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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. eSports Wall Tournaments are back!

    Hey guys! eSports Wall is back at hosting tournaments on our own system! It's our mission to create the eSports experience, regardless of your skill level. You can find an overview of all our events here: https://esportswall.com/games/blade-soul/tournaments Tournament information: Single elimination Rounds: BO3 games Finals: BO5 games Min participants: 8 Max participants: 64 Free sign up! Prizes per event: 2400x Hongmoon Coin 1x Special Hongmoon EXP Charm 1200x Hongmoon Coin 5x Excellent Experience Charm 1200x Hongmoon Coin 2x Excellent Experience Charm We'll be adding more exclusive prizes soon if we add the leaderboards, you can win points for each tournament. The #1 spot will win the biggest prize, etc. If you want to reach us please join our partnered discord channel, or just shoot us a message on social media. We would love to see you play!
  2. Hey Blade and Soul players, eSports Wall is back at Blade and Soul and happy to host tournaments again for the region EU! We've scheduled three events at the moment on Friday evenings 8 PM CEST. We will do our best to create the eSports experience for you. Every event will be live broadcasted on Twitch, commented by shoutcasters and videos on YouTube after the event. Sign up is free and you can win some awesome in game prizes! All the information + sign up for the following events: Hongmoon Masters #1 Hongmoon Masters #2 Hongmoon Masters #3 These events are a great practice tournament for the qualifiers in the weekend, if you want to jump in to PvP, eSports Wall is great way to start! For questions about the event please join our Discord server. You are welcome to join us on Twitch, we will go live at the starting time of the event :) Good luck to all players <3
  3. eSports Wall B&S Tournament!

    Hey Guys! eSports Wall is hosting online gaming tournaments every week. We try to create the eSports experience for all players, regardsless of their skill level. All of our events have a livestream hosted by professional shoutcasters on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/esportswall. You can find all of our tournaments on our website: www.esportswall.com Tonight at 8 PM CEST we will host a Blade and Soul Tournament with a livestream and great shoutcasters hosting the show! You can sign up for free at http://www.esportswall.com/games/blade-soul/. The winner of the tournaments takes home a gReformer keyboard! We hope to see some of you play tonight ;) Good luck!
  4. Hey Guys! eSports Wall is hosting online gaming tournaments every week. We try to create the eSports experience for all players, regardsless of their skill level. All of our events have a livestream hosted by professional shoutcasters on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/esportswall. You can find all of our tournaments on our website: www.esportswall.com In tonights tournament you can win a Azolt gCrusader Keyboard, Bamboo outfit, Bamboo Headpiece and a $5 Hongmoon coin! It's single elimination best of three spars untill the finals. In the livestream we will play a BO5 Rounds, we will livestream both semi finals & finals for sure! There will also be a giveaway during the stream, which starts at 8 pm cest! Make sure you come and watch and type !giveaway in the chat, the giveaway is: *Spirit of Bamboo*. Hope to see you all tonight and good luck to the participants! you can sign up [here](http://bit.ly/1RrI8Z9) ^^
  5. Hey Guys! eSports Wall is hosting online gaming tournaments every week. We try to create the eSports experience for all players, regardsless of their skill level. From Monday till Friday we host tournaments starting at 8 PM CEST. You can also follow the livestream with professional shoutcasters at www.twitch.tv/esportswall Tonight it's time for Blade and Soul, we play a single elimination bracket with BO3 spars. The first prize is a gCrusader keyboard sponsored by Azolt! You can sign up for free, lets have some fun in the arena! Sign up here! You can find our discord server here!
  6. Hey Guys! eSports Wall is hosting online gaming tournaments every week. We try to create the eSports experience for all players, regardsless of their skill level. From Monday till Friday we host tournaments starting at 8 PM CET. You can also follow the livestream with professional shoutcasters at www.twitch.tv/esportswall. Our first Blade & Soul Tournament is about to happen on Friday 25th March at 8 PM CET. We are working on the best shoutcasters to host an epic show. You can find all the information about our event here on our website. We are still working on prizes but I expect an gCrusader keyboard prize sponsored by Azolt! I'll 100% confirm this on social media @esportswall or fb.com/esportswall Tournament information: 1 vs 1 BO3 rounds, BO5 final, Single Elimination Check in 7 PM Start 8 PM Join us on Discordor check our FB page for more information ^^