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      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. Kind of reviving an old topic here. But I'd like to see if anyone is playing this or not. I just started getting into the DLC stuff, and would like to find people to play with. The new raid, trials, prison of elders, helping me killing Xyor....whichever. Damn shame it took spending additional money to get the game to where it should have been, but now I am pretty addicted and am playing quite often. I have it for the PS4. PSN: pink_hair_catboy (don't ask) Hopefully some people here still play! If not this topic can fade back to obscurity.
  2. Well there is ArcheAge. It is not new by international standards but only came out recently in the west. Aside from that I don't have much new to suggest. BDO I think is the one a lot of people are waiting for now, myself included. I know my friend has been playing in the Alpha/Beta of BDO as he has it added to his steam library and it shows him doing it. So there is a way in if you want to try to get in the alpha. Not sure how exactly. Other than that I got nothing. Nothing new anyways.
  3. Started playing Wildstar. It is pretty fun! I am guessing the reason it didn't take off is because the endgame must suck?

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    2. Quietus


      They also brought back the whole attunement thing from early WoW, where you had to grind a lot just to be able to even enter the raid instance. Also, you didn't get all the ability points etc through leveling. At level cap you could still earn more but it was time-gated. Someone estimated that it would've taken about 10 months of doing dailies to get those last points.

    3. Aari


      I still think that Wildstar has some of the best Raiding content ever. Really well designed bosses. Here is our killvideo of the currently last boss in case you are interested:

    4. Quietus


      I believe that was the general consensus. The raid content was challenging and well designed but it was gated. To get through that gate required a lot of grinding. While many had expected that, I doubt they were expecting to have to grind *that* much. Carbine had talked a lot about making the game challenging, and once again people were feeling that they had to remind a developer that grinding isn't challenging, it's just tedious.

  4. That cane whip thing looked awesome as hell. Probably be using that a lot in the game I think. I keep throwing money at my laptop screen but it isn't working! Give me the game!!!!
  5. Well here is some new information: http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/02/09/dragons-dogma-online-for-ps4ps3pc-gets-new-info-on-the-setting-could-be-released-outside-of-japan/ A few of sections for those not interested in opening the link: "The story is set in Lestania, in the year 322. The land is governed by the now powerless White Dragon. In the past, due to the blessing of the Dragon, peace and order reigned in Lestania. The days of prosperity seemed to last forever. Yet, due to a great calamity, the power of the White Dragon was lost. The White Dragon sensed the upcoming threat and used the last of his power to create the Arisen. Now, the might beast is slowly turning into stone, and the demonic menace is looming upon Lestania. The orcs are the monsters with the most widespread power over Lestania. They’re very aggressive and also called “demons of battle.” They hate their human neighbors. They’re skilled in the use of weapons and disciplined, with the strongest orcs at the top of the tribes. They bring forth the end of humankind. The orcs have turned Lestania into a battlefield, and the Arisen face countless monsters. Peace is lost, and the orcs are besieging the fortresses of the humans. Fort Gritten, that was never conquered for 300 years, is about to surrender, while the Arisen chosen by the Dragon take up arms." And information on the game possibly being localized: "While there have been report about Capcom not planning to release the game in the west, Producer Yoshinori Ono clarified the point in an interview on the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu (via Hachima Kikou). Ono-san mentioned that the publisher is focusing on Japan first, because that’s where their largest userbase is, but that does not mean that the game has no chance to be released overseas down the line." So there is a shred of hope, but this to me sounds very much like a Phantasy Star Online 2 situation.
  6. And here it is! Character creation: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/04/bloodborne-exploring-its-vast-character-creator-ign-first?read Pretty short video but it gives a quick look of some of the options. I know this is an earlier build of the game so who knows whether that is all the options there are.
  7. The IGN video pretty much shows nothing we haven't already seen. Its the same thing from the Alpha. Although there are a few things that I am pretty sure the Alpha did not show, like some NPCs. That being said I skipped the first like 4 minutes of the IGN video because there does appear to be story stuff. The things I am most interested in from the IGN coverage is the interview with Miyazaki, and hopefully there will be a video on character creation. I think the author of the article mentions they cut the character creation stuff to a new video but don't quote me on that. And lastly...WE ARE ONLY A MONTH AND A HALF AWAY. IS MY MATH RIGHT? PROBABLY NOT OMG!!!!@#@#%$#$
  8. A couple of more details regarding the game: It’ll be possible to adventure solo, using pawns like in Dragon's Dogma. The game will support voice communication. The lobby will support 100 players at the same time. The game will include a story-driven campaign. http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/01/29/dragons-dogma-online-gets-more-screenshots-in-glorious-1080p-gameplay-information/ There is also a story synopsis out there in the wilds of the internet that I can't find for some reason. Something about a white dragon bringing forth a lot of Arisen to save itself. Crapom indeed. It also makes me wonder though how Eastern companies view the F2P market in the West. Phantasy Star Online 2 is also not being localized and it makes no sense. Again you could point to SEGA just being a mess of a company, but I find it odd. Putting on my theory cap for a second I think US/EU isn't in the plans, and what makes F2P different is this: - Online games need updates to make them stay active. Which means you need a team to translate, manage, and deploy the updates to the appropriate regions and servers. That is an extra cost most games do not incur. - Extra cost for hiring billing support personnel in relation to the micro-transactions. - An extra cost upfront for a game that won't see any immediate returns in terms of retailers carrying the game in stock, etc. They have to create the support teams, localization teams, and update teams for the different regions. I am guessing it is the same reason why US/EU won't see Deep Down anytime soon. I find it weird that Capcom would make two games using the F2P model, which are somewhat largely the same in aesthetics. Granted Deep Down is different.
  9. Figured I would start the topic since it is now an official thing. Dragon's Dogma was one of my favorite games from last gen, but it was also the first game that made me realize that last gen had stuck around a little too long. But use this topic to discuss anything. Bash Capcom, complain about it being F2P, or you can go against the grain and be excited! That would be fun. Of course it is not being localized for US/EU because of course it isn't. But you can come to this topic to see if that ever changes as I will be following this game fairly closely.
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    2. Calintz


      It has warhammers. How we feeling about that?

    3. Tashigi


      None of it matters, it's not releasing in NA/EU according to their marketing reps.

      It is both sad and amusing though, how Microsoft dug their own grave by blocking cross-platform play and now all of these new games are PS4 and PC only.

    4. Calintz


      Yeah I assumed if NA/EU wasn't getting Deep Down we probably weren't getting this. Which is a shame. I like DD a lot despite its flaws.

  10. Did anyone here get a Bloodborne alpha invite? Just curious.

    1. Ryochan



    2. Calintz


      Love Sony long time? As far as I know you can't sign up for it. You just have to be a member of PSN and if you get selected you get an invite.

  11. On Monday I played from about 8 PM EST to 11 PM EST, and then on Tuesday I played from about 6 PM EST to 9 PM EST. I created a few different characters on two different servers. On Stormtalon as an Exile I saw maybe a total of 20 other players in my total play time. I have a level 11 Aurin Spellslinger. Fun class. On the other server I created a Dominion, and I am about...level 7 and I have seen a total of 2 other people. I think. The Hologram part there could have been NPCs and now that I am on Nexus I have yet to see a single person. To me this means the game has already found its dedicated player base, and is not attracting any new players, and everyone is doing high level stuff. My only real concern is trying trying to queue for dungeons or pvp and it taking forever and not being able to find anyone. I haven't tried yet, although I don't know if I can. I think I can queue for PvP.
  12. I transferred my Warrior from Tempest Reach to Mount Tyrannus. My characters name is Eiji but I am sure I will be forced to change my characters name. Pretty sure someone already has that name.
  13. Is Mount Tyrannas a PvP server? I just got my computer fixed(or going to have it fixed soon) after a slight mishap and probably going to be playing a bit of TERA and GW2. I am level 53 or something on one of the servers, don't recall which but it is a PvE server. PvP or PvE doesn't bother me either way but I was thinking of going PvP this time around.
  14. Yay Vita! Finally I have thee.

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    2. Ghastly
    3. Genesis The Rose
    4. Valadhiel


      I have Little Deviants and Wipeout 2048 ...which I did receive yesterday (surprisingly). But without a memory card, I can't play. *whines* But that's okay ... I've got TERA this weekend anyway. My memory card is supposed to come next week (at some point). XD