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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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The game indeed is for me classed as art. too bad the art director( if im not mistaken) left a few months ago. The differences could be seen on the new events starting from the Karka patch. But still keeps its track on it. I got over 1200 hours played and 2 legendary weapons so to speak: Twilight and Flameseeker of Prophecies. Indeed the game looks boring if you lvl on the same zones your atls, but you have a few options like: crafting (10 lvls per craft) , different zones, since there are a few high lvl zones ( counting the lvl60-70 ones also), dungeon runs, WvWvW etc...

There is a lot to do but after so many hours played I think I got what I need so Blade and Soul since i've been tracking since cbt1 is under my radar :)

My point: Its a good game.

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They took some steps in the right direction but they they also took some steps in the wrong. Although most problems can be fixed it's really a shot in the dark where Anet wants to take the game. I mean really a shot in the dark. A lot of there dissensions are really hit and miss.

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I think they need to do a visions thing like Aion did. So we at least know where they want to go.

Because you realize they have a big plan, and sometimes they do things that don't make any sense then later on they add something else and you go "Oh, now I understand." But the thing is we aren't seeing the full picture, they are, so many times people don't know there is more to it because we just don't know.

Least with Aion's visions trailer you knew where they aimed to take the game.

Also, what I think they need now is something to make guilds worth while, something that makes them more than an extended random people I can dungeon with sometimes list. Something they can work together for and grow closer, like how guilds used to be back int he day.

RO had WoE and MVPs

WoW Got it's Raids

Aion made a guild owning a fortress a bit more luxurious than owning one in GW2 feels.

Generally they need to work on the social aspect. Been saying it before the game was out and it still hasn't changed.

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That's funny, when they were marketing the game they said the social aspect of it was their biggest concern. That's not why I quit it was mostly the repetitive pvp and awful battleground maps. I would have liked GW2 if they put more thought into those.

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Well what they actually did was do a great job to get rid of things that cause bad social interactions. I don't think they did much to boost the need or want for social interaction. If more people were eager to interact socially, then it would be perfect, but unless you sort of push people into it most will solo the entire game and never talk to another person because it's designed that way.

They overestimated people's drive to be social is what they did.

IT can be fixed though, just if they do it is the problem.

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Hopefully the big event in January will step the game in the right direction. Oh and stop F ing nurfing Engineers, Ya you gave us a sigil buff now we can use sigils on kits, but you nurf our only real damage kit by 30%...WTF

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Yes, however if people want to be social then let them. If they would rather play through the game without the need then why is that bad? The guild we're in is a pretty social place. Anytime I'm on I can just ask, "What are we doing tonight?" and inevitably it gets a dungeon run going or we go through an area to get 100% completion on it.

I agree with the amazing art in this game. They stated that they wanted it to be like a painting and they've achieved that for sure. It's actually made it hard for me to look at Blade and Soul videos because I've really enjoyed the slightly more realistic almost gritty feel of GW2.

Gratz on your laptop Garzel. I'm actually building a new desktop that should be done by the end of January. I'm pretty stoked about it. I haven't built a desktop in about 9 years. i7 3770K, ROG Maximus Formula Mobo and GTX 680 GPU all inside the CM Storm Stryker case. Should be pretty when I get it all done and it should run any MMO at max settings at 50 FPS.

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That is more powerful then mine atm i7 3630 and a Geforce GTX 675. But this is also the mobile version because it is a laptop so it's not as powerful as it would be but it's still quite a beast.

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Ya, I currently have a laptop as well and while it does fine at medium settings I decided it's time I just build a beastly desktop. My laptop only has the 555M so it's a bit dated now.

I was going to go with the GTX 690 but figured I can add another 680 to this set up in 6 months if I really feel the need for it and save $500 upfront. Funny that this all started because I won a Thermaltake Power Supply in my last League of Legends tournament. I've got everything but those final 3 expensive parts. Then I'll be adding a couple more fans and some lighting.

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You guys didn't' include me. Now I am sad.

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This game was my biggest disappointment of 2012 :sob:

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You wouldn't be as disappointed if you didn't have unrealistic expectations out of MMO.

Don't get me wrong, GW2 has some issues, some serious ones as well. But you seem to always expect some form of JRPG or similar experience.

Is there any MMO out there that you've liked? If no, then you've found your answer.

Much like JRPG aren't for everyone, neither are MMO.

Just saying :3

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You wouldn't be as disappointed if you didn't have unrealistic expectations out of MMO.

Don't get me wrong, GW2 has some issues, some serious ones as well. But you seem to always expect some form of JRPG or similar experience.

Is there any MMO out there that you've liked? If no, then you've found your answer.

Much like JRPG aren't for everyone, neither are MMO.

Just saying :3

You're so right :O but even when I first played an MMO I hoped that it would be at least fun even if it wasn't similar to a jrpg T_T

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Did some Fractuals of the Mist. Pretty fun but I wish I knew wtf was going on. all I knew was that there was a Asura krew and there was alot of radio talking. And that my Asura is currently working on refining the Cat Golums into mini golums. All the fun of a cat built into a miniature golum....GENIUS!

Seraphy this was with your guild to and I didn't see you there so I was sad.

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Did some Fractuals of the Mist. Pretty fun but I wish I knew wtf was going on. all I knew was that there was a Asura krew and there was alot of radio talking. And that my Asura is currently working on refining the Cat Golums into mini golums. All the fun of a cat built into a miniature golum....GENIUS!

Seraphy this was with your guild to and I didn't see you there so I was sad.

I was there on my warrior, Kuroa. I figured it would've been a bit obvious since I was calling you by Garzel rather than your character name. xD

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I was there on my warrior, Kuroa. I figured it would've been a bit obvious since I was calling you by Garzel rather than your character name. xD

You obviously didn't scream his name outloud in a dramatic way.

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Oh lol. I though you only had a 80 Ele. Everyone I know calls me Garzel when I play MMOs because that is what my name is usually so if someone calls me it I don't really realize it could be someone I know off game like in these forums.

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You know Sera's party is the only good dungeon party I've had in this game.

Sera party me again soon~

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Oh lol. I though you only had a 80 Ele. Everyone I know calls me Garzel when I play MMOs because that is what my name is usually so if someone calls me it I don't really realize it could be someone I know off game like in these forums.

Nah, I currently have a level 80 Necro, Ele, Warrior, and Guardian. Currently raising my Mesmer now.

You know Sera's party is the only good dungeon party I've had in this game.

Sera party me again soon~

Weekends are your main free time right?

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Ya Seraphy you have come capable players. Can't wait it try fractuals again. The only fractual I hate the most has to be Jade Maw for the fact that EVERYONE HAS Reflect projectile.....I am a damn Engineer I could use nades or something but I am not built for nade damage.

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You would be very surprised after doing more dungeons and learning the ins and outs of each encounter. I have my own issues with some players in my guild. From cockiness, to downright frustration at people who refuse to adapt to a situation with proper skills. There's more than one player in the guild who refuses to use certain skills simply because they don't like it. It makes things that are other wise faceroll tanking into difficult fights with potential wipes.

And it sounds like complaining from me, but there are many who would benefit by reading what their skills and traits do. A friend and I have been playing our Guardians for maybe ~50 hours so far (and crafted our way to 80 instead of playing) and know more about various traits and skills for situations than some who have been playing it since launch (~500+ hours).

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Weekends are your main free time right?

That is correct, however come Monday I will be free for the next 10 days.

Also I listen and learn fast so I shouldn't be any trouble as long as I'm pointed in the right direction. :)

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