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Black Desert’s costume contest has begun with a $10000 grand prize

Last week, Black Desert teased its upcoming costume contest, and now we’ve got the full details. The big prize, of course, is the chance to have your art piece actually turned into real armor and put into the game for everyone to wear – oh, and $10,000 US. Not too shabby, right? Runners-up in each region will take home $3000 apiece.

Kakao notes that designs much “follow the basic aesthetics and theme of the classes” in BDO – “excessively imaginative” concepts, as well as “provocative” and “violent images” will be rejected. Underboobage, again, is clearly welcome.

Submissions run from February 7th to March 5th, with initial screening and voting rounds in all regions running into April. The top winners will be announced on April 11th.

Good luck folks!

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Black Desert patches in new guild boss and campsite, teases costume contest

Black Desert’s biweekly patch has arrived, complete with new guild boss Muskan, a new campsite, and the Call of Moonlight Fragment challenge. As always, my favorite part is actually the most obscure patch note: “Fixed the issue where the camera shook violently when you were the rear passenger on a two-seater horse.”

Meanwhile, who wants to play dress up? Pretty much everyone, right, else you’d not be playing MMOs. Good news, then: BDO is kicking off a new costume contest next week; the western winner will apparently go toe-to-toe with the eastern winner in a showdown for Pearl Abyss, and the winning design will actually be added to the game. Based on the teaser art, we recommend copious underboobage. Underboobage is totally a word.

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Black Desert Mobile shares some details about account linking, character creation, and items

Curious about the play experience of Black Desert Mobile? The developers have put out a helpful FAQ about the game’s features, mechanical changes, and so forth, starting by assuring players that you’ll have the same range of customization options you’re accustomed to from the PC version of the title. The actual saved character appearance data cannot be transferred to mobile, but the options themselves will be the same. Assuming, of course, that you’re trying to make a Witch, Giant, Ranger, Warrior, or Valkyrie, as those are the five options mobile players will have to start.

The weight system will still be in place in the mobile version, although its implementation will be slightly different (even characters at maximum weight can still participate in battle, for instance), and the marketplace and item enhancement systems will also be making the leap. Players can also log into the game via phone-based accounts or even with temporary guest logins. For all of the answers you could want to know, how down below; there are a lot of answers, even if they might not all be the answers you would like.

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Here’s a quick peek into the two ‘MMOs’ Pearl Abyss is working on

Back in September during Pearl Abyss’ IPO press conference, the South Korean company reps let loose with a ton of information about the state of the studio, including the fact that it’s working on four more MMOs. “Two games are in development [and] aim to be released in the second half of 2018,” CEO Kyung In Jung told investors and reporters at the time. “The other two aim to be released in 2019 and 2021. All of them are in progress to be network-based games with high-quality graphics by using the self-developed engine.”

Now we’ve got a tease about two of those. As MMO Culture reports, one of them is a global mobile MMO – and it’s not Black Desert Mobile, as its setting is apparently quite different. It sounds like an all-ages social game rather than a competitive one, with a goal for meeting other users.

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Black Desert Mobile makes compromises to fit in your hand

When you take such a rich and full-featured MMO sandbox like Black Desert and try to fit it on mobile, it only stands to reason that you are going to have to sacrifice some features to make it work.

Steparu recently took a look at the Korean showcase for Black Desert Mobile, noting that while it had some of the same bells and whistles as its PC counterpart, not everything made the transition.

Players will be exploring the world from an isometric perspective, using tried-and-true mobile techniques like auto-run to facilitate questing. Some of the features that will be present include deep character customization, world bosses, PvP sieges, and life skills.

Black Desert Mobile will come out in Korea in early 2018, followed by a global rollout later that year. Check out the trailer after the break!

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Check out the combat coming for Black Desert Mobile

We don’t mean to alarm you, dear readers, but even in the upcoming Black Desert Mobile you will be expected to fight things. You cannot just resolve every conflict with harsh language and subsequent apologies. The good news is that you will be fighting things with flashy displays of ultraviolence, as you can see in the newest trailer down below demonstrating the combat on the mobile version.

As the trailer’s not even a full minute long, there’s not a great deal to do beyond gawp at the explosions of particle effects, but it does at least look true to the combat already present in the game (albeit from an isometric viewpoint). Check the trailer out for yourself just below and see if you can spot your favorite class on display making monsters explode.

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Black Desert Mobile’s character creation is no slouch

Concerned that there is no way for Black Desert Mobile to keep up with its big brother in the character creation department? You may be surprised.

Pearl Abyss released a short trailer on Friday that demonstrated some of the options that players will have when sculpting their characters for the mobile edition of the MMORPG. While not quite up to the high fidelity of Black Desert, the trailer shows a wide range of options for characters and some really attractive results. Some of these options seem to include facial sliders, hair color, hair style, stances, makeup, and accessories.

The studio said that it will be revealing a lot more about Black Desert Mobile on November 23rd. Take a peek at it after the break and see if you might be won over to the idea of a mobile sandbox when this eventually releases!

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