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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. Best Soul Shield Sets?

    The Exiles set (36 dungeon) will make it easier to progress to 45, and you can certainly use it until you get your 45 set. I know I did. It may not be the most time efficient however, attempting to get the full set. It's definitely not required. At 45, I believe people either use the Moonwater Arena from faction token grinding (http://bns.endgame.pk/items/show.php?name=moonwater_arena&type=soulshield&stage=0) or Poh (http://bns.endgame.pk/items/show.php?name=blackram_supply&type=soulshield&stage=0) which comes from Blackram Supply (4/6 Man) or E. Fleet Supply (24 man).
  2. GW2 has spoiled me with little to no downtime...

    1. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Mega servers are pretty awesome on that regard. "What is maintenance? Lol"

    2. Ambesa

      Ambesa

      gw2 spoiled me with a fun leveling up system

  3. Is wall running still locked behind PvP like it was in ancient old KR times?

    1. Veremisia

      Veremisia

      Well, if you consider putting on your Faction Dobok to get to your respective Faction camp to buy the item in question off of the Faction merchant for 50s, then yes, lol.

    2. DayBreeze

      DayBreeze

      50 silver? ouch that will hurt the free players

    3. SongBoss

      SongBoss

      its pretty simple now. You dont need rank 8 to buy it anymore either.

  4. I'm not sure how difficult or feasible this would be to implement... But aligning the text so that dialogue is not all center-aligned would make it much easier to read things in the game. If you're unsure what I'm talking about, this is an article about alignment: http://uxmovement.com/content/why-you-should-never-center-align-paragraph-text It's not a game breaking thing, but it would definitely be an improvement and make the game appear more polished. I noticed quite often in the game that there would be a line of middle text that was short, while the top and bottom were long.
  5. Remove mob tagging.

    I've mostly done the party route of trying to party everyone in the nearby vicinity. Sometimes people flat out refuse and it becomes a game of trying to tag everything in the area in a passive aggressive show off. And sometimes people are already in a party. You don't have to have an awkward leave, though most will just leave as they're done. In the Korean version, and during this past alpha, I thanked everyone for the party, and usually got a thanks back (in the Korean server - West so far seems to be rather stoic and mute). Sometimes I ask how many people have left and I'll go ahead and help them. If they leave, they leave. If I need to leave, I say thanks and leave. Unfortunately this is something most MMOs do. I think GW2 was probably the most popular example a game changing it up and promoting individualized loot and getting rid of mob tagging. I highly doubt this would change, as it's been a part of the game for years now.
  6. Typo

    This one isn't a typo, but oh well.
  7. Black Desert Online

    B2P and "premium service" seems a bit weird... I found the game to be quite fun while I was playing the Korean version (I believe the OBT). The combat was really fluid. Especially with how everything appeared to be lagless. It was great to play a Korean game that didn't visually feel like you were stuttering. Of course, there was obviously some, just not noticeable with how they implemented the combat. They definitely did housing better than ArcheAge, way better. I don't know how their open world housing would have been, but after the drama with land in ArcheAge, I think it was a good move to change it. I spent most of my later time playing just going on my boat to fish in the ocean, and breeding horses though. So I can't speak to much end game (I stopped around level 40).
  8. Translation in Alpha

    I have no clue if that's real or not, having not been following any alpha footage or news... But I don't know if I want to laugh or shake my head in shame.
  9. Told myself I wouldn't buy a founder's pack. But I need something to do while waiting for GW2 expansion. :(

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    2. Seraphy

      Seraphy

      It's out on the 23rd, so next week. :]

    3. Been

      Been

      Yip, I have long waited for Bns, but I'll probably not play it anymore. Not feeling it, I am afraid. Can't wait for HoT, will be playing gw2 which does have a free wardrobe "heh-"

    4. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      You can't wait two weeks? GOSH SERA.

  10. What Class Will You Pick Na/eu Release

    Gon KFM. My character willl revive in her... 4th or 5th life?
  11. Thieves Den - crimson

    :surrender: I swear I've been here.
  12. Blade & Soul is Coming to the West!

    I have a feeling they're going to have a rough time. So many expectations due to the long delay, it being an older game... Hard to feel new and fresh when dedicated players have already had the chance to get a stab at it in other servers.
  13. Lokireborn Quited ?

    I haven't been following B&S for over a year now. But I've been working with loki on the Black Desert English patch, so my best guess is that he's stopped/halted work on B&S.
  14. Black Desert Online

    The screenshot camera is pretty nifty. As is leaning on stuff.
  15. Guild Wars 2 Launches In China!

    They're playing on their own servers.