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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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WILDSTAR WEDNESDAY: FEBRUARY STATE OF THE GAME

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http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/blog/wildstar_wednesday_february_state_of_the_game.php

Alright another "State of the Game" in NC so this one stated its gonna release in ETA 2013.

WHERE IS OUR GAME T_T while other places getting B&S , "B&S State of the Game" did not even mention about the numbers like "2013"

We've always been focused on launching WildStar when it's ready, but we think that time's approaching fast. And so today, I'm very freakin' excited to share with you that our schedules are pointing towards WildStar hitting “It’s Ready” this year: 2013. We meant it when we said that this was going to be The Year of WildStar, and that begins right now.

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Better not mess with my Blade and Soul release. Screw this Wild Star thing game crap.

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ehhh yeah, i dont mind trying other cool games before B&S, but whats up with this =/

they probably are afraid because theres not enough interest for BnS here yet, but this really isnt helping if you ask me.

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This Wildstar bull is setting dates? I'm trying to stay calm, I haven't complained (up until now) and I've tried giving NCsoft time but now they're really starting to get on my nerves. And it's not because I want the game to come out quicker or whatever it's just them being douche bags that pisses me off. Don't tell me to "get hyped" and then not even update some news for over 2 months. I've read some of the posts on the facebook page and people aren't happy. All they want is a few simple words. Idk, maybe it's my fault for getting my hopes up when it obviously was a lost cause. I'll just go into hibernation again lol

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If it's ready beta should have started months ago.

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Why are people getting upset about this? Wildstar is being developed by Carbine Studio. They have no control or idea when B&S will release info, that's Team Bloodlusts job.

I'm just as saddened as you guys that Team Bloodlust has been very horrible at hyping themselves for releasing outside of Asia, but you shouldn't blame another developer just because they're with NcSoft as well.

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Both games are published by NCsoft but developed by 2 completely different studios.

WildStar has been in development for YEARS when it was shown it was pretty much near a beta stage.

Blade & Soul was made public even before they were in a proper Alpha.

Yes they are slacking with the news, but leave WildStar out of it they aren't the ones slowing down the game, nor does their setting a date have anything much to do with B&S.

So stop getting mad about WildStar and start wondering what they are translating so long.

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Why are people getting upset about this? Wildstar is being developed by Carbine Studio. They have no control or idea when B&S will release info, that's Team Bloodlusts job.

Both true and false.

In a literal sense, yes; Carbine Studios and Team Bloodlust are entirely different development houses with their own budgets. One game does not adversely impact the other in a direct and meaningful way, unless you want to count profits being fed back into NCsoft. Either way, both games have the budgets laid out to get them both to release in North America, so that's a non-issue.

However...

NCsoft is a publicly traded company, thus they have stockholders to appease. That means you will not see two games released in the same quarter, period. In fact, I would wager that they would place a two quarter gap between each release. That means whichever game is ready first, be it Blade & Soul or WildStar, it will release first and potentially place a six month hold on the other game. There's no way they would want to inflate their stock value that much in one quarter, only to have it drop when they have a significant gap without a major expansion or game release.

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Both true and false.

In a literal sense, yes; Carbine Studios and Team Bloodlust are entirely different development houses with their own budgets. One game does not adversely impact the other in a direct and meaningful way, unless you want to count profits being fed back into NCsoft. Either way, both games have the budgets laid out to get them both to release in North America, so that's a non-issue.

However...

NCsoft is a publicly traded company, thus they have stockholders to appease. That means you will not see two games released in the same quarter, period. In fact, I would wager that they would place a two quarter gap between each release. That means whichever game is ready first, be it Blade & Soul or WildStar, it will release first and potentially place a six month hold on the other game. There's no way they would want to inflate their stock value that much in one quarter, only to have it drop when they have a significant gap without a major expansion or game release.

this is what i meant.

they will not release 2 games so close to each other timewise. so this post about wildstar makes it sounds they are gonna be first, and speculating B&S will be about 6 months after that, we might get to wait a damn long time as wildstar isnt even released itself yet.

but we will see, i really hope they can surprise us..

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I'm not upset about Wildstar coming out nor would I be upset if the release date for B&S was set in 2014. I'm upset about them not telling us about it. If its coming out around the 4th quarter then say so. If it's coming out next year then say so instead of giving people false hope. I'd rather just have them tell me "Guys, we're working on it but this isn't coming out in a long time" then them suddenly telling us to hype up and then suddenly go all silent. The whole Wildstar thing upsets me because they're actually doing something right whilst the people behind B&S are just creating confusion and frustration.

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Understandable. Of course, Carbine Studios only mentioned 2013 as the year of Wildstar...that could be December 30th 2013 for all know. Perhaps B&S will open up early in the year and Wildstar takes the end of the year. It's all speculation until Team Bloodlust actually remembers it has fans outside of Asia to hype up too.

Another thing to consider. Carbine studios is US based while Team Bloodlust is Korean. Perhaps NCSoft wants Wildstar to release first into the Wests market, and let B&S continue to be popularized in the Eastern market.

Regardless, it's all theory and hearsay. All we can do is wait.

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And wait I will. Wildstar looks like cartoony fun and I'll try it when it comes out. After all, I love the wild west when it's been mixed with outer space. Kinda like Firefly!

:big_smile:

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Meh, I've been looking forward to WildStar since it was announced forever ago. Can't wait to get my hands on it, if just for the humor alone.

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Nuuuu! I don't want to see BnS pushed back for WildStar! I'm interrested in both games, but BnS more! And I've been waiting on BnS longer! And they're two completely different games anyways, so likely to attract two different playerbases (yes, there will be overlap).

Gaaah. This makes me sad :(

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