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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. Live stream of Dragon's Crown for the Ps3 and Vita releasing in JP on July 25th and NA on August 6th. http://ja.twitch.tv/hamayama

  2. Don't really care for guns myself but it's pretty obvious that getting rid of guns all together won't solve this problem. Using videos games as a scapegoat seems pretty common, understandable but ultimately wrong as well. I more or less agree with Alice. Most crimes involving guns happens to be unregistered guns or rather illegally obtained guns. That being said, I can't imagine how the Gov. would crack down on getting these illegally obtained weapons off the streets. Though even if guns (legal or illegal) were taken away I strongly feel anyone who truly wishes to do harm to someone, will figure out a way. May not be as easy as using a gun but the overall result can be just as devastating.
  3. I prefer PvE in mmorpgs, I find it to be more flexible for builds. In my opinion PvP in many mmorpgs cater to certain builds/classes a bit more, thus restricting me.
  4. I've pre-ordered Anarchy Reigns (Ps3) today, will be picking it up tomorrow. /('D')/

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  5. Personally I've played a tad bit of BnS with both a Kb+M as well as my ps3 controller. I only have experience playing some of the early game/mid game and I can say it was easier for me personally using my ps3 controller, though wasn't difficult using the alternative. All the buttons are near, had wasd movement on my left analog and camera movement on the right. So, that left the a total of 12 other buttons I could program, which was more than enough for that point in the game. Both set-ups felt comfortable honestly though, but I feel that a Kb+M would be more efficient in massive pvp and such. In the end I was using all 3 though really, from mostly used to least, Controller>KB>M.
  6. Not sure if you're deadset on ordering the alienware M14x but if you're not you can check out these http://www.digitalstormonline.com/gaminglaptops.asp They seem to have a nice rep, their 11.6" laptop has specs close to the M14x, and if you want an i7 it'll be cheaper overall.
  7. Ragnarok online for about 5 years, off and on for another. I was wondering if you were a sinx, if so, about 6 years ago, I think we pvp'd each other. Should've asked if you were a year ago but never did.
  8. Very true, about people mainly posting when something negative happens. Hope you still checked that site out though, I don't like posting things unless it's full of value, heh. I'd definitely buy from tigerdirect over ibuy, since they seem to have it as well. Just seems like ibuy doesn't know how to put a comp together more often than not.
  9. ^ I'd be a bit wary, I don't hear very good things about ibuypower or cyberpowerpc, their prices are nice but at what cost? I'd recommend the site I listed to you as well, or at least check it out. They definitely seem to be professionals at building amazing pcs'. I don't know much about tigerdirect but they seem more decent than ibuypower. http://www.digitalstormonline.com/ Never heard anything negative about this site, they build gaming comps mainly, you can modify the specs to some degree. I'd personally buy from there if I didn't build my own.
  10. I just wanted to point out in the official korean OBT trailer http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/news/85-blade-soul-obt-official-trailer/ at approx. 1:10 the gunner also had that veil or whatever. Personally I guess I'm alright overall if they change things up, as long as it's not too severe. Severe as in alter my ability to kick ass. I really don't think that they're gonna censor much though if they decided to. Might just be a trailer thing, we really don't have enough info to create an accurate verdict besides a second or two in a trailer. Not sure if it would be wise to bombard them with emails just yet, though I can see why some of you would be peeved. I say just accept what you can get (Unless it's almost like a different game), happy I'll likely be able to play this game even though it wasn't originally for NA.
  11. I knew their reaction was gonna be very positive, I welcome the addition to the game, bloodlust keeps surprising me honestly. Probably a really smart move on their part.