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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. There's nothing I regret more than purchasing that founders pack. Played the game for 5 minutes and couldn't deal with the lag. Literally the worst $70 I've ever spent. But in the end It's pretty much just acceptance from me.
  2. Hate to be a pessimist, but they said several times when they announced BnS west that if we make enough noise they would consider an OCE/SEA server. We made the noise and heard only our own echoing voices. Unfortunately I think they've just swept it under the rug and don't particularly care. It's a damn shame that in this day and age, a multi-million dollar company won't sacrifice a fraction of a percentage of their yearly profits to set up a single oceanic server.
  3. We always try so hard, but never get far.
  4. The downside to hosting in singapore is that they don't have anything there at the moment. They would have to find a location where they are able to set up the server (this can sometimes mean making a deal with local ISPs to have a server rack in their datacentres or just finding a small house with adequate cooling and a fantastic internet connection to put the server in) and employ several staff on site to maintain it. The problem lies in that it wouldn't be cost effective to set up all that for what NCSoft predicts will only have 1 or 2 populated servers from this region. And yeh, probably 90% of people in the region would have under 100 ping with boosters.
  5. That's why Singapore was a good place. It's cheap and pretty much every country is connected directly to Singapore. Again, we might have a little over a hundred ping, but it's still TWICE as good as the 230+ ping to America. I haven't had this issue using WTFast... is it common?
  6. Hosting a private server pretty much means devoting your life to running it. Such a person would also need the hardware to do so as well. Unfortunately it's not a viable option. What I'm proposing wouldn't be under another publisher apart from the physical maintenance of the server. It would be everything that the NA servers are, just as a single server rack in one of the other region's server rooms. This is the big one isn't it? It's all well and good to be able to play the game, but it's not a single player game is it? I had a great time on the chinese servers, but unless my friend was on translating for me, I was running around blind. This isn't such a big issue anymore as there is the Free version of WTFast. it's not as good as the premium version but it's close in my experience.
  7. I'd also like to know what files are replaced so we can back them up. Thank you very much for your time and effort in creating this!!!!
  8. No blocking it will definitely work if it's uploading anything at all. What I was saying was that blocking it had no effect on the game itself. It was a required for the launcher, but it seems that if it was doing any uploading, blocking it had no effect on whether you were allowed to play or not. You can block it (win7) by going: 1: Control Panel 2: Administrative tools 3: Windows Firewall and advanced security 4: Outbound rules 5: New rule 6: Program, click next 7: Find it on your PC, most like (C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME_HERE\AppData\Roaming\Tencent\剑灵\A7028F6DCB247DEC98987AF7084ECF6E\TenioDL 8: Select the .exe, hit next 9: Block the connection, next 10: make sure all the boxes are checked and hit next 11: Give it a name and description so you can find it if you ever need to remove the block 12: Done
  9. Can't get rid of it, can't do anything about it. Just tried fiddling with it then and the launcher will just redownload the files for it when you remove them. Just blocked all outgoing connections from it in windows firewall and it doesn't seem to have done anything to the launcher.