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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
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      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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Currency Exchange/Hongmoon Store

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I'm a fan of this system, As farmers will have a hard time undercutting the player based system. So when people P2W at least the Money/Gold is staying in-game. Just need to focus on gold farming bots, Which players will always take the risk of doing.

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I have mixed feeling about the gold exchange system and what it does for the players but meh we will see ALPHA TIMEEEE

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I have mixed feeling about the gold exchange system and what it does for the players but meh we will see ALPHA TIMEEEE

I actually like this method just fine, because it's all gold coming from inside the game already. I have NCoin, you have gold. I want to get gold, and you want NCoin (well, it turns into Hongmoon which is the same thing). We trade at a fixed rate, both players are happy and no new gold is added to the economy.

Edit1: This is no different than just buying costumes with NCoin and selling them to other players for gold but just more direct.

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Got za gold store. Now you can just buy gold, nice.

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-1 for gold exchange system. I can get gold and nccoin myself, so I don't plan to use this system. It'll just ruin the market.

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I think I like the gold store since it's gold from within the game. We'll get a better idea in the CBT but it seems fine to me.

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I mean as ghastly says buying gold with ncoin isnt anything crazy people do it in any game really now itll be regulated and if there is more supply then demand they wont be getting alot of gold we will get to see in the beta tests

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lmao some people really believe the golds are purely comes from players farming, a NC worker account can put on 99999 golds on sale controlling the rate and you would never know.

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I think this is a nice in-between to what people wanted and what people feared. It's definitely a lot safer than trading with the gift option in the shop. What'd you rather, people complaining about the game being "p2p" or constant whining about being scammed by other players. -sigh- Besides, I do believe they said not everything in the shop can be bought with HM currency.

On a side note, what are those rank points and how to get them? Just by having premium membership? 0. 0 I can't recall those ever being mentioned.

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The only thing I actually dislike is that they are selling materials directly in the shop. This introduces new items into the market out of nothing.

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If im understanding it right. You can buy gold with real money(ncoin)? And u can sell gold to buy real money(ncoin)?

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The only thing I actually dislike is that they are selling materials directly in the shop. This introduces new items into the market out of nothing.

As in evolve mats? :oops:

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Guild Wars 2 style I see, but yeah this is probably one of the only ways to regulate an exchange like this in a F2P MMO, maximum damage control. They know people would buy regardless so they went ahead and legalized it in a way. They could always limit the amount of exchanges per week any one person could do as well.

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They're selling soul stones in the cash shop, gee gee p2w hue hue.

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They're selling soul stones in the cash shop, gee gee p2w hue hue.

Omeed said over 1 month ago, WPvP will be crazy unbalanced, And will have credit card warriors. But Arena is balanced. So its the best of both worlds imo.

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They're selling soul stones in the cash shop, gee gee p2w hue hue.

There's the possibility that those are only there for the alpha / cbt Nd will be removed for the launch

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As in evolve mats? :oops:

Unfortunately yeah. Only low level ones, so it's not a huge issue in particular, but a little unsettling nonetheless. Might just be there for the Alpha/beta though, to help with progress due to limited timeframes.

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Unfortunately yeah. Only low level ones, so it's not a huge issue in particular, but a little unsettling nonetheless. Might just be there for the Alpha/beta though, to help with progress due to limited timeframes.

Very much possible. People might not get to see (test) a whole lot of the game if they're only busy farming materials. Tbqh I wouldn't even mind if the soul stones stay, since they're a paaaaiiiin to farm. As long as they won't be selling legendary weapon evolve mats and the like.

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Unfortunately yeah. Only low level ones, so it's not a huge issue in particular, but a little unsettling nonetheless. Might just be there for the Alpha/beta though, to help with progress due to limited timeframes.

If they start with low level ones it`s likely they will add the high level ones later so I think it`s best to tell them to remove it completely.

I surely don`t want to be forced into buying them over the shop if they make them a pain to farm ingame.

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I don't mind the currency exchange as long as they aren't selling rare things in the shop everyone will need. I don't know what soul stones are, could someone explain?

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Do you sell gold for NCoin? Cause last time on stream they clearly said you cant get NCoin with any in game items...

So maybe they not selling you NCoin but giving you Homoon coin instead?

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I don't mind the currency exchange as long as they aren't selling rare things in the shop everyone will need. I don't know what soul stones are, could someone explain?

A material used to evolve your weapon/accessoires, and to craft certain things. They can be exchanged for some stuff as well.

They'll be pretty easy to farm when Silverfrost is released but before then you can only get them from faction dailies I believe.

(Definitely not rare though)

Do you sell gold for NCoin? Cause last time on stream they clearly said you cant get NCoin with any in game items...

So maybe they not selling you NCoin but giving you Homoon coin instead?

The way I understood it you can sell NCoin for gold, and sell gold for Hongmun coins.

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The system works exactly like CN.

Your money/ncoin can be used to buy gold while the gold you make in game or the gold you just bought can be sold for points that can be used in the store. And usually, both the NCoin store and the points store sell the same stuff... sometimes.

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The system works exactly like CN.

Your money/ncoin can be used to buy gold while the gold you make in game or the gold you just bought can be sold for points that can be used in the store. And usually, both the NCoin store and the points store sell the same stuff... sometimes.

I think the main difference between Hongmoon coins and NCoins are that NCoins are used in all NCSoft games, while Hongmoon are only used in Blade & Soul. I think this is their method of making sure you can't farm gold in this game, sell it for NCoins, then transfer those NCoins to another game.

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Currency exchange tends to assist in curbing 3rd party gold/Ncoin/etc. purchases and therefore reduce the bots that spam the channels and farm endlessly. There are other things in the game that assist in curbing the wealth that the bots can generate through dungeon loot distribution and while you're never going to get rid of the bots these steps are soft ones to take and do a decent amount in trying to get rid of them.

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