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  • The Command Post - Zero Gravity

    The Command Post delivers weekly updates on Black Desert’s siege wars and the resulting guild politics. In this week’s edition Gravity renames to Lunar, and Audacity’s alliance takes Mediah Castle.

    Posted on 02/21/2017 by Adam Pipich
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  • The Command Post - Shifting Sands

    The Command Post delivers weekly updates on Black Desert’s siege wars and the resulting guild politics. In this week’s edition ManUp takes Calpheon, Barcode holds Valencia, and WolvesofWar is no more.

    Posted on 02/14/2017 by Adam Pipich
  • The New Margoria Expansion is a Refreshing Change of Pace

    This past week the Black Desert Online world grew much larger, adding an absolutely massive ocean in its newest expansion, Margoria. Here are my thoughts and first experiences playing around with this nautical content patch.

    Posted on 01/31/2017 by Adam Pipich
  • Player's Choice Awards - The Best MMO of 2016

    In our third and final Player's Choice Award for 2016, we're asking you to pick your top overall MMO of the year. Read on, add your vote, and prepare to argue!

    Posted on 01/23/2017 by William Murphy
  • Player's Choice Awards - Best New MMO of 2016

    It's time to vote for another award, folks. This time, we've compiled a list of the MMOs that launched in 2016, and we want you all to pick which one is the best of the bunch.

    Posted on 01/13/2017 by William Murphy
  • New Year’s Resolutions with Black Desert Online & Kakao Games

    We’ll be running a series of brief interviews over the next few weeks focused on the games and companies of the MMO world, and what 2017 will bring. We’ve reached out to many, and the first one back to us with their answers was Black Desert Online and Kakao Games’ Rick Van Beem. Read on to see what they team learned from 2016, and what’s in store for 2017.

    Posted on 01/13/2017 by William Murphy
  • The Top 20 MMO News Stories of 2016

    2016 is in the bag folks, and after 52 weeks of MMO news, you’ll be surprised (or maybe) not to see what the most viewed stories on MMORPG.com were over the course of the year. Some of you will probably see why Black Desert gets a lot of reporting too, both here and across the web. Read on for our top 20 stories of 2016!

    Posted on 01/03/2017 by William Murphy
  • MMORPG’s Best of 2016 Awards

    It’s the end of the year as we know it, and that means it’s time for us here at MMORPG.com to gather around and salute our picks for the best MMOs and RPGs of 2016, plus the ones we’re most anxious for in 2017. Read on for our Best of 2016 Awards!

    Posted on 12/22/2016 by William Murphy
  • Life's Distractions - Journey to Tamriel

    I’ve felt a little lost this weekend. I don’t know whether it’s my age, the fact my children occupy most of my time or that my tastes are simply changing, but many games I have are failing to capture my attention. Several times on Saturday I attempted to play Guild Wars 2 only to login, stare at my character, and wonder what it is that I could actually do that would hold my attention for more than five minutes.

    Posted on 11/07/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Do You Enjoy Horse Breeding

    Earlier in the week there was a Reddit post where the author discussed finally obtaining a Tier 8 Horse. Named Diablo, the community was rightly pleased for the individual. Tier 8 horses are bloody hard to come by. Although I was glad the player obtained such a horse, my first thought was, “I can’t be arsed!” rather than, “How?”

    Posted on 08/29/2016 by Lewis Burnell

Editorials

  • The MMORPG is Dead, Long Live the MMORPG

    A while back at PAX Prime, Goblinworks’ former CEO Ryan Dancey said that he believed WildStar would very likely be the last big budget MMORPG for some time. Many, though hopeful we were, never expected EverQuest Next to come out in any state resembling its proposed ideas. Now, with the former on the ropes, and the latter completely cancelled, pundits and fans alike are bemoaning the death of the MMORPG. Which, not surprisingly, is something that’s been heralded for years.

    Posted on 03/14/2016 by William Murphy

Previews

  • Sailing the Margorian Seas - Gamescom Preview

    Naval themes seemed to be out in force at Gamescom. If it wasn't spaceships in the void, it was more down to earth ships cutting through the high seas. Black Desert Online was very much included in this and is working towards their Margoria expansion. Kakao Games, formerly Daum Games, along with Pearl Abyss have invited us to try our hands at sailing the Margorian seas and awakening new power in your characters.

    Posted on 08/26/2016 by Jonathan Doyle
  • Its Third Chance at a First Impression - Can It Still Impress?

    The day has finally come and servers are live for the Black Desert Online NA/EU Alpha for the first time. For Lock, however, this will be the third chance at a first impression. Can Black Desert still impress?

    Posted on 10/27/2015 by Paul Nadin
  • The Sun Sets on RU CBT - Road to Open Beta Begins

    Tuesday, September 15th marked the beginning of the second phase of the closed beta test for the Russian version of Black Desert Online. GameNet, publisher of BDO in Russia, took feedback from the first phase into consideration and made some significant changes to the game since then. Among the most notable are: pushing the level for PvP to 30 up from 20, nearly complete localization, a smoother leveling curve and more.

    Posted on 09/21/2015 by Catherine Daro
  • Russian Closed Beta Report - Does GameNet Deliver?

    The 28th of May marked the beginning of the first phase of closed beta-testing for the Russian version of Black Desert. MMORPG.com had the opportunity to participate in the CBT along with the other testers.

    Posted on 06/01/2015 by Catherine Daro
  • Korean Closed Beta Preview

    Pearl Abyss is a studio with something to prove. That’s the feeling I get after spending a day beta testing the Korean version of Black Desert. The game has plenty of dull edges that need to be polished out, but the basic shape is already visible.

    Posted on 12/23/2014 by Mark Wilhelm
  • E3 2013 - Our First Look

    During E3 last week, we managed to get one of the first-ever views of Pearl Abyss's Black Desert. Check out our preview and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Posted on 06/17/2013 by Garrett Fuller

Interviews

  • New Year’s Resolutions with Black Desert Online & Kakao Games

    We’ll be running a series of brief interviews over the next few weeks focused on the games and companies of the MMO world, and what 2017 will bring. We’ve reached out to many, and the first one back to us with their answers was Black Desert Online and Kakao Games’ Rick Van Beem. Read on to see what they team learned from 2016, and what’s in store for 2017.

    Posted on 01/13/2017 by William Murphy
  • A Preview of Valencia's Desert and Sieges

    Valencia is the next major content expansion coming to Black Desert Online soon, and in anticipation we spoke to Daum Games about the laundry list of new content, changes, and of course... sieges!

    Posted on 05/27/2016 by William Murphy
  • A Chat with Pearl Abyss and Daum Games

    Black Desert Online is the newest darling in the MMORPG industry. Players are eager to learn what's next for the game, and what content they can expect over the coming months to catch the EU/NA client up to the KR one. We chatted with Daum Games EU and Pearl Abyss about just that, and have loads of info to share...

    Posted on 04/21/2016 by William Murphy
  • Daeil Kim On What Sets Their Game Apart

    In recent weeks, Black Desert has been making people's heads turn. We managed to catch up to Daeil Kim to talk with him about what makes Black Desert so unique and different from any other MMO out there. See what the difference is before weighing in on the discussion in the comments.

    Posted on 07/04/2013 by Garrett Fuller

General Articles

  • The Lack of Endgame is Not a Problem That Needs Solving

    As I round up on yet another week with Black Desert Online I’m no closer to my goal of hitting at least level 45 before assigning a score… and it’s not for lack of trying. Black Desert’s a game that’s custom built to mess with anyone who has the slightest propensity for attention deficit disorder and well… what was I talking about again?

    Posted on 03/24/2016 by William Murphy
  • The Tip of the Iceberg is Huge

    I’m going to level with you guys. I still don’t know what the frak I’m doing in Black Desert Online. I’ve played/logged well over 90 hours since head start and I haven’t even gotten to the first major city. My twitter followers laughed at me when I remarked how big and confusing Heidel seemed. If there’s one reason I think BDO is having such a wonderful effect on my beleaguered MMO-playing heart, it’s because the game really does make you learn how to play all over again.

    Posted on 03/17/2016 by William Murphy
  • A Game of Knowledge

    This week, I’d like to tell you all a little story. It’s a story of treasure maps, hidden caves, idiot workers, and an imp named Red Nose. Black Desert Online continues to utterly grab me by the Ghoulies, and I’m finding out just how refreshing it is to play an MMORPG that doesn’t prescribe to preconceived notions of what an MMO should be. Pearl Abyss did things their own way, made the game they wanted to make, and while it’s not perfect is sure is refreshing.

    Posted on 03/10/2016 by William Murphy
  • Review in Progress Part One

    Black Desert Online is refreshing. While there’ve definitely been bumps along the way, the game is finally hitting western shores with the head start for pre-orders currently ongoing. We’ve been playing since last week, after dabbling in the beta tests, and are finding the non-conformist way the game unfolds before you to be a very nice change of pace from the usual MMORPG fare.

    Posted on 03/01/2016 by William Murphy
  • Tips for New Alpha Players

    With today’s start of the Black Desert Online European / North American alpha, thousands of players who have never tried any of the other international versions (Korean, Japanese, Russian) will be entering the game for the first time. With that in mind, there are a few things everyone should know before that initial log in, so we have prepared a small list to help with those first shaky steps into a new world.

    Posted on 10/26/2015 by Suzie Ford

Awards

Columns

  • The Command Post - Shifting Sands

    The Command Post delivers weekly updates on Black Desert’s siege wars and the resulting guild politics. In this week’s edition ManUp takes Calpheon, Barcode holds Valencia, and WolvesofWar is no more.

    Posted on 02/14/2017 by Adam Pipich
  • The New Margoria Expansion is a Refreshing Change of Pace

    This past week the Black Desert Online world grew much larger, adding an absolutely massive ocean in its newest expansion, Margoria. Here are my thoughts and first experiences playing around with this nautical content patch.

    Posted on 01/31/2017 by Adam Pipich
  • The Top 20 MMO News Stories of 2016

    2016 is in the bag folks, and after 52 weeks of MMO news, you’ll be surprised (or maybe) not to see what the most viewed stories on MMORPG.com were over the course of the year. Some of you will probably see why Black Desert gets a lot of reporting too, both here and across the web. Read on for our top 20 stories of 2016!

    Posted on 01/03/2017 by William Murphy
  • MMORPG’s Best of 2016 Awards

    It’s the end of the year as we know it, and that means it’s time for us here at MMORPG.com to gather around and salute our picks for the best MMOs and RPGs of 2016, plus the ones we’re most anxious for in 2017. Read on for our Best of 2016 Awards!

    Posted on 12/22/2016 by William Murphy
  • Life's Distractions - Journey to Tamriel

    I’ve felt a little lost this weekend. I don’t know whether it’s my age, the fact my children occupy most of my time or that my tastes are simply changing, but many games I have are failing to capture my attention. Several times on Saturday I attempted to play Guild Wars 2 only to login, stare at my character, and wonder what it is that I could actually do that would hold my attention for more than five minutes.

    Posted on 11/07/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Do You Enjoy Horse Breeding

    Earlier in the week there was a Reddit post where the author discussed finally obtaining a Tier 8 Horse. Named Diablo, the community was rightly pleased for the individual. Tier 8 horses are bloody hard to come by. Although I was glad the player obtained such a horse, my first thought was, “I can’t be arsed!” rather than, “How?”

    Posted on 08/29/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • How Can MMOs Be Monetized Fairly?

    What’s the best way to monetize an MMO and have it be seen as fair by the players? This is a question that’s no doubt going to ruffle a few feathers and create a few competing comments, but our own Lewis Burnell is brave enough to tackle the topic in his column this week.

    Posted on 08/22/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Are You Still Against Selling Pearl Items?

    Last week I wrote about the change Pearl Abyss were making to their in-game store and the introduction of players being able to sell Pearl items on the Marketplace. The discussion on the topic, unsurprisingly, was pretty heated. Some welcomed the change, some loathed it and some insinuated that Daum outright lied to their consumers. Irrespective of the furore surrounding the controversial change, I’m keen to hear what your thoughts are now that it’s live.

    Posted on 08/15/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Is it Now Pay to Win?

    I’ve watched with interest the community reaction to the announcement by Daum that Pearl Shop items would soon be purchasable by players from the in-game Marketplace. Their argument in support of this change is that “regardless of the region, there will always be players who, for whatever reason, do not get to experience all the features Black Desert offers including Pearl Shop Items.

    Posted on 08/08/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • It’s The Journey That Matters

    A Reddit thread caught my eye this morning with the topic titled “How hard would it be to start today and catch up and be competitive”. Despite some solid responses from the Black Desert Online community, I thought it was a particularly strange subject to raise and one that unearthed a variety of preconceived ideas as to what Black Desert Online is and what it’s offering.

    Posted on 07/18/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Is The Genre Stronger With Fluid Classes?

    As is customary with this column, most of my topics come about from talking to friends. This week's is no exception and as a small group of us chatted about classes in MMO’s, most of us agreed that they were often restrictive and unnecessary. I suspect that such a view isn’t as popular amongst the majority as it is my group of friends, but it certainly started a lengthy debate.

    Posted on 07/11/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • What Do You Dislike The Most?

    “I hate it. Absolutely bloody hate it.” said my brother. He was talking about the fact that enemies in Black Desert Online reveal nothing about themselves until you’ve killed multiple. Such a system is certainly different from the ‘norm’ and does take some getting used to. The first encounter I had with an enemy, I assumed the game was bugged for failing to reveal its health or deterioration as I peppered the creature with arrows.

    Posted on 07/04/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • The Node War Patch Falls Down, Goes Boom

    Lewis Burnell is off this week taking a much deserved vacation, and it’s probably just as well since Black Desert Online’s latest patch is, for all intents and purposes… busted to hell. In this week’s column we’ll take stock of the situation at hand and try to gather just what went wrong and when we can expect fixes to hit the live servers.

    Posted on 06/20/2016 by William Murphy
  • I’d Welcome A True Support Class

    As my last Black Desert Online column for a couple of weeks while I take a long overdue vacation, I thought I’d keep this outing much more light hearted. As much as I’d like to continue to bang the drum about exploiting or players abusing the game, I think that discussion has been well and truly flogged.

    Posted on 06/13/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • How Can It Change Its Reputation?

    Last week I wrote about exploiting in Black Desert Online and how it’s seemingly rife throughout the game. With the latest expansion pack also delayed due to it, I feel there’s certainly a need for Daum to change the reputation of the game. Not only is it becoming well known for exploiting, but it being a grind is well documented. Both of these things combined with swathes of AFK players in capital cities - in the long run - are likely to do the game lasting harm.

    Posted on 06/06/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Is Exploiting Rampant?

    It appears that exploiting is a thing in Black Desert Online. Although I’ve never seen anyone use an exploit, there have been plenty of threads, posts and comments in recent months to suggest it is happening. That’s not entirely surprising as players will always cheat, in any genre, as long as there are gains to be made.

    Posted on 05/30/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • The Joy Of Being Overwhelmed

    It pains me to admit that Black Desert Online is the first MMO I’ve ever played that I’ve had to Google guides and solutions. There’s rarely been a time playing when I’m not loading a YouTube video that shows me how to do something. In the past I’ve often found it bizarre just how frequently people will use guides for the most trivial of content or things that are frighteningly obvious.

    Posted on 05/23/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Real Life Strikes

    Having had a very busy week I’ve not once logged into Black Desert Online. My time has been short and when I did want to go on the computer recreationally I wanted something immediate. In many ways I’m grateful that Black Desert Online is Buy to Play so that I don’t feel pressured to log in. On the other hand, I still feel somewhat anxious when I don’t. Years of a gear treadmill or handing over for a subscription fee tends to have that effect.

    Posted on 05/09/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Do Static NPC’s Bother You?

    “Hasn’t he been standing here since the game launched?” My brother asked. It turns out this particular NPC had and I then had to explain that as a starting area, many of the non-player characters were static or had fixed routes around set locations.

    Posted on 05/02/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Can Fishing Ever Be Fun?

    I hate fishing in Black Desert Online. In fact, hate is a generous word: I absolutely loathe it. Every single MMO I’ve ever played always has a group of players desperately wanting fishing to be implemented and yet it has to be, without doubt, the most mind numbing profession ever devised. I’ve never once fished in an MMO and found it entertaining. In fact, I’m not even sure it’s possible to make it entertaining.

    Posted on 04/25/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Does Adding Extra Classes Matter To You?

    This question is largely going to depend on whether or not you enjoy having alternative characters. There was a time when I did and in almost every MMO I’ve played I’d have one of every profession (or class). Altitis was very real in my household and even up to playing Guild Wars 2 I had one of every profession maxed out. It’s only in the last year that I’ve grown tired of keeping my alts up to scratch - the pursuit of gearing them out or keeping on top of their levels is exhausting.

    Posted on 04/18/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Is 400,000 Units Sold Significant?

    The announcement by Daum that Black Desert Online had sold 400,000 copies was quite a surprise. Not because I wasn’t expecting some sort of announcement but because the figure struck me as particularly low. For what could be argued as the last AAA title for some time and one that - seemingly - has been anticipated for an age, it’s odd to think it’s had sales of less than half a million.

    Posted on 04/11/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Have You Bought Anything from the Store?

    After many weeks of shock and horror at the sight of the in-game Black Desert Online store prices, I thought it might be worth asking the paying public (that’s you lot) as to whether or not you’ve parted with your hard earned cash.

    Posted on 04/04/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Making a Pretty House, and Investing Your Gold Bars

    This week in Black Desert Online, I managed to hit level 24… after 7 days, 18 hours, and 5 minutes of playing and AFK-ing. But enough about how I’ll never hit level 50 – let’s talk about what to do with all that silver lining your pockets.

    Posted on 04/01/2016 by William Murphy
  • Why BDO's PvP Isn't as Imbalanced as You Think

    If there's one piece of criticism I continually see popping up around Black Desert Online, it's that the PVP is horribly imbalanced due to "power creep". No matter how much you play, you'll never catch up to the top 1% who have already invested significant chunks of time and energy into forging all the best gear and pushing beyond the soft level cap of 50. Now, reading that, this is usually followed up with "You should probably not even bother trying." But here's where I disagree.

    Posted on 04/01/2016 by Steven Messner
  • Could Open World Dungeons Work?

    I remember when playing Dark Age of Camelot that one of my favorite ‘dungeons’, Spindelhalla, was a non-instanced location set in the open game world. As a classic dungeon alongside other locations such as Nisse’s Lair or Darkness Falls it demonstrated that there isn’t always a need to instance a location in order for it to be fun and functional.

    Posted on 03/28/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • Why Do You Think BDO Has Been So Well Received?

    Some friends and I were discussing Black Desert Online earlier this week and we eventually began to chat about the wider genre and how, seemingly, many people have grown tired of the typical formulae surrounding “theme parks”. My brother, who rarely plays MMO’s any longer, asked why I thought Black Desert Online had been so well received.

    Posted on 03/21/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • The Night Is Dark And Full Of Lanterns

    There are few massively multiplayer games that can invoke a sense of trepidation when the sun sets and the night creeps in. For many years darkness is a thing that developers seem to have bypassed, as yet another obstacle players of the genre shouldn’t have to deal with. Having grown used to my eyes seeing as clearly at night as they do in the day, it’s with huge relief that Black Desert Online finally brings back a lack of vision.

    Posted on 03/14/2016 by Lewis Burnell
  • BDO's Greatest Enemy is Information

    The recent buzz surrounding Black Desert Online these past few weeks hasn't been all that positive. There's been a fervent argument back and forth about it being pay-to-win, not having any relevant endgame, and even a vocal minority still attacking it for not being free-to-play. All of those are conversations worth having, but after several dozen hours spent playing Black Desert Online, its biggest problem isn't any one of those issues.

    Posted on 02/26/2016 by Steven Messner
  • BDO Closed Beta Two Ignites the Community

    There is no question that closed beta two has ignited the Black Desert Online community in a variety of ways. On the one hand, there are those who have found a game they can see themselves playing for a good long while. On the other, there are those bemoaning the fact that BDO seems not to have fulfilled the dream of "the next great MMO". On the united front, the BDO Cash Shop has come under fire from all sides.

    Posted on 02/22/2016 by Suzie Ford
  • MMO Predictions for 2016

    The MMO genre can sometimes feel like a whimsical sea of shifting sands, but it’s not without its axioms. Open betas will almost always mean soft launches, game development benchmarks will take longer than expected, and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will always be one of the best-conceived and poorly-executed MMORPGs ever made. Yet, sometimes the sands shift enough to reveal patterns for those who are good enough at predictions to get a glimpse of what awaits for MMOs, RPGS, and other games.

    Posted on 01/08/2016 by Som Pourfarzaneh
  • Rob Predicts Lots of Snark for 2016

    For his first column in 2016 Rob takes a humorous look into what 2016 has in store. Take seriously at your own risk!

    Posted on 01/05/2016 by Robert Lashley
  • The Upcoming MMOs of 2016

    2015 is in the past, and the majority of 2016 lies ahead. What games will we be playing as we crawl through the calendar year? We’re here to help figure that out. With this week’s List, we’ll take a quick look at all MMOs we expect to hit beta, early access, and launch in 2016. Click through and start adding games to your wish list!

    Posted on 01/04/2016 by William Murphy
  • On Gender Locking the Classes

    One thing that everyone here at MMORPG.com seems to agree on, with regards to Black Desert, Devilian, TERA, and other imported MMOs, is that gender locking classes is an unwanted practice. As a player, you either have to come to accept it, or refuse to play what could be your preferred class. In a genre that’s original intent was to let you play the character of your complete choosing, locking classes behind certain genders seems in opposition of that intent.

    Posted on 12/29/2015 by William Murphy
  • Merry Christmas from the Black Desert Online Beta

    It’s rare that an MMO comes across my desk for which I don’t have much background or context. It’s rarer still for that MMO to be in closed beta, with a lot of localization work and polish needed, and still leave a tremendously positive impression. Enter Black Desert Online (BDO), the upcoming fantasy MMORPG from Pearl Abyss and Daum Games, which just completed its first CBT this week.

    Posted on 12/25/2015 by Som Pourfarzaneh
  • Igromir Producer Interview Report

    Russia's premier gaming convention, Igromir 2015, has been going on for the past several days. During the event, GameNet producers spoke with GoHa.ru and Dave Jones about Black Desert Online and the localization efforts among other topics. The following are some of the most interesting questions that were asked during those interviews and include work points, P2P/F2P launches, store items and more.

    Posted on 10/04/2015 by Catherine Daro
  • Power Rankings - MMOGs Currently In Beta

    If we were to count all the MMOGs and quasi-MMOGs presently in various stages of testing, I have no doubt that the total would have three digits. Naturally, they'd differ widely with respect to how much interest they are generating. Frankly, we'd find a fair number that are effectively invisible, unknown except to the most ardent industry observers.

    Posted on 05/19/2015 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Could Russia's Monetization Model Work Here?

    One of the most interesting statements from Gamenet.ru is its willingness to provide players with both free-to-play and subscription servers. They are obviously committed to being flexible with these different server configurations that respond the concerns of a community that is generally weary of the in-game stores.

    Posted on 05/06/2015 by Catherine Daro
  • The Most Wanted Indie MMOs of 2014

    We already covered our all-around most wanted MMOs of 2014 last week, but did you know there were a boatload of Indie MMOs also releasing this year? We’d be remiss if we didn’t give the guys with the littler budgets and possibly bigger dreams their own spotlight, so we’re back this week with the Most Wanted Indie MMOs of 2014. Read on for our list, and be sure to comment and let us know if you agree or have something we missed to boot.

    Posted on 01/07/2014 by William Murphy

Guides

  • Sorceress 101 - A Melee Caster's Guide to Glory

    The Sorceress is considered by many as a difficult class to master since she is not a typical caster class and she could be considered a “glass cannon. She is a strong mid-range melee class with a ton of mobility that allows her to jet in and out of combat and escape danger when needed but overall she has very low defense balanced by incredible burst damage.

    Posted on 03/04/2016 by Suzie Ford
  • BDO Warrior Guide 101

    We continue our series of introductory class guides for Black Desert Online. Up next, the Warrior (Come out and plaaaaaay).

    Posted on 03/03/2016 by Robert Lashley
  • What is Contribution – A Beginner’s Guide to Trade, Housing, and Production

    Black Desert Online is a unique MMO in many ways. Pearl Abyss’ design team has taken a lot of the traditional MMORPG elements and seemingly turned them on their head to make a game of non-confirmative systems that feels like an experiment in a lot of ways. One such system is known as Contribution, and today we’ll take a look at the CP system, what it is, how it works, and why it’s key to your progression and enjoyment of the game.

    Posted on 03/03/2016 by William Murphy
  • A Half Serious Guide to AFK Fishing

    Rob’s back to share his thoughts and tips on how to really enjoy his newest hobby, AFK fishing in Black Desert Online.

    Posted on 03/02/2016 by Robert Lashley
  • A Beginner’s Build Guide to the Ranger

    In just a couple more days, the gates to Black Desert Online will be open to all, not just pre-order head start buyers. There are loads of systems in BDO that need explaining, but one that often goes overlooked is the skill system and what skills each class should focus on when just starting out. Today, we’re bringing you a quick beginner’s guide for all the Ranger players out there who want to know the best way to fill enemies full of arrows.

    Posted on 02/29/2016 by William Murphy
  • BDO Crafting 101

    Crafting in Black Desert Online can be an intimidating and complicated affair. In most recent MMORPGs players collect 100 of x and 100 of y then go AFK while they combine materials and come back an hour later at the new crafting cap. This does not hold true for BDO. In BDO crafting is separated into collecting, processing, and finally crafting. A slightly more complicated affair than what some are used to.

    Posted on 02/26/2016 by Robert Lashley
  • The Valkyrie - Setting Her On the Path to BDO Tanking Glory

    For those Black Desert Online players who prefer a front line tank that wears heavy armor, with the ability to aggro and hold piles of enemies and that has the ability to be a utility (albeit a lightweight) to other players, a survivable, durable presence, a CC-specialist and do some damage in the process, the Valkyrie may be the class of choice.

    Posted on 02/25/2016 by Suzie Ford
  • How to Claim Territory in BDO’s Siege System

    The PVP in Black Desert Online is one of the game’s main selling points. But it’s not just about queuing up for an arena and smacking faces. There’s a whole lot that goes on behind the scenes of the Siege System in BDO, but fear not - our own Steven Messner compiled this guide to help you on your way!

    Posted on 02/20/2016 by Steven Messner
  • The Comprehensive Guide to PVP in BDO

    Combat is central to many things in Black Desert Online, but it extends well beyond just killing monsters. While some might find the lack of traditional endgame disconcerting, that's only because Black Desert Online is much more akin to EVE Online than World of Warcraft. In place of a never-ending string of raids, the true heart of Black Desert Online lives within its robust and expansive PVP system.

    Posted on 02/19/2016 by Steven Messner
  • How to Tame a Horse in BDO

    Getting a mount in Black Desert Online is, like most everything in the game, not all that simple. Unless you're flush with cash and are willing to buy a horse from the market, or if you don't mind the meandering pace of the donkey you'll receive early in the game, getting your own horse is going to require some preparation and a little bit of luck. Fortunately, we've rounded up everything you need to set off and find yourself a black stallion to call your own.

    Posted on 02/18/2016 by Steven Messner
  • Taming the Tamer and the UI in Closed Beta

    Black Desert is outright gorgeous. There’s no denying that. But now, close to the game’s western launch in 2016, we are finally able to find out if there’s more to BDO than its good looks. Our own Bill Murphy has been diving into the Closed Beta and has some thoughts to share on precisely that topic.

    Posted on 12/18/2015 by William Murphy

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