Black Desert patch heralds the start of Valencia sieges, bans another round of cheaters


Valencia Sieges will begin this Sunday, according to Black Desert Online’s most recent patch notes. That should give players a few days to prepare for the brutal siege warfare that is spreading throughout the game.

Yesterday’s patch contained a buffet bar of smaller items, although there was a batch of changes made to guild mounts that should be noted. Guilds can now use elephants without owning a guild house, for starters, and there is a new injury system for guild mounts that has to be taken into account when riding these beasts into battle.

The patch also wants to keep players on their toes when dealing with terminology: “Shuriken have been renamed as kunai, and ninja star have been renamed shuriken.”

In other Black Desert news, Kakao says it’s banned another round of cheaters.

Greetings Adventurers,

In the past we have made our stance on the use of Third Party Software very clear, simply put they will not be tolerated in Black Desert. Yesterday we launched another banwave, specifically removing players who used this type of software in an effort to maintain the integrity of the game.

With previous ban waves, there have been questions asking us if these actions are temporary, and we want to reiterate that they are in fact permanent.  Such action is not taken lightly; we go through an exhaustive investigation process and once we have confirmed the use of cheating software, players found in violation of the rules are removed.

As we have worked through our logs and refined the process, we have been able to not only catch those who were actively cheating at the time, but review older logs to find those who did so to get ahead and then stopped in order to remain hidden, with their ill gotten gains.  These individuals will not be exempt from our policies either, and can expect to be removed from the game.

Based on these efforts, with support from you and all of our Community, we have seen the closure of many cheat software providers.  While we do not find pleasure in removing players from the game, the overwhelming feedback from you was that we must take a strong stance to protect honest players and promote a fair, competitive gaming environment.

The realization of our Hacker Hunt Initiative, and our overall campaign to keep Black Desert secure has been a success, in no small way, due to every player who supported us. We will continue with all diligence to maintain the quality and environment you help set forth.

We thank all of you who have supported us in these efforts. We do this for our players and hope you continue to enjoy the game as it was intended to be played.”

Source: Patch notes
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