Black Desert team reveals perma-AFK leveling, tent camping, and a wicked sea monster
(We’ve updated this article since it went live with additional notes from Kakao – it’s all at the end!)Pearl Abyss released an anniversary letter looking at the overall vision for Black Desert, including its plans for what’s to come.
Black Desert is preparing a “second awakening” to help balance the classes out more, a feat that the team feels it hasn’t accomplished as of yet. Players will soon be able to grind experience while AFK on new permanent Black Spirit trainers, enjoy an overhauled tutorial system, shop at a luxury auction house, deploy a tent in the field to camp, and fight Bell, a sea monster guarding a valuable treasure (as previewed yesterday).
“Bell is a new sea monster we are adding,” the team said. “You will need a group of players with powerful ships like the Epheria Saiilboat or the new Epheria Convoy. Cannons and hunting rifles will be used to hunt it down. Players that defeat Bell will have a shot at Bell’s heart, the best alchemy stone in game.”
The studio is preparing to roll out Black Desert to mainland China and has a separate team dedicated to creating the mobile version of the popular MMORPG.
Kim further argues that the mobile game won’t take away from the PC game.
“It is true The Black Desert Mobile team was created last summer but it remains as a separate project with new recruitments being made in the team as we speak. As the team is kept bolstered yet remains separate, the mobile development has already made considerable progress. Black Desert Online has its exclusive team and organization which runs independently irrespective of the Mobile team, and we want to remind you recruitment and development are done separately. We do believe though, that the very philosophy and direction of the two teams of Online and Mobile will not be different. That being said, it will not stop us from providing Adventurers with quality and timely services as we will not have any personnel transfers of any sort. It would further add more depth and precision in our service and update.”
It’s also worth noting that apparently the big bad previewed yesterday will be called Vell in English, not Bell.