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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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TERA's problems lie with Bluehole Studio and their lack of vision and poor development cycle.

Blade & Soul is backed by Team Bloodlust, which IMO is a far more competent team and while I've personally had my doubts, they've proven to be far more capable and dedicated in every aspect of the word.

If Bluehole Studio had worked more closely with their player base and community, instead of focusing around itemshop and vanity items to milk the game with, things would have been different.

Additionally, the team lacks a huge deal of vision. From using a FPS UI to basing every known mechanic in the game around "luck" and RNG and much, much more.

Team Bloodlust and Bluehole Studio have proven themselves to be night and day.

So your money is much more safe with Team Bloodlust and B&S IMO.

The above poster is right, though. Awards meaning little, other than a fancy sticker.

But it also helps draw attention/marketing and B&S so desperately needs that in the west right now. Too bad that sticker has a "Korea" only label on it :P

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Tera die because Previous conspect and promises was different than current version. Tera was supposed to be semi sandbox game focused on PvP with fully no-target system (no lock-ons and no any kind of aim assist). Game also was supposed to have strong suggestive content. Everything in game is changed since first version of game. Great combat system in FGT became some kind of joke. Also previous suggestive things got toned down. Game became completly theme park, so game do not have content after that far change and that is final blow for this game - Tera do not have content. Fact, BHS seems to not have idea what to do with game, do not make situation better.

I see B&S in a bit different situation. Honestly 3 years ago, I had much higher expectations from Tera than B&S. But NCsoft seems to consistently follows the original concept of game. So at the end, B&S will avoid alot of issues what Tera had. At this moment, it seems for me as much more solid game.

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Blade and soul has way better word of mouth than tera ever did. I played Tera from cbt and it was just a pretty cardboard cut out. There was little substance which grew a horrible community and thus lost many. I read about the flaws in bs and they are nothing if you ever played Tera.

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Blade and soul has way better word of mouth than tera ever did. I played Tera from cbt and it was just a pretty cardboard cut out.

Sadly you did not saw FGT version with full no-target combat system.

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The fact that Blade and Soul is backed internally by NCsoft pretty much solidifies it as being a hit and a success no matter what.

People like to hate on NCsoft, especially in the west, but there's no denying the popularity of the games they have put out over the years. Plus they have huge budget costs to help fund the development of better games like B&S.

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The fact that Blade and Soul is backed internally by NCsoft pretty much solidifies it as being a hit and a success no matter what.

People like to hate on NCsoft, especially in the west, but there's no denying the popularity of the games they have put out over the years. Plus they have huge budget costs to help fund the development of better games like B&S.

Even when Lineage 2 was an excellent game atleast for me and AION soso, i hope they dont threat this game like they did in the past regarding to bot and RMT mainly, just log in and see what i mean, and it wasnt problem of going f2p, all that was there when they were p2p, like if they didnt even really care a single tiny bit

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The fact that Blade and Soul is backed internally by NCsoft pretty much solidifies it as being a hit and a success no matter what.

People like to hate on NCsoft, especially in the west, but there's no denying the popularity of the games they have put out over the years. Plus they have huge budget costs to help fund the development of better games like B&S.

This. I hate how much hate people have for NCsoft, just because of Aion which still has a strong player base. Yeah it wasn't the WoW killer that everyone thought it would be but it was still successful to some extent.

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

That, And the sucky American players QQ'ing and getting things changed. End game has more enjoyable content now 5 months after release. NaTera should have never been "westernized" in the first place. I saw some leaked 2013 content data and I cannot wait to see what's in stores for Tera.

The only fear I have for B&S is the western audience QQ'ing and getting alot changed and making the game too easy/boring. etc

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That, And the sucky American players QQ'ing and getting things changed. End game has more enjoyable content now 5 months after release. NaTera should have never been "westernized" in the first place. I saw some leaked 2013 content data and I cannot wait to see what's in stores for Tera.

The only fear I have for B&S is the western audience QQ'ing and getting alot changed and making the game too easy/boring. etc

The way TBL has proven themselves, I don't think they will be as easy to change the game. It's nice to hear Tera isn't dead but it lost some player base they will never get back. In my opinion it could have been so much better of a game.

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That, And the sucky American players QQ'ing and getting things changed. End game has more enjoyable content now 5 months after release. NaTera should have never been "westernized" in the first place. I saw some leaked 2013 content data and I cannot wait to see what's in stores for Tera.

The only fear I have for B&S is the western audience QQ'ing and getting alot changed and making the game too easy/boring. etc

I doubt they'll change much aesthetically or gameplay-wise. Nothing major anyways. We don't need babies getting the game nerfed like Vin >:/''

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i hope they dont listen any NA brainless developer/or anything like that or any NA brainless player, and just translate and give it away, i wouldnt like to see a video in youtube like this in the future

NA is a very known bitching region, while europeans and russians just adapt and play

ps: iam NA

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i hope they dont listen any NA brainless developer/or anything like that or any NA brainless player, and just translate and give it away, i wouldnt like to see a video in youtube like this in the future

NA is a very known bitching region, while europeans and russians just adapt and play

ps: iam NA

Dear TBL...DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!!

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You do realize that's a two edged blade?

There's two problems and quite frankly? I don't think it's fair to expect a solution.

1) NA/EU publishers/developers like Blizzard listen too closely to their customers.

2) Many publishers/developers, specially Asian ones, don't listen enough or at all to their customers.

The key is finding the middle ground, which as ironic as it may be, I felt Blizzard had with the initial stages of WOW (Pre TBC).

It was almost there, but they pushed too hard with TBC and then tried to balance it back to what it was with WOTLK and so on and so forth with Cataclysm. I hear MOP is actually very close to classic WOW but I haven't nor plan to play it, so I'll leave that to someone else to fill.

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Changes in western versions of tera online happened because of enmasse and frogster, it had nothing to do with players. The biggest changes were elin armor (by enmasse) and removal of blood (eu only). The really big changes happened in korea though, and had nothing to do with enmasse or frogster.

When it comes to blizzard, if it hadnt been for them listening to customers the game would have stagnated early. Battlegrounds, arena, dualspec, heroics, tier tokens, dailies, dungeon finder, changes to alchemy, removal of attunements was requested by the playerbase.

Making everything solofriendly, nerf heroics to the ground, making easy epics are design decisions by blizzard to cater to the casual crowd.

PS: MoP is nothing like vanilla wow.

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i hope they dont listen any NA brainless developer/or anything like that or any NA brainless player, and just translate and give it away, i wouldnt like to see a video in youtube like this in the future

NA is a very known bitching region, while europeans and russians just adapt and play

ps: iam NA

That was hilarious :laugh:

Games with raiding and the like are more like community games. B&S won't suffer from what that vid argued, class balance and content. In B&S you won't raid, you won't necessarily compete with 40-50 other people or party with 20-30 other people.

Class balance will be subjective and passive. People will play their favorite class for fun rather than for raiding and planned raid events.

I may be wrong...but I doubt it :laugh:

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Ghastly theres tons of funny videos like that one, jus type wowcrendor like this ones

so funny

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