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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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Sept me. Tried to make a thief and was to much glass cannon to me.I like to be able to solo things so I naturally move to the ranged classes like Engineer. Depending on what you want I find Engineer to be the most fun although we won't win any awards for damage condition or natural. If your looking for a bunker for sPvP then look no further then the king of bunker next to the Guardian.

Necromancer is fun to but the class is horribly bugged and you need to be a good level to really be able to use your wep swap to full effect unless you go main hand scepter and swap staff....least where I am at but scepter is not that great.

My advice and what I did in WoW was just play every class until 20ish and if you still enjoy that class then just go with that.

Necro scepter is mainly for condition builds. It's no power based weapon. I would say that Mesmer and Ele don't shine until at least 40-60.

So...

Broom races? ;3

Bring it, I got one on my Ele from Halloween. :3

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Tonight, at the old school bar!

I think the game is heading in the right direction. I am happy that we can't corpse run anymore. It gave me some vanilla WOW flashbacks last night.

It also made me realize just how important each of your party members can be... specially since I had to find out by nearly carrying the other two Thieves in group through CoF (I was wondering why the last boss on P1 didn't have poison on whenever I was ranging or in down state; only Thief applying poisons FFS).

I do hope they add some meaningful form of battleground that resembles Arathi Basin or Eye of the Storm (WOW).

This game needs a smaller scale WvWvW and I think this would do it.

The only times I've had fun in WvWvW is when two small groups collide (Usually 5v5 or 10v10) and that's really fun in a semi-open area. But in claustrophobic SPVP or the massive map of WvWvW, it just... doesn't have that special feeling.

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Alot of people would disagree with you Tashigi (Not me of coarse)

I like the fact they buffed bundles finally which makes are kits not so bad....until I realized that it was bugged....I least thats what people have been telling me. I can't really tell because I almost never use kits.

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I'd have to buy another char. slot for an Engi. Deleted my old one to make a Guardian.

Been curious about higher level Engi. The one I had did well in SPVP for a short while, but some of the builds I've ran into as of late while playing my Thief have been insane.

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If your playing a glass thief the Engi can go full bunker (vit tough power P/S) And just make your life hell. net turret, toolbelt net, stun/daze shield, reflect/knockback shield, all if trait right not that bad on CD oh and glue shot that can immobilize if you get hit.

Engi's can sit there all day and just watch you squirm. I took out a ranger warrior combo, ranger almost got me but the warrior was so locked down I could focus on the ranger and tear him up. Warrior stood no chance because he dosent have enough stun breaks to get out of everything.

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So I finally decided to try out sPvP again after a month of "balancing". 4-5 matches I won which is a big step up from getting steamrolled.

Currently running power,condition,vitality, Engi Bunker 10/30/0/30/0, P/S vit tough 4 soldier runes and 2 afflicted runes, bleed and quickness sigil.

Nothing really steamrolls everything so I don't see 2 hit guardians anymore or of that stuff. It actually feels like it's skill based because I can tell who is good and who isn't by how fast I bring them down.

Fought a warrior that was squishier then butter and though his shouts would keep him alive. i showed him wrong.

Fought a Elementalist, we had a 2-3 min conflict and it was danger close. Was thinker then the warrior I mentioned above. Great game that was.

I think it's time to see if I can find a team

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I just realized I haven't posted screenshots in here in forever.

Allow me to... rectify that.

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Again your screens are stunning....you used SweetFX right?

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8 People. 1 Thief. Wiped the WHOLE GROUP. HOW I ask HOW DOES 1 CLASS 8 PEOPLE BY HIMSELF. I never though thiefs were OP I though stealth was OP and this proves it. The fact that you can sit there and keep stealthing over and over on a very short clock without having to stop is pure nonsense and can't even be broken out. It''s like every stealth that he has was on a 10 Sec CD because 1-2 times he smacked one of us with C&D.

Also I am not saying the he outright killed everyone in the group but he downed every single on of us and some of us being Guardians and Warriors. I can't even imagine how people think this is balanced. Yes it's skill that he can keep going and know what where and when to attack and sneak back in, BUT NOT 1 CLASS can counter a thief and having to keep him in perma stun/daze just to take on 1 thief. it's so annoying and having to build to counter a class in nonsense. Not even WoW Rogues stealth is this OP(sept for the time they could 1 shot cloth but that was early vanilla)

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8 People. 1 Thief. Wiped the WHOLE GROUP. HOW I ask HOW DOES 1 CLASS 8 PEOPLE BY HIMSELF. I never though thiefs were OP I though stealth was OP and this proves it. The fact that you can sit there and keep stealthing over and over on a very short clock without having to stop is pure nonsense and can't even be broken out. It''s like every stealth that he has was on a 10 Sec CD because 1-2 times he smacked one of us with C&D.

Also I am not saying the he outright killed everyone in the group but he downed every single on of us and some of us being Guardians and Warriors. I can't even imagine how people think this is balanced. Yes it's skill that he can keep going and know what where and when to attack and sneak back in, BUT NOT 1 CLASS can counter a thief and having to keep him in perma stun/daze just to take on 1 thief. it's so annoying and having to build to counter a class in nonsense. Not even WoW Rogues stealth is this OP(sept for the time they could 1 shot cloth but that was early vanilla)

Thief has access to so many stealth abilities, it's nuts. The one stealth that comes to the top of my head is Cloak and Dagger (5th skill in D/D). It has no cooldown, only an initiative requirement. It also deals heavy damage.

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Stealth in GW2 is far weaker than Stealth in WOW.

But on the matter, you can damage the Thief while he's stealthed and you can potentially kill him. The biggest mistake most people make, is that they stop attacking or using abilities while they allow the Thief to roam and use skills while stealthed.

There is a build that allows a Thief to stealth and heal; it has a cooldown, but if you leave the Thief alone, he'll use other skills to recover.

You gotta keep the pressure on him, always and try to dodge every now and then; even if he's stealthed.

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To be frank people just don't know how to handle stealth. Even on my Ranger a thief wouldn't be able to take me out with an entire group of 8 because even if the other 7 don't know what they are doing one person knowing what they are doing is enough. People just can't seem to understand how to deal with stealth.

It's short and you have to move fast so from a Thief perspective, if you keep attacking it'll make it harder for me to take the positions I want. But you have to try and control the area around you and position yourself properly to make it hard for them and to funnel down their openings so the moment they show up you are ready. Also time their stealth with counter moves.

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I understand how to fight the stealth but I HAVE to build to fight the stealth. If I had my tank/con P/S build like in sPvP thieves would quiver in fear. But I decided to build glass cannon because of my hollow faith that people won't suck.

Update------

New patch coming soon, guild missions, new PvP map, chose your own dalies. More class fixes

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Glass cannon is candy for Burst Thieves. But even so, I think Engies get tons of AoEs?\

Let them know the fury of AoEs.

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Holy hell do I hate guild drama. It always tends to be the same type of people who do it, attention grabbers and their followers follow in tow.

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There was guild drama today? Good thing I was at work.

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Onto the next goal, the title: The Emperor!

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I think I went the wrong way with my build. I was originally going berserk rifle glass cannon with my engi. But now that kits and stuff have gotten little buffs I have noticed that some kits actually do more damage and my standard AA rifle and that the CC is nice but shield and even just duel pistol glue shot have enough CC with the right talents and movement.

Now I have to restart my build. Prolly going full Rampage (power, crit chance, condition damage) but stil working on what I should do for my sockets. This build is alot like my tank P/S build but i am building for damage and for WvW not alot of people build tank now a days because when you have 10 people on you it doesn't really help.

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Onto the next goal, the title: The Emperor!

That sword looks pretty good. I need to find a nice pair of daggers myself. Got any suggestions?

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That sword looks pretty good. I need to find a nice pair of daggers myself. Got any suggestions?

Unfortunately a lot of the daggers are lacking skinwise. The only super good looking skin is probably Incinerator, the legendary. T3 Asura tends to have a faint glow on their weapons, if you're interested in that.

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Anything that's "Aureate" has awesome skin; I have almost everything (Except short-bow) skinned to that.

It gives it a classy/military look to most of everything.

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Yeah it's true, I only really like the Spark or Ul-something needle.

I'm more into something with a middle eastern or oriental theme/feel.

Something sleek an subtle with a gracious curve.

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Asura lore

http://43501.tumblr.com/post/43148019000/a-comprehensive-in-depth-canonical-guide-for

Found this browsing the forums. Nice read since I don't know much lore on Guild Wars sept for what I have played. Says the person might add more detail and stuff but for what i have read it's just nice to have for lore freaks like me

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