Black Desert Online is a sandbox MMORPG from Pearl Abyss. BDO is an MMORPG that features castle sieging, trading, crafting, player housing, parkour, animal husbandry, investment banking, fishing, cooking, carpentry, and loads more.
Players will enjoy jaw-dropping graphics, intuitive skill-based combat, and and immersive story encased in an expansive world just waiting to be explored. Accompanied by a Black Spirit, a companion whose destiny is intertwined with their own, players will discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects.
After a long string of offenses against roleplaying community by a player named Kimochi, a Black Desert Online GM took matters into his own hands. GM Rothaaz contacted the player in question to discuss his behavior. Rather than outright ban him, the GM suggested a way "redeem" himself through a 501-word Roleplay essay focused on the story of Kimochi.
Black Desert Online has been updated with a new event that may bring about seasonal allergies. The Cherry Blossom Event allows players to pluck as many as five cherry blossoms per day. Collect enough and these blossoms can be traded for Memory Fragments, Magical Black Stones for both armor and weapons or for any one of four special items. In addition, players can purchase a Cherry Blossom Seed that eventually becomes a fitting piece of home decor.
Not long ago Pearl Abyss announced that they'd be remastering the graphics of Black Desert Online. During this week's Game Developers Conference Silicon Studio CEO Takehiko Terada presented a video that shows some of the before and after looks of BDO using the "YEBIS" graphic effects.
Kakao Games has sent out a cool infographic to celebrate the first NA / EU anniversary of Black Desert Online. Interesting tidbits include the population stats with NA at 1.8M and EU slightly behind at 1.5M. Each has nearly 100k characters of level 56+ as well.
The long awaited Dark Knight class is coming to Black Desert today. Here are some early first impressions as I play around with the class in the KR server.