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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. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    Houses are expensive but if you have a decent sized FC with some crafters it's not too bad. I think we bought will getting a medium sized house pretty soon. We have the money already just need to get rank 6 which should be done already and if not will be by the end of the week. @ Aari: I completely forgot about Ruin I. My main is a SCH so I only do SMN when we need a dps in a pinch for stuff we outgear (relic quest stuff usually) so it doesn't matter much what I do. You're right in that SMN would be good for PvP. I'm not much of a PvPer though so I didn't give it much consideration. I still think they need another DoT and direct dmg spell. Where is Dia at? Took down EM Ultima Weapon yesterday. That fight is pretty fun. Garuda gave my FC mates some trouble too. Hopefully I can take a shot at them a bit more tonight after coil. :big_smile:
  2. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    You can skip cutscene by hitting esc a menu should pop up asking if you want to skip the cutscene, I forgot to take pictures of my new lalafell. I'll likely being going lalafell for release though I am playing a male miqo'te for now. I think my server will be Midgardsomr as Gilgamesh seems to be full of too many trolls and that like right now.
  3. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    I'm going Lancer/Archer this weekend to decide if BRD or DRG may be in my future for release. I'll craft on my CNJ because I don't want to spoil too much of the game for release. Trying not to get past lvl 29 (since there is an auto raise from 25-29 i think)
  4. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    I only made it to 18. Going to try out a new class this weekend. I'm just trying to figure out what i'll do for release in terms. I want to finalize my race too. Pretty sure I'll start a conjuror and therefore need to level gladiator to 15 for WHM but beyond that I don't know. I think I want to avoid leveling too high this beta so I can save some of the story for OB/release. I probably won't go beyond Toto-rak.
  5. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    If you still have the key for PS3 may I have it please?
  6. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    I thoroughly enjoyed this last phase of beta. There are minor and significant improvements over phase 2 and I am even more excited for release. I managed to take my conjurer to 18 and then messed a round on THM a bit and got to 8. I originally thought I'd be a male miqo'te caster (WHM,BLM,SMN) but now I am starting to doubt that. Just watching others play and after looking at some of the skills ARC,LNC,MRD and PUG have caught my eye a bit. I'll have to try them out next beta. i'll probably go lalafell for release now too just have to perfect the look.
  7. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    Scholar was also confirmed but we don't know what class becomes that job yet.
  8. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    Pretty much this. I expected Blade and Soul to come out by now but if all of the delays end up being the thing that causes me to miss the game then so be it. If that is the major dilemma gamers have to face when both games are out and they decide to stick with FFXIV:ARR. NCSoft has no one to blame but themselves. Though I think FFXIV will be more a niche group so I don't think a great deal of overlap will occur between gamers playing both games. Blade and Soul will be a niche group too. Wildstar might have the widest appeal overall of the more well known MMOs on the horizon.
  9. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    Shinsetsu I think the NDA lifts for P3 but don't quote me on that.
  10. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    I think you can buy security tokens separately if you just want one of those. I'd look at SE's site for that. I think there is also an app that will do much the same thing. It's free iirc.
  11. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    Me too. The physical stuff seems nice. Art book, soundtrack, account key, cards, art case, + the digital stuff. I really just want the art book, soundtrack and digital stuff. I can always upgrade to the digital thing but money is kind of tight now so...
  12. Wildstar

    All of the paths appeal to me. The settler one is really interesting but ultimately explorer is probably my choice for now. I really like their video style.
  13. Wildstar

    I disagree. Wildstar is not trying to copy WoW. That would be utterly pointless. Why would anyone leave WoW for WoW? I think they are some definite differences between the two games and similarities. The housing is a big difference as WoW currently offers no housing whatsoever unless it changed since I last played which was during cataclysm. An obvious similarity would be the graphical style. Overlapping features is a good move on their part because people have come to expect those things in all MMOs released nowadays but I still wouldn't say that is copying WoW or that the makers are even trying to copy WoW. They're providing the baseline features that consumers expect from the genre then adding additional features as the hook that gets people playing their game.
  14. Wildstar

    I have to admit I'm gradually gaining interest in this game. Still need more info and an open beta to really decide if I want to pick it up though.
  15. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    I think this is outside of the scope of the NDA as there is some info on the main site about the story now. The story hasn't changed entirely it was altered a bit but all of the major players afaik as still in place. You still have the Garlean Empire, the Twelve, the beastman and the primals. In ARR i think the geography of the world will change due to Bahamut's attack but the story wasn't completely erased with the revamp. I think there is a lore section of the lodestone forums where you can read up on a lot of things.