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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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About letterzero

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    Male
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    Minnesota
  • Interests
    Retired from:
    Ultima Online, Everquest, Everquest 2, Dark Age of Camelot, Asherons Call, League Of Legends, World Of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XI (PC/Ps3), Mabinogi, Vindictus, Perfect World International, Jade Dynasty, Eve Online, Dust, Tekken (Ps1~3), Soul Calibur 1~4 (Dreamcast to Ps3, 5 sucked), Contenint of the Ninth (KR), DC Universe Online (Ps3)

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    Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (Ps3), Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (Ps3), Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom (Ps3), Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm: Generations (Ps3), Blade & Soul ([KR]PC), Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV (Ps3/PC)
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    Software Engineer/Creative Director for Video Game Development.

Blade & Soul

  • In-Game Name
    Tempter
  • Race
    Jin
  • Class
    Blade Master
  1. Login Glitch

    Ever since I updated with the new splash login screens my game does nothing when I click a server and login. It looks like its running but nothing happens. It just does the tencent thing in the corner, then when that goes away nothing else happens. Any idea?
  2. Help with Account Recovery

    It's been soooo long since Ive played. I don't remember my account info!~ Ayame!!! Steparu!!! help me pwease!!! this is Tempter!!! I quit when they changed the skill tree layout because I couldn't read it lol. This changes everything you rule for doing it, now if only I could remember my account info >.< I want to come back sooo bad I figured I'd wait for English release but that keeps getting further away not closer. Please let me know if anyone can help me get back in, I don't have Korean contacts anymore and I really don't want to pay someone to get me a new account >.< My email hasn't changed its nerdninjastudios(at)gmail.com please reply there instead I don't check the forums that much anymore, I miss you guys!!!! <3 -Tempter
  3. Tempter made it in Loli! Yaaayy! :)

  4. Tempter made it in Loli! Yaaayy! :)

  5. Changed servers on BnS(KR) back to 태산북두

  6. Guess the city 1.

    Cobblestone street <3 Where is that?
  7. Me 3 (Original)

    From the album Me

  8. Me 2

    From the album Me

  9. Me

    From the album Me

  10. if anyone needs help ingame.. or translation..

    Talk to the pot right next to the lyn girl/guy thing in the house, then talk to the lyn, then a rock outside then read the scroll by clicking quest.
  11. Blade & Soul - Server List [Inactive]

    Been trying to get ahold of Loli for ages lol, I've been on your server for a long time now, can anyone send me an invite? Characters: Cervantez LetterZero 편지제로 Thanks a bunch!
  12. Blade & Soul - Server List [Inactive]

    Can loli get me in? I've been lookin for you guys for months lol Edit: My characters names are: Cervantez (main) LetterZero 편제진청
  13. Gaming Laptop

    http://www.gentechpc.com that's where I bought my laptop. I use the "MSI GT70-0ne 416US" and I absolutely love it. They even threw in a free ram upgrade and ACCIDENT PROOF warrenty with it for me at no extra cost. Oh, and my keyboard is pretty :P
  14. Blade & Soul - Server List [Inactive]

    So.. Which server is more active at the moment? I am on steparu's server since I started but I will switch if nessicery to play with other english speaking players o.O
  15. Official Dojo Guild Request

    My Bad,I see the server list postings now, I'll post in there. Please delete thread. (Still actively seeking a guild by the way)