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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. If your desire is to collect all sorts of costumes within the game it seems like you are someone that most likely will get their fullest out of the game. If you play in that fashion its not such an outrage to ask you to pay a $15 subscription for the game. However, wardrobe sounds more like something you buy in a cash shops, just like other games makes you buy bag-slots. I think it would be good if they made it available through the cash shop so that people that just desire costume slots don't have to dish out $15 per months.
  2. B&s West Confirmed

    It will launch with act 1 through 3, so quite behind korea that is on act 6.
  3. Critic? User? or None.

    When it comes to games, I check what people and reviewers like and dislike about a game and what sort of games they compare it to, and based on that I make my own conclusions if the game is for me.
  4. Blade And Soul Vs Ffxiv

    I can't go back to old games if I played something that had done significant improvemen, particularly if its combat that has been improved. It doesn't matter how much I used to like them before, I don't like them if I play them now.
  5. Rift Goes Free To Play

    Used to play it but lost interest when they introduced dungeon finder and nerfed the crap out of t2 experts. Will give storm legion a try when its going f2p, but not sure I can go back to oldfashion tab-target combat.
  6. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    You can jump http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/ffxiv-closed-beta-details-revealed/
  7. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    Target audience for B&S is different from ff14 and I don't see much of an overlap for the two games, ff14 has more in common with wow than it does with B&S.
  8. Wildstar

    The problem with screaming wow-clone is that people use it for everything, usually its someone with zero interest in the game. If you are refusing to see anything that makes it different, why are you discussing the game outside of trolling? And the reason why i am interested in the game is because it doesn't have tab-target, it has paths, warplots and 40-man raiding. Paths and warplots is unique for wildstar, and I haven't seen a game that didn't have tab-target that tried to do solid raiding.
  9. Wildstar

    I wonder when free-form aiming became generic mmorpg-combat....
  10. Wildstar

    Reticle based combat system combined with large scale raid PvE and raidscale PvP is what makes wildstar endgame different from others. They also promised endgame styles outside of dailies that soloplayers can do but they haven't announced what exactly. You also have fluff like housing. Rest of things is the usual stuff, dungeons, arena, battlegrounds etc.
  11. What sort of content keeps people playing? Character progression, dungeons, raiding, zerg-raids, dailies, battlegrounds, bigger battlegrounds, arena battlegrounds, RvR, PK, crafting, fluff, more fluff, friends, community. You don't need everything in one game, but you need to provide enough variety to keep people playing. Feel free to say what B&S has now, since I haven't followed this game that close lately.
  12. Wildstar

    Even though I don't think wildstar is the MMO i am looking for, all these videos still makes me want to test it.
  13. Dragon Nest EU

    I played with kbd+mouse
  14. Dragon Nest EU

    Downloaded it, was to try it, and then I was hit by the fact there is currently no way to invert Y-axis. Oh well, plenty of other games out there.
  15. I'm getting off the hype train

    I haven't paid attention to this game for months but once they open up beta signup I am taking the bullettrain to hypetown again.