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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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*gets bored enough to try it*

*downloads it* "Oh hey that was actually pretty fast. Lemme just-" *patching*

*1846458 HOURS OF PATCHING*

I even ran it overnight and it screwed up less than halfway through and found out in the morning it had to be restarted why

It would have probably been faster to just download the most recent version instead of patching it. You just want me to not play >:/

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Tashigi   

TERA client is the most absurd piece of crap ever and the EME patcher/launcher is ten times worse than that.

I think you know just how bad it is from that.

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Seriously, Aion wasn't this bad and that was downloading like 24 gigs. What the hell is this, like 100 gigs????? Apparently playing this has to be premeditated and not "Oh hey I'm bored gonna try this." Also probably a great way of pushing away people that aren't REALLY wanting to play it 8)''

Their website is hilarious too "HEY LOOK AT THESE TWEETS OBVIOUSLY FILTERED TO ONLY SHOW GOOD THINGS!"

So I finally got around to actually playing it. The character creation is restrictive and atrocious (not to mention 90% of the options are ugly as hell), the combat is boring and clunky, and really that's enough to make me not wanna play it. The Popori are really cute but that's all it has going for it. I would not recommend this at all :/

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JemL   

for me was very fast to redownload again the whole client, it was like 15 gbs? i dont remember was fast.

speaking about filtered information, everyone do that, just go to gw2 forums and post something bad which in fact is bad, they will delete, warn you or ban you

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for me was very fast to redownload again the whole client, it was like 15 gbs? i dont remember was fast.

speaking about filtered information, everyone do that, just go to gw2 forums and post something bad which in fact is bad, they will delete, warn you or ban you

I highly doubt it, and I'd probably hear more about it if that was the case.

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JemL   

I highly doubt it, and I'd probably hear more about it if that was the case.

youre being delusional, but do whatever you want i guess

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I haven't had a single reason to go to the GW2 forums, because everything works.

I've been to the TERA forums countless of times, only to leave frustrated due to locked threads where one or two kids decided to derail.

The most recent of these cases: The UI issues thread. Over 60 pages of documented material and THOUSANDS of views, locked over two kids that started arguing on the last page.

Whatever happened to just banning the problem kids?

Don't get me wrong, I think GW2 has problems, but technical? I can't count them.

In-game bugs? Yes.

TERA on the other hand...

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JemL   

and when did i deny something bad in TERA, i consider it dead game i played it, i paid for it, but you were complaining about two dumb things:

Download size, which i dled it again just to fool around, and didnt took me long, it was like 15gbs if i recall.

Homepage with filtered information, atleast you could see some complains around, but in gW2? i prepurchased that game...they close, ban people who ''dont like some stuff'' kicking them of the forums, but yet they leave open such threads like ''OMG THIS GAME ROCKS'' they cant stand when someone state the cons or has an objective opinion why something is bad, i could understand in rage dumb threads like ''OMG WVW ARMOR REPAIR TOO EXPENSIVE'' could be erased but others lol...they try to control and create the community, thats where they fail too, community is form by the playerbase not by the company they look like a big bunch of amateurs and a company or the site must supervise/organize the community not try to control.

Every single company at some point controls the information, always showing the good stuff and so on, wow, l2, rift, swtor, etc thats why i called him delusional.

so at the end you both didnt like and give your opinion but my opinion about TERA as game is: if you didnt like TERA's gameplay a little tiny bit then for sure you wont like B&S or you havent played it yet, the gameplay is closer to TERA than GW2, is another league, another concept, TERA and B&S are called MMOs.

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Tashigi   

It's not the download size, sir.

It's that many, many, many users get errors, the client stutters, stops downloads, can't patch, can't verify, etc. in many cases.

You just got lucky.

As for controlled content.

It's a lot more efficient to ban/lock a useless thread than to let it grow.

EME has been locking entire threads, good threads mind you, over 1 or 2 people out of hundreds, instead of banning those people instead.

Getting it now?

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Well, I didn't have any problems installing Tera on 3 PCs, the Download was fine, the installation was fine. All the way from closed beta testing. I do know a few people who had problems tho, same with GW2, i know a lot of ppl who had problems with download, installing, and problems in game. With everyone MMO theres going to be some kind of problem with some players and no problems with other players. In the end... who cares really? 99% of the time the company addresses the issue, and finds some fix for it.

As for my opinion about Tera (since this is the TERA topic)... I love the game, its the first in its class, its unique, the story is great, the races and classes are amazing, the mobs and bosses are pro, the graphics are crazy good. I've played tera everyday since CBT1. I got a lvl 60 priest in all T14 gears, and a Lvl 60 Lancer in some t14 and some t13 gears, and now im working on a sorcerer. I never get bored of tera. Theres enough to do on there to keep me satisfied.

P.S.

Jett's Guide To Not Getting Bored So Easily On An MMO

It's simple for me, only 3 things.

1) Take your time. Rushing will only make you extremely bored later on in the game.

2) Play another game occasionally. Playing Tera (or any MMO) for 10 or more hours straight will drive anyone to boredom. Pretty sure this applies to any game you play.

3) Play with friends. If you don't have friends that play tera, then make friends. Being "forever alone" will only make you bored.

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Lily~   

I miss Tera, i re-subbed the other day but the samael server is literally dead.

The global chat was silent, i didn't like it :(

Hoping i'll be able to find friends once the servers merge joss_stick.png

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Jett   

I miss Tera, i re-subbed the other day but the samael server is literally dead.

The global chat was silent, i didn't like it :(

Hoping i'll be able to find friends once the servers merge joss_stick.png

European Servers? Or the US servers?

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Jett   

Indeed but we had 6 or 8 I can't remember. I know some of them were dieing, but Dragonfall (my original server) was far from dead. In fact that server was so active that it could have remained its own. We were always able to complete 2 nexus zones. Nodoubt the other servers were dieing due to some players quitting, but im sure it's also due to server switching, since that was allowed in the US version (idk about the EU version).

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Teny   

I came very close to resubbing TERA because I am getting a bit bored of BnS (This is a timezone issue, not the game!)

tl;dr version: The people I play with are in different time zones and we've all hit 45 and need to be on together to farm Pohwaran and such, hard to co-ordinate with work/school schedules right now till more ENglish players join our server.

Anywho, TERA fully patched is just under 30GB iirc. It was 28GB when I played back in September, my problem with TERA is that I don't even know if my chars exist. When I check the "Transfer Char" screen it lists my max level chars at -1, which isn't any good.

i also don't want to use up 30GB of bandwidth since I'm using up way too much this month livestreaming Blade and Soul, so maybe next month but I doubt it.

I don't want to resub to find out my chars are gone, TERA has enough issues and the biggest one is community. I want to join a guild and just farm some endgame dungeons on CD lock, but most cliques are formed and newer guilds are filled with casuals that don't have the gear/skill to handle most of the content, so... looks like I probably won't resub.

I've already made my decision on what classes I'll play for NA BnS too.

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Tashigi   

If it helps, to answer your question, your characters are there.

They just got renamed with a place holder name.

For example, if you were in Valley of Titans and your char name was Joe, you'll find him on the char select screen of the PVP realm as "Joe VOT" or "Joe VOT 2".

Also, when you try to play that char, you'll be forced to rename it.

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Teny   

If it helps, to answer your question, your characters are there.

They just got renamed with a place holder name.

For example, if you were in Valley of Titans and your char name was Joe, you'll find him on the char select screen of the PVP realm as "Joe VOT" or "Joe VOT 2".

Also, when you try to play that char, you'll be forced to rename it.

That wasn't what I had said/asked.

I had to contact their customer support and they had to manually change database entries since a lot of people were affected with level changes after the merge.

@Jett: PvE, but you can change to MT/CH freely.

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Jett   

Yea I was on Dragonfall then all the PVE servers merged and now im on Tempest Reach

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Teny   

Yea I was on Dragonfall then all the PVE servers merged and now im on Tempest Reach

yes

I had transferred to Dragonfall and shortly quit afterward. All the cliques were formed and I came with a really terrible guild that just ruined the gameplay for me tbh.

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Jett   

Just gotta find the right guild brah. Took me until about lvl 55 before me and my friends and my girlfriend found the right guild.

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Just gotta find the right guild brah. Took me until about lvl 55 before me and my friends and my girlfriend found the right guild.

hurrrrr no.

Need to find a new game is the real solution, and I started playing BnS :)

Enchanting/Masterworking is still Bullshit even with all the changes, it's probably 10 times easier now than it is before if you compare the systems and it's pointless imo.

I don't play games casually so being one of the few that farmed endgame enough to be top on the rankings for a few months, I can tell you the systems are broken and they aren't going to do anything to fix it.

That being said, I don't mind if there's enough resources to pool which is what ~5 guilds were doing. Sadly you had to know someone to get in and have an entire guild feeding you to overcome RNG barriers, kk.

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Jett   

hurrrrr no.

Need to find a new game is the real solution, and I started playing BnS :)

Enchanting/Masterworking is still Bullshit even with all the changes, it's probably 10 times easier now than it is before if you compare the systems and it's pointless imo.

I don't play games casually so being one of the few that farmed endgame enough to be top on the rankings for a few months, I can tell you the systems are broken and they aren't going to do anything to fix it.

That being said, I don't mind if there's enough resources to pool which is what ~5 guilds were doing. Sadly you had to know someone to get in and have an entire guild feeding you to overcome RNG barriers, kk.

Aww new game, thats sad. Oh well, I still play everyday and still find it fun, it's nice being in a guild full of awesome ppl :dreaming:

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