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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. yeah Of course, My activity place is not only here.

  2. Nothin just hi is all, you haven't been on here in months.

  3. Hi Mushi. What happened? You left me the comment several days ago.

  4. NNnnnn where did YOU go huh.

  5. Blade & Soul Japan Client Download

    thank you Ghastly, always for everything!
  6. Having the client doesn't imply you can play, you still need to have a verified account for the NCJAPAN site. Below you'll find everything you're looking for to download the Japan Blade & Soul client. Enjoy! How to Client Download PlayNC's Official Download Manager (Most recent version) If you have a legitimate account with NCJAPAN, then feel free to download the game from the official site's download page. http://www.ncsoft.jp/bns/download/main NCJAPAN Official Launcher (Direct Link) If you're looking to skip all the hassle of logging in with a legitimate account but still want to download the game through NCJAPAN Official Download Manager then the link below will do just that! http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/ncLauncher/nclauncher4ncj_0_20140407.exe Official Full Client Direct Link (Direct Link) If you want to download the game as quickly as possible and are willing to handle everything manually then the download links below are what you're looking for! Like the above links, these links are 100% official and safe. Simply download all the contents from the below links, place them all into one folder and then run the "setup.exe" application. Do not unpack the "Data#.cab" files, leave them as is. update 2015.05.30: http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/layout.bin http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/data1.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/data2.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/data3.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/data4.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/data5.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/data1.hdr http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/setup.inx http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/setup.exe http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/ISSetup.dll http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/0x0411.ini http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk1/setup.ini Hidden Content Hidden Content Do not download the links below, data6.cab has not been uploaded by NCSoft Japan.2015.03.01 (Latest): http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/layout.bin http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/data1.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/data2.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/data3.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/data4.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/data5.cab http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/data1.hdr http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/setup.inx http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/setup.exe http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/ISSetup.dll http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/0x0411.ini http://ncjapan2.nefficient.jp/ncjapan/BnS_Client/Disk2/setup.ini Thanks to Revast for the template.
  7. Blade & Soul Anime OP leak? lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqs7GXUWwSE

    1. Yanero

      Yanero

      Your generic anime opening.

  8. NCJAPAN prepared Lamborghini. so rich lol https://twitter.com/bns_official_jp/status/447203378511101952

    1. Daman
    2. Ayame

      Ayame

      Who says they didn't just rent it out for the event, and vinyl wrap it? xD

    3. Shinsetsu

      Shinsetsu

      I'm sure that's what they did, but it's still pretty impressive.

  9. Blade & Soul Japan Official site renewal update :) http://www.ncsoft.jp/bns/?waad=r1TgxT42

    1. Ghastly

      Ghastly

      Cool design and art. So jealous...wish the NA/EU site could get updates.

  10. Blade & Soul Japan 1st Official Broadcasting archive uploaded

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    2. Daman

      Daman

      The game client in a Japanese version is being adjusted based on the game system of a Chinese version. it's localize and culturelize.

      however there are neither clothes of the character in a Japanese version nor a restriction of the exposure etc. (It is based on the South Korea version. Outfits and a boob shook. its not restricted. It is based on the South Korea version.)

    3. Daman

      Daman

      the possibility of the stamina system in Japan version of existing is high.

      Official said want the client version schedules the latest version. because the client being localize now is a Chinese version, it is a little old.

      i think they seems to apply the latest patch of the South Korea version finally though they have been going in the translation and localize based on Chinese version.

    4. Daman

      Daman

      Though a Japanese business model is p2p. however, it has the possibility of becoming a model whom p2p South Korea and f2p China mixed model.

  11. blade and soul jp official stream, today start 1st broadcasting in niconico. after @30min start! http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv171278467

    1. Ayame

      Ayame

      Anyway to watch it without an account. Or has it been uploaded elsewhere?

    2. Yanero

      Yanero

      I'm looking for a subbed record v_v!

    3. Dun1007

      Dun1007

      lol they photoshopped the hell out of MC lady.

  12. Blade & Soul Japan business model is p2p and item shop. tryal limited test(cbt) May 13~15. open tryal test(obt) May 16~19. official service day May 20. Early character making service in the middle of April. and the package of B&S is sale on May 9. so many info and it is likely to extend with various media. https://www.facebook.com/cotodama/posts/673260379408002?stream_ref=10

  13. TV Anime Blade & Soul 2nd PV

    1. xGenesisx
    2. Calypso

      Calypso

      neat ,, i would watch it if there were subtitles :) thanks for sharing

    3. Daman
  14. today is pray silently day. 3.11 Fukushima tsunami earthquake in Japan. after 3 years.

    1. Ghastly

      Ghastly

      May the brave people of Honshu be blessed.

  15. Blade&soul Jp Censored?

    Hey, Chan. first of all, you are very honored in the information to diffuse referring to my information. However, it is informational only in the photograph image. because it will give a false impression and nonsense. you should read Japanese information that I wrote article. http://bnsc0m.blog55.fc2.com/blog-entry-515.html Hi guys. As you already know, I am Japanese online gamer, and admin on Japanese information site Damab/Cotodama of B&S. so i was invited to NCJAPAN as VIP member of Blade & Soul. It has participated in the Blade & Soul premiere show held in Tokyo on March 8. Image that Mr. Chan points out with Topic is what I took a picture in the event. Certainly, please note that it is a screen under development about this though Censored outfits was able to be confirmed in the image. NCJAPAN B&S Producer "Takamasa Gojo" said "The japanese client version is not a Chinese version. because the Japan service is based on the South Korea version, the exposure level is not restricted." It turned out that it did not restrict outfits like China, and a boob is shook, too. a Japanese version is offered based on the version of South Korea. thanks.