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      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.
      Blade Dancer
      Blade Master
      Force Master
      Kung-Fu Master
      <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. Modding Help Hotline

    Have you tried modding only the skeleton and leaving the material alone?
  2. Modding Help Hotline

    The core numbers are in the one-click tool (aka the Object number if you're viewing the file in umodel). You can also open the original skeleton to find it if you know the skeleton number. Do note that you will need the core number for hongmoon as well. You need to edit a total of 4 files to do a mix&match dagger: 1) Hongmoon skeleton 2) Hongmoon col1 Material 3) Your base weapon skeleton 4) Your base weapon material Be aware though that the hongmoon dagger may be a little funky if you choose not to mod it completely (i.e. mod it as if you were only modding the hongmoon weapon to one thing for all the hongmoon color variants)
  3. What happened to Anivay?

    Yeah... the "if I don't do it, nobody will" was one of the main driving forces that kept me going through mod requests. I would have actually been thrilled for some activity in my pixel shop xD Art is something I enjoy buy hardly ever get around to doing as much as I would like... At the start of the year I had made some revamps to my deviantART and set some goals for myself to get closer to my dream of being in artist alley at a convention. But... as usual when I try to do something for myself it just ended up crumbling to dust. Mid January before the semester started I was getting excited for and got carried away with BnS headstart and the release of the game. After that I learned to mod and that took all my passion and attention. I used to do a lot of pixel art waaay back in the day and was starting to feel a little lonely for it so I opened up a pixel art in hopes of getting to do some for people. Unfortunately it seems the art section of this forum is kinda dead and doesn't get too much attention/support ;~; Recently I've been discovering more cool people on deviantart and after looking at the art section of the TERA forums (and also being reunited with my precious characters in game) feel inspired to try more drawing over the summer once I somehow survive two weeks of finals hell ^^ Np, I'm happy that you guys enjoyed the mods ;v;
  4. Modding Help Hotline

    Yes it is possible to mix and match. You need to mod one part to your weapon and one part to the hongmoon (doesnt matter which order). _1_Autoscale controls the blade - for your sheath file you want to mess up this core number by replacing the number with something bad and change the _2_ to the correct core number _2_Autoscale controls the sheath - for your blade file you want to mess this one up For the hongmoon weapon you can just change both to the correct values; only the thing that you messed up in your actual weapon will end up using the hongmoon part. Dont forget to include the materials for both~ Here are a couple examples showing my testing of this: 1) Kitty paw sheath + Fish Blade 2) Flower sheath + Butterfly Blade with cool swirly effects For the second one it's kinda hard to tell, but the blade and sheath kinda overlap b/c it shows both of the files at the same time You can notice the disconnect in a couple frames of this near the end where the blade kind of lingers before going behind the sheath Here's my files if you want to look at what I did. I did Hongmoon -> Blue Flower sheath and Stalker -> Butterfly blade With texture modding you can probably make the sheath part of the flower sheath transparent so that it just shows the whole blade instead.
  5. What happened to Anivay?

    I have no idea what I may have said to you personally, but I agree - I had become really mean and unnecessarily harsh. I had become a loose cannon of all my bottled up frustration and unjustly lashed out at the people I had originally been happy to help. What you say is true, I had long lost sight of the people behind the posts; every post had turned into either another item to add to the to-do list or a question to answer for a 5th time. Looking back, those messy badly formatted requests that we tried to eradicate through a standardized form and procedure were probably the only signs of humanity left in the thread. The process had become an assembly line - I myself had become a machine trying to run a lifeless factory of emptiness. The dehumanization of requests it probably one of the worst things that I caused, but it was the only way to effectively get things done; all I could think of was efficiency. I did not come into the modding community for any thanks or popularity, it was enough feeling like I was doing a good thing by helping people. To be honest it kinda frustrated me to see people looking up to me and praising me for being able to make mods because it felt so simple and easy to do. One of my many faults is how I constantly look down upon myself; as horrible as it is, I never was able to take the thanks I received to heart and it kinda went in one ear and out the other as I just kept running the machine and spitting out more hollow requested mods. When I finally understood the process of modding and how simple it actually was I began to see everyone in a different light. It felt like modding was something that anybody could easily learn if they tried it and what I was doing by completing requests was fostering much wasted potential. In hindsight I feel like I handled things pretttty badly in my attempts to turn the tables in a better direction. There were times when it was too much and I had to back out completely before I said some even worse things to people. I am super appreciative of Vhae for being there to catch my back and handling the situation a million times better than I could have even deemed possible. I felt far from 'big and untouchable' in comparison to people like Vhae, serizz, and Miyako who are just like amazing gods for all their friendliness and work that was so much better than mine. I had long lost sight of my compassion and understanding and became nothing but a cynical husk not worth any praise.
  6. What happened to Anivay?

    Hey guys o/ So you've probably noticed I've been away for a while... Today some posts were brought to my attention and I feel that there was a bit of misunderstanding/lack of correct interpretation. To be honest I kind of expected that. I hate talking about my problems (severe anxiety bullshit) and thus left little to no 'real' explanations for some of the changes that took place in relation to my modding activity. I suppose now would be a good time to share my experience and hopefully clear up some misconceptions. I never did an intro post nor really talked much about myself, so might as well start with that. I am 20 years old, really love cats, hate peppers of all kinds, like architecture, collect pokemon plushies, make costumes for cosplay, like to draw, and love cats. I am currently in college pursuing a bachelors in Electrical & Computer Engineering. My declared technical cores are Software Engineering & Design and Academic Enrichment for psychology. I played the flute in high school and completed my pokedex in Platinum and X (have almost 800hrs on my savefile in X lol.... don't know how or when that happened). My favorite manga is Bleach and I've recently gotten pulled into the Gintama fandom thanks to my best friend irl. When I was younger I hated pink frilly stuff and savored violent books/shows but now my wall is decorated with Madoka Magica, Touhou, and elin prints I bought at anime conventions and my bed is lined with bunches of plushies. Occasionally I have brief flashes of creativity and can do really awesome creative things; those times are very fleeting however. Nowadays I rarely go to conventions, watch anime, make costumes, or frankly do anything to enjoy myself. My engineering courses are growing more and more oppressive by the day and I constantly feel like I'm drowning in things I need to do. And the next two years are looking even darker. I came to Blade & Soul from TERA when TERA had kinda went into a slump of slow content and bad decisions from the publisher. I had a lot of fun playing in the CBT and worked up enough money through art commissions to buy a master pack. I was really excited and happy to play something new (TERA was my first and only MMO). I'm not sure how I came across it, but shortly after release I discovered the old mod request thread and got excited about maybe requesting something. So I spent a lot of time working on my own little request post. I was so excited that maybe somebody could do this really cute thing for me! But several days passed and it was just completely ignored. Lots of other people had posted requests in that time, but their request suffered the same fate for the most part. After a little digging I figured out that my request wasn't actually even possible at the time (texture recolor) and I also discovered the one-click tool and hex editing. At that time there weren't really any 'good' guides for how to hex edit; I followed the few guides I could find and had a bit of a rocky start. After a few sit-downs with Faye, everything was cleared up; all of those guides severely complicated the matter and did more harm than good for me. Faye had also talked to me about the request thread's history and how it was basically abandoned because everyone who had helped gave up. So... now that I had figured out how to mod I decided to start a revival of sorts in the request thread by actually completing requests when nobody else would. Now I realize that this was a very very big mistake; there's nothing worse than giving people hope. I knew that I could not do this forever, but I had forced myself into the impossible position of fulfilling those hopes. One problem I have is that I almost never do anything for myself. It's not that I don't want it but rather that I mentally CAN'T. When I try, to do something to make myself happy, whatever it may be, it ends up getting shoved off in favor of being 'useful' to others. I find enjoyment in helping others be happy and think little of my own happiness. I'm not sure I can call it 'enjoyment' anymore though after experiencing what kind of an accumulated effect it can have when done in excess. So... as I started completing requests in the old thread the 'requester' community began to stir from the light of possibility that their requests would actually be completed. Eventually the activity increased and increased and increased.... it was getting hard to handle! I was feeling overwhelmed. But then a few people popped up that were willing to learn and I taught them what I knew and they started helping out in the thread. The amounts of requests continued to grow while the readability/comprehensibility of the requests degraded. At this point Vhae and I teamed up to draft a new request thread to ease some of the stress and problems that arose from problematic posts and structure in the old thread. By this point it felt like my whole world revolved around modding. I would wake up early to do mod requests before class, rush to class almost late, think about the requests that are piling up while I'm in class, spend the entire evening/night catching up on requests, go to sleep thinking about how many requests there would be in the morning requests requests requests requests requests. At the same time I still needed to take care of my engineering coursework, but on days of midterms I would find myself working on mod requests up until minutes before I had to leave to take the test. Requests. They had become all-consuming. Aside from my degrading concentration on school I also did horrible things to friends by making promises that I would do stuff and tank with them and whatnot. But requests. "Let's do __ after I catch up on mod requests." Whenever I caught up, more would keep popping up in a never-ending cycle. I came to BnS to play the game but I was hardly playing at all because of the constant stream of request I was compelled to complete. Imagine that you're having a fun time at a pool; you're walking along enjoying yourself when you see someone drowning and crying for help; you used to be in the navy and worked many summers as a life guard in your younger years and have all the skills and more to save a drowning person's life, so instinctively on seeing somebody calling for help you jump into the water to save them. Now imagine the feeling of walking by and not helping them. Now the situation in this example is probably an exaggeration but the emotion drawn from it is equally as dire as to how I felt seeing uncompleted mod requests. One day somebody posted a comment on my deviantART page and what they said really struck a chord. My initial reaction was "haha, fun." with a grimace. Then I took a double take. And thought about it a bit. I realized just how badly that mod request was affecting me. What had started as a happy little hobby of helping people had by that point become psychological torture for me. I had realized the futility in my struggle. I could not do this alone because it was literally killing me emotionally and physically to keep doing requests like I was. A couple times I had made pleas for help in the thread and, I guess out of sympathy, some people jumped up to learn/offered to help. Got about 4 or 5 people who would do requests here and there. The mass of requests just kept growing exponentially as requests were still being completed (and really fast and with good quality too). Sometimes it was nice and I could take a breather finally to have some time to enjoy myself and play the game. But over time it got back to the point where I was doing everything again. I had tried making nudge-nudge-wink-wink guestures at my need for assistance (because this was waaay too much for one person to handle) and I got some "Yeah, I'll do x and y requests after I finish z" when I brought it up. But after several hours or even the next day or two those requests hadn't been touched. It felt painful to see the requests just piling up and piling up. I had promised to myself that I would calm the fuck down from the modding frenzy that I had started and try to take hold of my life again. If people learned how to mod for themselves, that would reduce the workload, right? I had made guides to help people learn and offered to teach people and I kept reminding myself of the helpers - that there were other people that could do it to! That I don't need to push myself! But as the posts just kept piling up and piling up it was getting more aggonizing to watch and I would complete the requests anyways. Despite all my attempts at providing materials/resources for learning the volume of requests never went down. If people could get their request done in a matter of minutes by somebody else, why should they bother trying to learn for themselves? That seemed to be the mindset that took root in the community; the request quality kept degrading to simple one-click-tool swaps and requests-that-were-already-completed-in-the-past-but-nobody-bothered-to-even-check-for-it-before-requesting. My stress and dismay at the situation kept escalating and I was feeling upset and hopeless because I couldn't see any way out without people hating me and like spamming me to do their requests. I really didn't want to face the feeling of letting down hundreds of people by suddenly stopping requests. Then Chae opened up a door of hope of sorts by suggesting that we change the thread to a resource for helping people learn for themselves rather than a request thread. (I wasn't the only one upset by the requester community's degrading nature). So.... we worked together to draft the new thread and made several announcements of the impending change. At this point I couldn't work on requests at all due to the demands of my school work; the list of uncompleted requests had blown clean through the sky and back into the depths of the underworld. After the change, despite how many times it was stated that the mission of the thread had changed, people still kept posting a) bad requests that didn't even follow the old rules b) requests in general. Now this was kind of expected, so we kept explaining the situation and pointing people towards the resources they would need to start learning. Combined with my modding experience and the depressing situation/community I was facing in game, Blade & Soul turned pretty sour to me. After finally shaking off some chains that kept me playing BnS, I nestled myself back home in TERA. Although almost everyone I used to know was gone, some acquaintances helped me settle back in and rekindle my love for the game. I don't even remember the last time I had logged in to check the Dojo and I was starting to forget that B&S had ever happened, forgetting the pain that it had wrought. Today somebody linked me to some pretty hateful posts from people who seem to obviously resent me for leaving. I felt that it would be in my best interest to just ignore it (since I had expected it anyways...) but as usual the thoughts keep coming back to torment me. I agree it was pretty abrupt and shitty of me to just up and leave, it was probably a bit selfish, but I did do what I could to cushion the effect by providing as many resources as I could before quitting. I cannot do requests anymore. If I start doing requests and helping, I can't stop. The experience I had was too traumatizing and I refuse to let myself go through that again. I did not leave much explanation for my reasoning at the time - I hate talking about my problems and my own unhappiness/happiness. Modding was a very important thing to me and I devoted all my time to it. Disappearing out of nowhere would not help anyone, so I did what I could to point people in the direction of learning so that they could take modding into their own hands and in turn help the community grow. But because of that I am now seen as a rude fuck and a laughing stock of the community. All the hundreds of people I've helped are ashes in the sand, a distant memory overshadowed by salty demeanors and misdirected contempt. It seems I was doomed to this fate since the moment I completed my first request for woc93 on Jan 30, 2016. I had been knowing and ready to accept the backlash and ignore it... but when it finally showed itself, I couldn't push it away as I had planned to. And thus... I wrote this to share my experience and shed light on what happened to me, why I was transformed into such a cynical person, and why I stopped modding. There is a lot more that I could say but this is already more than I would like to reveal about my feelings (and this post has gotten waaaay too freaking long). I do not want any sympathy. My mistakes and faults are my own and what's done is done. I wanted to forget it all and return to the person I was before it happened, not the broken cynical husk it turned me into. You can take this as an apology if you want one. Hopefully it was enough to clear at least some of the contempt. TLDR; Looks like my fears ended up being true; everything I did was taken for granted and people consider me trash for stopping modding. This post is an autobiography of my experience with the modding community from start to end that aims to convey my rationale for dropping out of existence. One key take away for your life - don't be too eager to help people or it may do more harm than good; "The road to hell is paved with good intentions".
  7. Modding Help Hotline

    Just toss that second texture in your folder too and it should work. It's not uncommon for races to share textures for like simple things that they have in common Idk, several people have said they experienced it. No clue what could cause it to happen except maybe some graphics setting
  8. PSA to Mod Users

    Pretty much any mods or tools that require the game to be running in order to have an effect are really sketchy and likely to trigger gameguard to get you banned for using them
  9. Modding Help Hotline

    This is not a request thread. Stop posting requests here. Learn to do it yourselves. Thank you.
  10. Modding Help Hotline

    check my sta.sh you probably didnt start the program with the correct settings.
  11. Modding Help Hotline

    You're probably using the wrong material number then
  12. Modding Help Hotline

    That question has been asked and answered many times in the thread for the tool
  13. Modding Help Hotline

    uhh. well yeah? there's crap at the top and bottom of the list. scroll up to get to the weapons ._. think the order is -crap -swords -gauntlets -bangles -staff -axe -dagger -crap
  14. Modding Help Hotline

    Sort your table by clicking the column header... then the chaos weapons with effects will be the very last ones for the weapon types
  15. Modding Help Hotline

    Awesome ^0^ Added the link to the OP~