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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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Wuaaw, You have no Idea how Long I have waited for an mmo with Great graphics AND Great combat.

kore de kari ga dekimashita NC Soft

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According to steparu.com bs is the top game woohooo cmon global release

If true that's great news, won't need to suffer with these horrible mmorpgs :laugh:

However we need a source

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If true that's great news, won't need to suffer with these horrible mmorpgs :laugh:

However we need a source

I don't know what you mean by that. Most MMORPGs are really bad, you make the choice to play them regardless of what's happening with Blade and Soul.

As for a source, http://www.mmoculture.com/2012/11/blade-soul-winner-of-korea-game-awards-2012/

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I don't know what you mean by that. Most MMORPGs are really bad, you make the choice to play them regardless of what's happening with Blade and Soul.

As for a source, http://www.mmoculture.com/2012/11/blade-soul-winner-of-korea-game-awards-2012/

There's a source thank you! I had no doubt after I played the Open Beta that B&S would be played and recognized. The game is that good.

That's the thing I've tried many mmorpgs just to see what these games are like and jesus are they bad.

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I have no doubt it will do way better than some recent Asian mmos released. If its as good as KR we shouldn't be worried. Not like i would notice though ill be too wrapped up in game lol

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If westernization goes as well as I think it is going to go, Blade and Soul may bring some competition to the west :big_smile:

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As someone whose worked in the industry allow me to point out a few things that others touched on.

First, congratulations to B&S for winning the award. Kudos to Team Bloodlust and everyone that made it possible.

Now to share what others have somewhat commented on, this doesn't exactly mean anything outside Korea. Korea as we now is a centered in MMO/PC gaming and pays little attention to other market systems due to country regulations regarding them with the exception of mobile gaming services. Notice how the "Best Game" award went to a mobile game? That would never happen (at least not anytime soon) in NA, EU, or JP.

That being said, glad to see B&S get awarded on some level and I hope the team over here brings out a quality product for the rest of us. Don't expect to see it win any "GOTY" awards over here though. Best PC game? Maybe. Best MMO of 2013? Quite possibly. But thats it.

Again, I'm happy to see this and congratulations once again.

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As someone whose worked in the industry allow me to point out a few things that others touched on.

First, congratulations to B&S for winning the award. Kudos to Team Bloodlust and everyone that made it possible.

Now to share what others have somewhat commented on, this doesn't exactly mean anything outside Korea. Korea as we now is a centered in MMO/PC gaming and pays little attention to other market systems due to country regulations regarding them with the exception of mobile gaming services. Notice how the "Best Game" award went to a mobile game? That would never happen (at least not anytime soon) in NA, EU, or JP.

That being said, glad to see B&S get awarded on some level and I hope the team over here brings out a quality product for the rest of us. Don't expect to see it win any "GOTY" awards over here though. Best PC game? Maybe. Best MMO of 2013? Quite possibly. But thats it.

Again, I'm happy to see this and congratulations once again.

Agreed. However I only hoped it would win best MMO of 2013 or best PC game to begin with. That is what I consider successful for an MMO in the west.

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Agreed. However I only hoped it would win best MMO of 2013 or best PC game to begin with. That is what I consider successful for an MMO in the west.

All you can do is provide as much constructive feedback for the NA localization team then and critique positively and hope that our culminated efforts result in this game becoming MMO/PC game of the year contender in 2013.

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All you can do is provide as much constructive feedback for the NA localization team then and critique positively and hope that our culminated efforts result in this game becoming MMO/PC game of the year contender in 2013.

Well the way they have been paying attention to what we like so far is a good sign. Here's to hoping!

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the only difference here in the west, we have like 4545184354864153478646845378648 award givers

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This is great news, hopefully the positive feedback will carry over when it launches overseas

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OMG Good job team~~ :big_smile: You deserve this so much! I'm so happy to see this game which I love get so many awards and recognition :,)

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Actually I don't care that much if it gets the best game, GOTY, ... awards. For me it's just the game I wanted.

It might be a stupid game to the 95% of the gaming community, but I actually couldn't care less.

Though If the game does good, this indeed means that the company will put more money into it. Improving the servers, releasing more DLCs, expansions, etc.

But beside from that, like I said I don't care. I LOVE this game, and I hope I will Enjoy this game like no other.

Though Congrats though. It's not easy to be ranked so good in a country like Korea, where MMO gaming is a national sport.

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Anyone else find it silly to give out best year awards before the year ended?

What was the competition?

Tera won last year, and that game died quite fast in the west.

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From the day I saw all the good looking characters, hat's and cloths *more hats* I already knew this game would become Number 1 in all mmos.

Reminds me of Team Fortress 2 some reason. Think it's the hats.

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Think BnS will get mmo of 2013, havent seen any mmo that looks this good :)

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Anyone else find it silly to give out best year awards before the year ended?

What was the competition?

Tera won last year, and that game died quite fast in the west.

TERA died in NA not for being a bad game

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TERA died in NA not for being a bad game

Tera died for its sucky western development team right? correct me if i'm wrong.

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Tera died for its sucky western development team right? correct me if i'm wrong.

Tera couldn't keep koreans playing, and has merged servers three times over the last year.

I don't mean that B&S will crash and burn, just saying winning awards is not same thing as being a successful game.

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