Black Desert Online is a sandbox, living-world MMORPG. Experience fast-paced, action-packed combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in a guild to siege nodes and conquer castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting, cooking, and much more!
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13 November

[Maintenance] Regular Maintenance November 14th 2018



Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, November 14th 2018

Duration: 4 hours.
  • Global 9:00 UTC ~ 13:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CET ~ 14:00 CET
  • West Coast (NA) 2:00 PDT ~ 6:00 PDT
  • East Coast (NA) 5:00 EDT ~ 9:00 EDT

Reasons:
  • Drieghan, the land of dragons will open.
  • Celebrating Millions Part 3 will begin.
  • King Targargo Rises event will begin
  • Guild Mission event giving x5 the rewards and EXP will begin.
  • Drieghan Opening Event will begin.
  • Loyal Attendance Rewards will reset.

Ending Events:
  • Recruiting Drieghan Expedition

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


Best regards,
BDO Team.
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7 November

Patch Notes - November 7th 2018



Greetings Adventurers,

As one event ends, another one begins! This week we usher in the second part of the ‘Celebrating Millions’ event filled with more golden rewards and fun!

This weeks patch also includes many routine fixes so scroll down to the rest of the patch notes to see what we’ve been working on!


Event & System

New Events:
  • Recruiting Drieghan Expedition
    • Event Period: 11/7 After Maintenance ~ 11/14 Before Maintenance
    • Drieghan is preparing to open its roads up to adventurers, and Rulupee is already getting ready. She is recruiting for an expedition to explore this brand new region.
    • Learn how to go see her for your own Rulupee’s Ratty Flag < Here >
  • A new Title has been given out!
    • To continue the celebration of reaching 10 million players globally, we have sent out the new title, ‘Roar of the Millions’ to all adventurers during maintenance! Please check your in-game mailbox (B) now!
    • Please claim the Title from your mail before 12/7 23:59 UTC as it will expire afterwards.
      • The Title will be valid for 30 days from the point you claim it. Please keep in mind that it will disappear after the period of 30 days.
  • Celebrating Millions Part 2: Choice of 10 Million
    • Event Period: 11/7 After Maintenance ~ 11/28 Before Maintenance
      3 new events filled with event Challenges and event quests have arrived.
    • Please click < Here > to see how you can earn gold after gold!
  • Double Boss Drop
    • As the cherry on top to celebrate 10,000,000 registered players worldwide, and to welcome the start of November, the Double Boss Drop event will be added.

1. During the event periods starting with 11/7 maintenance, the chance to obtain boss items as loot will be doubled for the following monsters.


2. The following boss monsters spawned using summon scrolls will drop Memory Fragment x1~2 at a 100% chance during this special period starting with 11/7 maintenance.

  • Click < Here > to see the Double Boss Drop event in detail.

Ongoing Events:
  • Celebrating Millions Part 1: Choice of 10 Million : 10/31 After Maintenance ~ 11/28 Before Maintenance

Ended Events:
  • 2018 Halloween Escapade
  • Mischievous and Fortunate
  • Bonus Back

Content:
  • Daylight savings is over! Please check the official forum post < Here > to track the world boss spawn and Node/Conquest War time updates.

  • The EXP gained from a Lv. 57 character turning in full Marni’s Stones for the following monster has been increased.
    • Forest Ronaros
  • Fixed the issue where you could not build annexes for a Conquest War fort if a Node War fort was built after the Conqust War fort was built.

System:
  • When the Guild Bonus (incentives) which is given out to one Guild member per distribution exceeds 500 million Silver, additional taxes will now be applied.
1. Does not apply for less than 500 million Silver.

2. Tax of 50% will be applied to the amount of Silver exceeding 500 million Silver.
    *ex) When each Guild member is given a Guild Bonus of 600 million Silver, a tax rate of 50% will be applied to the exceeding 100 million Silver. (Actual amount of Silver given per member: 550 million Silver)
3. Additionally, a tax rate of 70% will be applied for amounts exceeding 1 Billion Silver.
    *ex) When each Guild member is given a Guild Bonus of 1.2 Billion Silver, a tax rate of 50% will be applied to 500 million Silver, and then a tax rate of 70% will be applied to the remaining 200 million Silver (Actual amount of Silver given per member: 850 million Silver)
  • This was done in order to prevent an excessive amount of Silver from being distributed to certain Guild members. The additionally collected tax will be included in the Support Funds for all guilds.

  • Fixed the issue where Messenger Alert sound and Display under Friend List were not working properly.
    • The Messenger Alert Sound can be checked when turning the option on.
    • The Messenger Alert Display will bring up a message that can be checked when the option is turned on.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World:
  • Fixed the issue where the glow of the setting sun appeared abnormal intermittently.

  • Characters and background will take on the colors of the environmental graphics (skies, ground, etc.) in Remastered or Ultra Mode when snow is piled up.

  • Fixed the graphical glitch on the floor of the training grounds (where Scarecrows are) in Valencia.

  • Fixed the exceedingly bright light effects near Lake Flondor.

  • Fixed the issue where light from outside when the character was indoors shined exceedingly bright in Remastered or Ultra Mode.

NPC:
  • Fixed the text error and awkward camera angles for certain NPCs located at the Mausoleum.
    • Dwarves -> Giants
  • Fixed the wrong naming of certain NPCs located in Serendia Western Gateway.
    • Serendian Soldier -> Adventurer
  • Knowledge description of Taphtar has been edited.

  • Villagers of Grána will now start strolling around instead of standing still.

Mounts
  • The description about fall damage immunity for the Arduanatt skills Wings of Freedom and Wings of Wind has been edited to sound clearer and more direct.

  • After mounting a horse in combat mode, the motion of getting off the horse and onto the ground has been made more natural in consideration of the speed the horse was moving at.

  • After getting off a mount while moving, the character motion to go into combat mode has been made more natural.

  • Fixed the issue where the images of the horses shown in Special Appearance of the Change Horse Appearance window were different from the actual appearance of the horses.

Class Changes

All Classes
  • The shading on a character’s face will appear more natural after applying customizations.

  • Fixed the issue where Stiffness effect would intermittently not be released.

  • Fixed the awkward animation for standing up from a crouching state while carrying a pack.

  • Fixed the issue where the Escape effect (V) would intermittently not be released.

Warrior:
  • Fixed the issue where the skill Absolute: Piercing Spear could not be triggered when using Heavy Strike while mounted.

Ranger:
  • The kicking motion will no longer be activated when jumping and using Ultimate: Evasive Shot then Absolute: Will of the Wind.

  • Fixed the graphical glitch in the neck part in standby mode with the Vespena Outfit equipped.

  • Fixed the graphical glitch in the chest part with the Vespena Outfit equipped.

Sorceress:
  • Fixed the issue where the previous level’s skill damage would be included with the current level’s skill damage when using the skill Violation.
    • More information will follow soon.

Berserker:
  • Capes will now stay put when using a Summon Scroll or picking up items in Iron Buster mode.

  • Fixed the issue where the character would disappear intermittently when performing a combo or being inflicted a hit while using the skill Fearsome Tyrant while mounted on a horse.

Tamer:
  • Fixed the awkwardness of the outlines that separate the skills in the Skill window (K).

  • Fixed the issue where the blood effect would splatter in the wrong direction when fighting from horseback.

Valkyrie:
  • Fixed the graphical glitch when the character, with the customization set to be the tallest, would lean on one foot during standby with the Vespena Outfit equipped.

Witch:
  • Fixed the graphical awkwardness with the accessory/decoration on the abdomen part of the Lahr Arcien (R) outfit when the gear associated with the outfit’s Durability was low.

Wizard:
  • Fixed the awkwardness of the outlines that separate the skills in the Skill window (K).

Musa:
  • Fixed the awkwardness of the outlines that separate the skills in the Skill window (K).

Ninja:
  • Fixed the awkwardness of the outlines that separate the skills in the Skill window (K).

Kunoichi:
  • Fixed the awkwardness of the outlines that separate the skills in the Skill window (K).

  • Sah Chakram Training will now be activated when using Half Moon Slash with less WP than the required WP.

  • Fixed the graphical glitch that occurred during combat mode in the part where the leg and knot/chain comes together in the Vespena Outfit.

Dark Knight:
  • Upon a successful hit of the skill Vediant Training, the blood of the target that was hit will splatter in the correct direction.

  • Fixed the issue where the blood effect would splatter in the wrong direction when fighting from horseback.

  • Fixed the issue where the color of the back part of the ears didn’t match rest of the face during customization.

  • Fixed the issue where the camera would not focus on the shoes when dyeing shoes in the Dye (J) window.

Striker:
  • Fixed the awkwardness of the outlines that separate the skills in the Skill window (K).

  • Fixed the graphical glitch with the Gauntlet where performing the cheering motion when certain items were obtained.

  • The reins of the horse will no longer be held when in combat mode on horseback .

  • Upon pressing LMB while jumping at a low height during the skill Ferocious Assault, the falling motion will not appear anymore.

  • Fixed the issue where the camera would not focus on the shoes when dyeing shoes in the Dye (J) window.

Mystic:
  • Fixed the awkward facial expression for the sitting and lying down motions.

  • The reins of the horse will no longer be held when in combat mode on horseback .

  • Fixed the graphical glitch in the right hand in combat mode with the Vespena Outfit equipped.

Lahn:
  • The description about fall damage immunity for the skill Nimbus Stride has been edited to sound clearer and more direct.

  • Sprinting will triggered after using the skill Stately Dignity only when the Shift + ↑ keys are pressed.

  • The aggro effect area for monsters has been doubled for the skill Stately Dignity.

  • The combo into the skill Nimbus Stride after using the following skills has been made faster.
    • Phantom Dance, Deadly Dance, Furor, Tailspin
  • The combo into the skill Primrose Sprint after using Tailspin has been made faster.

  • Pressing ↓ + RMB after using the skill Spring Breeze will now activate Bridled Despair if Bridled Despair has already been learned.

  • Fixed the issue where the Stun effect was not applied for the first hit of the skill Ethereal Dance.

  • Fixed the graphical glitch in the wrist and waist part when lying down with the Vespena Outfit equipped.

Item Changes
  • Weight of Silver has been reduced by 50%.

  • The item description of the main weapon of Delphad Castillion has been shortened in the tooltip.

  • The chance to obtain Noc Rock through Gathering in regions of Kamasylvia has been quadrupled.

  • The Price of the following Fish Species (Obtained via Harpoon) has been increased.
    • Sturgeon
    • White Shark
    • Hammerhead
    • Galeocerdo Cuvier
    • Whale Shark
    • Saw Shark
    • Minke Whale
    • Humpback Whale
    • Killer Whale
    • Hammer Whale
    • Narwhale
    • Beluga Whale
    • Bottlenose Dolphin
    • Bottle-nosed Dolphin
    • Mackereltuna
    • Bigeye Tuna
    • Yellowfin Tuna
    • Albacore
    • Bluefin Tuna
    • Giant Grouper
  • The following text has been added to the tooltip of Long-tailed Rosefinch.
      ※ The pet can pick up items from a farther distance compared to other pets.
  • Fixed the issue where the Long-tailed Rosefinch had a similar could pick up items from the same distance as other pets.

  • Marketplace registration price for Caged Owl has increased by 6.5 times.

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

Quests & Knowledge

Quest:
  • Fixed the issue where the quest target was not being caught during the quest ‘Feeding Barbel Steed to Horses?.’

Knowledge:
  • Fixed the issue where Knowledge of Chuck Laurie was being obtained instead when Interacting with Leo Laurie.

  • Fixed the issue where the Fish Species in the Knowledge did not match the Fish Species in the Fish Guide for Salmon.

Interface Changes
  • Additional instructions have been added to the bottom of the Quick Hotkey Settings window:
    • Select and press Delete to unbind Quick Hotkeys.
  • Functions that can be assigned Quick Hotkeys now have tooltips explaining each function and how to assign a Quick Hotkey to that function.
    • Quick Hotkeys are a combination of Alt + KEY.
    • You can assign Quick Hotkeys by holding ALT + LMB.
    • Select and press Delete to unbind Quick Hotkeys.
    • The functions affected are:
      • Recharge Alchemy Stone
      • Open Maid/Butler Storage
      • Open Maid/Butler Marketplace
      • Tray
      • Set Auto-run Path
      • Remote Collect Campsite
      • Install Campsite
      • Check in All Pets
      • Take Out Pet Group 1/2/3
      • Find NPC
      • Tag Character
  • Fixed the text overlapping and cutoff issue in the Guild Window (G).

  • Fixed the text overlapping issue of Contribution Points located on top left corner of the World Map (M).

  • Fixed the text going out of the text box issue in conversations with NPCs and Black Spirit.

  • Fixed the issue where the scrolling with mouse would not work in ‘Detailed Use’ window when having clicked on a Residence in World Map (M).

  • Fixed the issue where the order of ‘About Bidding’ button and ‘Register Item’ buttons came out wrong when first entering Marketplace window.

  • Navigate and Forfeit button has been replaced with the remastered buttons in Quest Summary window.

  • Fixed the issue where Navigate and Forfeit button would disappear intermittently when putting the mouse over the title bar of Main Quest widget.

  • Fixed the issue where description of certain Guild Skills would come out duplicated.

  • Fixed the issue where the text displayed on ‘My Gardens’ from Garden window tilted left when scrolling with the mouse.

  • Gifting option/button on Pearl Shop (F3) has been removed. We will notify of the reintroduction of Gifting with future announcement.

  • Fixed the overlapping issue of the descriptive text and the Learn Skills and Reset Skills icons in the Skill window (K) for characters below Lv.55.

  • Added a message which notifies a Pet Exchange cannot be made due to prohibited words or special characters being used for the Pet Exchange.

  • The hotkeys for ‘Check In All’ and taking ‘Out’ pets will no longer be triggered when the Exchange Pet window is open.

  • Fixed the issue where the Navigate icon from the main quest widget would occasionally disappear.

  • Please find below the changes/fixes made for Pets.
    • Group 1, 2, and 3 Icons on the Pet list has been updated with a flag icon (in different colors per group).
    • The text box displaying Skill Effect of the Pet taken out will now be responsive and change in size depending on the amount of text.
    • The text has been changed as the following when performing Exchange Pet and you choose not to inherit Skill of the parent Pet.
      • Select Random → Learn Skill Randomly
    • The Exchange Pet window will now close automatically when the Pet exchange fails.
    • Fixed the issue where location of Feed icon shown when selecting ‘Feed One Pet’ under Select Feed window appeared awkward.
    • Fixed the issue where the Feed icon would bleed out of the pet feeding window when there were many types of pet feed.

Resolved Issues
  • Fixed the issue where skill effects would remain intermittently even after the character has finished performing the skill.

  • Fixed the issue where the last pet you selected when exchanging five pets at once would still appear on your Pet List even though it was actually used in the exchange.

  • Fixed the intermittent issue where world bosses would die immediately upon spawning.


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About This Game

Black Desert Online is a sandbox, living-world MMORPG. Experience fast-paced, action-packed combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in a guild to siege nodes and region castles, train your life skills such as fishing, trading, crafting, cooking, and much more!
 


Players will enjoy jaw-dropping graphics, intuitive skill-based combat, and an immersive story encased in our expansive world that’s just waiting to be explored. Accompanied by a Black Spirit, a companion whose destiny is intertwined with their own, players will discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects.

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FEATURES
  • Robust Character Creation Tools - Make the character YOU want to play.
  • Seamless Movement Throughout the World – No loading times necessary as you explore.
  • Combo-Oriented, Non-Targeted Combat - Take part in fast-paced, action-packed combat with skills that can be chained through combos.
  • Unique Weather and Climate - The weather and climate will have various effects on different zones that players can adapt to.
  • Day / Night Cycle – Along with unique weather and climate changes, the game revolves around a day/night cycle that alters NPC behavior and triggers various events based on the time of day.
  • Instanced Player Housing – From tents to palaces and everything in between, players can furnish and customize their own homes and can hire NPCs to keep your place clean or purchase things from the marketplace.
  • Mounted Combat – Utilize your trusted mounts on the battlefield and take advantage of their mobility and effectiveness in combat. Keep in mind, however, that mounts will need to be cared for, housed and protected as they can die in combat.
  • Boss Hunts - Group up with friends or other players to hunt down field bosses and world bosses to get that rare loot.
  • Siege Warfare - Massive free-for-all guild battles! Join a guild and participate in daily node wars or weekly conquest wars against many other competing guilds. Win the node or castle and claim it for a week to collect taxes to increase your guild funds.
  • Ocean Contents - Craft your boat and make sail to the vast oceans to fish, hunt ocean monsters and bosses, underwater exploring and gathering, quest missions, trade, and so much more.
  • Taming & Breeding - Catch and tame horses and elephants in the wild to make it your mount. You can also breed horses for better offspring with improved mount stats and skills.
  • Crafting - Enjoy all aspects of crafting in Black Desert from tools, weapons, armor, jewelry, boats, costumes, outfits, and more. Just about everything can be crafted in the world of Black Desert Online.
  • Profession - Take part and grow your character into a profession that can help your income. With professions like gathering, processing, cooking, alchemy, training, fishing, hunting, trading, farming, and sailing, you can choose to play Black Desert Online the way you want to.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530 2.9 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTS 250, GeForce 9800 GTX, Radeon HD 3870 X2
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 27 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970, AMD RX 480
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 27 GB available space

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