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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. Blade & Soul is Coming to the West!

    Yoooooooooo!! I had a moment of freetime playing FFXIV, went through my email deleting things and I saw THIS. Maaaaaaan so many feels and not all of them are good mind you. I was hoping for a B2P or sub model, but as long as the Cash shop is primarily cosmetics and nothing that would break the game I'll be fine with this. SUP B&S DOJO, TIME TO ROCK!!!
  2. Final Fantasy 15

    I think there still is a female protagonist, Noctis' fiance, lover, GF or w/e. She might end up being a playable character as there has always been one from 1-14. You've got to remember these are the beginning trailers and we truly know nothing about the game until about a week after it's been released. A female main protagonist is a different story but they would have to change a lot of story elements to make a female the main protagonist for this game.
  3. Huh, and here I was telling all my friends in another MMO that I'd be leaving this year to join the BnS NA beta and release (hopefully), to find this. Well thank you NCsoft, I've never played a game you've published but now I can see I won't be playing a game you've published. It's been about 3 years since I officially heard about BnS and by 2015 I will have finally lost all interest in BnS, heck I've lost all interest now. Here's hoping me or some other MMO developer makes something worth starting a conversation about again and actually brings it to the West in a timely matter, heck just start it here. Personally I'm waiting on a joint venture between Japan and the developers working on the Oculus Rift to make the first "The World" but we (westerners, "the complainers") really should get our heads out of a**and just produce our own stuff. The thing is, speaking specifically of the US, we're a melding pot of all cultures, take a few stories from here, a few ideas from there and we could produce something no one in the world would ever believe, but hey. Anyway I guess soon I'll stop looking over this forum as the Blade and Soul NA ship has sunk for me. EDIT: Uggh okay I was drunk reading this last night, anyway BnS still has a chance though as long as something much more impressive with a phenomenal are style and as someone mentioned earlier "sandbox style" things to do after all the grinding doesn't come out. Also I'm thinking maybe NCsoft might be attempting a play to get BnS on PS4, possibly.... it would be smart. That might get BnS back into the eyes of the western market. (As long as they update the game with something fun to do at endgame besides PvP)
  4. Ps4 And Xbone

    I'm sry, I mistakenly said console exclusive instead of PS4 Exclusive.... that's terribad, Xbone shouldn't defile my KH with their game lock, idk why SE chose to do this?... Just to make XboxOne more bearable?
  5. Ps4 And Xbone

    waaaait KH3 isn't console exclusive? that doesn't sound right
  6. Rwby Yellow

    It's a web show made by a collaboration between Rooster Teeth and Monty Oum, premiering in July.... in Texas.... where I don't live.... and sry I must've missed it XD
  7. Rwby Yellow

    And now I proudly present to you, Rooster Teeth's Yellow Trailer Let me just say, that bish is BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD. I have never really loved melee fighters the way I do now, she easily outdoes all three of them imo and dat Super Saiyan Mode, badass. Please do us all a favor and don't touch the hair
  8. Are we really talking about gameplay videos? Who has the time to go through gameplay videos and censor them, but that's beside the point of those videos not being actual trailers for the game. Kr showed the gameplay videos of the game for what it is IN Kr, have we seen NA gameplay videos? No because we don't have an NA server. Also if you don't care why did you bring up the information in the first place, you're just causing unnecessary strife :shakehead:
  9. We already had this discussion in another thread, the video was made in turn as a promotion for Blade and Soul, you can't just show skin willy nilly in a trailer accessible by anyone of any age. If I'm not mistaken the western publishers of Blade and Soul said they were going to attempt to keep the game as authentic as possible. (when they actually find the time to work on it of course)
  10. I'd be happy with a server in EU OR NA and happily play in an english language or at least one that uses romanic letters
  11. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    It's usually some form of mage that uses hammers, looking at some of the other off-mainstream FF games. (I'm thinking in FF Tactics it was alchemists or something, but it was definitely a mage with hammer usage)
  12. "I had an Artisan create posters emblazoned with your noble image. It's milord in a bold pose-naked save a scale in one hand and a sword in the other. And at your feet I scrawled our new Model: "Chrom Wants You!", I had them pinned inside each and every tent" >XD

  13. I feel so bad getting Kid Icarus a year after release, all dem free weapon gems. Yet my new favorite pastime is Light vs. Dark, I seem to lose track of time playing matches

  14. Hey Teen Titans GO is horrible adventure wise, especially when compared to the original, but comedy wise it's not bad, SPOILER ALERT: Cyborg laughing at BBs job gave me an ulcer

    1. CryX4

      CryX4

      I miss the original Teen Titans, I wanted to relive all my pre-teen angst.

  15. *sigh* I need to get back into school, this stupid part-time job I have is going to give me a stroke