Black Desert’s spring patch spawns cherry blossom events

    
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Today’s Black Desert patch isn’t a massive one, but it’s going to be welcomed by anyone sick unto death of winter.

Yep, the update heralds the “awesome cherry blossom event” and a terrible-wonderful punny graphic. Too cute.

Beginning today and running through April 12th, players will be able to log in and claim up to five cherry blossoms per day, depending on how long they play. The blossoms can be turned in in chunks for everything from memory frags and black stones to specific bits of gear.

There’s also a seed event to look forward to: Players can purchase one cherry blossom seed per day with loyalty and cultivate a whole herd of permanent cherry blossom trees on their housing plots. Actually sounds pretty!

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AGx-07_162

I was tempted for a fraction of a second with the rewards and then I remembered the RNG based upgrade system for armor and weapons and wen’t back to “F*** this game”.

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Andy McAdams

I have cherry blossoms tattooed on my shoulder – I love them.

I want to love this game so much, even more because of this but I just … cant get passed the character creation not doing it for me.

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Melissa McDonald

it’s got the best character creator yet seen, essentially. what don’t you like about it?

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Andy McAdams

You are kind of locked into the archetypes – the wizard is an old man and you can work really hard to make him look less like an old man. The functionality of the character creator is really nuanced, but they put these silly restrictions like “My Wizard always has to look and wizened … or middle aged and wizened,” and I’m not a big fan of gender locking.

I got 2 different 7-day trials, and while the node system was really awesome and it felt like a really great world, I just didn’t feel the visceral connection with my avatar, which was really important to me in a game. I feel like if I had more freedom to create an avatar that was closer to what I wanted, I might have been more engaged.

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Pepperzine

I agree with you Serrenity. It’s almost like an Illusion of having the most extensive character creation system. You have all these nuanced sliders, but they are constrained in a very limiting way based on the class you chose. Why can’t my wizard be bulkier? Is there a weight limit on casting magic?

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HNN

“make him look less like an old man”

I believe you can make a younger version of him now in NA but not 100% sure. http://www.dualshockers.com/2016/10/11/black-desert-online-reveals-young-wizard-in-new-awakening-trailer-and-screenshots/

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AGx-07_162

It’s one of the best in many ways but also one of the worst all the same. For all the adjustments you can me, your character will almost always still look like the class it belongs to.

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Greaterdivinity

Hope this comes with pretty graphical changes like the Winter event did. I loved all the screenshots/gifs that poured out of the Black Desert reddit at that time, was definitely a welcome change from the usual affair that cesspool produces : P

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Tanek

I can say that last year they did a very nice job on the trees.

I think I understand why they changed the event this way, but only buying one seed per account per day (and only for the house item) rather than getting them by gathering, it seems we might not see as many of them being grown.

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silverlock

Yeah it’s to bad, it was a fun event last year and this change seems less fun. Well even if I was still actively playing I have all the cherry trees I could ever need for my house.

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Alfredo Garcia

Yeah, the inside of my house already looks like a cherry orchard. Which isn’t a bad thing, but the seeds were very common. Apparently far more so than was intended if these changes are anything to judge by.

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Tithian

The trees in Heidel at least (well, the Cherries at least) are in full bloom. I don’t know if they have anything else planned though.