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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. I'm still not sure, i mean... we had a lot of fun back then during the betas and even some more after launch, and i'm glad you're still enthusiastic about it. But right now my decision is more of a pride thing, and i may not be as enthusiastic as i used to. But one thing is 100% sure, i won't play if they: * Have pvp/pve separated servers * Censored client * Keep the ridiculously dumbed down difficulty level (everything after obt was dumb easy and grindy). Free to play is also a huge disappointment for me. Only the future will tell i guess.
  2. What is this, 2012? My answer is no. I mean, 2015, pvp/pve servers, free to play? seriously? i feel insulted. I had a blast with b&s back then during 2011/2012, it was an awesome game. Nowadays i don't even have a gaming pc anymore, and i won't lick ncsoft's ass either, they can die with b&s and wildstar. Edit: Nice Ram signature Ghastly :3
  3. 0.0 Wow, are people here really defending Sins being always on top [since launch and during the betas] ?
  4. Well, most people just prefer the flashy "(subjectively) cool looking" class or the cute race (Lyn)... you can't blame them, you just pick what you like. Destroyers are slightly popular in Korea only because of their usefulness, most of the time they are just secondary characters. Regarding ForceMasters... well i thought they were popular, maybe people just drop them because they are bad. Some of us still love our Destroyers, and for me they are the cool-looking class :big_smile: Wow, some things never change... guess assassins will always be the pvp overlords. Also 47% bots? that's just sad.
  5. Only reason i'll be going is well unlike you all back in beta K b&s I didn fully ex....well I SUCKED playing which is why you all passed me so I didn see anything from 30 and up cause I keeped waiting for Kimy to help me, least I know what to do now, some other reasons too. Photo's, Art, Videos the most, and getting my a girl friend there.

  6. Terrible lag, not being able to talk to anyone, not being able to read anything, and yeah maybe censorship... honestly i don't want to repeat the same experience from Korean B&S (probabily worst this time).

    Still waiting for at least an english release :]

  7. Lol censorship lol, or somethin else?

  8. Not fond of the artstyle =X but could be fun.

    Sadly right now don't have a V-card... can't even play chinesse B&S (not that i want to).

  9. Ahh it's a fun game, you'll love it more than B&S

  10. Nope, don't even knew about it :P

    I'm currently not playing anything

  11. Nope i'v been in Dragon Nest it reminds me of B & S so much aside from the better pvp. You play it?

  12. Studying a lot.

    Still checking the forum *almost daily* in hopes for something new ;-;

    How about ya? playing the cn version??

  13. Where's you at ._.

  14. I saw the same reply like 6 months ago. Are you offended or something because some people dislike Wildstar (which i assume you and other member *which i'm not mentioning* are fans)? Fans have the right to be upset because wildstar stole B&S spotlight. Oh and in fact, this site is called bladeandsouldojo.
  15. Ahh did some Summer cleaning on my DA Photo page, took about 6 hours to do. Deleting 90% of my Past Memories nothin much.

    Oh and waiting for Steams Summer sales to hit again.