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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

Kogane

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    osu! , BnS (Of course), Anime, Any kind of JRPG, Writing, Art (both viewing and creating), Programming, and computers. I have a thing for philosophy and psychology too---but those aren't things I've actually gone to school for or had much exposure to. Maybe one day that'll change~.
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    Kogane
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  1. I was scanning through this thread for the sake of interest, and then this wall of nostalgia smacks me in the face like a truck. One of my most memorable moments was when I was brand new to the game, and decided to pick a healing class. Upon entrance of that dungeon with little more than a starter club I watched as some poor soul ran by being chased by the biggest hord of zombie orcs, bone zombies, and chon chons I'd ever seen in my life. That guy got murdered, and it was like the entire map cleared out after the whole wave of beasts wandered off. Reaction : 'lol NOPE! Nopenopenopenopenope!' -Turns. Leaves. Goes all the way back to Prontera.- Anyway...This actually seems like something I wanna keep track of. o3o I'm totally in if this is F2P. (Still in if not.)
  2. I agree. Gotta say... I admit to, at times, being mildly surprised there aren't enough people in the world with common sense to think ' Y'know...it might not be the imaginary experience going on in the child's video-game that's influencing them. It might actually be their surroundings in general! Who knows! Maybe the kid has problems and can't cope correctly!' Then again as I'm somewhat taking your words as implying, it might not be 'common sense' so much as laziness and apathy. The fact that it very well is a possibility in plenty of situations is enough to get a groan out of me.
  3. Anyone else reminded of a certain wonderful anime called 'Gad Guard'?
  4. Welcome to the site. Please enjoy your stay and try not to camp at the character creation screen too long...I fear the idea of someone else actually being there as long as I will be. I swear we'll start talking about it and make the experience last just that much longer somehow!
  5. Oho. Look at that! Another osu! player! I knew coming back was a good idea! AozakiTouko at your service, mate! Let's play sometime!
  6. Oh I dunno. I'd probably pack up all the games I already have and see how the blackmarket is fairing in videogames~. I'd also probably still find something to play. Because I love rhythm games. Go head. Take the sex, guns, and what not. Instrumentals and good beats still exist over here in Rhythm Game land. ;D
  7. Warframe is amazingly fun. o_o I've been at it for weeks, and unlike most games its still got me playing. Granted I do have a regular party to play with. Makes one hell of a difference. Hope I get a regular party like that on BnS.

    1. Garzel

      Garzel

      I have somewhat been trying to keep the site up to date but on one really coments so I don't really know if anyone really cared. Nice to see a fellow Tenno still playing

    2. Fleija

      Fleija

      My frost is so OP he can solo everything...Ive spent like a hole month leveling upp his mods and the mods on the Scindo and Gorgon to ridiculous levels

  8. I want to sleep...but it seems I'm going to lose this battle. -Siiigh.-

    1. Dorakyura

      Dorakyura

      INTERNET *rainbow all over your eyes*

  9. Congrats, Education System! You've shafted yet another probable career in programming! Give yourself a pat on the back! 8D

    1. Kogane

      Kogane

      Oddly enough though I may try Gaming Design after all. (Go figure.) It's odd because I wasn't interested earlier.

    2. Ghastly

      Ghastly

      Kogane make sure that you go for has lots of jobs. The chase your theory dream doesn't work.

    3. Kogane

      Kogane

      Don't worry. I actually have a number of things I'm looking into. Plus just because I said I'm not making a career of Programming doesn't mean I won't use the knowledge obtained from the experience on a short term basis. > > (That and I don't really have a dream so much as a desire. )

  10. So how is that anime 'Hyouka'?

    1. DonnieRye

      DonnieRye

      One of my absolute favorites. But I like the moeblob slice of life stuff.

    2. derrien

      derrien

      thanks :) put it on my toget list on anidb. will dl it today ^^

    3. derrien

      derrien

      thanks :) put it on my toget list on anidb. will dl it today ^^

  11. Y'know...going off of what Ghastly said, I also want to point out that content isn't just dev created occurrences. With HOPE we will have a community interesting enough to produce 'special events' both player made and official in nature to also break the monotony of the game. If anything is learned from the kind of games that I've played, which you're all probably well aware of by now ( Lol), it's that for one...a player shouldn't limit their experience to just what the developers push out to them. A roleplayer's dream? Do you KNOW what a roleplayer is capable of? LOL These are people who dream 24/7. I know! Cause I AM one~. Having a place that facilitates this is like putting a little kid in a candy store for people like me. Now this isn't to say that BnS has plenty of content. This also isn't to say that NCSoft's actions are wrong, I actually agree with what they're doing---because I can see the bigger picture. Because NOT EVERYONE has the imagination of a ten yearold in the woods with a cardboard sword, they have to pull out a release that facilitates such an imagination in even the hardcore players that are more about number crunching than they are about enjoying the experience. BnS is not a dead game, and we should be happy they ARE getting update after update in Korea. That heightens the amount of content we get to play with when it's released---and even further...for the more creative of us, increases the amount of experience to draw inspiration from as we give color to this world we're being introduced to. Some of you guys that have been waiting much longer than I have can probably agree, that 2014 isn't such a bad thing when you look at it this way. (Though I am still a little hurt that NCSoft kind of shut up on me.) Anyway I apologize if someone already said this already. I just wanted to give my opinion after reading the opinons of others. Perhaps for some of us there is enough content, and for those of us where its not? No worries. You'll probably get your content one way or another, if you at least try to find it. After all...The game isn't just what the Developers make, its what we make of it too!
  12. So I've been playing Warframe. So far I'm enjoying it. ._. It feels more skill based than the other games so I'm able to go 'Eh I think I'll play this some' when I look at the icon. (This is a veiled apology to the Terra players. xD Sorry but that game kind of got boring.)
  13. So had anyone heard of Free Jack? Considering playing it. Is it worth the attention?

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    2. Big Chief

      Big Chief

      Free Jack isn't so much dead to me, but you have to linger around certain servers, in order to see how it truly springs to life. If you wish to play with someone, I may make a new account and play with you. Other then that, there's always S4 League. One of my favorites. Pangya is a thing (for me) as well. I think TalesRunner is finally a thing again for North America, so I would LOVE to play it with you.

    3. Kogane

      Kogane

      Well I already play S4. xD My current sns are Labrys-, HeartSeed, and LXXXVI there. As for TalesRunner, I'll gladly give that a look at~.

    4. Big Chief

      Big Chief

      Do tell if you like it. Playing such a fun game with someone is amazing. XD

  14. Anyone else noticing how freakishly off topic the comments get on that page? We went from Korea and kicking traffic cones...tooo Japan being...well... Japan.