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.
<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
in an effort not to hijack this thread, I made a new thread for the purpose Of trying to re-create and fix this problem, Apparently only I'm having. It is located here. But I need help with Windows defender and it's wonderful exempt functions First, before I can go about trying to re-create the problem.
"note this is a conversation from another thread so to not hijack it" okay so to try and re-create this problem happening, I have to exempt your program, now apparently I did it wrong. Hooray for me not looking up stuff and relying on Windows to tell me correct information. Never exempted anything before and I went to the quarantined items, and hit restore. Apparently a very stupid idea. Now, as you can see from the picture it makes absolutely no mention whatsoever that it completely removes said item from any further Windows defender detection. i had to look up that information myself after the program was not being registered as a threat. Yay it just says it may continue to run after not being quarantined. Go Microsoft for not tell me all the information I need to know, Would have did things a lot different if I had known that key bit of information But whenever I go to the allowed list, so Windows defender protects against this program again. so I can try and re-create the problem I was having with your program. It's not listed in the allowed programs list. In fact, no program is listed as being exempt. So does this mean that blade and soul buddy is exempt from being seen by Windows defender?, or does it mean that Clavior.G!cl is exempt?. Most importantly, where the hell do I go to get Windows defender to see this as a threat again. Especially if the real Clavior.G!cl is exempt from Windows defender. So I can try and re-create this problem. frustrated with Windows 10 and Microsoft for not telling me key information I know, this is not your problem, but I'm trying to get to where I can re-create what was happening with your program. And no, usually I'm not this stupid with computers, but this week has been something else. would go to Microsoft's webpage for support. With this program and not bother you. But I don't know if it would be a wise idea to have my problem with your exe. splattered all over Microsoft support site
Sorry hate to break it to you buddy, but no. your program was not minimized into my taskbar on the right bottom corner, it was not Minimize on the taskbar on the left, it was not running in the background, it was not listed in task manager with admin rights. It was not listed in control prompt tasklist. I have become paranoid with the 64-bit patch and game guard hiding itself. Therefore, I been keeping track of what's running. Your program was not running. So I don't know what to tell you bud. Anyway this is to suspicious, and what you're telling me completely contradicts what happened. No disrespect intended, just a heads up of what your program is doing. Only thing I can think of that might be the reason for this is if you coded your update program to run whenever it sees client.exe running, instead of blade and soul buddy.exe
So what is going on here, I started up the normal game client. Not your program. And in the middle of loading the game, I get. Windows defender has found potential threat and is removing it, name. a trojan Clavior.G!cl Now i Did not use your program, and did not start your program, and I did not tell your program to update. I did have automatic updates selected inside of your program. But I assumed that I would have to start your program for it to automatically update itself. Like most programs function Does Is it updating itself every time I start the game client, regardless if I use your program ? This Trojan by the way started to show up immediately after the client, got done checking the files. I close down the game, waited a minute, and went to open up the folder where your program files are, and immediately Windows defender tells me it caught the same thing again. A second time. A Trojan located from inside of your game files folder I did not have the game client running. Game guard was not running. I did not have your program running. So why am I having a Trojan being downloaded to my computer. If your program is supposedly not running? how does your program update itself, And when ? If it's not updating 100% of the time, regardless if you have your program open, you or we have a problem, in Some thing being downloaded when the client starts and is heading straight to your folder and if your program updates itself and downloads things regardless of whether I have started it or not, meaning your updater is running 100% 24 seven, I have a problem on my end now. I did not have any other programs running on my computer at the time this happened, I did not downloading anything. Nothing else program wise was running. And nothing else has been running for a good 20 minutes prior to this.
loft started following Help with understanding what texture files are what
loft replied to loft's topic in Mods & ToolsAshllay I have some questions regarding how to do certain things with textures that I would like to ask you, since you canot read messages, do to your inbox not working. My inbox works. Can you give me some way to message you privately, so I'm not airing my stupid questions for the world to read. nm look like my inbox is not working once more lol they need to do something on this
loft posted a topic in Mods & ToolsI have the texture files but they all end in different letters and I have no idea what one controls what. How are all of these different textures used, and What are their purpose in relation to one another. col1_D col1_E col1_M col1_N col1_S So far I have gathered, and I do not know if this is correct, that d= Color texture map, also known as the diffuse map. and Has alpha channel, and may have rgb channel e= do not know what this is for or how it works m= do not know what this is for or how it works n= Bump texture map, or what is called a normal map how light handles interacting with diffuse maps s= Reflection texture, or what is called a spectral map handles to what degree light interacts with the normal map I have also read that there is such a thing as a Occlusion texture, which fake deep crevices in geometry, thus creating shadows. Could this be what E is? More information on what exactly these different textures are and how they relate to one another, would be appreciated and whether when you repack them into a upk, if they all get stacked on one another created one image, which is then applied to the model instead of separate pictures. If this is the case, what image get stacked on top of which. I know this is a lot of random questions but any help understanding what they are would be appreciated
http://www.cc8.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=197222 Would like to request either someone else that has access and better knowledge of how to get this mod, do so for me please, or someone to re-create it for me, If re-creating would love to have the overhang in front of the eyes removed on the wig. Somewhat annoying to me while wearing glasses And obviously the backside where the rear end and thighs are the same see-through mesh over the skin. And maybe the cloth tales removed, if it would look good. I don't know if it would look good with them removed, Use judgment I would like this on gon and jin females at all possible