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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. Which Class Has The Biggest Advantage(S)?

    Nearly one third thinks summoner has biggest advantage in pvp. Let me guess, the very fact that summoner is considered next to lbm in KR and CN as the two weakest classes for arena pvp just means that summoner and lbm players are noobs, right? Do the people who voted for summoner actually even played this game and even participated in the arena? Or do they only watched a youtube video where a summoner owned 10 noobs in faction area (always hitting on dandelion etc.). Beside this refering to Bird´s post: Pretty much this.
  2. So is the NA Arena going to be balanced?

    Well considering the fact how well FM and Destroyer performs in the current KR championship, i pretty much think your order is at least at the two top classes correct.
  3. i7-4970K or i7-5820K

    Thanks for the inputs. I probably run for i7-4970K.
  4. If you were refering to me, i have to say....erm nope. I personally have no problem with a true ow-pvp server but i´m content with the current system too, since it already offers enough possibilites for ow-pvp. But in the end my focus is more on arena and not ow-pvp. In the end: No one (at least no one serious) says offering server with true ow-pvp and servers with the current system is a bad thing. Most people just point out that it very likely won´t happen (because of various reasons that are already discussed here) and that the current system already offers plenty possibilities for ow-pvp. For some people that´s enough, for others not. The question everyone should ask her or himself is: Do I already bother enough with this game to be really able to judge the current possibilities for ow-pvp? I really see lots of potential. In the end it depends on the community itself what they gonna do, peace or war.
  5. Blade & Soul Eu/NA and Crystal.

    Faction-Quests doesn´t mean PvP per-se. Actually nearly all Faction Quests are PvE. It highly depends on the pvp-culture on each server how intense faction war are. And i´m strictly against your propsal to be able doing faction-quests without flagging because it will lead faction wars and the zones, that specifically designed for those, ad absurdum. About an alternative source via pve, i personally don´t care.
  6. PvP or PvE Oriented ?

    Exactly. Your weapon and Bo-Paes does not affect your stats.
  7. i7-4970K or i7-5820K

    You have a point...
  8. i7-4970K or i7-5820K

    Thanks for your input. What concerns me about the 5820 or 5930K is that base clockrate is much lower than that of the 4970K. 3300 / 3500 vs 4000. Since i don´t plan to oc my cpu, i´m not sure what the real impact of this for BnS for example is. Well you rig is a nice one, but originally i didn´t plan to spent so much money, more like around 2k bucks. I originally planned to take one gtx 980. I should add that i don´t intent to play games like FC4. I look for a rig that allows me to play BnS and any upcoming mmorpg perfectly for the next couple of years.
  9. i7-4970K or i7-5820K

    I thought skylake is gonna release this year?
  10. The problem is that you can´t troll or perm-gank people with such a system. There are lot´s of people who loves to farm lowies or people who are obvious weaker / not so killed like them. It´s clear that you can only enjoy such kind of "pro"-pvp with such kind of system and it´s obvious that this is the "true" way to pvp. It is that simple, there are people who wants to force the "pvp" on you. You can´t do such kind of thing with the current pvp-system (or only i a very limited form).
  11. i7-4970K or i7-5820K

    I plan to create a complete new rig and have a hard time to decide which CPU i take. If my scope for the new rig is solely private use and only for mmo gaming, would you guys take the classical i7-4970K or invest in the 6 core? I´m aware that current games does not support more than 4 cores but somewhere i read that dx 12 will support up to 6 cores. Beside this 5820K supports ddr4. Would you guys say that the 5820K or 5930K / x99-platform is more future proof? I know that skylake is coming around but what i read is that it only brings a minor increase in performance compared to current haswell cpus (correct me if i´m wrong).
  12. Am I the only one who is not gonna move?

    I plan for a deep ladder run in 1on1 arena, no way to do that with 300 ms from germany. I´m actually chinese so cn server is from cultural standpoint sometimes even better. I´m 100% sure that the western version of BnS will utterly suck compared to the other asian versions but ping over all in this game.
  13. Personal preferences. There are lots of people in asia who einjoys to compete against each other in arena under fair and equal circumstances. I don´t know why it should be different here in west. Obviously you can´t make everyone satisfied. And it was already proofed that this game has already a good bunch of opportunities for open pvp in form of faction war / fights in the special zones. I know what i´m talking about since i spent siginficant amount of my time to fight in kr and cn bns in mistyforest/floating island and windplains. You even have GvG in form of Hell island.
  14. Huh? They offer arena fights where you can fight others under fair and equal circumstances and you write they stick to PvE-Players only? They even revamp 3 on 3 and want to add 6 on 6 so even group pvp fights will be available (again). Normally i really like to read your inputs but i hope you realize how wrong you are on this case. Keep cool, it was irony. Someone already mentioned it but the atmosphere getting more and more toxic :big_smile:
  15. Which Class Is The Fastest?

    +1 Hands down, Forcemaster is not only a magical "machine gun", it´s additonally the most mobile of all classes.