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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. Revelation 天谕 Online

    the game seems nice, but the fact that it has the wings it makes it seem...cheaper
  2. Tree Of Savior (Project R1)

    the article seems fair. but its a f2p game, with no consistent revenue method, so cant blame them if they dont fix things fast or at all llol
  3. Bless Online

    or have Korean Phone.XD
  4. Bless Online

    i didnt realize the game was Korean tbh so thats why i assumed f2p. Now that i know its Korean, its a fact that u need to buy the acc.
  5. Bless Online

    Do i have to buy a account from newgameway for bless?
  6. Riders of Icarus/Icarus Online

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  7. Riders of Icarus/Icarus Online

    the only awesome thing so far in this game i can see is taming whatever the fk u want and riding it and mounted combat
  8. Riders of Icarus/Icarus Online

    u cant compare it to tera because the targetting is not the same. melee attacks need to lock on a target to be executed, while in tera its where u aim is where u hit. same is almost so for ranged classes, where the crosshair lock on but if u move out of hte target u cant exactly hit anymore. in Icarus u need to lock on that target and execute things or the attacks dont execute.
  9. Riders of Icarus/Icarus Online

    well so far the combat is sorta bland, i tried a private server for it. graphics were kinda nice, but my impression went down since i played it.
  10. Riders of Icarus/Icarus Online

    this game looks nice
  11. Dawn of War III

    that was an awesome gruesome sad trailer. Cant wait to play the game and not be dissapointed lol
  12. Black Desert Online

    anyone wanna give me one lol?
  13. Black Desert Online

    tbh i would have tried this game, but the b2p...meh if there was a trial id go for it and if i like it maybe even p(L)ay
  14. im running myself into crap fps drops when running dungeons especially. where i would otherwise have 60-80 fps, they drop down to straight up freeze locks. i toyed around with the control panel so i will test out tmr to see if i can run dungeons in peace XD
  15. Black Desert Online

    btw funny comparison i found online Source: http://www.tentonhammer.com/news/black-desert-online/black-desert-online-reveals-outrageous-store-prices n the past for a year: Subscription was 15$*12mo=180$ Initial Buy:50$ Total:230$. Full access. Bdesert: Initial Buy:50$ Buying costume set unless discounted.29$ (per character?) [needed pvp costume that hides name in combat(allows better stealth)]. 29$ House set: 25$ 1-10$[player reset,horse reset, storage slots,pet] Weight limit increase total 3 max 100ltavg ea. 10$~avg 160$+ per character. Honestly, if you only did one character per year its not that bad. The issue is that you have to pay for a lot upfront instead of spread out over 12 months. NOTE this does not include pet prices. The breeding system around pets has RNG mechanic requiring repeat buys to acquire and max out pets(4 in total at a time) costs around this system are estimated 100$-250$ Pets give minor buffs and auto-loot items for you. I personally wont invest a lot till the price drops. (Or never if it does not)