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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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KTcraft

Hatsune Miku

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About a year ago, I stumbled across an AMV featuring the one and only Kirino Chiba, set to a song called Ievan Polka. Only later did I realize that this song was in fact a remix by an artist named "Hatsune Miku", so after doing some vid hopping I realized despite her synthetic nature, I really liked her upbeat musics.

Ive shown Miku vids and such to friends and family, and had adverse reactions ranging from "Wtf is this.... play it again" to "There goes 3 mins of my life".

I dunno if anyone here particularly likes Miku or has even heard of her, but I am curious as to what those that do know of her think.

Here's a Music video-id recommend watching in HD, and do your best to keep your heart in your chest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ_IXkmJZQk&feature=related

And here's a live vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deC2uxu0XA4

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I do like my Hatsune Miku vocaloid. Don't forget she sung Black Rock Shooter. :D

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Ah yes, vocaloid...the immortal music genre, cause people decide what gerne it is.

Possibly the 3 most phenomenal phenomenon next to hentai and Touhou.

My problem with vocaloid is that I CAN NOT stand that "vermale-version-of-Microsoft's-Sam"-type voice.

All too often the instrumental backing is superb, I've heard some seriously great compositions.

...But that disgusting voice renders it all to nothingness.

It's also pretty amazing how there's actually holographical concerts, as if Miku actually exists.

And the hologram moves very fluidly, I'm really impressed by how they made her.

...just a shame her voice goes up like an angel and down like a wounded ox .____.

- Lith. ...Meh.

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i know what i saw in that concert in the 2nd video. . .i saw a sausage fest in there and it was. . .creepy as hell lol

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Oh yeah, holograms are pretty advanced now adays. It's really quite amazing. And I like Len Kagamine most of all. And what ever you do, don't listen to Iku Acme. If you can't just tell by her name, then you don't even need to know why. I'm just warning you all.

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I think the title would best be changed to Vocaloid since Hastune is only one of many synthetic voices, but anyways.

Vocaloid is pretty huge in the Otaku community. You can buy the program yourself and make full songs using the synthesizer, although that takes practice and a good understanding of Japanese of course. Also a lot of the videos on youtube are mostly "fan-made", meaning the quality varies depending on who decided to make the song, not to mention they are many replication which can sometimes be better or worse.

But yea I like it.

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Aah, yes. Vocaloid. I like it, even the singing. Actually I think it's pretty amazing. I actually got interested to vocaloids and Hatsune Miku after I played vocaloid arcade game in Japan. (ofcourse I had known them before) Oh, and those Project DIVA games for psp. Those were great too! If you own a psp and you like vocaloids, you should consider to buy project diva 2nd. In my opinion it's one of the best psp games there is. Yea, it's in japanese, but you don't need it that much, since it's only a music game.

And that Ievan polka is originally Finnish song, and I just can't figure out how did in the world they got mixed together. sweat.gif

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At first I thought those were actual holograms for some reason (well, a different type), but it doesn't seem as complicated as I thought it was once I saw the screen behind the "holograms". (Also some of the movements are....off O _o)

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At first I thought those were actual holograms for some reason (well, a different type), but it doesn't seem as complicated as I thought it was once I saw the screen behind the "holograms". (Also some of the movements are....off O _o)

which live concert are you talking about? 2010 or 2011?

because in 2010 it was actually holographic technology (a transparent screen was needed), but in 2011 it was 2D'ish.

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Vocaloids can produce phenomenal effects if handled correctly. I own a Megurine Luka, and I have to say that she is by far my favorite. They can sound astoundingly human. I played around with her and arrived at some ghastly results, and soon plan to tackle a whole song. But yeah, here's an example if enough time and attention to detail is given within the program (this was not done by me btw):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsnoc4ZRWEs&feature=related

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I will be honest. I love most of their songs, and the software is amazing for what it can do. But truth be told I am mostly just interested in all the merchandise that this program has spawned. I have my Miku figure coming in next month and cannot wait.

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Oh man I love this *looks at my vocaloid merchandise adorning my room*

I'd sure love to be able to see one of the live shows someday (mission impossible for quite some time to come for me tho'. . .)

And it sure is nice that the new vocaliod SeeU is korean :D when I first saw her I actually thought about BnS so uhm. . .

They made her design korean-ish alright :D

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I woulda have been faaaar more impressed if I hadn't learned that they heavily autotuned her voice and mixed in a real singer to smooth out the robotic sounds.

Still, I am freakin excited for Vocaloid 3 to get released.

Also, this may be of interest to some of you.

Kids these days don't know how awesome things are.

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Lol, kids are silly.

Vocaloids are as real as any other singer IMO. Someone has to input the commands and put the song/music together and that requires a lot of talent, time and effort. I'd argue more than actually singing the song in some cases.

Sure the interpretation may not be physical, but the song and work behind it is.

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Lol, kids are silly.

Vocaloids are as real as any other singer IMO. Someone has to input the commands and put the song/music together and that requires a lot of talent, time and effort. I'd argue more than actually singing the song in some cases.

Sure the interpretation may not be physical, but the song and work behind it is.

all vocaloid programs actually use real life voice sampling from a specific singer as well

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Awesome. :love:

Had to share it.

Afasx.jpg

But we all know Miku lives in our hearts. :wub:

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Had to share it.

Afasx.jpg

But we all know Miku lives in our hearts. :wub:

Ok I must admit I laughed.

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Love the picture shot, so true too. I have tons of Hatsune Miku albums. Must.. have.. moar~.. moar! :embarrassed:

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