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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 bought Birthright first, then Conquest cause I didn't wanna waste the money if they were offering it cheaper. Fates is bringing back some "oh god" moments I had from Awakening. Breeding simulator 2.0 here we go!
  2. 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).
  3. I started watching the livestream they did... Kun to Yun just because of similarity to a derogatory word. Bah.

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    2. Seraphy

      Seraphy

      Gonna be one of those old fogeys going "back in my day, they were Kun!" Hopefully if they're changing that, they don't have really stupid chat censoring in game.

    3. Colibri

      Colibri

      'm pretty sure B&S will be rated 16+ so if there will be any chat censoring you will most likely be able to turn it off.

    4. Lambadelta

      Lambadelta

      well in EU its been given a provisional 16 rating. Most likely will keep that rating as well.

  4. :surrender: I swear I've been here.
  5. 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.
  6. Whoa.

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    2. Calintz
    3. Hyuna
    4. Shinaji

      Shinaji

      Shhh Sera, get back in the bag. The rest of you sho, you didnt' see anything.

  7. They're playing on their own servers.
  8. The renames of characters in the Blade & Soul anime really bug me.

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    2. Seraphy

      Seraphy

      Eh, not really. Kemono no Sōja has some Korean sounding names at times, and it still fits perfectly.

    3. Draven

      Draven

      it might sound ok but there is more to an eastern asian name than just how it sounds.

      it also has to do with what the individual characters mean and what the name means when the characters are used together

      some are ok but there will be some that needs a rename to not sound weird or have weird meanings

    4. Seraphy

      Seraphy

      Meaning is always going to get lost when you change languages. Anime dubbed into English tends to keep the Japanese name, yet I'm pretty sure no one understands the original meaning of the names. It's not like they tried to localize the names, they just gave them random ones, as far as I can tell.

  9. Thoughts on B&S ep 1: why does she have huge boobs? Okay, now she's cutting her hair for no reason.

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    2. Soultaker

      Soultaker

      I don't think she cut her hair for no reason. I think it had something to do with the clan that she's in?

    3. Ryochan

      Ryochan

      I enjoyed Episode 1, and am looking forward to the next. Boobs is pretty normal and expected for me, they fit her shape well. Not like the Queen's Blade anime thank goodness lol. She cut her hair to renew herself. Warrior code. Also she is a BEAST!

    4. KingOfAce

      KingOfAce

      its called animation

  10. Every single time I play B&S, Gon KFM, same exact look. ;~;

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    2. Ghastly

      Ghastly

      Same exact look? You mean you create her with the same look you always did; or you meant something else?

    3. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      I think she meant appearance/looks. Sera wouldn't play with your feelings like that... or would she.

    4. Seraphy

      Seraphy

      Same exact character look from Korean versions.

  11. That's good to hear

  12. I'm good. I've been playing Guild Wars 2.

  13. Hello senpai , so what game you play now and how are you?

  14. Damn you Windows Update. I need to go somewhere, but you take forever on my laptop. And I need to take it with me. e_e

  15. POKEMONPOKEMONPOKEMON

    1. Lady Estellise
    2. Ghastly

      Ghastly

      It's really awesome how they added genders to the pokemons. It always felt wrong for some of them to look all macho and others all girly. Now we can really distinguish them.

      Aside from that I'm glad that Nintendo is still releasing FUN games.

      Not every game needs guns and violence.