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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

Demonare

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  1. Long time no see, Demon <3

    How have you been? <3

  2. The series that got me into MMOs (well, along with PSO for Gamecube, but I never went online in that one):

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    2. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Kinda sad that you two didn't play RO back in... uh 1999? 2000? I don't know.

      It would have been the perfect game for someone going from console only to MMO.

      Great, now I wanna play it again.

    3. Shinaji

      Shinaji

      Dangit Tashy now I'm listening to the entire RO sound Track... I got like 150+ songs.

    4. A_Aie

      A_Aie

      same here! whenever i see .hack// now though it just pulls at my heart, y'know. XD So many memories. So many hopes. It'll be a series that'll always be near and dear to me.

  3. La la, lala, la la, la-lalala~ Charm will make your dreams come true~:

  4. Totally playing this game's music when I play B&S (after the game's regular music gets tiring for me): http://youtu.be/zNviJv8PbHA

    1. Demonare

      Demonare

      And for those who want a more intense song:

      http://youtu.be/q_UcHQzr7cg

    2. Sakimitama

      Sakimitama

      This really reminds me of BnS's music.
    3. Demonare

      Demonare

      Yeah it does, but it's also the type of music that'd lull me to sleep (not cause it's bad, but it's relaxing).

  5. Bleh. Just read that Kun can't be Summoners. They can't be any class I'm interested in. Guess I'll have to figure out what race I want to play as all over again.

    1. Aari

      Aari

      smn -> Lyn, gogo! :P

    2. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Kun should be summoners, but instead of cats, they should get cool/chibi looking dragons.

  6. Wasn't expecting a remix of any TWEWY songs in Kingdom Hearts really, considering how different the styles are. I'd listen to it, but I prefer to wait until I have the game first and avoid spoiling the music before then. Also, the original Twister is actually 4 mins long (it plays during the final battle). You linked the title version for TWEWY's opening sequence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf8zm6pn_2A
  7. SSFIV AE Mod: Sonic vs Mega Man

    (Also, official Elena/Dudley/Blanka/Sakura trailer for SFxT on PSVita:
    )
    1. Demonare

      Demonare

      And the Tekken side version of the above trailer, featuring Christie and Lei:

    2. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Lol @ The mod.

      Lol @ Capcom for thinking I'll fall for their real trap. (No, not Poison. I'd love me some Poison trap actually!).

  8. Won't be getting anything from my storage in WY (game consoles, desktop, CLOTHES) until May 14th. Stress levels are still increasing.

    1. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Oh man. I'd probably die on day two.

    2. Demonare

      Demonare

      I still have my laptop, the right external hard drive (with my music, which I REALLY need), my handhelds and their games (3DS and PSP Go), and my girlfriend's Wii, so it's not that bad. But I only have 3 or 4 articles of clothing. More importantly, I still need to find a job... and the Veteran Affairs office.

  9. They've only said that they're planning to release the game after this beta is over. They never mentioned a total.
  10. I'm officially out of the military as of today.

    1. Demonare

      Demonare

      However, due to... circumstances (or idiocy), I won't have my desktop with me until near the end of the month.

      -sigh-

    2. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Cast a spell of "Summon Desktop-ga".

    3. PaniC

      PaniC

      Accio Desktop

  11. Somehow missed that post. Interesting stuff. I didn't think they'd mess with the voices really, so that's kind of cool.
  12. Heh, good video.
  13. New voice additions?
  14. We are. In fact this past beta there were less people in the game giving Elin players shit like they had in the first couple of betas. Not to mention that apparently the people who were most upset have been modding their clients to removed the changes (someone bragged about it when I played... Probably wasn't a good idea). Notice that the person that brought this back up (without context or provacation) is new. I'm guessing he/she is probably just unaware that we've discussed this at length already.