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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. Can you transfer your character to a different server?

  2. Cant open game

    I got that problem too ever since the new update.
  3. AHHH debating whether to buy founders or not....DAMN

    1. Alastor Crow

      Alastor Crow

      get it. if you're willing to pay a small price for other forms of entertainment, why not pay for one you'd use for much longer than a movie theater ticket?

    2. D G P

      D G P

      JUST DO IT! :D

    3. Taoz

      Taoz

      I BOUGHT IT!!!! GOING ONNNN

  4. Are all outfit in BnS attainable in game? WIthout having to use Ncoins?

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    2. Meese

      Meese

      I dont recall there being any fashion packs. You can use Hongmoon Coin (f2p alternative of NCCoin) to buy the specific outfit you like.

    3. Taoz

      Taoz

      I see. Thanks! I forgot to put in founders pack. But since I can get them in game. I will just do that way instead. Thank you so much!

    4. Zyrelia

      Zyrelia

      Taoz, maybe i wasn't clear. Hongmoon coin can be found through gameplay (or purchased with gold through the gold exchange), and can be used to buy items in the cash shop. Some costumes are only available in the cash shop. Some costumes are only available through gameplay, and some might be through both.

  5. Paint tool Sai or Adobe Photoshop CC ?

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    2. CuddlyBunneh

      CuddlyBunneh

      I use Sai it's a lot less complicated then PS, which makes me want to punch my computer

    3. Taoz

      Taoz

      I like sai too. I just got photoshop cc and I was wondering whether it will make the work easier or not. Thanks!

    4. ChinChin

      ChinChin

      painting, sketching, coloring, anime designing, etc, sai is more useful and easier to use. like i have said above, editing some pictures like adding blur effects or whatever or adding "ghost" then photoshop will do it better than sai.

  6. Black Jack Anime or Manga?

    1. Mixae

      Mixae

      jack black is in a lot of animes

    2. Kycir
    3. Wingnut

      Wingnut

      manga, no contest

  7. ASUS ROG G771JM-DH71

    Doesn't say much about what I need to know.
  8. ASUS ROG G771JM-DH71

    I do not see a boot menu when it starts up. I tried but it just starts up normally.
  9. How can I boot from the DVD drive? I want to install windows 10, but I can't for some reason. I don't want to upgrade. Just a clean install.
  10. AMD and Blade & Soul

    If you can get a gtx 970. Then get it. If the gtx 970 cost like $50 more. It's worth it cause the performance difference is quite big imo for the prices A R9 280X can beat a gtx 960 as well. Based on the benchmarks I have seen online. I believe they are priced the same, but I could be wrong.
  11. AMD and Blade & Soul

    The 8350 completely dominates the 1100T. IMO you will get around 45 fps (depending on your gpu). Look at steparu BnS videos. He has a i7 3770k and he plays perfectly even though he has a titan(modern gpu can do the well as well at 1080p). In game performance, the 8350 and i7 aren't that far apart. Also, no matter what high end system you have. You will experience lag if the server is crowded as hell. I would say get a 8350 or 8370(performance is no different) and spend the rest on gpu. Get a SSD if you can(cause why wouldn't you have a ssd at this time?) Also, when I had a 8350. I also used a gtx 680. FPS was around 50-60 fps max on 1080p with 15+ people no screen fighting monsters. Although I guess the number cause there were a lot and who really counts the amount of people when you are there to enjoy the game lol.
  12. Intel

    Ah, that makes more sense now lol. I can't comment on SSD cause I have one, but never used it so far. I don't know why.... But I agree Ahrily that gtx 960 is cool with 1080p, but I still recommend something with a bit more punch to it.
  13. Intel

    But there is a big difference in performance between a 1080p and a 4k. Forgive me if I misread this. Also, if you actually have those gpus. You are rich and congrats to your life :*( Also to the other people. Ram pass 8gb doesn't really benefit gaming from what I know. SSD doesn't improve gaming frames but shortens loading times. This has been tested and proven by linus.
  14. Upgrading graphics card for B&S

    If I assume that you live in America then I would recommend a gtx 970. I believe you can spot them around can $350. You can also look at the amd 390X or 290X . If a gtx 980 is withing your budget, then go for that. A gtx 680 can play BnS Max with roughly 10 people on screen at around 50-55 fps on 1080p. Hope this helps and hope I see you in game when it comes out. I live in Canada, so I am just guessing the prices in America.
  15. AMD and Blade & Soul

    Lies! You are an ALIEN!!! Remember, for gaming i5 and i7 give the same performance in gaming. But if you do other stuff like video editing and rendering stuff, then the i7 would be a better choice.