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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've been using offgamers for a long time (NCoin for L2, iTunes cards, battleping codes), and never had a problem. Very fast, very reliable.
  2. Actually now that you say this, this is probably part of why they changed it... so people don't complain they need to buy more coin than what the premium costs because of the way NCoin bundles are priced (ofc it doesn't stop people from complaining about something else, but c'est la vie~ ).
  3. I went into pvp this past weekend to get the zen bean for skill and got about 30% bots. Botters are smart, they make a living out of it. It's not as easy to deal with them because for every one you ban, 10 take their place since it's all automated. They need to look for ways to stop the way they are created (which they are trying to do) not the single one. In BnS it seems they are everywhere because of arena, which makes it 1000 times more obvious. If you go to any other game, there are plenty of botters too (FFXIV for example, as said), you just don't notice them because they are usually farming instances on their own. Even games like Diablo are full of bots, they are just not as obvious to you because the only way you interact with them aside pm spam is the market place (what, you really thought all those high end goods in D3 old AH were honestly gained...? ). So yes, BnS has a problem with bots, like every other game out there. It's not a NCSoft-only problem, it's just the way BnS is, it makes it more obvious.
  4. You have to keep trying. Use their support email directly (it's in one of the other threads, should be easily google-able).
  5. Lol you guys... seriously. They put in legendaries, "omg it's so expensive to level them nobody will ever be able to and like 0.001% chance to get anyway." They take out legendaries until it's easier to update, "omg how boring what do we do now." They take long to update, "omg they expect us to run these 2 dungeons for over a month??!!" They release close updates, "omg I can't keep up why are they releasing all this so fast, it's too much pressure!!!" No game is every going to be perfect. Go play BDO if you want, and when in 2 weeks you begin crying about stuff there, then go back to BnS, and when two weeks later you're crying about something new, then go play BDO again. BnS is fun game to play, it doesn't mean it has to be the only thing you play or the only thing you do the whole day. If you get tired of dailies/dungeons/pvp, then take a break. The world won't end, the game won't close, and you can come back whenever you miss it and feel like playing again.
  6. They can also check if you killed the mini bosses before you killed Ogong.
  7. Like I said in the other thread, NCSoft has a history of banning people for "ease of access" bugs. Unless you did an ungodly amount of times you should be fine. And even if you did it an ungodly, unless you are an obvious bot/farmer, you probably will only get a long temp ban. They will probably focus on solo runs, not F8.
  8. Well then, hopefully they add it again in future events because I totally forgot about it until it was too late ><
  9. A message with a lot of line breaks/spaces so you can't easily click on the name to report spam.
  10. Was your CC info saved in NCsoft site? If so, it might have been someone logging onto your account. Have you contacted NCsoft about it or just your CC company? Also your CC should be able to reverse the charges, wherever you gave the info to NCSoft or not. It's called fraud. Report your CC as stolen, which is what it was.
  11. Like others have said, BnS isn't a game that requires you to have top gear right away. You can clear all content with True Profane and slowly work your way towards the next steps (one of my alts doesn't even have hujikar and I use her for farming SS and the like).
  12. NCWest has been known to ban for "ease of access" exploits like this before in their other games, so do at your own risk.
  13. A person doesn't need any "excuse" to give to decide not to play on certain server. They are not obligued to. For many the "language barrier" is not just about the game interface and quests, but about the sense of community and being unable to understand or communicate with the people around them. Stop saying people are "lazy" to install english patches--it's a choice, not an obligation.
  14. I've been using Offgamers for years for NCoin cards, ITunes cards and battleping codes and never ran into any problems with them.
  15. Considering money is the answer to the company making the game available to us...