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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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About sirene

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    Mid-America
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    glaDOS, artwork, fanfiction, LOTR, Harry Potter, Supernatural, kittens, stock images, doodling, video games, tumblr
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    Full-Time Undergrad

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    Siren
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    Gon
  1. Hello

    Welcome~ We are the same age. lol
  2. Why you play games.

    In terms of the narrative, I would say "sense pleasure" and "narrative". The visuals are a huge deal for me as well as being able to create my own person and follow their story in an environment. If a game doesn't at least have story and nice visuals I totally will not play.
  3. I think this is convincing me to make a Lyn~ Looks pretty awesome and counteracts the Gon's strength+slowness.
  4. Full Korean Retail coverage in english

    I'm interested, thank you for doing this. It is nice to have coverage with commentary. If you don't mind the criticism, I do think that some more research, as mentioned before, would be very effective, just to be a tad more informative, if that's what you're going for. And translations of what you're being asked to do, what's being said to you - that sort of thing would be nice too.
  5. Survey thing

    OP, it's clear Teny's just trying to get you riled at this point. You really should just not mind it. Anyway, to answer: I'm 19 years old. Don't feel comfortable listing my employment status. However, I am in my second year of college. I would consider myself to be middle-class, maybe less. I don't enjoy wasting money, in short. All the same, I want Blade&Soul to be P2P because I hope that would avoid the issue of P2W cash-shops, which tend to ruin the game for me. Because then the items that are free tend to look sort of half-assed.
  6. Race Themes (Character creation screen)

    They're all really good, but I think the Lyn is definitely my favorite. It's very fun, playful, and curious sounding. You can just see their ears flicking - it's really cute just like the race lol
  7. Summoner Officially Revealed!

    same. I wasn't' planning on being a Lyn, but...idk the cats are painfully cute. I don't know if I can resist.
  8. October 4th Patch Notes

    I'm so pleased about the attention to customization. literally, that's what i've been looking for in a mmo game. No lie. and I'm so excited about this. I'll probably spend all of my time collecting outfits lol
  9. Going to school lol I found that by focusing entirely on school I forgot all about it until now - and look what happened! It's already been released in Korea! lol
  10. though, if you watch it, you'll want to watch "Daughter of Evil" first. This is the second part, and it's a cover of the original Vocaloid Len song. But, yes, my friend tricked me into watching the series because i like Len and Rin and, yeah. Cried rivers.
  11. I'm 18 and I'm from IL which is pretty much the most boring state in the world... actually, a lot of states aren't that exciting, but you stay one place your whole life and you get used to it lol
  12. Tera Online

    at the risk of being slightly OT... popping in out of nowhere to high-five you for this *hi-5* I hate that stereotype that just because I'm a hetero female, I can't appreciate curves! Let me admire what I don't have lol Not all women vote censorship.
  13. I find it difficult to read sentences without periods in them. Should I be alarmed?

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    2. Lupus

      Lupus

      yeah i mean its a peace of cake its like you dont even have to try to write sentences like these and its easy t read em but puntuation realy does help it makes it easier to see a break in a conversation when u add them you know that by now you should be flipping out trying to read this and if you arent now then how about i turn it up a notch and completly ruin ma sentences like dis with weird grammerz and tons o lols n rolfmaos n lets not forget run ons n all that jazz n stuff lol ik u likely...

    3. Lupus

      Lupus

      ... stopped reading by now n if u are still reading then go find something better to do with ur time ur wastinng precious life!

    4. sirene

      sirene

      lol I couldn't even get through the first bit -- just bypassed the whole thing xDD

  14. HAIL, stranger

    how are you?

  15. I wish i'd started drawing 1000 years ago (~._.)~ that way i could be not terrible now

    1. Valadhiel
    2. Lithia

      Lithia

      Since I am, by now, able to put at least a decent line on paper, I'll wish I'd started 500 years ago.

      I know very well how you feel, Sire.

      ....Sire? O.o

      - Lith. ...Excellency.