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      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
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      <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
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      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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The mysterious 8th class?

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Jrion   

Well in real life a taoist is one who believes in the process of nature by which all things change and which is to be followed for a life of harmony. Their belief focusess heavily on Yin and Yang. So it would be a very spiritual class, kind of like a preist that you find in some mmos. I heard a rumor that they would be a class that would be able to use curses to cripple their enemies and make seals. Sounds really cool to me. :smooth:

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Ghastly   

I really want to see this class and I pray it's not locked to Kuns only. I would like to make a Gon Taoist.

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as long as the jin aren't excluded from this 8th class

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Ruze   

i see you are so sure about gunner classes.i see rumors that saying about gunner since 4 May 2011 and still no announcement from devs for gunner class(i hope they won't release gunner class).i bet we'll find out after cbt 3 ends

This is a quote directly from an interview with Team Blood Lust-

"With that said and done, Team Bloodlust did confirm two new classes that have a guaranteed spot within the game. The first is one I'm sure everyone has heard of already; The Summoner. The second has been highly anticipated and almost expected; The Gunner. The summoner will be playable during the next phase of testing. As for when the Gunner will see its debut on the battlefield, that is yet to be determined. There was also talk during a Q&A session in Shanghai of a Chinese influenced class, something along the lines of a Taoist-like class that would use curses to debilitate and cripple their enemies. Whether or not this intriguing class idea ever sees the light of day, well, we'll just have to wait and see!"

Here is the source.

Hate to break it to you but... Boomsticks are a go.

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I really want to see this class and I pray it's not locked to Kuns only. I would like to make a Gon Taoist.

You want to make a Gon everything :J

And as for Musician class, that may or may not happen. It's just a rumor. Having musical instruments in the game doesn't guarantee it either. What if there's just some NPCs that play music?

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Lyndis   

While we are approaching Open Beta, we still havent found out about the final class yet. Therefore I have a feeling they could make some changes to Race/Class playability. As always though, only time will tell.

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Musician as a class would be really interesting, as long as they did it right. Not sure how they'd work it though, since muses are typically buff classes. It'd be cool for them to have debuff songs and damage-dealing songs though, damage-dealing songs being a la DOMO Muse. I'd also try Taoist though, that sounds pretty cool as well. Not sure how they'd handle it, either. Everything's pretty much up in the air right now.

It'd be neat if they put in more than 8 classes. More room for experiementation and variety. And I hope they have a lot of character slots available, especially if it's P2P. A lot of people would wanna try out ALL of the classes, and 3 slots doesn't cut it at all, especially if you'd have to make multiple accounts to try them all out :V

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Galileo   

It really makes you wonder what they'll end up doing. for example. the drastic yet needed change in the summoner class compared to our first speculations.

I don't know what I would prefer.

The expected Bard/Taoist

Or to have them completely blow my mind with something completely unexpected.

The waiting.

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Pokki   

I've actually found the few music classes that I've played in games to be pretty, but totally weak :/ Then again, we see things like Naruto where the village of sound is pretty OP, it would be pretty cool to do stuff like that, using sound to deafen foes and to effect their bodies with amplified sound on the water inside them. Well I guess you could say that wouldn't work on fire mobs (they could be immune to it? o.O), but it's the same as a person jumping 10 feet into the air so that's ok :3 I actually wanted to see a class that used fans for some reason -_- It would be pretty awesometastic though, blade edged fans, maybe with detachable blades that fly off and huge fans that can be used to effect wind currents (again Naruto). Btw, Taoism I'm totally confused as to what it really is, something to do with a deep philosophy, living in harmony with the "path", an inexplicable force and the essence of everything...? -_- What I do get is that it has to do with the ying and the yang, exorcism and divination rituals and practises for longevity. Weeeell I guess they could do something with exorcism but what about everything else? o.O

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Famfrit   

Does anyone know if The Lyn Blade Master is the 7th class? or is it just considered as a modified blade master?

Anyways I'd love to see maybe a 'dark magic' class as mentioned before, we've seen what jin seo yeon can do. Maybe the Kun exclusive.

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Aari   

Does anyone know if The Lyn Blade Master is the 7th class? or is it just considered as a modified blade master?

Anyways I'd love to see maybe a 'dark magic' class as mentioned before, we've seen what jin seo yeon can do. Maybe the Kun exclusive.

It is considered a new class.

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It is considered a new class.

If that statements true it only leaves 1 class left to reveal which would most likely be the gunslinger, if its only considered a modified ver. of the BM then I'd say the next 2 would be Gunslinger and a Kun exclusive class as so far the Gon have Destroyer, the Lyn have summoner, the last non generic race "Kun" are missing there one right now

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Zenek   

If that statements true it only leaves 1 class left to reveal which would most likely be the gunslinger, if its only considered a modified ver. of the BM then I'd say the next 2 would be Gunslinger and a Kun exclusive class as so far the Gon have Destroyer, the Lyn have summoner, the last non generic race "Kun" are missing there one right now

But Lyn have 2 exclusive classes - summoner and LBM

Gon - Destro

Kun and Jin - 0

I have hope if anything will be added, it going to be next melee, no gunner.

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Famfrit   

But Lyn have 2 exclusive classes - summoner and LBM

Gon - Destro

Kun and Jin - 0

I have hope if anything will be added, it going to be next melee, no gunner.

Jins have Assassin

and we have 4 melee classes and 2 magic classes (2 and a half if you count the LBM) It kinda makes sense to have a new magic or at least ranged class, unless they're going with the idea that magic is much rarer in this universe in comparison to melee which is much less 'fantastical'

I may just be reiterating what someone else has said I'm not sure...

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Zenek   

Jins have Assassin

and we have 4 melee classes and 2 magic classes (2 and a half if you count the LBM) It kinda makes sense to have a new magic or at least ranged class, unless they're going with the idea that magic is much rarer in this universe in comparison to melee which is much less 'fantastical'

I may just be reiterating what someone else has said I'm not sure...

Do I'm wrong or Kun can make assassin as well?

So... in material arts based game I expect gameplay focused on melee combat, not range.

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Famfrit   
Do I'm wrong or Kun can make assassin as well?

No, Kuns can only be FM and BM

So... in material arts based game I expect gameplay focused on melee combat, not range.

That's a good point, I hadn't thought of that. :big_smile:

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Having 2/8 classes be ranged wouldn't make it focused on ranged. There is FM, I think the game could use one more ranged class, though I'm not sure I like the idea of bringing a guns into the setting, there are already gun-totting NPCs so that ship has sailed.

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Zenek   

Having 2/8 classes be ranged wouldn't make it focused on ranged. There is FM, I think the game could use one more ranged class, though I'm not sure I like the idea of bringing a guns into the setting, there are already gun-totting NPCs so that ship has sailed.

Tera had 2 range DPS on 8 classes. Everyone cry on slayers, warriors. But every group PvP still was only between sorcs, archers and lancer. Every melee died almost instantly after come close to first line...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuaROtts3W8 - completely lack of melee combat, just 2 separate groups and spammed area by range classes between them.

Are you realy want see something like this in game what was supossed to be material art based? Where will be placed for Kung-fu, swords etc.?

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Famfrit   

Tera had 2 range DPS on 8 classes. Everyone cry on slayers, warriors. But every group PvP still was only between sorcs, archers and lancer. Every melee died almost instantly after come close to first line...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuaROtts3W8 - completely lack of melee combat, just 2 separate groups and spammed area by range classes between them.

Are you realy want see something like this in game what was supossed to be material art based? Where will be placed for Kung-fu, swords etc.?

I imagine it's more down to how well the game is balanced and which classes people prefer, how many people have you seen on this forum that want to play FM compared to KFM? Hardly any.

And Blade and Soul is an Eastern Fantasy MMO, I'm pretty sure that encompasses both the physical side and spiritual side of Martial Arts.

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Not sure why you even bothered posting that video like it proves anything. The video is way zoomed out and sped up so you can't even really see what's going on. Of course you'd think its all AOEs because that's the only thing you can see.

I played Tera for quite some time and I can tell you that besides the lock on spell, Sorcs were not a huge threat in PvP. And archers? HA. The biggest OP class in PvP in Tera was Priest. With PvP reduction gear, they are pretty much unkillable. Did you even play Tera?

Anyway, I digress. Having 2 ranged classes in an MMO isn't going to upset any balance.

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Zenek   

AoE you saw, and beside AoE and range skills there was nothing. And it happening in every MMO where on group PvP is too much range DPS. If in this game will be too much range characters in group PvP = whole theme of material arts will be destroyed.

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Kryscent   

AoE you saw, and beside AoE and range skills there was nothing. And it happening in every MMO where on group PvP is too much range DPS. If in this game will be too much range characters in group PvP = whole theme of material arts will be destroyed.

It won't only be range DPS in a group PvP, there will be equally melee and range accordingly, don't worry. I've been through this, seen it myself, experienced it. It's wonderful.

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Zenek   

It won't only be range DPS in a group PvP, there will be equally melee and range accordingly, don't worry. I've been through this, seen it myself, experienced it. It's wonderful.

If you experienced it, it means on current KR server. If gunner class will be added it means it going to be ~2x more range DPS. Far different than right now.

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