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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
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      Force Master
      Kung-Fu Master
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      <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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What is the type of art style being used in Blade & Soul? Can tell me in detail :adore:

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Characters are based on Hyung-tae Kim's art style. The rest, I'm not sure if there is a specific one.

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1. whats the fastest way to level? is it done through questing, grinding, solo/party or some other way? some of you seemed to hit level cap pretty quickly

2. is the auction house an npc or done through the website after logging in? from what i've seen it looks like its accessed through the site

3. what are your biggest issues with the game as it stands currently? if nothing was changed would you still play the NA release of the game?

4. how many hours a day do you play? could a casual gamer (3 hours a day or less) stand a chance against the more hardcore players?

5. do you play with default key settings or customize them to fit your personal preferences? if customized, what makes your key changes more comfortable to you? i.e. click to move, keys instead of left and right mouse button, etc.

6. does any class seem to have an extra edge in pvp? which ones seem to excel at solo and group pvp?

7. are there any tips or pointers that you think would make life easier in the game?

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1. whats the fastest way to level? is it done through questing, grinding, solo/party or some other way? some of you seemed to hit level cap pretty quickly

2. is the auction house an npc or done through the website after logging in? from what i've seen it looks like its accessed through the site

3. what are your biggest issues with the game as it stands currently? if nothing was changed would you still play the NA release of the game?

4. how many hours a day do you play? could a casual gamer (3 hours a day or less) stand a chance against the more hardcore players?

5. do you play with default key settings or customize them to fit your personal preferences? if customized, what makes your key changes more comfortable to you? i.e. click to move, keys instead of left and right mouse button, etc.

6. does any class seem to have an extra edge in pvp? which ones seem to excel at solo and group pvp?

7. are there any tips or pointers that you think would make life easier in the game?

1. Regular quests and then daily quests. If you have the ability to solo, you could run through dungeons yourself and AoE everything, but without the proper setup and latency, it can get ugly.

2. F5 allows you to view the auction and buy things on the go, but you cannot sell. If you access the auction via NPC, you can view, buy, sell. It's accessed in game, but the system is a webpage like one, so while in game, it's not really "in the game."

3. Lack of PvE content after story. PvP is pretty imbalanced with the two factions (red outnumbering blue on many servers if I recall). One hit KO ball in some instances (I believe they're still present in the fire beast and Po Hwa Ran's dungeon?) that appears if you take too long to kill the boss. A "gear" requirement that many players enforce. Despite many calling B&S a skill based game, gear is still important. Difficulty is added to the game by increasing HP and damage of enemies rather than creating actual challenges. Bots everywhere, nothing being done about them - messes with the market. PvP reputation / rank is required for some things. Wall run is rank 8 (thankfully changed from rank 6). Guild levels require guild reputation acquired by doing PvP quests or turning in PvP points. Higher guild levels are needed for more member slots. So if no one in the guild does PvP related things, you're stuck with a 20 man guild.

If nothing was changed, I would maybe play if only to see the story in English. But that's a huge maybe.

4. While leveling I was playing majority of the day, maybe 8-10 hours. Since I'm just farming money, I play ~3-5 hours. But this is really just killing a boss and waiting for the 3 minute respawn so I go off screen and do something else. Casuals would most definitely fall behind the hardcore players. Both in leveling and then PvE/PvP progression.

5. Default.

6. Destroyer is king of AoE, which means they excel more in group PvP. But I haven't PvP'd much. The times I have, it was a fairly decent match between KFM+BM and KFM+FM. I was doing decent as a KFM vs an Assassin but I was then ganked by 3 other players.

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Is there currently a place where I can view the different summoner pet customization options? (all of them..)

Like maybe a korean wiki or something of the sort?

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Can someone help me,. im stuck in this quest for 2 days i dont know exactly what the old woman trying to tell me. i tried looking on powerbook guide , and yeah i did follow the picture but when i tried its killing me! jesus christ!. is it bug or its me not doin right? The quest is getting 3 mails but the the last mail i did it last in the old woman., i Translate some words from google translate..my problem is she want to CLICK THE MAP AND DO SOMETHING WITH IT BUT WHEN TRY TO ENLARGE IT MAKE IT TRANSPARENT JUGGLED IT HEHE NOTHINGS HAPPEN. can anyone tell me how to do it exactly.

Can someone help me,. im stuck in this quest for 2 days i dont know exactly what the old woman trying to tell me. i tried looking on powerbook guide , and yeah i did follow the picture but when i tried its killing me! jesus christ!. is it bug or its me not doin right? The quest is getting 3 mails but the the last mail i did it last in the old woman., i Translate some words from google translate..my problem is she want to CLICK THE MAP AND DO SOMETHING WITH IT BUT WHEN TRY TO ENLARGE IT MAKE IT TRANSPARENT JUGGLED IT HEHE NOTHINGS HAPPEN. can anyone tell me how to do it exactly.

i forgot to say its a level 2 quest :amazed:

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is blade and soul still available in canada? like can you still play in canada? ;ㅂ;

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Hey guyz i need some infor about inventory. i complete a quest that give you an item but i didnt saw that my inventory was full. so when i open my inventory i didnt saw the item that i chose. is there a place that these items go there to find them later or they are dissapear ?

P.S sry for my bad english

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B&S can be played from Canada. You will be playing the Korean version, and will need a KSSN+ verification method like a Korean mobile phone.

Hey guyz i need some infor about inventory. i complete a quest that give you an item but i didnt saw that my inventory was full. so when i open my inventory i didnt saw the item that i chose. is there a place that these items go there to find them later or they are dissapear ?

P.S sry for my bad english

When you try to obtain a quest reward on the official server with full inventory, it will notify you that your bag is full and will not let you complete the quest. This sounds like a private server thing.

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When you try to obtain a quest reward on the official server with full inventory, it will notify you that your bag is full and will not let you complete the quest. This sounds like a private server thing.

so that means that i lost the armor right?

ty for your help

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How annoying is it to play B&S without being able to read/speak a word of Korean? That is the only question I am curious about from any none Korean speaking players.

I do wanted to add, I am aware of the server with English speaking players and guilds.

Edit: On second thought, I am waiting for the western version of the game so I guess this post is neither here nor there.

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How annoying is it to play B&S without being able to read/speak a word of Korean? That is the only question I am curious about from any none Korean speaking players.

I do wanted to add, I am aware of the server with English speaking players and guilds.

Edit: On second thought, I am waiting for the western version of the game so I guess this post is neither here nor there.

The questing is very straightforward and almost handholding the entire time that it's possible without knowledge of Korean. However, dungeon strategies may get a bit iffy when you run with PUGs, especially in the higher level ones that require more coordination.

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Does anyone know how to change party loot options? I can't seem to find out anywhere...

I've figured out as far as limiting the bidding/rolls to a certain grade (blue and up, for example) but I can't get it to auto round robin between me and my party, each of us just gets what we pick up, it doesn't auto-sort.

Is there also a way to stop the bidding option and just roll for the item? I like the bidding, but it's just an old friend of mine and myself so we don't need that feature in our group.

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I've figured out as far as limiting the bidding/rolls to a certain grade (blue and up, for example) but I can't get it to auto round robin between me and my party, each of us just gets what we pick up, it doesn't auto-sort.

From what I've been told... first come, first serve on regular loot. Money is shared between the party and anything that's worthwhile gets rolled/bid on.

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I also party with a friend and we use to round robin loot ie. this loot bag is mine, next is yours. I wanna get rid of the auction type roll on green and above tho. It's really awful system imo. Is there any way to change it to just /roll type?

I only started playing and I've got tons of questions. First of all, can anyone explain how to remove this seal?

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From what I've been told... first come, first serve on regular loot. Money is shared between the party and anything that's worthwhile gets rolled/bid on.

I guess we can just bid 1 copper or something or just keep trading anything that's important, we are both loot ninjas, lol. Thanks for answering.

I also party with a friend and we use to round robin loot ie. this loot bag is mine, next is yours. I wanna get rid of the auction type roll on green and above tho. It's really awful system imo. Is there any way to change it to just /roll type?I only started playing and I've got tons of questions. First of all, can anyone explain how to remove this seal?2e5sdo6.jpg

I guess that works, I suppose I'll have to check different options.

If you want to get rid of the auction roll on green items, if you are party leader you should be able to right click on your name in the party and bring up a menu, basically look through the menu until you find one with each colour of item... green will be checked, and you can change it to blue or something higher if you want. I will take a screenshot when I get home (at work at the moment.)

As far as your item, if you double click it, it will tell you the type of item you need to open it. Usually it's a yellow or red paper, you usually get them just from leveling or quests, I've rarely run out. Like this item as an example: http://bns.inven.co.kr/dataninfo/item/detail.php?code=810141 it will have a level range on it which should tell you what level of items it unseals.

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You need the item "황동 봉인해제 부적" to unseal it.

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Thanks! Turned out I couldn't unseal it cus I was on trial account but it's working fine now after I bought the 30days time card :big_smile:

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Has anyone accidentally gotten rid of all quest markers above NPC heads? They show up on the mini map, but NPC names and markers have disappeared... and I don't know what I pressed... ._.

Edit: Well, it seems to have fixed itself.... not sure why or what happened, lol.

Edit 2: Same problem is back, I guess it was never fixed. Been trying to figure it out but no such luck.

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Could someone transelate all the stats from Korean to English? I didn't find a transelation of those yet, thought we got gems, skills and talent trees transelated, might just be me not finding it.

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Could someone transelate all the stats from Korean to English? I didn't find a transelation of those yet, thought we got gems, skills and talent trees transelated, might just be me not finding it.

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Gems

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i tried to download using the 2nd link and wheneverything finish i clicked setup and it just says error initilaizing setup, the indicivual links dont work, and i tried the first link and that launch just wont run period... why cant i just play this game:(

download everything, finally got the setup to start, but when it gets near the end it says an error message in a much of letters i cant nderstand and says data71.cab.. so im assuming thats the error. but i dont have data71 and its the right one...

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Hi guys,

Can someone quickly help me with this Quin-gong quest, I suppose I have to buy an item like previous Quests but couldn't find one

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and can I ask how active are the Dojo guilds on Korean server? I am kinda bored of playing alone, hard to get a party for quests since my Korean is limited >_< >_<

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Most English players are on 태산북두 you can add my ign vhex if you want to play, or whisper step if you are lvl 22 +.

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