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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.
      Blade Dancer
      Blade Master
      Force Master
      Kung-Fu Master
      <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. if you american culture doesn't accept it, screw them! lunch boxes are cool, damn it.
  2. what am i going to do when they finally release the official release date for Blade & Soul? order the super awesome amazing badass'ed collector edition of Blade & Soul that has all the ingame goodies, art book, music cds, etc etc..and wait for it to come to my door and play until i can't keep my eyes open any longer then sleep and play some more..end of story.
  3. duely noted and you are well informal or you did quite a bit of research. i agree with you on all your points but gunners are a pretty common ranged class in most MMOs, so it wouldn't be very unique as you put it but then again, swords, magic and axes are exactly breaking ground either. about Billy from Xenogears, he used whips as weapons himself and on his gear, that was quite unique in 1998. not many video game characters used whips besides vampire hunters and S&M mistresses. about the gunners and guns in Blade & Soul, guns are already in the game as everyone can see from the npcs so i don't think its too much trouble to make a class out of it but i would imagine it would take quite a bit of work to make a gunner class, balance it to the other classes, and add an entire weapon class for them, again not out of the question. i suppose that comment the Team Bloodlust said about the new class not being a gunner and it turning out to be a Lyn Blademaster was enough to discourage people from requestion the gunner class; as for me, i don't care either way if Team Bloodlust make it a reality or not. i have no love for a gunner class because i think its would just be a character using various guns to do damage without much technique not because it doesn't fix into the world. when i say without much technique i mean even if they used *gun-fu*, its still just shooting a gun with poses...no real techniques like the blademaster or kung fu master; so aside from shooting various guns in flashy poses, i see nothing special about a gunner class. besides, if you take into account how 90% of all gunner classes are done, they are basically archer/ranger with guns with the same charge shot, multi-shot, spread shot, and aerial rain skill, then if you want to use the Gun Fu as an example, Gun Fu is close quarter style so that defeats the purpose of ranged class..then if you want to use it as a ranged class..its just someone shooting different guns in flashy poses like i said before. *shrugs* so anyway i see it, its not worth the effort to bring an bland class like that to Blade & Soul if they can't make it unique and different from anything else done before. all the current classes have a uniqueness to them, i don't a gunner class having the same style as the others. just my opinion and i'm spreading it around with my reasons backing my idea.
  4. hehehe, sorry to sound mean but your comment is too cliche, yes Spiral cats are a professional cosplayer team and they have a professional digital team but they work very hard and they do make their own costumes. there official site and the connected media is very neat. please don't assume that just because the costumes are well made that they were brought, most cosplayers do make their own costumes, believe it or not. while, it is true the cosplayers do buy their costumes from time to time, most *hardcore* cosplayers love to make their own costumes as much as they do wearing them. its a hobbiy and they are very proud of it..much like anyone else. I give these remarkable girls incredible amount of credits and respect for making their love and hobby a professional paying business. oh yeah, please do remember, these girls didn't start out with a professional team, they worked their butts off to look their best and get media attention. google SPIRAL CATS and have a look at their older pictures. &
  5. im more along the lines of touch and bleed because alcohol is like acid to me =*( i wouldn't do, say, or think that because i view drinking as a really dumb thing to do with my money but that's just my personal opinion..i have better things to do with my time and money. like play blade and soul or buy a life size lyn ^_^
  6. actually, i don't drink nor could i since i'm actually allergic to any and all forms of alcohol..from hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol to beer and liquor. i just used that example since i'm also a college student who is short on fund 80% of the school year but i see all my *friends and classmates* drink and club often while i'm studying and playing video games in my house. $8-$10 is the usual price of a soda most dine in name brand restaurant like TGIF, applebee's, chili's, etc.
  7. although, this isn't WoW and no where as loot happy as diablo 3, you will have to invest a bit of time into almost any MMO to progress. most likely, you'll have to farm some enemy to get some item you want, you will have to group up with people to complete anything worthwhile and if you want to play anything around the end game, you'll probably have raid. with all that being said, blade & soul is an amazing game that is more based on skill and timing rather stats and gear, gear does help like in games but you can one on one solo some field bosses, there are solo instance dungeons in the game, and quests are fair short so you don't have to invest too much time to progress like you do in other mmos. obviously, blade & soul is an MMO so you will need to play a certain amount to get max level and repeatedly go to some instanced dungeon to farm a boss to get some kind of item you like so if you aren't willing to at least able to play in short bursts, level slowly, or risk being *addicted* then i would suggest you not get involved in MMOs because there are certain things that are bound to happen while playing an MMO and you seem to have named a few of them. leveling isn't a grind but getting items will probably demand some farming, there aren't there many solo instances that are worthwhile so you'll have to group up for the one with good items, and the combat system is so fun, you may get addicted to just fighting everything you see like me =X personally, i play as much as i can afford to play without interfering with other things in my life but i'm addicted to blade & soul too, i just control myself. side note: while i did try to answer your post to the best of my ability, you should do some research on your own if you are interested in blade & soul and see for yourself, what you feel is *a lot of time investment* will vastly defer from what i see as a lot of time investment.
  8. pay to play with a reasonable cash shop full of $5 and below items that don't give anyone with more money or wiling to pay real money at advantages ingame. side note: i find it funny as hell that some people view $15 a month to play a great game as too much when people can go out to a bar and pay $8-$12 per drink. two $8 drinks is $16, thats not even a buzz yet and that's for maybe 30 minutes if you drink slowly..compared to 30 days of unlimited blade & soul. maybe i'm just thinking too much but its still funny that people are willing to part with $16 for two drinks than $15 for a month of Blade & soul or any other pay to play mmo they enjoy.
  9. keep in mind that with all the new character customization options avaliable now, you can pretty much create or re-create any race look you like. make a jin that looks like an kun or a gon, vice versa so i judged the race by the force-master/chi-master weapon, what it is..a charm, a ribbon, etc. i knew that jin could not be force-master/chi-master or at least that is to the best of my knowledge.
  10. i could be wrong but judging from her weapon, i would say that is a force master/chi master kun.
  11. waiting very patiently for Mass Effect 3 but can hardy hold her excitement....

  12. my my, why thank you. im happy someone noticed that.

  13. Happy new year! and Happy birthday!

  14. Headless rider? how'd you know that, peeking again? ^_^ hi there

  15. Hello head less rider .