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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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Mizuki

How are you planning on picking up Blade and Soul?

  

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  1. 1. How are you picking up the game?

    • Will order online and wait for the game to arrive
      5
    • Will wait for my local game store to receive it
      7
    • Will purchase the digital version online
      16
    • Will purchase the digital version online and purchase the collectors edition
      22


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Mizuki   

I'm going to order the collectors edition from Amazon and also purchase the digital version so I can start playing day one

There should be an account upgrade similar to how present MMOs handle it

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Radii   

DIGITAL Collector's because im a cheap bitch. Unless of course, the physical copy comes with some amazing stuffs.

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Famfrit   

Hmm...I suppose I would buy the digital version, but that would mean waiting on a download. If the collectors edition would include an art book I'd definitely think about getting that but I don't think I could justify the price on a game that I might not even stick with. I guess I could get it in store but that would mean waiting for it to become available...

I think I might buy a physical copy online.

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Zero_   

I am blessed whit a videogame retailer uncle. he is also a big fan of B&S and getting that game will be really easy because he would prolly give me one as a gift :smooth:

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Razerer   

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Lol, i'll prolly get the digital version, directly from NCsoft.

I just hope they allow some kind of pre-download. im sure the DL will take ages :tired:

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Mizuki   

They'll probably have an early access window before it launches, can download it then

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Nattsu   

Hopefully a pre order digital copy to get access to beta testing and pre launch download. i would have no problem buying this game just to get access to beta.

-Nattsu out.

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Digital. It's a lot harder to lose that way, and I don't really feel like keeping track of a disc. It'd have to be pretty damn nice-looking for me to care about having a pretty case, and I'd want some of the monster bosses on it, which sure as hell won't happen. Gonna have a buncha gons or jins or kuns or something no thank.

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Fleija   

Not bragging or anything, but money Isn't a problem for me so I'l buy the one that has the most benefits (a.k.a the most expensive one :)

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Mizuki   

Not bragging or anything, but money Isn't a problem for me so I'l buy the one that has the most benefits (a.k.a the most expensive one :)

Hey there good buddy :big_smile:

Buy a physical copy and support the local stores!

I avoid my local store due to idiots working there, i'd rather support the product I'm purchasing honestly which would be to purchase the digital version from them. They'll probably have a low supply of collectors editions but I'll keep an eye out since they may offer an NcSoft exclusive

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Ghastly   

Console is for physical games, PC is just too digital to go any other way. Getting the best digital package they have.

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BrandX   

Hey there good buddy :big_smile:

I avoid my local store due to idiots working there, i'd rather support the product I'm purchasing honestly which would be to purchase the digital version from them. They'll probably have a low supply of collectors editions but I'll keep an eye out since they may offer an NcSoft exclusive

Well, I meant I'm going to buy a physical copy and support my local store (need to make sure jobs stay open!) not that other people should do it. But also, I just prefere to have my own copy. Also, it saves on install time, incase I ever need to reinstall it.

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Well, I meant I'm going to buy a physical copy and support my local store (need to make sure jobs stay open!) not that other people should do it. But also, I just prefere to have my own copy. Also, it saves on install time, incase I ever need to reinstall it.

What about patches?

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Mizuki   

Well, I meant I'm going to buy a physical copy and support my local store (need to make sure jobs stay open!) not that other people should do it. But also, I just prefere to have my own copy. Also, it saves on install time, incase I ever need to reinstall it.

I don't mind supporting stores but when it comes to new ventures like this I'd rather go through the publisher first for support

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Physical copy and if there is a CE ill get that

Edited by Soultaker

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Hisano   

purchasing the digital version and ordering the physical CE pretty much no matter what :)

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BrandX   

What about patches?

Still have to download those. But I've found the original copy + patches is faster than all of it.

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