black desert

Official Site: Black Desert (EN), Black Desert (KR)
Studio: Pearl Abyss/Daum Games
Launch Date: March 3, 2016
Genre: Fantasy Hybrid Sandbox
Business Model: B2P (Cash Shop) in the West (F2P elsewhere)
Platform: PC

Kakao Games bids a fond farewell to fans as Black Desert publishing officially changes hands to Pearl Abyss

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Today is the official end of the Kakao Games era of Black Desert. We all knew this was coming, of course: The move...

Pearl Abyss promises less lag, support systems for vets, and a revamped Loyalties Shop in Black Desert

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Pearl Abyss would like players of Black Desert to know that they want to support you. More specifically, the company is going to...

Pearl Abyss Q4 2020: An overall drop in profits and revenue but a revenue rise on PC

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The quarterly earnings report from Pearl Abyss is now available to peruse for armchair fiscal analysis types to chew over, and in the...

Kakao Games hosted its last GM-led live event for Black Desert on PC this past weekend

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With Black Desert changing hands from Kakao Games over to Pearl Abyss, yesterday signaled the possible end of an era as GMs and...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG offers the best tutorial?

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MMORPG developer Raph Koster recently put this neat article by experimental game developer Nicky Case on my radar. Case notes that...

Black Desert is deleting accounts not transferred to Pearl Abyss by May 31

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If you haven't transferred your Black Desert account from Kakao to Pearl Abyss - perhaps because of the chaos last week...

Why I Play: Final Fantasy XIV’s memorable Shadowbringer relic weapon grind

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I have a love-hate relationship with Final Fantasy XIV. I actively fought against giving the game MMO of the year for 2020, and

Massively OP Podcast Episode 309: You can take my loot over my dead body

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Justin and Bree discuss Valheim, Elite Dangerous' slave cult, BlizzConline, Hearthstone, WoW's valor, Neverwinter Nights Arelith, Phantasy Star Online 2, Black Desert, and Shadowbane, with adventures in LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, SWG Legends, and Farm Together, with mailbag topics on full-loot open world PvP and brute-forcing unpopular gameplay design.

Global Chat: Does permadeath mode in MMOs have merit?

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Whenever you're stuck for an MMO topic to talk about on a blog, you can never go wrong with chewing on the concept of...

Black Desert scrambles to address transfer problems from Kakao

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If you haven't heard already, your Black Desert account needs to be transferred from Kakao to Pearl Abyss by May 31st of...
Sun's out guns out.

Black Desert patches in defense icons and a new event to praise the sun

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It can be a bit tricky sometimes to remember exactly how various defensive abilities work in Black Desert from time to time. Does this...

Black Desert Mobile gets the Archer and Fletcher next week, opens pre-creation today

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Care to take your enemies out from a distance through some more conventional means in Black Desert Mobile? Then you're ready to give...

MMO Business Roundup: Improbable’s defense contracting, Amazon Games’ internal support

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Improbable: Back in January, CNBC did a big story on Improbable, the massive...

Desert Oasis: Having a blast with Black Desert’s new Nova class

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Thanks to the quarantine, it's been a pretty long while since I've gone out and enjoyed some coffee at a cafe and a beer...
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Perfect Ten: A guide to podcasts for your favorite MMOs

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Clearly, your Tuesday schedule every week should have a big fat "LISTEN TO MASSIVELY OP PODCAST" written at 4:00 p.m. EST right on...

Black Desert Mobile starts Path of Glory Season 3, Black Desert PC hands out lots of chocolate

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Do you crave glory, or do you crave chocolate? Well, if you play both Black Desert Mobile and Black Desert on PC,...

Black Desert PC adds new chicken chasing quests, opens Western transfers from Kakao

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As sure as the sun will rise and set, the latest update to Black Desert on PC has added a bunch of new...

The Stream Team: Horse racing in Black Desert Online

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Black Desert has introduced horse racing, and Massively OP's MJ has been totally snookered into trying it out thanks to the super cute...

Shadow Arena offers compensation, flips hero Venslar from offense to support

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Shadow Arena isn't letting its low population counts stop it: Pearl Abyss is plunging on with updates anyway. Earlier this month, we covered...

Black Desert’s PC, console, and mobile editions get a raft of Nova changes and winter events

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It's Wednesday, so you know what that means! I mean, yes, it's New President day in the US. But it's also Black Desert...

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