Black Desert offers new swimwear for players in its latest patch

    
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You can see the pain in the lines of her smile.
Based on geography and weather patterns, it is probably hot where you live right now if you live in the United States. Quite possibly unusually hot, even! Your characters in Black Desert might not complain about the heat, but they can at least help you live vicariously through them with the new swimsuit options, allowing you to replace underwear with something more suitable to beach-diving. There’s a screenshot contest too, if you’re so inclined.

The patch also adds in new fixes to Accuracy for summoned creatures, new adjustments to sailboat gear, and an array of balance tweaks throughout the game. If, however, you’re not too interested in any of that and mostly just want to get ready for the next big launch for the game when it arrives on consoles, a recent press release confirms that it’s slated for this fall, so it’s not that far off! No word yet if you’ll be able to get yourself in a swimsuit right away, though.

Source: Official Site, Pearl Abyss press release
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Castagere Shaikura

This is the stupid stuff about mmo’s i really hate. This crap is for 12 year old’s and pervs. I never have played mmo’s for this kind of crap. I don’t want to see half naked characters at all running around the game world. Why do devs waste time doing this stuff. Is there a huge call for this in mmo’s.

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camren_rooke

I’ve always felt MMO’s were, at their heart, a violent game of Dress Up Dolly. So yeah, I think there is a call for such.

I like being able to have different outfits and costumes, swimwear included.

At four times over 12 I guess I fall in the other category. :)

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Arktouros

I don’t mind when it’s done right and, so far, this has been pretty okay in BDO.

For example the swimsuits can only be turned on in safe zones (towns, etc) and while swimming under water. You’re not going to see people zipping around the battlefield or fighting area with their 2 piece bikini going on. Conversely the outfit that can be worn in those scenarios are relatively modest beach attire consisting of a swim suit covered by sheer draping over it with a summer hat or fedora.

So while there are still certainly some revealing attire, BDO actually has a fair number of options in it’s game to cover up and it’s certainly not the flesh parade of games like TERA or even ArcheAge.

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camren_rooke

You say ‘TERA FLESH PARADE’ like it’s a bad thing.

/e adjusts plate mail bikini armor

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Arktouros

haha not my cup of tea, but I don’t think this is in particularly bad taste

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Jack Pipsam

I once saw someone on Reddit describe TERA as “a dress-up game with combat elements”, when you take it in that context, I can’t get too mad about it. People enjoy it for that.

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kjempff

Got me a warning on mmorpg dot com for calling the game … Barbie Doll Online. So I will def. not do that again. Barbie Doll Online is a very disrespectful term, so don’t use the term Barbie Doll Online.. just saying.

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rafael12104

Lol! This is news.

I’m tired of running around in this towel.

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camren_rooke

Isn’t that Blade and Soul? Not BDO?

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rafael12104

Lol. They get bathrobes? And I will be right over.

Yes, a bit of sarcasm regarding the bathing suit news. ;)

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rafael12104

Lol. Pretty close. Just give them time.

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Arktouros

It’s been 2+ years in NA and much longer in KR, how much more time do we need to give them? ;)

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Utakata

They should all do it Conan Exiles style and make it a full on birthday suit. Even sell in the cash shop as such, lol! o.O

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camren_rooke

Hans Christian Anderson would be so pleased.

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Toy Clown

I’m loving the swimsuits! Pearl Abyss responded to player’s request for swimsuits a few years ago as something they wouldn’t do, so it’s nice to see that hard stance disappear. They also have swim speed on them with the outfit, and it’s nearly as fast as the shark suit. I couldn’t bring myself to wear that silly-looking thing. Now I’m really happy! They also have some neat fluff wearables for the character and your mount as prizes at the Terrmian Waterpark that’s obtained by playing the attractions.

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Jack Pipsam

Having swimming speed/stats be affected by swimwear is such a no-brainer, i’m surprised it isn’t done more often.

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Arktouros

Big fan of the new costume, can now wander around the world in flip flops, lose shorts/shirt and a fedora in my old man wizard body!

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Sally Bowls

What are these “swimsuits” you are talking about? weird

https://www.sfgate.com/lifestyle/article/Nude-beaches-on-the-California-coast-11200464.php

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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camren_rooke

Not sure if the artist of the original picture intended it but her face doesn’t have that ‘I’m happy to be here.’ look.

There is a bit of pain behind her eyes.

It’s not just me is it?

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Mewmew

You mean that “They’re forcing me to dress up in this swimsuit and smile” look? Yeah, he captured that somehow :D

I’m confused about what Sweetleaf’s edit is supposed to mean though.

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camren_rooke

That’s the look.

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Bryan Correll

This happy little fellow is the black spirit who accompanies you in BDO.

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Toy Clown

I’m not picking that up at all. It is possible she was inspired by fashion models in the real world. :3

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There is a bit of pain behind her eyes…

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camren_rooke

Oh my. Had to look that one up.

A meme from 2011…such a simpler time.

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Utakata

Kinda reminds me of Aphex Twin’s Windowlicker video. o.O

(Er…NSFW for whoever looks that up!)

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camren_rooke

I watched that video and I found out some things about myself.

Yes I did.

/e sheds a tear, you can’t tell if from joy or sadness.