Black Desert’s western launch arrives with new trailer

Welcome to Black Desert’s official North American and European launch day!

The servers are down right now for maintenance before the big rush, but we’ve got the launch trailer and our launch-day roundup of all the big news surrounding the game from the last year right here. [Servers are up now!]

Don’t forget to read up on our beta hands-on (the combat part and the economy part), tell us which server you’re on, argue about the cash shop, and check out our brand-new Black Desert column, Desert Nomad, which just yesterday released its guide to the game. Happy launch day, everyone!

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CastagereShaikura
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CastagereShaikura

Is it true that you buy slaves in this game?

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Leilonii Haha. Getting it to list a ton of black-desert tagged articles is the easy part. Manually telling it which ones to exclude to get it down as short as it is and cut out posts that are only tangentially related — that is the part that takes me a while. :D The game had a REALLY great year for coverage, more than I thought honestly. Love to see it.

Husvik
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Husvik

moirrey My nutshell review to help you over the the fence. “This game totally grows on you.”
I bought the $50 package but would have been fine with the $30, all i used were the two free slots. Haven’t even opened the pre order pack, and i think there is other stuff on the website i can claim but… meh, a big part of these games for me is earning it myself. Forget the $100 it’s too much for a game when you can’t predict the future of it, plus turns out $50 more of stuff i’d never use. lol

Bottom line $30 bucks is pretty fair deal for the entertainment this game provides and remember no sub.

MadMadChuck
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MadMadChuck

Cujo H You log out?

moirrey
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moirrey

I’m trying very hard not to buy this game; theoretically I should have my hands full in existing MMOs, but its the lure of the shiny new thing…

OrianLeeSedlow
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OrianLeeSedlow

RamsayIV OrianLeeSedlow

That would be absolutely incredible of you.

You can pop to me in an e-mail. My address is miragellewyn@gmail.com

I would be ever so grateful! : D

RamsayIV
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RamsayIV

OrianLeeSedlow I got one you can have, bud.  Lemme know how I can get it to you.

OrianLeeSedlow
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OrianLeeSedlow

Not yet. :(

RamsayIV
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RamsayIV

OrianLeeSedlow Did you get a Guest Pass?

OrianLeeSedlow
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OrianLeeSedlow

-will sell organs for guest pass-

OrianLeeSedlow
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OrianLeeSedlow

Ugh. I want to play this game so badly 

; w ;

Estranged
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Estranged

Husvik Estranged Thanks, I found a 7 day pass this morning, going to give it a spin!

Husvik
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Husvik

Amorey Husvik I usually find myself spending an inordinate amount of time creating characters, here in BDO i made a few tweaks and was happy, got lucky i think, but… now judiging what you did there i’ll probably go back to the drawing board for a future alt.
Also at the beginning i felt like if i really get into creating a toon i probably wont get to playing BDO till 2017 ;)

Husvik
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Husvik

dragonherderx melissaheather Leilonii boredinBC 
Speaking for myself i hate getting jumped, and for the most part hate pvp, BnS is the only game i found it’s ok with me and you completely control pvp with outfits, but for some reason it always feels like a fair fight, BnS time spent playing pvp is probably 00.01% I’m just not a fan.
I would imagine, like you mention it’s really not going to be a concern, there are too many pve players and would make sense for BDO to make sure pve players don’t get PO’d, i know I’m purely guessing but i would assume there are more pve players than pvp players in the genre.

Edan! Edan! Edan! lol – Looks like Edan is the place to be, last night all sub servers were maxed on out Edan while Orwen has several open.

Husvik
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Husvik

Estranged I’m going to go with, Yes i believe you would.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Llokki And we’re all going to be waiting for them to fix it about as long as Leo did to get an Oscar 8)

dragonherderx
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dragonherderx

melissaheather Leilonii boredinBC Most of the pvp that will happen will be purely consensual outside of guilds  declaring war on one another. PK is heavily discouraged and the pvp changes they were talking about I believe they are adding them if they have not already will mean you cannot PK for long durations at all as what will happen is they “lose” karma or whatever it is and then cannot pk at a point unless they actually kill a pk’er that has a bounty (bounties can be set) on them which will effectively force pk’ers to fight one another to be able to pk at all. Edan is not bad at all :) I’m on edan.

Dragonfang09
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Dragonfang09

dragonherderx IP blocked. Year 2016. Enough Said.

dragonherderx
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dragonherderx

Dragonfang09 Will you stop with this? Every post. Suck it up and get a VPN if you really want to play it… The baltic states falled under the russian publisher before it was clear that the US and EU would even find a publisher. Pearl Abyss would be in breach of contract as has been stated before if they allowed the NA/EU publisher to publish in those reasons due to other agreements already made… They didn’t know that eu/na would find a publisher at the time and if you can’t deal with that yeah….

Llokki
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Llokki

Shitstorm Matrix Inception!

Estranged
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Estranged

OK, for the ones that know we well around this place…

Would I like it?  Worth my time?  

Oh, what server did we pick on MOP?

Estranged
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Estranged

Veldan melissaheather Oh, this is great news.  Hmmmm.

Dragonfang09
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Dragonfang09

IP blocked. Year 2016. Enough said.

Amorey
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Amorey

Husvik Thank you, character creation in this game is so much fun :)

ThunderJackson
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ThunderJackson

MesaSage If only that was mentioned somewhere…

Loopstah
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Loopstah

melissaheather Loopstah Rumm Luckily the launcher didn’t poop out on me and managed to repair and patch without issues. I am in the game now.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

melissaheather Leilonii boredinBC I don’t think there will be a lot of PKing. Most PvP will be Guild vs Guild.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Leilonii ManastuUtakata woolydub 
What a neat mechanic!

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Leilonii ManastuUtakata woolydub 
What a neat mechanic!

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Now if only they’d get a handle on the shitstorm that is their “matrix” for launch issue compensation.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Now if only they’d get a handle on the shitstorm that is their “matrix” for launch issue compensation.

Qarran
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Qarran

“It is getting crowded up in here!”  “Squirrel!”  and “Portrait of a Ranger at dusk”.

Veldan
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Veldan

melissaheather About an hour ago I was thinking the same thing lol. As cool as the idea of non-instanced housing is, I’m actually quite happy it’s instanced in BDO. Just like the farm plots. Actually, I’m even more happy those are instanced. There’s nothing like having to wait a minute for the game to load the farming area on your screen, because it’s having trouble rendering the 1924862 little plants that other people put down in the neighbourhood.

Husvik
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Husvik

melissaheather 
Just found and you’ll be interested to read. I don’t take credit for the following information, but it’s a must read. Clears up the pvp questions.

It was posted by ArChWind:
http://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/446659/is-this-basically-a-pvp-game

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Due to some miss information this post has been edited.
I’ll give
you a honest opinion and yes I bought the game and have deep research
in the mechanics because it is very intriguing. I am going to cover some
things which is more like advice and how to avoid PvP if you want or
engage in PvP if you want.
The game is basically at its core PvP with arena, guild versus guild, and sieges being it’s core game play at high levels.
The
PvP doesn’t kick in until you reach 45 (verified) however there is an
exception which I will cover later. To PvP and advance you have to do a
quest given to you at 44 from your advisor called black spirit. If you
accept this quest (more or less accept PvP) then you will be able to
advance to level 45 and beyond as PvP enabled. If you decline you are
locked at  44. (edited for clarity)
NOTE: The release is 45 (verified)
Advise:
If
you do not want to ever be killed by another player or just despise PvP
then never accept the quest or join a guild. Plain and simple.
To help you decide to PvP keep reading.
If
you accept PvP be aware that you will always be attackable except in a
safe zone and the game has very few safe zones outside a city. Guilds
can occupy any city and set rules for NPCs (not sure how this works yet
still researching it.)
PvP flagging 1 v 1 is basically a duel
request with possible others getting involved. You do NOT have to accept
by flagging up or attacking (which auto flags you) for the attacker to
attack.
Keynote here: Make sure you can escape if you do not want
to engage. If you do not engage you will lose experience always 1%
which late game can be BIG problem since to get from 55 to 60 right now
would take close to 700 hours of mob grinding. If there is a mob close
and attacking you will not lose any experience from the mob killing you
so the anti-griefing buff kicks in at the moment the attacker attacks
you. However note here is you still lose experience in PvP death always
so griefing in PvP is going to be a bit of a problem. (verified after
many pages of searching)
If you do engage and lose you will lose
experience again and depending on your level of karma lose other stats,
gear damage and enchantments. If you win the attacker loses experience
and death penalty.
If you are the attacker then you lose karma
for attacking while the victim did not flag and if you die you will have
the death penalty. If you win you will take a large karma hit.
Does karma matter?
Not really. Can be worked off rather fast.
If
you are PvE player do NOT join a guild! Stay with clans (smaller than
guilds) or solo reason is the GvG is one of the biggest end game OW
things this game is designed for. The guild thinking they are PvE and
can decline wars are in for MAJOR and RUDE awaking. Guilds declaring on
other guilds can attack and kill all pvp flagged player (50+)  without
consequence or karma loss.
If the PvE guild accepts the war
thinking they can win, then all members of the guild are attackable
regardless of level without consequence or karma loss.
Still not verified – To create a guild requires you to be at 45.
hope that helps you decide.
Fixed experience loss for victim in PvP death is always applied wheather you fight or not. ———————-

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Qarran melissaheather no land rush is actually really welcome.  I’m starting to re-think my previous love of real, not instanced housing.

Veldan
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Veldan

my character, doing the daily grind

Qarran
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Qarran

melissaheather  You are putting it kindly.  It was a Shitstorm Matrix of the first order in prime time.  And all while you are trying to grab land… Lol!  err.. yeah, it wasn’t funny.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Llokki ihatevnecks Xijit Yeah you’re right, I was thinking of the sorceress rather than the valkyrie.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Zycor After gear gets increased beyond +15, and players have gear that is +16 and better, the Tamer is not as good at that point. But in our current patch they are, so enjoy it while you can.

ripteh1337
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ripteh1337

Anyone looking for a casual PvX guild, check us out @ http://pandorumgaming.net/

Server Orwen

Husvik
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Husvik

Amorey Wow Nice toon! You did a real superb job there.

Husvik
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Husvik

melissaheather No worries, I’m on Edan too, I’m not worried about it. I’m no big pvp fan either, and all ganker type pvp players will roll on Orwen because it’s the unofficial easy fodder errr i mean RP server.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

Well that’s a fine how do you do. Notice how confused my character looks. It’s because he started off looking like the second picture. And relogging doesn’t do a thing. I know what the problem is. For once I decided to know start off by making a bbw with a big ole ass, and now I’m meant to suffer.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

ManastuUtakata woolydub Yes when out of combat hit Q to crouch, then from there hit Spacebar to go prone. Using WASD while in that position will make you crawl (both of these positions should also make your nameplate hidden). Further, hitting Q on a ledge will make you sit down, and hitting Q again will make you cross your legs if a female (useful for when you have a dress/skirt on…). And pressing S while pushed up against a wall should make you lean, etc. You can basically do anything.

Veldan
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Veldan

Leilonii melissaheather I just logged off in EU and it was perfectly fine. No issues at all. Then again, most of the headstart issues were NA only, so you never know.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Armsbend MorpayneRADIO You don’t need to be young to be able to do a lot with your hands. My 60 something mother with arthritis in her hands that prevents her from doing things like opening jars, is still able to easily type at least 90 WPM which is a crazy fast pace. Her hands move so quickly across they keyboard it’s crazy.

Veldan
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Veldan

enamelizer Not sure if you played yet, but launch is fine :D

Leilonii
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Leilonii

MorpayneRADIO After a while the keyboard combos feel really natural once you get used to it. It just takes a bit of practice. Also it helps to think about the move you’re doing, because a lot of them make sense when you look at what key’s you’re pressing, it’s almost the direction/moves your character is making mirrored on the keyboard.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

melissaheather Or you could see what the EU servers have looked like the past couple of hours.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Let’s see how queues-servers are about 7PM EST.   That’s real prime-time.   Kids out of school and glued to their computers, most people off work by then, and anybody east of the Mississippi river who wants to play BDO will likely be sitting down to it. 
I remember that’s when ArcheAge would go off the rails, around that time each night when it launched.

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