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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. New GoT tonight, so excite.

  2. Can my computer run Blade & Soul?

    Sure thing, feel free to pm me anytime. The most demanding thing you'd realistically use a gaming pc for is playing demanding games like those. If you were running something unrealistic like 4 instances of prime95 and furmark then yes it'd probably end up using more like 400w, but nobody realistically puts that much stress on their pc. There's also potential gain in more ram, an i7 or even a more expensive motherboard, but at the end of it it will just be a waste if you pay for features you have no use for. The system in the chart of mine obviously includes a few fans, mouse, keyboard etc. it's also using an overclocked 2600k. Realistically this system will rarely reach 300W usage. Even if it does, and all the things you mentioned are installed into the system there will still be leeway for more. if this were back in the last generation of GPUs then i would agree with you that 450w isn't going to cut it on a gaming system,(the 570 for example would regularly draw 300w; the 670 barely ever uses more than 140w) but the newer hardware uses substantially less power and that's only going to continue to be reduced as the manufacturing process shrinks. As long as future upgrades don't involve SLI, dual gpu graphics cards or a move to the LGA2011 platform, he'll be good for quite a few years with a 450w PSU. There's no problem in buying a higher wattage power supply, it won't hurt, but it offers no "realistic" benefits if you are not doing something that would warrant it. Ghast, you should only buy that 650w supply if you're going to run sli in the near future. If not it's as much of a waste of money as 16gb of ram or an i7. If you dont feel comfortable running your PSU at ~75% of it's rated wattage then you could pick up a 500-550w supply but that's up to you. The 830 sells out frequently because it's discontinued, I only included it because at that price it's a steal. The other SSDs are fine but I would stay away from the "samsung 840" it's pretty much a test product (first SSD to use TLC NAND) the true successor to samsung's 830 is the 840 Pro. other SSDs you should keep an eye on are, all of the intel SSDs, Plextor's m5s and kingston's hyper x3 if it's cheap. the Corsair neutron series is also very good.
  3. Can my computer run Blade & Soul?

    The power supply is actually not even close to "cutting it close" The system, even when overclocked will not use more than 350W max. so the highest it'll use is around 75% of the rated voltage. I'd say that's a pretty comfortable place to be on a Gold rated PSU. proof Source
  4. What Are You Listening To?

    The "new" skrillex stopped being terrible.
  5. Can my computer run Blade & Soul?

    Been a while since my last post, Here we go. You'll be fine at around medium settings Your current system should handle high(4) That planned build is a mess you should read the thread in my sig. Assuming both are not factory overclocked the 7970 is going to be about 5% faster, not really worth the extra. if you do decide to overclock, the 7970 will end up about 15~20% faster If all you're after is gaming performance then an ivybridge i7 is a complete waste of $100 Proof The only i7 really worth considering is the 3930k, it has 2 more physical cores and LGA2011 isn't dead yet. Now, your build here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JCSd has a few things wrong with it, the cpu cooler is trash, the ram is a worthless upgrade over 1600MHz ram, I wouldn't use a Hitachi hard drive if it was free and you're paying way too much for windows. This is what I would do with your budget: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JNf7 If you ever plan to run dual GPUs replace the power supply with this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii620bronze You could look into building a mini ITX system, a Silverstone FT03 mini is really small and pretty painless to move around a lot with. But building with this case does come with a slight premium over something larger, not as much as a laptop though. The smaller one is the case I'm talking about. Otherwise any laptop with a quad core i7 and 670m should be able to handle your needs
  6. Computer Help

    This is the absolute minimum if you want a laptop. It will play on high settings, you might have to turn a few things down though. Or, build a pc yourself. Spend $500 and you'll end up with the same performance.
  7. Upgrading benefits? (graphics card)

    If it ain't broke don't fix it.
  8. It'll play it at medium at it's native resolution. I'd highly advise against even considering it though. Everything Razer that isn't their deathadder, naga and blackwidow, is overpriced trash.
  9. How is your FPS in the 24 man dungeons? Not even close, the 680m's cores are clocked 30% lower than the 670 and it's memory bandwidth is 40% less, it's performance should be more like better than a desktop 660 but worse than a 660ti, still enough to max out BnS at 1080p though.
  10. Can my computer run Blade & Soul?

    Has no effect Build looks great, I'd go for a cheaper case though. It will run but you'll have to turn things down for more favourable framerates Lowest settings It'll run on max
  11. Welp, neverwinter beta weekend. Hopefully I don't give up on another PWE game in under 5mins.

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      Ruze

      Good luck on that. I've heard that the game isn't pleasing to the D&D fanbase nor the casual gamer.

  12. What Are You Listening To?

    https://soundcloud.com/sistertiger/dreamday-mixtape
  13. Can my computer run Blade & Soul?

    Assuming you set your resolution to 1280x720, roughly 25fps at 1:31 and 30fps at 1:35
  14. Can my computer run Blade & Soul?

    You might be able to, but I wouldn't bank on it. Your graphics card is really only meant to have playing 1080p video as it's most demanding task.
  15. Can my computer run Blade & Soul?

    It's the lowest out of the 5 pre-set levels in the game Lowest at very low framerates