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      [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
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      Dojo Rules & Guidelines   09/29/16

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Soul Party 2 Announced

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As many of you already know, Team Bloodlust released a teaser about a week ago. The teaser left Blade & Soul fans with just a few words, "Bring your Own Talent." After a bit of speculation and lengthy discussions as to what this may mean by the community Team Bloodlust announced the second official Soul Party yesterday which will take place on the 21st of April.

So what's a Soul Party? A Soul Party is an event where selected fans get a chance to hang out with the developers of Blade & Soul for a day. The lucky few selected will get to play the game for hours on end, have some one on one Q&A time with the developers themselves, partake in some games and contests (both in-game and out) for a chance at some unique prizes and even get to eat with the developers! This years Soul Party will apparently be twice as big as the last and will hold a big "Bring your Own Talent" contest in which participants will be given the chance to show off their talents and win amazing prizes. Perhaps they'll even get the chance to perform in from of Hyung-Tae Kim, Blade & Soul's legendary art director! Check out our coverage from the previous Soul Party!

What can we expect? It's already been confirmed that the official CBT3 date will be announced at Soul Party 2, anything besides that is just speculation at this point. However, if this event is anything like the last we can expect a handful of goodies including never before seen in-game content as well as a first look at the upcoming summoner class. One can only hope.

Can we attend this Soul Party? Unfortunately the Soul Party is reserved for the fans in the games originating region, Korea, so all we can really do is watch from the sidelines and wait for reviews!

Finally, these next couple months are going to be filled with Blade & Soul goodness. Stick around folks!

A special thanks to

Seraphy and Elimer for the finds!

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Should be a fun time for us here in the Dojo. The last one was pretty cool when we started getting info here. :feel_good:

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I expect great things from the soul party. I wonder what kind of talents they'll present Team Bloodlust. Well art is always welcomed in my book :yes:

Hoping to see a lot of new things in this Soul Party. A lot of new weapons? New skills? Quest/gameplay systems? Well really looking forward to it! :yes:

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So it's just another party-time -thing, eh?

Well info's bound to come in one way or the other.

On massively I read that production is coming to an end (assuming that info's legit)

SO, maybe in addition to CBT3 we might actually hear something about a release date?

...One can only hope :]

- Lith. ...Possibilities.

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Potential Blade and Soul info?

I came...

all over the...

..I'm sorry..

I want to see if BnS feels more like a MMO than it did before.

And maybe hear some Summoner news.... to see if I am going Summoner, or if I am going to keep my beloved Force Master.

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So when is this website going to throw a party of its own =p

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So it's just another party-time -thing, eh?

Well info's bound to come in one way or the other.

On massively I read that production is coming to an end (assuming that info's legit)

SO, maybe in addition to CBT3 we might actually hear something about a release date?

...One can only hope :]

- Lith. ...Possibilities.

....... *hopes?* :surrender:

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Potential Blade and Soul info?

I came...

all over the...

..I'm sorry..

I want to see if BnS feels more like a MMO than it did before.

And maybe hear some Summoner news.... to see if I am going Summoner, or if I am going to keep my beloved Force Master.

Well, accoding to the article the summoner is gonna be in the retail,

so I expect it to be in CBT3 as well. As such, being a new class, I think we'll see a lot of players testing the summoner,

and as a result, I think there'll be quite a bit of coverage.

So not to worry :]

....... *hopes?* :surrender:

Excellent, very good.

Now if every other person on this site hopes with us, maybe we can make this happen V___V

- Lith. ...Reverend.

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So much hope, so much expectations. Wonder if they'll feed our hunger for info on BnS. So many questions run through my head about this game >.<

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Can't wait for some new things! =)

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Just wanted to say thanks for the translations~

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At least i know when is the next announcement :feel_good:

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Arg the suspence is killin me, want to plaaaaaaay!

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well at least now we will have much more news then ever it has been pretty quiet here lately.

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Well, for all we know it's just a part of new info.

CBT is, probably, focussed around the summoner class.

I don't expect any game-changing changes to be announced for CBT 3.

In which case there's patch notes and the summoner class to consider truly "new",

the rest is already known, more or less.

So I wouldn't hype this up to be some towering giddy-fest with boatloads of news etc.

Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to it, and I'm damn bummed out about it that I can't play the beta AGAIN

(that's the 3rd fuckin' time now =____=; )

But the only news truly worth "killing suspense" would be a release date.

- Lith. ...Miss-out.

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They've only said that they're planning to release the game after this beta is over. They never mentioned a total.

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waiting over 3 years to even try this game is Torturing D;

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So, is it coming out in the summer???? the game that is. hope we get it in the usa at well :) cant wait to play this game

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I'm hoping to hear more on gun slinger,KFM,etc.hope kfm will be dbz like that would be sweet. :big_smile:

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I hope they at least tease us with the last 2 classes :yes: In the end what I want to see is new things and old things that were improved and not just the addition of the Summoner class.

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So, is it coming out in the summer???? the game that is. hope we get it in the usa at well :) cant wait to play this game

Yeah, it may be out in the summer of 2013.

If you were hoping for a release this year...in the US/EU....keep dreaming man V___V

I hope they at least tease us with the last 2 classes :yes: In the end what I want to see is new things and old things that were improved and not just the addition of the Summoner class.

I heard that gunslinger COULD be added, but not just yet and that even TBL didn't quite have an idea what to do with the last class.

SUpposedly it's gonna be a Taoist, but I highly doubt we'll see it announced at the soulparty.

Guess we're stuck on summoning dirt, my man.

Still...I'd rather have a release date than new class announcements at this point :x

- Lith. ...

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