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Desert Oasis: Hunting for the best grindspots in Black Desert

Of all things, the one thing about Black Desert that everyone can agree on is that there's a grind. Players who choose this...
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Pearl Abyss takes over for Nexon and NCsoft as the biggest exhibitor at South Korea’s G-star

It's really unusual that neither NCsoft nor Nexon will be exhibiting this year at South Korea's G-Star conference in November. This prompted some nervousness...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert on the PlayStation 4 (and the PS Vita too!)

I needed a break from Black Desert after that disappointing enchant session I recounted in the last edition of the Desert Oasis column....
One last round.

Betawatch: World of Warcraft: Classic wraps up its testing time

There's one last round of testing for World of Warcraft: Classic in the bank, one last chance for everyone who wants to...

Desert Oasis: The sad saga of enchanting in Black Desert Online

One of the hallmarks of our genre is the inherent heartbreak it's capable of creating within us. Whether we're doing a corpse run in...
Here we go again, not on our own.

Betawatch: Black Desert Online starts testing on the PlayStation 4

Console edition all the MMOs! Black Desert Online already made the leap to the Xbox One, a console with an installed base of...

Desert Oasis: A guide to open PvP and grindspot etiquette in the world of Black Desert

Back in my classic Guild Wars days, I was so happy to have the scrimmage system. It was a great way to solve...
No mouse for you.

Black Desert Online is blocking macro software in its Korean version, leading to player anxiety

All right. We can all agree that trying to cut down on hacking in Black Desert Online is a good thing, yes? So...

Desert Oasis: Taking a swing with Black Desert’s Tamer and her bō staff

When I first started playing Black Desert, it was because I wanted to play a Dark Knight. From her animations, armors, and that...

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

Desert Oasis: Finding the Shai’s place in our Great Valencian Black Desert

Black Desert is no stranger to controversies. Whether because of the addition-and-removal of its battle royale or its enchantment mechanics, it does a...

Black Desert Online locks (some) player accounts in the wake of data breach

Black Desert Online appears to be in the midst of an account-security fiasco, as a recent forum post from GM Rhotaaz has announced...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert’s new Shai class and her skills

The announcement of Black Desert's Shai class earlier this month really caught me off guard. Sure, I thought a snow globe sprawled on...

Desert Oasis: Comparing Black Desert and Blade & Soul’s design philosophies

One of my favorite MMO stories is how I got into Black Desert in the first place. It was right after I tried...

Desert Oasis: In praise of the charmingly chaotic Black Desert community

One of my favorite dishes is dinuguan (dinu-goo-ahn). It's a pork dish covered in a sauce with the consistency of curry and the dark...
Bored now.

Black Desert Online offers up a new poacher to hunt while starting a guild attendance event on Xbox One

Who wants to go beat the snot out of a very specific poacher in Black Desert Online? The game's newest patch adds in

Desert Oasis: How AFKing in Black Desert is more productive than you think

You know what I enjoy doing in MMOs? Not doing anything. I fancy myself an AFK enthusiast. Finding a nice, scenic spot to park...

Pearl Abyss makes a deal with Kakao Games to acquire Black Desert’s South Korean publishing rights

Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has struck an agreement with the game's publisher, Kakao Games, to acquire the publishing rights for...

Desert Oasis: A post-mortem examination of Black Desert’s defunct Shadow Arena

Last week was such an intense week for Black Desert. The community took a blow when news broke out regarding

Desert Oasis: Understanding and critiquing Black Desert’s RNG systems

One of the main critiques readers made about my first Desert Oasis column last month was that I did not mention...

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