Black Desert Korea promises playable dark elves, ocean content

    
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We got much more out of last week’s Daum interviews and press conferences than major release dates for the next class pairs and Awakening/Valencia updates over here in the west. The South Korean conference announced a whole new batch of content for the game, which we can only assume will eventually trickle over to us.

I’m sorry, Justin, but it’s elves.

Yes, this summer a new elf-themed landmass called Silvia Camara will pop up in the Korean version of the game, complete with playable dark elves. Following that content will be a dwarf-and-giant-themed wintry landmass. Fancy the pirate’s life? Daum’s promised a huge new ocean area complete underwater content, naval combat, merchant vessels, and a sailing life skill. You can also expect new Awakenings for Ninja, Kunoichi, Wizard, and Witch. Tier 9 mounts round out the best bits of the planned content schedule, and yes, elf fiends: There’s a unicorn and pegasus.

In other news, MMO Culture reports that Daum, which is owned by South Korean gaming company Kakao, has been merged with Nzin, Kakao’s other gaming subsidiary. The site posits that the multi-platform Nzin, aims to continue expanding globally positioned against other Korean giants like NCsoft and Nexon.

Source: Inven, Reddit, Dulfy, Steparu, MMO Culture. With thanks to MikeyMoo, Unicorn, Leiloni, and Winterskorn.
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Rozyn blackcat7k zyrusticae What Pearl Abyss is doing is pushing a much stronger creative direction than a typical MMO… while “you” are creating your character’s own story, the vision of what you are in their universe is how they define it. It’s very Tolkien-inspired, in fact. I find I am preferring that, and having customization within that direction.

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Rozyn I am speechless at that too, fwiw. Black Desert is a AAA MMORPG, period. Being Korean doesn’t mean it’s not AAA folks.

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See Pearl Abyss is reading MO! We voted Elf Butts time and time again so now we’re getting more Elf Butts!

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blackcat7k Rozyn zyrusticae No, it sounds like I’m saying gender and race locking is stupid because it automatically restricts people right from the get-go. Right now each class gets 5 base faces, spread that out over all the classes and you have a lot more variety without any extra art effort on their part – although some more animation work, but I think less than people are acting like.
I also don’t understand how you’re literally calling BDO a low-budget cash shop game and no one blinks an eye. Even I give it more credit than that.

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HDHarris Layfon I loved it too, just as I loved underwater content in EQ2.  Adds fun to the game.

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Wratts Rustybladez Mine too.  Green elf shot the food!

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PurpleCopper fond memories of ganking that P.A.B. dark elf that killed me once outside of east commons I think it was in original EverQuest… what was his name… B’dorn B’dinn or something.  As soon as I was strong enough I used to hunt him just for sport.  But he started it…

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blackcat7k Rozyn zyrusticae Hey, add Dark Elves (per this article), Otters, Trolls/goblins, etc., a dwarf race, and you almost got EverQuest.  ;)

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zyrusticae Wandris Rozyn I agree it’s not best way to do it, but i’m also lucky that the Sorceress not only fits my style perfectly, but that it was the perfect model for me to create my avatar from and I really like the end result.

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ManastuUtakata Lethality zyrusticae I kinda think they followed them pretty closely? the game particularly.  but let’s face it the trilogy of movies (not the terrible hobbit ones) were as faithful and respectful as we had any right to hope for… they had bloody Sindarin elvish with subtitles… ! hey!