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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. I HAVE RETURNED!

    Most of the stuff you have shown me seem to be Pay not to grind which doesn't bother em to much but the crystals have me very worried. How important are crystals to combat in PvP and PvE? could they be compared to World of Warcraft gems when they were out?
  2. I HAVE RETURNED!!!! I have a thread in intro for people who remember me. If you do rememebr me hit me up on Steam and tell me all about what is going B&S

  3. I HAVE RETURNED!

    Hello again. My name is Garzel and I used to frequent this site when this game announced a long time ago. It never got announced for America so I disappeared back into my lab where I played video games and contemplated WORLD DOMINATION. I have a rich history in video games especally in MMOs. I played World of Warcraft since Vanilla and was the 10th best Blood Elf Warlock on my Horde populated server. I ran a semi successful guild and was savant at PvP before life took over. I played EVE Online and have a mid level pilot. In a Corporation with some friends but life again has taken us away for now. I play alot of video games. Many people would say to much but I say you can never have to much. I used to watch and read alot of Anime/Manga but I haven't really gotten back into it for awhile. My return is one of knowledge. I know this game has released in technical alpha but want to know where they are leading this game. I know that many of questions have prolly been answered but I still wish the answers to the core questions I have. If the answers are still rumors or not fully answered I understand and will keep my ear to the ground if info comes around How bad is the cash shop going to affect the game? (like "Just Cosmetic" stuff to "I can buy full sets of gear and not have to grind at all") How easy is it to be a premium subscriber compared to a free player. ( ranging from kinda slated like "people just more xp and gold to" to Completely Unfair like "I can reach 1 to max in a day and have a huge edge in the market compared to others".) I hope I am not alone in my return and hope to stick around with the game.
  4. World of Darkness MMO

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/14/ccp-cancels-world-of-darkness-mmo I....I had no works to speak when I read this. This was pretty much the ONLY MMO I had any sort of hype for in the coming years. More then if Blade and Soul got localized. More then World of Dranor the WoW expansion. More then if Arena net announced they were adding more real content to Guild Wars 2. This is a dark day. The day the 1 MMO that alot of people I know and lot of fans for CCP's EVE Online and just fans of the World of Darkness games and PnP died. And the 1 reason they did this is clear as day. They wanted to make sure that there 10+ year old MMO that has a growing player retention kept its heart beating even when everyone knows that it can keep itself alive. All the employees from White Wolf they hired are now without work, The YEARS put into the engine they showed little bits of at there convention and now just shelved. Some people think they just don't want another DUST514. A FPS that was suppose to tie into the EVE Online where it sits with barly a playerbase and the link between the game is so small most to all people who do not participate in Faction warfare don't even know it exists. I have lost all willingness to believe in this developer anymore. The fact that they are so tied to 1 game. 1 game that yes had made them who they are today. But they have messed up. More then once before in there own game and it almost cost them dearly. The fact that they can not branch out and use the people and resources they themselves created to make something different in the MMO scene shows they are truly a 1 trick pony. Even today when I see some of the things they are adding to EVE Online I don't see how many more ideas they have when there latest big thing are "Cash shop Ship skins". I hope they rethink what they are doing. I really hope they do
  5. Wildstar

    I guess I didn't' read the fine print so apparently it's only on the weekend's,...sucks but oh well Update----- So i played Wildstar pretty much all day. Tried out most of the classes and races and areas I could and I have to say. This game has everything I like....But I don't like it. The level of quality I was expecting even as low as my expectations were I am still just dissapointed. Couple of main things I found were that I was fighting the Camera more then fighting mobs. I tired to set it up right but there is some mouse acceleration issues on both ends or something. The combat feel like its trying to be WoW and Guild wars at the same time. I dislike that every attack has some weird hitbox and combat is just lining everything up to get the best hit. I did like some of the areas. Leveling up to hear the announce talk about how you should use your new found level to kick ass was pretty neat touch. The story and quests were not bad as I though they were going. In the end the gameplay is what got me. I feel like the game was made for Tab targeting. As much I hate to admit it the WoW guild wars hybrid I just can't get into. I am not saying it's bad it needs work but the inner hype that I had just couldn't pull me all the way in like I wanted it to.,
  6. Wildstar

    There was a beta giveaway and my friend got me a key. Now I will get to see what all the hate is about. And I use that term lightly because there is apperenlty ALOT of hate going on with people saying the game is boring and the paths are all crap and dungeons are just "stay out of the fire" I am here to see for myself...I will give you my full report when I am able to play.
  7. Everquest Next

    I want to make a floating city...maybe one that can move...A big airship city.....Yaaaaa
  8. Kingdom Under Fire 2

    Kingdom under fire.....Wasn't the first one regular RPG for console? Update: Wow I was wrong it was a RTS then a RPG and now a MMO....crazy jumps
  9. Herthstone

    Finally got into the beta. Anyone want to share Battle net ID's so we can play. I am running only basic decks though haven't gotten much gold tyet
  10. Herthstone

    Well Magic wasn't super complex out of the gate eather. I should know I played Magic and still have 1st edition cards. :big_smile: Don't worry when the game is released and things start to get more complex when Blizz tries to turn it into a E sport we will see turn 1 decks and such.
  11. Herthstone

    Lucky punk. I got into it to late and now I am paying the price. Anyways thinking of going druid because they seem pretty fun with a warlock side deck because they are my 2 favorite classes and they both seems strong in terms of power and card synergy
  12. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    I expected as much. And going back to base class is a good idea. I know a couple classes that got some neat offence defense stuff that would work with other classes. I think the 1 thing SE did not see coming was the fact the market unless there is a fluctuating amount of new players is the market will eventually stagnate because everyone can be everything. Although it might take awhile it is a inevitable truth.
  13. Final Fantasy XIV - Reborn

    They actually released PVP? I can't imagine some of the teams that could be made. Can you sprint in PvP? because everyone who uses mana instead of AP is at a REAL advantage if DMR sets in and you cant slow them. I wonder how a summoner would fair.....I might have to come back to find out. Oh is it also true that you need to be filthy rich to own housing?
  14. Wildstar

    anyone have any updates on the stats of the game? does it have a open beta date or a release date?
  15. I will have to take a 2nd look when i am off work. Also my sig is from KoF i believe