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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.
      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. I'm on Poharan. Name's Revast.

  2. I'm doing great! Which server are you in? I'm trying to get in touch with some of the old members to see who is where.

  3. I'm indeed back and enjoying the game, finally! How have you been?

  4. Hey Man, are you back, now that the game FINALLY got released in the west?

    I think we played some Starcraft 2 a few years back to kill time.

  5. We wont be creating an official "Dojo" clan, no. We won't/can't stop anyone from creating one though.
  6. Update (6/25 11:33 AM PDT): Elusive has started a FAQ thread for the Costume Contest. Update (6/25 11:33 AM PDT): The costume contest ends on July 9th. The official news post had an error. Update (6/24 11:20 AM PDT): The livestream has concluded. Missed the stream? Check it out .Blade & Soul Costume Contest A Costume Contest is being held over on Blade & Soul's official website! The contest will last from now until July 9th. One lucky winner each from North America and Europe will have the chance to get their designs made into an in-game costume with a special tooltip named in their favor. Have any questions or concerns about the Costume Contest? Head over here for an FAQ held by Elusive. Send NCSOFT your Blade & Soul Fanart! NCSOFT Alongside the amazing Cosplay we've already been receiving into our Fanart/Fan-creations email, we want to get all our artists and community creators submitting their works of art!If you have any Blade & Soul fanart, videos, sculptures, hedge carvings or any other fan-creation, and you don't mind us sharing it on our social media pages, then please send it to us! Submit your fanart to NCSOFT via e-mail: [email protected] and we'll share it with the world! Official Blade & Soul Livestream Watch Blade & Soul's second official livestream where they display and discuss their latest announcement, Blade & Soul's Business Model, as well as various other topics. http://youtu.be/watch?v=ex9xk4V4EGA
  7. [color="#FF0000"][b]Update (6/25 11:33 AM PDT):[/b][/color] Elusive has started a [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/118079-faq-on-costume-contest/"]FAQ[/url] thread for the Costume Contest. [color="#FF0000"][b]Update (6/25 11:33 AM PDT):[/b][/color] The costume contest ends on [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/118079-faq-on-costume-contest/page__pid__586283#entry586283"]July 9th[/url]. The official news post had an error. [color="#FF0000"][b]Update (6/24 11:20 AM PDT):[/b][/color] The livestream has concluded. Missed the stream? Check it out [url="https://youtu.be/ex9xk4V4EGA"]here[/url]. [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]Blade & Soul Costume Contest[/b][/color][/size] A [url="http://www.bladeandsoul.com/en/news/2015/06/24/blade-and-soul-costume-contest/"]Costume Contest[/url] is being held over on Blade & Soul's official website! The contest will last from now until July 9th. One lucky winner each from North America and Europe will have the chance to get their designs made into an in-game costume with a special tooltip named in their favor. Have any questions or concerns about the Costume Contest? Head over [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/118079-faq-on-costume-contest/page__pid__586283#entry586283"]here[/url] for an FAQ held by Elusive. [center][url="http://www.bladeandsoul.com/en/news/2015/06/24/blade-and-soul-costume-contest/"][img]http://i.imgur.com/xpiJ3LW.png[/img][/url][/center] [center][img]http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/uploads/1297203734/gallery_2_9_1368.png[/img][/center] [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]Send NCSOFT your Blade & Soul Fanart![/b][/color][/size] [ncquote="NCSOFT"]Alongside the amazing Cosplay we've already been receiving into our Fanart/Fan-creations email, we want to get all our artists and community creators submitting their works of art! If you have any Blade & Soul fanart, videos, sculptures, hedge carvings or any other fan-creation, and you don't mind us sharing it on our social media pages, then please send it to us![/ncquote] Submit your fanart to NCSOFT via e-mail: [email="[email protected]"][email protected][/email] and we'll share it with the world! [center][img]http://static.bladeandsoul.com/img/news/fanart-request/blade_and_soul_lyns_by_crpgmunin.jpg[/img][/center] [center][img]http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/uploads/1297203734/gallery_2_9_1368.png[/img][/center] [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]Official Blade & Soul Livestream[/b][/color][/size] Watch Blade & Soul's second official livestream where they display and discuss their latest announcement, [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/news/179-business-model-revealed-gameplay-trailer-livestream-date-set-massivelyop-hands-on/"]Blade & Soul's Business Model[/url], as well as various other topics. [center][media]http://youtu.be/watch?v=ex9xk4V4EGA[/media][/center]
  8. Business Model Revealed NCSOFT released information regarding Blade & Soul's Western business model. Business Model Revealed When we announced Blade & Soul, we said it would be free-to-play. Now, we’re giving you the lowdown on how free-to-play we’re going to be.Our Philosophy We believe in letting everyone play the game as it’s intended to be played – skill-based progression throughout all the available content. No paywalls will hold you back, and no amount of money will give you an unfair competitive advantage over other players. We don’t like pay-to-win, so what we are offering are cosmetics, convenience, and consumables – not power, not gear, not permanent stat increases. We’re also going to make sure that we have a regular schedule of content updates that everyone will be able to enjoy. NCoin & In-game Coin Our cash shop in the game will be using NCoin – you’ll recognize it as the currency that WildStar will be using, as well as the North American-published Aion and Lineage II. You can purchase NCoin online or through retail outlets (US Only). With this NCoin, you’ll be able to purchase convenience items like food, potions, and repair tools; quality of life improvements such as character slots, inventory expansions, and Premium memberships; and cosmetic items like costumes and accessories. We’re also introducing an in-game currency that is earned through gameplay. This in-game currency can be used to purchase many of the same items in the cash shop as what NCoin can purchase, including event-related items. Premium Membership An item offered in our cashshop is Premium Membership, which is active for 30 days. Having an active membership will give you all sorts of quality of life benefits to enhance your enjoyment of the game – for example, a special windwalk animation and discounts in the Auction House. The benefits of membership are specifically developed for Blade & Soul West and will keep in line with our philosophy – no power boosts here. Our membership comes in Tiers; you start at Tier 1 and immediately unlock all sorts of neat benefits that get better as you rise in tiers. Membership tier levels increase with the amount of NCoin and in-game currency that is spent including on Premium Membership itself! Once you’ve unlocked a tier, you will never drop below it but you will need an active membership in order to experience all the benefits; as soon as your membership is inactive, you lose access to the benefits. Founders Packs Want guaranteed access to the Closed Beta that’s coming this fall? We’re offering 3 different Founders Packs, and all three come with a Closed Beta key that’s good for the entire CBT period. More details about the Pack contents will be coming soon as we get closer to opening up pre-order on these packs. Have questions? Join us on our Livestream on June 24th at 10AM PDT New Gameplay Trailer Released The official Blade & Soul West YouTube released a new Gameplay Trailer today. Set out on the path to avenge your master in Blade & Soul. You must first become a great martial artist, before you can defeat Jinsoyun and restore balance to the realm. http://youtu.be/watch?v=4UgitrnkkTE Official Livestream Set for June 24th at 10 AM PDT Blade & Soul's second Official Livestream now has a date! Join the Blade & Soul West team on June 24th at 10:00 AM PDT. Have a question you'd like them to answer during the Livestream? Stop on by Arai's thread and post it there. Keep in mind that all questions may not be answered but they will be doing their best to answer as many as they can. Massively Overpowered's E3 2015 Hands-On Massively Overpowered wrote up a nice article on their hands-on experience with Blade & Soul at E3 2015.
  9. [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]Business Model Revealed[/b][/color][/size] [url="http://www.bladeandsoul.com/en/news/2015/06/23/business-model-revealed/"]NCSOFT[/url] released information regarding Blade & Soul's Western business model. [ncquote="Business Model Revealed"][b][i]When we announced Blade & Soul, we said it would be free-to-play. Now, we’re giving you the lowdown on how free-to-play we’re going to be.[/i][/b] [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]Our Philosophy[/b][/color][/size] We believe in letting everyone play the game as it’s intended to be played – skill-based progression throughout all the available content. No paywalls will hold you back, and no amount of money will give you an unfair competitive advantage over other players. We don’t like pay-to-win, so what we are offering are cosmetics, convenience, and consumables – not power, not gear, not permanent stat increases. We’re also going to make sure that we have a regular schedule of content updates that everyone will be able to enjoy. [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]NCoin & In-game Coin[/b][/color][/size] Our cash shop in the game will be using NCoin – you’ll recognize it as the currency that WildStar will be using, as well as the North American-published Aion and Lineage II. You can purchase NCoin online or through retail outlets (US Only). With this NCoin, you’ll be able to purchase convenience items like food, potions, and repair tools; quality of life improvements such as character slots, inventory expansions, and Premium memberships; and cosmetic items like costumes and accessories. We’re also introducing an in-game currency that is earned through gameplay. This in-game currency can be used to purchase many of the same items in the cash shop as what NCoin can purchase, including event-related items. [color="#FFFFFF"][size="3"][b]Premium Membership[/b][/size][/color] An item offered in our cashshop is Premium Membership, which is active for 30 days. Having an active membership will give you all sorts of quality of life benefits to enhance your enjoyment of the game – for example, a special windwalk animation and discounts in the Auction House. The benefits of membership are specifically developed for Blade & Soul West and will keep in line with our philosophy – no power boosts here. Our membership comes in Tiers; you start at Tier 1 and immediately unlock all sorts of neat benefits that get better as you rise in tiers. Membership tier levels increase with the amount of NCoin and in-game currency that is spent including on Premium Membership itself! Once you’ve unlocked a tier, you will never drop below it but you will need an active membership in order to experience all the benefits; as soon as your membership is inactive, you lose access to the benefits. [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]Founders Packs[/b][/color][/size] Want guaranteed access to the Closed Beta that’s coming this fall? We’re offering 3 different Founders Packs, and all three come with a Closed Beta key that’s good for the entire CBT period. More details about the Pack contents will be coming soon as we get closer to opening up pre-order on these packs. Have questions? Join us on our Livestream on June 24th at 10AM PDT [/ncquote] [center][img]http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/uploads/1297203734/gallery_2_9_1368.png[/img][/center] [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]New Gameplay Trailer Released[/b][/color][/size] The [url="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWGs7lFiEdbThvEW4LogTTw"]official Blade & Soul West YouTube[/url] released a new Gameplay Trailer today. [i]Set out on the path to avenge your master in Blade & Soul. You must first become a great martial artist, before you can defeat Jinsoyun and restore balance to the realm.[/i] [center][media]http://youtu.be/watch?v=4UgitrnkkTE[/media][/center] [center][img]http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/uploads/1297203734/gallery_2_9_1368.png[/img][/center] [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]Official Livestream Set for June 24th at 10 AM PDT[/b][/color][/size] Blade & Soul's second [url="http://www.twitch.tv/bladeandsoul"]Official Livestream[/url] now has a date! Join the Blade & Soul West team on June 24th at 10:00 AM PDT. Have a question you'd like them to answer during the Livestream? Stop on by [url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/117770-questions-for-ncsoft-livestream-june-2015/"]Arai's thread[/url] and post it there. Keep in mind that all questions may not be answered but they will be doing their best to answer as many as they can. [center][url="https://twitter.com/bladeandsoul/status/613407823163060224"][img]http://i.imgur.com/SA9j5e0.png[/img][/url][/center] [center][img]http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/uploads/1297203734/gallery_2_9_1368.png[/img][/center] [size="3"][color="#FFFFFF"][b]Massively Overpowered's E3 2015 Hands-On[/b][/color][/size] [url="http://massivelyop.com/2015/06/23/e3-2015-blade-souls-full-access-f2p-model-and-hands-on/"]Massively Overpowered[/url] wrote up a nice article on their hands-on experience with Blade & Soul at E3 2015. [center][url="http://massivelyop.com/2015/06/23/e3-2015-blade-souls-full-access-f2p-model-and-hands-on/"][img]http://i.imgur.com/vEJO9Ec.png[/img][/url][/center]
  10. Hey, welcome back! :wave:
  11. Moved this thread to the Japan region sub-forum.
  12. Radeyz summed it up already. Also, Elusive tweeted this yesterday. Closing this thread before things get out of hand. There's no need for this. Update: Confirmed Official Livestream before the end of the month.
  13. I don't think they forgot. Those new Race/Class combinations are rather new, we probably won't get those till some time after release.
  14. I'd actually prefer to see an Archer archetype over a gunner. I wouldn't mind either though.