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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. How to 'Rekindle the Hype'.

    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. How to 'Rekindle the Hype'.

    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. Do i have to be korean speaking to play?

    Thanks i will try this when i get home from work today :) :big_smile:
  4. P2P or B2P?

    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. Do i have to be korean speaking to play?

    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. Will you be chaotic or friendly

    I will along with the guild i will create be friendly and helpefull, but fear not! We will be relentless in the pvp area against injustice! Guild name will be determined upon Eu release :spiderman:
  7. Greetings from Nattsu

    Hello Everybody! I am Nattsu and yes it is written with 2 t's just to annoy people :big_smile: I have played many games up to this point as CoH and wow. This past 6 monts or so i played Tera and had high hopes, which were shattered by lack fo management as we all know. I ran a very successful guild in Tera called Akatsuki and were sad to disband and leave. Now that i have set my sight on Blade & Soul and will also raise an awesome guild here (name is still in discussion). I am looking forward to play with and/or against you all in a friendly and polite manner. Well that is all about me and i will be an active and as helpfull i can on this forum,but i doubt i can provide anything of contributions untill i get to play it for myself. Thank you for reading -Nattsu Out