Black Desert rolls out free-for-all PvP server, welcomes Oktoberfest beer festivals, and teases Kamasylvia
What? That’s the takeaway from today’s Black Desert patch. If you wanted PSL, you’re outta luck because as the leaves turn in the game (literally) and autumn descends on the game world, the game is rolling out Oktoberfest and its concomitant in-game beer festival. You’ve got until October 11th to take part in the Beer Festival Quests (which technically launch tomorrow).
The other big news for this biweekly patch is the addition of new servers. Several are grouped under the Kamasylvia moniker (“You know what that means… Kamasylvia Part 1 coming real soon!” says the studio), but the most intriguing one is a brand-new PvP server, Valencia6_PvP. OK, maybe not the best name ever. Critically, the server is penalty-free, meaning you can gank away with no fear of repercussions – at least from the game’s mechanics.
“The PvP server will allow players to battle other players and target mounts without experiencing a decrease in Karma,” explains Kakao. “This is applied for damaging and/or killing off the targeted player or mount. In addition, defeating monsters that would normally decrease your Karma will not do so anymore. However, adventurers with Karma less than 0 (-1 or below) may be attacked by vigilantes in towns. In addition, adventurers with Karma less than 0 (-1 or below) who are killed by other adventurers in the desert may be teleported to prisons. PvP Server will not affect your Karma but the Karma and Penalty System you would have in other regular servers will be reflected the same. If you die with Karma below a certain statistic, you will still be applied the same death penalty as you would receive in the other regular servers so please be cautious.”
Have fun and try not to die — especially in the lag that is apparently currently affecting all the servers since maintenance this morning.
📢 We're investigating the lag issues currently plaguing the severs. We'll keep you updated on the progress.
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