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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. [Ended] Dojo Beta Keys Giveaway [Ended]

    Hmm, I think I'm looking forward to learning the dynamic combat, and becoming of the better Blade and Soul players out there.
  2. Blue screen when trying to launch bns cbt

    It's not the CBT. This is the Technical Alpha.
  3. Can Blade and Soul hold my attention?

    People can answer this question for you, but essentially it's a question you're asking yourself. Just try the game. No one knows if they will like anything unless they try it.
  4. I hope the cover professions a bit because I have no knowledge of them

    1. Deicidium

      Deicidium

      Maybe this will help a bit meanwhile.
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  5. PvP Content

    From what I've read up on so far, there's some questing areas that are contested between Red and Blue factions, meaning while questing you might encounter some unfriendly players! There was also some bosses in those same areas that can drop great loot, but like I've mentioned you will be flagged to the opposing faction, so on top of a boss fight you'll have enemy players to deal with. I'm sure there's a lot more than what I've just mentioned, there was a recent post in the Blade and Soul official website awhile back talking about open PvP, you might also check the PvP section of our forums and see what you can find.
  6. I'm Valo.

    Welcome to the dojo! Always a pleasure to meet someone new :3
  7. Why change Chi?

    There seems to be some issues of clarity between what NCSoft West meant with the change and how the change will affect the story line, however it's important to note that none of us have seen change in action, because the first beta is in 26 days. (I don't consider things seen on streams to have solidity, because these things are still in development and subject to change.) Obviously it's fair to speculate but no one has actually played through the story with the proposed changes. So before we continue to attack each others integrity let's compile feedback from the beta weekends, and then inform NCSoft of possible issues.
  8. Hello, out there.

    Welcome!
  9. Why change Chi?

    While sometimes change can be unnecessary, I don't think the change from 'chi' to 'focus' is a bad one, though like I said before you can argue that it was not needed. I like to relate the change to 'Avatar, the Last Airbender', where Chi is inner fuel used to produce bending and other techniques. Chi refers to the metaphysical energy that flows throughout the human body. It is used in the World of Avatar as a concept which serves as the root of bending and an array of other skills. - A quote taken from the Avatar wiki page. If anyone is familiar with the study of metaphysics, more specifically metaphysical energy, there exists a fundamental energy, an astral and spiritual energy that is absorbed by living things, such as plants and people. They also refer to this fundamental energy as vital force or chi/prana(more commonly used names in the East). With the mind, this fundamental energy can be manifested. (In context of the Western release) I can understand that Chi is the more general life source, while focus is the use of that chi, just as in the Avatar universe, bending is the use of their chi.
  10. thoughts?

    I'm sure they have their plans on how they are going to balance the weapon if it does release.
  11. If assassin is your first choice what would be your second choice?

    For the longest time I wanted to be a KFM, but after researching the classes further I liked the assassin much more. So I'd probably make KFM my second class, although I plan on trying all of them in CBT, so nothing is a solid answer.
  12. New Dojo Positions, Wiki & More

    Good to see the poll being brought back!
  13. KFM or Sin?

    I am also undecided between these two classes. My advice would be to get into CBT if possible and test each class. That's probably the best way to get a feel for which class you like better.
  14. Website Polls

    What's the 411 on website polls? We've only had one (I think) about the PvP system. Any plans on making more? It may be a way for NCsoft to see the popularity of certain issues. Although the community does a good job creating polls (many of which I have voted in).
  15. Do you have information on what all the new skills do? You said KFM skill is pretty rad, I've only seen a video of the animation but not their actual use, and I can't find any info anywhere. >.>