A new letter has been posted on the Blade & Soul site to let North American and European players know that the class specializations update that was planned for December 2018 is going to be delayed to address player feedback and to allow developers an opportunity for an additional balance pass to make any needed adjustments.
The Korean version of the game was updated with class specializations in September. A Reddit fan translated the original B&S Korean Producer's Letter that details the specializations, or awakening. You can read it here.
The delay of the class awakening has some player concerned, though there is plenty coming in the next couple of months:
We are still planning to have plenty of content for our December update, which introduces two exciting dungeons, powerful legendary equipment, new systems, and additional quality of life improvements. And since we’ll be in the holiday season, we’ll be announcing the ability for Blade & Soul players to sign up to receive a free gift pack when the December update launches.
Read the full post on the Blade & Soul site.