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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. Good Pvp Video Compilation

    Agreed, would be a blast :) Also, updated! Still on the hunt for some good videos from KFM perspective (or any other good ones, of course!). :)
  2. Aery's Sigs

    Omg, perfect! Thanks so much! Will upload to my own host asap ^_^
  3. Good Pvp Video Compilation

    Heh, yeah, some of them are old but I picked them because, for instance, the FM you played against timed their evades well etc., so it was a good match. Thanks for those links Phangs, I will check them out/add them asap! :D EDIT: Any Blade Master of KFM videos (from their perspective) that you can recommend? The channel with several Blade Master videos you linked had pretty bad video quality, was hard to tell what was going on.
  4. Question about weapon appearances

    Thanks so much! Those do look nice. :)
  5. I've been trying to find good PvP videos for the different classes, unfortunately without the best results. I figured I couldn't be the only one interested in this, though, so I thought might as well start a thread to compile the good videos we DO know of for all the different classes. I'm only linking ones I personally have watched and liked, so if I only link to one or two by a person that's uploaded a bunch ... it's probably because I haven't watched the others yet. P: Try to keep the quality high, folks. Videos of players who have no idea what they're doing don't provide a lot of value. :) Assassin (skip to 1:30ish for combat)Blade Master Destroyer Force Master Kung Fu Master Lyn Blade Master Level 45 vs. Blade Master Level 45 vs. Blade Master Level 45 vs. Destroyer Etc.
  6. What interests you more in B&S?

    PvP is my "endgame." That's the thing that keeps me logging in (or not, if stat gaps grow too large). However, I do enjoy PvE (especially in games that reward exploration, which I understand is not a strong suit of BnS) and I certainly don't mind doing it to get my girl some pretty clothes. But a game with boring PvE but great PvP I can deal with. I can't necessarily say the reverse, at least not longterm.
  7. Bah, just as I suspected/feared. No fair NPCs, let us wear your clothes! :)
  8. Me either, but I'd wear the heck out of it when I wasn't fighting P: lol To be honest though, I can't fathom fighting in 4 inch heels either, but my characters are going to be doing a lot of that too it seems, lol.
  9. Question about weapon appearances

    Could you link me a picture please? :) EDIT: Of the tower KFM weapon, that is.
  10. Question about weapon appearances

    Yeah, unfortunately (for most games) I usually end up liking lowbie styles better than the supposedly super awesome styles for weapon and armor. I'd be surprised if they didn't eventually allow customization there, too.
  11. Question about weapon appearances

    Meh? How do they define you any more than your clothes? I mean, I don't want the ability to make gauntlets look like a sword, just to be able to play a KFM without 80 pounds of metal on her arms, lol. The gauntlets you start out with are perfect, imo. More like brass knuckles. I don't begrudge people the option to have super fantastical weapons, but I also don't see the harm in letting people who prefer simpler styles to use those. :) Not to mention, at end game that just means everybody's weapons look alike, which is boring. Anyways, thanks for the info. Are all the end-game KFM gauntlets massive?
  12. Ever since they announced the game I thought the Kung Fu Master looked super neat. However, I'm leaning more toward a sword style for the simple fact a LOT of the KFM gauntlet thingies are massive and, imo, ugly. The starter ones look fine, but they just. keep. getting. bigger. Lol. So are weapons tied to appearance, or can you pick your look (like do bok) independent of your stats?
  13. Blade master vs Kung fu master vs Destroyer

    Yeah, I was more thinking of when western release is here. I really, REALLY hope they keep stat advantages minimal, and keep the skill factor in (autoblock, autoparry, autostun etc. are all awful ideas imo.)
  14. Blade Master Wiki Page Updated

    That was a ton of work. Thanks! I love pouring over skill lists, and am especially interested in the sword skills :3
  15. Blade master vs Kung fu master vs Destroyer

    Urgh. Is Gold ranking hard to reach? (Appreciate all the detailed info by the way!)