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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. NCSoft NA/EU Localization

    I'll just reitterate what I stated on the official forums regarding the official story/side-quests If there is content or interaction that you find offensive as a publisher and localizer, that's fine. However, don't change it to suit your subjective standards because you "think" it might be a "problem" for other people (the players in this case). If it really IS a problem we will certainly let you know, but put all the chips on the table and let us decide rather than telling us what we can/cannot be exposed to. In terms of the lingerie/poses: I still find this change beyond silly. If it was TRULY changed for "ease of customization" and being able to "see your character better" then every other version of the game client (CN, JP, TW, KR) would have their version changed as well. And down the line maybe it will be but that remains to be seen. The pose changes are also completely asinine and I have yet to see any viable justification for this besides the localization team also found them "problematic." Apparently being a girl and blowing kisses, putting your hands behind your waist, and standing on one leg in a martial arts pose is offensive now. EDIT: Stupid contractions.
  2. Beta 3 Patch Notes & Known Issues

    As a fellow Texan who has lived in all four cardinal sections of the state please allow me to inform you that she didn't have a Texas accent. Cheers!
  3. Beta 3 Patch Notes & Known Issues

    I guess I was the only one that liked Soha's voice.
  4. Wow thats.....geez. That is really really bad. What kind of team are we actually dealing with here?
  5. Looking in their FAQ it shows that there is currently no option (or plans) for you to be able to buy a Founders Pack for a friend. If I've already purchased one is it possible to purchase a separate one and get a 2nd code sent to my email that I can then give to my friend?
  6. Ding ding ding. We have a winner ladies and gentlemen.
  7. Just from a random females perspective I find that this localization manager sounds like he (is it a he? correct me if I am wrong) is the one with the unclean mind. It's perfectly acceptable to form your own opinion (as well as receive your colleagues opinions) on a given piece of text, a sample of music, or an excerpt from a passage. However, it is not your decision to choose whether or not the community you are targeting should/should not be subjected to such dialogue. That is for us, your consumers to decide. While the LM claims it's not about censorship this is a very cut and dry case of self-censorship and I for one personally have a zero-tolerance policy for it. I wish him/her the best in their endeavors in the future but quite frankly I would be very, very, very careful approaching any work this individual localizes in the future given their stance on feeling that it is perfectly acceptable to self-censor content based on their own subjective opinions. It is disappointing to say the least because I truly thought that the B&S Localization team was above this kind of nonsense. If a user-created mod/patch is ever created I would definitely advocate it's inclusion back into the game.
  8. Clarification on lvl 45 tasks

    That is what I am led to believe although I have never completed PoH/BS and Mushin's Tower
  9. Clarification on lvl 45 tasks

    Okay thanks. Next question 4) What in the world are Naryu Iron, Silver, and Gold used for and where do we acquire each of them? I remember a tutorial screen showing that you can spend Naryu Iron on the dragon pillars to get dragon blood but they've always been provided for free in 6-man dungeons. Is there another use for them later on down the line?
  10. Hey everyone. So I have played both the JP and CN versions of the game but both times I only got to level 30-32 in each of the respective clients. Now that I am 45 a lot of the "end game" (for now) content so to speak is entirely new and foreign to me. I keep hearing people telling me to do a lot of things but I have no clue what they actually mean so I thought I would ask here. 1) Do you dailies! What exactly does this mean? We don't have the 24 man dungeons yet, so I can only assume this means run the big 4 blue dungeons? Skittering Tunnels Brightstone Ruins Hall of Ogong The Pigsty What about Tomb of Exiles and Blackram Narrows? Should we be running those? 2) Farm the keys at the Talus Supply Camp in Misty Woods! I have absolutely no idea what this means. I know about farming the insignias from the opposite faction, but I have never heard of key farming. What keys are players referring too? 3) Get your end-game Soul Shield/Bopae! Given that we currently do not have access to 45+ content yet, exactly what SS are people referring to? I know about the Moonwater SS from the Talus supply camp, but are there other ones we are supposed to be concentrating on? I am sure there are more questions but I can't remember them right now. I suppose if I could have some clarification on these that would be a great start. Any other advice you might want to throw in here would be well-received. Thanks
  11. Remove mob tagging.

    A better idea. When you're hunting for specific mobs that you know you need to kill "X" of and you see hundreds of other players in there farming as well. Invite them to a group. Everyone gets credit for the kill. Move on.
  12. Tree Of Savior (Project R1)

    So now everyone leaves B&S to go play ToS? I see how it is!
  13. Ok Ill just throw a few quick ones on the Cinderlands and be on the way. I always thought it was good to max out the NPC bopae before moving on.
  14. Hey everyone. So I haven't played in like 2.5 years. Just got to lvl 36 and picked up the Cinderlands Renowned Valor bopae set. Been wearing the scorpion set. Is it a decent idea to transmute the Valor set onto the scorpion set and continue wearing that or is it the other way around? It seems to the me the Valor set is better all around but I'm not positive. Currently playing a BM so I was going to focus on the critical pieces
  15. Tech Alpha 2 Invites

    You did buy yours before the cutoff time correct?