“Due to the increased ‘goldseller’ population, we are beginning to put systems in place to suppress their market.”
These words come from the Black Desert Online team, which this morning deployed a patch that includes a couple of measures designed to combat gold selling such as making traded items completely character bound. Servers are currently up:
We're back and live. :)
— Black Desert Online (@BDO_News) March 11, 2016
Daum was also flirting with the idea of increasing the energy cost for using the chat channels, although it’s since backed down on the idea (a message still requires one energy) and says it is monitoring the situation.
Other changes with today’s patch include fixes to mob respawns, an increase in chat channel character limitations, and adding a sound to signify that a player has received a whisper.