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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. Lol, there goes my FM through the window... With every information that we get from korean version of the game I'm less and less likely to even bother with that game (when it finally comes out, somewhere at the end of 2014).
  2. Playing TERA currently... It's quite fun. Game hasn't really changed much since the Focus Grup Tests I've participated in. Playing on this new pvp server, Balder or smth.. Server started no more than month ago - so, even tho the game is over 1 year old, it feels like a fresh start.
  3. Sometimes I don't wash my hands after peeing.
  4. Lee Sin, Nunu, Shyvana. I used to play either jungle or support. Made playing single Q viable, since nobody likes to play jungle/support. :-) Kinda stopped logging in recently, enough's enough.
  5. Time spent wishing is time lost. What's the point?
  6. PvP, but from all the things I'm reading here and there it seems like there's not a lot to actually look forward to.
  7. Indeed. True, unfortunately they follow exactly the same pattern.. Level up your character for few days through some nice epic quests (no more than a week, otherwise people would cry that they have to grind). Then do few instances for a month of two to get the best loot (again, not too hard, or people will cry for nerfs) and then... Then there's nothing left to do. Bosses are a joke, pvp is meaningless, nothing to keep you playing. You quit and get hyped for another 'groundbreaking' MMO that will come out in 2-3 years. Rinse and repeat. I don't see myself playing any MMO that doesn't have some sort of engaging and rewarding open pvp system or siege / invasion. I mean, I don't mind doing PvE, but for the love of God, this stuff gets boring after a while, same as doing battlegrounds or instanced arena pvp. I still remember times when our clan or ally members have been attacked by either other random or enemy clan and everybody would stop what they were doing. We would create hunting pvp parties, group up and start retaliating. Searching for enemy members, having random skirmishes along the way, just to end up in a massive battle 50v50 or 100v100 after couple of hours. After that everything would go back to normal, going back to lvl, grind, crafting etc. The more I read about BnS the more disappointed I get. It seems to be just another cute looking casual game, that doesn't really challenge or require any specific effort from the player.
  8. There are gameplay videos on youtube from WildStar... And it's not non-target, it's a standard combat system. Same old, same old...
  9. This game is going to be such a flop. Gonna get hyped up like Rift, Tera and SWOTR and then fail. Nothing innovative, nothing ground breaking, nothing interesting... I wonder why do people get excited about yet another WoW clone? At least Tera had non targeting combat system... The rest is exactly the same shit.
  10. Get used to it... It's only going to get worse. Game is made by NCSoft after all. One of the worst, if not the worst, company ever, when it comes to bot/cheat policy. They will do nothing to stop it, not even to prevent it, because then they would lose profit. I remember what they've done with Lineage 2, don't expect anything different here.
  11. Diablo III... ~24 hours left....

  12. Diablo III ... ~72h left.... !

  13. Diablo III... 5 days left...

    1. PaniC

      PaniC

      STOP COUNTING DAMMIT

    2. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      A lot of my friends are excited for it. I am a little sucked into Tera right now, though ^^ Will have to wait.

    3. ArcAngelArtemis
  14. Diablo III... 7 days left... Must... be... strong....

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    3. Lawlcano

      Lawlcano

      I've been on the dojo longer than Roshi's been waiting for BnS...

      Been waiting since 2008..

      And meh, D3..

    4. Pokki

      Pokki

      Feel kinda cheatsy, been waiting for BnS for about 2 years and it's already coming out soon, while quite a few of you have had to wait for that long... lol