• Announcements

    • Revast

      [Read Before Posting] Blade & Soul General FAQ

      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
    • Urbancowgurl777

      Dojo Rules & Guidelines   09/29/16

      By using this website ("Blade & Soul Dojo"), you agree that you'll follow these rules, and understand that if we reasonably think you haven't followed these rules, we may (at our own discretion) terminate your access to the site: Navigation GeneralRules Questions & Technical Support Blade & Soul Feedback Clan Discussion & Recruitment Marketplace Guides Roleplay & Fan Fiction Mods & Tools Off-Topic Discussion Reputation System Repeat Offenders Ban Appeals Staff Contact General Rules You will not post hate speech, personal attacks or private information. You will not "name & shame" any cheaters, exploiters, hackers or any other rather unpleasant players. Please use the in-game Report and Block features instead. You will not post extremely explicit text or images such as pornography or gore. All content should be safe-for-work. Borderline posts should be hidden with spoiler tags to maintain a SFW (safe-for-work) environment. Please do not post links or images from Imgur. Imgur blocked the Dojo from hotlinking their images with no warning or negotiation offers so any posted Imgur images or avatars will be broken or appear "white". You will not post off-topic discussion or derail threads. Memes, macros and other unrelated content should be hidden with spoiler tags. You will not create posts with the intention of flame-baiting, “circlejerking” or anything else that could be considered low-quality. You will not post images containing additional data such as embedded sounds or documents. You will not ask for free in-game items, NC Coins or gold (“begging”). You will not impersonate Dojo staff, Curse staff or NCSoft staff. You will not flood or spam threads. At the current level of Dojo activity, bumps will only be allowed once every three days. You will not bump old threads that have not been posted on for at least 30 days (“necro”). This does not include guides, mods, tools or clan threads. You will not create threads with the intention of causing unrest (“baiting”). You will not discuss any private servers, cheating, account selling, real money trading (“RMT”), trust trading or related activities. This does not include mods or tools that do not break Dojo rules. False reports will result in a warning or ban. Please read the rules carefully before sending in reports. Backseat (“pocket”) moderation will be hidden to keep the forum clean. If you find a post or thread that you believe needs to be moderated, use the report function. You will not edit your post if it has been edited by a moderator for rule-breaking. You will obey moderator warnings. If you are privately messaged by a moderator for rule-breaking and you wish to contest it, you may do so in the private message but remember that moderator decisions are final. Complaints about Dojo rules, Dojo staff members or the Dojo itself on the forum will be hidden and further action may be taken against your account. If there are changes you wish to see, use the Site Feedback & Support board. Topics and posts may be edited or altered by Dojo staff members due to bad formatting. This can include things such as posts typed in capslock or posts that have content that needs to be hidden with spoiler tags. Moderators may delete or hide posts without warning if the post was not worth writing a warning for. If your post is hidden or deleted and you were not notified, it was done so because it broke a simple forum rule and required removal. Questions & Technical Support Misinformation will be hidden. Constant spreading of misinformation or lazy replies will result in a warning or ban (i.e. “search it yourself”). Blade & Soul Feedback You will not beg NCSoft staff, Curse staff, Dojo staff or Dojo members for gifts, keys, NC Coins, etc unless participating in a specific giveaway. Clan Discussion & Recruitment Forum rules #3, #4 and #9 will be loosely enforced on the Clan Discussion & Recruitment board. Do not create new clan threads over and over to advertise the same clan. Request for an old thread to be locked if you need to create a new one. Attacking other clans for their management or playstyles will not be tolerated and will be treated the same way as personal attacks. If your clan uses a language other than English, use [XX] in the beginning of your topic title (i.e. [FR] for French clans). Marketplace You will not attempt to buy, sell or trade NCoin or items from the Hongmoon Store. You will not participate in any real-money trading ("RMT") transactions, such as selling gold. You will not attempt to buy or sell premium membership. You will not participate in trust trades, such as selling services, trading cross-server, or selling items from the Hongmoon store. Guides You will not create any threads on the Guides board that could not be considered guides. Roleplay & Fan Fiction You will not roleplay in any board outside of the Roleplay & Fan Fiction board. Erotic roleplay (“ERP”) will not be tolerated and will result in a hidden post or deleted thread. Mods & Tools You will not post mods or tools that could be used to give you an advantage over other players (i.e. speedhacks). You will not post extremely explicit mods, such as nudity mods. You will not steal work created by another user. All work must be original unless you are given permission by the original creator of the work to post it on the Dojo. You will not submit mods that infringe on the copyrights of companies (i.e. Sanrio outfits, etc.). You will not submit mods that require users to bypass GameGuard, nor will you that teach users how to bypass GameGuard. Off-Topic Discussion Forum rules #3, #4, #8 and #9 will be loosely enforced on the Off-Topic Discussion board. You will not need to use spoiler tags for off-topic posts, including borderline content, memes, macros, etc. Reputation System You will not use the reputation system in a way that shows bias towards specific members. Repeat Offenders We will no longer be using the warning point system. Instead, temporary bans will be issued to repeat offenders. The decision to ban and the length of the ban will be at the moderators’ discretion. Ban Appeals If you feel you were wrongly banned or that you have changed your ways, you can email me through the Dojo’s contact system (found on my profile underneath “Contact Information”). Your appeal will be discussed by the Dojo staff members before a decision is made. Please note, creating additional accounts (“sockpuppets”) to circumvent a Dojo ban will result in a longer ban of the original account and permanent bans of the additional accounts. Staff Contact Administrator @Urbancowgurl777 News & Translations @AquariusHaken Di'el Wiki Guardian @and_rea @Tei Moderators @Aari @BulletSin @Jem @Kycir @Lithia @Sekuiya @Shinaji Last updated: February 5th, 2016
Sign in to follow this  
Veritas

Metal

Recommended Posts

Ghastly   

Instead of posting videos no one will watch I will say this it's a shame that metal is evolving into crap...

Only the bands that came from the 1980s-1990s era are still making good metal.

Big thumbs up to Megadeth for their 2000s albums, solid stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Veritas   

Instead of posting videos no one will watch I will say this it's a shame that metal is evolving into crap...

Only the bands that came from the 1980s-1990s era are still making good metal.

Big thumbs up to Megadeth for their 2000s albums, solid stuff.

I'm gonna have to disagree with you there in terms of metal evolving into crap. Though I would like to know why you think this way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Instead of posting videos no one will watch I will say this it's a shame that metal is evolving into crap...

Only the bands that came from the 1980s-1990s era are still making good metal.

Big thumbs up to Megadeth for their 2000s albums, solid stuff.

That's a very narrow view of the metal world out there. Metal has very much evolved and branched out to various specifics whether you're looking for metal bands with tempo changes, technique, polyryhtms, vocals, or plain-complex song structure. For me metal i've always and still love is progressive metal which uses a dynamic/complex compositional structures, and skilled instrumental playing or stuff like Dream Theater Tool, etc. There are many unsigned bands out there today that I listen to who can play on the calibur of what Dream Theater dishes out and very often you will find those who will go above and beyond of what they've created. So I say the good stuff is always around if you know where to look and the same concept applies to any genre of music. If you can't find anything good from America look to other countries for that sound you're looking for that you adore.

Edited by VoodooChild

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ghastly   

The Dream Theaters, the Dragon Forces, the Triviums...

imo they bring nothing new other than complex songs. I'm not looking for who can move their fingers faster on a guitar or who can double pedal faster. Then there's those that act as if they're in an orchestra "melodic metal"

The problem with metal in general could be that it's not mainstream anymore and to be honest I'm not going out of my way to spend hours looking for underground bands that might have some original and engaging. But that's me.

There's a certain flare that 1970s-80s metal bands bring that newer bands just can't match up to, imo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol... they might not be totally original,but each song is one of a kind ghastly, u cant reinvent Nirvana or Iron Maiden, and there are only so many things that can be Fresh new... i personally like those bands, all though lately im fascinated with Foo Fighters's Wasted Light albumXD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rydell   

I'm more a fan of the sub group of Post Hardcore with bands such as Underoath, MSWhite, and other things.

Just a few bands that make me very very happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hakumen   

I like only black metal, death metal, and progressive stuff aka djent, deathcore and metalcore.

Heavy Metal is ok but... I dunno, I like more brutal stuff.

Around these days I mostly listen to Dimmu Borgir, Dying Fetus, Applaud The Impaler, Dead By April, August Burns Red, As I Lay Dying, Kalmah, Kataklysm, Cradle of Filth (only 3 songs), Atreyu, Born of Osiris, Bullet For My Valentine, Lamb of God and Stormlord.

I've been listening to metal since 2001.

I despise rock, I hate every note ever played in that genre.

Yes that includes your dear Nirvana, AC/DC and stuff like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lithia   

I like only black metal, death metal, and progressive stuff aka djent, deathcore and metalcore.

Heavy Metal is ok but... I dunno, I like more brutal stuff.

Around these days I mostly listen to Dimmu Borgir, Dying Fetus, Applaud The Impaler, Dead By April, August Burns Red, As I Lay Dying, Kalmah, Kataklysm, Cradle of Filth (only 3 songs), Atreyu, Born of Osiris, Bullet For My Valentine, Lamb of God and Stormlord.

I've been listening to metal since 2001.

I despise rock, I hate every note ever played in that genre.

Yes that includes your dear Nirvana, AC/DC and stuff like that.

Interesting how you dislike 'rock', but like a variety of metal.

Since Metal (and punk) both come forth from rock,

you'd say anyone who likes metal has an affinity with rock as well...peculiar.

- Lith. ...Frown.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was rereading this now, and i find it interesting how ghastly actually dished on metal... 1970's-90's metal... you are trying to say Metallica is awesome? Frankly, after their first album, they music started declining in awesomeness. I give a hand out to Iron Maiden for making awesome albums from the beginning to the end though. as far as metal being only too complex and fast fingerings... if that was the case, there would be no rhythm what so ever had it been only who can play the fastests lol or the loudest. There is a Reason and meaning behind every fret in most metal songs... granted bands like Pantera just shredd like insane, but than again i dont really like that Extremely violent Black metal. BUt koodoes for being amaizing with their instruments. I generally appreciate music that is made with people who have talent on instruments... I despise rappers and pop musicians in general, for that bullshit lip synch singing on concerts like britney spears and such... anywho METAL FTW

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ruze   

Great stuff posted so far, everyone. I'll enjoy listening to each of these artists. Here are a couple of my current favorites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Seizan   

Alright, this post might take me a bit. Metal is my all time favorite genre and is mainly what I play on guitar, closely followed by classical, neo classical, and blues.

Here we go.

^ An all time favorite, so epic.

Should be enough for now, just listing them as they play and whatever I switch to at the time.

i was rereading this now, and i find it interesting how ghastly actually dished on metal... 1970's-90's metal... you are trying to say Metallica is awesome? Frankly, after their first album, they music started declining in awesomeness. I give a hand out to Iron Maiden for making awesome albums from the beginning to the end though. as far as metal being only too complex and fast fingerings... if that was the case, there would be no rhythm what so ever had it been only who can play the fastests lol or the loudest. There is a Reason and meaning behind every fret in most metal songs... granted bands like Pantera just shredd like insane, but than again i dont really like that Extremely violent Black metal. BUt koodoes for being amaizing with their instruments. I generally appreciate music that is made with people who have talent on instruments... I despise rappers and pop musicians in general, for that bullshit lip synch singing on concerts like britney spears and such... anywho METAL FTW

I was going to chime in on this, but this isn't a debate thread ;)

Metal thrives on creativity and lacks the moral "You have to do it like this" unlike most other genres. Hence why it has so many sub genres and why most metal bands branch out into ballads,instrumentals, pop covers, and even country tunes(Avenged Sevenfold, anyone?).

Everyone has an opinion on what is metal and what isn't.. When in truth, it is all metal. They just don't realize it ;)

Instead of posting videos no one will watch I will say this it's a shame that metal is evolving into crap...

Only the bands that came from the 1980s-1990s era are still making good metal.

Big thumbs up to Megadeth for their 2000s albums, solid stuff.

And I agree, Megadeth put out a solid album for a comeback.. Unlike Metallica..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ghastly   

Black Mages anyone? :yes: :yes: :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ghastly   

Iron Maiden is too awesome for words. you have to listen in awe and inspiration.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lithia   

Iron Maiden is too awesome for words. you have to listen in awe and inspiration.

never heard too much of 'Maiden, but what I heard was very nice indeed.

Tho they are more along the lines of hard-rock, to me, anyways.

(doesn't make em less good, mind you)

Also: I heard you say "Black mages anyone?"

If you like the BM, maybe you can appreciate Demetori as well (if you don't know em yet.

A metal band that covers their own style Touhou tracks. Some very nice pieces there.

- Lith. ...ZUN.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quietus   

Death Metal and Black Metal is what I usually listen to. One of my favorite bands is Taake:

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

I also like the more raw and primitive style, such as Urgehal:

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

I often listen to more atmospheric stuff, like Skagos for example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkqJafoeoV8

As far as Death Metal is concerned, I prefer the 90's style, usually Swedish.

Or it's the Darkened/Blackened style.

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

I gotta say I always appreciate some good Goregrind.

And sometimes you're just in the mood for some Funeral Doom, where Evoken are undoubtedly the masters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTYHcWKXN1M

I could probably go on...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.