Black Desert celebrates first anniversary with Dark Knight launch, birthday gifts

The Dark Knight is officially live in Black Desert today as part of the game’s first anniversary update. Hardcore players probably already took advantage of the pre-creation event, but if not, it’s time to get rolling the melee/magic hybrid.

“A fearsome knight representing the Vedir tribe of Kamasylvia. Her use of the nature’s force, deeply rooted in dark magic, is rather destructive. The Dark Knight uses Kriegsmesser as a main weapon and Ornamental Knot as a secondary weapon. Her weighted blows are seamlessly connected through dark magic.”

To celebrate her launch, Kakao has kicked off several events, including one that tasks players with collecting Dark Knight Seals for prizes, a combat experience buff for the week, and a death-penalty-free run at specially spawned field bosses. “Loyal” players will also receive 20% off coupons for the cash shop.

Do make sure you log in this week to claim your anniversary presents too, as unclaimed gifts will be deleted.

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Wendigo Runner

mmm.. don’t know. I signed into the game not long ago and I had an endless spam of auction ques, or market ques, or whatever they’re called. It would appear on screen about once a second and each time it appeared it had a blasted “Ding!” sound attached to it. That was one of the most obnoxious things that I’ve experienced in an MMO right at sign in, and the chat wasn’t much better. Didn’t take long before I noped out of that mess before it gave me a headache.

Do the devs actually NOT want people to ever sign back in? Because that’s how you make that happen. An endless barrage of screen clutter, sound effects, and kids in chat trying to out-edgy each other with their behavior.

It was like meeting someone you used to know who was pretty decent but they became a meth addict while you were away and you’re like, “what the #^*@ happened to you??”.

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Mr_Planthead

Yeah, go to settings and under one of those tabs theres a spot to turn it all off. Except if I remember correctly you have to check the boxes to say that you don’t want those notifications.

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Colin Goodwin

You can turn all of that off -.-

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MKlwr

You have to be level 10 before you can properly edit the UI.
I agree with the top poster that the UI in Black Desert is needlessly cluttered and they should have all those things OFF by default.
Whenever a friend starts playing, the first thing I show them is how to turn all that crap off. Who cares if people are posting stuff in the MP or failing at TET or whatever? If I want to know, I can set notifications.

What surprises me is the amount of people on Youtube who DON’T turn those things off.

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HNN

I think some people like to complain instead of taking 3 mins to look through the options

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Lethality

Exactly right.

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Mr_Planthead

I’ll be honest, I was level 20 before I figured out how to turn those notifications off :D

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

I am liking the DK so far. This has been a great year here in the States for the game. Getting such steady updates because the game had been out in another region was a fantastic way to play through the game.

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Melissa McDonald

I’ve been an apostle of this game since launch, and I think it’s very good. it’s actually way deeper than I will ever delve, and probably bigger than I will ever explore. I do highly recommend it for people looking for a new MMO. Most of us already know it pretty much sets the bar for graphic excellence in an MMO at the current time. It reserves PvP for level 45+, so there is ample time to prepare and learn, or ample opportunity to avoid it completely.

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Bionicall

PvP is reserved for 50+ now. Also if you want to get into it earlier, via the red battlefield, which opens at level 30. I wouldn’t recommend that as an option though, the level difference has a HUGE affect.

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antheriel

Totally agree. I’ve been playing steadily since launch and there are whole systems I’ve yet to explore and entire huge areas I’ve yet to reach. Games that have been out for a decade sometimes have less to do than BDO. It’s an incredibly rich world.

As for PvP, I am a TOTAL carebear. In my year of playing BDO, I’ve been ganked maybe 7-8 times total, which is far, far less than I used to get ganked in Aion. Seeing as how they’ve removed all the death penalties when you’re ganked, it’s only a minor inconvenience. The PvP is about as optional as they could make it, while still technically being open-world PvP. If you’re a PvE carebear sitting on the fence, trying to decide whether to play, please, jump in! As long as your main focus isn’t grinding at heavily contested grind spots, you will rarely encounter PvP.

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Kurt Shadle

Kinda disapointed in the event for an anniversery. It’s mostly just go play a dark Knight regardless of if you wanted to or not

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ihatevnecks

Getting those last levels can be painful as well if you’re a new player (or even returning non-high level), trying to hit 55 for that last event bonus. Grinding shit past 50 when you’re not running around with 100+ ap/dp is rough.

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mcsleaz

Yep, Worst Anniversary event ever.
Not even a Sale in the cash shop, just a coupon for 20% off a single item, lmao.

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wratts

Yeah for the first anniversary of a game that’s been doing well it is pretty underwhelming. Still, they’ve launched so much regionalized new content that I can’t complain too much if the event development hasn’t been that impressive

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