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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. So wrongful ban's are going out and they are reversing them nearly as fast? Ok. Sounds like they will be refining their ban system since they can recognize the false positives so quickly.
  2. Mushin Floor 7

    it is a relief to see i was not the only one who encountered this problem where 1 suddenly stopped working without explanation. thinking back now it was always correlated with that red circle that makes him immune and marks the start of his combo of doom. I for one appreciate the tips i'm seeing here, they make sense and will make the fight much easier for me to manage when i get back to him later today. Cheers
  3. 2k for an outfit? :/

    well at least it doesn't cost up to 6k euros depending on RNG. :big_smile:
  4. GameGaurd removed

    The only thing gameguard does well is separate a publishing company from it's money.
  5. NCSoft censoring RNG box criticism

    yes there is a limit to what you can buy online per day, but apparently there are also ncoin vouchers that can be sold in stores, that can be bought and used without limit. and if you message ncsoft and tell em to lift the limit for a while then wheeeeeee.
  6. NCSoft censoring RNG box criticism

    they are merging everything about the RNG box into a single megathread https://forums.bladeandsoul.com/topic/167300-new-rng-box-in-shop/ and yeah, it's an rng box, and it has soulstones and moonwater transform stones in it's drop table. someone spend 6k euros on the boxes and seems to have gotten between 2-3 k soulstones and 40+ transform stones
  7. Ways to obtain Hongmoon Coins

    no venture tokens from any source i can remember yet. hongmoon coins are absurdly hard to get right now, and probably always will be. the idea that you can get what you want out of the cash shop via playing the game is pretty clearly a false hope at this point. oh well, they gotta make money somehow i guess.
  8. Ways to obtain Hongmoon Coins

    da hell, i hit the post button exactly one time
  9. Mushins login queue...

    Aaaaand that's why my clan chose to not roll on Mushin. This is what happens when 50% of a game population try to stuff themselves onto just one server.
  10. Thieves Den - crimson

    crimson. would be kind of funny to be thieves in the faction all about structured honor hehe.
  11. Thanks NCWest

    Sigh... Look, this is going to come off as excessively curt, but the "maturity" of anything in this discussion is irrelevant. The GM team does not care, they are going to take actions based on their instructions, stupid or justified. Characters in game could be porking it in plain view and this ban would still happen. It's the same sort of thing with censoring curse words on television, the context doesn't matter, whether it violates some rule is all that matters. In this case the only things that matter are that the OP did a thing and that thing broke a rule. And since NCSoft makes the rules and enforces the rules at their sole discretion that leaves everyone else with 2 options, suck it up or go somewhere else. Anything else amounts to noise.
  12. NCSoft NA/EU Localization

    i still see "Open Discussion with English Localization" as the thread title for that QA thread... edit: ahh, it looks like another thread got merged with it, 10 bucks says it got the wrong title for a moment and was then corrected. edit2: good lord plasmacutter is single handedly turning that thread into nothing more than an echo chamber.
  13. NCSoft NA/EU Localization

    such is the nature of asian "Cute Mode" Edit: or at least Japanese cute mode, i had a Japanese culture professor at college who described it that way, girls would act differently in front of guys they liked (not unlike here) but a consistent part was a much higher pitched voice.
  14. Official Blade & Soul Forums.

    i am able to login to the official forums without issue, and it is certainly getting posted in at a fast clip. no idea what is happening to you OP but i hope it gets sorted out promptly.
  15. NCSoft NA/EU Localization

    Let's not get drawn in by passive aggressive posts, the point has been made yes? We cannot force others to accept the point. It is well established that the changes are far more broad than a single sidequest, don't be drawn into a flame war with someone who is focusing on that sole quest as that is what caused the threads on the official forums to derail.