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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. She's pretty great, isn't she?

  2. Sorry everyone. My posts today probably seem kind of moody. I'm having a weird day and that's probably coming out in my posts. Sorry about that.

  3. Blade and soul...and Guild wars 2..

    That's a confusing statement in multiple respects. Should the two even be considered mutually exclusive? I don't think that a genre of video game can be seen as "console" or "PC". PC and console are merely platforms which a lot of shared genres. Dragon Quest X is thus far a console exclusive but it is an MMORPG. Also, what the heck is a "real" MMORPG? It sounds like there's some kind of elitist definition at play here. And considering the stagnation of the genre, I'm not sure that being classified as a "true" MMORPG is much of a compliment. And I say that as someone with pretty little interest in Guild Wars 2 due to being very turned off by the races and lore and overall aesthetic of the game.
  4. 11.7 --The 3rd Wave! Lyn Blade Master~

    Sounds like a good development for me as a future Lyn player. I can't be a Kung-Fu Master. Might as well be a Blademaster.
  5. When do you think B&S will be released?

    I'd be a little bit shocked. Though nicely shocked. I think it's unlikely that we'd see it anywhere near this Winter. More like Summer of next year.
  6. Blade & Soul Nude Patch

    Is this a big bad deal? It's just the body.
  7. Tera vs. Blade & Soul

    That's definitely disappointing.
  8. Tera vs. Blade & Soul

    I'm not doing a good job of responding to the most relevant and interesting this said about the comparisons and contrasts between Tera and Blade & Soul in this post. Because this really stuck out at me. Wow, you sound dedicated indeed. The game has only been out a few months. And I know Tera is considered to take less grind to reach the level cap than many MMORPGs. But to me it's not all that much more so. And it's still a game that you come to somewhat of a crawl once you reach level 30 like most MMORPGs. I felt like I was practically speedrunning when I made it to level 40 in a week. I have to say, having several level 60 characters already sounds might impressive. Speaking of which, from the sound of things, Blade & Soul contains more grinding to reach the level cap or "endgame" than Tera. In which you can blaze to level 40 in a week or so(if there is someone out there who has reached level cap in a week, I have no idea what they're doing right and I will assume they have no job and never sleep) given you can spend 6 hours a day or more. I kind of like that method of being able to level several characters quickly. I like the feeling of progressing quickly. And being stuck at a single level for several days is no fun. I hope that Blade & Soul isn't particularly more grindy than Tera. Both in things like quests to make things less grindy(aka content in general) and also the feeling of quick progression. I like the feeling of quick progression. In fact sometimes I wish that most MMORPGs had several hundred small levels that passed by quickly but took a long time to reach the level cap, just so you would have the sensation of constant progression. Err, let me simplify that question. Is Blade & Soul particularly more grindy than Tera? I hope not. In fact if it's anywhere near as grindy as Aion I'm going to be pretty disappointed. You can make about a level an hour until then. It's pretty nice. Though I find that by the time you reach level 30, you're more or less lucky to gain one level every 3 hours.
  9. Western Bns: To Censor Or Not To Censor?

    That depends on what state you're in. Less than half of the states in the U.S. essentially have legal "topfreedom". And even in those states, women who choose topfreedom are frequently still harassed by the cops over it. The United States is still far less liberal towards the exposure to breasts than many European countries. Not to mention in terms of equality, Tea Party Republicans have managed to pass multiple laws restricting not only a woman's right to abortion and birth control, but their health care in general. And in some states like Mississippi and Alabama, there are still people murdering doctors who give abortions. So much for the West being a bastion of feminism and gender equality. I'm not going to lie. I don't like some of the outfits. I do think that women in the video game industry are overly sexualized and objectified. Also, I'm a little bit biased in the censorship thing considering specifically how En Masse handled it, why they did it, and so forth. I really don't like the way En Masse and Frogster have handled the Elin. That is, not only to single them out for censorship, but to pretend they don't even exist. The difference between how Eastern and Western companies treat the Elin is like night and day. And very irritating. But that being said, again, not so fond of all the sexualization of female character period in video games. I don't mean having a sexuality, I mean their bodies. That being said, if I don't like it, I don't have to wear it. Someone brought up feminism, I'm not sure if feminists would actually want the outfits changed so much as they wouldn't want them developed in a double standard fashion from men to begin with. And no matter how much I don't really want to look at those outfits, I don't see a point of giving Westerners a difference in clothing from what Asian gamers get, to begin with. I hope that in the future, people will stop over localizing games, and change content between Asian and Western versions. Players have a right to choose what the heck they want to wear, and they have a right to the same clothes as the Korean players. Well, technically they don't have a "right", but they deserve it. It makes absolutely no sense to make outfits differ between Asian and Western versions of a game.
  10. Apparently, my description of race and class is all wrong, and I can't do this. Why? Why did they do this? This doesn't make sense. I like the sound of this game for the most part. But this particular thing sounds frustrating. It's a little early to be complaining too much before we get the game. But I'd be for, well, letting the folks involved this isn't so fun. I wonder what was even going through their minds when doing this part of the game. I hope they can have like a change of heart and add an update where classes aren't race based. Maybe if enough people complain they will.
  11. Western Bns: To Censor Or Not To Censor?

    Is it bad that this feels a little bit like payback considering the Lyn probably won't be modified at all in this game at all if it is censored. Petty, I know. But after all that stuff about the Elin being singled out and censored being okay because they have round faces, big eyes, and no breasts. And how certain people were saying because of that censoring the Elin is awesome and must be done but censoring the Castanics would be a travesty and unforgivable." Not justified I know, but an amusing feeling nonetheless. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't enjoying this possible case of censorship reversed surfacing on some level. "Censorship is terrible." I'm terrific and not hypocritical at all. :big_smile:
  12. NCSOFT Confirms Western Development

    I love how news of the game's localization was posted just a day or two after I joined this site. It's like they did it just for me.
  13. Western Bns: To Censor Or Not To Censor?

    We can disagree, but we don't need to get so rude about it. I don't think the Elin re-textures look that great, either. But...
  14. Tera vs. Blade & Soul

    I like the sound of a personal story better than a "all players get the exact same hero story" if that's what you're talking about. Still, I like Blade & Soul better than Guild Wars 2 thematically and aesthetically. As well as Tera. And most MMORPGs do fall into this trap rather than have a personal story. And having a shared story but a good one is certainly better than having a shared story and a bad one. Final Fantasy XI did that and it was pretty good, though it did create a little bit of disconnect between parties and the story. Doing that concept well can turn some decent albeit sub-optimal results. And the story of Blade & Soul does sound better than that of Tera. And that counts for a lot. It's not as if Tera really has a personal story, either. So having a better shared story in Blade & Soul is certainly a plus.