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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
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      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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kennywu54

Fastest ways to level

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Hi everyone. I play on a korean server with a level 45 Destroyer. I know my way around the game and I've completed all endgame content. I am starting a Lyn Sword Master this week. Does anyone have any tips on the fastest way for me to level to 45? i.e. any grinding spots or dungeons that give a considerable amount of exp/time.

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Does anyone have any tips on the fastest way for me to level to 45?

the most depressing way to read a good book is to rush through the book to reach the end fast.

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the most depressing way to read a good book is to rush through the book to reach the end fast.

Uh, are there multiple stories in this game depending on class? thought there was only one main story for this one.

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Uh, are there multiple stories in this game depending on class? thought there was only one main story for this one.

1 story. im talking about the experience. you lose out on much when you rush.

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just enjoy the game , when you rush the game its kinda boring and repetitive , the only change its the purple quest (skill quest)

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There you have 3 best places for griding exp.

About these grinding spots, I used them while lvling my LBM as well but with the most recent patch (yesterday), EXP in those dungeons were nerfed quite a bit (Either to 30% or by 30%, not sure atm). I would proabaly advice you to try them out and see if its still worth it.

Especially the first and second Video were worth it. Spider dungeon is a little bit harder if you have a high ping but you can just pull half the mobs at a a time.

Another dungeon I used to grind EXP is the Assassin dungeon in the desert, after you finished the first one you do your story quests until you reach the north west part of the desert where you will enter an area with Metal Lions, once done their that area turns into night, the dungeon next to it is the Assassin dungeon, you can pull everything in there, AOE knockdown, C + F and everything is dead. It was about 6% EXP per run.

As an additional tip, while AOE grinding as a LBM you lose Weapon durability inseanly fast. To avoid constant trips to the camp you want to bring instant repair hammers (the ones where you dont need a fire to repair), for the other two dungeons it is enough if you take normal repair hammers as they have a Dragon Statue (Counts as a Fire) in front of them where you can repair.

But as mentioned, you should try it out first and see if its still worth doing so. If not, just quest yourself up and its the best way to lvl.

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Pretty much your class needs some AoE potential, this doesn't necessarily mean "AoE skills" though. A lot of the skills in the game will hit multiple targets, I think there are fewer single target skills than "AoE" ones.

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Just checking in... I went to the dungeon of the first video at level 25 and didn't leave until level 30. It took me ~30 minutes to gain each level. Looting the mobs gave me some good drops too including seals to open items and many daily quest stones. For those that play at home you aren't going to like to hear that here in Korea playing BnS at the PCBangs gives your characters an experience boost for this month. Also, playing for a period of time on the weekends at PCBangs will get your account costumes, accessories, and food for experience boosts.Anyways I'll report back later with the other dungeons.

Ah, to the poster that told me not to rush through a book. First, I've already done all the quests in the game on my first character. Next, I'd rather level easily and faster by running solo dungeons than trotting around the map all day picking up poop or killing re-skinned NPCs. Furthermore, all my Korea friends already have level 45 alts and they are waiting for me to run endgame dungeons. Finally, I posted here at the Dojo looking for tips and I want to thank those that gave them to me.

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spider cave seems nerfed badly. rather than the glorious experience that LBM was getting in the video, i got 1% per run at lvl 42 :(

the other earlier locations are still efficient though

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I feel like one of the few people who level really slow, well not that I want to, but have to manage time around school / work. Enjoy the game so it doesn't get old too fast!

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