungeon. The group consisted of a Gon Destroyer, a Lyn Force Master and a Jin Blade Master. Take a look.

I went ahead and added the Assassin option for the "Class profile information bit (the bit found under your avatar). Adding the Assassin class messed up the balance of things on that option so be sure to change it! To change it simply head into your options by clinking the drop down menu on the top right of our site and selecting "My Settings". Once there hit the "Profile" tab and scroll all the way down to change your class.

I leave you all with a ton of new screenshots. Enjoy!

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oh god i neeeeeed those last 4 pics without watermarks and in the highest resolution possible,help me out guys^^

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Xavex   

Aren't those pants the same pants? I think it's just a decoration for that outfit. Other Blademasters don't have that tail.

Thank you guys! Dojo staff on move! I'm proud.

By the way, is that trailer where they show the Gunkata master teaser?

Ah! I see it. Good call, thank you you two for pointing that out; i totally missed it until now. I suppose it's a nice addition..i always did like the tails.

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