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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. This is amazing. A great translation of skills. I was going of Google translate for ever but this is awesome. If you could do the other classes (i have a destroyer, force master, and blade master :P hint hint) I will give you a hardy handshake if I ever meet you!
  2. Maybe this will help...
  3. Oh please tell me more! This sounds interesting.
  4. I just saw this post...it really should be moved to the Blade Master forum but I'd be happy to help. Here is a link to my BM dungeon tanking skill tree. I'd give you my PvP one too but I don't PvP with this toon.
  5. Maybe I can clarify a bit more for you. To 'lift' and enemy into the air, the enemy must be in a stunned state (1 of the 4 states that you can put enemies into). There are a few ways a BM can do this. You won't be able to do all of them until you are max level and have the proper skills leaned/activated in your tree. That's what you see the videos...everyone is at max level. When the enemy is in a stunned or groggy state, your 'F' key will appear for a brief moment and you will be able to lift the enemy and perform aerial moves. The way you are describing to stun the enemy happens as so; you run towards the enemy and perform the LB 'dash' move, if this move is a critical hit it will stun the enemy. This move can only be performed will running, though. Off the top of my head here are other ways that my BM stuns/grogginess the enemy: 1) 'Z' will kick a parrying or blocking enemy 2) 'C' will shoulder block 3) 'Tab' will stun 4) if you time your '1' block with an enemy attack it will stun. One thing that I think some non-players or beginners need to understand about stuns, knockdowns, grogginess, and knock-backs is this: Some basic moves will perform the mentioned states on enemies from the start. If you put skill points into the tree of the move, it may REMOVE the state inducing effect but add something else (like extra damage or life leech). Meanwhile, some basic moves will NOT perform the mentioned states on enemies from the start. If you put skill points into the tree of the move, it may ADD a state inducing effect. For example...a Lyn BM's dash does a bit of damage, will add 3 'chi' power to the player, and has like a ~6 second cool down. If you put a point into the dash's skill (1st row) the move will now do a bit of damage, only award 1 'chi' power to the player, but now the move will stun the enemy and has ~30s cool down. I hope this helps.
  6. Valentine's day is about the girls, not really the guys. Hence the focus on that for this update. They're giving players with female avatars a sexy valentine's gift. FTFY
  7. You really play a destroyer and complain about the spin? It's THE staple move of that class. Destroyers have no backstep, sidestep, parries, or blocking moves. We rely on our spins to get us out of jams and move us faster to our targets. If you don't like the speed and defense increase of the spin then do not put skill points into the skill tree. As for the discussion about class balance and devs listening to the customers for changes. Have you people who have been playing since the Arena's release not seen the class/skill changes for balancing purposes? I see new changes to classes weekly due to player feedback and complaints. Here are just a few off the top of my head: Destroyers now start arenas at 100% rage power instead of 0% and they regen rage out of combat instead of staying level. All classes can now break out of the LBM's force hold instead of being helplessly grabbed every 60s. So keep complaining please cause this is how changes are made. But stop being dicks while doing so.
  8. Very sexy indeed. But don't be fooled by the advert....it's W10,000 for one outfit and not a 'gift' from NC.
  9. The test dummies aren't new. They've been there for a month or so. Those item drops are used in the 6-man dungeon, the Ice Warehouse. You use them to summon a special boss which has something to do with the legendary weapon quest line.
  10. -11C in Seoul...and it's only December.