Black Desert celebrates two years and three million players in the west

    
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Black Desert isn’t content to celebrate its second western anniversary with just an in-game event and some free stuff, oh no. Today it’s rolled out a brand-new anniversary trailer talking up its key points – including the fact that it now counts three million players in North America and Europe alone.

Such is the big news on the newly revamped official website, which also has a colossal infographic on the occasion. Across both regions, you folks have rolled over seven million toons, died almost 100,000,000 times, and are still obsessed with the Sorceress and Dark Knight classes. The richest players and biggest gankers per region are also exposed!

Happy birthday, Black Desert. That trailer’s down below.

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wratts

I do hear people observing that the 1 count difference in number of PENs and T9’s between the two regions does indicate it might not be true RNG for those. Some people are concerned it’s more “managed scarcity” of those most RNG of RNG achievements

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April-Rain

Probably the best looking MMO out there and played early access but hate the PvP aspect if they was a PvE option I would play it, I am too old for fighting all night and don’t get enjoyment from being ganked as I want to relax and play a mmo my way in the few hours downtime I have.

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socontrariwise

Uhm. The class breakdown shows twice the EXACT same pic (including long numeric/letter coded name). Where is the second pic and which region is it?

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Bionicall

The class breakdown is different for the regions, but the numbers are so similar (and I would guess rounded) that you can’t tell the difference. The order/color is slightly different for say the kunoichi/maehwa, so even though the chart shows them both at 4%, I would read that the NA has slightly more kunoichi (or slightly less maehwa). I did have to magnify my window to be able to tell.

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Melissa McDonald

still the nicest looking MMO out there. They have built a wonderful world to explore.

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Randy Savage

It’s a shame the world looks so good but the characters and armor look too Eastern. I really don’t want to play an anime MMO. But as far as anime MMO’s go, it is the best looking one to date.

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Arktouros

I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the mix of styles. There’s certainly eastern flare on certain classes, but the more medieval western period is fairly represented as well.

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dude dudedude

Ive only been to a few towns so far but all of the land and npcs are deff euro style that I have seen. While there are a mix of euro fantasy and various asian style player characters I don’t think I would call any of them “anime” any more than I would call the various asian teams at the olympics “anime”.

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Randy Savage

There is a mix which makes it better than some other games, but there definitely is an Asian art style influence with characters and armor etc that just turns me off. I like art from all over the world but there’s just something about the “anime” art style that just doesn’t do it for me and I can’t play a game for long if it has even a trace of it.

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Arktouros

2 years after playing still going strong.

By far one of my favorite games of all time and IMO the best sandbox style MMO out there these days. I might not always play it full steam, like right now I’m playing Vermintide 2, but I know when I go back to playing it full time again I’ll come back to a fat payday.

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Alex Malone

Looking at the stats, seems like the EU is better than NA :P

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Xijit

Looking at the rates lower over all player count and time played, but drastically more quests completed and ships built … I should have gone with my gut and rolled on the EU server & dealt with the ping.

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Vunak

EU Playtime + Numbers : Player Deaths is a lot more than NA. So i feel you are incorrect.

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Xijit

Better at actually playing the game instead of just doing gank laps in grind spots.

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Vunak

That makes 0 sense since EU has more Deaths per player and also has a the highest PK player on it. Seems like you have the old case of the grass is always greener.

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Toy Clown

Here’s to 30 more years! BDO’s the only MMO to capture my attention for a long period of time since SWG shut down.

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Scott Leyes

I can’t believe it’s been two years…. it feels like it’s been TEN.

I played early access and a couple of months after launch, but the grind was just too damn much. Seeing some of those numbers above makes me cringe (TRILLIONS of XP? Gold? Oh my god…)

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rocketskates69

I downloaded it last night after not playing since launch and after a couple hours, i uninstalled. I just cant. Money weighs, no real world money ruining the game but, in game silver has weight. I just cant.

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John Mynard

This isn’t my biggest gripe. It takes almost no time to dump excess silver into storage and most vendor and the auction will take directly from storage.

My biggest gripe is that the fashion aspect of the game is completely FUBAR. Dyes are difficult to come by, the cash shop costumes are fantastic, but cost nearly three times what they should, and the default armors frequently look like a burlap sack with a rope tied around the middle.

To be fair, the dye issue can be alleviated by maintaining what is, essentially, a monthly sub. But the costume cost is outrageous and turns me off the game if I think about it too long. I will admit that I spent 1/4 of my BDO life savings, to the tune of nearly 15 million silvers on an armor set that isn’t even close to right for my character class, but it actually looks like something instead of a burlap bag.