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

Black Desert’s new Shai class (and her donkey!) has officially launched today

If you rolled a Shai during her preview week in Black Desert, then good news for you today: You can actually play...

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...

Black Desert’s new Shai class launches June 26 – but you can roll one today

If you're already hoping to roll up an adorable Shai character in Black Desert this summer, there are two things you need...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 225: The slash and burn of Amazon Game Studios

Justin and Bree discuss E3, Black Desert, Warframe, Last Oasis, Amazon, New World, Ship of Heroes, SWG Legends, LOTRO, Elder Scrolls Online, with mailbag questions on monetizing character costuming and beating bad launch dead horses.

Recapping Black Desert’s massive E3 and Heidel Ball announcements

I said this morning that I thought Black Desert stole the show for E3 players - apart from the Phantasy Star Online...

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO-ish reveal or announcement of E3?

Another E3 has rolled in and rolled out, and it wasn't the worst E3 we've seen in recent years at all. In fact,...

Black Desert’s new hot air balloons are a boon for explorers

Ya know, we might have forgiven Pearl Abyss and Kakao if they'd decided to phone it on on this week's Black Desert update....

E3 2019: Black Desert will launch on PlayStation 4 this year as the mobile version finally comes westward

Did you think the announcement about a new expansion and new class was all Black Desert had in store for E3? Nope!...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 224: Black Desert, Bless Online, and boats

Carlo, Bree, and Justin discuss Black Desert, Bless, Phantasy Star Online 2, E3, LOTRO, SWTOR, GW2, POE, City of Heroes, and boats.

E3 2019: Black Desert announces Great Expedition expansion and adorable Shai class

Black Desert brought the good stuff to fan con Heidel Ball this weekend thanks to a slew of announcements about new content inbound...

Massively Overthinking: Does the MMO genre have too many games for its own good?

Last month I saw a video from YouTuber Josh Strife Hayes with an eyebrow-raiser of a thesis: He essentially argues that we have...

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...

Black Desert has launched Star’s End, a brand-new quest zone, for PC players

It sounds like it ought to be a cantina in a galaxy far, far away, but nope: Star's End is a major content...

One Shots: Larger than life

If there is one thing that MMORPGs are able to do regularly and impressively, it is to give us a sense of massive scale....

Massively Overthinking: Tackling the ‘big four MMOs’ meme

Over the last couple of months, there's been a meme floating around the MMORPG subreddit. Someone will ask that the community recommend a game,...
Similar to teamwork.

Black Desert serves up better guild and attendance rewards as BDO on Xbox launches Awakening

The team that works together stays together, and you can't work with anyone if you don't log in to start with. Black Desert Online...
Keen.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 222: A good EVEning to be invaded

Brendan joins Justin and Bree for a sponsored segment on EVE Online's upcoming expansion and Fanfest world tour, plus news from FFXIV, Dauntless, Astellia, Black Desert, and DCUO, with mailbag topics on Old School RuneScape and MMO cinematic trailers.

Choose My Adventure: The Agent, the Eagle, and the Sith in Star Wars The Old Republic

Things have come to a head in my Star Wars: The Old Republic adventure, and it all wrapped in rather neat fashion for...

Massively Overthinking: What are your favorite MMO ‘chores’?

A few months ago, The Outline ran a piece on Red Dead Redemption 2 titled I don't wanna do my video...

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