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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. today's my birthday and i saw the lion king play

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    3. iiee

      iiee

      Happy bday! Happy bnsday!

    4. Crimzo

      Crimzo

      Happy Birthday! Today's also my older brothers birthday lol

  2. Merry Christmas blade and soul dojo!

  3. i just arrived in new york city in times square!

    1. Grey Sky

      Grey Sky

      Yay! I hope you have a good time!

  4. ArcheAge Online

    Did everyone enjoy the game I've been playing it since 3rd beta
  5. Jin Seo Yeon's Japanese voice sounded too soft am I the only one who noticed that? I had to turn the volume up whenever she started talking.
  6. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    looks like you fell in love with ffxiv ghastly lol
  7. What is the first MMO you ever played?

    Dream of mirror my first mmo middle school through high school ah good times.
  8. It just occurred to me that ncsoft is afraid of taking risks that's why they're doing everything in their power to focus on wildstar then bns just a thought.
  9. i am defintly going to watch the garo special on youtube tomorrow

  10. I just saw the news what a waste the only thing we have to look forward to blade and soul related is the anime this better not be because of the olympics

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    2. Raquilis

      Raquilis

      By the way .. What news is eeryone talking bout?

    3. kingdomsqueen

      kingdomsqueen

      still what a waste I mean really when will it come out when I'm 29 or 32? Or it might just not come out at all

    4. kingdomsqueen

      kingdomsqueen

      @raquilis go on blade and soul general discussion you should see it there it's basically a press conference about bns probably not coming to the west

  11. What the hell are the higher ups at ncsoft thinking? I mean seriously why are they doing this? they better have a good reason also has anyone noticed it taking a long time for certain games to come over to NA and EU I mean really what the hell the only thing we have to look forward to bns in that anime this is definitely a insult to injury here all that waiting for what? :yell: :yell:
  12. I just saw this I still can't believe it this is going to be a great spring 2014 is definitely blade and soul's year @Rushiera not happy about aoi yukki aren't you?
  13. it's my birthday and i'm 21 casino here i come!

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    2. DayBreeze

      DayBreeze

      tell us how much money you lost

    3. kingdomsqueen

      kingdomsqueen

      well I didn't that much money at all I had my first drink it was a vodka it tasted good but I doubt I'll drink that much.

    4. kingdomsqueen

      kingdomsqueen

      i meant that i didn't lose that much money

  14. so i was doing a boss fight in ffxiv a realm reborn then the connection was lost that sucks ever happened to you?

    1. Lithia

      Lithia

      If it makes you feel better, I was trying to solo the last boss of a dungeon in B&S when the servers went down for maint. ?

      Regardless: I know your pain oh so well.

      - Lith. ...Naught.

    2. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      I am in the center of the internet universe, so I can never disconnect. I wonder what it would be like.

    3. NEONLICHT

      NEONLICHT

      i know you pain too ^^ when i login later my toon is for sure a dungeon ghost :) i don't play ff14 anymore but the story was nice.