Black Desert is keeping energy potions out of the cash shop

    
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The first Black Desert beta test has happened, and the developers are taking in feedback and making changes. What does that mean? Well… change, obviously. The first set of changes being shown to players is a set of shifts to the game’s current party systems. Players previously felt like there was too much of a penalty for forming groups and killing stronger enemies, so the experience rates have been adjusted to make players feel more rewarded for grouping and taking down powerful opponents.

The energy system has also been changed somewhat. Processing materials in the North American version requires energy, which is a balance mechanism to avoid flooding the market, but it can really slow down play at lower levels. To avoid potential issues, Energy Potions are not going to be sold in the game’s cash shop, and a new system is being explored to allow players to store and resell energy. The net effect should be beneficial for both lower-level players and higher-level ones, as well as keeping the overall environment more balanced.

Source: Official Forums; thanks to Kinya for the tip!
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StevenWilliams3
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StevenWilliams3

RaminMohammad Runescape’s economy has evolved and balanced slowly over time for over a decade. It’s hard to create a balanced ingame economy around launch nowadays.

That, and RuneScape’s economy consists of commodities, gear, and cosmetic/rare items. If RuneScape had fortress ownership, siege warfare, and open-world housing/rentals as a main feature, then the economy would have to be different.

That, and RS has its own share of “pay-to-win” problems, like bonds and treasure keys (RS’s down-to-earth version of Gachapons).

Ironwu
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Ironwu

Talk is cheap.  The whole point of this sort of ‘energy’ scam is to get people to spend RL $ in a massive Pay-To-Play/Pay-To-Win scheme.  Now, they may not be ‘planning’ to sell Energy directly in the Cash Shop, but you can bet there will be some sort of second tier or third tier items that are sold in the Cash Shop that can then be turned around into Energy, either directly or indirectly.

zyrux
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zyrux

SpaceOdyssey  magic cash shop in a B2P game, while same game is free to play in all world.

zyrux
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zyrux

Etcher  Seems Archeage community moves to Black Desert, may be is time to back Archeage.

zyrux
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zyrux

mmonerd  They learned too and they want to do same thing. We still dont know if cash shop goes p2w beacuse they keep as secret to the end (like in archeage) but there are some features wich can give advantages to visa players.

Shamancard
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Shamancard

Etcher Housing wasnt instanced at first and was like in Archeage, now is 100% instanced and unlimited for all players, no sense in a pseudo-sandbox

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Shamancard

mmonerd As you can see, still people didnt learn. Preorders like a founders packs from a f2p with cash shop inside and now potions can be used for sell.

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Shamancard

RaminMohammad It works in Archeage ($$$ for company/publisher), people will spend real money in cash shop for sell items and get ingame currency then buy energy potions from others players/bots. Give advantage and that is the response to all people who ask for this in forums.

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Shamancard

SpaceOdyssey They cant, surley you can make ingame currency with cash shop then buy energy pots to others players/bots. As in Archeage is a p2w feature.

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JinxysKaru mmonerd They have stated that they are removing any items felt to be p2w. About the only other concern at the moment for most people is whether or not costumes will be a sellable commodity.