Black Desert’s new Shai class launches June 26 – but you can roll one today

    
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If you’re already hoping to roll up an adorable Shai character in Black Desert this summer, there are two things you need to know. First, she’s officially launching on June 26th. And second, you can actually create your Shai starting today and have her all set to go next week. The BDO website exploded today with news of the Shai pre-creation event and all the goodies you can pick up for jumping in early.

“Shai has a taste for all things tricky,” Pearl Abyss says. “Shai throws a powerful Florang, a boomerang-like weapon that hits enemies and always finds its way back to her. For her offhand, she has the mystical Vitclari, a small glowing orb that helps to heal and protect her allies.”

And here’s the official lore explanation for why the Shai looks young.

“Shais do not age like humans. They age considerably slower than humans of the world, and even Valentine, the oldest of the Shais, still looks like he is in his early 20’s even though he is 110 years old by the Elion Calendar! And as the years passed like a leaf floating down the river, the young Shai reached 15 by the Elion Calendar. This is a special age for Shais and marks the first test of becoming an adult.”

Massively OP Black Desert columnist Carlo Lacsina got a hands-on with the new class, so stay tuned for his impressions later today in our regular Desert Oasis column!

Source: Press release, official site, console notes
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Randy Savage

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Utakata

…not sure they lay eggs though.

Maybe before they’re in your fridge eating your ice cream? (They’re welcome to mine’s!) o.O

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agemyth 😩

I love a good lore contrivance to make my need to play as/with child-like avatars in games. /s

Shais do not age like humans. They age considerably slower than humans of the world, and even Valentine, the oldest of the Shais, still looks like he is in his early 20’s even though he is 110 years old by the Elion Calendar! And as the years passed like a leaf floating down the river, the young Shai reached 15 by the Elion Calendar. This is a special age for Shais and marks the first test of becoming an adult.

Wait… They went out of their way to say that and followed it up with the story of the default Shai character basically becoming an “adult” of 15 years old. That’s still too young to be consumed by a dark spirit and be given amnesia and a desire to venture out into the dangerous world (full of creepy internet trolls) alone.

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Sixuality

Someone needs to write an article that somehow involves Shai, lockboxes and Star Citizen. The comments section would be a sight to see.

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Melissa McDonald

Looks cute, I’ll roll one. If only just to have some fun with the character creator.

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Alex Willis

These are full of NOPE.gif for me. BDO already edges a bit too heavily into the creepy sexualization zone, but this is a step too far.

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Eliandal

The only reason I’d go back to roll a Shai, would be to immediately drown her ;)! Two years of listening to that snotty Shai by the docks/storage ensured I feel nothing but hate ( wow, that sounds so wrong ;)! )

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Alex Willis

That creature is just the worst. If I could mute one NPC in any game, it would be that one.

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ForsetiGod

aaaand que the endless stream of disgusting world chat about these children, followed closely by a metric fuck ton of disturbing and gross “fan art”

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Utakata

So…chibi elves? o.O

…as long they come pink and pigtailed optional! <3