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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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Bohvey   

Awake, I don't think anyone considers that the typical "grind" that makes us all cringe. I'd agree with you that there's nothing wrong with adding content to play through by which the you ultimately get more rewards. GW2 did one thing very well in my opinion. They rewarded you for continuing forward and I think for me, that eliminated that "grind" feel that I get in so many other MMOs. You are encouraged to explore and keep moving into new areas rather than constantly running back and forth between two areas or quest givers. New dungeon, new area and new PvP map coming this weekend. Halloween events in October, Lost Shores in November and it looks like more content coming in December... they've had some cool events that people can play through for unique gear and such. That seems like a pretty solid effort to me, no?

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Seraphy   

So upset with ANet's change to the Evasive Arcana trait for Elementalists. No more dodge combos. No more support staff. :/

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Awake.   

So upset with ANet's change to the Evasive Arcana trait for Elementalists. No more dodge combos. No more support staff. :/

Wow just checked it out myself.

Completely unreal. I have no idea wtf Arenanet is thinking and where they are going with this. That was such a fun and awesome build to play as a support role.

Now excuse me while I find my jaw that fell off and rolled under my desk.

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So upset with ANet's change to the Evasive Arcana trait for Elementalists. No more dodge combos. No more support staff. :/

You aren't the only one. We feel your pain.

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Garzel   

I have been up and down with Anet and it really does seem like they are just throwing darts at a dart board and seeing what works and what doesn't. I mean I was told that Guild Wars 1 was a great game and that it had alot of players. I used to be in a group with people always talking about it.

The Lost Shore event just ended on my server and it was a lifetime experience....A lifetime experience of 2 FPS and unplayable lag. I mean when the event was over I was going into Lions arch and the whole city wouldn't render. I was floating over just random land masses and stuff. The forums are ABLAZE with complains.

And even here people questioning the actions of Anet with seeming unreal and random changes that they are making. I really do wonder what is going on over at Anet right now.

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Demonare   

I missed the event today because of an appointment. I'm not sure how to feel about this considering how many are complaining about it.

Regarding the patch changes, I only just started playing again a few days ago (see spoiler), so I can't comment on individual changes , but it looks like they adjusted almost every class, probably in an attempt to balance them out, but who knows. At least that's what it seems to be from what I see.

Considering Warrior barely gets any changes (or nerfs, rather) and ANet's stance that Warriors are "where they had wanted them to be", I have a feeling that most of ANet's decisions are based more on an ideal rather than what the playerbase wants, at least most of the time. I'm not sure how well that mindset is working out for them, however.

I bought the game a few weeks after it was out and then started picking classes based on what my guild had (trying to diversify the professions out within it) instead of picking what I would probably enjoy (Ranger). Eventually I got bored and took a break for a while. After having some talks with my friends about it , I realized what the problem was: I put too much effort in trying to pick a lesser-used class in order to better support my friends, usually ending up with me playing a class I don't enjoy and getting horribly bored with it, result in a bunch of alts that go nowhere. So I came back recently and this time just picked Ranger and Necro and so far it's been much more enjoyable for me.

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Shinaji   

Well the First event is over, the proceeding events continue, search for clues, donations, investigations and another attack on Caledon.

There was tons of lag as I expected but I just went down to the docks near the consortium and fought the things that spawned there, pretty much little to no lag down there, I like the super computer people fight the big things, I was there to see two fall, had my fill and killed teh babies.

Still expected the lag so while I wish they'd sort that out I wasn't terribly upset.

What's wrong now is I think this investigation quest might be a bit bugged in terms of where it's pointing you to on the map to gather info.

I bought the game a few weeks after it was out and then started picking classes based on what my guild had (trying to diversify the professions out within it) instead of picking what I would probably enjoy (Ranger). Eventually I got bored and took a break for a while. After having some talks with my friends about it , I realized what the problem was: I put too much effort in trying to pick a lesser-used class in order to better support my friends, usually ending up with me playing a class I don't enjoy and getting horribly bored with it, result in a bunch of alts that go nowhere. So I came back recently and this time just picked Ranger and Necro and so far it's been much more enjoyable for me.

I loved me some Ranger. So far I can't decide if I like it or the Thief more.

IT's a shame all the events are bugged it would have given the world a great sense of some sort of impending doom, with Karka showing up at random coast lines launching attacks trying to claim land whilst you try to find the root cause of all the sudden attacks. IF it all went off according to plan it would have provided a great feel,instead it's all bugged. :( Makes me sad.

Off topic: Why did sudden creepy music from horror movies start coming from the mountains near my house... wtf.... If you don't see me again, twas an honour.

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Seraphy   

The fractals are pretty fun. At first. I don't think repeating them for relics is gonna be very fun. They simply take too much time for too little reward. I'd rather do multiple dungeons like Ascalonian Catacombs where you pretty much get 50s+ per run.

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Shinaji   

Fractal adventures started badly and ended badly. Started off in what I'll call the troll swamp. Bring three orbs to a specific spot in 30 seconds. But walls kept spawning in the way. So reset the map things went smoothly the rest of the way until the last dungeon. That one though was due to one guy afking at random. So after everyone else's gear broke (mine fully intact cause I'mma boss) They gave up, so I didn't even get to rank up to the next level. So when I enter again I'll have to start at level one. :(

I think it'll get better though, once you pass a level you can restart from the level you were at previously and the rewards get bigger for each level.

One thing I have to say after this my first dungeon run in this game. Devs played too much Zelda and basically all those mechanics from old school games made into dungoen traps. Like Frog Crossing, and that old game with mario and donkey kong and that racing game where you car doesn't move and you have to dodge the cars coming at you.

Yep I just got smacked in the face with nostalgia in that dungeon.

Still fun and I Rofl'd when I had to fight a Champion Rabbit and then a Raving (techno Rave) Asura and his kitty cat golems. Lol.

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Seraphy   

Acquired Spark for 225g. Now just the T6 mats, clovers, globs, runestones, and lodestones to go.

The troll swamp was annoying as hell. Mainly because my party kept triggering traps. I just used swiftness and jumped over everything. You can also jump over some of the barricades, bypassing the closed off paths.

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Whoop okay. Here's my verdict on Guild Wars 2.

I really, REALLY like it. A lot. It's really fun, and graphics are great and the way that quests are handled are different and interesting. I have no idea how people could feel like this is a single-player game, especially after my friends and I fought a world boss. There were like five different guilds there, it was really exciting! I guess it's because I have friends and a guild right off the bat. But I never really experienced the whole people ignoring you thing, either. And as for the autoattack thing I've heard people complain about, you can turn that off so I don't see why you'd complain about it as if it's a core mechanic. The skills being based on what weapon you have equipped is a really cool idea, too, and you can get some really different combat based on what combination of weapons you have. The one complaint I have about combat is that melee's kinda weird-feeling unless you have a gap closer. But otherwise it's great.

So yeah great game so far, I really enjoy it.

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Shinaji   

If the people in my party were slightly more patient we probably could have finished the swamp, but everyone wanted to shout GO! or NOW! instead of waiting for everyone to get ready.

I keep messing with the colours. Strongly dislike those stupid Pirate Pants.

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Garzel   

I am having so many problems with my computer and internet that I think I am giving up on Guild Wars until I get my new laptop. It's not that far off and my mom said that she and my dad (This is a first for them btw I was so shocked my caught a fly in my mouth) would give me a little boost with my laptop.

I think that the Lost shore was a cool idea but the execution was very poor so I don't think I am going to be missing much for the time being. I have other games I can play while this transaction happens.

I hope ANet learns from there mistake which supposedly happened during Halloween event to so I hope that they can pick themselves up.

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Shinaji   

Nah Halloween event had extremely minor bugs compared to this, think they just had connectivity issues for like the first hour of the event releasing and it wasn't even for everyone. This one though, this one just tripped and fell down the stairs and broke everything, now it's laying there in a pool of it's own filth crying while everyone throws rude words and insults at it. Poor Lost Shores, let me help you up.

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Seraphy   

New map is pretty okay. Got there, and pretty sure a guildie and I were the overflow's first to finish the steam geyser puzzle.

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Shinaji   

Zy, your screenshots don't work.

Do you know how that feels? You get me all worked up and then just leave me hanging like this?

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Okay, seriously?

RANDOMLY giving people legendary precursors as rewards for a ONE-TIME EVENT? PLUS other exotics and a 20-slot bag?

I AM PISSED.

WTF, Arenanet?! UGH! ARGH! I can't even begin to explain HOW STUPID this is! GODDAMMIT!

Excuse me while I go flood their forums with bile.

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Seraphy   

I missed the last part of the event because I went to go to a dinner with my cousins. A bit annoyed over these one time events, but meh.

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Garzel   
RANDOMLY giving people legendary precursors as rewards for a ONE-TIME EVENT? PLUS other exotics and a 20-slot bag?

I wouldn't worry to much about it I bet they will make it craftable and crap like that

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Tashigi   

Well, at this point I am likely going to stop at Lv 60.

I really have nothing to push me to explore or level quite frankly. I suppose this just isn't for me, despite all the amazing mechanics and new features.

SPVP was also fun for a while, until around rank 10 or so sadly.

I think I need my MMOG to be more anime or cartooney honestly. The asthetic and design/art of the game is the primary culprit here for me.

Edited by 回し蹴り ★

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Garzel   

Wakfu is a good game that I am trying right now until I get my new laptop. It's F2P with the option to go P2P for $6 a month with his alot better then $15

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