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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. Wow, after reading a few replies, i'm astonished at how ignorant some of you people are on how things work in this life. Either there are a ton of kids here, devoid of any malice ( good on you) or you've been living in a bubble. If they can copy the character they will copy the character, end of story. I have no idea how you can assume someone would respect another person's request, on the internet, on a matter as trivial as creating a character in a game, eesh.
  2. B&s West Confirmed

    Welp, i guess we'll have to wait and see, no black undersuits doesn't mean they can't be white and semitransparent :P Either way, glad it's coming.
  3. B&s West Confirmed

    It looks censored, not as heavily as first version of China but still, kind of sad i'll have to try and fiddle with the files. You can actually see in the trailer and on the Kung Fu master ( on the site) that they all have leggings covering the bare skin, at least it's not dark black and it looks semi transparent :P
  4. Was Shocked When I Saw This

    The game won't be p2p, don't think ncsoft will make that mistake ever again. If it comes out it'll probably be f2p with "founder's packs" and a hefty cash shop with items ranging from boosts of all kinds to cosmetics. That's the most profitable billing system in my opinion and i'm ok with it. Hopefully the founder's pack will have an extra expensive one with tons of artwork and beta access. Personally can't wait for E3.
  5. New Update On The 28Th

    So i guess you made a list of wishes for the 28th :P
  6. Tenprotect Win 8.1 Patch

    Seems like it, lucky you :P
  7. Tenprotect Win 8.1 Patch

    What booster are you using? For Xunlei for example you have to target the game and start it from withing the booster.
  8. Tenprotect Win 8.1 Patch

    It's actually Tencent Game Platform, i guess something similar to steam. Can't say i'd like another snooping app on my pc >.<
  9. Tenprotect Win 8.1 Patch

    Thanks for the guide but what does TGP stand for? what does it do? :P
  10. And... I'm Bored

    What were you exactly expecting? What is endgame to you?
  11. Possible New Player Info

    Hey guys, sorry for bothering, got a question regarding the state of the game atm. I'm looking into playing for a few months but before i commit i'd like to know if it's still worth it. I heard lots of player quit and the game is a shell of it's former self. I'm asking this because the monthly payment is pretty high considering the conditions ( lag/ language barrier/ timezone) and i hate wasting money. Other questions: are there any active European guilds still active? is endgame entertaining enough to mandate the monthly pay? what else should i know before going in? Guess that's it, i'd also like to mention I enjoy pvp a lot and that's mostly why i'd like to try the game, I'll probably start with a friend so we'd be a two man team. Looking forward to some answers, thank you and have a nice week. If i'm in the wrong part of the forum i apologize.
  12. P2P or B2P?

    IMO: P2p and cash shop would mean that they'd start their venture in the west already shot in the foot, the game won't get and can't get enough spotlight to make more than a few people pay the price of the box plus months and unfortunately P2P is all about the subscribers. Most of the p2p community here is held by wow and BnS ain't the game to tear any of that chunk away. As i said in another thread it's just another standard mmo with good visuals and somewhat different combat system coming from Korea ( first problem, in the minds of many, a game developed in Korea means generic mmo with lots of grind attached to it). It's thought better than Tera but nothing to brag about. It will most likely be a fotm mmo, with high pop in the begging to a wasteland the coming months. Second point, the art style, while the game is beautiful, "anime" type graphics aren't everyones cup of tea, especially considering the amount of fanservice included. I'll include lore in this point as well since it's somewhat similar. The game has no major following, nothing to be based upon, it will be a new venture. Like Swtor had Star Wars to drive the sales even though it was a sub par game BnS doesn't have anything aside from some flashy trailers and the promise of "groundbreaking" systems ( like every other recent mmo bleh). Third and final point which is mostly something out of NcSoft's hands (somewhat), the game will have a great contender this year. This game has a huge following, is way more hyped and has one of the most liked series in gaming as a facade. A game developed in the west for the western audience, the next big thing in mmo's ( next big fail more likely) but non the less a game that could have a reason to try P2P. All in all, what i'm saying is keep it simple, make the game b2p or even f2p with restrictions, from the begging, give more people the chance to try it and most will likely love it and stay. But in this time and era when marketing and perceptions mean everything, BnS has no chance of succeeding as p2p mmo and while i would love a small community like this forum to play the game, a larger following usually means a better, healthier game.
  13. Exciting and disappointing at the same time; while the presentation hyped the game even more for me, the fact that an OB is slated for the second half of 2013 probably means a later date for the west as well. As it is, having no news for the moment means good news, maybe they'll push the western team more :P
  14. P2P or B2P?

    Janshi have you actually played Blade&Soul or are you just stating opinions based on recent videos? The game content wouldn't hold a Werstern mmo player for more than a month, tops 2. Leaving aside the grind at higher levels which they say will be fixed for release, it's a pretty much linear world with nothing to do aside from a few instances and pretty lack luster, repetitive pvp. The "new" factor will fade off pretty quick if it would be released right now and the game would be struggling to keep players like every other recent mmo, in my humble opinion. Le: Didn't Aion struggle to keep subscriptions as well after the first months? It didn't even have all the competition a new mmo would have today, the market is getting pretty saturated.
  15. P2P or B2P?

    I'd say b2p would be heaven, it would attract a lot more people and the lack of content wouldn't be that bothersome. On the other hand they don't have an ingame shop so it's not viable at the moment as a money maker, i guess we'll see what the western release brings. It is my firm opinion that if the game goes p2p it will end up like tera or swtor after a few months in our market.