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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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What release date would you most prefer?

Which season would you most prefer?   55 members have voted

  1. 1. Which season would you most prefer a release date for the western B&S?


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I really enjoy when a game is released in Winter, but that may just be me. In addition of being my favorite season, it offers a balance of game time and school(or work for those who no longer need education!), and because of the holidays you'd have some extra cash around to spend it.

I just feel Fall is too awkward for a release date, it's when school is starting up again, and it's always been my busiest season.

I think Summer would be a popular opinion, and I would have to agree that it offers many appealing aspects; plenty of time to play, no school, and an excuse to stay inside! Because I am mortal enemies with the sun. My only complaint is that I could burn myself out, but looking a NCSoft's success record with past games and the pure awesomeness this game provides that would be extremely difficult.

I could live with Spring too, it's kind of a wind down into the summer, not too busy, but you have other things to make play time that much more exciting.

I understand that it takes time to perfect a game, especially for a Western release, and personally I hope they release it soon. But I also want them to take as much time as they need, it's important that they get it right, I can wait, it'll be worth it. I know they aren't going to be releasing B&S anytime soon in the Winter, so my hopes for a Winter released are crushed! But we have a Spring and Summer for possible release dates, so I am still pretty excited. Just gotta keep checking the news for updates and such!

When would you prefer they release B&S?

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Probably in Spring, but nobody knows, you'll get the same answer over and over again. But let us all be happy and not too excited ! Chill and relax.

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Whenever it's ready. I don't mind waiting a few extra months if it means avoiding a launch as terrible as Diablo 3.

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Spring, relatively soon with an Easter break in the middle, just the right amount of time ^_^

But summer would also be great as like you said there would be plenty of time to play, but that also get a lot of time to perfect the game.

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Who cares about the west, what about Europe :gloomy:

Suggest you change youre Poll question: "Which season would you most prefer a release date for the western B&S?"

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Who cares about the west, what about Europe :gloomy:

Suggest you change youre Poll question: "Which season would you most prefer a release date for the western B&S?"

Europe is west! ...of Korea! :sweats:

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Whenever it's ready. I don't mind waiting a few extra months if it means avoiding a launch as terrible as Diablo 3.

I don't even know what to say about Diablo 3, I pretty much gave up when my monk decided to use her hands rather than the nice 2H weapon on her back

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Summer would be the best time for me because there is no way it release in Spring now. Fall I can take but will really sting, I'm not too into how crammed the fall is with good games, you can't buy them all.

They will face a lot of console competition if they decide on releasing it in Fall or deep Fall.

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I prefer a summer release since games are relatively scarce during the summer.

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I would like to go with Summer, mostly because school is out for me.

Spring is okay too, but I prefer Summer more.

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I would like to go with Summer, mostly because school is out for me.

Spring is okay too, but I prefer Summer more.

I am starting to lean more towards Spring or Summer too

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I'd have to say spring or summer for betas at least. If there aren't betas by Q1/Q2 it's a bit too long to wait, tbh. It's not like they have to give us any of the really recent content to start off with, I wouldn't mind waiting.

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I'd have to say spring or summer for betas at least. If there aren't betas by Q1/Q2 it's a bit too long to wait, tbh. It's not like they have to give us any of the really recent content to start off with, I wouldn't mind waiting.

Yes. Fall would be too much of a wait for me.

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Yes. Fall would be too much of a wait for me.

I think in fall there will be some competition, so I think it's best for them to do it before then, and as you said, it would be a bit awkward.

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In normal circumstances I would say summer, but Final Fantasy 14 ARR looks like it's going to be released this summer. So I think fall/winter for Blade and Soul would be the best to avoid having to compete so close to the launch of another potentially big game that could hamper the initial release market.

Or course that's unless by some miracle Blade and Soul can manage a release in spring.

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I just want the game out asap. Atleast the ctb. So q1-q2 for ctb would be amazing.

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Well .. aslong beta starts in q1-q2 of 2013 i'm happy and then i don't mind waiting to q3-q4 for the game to release :p

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I chose summer, hopefully late June like Korean B&S, I'll have a bit more free time in the summer so I can just game all day.

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I work fulltime as backup, so to me it doesn't matter when.

Don't got spare time throughout the year like you school kids or students. :cry:

Best I can get is 4 days off, then back to work. and work times jump around too.

But I still love my job, I don't dislike it.

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A release date around may-june would be perfect since it's the first few weeks of summer break and would really let me go all out :D CBT~OBT around march or april.

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I don't give a damn about terrible launches etc, be that as bad as D3 or worse. I can deal with it being released immediately, and bugs fixed (and servers too) within the first few months. I just want to play the goddamn game already :P For me, playing it within a month with ridiculous amounts of issues is still preferred to playing a perfect release in Fall. But ofc no company thinks like that :P wtb beta!

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A release in late August would be nice for me :D Semester break yay ♥

But as long as it isn't released during one of my exams every time is good.

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