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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. oh cool I'm in this video... congrats on the diamond vile :)
  2. nice video! I remember fighting Fap a few times and he is definitely one of the best assassins I played against. One question, how do you Lightning Stride during SS animation? I can't seem to do it right.
  3. ahh thats how it worked. thanks, this will help me tons in the mirror match, my win rate for it was abysmal because of this bug...
  4. I'm absolutely in love with the new arena as a player who does not have the time to farm gear. Got to gold ranking today, it was pretty hard considering arena rating just reset and there were a lot of very good players making their way up. I was able to face the entire cast of classes, and so far I've been having the most problems against summoners. I don't know if any other assassins out there are having the problems I am, but I cannot seem to beat them at all. How about you guys? Any classes in particular you think benefited or were shafted due to the changed arena?
  5. With 300 ping you may need a bit better gear in order to do the first phase in time. My gear is worse than yours but I play with around 155 ping. So far my fastest time is around 2 minutes and 10 seconds. Only advice I can give is to keep your poison stack at 5 as much as possible where your f skill can do more damage. Also make sure when your 5 poison stacks are about to go away you either do ss->rb or 2->rb for your rb lightning attack to hit for massive damage. A good way to avoid the grabs is to just walk straight through him when hes about to grab you, and with that you wont have to waste any time using skills to evade and continue using damaging skills.
  6. Hi, I would like to join the guild if possible. I played Korean BnS a very long time ago and also a bit recently, but money became an issue after a while. Recently started BnS TW and it's a good fit. I'm pretty active, although I'm cutting my playing time for the next two weeks due to exams. I know rudimentary Chinese so I might be able to help communicate with others! I'm active most nights starting from around 8 PST and I also login sometimes during the day between classes. IGN: Ganked
  7. oh thats pretty neat, cant wait!
  8. they do in bns cn, they don't in bns kr(as of now)
  9. hate that skill so much. lbm also has at least 2 skillbooks, spin parry refreshing aerial combo starter skill and also the lightning field on lightning slash.
  10. first time i quit this game is because it was too time consuming and farming the pvp island was the most boring thing in the world, yet it was the only way to make decent money. now with items not playing a role in the pvp arena, i feel like theres enough incentive to resub for KR. having just finished my finals and being on winter break helps too.
  11. new season just started so no solid information yet as the ladder will fluctuate for a while. A balance patch was put in where weapon/item effects/consumables are all gone and now pvp is just matchups and skill. from what the ladder says right now: top 100 1v1 pvp: summoner 32 assassin 20 kfm 15 destroyer 13 fm 10 blademaster 8 lyn blademaster 2
  12. hi kimi! how's BooM nowadays? anyone know if weapon effects and gems still have effects? or are they finally removing that god awful rng factor.
  13. my ping(when i played, which was about 3 months ago), was never really that high(probably stable around 200-250) but you just got to make good reads on what you think the opponent will do before they actually do it, instead of purely relying on reactions. Each class has their own tendencies and exploiting those is how you get good at PvP when you have a ping disadvantage.
  14. oh god, that's awesome, pvp based on skill only. if everyone's on an even footing, something like this will definitely get me to resub again after my finals! ive always loved the 1v1 pvp system in bns, its as close to an actual fighting game as ive seen in mmos.
  15. i just enjoy the 2D-fighting more than the tekken style in ef-12, i guess its just a matter of preference. im a melty blood player lol.