Black Desert takes nodes and conquest offline for a new ruleset

    
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When Black Desert updates on July 18th, new rules for Node and Conquest Wars will be getting rolled out along with the other changes. In order to facilitate this, the developers are ending the current battles for conquest on July 14th, which is this Sunday. The conflict will remain unavailable until July 22nd, when players can once again resume the fine art of smashing one another in the face to gain control of the landscape.

The official announcement does not mention what these changes will be, but as an international game players already suspect that it’s going to be the ruleset Korean players have been dealing with for some time. The down side is that these rules are almost universally reviled on the Korean servers, so the thread is full of people begging the developers to not make this change. So this may not be a case of players eagerly anticipating the wars resuming on July 22nd, in other words.

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Rhime

July 14th-Saturday.

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Roger Melly

Always thought I might give this a try but I’ve been waiting for a male archer class , Still waiting .

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Sean Smith

Male archer class is the next class coming: it’s been datamined in the client already.

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Godnaz

I haven’t logged into BDO in a year but this is interesting. No more zerg guild battles for nodes. A 20 player cap has been implemented for each GvG guild involved. Guilds can no longer own more than one major node (if I’m reading this correctly). Nodes are reset more often so other guilds have a more frequent chance to contest a node. Guilds are categorized as competitive or non-competitive.

The Korean notes are washy but it looks like smaller guilds benefit from this a lot more. A vocal sect of BDO is certainly not happy about the changes as they like the power struggle meta just the way it is. I can see many big guilds with geared 60’s leaving the game because of this. On the flip side, this will open up a new PvP meta for BDO. One that (on paper) appears healthier.

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jay

Sadly PA almost never listens to the american/eu playerbase. We may as well not exist in their minds it seems. I understand wanting to unify the majority of the code together, making it easy to do updates etc. But one would think they also don’t want to kill off the remaining population with an update that they already know is unpopular.

It’s like SWG CU all over again. :(

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jay

P.S. At least ESO has new content i have not played yet if they do go live with this update, so there’s that! :)