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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. From everything I've read and watched, it seems KFM will always be on top if it's in the right hands. Even more so than a Sin or any other class. Even though this will no doubt change from patch to patch, KFM will always be top 2 or 3 easily.
  2. Gonna finally finish Planescape Torment! Dam GoG and your nostalgic games!!! Apart from that... I'm having fun in Age of Conan (still a sweet game), and Korean Black Desert is always fun (Ninja class came out recently).
  3. Count me in if you guys are looking for other avid rpers :big_smile: So far I've had a blast Rping in WoW/FF14/Rift/Tera and more. Really looking forward to all the stories and RP events that we can get going in BnS. Now, the main issue with separate RP communities imo, isn't the number of them, the more the merrier as players might like the feel of one better. The most important thing is to have all the larger communities agree on the server choice when the game is released. I've seen this become an issue in recent games like ArcheAge. It ended in the two largest RP communities picking different server to play on, which to me seemed like a massive waste. :cry: So come launch *this* is the main issue I believe. Of course it will hopefully not be an issue since we have this wonderful site to use as a hub and discuss such things. When the time comes we can come to a quick enough decision, I'm sure of it. *nods*
  4. Done and done! Yeah I totally forgot about this last beta weekend, so I only managed to get to lvl 5 or something xD Plus I had a class/race crisis.... Remade the char like 100 times. I applied on the site :) Hopefully see all the members in person (ingame person?) in the next beta weekend! Also... dat display pic Ghastly :silly:
  5. From the dust.... Reborn again.... It's been a while, fellow Thieves. Sup Ghastly :joss_stick:
  6. I think the official launch day is today? Pretty sure I could of got my copy hours ago if I didn't have to work :gloomy: Servers will be fixed soon anyway... or it will be a massive flop =P I'm not worried :big_smile:
  7. I mean I don't see why any of the races can't play as the Sin.. but that's just the way it is :doubt: Pretty sure only Jin can be Assassin.
  8. I made Ramen for the first time yesterday... and it was actually really good!

  9. Hey guys, :wave: Is everyone jumping on the same server? I heard about the hectic server issues, so I thought I'd check. I'm picking up my copy after work today (in like 7 hours). I don't think they have the assassin/ninja class out yet.... so I'll probly just roll a healer to make lots of friends! Mwuahahah! :hell_boy: So yeah, just wondering if there is a certain server that BnS peeps are playing on. :joss_stick:
  10. Been away for too long :'( I miss you guys.... Most of you guys ;)

    1. SirDerpAlot

      SirDerpAlot

      How bout ...."0.05% of the people"? Trolololol.....

    2. Ryochan

      Ryochan

      You know you wanted to say 0.00...

  11. I wear your granddad's clothes, I look incredible I’m in this big ass coat from that thrift shop down the road.

  12. Been playing this all weekend. Yeah I would be having a much better time if it wasn't for the lag... But hey Rag was my first MMO so I'm still having tons of fun. The card system, player shops, anime style customisation and the social feel of the original game are all there. Plus I'm pretty sure any region block that they wanted to implement has failed xD
  13. https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6955880960/h8D983F96/ :haha: Lols I think it will be 1. Blademaster 2. KungFu Master 3. Forcemaster and then probably Assassin.
  14. Beautiful :cry: But probably the most expensive asian country to visit... Also it would kinda suck to go without someone that could speak Japanese. I'll probably plan a trip there in the next year or two. :feel_good:
  15. Just a free tip for Steam users: If you buy WarZ you're gonna have a bad time.

    1. Honzo

      Honzo

      LoooL they took it off Steam and apologised. Well played.