Black Desert Online explains the intent of the Adventure Log and Dark Rift

    
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Jae-hee Kim, executive producer for Black Desert Online, has penned a letter to provide some context for the recent additions of Bartali’s Adventure Log and Dark Rift boss monster fights, which are both meant to (ideally) make things more interesting for those running around the world of Calpheon.

In the case of the Adventure Log, the intention is to provide new activities and challenges for players of all levels, as well as give players a better look at the activities the game offers. The feature also provides an answer to the problem of players avoiding entire quest lines.

As for Dark Rift battles, these look to offer advancement for players who don’t have a lot of time to spend in BDO while also making defeating monsters less tedious: Dark Rift monsters don’t disappear after a certain amount of time, dying to these bosses does not incur a death penalty or reset the creature’s HP, and plans are in place to make the Dark Rift boss weaker as time passes, letting those with lower AP take a swing while receiving the same rewards.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

I’m taking a year off. I needed a solid break from the game. Can’t wait to be excited to log in again after a year.

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Toy Clown

I know those feels! I log in once a quarter to take advantage of the new / returning player rewards. You get free pets, inventory space, value packs and other things and I’ll play through new content then.

But don’t forget to log in during the anniversary next month. Usually get some really good stuff.

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rafael12104

Hmm. Better log back into BD and see what is going on.

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3dom

First task in the Adventure Log add +3 hitpoints – when a character has 3k hitpoints. Quest design team in BDO is the most clueless game devs I’ve seen.

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Toy Clown

At end game, it’s hard to get upgrades the higher you go. Some people have hit the top end of gear as well. This system is actually decent as it gives you a small edge when you finish all 10 steps.

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Arktouros

The Adventure Log is a positive addition to the game. There’s also other things they’re adding along those lines like a global quest counter with some pretty big rewards so if you don’t avoid quests you get some nice stuff as well.

Dark Rifts are also pretty nice. Basically every X amount of time one can trigger on your account either offline or online. They drop some pretty nice gear all around, boss level accessories. Nice little addition to the game.

However right now the big worry is the Central Market coming on Wedsnesday when prices will be able to fluctuate and be increased much more easy. It’s still not a free economy, but other regions have shown prices are going to get pretty out of control pretty quickly.

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Toy Clown

I have to eat my words about BDO not putting out PvE content. :) However, I really would like to do the Dark Rifts, but none have popped for me since the patch and its left me scratching my head.

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Arktouros

From what I have been able to figure out is, if an account has done the pre-req quest (which is just talk to the Black Spirit on a 56+ Awakened character), then every X hours you have a chance to spawn a Dark Rift. This occurs whether or not you are online or offline or on a lower level character or higher level character. So for example I was traveling to turn in my fish from overnight this morning and it spawned for me despite being on my 49 fishing alt. So it’s just random and some people get more ticks and some people get less ticks.

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7thRankedNoob

Heh, that is so BDO … even the quests are RNG now. Next you know, Dark Rifts will be in the store. “Buy this wand and a Dark Rift will pop immediately!” :) I like the addition of the rifts but the RNGness of them popping sorta sucks

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Arktouros

Yea there’s already tinfoil theories on whether or not spending more money on the cash shop triggers more rifts for people.

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Xijit

you have been able to buy boss scrolls in the cash shop since the game launched, for both cash shop Pearls & Loyalty points.

At level 56+, you can pretty much solo most of them with ease.

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Toy Clown

I did the quest after the patch was released, then read around the forums to find out about the same information. I look forward to doing the content when it finally does spring! I like the idea of logging in, chasing some of those mobs and logging off since I don’t get much playtime with BDO at this stage.