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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'm almost 100% sure that you will find it on one of these sites: http://www.amazon.co.jp/ http://www.yesasia.c...al/en/home.html http://sasugabooks.com/ http://www.kinokuniya.com/ http://honto.jp/netstore.html http://www.hmv.co.jp/ http://www.aclimatesolution.com/manga/ If you can't find it on any of them, then I can honestly say you're SOL
  2. It's not just changing voices and translating all items/gear/abilities to another language. Typically, eastern games are more "grindy" than western games. If they didn't adjust experience and level requirements, most western players would not enjoy the game as much. A perfect example of this was when Aion was released in the west. For the first couple months, players did nothing but cry and whine about how hard it was to level. This is funny to me, because a lot of western players that I've played with will stop playing a game because it's too easy, but on the other hand, they cry when they can't reach level cap in a week. I would say the process of westernization should take at least a year; probably even more, for western audiences to enjoy an eastern game.
  3. Earlier I tried to create a Phantasy Star Online 2 account. All was going well until I stumbled upon a captcha in hiragana Japanese. I tried doing the captcha a few times, but I couldn't do it. If there's any Japanese readers around, would you mind helping me? The picture of the hiragana is here Edit: Nevermind, a japanese friend of mind helped me with it
  4. From my knowledge, it is not possible to obtain every "upgraded" version of a skill. You have to switch points accordingly depending on your situation. I would assume that most people do not look at their skills while playing. As for that, the best thing I could tell you is to learn to keep your eyes on the fighting and less on the icons of your abilities. You can also bind your abilities to different keys if you do not like the default key-map.
  5. Hi!

    You're either first, or you're last -Ricky Bobby
  6. Hi!

    Well, that's not the competitive spirit. supsup
  7. Well, I would have to guess that it would be available through the NCsoft client. I don't really see any reason why they would do anything else, or why it would even be that big of a deal. I will quote a section of Steparu's guide of Blade & Soul regarding bopaes. The whole guide can be found here Hope this helped a bit ~ely
  8. I'm sorry, but I don't really understand what you mean. Perhaps someone that has access to the game can help you. The only thing I know about the game involving purple is that there are purple quests which usually involve the learning of a new ability. Sorry I can't help. I'm sure that if you look around a bit on the forums, you can find the answers you're looking for. There's many FAQ threads around here that could probably help out. ~ely
  9. You're summarizing the ladder that most PvE players climb in most MMOs. It happens in every game, from TERA, to WoW, and so on. You must first run less difficult dungeons to prepare you for the more difficult ones, although more gear might not be needed depending on your skill level, most guild or party leaders don't like to take that chance of trusting someone based on how high they think of themselves. Unfortunately, unless you group with friends, or people who do know how good you really are, this system is always the kind of paradigm that you will encounter in most MMOs. ~ely
  10. Are you talking about Dark Bloody Shark Harbor? From my knowledge, you gain access to it through a quest. The portal to it is in the pig farms from what I've seen. I think you have to pay a guy a coin, and he transports you. Sorry, that's all I know. If I could actually play the game, I'm sure I could help more. Hope I helped a bit. ~ely
  11. No problem. He's one of the founders of the production company Two Steps From Hell.
  12. Hmm. I like it! When I heard it, came to mind for some reason. I'm sure you're familiar with him.
  13. I think it depends on what each class is going up against. If you're simulating a 1v1 between the two, I would think force master, if played well, would be able to beat blade master. I do not, however, think that the game is balanced around 1v1. A destroyer, for example, could theoretically stack health, never die, and win every 1v1 eventually. This is what happened in TERA as well. It was almost meaningless to 1v1 lancers, because they simply did not die. I have never played an MMO that was balanced around 1v1, as it is impossible to balance PvP around 1v1 in games with multiple classes. All in all, play the class because you enjoy it, not because it's good in a certain situation. ~ely
  14. Second monitor and the house to myself for a week while the family drives up to Canada, haha.
  15. Ahh okay, that's what I thought. Thanks for the info