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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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hiho there,

i have a question about the arena system in BnS.

someome postet a list where we can see that the chars have 200000+ points. now i ask my self from where you get points?

is this 1vs1 ranking or can we see the 3vs3 players there too?

how many points you gain and how you gain them?can i just play MANYgames because i have no job and then im first player but not the best?

can someone tell me more abut the system? am i able to join the arena 24/7 or just 3 times a day?

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um.. I actually don't know what those points are, but you do get as a reward from arena matches "beans", which can be used for an outfit/weap/necklace/consumables

The 1v1 and 3v3 rankings are put into a combined rating(worst idea ever), you start at 1500 and I think the highest ranked guy right now I think is 2400.

You gain about 15 ranking points for winning and lose 15 ranking points for losing

beans wise, you get more for winning than losing, and the number of beans you get increase as you build up win streaks.

You can enter the arena 24/7 and queue times normally take less than 30 seconds unless you're ranked very high.

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Aari   

hiho there,

i have a question about the arena system in BnS.

someome postet a list where we can see that the chars have 200000+ points. now i ask my self from where you get points?

is this 1vs1 ranking or can we see the 3vs3 players there too?

how many points you gain and how you gain them?can i just play MANYgames because i have no job and then im first player but not the best?

can someone tell me more abut the system? am i able to join the arena 24/7 or just 3 times a day?

The list I posted is actually a bit misleading as I found out later. When checking ingame the currently first placed has a ranking of 2600.

What is interesting is that he only has a Winration of 69%, while the second and third place have 80% and 74%.

However he has played 409 Matches while second has 247 and third 244. So as you can see, even tho he has a worse Winration, hes first and it seems that this is only because he played a lot more matches.

That kinda leads to the assumtion that you do not lose enough points when loosing a match or gaining to many when winning one.

Sadly, the 1on1 and 3on3 Rating is shared, its the same. It also doesnt matter wether you go 3on3 random or 3on3 premade, its all the same rating, I hope that this will be fixed, sooner rather then later.

You can join the Arena 24/7 as often as you want.

Here is a video of the Arena, explaining some stuff about it. If you check the end of the fights there, you will see how many points I gained. Since the server is down right now I can't check how much points are lost when I lose (not that I ever lose! :silly: )

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Tashigi   

Basically from what Aari wrote above and some of the other things we've seen, it's WOW's arena system, except the 1v1/3v3 brackets are combined, ranking wise, where in WOW your rank in 1v1 is different from your rank in 3v3 and 5v5.

Interesting enough, the ranking system also uses identical numbers. You begin at 1500 in WOW arenas as well.

It's not to say this is a bad thing, but that it may need to be more like WOW if they want it to be balanced.

For instances, you only truly need to play a certain amount of matches a week to obtain a favorable ranking in WOW.

But in B&S, it seems you need to play more to obtain a favorable ranking.

Additionally, your ranking being combined, doesn't say how well you do in solo situations or in group situations. It just says how well you do overall. This actually can be a good thing and a bad thing. For one, people won't be able to critizise you in one specific bracket, but then again, you won't know where your team mates need to improve.

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Mickey   

Basically from what Aari wrote above and some of the other things we've seen, it's WOW's arena system, except the 1v1/3v3 brackets are combined, ranking wise, where in WOW your rank in 1v1 is different from your rank in 3v3 and 5v5.

Interesting enough, the ranking system also uses identical numbers. You begin at 1500 in WOW arenas as well.

It's not to say this is a bad thing, but that it may need to be more like WOW if they want it to be balanced.

For instances, you only truly need to play a certain amount of matches a week to obtain a favorable ranking in WOW.

But in B&S, it seems you need to play more to obtain a favorable ranking.

Additionally, your ranking being combined, doesn't say how well you do in solo situations or in group situations. It just says how well you do overall. This actually can be a good thing and a bad thing. For one, people won't be able to critizise you in one specific bracket, but then again, you won't know where your team mates need to improve.

I've seen more than 5v5 on Steparu videos it's might've been 5v5 but it looked like a group of a lot pvping.

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Mickey   

The arena system in B&S is limited to 3v3.

You're probably thinking outdoors PVP.

Ahh... yes it was probably was outdoor pk.

Gees...Tashigi you know too much. :misdoubt:

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bendeli   

I've seen more than 5v5 on Steparu videos it's might've been 5v5 but it looked like a group of a lot pvping.

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