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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. Windrest queue over 4000 people, Starfall over 2300 people... my queue got canceled after 3 hours somehow... calling it a day now xP

  2. Blade&soul Jp Censored?

    Steparu also wrote a few days ago that there will be no censorship. Plus some other stuff regarding dates and schedule. http://steparu.com/news/open-beta/1521-blade-soul-japan-live-service-may-20th-and-new-trailers
  3. New Class For Vindictus

    So there is a new class named "Lynn" for Vindictus, the game called Mabinogi Heroes in Korea. This is not very recent news as it was added back in January or so, but it was also added to China this week, and that made me want to share this with you. Now, the great thing is how Koreans chose to promote the whole thing xD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkk3tri-BUM Video featuring some great outfits for this class:
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    2. Haneul

      Haneul

      Cool, that's what I wanted :D

    3. Famfrit

      Famfrit

      Reverse psychology!

      I feel tricked ._. lol

      Love the 'Fuck the world, I'm a panda' BTW XD

    4. Haneul

      Haneul

      hahaha yeah that gif is too epic :D

  4. Connecting To Us Servers

    Please don't be offended by my question but... are you sure you want to spend your time in Japan playing online games? Just asking...
  5. B&S NA release date

    You freaked me out, I saw "B&S NA release date" and I thought this was the actual announcement... LOL I encourage you to make a quick search before asking this kind of things because they are usually answered a thousand times xD but don't worry, since you are new here I'll be glad to explain it. The short answer is: No, we don't know anything yet. Just visit the official BnS West website, and you'll see how abandoned we are: http://www.bladeandsoul.com It's been months since they published something, however even someone like me, who hates to make predictions, can assume we will have a beta testing period during the present year... I think it's safe to make such estimation - it's a really conservative one. In the best case scenario we would have a launch around September or the end of this year. A more pessimistic estimation would be the beginning of 2014. But again, we don't know. By the way, welcome to the Dojo ;D
  6. I had a lot of fun with the free camera mode ^^ it was amazing but I won't share my benchmark result because it sucks xD time to get a new graphics card...
  7. Mmm, Is this real or not?

    So you really think that the game will be launched in 10 days without a closed beta + stress test + open beta ? Come on xD Sometimes these websites can't leave the release date space blank so they make it up. Just check out the BnS western site and you'll see how abandoned it is. There's no way the game is gonna be released anytime soon. Of course it shouldn't take them a very long time to start preparing the servers and organize some beta phases, but forget about launch for now =)
  8. I Just had to share these

    THANK YOU a million times.
  9. Comparing old processors

    I see, that was a good answer, it took a while maybe because I didn't explain the problem properly, I did say that I own both processors, but seems like I wasn't very good at explaining it. So I'll go with the G630. Thank you guys, and the PC I'm building in fact is not for me, it's for a friend that has no money and can't even play tetris without lag in his current PC xD
  10. This is actually a very interesting topic . I think it's even worse than "having difficulties to socialize" ... in many cases, people with a highly developed intelligence tend to hate society because of its irracionality... they cannot understand the nonsense. Why? well, most of them are good candidates to "suffer" Asperger's syndrome, which blocks emotional intelligence in exchange of rational intelligence, giving as a result a really smart person with no social skills. I guess every case is different but it's true that in general they tend to be like that.
  11. Comparing old processors

    Guys I said my main PC has an intel [email protected],4 Ghz and I'm building a second PC for simpler tasks than gaming ;)
  12. Comparing old processors

    Ok, I'll install the g630 then~ but Core2Duo is not just a brand of intel, it's also a higher performance processor compared to a regular Dual Core, even an Intel Dual Core... that's why I'm asking. And don't worry, this is not for playing BnS xDD I'm not that crazy :D My main PC has an intel [email protected],4 Ghz =)
  13. Here I am again asking about tech stuff~ I'm putting together a second PC with old parts, and I have 2 options for the processor: -Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1,87 Ghz -Intel Pentium G630 (Dual Core) @2,7 Ghz Theoretically, a Core 2 Duo is better than a Dual Core, but the G630 works at higher Ghz. I checked this chart comparing performance: ( http://www.cpubenchmark.net/mid_range_cpus.html ) but I'm not sure I can trust this as I see a $88 processor on top of the list and some others that cost more then $400 blelow... That chart says the G630 is much better than the Core 2 Duo... but it also says that some i3 are better than i7 at very similar clock speeds... what a mess x.x
  14. Hi there, I have a 9800 GT 1GB that allows me to play a certain game at full graphics without any problems. I'd like to ask you guys what benefits would I see if I buy a better graphics card, let's say something much better than what I have... Will I really see any difference when playing that same game? Or... where can I see the improvements be? I'm afraid that if I already play at max settings, a new graphics card won't do much more, is that true? Thank you.