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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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Adelen   

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 +.

Thanks Vhex, will do soon,

can you help me with the quest above ? :D

ps: my ign is Heneko. I am a KFM

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Sakia   

http://www.thisisgame.com/board/view.php?id=1174915&board=&category=16001&subcategory=&page=1&best=&searchmode=&search=&orderby=&token=

If you have issues with those damned Qing Gong quests, this site will make it easier.

For the record, the first one, you need to buy a mirror from the NPC not far from where you got the quest. She's a Lyn with green hair and pink ears. Sadly, she's easy to miss. >.<

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Laner   

Thanks for this.

What exactly does penetration do?

Is Focus some kind of magic for force master or something?

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Janshi   

Penetration negates enemy defence.

If you have 10% penetration and your enemy 10% damage reduction (dr) than you will negate his dr completely.

This is a very important stat for both pve and pvp. Since every stat has diminishing returns, it wouldn´t make sense for exampe to spend 400 extra points in critical chance just to increase the critical chance from 48% to 50%. If you gonna put this point in penetration you would get a higher dps.

In pvp penetration is the offensive stat to go against other player with pvp gear because pvp gear is concentrated on defensive stats and many pvpler have 30% dr or higher. Critical chance is pretty useless against good equiped ppl with pvp gear because they usually have high critical resistance.

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Laner   

Penetration negates enemy defence.

If you have 10% penetration and your enemy 10% damage reduction (dr) than you will negate his dr completely.

This is a very important stat for both pve and pvp. Since every stat has diminishing returns, it wouldn´t make sense for exampe to spend 400 extra points in critical chance just to increase the critical chance from 48% to 50%. If you gonna put this point in penetration you would get a higher dps.

In pvp penetration is the offensive stat to go against other player with pvp gear because pvp gear is concentrated on defensive stats and many pvpler have 30% dr or higher. Critical chance is pretty useless against good equiped ppl with pvp gear because they usually have high critical resistance.

Hmm is damage reduction this 'harm reduction' that I found on my jewel accessories? And I found penetration on there too. So accessories are very important?

What do you mean 'spend' 400 points? I don't remember having to 'spend'

Another question then. How do I even get critical resistance? Is there a bo pae that has it? Or does it come from weapons or accessories?

Or a better question, what is the best pvp bo pae?

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Janshi   

Hmm is damage reduction this 'harm reduction' that I found on my jewel accessories? And I found penetration on there too. So accessories are very important?

What do you mean 'spend' 400 points? I don't remember having to 'spend'

Damage reduction is calculated by defence stat. With spend i mean to increase the stat.

Another question then. How do I even get critical resistance? Is there a bo pae that has it? Or does it come from weapons or accessories?

Or a better question, what is the best pvp bo pae?

Some accs and weapons have it on it (stuff that you can buy at the pvp camps) and you can enchant your bo-pae with critical resistance.

Before the current patch bsh bo-pae was best pvp bo-pae. With the new patch new bo-pae sets are in. It seems they introduce a "pvp" bo-pae set (you can buy it for 2k gold or 600 / 48 tokens/rare tokens at the last pvp camp) but i don´t know what the stats are and i´m not absolutely sure if it is a bo-pae set in the end. Then spiral dungeon adds two new bo-pae sets.

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Laner   

Soooo... um if I'm a bm and I'm trying to do a boss, and I block something that usually can be blocked, but take the damage anyway... well what I'm trying to say is, what stat do I need to block the whole attack? Do I need defense to block, or does the block stat affect my active block? I remember there was a field boss I couldn't block, but when I leveled up past his level I could block him successfully. But the stat is defense or block?

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I am not sure where to exactly ask this so I hope I am in a right thread. I would like to ask if it is possible for me to change the game's graphic settings without going in-game? Because right now my super old monitor cannot seem to handle the game's current resolution so whenever I try to load the game it just go black in instant and a message "Out of range" appear afterwards. Can someone help me out with this problem? I just downloaded the game and can't play it because of the said problem. A help will be so much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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If your willing to spend some cash~

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

this is a great screen, its like a TV

Yeah. After this incident I decided to invest some money on a new screen. A bigger and better one most probably. I fixed the problem by the way. Just did some tweaking on some files and I was able to load the game successfully. Enjoying the game now :D Seeing how awesome BNS is I guess I'll go for that 40" Samsung screen for best gaming experience.

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Hey guys, I downloaded the game as advised and started the setup.exe. Here, however I encountered a little problem.

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The only thing I understood was Data7.cab, so I tried to download that specific file again, but in vain. I also turned off my antivirus/firewall, no chance.

I hope you can help me with this. :)

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I don't know Korean. I copied the text as follows: 이 설치에 필요한 캐비닛파일'Data7.cab'이(가)손상되어 사용할수 없습니다. 네트워크 오류이거나 CD-ROM 읽기오류이거나 이 패키지의문 제일수 있습니다.

To help you with writing hangul, a good keyboard like this one is handy: http://www.branah.com/korean

Google tells me that that says that the Archive required for installation 'data7.cab' is damaged and the data is not available. Either a network error, or a CD-ROM read error is to blame, and finding the appropriate package is the best solution.

Edited by Roberto Tomás

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Ah, okay, thank you for your help.

Somehow I knew this might be the problem.

What can I do though? I downloaded the client from the official site so less likely the file would be corrupt. But in case it might be corrupt I downloaded it again, but the problem still exists.

It may work if anbody can provide me the files that work for download.

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What can I do though? I downloaded the client from the official site so less likely the file would be corrupt. But in case it might be corrupt I downloaded it again, but the problem still exists.

I gotta tell you, if you are having problems with an official download I'm not sure what you can do outside of contacting them. And I'm really worried now that I am wasting my time now to download it the same way.

Good luck.

But I do have one other option to suggest. This one is a one-in-a-million, but you might try downloading the software from bns.qq.com, run the installer, and install into the directory. Then go back, and overwrite the Chinese install by installing into the same directory from the plaync.com installer. If you are very lucky (and you don't mind some of the content of the game suddenly switching over to Chinese) the data from the Chinese install might suffice.

The data is packaged in the Chinese version in a different way than the Korean Union one .. you wont be able to pull out the cab you need. Its an all or nothing sort of fix.

May I ask you —where are you pulling the individual cabs from on the official site?

Edited by Roberto Tomás

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Wow, you really go out of your way to help me, thanks.

I don't know, if I got your point. So I have to download the chin. installer and run it and have it overwrite the korean contents, then run the korean setup.exe?

Regarding the cabs, I believe some links to each file were provided in the earlier posts or in another thread. Can't tell you exactly though since I'm not on the pc right now. Mind you, I downloaded the whole package from the official site

again - still not working. Tell me, if it works for you and in case it'd be nice if you send me that damn file.

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Wow, you really go out of your way to help me, thanks.

I don't know, if I got your point. So I have to download the chin. installer and run it and have it overwrite the korean contents, then run the korean setup.exe?

Regarding the cabs, I believe some links to each file were provided in the earlier posts or in another thread. Can't tell you exactly though since I'm not on the pc right now. Mind you, I downloaded the whole package from the official site

again - still not working. Tell me, if it works for you and in case it'd be nice if you send me that damn file.

Okay, it was just an idea. I am hoping that isn't going to be necessary — and if you got the one cab from there, it might be that that one cab is bad. So a much better solution for you might be to simply re-download the game with the official downloader.

Right now, my download has finished, however I am having a language issue that appears to be specific to windows 8. My thread is here, in case you might take a look: windows 8 install (korean version)

In the mean time, I can at least give you the checksum I got when I downloaded the game from the official game downloader:

E:\BNSsetup>fciv -add Data7.cab
//
// File Checksum Integrity Verifier version 2.05.
//
ba027991320327e78b16977b8350baf0 data7.cab

FCIV is just windows' md5 checksum verifier.. if you don't already have an md5checksum app, you can get it from Microsoft at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290

edit: since you and someone else both are having issues with the cab files from the download, I generated a complete list and the md5checksums from my download when I got it from the official mirror: file list and md5 checksums

Edited by Roberto Tomás

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I will give your idea a try. It's better than anything I could think of. I just have to proceed as mentioned above? Like replacing the korean data with the chinese data, right?

I'm using win7 - win8 isn't worth the money or so I heard.

If BnS runs for you after you set it up on win8, feel free to send me the data7.cab file. If it works for you, it should work for as well, don't you think?

Edit: okay I will try it though I have no idea what this means. But I suppose we are comparing codes? Whether they match or not?

Edited by Silmarien

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I will give your idea a try. It's better than anything I could think of. I just have to proceed as mentioned above? Like replacing the korean data with the chinese data, right?

I'm using win7 - win8 isn't worth the money or so I heard.

If BnS runs for you after you set it up on win8, feel free to send me the data7.cab file. If it works for you, it should work for as well, don't you think?

Edit: okay I will try it though I have no idea what this means. But I suppose we are comparing codes? Whether they match or not?

yea, when you install Microsoft's FCIV and follow all the steps it describes, you can then use it on the commandline. You would do just what I did, go to the directory, and write the same command I wrote.. the result it gives you should match the numbers I posted.

if the numbers match — then the data7.cab file that you have appears to be just like mine, and should work. The problem may be with the hard drive, or maybe with the installer. Try re-downloading the files from the official downloader, this time saving them to a different drive.

if the numbers do not match — then the data7.cab file that you have appears to be corrupt. Try getting it from a different source. I'm not sure how to give you a copy of mine.. we can work something out if you like. Or you can start the downloader again .. download the whole thing a second time, and this time the problem should go away.

Edited by Roberto Tomás

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So, I downloaded the official installer again and in finally worked! Strangely, I used a mirror this time (if number 2,3 and 4 are considered as mirrors). Another thing I want to point out that this time I downloaded without breaks unlike the first time where I had to put the download on hold. Maybe this was the problem or just one of the official installers has a corrupt file.

Anyways, thank you for your support. :)

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Spirits   

This makes me wonder, will the Dojo have an offical US and EU server when it is released overseas? See you all there :confident:

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Kycir   

Can anyone help me identify what those chests are for?

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Also what is there any difference between buying the 5 and 15 gold coin weapons?

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Aari   

Can anyone help me identify what those chests are for?

1iAv5rt.jpg

Also what is there any difference between buying the 5 and 15 gold coin weapons?

TdShsBB.jpg

Chests hare the same you get in DBSH (Just the blue wpns)

15 Gold coin wpn has 263 Wpn damage, always.

5 Gold coin wpn max damage is a lot lower, dont ask me what the exact value was...

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