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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. looks like this forum is a bit dead :/ know someone anything about west release date?

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    2. Lithia

      Lithia

      I'm not so much bothered by the fact that the release may be much later than anticipated. What irritates me is that NCWest has gone radio-dead. Not even letting us know that the focus for now is not the west, that is just bad form. (Honestly, why did they revamp the main site?)

      But yeah, the forum is rather dead, since you are "Late to the party", if you will.

      - Lith. ...Lack.

    3. Boseiai

      Boseiai

      They'll probably announce something in around September this year.

      My guess is that the release would probably be very late 2013 or early 2014.

    4. xDraGoon

      xDraGoon

      Well couple of months ago everyone said early 2013 i hope it's not going to be

      released 2014 but in 2013 (hopefully May or July) :)

  2. Blade master vs Kung fu master vs Destroyer

    I think if you balance MMO for 1v1, that MMO will be also balanced for group pvp. But if you balance MMO just for group pvp, then it doesn't mean it will be balanced for 1v1 also. And then there will start problems. Because not every player like group pvp. And if you are player like me, who is from 90% solo pvp player that play class what he like and not what class is best. Then you have a rly bad times in game sometimes. For example now, while waiting for BnS, i am playing Aion, gladiator class. It is nice class, good for group pvp, but as I said, I am solo player and I play that class what I like. And Aion is tooo much unbalanced for gladiator in 1v1 now days :/ That is the reason why I am stopping playing that game. So that is the reason why I think MMO should be balanced for 1v1 and also for group pvp. I think there is lots of players like me out there, that likes solo pvping, not only 1v1 but also 1 vs groups :D Trust me, there is no better feeling than if you alone defeat group of enemies <3 <3 <3 <3 And players like me can't enjoy game if their class is the most bad in the game, the have huge disadvantage against other classes, and they don't like group pvp so much. But I am rly optimistic in BnS case, because from what i saw in streams and vids, it looks like this is finnaly MMO that is rly based on player skill, reactions, tactics and knowledge of whole game :)
  3. armour/dobok customization?!...

    Well as Zenek said, I am pvp player too so I think i'll wear my pvp dobok for most of the time. I can't be sure in this cuz i didn't played BnS yet. But I think it would be nice if i can remodel/switch the pve skin dobok with my pvp. If it makes chaos in pvp? I don't think so. Correct me if I am wrong, but if you wear your pvp dobok, your nickname color changes, am I right? I think that is the main cognitive signs of pvp player, I don't think that you can see what player wear when he is like 100meter far from you, but I am sure you will see his RED nick. So that is the reason why I vote for "yes" in remodeling dobok skins. Maybe there will be more pvp doboks in future of BnS and remodeling feature will not be needed for me and other pvp players ^^ Also here is a question, contain BnS remodeling of weapons? I still can't find it :(
  4. BM

    Jesus, in almost every post I read on this forum, everyone choose what class he will play only according to if that class is good or bad. Is there one freaking person, in this world, that choose class by how he like him and not how good that class is? Looks like i am the only one, everyone else wants only the best, dunno why.... I just know i have enough of this lol. This world is so sad :pokeeyesout:
  5. epic O.o -

    1. Napsys

      Napsys

      the guy is a fucking beast!

    2. Aari

      Aari

      Korean Ping ftw.

      But the LBM's he fought were so bad :(

  6. Insane gameplay of Blade Master

    I think the music band "Two steps from hell" is the right style of music for this game ^^ For example two songs from them - Archangel and Nero.
  7. blade and soul wallpapers

    Oh god, that one with destroyer who protecting girl with his bone shield is so awesome!!! :love:
  8. Blade & Soul 7 Waves (Major) Update

    You probably miss that part when devs says that new class will have some skills from BM, like flying swords... Its not just about weapon that they use, its also about similiar skills :/ I still think they just should make BM able for Lyn. And also I hope that new class will be available for more race than just Lyn, especially if this new class can use two swords.
  9. Blade & Soul 7 Waves (Major) Update

    But this is not BM... this is something else, like mix from BM and FM probably... I am scared that original BM will be maybe useless and pointless if they make this new char in wrong way :(
  10. Blade & Soul 7 Waves (Major) Update

    Totally agree with this. They should have original BM. And yes, I am sure that Lyn are so much popular in east. Ppl from asia always like things like this. On the other hand i am not disappointed that new class isn't a gunner. I just dont like class that shoot from gun in MMORPG, bow or crossbow is ok, but not a gun.
  11. Blade & Soul 7 Waves (Major) Update

    Oh god WHY? Why the hell they gave that new class, which is almost similiar to my lovely blade master but from your prewiev looks stronger and more cool than original blade master, to that small-ugly-no boobs-no ass-freaky ears and horrible tail- race? why why why? i just looking foward for some kind of blade master with dual swords, but if they add that abiliti to Lyn "blade master" then ill prolly rage quit. Why the hell they made a "new" class that is almost same like blade master, probably with almost same skills but also with new strongest and coolest skills? Why they just dont make blade master able for Lyn race? that should be much better... i just hope that "force blader" will not be so cool and good, or if yes then ill be so disappointed :cry: Or they should make that new class able for one more race i think. That should be good, because now have lyn two own classes ( summoner and the new one ).
  12. Winter is comming...

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    2. Benetnasch

      Benetnasch

      Will there be direwolves?!

    3. Lithia

      Lithia

      @ Kogane: Rly? :x

      I prefer the colder seasons over the warmer ones, as it is easier to warm up, than it is to cool down. That said, I'm no fan of the Fall / Winter (how's that for irony) Tho here it's FULL-SCALE autumn now, not a sign of winter yet...but we've got boatloads of rain and windforce 9.5/10 now.

      - Lith. ...Drafty.

    4. Hyu
  13. Oh god, why cant be blade master as a GON race? their Doboks are simply THE BEST!!! Btw, can someone tell me who is Kun and who is Jin (female) ?? I never recognize those two females :big_smile:
  14. Why?

    Why I PvP? that is simple... ADRENALINE!!! Nothing is better than that feeling what you get when you fighting with skilled player, geared player or group of ppl. I am from 99% solo pvp player. Why? Because if I do pvp in group, that doesnt gimme the righ feeling. You know that feeling which you get when you own your enemy (or group of ppl) alone and noone help you? that is why i PVP!!! Its the BEST! I never get point of group pvp, when group of ppl rape 2 or 3 players... If I have to do group pvp, then group vs me ^_^ Also I love that feeling that i am better than my enemy ;-)
  15. OP Classes

    I dont know what have you played in Aion, but i am sure Aion is rly bad example for this. Rly, try to play as a gladiator vs sorc/sm lool. You can say that i am noob and bad player, but how can i survive 16k dmg in 4sec from sorc? Followed with covered silence so you cant heal yourself. If you dont have lucky and your GS and random stumble doesnt proc you are only chicken for them. And i dont want to talk about that freaky SM who can easy faceroll every glad. And what the hell is different between broken and OP? They are maybe broken but thats make them OP lol. Aion is rly bad example... Thats why i quit aion. Anyway i dont want to talk about that crap. I am new in BnS, also without any knowledge about this game. But i rly like it, looks so epic, and balanced game. Almost no enchanting options what i have heard, only Gems for weapons and fuse Bo-pae. It looks like this game is rly about the person between screen and chair :P and also about what skills he choosed, and how he learned the game. I cant wait when it release in US/EU ^^