Black Desert is working on ghillie suit countermeasures

    
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I expected blacker.

Community Q&A sessions are pretty popular these days, but usually they involve developers selecting questions and parceling the answers out accordingly. This Black Desert interview turns that format on its ear. The questions still come from the community, but fan Pvt Wiggles consolidated the questions and then posed them to Rick Van Beem (head of marketing) and CM_Jouska (community manager) directly.

The video is archived from a livestream and runs for about an hour, so if you were hoping for a quick handful of answers with no audio issues whatsoever, we’re sorry to disappoint. The interview does cover a lot of ground just the same, and while there’s no ETA for several features players are waiting for (post-launch classes available in Korea, guild vs. guild, bounty hunting), the interview makes it clear that issues affecting players are being addressed and looked into. That includes the ghillie suit, which is being examined closely and will have its countermeasure from the Korean client brought over as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, designing and implementing content just for the regional client is not possible, but the team is looking into more ways to actively communicate with players. You can watch the full thing just below.

Source: YouTube, Reddit summary; thanks to Kurt and DeadlyAccurate for the tip!
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cures

my new long-term game. So many people, such a lively world. <3

Tithian
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Tithian

melissaheather In the Korean servers the ghillie suit use is very limited, and usually only by outlaws. Which is why people generally pre-emptively PK people wearing the outfit. So it kinda fits your sniper/spy assumption. In the west however everyone seems to own one, since the EU/NA population is generally more tryhard when it comes to pvp.

McSleaz
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McSleaz

arktourosx  “then I have a macro gather water for me”
Pretty sure using macros to play the game for you is against the TOS & you sir, are a cheater.

arktourosx
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arktourosx

cheesybites76 I’m in the same boat as you with disposable income, and shop doesn’t even rank in my top 10 issues with BDO :)

arktourosx
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arktourosx

dragonherderx When you’re busy fighting things already, the last thing you got time to do is spot a guy who’s messing around without a nameplate over their name.  People present this crystal clear picture every time like you’re just out hunting out in a plains area with no trees or bushes and nothing going on rather than the more realistic scenario if hunting in one of the most heavily wooded areas in the game and it can be hard to spot them when you got other things going on already.
If no one had a nameplate, no one would be complaining.  The issue specifically is you can swipe your credit card and remove your nameplate and that’s only available in the cash shop.  If they made a potion you could conceal your name the complaints would disappear over night.
The biggest group of people you missed are people like myself who aren’t whining about the item but at the same time aren’t buying it’s not pay to win nonsense.  It just factually is.  If you want to argue how little or how much pay to win it is, that’s totally great, but at the end of the day it still is.  Is it going to guarantee you win 100% of your fights?  No.  Does it still provide an advantage over those who show their nameplates?  Absolutely.

cheesybites76
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I thought the game was pretty fun during the Beta.  What killed the experience for me wasn’t anything to do with the CS, although it’s easy for me to say that since I have disposable income.  What ran me away was issues like the abhorrent pop-in, graphical things that have been fixed for ten years now yet still were present here.
Like I said, I don’t have much of an opinion on the CS since my experience is limited, but it just seems to me like this is, overall, a very advanced and beautiful game that is being drug down by some very old, antiquated, and user-unfriendly decisions and systems. Just my O.

dragonherderx
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TadSaine Akami Westernization is a term that has popped up instead of them saying localization for some reason. Western audiences take to diff story lines etc, you need to make dialogue not sound weird among other things etc. It’s a stupid term that basically means “making it in non asian regions and making sense for those languages and markets”

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McSleaz Akami  100 extra stamina, jumping higher, 10% xp boost. that is literally it, ohh and hiding your name plate, being able to swim faster / further and not scaring fish when swimming, ohh and lower wear on weapon… You get stamina by running around in world anyways (so long as you don’t rely heavily on the horse) and it can quickly be in favor of someone without a cash shop costume if the cash shop person relied on their horse a crap ton and the non cash shop person didn’t… Frankly the people up in arms probably don’t even actively play the game or if they do do not understand the stats etc.

dragonherderx
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dragonherderx

McSleaz thickenergy The costumes give stamina, xp buff, and make you jump higher. The amount of stamina it actually gives you is enough for HALF of a dodge/teleport etc… People complaining about the stats on cash shop costumes are idiots plain and simple as that. None of the stats gained are anything you can’t get by just running around a little on your own. Ohh ohh i forgot you can jump higher cuz that’s so going to help you. Thickenergy is someone that doesn’t quite understand the stats the items even give so you’ll have to forgive him. The only stats that the cash shop items give you are trivial things PERIOD. Even hiding the name is freaking TRIVIAL as all hell.

You can counter the argument of people being able to grief without you seeing the guild / player name (your death is shown who killed you btw after)  by also stating that you cannot find a guild to start harassing or declare war on them so you don’t build up negative karma abusing the guild war system. The entire premise of hiding your name is doable while crouching or crawling as well and someone could easily get the drop on you when they are doing either of those. A ranged class could be flagged behind you and also get the drop so shall we make all classes have to be melee range ALL the time as a result of that then too? That is what i’d like to know from these whiners complaining about it. Ohh a couple whiny twits on reddit. 

The ghillie suit has counter measures that ARE not cash shop items and can be crafted later on…

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Bluetouchpaper Blinkenn it gives no advantage other than first attack and that’s if you aren’t paying attention..Look there are a generation of us that actually had PVP when name tags didn’t exist at all and we had 0 problem pvp’ing..It’s now a problem because the overtly casual players have invaded every freaking game they can and then whine and try to get changes only to abandon when they get their way… 

No real pvp’ers have issues with the ghillie suit and I’m someone that has for the most part abhorred open world PVP how it is handled in most modern MMORPGs. Something that hides your name plate doesn’t really count as an advantage cuz hey if you suck at pvp you are still likely to lose.