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Posted 3/21/16
I couldn't find a primary topic for this, so pardon if this is a double post and kindly poitn in right direction.

But, if not...

Is anyone else playing this right now?

I am and i am loving it. I am not even max level yet, nor have I dipped into PvP yet, but as someone who loves crafting and farming, this game is right up my alley.

I have farms going, ship building going, fishing going, cooking, mining, logging, etc. So much to see and do. I just can't wait for more of the world to open up and more classes to be added.

Best part is it is B2P like Guild Wars 2... another old favorite. Just buy it and start playing. no sub!

The cash shop is a bit overpriced and annoying, but luckily you don't HAVE to buy anything from it... yet

https://www.blackdesertonline.com/
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Posted 3/21/16 , edited 3/21/16
I thought about buying this game since it said something about "Skill based Combat".

I might buy it soon or next month, depends.
Posted 3/21/16
I click on this and the first thing I see is "Cash Shop Update"
NOPE
Looks like the typical Korean MMO
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Posted 3/23/16
Been playing since it launched I haven't really focused a ton on getting to the soft level cap so I'm only 37 on my highest character. It gets a bit tiring to grind to be at a level that isn't like five under what you need to be for the storyline but with that said there is tons of crafting/gathering and stuff to do to take a break. I've honestly enjoyed it a lot and I've only tried three of the classes which are witch, ranger, and valk. out of those I think my favorite is ranger because I find it the easiest to run through the story as, though I feel like a badass when I play my valk.
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Posted 3/24/16

ZENI7H wrote:

I click on this and the first thing I see is "Cash Shop Update"
NOPE
Looks like the typical Korean MMO


What do you mean by that? I don't see how adding content to a game makes it bad I guess they whole "Spend more money" thing isn't great but i do't see how that turned you off the game completely.



I'm pretty early in the game lvl 17 (I think O_o) i have like 7 hours in the game. My only negative comment towards the game is that apparently you don't change much ascetically wise as you progress through the game (unless you're paying for cash shop gear. I wish i could look at someone's clothing and be like "Oh that person just started" and "Oh that person is atleast level 15-25 because that's the gear you get around that level. Not the fact that i see people that are level 33 that have the same gear as me except there weapon is slightly different. (I'm new so i can't really be 100% sure" but i have seen people that were much highly than me and i didnt know until they told me )
Posted 3/24/16

Em0SceneStabr wrote:


ZENI7H wrote:

I click on this and the first thing I see is "Cash Shop Update"
NOPE
Looks like the typical Korean MMO


What do you mean by that? I don't see how adding content to a game makes it bad I guess they whole "Spend more money" thing isn't great but i do't see how that turned you off the game completely.



I'm pretty early in the game lvl 17 (I think O_o) i have like 7 hours in the game. My only negative comment towards the game is that apparently you don't change much ascetically wise as you progress through the game (unless you're paying for cash shop gear. I wish i could look at someone's clothing and be like "Oh that person just started" and "Oh that person is atleast level 15-25 because that's the gear you get around that level. Not the fact that i see people that are level 33 that have the same gear as me except there weapon is slightly different. (I'm new so i can't really be 100% sure" but i have seen people that were much highly than me and i didnt know until they told me )


Well I'll sound nerdy for a second but let me explain. I've played a lot of mmos, a lot of the up and comers trying to find a good one. A trend I noticed is with South Korean made mmos. Their market is different from ours so they can get away with making an okay game but adding crappy f2p cash shop elements. Maybe I have this game too harsh of criticism without playing it
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Posted 3/26/16

ZENI7H wrote:

Well I'll sound nerdy for a second but let me explain. I've played a lot of mmos, a lot of the up and comers trying to find a good one. A trend I noticed is with South Korean made mmos. Their market is different from ours so they can get away with making an okay game but adding crappy f2p cash shop elements. Maybe I have this game too harsh of criticism without playing it


I'd recommend you trying the game out. The only thing in the cash shop is cosmetic stuff like Clothes, dye (To change the color of clothes) and pets to walk around with you. The game is EXTREMELY grindy though. did 4 missions in a row and wondered why i wasn't leveling up, and that's because you earn Noooooooooooo experience from missions, only from killing mobs of enemies ^~^
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Posted 3/28/16
Playing for 2 weeks now. Just start farming, producing, and cooking. The combat system is great imo. I hope cashshop won't interfere with the game mechanism.

I have to create alt chars to have enough energy for open quests, knowledge, and other thing.
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Posted 3/28/16
I've been playing for nearly 2 weeks now. Didn't do anything but fishing. Managed to level up to 50 with a few skill points. lol
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Posted 3/29/16 , edited 3/29/16
Anyone have a guest pass for this game ? Wondering if someone could PM me one so i could try it out.

Interested in the game but after seeing tons of korean MMO failures and this being Buy to play, i am really reluctant until i play it for myself a bit.

Planning to play in NA server

PM me the code if possible. Thanks !

Edit : Just got a code. Thank you !
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Posted 3/29/16
I like it's PvP, but the world and atmosphere are just not "driving" me.

Thou I could spend hours in it's character editor =)
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I'd recommend you trying the game out. The only thing in the cash shop is cosmetic stuff like Clothes, dye (To change the color of clothes) and pets to walk around with you. The game is EXTREMELY grindy though. did 4 missions in a row and wondered why i wasn't leveling up, and that's because you earn Noooooooooooo experience from missions, only from killing mobs of enemies ^~^


Thats a big NOPE for me then. I hate running a treadmill for no reason except the company wanting me to keep running the treadmill. BD looks really good feature wise. Love the social aspects. But two fears revolve around most Korean MMOs I've played. Grindy to a halt, and PVP only, something I despise.
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Posted 5/4/16
I played for a few days and got bored. I just feel I don't have the time, nor want to invest the time, to farm, cook, build skills so that I can do more with the game. It looks beautiful, and I like the combat system, though it feels a little "walkthroughy". I am not sure if I am capable of death as I have never died in the game.

I can see why people like it, however I got bored and quit. =\
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Posted 5/4/16
I've not yet played this game, but I am hoping to give it a go since it looks interesting!
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