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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. Has anyone tried out the 4.0 update 64 bit client on KR PTR? IF So, does it increase performance?

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    2. Hero1711

      Hero1711

      @AquariusHaken: Updated with OOSU10 and Power Options plan.

       

    3. Hero1711

      Hero1711

      @AquariusHaken: If you have watched the vid I gave you in your previous profile topic, you would see that GameGuard was running.

    4. Hero1711

      Hero1711

      @AquariusHaken: KR PTS is back just today with a new patch.

  2. I have discovered that with my new computer, every area that has snow falling gives me a fps Downspike exactly every 3 seconds, Game is still playable but IDk why that happens, Might be bad for dugeons that use these particles.

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    2. Hero1711

      Hero1711

       Oh I forgot to mention that the vid is [email protected]

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    4. Hero1711

      Hero1711

      @BulletSin: Also unless you have very old hardware, Windows 10 should give better performance.

  3. I think hell of a miracle just happened. I switched from a i5 3570k @ 4.2 to a i5 6600k @ 4.6 , And the framerate seems way better, even more than the theoritical 40% increase. Ill have too verify when I fully finish downloading the game so I can pllay on those max lvl chars.

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    2. AquariusHaken

      AquariusHaken

      Yeah Im on W10. I dont really have a choice with a 6k series CPU (They dont work with previous windows versions ive heard.) 

      After looking further into it, it seems that the games uses as much CPU as it can (Which was not the case for my 3570k no matter the OS I believe.

    3. BulletSin

      BulletSin

      Doesn't matter what system you have, it's still an Unreal Engine 3 32bit application which means it will still run like dog shite.

       

      I have a new VR 4k rig and it's rigged with stupidly overpowered parts, and the game STILL runs like ass lol. It's not us, it's the way the game was developed in the first place.

    4. AquariusHaken

      AquariusHaken

      True, IDk if the 64bit client on Korea change something on that end..

  4. Just noticed there is a Russian OBT for Bless online, I discovered that there is a fanmade english patch for Bless online, but I am sadly not finding any downloads anymore welp. Ill try to figure out what does what in the UI

     

    1. Hero1711

      Hero1711

      The RU Bless is Russian Federation or Commonwealth of Independent States IP blocked.

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    3. AquariusHaken

      AquariusHaken

      Thanks for info. Well, its time to VPN teehee

       

  5. Water In Revelation Online NA CBT looks like it is having a seizure. That or it looks like vibrating Jello.

    1. BulletSin

      BulletSin

      Some people seem to have that problem, for me the water works just fine. Seems to do with certain hardware / software setups.

  6. Motherboard Issues, they dont make motherboard for my current cpu anymore, Result, IM switching to a 6600k. Maybe theres hope that bns will give me better fps on w10 with it.

  7. That gunner class makes me wonder if I should really try again to endure fps drops with even only 4 member dungeons. Whenever that class reaches us I hope the 64bit client is around, MAYBE i wont have potato fps then.

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    2. AquariusHaken

      AquariusHaken

      I mean outside of that bs episode I did see an amelioration.

    3. BulletSin

      BulletSin

      I might come back to the game to try the gunner class but otherwise I'm not expecting a whole lot, not with the way the game is being handled.

    4. ZDestiny

      ZDestiny

      I checked that guide yday and appears most my settings were the same. Except a few minor things which didn't matter for my system.

      I didn't gain anything from it in the end, but others that tried did get some boost for 24 dgs. So it's definitely good for people who didn't have their settings optimal.

  8. OH god, they want to make me play the game again, but this poor fps :-(((((((((
  9. Seems Revelation online forums also get spambot problems, by the way. 

    I am also looking for an NA clan forming for the beta if any of you dojo members are getting into one, I'd love joining familiar faces :-)

    1. FinalxxSin

      FinalxxSin

      You're too OP to play with.  

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    3. Mushi

      Mushi

      Dragon Nest was getting them also, now if we wanna post/edit we have to put cods in.

  10. I play Dark Souls 3 Currently and I somehow got help from two Phantoms named Undyne and Zenyatta, they had as much roleplay as possible appearance and weapon/wise. Funny to see fans of games I loved to play in other games I play!

  11. Oh god. That halloween event looks nice. Even tho I do not play the game atm.

    1. Momo Kozuki

      Momo Kozuki

      Give Momo your account. She promises to take a good care of it until you return :P

  12. Ayy we got our staus update woot!

    1. Bread

      Bread

      "Staus update" sounds decidedly German haha.

  13. I cant find that shoutbox anywhere :-(
  14. Well, I cannot see that theme button either, maybe it only shows to admins somehow?