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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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Bns China Information - Servers Offline - Open Beta Soon

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I didn't see one of these created already so I hope you guys don't mind me creating it!

Since the Chinese version of BNS is reaching OBT status on May 7th, I thought it would be nice to have a thread for the people who plan on playing to meet up and find other people who are going to be playing as well!

I can speak/read Chinese so I might be able to help people with quests and what not that they haven't already memorized from playing other versions! I guess just leave your planned IGN and we can figure out the rest once it comes out?

Sorry if this is out of place!

Important information

  • B&S CN is in Closed Beta
  • You will need a beta code to play B&S CN which are no longer given out
  • B&S CN will go into open beta between July and August 2013. You do not need a beta code to play open beta

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I didn't see one of these created already so I hope you guys don't mind me creating it!

Since the Chinese version of BNS is reaching OBT status on May 7th, I thought it would be nice to have a thread for the people who plan on playing to meet up and find other people who are going to be playing as well!

I can speak/read Chinese so I might be able to help people with quests and what not that they haven't already memorized from playing other versions! I guess just leave your planned IGN and we can figure out the rest once it comes out?

Sorry if this is out of place!

Are you planning to play?

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Are you planning to play?

That I am! As long as registering isn't completely impossible, I'm most certainly going to play! (:

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Wait we actually can play the chinese version ? :huh:

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Wait we actually can play the chinese version ? :huh:

I'm going to look into it but I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it'll be fairly easy to register, and it may require a VPN, but I find it slightly doubtful. Don't quote me on that though, I'm not entirely certain.

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I'm going to look into it but I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it'll be fairly easy to register, and it may require a VPN, but I find it slightly doubtful. Don't quote me on that though, I'm not entirely certain.

VPN?

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VPN?

Like WTFast or any kind of proxy that makes it appear that you are logging in from another location, eg. China.

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VPN?

Essentially allows you to override IP blocks. It's like a proxy but basically makes it so that you can have a secure connection with the server (Blade and soul server specifically)

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This thread says that the CBT is on May 7th, not OBT.

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Essentially allows you to override IP blocks. It's like a proxy but basically makes it so that you can have a secure connection with the server (Blade and soul server specifically)

It will be interesting to see China being more closed in than even Korea when it comes to MMOs, which China is pretty big on currently...Being that they're the leading supplier of WOW players to date...And having a themepark based on it.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/16/chinas-massively-illegal-world-of-warcraft-theme-park

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I was able to play Chinese Aion for a while before it came out in the west, so Blade and Soul will probably be doable unless they have added a whole bunch of new restrictions in the past few years for whatever reason.

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I will defiantly see if i can play it... cause honestly... im pretty good at figure out things, even if they are in another language.. i mean i had an slight easy time with Korean version so.... i will "try" and play the chinese version if all possible! QAQ;;;

Yea and im hoping there arn't as many "restrictions" as the korean version (was only able to play for a bit cause it was on a friends account)....i would be sad if there were ;Q;... i need something to keep my mind off the NA/EU release before i choke NCsoft... *lolirage*

~Stella❤

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im really stoked to finaly play it (if there won't be any register problems). Been waiting for a couple of years to play, can't wait. Can't read chinese but w/e i've played korean maplestory, so it can't be that bad right...right...?

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uhm isnt the ping to china like AWFUL?

its really bad to korea already but china will be unplayable even with wtfast. well at least for european players.

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If anyone needs help with registration I can see what I can do since I can read and speak Chinese fluently.

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If anyone needs help with registration I can see what I can do since I can read and speak Chinese fluently.

help me get one account and there will be fun times ingame. :feel_good:

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help me get one account and there will be fun times ingame. :feel_good:

Haha! I haven't had a chance to look at the registration yet, but when I get the chance I'll see how hard it is to make multiple accounts!

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That I am! As long as registering isn't completely impossible, I'm most certainly going to play! (:

Is possibile. I have already completed the registration form and applied to the CBT with their website. My account is working well and without problems around the service, I can also partecipate in the collection points for gagdets and more stuff signed Blade&Soul.

Btw, be aware that you will be my personal translator and wiki if it's true. :joss_stick:

I know most of the things from memory but I will need a help to identify item's related stuff, for the broker as example.

VPN?

The game is unplayable without WTFast. And honestly I don't think that there will be an "IP Block" against european and american address. If yes, probably to the korean and japanese gamers.

I will defiantly see if i can play it... cause honestly... im pretty good at figure out things, even if they are in another language.. i mean i had an slight easy time with Korean version so.... i will "try" and play the chinese version if all possible! QAQ;;;

Yea and im hoping there arn't as many "restrictions" as the korean version (was only able to play for a bit cause it was on a friends account)....i would be sad if there were ;Q;... i need something to keep my mind off the NA/EU release before i choke NCsoft... *lolirage*

~Stella❤

We have tons of references with the korean version. So, don't worry about the language barrier. You will be fine.

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I will TOTALLY play sounds awesome!!!! I know like two whole words in Chinese :p I can do this!

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there is no ip block in Chinese server, but you have enter some kind of drawing to enter this beta test in may 7th

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Already registered for China, was super easy (most of it was in English, actually).

Anyway, played Aion perfectly fine in China, so hopefully BNS will be playable as well. We should all decide on one server once the game goes live in China! :)

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Think its worth me giving it a whirl? What are the chances of someone in Australia getting in? haha ... -_-

Wish I were Korean or Chinese -________________-

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how did you register for the chinese cbt? i made a QQ account or whatever is that what you did? any chance you can help ? :embarrassed: :joss_stick:

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I read that in China they will add fatigue system in cbt3.let the rage begin

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