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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. Tournament Discontinuation Official Statement

    THIS, EXACTLY. I wanted to PvP with all of my alts, but the rate of the patches and the huuuuge amount of XP and achievement grinding needed to get all the skill points and HM skills means it's literally impossible. I would be spending so much time PvEing that by the time I had all of my characters up to a decent, usable level, I'd have spent thousands of hours doing something that's NOT PvPIng... just so I could PvP. Say waaaaaat? Even WITH the XP event going, I've barely managed to get past HM level 7, and I most certainly will not hit HM level 10 any time soon. Not gonna lie - that's crazy! It shouldn't be this way. Why go through the trouble of equalizing stats, and then NOT equalizing skills? It makes NO SENSE. It's just all kinds of wrong. Please fix, NCSoft. Kthx!~
  2. DPS Meters and now the DPS tier in KR

    I only care about this stuff because I am fucking sick and tired of people shitting on BD and every single one of you people can go fuck yourselves. It's bad enough when you're wrong. When you're willfully spreading misinformation and giving people a hard time based on outdated, anecdotal bullshit, I can't respect any of that. Sick of that shit. Fuck 'em all.
  3. Silverfrost happens on the 23rd of March!

    The only open world content of any importance are the Soulstone Plains. Literally everything else comes from either dungeons or has an alternative (with Soulstones in particular being available from zen beans). You don't need to do Blackwyrm or run terrors for anything, and the level 50 open world stuff only drops gear that is relevant to people who want to upgrade to Gale+. And I have no idea where you guys are getting this "hostile F8" thing from. If you're running 6-mans they can go shut their fat faces and leave. If you're running 4-mans then obviously you're going to get gear checked (and I will agree that most players are way too idiotically stringent in this regard, but once you sign up for a 4-man you are rescinding your right to complain in this regard. If you want to get around it, form your own party in region chat). I've never, ever once had someone complain about my gear even with my FM running Awakened Siren + Infernal accessories. Not once. Now, obviously, anecdotes are not proof, but it feels to me like folks are getting a single bad experience and then extrapolating that out to the whole game experience. That's irrational behavior and I don't need to respect it. Your progression is not going to change a whole lot after the patch. If you're going slow now, you're still going to be moving slow afterwards. I mean, the only way to get around that is to change your playing habits. Either way, it really doesn't matter. You're making a mountain out of a molehill.
  4. Silverfrost happens on the 23rd of March!

    You guys need to calm down. There's no reason to rush. What's the point? What will you have to gain from being at the higher end of the gear curve? Even when this patch hits, there is absolutely no content - yes, including the 4-man heroics - that requires anything above True Pirate. Yes, the costs of evolving if you're not at Awakened Pirate will go up, but not by much when you consider that you're getting WAY more gold at level 50 than you were at level 45. You can still take your time and play the game at your own pace. The game's not going anywhere. People will still be playing the level 45 content. Tons of folks aren't at True Pirate yet, and that's perfectly okay. Fine and dandy. Now, on the other hand, if you were planning on capping out a bunch of alts... may the gods have mercy on your poor, pathetic soul. (That includes me. :sob:)
  5. [AMA/GUIDE] Force Masters Arena

    I'm in the same boat. I have no idea what to do against even half-decent KFMs. Seems like chill doesn't matter as a number of their gap closers completely ignore it, and they can spam so much CC that there's nothing I can do once they force me into a combo, as they'll just get me right back into it.
  6. Who is gonna make a non-emo/goth warlock?

    There simply is no out-edging the Unfathomable Evil. She is simply the edgiest there is.
  7. Who is your favorite NPC and why?

    #1: Shin Gong. Nails the sexy scholarly look, and her story is pretty funny to boot. Also cheats and wears a male-only hairstyle, but apparently NCSoft allowed it. (Seriously, why is that hairstyle male-exclusive?) And while I'm at it, we have a severe lack of story-relevant female Lyn, so I'll take what I can damn well get! #2: Poharan. Self-explanatory. :embarrassed: #3 Junghado. He's sooo dreeaammyyy!! :love:
  8. Who is gonna make a non-emo/goth warlock?

    SO EDGY IT HURTS YOU'RE GONNA CUT YOURSELF ON ALL THIS EDGE!
  9. facts about kfms

    It is a statement of fact that they have more than most other classes, you know. They're the only class that can straight-up force you to take loads of damage before tabbing because they have so many ways to get you back into the combo after you tab. (BMs can try, but judging from the number of BMs in plat, it is far, far more difficult for them). Meanwhile, BDs and Destroyers are extremely piss-obvious when you need to tab, FMs have minimal defenses outside of chill, assassins are 100% dependent on stealth, and summoners are... summoners. Let's not talk about summoners. To be fair, summoners are definitely the greater evil here. But let's not pretend that KFMs don't have a bevy of powerful tools at their disposal. There's a reason 20 of the NA top 100 are KFMs, after all. (Yes, I counted.)
  10. Loving LBD - Does it fall short in PVE?

    Still have no fucking clue where people downplaying BD DPS is coming from. I'm playing my FM now and I'm still seeing BDs in crappy gear grabbing aggro from everybody else. "Subjective" my fucking ass, that says something whether you like to admit it or not. I don't get it. I really don't. Where the hell does this stigma come from? I don't know, but it's pretty fucking old hat at this point and I'd love to see people stop trying to argue it.
  11. facts about kfms

    Fact: KFM is piss-easy compared to bloody FM. Try playing a class with minimal i-frames and no parry or block and see how long you last. (Fortunately, FM is now totally OP offensively so it at least makes up for it in that respect. Otherwise, Madoshi wouldn't be doing as well as he is.) Fact #2: KFM is still one of the most common classes in the top 100 and this is owed to their extraordinarily strong defensive and offensive kit. I-frames and CC effects out the ass, Batman!
  12. What is your favorite OST in Blade & Soul?

    That'd be this track: Here you go: :big_smile:
  13. For some reason my exclusive fullscreen broke and now runs like shit all the time. Don't know what happened. Clean driver reinstall didn't help. Blargh.