Black Desert is now available for pre-order

After an accidental peek at its store page earlier this month, Black Desert now has the full, correct, and permanent page up for pre-orders.

The pre-order packages for the fantasy sandbox run from $30 to $100. These packages include a copy of the game (which is important, since the western version of Black Desert is buy-to-play), guest passes, name reservations, and a head start (which is longer if you’ve spent more money). There are other items as well, such as weapon skins, mounts, skill resets and dyes.

Meanwhile, Black Desert’s development continues in Korea, as the game will be adding a scythe weapon for the Sorceress later this week. To get players in the west excited about next year’s launch, Daum Games has released six class videos, which you can watch after the break.

Source: Black Desert, Steparu. Thanks to TagOngeburz, Kinya, GeekySharp, and Leiloni for the tip!
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Draugris
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Draugris

Fenryr
PvP possible at earlier levels and less penalties for pk´ing in the russion version

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Fenryr Zariarn Like this guy….

Fenryr
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Fenryr

Zariarn Unlike Trion scam this one is at least cheaper.

Fenryr
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Fenryr

Draugris Could you elaborate what’s the difference?  thx :D

GabeNewellFetish
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GabeNewellFetish

Other than EVE-Online, I haven’t played an MMO for more than a few days each game since Vanguard launched. Am really eager to get into a new MMO that I’ll sink deep into, but have been having a hard time finding one that has any user-base at all and isn’t just a giant carebear hugbox like GW2 turned into. Is Black Desert something I should seriously consider? I like a lot of what I’ve been seeing, but . . . it also just kind of rubs me as “YAMMO” (yet another mmo)…

DoctorOverlord
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DoctorOverlord

Vaeresyn That is a big reason why I’m still interested in the game lol

Vaeresyn
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Vaeresyn

DoctorOverlord You can turn that off!

DoctorOverlord
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DoctorOverlord

I have to admit I like that scythe with the sorceress.  As long as a I try to ignore the camera shake, of course.

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

I will need to actually look into this now to see if I want to bother with it, sounds like a lot of content should be available on youtube to poor over though

Kayweg
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Kayweg

If it’s a good game, it will still be a good game a few patches after release, so no rush here.
Still interested though, i hope they get it right.

Draugris
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Draugris

I´ve been in the Russian Beta and in the last Western Alpha, i am waiting how they handle PvP in the west. If it´s gonna be something like in Korea i consider preordering, if it will be like in russia, i am out.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Xijit Leilonii Yes and like I said there’s no reason to expect them to add a trial to the game when they have guest passes to serve that purpose already. As for Daum, they’ve already launched a game – they run Black Desert in Korea.

Xijit
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Xijit

Leilonii Xijit 
I’m talking about them back pedaling on being B2P when I say “trial” … first they hand out a level restricted, but otherwise unlimited game time, “trial” before dropping the level restriction and going full F2P.

What I am worried about is that this “B2P” mode they are doing is actually a load of shit in order to convince people that there is more value in buying a founders pack, and then launching into a F2P mode once it goes live.

I mean, I hope that isn’t what happens, but I have been screwed by this industry too many times and DAUM has no prior launches to judge them by.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Xijit There is no open beta actually, only two CBT’s. The only “trial” is the 7 day guest pass that all purchasers of the game receive. There’s no need for a trial when everyone can invite a friend or three to play with them for 7 days. It’s like TSW’s system, except you have a much more limited amount of guest passes.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Silverlock Alpha had no NDA and was streamed by people so you can expect players to stream CB1 and 2 as well.

Silverlock
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Silverlock

Any chance MOP will be doing a stream of CBT1? I’d like to see that before deciding weather or not to get the Explorers package.

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

I’ll definitely buy the 30$ pack. Maybe the 50$ one. Not sure yet! I think they are good value, especially with reserving a character name.

ToyFuzion
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ToyFuzion

Akami Considering how many people loved the game and were willing to play it in Korea, Japan and Russia without understanding a thing, that is pretty good testimony in my book.

Duur
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Duur

“Your country is restricted from accessing our service”. Not from a rich first world country? Then move along beggar, move along.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

Bought in.  Had fun in Korean release and didn’t even know what the hell I was doing (pre translation mods).  So what the hell.

Inferiae
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Inferiae

I know it sounds petty but the amount of ‘pop-in’ on buildings and textures really kills it for me, half the appeal for me would be exploring the beautiful world so it’s a real deal breaker for me.

Saerain
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Saerain

Friendly reminder that pre-ordering is the devil. Resist. Resist!

Xijit
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Xijit

I mean, I for one am happy with the B2P decision but I also have very little faith that it wont suddenly get a “trial” in open beta, followed by a full F2P conversion when the game launches.

plus the fact that $30 doesn’t include a beta key made me turn around and walk away / $50 can be made to go a long way if your are diligent and the holidays are coming up.

DahkohtLewin
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DahkohtLewin

Shamancard DahkohtLewin All I know is the following happened to me in all of these. ArcheAge , Neverwinter , and Skyforge.

I’m playing in early launch , where the only players allowed are those that paid some amount to play. General chat is fun , and people are excited about playing.

F2P opens up on all of them after the early launch days end.

General chat is an instant cesspool of shit. Be it in English or the HUE HUE BR crap.

So I’ve tried 3 F2P games , and all 3 were ruined for me instantly when the F2P locusts were allowed in , and they were better before they were.

Not going to waste my time with one  again.  Thus am very happy this is B2P at least (honestly would prefer a monthly sub too and no cash shop a’la Camelot Unchained.)

Xijit
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Xijit

*looks at price*
*looks at bank account*
*looks at what you get for the price*
*looks at bank account*
… “hummmm.”

*looks MGSV & Arkham Knight sitting next to PS4*
*looks at Rebel Galaxy, Divinity Original Sin, 5 different “YS” RPGs, and Grimrock 2 sitting in GOG.com account*
*looks at everything new in ARK, ELOA going into beta today, ASTA going in to beta a little after that*

…. “yeah, maybe later.”

XanadoX
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XanadoX

Pashgan Same here (Algeria). They should let players play where they like or at least  as long as no regional version is avaliable.
I’m not gonna change my friend due to regional blocks. 
Congratz Oceania.

Coolits
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Coolits

@collagen123 I’m looking forward to the change in focus from most MMO’s these days and the typical dungeons/raids. So for me I actually see this as a plus not a negative.

nameistake12
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nameistake12

Pashgan melissaheather ArtemisiaWS Does that mean you are the Russian version of an American hipster?

Shamancard
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Shamancard

DahkohtLewin There are a lot of F2P mmo where you cant spam in chat.

Shamancard
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Shamancard

Koshelkin Cash shop smells pay2win a lot.

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

MyCatIam Mh try some other region’s version perhaps? They’re ll f2p, so should be good for an hardware test.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

All those who hate ArcheAge probably should hold off for now.  I guess that goes without saying, lol.

EvePalfreeman
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EvePalfreeman

ProfessionalNoob Some classes are the same, for instance as far as I know, Wizard and Witch have the same skill trees, just different titles, they are also adding a male ranger (I believe it will be an Archer), though I don’t think that will be in before launch. Warrior and Valkyrie fill similar roles starting with a sword & board style but their abilities and spell effects are different, I believe they have different strengths to how they play as well.

Astald
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Astald

Cotic_OP It’s so far the only class that has interested me, except the Samurai which I don’t know how long it would be before NA gets that.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

dantetifosi Rohirrim That has already been lessened in NA/EU Alpha with a lot of the community united in a desire to make it less harsh.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Rohirrim The game primary focus is open world PvP in various forms.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

DahkohtLewin General chat also requires 1 Energy to type in so should keep people from spamming it too much. At least that’s how it was in Alpha.

Rohirrim
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Rohirrim

dantetifosi “How Harsh”? I heard that before in many games and yet it wasn’t harsh enough :) Do we know what is the penalty for the ganker?

Miserymachine
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Miserymachine

Cautiously optimistic about this game even though it is open world pvp. I’m going to hold off on preordering for now but will keep my eye on this title as T1 2016 nears.

Coolits
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Coolits

Rohirrim I believe there are safe zones but this is a PVP game so PVP engagement should be expected.

Gibbins
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Gibbins

dantetifosi

There is a farm down the load from me sells the cheapest horse shit for miles around…… it’s still horseshit though.

DahkohtLewin
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DahkohtLewin

Definitely buying in , prefer Asian themed games , like PVP , and the more open world and anti instanced , phasing garbage the better.
Hits on all these for me.
Tried Blade and Soul and liked it a bit , but the world felt far too instanced and closed in for me. Plus I despise F2P games , and with Black Desert not letting folks make 10 throwaway accounts to troll chat with unless they want to pay for each , even better.
Looking forward to it.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

breetoplay Pashgan ArtemisiaWS This isn’t the first time I read the 35% in the comments here but it is daunting any time I read it.  It is hard to see both the economy and non-subs both being relevant with the 35%.

Icnoevil
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Icnoevil

lol plz dont pre order do yourself and the rest of us a favor and just hold off

Severik
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Severik

Same here. I was excited to play it, but my excitement waned long ago. I’ll wait until I get more feedback to make a final decision.

Akami
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Akami

Highly suggest people that are thinking about pre-ordering wait until much closer to release before doing so.  Wait until there are enough reviews from those that got suckered in early, so that you can make an informed decision, instead of a impulse decision.

This goes for purchasing just about anything from Cars, houses, to games.  But this game above most others that have come out recently has a lot of red flags.  Buyer beware…

dantetifosi
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dantetifosi

Rohirrim

Yes and NO, it is open world PvP, but the penalty is harsh for PKing that no one wants to risk killing others for no reason.

nynjasquirrel
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nynjasquirrel

Shamancard There’s a really nice vid on Youtube of the cash shop, hundreds of purely cosmetic items, outfits, pets etc

nynjasquirrel
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nynjasquirrel

Rohirrim From the preorder site, it’s vague… it says you begin your adventure in a pve environment, but as you gain strenght, pvp becomes available…. with arenas, sieges etc… but it doesn’t say whether you can spend your time in the world, not pvp’able.. and I hope like you, that’s the case.

groo the wanderer
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groo the wanderer

I think I will hold off until I hear a little more about this game after its release . Also if there are going to be DLC’s I think I will wait and see if they are at rip off prices like TESO .

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