Black Desert Online is a high fantasy, action combat MMORPG that blends theme park and sandbox elements into a huge game world, and it’s probably very well known for its graphics and aesthetics. BDO is also now available on the Xbox One in 2019. So, when creating a brand new character you’ll to pick and choose from a wide variety of classes, all with unique play styles but do keep in mind that they will be gender locked. The good news is, the game does offer the gender equivalent of each class and as an example, the Male Ninja’s counterpart is the female Kunoichi. The Combat System Is A Main Attraction The game’s combat system is action based which requires you to manually face and target enemies with your reticule to engage in combat. Each of the classes has their own unique abilities and skills that need a combination of keys, or combos, to execute. There are plenty of in-game visual guides to help you through it which is great, as … [Read more...] about Is Black Desert Online The Best Asian MMORPG In 2019?
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Lots of stuff going on in Black Desert this week! First up: Kakao is preparing to launch a mobile- and web-accessible version of the game’s Central Market. (Apparently it’s not live yet and “will be released shortly,” so the mobile link doesn’t work yet, but it presumably will soon.) “We are excited to present to you today the mobile web version of the Central Market! Now you can buy, sell, and browse items on Central Market anywhere and anytime, all from your mobile device. You won’t need to install a separate mobile application or anything! So, if there is an item you want to buy or sell, just pick up your mobile device and start browsing!” Today’s update also kicks off the Spring Fever event and fixes a rock. No, really. “An unnaturally placed rock at a certain Shakatu area has been removed.” Hooray! Black Desert is saved! In more sobering news, Kakao has also updated its TOS to include clarified language about … [Read more...] about Black Desert: The new mobile market, Spring Fever event, TOS tweaks, and that damn rock
Less than one month after the launch of Black Desert for Xbox One, publisher Pearl Abyss today announced that its second content expansion is now available as a free update. The fantasy-action MMORPG introduces four new classes, each bringing a completely new way to experience the game, as well as large-scale PvP feature modes called Node Wars and Conquest Wars. The four new classes, Dark Knight, Lahn, Musa and Striker, provide a compelling reason for players to start a new adventure within Black Desert as each character. Born of vastly different backgrounds and each bearing a unique combat, these new classes are exciting additions to the game. Dark Knight: Dark Knight wields the beautiful but lethal Kriegsmesser and burns through nature’s energy to amplify her power. Using a variety of ranged magical skills, Dark Knight can confuse her enemies and create opportunities for a deadly combo of attacks. Lahn: Lahn is extremely agile, with the unprecedented … [Read more...] about Black Desert Xbox One: New Characters Have Arrived
Black Desert Online was remastered on August 23, to take the game’s graphics and audio to a whole new level. The audio team lead by Hwiman “Croove” Ryu revamped every aspect of Black Desert Online’s audio with 100 new, original songs and improved voice-overs for the game’s NPCs. Croove even added an unexpected treat in the audio remaster. “I always want to introduce our players to many different types of music, and rock music is something I’ve wanted to experiment with for a while now. For the remaster, we added a rock song in each region, such as the Cron Castle in Balenos and the Castle Ruins of Serendia.” Listen to all the new soundtracks of Black Desert: Remastered here. The graphics team also put in a year’s work to apply the latest, most advanced technologies, such as physically based rendering, improved post-processing, light-based rendering and more, to the already acclaimed Black Desert graphics. In … [Read more...] about You Can Now Listen To Black Desert Online: Remastered Tunes On Soundcloud
Black Desert Online's remastered update launched on August 23 and it led to a surge in the game's playerbase with new and returning players up 600% and 243% respectively. The number of daily active users is up 20% week over week. To celebrate the occasion, Pearl Abyss released 2 staff interviews talking about what it took to make the Remastered version of the game. Check them out below: Interview #1 With Audio Director Hwiman 'Croove' Ryu: Q. Please introduce yourself. “Hello, my name is Hwiman Ryu, many know me as Croove, and I am the audio director at Pearl Abyss.” Q. How did Pearl Abyss decide to take on the audio remaster project? “It was such a long time ago, I don’t remember exactly how we came to reach the decision, but Daeil Kim, our chair and development director suggested we try re-recording our audio with an orchestra a while ago, starting with our title song. He asked if it will make a big difference from the computer-generated songs, and I told him … [Read more...] about Black Desert Online Releases 2 Interviews With Staff about Remastered Update