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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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  • Birthday 12/20/91

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    Saeko
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    Jin
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    Blade Master
  1. did i see that right... ? did the summoner's cat do CPR on you when you died xD?? that looked hilarious xD my eyes are prolly not seeing right.. got glasses for a reason >.<
  2. i like all classes, but most of the time i choose long range classes. cuz im one of those ppl that dies when slapped by a mob. and i like magic / elemental forces :3 forcemaster will definitly be in my top 3 of classes to play im not so sure about the summoner yet. havent tried that one yet. but ive find "pet" classes also nice to play. some ppl love it , some hate it.
  3. welcome to the club, fellow-dutchman ^^ if there is any news about BnS , we're the 1st to know. so its good to hang out here for the latest updates. Hope to see you in-game in (hopefully) a few months p.s. id advice you to play NA , europian game providers are the worst ever.. (my opinion)
  4. didnt korea released in June last year? that is Q2, not Q3.. if im not mistaken... and id would also prefer the orginal voice pack and then with subs. an enlish voice pack would be too fkd up, totally not synchronized with the npc's facial movements. and in order to fit in the english version they probably would have to adjust the text so it would "fit" into the lipsync. i think it would be reasonable to expect that beta's will start in Q1 or early Q2. if NCsoft doesnt mess it with it too much the beta will be close together, hopefully just for a few days with a few weeks of intervals between beta's. Im expecting 2 CBT's and the OBT, with some luck the release will be early summer. *fingers crossed*
  5. Hmmm thats a tough one, depending on the release date (no beta's) , When i find out: 1 - i will abuse my calendar with red pen to mark this heavenly day. 2 - i will mark it in my agenda so i dont accidently make any appointments or something like that 3 - im gonna freak out and be hyper 4 - Save up for a new computer desktop that can handle this magic , instead of my severely abused laptop that has already been tormented to hell since i bought it for school work last year. When that heavenly day has arrived! 4- Making sure my Computer is battle-ready! 5 - considering i live in Europe, NA will at least be 6-9 hours earlier then here so i can sleep in. however i doubt i'll sleep of excitement. Most beta's/releases start in the morning or right at noon. US time 6 - Making sure i have absolutely nothing to disturb me that day! 7 - Going to the supermarket to buy at least a 24 hours supply of drinks and food for an all day marathon. 8 - Making sure my friend also has the day off and rdy to roll so she and i can play and crash together. 9. few hours before launch, Making a "Do not Disturb or Face my Sword" Sign to hang on my bedroom-door. 10.An hour b4 launch , Making sure my pets have been fed and have enough to drink. 11- half hour b4 launch, Making a playlist of my favorite music to listen to all day. 12 15 mintues b4 launch., Locking my door and eagerly messaging with friend and counting down. 13 LAUNCH!! trying to get into character creation ( probably crashing a few million times first cuz of the 5 million ppl that wanna play) i think that would about cover it O.o
  6. I would love to see a Fan Class in BnS , It would be perfect in this game! For kun race only :3
  7. Im gonna buy the digital collector's edition depending on the benefits and extra's. or else just the digital edition. i dont really care if i have a physical copy or just a download file however I tend to lose physical copies alot, its happend a few times i had to re-buy a game cuz it "went up in smoke" I will probably pre-order too, if NCsoft will add the "pre-order acces to Beta" rule. not sure i will play it much b4 release cuz they probably gonna delete the chars in CBT and OBT. I know beta's arent about actually playing the game but i dont really want to recreate the chars i want at least 3x over. We'll see.. lets get those beta, and release dates first xD
  8. no kidding, its pure hell not knowing >.<'' i need a date to mark off on my calendar with stars and all!!!!! Cmon NCsoft give us sad ppl a release date or at least a "we're starting CBT" date!!!
  9. I love it because i if there is one thing i hate its ganking. witht the doboks you can decide if you want to pvp or not. the only reason i would put a pvp dobok on is for friendly fight or for a quest/achievement
  10. Im hoping for the names Saeko/Novredeta BladeMaster Female Jin Calumbrae ForceMaster Kun Siophan Kungfu Master Female Gon Calymnestra Destroyer Female Gon Khaori Assassin Female Jin Sachiael Summoner Female Lyn Novredeta Gunner (eventually) Female Jin i hope
  11. ill be playing all classes probably xD bad habbit of mine, i like diversity. but im quessing Blade master/Kungfu master and Destroyer will top the ranks
  12. yh i also hope for end of june release. would be nice 1 jear after korea. By then ill be done with my exams and i can lock myself up in my room with a 3 months supply of food and drinks and game till i drop O.o I dont see why they cant perfect the game even more while we play and add it in up-coming patch or something. as long as the servers are stable, no major-obvious bugs to be found, ill be happy to rock and roll :D Cheers :3
  13. discoverd it 3 years ago i think when i was just surfing on youtube for games. i believe it was around the time that it started alpha testing in korea. ive been tormenting myself ever since Q.Q trying to cope with playing other games.. getting my mind of it. but im happy to know it will come THIS year in english :D the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel >.<'
  14. I've seen video's of the beginners island where you first learn how to sprint and glide. Also in another video I saw the character gliding extremely fast and running up high structures(trees, buildings, observationposts) to gain altitude. (not the dragonstream) I was wondering if those are also skills that you will gain during lvling (through quests? ) or just a button combo? If gained by quests, at what level do you aquire them? Is there also a training area where you can train "speed"gliding and tree/wall running? thx in advance :)