Black Desert explains how both of its cash shops will work

    
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Black desert, yellowish beach, SAME DIFF.

Black Desert rep Belsazar has posted a lengthy missive from the Pearl Abyss developers explaining the details of the game’s cash shop and announcing that the date for closed beta 2 will be posted next week.

Black Desert will actually have two cash shops: The Cash Shop (for Pearl purchases) and the Mileage Shop (for miles purchases). Pearls are the game’s core cash currency, whereas you’ll pick up “100 miles per day for logging onto any of your characters.” There’s a giant chart showing which items will be sold in each; it includes everything from storage to stable expansions and cosmetics to gear. It will not be possible to sell cash shop items on the marketplace at launch.

Belsazar further explains that the energy system, leveling curve, player trading, and group rewards are under review. Of note, the devs are tweaking the karma system to better balance open PvP and help “to create a paradigm shift away from ‘ganking’ (random killing without particular reason) towards bounty hunting (killing for a reason).”

Source: Official forums. Thanks, Cotic, Kinya, and Leiloni!
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theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Excellent, I bought the mid range pack thingy just around when CB1 ended, glad to hear soon I should be able to try this out in CB2 :)

VK13RZ
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VK13RZ

Smiggins The cash shop doesn’t have anything game breaking in it (besides resurrect potions but right now I’m expecting there will be a hefty cooldown). The mileage shop is quite a good solution for the west. It doesn’t require money. Anything that was pay to win was moved there, not accessible with actual money, but by playing time (play to win). 
Splitting up the player base doesn’t seem like an easy solution. The dynamics of two play styles in one world is what makes the world go round. Also many of us enjoy both at once.
PvP is mostly based around territory and resource control. Guilds are the big deal in this game. Plots of land like villages, cities, castles, etc. go up for grabs once a week on their respective days. So if your guild holds a city, on saturday it’ll be up for grabs so you have to prepare to defend it. That city gives you guild access to the taxes made from the localized auction house among other things (someone correct me if I’m wrong here.)
There is plenty of reason to pvp. I worry about how to make the bounty system work and be fun without it being exploitable, but it still seems like a cool idea, and just another way to engage in pvp with an incentive.

Robert80
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Robert80

Leilonii Robert80  Yeah, PKs will just use it as a swift chance to win-trade and get back to killing the PvE players.  It’s not even worth consideration as it stands.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

So Im guessing no PVE and PVP servers? So dumb. Such an easy solution.

And 2 cashshops, 2 reasons not to play.

MrEllis
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MrEllis

It seems like only one real cash shop, but the mechanics behind that also seem pretty sketch. Cash shops already prey on how folks work and think, adding a bunch of game mechanics to exploit this always turns me off a game. My mild interest has turned into apathy.

cheesybites76
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Siphaed  All true, but as you said, much of it is still up in the air.  I would worry about having possible p2w aspects in a game where the end-game seems to be almost entirely focused on “open-world” pvp.

cheesybites76
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cheesybites76

blackcat7k No kidding.  The attitude of entitlement, especially here in the West, is truly dumbfounding.  For some unexplained reason, many gamers seem to think that they “deserve” AAA-level products for zero dollars.

Miffi
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Miffi

Shamancard Miffi SingAson Then use your log ing rewards on rev pots and youll have the same ‘advantage’.

Miffi
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Miffi

Shamancard Miffi ausj3w3l Oh dear god, its not a SECOND cash shop. Its a LOGIN reward. LOG IN! There are NO advantages with their cash shop. The only POTENTIAL is the rev pot and use can still get the from the MILLAGE shop, which is the free LOG IN shop. Learn and read before you trash talk. Get your fact straight.

Shamancard
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Shamancard

Miffi ausj3w3l How many have 2 cash shops, how many are free in all world and here b2p, how many have preorders like a founders from a f2p game, how many have cash shop with advantages ingame?