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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. Yeah its been 6 month s already. I mean with all the guys and girls out there who have the time to post their dinner plans on facebook you would think that the game publishers.... would have the time and recources to actually publish some news about the game! At least on Facebook. im sorry if that seemed harsh, i am hungry and tired :surrender:
  2. Well my main concern is that keeping silent will loose players to other games. i dont need hype or fancy trailers, but a short update each week would be nice. like : this week we covered 3% more of the game only 37% more to go untill beta testing can commence I dont need dates or specific info but a little update on where we are on the whole translation/westernization deal. maybe tell us what plans they are hoping for, like: "soon finished with westernisation, hoping to start beta testing in end of march". i am a patient man and can wait as long as i have to to get an awesome game, but keep me in the loop so i dont loose focus and start playing some other mediocre games. a percentage progress bar on their website on how far they have come would be nice and also to "shut up" all the critics that screams: how hard can it be to translate the game! They should make a short vidoc on what actually goes on in the process, explain why it is taking the time that it does and show us some results of the work they have done. at this point the game is like a magazine, if you dont keep us interested on reading about it (or watch vidocs or interwievs) we will move on to the next best thing I personally cant wait fo the game, but i feel like im waiting on the return of jesus.... no news or confirmations on the happening just praying that it will happen soon :joss_stick:
  3. Thanks i will try this when i get home from work today :) :big_smile:
  4. I will repeat myself, B2P is a good idea but as i think about it i would do this if i released the game B2P: Release the gamen (buy!) play for free.... then oh shit we need to make a steady income to keep it running... lets have main focus on developing stuff for cash shops so ppl pay money! future patches and more content can wait til next big expansion (which u have to buy aswell! Thats why i think i prefer P2P because then they have the steady "income" each month. and can focus on maintaining issues and develop game first then whip out some cash items things in between. Cause who are we kidding if its f2p or b2p there are nothing but cash shops/micro transactions that brings money each month So they would be stupid not to focus on developing more on this as it is the only income besides selling the game one time (if b2p) Does this sound insane or would you have the same focus if you had a buissnes to run and the goal was to make money (yes they want to provide a awesome game bla,bla,bla ) -Nattsu Out :spiderman:
  5. Ok tried to download the korean client all weekend with no luck. AS i am downloading (or atleast i think i am as i dont understand S*** xD ) I get this pop up with nothing but question marks where i can choose either option one with ? or option 2 with ??? xD and it downloads forever. i had to restart computer in the middle because it decided to update windows xD and instead of picking up where it left of it started all over :S Any advice? :joss_stick: Thank you :big_smile:
  6. Ok thanks so much for all help ill prob jump in the game in a few hours =)
  7. Thank you so much for replies :) I will give it a go later tonight and see what i can do :) and i have seen pictures and youtube films with some of the text in english and some not, are there a mod or something that translates something? If not ill just have to learn korean one "sign" at the time :big_smile:
  8. Hi there :) I just found a way to play korean version (dont ask how ) and i was wondering if there is any point in playing or if i wont understan anything (since i dont speak korean). i have seen some videos with some translated englist features. i hope i dont break any rules asking this, if i do i apologise and you can remove the thread I just want to try the game and are wondering if i would understand even how to get it started xD -Nattsu
  9. I am gonna be honest here, and i know about a lot of ppl that agree with this. -If BnS doesent release or let me into beta before Elder scrolls does, i might jump over to the Elder scrolls wagon.. So its relly a race to which releases first, the first one will get most of my attention. :matrix:
  10. Hehe no its a double one with one narrow sink which isintused for anything and a normal where plates and stuff goes :) i dont put food in the sink :big_smile:
  11. i sometimes pee in the kitchen sink if the only bathroom in my appatment is taken by my wife which takes ages in there :omg: :misdoubt:
  12. Well let me be the first to say : The best of luck to you and may you reach your goal. :big_smile: -Nattsu out
  13. As i said i am a student i have almost no money too :) also i have siblings too. It is still a matter of priority. and also i said there are dedicated players everywhere, i just find it easier to find them in a p2p. And by dedication i mean in game and since my self and a lot of others in here havent played yet i cant judge their dedication :) There was a lot of "dedicated players" in many of the previous failed games before launch and still the community failed the game. So there is a lot of good kind enthusiastic players in here (might even be all of them :big_smile: ) but lets leave the dedication part until we see what NCsoft brings to the west :confident: Dont get offended by my opinions they are just my silly rants.
  14. In fear of repeating some of the longer posts in this thread i will make my humble statement short :joss_stick: I like the P2P model and here is why: -It leaves us with the ppl that are really into it so we get dedicated gamers that care (they do after all pay for this ) -It gives the game a steady income so they can have main focus on developing game (patches,fixes and maitnance) instead of having to put more than enough recources into developing new "shit" to put in cash shops to make money on this....(which i fear would be the case if cash shop was only option to get ..well cash) -15 $ is not much money, even for students. i am a student and if i dont put it into a game it would be wasted on some other crap. i tried most of the b2p/f2p thathave been hyped lately and none of them...even Gw2 :misdoubt: have impressed me community wise or tbh game itself. I like to invest time and effort in the game and with a p2p model i have a chance (more likely than without monthly sub)to meed a fellow gamer with the same kind of spirit (i know they exist in the other mdels too but its like needle in a haystack) That was my rant on Pay to Play :shakehead: -Nattsu out