Black Desert Online - GM_Cool
Greetings Adventurers,

This is Jae-hee Kim, the Executive Producer in charge of development for Black Desert Online.

I would like to apologize to all adventurers for the inconvenience and confusion that they have experienced due to the recent Renown Score update, changes to the class balances, and the new upcoming season of Node/Conquest Wars.

It is my mistake and regret for being unable to fully communicate with adventurers before deciding upon such a major change.

With this post, we hope to share the current issues with Black Desert Online, our vision of change, and the result of our discussions over the last updates after going through all of your feedback.


Black Desert Online is a MMORPG that must contain different types of gameplay.

If you have to define Black Desert Online into four keywords, it would have to be MMORPG, combat, life content, and open world gameplay. In retrospect, it is true that we were afraid of making radical changes instead of improving and highlighting upon these 4 key themes.

In the past 3 years, we have introduced 16 characters and added vast new areas like Mediah, Valencia, Kamasylvia, and Drieghan (not yet updated). Even though development resources were poured into gameplay, it is also true, that the improvements and changes could have been better. BDO’s play patterns have become repetitive. We wish to bring out the characteristics of MMOs that excite you to offer better and various gameplay to our adventurers and guilds, we recognise we have fallen short.

We stuck to maintaining the overall frame and starting out with small changes, but in order to get the improvements needed, we thought it was time to give some fundamental changes.

The first action to deal with repetitive problems was the introduction of the Renown Score and a new season of Node/Conquest Wars (Not available for NA/EU yet). I want to apologize again for not coming to the consensus with the community before the change and I hope to share the details of future development directions below.


Balance between classes; the fundamental problems will be fixed.

The PvP pattern of repeating “a single combo” that so many of our players have adhered to, increasing difficulties in performing skills, the balance among classes. We really wanted to fix these known problems that many adventurers have raised.

To give you further details, many adventurers who were killed by the “single combo” performed repetitively lost the fun and interest in combat as this seemed to be the only way to go. With the introduction of Awakening skills and resistant skills for CCs, and as the dependency to this “single combo” increased, performing skills have become increasingly difficult. Without a Grapple skill, it became very difficult to face blocks and Super Armor skills of opponents depending on class types.

We came to the decision that it would no longer be possible to maintain the current structure and make incremental changes to solve this issue; and now we seek to improve the fundamentals.

In short, this week’s balance updates aimed to lessen the gap caused by Grapple, Super Armor, Invincibility, Guard, and dash skills whilst allowing ease in controls and combos to bring about the pure fun in combat.

This decision was carried out with the latest updates but we fell short on satisfying our adventurers and we regret this. Many factors, such as adjustments to certain classes were unable to be implemented with these updates.

Throughout the next 30 days, we will pay extra attention in dealing with class balance. We won’t make abrupt decisions, but during this period, we aim to bring changes that will be more acceptable to all. We will also be making an additional global communication channel so that we can be more receptive to the various feedback from all users.


“Progression”, the key element of fun for MMORPGs, will be made better.

Progression is key in MMORPGs and the fun factor that excites the crowd. However, it is also a reality that it takes our adventurers anywhere from a few months to over a year to increase just +1 or +2 AP.

With the “Caphras Enhancement” (to come for NA/EU) introduced in South Korea last week, the drop rate of certain accessories have doubled to help our adventurers grow their beloved characters and we are continuing to look for ways to improve on this. Our goal is to allow our adventurers to reach the so-called “soft cap” in equipment with more ease and interest, through either loot or other methods. We also aim to facilitate the process of obtaining equipment beyond the “soft cap” gears easier than the status quo.

Renown Score was a change to take part in this. We wanted to compensate the adventurers who had overcome the risk of Enhancement and spent millions of Silvers while growing their characters. We also wanted to reduce the instances where adventurers would get killed instantly no matter how good their equipment was due to a slight mistake in PvP. Despite our intentions, the gap in PvP balance has deepened and we sincerely apologize for causing so much concern to our adventurers.

In the following weeks, Damage Reduction boost with the Renown Score will be adjusted downward and damage inflicted will also be decreased. Further changes that will polish class balance will be implemented.


Repetitive Node/Conquests... A new season will aim to reach a higher degree of completion.

Node/Conquest Wars are the end content of combat in Black Desert Online. But with the updates in the last season, the actual number of wars declared was declining and the intensity that formed among the guilds seemed to have been lifted off to some extent. In some countries, we had cases where a single guild had occupied a territory for 33 consecutive weeks. We needed a change.

So while planning for the new season of Node/Conquest, we wanted to create a structure where even smaller-sized guilds can try to take down castles occupied by strong guilds using various offensive weapons, tactics, and strategies so that the fun of this ultimate combat content can be experienced.

We wanted to highlight this intention. But we will aim to solve the fundamental problem of class balance first then polish out the season rules of the new Node/Conquest Wars. We will share the detailed schedule when we have it ready. We will strive to take in all feedback from every region of our adventurers and present the season most suitable and fun.


We will improve our internal process to maintain a stable and secure service and notify major changes in advance.

Black Desert Online, since its grand opening, sought to deliver new content to our adventures as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, with the rushed presentation of the changes and adjustments to the game, some contents lacked in level of completion.

From now on, the development team will perform much more thorough internal testing while also notifying our player base beforehand on large-scale updates or huge changes to the balance structure.

To end, we want to apologize for the disorder and worry we’ve caused with the latest update.

In order to develop a much more enjoyable Black Desert Online, we will keep our ears wide open to feedback from official forums, tickets, in-game chat, as well as external communities.

By way of an apology for the worry that you have experienced over the recent changes that have affected your enjoyment of the game, we wish to offer the following to every adventurer.


Compensation:

6 Buffs applied to all adventurers for 30 days
  • Buff applied: Value Pack, Appearance Change Coupon, Merv’s Palette, Blessing of Kamasylve, Armstrong’s Skill Guide, Cliff’s Skill Add-on Guide
※ For adventurers who had these buffs applied already, the relevant buffs will be extended by 30 days.

※ For adventurers who did not have these buffs applied, all the buffs will be applied after 4/21 urgent maintenance. The same buffs will also be extended on the items used by existing adventurers later.

※ For new adventurers who newly join our game, they will be able to enjoy the extra buff until 5/20/2018 11:00 UTC.


We thank you for taking the time to read this long statement.


Thank you.
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform an urgent maintenance as follows:

Date: Saturday, 21st April 2018

Duration: 3h
  • Global 8:00 UTC / 11:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CEST / 13:00 CEST
  • West Coast (NA) 1:00 PDT / 4:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 4:00 EDT / 7:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Fix on players not being able to break from skills that apply Stiffness
  • Fix on lack of memory issue

Note:
  • Due to the urgent maintenance, Muraka and Quint will spawn at 2:00 PM CEST. NA spawn time is unchanged.


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We apologize for the inconvenience and we ask for your generous understanding.


Best regards,
BDO Team.
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Greetings Adventurers,

Spring often ushers in many new and exciting changes, there’s certainly many arriving in this week’s patch! A brand new Guild Boss has been introduced, with a host of new abilities and mechanics to learn. Along with several new Balenos Hunting Quests and Monsters for players to engage in the pursuit of fame and glory.

Revisions to the gear enhancement system are underway, the first to arrive is the much anticipated Gear Purification NPC, allowing players to downgrade equipment for a nominal fee. In addition to this, the recently introduced Renown Score system has been included, granting a variety of new bonuses to work towards. To make finding your equipment even easier, we’ve added the ability to view all individual storages at each city from local Storage Keepers.


Be sure to look below to find out additional details and to dive into all of this week’s changes!

Event & System

Event:
  • Griffon’s Helmet Boost
    • Event period: 4/18 After Maintenance ~ 4/25 Before Maintenance
    • During the event period, Griffon’s Helmet’s drop rate will double!
  • Black Stone Drop Rate Boost Event
    • Period: 4/18 09:00 UTC ~ 5/2 09:00 UTC
    • During the event period, enjoy increased drop rate of Black Stones all over the world of Black Desert!
  • ‘Loyal’ Attendance Rewards will be refreshed
    • Period: 4/19 00:00 UTC ~ 5/23 23:59 UTC
  • Ellie's Mystical Lake Festival adjustments.
    • Ellie's Mystical Lake Festival has been extended to 4/26 Before Maintenance.
    • Splashy Water Balloon will now be respawn after 15 minutes. (Previously 1 hour)
    • It’s been adjusted that it will be easier to pop a Splashy Water Balloon now.

Content:
  • A New Guild Boss, Ahib Griffon has been added.
    • You can exchange Essence of Fury (x20) with Operation Orders from Kamasylvia (x1) from the Guild Manager of each city.
    • From Liudia, you can exchange the Operation Orders from Kamasylvia with the King of Navarn Steppe Summon Scroll, and you will get Spirit's Distress Call (x5) upon exchange.
    • Use [Guild] (Awakened) King of Navarn Steppe Summon Scroll at the designated spot and Guild Boss Monster Ahib Griffon will summon and Ganelles will also summon to aid you in defeating the boss monster.
    • Griffon’s Helmet drop rate will be boosted for a special period to celebrate Ahib Griffon launch.
    • Click <Here> to check out this ferocious monster and event in detail!
  • New character ability stats. ‘Renown Score’ has been added.
Renown Score has been designed to give Adventurers long-term goals while providing additional bonuses depending on the score. We hope that this new addition gives you a greater sense of accomplishment.

The reason for this update is to help you really feel your character grow stronger and at the same time help rookie adventurers to better endure the damage received from stronger opponents.

Renown Score is calculated as follows:
  • (Main Weapon AP + Awakening Weapon AP)/2 + DP = Renown Score

Renown Score will continue to offer various bonuses to help our adventurers grow.
In addition, PvP balancing work will be improved following the Renown Score. Please check below for details.
  • Renown Score can be checked from Inventory, and it is visible only to self.

  • New Titles relevant to the Renown Score has been added to mark how much Renown Score you have gained. Titles are also visible only to self.
  • Just like the magic crystal effects, these effects do not count towards the general AP/DP stats displayed in-game, but they are applied in real combats. The overall experience you gained throughout your adventure will start to pay off in your combat ability.

  • Move the mouse cursor to Renown Score at the bottom of the Equipment window to check out detailed effects you receive.


  • Depending on your character’s AP and DP, you will get extra AP and Damage Reduction buffs. These will be displayed with Renown Score info.


  • Gear Purification has been added.
    • Purify equipment to lower the Enhancement level from +15 to +14. The Max/current Durability and any Transfused Crystals will be kept.
    • Gear Purification has a 100% success rate at a cost of 100,000 Silver.
    • You can talk to the following NPCs to perform Gear Purification:
      • Velia: Ottavio Ferre
      • Heidel: Eil
      • Calpheon: Leona
      • Altinova: Zigmund
      • Valencia: Saya Nesser
      • Grána: Merindora
  • Gear Purification NPCs’ basic lines of speech have been adjusted to now include dialogue for Gear Purification.
    • Velia: Ottavio Ferre
    • Heidel: Eil
    • Calpheon: Leona
    • Altinova: Zigmund
    • Valencia: Saya Nesser
    • Grána: Merindora
  • Players can now check All Storages from multiple towns at a single Storage Keeper NPC.
    • Other town’s Storages can be seen through any Storage Keeper NPC.
    • Talk to any Storage Keeper and check the Storage list to see all the Storages per territory.
    • You cannot move items from other Storages, but you may use the Transport function.
  • Unstable Crevice (content for Fairy Laila) has been added.
      Unstable Crevices will randomly spawn at max 100 in an interval of 6 hours in areas of Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, and Kamasylvia.
  • Balenos Hunting Quests are now available.
    • New story quests have been added to Balenos Islands.
    • Characters of Lv. 45 and above that have completed the quest [Daily] Hunter's Honor can accept these new story quests from Chuck Laurie.
      • Famous Hunter Who Vanished
      • About Robeau's Whereabouts
      • Departure: Path to Hunting
      • Luviano Island Weasel
      • Robeau heading to Angie Island
      • Exterminate Raccoon, Find Clues of Robeau
      • Angie Island's Evil
      • Towards Marka Island
      • The Fish-stealing Foxes
      • It’s Stronger than a Fox
      • Continuing Voyage
      • Wild Animals on Invernen Island
      • Three Brother Wolves
      • Wolf King
      • Seagull Island, Orffs
      • Shoot the Slingshot!
      • Small Humpback Whales Disturbing the Sea
      • Mark of Baremi Island
      • Traces of Robeau, and Its End
      • Last Journal
      • Preparing a Dangerous Entrapment
      • Defeat the Island's Powerful Enemy, King Brown Bear
      • Return, the Next Legend, and Prelude to Hunting

    • New Daily quests that can be carried out with Boss Subjugation Scrolls that are exchanged with Hunter's Token have been added:
      • [Daily] White Wolf Boss Subjugation
      • [Daily] King Brown Bear Boss Subjugation

    • New Daily quests have also been added to Balenos Islands:
      • [Daily] Relaxing Fishing
      • [Daily] Problematic Raccoon
      • [Daily] Retired Life and Hunting Life
      • [Daily] Prominent Hunter
      • [Daily] Island Safety Manager
      • [Daily] Where Seagulls Fly
      • [Daily] Lack of Will
      • [Daily] Carefully Considered Decision
      • [Daily] Protect the Herbs!
      • [Daily] Impatiently Waiting
      • [Daily] Narvo Island's Unwanted Guest
      • [Daily] Narvo Island's Important Guest
      • Missionaries of Hope
      • [Daily] For the Future

    • Monsters for Hunting has been added to Balenos Islands.
      • Raccoon, Weasel, Small Humpback Whale, Mischievous Raccoon, White Wolf, King Brown Bear have been added.
      • Small Humpback Whale is a story quest-only monster for Hunting and there is no additional reward for defeating it.
      • King Brown Bear will only appear if King Brown Bear Lure Trap is used. King Brown Bear Lure Trap can be obtained as a completion reward for completing one of the new quests “Preparing a Dangerous Entrapment.”
      • Locations of the monsters are as follows:
        • Luivano Island: Weasel
        • Angie Island: Racoon, Mischievous Raccoon
        • Marka Island: Giant Fox, Giant Wolf
        • Invernen Island: Racoon, Giant Fox, Giant Wolf, Boss White Wolf, Seagull
        • Orffs Island: Seagull, Small Humpback Whale
        • Baremi Island: Weasel, Giant Brown Bear
  • New items have been added along with the new story quest additions of Balenos Islands.
    • New item Bird Meat has been added.
      • Bird Meat can be obtained by Hunting Seagulls. It can be utilized in the same way as Chicken Meat.

    • New item Hunter's Token has been added.
      • Hunter's Token can be obtained through Daily quests and you can collect certain amount of Hunter's Tokens from Igor Bartali to exchange for a Matchlock.
      • Please check the item tooltip of Hunter's Token to locate NPC of exchange.

    • New Subjugation Quest Scroll to carry out Daily boss subjugation quests have been added.
      • [Hunting] White Wolf Boss Subjugation Scroll
      • [Hunting] King Brown Bear Boss Subjugation Scroll
      • These subjugation quest scrolls can be exchanged with Hunter's Token x60.

    • New item King Brown Bear Lure Trap to lure King Brown Bear has been added.
      • This item can be crafted from Processing (L) -> Manufacture with ingredients like meat and trap.
      • Right-click on King Brown Bear Lure Trap to be navigated to the area of use.

    • New items Stuffed White Wolf Head and Stuffed King Brown Bear Head have been added.
      • These items can be obtained at a low chance by Butchering defeated Boss White Wolf or Boss King Brown Bear.

    • New Title has been added.
      • Balenos' Best Hunter
      • This title can be acquired after completing the new hunting story quest “Return, the Next Legend, and Prelude to Hunting.”
  • While standing behind Wooden Fences during Node and Siege Wars, you will now take little or no damage from most attacks from the opposing side of the walls.
    • Your character may still take some damage due to terrain, flame towers, or the following skills:
    • Blizzard, Meteor Shower, Thunder Storm, Bolide of Destruction, and Sea Burial.
  • Fixed the issue where other participants’ Black Spirit’s Rage was reset when one of the participants dies in Arena of Arsha Team Match and Survival.

  • Even if the growth of crops at garden reaches 200%, the yield will not be reduced anymore.

  • The guild emblem of the occupying guild will now be displayed correctly in Pilgrim's Haven.

System:
  • Kicking out a guild member will now function more smoothly, even if Guild Master and Officer kick out the same member at the same time.

  • Pressing the button for ESC function on gamepad after entering detailed customization screen in Beauty (F4) to adjust Hair and Face will now close customization window and redirect you to the main Beauty screen.

  • Voice Volume setting will not affect the Fairy Volume.

  • Fixed the FPS drop issue when passing by large cities or NPC-crowded areas.

  • Fixed the issue where setting the client language to Spanish did not automatically load the Spanish chat channel.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World:
  • Fixed the unnatural topography in Rumbling Land.

  • Some objects in Manshaum Forest have been removed to optimize player navigation.

  • Fixed the issue where some visual effects in Savage Rift were not displayed correctly at certain camera angles.

  • Fixed the issue where a message showing that resurrection is possible upon death in Savage Rift came out.

NPC:
  • Fixed the awkward camera angle that was triggered when talking to certain NPCs in Northwestern Gateway.

  • Fixed the issue where NPC Doctor Brogia sometimes did not appear in Longleaf Tree Forest.

  • Meeting Edan for the first time in Olvia will not play the cutscene anymore.

  • Fixed the issue where camera angles would become awkward when talking to some Worker NPCs in Shakatu’s Territory.

Mounts
  • Fixed the issue where a stationed horse recovered HP and Stamina exponentially even when it had not acquired the skill Courser's Spirit.

  • Fixed the issue where character’s falling direction after being hit by a horse’s Hind Kick skill was not natural looking.

  • Fixed the issue where the Injury Treatment button would appear while treatment function is unavailable when you summoned the Guild Mount.

Class Changes
  • All Characters
    • PvP damage inflicted among characters have increased. (Arsha Server excluded).

    • Crowd Control (CC) effect during PvP has been adjusted.
      • Previously, Stun, Stiffness, Knockback effects were considered in a set. Bound, Knockdown, and Floating were considered in another set. Lastly, Grapple was considered an exclusive effect where it could be applied in any situation except for Invincibility.
      • These ways were introduced to make noticeable each skill effect’s characteristics, but difference in each character’s distinct Crowd Control skills made room for unfair advantages.
      • Especially, Grapple worked as an exclusive Crowd Control mechanic which further increased the gap in unfair advantage among classes who owned the skill against classes who didn’t.
      • As a result, changes were applied to Crowd Control effects so that all classes would perform attacks and defenses in equal terms and conditions.
      • This is only a part of the entire balance work we are hoping to place to better ensure equality among classes and Damage incurred for certain classes will continue to be adjusted.
    • For now, the changes in Crowd Control effects are as follows:

    • The changes above do not apply to the Arsha Server.

    • Note that the actual changes that are recognized can differ based on your PC performance, network condition, etc.
  • Warrior
    • Skill description of Flow: Armor Break has been adjusted to fit the actual skill details.
      • If Great Sword Defense succeeds > during Great Sword Defense
      • Hits the enemy with the great sword's broad side → Hits the enemy in the front with the Great Sword's broad side
    • Fixed the graphical glitch on Goyen cape that was triggered upon equipping the awakening weapon.
  • Ranger
    • Fixed the issue where the description of the skill Absolute: Dagger of Protection did not mention the MP recovery amount after the first hit.
    • Fixed the incorrectly named preceding skills in Flow: Rushing Wind and Flow: Heavenly Knot.
    • Fixed the issue where the decorations of Marod’s Star outfit displayed a graphical issue if the Ranger’s bust size was set to maximum.
    • Fixed the graphical glitch on Eternal Snow dagger that was triggered on awakening standby stance.
  • Berserker
    • Fixed the issue where the skill Frenzied Destroyer could not be used while performing the skill Elastic Force.
  • Tamer
    • Tamer’s character actions have been optimized for better gameplay.
    • The cooldown time of the skill Command: Attack has been changed from 10 sec. to 4 sec.
    • The PvE damage of the following skills has been increased.
    • Heilang will deal more damage properly after learning the following skills.
      • Summon Heilang I: +50%
      • Summon Heilang II: +25%
      • Summon Heilang III: +20%
      • Summon Heilang IV: +15%
    • Skill description of Flowing Water II has been partially revised.
      • Before: Stamina Consumption decreases.
      • After: Stamina consumption decreases by 50.
    • The character motion for the skill Flow: Leap has been improved and now looks more natural.
    • Fixed the issue where the description of the skill Stretch Kick I was stating that MP is recovered on a good 2nd hit.
    • Fixed the issue where Shortsword would be exposed upon using the skill Legendary Beast’s Power through Quick Slot in Celestial Bo Staff mode.
    • Fixed the issue where, upon right-clicking after using the skill Legendary Beast’s Power through Quick Slot, the skill Whiplash would be launched in Celestial Bo Staff mode.
    • Fixed the issue where, upon use of the skill Whiplash, combo attack with the Heilang could not be launched.
  • Valkyrie
    • Skill description of Elion's Blessing has been partially revised.
      • Before: DP and Resistances up greatly for player and friends
      • After: DP increases by 999 and Resistance increases by 100% for player and friends
  • Witch
    • Skill description of Lightning Chain has been partially revised.
      • Before: Damage slightly reduced if skill is performed consecutively.
      • After: Damage reduced by 15% per hit if performed consecutively. (Not lower than 40% of the original damage amount)
    • Skill description of Protected Area has been partially revised.
      • Before: Dramatically increases DP
      • After: DP increases by 999
    • The standby motion after equipping [Event] Terrmian Coconut and [Event] Terrmian Fruit has become more natural.
    • The staff wielding motion in the character creation screen has been modified.
  • Wizard
    • Skill description of Lightning Chain has been partially revised.
      • Before: Damage slightly reduced if skill is performed consecutively.
      • After: Damage reduced by 15% per hit if performed consecutively. (Not lower than 40% of the original damage amount).
    • Skill description of Protected Area has been partially revised.
      • Before: Dramatically increases DP.
      • After: DP increases by 999.
    • Connecting from Aqua Jail Explosion to Flame Knot been made quicker.
    • The standby motion after equipping [Event] Terrmian Coconut and [Event] Terrmian Fruit has become more natural.
    • Additional effects have been added to the staff wielding motion in the character creation screen.
  • Musa
    • Fixed the graphical glitch that appeared on the bottom of the Wilderness outfit when in awakening combat stance.
  • Ninja
    • Fixed the issue where the following skills were not displayed properly upon use through Quick Slot in non-combat normal mode:
      • Ninjutsu: Shackles, Fatal Blow, Fox Claw, Ninjutsu: Shadow Stomp, Ankle Cutter, Crescent Slash, Ninjutsu: Shadow Clone, Ninjutsu: Black Moonlight, Shuriken: Malice, Shuriken: Flight, Boss Slaughter, and Beheading the Dead.
  • Kunoichi
    • Fixed the issue where the following skills were not displayed properly upon use through Quick Slot in non-combat normal mode:
      • Ninjutsu: Shackles, Fatal Blow, Fox Claw, Ninjutsu: Shadow Stomp, Ankle Cutter, Crescent Slash, Ninjutsu: Shadow Clone, Ninjutsu: Black Moonlight, and Ninjutsu: Shadow Explosion.
  • Striker
    • Fixed the issue where the Striker may not land properly when it gets pulled or pushed while using the skill Rising Wolf Fang.
    • Fixed the issue where the description of the skill Endless Fight was mentioning preceding skills.
  • Mystic
    • Skill description of Infinite Fortitude has been partially revised.
      • Before: Grapple Resistance increase while performing skill and All DP increases greatly.
      • After: Grapple Resistance increases by 30% and All DP increases by 999 for 5 sec.
    • Fixed the graphical glitch on Owl Horn-rimmed Glasses that was triggered in customizing the middle of the Mystic’s forehead.

Item Changes
  • The following monsters at Aakman Temple will now drop Tungrad Earring:
    • Aakman Elite Guardian
    • Aakman Punisher
    • Aakman Watcher
  • The drop rate for Yona’s Fragment has been doubled.

  • The drop rate of the following accessories have nearly doubled from before:
    • Ring of Crescent Guardian, Basilisk's Belt, Sicil's Necklace, Narc Ear Accessory, Serap's Necklace, Forest Ronaros Ring, Centaurus Belt, Ring of Cadry Guardian, Valtarra Eclipsed Belt.
  • Nouver Sub-weapons have been improved so that Damage Reduction will be applied depending on Enhancement level.
  • The effects of Kutum Sub-weapons have been adjusted.


  • Sub-weapons that cannot be claimed from bosses have been improved.
    • Please check the following to see how these Target Items have been up-leveled according to the Standard Item.
  • The effects of the Giath’s Helmet and Griffon's Helmet have been adjusted.
    • Damage reduction bonus has become -3 and damage reduction has become +3, so DP has increased.
  • Steel Dagger has been upgraded.
    • From PRI (I) to PEN (V), damage reduction will increase by 1, so for PEN (V) the item will have a damage reduction effect of 5.

    • For some items that have low AP and high accuracy stats (For example: Red Coral Earrings), no changes were made to these items because these items were not lacking in terms of performance.
  • Fixed how the information on the gathering node for Longleaf Tree Sentry Post had Silk Honey Grass listed twice.

  • You can now sell [Event] Ellie’s Small Water Balloon to NPC vendors.

  • The following info has been added to the description of Tears of the Wind.
    • Cannot use this item while changing server, character, or reconnecting to the server.
  • Fixed how the ability of Krea Ornamental Knot was not applied equally as that of Krea Shield.

Pearl Shop:
  • Browsing through and checking out the Outfit and Costume items in Pearl Shop will be done quicker now.

  • Event Cart function has been added to Pearl Shop.
    • Now you can choose your own outfits in a bundle and enjoy special discount.
    • Note, the special Event Cart helps you to choose outfits of your choice in a bundle and receive a set discount.
    • There are total of 3 different discounts you can get: Outfit Set, Classic Set, and Premium Set discounts.
      • 2500 Pearls > 2200 Pearls (-12% Standard Discount)
      • 3700 Pearls > 2900 Pearls (-21.6% Additional Discount)
      • 4600 Pearls > 3400 Pearls (-26% Additional Discount)

    • Right now, you will see on the Outfits tab a different purchase price which has been placed due to technical limitations.
    • This is necessary to make sure the final price of the Event Cart bundle items are correctly calculated and the proper discounts are applied.
    • For example, if you had selected a Premium Set of 3,400 Pearls as starting price, it would be marked down to 2,516 Pearls which is an incorrect calculation.
    • Please keep in mind that the prices on the outfits will only be shown during the event period of 4/18 After Maintenance to 5/2 Before Maintenance.
    • After the Event Cart promotion is over, the prices of the outfits will be displayed in the way before this promotion.
  • For details on newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here >!

Monster Changes
  • The monster zones in Valencia and Kamasylvia have been adjusted.
The kind of experience we want you to have with Black Desert Online is a balanced give and take in your PvE experience. We want you to be able to feel that as you train you get stronger and you are able to become more efficient at PvE. However, the strength of the monsters in game are fixed, and as time passes some monster zones become too unchallenging for Adventurers who keep on growing and become stronger.

Also, as characters become specialized or gain long-distance attacks, as their AP rises it is inevitable that all monster zones have become overwhelmingly monopolized. For some, even before a skill has finished, all mounters around them are already defeated and PvE combat starts to lose its fun.

Therefore, in order to reignite passion for PvE, we have added Renown Score and its bonus stats and readjusted the Recommended AP of certain monster zones to bring back balance to PvE contents.

In addition, the drop rate of main items at monster zones have been raised so the profits from monster zones with higher recommended AP has been increased, so that you all can hopefully enjoy the fun of PvE and also profit more from it.

This update will bring character bonus based monster balance adjustments as well as making the drop rate for certain Accessories at monster zones twice as high.
In the future, we would like to bring you more balanced monster zones not by making the monsters there stronger but by giving stronger rewards.
  • Renown Score has been added, and accordingly monster’s AP in the followed regions have been increased:
    • Kamasylvia Region (excluding Fadus Habitat and Polly’s Forest)
    • Valencia Region
  • The terminology for the following combat areas (checked from World Map) has switched names from Recommended AP to Optimal AP. Areas where Optimal AP is labeled are areas where you can enjoy the greatest efficiency in defeating monsters with the optimal AP mentioned.
    • In Kamasylvia:
      • Fadus Habitat
      • Polly’s Forest

    • In Mediah:
      • All areas with monsters
  • Mutant Troll will now be petrified for an hour as soon as Quint appears.

  • Monsters in Savage Rift will now start appearing near the rift.

  • Aakman Elite Guardian, Aakman Punisher, and Aakman Watcher will now drop Tungrad Earring.

  • Monsters in Valencia and Kamasylvia are now twice as likely to drop the following items:
    • Serap's Necklace
    • Sicil's Necklace
    • Ring of Cadry Guardian
    • Ring of Crescent Guardian
    • Centaurus Belt
    • Basilisk's Belt
    • Narc Ear Accessory
    • Forest Ronaros Ring
    • Valtarra Eclipsed Belt
  • Number of Junk items droppable from monsters in the following areas has increased as follows:
    • Aakman Temple
      • Aakman Elite Guardian: 1~3 → 2~4
      • Aakman Elite Watcher: 1~3 → 2~4
      • Aakman Flamen: 1~2 → 2~3
      • Aakman Airbender: 1~3 → 2~4
      • Aakman Punisher: 1~3 → 2~4
      • Aakman Watcher: 1~2 → 2~3
      • Aakman Guardian: 1~2 → 2~3

    • Mirumok Ruins
      • Mirumok: 1~1 → 1~3
      • Old Mirumok: 1~3 → 2~3
      • Degraded Old Tree Treant: 1~1 → 1~2
      • Degraded Ruins Tree Treant: 1~1 → 1~2
      • Voraro: 1~1 → 1~2
  • Attack patterns on some of the monsters at Aakman Temple have changed.
    • Aakman Flamen: Attack Range has decreased by -25%
    • Aaman Elite Watcher: Ranged attack has changed to Melee attack.
  • Monsters at Mirumok Ruins will now drop Valtarra Eclipsed Belt at double the rate.

  • The following monsters at Mirumok Ruins will now drop Krogdalo’s Origin
    • Stone.
    • Mirumok
    • Old Mirumok
    • Degraded Old Tree Treant
    • Degraded Ruins Tree Treant
    • Voraro

Quests & Knowledge
  • The following escort quests can now be accepted properly.
    • Escape from Waragon Cave
    • Break the Siege
    • Strategic Retreat
    • Saving Raiding Party Members
    • Calpheon Messenger on a Horse
    • Calpheon Messenger
    • Plantation Wheat Cart
    • Wandering Otter
    • Medic Nichol Baxter
    • Goblin with Pearl Oyster
    • A Jester Looking for the City
    • The Shai with the Herb Basket
    • The Goblin with a Load of Herbs
    • Melva Wants to Return
    • A Horrible Fighter
    • Lost Grandma
    • Bring my Colleagues!
    • Escape from Crisis
    • Lost Toya
    • Lost Weehol
    • Lost Maum
    • Please Find Kirre
    • In Search of Freharau
    • Back to Glish
    • Finding the Sister
    • In Search of Obsidian
    • Don't Wanna Open My Eyes
    • Jobs Wanted
    • Finding Murana
    • Finding Alugren
    • Finding a Brother
    • Frantic Baum
    • Frantic Gnol
    • Frantic Cheru
    • Coward Rovant
    • Express Delivery
    • Incas In Danger
    • Flower Blooming in Ruins
    • Nightmare Revealed
    • Traces of Forgotten Cron
    • An Alchemist in Velia
    • Alustin's Two Daughters
    • Clumsy but Exceptional Eileen
    • Life-risking Infiltration
    • Memorial Service for the Fallen People
    • Emma's Nightmare
    • Pila Ku’s Helper
    • Among the madness and chaos
    • Subdue to Unrest
    • Power of Gold
    • [Repeat] Meet the Deadline
    • [Daily] For the Desert Travelers
  • The target fish to catch in the quest Round Head has been changed from Tapertail Anchovy to Croaker.

Interface Changes
  • The following item has been added to Item Drop from the ESC menu.
    • Tungrad Earring
  • Black Magic Crystal - Assault has been added to the list for Basilisk Den in ESC menu’s Item Drop.

  • When inspecting items linked in the chat window, the item type indicator appearing on the top right of the item description has been moved next to the close button.

  • An icon to check Renown Score has been added to the bottom part of Inventory window. After clicking on the icon to check full description, you need to close the window manually.

  • The missing item icons for the following items have been added to the Crafting Notes.
    • Steamed Chewy Whale Meat
    • Whale Meat Salad
  • Fixed the issue where a Status window about Transportation would intermittently open in World Map.

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the issue where the Manage Matches window did not display the current round in Arena of Arsha.

  • If you install an Elephant Fountain on the upper floor of a loft residence, the water effect will not be shown on the lower floor.

  • Fixed the quest Navigation to work properly for the following quests:
    • Lost Grandma
    • Melva Wants to Return
    • Wandering Otter
    • The Shai with the Herb Basket
  • Fixed the issue where a ship taken out from Calpheon Wharf Manager was immobile.


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Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 18.04.2018

Duration: 5h

Server Down / Server Up:
  • Global 8:00 UTC / 13:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CEST / 15:00 CEST
  • West Coast (NA) 2:00 PDT / 7:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 5:00 EDT / 10:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Gear Purification will be added.
  • Checking All Storages will be made possible.
  • Balenos Hunting Quests will be added.
  • New Guild Boss Ahib Griffon will be added.
  • A combination of stats, Renown Score, will be added.

Note:

Patch Notes including improvements and new features can be found on our Website after the maintenance.

Follow us on Twitter/Facebook to stay up to date.

Thank you for your support and understanding.


Best regards,
BDO Team
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Greetings Adventurers,

Kamasylvia is abuzz with a lively new surge of magical energy, the sprightly new inhabitants have made themselves right at home. Venture out to find your very own Fairy companion!
Along your journeys, be sure to take a moment to enjoy the dazzling full bloom of the beautiful Tulips all over the world. Find out what other goodies have been added below!

Event & System

Content:
  • My Everlasting Little Companion “Fairy Laila” has been added.
    • Fairies can be obtained by using the item “Sealed Fairy Wings” which can be claimed as a reward for completion of a quest series given by the Black Spirit. The starting quest is “Fairy Queen Theiah” and you must be at least Lv. 52 and have already completed the quest [Boss] Witch-Hunting to accept it.
    • Additional Sealed Fairy Wings can be claimed by completing recurring quests.
    • Upon use of Sealed Fairy Wings, a random Fairy Laila between tiers 1~4 will be claimed and then you may register your new Fairy at the Young Kamasylve Tree at Kamasylve Temple.
    • If you move away from the Young Kamasylve Tree before completing registration of your Fairy, registration will be cancelled.
    • Registered Fairy’s can be summoned, grown or released by clicking on the icon to the right of Maid icon.
    • Only 1 Fairy can be registered and if you wish to register a different Fairy, you need to use Release button on the Fairy Information window and release your registered Fairy first.
    • Upon Release of a Fairy, Fairy Powder proportional to Fairy Tier and Growth level will be obtained.
    • All Fairies have Luck +1 as a default skill and can gain another skill for every 10 levels grown. A random skill of Lv.1-5 will be gained. You cannot change the level of the random skill gained.
    • The higher the tier of the Fairy, the higher it’s Max Level can be reached and thus additional skill slots will be available.
    • A Fairy of higher tier will be able to obtain higher-level skills.


    • The skill Fairy’s Tear does not recover a shattered crystal or trade goods or items that have had Enhancement degraded upon death. This skill cannot be used during Node/Conquest wars.
    • The skill Fairy’s Tear can only be applied during Instant Resurrection. This does not work with resurrecting in a nearby node or town.
    • To grow your Fairy, weapons, armor, equipment items, Black Spirit's Claw or Sweet Honey Wine can be used.
    • Please go to Settings -> General Settings -> Show/Hide -> and uncheck Hide Pets under Pet section to make your Fairy visible.
    • Click < Here > to hear the story of the Fairy and details.
  • Yona’s Fragments have been added.
    • Yona’s Fragments are archaic fragments rarely found in the desert. Unknown symbols along with the word ‘Yona’ is written in an archaic language which earned its nickname. Yona’s Fragments naturally attract each other and transform into a new material which is the reason for their popularity among Blacksmiths and Alchemists.
    • Yona’s Fragments will drop in from monsters around Valencia.
    • You can create rare accessories by crafting Yona’s Fragments collected along with other necessary materials from Jeweler at Level 5 in Altinova and Valencia City.
    • Find the crafting information for Jewelers that can craft Yona’s Fragments from the tooltip of the item.
    • New crafting formulas using Yona’s Fragments have been added:
  • The Savage Rift reward system has been revised.
    • Rewards will now be paid in Silver instead of Gold Bars.
    • Upon clearing Stage 25, you will now receive 8 million Silver. (Previously Gold Bars 100G x7)
    • Silver will be sent to your mailbox, and the amount received depends on your contribution to Savage Rift.
    • You can now receive Skill EXP as a reward.
    • The amount received will increase as you progress through stages
  • A Private Mode has been added to the Arena of Arsha.
    • In Private Mode, two teams will have a 1:1 match per round where one player from each team fights.
    • An Adventurer with operator’s right can choose Private Mode from the top of the operator’s menu window after entering Arena of Arsha.
    • The Adventurer with operator’s right can assign players to each team and then pick team leaders for each team.
    • Once a match starts, each team leader must choose a participant within 30 seconds. If a choice has not been made, the participant will be chosen randomly.
    • The match ends when there is no one left to fight in one of the teams.
  • Arena of Arsha venue has been improved.
    • The topography has been made simpler, and some obstacles were removed.
    • Sturdy walls were added to prevent falling in the gaps.
  • If an Adventurer with a operator rights invites a party leader in the Arena of Arsha Team and Personal matches, the members of their party will now automatically get invitations.

  • If you are under the effect of an active HP debuff during Arena of Arsha, you will now not be able to recover your HP past the new limited imposed by the debuff even with natural regeneration.

  • The head-scratching motion of the Young Griffon has been adjusted to look more natural.

  • Fixed the issue where trying on a one-piece outfit after trying on a helmet sometimes showed the previous helmet in Pearl Shop preview.

  • Fixed the issue where location to find Asula’s Weakened Magical Necklace was incorrectly pointing to the location to acquire Asula’s Weakened Magical Belt in the Necklace’s description.

  • Drop rates for Asula’s Weakened Magic accessories have been increased by 50%.

  • Fixed the issue where sometimes participants of Node/Conquest War could collide with siege objects outside of the Node/Conquest War time window.

  • The overall value of fish has been adjusted:
    • Fish value has been increased by 25%.
  • The overall value of Trade goods has been increased by 20%.

  • Fixed the issue where progression of the tutorial would stop after obtaining potion from the common rack.

Event:
  • New Challenges (Y), [Event] Fairy's Lost Item, have been added to celebrate the addition of Fairy Laila.
    • Period: 4/12 00:00 UTC ~ 5/2 Before Maintenance
    • 1 hour of playtime will reward [Event] Lost Fairy Bag
    • Max 5 (5 hours of playtime) allowed per day.
    • Collect [Event] Lost Fairy Bag x10 and visit Queen Theiah in Kamasylve Temple to exchange for Laila’s Petal x1.
    • Laila’s Petal can be used to exchange for Sealed Fairy Wings which actually will earn you a Fairy.
  • A Special Fishing point has been added to Ellie’s Mystical Lake Festival.
    • Fishing is possible in the small gap area of water behind the cabins designed specially for the Ellie's Mystical Lake Festival (Float can fall in the water between rocks and cabins).
    • However, no Fish can be caught in this area so please try Fishing towards the center of the Mystical Lake.
    • During the festival period, (to-conclude-on April 25th), Koi can be caught through fishing.
    • Koi can be sold at shops for 500,000 Silver.
  • Ellie’s Mystical Lake event areas are now set as safe zones. The event areas from the following areas are exempt from Node Wars.
    • Delphe Knights Castle (Monday)
    • Bree Tree Ruins (Tuesday)
    • Khuruto Cave (Wednesday)
    • Delphe Outpost (Thursday)
    • Karanda Ridge (Friday)
    • Northern Wheat Plantation (Sunday)
  • Fixed the issue where you could not sell [Event] Ellie’s Small Water Balloon.

  • Fixed the issue where description of items claimable upon opening [Event] Spring Water was missing from its tooltip.

  • Fixed the issue where graphical effect of a loot drop was not displayed intermittently when popping Splashy Water Balloon in Ellie’s Mystical Lake.

  • Tulips are in full bloom in the beautiful world of Black Desert Online.
    • Period: 4/11 After Maintenance ~ 5/2 Before Maintenance

System:
  • Fixed the issue where monsters and summoned creatures of Adventurers/monsters sometimes disappeared during combat.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World
  • The reflection effect under items in Pearl Shop preview has been fixed.

NPC:
  • Fixed the camera glitch that happened while talking to some villager NPCs in Calpheon City.

  • Fixed the camera glitch that happened while talking to some of the trader NPCs in Shakatu’s Territory.

  • Priest Eil of Heidel will now properly come to work on time again. ~ slacker!

Mounts
  • If players are on their own boat or ship, the location finding mark effect will now no longer be activated.

Class Changes
  • Warrior
    • Additional effects have been added to the downward sword striking motion in the character creation screen.
  • Ranger
    • Fixed the issue where Stiffness effect was applied even during the cooldown time if Breezy Blade II/III was used after using Wind Step backward.
    • Fixed the issue where you could not use Ultimate: Evasive Shot while using Razor Wind.
    • Fixed the issue where transitioning from Kamasylven Sword to Longbow combat stance while moving forward then using the skill Blasting Gust, activated the skill even though you failed to hit the target.
    • Fixed the issue where PvP damage was not reduced if you quickly used Absolute: Will of the Wind while moving after learning the skill Ultimate: Evasive Shot.
    • Fixed the issue where PvP damage was not reduced if you used Absolute: Will of the Wind during the cooldown time while standing still.
    • Fixed the issue where you could not use the skill Flow: Kiss of the Wind during the first charge of Tearing Arrow.
  • Sorceress
    • Fixed the issue where you could not switch to Scythe stance upon using Crow Nightmare followed by Rushing Crow after learning Flow: Rushing Crow.
    • Adjustments have been made to allow easier use of the skill Abyssal Flame after using Dark Flame.
    • Adjustments have been made to allow easier use of the skill Beak Kick after using Dark Flame.
  • Berserker
    • In order to ensure a smoother gameplay experience, optimization work was performed on the Berserker.
    • Fixed the issue where Berserker’s WP was recovered upon using the skill Ultimate: Frenzied Destroyer.
  • Witch
    • Visual effect for characters under the effect of Protected Area has been changed.
  • Wizard
    • Visual effect for characters under the effect of Protected Area has been changed.
    • The cheering motion will not be triggered after obtaining certain items while using Bolide of Destruction with Black Spirit’s Rage.
    • Fixed the graphical glitch for old Wizard’s underwear in the body setting window in the Customization screen.
    • Teleport can now be used through Quick Slot.
  • Musa
    • Fixed the issue where Horn Bow appeared on Blade’s handle part while using the skill Chase.
  • Maehwa
    • Fixed the issue where Horn Bow appeared on Blade’s handle part while using the skill Chase.
  • Ninja
    • Ghost Step can now be used through Quick Slot.
    • Fixed the graphical glitch near the heel part for Ninja’s Willow Breeze.
    • Fixed the graphical glitch that showed an empty area near the neck during non-combat stance for Ninja’s Willow Breeze.
  • Kunoichi
    • Ghost Step can now be used through Quick Slot.
  • Dark Knight
    • The cheering motion will not be triggered after obtaining certain items while using Obsidian Ashes or Lunacy of Vedir with Black Spirit’s Rage.
  • Striker
    • Flash Step can now be used through Quick Slot.
  • Mystic
    • Flash Step can now be used through Quick Slot

Item Changes
  • Description of the Energy-recovering items have been made clearer and easier to understand.

  • Spec descriptions of elixirs, crystals, and other enhancers have been made consistent. For example:
    • Attack Speed +1/Attack Speed +1 Point > Attack Speed +1
    • AP +5 > All AP +5
    • Damage Reduction +2 > All Damage Reduction +2
  • The spec information for the following items has been made clearer instead of using words such as “slight” and “huge”.
    • Hunter's Salad
    • Fresh Hunter's Salad
    • Khalk's Fermented Wine
    • Khalk's Strong Fermented Wine
    • Rainbow Button Mushroom Cheese Melt
    • Mild Rainbow Button Mushroom Cheese Melt
    • Kamasylvia Meal
    • Special Kamasylvia Meal
    • Pure Black Stone
  • Descriptions of the following items have been adjusted to be more intuitive.


  • Information regarding extra Energy recovery has been added to the descriptions of all Bed items.

  • Fixed the issue where Flax Seed could not be sold in NPC shops.

  • The following item descriptions now display rate increase value.
    • Glasses
    • Earrings
    • Pearl Items & Horse Gears
  • The item grades of some Horse Emblem and Mount/Ship Registrations have been adjusted.

  • Winter Snowflake Box and Snowflake Reindeer Box are now marketplace registrable and free from bound.

  • Fixed the issue where you could see “send to friend” button and previous currency type when you try to purchase items through Event Cart.

  • Awakening Weapon Exchange Coupon (7 Days) which you can get by handing over Shakatu’s Seal will now go into the general Inventory.

  • For details on newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here >!

Monster Changes
  • The strike effects for the following monsters have been adjusted to look more natural.
    • Cadry Commander
    • Green Orc Skeleton Warrior
    • Moghulis
    • Ogre

Quests & Knowledge

Quest
  • Information on ingredients and materials has been added to Cooking/Alchemy Knowledge Cards.
    • You can check the ingredients or materials from the Cooking/Simple Cooking/Alchemy/Simple Alchemy Knowledge entries in the Knowledge (H) screen.
    • In the Cooking/Alchemy window from Cooking Utensil/Alchemy Tool, you can also check the ingredients.
    • If you have not obtained the Knowledge, ingredient hints will be shown from which you can get Cooking/Alchemy Knowledge entries. Move the mouse cursor over for more information.
  • Navigation for the quest The Only Plan now works correctly.

  • If you were not able to obtain knowledge “Article 5 of Tuval's Law & Order - Respect” after completing the quest “Tuval's Law & Order - Respect #2”, you can now talk to NPC Maghed in Gahaz Bandit's Lair to obtain the knowledge.

  • If you were not able to obtain knowledge “Nightmare in Crioville” and “King of the Otters?” even after completing the quest series “Nightmare in Crioville,” you can now do so by talking to a Villager in Crioville which you meet during the quest.

Knowledge
  • The Knowledge category of entries “Low-Grade Crystal Fusion”, “Mid-Grade Crystal Fusion”, and “High-Grade Crystal Fusion” have been changed from Low-Grade Crystal Fusion to Certificates.
    • This does not affect the maximum Energy.
  • The following unobtainable Knowledge has been deleted.
      Essence of Deep Sea

Interface Changes
  • The following information will now be displayed in Stable/Wharf screen.
    • Number of Mounts/Ships checked-in
    • Number of Mounts/Ships taken out
    • Available slots per stable/wharf
  • From the Skill window, you can now only learn skills with command unlocked.
    • If the preceding skill of the skill you want to learn has command lock, you need to unlock that skill’s command first.
  • Upon clicking on Register to register a worker from Worker Exchange, an appropriate system message will appear if there is no available worker.

  • Fixed the issue where not accepting a certain quest while in the middle of multiple sequential quests created an empty space in the Quest widget.

  • The background image that appears behind the text for alerting players to an Ability increase has been revised.

  • Pre-order and Notification button on sold-out items in Item Marketplace will now be displayed upon right-clicking on the unavailable item.

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the issue where the two gathering nodes in Longleaf Tree Sentry Post showed the same item.
    • Silk Honey Grass and Bunch of Silk Honey Grass
  • Fixed the issue where the message for alerting exceeding weight limit moved when scrolling in the Inventory.

  • Fixed the issue where the word “system” appeared in quest descriptions.

  • Monsters in Savage Rift will now start appearing near the rift.

  • Fixed the issue where an empty window (without text) popped up when trying to create a new character without having written up a name in Character Creation.

  • Fixed the issue where Team Battle/Final Battle intermittently did not end and was stuck at ‘Ending Soon’ state.


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To read the patch notes in German,French or Spanish click the links below:
German Patch Notes
French Patch Notes
Spanish Patch Notes
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 11.04.2018

Duration: 5h

Server Down / Server Up:
  • Global 8:00 UTC / 13:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CEST / 15:00 CEST
  • West Coast (NA) 2:00 PDT / 7:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 5:00 EDT / 10:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Fairy Laila will be added.
  • Tulips will spring up all over the Black Desert Online world.
  • Yona's Fragments will be added.

Ending Events:
  • Global Costume Design Contest 2018 has concluded. Congratulations to all winners!
  • Blooming Blossoms event will conclude.
  • The Egg Hunt event will conclude.

Note:

Patch Notes including improvements and new features can be found on our Website after the maintenance.

Follow us on Twitter/Facebook to stay up to date.

Thank you for your support and understanding.


Best regards,
BDO Team
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Greetings Adventurers,

Join Ellie’s Mystical Lake Festival which is all about splashing and spraying water, the element of life, all over to highlight the theme of respect, appreciation, love and sympathy.

 You will sure fall in love with the beauty and cool aesthetics of the redesigned water festival area, so please enjoy this thrilling festival full of special quests and minigames. Also, don’t forget you can still gather your Black Crystal Shards all over the game world at a higher chance. Lastly, various storytelling quests have been added to Valencia!


Event & System

Event:
  • Ellie's Mystical Lake Festival is having a Grand Opening!
    • Festival Period: April 4th After Maintenance ~ April 25th Before Maintenance
    • Legend tells it Ellie was a mythical elephant that represented blessing of life. One spray of water from Ellie’s enormous nose and an oasis would form in the middle of the desert. The festive troupe have trained a royal miniature elephant specifically to bring this mythical creature to life.
    • During the festive event, please try:
      • Challenges (Y) for daily play rewards.
      • Defeat monsters, gather, and hunt for event items.
      • Play mini-games available at Ellie’s Mystical Lake.
      • Perform special quests available via various NPCs of the festival.
    • Find Ellie’s Mystical Lake north of Northern Wheat Plantation or check World Map (M). Go check it out now!
    • Click < Here > to learn all about this festival!
  • Sharp and Hard Black Crystal Shard gathering drop event has been extended.
    • Period: 4/4 After Maintenance ~ 4/18 Before Maintenance
    • During the event period, drop rate of Hard and Sharp Black Crystal Shards will increase.
  • [Event] Useless Weapon Box from the event Shepherd Boy will expire in 2 weeks following this week's maintenance. Please make sure to open your remaining boxes to claim your rewards before it expires!

  • The 20% Outfit discount coupon from ‘A Special Gift for New Adventurers!’ has been changed to a challenge reward for reaching level 56.
    • Additionally the reward has been changed to a 20% Function discount coupon instead of the original Outfit discount coupon.
    • The availability period for the 20% Inventory, Weight, and Pet coupons have been changed from 7 days to 21 days.
  • Deep Blue Hoof Root items have been sent out as special gift via in-game mail.
    • This is a reminder that Deep Blue Hoof Root is obtainable from gathering with an Empty Bottle in water.
    • Please claim your gift via in-game mail before May 2nd, 2018

Content:
  • Voice of Amerigo, Deve, and several other NPCs have been improved to sound more natural and fitting.

  • A new button ‘Purchase All’ has been added so that you can win a bid and purchase all at once without setting the number of products to purchase.

  • Fixed the issue where Maid was unavailable to use when disqualified from the horse race.

  • Challenges will now be completed after using the item Life EXP Transfer and then logging into a character that received the Life EXP transfer.

  • Fixed the issue where Gathering twice in a row was possible in Mediah Northern Highlands.

  • Cooldown of Emergency Escape will now reset upon the start of every round in Arena of Arsha.

  • Fixed the issue where Parking effect of Fishing Boat was intermittently visible to other Adventurers.

  • Auto-navigate is now available to characters with less than lv. 7 without completing tutorials.

System:
  • Walking mode has been facilitated.
    • Characters will now walk regardless of their current stance while Scroll Lock is activated.
    • Even without Scroll Lock activated, characters can still enter a walking mode when holding down Caps Lock, and revert back to normal state when releasing the button.
    • Thus switching between Walk/Run (During Auto-run) has been segregated and it became possible to set shortcuts respectively.
  • Fixed the graphical glitch that appeared with low texture quality settings, on the Western Guard Camp NPC’s weapon that held the Ogre.

Game World, NPC & Effects
  • [Event] Ellie's Mystical Lake Festival area will be marked on the World Map (M) during the event period.
    • Likewise, relevant areas (part of nodes) will change from Combat Zone to Safe Zone to reflect the celebration of the festival on next week’s maintenance (April 11th).
    • Click < Here > to check the affected areas where forts should not be built anymore.
  • Fixed the unnatural looking graphic issue on some trees in Hasrah Cliff when texture quality was set low.

  • Fixed the unnatural looking graphic issue on some trees in coastal areas near Mediah when texture quality was set low.

  • Fixed the graphical issue where reflection of the character would not show on puddle of water when graphics were set at: Settings -> Display Settings -> Graphics -> Very High.

  • The amount of Black Spirit’s Rage will be reset to 0 at the end of each round in the Arena of Arsha.

  • Fixed the issue where bookshelves in Valencia City’s library could not be interacted with.

NPC
  • Fixed the issue where an NPC at Kamasylve Temple in Mediah was floating in the air. Marni will also be punished for sharing more anti-gravity potions.

  • The location of NPC, Maghed, from Gahaz Bandits will no longer be marked as a question mark on minimap.

  • Fixed the issue where the instrument one of the NPC Clowns in Velia was holding, when greeting the Lord would disappear.

  • Fixed the unnatural looking resting animation for the Farm Worker NPC who pulled the Calpheon Cart.

  • After having more than 251 Amity with NPC Maudi Budar from Rumbling Land, you can now learn the Knowledge when you meet NPC Maudi Budar from another area.

Mounts
  • The following has been added to the item description of [Loyalties] Mount Resurrection Reset.
    • If you use this on a deceased/destroyed mount while it is checked into a Stable/Wharf, its Death/Wreck count will reset to 0 and it will be completely recovered/repaired.
  • Fixed the issue where parked horses did not appear on the 3D mini map.

Class Changes
  • All Classes
    • In order to ensure a smoother gameplay experience, optimization revisions were performed on the Ranger and Warrior classes.
    • Fixed the swimming motion that occurred on the ground in some areas of Padix Island.
    • Fixed the issue where combat stance wasn’t available from the View Underwear preview, after using the skill Rage Transfer or Rage Absorption.
  • Ranger
    • The skill Tearing Arrow is now naturally shot without any key input while being charged for the first 1 round of shot.
    • Fixed the issue where Stamina wasn’t consumed while Charging the first shot upon using the skill Tearing Arrow.
    • Fixed the issue where the amount of EP would be consumed twice and the cooldown reset, when using the skill Evasive Explosive Shot, after the Flow: Call from Sky.
    • Fixed the issue where the amount of EP being recovered by the skill Razor Wind, was less than indicated by its tooltip.
    • Air Attack effect has been added to the skill Will of the Wind.
    • Damage reduction during cooldown of the skill Will of the Wind has been taken off.
    • Fixed the issue where MP was used up twice intermittently while performing the skill Flow: Air Explosion Shot.
  • Sorceress
    • Fixed the issue where MP Recovery from the skill Dark Split was not properly applied in accordance with the skill level.
  • Valkyrie
    • Fixed the graphical glitch on Valkyrie’s Venslar Shoes triggered by wearing them with Arrendo Armor.
  • Witch
    • Fixed the issue where combat stance would be turned off when getting up from falling down.
  • Wizard
    • Fixed the issue where combat stance would be turned off when getting up from falling down.
    • Fixed the issue where the old Wizard’s body parts would clip from the underwear in the body setting window in the Customization screen.
    • The motion of throwing water balloons and/or bombs have been improved to look more natural and fitting.
  • Musa
    • Graphical effect of the skill Crosscut has been made more natural.
  • Maehwa
    • Fixed the unnatural looking graphical issue on damage received on all targets with Maehwa’s Awakening skills.
    • Fixed the issue where Basket would not disappear after spraying water.
  • Ninja
    • Fixed the issue where the skill description of Ninjutsu: Blade Spin didn’t mention Super Armor would be applied.
  • Dark Knight
    • Fixed the issue where the skill description of Slanted Balance didn’t mention Forward Guard when it was applied.
  • Striker
    • The skill Rising Wolf Fang will now properly apply the skill effect of Super Armor.
  • Mystic
    • Fixed the issue where the skill Tidal Burst IV did not obtain a Martial Spirit Shard.

Item Changes
  • Attack mechanism and movement of [Combat] Trina Demolition Axe have been improved.
    • Use LMB for normal attack, RMB for shoulder charge, and LMB+RMB for a stronger attack.
    • Hold LMB to perform a normal attack and then swing attack.
    • The first hit of RMB attack has Forward Guard effect.
    • Rolling (Shift + directional keys) has become swifter.
    • Since the axe has become faster and more versatile, its damage has decreased by about 50%.
  • Fixed the issue where players were able to successfully cook Couscous with Teff Flour.

  • Fixed the issue where the message ‘There is no item’ would pop up and no item can be collected when trying to withdraw items via Storage Maid or Container in certain regions and not large cities.
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  • Fixed the issue where items weren’t able to be pulled out of Guild Storage.

Pearl Shop:
  • Fixed the issue where the price wasn’t reloaded when sending a gift to more than 3 friends in Pearl Shop.

  • Fixed the issue where Pets would intermittently stop moving, instead of obtaining items.

  • Easter is full of blessing! Spring Renaissance packages for all classes will be sold for one extra week to April 11th (Before Maintenance).

  • For details on newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here > !

Monster Changes
  • Fixed the issue where monsters were occasionally not summoned from the item [Guild] Muskan of Madness Summon Scroll.

  • The number of dropped items from the following monster has been reduced:
    • Catfishman Rotten Fish: 5~10 Viscous Liquid → 1 Viscous Liquid
  • The drop rate from the following monsters have been adjusted:
    • Catfishman Meat - Viscous Liquid: Increased by approximately 14 times
    • [Energetic] Fat Catfishman - Suspicious Pouch: Increased by approximately 30 times
    • [Energetic] Fat Catfishman - Goblin Chief Summon Scroll: Decreased by approximately 90%
    • Shultz Guard Gladiator - Black Stone (Armor): Decreased by approximately 30%
    • Shultz Guard Armored Soldier - Black Stone (Armor): Decreased by approximately 25%
    • Forest Ronaros Scout Guardian - Spirit Stone: Decreased by approximately 70%
    • Forest Ronaros Scout Earth - Spirit Stone Fragment: Increased by approximately 5.5 times
  • The drop rate of the item Asula's Crimson Eye Earring from the monsters at Helms Post has been decreased by 30%.

Quests & Knowledge
  • Daily quests for [Event] Ellie's Mystical Lake Festival have been added:
    • [Event] Ellie’s Mystical Lake Festival
    • [Event] Bless you with Harmless Water Prank
    • [Event] Petal Picking
    • [Event] Best of Luck
    • [Event] Here's a Blanket. Don't Get Sick!
    • [Event] Washed Away Garbage
    • [Event] Fill it up
  • Valencia Storytelling quests, available for characters level 54 and above, have been added:
    • A History of Valencia: The Annals of Cloran
    • Danuman the Exiled Sage
    • Danuman the Treacherous Sage
    • Dusty Object
    • Suspicious Soldier
    • Danuman’s Followers
    • Danuman’s Possessions
    • A Sham Salamanto
    • Into the Bandit’s Lair
    • Code of Gahaz Bandits
    • Tuval's Law & Order - Plunder
    • Tuval's Law & Order - Harm, Authority, Self-sufficiency
    • Tuval's Law & Order - Respect #1
    • Tuval's Law & Order - Respect #2
    • Gahaz Tuval's Test
    • Not a Part of This World
    • Finding the Follower
    • Followers Seeking the Truth
    • Piece of the Golden Crown
    • Perfect Crime
    • Astute Eyes
    • The Truth About the Golden Crown
    • Furious Desert Fogan
    • Ancients’ Memories - Memory Fragment
  • Fixed the awkward description of the quest Call of Katan's Duty.

  • The icon of the quest Mystery Being Solved has been changed.

  • The requirement to learn the Knowledge ‘Altinova Arena’ has been changed to require an Amity of 301 with the NPC Abdul Jaum.

  • Fixed the incorrect quest acceptance condition for the recurring quest ‘Remembering the Scientist’ on Quests window.

  • The list of 3 NPC tutorial quests and quest acceptance condition now can be checked via the Main Quest window.
    • Finding Akan
    • To Buntt the Instructor
    • Noisy Grass Beetles
  • Warning text has been added to the item description for the Black Abyssal Weapon Exchange, that the Crystal will be broken upon changing to a box.

  • One of the main quests for Kamasylvia, Kama-Grána Saint, will now properly navigate to Nelydormin and Lift.

  • The Knowledge images of following monsters have been changed to match with actual image of them:
    • Deck Elite Combatant
    • Cox Elite Gladiator
    • Crazy Jack
    • Iron Combatant
    • Pile of Mountain Goat Skulls
    • Calpheon Elite Shadow Priestess
    • Calpheon Elite Shadow Knight
    • Calpheon Shrine Elite Wizard
  • After completing the quest Bandit’s Treasure Chamber, without learning the Knowledge Luxurious Treasure chamber, players can now learn it through communicating with the NPC Etunar.

Interface Changes
  • Interface (full screen) will be reloaded upon requesting or accepting friends.

  • Inventory will not be closed when opening the Processing window with a L key and having a Container and Maid Storage opened as well.

  • The effect appearing on the Contribution Points status bar on the top left in the game screen has been replaced when leveling up them.

  • Fixed the issue where unobtained Knowledge was displayed as Acquired Knowledge when trying to buy one with low Amity in Amity Shop.

  • Fixed the issue where Guild History was intermittently displayed a personal history on Guild window (G).

  • A new button ‘Cancel’ has been added when trying to sell Transfused items to NPC Store so that you can check before cancelling.

  • ‘Notification’ and ‘Pre-order’ buttons that appear when there is no stock in Marketplace have been relocated to the spot below the item name as they did before.

  • Awakening Weapons will be more visible when items are in Awakening Weapon slot in Dye window.

  • Fixed the issue where during Node/Conquest wars guards bowed to Adventurers who did not belong to the occupying guild.

  • Entering only “/” in the chat input field will not send the chat.

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the issue where the Parking effect of Fishing Boat was visible to other Adventurers.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from sending a message to friends, directly after becoming friends.

  • The system alert for notifying non-participants of Node/Conquest war upon entering combat zone has been updated to let them know they cannot attack Node/Conquest war-related targets.

  • Fixed the issue where a window to prepare for battle popped up in the upper center of the screen intermittently when exiting from Team Battle.

  • Some navigation areas around The Royal Palace of Valencia have been improved.

  • Fixed the issue where changing outfits in Pearl Shop would momentarily disable the characters clothing.

  • Crouch and movement motions while holding a Matchlock have been improved.

  • Fixed the issue where rotating the camera at a certain spot in Calpheon City would cause some objects to turn invisible.

  • Fixed the issue where trap items could not be installed properly in certain areas.

  • Chat icons in Spanish have been fixed.

  • The text length wrap on the tooltip window has been adjusted.

  • Fixed the issue where the dusty old box object would vanish from the Valencia consecutive quest Dusty Object.

Known Issue
  • There is an issue where the Splashy Water Balloon sometimes cannot be targeted with Ellie’s Small Water Balloon. This issue will be fixed next week.
  • We are aware of the isue where players are getting stuck underground when running fast in the market streets of Calpheon City.


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Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 4.04.2018

Duration: 5h

Server Down / Server Up:
  • Global 8:00 UTC / 13:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CEST / 15:00 CEST
  • West Coast (NA) 2:00 PDT / 7:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 5:00 EDT / 10:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Ellie's Mystical Lake Festival will start.
  • Sharp and Hard Black Crystal Shard gathering drop event will be extended.
  • Event quests and Valencia Storytelling quests will be added.

Ending Events:
  • The Shepherd Boy event will conclude.

Note:

Patch Notes including improvements and new features can be found on our Website after the maintenance.

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Thank you for your support and understanding.


Best regards,
BDO Team
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform an urgent maintenance as follows:

Date: Thursday, 29th March 2018

Duration: 2h
  • Global 10:00 UTC / 12:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 12:00 CEST / 14:00 CEST
  • West Coast (NA) 03:00 PDT / 05:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 06:00 EDT / 08:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Server stability and in-game fixes.
  • Conquest/Node War Optimization (Explanation of this will be included in today's release of the dev diary)

We apologize for the inconvenience and we ask for your generous understanding.

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Best regards,
BDO Team.
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform an urgent maintenance as follows:

Date: Thursday, 29th March 2018

Duration: 2h
  • Global 10:00 UTC / 12:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 12:00 CEST / 14:00 CEST
  • West Coast (NA) 03:00 PDT / 05:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 06:00 EDT / 08:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Server stability and in-game fixes.
  • Conquest/Node War Optimization (Explanation of this will be included in today's release of the dev diary)

We apologize for the inconvenience and we ask for your generous understanding.

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to stay up to date.


Best regards,
BDO Team.
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