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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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Man between work and house work and other family stuff I have been unplugged from the internet for 3 days. Hopefully with all the holiday stuff behind I can get back on soon. I might pop up here and there but thats just to check on stuff

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I don't know the name of the coat, Shinaji. I got it from a personal story quest somewhere. I'll link it to you tonight.

Also, playing this game with my roomie is a thousand times more fun than not. I also no longer have to die alone.

Also, my first purchase with real cash went to... /drums

25 fine transmutation stones. Surprised? You shouldn't be :P

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I need someone to play with. :(

But at least on my Ranger I always have Charlotte mah spider. :(

Ranger is like a PvE queen she like never dies even in the most hopeless of situations she pulls through lol.

Also~ slightly okish but not that great news.

Update on Legendaries.

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Hay they want to improve there game and hold off on new content for a bit that is A Ok with me atm because fixing alot of the problems with the game itself opens to alot more opertunities with new content down the road and hopefully make the game alot more enjoyable for all in the long run.

If they have been taking notes they will hopefully know what has and has not been working for them...../cross fingers.

Shinaji I am trying to level a Mesmer if you are looking for someone to play with. If you want a new PvP partner I would be happy to learn the ticks of the trade with my engi

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Sounds good, trouble is I'm on a different server and I'm still debating moving. bah that's another story, plus for now I'm basically in farm mode, (it's relaxing for me really) gonna get rich or die trying and also gearing up my Ranger.

The extent of my PvP knowledge is somewhat limited to Ranger, Thief, Warrior and Guardian in terms of experience and dept but I do know a few tricks with some other classes.

To be honest I hadn't pvp'd much until last week I started getting back into it. Did some SPvP last night, ask Tashy about it he's probably still pulling arrows out his arse. :3

Granted once he pulled out his Sword/Pistol I was having a whale of a time.

Also Tash I realized my healing skill removes conditions. Healing Spring

But we can all gather up for some SPvP malarkey some time.

Right now I'm mostly a farmer, I don't know how many people would actually be down for that.

Also I want to run lots of CoF and CM because I want dem runes.

But this week is the start of hard times for me though. Work starts again on Monday and my brother now takes his laptop to work which means I can't play during the days anymore. I'm still way off before I can even think about affording a new computer.

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I knew you were cheating bitch.

That's good to know, tho. For when I make a Ranger :P

Tho we killed eachother a bunch of times, I was wondering why everyone else died so fast to my experimental condition build, but you kept on removing wounds :<

I liked that other Thief's build, too. Stealth and backstab burst. Very tricky.

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Shinaji I am on crystal desert same as you remember? I moved so that way it would be easier to group up with you and your guildies.

I haven't done much SPvP but all I know is that thiefs give me a hard time and with everyone else. I would as go far as saying they are the most powerful class because they are the hardest to counter IMO. Only counter I have seen are tank built warriors and Guardians and even then it's pretty sad

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Shinaji is scrubby, he's still in Jade Quarry.

I however, am on Crystal Desert now, stalking Sera. Or rather, doing a poor job at stalking Sera.

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Guild Wars 2 in the Coming months.

Yes it's true I am and have always been on Jade Quarry. Not sure how everyone keeps thinking I'm on Crystal Desert but yeah, Jade Quarry.

It's cause I'm kinda attached to the server and how WvW struggle against Sea of Sorrows.

We get some trouble from Blackgate too but we usually overcome, but Sea of Sorrows really gives us a fight and I've kinda gotten all involved in the struggle to put em down and earn ourselves the top rank. Granted we're third behind Stormbluff Isle at 2 and Seas of Sorrows at 1. But we wanna stomp Sea of Sorrows more. :|

Yes good thieves are hard to deal with, but I'm always happy when I go up against a good thief. Warms mah heart, go sneaky classes <3. How I usually handle them is bait them. You know they usually open strong and any attempt to hit em in the beginning is usually met with dodges since they are so mobile. Also keep moving, don't make hitting you easy for them, but they are faster in most cases though.

Mostly try to bait their dodges with weaker hits and make sure when you fire off your strong moves they can't get away as easily. On my Ranger I usually save my AOE and my two knock backs.

Takes getting used to but yes they are hard to deal with as they should be. <3.

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"Getting tokens for achievements that you do everyday weather you notice it or not and getting gear that is suited for you"

THIS MOTHERF***ING HYPE TRAIN HAS NO F***ING BREAKS OMG.

/regain composure

You know what? Wintersday even through I was at work for alot of it...i heard 75% less complaining then i did for the other activities so my faith is at a high right now for Anet and I hope that 2013 is where they shine the most.

From the blog post alot of this stuff I am really liking but there are still problems in the game that they need to address like some of the events that keep bugging out and stuff like that. I still have faith. Me and my Engineer will be waitting for major fixes and I swear if we get nurfed again I will compain on the forums.....or something...

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GUESTING IS HERE!

But Free transfers are going away. :(

So I gotta make a choice now.

Guess I might join you guys on Crystal Desert.

Ya'll at least have an active WvW scene there? :(

Otherwise I could just guest a lot, when I'm not fighting for the glory or Jade Quarry!

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There's a decently active WvWvW scene. Though it still falls victim to some bad commanders and people bickering at one another over what to do. I think we're currently at Tier 3. We'll probably wind up going between 2 and 3.

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Wubwub is alright on Crystal Desert. It is better then Northern Shiverpeaks when I was on there. Can't day if it's better the Jade Quarry or Tarnished Coast.

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:(

As far as I've personally seen on Jade Quarry they haven't been doing any bickering or anything like that. As far as I've seen personally Commanders are usually helping each other out, they might not all be the best, there are some great ones and some that are alright. Even when we were getting stomped I haven't really had a bad experience in WvW.

Live Stream here they are talking about their plans.

One thing that might interest some people. They say they want to change up some boss mechanics, lower the difficulty and make the res and run back constantly not being viable.

Guild Wars 2 Live Stream

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I haven't found WvWvW interesting or fun at all. Probably running with the wrong crews but w/e. Not enough interest in it :x

As for dungeons and bosses, I've only done three dungeons (Or was it four? Not sure). But I felt the bosses themselves weren't hard at all. Sometimes unpredictable, yes. But I think that's a good aspect, as long as you don't get one shot (Leave room for recovery/learning).

What I did find to be frustrating throughout all of the instances I did, was how incredibly random and powerful trash mobs can be.

I mean, seriously, some of these things can instant kill you with stuff you can't see coming, even if you're looking for red rings/staring at their animations.

I think I died maybe 4 times in a row to the same trash mobs 'cause they kept using the same move as I would get up. No chance to dodge or DB my way out.

I think if they can make bosses require more strategy than hit point A and then go DPS point B and toned down the trash to be at least half or a quarter as powerful as side bosses (Not main bosses), then it'd be more enjoyable to do instances.

I haven't done fractals yet, so I can't judge those.

Still... oddly enough, I've found PVE to be more enjoyable than PVP stuff in this game.

Which is odd, given that this is Guild Wars, y'know? Lol.

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They probably put too much in PvE :P yet not enough.

They wanted to leave behind the "This is a PvP game" in Guild Wars 1 and become a fully rounded game.

Can't say why you don't like WvW, actually it might be because everyone runs in groups there and that's not your thing. Least on the top end servers people run in groups always. You usually only pick up solo people if they are headed to a group or rejoining a group, so people have tried baiting me into an ambush pretty often when I take out solo players.

Not big on dungeons myself but I want to experience them all and right now I want the runes from CM and CoF.

But I did enjoy Fractals.

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Don't like the change to res rushing. People die A LOT. Be it from mistakes or issues with the game (like rubberband dodges). Waypoint distance is usually a big enough deterrent, except for in CoF Path 2. This change can be for the worse depending on how they do this. A lot of content is already easy, so dumbing down some things and making res rushing impossible may just be worse for both experienced and inexperienced players.

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Second Stream just started.

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Gahhhhh I want to play eather a ele or Mesmer for my alt but I am eather doing something wrong because they both feel so weak. I know they are not weak but I can't figure out what to do to deal max damage and not get stomped by more then 2 mobs.

It's so frustrating

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Lol you keep playing Classes I haven't played. XD

Lucky for you Sera is like a Pro ele, think she might be good at every class actually. Maybe she has tips. :P

Man I found a good way to make some cash selling matts, then I realized all the matts I was selling I need for my legendary.

Also ecto price shot up to 30s when I was on yesterday.... is it still 30s? Because it used to be like 24 and I want it back down to 24 because I was considering buying some. :(

I hope whatever they do in the coming updates brings a way to earn some more gold in the open world.

One of my friends started playing again, trust is he likes the game he only stopped because of the lack of WvW people. I need some WvW buddies. For both him and me.

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The come to crystel desert. I WvW I i bet Sera's guild has some WvW people to. we can party up and stuff.

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Ele and Mesmer have been lots of fun.

Tricky to figure out, though and sometimes gimmicky but I like them a lot.

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Alot of people consider Thief, Elementalist and Mesmer to be the best classes in PvP. Think they got a thread on the official forums arguing about it. Lol

Plus Elementalist is one of the strongest Bunkers.

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my guild went into WvWvW last night as all thiefs. they were the roamers lol

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Gahhhhh I want to play eather a ele or Mesmer for my alt but I am eather doing something wrong because they both feel so weak. I know they are not weak but I can't figure out what to do to deal max damage and not get stomped by more then 2 mobs.

It's so frustrating

Both feel extremely weak early on. It isn't until later levels that you get to do fun things with traits and survive longer.

For Elementalist, learn self combos. S/D has a lot of them. Learn all of your skills so you know what to do in different encounters. I'd recommend S/D (Scepter/Dagger) for early on and middle levels. Dagger/Dagger at higher if you're comfortable with them. As for Mesmer, level with a friend, it can get really boring until you get more traits.

I have to say that after getting them to high levels, I find Elementalist and Mesmer the most fun to play.

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