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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. The Ultimate Game Booster Thread

    Added WTFast results.
  2. Trying To Find Best Settings For Wtfast

    Considering you can see the servers for xunlei before paying I don't see the problem for it. The senior vip is the only way to use xunlei as it offers around 50-80ms improvement over the normal and for few servers the xunlei vip (mainly 11C for my server) provides excellent location. WTFast as an advanced users is third on my list and provides probably the most stable connection that doesn't spike much depending on the time of the day but is still about 80-100ms behind the xunlei senior.
  3. Stat Bopae Summoners Should Go For?

    Crits hurt so bad in this game and that's why everyone is going for it. Especially classes with long combos do shitton of damage when they crit every single attack of the combo. When you hook it up with skills that have some sort of selfheal or reset mechanic with crit it comes even more frightening.
  4. Trying To Find Best Settings For Wtfast

    Xunlei is cheaper and faster. IPMana is free and faster. No reason to use WaTaFaSt other than lazyness ^^
  5. 5Th Level Skill Spec's?

    Forced PvP. Awesome!
  6. Please Help! (Complete Noob Question)

    Just buy the class specific key from auction house. Oo
  7. Client-side hacks. They can't detect these but if you run around screaming you use language/de-censor/fov patches you just might get banned.
  8. Ipmana

    Some people are having access errors when installing IPMana. Don't know how to avoid it though Oo
  9. The State Of Chinese Bns

    P2W in sense that you can buy almost everything in the game with chaching. But this is a common feature in many of the new MMORPGs. Doesn't mean you _have_ to do it though. The VIP system starts out fair but once you get to max vip (10 at the moment) the buffs are significant. At level 10 VIP you get: +10% hp regen, +5% life, +5% def which can definately be the difference between living and dieing. You also get 30% extra currency rewards from quests which are A LOT at 45, because currency is so important in the game.
  10. Who Needs Na/eu When You Have Wtfast

    100ms from montreal with WaTaFaST? Joke of the day <3
  11. Never though I would be saying this but... I absolutely LOVE the FATIGUE SYSTEM. As a someone who can't play 10 hours a day I can easily stay "competitive" through the fatigue system and the VIP system even enhances this with the added currency rewards. It also forces players to experience the content slowly, enjoy their time and appriciate the journey instead of the "endgame". BnS is also cleverly designed so you still have and can do stuff after you've done your "daily levelling" to progress in the game. Improving gear/gathering currency/improving your craftings. I'm truly hoping this carries on to the NA/EU versions which is however quite unlikely. P.S Content blocking is around in almost every popular MMORPG nowdays. In forms of raid lockouts, token limits etc.
  12. Lf People From Here! 网通5区

    Playing there aswell! Any guilds? ^^
  13. How to 'Rekindle the Hype'.

    It's odd that NCSoft is working so slowly with this game considering it's number 3 on korean charts leaving behind for example ArcheAge. Then again with such a lack of communication I don't have high hopes that his game will ever be westernized by NCSoft, the B&S team is probably working on something else.
  14. We could easily translate the whole thing before we even see a glimpse of the western version :P
  15. F2P rumors.

    If the game ever comes out it'll most likely be F2P. Considering Tera attracts the same people as B&S would and the games have a lot of similarities. (Tera is F2P)