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 overhauls node and conquest wars, extends and buffs its summer events

It's been a rocky morning for Black Desert, as its planned patch maintenance took a few extra hours and is currently causing...

The Daily Grind: How can we solve Reddit’s gaming ‘tragedy of the commons’ problem?

In dealing with the ArenaNet fallout over the last couple of weeks, I started giving serious thought to the Reddit problem in gaming, and...

The MOP Up: Star Trek Online’s DS9 expansion gets a console release date (July 14, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
Don't camp here.

Black Desert takes nodes and conquest offline for a new ruleset

When Black Desert updates on July 18th, new rules for Node and Conquest Wars will be getting rolled out along with the other...

Battle Bards Episode 124: Old MMOs, new music

It’s a catch-all, catch-up episode for the Battle Bards as they dig through new soundtrack releases from MMORPGs that they’ve covered in the past!...

Black Desert launches a cross-regional ‘Global Lab’ test server

So many games have test servers of one form or another that we seldom even need to spell out the acronym PTS - and...
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Black Desert patches in a new tag system for on-the-fly character swaps

It's always nice when your army of characters on a given MMO can be useful for you at all times, and Black Desert's...

Perfect Ten: Best MMO debuts by year, 2007-2017

Continuing from my previous column, I'm going to be running through the second decade of graphical MMORPG launches and picking the best title to...
You can see the pain in the lines of her smile.

Black Desert offers new swimwear for players in its latest patch

Based on geography and weather patterns, it is probably hot where you live right now if you live in the United States. Quite possibly...

Black Desert has reopened its renovated waterpark for the summer

Bring your board shorts and your sunscreen because summer has arrived in Black Desert! Just kidding, it's an MMO, so get your thongs...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 176: Guild Wars 2, The Crew 2, and Elder Scrolls too

Justin and Bree discuss Fractured's Kickstarter, Trion Worlds' purchase of Gazillion, Guild Wars 2's new episode, The Crew 2's launch, drama in Elder Scrolls Online and Black Desert, The Sims, DDO, Trove, what we bought in the Steam sale, and pipedreams for Marvel Heroes.

Pearl Abyss offers a maddening glimpse at its top-secret Project K

While Project K is still under wraps over at Pearl Abyss, the studio did sneak a very brief teaser about the game into a...

One Shots: I have had just about enough of you!

There are certain locales and cutscenes in MMORPGs that I've noticed get screenshotted more than most, and none seem to be quite as popular...

Massively Overthinking: Massively OP’s E3 2018 awards

We've finished rolling out all of our E3 2018 content this year, save a few last stragglers coming this weekend, so now we've...

Black Desert partners up with controversial exploiter, community explodes

The Black Desert community is up in arms this week after Pearl Abyss highlighted one of the game's Twitch streamers as a "

Black Desert’s weekly update introduces soccer-themed event, guild crafting overhaul, and summer sales

Gooooaaaalllll! Yes, Black Desert is getting into the soccer hype season with its Golden Goal event starting tomorrow. Slay monsters, fish, and...

E3 2018: Hands-on with the superb (and hopefully Switch-bound) Black Desert Mobile

While I've had kind words to say about the potential for mobile in the past - particularly MMOARGs - I just haven't been able...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 175: Virtual heartbreakers

Justin and Bree discuss E3, WoW Classic, Crowfall's delay, Defiance 2050's release date, Fortnite's Sony mess, Black Desert's dating mechanics, and EVE and Star Citizen's ship squabble, with mailbag questions on midgame MMO play and why MMO studios won't shup up and take our money.

Global Chat: The best of both worlds

If you have ever played more than one MMORPG, the thought has probably crossed your mind that you would love to see your favorite...
Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies.

Black Desert has banned another batch of almost 600 speedhackers and botters

Good thing Black Desert kept that banhammer from the Hystria bans handy because it needed it again this week - in fact, it...

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