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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. 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).
  2. What beautiful artwork! You've got quite the talent. Are you planning on playing on a NA/EU server when the game launches this winter?
  3. My life revolves around King of the Hill and Chopped.
  4. I'd like to keep as much out of the cash shop as possible. A lot of those items are not P2W but you give them an inch and they might take a mile. :3 I don't think you should have to pay real money to reset stat points though, it limits your flexibility and punishes you for making mistakes.
  5. If NCsoft lacks conviction and goes back on their word on anything that improves the game (they start implementing P2W). Also if balancing becomes an issue, where one class may be extremely weaker/stronger than others yet they do nothing to fix it. And just a lack of general balance, maybe too much grind, not enough dungeon, or something along those lines. Every player likes to do different things, so there should be a good amount of things to do for all kinds of players. And then finally if they stop communicating with us. It's pointless to voice opinions or suggestions if no one is going to read them.
  6. Welcome! A pleasure to meet you.
  7. That could work, it could also have dual function in preventing accounts from being hacked or stolen. I always try to be as social as possible. Not saying you have to tell your life story to a stranger you encounter, but communicating with each other makes it easier to isolate bots. Even if it's just something small like a "hello".
  8. Truly a pleasure to meet you. *curtsies*
  9. I enjoyed the movie. It got me to actually go to the movie theater, which is rare. (I just wait until it comes to DvD or something.) Although there are some things that bothered me: 1. The older brother was obviously trying to cheat on his girlfriend, they showed him doing it several times by they didn't really address it. 2. They also didn't really address the younger brother's high intelligence. They showed he was smart but then they didn't really do anything with it. 3. And I'll just assume that their parents are still going to get a divorce.
  10. It's got some flavor and aesthetic behind all the fun customization and crazy combat. I'm not saying I read all the quest text religiously, but I definitely like to keep myself in the know-how on lore, and from what I've read this game has got depth. Beyond that, it captures the attitude of a fighter game while giving us freedom in our character design (look and how we fight). And then it takes these things and gives them to us in an MMO setting. And this is another small thing, but it's had time to grow. Although we did not get it close to it's launch date in Korea, we can be grateful because we can refine the game even more. Time is never a bad thing, especially when it polishes a game into something great.
  11. Will character slots be purchasable through the in-game currency we earn?
  12. I would much enjoy a system like this. It's been very frustrating to play a game in the past, see someone so very obviously cheating, and not knowing how to report them. A report tool could prove effective, even in reporting players who promote goldbuying or botting websites, or hatespeech.
  13. "I knew you would do that" - Zilean

    1. AquariusHaken

      AquariusHaken

      Should have asked Zilean about NcSoft's indecisions about BNS Lol!

    2. Lady Estellise

      Lady Estellise

      "It's nearly time" - Zilean