Black Desert’s Reddit community erupts over Pearl Abyss’ datamining suppression

    
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So how do you feel about dataminers? One player apparently datamined a significant chunk of info about Black Desert’s so-called hidden stats, posting everything to the game’s subreddit to finally end arguments over what those stats entail. But Pearl Abyss¬†(the Korean developer, not the western publisher Kakao) put an end to it, requesting that the mods remove it, and one did just that.

In the midst of player uproar over what the community perceived as independent mods doing a Korean studio’s dirty work, the moderating team on the BDO sub told players that while it had been removed by an over-eager junior mod, the mods were suppressing the information until such time as Pearl Abyss could confirm or deny whether the datamined info could by used to “bypass anti-cheat safeguards and/or manipulate the client in ways that haven’t been done before,” which is a bit of a head-scratcher. The mods also casually mention, for some reason, their desire to stay in Pearl Abyss’ good graces for the purposes of running contests and events on the sub, giving opponents a sackful of ammo.

And for all that, the information is very much publicly available on a different sub where PA seemingly has no reach.

As MOP commenter Arktouros points out, earlier this year Pearl Abyss publicly threatened dataminers and anyone who distributes datamined information with legal action. It is not clear whether those threats have any teeth.

Source: Reddit. With thanks to Arktouros!
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