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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. Lol, I think Archeage is trying to be funny. https://www.archeagegame.com/en/revelation/
  2. Shaping to be interesting but after all of these shameful asian designed MMO, I'll wait to see where it goes before even touching it. Sick and tired of consistently mindless grinding for gear and other nonsense.
  3. Frankly, yall need to move on. NCSOFT had six years to get their shit together before NA/EU release and didn't. They're not going to magically fix this mess unless they not only redo the entire game but also their own internal affairs/management, etc. Better luck with the sequel/prequel/next game. If that ever happens.
  4. I quit B&S months ago and haven't been around here for just as long and even I can see this pattern you're describing. I've played games that are much grindier than B&S but that's no excuse. There is games with better mechanics/progression systems in place, Korean developers need to step up their game. Last I checked, the clock moved forwards and we're no longer in 2002.
  5. Answer is usually the outfit. Though, it doesn't matter which you join. You both lose. This game is shit when it comes to faction/outdoor PVP content anyway.
  6. Yeah, unnerfed/no echo T5 was easily the most challenging thing I've done yet. After echo, it became a joke for players with half a brain but casuals still struggled on it. As far as PVE challenge and dungeons, FFXIV was perfect on that regard. They could have used a less gear based ladder, though. Similar to what GW2 has going. Doing dungeon A so you can do dungeon B so you can do dungeon C on a nearly endless scale is pretty darn boring and repetitive. As for Monk, yes. I had Monk geared really well for both T5 and T9 and yes, that class didn't give two fucks for the global cooldown once geared. Unfortunately, like with every other class, it was a slideshow. Animations are locked to both lower and upper body (Unlike GW2/WOW, etc) so when you use a skill, your feet don't react to it and it looks like you're just sliding (Stupid as fuck, Lol). This would get on my nerves easy 'cause I am used to silky smooth animations, but sigh, asian developers.
  7. For starters, your GPU is not intended for high texture streaming games or games in general, to be totally honest with you. I use the GTX 460 GPU as the base GPU for most PC games 'cause for what little it has to offer, it performs really well... yet your GPU is not even a quarter as powerful as the GTX 460. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-6490M-Mac-vs-GeForce-GTX-460-SE Another is emulation. Using an emulator to play intense games like this, while running on a poor end GPU and a low clock CPU such as yours, it's a recipe for disaster. Basically what I am trying to say is, this isn't really a bug. It's the result of stressing your resources to the brink. This is your system's way of saying "I can't handle this well, but I am doing what I can".
  8. ... 'cause someone had to.
  9. Guess if I ever decide to come back to B&S, I'll be doing that. 'Cause I have a shit ton of Amazon reward points, Lol.
  10. There is many bosses in this game that I would redo almost instantly if I had the power to. Team Bloodlust is shit when it comes to designing these things, with very few exceptions. Give the boss design team the pink slip and let Arenanet's raid team take over. Bet the first order of business would be a review of all existing content, followed by a bunch of hotfixes and patches, as the Asian teams should have done years ago.
  11. Glad to hear it helped. For some of those skills, refer to the "Prerequisite" below the skill name. Most of them need you to be in "Draw" stance or for you to block/parry/resist, etc. But it's typically listed below the skill with a * next to it. Use this for reference ('Cause the in-game translation is absolutely abysmal) https://bnstree.com/BM For "Take Flight" in particular, your target just needs to be stunned or dazed. An easy stun you can get by sprinting or gliding with shift held down, then press LMB and it will strike your opponent, often stunning it if you hit it from behind.
  12. Dunno man. I have stage two for grab, giving others that 20 focus regen while removing the boss from his attack patterns for a full 6 seconds is always appreciated by the PUG's I've joined. Maybe you're just getting some really bad luck with people or I am getting really good luck with people.
  13. Partly on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/372000/ Not available for purchase, yet.
  14. Get a life drain gem and try to up your crit some. It will help return some HP back. Also, I believe there is a skill that returns a % of the damage dealt as HP and can be used frequently (Forgot which, my BM is only Lv 27). I am using a cheap 90 HP life drain gem with that skill and I never drop below 50% HP. My crit is around 40% or so at that level, against mobs of similar level. Practice enemy animations and keep at it. Once you get it down, it all clicks. But you have to keep practicing.
  15. The poor slave girl in the Lycandi area. Made me seriously want to go all Geralt of Rivia on that NPC that fucked up her life.