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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. What are HM skills and level? I've never played Blade and Soul until the beta came to the west.
  2. For PVP I noticed the only classes that are good are Assassin, Blade Dancer, Summoner, Destroyer. I don't even feel like playing this game anymore because I like blade master but it sucks for pvp.
  3. YES. Infinity Battlescape is now fully funded on kickstarter.

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    2. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      I am interested.

      Wish it had a PVE aspect, though. Other than just the "Offline" mode I mean. But I am sure with mod support being part of the package, it'll come.

    3. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Though... holy shit, sept 2017 launch? Lol. That's some wait.

    4. Hyu

      Hyu

      People who pledged 250 will get to take part in the development providing feedback (play the game) this January.

  4. How many years ago was blade and soul beta released in korea?

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    2. Chiroyo

      Chiroyo

      Depends which, CBT3 way in may 2012.

    3. Lithia

      Lithia

      Aye, 2012 sounds about right.

      December 2012, I believe, was the time that the official site got updated...and then sunk into limbo.

      - Lith. ...Past.

    4. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      They had some internal testing around Nov/Dec of 2011 and then in early 2012; ultimately released in Summer of 2012.

  5. Glad 2014 is over, worst year yet.

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    2. PomfPomf

      PomfPomf

      Worst year yet for me as well.

    3. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      Was great for me. I played tons and tons of games; all of different genres, got a new and better paying job and we adopted a new kitten.

    4. Calintz

      Calintz

      The list of things that happened to me in 2014 would take a novel. It was pretty crappy. Here is to hoping for a better 2015.

  6. Are mmorpgs dead in the west?

    1. DayBreeze

      DayBreeze

      maybe not. but if they keep repeating and cloning the same things, it will be.

    2. Shinaji

      Shinaji

      MMOs died a long time ago. BEcause every MMO since the first has been a clone, it's been a clone because the first one died and all we've been doing is living a lie.

  7. The Blade and Soul anime is better than I expected

    1. Bunneez

      Bunneez

      The story line so far seems kind of forced or rushed other than that, it looks cool.

    2. Ruze

      Ruze

      ^Agreed. I'm no critic, nor have I seen many anime from start to finish. My overall opinion for the series thus far is a strong "Eh."

  8. Medieval fencing training is hard

    1. Althran
    2. Lawlcano

      Lawlcano

      Training a fence to be medieval is even harder. :|

    3. Hyu

      Hyu

      I'm not teaching I'm the one getting trained

  9. Does anyone have a DS3 origin key they don't need?

    1. soknife

      soknife

      you can get one for $1 in the origin "humble" "publicity raising" bundle

    2. Hyu

      Hyu

      nvm got a key

  10. Revast you sold us out to Curseā„¢.

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    2. Ryochan

      Ryochan

      Dojo has been apart of Curse for years. Watchu talkin' bout?

    3. Violino

      Violino

      "Hater's gonna hate" nothing more for this comment...

    4. Lady Estellise

      Lady Estellise

      At least Katarina is on the front page now

  11. 2001: A Pretentious Odyssey. I want my hours back.

  12. Meet Gen "The Butcher" Urobuchi http://i.imgur.com/tBAlZat.jpg

    1. Tashigi

      Tashigi

      I feel I should know the reference... but I don't.

      What's it about?

    2. Shinaji

      Shinaji

      Ok looked it up here it is. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/GenUrobuchi?from=Main.GenUrobuchi

      Seen like three of those love em all so far plan to watch all of those.

    3. Hyu