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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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Happy New Year as well to you. We don't know when it will release or if there's a beta. But as time passes we can start to guess the timeline better.

No beta in January or February so this means beta will most likely start around Spring. If that's the case then it means B&S will release in Summer or Fall.

While it seems like a long wait we're officially in 2013 :laugh: Meaning that at least this is the year we will get it and won't have to think about another year. Let's just hope they don't release it late this year like November or December.

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:joss_stick:

Happy New Year to you as well! & who knows, maybe within the next few months... we'll here something. :feel_good: All about Patience &

Hoping when will get a response ( :misdoubt: we ALL want! ) from NCS:West! :shakehead: :surrender:

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I don't want a release date, it's way too early in the process. They can take as long as they want to get it right but NcSoft WEST knows what they're doing.

Expect nothing and wait till they're ready is how I'm dealing with it, lots of other things to do in the meantime

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Happy New year, everyone!

Anyone already break their new years resolution? ;P

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It's here, 2013 has arrived.

The year, many rumors talk about when Blade and Soul get's ONLINE. :joss_stick:

- People check the main website daily to see any new news.

- The Dojo for any leaked intel. :matrix:

- The NCsoft website for hidden messages.

The eyes and ears are sharp this year, ppl are waiting for the game like: "A lurking tiger in the bushes, with his eyes set on a prey" :yell:

But here is the question: Do you got the patience?

Fill in the Poll and state you reason of choice! :wave:

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I can wait, people argue that the game is already done so what's the hold up. NcSoft West wants to make the game marketable for the majority not just people who've been waiting to play it since day one

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I can wait because the more I've followed this game the more I've come to realise I'm going through the same process I go through with every new MMO I get obsessed with.

stage 1) Ermagherd this Game looks so cool!!!!! stage 2) Can't wait to play this game! :D stage 3) *Plays the game* Oh wait, I have to repeat the same thing over and over for 80 levels? When I do get to the last level, there's only killing monsters, players or going through a hall whilst killing monsters?

:shakehead:

So yeah, Blade and Soul encaptivated me with it's astounding art style, intriguing world and flashy combat, but in the long run, It's still got everything I hate about MMOs in it.

With that in mind I still feel somewhat excited for it, and I may end up playing it. I mean, who knows? maybe it'll be the first MMO I play for more than a fortnight....we'll see.

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I was quite hyped up for TERA Online... and we all know how big of a flop that one was...

So, not really expecting a lot from B&S.

Unless they'll introduce improved and meaningful PvP I won't be playing it.

Unless there's something to fight for, like castles or raid boss spawns or guild vs guild wars, I won't get excited.

Battlegrounds, arenas and other shenanigans are not something what I'm looking for in an MMO.

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I can wait. I have other games to play, and a lot of new stuff I've gotten. The hype's starting to die down for me too, and I'm getting pushed away by some of the community here, sadly. Hopefully not being on here all the time will mitigate that somewhat, but this is a very P2P-fan-heavy community and I'm very unused to it. Nothing personal guys, just a simple difference of opinion, viewpoint and what we're used to.

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I can say that I'm really excited based off the Korean videos that I've watched

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Most of the time it seems like I need more patience, but for this I can wait. I've only recently become interested in this game and I'm more excited to learn about the game than anyhting. I hope of course the wait won't be to long, but its for the better. As said earlier, I'm also not used to P2P/B2P being so pronounced ~ I've only played one game were I had to pay for it and well, it wasn't worth it. As for B&S, as I learn more, I wouldn't be against paying money to play.

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I have been watching alot of videos and visiting korean sites daily.

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Happy New year, everyone!

Anyone already break their new years resolution? ;P

How can you break it! Its just the first day :p

Happy New Year everyone! Lets hope BnS gets released this year (or soon... can't rush perfection :)) and we can meet each other in game <3

Hope all your new years wishes come true :)

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Expect nothing and wait till they're ready is how I'm dealing with it, lots of other things to do in the meantime

Yeah I haven't even beat all of Teras endgame plus there's new content for us in January. Too much to do.

Day by day.

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I can wait cause I'm playing it in Korea... Or does that mean I couldn't wait? hmm :misdoubt:

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I'd rather wait so that the nice people working on it are allowed to be thorough with their polishing of the game. :)

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Lol, ever ready and definitely willing to wait for such a epic game.

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Merged the happy new years threads. We're sending NCsoft West the wrong message here in my opinion. B&S is ready, there is no "it needs to be perfect so it doesn't flop."

The only thing they need to do is translate it, test the servers, done.

The more Westernizing they do to it, the easier the game will be, the more untold censoring they will add, the further behind in content we get.

I want B&S by the Summer, if it gets pushed back to late in the year I don't see how it can sustain it.

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I can wait because I'm currently playing Bns KR :D

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In the current state of the western development I would NEVER play the Korean version. Not even if its only 15 levels. It would kill the the entire mood and excitement coming from me towards B&S. I did play a Private server however and got a taste of the full character customization and first 3 levels on starter island but anything more would be bad!

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