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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. 『・・・ᵁᴻᴷᴺᴼᵂᴻ☆・・・』

    Our recruitment is open, come and check what we have at http://the-unknowns.eu/ Any questions? Feel free to come to me personally!
  2. i finally did it.

    Sure thing, there's no rush. And I'm not saying your word is gospel, but a thread where we can discuss these match-ups is something this forum subsection needs, I'd say. Obviously, you reaching Diamond is enough credibility to show you know a thing or two, and that's a good starting point. :)
  3. i finally did it.

    Thank you! We should really consolidate all this dotted information into one thread. Would you want to? If not, I don't mind doing it when I get home from work. Though if you want to edit any class match-ups with new pointers/tips, might be better if you do it. I certainly don't have the kind of knowledge you do :D
  4. i finally did it.

    Ilia, congrats! Well deserved, I've seen the many threads you have posted here and many have been very informative for arena. I was hoping you could possibly provide some insight. Maybe going through each class match up and just giving some very simple tips and pointers. I seem to have the most difficulty with FMs and Destroyers currently. You did something fairly similar in the "PVP build?" thread and if possible, maybe you can expand on that! Of course, if it's too much hassle, no worries. Congrats again :)
  5. 『・・・ᵁᴻᴷᴺᴼᵂᴻ☆・・・』

    Hey guys! With the patch content being released for the exciting new Warlock class and the gorgeous looking Naryu Labs, we are currently pushing through the content together at full speed. As always, we are a mature, social community with a unique knack for creating a close knit atmosphere for our members to strive in. We place fun first and this allows us to remain competitive in and around the game. If you feel this is the kind of environment you'd like to experience Blade and Soul in then head over to our website and apply! Don't hesitate to get in contact with myself or any of The Unknowns team found on the first post. We won't bite.. Too hard. :D
  6. Heero's guide on understanding attributes.

    Excellent work, as always, Heero!
  7. Congrats! I just got mine too, very happy.
  8. 『・・・ᵁᴻᴷᴺᴼᵂᴻ☆・・・』

    Warlock is around the corner as well as Spiral Lab! Come join us as we begin planning towards the new content arrival.
  9. 『・・・ᵁᴻᴷᴺᴼᵂᴻ☆・・・』

    I'm happy to announce that our recruitment is [Open]. We are looking for compassionate members who want to be part of a diverse and slightly insane family. Slots are limited but don't let that deter you, if you are level headed, mature and willing to experience the game with like minded individuals, the fun starts here. Head over to http://the-unknowns.eu/, we look forward to hearing from you!
  10. 『・・・ᵁᴻᴷᴺᴼᵂᴻ☆・・・』

    We are planning to open up our recruitment within the next week - More information to follow shortly!
  11. 『・・・ᵁᴻᴷᴺᴼᵂᴻ☆・・・』

    Hi there! Apologies for the delayed response. I'm guessing you've already found a home and I hope that's the case! We are currently filled to the brim and have a waitlist of players that may potentially be joining. We are in the process of looking through our current members to see if there is anyone that may have dropped away or lost interest. Though so far, we have a very strong online presence. Don't let that deter you, however, if you are interested in joining in the near future, head over to our website and leave an application with us. All the best!
  12. Delete a character? Name available in 6 minutes. Name change? Name locked for a year. If you're a Name Seller, what of the above two are you likely to do. Delete the character for free, or buy a name change voucher. That logic, NCSoft.
  13. Are you talking from experience and/or confirmed source with regards to the 7 days?
  14. Got "Ray" on EU and NA. Happy.