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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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iOS Blade & Soul Comes True

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You probably stumbled upon Elimer's post about this recently, here. We just thought we'd dig into this further and clear this up a bit for you all with a translation from ThisisGame.com. This article was translated by Yuan.

iOS Blade & Soul Comes True

NCsoft develops Blade & Soul Spin Off for the iPhone and iPad!

<div style="float: left; padding: 4px 10px 0 0">gallery_2_9_24642.jpg</div>Remember NCsoft's little April Fools' joke last year? The one where they stated that Blade & Soul will be developed for the iPhone? It seemed like an obvious joke at the time but apparently NCsoft has turned it around and is actually looking to make a Blade & Soul spin off (side story) game for the iPhone and iPad!

NCsoft has already started developing the spin off title and has recently started seeking experienced individuals for the games development team. NCsoft is currently hiring an Art Manager, a Client Programmer and a Server Programmer for this new project. Hiring a Server Programmer gives us reason to believe that this game will contain multiplayer aspects!

Edit: We would like to point out that Blade & Soul's iOS version will not be developed by the same team creating the PC/Console version. This spin off game should have little to no effect on the original games development speed.

Some of you might be familiar with Epic Games recently released Unreal 3 Engine game for the iOS titled "Infinity Blade". NCsoft prefers that the Art Manager they are looking to hire has experience working with the Unreal 3 Engine, which means we could expect Blade & Soul's iOS versions graphics to be on par with its PC counterpart.

According to ThisisGame.com, one of Epic Games staff members had this to say at E3 2010; "With this new iOS, Unreal Engine games like NCsoft’s upcoming Blade & Soul game can potentially be made on the iOS."

Here's what NCsoft had to say about all of this; "Currently this recruitment is just a test, we will be doing many experiments and we are not 100% certain that the game will be coming out on the iOS."

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Is that supposed to say "Unreal Engine" as opposed to "Enreal ..."

So what do I think? I think they should finish the REAL game and get it released in Korea and NA/EU before they branch off onto other systems. That's what I think.

:amazed:

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Do you think that you would be able to transfer bonus items from the iPhone/iPod Touch to your regular account? Or maybe you just log in with your regular account?

It looks too confusing with so little information available.

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Is that supposed to say "Unreal Engine" as opposed to "Enreal ..."

Haha! How in the world did that get in there! Thanks!

Do you think that you would be able to transfer bonus items from the iPhone/iPod Touch to your regular account? Or maybe you just log in with your regular account?

It appears to be a spin off game, meaning it will take place in the same universe but will more than likely contain a completely different storyline and content, so logging into the iOS version with your PC/Console account to play will probably be out of the question.

I don't think NCsoft would add beneficial items to the PC version for having bought or downloaded the iPhone version, let's hope not! If they were to add anything I hope they'd just add unimportant vanity/cosmetic items in, items that don't really effect your characters gameplay. Not everyone has access to an iPhone, iPod or iPad.

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하지만 NGP로 멀티화된다면?

N!

G!

P!

:beated:

....Sorry, Just joking.

You know, NGP(PSP2?) confirmed yesterday and EPIC games played Epic citadel by NGP.

Maybe We can play B&S sidestory in NGP.(Or it`s just a dream T_T)

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Hopefully it doesn't affect the real game (overpowered weapons/rare items, etc.)

Hopefully it's just some side story stuff. I hate apple products and I'd hate to buy that stupid iphone/pad

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하지만 NGP로 멀티화된다면?

N!

G!

P!

:beated:

....Sorry, Just joking.

You know, NGP(PSP2?) confirmed yesterday and EPIC games played Epic citadel by NGP.

Maybe We can play B&S sidestory in NGP.(Or it`s just a dream T_T)

i shouldnt, imo mmos will always be tied to PC and not so much with consoles, especially with razer's switchblade. PC gaming is a gen ahead than consoles, but in the end, both will be very similar.

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This could be....interesting I do plan on picking up an iphone eventually and this may help sway me over, nothing has really made me feel it is a necessary purchase when my current phone still works fine.

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Well considering they are hiring a different team to work on the console version I'm pretty sure it's not hindering the original game.

This is excellent. If they release a single player game on iPhone/Xbox people who play it and like it may considering playing the MMO version.

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I think its nice and all, but they should finish one project and then expand it.

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mmo's on motor... i mean iphones?!

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I think I'm gonna be upset if BnS isn't in cbt by summer, that's what I think. D:<

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I think its cool and all, but they should finish this project and then make with it all what they want!

All the world is waiting for PC version, not for all-devices-compatible game :sweats:

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Is that supposed to say "Unreal Engine" as opposed to "Enreal ..."

So what do I think? I think they should finish the REAL game and get it released in Korea and NA/EU before they branch off onto other systems. That's what I think.

:amazed:

Glad we agree on that.

I certainly think that for a lot of people some sort of B&S application would work for the smartphones,

it's just that

1) I won't game on such a small screen

2) I won't really have the time to play on there anyways (or I can just play on my PC)

I'd rather see some sort of character-managing app. that I could quickly tune in and out of

to get the best out of my char when I get home.

This will, at that, proly leave more time for the dev. team to finish the main game properly first.

Cause I'm kinda wanting the game to slowly, but surely, make it's way overseas now :x

- Lith. ...iB&S.

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I think ya'll are just bitter from the lack of news!

This is a seperate team, not Bloodlust so I think it won't slow down the PC version at all.

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I think ya'll are just bitter from the lack of news!

This is a seperate team, not Bloodlust so I think it won't slow down the PC version at all.

Then why didn't you say from in the first place? V___V

If it's a separate team then there's little objection,

aside from my point that I still don't like mobile gaming.

And indeed: I'm bitter from the lack of info, sue me V___V

- Lith. ...Bitter.

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Then why didn't you say from in the first place? V___V

If it's a separate team then there's little objection,

We kinda did! We felt the following paragraph in the article explained that pretty well!

NCsoft has already started developing the spin off title and has recently started seeking experienced individuals for the games development team. NCsoft is currently hiring an Art Manager, a Client Programmer and a Server Programmer for this new project. Hiring a Server Programmer gives us reason to believe that this game will contain multiplayer aspects!

Sure, we could have been a bit more clear there, but that should say it all! They're hiring new folks for this project!

:big_smile:

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We kinda did! We felt the following paragraph in the article explained that pretty well!

Sure, we could have been a bit more clear there, but that should say it all! They're hiring new folks for this project!

:big_smile:

Gotta love those responses XD

Just messin with ya boss, don't get your knickers in a twist (or ban me :x )

But There's little to nag about then, if it's a separate team (and not just one person that gets added to the fray. cause that would be

like carrying water to the ocean =___=; )

SO yeah, wait and see :]

- Lith. ...Knicker.

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Gotta love those responses XD

Just messin with ya boss, don't get your knickers in a twist (or ban me :x )

Oh no! Don't read my response wrong, I meant absolutely no harm in that post! I guess I came off a little wrong/harsh there, just tried to point it out. I apologize.

:joss_stick:

But yeah, Blade & Soul can only benefit from this. As Shinaji mentioned, It will get the game out there further, drawing in more players to the actual MMO!

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My response to this:

wt9g9j.gif

ZOMG IT"S SUPER EFFECTIVE!!

Oh no! Don't read my response wrong, I meant absolutely no harm in that post! I guess I came off a little wrong/harsh there, just tried to point it out. I apologize.

:joss_stick:

But yeah, Blade & Soul can only benefit from this. As Shinaji mentioned, It will get the game out there further, drawing in more players to the actual MMO!

And I know that my response is read like I'm offended by what you said,

I expected it: I was just saying that in a light-hearted fashion too.

No harm done boss :3

It's true that it can draw more players to the game,

no doubt in that. Nowadays people can't afford a (semi-decent) gaming rig, but for some reason they all have an iPhone / Adroid. (O.o)

So in that way there's no arguing there.

It's just that I personally would never commit to small-screen gaming (I made that mistake with PSP, and I won't make it again V___V )

- Lith. ...Determined.

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Okay ... now with the new clarification from Revast ... what do I think? Well, I'm with Lilith. I'm bitter due to lack of news on the PC game (and it's eventual ... hopeful ... release in NA/EU). For them to announce they're possibly expanding to the iPhone/iPad with some sort of side-story... well, it kinda irritates me. I don't know about everyone else, but I want news on the PC game ... and it coming over here. I could care less about mobile applications. There.

:canny:

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Is that supposed to say "Unreal Engine" as opposed to "Enreal ..."

So what do I think? I think they should finish the REAL game and get it released in Korea and NA/EU before they branch off onto other systems. That's what I think.

:amazed:

[/unquote]

That's how I think. Since game making takes time and effort. And time is precious, cause not everyone will wait for so long. And... I think it might hurt the rest of us if this game is on a phone, to be honest. If it has failures, it will be dumb-down to suit its standards. Basically like school: No one is left behind (when the phone version wasn't its purpose to start with)

EDIT: I need them to provide news for PS3--as they stated in Feb that it was being worked on...

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Glad we agree on that.

I certainly think that for a lot of people some sort of B&S application would work for the smartphones,

it's just that

1) I won't game on such a small screen

2) I won't really have the time to play on there anyways (or I can just play on my PC)

I'd rather see some sort of character-managing app. that I could quickly tune in and out of

to get the best out of my char when I get home.

This will, at that, proly leave more time for the dev. team to finish the main game properly first.

Cause I'm kinda wanting the game to slowly, but surely, make it's way overseas now :x

- Lith. ...iB&S.

Actually, a character managing app would be pretty cool. Maybe with a mini-game or two to keep you occupied if you get bored, which can reward you with cosmetic items based upon your score. Nothing too crazy like a new set of armor, but maybe an item that will let you dye your clothes a different color. Something small and insignificant, but still pretty cool.

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