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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. Ive never heard of such a grand prize,i dont expect NA to do the same but thats really awesome.By the way,that wep looks like a christmas wreath you hang on your front door. :big_smile:
  2. I read your response and it seems you havent read mine properly or have failed to understand what ive written.I was making a point about realism with guns in this game with historical "fact". I wasnt quoting you on what year the game is based on.Dont get so defensive lol
  3. Well i dont want to get into all the "ins and outs" of the gunner and why it could or could not work,but all i'll say is this...If anyone can make it work its teambloodlust imo. As for the character "Billy" from xenogears,i was talking about the young priest that used guns,you were thinking of Bart,he was the one that used a whip.I wanted to bring up Billy coz he was kinda of a fan favourite and the way he used guns was awesome.The 2009 vid of the gunner reminds me so much of him.A more dynamic version would be like Dante in DMC,im not saying i want it to be exactly like that,im just using another example,but games like that make me think that such a thing can be possible.
  4. So whats your point? Just because its a martial art game,guns magically appear? I think its time for another history lesson. Firearms were invented in the 12th century in China,after the Chinese had invented gunpowder in the 9th century.These inventions were later transmitted to the Middle East and to Europe. The direct ancestor of the firearm is the fire lance a blackpowder-filled tube attached to the end of a spear and used as a flamethrower.Shrapnel was sometimes placed in the barrel so that it would fly out together with the flames. So why cant there be guns in blade and soul? As ive stated earliar,the japanese had guns in the 13th century,the "tanegashima"(matchlock) rifles which look just like the ones you see in the game.To anyone who doesnt beleive they should be in the game for any lack of realism is bs. In saying this,i would very much like to see them in the game,it would be something unique to have in an mmo...anyone remember "Billy" from xenogears?
  5. I would like to know what the koreans think about having the gunner in the game and whether they're just as vocal about it in their forums,it would be their say that matters the most,they are the ones playing it now and im sure Teambloodlust are paying attention since they've done what their fans have asked so far.
  6. I cant find a specific topic on this so I'll start one. My profile picture will only display on my main profile but not within the forum/posting. Is there a bug or something coz ive tried messin around with the settings and still no change. *UPDATE* nvm finally figured it out. delete this post if u want mod,ty
  7. meh..nvm i thought he was a korean player talkin about blade and soul,i didnt see the "GW2" part. :canny:
  8. Holy cow ! :beated: I hope when we get it,its not that quick to level,i like to take my sweet time leveling,doing all kinds of quests and stuff.Thats way too quick.
  9. Well with aion it did....and i guess it worked,coz we almost never got any for nearly 3 years and i say "almost" coz on rare occasions,youl get a whisper.Maybe it wasnt just subs as you say or reckon,but the fact of the matter remains,on P2P, they died. :smooth:
  10. I dont mind either tbh, but i would likely choose P2P for the simple fact it destroys goldspammers.With aion i noticed in the early days they were fewer, they kept their risk as minimal as possible but still got banned which means they had to fork out another 50-60 bucks to buy the game and then pay another 15 per month, eventually they gave up all together coz they were losing money and that made me soooo happy :big_smile: Look at aion now that its FTP....its swarming with goldspammers,everyday you log in, you have to block a dozen or so,it really sux now.
  11. Its the worse thing about MMO's ,but i notice 2 categories,not just immaturity.The other thing which i notice is antisocialism.Too many keep to themselves,they dont wanna talk at all and im not talking about ones who are busy or afk.It could be just me but no1 really wants to talk.I like to get to know the ppl im playing with but most dont really want to.So then i think gee....why do i even bother joining a guild if its just for joining instances.Oh well maybe im asking for too much....but thats my other gripe about mmo's. :shakehead:
  12. Yeah i got the email yesterday,it was only a matter of time. :joss_stick:
  13. This stuff looks awesome,its nice to see they're really lookin after this game like its their little baby :joss_stick:
  14. There are many vids of it on youtube,you should check em out. imo i think its really good,i also heard estsoft bought the interface from ncsoft,its why it looks like aion.The skills look fantastic.Hopefully wont be long before we get it.
  15. This is the latest trailer for cabal 2,was releasd late 2012 and is free to play in korea.