Black Desert players are up in arms over the P2W Ghillie Suit

There’s some controversy in the Black Desert community about an item that you can buy offering a serious advantage, and yes, it’s the Ghillie Suit. You knew it was going to be the Ghillie Suit. “No, I didn’t know that,” you say. “What the heck is the Ghillie Suit?”

The Ghillie suit is one of the many costumes available in Black Desert‘s cash shop that can alter your character’s appearance. It also has another advantage, allowing players who wear it to hide their nameplates. A relatively small advantage in a PvP situation, but still an advantage.

A poster on Reddit has claimed that this completely ruined the game for him, as he is red-green colorblind, and without the additional contrast from a character’s nameplate, it’s impossible to see someone stand out from the background while moving around. There’s no official word on the situation from the developer, but players are upset that a vanity item is providing a sizable in-game advantage to those who purchase it — upset enough to lodge 1500+ posts as of this writing, pushing the post to the front page of Reddit.

Source: Reddit; thanks to Jasdemi for the tip!
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RagnarTheDrunk
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RagnarTheDrunk

…… hide it from yourself

Ikniz
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Ikniz

i call bullshit there’s a button in the game allowing you to hide your name

Iamblake
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Iamblake

watch out. one of this guy might be hidden somewhere.
http://www.ghilliesuitshop.com

MitchellNew1
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MitchellNew1

arktourosx Smiggins If you pay to have an advantage against someone else in a game, that is
pay to win, but not on an extreme scale, although that depends on how
you use it, someone in the suite can be the first to attack, jumping out
of no where and killing you before you can react, then again, I guess
it does add quite a significant advantage against other players if you
are geared properly.
Think of it like this, Idk if you played WOW,
but imagine a death knight or warrior who can’t be seen until attacking,
if WOW decided to add something exactly like this suit everyone would
throw their desks into the air and WOW would immediately be labeled P2W.

MitchellNew1
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MitchellNew1

blckops712 If you pay to have an advantage against someone else in a game, that is pay to win, but not on an extreme scale, although that depends on how you use it, someone in the suite can be the first to attack, jumping out of no where and killing you before you can react, then again, I guess it does add quite a significant advantage against other players if you are geared properly.
Think of it like this, Idk if you played WOW, but imagine a death knight or warrior who can’t be seen until attacking, if WOW decided to add something exactly like this suit everyone would throw their desks into the air and WOW would immediately be labeled P2W.

AGx
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AGx

Am I the only person not bothered by this because you play with player names TURNED OFF?! Anyone? Seriously, this is a huge annoyance for me (a sea of names floating everywhere, I can barely see the actual character models in it). I just turn the damned things off but I leave on guild and party names so if I’m in a PvP situation and you come near me, I’m attacking you. In the open world I have to wait for you to attack me anyway (so I can defend myself) and once you do that a*** is grass. Don’t need to see your name to know that.

R3vision
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R3vision

dragonherderx hey munchkin do you know that this item gives you an advantage through pay shop? are your brains capable of getting this? You. Pay. For. Unfair. Advantage.

… think bro. think.

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

N3rdygam3r666 arktourosx Don’t try to reinvent the wheel here. The P2W expression exists already and has a clear meaning.

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

dragonherderx He. Can’t. See. The. Goddamn. Player.
Read.

Telos_
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Telos_

It is P2W.  It gives and advantage to win in a pvp match.  There’s no way to spin that.