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 is free to play on Xbox through Sunday

Still trying to figure out what you're going to do this weekend? If you have an Xbox One in the house, then we'll make...

Massively Overthinking: The first 10 minutes of an MMO

So here's the thing about Elder Scrolls games: Most of them start out with the same hook. From Morrowind to Oblivion to Skyrim, you...
Similar to teamwork.

Black Desert Online recaps its PlayStation 4 beta issues and performance

The beta testing for Black Desert Online on PlayStation 4 has come to an end for now, but there is in fact

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...

Black Desert: Xbox One opens Kamasylvia and PS4 beta ends as PC players ‘burn the night away’

It's patch day over in the many formats of Black Desert. Let's start with the PC side, where gamers are still frolicking...
This was not the worst, but we will buy the bus.

Perfect Ten: Creating the worst MMO ever

Here at Massively Overpowered, we learn about some games, folks. We learn a whole lot about a whole lot of games! We know MMOs....

Q2 2019 financials: Black Desert’s Pearl Abyss rakes in huge profits, builds six new games

You read that headline right. Six. Pearl Abyss has had an absolute banger of a second quarter according to its most recent financial...

One Shots: The secret life of NPCs

What goes on with NPCs when you're not looking? Egocentric adventurers think that they're sitting around, sharpening blades, and preparing their spellbooks for encounters,...

Battle Bards Episode 150: The great plains

It may not be the most sexy or exotic of biomes, but plains tend to pop up in pretty much every MMORPG — and...

Black Desert just hit open beta for PlayStation 4 – check out the new trailer

PlayStation 4 gamers are in for a treat today as one of the top MMORPGs on the planet rolls into open beta on...
Move it move it.

Black Desert: PC’s fishing event and Archer tweaks, Xbox One’s Kamasylvia, and PS4’s beta events

With Black Desert's current rapid pace of development - and sprawling console reach - we'll forgive this week's PC patch for being...

The Stream Team: Summer Shai-tseeing in Black Desert

Massively OP's MJ has attended Black Desert Online's summer festival many times, but her new Shai hasn't! And who seems more perfect for playing...

Black Desert Mobile Korea adds a new succession class for the Berserker

So the opening part of the video for the new class added to Black Desert Mobile sees the character whipping an enemy into...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Why people create alts in MMOs

I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV. This is absurd for two reasons. First, the statement makes it clear that I have alternate...

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...

Black Desert adds new instruments for the Shai and kicks off the Mysteries of Summer event

It's Wednesday, and that makes it patch day for Black Desert's PC version. As promised, Kakao has pushed out the Shai's new talent...

One Shots: Dark beauties

I think that there's a lot of dark beauty to be found in MMORPGs, but hey, when I ask the One Shots community to...

Black Desert: The PS4 beta dated and the Shai’s musical talent patch previewed

It's happening! Pearl Abyss announced today that the beta for Black Desert's PlayStation 4 edition will run from August 9th to 13th, with signups open as of today. Preorders, MMO players will recall, began earlier this month, since yes, this is still a buy-to-play title. Launch is still expected for August 22nd. Meanwhile, over in the live game, Kakao and Pearl Abyss announced today that the Shai is getting a big talent update next week on July 31.
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...

One Shots: Playing favorites

Oh sure, we all say that we're impartial and we love all our alts the same... but admit it, there is one race that...

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