Black Desert cancels spring season server, plans ‘growth server’ for newbies instead

Plus: BDO Mobile finally gets the Shai

    
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There’s a ton of Black Desert PC info rolling out this afternoon. First up: Seasons are about to go away for spring break, literally. With the conclusion of the winter season on March 31st, Olvia toons will become regular toons and Olvia will convert to a special server for newbies and returnees, intended to help them catch-up to the current meta. But Pearl Abyss has confirmed on the official forums that there won’t be a new spring season server. “This does not mean seasons are gone forever,” the studio says, so we presume they might return in the summer.

The studio has enabled a “guild gear rental” system, the cherry blossom festival has returned, and the Secret of the Hexahedron and Sage’s Ancient Kyve events have begun. PC players should definitely check out the whole patch notes, and stay tuned for our detailed breakdown of everything in Desert Oasis tomorrow.

Meanwhile, over on the mobile side of the game, players are finally getting their bard on with the release of the adorable auto-ascended Shai class. “As you know, Shai’s release plans were changed last February to March 23 so as to release the latest version of the character,” PA reminds fans. “We will continue doing our best to release the latest character versions and balances in the future as well. Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy adventuring with Shai!”

Finally, console players are a few away from their launch of the brand-new Sage class as precreation continues.

Source: PC, forums, Mobile, console
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Daedalus Zweifelt

I’m new just tried this because of the new class looks cool but since j play this without reading anything probably made many newbie mistakes.

honestly the monthly pack is a bit steep, since it 30day fixed probably people like me who just want to try the game probably only play until the newbie reward ends, i really hope with this change at least they try to change the way value pass work, at least give option to say instead of 30 day pass with the same price you can opt for 14 ticket of 24h pass or the so called mythical day pass that does not exist in some server .

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Syrath Xaj

Not a fan of getting rid of Seasonal Servers. In particular right after giving the game away free on steam and the transferring of ones account has drawn a lot of new players in. They were generally told play on the seasonal server but wait for the next one since there isn’t much time left. Now there is no new seasonal and their time for the Olvia server will be up soon.
They are more likely to just stop playing, the same with returning players.

It could’ve been mitigated some with an announcement with the Sage announcement so people could plan. One thing is for sure you need to plan with BDO. Most of the community responses I’ve seen in game and on the forums are disappointed with this change. Minus the ones who think returning/new players shouldn’t get any catch up mechanics.

For returning and new players caught in this lurch they would be better leaving for at least 30 days and come back so they can play on Olvia at least but at that point why would they come back?

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Jetra_Virsai

It’s stuff like this that has Kakao as a…tolerable company for the most part. Pretty sure they believe in their product or they would not being giving it the attention they have.

Sure, cash shop is predatory as all hell, but the game is fun enough on its own that I’m not against buying some stuff. It’s only the super-hyper competitive group that complain about the practices.

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mimicx10

Does Kakao even have anything to do with BDO any longer?

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Jetra_Virsai

Thought it reverted to them, may have gone to PA, I don’t remember despite doing the merge.

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Arktouros

Kakao was BDO’s publisher for NA/EU. PA develops and publishes the game in other regions.

It reverted back to PA who took over publishing recently.

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SwordBreaker35

I think it´s good they try to get people to catch up im not sure what´s the best way to do it and im not saying this is a good way to do it. But still not matter how you do it you will have does with no life that spent 1000 hours grinding that will bitch and moan how unfair it is.

Well no one asked you to spend 1000 hour grinding and no one asked you to grind you decided to do it for your self, be proud that you did while others take the easy why out.

Also something to note not every one has the time to grind for 1000. When you get a job you will understand how nice it is to be able to compete with does who have to much time even if have 10 hours a week to spear.