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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 Mobile 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 in 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...

Desert Oasis: A guide to getting started with Black Desert’s lifeskill system

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For pretty much all of my MMO-gaming career, I avoided anything involving crafting, gathering, and cooking. If the problem can't be solved with a...

Desert Oasis: How Pearl Abyss can guarantee Shadow Arena succeeds

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Hands down, Shadow Arena is my favorite battle royale. But just because I've written so many glowing words of accolades for the game...

Desert Arena: First impressions of Shadow Arena, the Diet Black Desert of battle royales

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Did someone just cast Arcane Echo? Because this'll be our second piece on Shadow Arena this week, following its deep-dive by our...

Desert Oasis: Understanding Black Desert’s Black Spirit

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When Black Desert first released stateside back in 2016, I wasn't interested. At the time, I was deeply invested in running Guild Wars...

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