Black Desert revamps Node Wars and ports the North American servers today


Black Desert’s promised Node Wars revamp is upon us this week even as the North American servers are on a journey to a new home in the central US.

First, Node Wars: Pearl Abyss has streamlined the Node Wars system, basically a territory-based PvP system that sees guilds attacking and defending forts.

“The new Node Wars reimagines the PvP mode by introducing new systems and UI, which not only lowers the barrier of entry but also allows players to focus better on combat, revamping the battle dynamic entirely,” the studio says. It’s simplified the process for actually setting up siege weaponry and buildings, made resurrecting during sieges easier to recover from, and boosted the rewards from Node Wars.

“The preparation process for installing strategic auxiliary buildings has been simplified. The buildings, vehicles, and siege weapons – including flame towers, Hwacha, cannons, and elephant nurseries – can now be purchased from the Guild Military Supply Manager in each town. This can be done by any guild member regardless of position.

“Resurrection is also streamlined and improved. When a player dies during battle, they can now select a town in which to resurrect and quickly rejoin the battlefield. If they die with their mount (horse), it resurrects with them! “Outposts” such as the “Indomitable Flag” and the “Guild Galley Ship” open up unique resurrection tactics, enabling players different locations in which to reappear, instead of the nearest town.

“Node War rewards have expanded. In addition to receiving tax income from the territory where the occupied fort is located, guilds can receive special buffs or guild funds (in-game currency). When players win in a territory group that includes Calpheon or Kamasylvia, they increase the chance of obtaining items in that area by up to 20% for a week. And players also will receive ‘personal rewards’, such as Gold Bars and other powerful items.”

And second, as previously explained, Pearl Abyss is moving the North American servers today to somewhere in the north-central United States, in an effort to equalize the pings of the people who actually play the game from Oceania to Canada. Yesterday, the team did warn that the servers could be down as long as six hours.

Source: Press release, official site
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