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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. will going afk kick you from server

    No It will not iirc. Had a guildie once who AFK'ed for over a week in BnS. Just make sure your PC doesn't try to sleep or hibernate just to be safe.
  2. My name got sniped.

    Aww that sucks. Quite petty if you ask me :/ Were you planning on using that username for NA anyways?
  3. Monetization model and game upgrades

    Well, i'm sure those people who are spending more money to have shortcuts in the game are actually contributing and the game benefits more from them than those who don't spend anything. So your argument is quite invalid. Money is what keeps MMO's afloat. Can't believe someone is getting angry at people who actually spend money( sole purpose) on the game which will keep the game running in the long run. This whole f2p player mentality is so weird. If we had more people like you around, MMO's would have been died off. It's like people forget this is a business. :bowling:
  4. Has the downvote button been removed? Or is there just a problem on my end?

  5. Keep telling yourself that pomf. Lying to yourself will get you nowhere. *sigh*

    So in denial.

  6. My Lyn is extremely cute and beautiful, don't hate, appreciate.

  7. Have you came to your senses yet? ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)

  8. Blade & Soul: Then & Now.

    I didn't participate in CBT but I was around on BSH and Spiral days on KR. Boy things have changed a lot. BnS is almost like a new game to me. I remember when I ran across CN version of the client after almost 2 years of not playing. when I played it I was completely lost. So much was changed on BnS. Sometimes I reminisce of the old days of bns back when everything was fun and not just completely grinding for gear nonstop. Being able to stop at take in the environments , have fun pvping around in faction. Those were the good days. Now BnS is just a total grind-fest of who gets the best gear. CN community is somewhat none existent on my server. I tried out JP and it's the same thing. Hopefully NA will turn out to something better in the long run. Oh yeah like Di'el said. Things were hard, but it was also fun and challenging....now not so much.
  9. Petition: Bring back assassin pose!

    What a terrible Idea. I agree with sati. The main reason it was removed because people really disliked it. It wasn't just limited to Jin Assassin either. I am glad BnS has been riddance of that pose tbh.
  10. Which Class Has The Biggest Advantage(S)?

    I'm not talking about sleeping the cat, was referring to Rhy post. He said "( CMIIW)". I just added that you can wake cat fairly easy.
  11. Which Class Has The Biggest Advantage(S)?

    That is not necessarily true, Summoners can do very well without cat if they are skilled enough.... You can wake the cat back up easily, how desperate opponents are to hit you too. I've been up against lots of players and I do fine without the need of my cat sometimes( Especially on TW client....). Though depends if your opponent is skilled or not....and not many people are good at PVP.
  12. Divine Level

    Well it's called Hongmen( spelled differently across clients) level. You level it up by obtaining EXP..... that's it, there isn't much. It's just like regular leveling. Also yes you do gain Skill points.
  13. Who's spending money on Blade & Soul?!

    You deserve more +1. People really need to take this line into consideration too
  14. Who's spending money on Blade & Soul?!

    I'd rather have CN method of buying gold...not that rng crap. Better of buying the exact amount I want instead of spending hundreds of bucks getting rng based gold. JP and TW are totally P2W in disguise now... The trove is even worse than CN's version on JP. but there is nothing wrong with a bit of P2W.. after bns will be f2p. So bound to be some P2W here and there.