Black Desert gets a Tamer, darker nights, and lanterns with oil

    
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Daum posted a project manager diary on the Black Desert forum yesterday announcing that the Tamer class will not only be playable at launch but be available in the closed beta that is currently planned for December.

Daum also says that thanks to feedback from roleplayers(!), it has implemented walking and darker nights. “When the night cycle kicks in with clouds moving in front of the moon, you will require the use of lanterns,” the firm explains. Lanterns may be purchased from NPCs, though the devs are also working on craftable versions complete with oil that extends their use.

Click past the cut for a video look at the Tamer class.

Source: Forum; thanks Winterskorn and Kinya!
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confectionally OR you could just do some indoors things. When I played modded Skyrim I had really dark nights. When the night hit I would often pitch a tent, start a fire, and do some crafting or if a town was nearby go to the inn and craft, drink, talk to the NPCs and so on. I’m hoping there’s enough to do that when the nights hit, which hopefully wont last more than an hour or two, you have plenty you can do outside of exploration and combat.

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DPandaren Agreed. The first, brighter shot is more realistic but in a fantasy setting I actually prefer the darker nights.

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CistaCista Cyroselle *smiles warmly* Yes! I believe you’re right!
wouldn’t it be great if they also added ‘dark lanterns’ into the game? Dark lanterns were hand held lanterns in the real world, used before the Industrial Revolution. They were shrouded in such a way that you could send just a narrow beam of light to find your way, and were often used for reconnaissance, by police, railroad workers, tavern staff or sometimes burglars and assassins.

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Cyroselle What you are describing is richer gameplay for everyone.

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Sad, but very true.

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Cyroselle

A village is a small cluster of homesteads and vendor stalls/buildings. Usually too small to have b its own postal office or zipcode.
The countryside is a wide swath of rural or undeveloped land in which villages can be found, but are not villages themselves. It’s possible to live in the countryside, but not in a village.
When I was growing up, we lived in a farmhouse in the countryside. Our nearest neighbor was over a kilometer away and we had no streetlights. My eyes are a little too light-sensitive, so on a starry clear night with no moon I could indeed still see, bit once I walked beneath the trees my visibility dropped to zero.

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Knowing game design, it’s probably just ‘cheaper’ to add glow and illumination points to said reflections and objects, rather than something processor-heavy like raytracing.

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Cyroselle

I laughed a bit at that!

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It makes the craftable lanterns necessary, and campfires more effective. This can lead to group RP events that feel more real, and a legitimate reason for lanterns to exist as player devices, as well as oil. More props and situations for RP scenario writing leads to greater opportunity.

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And there are even a few people around the world like myself who although not personally dark-skinned, would love to see a lot more dark skin in my fantasy worlds.