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      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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Guild Wars 2

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[color="#FFA500"][font="Century Gothic"]Do we have a Guild Wars 2 thread?
I dont' know.
Anyway looks like NCSoft is in for a lot of money this year, both west side and east side.
Check this out very interesting take on how combat will work in Guild Wars 2 and I've personally been matching up some Guild Wars 2 concepts to Blade & Soul and there are similarities.
[url="http://www.arena.net/blog/jon-peters-talks-combat"]Jon Peters Talks Combat[/url][/font][/color]
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My level of excitement for GW2 knows no bounds... I have a feeling this game is going to have a MAJOR impact in the West.
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I do love me some Charr! =) I always wanted to be one in the original GW, and when I first heard they were playable in GW2 I was ecstatic! Then I read the description of the Norn... damn you ArenaNet! I wanted to play a Charr! But now I feel obligated to play a Norn! XD Oh well, that's what alts are for. =P

The thing that excites me the most though is the Dynamic Event System they're toting, if this ends up working out they way they say it does, and from what the people who have demo'd the game have said it does, it will be revolutionary. It completely changes the entire idea of questing, as apposed to you hunting for quests, they just kind of come to you. It's amazing!
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[color="#4169e1"]I am also psyched about the Charr. Although, tbh, the Asura are pretty cool, too (Golems/robots FTW!)

In all likelihood, I would probably roll a Charr Necromancer, though.
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I'm definitely going Norn for my main... waiting till the reveal the final 3 classes before I make a true decision on that though. I'm almost certain 2 of the remaining 3 are going to end up being Mesmer and Assassin, but I have no idea what that last one is. And if that's the case I'm having trouble deciding between Ranger and Warrior....

P.S. Thank the lord all these MMOs on the horizon are breaking away from the "holy trinity", it's quite refreshing.
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Can't wait for GW2. Liking the look of the recently announced Guardian Profession as well - something I could totally see myself playing.
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Lots of people are looking forward to this one. I'm more excited for B&S though, by far. This one might not be released for quite a while.
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[quote name='rinne' timestamp='1296846095' post='38363']
Lots of people are looking forward to this one. I'm more excited for B&S though, by far. This one might not be released for quite a while.
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If I was a betting man, I would put my money on GW2 hitting the west well before B&S does.
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B&S isn't going to be over here in NA/EU for quite a while. GW2 will probably be out first.
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[quote name='N0rdicNinja' timestamp='1296846438' post='38367']
If I was a betting man, I would put my money on GW2 hitting the west well before B&S does.
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[quote name='Valadhiel' timestamp='1296846442' post='38368']
B&S isn't going to be over here in NA/EU for quite a while. GW2 will probably be out first.
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Nooo. :( Thanks for stomping on my dreams.
You're probably right though. I haven't really been keeping up with GW2. Maybe I'll look into it some more as a way to pass the time waiting for B&S.
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It sounds like they will both be released towards the end of the year, but GW2 will hit the West first and BaS will hit the East first. This is a very intelligent idea on NCSofts part as they're both high profile MMOs, they would be competing with themselves if we had access to both at the same time. I'm going to assume you would just skip GW2 if BaS came out at the same time yes? NCSoft wants you to get both. =P
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[quote name='N0rdicNinja' timestamp='1296846863' post='38371']
It sounds like they will both be released towards the end of the year, but GW2 will hit the West first and BaS will hit the East first. This is a very intelligent idea on NCSofts part as they're both high profile MMOs, they would be competing with themselves if we had access to both at the same time. I'm going to assume you would just skip GW2 if BaS came out at the same time yes? NCSoft wants you to get both. =P
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Haha, very true. I wouldn't even have time to notice GW2 releasing if they released at the same time here. Also, I noticed a lot of people in the west are looking forward to GW2. We wouldn't want them to steal all the thunder.
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But I'm not sure how much of a competition with itself it would be. B&S is probably going to be P2P while GW2 is B2P. So ... I'll definitely be doing both ... regardless of whether or not they come out at the same time.
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I concur, and that actually makes releasing GW2 here first an even better strategy overall. They only need people to spend the initial money on a copy since there's no monthly fee. Then months later once the hype is starting to wear off bring in BaS to hook the monthly fee. But I'm in the same boat, even if they both launched at the exact same time I would drop the money of both of them in a heart beat.
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[color="#FFA500"][font="Century Gothic"]I'd get Guild Wars 2 Regardless as it is B2P.
Both Guild Wars 2 and Blade & Soul will be released this year and given a 6 month period to clench their region in their fists. Afterward they will each cross the sea.
Even though TERA, ArcheAge and Blade & Soul are the three massive of Korea right now I think Guild Wars 2 might have a decent shot over there.
For now I'm settled on Human Ranger until they tell me about the Assassin. If they make the Sylvari look better I might play one.
Their classes?
Assassin
Mesmer
Some Gun class.
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I'm getting World Of Darkness,Guild Wars 2 and Blade and Soul.Well if Blade and Soul flops,I'm going for TERA.
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[color="#FFA500"][font="Century Gothic"]Remember how I keep saying Guild Wars 2 is NA/EU's Blade & Soul?
Check out the 4th clip. Then watch the Blade & Soul 2010 Trailer.
Hahahaha

[center][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF3ZSJ6-rOU[/media][/center]



I'm going to be a Sword/Dagger Shortbow Thief.
Awww yeah~
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Okay, I'm going to blow people's mind here.

Anyone ever heard of Silkroad? That game had 2 sides, East and West.
Now mind you, the game wasn't really that great but I liked the concept of Martial Arts & Magic / Armor Knights existing in the same universe.

Now GW2 and B&S is both made by NCSoft.
What if they took the Silkroad approach!? I mean the game system already looks pretty darn similar...
I think it would be interesting, might happen down the line? Might not.

I'm just dreaming.
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[color="#FFA500"][font="Century Gothic"]SilkRoad was a great game poorly managed, I believe they recently added the middle east.
Their skill system I loved. No class selection, pick what you want to specialize in. Element, type of martial art and type of weapon.

That is a cool dream but the Blade & Soul Fighting ability would be devastating. Qing Gong alone. Lol.[/font][/color]
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Thanks for the video. I hadn't seen it before. Now ... I'm not really seeing a comparision between the two games in the 4th clip. Maybe it's just me.

GW2 is going to be B2P (no monthly fee ... just buy the game and you're in). We're all pretty sure BnS is gonna be a monthly fee, right? Then there's the whole Qing Gong! I wants it, precious! If BnS doesn't come out over here ... I'll be VERY disappointed. Don't ruin my dreams here, people! Edited by Valadhiel
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