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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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Sword Types?

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This is more of a personal musing than anything else, but in most of the videos I've watched on the demo, screenshot and trailer footage of Blade and Soul, I've only seen roughly one style of sword. It has a very small guard (or tsuba, if I'm even saying that correctly) and it's a generally slim and very dexterous blade. I'm cool with that, and in fact I think it's rather interesting compared to the type of common cross-guard that appears so many times in MMOs.

Still, I can't help but wonder how many different types of Asianic swords they intend to include? I recall seeing a sword stand in one of the screen shots displaying a menagerie of Japanese styled blades, but I don't really recall seeing them in play.

What do you guys think? What swords would you like to see?

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I hope Blade Masters get a realy badass huge weapon! >< :joss_stick:

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I think we will see a variety of swords, but I have no idea as to how many.

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Personally, I like the sleek, slender, and efficient Katana.

Then again, other styles of swords can be more ornate, and given my flair for theatrics, I would thoroughly enjoy a flashy sword that is as pretty to look at as it is deadly.

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Personally, I like the sleek, slender, and efficient Katana.

Then again, other styles of swords can be more ornate, and given my flair for theatrics, I would thoroughly enjoy a flashy sword that is as pretty to look at as it is deadly.

I would have to agree 100% with you :joss_stick:

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Personally, I like the sleek, slender, and efficient Katana.

Then again, other styles of swords can be more ornate, and given my flair for theatrics, I would thoroughly enjoy a flashy sword that is as pretty to look at as it is deadly.

Ditto on that one, as well. Katana takes the mark as my favourite. I just hope it's available in the game itself.

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Ditto on that one, as well. Katana takes the mark as my favourite. I just hope it's available in the game itself.

Fingers and toes crossed ya? :misdoubt: I really do hope their in the game it would just be one more awsome added to the many awsome this game (hopefully) has :P :joss_stick:

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Well I have seen different swords myself....

1:04

1:36

5:47

Well these are just a few but i'm sure they will have some variety among the designs and types of swords.

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Also there is one sword at 0:36 (

) which i am unable to categorize but i know i have seen it before
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From what we have seen, there looks like there are some swords that are more of the traditional design while others have a more cosmetic appearance to them. In ether case expect variety.

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I like the idea of a Claymore but I have a feeling its mostly gonna be slim katanas and such :/. Correct me if I'm wrong, just jumped on the Dojo :P

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Broad Swords FTW

IMO 2 handed swords suck.

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Broad Swords FTW

IMO 2 handed swords suck.

I like two handed swords though.. But yeah, i'm not sure that would work for the blade master class because the blade master relies on fast quick attacks. Two handed blades usually are slower but more powerful.

they could do three things.

1. Add it as a weapon choice for the destroyer since it fits that class more.

2. Make it avaliabe for the blademaster class but as a class prmotion choice.

3. Don't add it at all.

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I think it's best to let us decide. Give us the option of either using a slender single-sword style or a larger two handed-sword style.

The only style I would also like to see is Dual-wielding slender sword style. We are Blade Masters after all. We should be able to be Masters of all styles.

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The only style I would also like to see is Dual-wielding slender sword style. We are Blade Masters after all. We should be able to be Masters of all styles.

That statement sumerizes it perfectly.

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Another sword i would love to see will be a Hook Sword or Shuang Gou

First: Sweet weapon and if implemented we could prolly do a throw like the Gon.

Second: LMAO the narrator is the Story teller from 300!

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Second: LMAO the narrator is the Story teller from 300!

dang!... your right! :tongue:

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well blade masters resemble samurai and they use battojutsu in some instances as i saw in the vids and u cant do no battojutsu with hook tooth picks or big old clumsy great swords (which would be more likely a weapon for destroyers) so imo we blade masters are gonna have iaitos katanas wakizashis etc :confident:

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Ever since I played FF7 with Cloud and his huge Buster Sword, I've always wanted to play as swordsman with broadsword in MMORPG.

In the latest trailer, there's a glimpse of female Blade Master wielding broadsword in ungodly speed. That's a great news! I can't wait to make my Blade Master wielding a broadsword later. :confident: :big_smile:

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I hope they do something like Aion where i can have the stats of one weapon and the looks of another.

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I hope they do something like Aion where i can have the stats of one weapon and the looks of another.

I don't understand that. Can you explain it in more detail? Sorry I've never played Aion..

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I don't understand that. Can you explain it in more detail? Sorry I've never played Aion..

I think hes talking about remodeling the weapon, u know, u have a badass weapon who does a lot of damage but it looks like crap and you go remodel it and it has a nice look with good damage! :big_smile:

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