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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. Yep, high skilled classes do not exist. That is broken balance. Dancer require much less effort what means in case of 2 players with similar skill BD will win, but it give this class also much better flexibility than KFM in other situations than 1v1, as well as much better resistance on lags, desync what simply must happens in MMORPG games esspecially in NA and EU network. Few KFMs in top 100 vs over a dozen of other classes in not rly existence. Few exceptions doesn't really matter. And I do not check ranking 2 weeks after NA/EU release, but I checking it regularly once per 1-3 months in KR server - it is always the same. BD usually on the top, KFM usually on the bottom.
  2. Something like " high skilled class" does not exist in MMORPGs. That is only mark of broken balance. And this "nearing Diamond" means rly nothing. I talk about top 100 rankings since very beginning of this game where KFM are almost not exist. When this come to group PvP flaws of this class even more visible and this is place where the class become completely unplayable.
  3. I based on rankings since very beginning of this game.
  4. First, if you complain about someone article it is in good manner to post link to this. Second, class balance is one of the reasons I dropped this game. For example, since very beginning of this game blade cancer jumping from top tier to mid tier while KFM jumping from mid tier to trash tier. Since years this broken balance never was fixed so I 100% agree this clas balance make the game unplayable.
  5. Melees in lvl 50 Patch

    Game about martial arts where melee classes are trash - seems legit lol
  6. Faction fairness(population)

    The most cry come from NA server. Do EU are better balanced? Btw. It is funny how people are naive. From years I keep saying the best PvP system is FFA. Faction based PvP is always more or less unbalanced.
  7. 1.) Happy to have it come you say. I'm value mayself as costumer, the NCsoft job is make me spend my money on them game. It is in their interest, not mine. 2.) Censorship is a censorship. I do not accept it. 3.) BD is sandbox. Yes, it may not fit to dungeons runners exeptions. 4.) In Tera I never had problems with buy costumes that I want via in game money from other players. B&S system is ridiculous, benefits from item shop grow logarithmically, not linear as in other even P2W games. 5) I see Germany border (or something what have been preserved from it) from window. Issue is tragic Germany network connections. Servers in both France and Poland have always much better performance because of better connection. Maybe in other game. But in B&S case the sexual theme is one of main USP (unique selling proposition) , censorship is completely against it.
  8. NCsoft f**** too many things: - 4 years delay - promised no censor anything, now it seems almost everything is censored, included female idle animations 0,o - release with 2 other MMORPG: L2 classic and BD in range of the same month - prices lol - lags in EU (because of server in germany)
  9. "I need an adult"

    Petition signed. But seems like better give up on this game and eventually w8 till Innova will release own version in EU...
  10. "I need an adult"

    In range of single month we have release of 3 MMORPGs: B&S, BD and L2 classic. I'm rly wonder where this guys from NCsoft have brain to to censor now 4 years old game. While to be honest, sexual themes is the only real advantage of this game lol
  11. Founders Pack Tiers

    This system looks like the biggest P2W crap ever. I understand huge gap between free and premium users - someone who doe snot pay for the game should not have rights. But this system bring huge gap even between premium and premium players.
  12. Premium benefit discussion...

    Oh no! The game is not for free! :what:
  13. PvP free gear?

    Free/equalised PvP items are good for games like Tera - where everything else is broken. But since the game is just before release, make this step is like confirm the game is broken. Because there is no single reason to make skippable content in healthy MMORPG. Ofc, theme park is not true MMORPG. But still it is not reason to give free stuff. PvP items can have different way to obtain (because not everybody do like to grind PvE), but should never be for free. Other thing is simplification builds. Equalised gear = removed all tactic based on stats builds.
  14. Pvp Balance

    Class balance never existed in this game, it always was a joke. Gear balance is bullshit. It work only for games where except combat system everything else is broken (look at Tera). And in case of gear balanced BG and all this e-sport crap, I don't understand why do not make option to create max lvl characters.
  15. Truth is most PvP players droped this game long ago, because it is well know state of PvP in this game. 1v1 and 3v3 arena is not kind what looking for MMO players.