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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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EU Release sry ;P

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hi there,

i know it will be the question that everybody asking for and noone can awnser.

but i read a theme about the release date here in EU/NA where 90% of the member said it is in the first half year of 2013. i dont find this toppic anymore so i must open a new one :(.

why do yo all think it will be released in the next 6 mounts?i dont find there any infos outside and on the official website i cant find a date for Release or beta.

greets kusa :D

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I am hoping its released within the 1/2Q of 2013 but I think the most likely release date is 2/3Q of 2013.

I believe most people saying 1Q release are just holding out hope, (nothing wrong with that) but considering we have had no news about the progress going on.

I think we should try and take a more realistic look at the development/translation process. ( as not to allow slander to ensue if a 1Q release doesn't happen)

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when i read the last news we can see that they are finish with the trasnslation from this game. they are looking about the "westernisation" ATM.

"""Die originale koreanische Sprachausgabe des Spiels ist bereits fertig, um Blade & Soul für den westlichen Markt aufzubereiten ist allerdings mehr als das einfache Übersetzen des Textes und das Aufnehmen neuer Dialoge erforderlich""""

English

""" The game is already in its finished form in the original Korean-language version, but bringing Blade & Soul to the West involves more than simply translating the text and recording new dialogue"""

---sry for this bad english--- :D

greets kusa

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If you don't know what it's about, then it's about money.

Right know NcSoft has two black horses: Guild Wars 2 and B&S.

And while B&S it' smash hit in korea, GW2 has shown it's not slouch either in the western world and doesn't intend to play second fiddle.

So now they can either release B&S a.s.a.p. (which i belive they could), but then run outta steam, and potentially drive away some people from getting gw2 in favour of B&S, or they can take their time, and once gw2 cools off a bit follow up with B&S, to keep money inflow running rather then burning it all at once and damaging both games at same time.

If NcSoft didn't have GW2, with B&S their only way to make big buck, we'd be discussing lyn blademaster europe server gameplay right now if you ask me.

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I'm pretty sure CBT will start Q1 , OBT will start Q2 and it will launch in Q3 (just like it did in Korea :P)

Im looking forward playing their beta tests more than the full game, because we all know the game wont officially launch until the second half of 2013. (Just like in Korea -_-)

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I agree with you Seli, but my gues it will be the 2Q, 3Q and 4Q. During the festive days the real realese.

Releasing during the festive days like cristmas will me a smashing hit.

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NCsoft do like make release in September/October. But... this game is ready from half year. I think release in 2Q is possible because of 3 reasons:

- for finish off Tera

- for sink money before ArcheAge release

- NCsoft west does not have even single P2P MMO atm.

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NCsoft do like make release in September/October. But... this game is ready from half year. I think release in 2Q is possible because of 3 reasons:

- for finish off Tera

- for sink money before ArcheAge release

- NCsoft west does not have even single P2P MMO atm.

I have never thought about that NCsoft dosent have a p2p MMO on the western market atm. Afterall, Aion went f2p, so it is true that they could jump straight ahead to a OBT/stress test, and then release the game.

but as said before, NCsoft are prolly doin their "westernization" I just hope they realise that if they changed the exp rates abit, than its more than enough. The hell, some people here even prefer the korean voice pack, than a english translated one. (myself included)

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Earliest we'll see it is Q2, and that's really that's just a lot of "OMG I HOPE" from people. No way it's showing up in Q1

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didnt korea released in June last year? that is Q2, not Q3.. if im not mistaken...

and id would also prefer the orginal voice pack and then with subs. an enlish voice pack would be too fkd up, totally not synchronized with the npc's facial movements. and in order to fit in the english version they probably would have to adjust the text so it would "fit" into the lipsync.

i think it would be reasonable to expect that beta's will start in Q1 or early Q2. if NCsoft doesnt mess it with it too much the beta will be close together, hopefully just for a few days with a few weeks of intervals between beta's. Im expecting 2 CBT's and the OBT, with some luck the release will be early summer. *fingers crossed*

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I think it's more likely to be Q4 2013. The first half of 2013 is too soon, the game isn't finished yet.

:confuse: The game itself is already done and ready to go .. but they need to translate it and those things.
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:confuse: The game itself is already done and ready to go .. but they need to translate it and those things.

Don't they have to add 1 more class first?

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Don't they have to add 1 more class first?

No? They won't be adding anything huge that's not in the KR version, and god forbid they wait even longer for the 8th class and end up delaying BnS to the point where it's left in the dust.

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This situation make me afraid about this game fate. It look exactly as mess before Tera release, also completly no information from publisher/developers. Just unnecessary delay...

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I'm pretty sure CBT will start Q1 , OBT will start Q2 and it will launch in Q3 (just like it did in Korea :P)

Im looking forward playing their beta tests more than the full game, because we all know the game wont officially launch until the second half of 2013. (Just like in Korea -_-)

Well Q2 is three months away so

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If they release it Q4 2013 i hope all the fans have moved on to another mmorpg so they can S**K BIG D**K. this game should have been released world wide like blizzard tend to do with their game. i don't understand koreans

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If they release it Q4 2013 i hope all the fans have moved on to another mmorpg so they can S**K BIG D**K. this game should have been released world wide like blizzard tend to do with their game. i don't understand koreans

It just don't works like this. No one wants to play a glitchy non translated server, but to pay for it? Patience is the key

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I'm really only struggling with patience because they aren't saying anything. ._. Their website went from slow-to-update to not-updating-at-all. I'm actually more afraid of the game's passing over release dying in the water, rather than showing up too late to turn a profit. (Though when it comes to localization there are actually some reasons to delay release even if the product is done. But I'm not going into all of that. DO THY HOMEWORK.)

Thing about it they never gave us a solid date for anything---and for the most part all they did was assure us of things we can't truly trust them not to do. Now they've gone completely and totally silent.

@ @ Kogane senses are tingling, man.

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Q3/Q4. Q1 is out of the picture. Q2 has a small chance but they need to get beta rolling very, very soon.
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Gw2 is a b2p and it long cooled off. People laying gw2 are just waiting for new releases. Heres absolutely no reason to hold off bns as all it does is make the game look older compared t newer releases. Te engine itself is a decade old. The reason its taking too long is most likely that they are westernizing the plot as well as censoring

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Gw2 is a b2p and it long cooled off. People laying gw2 are just waiting for new releases. Heres absolutely no reason to hold off bns as all it does is make the game look older compared t newer releases. Te engine itself is a decade old. The reason its taking too long is most likely that they are westernizing the plot as well as censoring

They've already announced that they will not be westernizing anything to do with plot or lore and they will not be censoring.

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They've already announced that they will not be westernizing anything to do with plot or lore and they will not be censoring.

censoring what?

offtopic : is bns down ? cuz i cant open the site http://bns.plaync.com/

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censoring what?

offtopic : is bns down ? cuz i cant open the site http://bns.plaync.com/

Censoring BnS. Won't happen, at least as long as NCSoft keeps their word. There's like, one very mild thing in the advertising trailer, but that isn't necessarily going to be in the game, since advertisement has a lot stricter guidelines regarding what can and cannot be shown.

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