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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. Guild Wars 2

    Well, I played through the events earlier today that involved the Ancient Karka (I don't know if they did another event after it as I basically stopped playing afterwards). First event where I could party around with my guildies (since they're all higher than me), and it was fun, if tedious at times. Everyone seemed surprised at the chest at the end, but of course the ones present didn't complain. Not everyone got precursors from what I've heard (I know I didn't get any, just the 20-slot bag and an Exotic; another guildie got a bunch of stuff he couldn't use as well). Besides, there're all level 80 and I can't use them for a long while. As for the Fractals of the Mists dungeons, I kind of wish they didn't scale up lowbies for this, or at least do a better job at it. That was probably my main problem with them, sure I was temporarily level 80, but I didn't have the equipment or traits to back that up, so I spent a lot of my time either plinking away at giant slabs of HP, rezzing fallen party members, or being dead myself. I've also never been able to completed three dungeons in a row: the first two attempts, the game decided to freeze on me and I had no way of getting back to the party while they were in the dungeon. The last time, we ended up in an dungeon that my guildmates apparently considered BS, and when one of them realized what the dungeon boss was (after we were nearing the end), she promptly logged off. So I never saw the "final" treasure chest that indicates an increase in difficulty level. Right now, I don't think they're worth it, at least not until I get a higher level...
  3. 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.

  4. Guild Wars 2

    I missed the event today because of an appointment. I'm not sure how to feel about this considering how many are complaining about it. Regarding the patch changes, I only just started playing again a few days ago (see spoiler), so I can't comment on individual changes , but it looks like they adjusted almost every class, probably in an attempt to balance them out, but who knows. At least that's what it seems to be from what I see. Considering Warrior barely gets any changes (or nerfs, rather) and ANet's stance that Warriors are "where they had wanted them to be", I have a feeling that most of ANet's decisions are based more on an ideal rather than what the playerbase wants, at least most of the time. I'm not sure how well that mindset is working out for them, however.
  5. La la, lala, la la, la-lalala~ Charm will make your dreams come true~:

  6. 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).

  7. NCsoft+Nexon-------->Mabinogi2:Arena

    Sword and Board Gameplay Demo
  8. 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.

  9. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    Hi hi Tashigi. I hadn't realized how long it's been since I last visited. Mostly came back to get more news on B&S NA than I am from the official site. But I don't want to turn this into an "I'm back" post :P I'm just a bit excited for the Reborn FFXIV update. Especially now that I have a computer that can play it.
  10. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    Nice. I just hope that they'll get a substantial user base again. Everyone I know (at least) seem to condemn the game solely because of the botched initial launch (still). It's kind of like those people who won't watch the Funimation dub of One Piece because of 4Kids bastardization version. ...Though I'm already stretching the amount of MMOs I simultaneously play...
  11. 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!).

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. Egoraptor and friends try to come up with better endings for ME3: