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      [Read Before Posting] Blade & Soul General FAQ

      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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  1. Thanks for that advice Garzel. I can't remember what level my Mesmer is right now because it's been THAT long since I've played. I didn't have any problems solo'ing anything with my warrior so maybe I'd enjoy Guardian. Plus every group seems to enjoy having a guardian in their dungeon party.
  2. Sheesh, I haven't played GW2 since Christmas... been so busy. My wife and daughter both have January birthdays and then I got a new WACOM tablet and have been trying to get back into drawing. What server are you guys on again? I think I need to start another character that may hold my interest better. My Mesmer just didn't do it for me. Thief is likely what I'll go with next. Everyone seems to enjoy that class.
  3. You absolutely make genius look good. Your character looks great.
  4. This was the easiest leveling I've ever experienced in a game. Getting a class to level 80 should be pretty simple if you actually enjoy playing that class.
  5. That looks like good news for me Tashigi. I'm still only level 31 and I tend to level at a slow pace compared to other people I've met. I agree with everyone else... All MMOs seem to fall flat for a certain group. SWTOR was the worst for me in that sense. I'm still really enjoying Tera. I just learned about enchanting and have been slowly working on my Tailoring and such for my Priest. I even played my Archer to about level 10 or so, I can't remember. It does take me about 10 minutes to get a group for Instances/Dungeons but that's really not too bad. Basilisk Crag seems to be the highest pop PvP server from what I've seen and I've never had any problems finding people to take down BAMs in whatever area I'm questing in. I'm hoping this game will keep me entertained until B&S is released state side.
  6. Tashigi, I agree completely. As much as I hate to admit it my laptop is fine for low to medium level gaming but isn't powerful enough for the fun upper end stuff. I'll be avoiding your awesome mods for right now. The repair tool even reset the MaxAnisotropy to 4 and I'll probably leave it at that. I figure, meh, if it ain't broke I won't try to fix it anymore :big_smile: Until we've got a good amount of peeps to start up the B&S dojo guild I'll probably jump into another one. Seizan, I hope you're able to figure it out.
  7. I'm glad you're enjoying the game. Tashigi, for giggles I dl'd your "MSAA" though it's labeled "SMAA". Dragged and dropped the files as you instructed and when I try to launch the game I get the fatal game client error. I went into that folder to delete those files but oddly enough the only one there was the app file d3d9.dll. Has anyone else reported any issues? I may end up uninstalling and reinstalling the game if I can't get this figured out. Thanks in advance for any help :joss_stick: EDIT: Ran the repair tool. Looks to be working now. I haven't checked to see if it's reset all of my settings yet. Hopefully it hasn't reset my key bindings. I wanted to let you guys know first thing. I am still curious about the "MSAA" vs "SMAA" though.
  8. Welcome aboard. You'll find this community incredibly helpful.
  9. Ya, I've noticed as a healer that when there's multiple mobs it's been tough for a warrior and lancer to keep aggro on everyone. Could be they aren't great but I typically just dodge then kite them back to the tanks. Still it's so fun to actually have to move around instead of just spamming one button on a single tank the entire boss fight. This is by far the most fun I've had playing an MMO since I first played WoW 7 years ago. Now I can't even go back to those other games. Even GW2 had me yawning. So glad I decided to pick up Tera. Even if I just play it for a few months it's going to be a fun few months. I'm super curious about what Lyari is talking about. Anything to optimize the game sounds like a good idea to me. I only play on Basilisk Crag right now so if you ever catch me online hit me up. I'll level with you guys. I've got a Baraka 26 Priest named Bovhey and an Elin 5 Archer named Zecs that I play when I can't find a group for my Priest :embarrassed:
  10. I kind of figured this out. I thought that the enraged monster logo just meant that I had personally pulled aggro. Though I've noticed that as a healer I'm almost always pulling aggro. I added your toons to my friends list and then started playing my Archer when I couldn't get a group together. I had my 40 hours in for the week so I got to head home at 11:00 today and start my Fathers Day weekend a little early. Have a great weekend all.
  11. I'll add you to my friends list tonight. I had 3 softball games last night and didn't get on to play at all. When I got home my kids were in bed but my son had bought, with his very own money, a new hot wheels stunt city track! He was so excited but mom couldn't get it put together. So I spent my evening after softball making damn well sure that when he woke up this morning he was going to get to play with awesome new car track. I had to admit that it was a pretty cool toy and I played with it a bit before finally going to bed. :feel_good:
  12. Nice article Tashigi. What's your character name on BC? You're already the same level as me and I only have 1 character. :surrender: Awesome screen capture Shinsetsu.
  13. Haha... that's awesome. Unfortunately the only PvP I've encountered on my Priest is individuals who are 10-20 levels higher than me killing me in a single shot/hit. That's the fun of a PvP server though. I've heard that the Priest is becomes a really formidable profession at higher levels. So maybe I'll be able to actually do some damage to someone. Which PvP server, Basilisk Crag?
  14. Right, I found by tweaking with the adornments you could get some different eye colors. It wasn't like it ruined the experience but with all of the tweaking available eye color and height I thought would be standard.
  15. I'm actually trying to find out from Alienware if it'd be possible to return this laptop. Dealing with customer service has me wanting to shoot myself right now. For some reason no one seems to know who I can talk to about simply returning the laptop. :yell: Anyway... how about that Tera guys? Fun game... and I'm very happy to have purchased it. I've created an Elin Archer and a Popori Slayer just to save the names. I'll get to leveling them eventually. Character creation is so fun but I will admit I was shocked that you can't directly change eye color. Huh... go figure.