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Desert Oasis is a Black Desert column written by Carlo Lacsina. In a previous life, it was known as Desert Nomad and was written by Matt Daniel. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

Desert Oasis: Exploring Black Desert’s guild system, from contracts to drama

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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

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A few weeks ago, we chatted up Pearl Abyss' lead producer Jaehee Kim about some pressing Black Desert questions. Now, I'm not one to...
Wake-up bomb.

Desert Oasis: Deep-diving Black Desert’s Musa and Maewha classes

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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

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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 stable...

Desert Oasis: A guide to getting started with Black Desert’s lifeskill system

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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

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Hands down, Shadow Arena is my favorite battle royale. But just because I've written so many glowing words of accolades for the game does...

Desert Arena: First impressions of Shadow Arena, the Diet Black Desert of battle royales

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Did someone just cast Arcane Echo? Because this'll be our second piece on Shadow Arena this week, following its deep-dive by our PvP columnist...

Desert Oasis: Understanding Black Desert’s Black Spirit

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When Black Desert first released stateside back in 2016, I wasn't interested. At the time, I was deeply invested in running Guild Wars 2's fractals,...

Desert Oasis: Finding the plot in Black Desert’s story

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In our preview of Black Desert's new Guardian class, one of the more surprising conversations to come out of the comments was the opinion...

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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 the...

Desert Oasis: A first look at Black Desert’s Dark Knight’s Succession skills

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The Dark Knight holds a special place in my heart when it comes to Black Desert. She was the main reason I decided to give...

Desert Oasis: Getting hyped for Pearl Abyss’ Crimson Desert

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Curbing my enthusiasm is something I constantly work on, so when the announcement for Crimson Desert made its rounds, I was both excited and...

Crimson Oasis: Speculation on Crimson Desert, Pearl Abyss’ new MMORPG

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Lasst week, we reported on what looks like Pearl Abyss' power move to overtake the MMO market. With three MMOs and a Shadow Arena...

Desert Oasis: Discerning the best purchases in Black Desert’s cash shop

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I've always been someone who goes against the grain, and MMOs are no exception. Part of the reason I enjoy Black Desert so much is...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert’s Great Expedition

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One of the most difficult things I've had to deal with in my time with Black Desert is sailing and boating. I've never been...

Miniature Desert Oasis: Hands-on with the upcoming Black Desert Mobile

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Five years ago, if you'd asked me about any mobile game, I wouldn't have even considered it a real game. I'd have considered it...

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