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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. geia sou re patrida..

  2. Και εγώ από Ελλάδα είμαι!

  3. I have the right to call whatever I want crap.as far as I know we have "democracy".don't like my lowly opinion?ok.end of story.why you continue it,especially when i said its my personal opinion?did I ever say that my opinion is final for a games fate?no.so don't say words I never said.i lost grounds of argument?bwahahahahahahahahahahah.nice joke.dunno what you think but you have argument on your own.i'm just talking normaly.i should have said that in the 1st place cause i always say whatever I want
  4. its something called "personal opinion".ever heard of it?as it seems no
  5. imo crap too.it failed in both korea and west,and faster than Aion..why is it better than aion?cause it has roll skill and non-target?pffffffffftt.i'd rather play Age Of Wushu than tera
  6. says the lbm.its like playing Aion and saying that if you play sorc/sm its same as playing glad.which is not true also rankings speaks for themselves.when in top 50 you see 17 lbm and 15 assassin(half chart taken just by 2 classes) means a lot imo game is not balanced,but not to the point Aion is.how come they remove whole ice stance skills and stun from counter of kfm and for the rest classes do some minor tweaks?kfm has 4 out of 8 main skills with 45sec cd and lbm has 12sec cd in choke(and choke is a serious skill and yet it has that low cd.it needs increase in cd 100%).don't see any balance here that's not it.when it come to assassin and lbm its all about class.those classes are very strong.lbm ofc its strong since devs wanted the class to be like that(when you combine classes ofc the result will be a strong class-not only class is strong,but also easy to play-),and as for assassin,well those kind of classes are always stronger than others in mmo.lbm was new class and a guy was 1st in ranking.how can someone with new class can be 1st and leave the ones that play since cbt 1 behind?i doubt they are not skilled or undergeared than someone that plays new class
  7. if you're young its easier to play a p2p game.ask your parents $10 and $5 from your grand-parents and not spent them without reason.there are other ways too.don't go to mcdonalds,club etc for a day or two,stay home for a day and don't go out with your friends to save the money that you were going to spent.its just 1-2 days per a month.there are 29-30 days left.big deal.its all how you manage your money be it p2p or b2p has nothing to do with the successful of mmo.its all about the playerbase(there are people from outside Asia that play korean B&S and they give $22-25 per month to play.that means they like the game so much that they're willing to pay that price to play that awesome game.i want to play too but I don't have Korean friend.i know that there are other ways but i'm not going to pay game card and other things too).and west playerbase is not that big fun of east mmo's.example Aion and Tera.in korea Aion is still p2p and they have x3/4 more servers than EU.when west was merging servers,korea was making new ones
  8. Aion was also successful and look what happened.west playerbase is unpredictable I don't think game will be b2p.its already p2p in korea,and its ncsoft we're talking about.100% p2p
  9. price is a bit up than usual p2p mmo.i think its around $22 for a month
  10. what balancing?they will do some tweaks and call it balance.they only know how to balance "certain" classes.they removed whole ice stance skills from kfm,stun from his counter(that's how they balance kfm.remove and end of story.decreaqse his cd's that are too long?out of the question.kfm stun=45sec,lbm choke=12sec.balance: check) and for the rest classes,especially lbm and assassin,they'll do some "minor tweaks" and that was it
  11. 17 lbm,15 assassin.right..
  12. i'm so happy that FM is underpowered.how can I not be after playing Aion since Korean beta that sorc are OP as hell,and even now they don't do anything at all to balance him even a bit,instead they make him more OP me too.and in 4.0 that they add 2 OP range classes?glads gonna have really hard time.have you seen how fast gunner hits and how many repeatable skills he has?not to mention cc,dmg and heal of bard.they turn you into penguin-like and you start dancing,they come next to you and make fun of you and then dps the shit out in you,and kill you ofc arena system is new?how many years Lineage 2 has coliseum to become hero?7-8?it may not be called arena but its 1v1,and imo its by far the best 1v1 system even now.and I don't think anything will surpass it
  13. nah,some melee classes(bm,lbm) of B&S are stronger than mage.first mmo that I see that mages are not OP
  14. if mass pvp is non-existent,what people do all these 7-8 months that game is out?why do they have guilds?to pve all day,do some arenas and that was it? I prefer to play class that has strength in pvp,that's why in Aion i play Sorc.as for the other part,its not true.Sorc in Aion is OP since the beginning.what they have done?to make him x2/3 times more OP,and in 4.0 even more OP(double stats manastones so say bb to mr) its not always skill > class.Aion for example.same applies for B&S.classes are not balanced but not to the point of Aion(most unbalanced classes I've seen.and the 2 new classes are OP as hell).you said yourself that lbm is stronger than summoner.what if both are also skilled?i bet that lbm will win most of the times.cause not only he play stronger class but is skilled too(not that lbm requires too much skill but anyway)