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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. It be cool if Jinbin http://bladeandsoul.gamepedia.com/Jinbin Came to the rescue one day as a full fledged fighter.

  2. Im so stoked for Warlock, love the talisman theme!

    1. Sekij

      Sekij

      Shaman King style :D

      http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj51/TorNATE0/Anime and Manga/Shaman King/SK-taoJun2.jpg

  3. Anyone know if there is a way to change the voices for the storyline? Id like to watch the storyline in korea.......

    1. Mysticz

      Mysticz

      id like to turn off hajoons voice :) so annoying

    2. Grwyn

      Grwyn

      i dont think u look at mods & tools section very often do u.

  4. so many destro bots in arena..

    1. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Enjoy the free kills while you can, Lol at 1800+ there is none.

    2. Big Chief

      Big Chief

      That's your ticket to gold! Still, why make bots? Are meant to win or farm the dallies?

    3. Bread

      Bread

      Well, you purchase Soustones with zen beans, so that seems like a pretty sweet way to make some money.

  5. I need to get a hold of Shadow Slash volume 2

  6. warlock march 2nd!!!

  7. Warlock plz, kthxbye

  8. Anyone know how to check ping?

    1. SkyHora

      SkyHora

      I believe there's an option that allows you to see your ping in the settings.

    2. Mion

      Mion

      Task Manger - Resource Monitor

    3. Teiji

      Teiji

      skyhora, that is for fps settings.

  9. Trying so hard to be good at Arena, but im fuming like an anime girl. Doesnt help my computer sucks.

    1. SkyHora

      SkyHora

      I believe in you. Show them what you can really do.

    2. AquariusHaken

      AquariusHaken

      Make a contract with me to become a Magical Girl of unlimited power

    3. illume

      illume

      show them your true and most powerful anime comeback

  10. what is the stat bonus for equiping 3 Bloodshade soul shields?

    1. D G P

      D G P

      increases accuracy by 70

  11. man, mushin tower is so hard T_T

    1. Mysticz

      Mysticz

      really? i didnt find it to hard. the only thing i had a little trouble with was with Floor7

    2. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Just takes a bit of practice :3

    3. Momo Kozuki

      Momo Kozuki

      I wish there is no timer. 7th always go raging when I down him to 20-30k HP D:

  12. Sigh PVP with north americans is horrible. Mentalities they bring into the field just makes it not fun.

    1. Tashigi
    2. King Clazziqual

      King Clazziqual

      Here comes the NA community fanboy!

  13. Destroyers are the worst in Arena. All they do is spin. Its so dumb

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    2. Crimzo

      Crimzo

      lol the spin is not the problem with destroyers.

    3. Handle

      Handle

      LB,RB,LB,RB,LB,RB. 10% health left. GG. BUT, I still hate Sum more.

    4. Arec

      Arec

      If anyone needs a legit nerf its summoner.

  14. Not enough crimson on Mushin. Everyone is scared of losing so most of the former crimson switched too Cerulean >_> lame...

    1. Konijntje

      Konijntje

      usually what happens.

    2. Rhy

      Rhy

      I just figured it's because people know how to tank dragon on Blue side whilst red has nobody.

  15. I need a guide on what dailies give Charms and or Keys...

    1. Mysticz

      Mysticz

      all dailies give keys

      none give charms you either buy them or craft them with one of the guilds

    2. Arec

      Arec

      it takes 12 hrs to craft 5-10 charms >_>

    3. Grwyn

      Grwyn

      all dailies give a reward chest which have a chance to contain charms and consumables in general