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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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    Japanese, Korean, Reading, TaeKwonDo, Graphics, Drawing

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  1. I need to stop eating so much pizza sigh

    1. Ryochan
    2. Ghastly

      Ghastly

      Pizza! No other fast food is as good. Maybe something with fries, maybe.

  2. Woot finally got the beta code for FFXIV! Playin tonight! Holla~

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    2. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Thanks! I've been watching vids on youtube of the game play and stuff! Seems great :)

    3. Shinsetsu

      Shinsetsu

      A bunch of us are on Cactuar server. My character name is Mini Kizu. Look me up!

    4. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      AND I AM LOGAN THACKAREY.

      Wha?

  3. I can't decide if I like Tera or Aion more. I hate Tera's character creation but the game play is fun and graphics are amazing, whereas I love Aion character creation, the graphics are great, but the game play is a bit slow? Idk. I would like to play one harder but I am torn between both!

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    2. Valadhiel

      Valadhiel

      Why do you have to choose? They're both free to play.

    3. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Because I have a very limited time I can play (I can't use my dominant hand for a long period of time-- less then 45 min a day, so I would like to pick one game to dedicate it to but I think I'll just have to alternate days of play OTL

    4. Valadhiel

      Valadhiel

      There you go! Solutions will come to you when you least expect. ;)

  4. 15 lbs gone 15 more to go agh agh agh

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    2. BrandX

      BrandX

      I was right where you are last summer! On the plus side I haven't had a soda in over a year now (Monster Rehab is less sugar!)

    3. derrien

      derrien

      there is no sugar in soda :P

    4. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      I could never live without Diet Coke, but I guess in moderation its okay OTL. And what do you mean Soda has no sugar :p crazy

  5. Guess I should try out Tera while waiting for BnS ugh...

    1. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      It's fun for a while.

      But TERA has no direction and the developers really have no idea where to take the game.

      Don't expect it to last much, but it's a fun trip while it lasts :3

    2. Spirits

      Spirits

      Yup, I decided to try Tera after hearing about BnSs delay, got a level 30 Slayer and a level 20 sorcerer, but then I just couldn't do it anymore and after two months prayed for BnS to come out again.

      Teras sticky slow paced repetitive combat killed the game quickly for me. Hope you find it fun though :D

  6. Finally got my new computer! Saddened that there hasn't been more BnS release news *cries infants*

  7. Gonna try out Aion and see if it can hold me over until BnS *_*

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    2. PaniC
    3. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Is it good?? It looks interesting... I may check it out

    4. Lady Estellise

      Lady Estellise

      I tried, it won't

      Maybe for a weekend it can

  8. DONE WITH SCHOOL!!!!!!!! 3 MONTHS OF FREEDOM! KOREAN GRAMMAR BOOK SHOULD COME THIS WEEK! AH THINGS CAN'T GET ANY BETTER ATM

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    2. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      @Lawlcano: I love that website! Its so great for starting out and learning various things :) I know the feeling of being poor >< It sucks! I've been putting off this grammar book forever!

      @Ghastly: Why cant you have summer vacations D:? Job?

      @Famfrit: is secondary school like college or something? Either way I'm happy for you!

    3. Famfrit

      Famfrit

      @oshioko Secondary school is where you go after Primary school in the UK. You start at age 11 or 12 and go on until 15 or 16. ^_^

    4. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Aw youre so young <3 Congrats in advancc for finishing! Then do you go on to another school before college?

  9. Times like this I wish I was Korean so I can play BnS NAO ><

  10. Last day of school... trying to finish assignments and exams with a migraine... ugh worse than death

    1. SirDerpAlot

      SirDerpAlot

      Yey for migraines :D

      Want me to touch you now? ._.

    2. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Touch me xD?? And yay for migraines! I've gotten them religiously since I was about 10 sigh.

    3. CryX4

      CryX4

      Why not just use drugs?!

  11. Anyone think BnS will have houses users can buy + decorate like in Aion?? I would LOVE to see the decorations you can have and the housing styles *_*

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    2. DonnieRye

      DonnieRye

      ^

      I'm not sharing a house with you, wtf.

    3. CryX4

      CryX4

      ^

      Stop being a faggot.

    4. DonnieRye

      DonnieRye

      Once a hermit, always a hermit. I will be alone.

  12. Woot! Done with homework tonight <3 Only 2 more days and 4 more assignments until FREEDOM!

  13. Last days of homework before vacation... must... resist... procrastination... urges...

    1. CryX4

      CryX4

      Take some focusing drugs, like, Coffee :3

  14. Ah summer vacation is so close! Tuesday please come sooner!! (even though that means I need to finish a ton of homework until then ><) Then Korean and Japanese study with TONS of drawing <3 Yay

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    2. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Wah~ Ya thats because I take accelerated classes that are only 8 weeks long each so I get out a lot sooner than normal students :)

    3. CryX4

      CryX4

      Oh, I love those 8 week classes. I used to take a few last semester. I showed up like, 4 times out of 8... C is passing!

    4. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Haha omg my mom would kick me out of the house if I got anything lower than a B+ xDDD So I have to make sure I get good grades or else >> But since I do online classes I do 3 8 week classes one time and when those end another 3 8 week classes and then 3 months of summer yay!

  15. Watching SAO and making SAO graphics <3 Life is wonderful!

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    2. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Sword Art Online :)

    3. Big Chief

      Big Chief

      I fell in like with the first opening.

    4. oshiokiyo

      oshiokiyo

      Omg it is so amazing <3