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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. Who isn't?
  2. My Top 5 1 - Mushi-shi 2 - FMA Brotherhood 3 - No. 6 4 - Mirai Nikki 5 - Angel Beats Death Note would be on here, but I stopped watching it after they killed L; things just weren't as interesting without him around. :gloomy:
  3. Alright, but I wouldn't get your hopes up too high... In any case, good luck. :baffle:
  4. Look, Itsume, why don't you just go to an arcade or something and find someone to talk to in person? You'll probably have much better luck there than you would here. People here are interested in games, not meeting someone to have an actual relationship with.
  5. I'll never be able to look at these little yellow emoticons again without thinking of this pic. :big_smile:
  6. Welcome to the dojo! :wave:
  7. Welcome to the dojo! I won't pretend we're all mature, exactly, but we're fun! :wave: I've only joined recently, and I'm loving it.
  8. I wish you luck and I really hope you get the job! :big_smile: Getting a job will keep you busy until you reach your goal; you'll be there before you know it. ^.-
  9. The shooter had plenty of mental health issues; this guy was pretty disturbed. I think it's safe to say that playing a video game isn't going to turn a healthy, kind person into a murderer. This man had been disturbed for along time, and that shooting had a lot of planning put into it. He should never have had an opportunity to get his hands on those guns, that's all I have to say. A mother who knows her son is so disturbed and possibly dangerous like that shouldn't have a gun like that anywhere near him.
  10. I agree with Fishcake. If you're going to change gun laws, make the background checks more extensive or something. Make it harder for mentally unstable and/or dangerous people to get their hands on guns instead of taking away a law-abiding citizen's way of defending themselves from said dangerous people.
  11. If every single person who owned a gun was insane and dangerous we would all be dead right now. That's like saying, "Oh, well someone went crazy and gouged out a person's eye with a pencil, so now pencils should be illegal." The only reason gun violence is so common is because someone knows that if they attack someone with a gun they are more likely to get away with it because it's harder to defend yourself against someone with a gun. And even if they did make guns illegal, people would still get their hands on them. Cocaine is illegal, but how many people have you heard of getting high on it and doing something stupid? Cocaine, pot, meth, it's all illegal and yet it's still everywhere. The difference is, you can use a gun responsibly, and most people do.
  12. Yeah, god forbid we actually blame the person who actually did the shooting. Nononono, it's video games that MADE him shoot all those innocent people. *facepalm*
  13. Well, it looks like there are basically two debates that have been brought up by this; the gun debate, and the violent video games debate. As far as guns go, making something illegal isn't just going to make it disappear like some would like you to think. It's like what happened when they made pot illegal - it didn't stop people from getting their hands on it. The people who want to go crazy and commit a gun crime are GOING to have guns whether they're illegal or not. Making guns illegal will just make it so that the homeowners who have their houses broken into or the people who are robbed at gunpoint in a convenience store won't be able to defend themselves, and crime rate will go up because the criminals who have guns will know that they can get away with it because the law-abiding citizen will not be able to defend themselves. As for the video game violence debate - a normal, healthy, sane person is not going to suddenly turn into a violent criminal because of a violent video game. Most people just don't have it in them to just go out and shoot a bunch of people. Most people are pretty skittish around guns, actually. Also, people can tell the difference between real violence and fake violence; they aren't stupid. If you were to fill a dummy with ketchup and then blow a hole in it with a shotgun, it wouldn't traumatize someone because they know it's fake. If someone witnesses a real shooting, however, it can scar them irreparably. People are always going to have this debate, and it's always going to be really annoying for us gamers and legal gun owners, but I seriously doubt that anything serious will come of it.
  14. I put maple syrup on my bacon... Don't judge me... :sob:
  15. At first I wanted to be a teacher, then I realized how evil children are... :grr: Then I wanted to own a bakery like my grandma, and then I wanted to be a massage therapist, which I am currently working on.