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Desert Oasis: Avoiding burnout in Black Desert Online

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Players leaving Black Desert in a tizzy is something of a tradition in the community. It can be for a number of reasons....

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Online should be 2020’s MMO of the year

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Well here we are again, heading to the end of another year. And while many are eager for this year to end, us gamers...

Desert Oasis: So, is the PlayStation 5 an upgrade for Black Desert on console?

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Way back in August, I did a first impression of Black Desert for the PlayStation 4. It was a solid game, but I...

Desert Oasis: Is Black Desert’s lore actually a time-travel narrative?

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In the last edition of Desert Oasis, I wrote about an absolutely dismal week in Black Desert that ultimately ended with...

Desert Oasis: The worst week I’ve ever had in Black Desert Online

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This week, I was planning a third entry on my adventures in Black Desert Mobile, but a few very exasperating incidents happened to...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Mobile is not just a mobile copy of Black Desert

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Last week, I taught my freshman classes basic email etiquette. In a time of distance learning, it's an important skill to teach. We looked...

Desert Oasis: Checking back in on Black Desert Mobile, almost one year later

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It's been a while since I checked in on Black Desert MobileĀ for Desert Oasis. In fact, I haven't really played it since...

Desert Oasis: Our guide to playing Black Desert’s season servers

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The introduction of Black Desert's season servers this summer was my chocolate-in-peanut-butter moment of the year. I didn't know the combination would be...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s outlook in the lead-up to Crimson Desert

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I've played nothing but the Black Desert season servers in the last month. It's such a fresh breath of air, and it's something...

Desert Oasis: How should Black Desert handle class balance?

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Last week, I wrote about how the recent tamer changes in Black Desert resulted in a write-in campaign. Ever since then, I've...

Massive Black Desert nerfs prompt tamer players to action through a letter writing campaign

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As we've previously covered, Black Desert was updated with the PvP changed originally touted during the Heidel Ball last month. Tamer players (

Desert Oasis: Putting Black Desert’s music system in context with other MMOs

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Back in the day, I used to really be into the ukulele. I used to play in open mics and sold them as...

Desert Oasis: Exploring Black Desert’s mysterious O’dylitta region

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With the Heidel ball now a memory, there's much to look forward to inĀ Black Desert Online. Along with a new class...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Hashashin, new server types, PvP changes, and new regions

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I would be lying if I told you that I stayed up late this weekend just so I could hear the executive producer Jae-Hee...

Desert Oasis: Recapping Black Desert’s Heidel Ball, from backstage to balancing

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One of the complications of playing playing Black Desert is that it operates on UTC. Since I live in California, aka the center...

Desert Oasis: Rethinking the Black Desert grindspot debate

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Almost a year ago, I penned a column on grindspot etiquette in MMORPGs. Specifically, I wrote about the commonly accepted etiquette when it...

Desert Oasis: Exploring Black Desert’s guild system, from contracts to drama

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Guilds: one of the quintessential social features of an MMO. Along with grinding, crafting, and partying up, guilds are just one of those things...

Interview: Black Desert on crossplay, the engine, and the future of mobile

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A few weeks ago, we chatted up Pearl Abyss' lead producer Jaehee Kim about some pressing Black Desert questions. Now, I'm not one...
Wake-up bomb.

Desert Oasis: Deep-diving Black Desert’s Musa and Maewha classes

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I think I may be in the minority of people who enjoy being home all day. It gives that much needed time to just...

Desert Oasis: How I’m progressing through Black Desert without spending a dime

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I've been playing Black Desert for quite a while, and in that time I've made a bit of cash and built up a...

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