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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. Reasons people quit.

    I kept warning NCsoft that there's competition in the mmorpg genre. They didn't listen. I still love B&S but when you ignore the fact that other mmos are evolving and yours isn't it's just....it's such a basic concept. From quality of life changes in the matchmaking for dungeons and preventing people from quitting parties, which should have been implemented the second or third month or release, to removing costumes a few weeks after they're up in the store. All these quality of life mechanics which other mmos are evolving and doing better... I tried my best to explain this to them that they can't just settle for what's already there, if they can't evolve with the changing times then the mmo business might not be the best for them. I know the Korean devs have annual plans for feature changes but if they can't do something as simple as preventing people who use F8 matchmaking from leaving parties or creating a better kick from party system then I don't know. Blizzard Square-Enix They are successful because they monitor what's going on around them. I give this feedback to you in hope that actions are taken and not bring the game down. B&S can easily take down any mmorpg if they truly wanted to. Just releasing content isn't enough. NCsoft Korea either ignores or adapts. tl;dr: Start with the core of the game, which is the F8 system. If you can't make that system by changing the kick system so we're not running with bots and change how long you need to be in the dungeon before being allowed to leave it then there's something very wrong here. PS: Costumes cost too much. I would almost prefer China's timed costumes at this point.
  2. Week long ban on the offical forum.

    I was a mod here, I would've banned you :surrender: It's their site, it's not a government owned organization. Their rules, when you created an account you said yes to their rules. Next time understand that you're on their turf.
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    Agree, though I still think the 90 days premium days requirement would be best. It would make people think twice before risking their account getting banned Something they paid some $30 for.
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    This is why I hope that Omeed/Julianne and the team still take our ideas into consideration. Specially those of us who are here to help and not whine PS Feel free to follow my posts/topics NCsoft, I sincerely give good ideas and suggestions
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    They need to make it a subscriptions days feature. If you've subbed for 60 days or more you can upload a pic of your choosing for example. Could be 90 days also. No troll would upload crap on an account they subbed for 90 days and risk a flat out ban.
  6. Silverfrost happens on the 23rd of March!

    Love the weapons news, it gives everyone a chance to start fresh :surrender:
  7. Silverfrost happens on the 23rd of March!

    I love you Jem. You're always full of energy and awesomeness. Every time I see someone complaining about new content I start to understand that humans just look for trouble, conflict, despair on instinct. Except for a precious few in which you are included...
  8. Silverfrost happens on the 23rd of March!

    Don't forget that if your weapon isn't up to par the merchants/dungeons will have weapons you can use in the meantime :yes:
  9. Silverfrost happens on the 23rd of March!

    No my hongmoon levels! :laugh: I'm happy though! Let's be grateful, imagine if they left us without an update until this Summer? While my gear is not ready, my heart sure is, and I can't wait to experience the new expansion. Silver frost outfits will probably be some of the best yet :smile:
  10. Who is your favorite NPC and why?

    Haha those are some great lines, funny guy :laugh:
  11. Who is your favorite NPC and why?

    Though Jinsoyun is right there with her. Her evilness is just misguided... Juwol is a close second/third, she's exactly like Jesse from Team Rocket :laugh: She wants to be tough but turns out to be clumsy and adorable :laugh:
  12. Who is your favorite NPC and why?

    *cough* she's my favorite as well
  13. 1 word, YURIA :love: :dreaming: Yuria and Jinsoyun in 1 game, oh heck yes :laugh: For those that took a break from the game, well you can still come back. Prices for stuff Moonwater material upgrades will go down so you'd be able to catch up.
  14. Changes coming soon™ in KR

    If it ain't broken, don't fix it. Cute and simple. I've never seen this being a request in the West. So, if it's not broken, don't fix it. Players will learn to be good when harder dungeons are added. Imo, I rather difficulty push them to be good than a dps meter. There's more that happens in a fight than dps.
  15. Changes coming soon™ in KR

    That's the job of clans/friends As a business I rather keep a larger playerbase who would cross-server with most anyone than a playerbase who will start to drop out of dungeons at the first boss if people don't meet their expectations. This is dangerous stuff Tashigi. It might not be in WoW and other holy trinity games since you need all roles but in a game where dps rules this is isn't good in my opinion. In Korea I could see it being good but you know the cultural differences are strong. I see your points but I disagree on the approach. If we can only see our dps bars then that I'm ok with.