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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desert Oasis: Hands-on with Black Desert’s new Guardian awakening

Wow, that was fast. Kakao and Pearl Abyss just released the Guardian last week, and we're already gearing up for awakening her.

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert’s new Guardian class

Remember that Futurama episode where Fry, Kip, and Zaf Branbigan got stranded on a planet full of amazons and were sentenced to death...
But better.

PlayStation 5 logo unveiled while rumors swirl about a new Switch model this year

At long last, Sony has unveiled the logo for the upcoming PlayStation 5. And it... looks exactly like the previous logos, but with a...

Desert Oasis: Fun things to do in Black Desert in 2020

With the new decade upon us, I think it's a good time to do some goal-setting for the upcoming decade. I might be biased...

Desert Oasis: A few improvements I’d like to see in Black Desert for 2020

Part of the reason it's been so easy to write for the Black Desert Desert Oasis column is that I really love...

Desert Oasis: A critique of Black Desert’s upcoming Tamer succession

Well, it looks like successions are finally here. This month's going to be a pretty big month for Black Desert's western audience with...

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