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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.
      Blade Dancer
      Blade Master
      Force Master
      Kung-Fu Master
      <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. Today, I'm here to announce the closure of Blade & Soul Dojo. It has been over seven years since its launch, and in those seven years the community has flourished beyond imagination. However, as those years have gone by, we've lost many along the way as well. I'm sad to say that these forums will be closed permanently on December 4, 2017. The doors will remain open until then, so please use this time to save your favorite posts, hang out, and exchange contact info with other members. If you're looking for somewhere else to crash, I suggest the following communities: Official Blade and Soul forums B&S on Reddit (If you have any others, please suggest them in the comments below) Thank you, and good luck in your future gaming adventures! View full article
  2. Explore new dungeons and challenging new raids as you seek to reveal the past of a powerful enemy and try to awaken your afflicted apprentice. Aransu School Join Soha as you infiltrate the Ebondrake Cult, and be led down the path of history to discover the origins of the warlock once known as Sanzu. Ebondrake Lair Seek out the identity of the Dark Vicar in the heart of the Ebondrake's hallowed halls—a new dungeon with Normal and Hard difficulties. Scion's Keep Deep within his cavernous fortress the militia’s totalitarian ruler—the Iron Conqueror—has built an army of the most advanced war machines in the realm. Elite soldiers in augmented suits form rank alongside the newest generation of automatons as they make final preparations for a full-scale invasion of Gunwon City. Temple of Eluvium Zulia has sought refuge in the ancient Temple of Eluvium, a site once used by the Aransu clan to study the Spirit Realm. As she flees deeper she conjures powerful thralls to defend her, and resurrects the tortured spirit of Asura who is now split into twin entities: one forged from fire, the other from ice. New Legendary Equipment Introducing the new Legendary Mystic Badges and a new of generation of elemental necklaces. [Source] View full article
  3. The Treasure Trove is here, and brings a veritable cornucopia of prizes and delights. The Spring Treasure Trove event is here from May 24 until June 14! During the event you can open a Treasure Trove for free once per day, which offer a variety of highly sought after items at a deep gold discount. Read on for details on how it all works, and how to purchase additional buying power. Details Each character level 36 and above will receive a free Trove unlock once per day (May 24–June 14). The free unlock doesn’t stack, so you’ll want to be sure to log in each day and use it to get another free one the next day. Opening the Trove will present you with a couple options (see below on how to unlock more options) of rare treasures you can purchase for deeply discounted gold costs. There are a couple ways to increase your Trove chances and odds through the Hongmoon Store: the ability to buy Treasure Trove Keys to unlock more than one Trove each day, and Treasure Trove Expansions which increase your purchase slots for the current character for the duration of the event. If you’re planning to buy a lot of Treasure Trove Keys, it’s a good idea to purchase the Treasure Trove Expansions early to gain the biggest benefit from them. You’ll start with two Trove slots available per character, and can unlock six additional slots. Item Cost Discount Treasure Trove Key x1 49 NCoin - Treasure Trove Key x50 2327 NCoin 5% Treasure Trove Key x100 4410 NCoin 10% Treasure Trove Expansion x1 199 NCoin - Treasure Trove Expansion x6 955 NCoin 20% Unlike prior Treasure Trove events we’ll be selling the bundles and slot expansions all the way up until the event ends at the June 14 maintenance. You’ll want to be sure you use them before the event closes! Rewards The items you’ll have available to purchase from the Trove include exclusive costumes, rare gems, materials for upgrading your gear, and more! You’ll certainly want to keep your eyes peeled for the Yamato pet, Taskmaster and Superfan costumes, Frostbeast weapon skins, and the ultra-unique new Plog Pal backpack adornment. [Source] View full article
  4. Blade & Soul’s newest expansion arrives, featuring Act 7 of the story, a whole new questing area, a revamp of the skills experience and more! Act 7: The Search Hunt down the Hongmoon School’s youngest and most valuable protégé with the help of your students and some new allies: Chol Mugo, Admiral of the Blackram South Fleet, and Ku Yang, the new Blade Master representative. Skill Tree Revamp The new skill system is here! Skill points and the skill trees for each ability have been removed, and instead replaced with a more intuitive and simpler solution that maintains build customization and fluidity. Insta-50 & Hongmoon Level 20 This new account service will be allow new characters to be created at Level 50, with all the equipment necessary to continue adventuring in Blade & Soul. Additionally, the cap for Hongmoon Levels will be raised to 20! Hongmoon Training Room Practice your skills, learn new combos, or test your DPS against dungeon bosses in the new Hongmoon Training Room. Naryu Sanctum Once buried under the earth for centuries due to a jealous demigod, Xanos the Everlasting, the Naryu Sanctum is again accessible by foolhardy treasure-seekers and warriors alike. Celestial Basin Designed specifically for more solo-inclined players, venture into this land to fulfil a number of tasks and get rewarded with Heavenly Peaches, a currency to purchase legendary items. Mushin’s Tower An isolated tower sits off the coast, remote and inaccessible until now. The Tower of Trials, as the dungeon is also known, contains 20 floors of increasingly-difficult challenges, each designed to be faced as a solo player. [Source] View full article
  5. Defeat the Raven King with two 24-member dungeons, a new Legendary upgrade path, and a new generation of Legendary accessories. Skybreak Spire Enter the Naryu fortress where—still under the influence of the demonic Raven King—Lusung awaits. You will face many powerful guardians within the Spire, until finally you come face-to-face with the former clan mate who betrayed the Hongmoon School. This new 24-member dungeon raid is not for the inexperienced. Dawn of Khanda Vihar The Naryu Paradise was once protected by the Great Drake, but the Dark Realm has been breached one too many times, corrupting the Great Drake and twisting the land into an alternate realm. Now known as Meganura, the ancient dragon must be awakened and defeated in this 24-player instanced raid. New Generation Legendaries Evolve your Seraph or Baleful weapon into the new generation—the powerful Raven weapon! Additionally, the new generation of legendary accessories will be introduced with the new Dragonbone, Diametric, and Nightfall Ring and Earring. Clan Battleground Ranking Queue with your clanmates in the new 6v6 clan setting for Beluga Lagoon or Whirlwind Valley, and face other clans in the battle for dominance! Your clan will be ranked on their performance, with regular seasons and rewards. [Source View full article
  6. Can you win the White Whale’s favor? Overview This update introduces a new 6v6 battleground, new Legendary Soul Shield Weapons, and the ability to preview your weapon and accessory upgrade path. Beluga Lagoon Beluga Lagoon serves as a staging ground for the annual White Whale Festival, organized by the Fish Network Guild. The festival honors the legendary flying White Whale, a bringer of luck and fortune. Twelve warriors pick sides and do 6v6 battle for the chance to win the White Whale’s favor. Legendary Items New Legendary Soul Shields and a new Legendary Weapon can be earned through participating in Beluga Lagoon. Weapon/Accessory Path Preview See the path clearly on your weapon and accessory progression, including future materials and Evolution items that you’ll require. [Source] View full article
  7. Ebondrake Citadel: A formidable prison of evil Overview A new end-game dungeon—Ebondrake Citadel—plus the long-awaited Arena Spectator Mode arrive in Blade & Soul’s next update. Ebondrake Citadel This underground ruin is home to the Phantoms, a vicious division of the Ebondrake Cult led by Bale Phantom Zakhan. The Phantoms, known for dabbling with dangerous Dark Chi, use this secret base to subject Bonemask tribesmen to hideous experiments, breaking their spirits and forcing the Bonemask to serve the Dark Lord’s will. Available in 4- and 6-member versions. Spectator Mode Jump into a 1v1 Arena match from an adjustable spectator view, and watch your favorite players battle it out with the new Spectator Mode. Accessory Evolution Discount The materials required to evolve your accessories to the next stage are permanently reduced. [Source]