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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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    JiangshiHime
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    Lyn
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    Blade Master
  1. What happened to all the grindy quests?

    Okay xiexie! Zaijian! :)
  2. What happened to all the grindy quests?

    The streamlining of the quests for faster leveling has gotten rid of the quest in Cremation Hill to get Goblin Mist Dobok.. anyone know how I can get it now that the quest is gone or am I just screwed..? Just recently made a Jin Warlock alt.
  3. The Cash Shop Items

    I know, but a man can have his fantasies, can't he? Cash Shop is just always the worst part of F2P model, because it eliminates a lot of end game content that could potentially be earned through hard work and diligence, and replaces it with the instant gratification of using money.
  4. The Cash Shop Items

    That's why I suggested B2P. I'm just saying it's not too satisfying getting a dobok you didn't even earn. I just want a good amount of nice doboks that I can get by actually playing quests at/after endgame or in dungeons rather than have all the good ones be cash only. I don't want something I didn't earn in game. Also as if I could ever earn enough gold to buy even 1 outfit by using the trade feature. The exchange rate is ridiculous.
  5. The Cash Shop Items

    God I HATE the cash shop. So much so that I actually just posted about it as well. I would rather the game be B2P than have a cash shop with all the good doboks hidden behind a paywall. Most people obviously don't want to pay over $20 just to get a single in game outfit, and it provides no reward for actually PLAYING the game. Haha look how cool I look in my dobok, yeah I only paid $30 for it. That's not a very satisfying dobok if it cost $30 imo.. If only we could get them all in dungeons/quests/ grinding with low drop rates.
  6. More Modest Clothing Please (=V=")

    .... You're ASKING for censorship? It was confirmed in the livestream for NA that there will be no censoring. If you want more modest clothing I'd suggest playing the China version, or making a mod for the China dobok textures that you can use when the NA version comes out. AGREED. Keep in mind that the game is going to be rated M, which means 17+. This is a game that uses sex appeal quite a bit, as most Korean MMOs do.. there are plenty of modest clothing options out there (The Lolita outfit on Lyn comes to mind), but please don't openly ask for the game to be censored when sexuality is at the very core of the game.
  7. Honestly I would rather the NA game just be B2P for $60 physical copy than have ALL the nice looking costumes/doboks be hidden behind a paywall in the cash shop :/ Having cash shop costumes/doboks just takes you out of the game experience, it gives players something amazing even if they haven't even actually played the game for an hour, just because they paid a bit of money. I'm sure I'm being unrealistic here but cash shops are my biggest pet peeve in F2P games, and especially in BNS China. So I don't know how NCSoft is going to go about it in NA, but I hope at the very least that it won't be too bad.. I'd rather not be the only player looking like a peasant just because I don't have the money to spend on in game outfits in the cash shop..
  8. Playing Blade And Soul

    I find that I really need to pick what times of the day have the best ping. Like for me early mornings and at night is when it's the best time to play. During the day I get a lot of server disconnects.
  9. [REBOOT] Rare Elites English Patch

    Reply not pertaining to what I quoted, but I installed and boob physics worked and everything, but then after the client update the other night I reapplied patch and it gave me a game corruption error so I can't play BNS or get past the client screen.. I switched back to LR patch so I could play but I really want the RE patch to work for boob physics :/ any ideas?
  10. Oh okay so I should tell people to disable their antivirus? or firewall or whatever.
  11. Yeah but my friends, when they put in their own overseas numbers.. never got the code sent to their phone. :/ I even tried to do it for them with their info and my phone number and I never got sent the code either, and like I said the time to input the code is on a timer and expires in 30 seconds.. I feel like I'll never have any friends to play the game with because no one can get a QQ number.. I would have gotten on one of the designated English community servers but I had to choose the server with the least ping for me so I would at least be able to get the game to run without rampant disconnects or latency problems. Which of course my region/server is 电信洪福区 and it seems that, from the lack of replies, no one else on here plays that server. *sad sigh*
  12. Really? It said you needed a mainland China number I thought. When trying to input their own numbers and regions, the code never got sent to my friends, and it expires after 30 seconds.
  13. Faction Doboks

    What level do I need to be to take down the spirit 10 bosses in great desert? I'm level 30 and I get rekt in like 5 seconds by them. But I want the intermediate Huntian outfit :(
  14. [REBOOT] Rare Elites English Patch

    Does this patch have the pack/unpack xml.dat application like with the old LR english patch? I really don't want to fiddle around in the files to manually add it if I don't need to.. ALSO no matter what I do it says I chose the wrong installation path. I go to tencent/chineses/data. NOPE, gives me that message and makes me start all over again.
  15. 电信洪福区 Kind of speaks for itself.. if anyone wants to play with me.. I hope you do, then add me as a friend please <3 My name in game is JiangshiHime. Currently level 30 Lyn Sword Master, will level quickly though. Also a brand new Lyn Summoner, name YukiKira. I really hope someone is on this region and wants to play with me.. :3 IF YOU NEED MORE INFO IN ORDER TO ADD ME (LIKE QQ NUMBER OR SOMETHING) THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW, I don't know how to add people that well since I've had no one to add.. All my friends want to play but with the new QQ account verification requiring a Chinese phone number, none of them have been able to play the game. Also side note why do all my attempts at attaching a picture to my post error and fail upload? I'm trying to post a 205 kb image well under the 5 mb max. Also in gallery it won't let me upload any of my Jpeg screenshots saying "you are not permitted to upload this type of file" To encourage replies I'm linking this hilarious feminazi article from 2011 https://gomakemeasandwich.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/blade-and-soul-youre-doing-it-wrong/