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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. 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. Hopefully going to take down Titan today so I can get my relic weapon. We've been farming Garuda for weeks and pretty much every 50 in the FC has her weapon now. Even carried a couple fresh 50s through. Time to get onto the real stuff. http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000494.html http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/blog/000495.html ^ looking ahead a bit
  3. I just need to kill Titan HM then I can have my relic. Soo close. I'm sure we'll get it this week. Meanwhile go go THM leveling cuz I need swiftcast bad
  4. Got my precursors for relics crafted today. Going to take some time to level up crafting/gathering and thaumaturge now. I am noticing in hard mode garuda me having insta cast heals/summons/raises would be quite nice. Guess I need to stop being lazy and get those cross class skills done for conjuror and thau (Stoneskin and Swift cast). Meanwhile our guild GSM/MNR is sitting on 1.5 million gil apparently. All the more reason to push my crafting I guess. I need to be ready for buying a house.
  5. Ding 50 and finished the story quest. I think gil will have a continued use for things like housing and future weapon/armor upgrades as crafting advances a bit. Just may have to wait for more content to be released.
  6. I finally died. Sunken Temple claimed my life for the first time in a while. That instance was pretty fun/challenging at parts. I'm excited to see what Cutter's Cry has to offer me now that I have unlocked it.
  7. I tried logging in this morning and staying in all day until i got back from a trip and I got booted with 90000 error. Haven't been able to get back in yet. I've been pretty much locked out for the last two days which is really grating on my nerves. I am stuck 4/5 of the way to 30 so I can't unlock SCH yet and enjoy short queues again.
  8. Not sure on how long the beta will last or when the game will release but if they stick to the scheduled posted above we can probably figure it out. The beta started around mid February, I think it was about a week later than planned.
  9. Gah I only got 5.4k on Max 1920 x 1080 which is Very High by the benchmark standards. I may need to update my drivers though and maybe it'll jump up a bit. :joss_stick:
  10. Excellent news. Can't wait until the 25th.
  11. I'm thinking they'll make some kind of announcement this week. If not surely next week out to do it. I mean they can't wait much longer if they want to get the first phase going soon like previously suggested.
  12. I kind of agree but I think they did that to avoid guilds having to bring Summoners to fights if they wanted to use a primal they defeated which is somewhat understandable.
  13. IIRC Summoners in FFXIV will be able to summon primals but so will everyone else assuming they first do some sort of event when they kill/capture the primal in the wild first. Upon doing so you'll be able to summon it once. After that you'll have to go defeat it again. Beyond that summoners will have other things they can summon that share some of the magic primals have but are not the primals themselves. I think they mentioned Carbuncle being one of a summons a summoner will get to use regularly but Ifrit,Garuda, and seemingly Shiva will be hard to obtain and (hopefully) quite powerful. This is of course unless Yoshi P changed his mind on all that. For now though I'd say primals are on a level of their own then normal summons are under that.
  14. I'm not really liking this version of Shiva. I'll withhold final judgment for now though. I do like what they did with Garuda and Ifrit though. Odin looks cool too.
  15. I went ahead and applied just to see what it's like. That video of that guy's alpha reactions has me somewhat interested.