Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 20th 2019

Duration: 6 hours.
  • Global 9:00 UTC ~ 15:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CET ~ 16:00 CET
  • West Coast (NA) 1:00 PST ~ 7:00 PST
  • East Coast (NA) 4:00 EST ~ 10:00 EST

Reasons:
  • Central Market will be added.
  • New Conquest/Node War weapon, Ballista, will be added.
  • Damage of certain skills will be changed.

Ending Events:
  • Send Love
  • Gather Serbianca's Vouchers

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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!

For the next 2 weeks, the developers will collect your feedback regarding the Conquest and Node wars activities!

We kindly invite you to participate in a short survey where you can provide your own feedback and suggestions.

Collecting this data will be very important in order to track the community's sentiments and concerns regarding the related end-game modes and future updates.

Conquest/Node War Survey​

[s]*The Survey will run until Feb. 27th maintenance and with future maintenance, we will select 10 winners for EU and NA respectively. 20 total winners will receive their prize of Value Pack (7 Days) via in-game mailbox (B).[/s]

Thank you in advance for your passionate collaboration!


BDO team
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Greetings Adventurers,

We hope you’re sending lots of love to your favorite people in and out of Black Desert Online. This week the ‘Show your Love’ and ‘Be My Love’ event starts! However, be careful while you go through the lovely events as Dark Rifts have been spotted in the wild and powerful monsters have emerged. Finally, guilds from Calpheon to Valencia and beyond are recruiting heroes to fight alongside them. The new War Hero contract system is here for those who are non-commital, but ready for a fight. Read the rest of the patch notes for the full details and have a Happy Valentine’s Day!


Event & system

New Events:
  • Be My Love event will begin.
    • Event Period: Feb. 13th (after maintenance) - Feb. 27th (before maintenance)
    • Event 1: Chocolate Fun: During this sweet event period, get [Event] Cacao from defeating monsters or gathering.
      Event 2: Love in a Bottle: During this romantic event period, Fish to get
    • [Event] Message in a Bottle which you can right-click to open to receive various quests and items.
    • Click < Here > to find out more about this lovely event.
  • Show your Love event has been added.
    • This lovely event consists of 2 parts. Please read on below for the details.
    • Event 1: My Favorite NPC’s
      • Event Period: Feb. 13 (after maintenance) - Feb. 27 (before maintenance)
      • Target NPC
        • Amerigo (Storage Keeper of Heidel)
        • Soryu (Sibyl of Port Ratt)
        • Afuaru (Grave Robber in Valencia City)
        • Ahon Kirus (Chief of Tarif)
      • Raise your Amity with the NPCs above during the event period and receive a special reward after Feb. 27 regular maintenance.

      • ※ Please keep in mind the Amity reached will count up until Feb. 27 regular maintenance.
      • Rewards for reaching certain Amity will be given separately for each of the listed NPCs above (i.e. if you reach 1,000 Amity requirement with all 4 of the target NPCs, you will get 4 rewards)
      • If you achieve 1,500 Amity with the target NPC, both 1,500 Amity reward and 1,000 Amity reward will be given.
    • Event 2: I’m the Lover of Someone
      • Event Period: Feb. 13 (after maintenance) - Feb. 20 (before maintenance)
      • During the event period, succeed in becoming a couple with any of the NPCs available for NPC Dating, then [Event] Shakatu's Luxury Box x1 will be given in a future maintenance after the event period ends.
    • The reward from the above event will be sent via in-game mailbox (B) in a future maintenance after the event ends. Exact date will be announced in the future.
  • Mount Training Fever Time event will begin.
    • Event Period: Feb. 13 (after maintenance) - Feb. 27 (before maintenance)
    • During the event period, all Training EXP and Mount EXP will increase by 100% throughout all servers. (currently unavailable in Olvia servers, but will be offered soon with future announcement).

Ongoing Events:
  • Send Love: Feb. 6th (after maintenance) - Feb. 20th (before maintenance)

  • Gather Serbianca’s Vouchers: Jan. 30th (after maintenance) - Feb. 20th (before maintenance)

Ended Events:
  • It’s a Cakewalk: Jan. 30th (after maintenance) - Feb. 13th (before maintenance)

  • Mammore is Back!: Jan. 30th (after maintenance) - Feb. 13th (before maintenance)

  • Fortune Favors the Bold: Jan. 24th (after maintenance) - Feb. 13th (before maintenance)

Stream:
  • Don’t forget to tune in for our official Shadow Arena Stream Royale!
    • Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019 (10AM - 2PM PST/ 7PM - 11PM CET)
      Find out more < Here >.

Content:
  • Dark Rifts are spawning all over the Black Desert world where bosses consumed by the Black Spirit are appearing throughout.
    • The difficulty level of these boss monsters depend on the Monster Zone they appear in.
    • These boss monsters have a certain chance to appear when you approach the Monster Zone. If they are not discovered for more than an hour, they will be displayed on the World Map (M).
    • The boss monsters only appear to specific adventurers, therefore they can only be seen by the designated adventurer (other adventurers cannot attack your boss monster).
    • You can obtain accessories through the boxes dropped by these bosses.
    • No penalties will be applied for getting killed by these boss monsters.
    • The bosses from the Dark Rift do not naturally die or despawn.
    • There will be a maximum of 10 world bosses from the Dark Rift spawned. You need to defeat the previous one in order to have a new world boss from the Dark Rift spawn.
    • ※ However, penalties will apply when you are killed by a regular monster nearby. So be careful!
      • These boss monsters will not disappear when you switch characters, change servers, or log out.
      • You cannot attack these boss monsters during a Node War/Conquest War. When they appear, you must move to another server where a Node War/Conquest War is not in progress.
    • You will need to complete the newly added quest [Awakening Complete] Memories of the Past quest to open your Dark Rift.
      • You need to have completed the Awakening Quest of your class to obtain the [Awakening Complete] Memories of the Past from the Black Spirit.
    • Find out more about Dark Rift in the guide < Here >.
  • You will obtain an item called the Dark Spirit’s Greed when defeating these boss monsters.
    • You can exchange the Dark Spirit’s Greed for the items below:
      • Kzarka’s Latent Aura x1 : Dark Spirit’s Greed x2
      • Nouver’s Latent Aura x1 : Dark Spirit’s Greed x2
      • Kutum’s Latent Aura x1 : Dark Spirit’s Greed x2
      • Karanda’s Latent Aura x1 : Dark Spirit’s Greed x3
      • Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min) : Dark Spirit’s Greed x10
      • Supreme Alchemy Tool x1 : Dark Spirit’s Greed x15
      • Supreme Cooking Utensil x1 : Dark Spirit’s Greed x15
      • Valks’ Cry (+20) : Dark Spirit’s Greed x20
      • Magic Crystal of Infinity – Experience : Dark Spirit’s Greed x30
      • Krogdalo’s Origin Stone : Dark Spirit’s Greed x40
      • Valks’ Cry (+35) : Dark Spirit’s Greed x50
      • Valks’ Cry (+50) : Dark Spirit’s Greed x100
  • You can exchange Dark Spirit’s Greed from the following NPC’s:
    • Skill Instructor Cruhorn Wyrmsbane (Heidel)
    • Commander Cliff (Western Guard Camp)
    • Trina Knights Master Valks (Calpheon City)
    • Archer Military Representative Hazel Azealia (Grana)
    • Head of Mercenary Office Odelphin (Duvencrune)
    • Shroud Knights Captain Sarma Anin (Altinova)
    • Barhan Nesser (Valencia)
  • War Hero system has been added.
    • Adventurers can now join Guild Wars, Node Wars, or Conquest Wars of other guilds other than the one they are a part of and even receive rewards.
    • You can still participate in War Hero system even if you are not part of a Clan or a Guild.
    • As War Hero system has been newly added to Node War, Conquest War, and Guild War content, Militia which was available once a week in Conquest War has been removed.

      Registering and hiring:

    • You can receive a War Hero Employment Contract from a Guild member ranked Officer or higher to register as a Hero for that Guild.
    • You can register only within the same server. Also, you cannot register if you currently have a guild item in possession, so you must either sell the guild item(s) at the Guild Shop or keep the item(s) at the Guild Storage.
    • You cannot register while a Node War or Conquest War is in progress and you cannot register during the War Hero reset time (00:00 - 01:00 UTC).
    • A guild which is currently occupying a territory CANNOT hire a War Hero, and guild members of a guild which is currently occupying a territory cannot register at other guilds as a War Hero.
    • Guilds which are a part of an Alliance can hire a War Hero and members of the Alliance can also register as a War Hero.
    • Guild Commanders CANNOT register as a War Hero, and a guild with a War Hero cannot create an Alliance.
    • The amount of adventurers who can be hired as War Hero depends on the guild size.
    • If your Guild builds a Command Post or Fort in order to participate in Conquest/Node Wars, you cannot participate as the War Hero.
    • Any Command Post or Fort discovered during a Conquest/Node War will also be visible to those who participate as War Hero.

      ※Example※
    • Massive Guilds (66/100) can hire 34 adventurers as War Hero.
    • Large Guilds (50/70) can hire 20 adventurers as War Hero.

    Activity

  • A War Hero in a guild can participate in Node/Conquest War as a part of the guild they are registered with.
  • A War Hero can view the Guild information, Guild Member status, Guild Skills, Guild Alliance, Alliance Status, and Node/Conquest War status of the guild they are registered with. The hero can also board the 2-player mounts, use the Guild Summon Scrolls, and access the annexes. (However, the hero cannot build an annex.)
  • The War Hero will be able to access the Guild Skills (Ex: Gather, Max HP increase, HP recovery, etc.)
  • The War Hero can access the guild chat.
  • Allowances can be given to the War Hero and the adventurer who can access the allowance can use the guild's funds.
  • The War Hero CANNOT access the Guild Missions, Guild History, Recruit Guild Member status, Final Battle, and Guild Crafting of the guild they are registered to, and CANNOT use the Guild Storage and Guild Skill Acquisition features.
  • If a guild with a War Hero occupies a territory, then the adventurer who is a part of the guild as a War Hero will not receive the territory occupation benefits of increased item loot chance upon defeat monsters in Monster Zones.
  • We are planning on updating the War Hero to be able to participate in voice chat with the guild members.

    Rewards

  • Upon signing a War Hero contract, the signing adventurer can immediately receive a portion of the guild funds as a deposit (up to 10,000,000 Silver).
  • When making a War Hero contract, you can set up victory bonus in addition to the deposit. Upon winning a Node/Conquest War on the same day, the War Hero can immediately receive the contractual victory bonus (up to 20,000,000 Silver).
  • ※ When making a War Hero contract, the deposit and victory bonus cannot exceed the maximum funds held by the guild. Unlike the deposit which is immediately provided, the victory bonus will be provided from the guild funds upon victory. If victory is not achieved, the bonus amount will be refunded to the guild funds.
  • Refunds will immediately be returned to the guild upon losing a Node/Conquest War, and the amount will automatically be returned to the guild at 00:00 UTC if liberated or if the adventurer does not participate in a Node/Conquest War.

    Contract termination

  • An adventurer who is in a guild as a War Hero cannot terminate the contract at will. Instead, contracts for all adventurers hired as War Hero will be terminated daily at 00:00 UTC.
  • ※ War Hero adventurers will automatically reconnect to the game upon contract termination.
  • When the contract is terminated, all guild items in possession will automatically be deleted.
  • ※ The Militia content, which allowed weekly Conquest War participation will now be removed, since the War Hero content has been added.
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  • Added a Guild Member Vacation system.
    • While guild members who have selected Vacation cannot receive guild benefits, these members will be able to maintain their guild membership without affecting the guild capacity.
    • When there are 10 adventurers who are Vacation in a massive guild (100/100), the guild can hire 10 adventurers as War Hero.
    • When there are 5 adventurers who are Vacation in a large guild (70/70), the guild can hire 5 adventurers as War Hero.
    • You can use this feature through the “Apply for Vacation”/”Return from Vacation” button within the Guild window (G).
    • Guild members who are Vacation cannot receive the Daily Pay, and cannot access guild quest participation (acceptance/completion/forfeit), guild war declaration, and guild invitation/ban features. Also, they cannot be promoted to Guild Master, and cannot access Guild Skills.
    • If On Vacation, the Adventurer cannot use the War Hero feature, and cannot participate in Node War and Conquest War for their guilds.
    • Adventurer On Vacation can return through the Guild (G) window, but only after 4 hours have passed.
    • (However, if a War Hero is currently taking the place of a On Vacation adventurer, the adventurer cannot return until the War Hero contract has expired.)
  • You can now view War Hero information in the Guild window's (G) Node/Conquest War status tab.

  • When entering a Guild as a War Hero, there will be an effect on the edges of the Guild to show that the member is a War Hero.

  • Icons which cannot be used in the Guild window will not be displayed to the War Hero.

  • War Hero registration will be rejected when closing the War Hero Contract window.

  • The descriptions for the Book of Training item have been improved to the following:
    • When using this item, if you disconnect or if there is a maintenance you will not get any time extension for the time lost, and the item will not be restored.
  • The level restrictions for immediate revival without consuming any items changed from Lv. 10 to Lv. 15.
  • Bartali's Adventure Log Chapter 9 and 10 have been added.
    • These chapters narrate Igor Bartali's adventures in the Mediah region.
    • Adventurers who complete up to Chapter 8 of Bartali's Adventure Log can obtain Chapter 9 from the Black Spirit. You can claim Chapter 10 after you complete Chapter 9 from the Black Spirit afterwards.
    • Adventurers who complete 10 chapters of Bartali's Adventure Log will receive a special gift through the Black Spirit.

System:
  • Party will be maintained even when you go back to Character Selection screen, Server Change, disconnect, and after you play a match of Shadow Arena.

  • Olvia 7 server has been changed to Shadow Arena server.

  • A new system where the funds claimed in Horse Market and Breeding Market will vary depending on Training level has been added.
    • Currently 30% tax is implemented on the Silver claimed in Horse Market and Breeding Market.
    • In order to make up for the tax increase that appears big with the recent price soar of Courser and Dream Horse, a new system where the funds claimed will vary depending on Training level. (This applies to cases where the Silver for selling a Horse in the Horse Market has not been claimed yet before this change is implemented.)
    • ※ The Silver increase range depending on Training level for Horse Market and Breeding Market is as follows.


Shadow Arena
  • Default setting for Voice chat UI in Party play will be set at off.

  • The Black Spirit notifications which appear on top left corner in phases as soon as a Shadow Arena match starts will now change whenever 10 players have been eliminated.

  • Party status in Shadow Arena will now remain after a game.

  • Added a timer which counts the time survived at the bottom of the minimap.
    The timer will be displayed after the match begins.

  • When the maximum cap of 50 is filled up in a match of Shadow Arena, a system message ‘Starting soon’ will now appear.

  • Fixed the issue where the play time reset, that took place when entering Shadow Arena, would prevent completion of Challenges (Y) that required accumulated playtime.

  • Fixed the issue where certain Challenges (Y) would be completed even when not all the conditions were met intermittently while in Shadow Arena.

  • Fixed the issue where items would be used automatically when putting in items in Quick Slot of Shadow Arena.

Game World. NPC & effects

Game World:
  • Added more NPCs available for you to confess your love in NPC Dating.
    • Give a gift to an NPC waiting for you around the world and obtain special titles:

NPC:
  • Fixed the issue where a wrong quest was being displayed from NPC St. Pejon.

Item Changes
  • A new usage option of houses, Old Moon Costume Mill, have been added. You can create Karlstein outfit in the following Old Moon Costume Mills.
    • You can obtain the Design: Karlstein as a completion reward for 'A Hero in Karlstein'. You can receive this quest from NPC Rubin when you have 1 or more Intricately Patterned Mystical Shard.
    • You can obtain Intricately Patterned Mystical Shard by defeating monsters at a very low rate.
    • Lv.1 Old Moon Costume Mill has been added to the following residence.
  • For details on newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here >!

Monster Changes
  • Adjusted the time for boss spawns to allow world boss monsters Quint and Muraka to appear twice a week.
    • Please check the newest added time slot for Quint and Muraka < Here >.
  • The location where some of the Desert Fogan Chief Gatekeepers appear changed.

Quests & Knowledge

Quest:
  • Added the following quests obtainable through the Black Spirit upon character Awakening.
    • [Awakening Complete] Memories of the Past

Interface Changes
  • A new notification system that lets you know of better Equipment has been added.
    • If you acquire Equipment better than the ones you have equipped currently, a notification message will appear on screen.
    • Press hotkey <R> to equip the better Equipment.
  • Improved the effect for the reward button for completed Igor Bartali Adventure Logs based on the type of stat. reward.

  • The effect for the button to receive rewards for Bartali's Adventure Log will appear behind the text.

  • Added a 'stamp' effect which stamps the reward button when you receive rewards for Bartali's Adventure Log.

  • The design of the UI that shows how to progress with Bartali’s Adventure Log changed.

  • Changed the effect which appears when you complete a Goal or receive the Reward in Bartali's Adventure Log.

  • Monsters other than Advanced Altar of Training, Mirumok Watcher Offin, and Mirumok Destroyer Offin will no longer be displayed on the Monster Rank list.

  • The Black Spirit notifications which appear in phases as soon as a Shadow Arena match starts will now change whenever 10 players have been eliminated.

  • Changed the text which appears when a character dies from "Resurrect at the closest Node" to "Resurrect at the closest Safe Zone".

  • Changed the order of the Revive button which appears when you die.

  • You can now see the status of members (away status), and Apprentice Guild Members in the Status of Alliance Members.

  • Added an icon on the right side of the party widget to show that you cannot obtain items when the difference between the lowest and highest party member level is more than 10 levels in a party.

  • When you die without any penalties, the following text will appear:
    • You will not be penalized for this death. Please try again!
  • Fixed the issue where ‘Injured’ mark would be displayed on the HP bar on top of the Character Name even when the character was not injured.

  • A new sentence that talks about increased funds upon using Breeding Market has been added to the descriptive text box that pops up when putting your mouse over Training tab under Life Info in My Information (P) window.

Resolved Issues

Class Changes:
  • The followed classes will no longer display an abnormal motion when getting off from a running horse without a main weapon equipped:
    • Warrior, Ranger, Striker, and Mystic

Berserker
  • When kneeling with the Gotha Rensa Armor equipped, the character’s knees will no longer be revealed.

  • Fixed the issue where the location of the Bartali’s Adventure Log would be tilted slightly when flipping the chapters over.

Known Issues
  • We are aware of the issue where right-clicking on Minimap or World Map to set Navigation is not working properly after reaching Lv.7 at the end of the Tutorial. You can resolve this by restarting your client or going back out to Character Selection screen then logging back in. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • We are aware of the issue where Training EXP and Mount EXP increase effect are not being applied to Olvia servers.

Updated 14/02/2019:
  • We are aware of the issue where a certain icon’s tooltip description is not being displayed
    • When there is a difference of more than 10 levels between players in a party, the party UI displays an icon which explains that items cannot be obtained. This icon’s tooltip description is not being displayed, and we plan on having this issue fixed for next week’s update.

Updated 15/02/2019:
  • We are aware of the issue where the icon for Mount Training Fever Time event is not showing up on the top part of the game screen. However, the Training EXP and Mount EXP boost of 100% is correctly applied and this is an UI issue. We will resolve this icon missing issue during next week's maintenance.

Updated 18/02/2019:
  • We are aware of the issue where the loading image appears twice when selecting Solo mode in Shadow Arena. This issue will be resolved with future announcement; we apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Currently Ancient Phuturm from the Dark Rift disappears 2 hrs. and 30 mins. after its initial spawn. This is a known issue and will be resolved shortly.


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Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 13th 2019

Duration: 4 hours.
  • Global 9:00 UTC ~ 13:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CET ~ 14:00 CET
  • West Coast (NA) 1:00 PST ~ 5:00 PST
  • East Coast (NA) 4:00 EST ~ 8:00 EST

Reasons:
  • Dark Rifts will be added.
  • War Hero system will be added.
  • New NPCs for NPC Dating will be added.
  • Various events for Valentines will be added.

Ending Events:
  • It’s a Cakewalk
  • Mammore is Back!
  • Fortune Favors the Bold

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

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


Best regards,
BDO Team.

*Weekly maintenance will be extended until further notice. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you.

*Maintenance has finished and servers are back again.
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Greetings Adventurers,

We just can’t wait to deliver exciting content to you fast and through the special maintenance today, we are introducing Bartali’s Adventure Log! Go through all chapters of the fantastic adventure log put together by Igor Bartali to claim the biggest rewards yet!

Please read on to find out more about the special content updates and various fixes.


Event & system

Content:
  • Bartali’s Adventure Log has been added.
    • This adventure log contains records of all the fantastic adventures Igor Bartali experienced all over the Black Desert world some 50 years ago. If you can trace back to his tracks, you will be given certain quests to complete.
    • Upon completing quests on the chapters of Bartali’s Adventure Log, you will be rewarded a character stat. bonus which will be implemented on your entire Family.
    • The 1st chapter of Bartali’s Adventure Log can be open after having completed all main quests up to Calpheon region and having reached Lv.51. Please obtain the Bartali’s Adventure Log from the Black Spirit.
    • Bartali’s Adventure Log currently contains 8 chapters (with more to be updated in the near future), and completing chapter 1 will open up chapter 2 and so on consecutively via Black Spirit’s quests.
    • Right-click on the Bartali’s Adventure Log to read the journal entry and see the conditions necessary to complete the special quest.
    • Bartali’s Adventure Log UI has been added.

System:
  • You are now able to trade fish without having to sell it for lowered price even if the Node of sale and Node of origin are not connected.

Shadow arena
  • A new window where rewards from Shadow Arena can be claimed has been added.

  • Added a voice chat feature to Shadow Arena.
    You can hear the voices of your party members in Shadow Arena.

  • Improved the color effect displayed when attacking in Shadow Arena.

  • Item slot hotkey located on the bottom part of the Shadow Arena UI will now be displayed properly.

  • You will now be able to spectate your party member if the member moves far away.

  • Fixed the issue where you could not move in the direction you wanted to move as a Black Spirit when you were first released into the air at the start of the match.

Warrior:
  • Damage for the skill Piercing Spear has been increased by 10%.

Sorceress:
  • The skills Dark Flame, Rushing Crow, Darkness Released, and Night Crow will now be obtainable from an Unknown Skill Book instead of the skills High Kick, Shadow Ignition, and Bloody Calamity.

Berserker:
  • Damage for the skill Predatory Hunt has been increased by 10%.

  • Damage for the skill Falling Rock has been increased by 30%.

Dark Knight:
  • The chance to obtain the skills Nocturne and Hidden Strike from an Unknown Skill Book item has doubled whereas the chance to obtain the skill Lunacy of Vedir and Air Strike has been halved.

Mystic:
  • Damage for the basic skills (Heavy Fist, Soul Basher) have been increased by 15%.

Tamer:
  • Damage for the basic skills (Leaf Slash, Evasive Attack) have been decreased by 10%.

Kunoichi:
  • The skill Concealment will now be obtainable from an Unknown Skill Book instead of the skill Tendon Cutter.

Musa:
  • The skill Chase will now be obtainable from an Unknown Skill Book instead of the skill Dragon Bite.

  • The damage inflicted from the following skills has been decreased likewise:
    • Slice: -15%
    • Whirlwind Cut: -20%
    • Steel Gale: -20%
    • Rising Storm: -15%
    • Blooming: -15%
    • Carver: -10%
    • Blind Slash: -15%

Shadow Arena Notice:
  • Parties will be dissolved (temporarily) after Shadow Arena closes due to a technical issue.
    We’ll try to resolve the issue as soon as possible to provide more stable environment for your gameplay.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World:
  • Added a griffon which moves from Velia to Iliya Island.
    • You can conveniently move between Velia and Iliya Island by boarding on the Timber box which the Griffon is holding.
    • The Griffon will depart 3 minutes after stopping at the station.
    • Velia station location: Near the western entrance of Velia
    • Iliya station location: Near the northern entrance of Iliya.
  • Changed the initial discovery dialogue and regular dialogue for certain NPC's at Olvia and Velia to sound more natural.

  • When interacting the the Treant Node Manager "Treant Spirit", there will now be a button which allows you to view a large tree figure behind the Node Manager.

NPC:
  • You can now properly access the Amity shop when you accumulate Amity with the following NPC's:
    • Stable Keeper Yaska of Valencia City
    • Stable Keeper Quichiu of Muiquun
    • Stable Keeper Larina of Arehaza Town

Mounts
  • Added a description about Strength training in the Courser Training descriptions.

Class Changes

All Classes:
  • Fixed the issue where you could deal additional damage with the Black Spirit's Rage skill by using Black Spirit's Rage or a locked skill for the following skills:

By Class:

Warrior:
  • Fixed the graphical issue where the effect of the last hit of Warrior’s Absolute: Slash would appear too intensely in Remastered mode.

Sorceress:
  • The Forward Guard effect will no longer apply during the cooldown for Dark Flame.

Berserker:
  • Fixed the issue where a knockdown effect would be applied for Flame Buster for its charging attack when used during its cooldown.

Tamer:
  • You can now immediately perform a forward basic attack after attacking while sprinting.

  • Fixed the issue where the character would switch to Celestial Bo Staff mode when pressing the C key after using Absorb Heilang while in Celestial Bo Staff mode.

Musa:
  • The skill Chase I will no longer be activated during cooldown.

Maehwa:
  • The skill Chase I will no longer be activated during cooldown.

Ninja:
  • The Super Armor effect has been removed from Black Moonlight. The stiffness effect will now apply instead.

Kunoichi:
  • The Super Armor effect has been removed from Black Moonlight. The stiffness effect will now apply instead.

Dark Knight:
  • The descriptions for hits for the Trap of Vedir skill has been revised to the following:
    • 858% x 5 → 858% x 1, max 5 hits
  • Spirit Hunt, Twilight Dash, and Smoky Haze will now consume Stamina.

  • Stamina consumption for Dusk has been decreased from 250 to 150, and it will now consume the same amount when used during cooldown.

Striker:
  • Decreased the DP against magic classes (Sorceress, Tamer, Dark Knight, Witch, Wizard) and thus the magical damage inflicted upon them has increased been increased by 6-8%.

Mystic:
  • Decreased the DP against magic classes (Sorceress, Tamer, Dark Knight, Witch, Wizard) and thus the magical damage inflicted upon them has increased been increased by 6-8%.

Archer:
  • Fixed the issue where only the 5th hit would be activated for the Storm of Light IV (Absolute) when the Storm of Light skill was locked.

Item Changes
  • Added description about the the increased Strength EXP effect of the Cron food for the item descriptions of Spirit Essence of Wind, Spirit Essence of Earth, Spirit Essence of Water.

  • Removed the description about Processing from Red Shellfish, Clam, and Five-Star Starfish.

  • Added a description for the [Guild] Barricade item which explains the materials required for building extensions.

  • For details on the lastest Pearl Shop Update on Feb. 6th, please click < Here >!

Monster Changes
  • Fixed the issue where players in certain channels would occasionally not be able to obtain items when defeating Nouver.

  • Changed certain attack patterns for the Abandoned Iron Mine Executor summoned through the Black Spirit and Ancient Relic Crystal Summon Scroll.

  • The following monsters at Basilisk Den will no longer attack adventurers first:
    • Petrified Soldier
    • Petrified Adventurer
  • Additional monsters have been placed at Basilisk Den.

  • Added and changed placement of monsters at the following Monster Zones so that more adventurers can engage in monster hunting with more ease at the area:
    • Hystria Ruins
    • Aakman Temple
  • You can now obtain the following item when defeating monsters at Blood Wolf Settlement:
    • Eye of the Ruins Ring
  • The list of loot available from the monsters at Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon has been changed to the below in order to provide more convenience in looting items. This is to ease the inconvenience of dealing with the variety of items obtained through the monsters, inventory space and weight issues, and the issue of having to continuously loot the items.
    • The following items will no longer be available through monsters you defeat at Balenos and Serendia:
      • White/Green grade weapons, sub-weapons
      • Rebar, Reblath, Agerian, Taritas, Zereth, Talis armor
      • Yuria, Bares, Hesus, Elisha, Kalis, Talis accessories
      • Magic Crystal
      • Trade goods
      • Various materials (gemstones, timber, hide, etc.)
      • Silver
    • The following items will no longer be available through monsters you defeat at Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon:
      • Magic Crystal
      • Trade goods
      • Various materials (gemstones, timber, hide, etc.)
      • Silver
    • The chance to obtain Junk items from defeating monsters at Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon has been greatly reduced.
      Though the chance to obtain Junk items has decreased, their value for selling at the shop has increased. Therefore you can expect the similar level of profit through obtaining these items.
    • The chance to obtain Black Stone (Armor) and Black Stone (Weapon) has increased when defeating monsters at Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon.
    • There is now a certain chance to obtain Ancient Spirit Dust when defeating monsters at Balenos, Serendia, and Calpheon.

Quests & Knowledge

Quests:
  • As certain sub-quests have been combined with some main quests, the following Story Quests obtainable from Emma Bartali will no longer be available.
    • Blooming Flowers at the Ruins
    • Nightmares Revealed
    • Traces of Forgotten Cron
    • An Alchemist in Velia
    • Alustin's Two Daughters
    • Clumsy but Exceptional Eileen
    • Life-risking Infiltration
    • A Memorial Service for the Fallen
    • Emma's Nightmare
  • Also, the following Knowledge can now be obtained as main quest rewards. Adventurers who have already completed the main quests can obtain them through a button at Alustin NPC and Emma Bartali NPC.
    • Daughters of a Great Alchemist
    • At the End of the Power
    • Records about the Forbidden Alchemy
    • Clorince's Answer
    • Eileen's Answer
    • Grudging Soul of Cron Cave
  • Removed the "Talk to Refugee" condition for the "Villagers on the Road" quest.

  • Improved the Navigation feature for the "An Eternal Flame" quest.

  • Increased the Contribution EXP reward for the "[Repeat] Good Old Friends" quest from 20 to 100.

  • Fixed the issue where the quests below were displayed on the Suggested quests tab even after completion.
    • [Awakening] Traces of Edana
    • [Awakening] Wizard’s Altar
    • [Awakening] Artifacts of the Naga
    • [Awakening] Bree Tree Cave
  • Some of the selection rewards were either changed to normal rewards or removed from certain main quest rewards.

  • The HP Potion (Beginner) which was included in the below quest reward was changed to the HP Potion (Small).
    • A Test of Skills
    • Knowledge is Power
    • The Finicky Princess
    • The Seasoned Veteran
    • Following the Coastal Road
    • Grusha, the Scout
    • The Straggling Straggler
    • Nightmare Revealed
    • Unveiled Truth
    • Infiltrating Cron Castle
  • Changed the target location display for the "Clearing the Area" quest.

  • Added tent to the completion target for the "The Lost Records of Cron" quest.

  • A character of Lv.20 or below will now have different message appear after having completed a main quest depending on whether a mouse cursor is turned on or off.

  • Descriptive text feature regarding main quests for characters of Lv.20 or below has been changed as following:
    • Shiny area on the right side > Light-green area on the right side
    • Description on Auto-path and description on RMB are now divided.
  • After having created your character, the text balloon of the Black Spirit will now automatically show up to the text “Press the <W> key to move forward.”

Knowledge:
  • Fixed the issue where you were unable to obtain Knowledge when completing the "Al Rhundi, the Mortal" quest.
    • Adventurers who were unable to obtain the Knowledge can obtain it by talking to Hervano Tito.
  • The chance obtain Knowledge for the following monsters has increased.
    • Grass Root Nymph
    • Fire Root Nymph
    • Earth Root Nymph
  • Fixed the issue where the Black Spirit guide would not appear for the following items:
    • The Forgotten Secret Garden of Cron
    • Al Rhundi Summon Scroll
    • Saunil Siege Captain Summon Scroll
  • The following conversation buttons have been changed to Knowledge buttons:
    • [Knowledge] Tell me more about Red Nose
    • [Knowledge] Who is the Goblin Chief?
    • [Knowledge] What do you know about Bheg?
    • [Knowledge] Who is the Fogan Chief?
    • [Knowledge] Do we have more information about Al Rhundi?
    • [Knowledge] Al Rhundi, Engulfed in Madness
    • [Knowledge] Red Nose
    • [Knowledge] Giath
    • [Knowledge] Dastard Bheg
    • [Knowledge] Titium, the Fogan Chief.
    • [Knowledge] Al Rhundi, the Head of the Rebels
  • The content of the hints that you can see even when not having the following Knowledge acquired has been updated.







Interface Changes
  • The Knowledge Hints will continuously be displayed when selecting unobtained knowledge in the Knowledge window.

  • Improved the background sizes of the descriptions for the below customization related buttons within the Beauty Album (F4):
    • Save Temporarily
    • Save File
    • Load File
    • Restore to Default
  • Improved the alignment of the text which is displayed when there are no search results for titles in the title tab within the My Information (P) window.

  • When moving items while the Inventory, Storage, and Mount Inventory is opened, there will now be a button from which you can select where you would like to move the items.
    • For better visibility, the Mount Inventory button will display which mount button it is referring to.
  • Revised the description about crystals for Transfusion.

  • The Black Spirit quest window will now display the number of quests for Main Quests, Recommended Quests, and Recurring Quests.

  • Added an icon which displays the changes in AP and DP when changing equipment.

  • You can now see what extra regional quests are available on the left side of the minimap.

  • Added an icon which displays main quests on the quest button within the NPC conversation windows.

  • Fixed the issue where a text related to the weight of Silver would be displayed when selling items worth more than 500,000 Silver.

  • Removed the combat tutorial which allowed you to practice basic skills during the tutorial after creating a character.
    • As this combat tutorial has been removed, some of the quest progress in the relevant questline has been revised to progress smoothly.
  • Improved the notification which is displayed when a guild member changes grade.

Resolved Issues

All Classes:
  • You will no longer be able to instantly swap to Axe, or Matchlock while having a Harpoon or fishing rod equipped.

Quests & Knowledge:
  • Fixed the issue where certain hints for some of the Knowledge in Great Desert Expedition Log IV was being displayed abnormally.

  • The location of the mouse arrow that appears on the conversation window during the tutorial will now be displayed properly.

  • Fixed the Navigate feature for the "Infiltrating Cron Castle" quest so that you do not go to the area in a roundabout way.

  • Fixed the issue where the Navigate feature for the "Infiltrating Cron Castle" quest would stop while going to the target area.

  • Fixed the issue where the same quest that is included in the other Crossroad quest-chain would appear even when having completed it.

  • Fixed the issue where Navigation feature would not work for the "The Fallen" quest.

Interface Change:
  • Fixed the issue where a character’s name could not be entered intermittently on the slot to create a character’s name upon character creation.

  • Fixed the issue where the Recently Successful Cooking window and Alchemy window could not be moved when selecting certain areas of the title bar.

  • Fixed the issue where Knowledge Hints would bleed outside of the UI in the Knowledge screen.

  • Fixed the issue where some of the text for NPC dialogues would overlap for certain quests.

  • Fixed the issue where certain edges within the Edit UI window looked unnatural.

  • Fixed the issue where upon pressing the sticker button on the Black Spirit's Adventure window, the button would appear abnormal.

Known Issues:
  • We are aware of the issue where Striker and Mystic will keep going back to the motion of dismounting the horse when trying to dismount a horse while running after unequipping Main/Sub-weapon. We will resolve the issue as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please go back to Character Selection screen then log back in to resolve the issue.


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To read this week's patch notes in German, French or Spanish check our official website < Here >.
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform a special maintenance as follows:

Date: Friday, February 8th 2019

Duration: 4 hours.
  • Global 9:00 UTC ~ 13:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CET ~ 14:00 CET
  • West Coast (NA) 1:00 PST ~ 5:00 PST
  • East Coast (NA) 4:00 EST ~ 8:00 EST

Reasons:
  • Bartali’s Adventure Log will be added.
  • Various fixes and updates will be done. Please check Feb. 8th patch notes for details.

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


Best regards,
BDO Team.


Updated:
  • EU servers will open as scheduled. NA maintenance has been extended. We’ll keep you updated on the progress via our official channels. Thank you for your understanding.
Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Greetings Adventurers,

This week we are starting new events related to the Lunar New Year. We really hope you enjoy them all and to get you into the mood of these festivities, special decorations will be added to all cities in the world of Black Desert Online!

On the other hand, we are excited to introduce two new additions to our game: the "Devour" system, which allows you to convert enhanced gear into Enhancement Chances, and the "Privacy Mode" for those lone wolves that do not like to be disturbed.

We have also good news for those enjoying our new Battle Royale mode as we are introducing two new classes: Musa and Kunoichi!

Please read on below our Patch Notes to know more about our latest additions in detail!

*Please, keep in mind that there will not be maintenance on February 6th due to the festivities taking place in Korea. In order to experience the new events starting that same day, restart your client after 09:00 UTC.


Event & System

Events starting Jan. 30th maintenance:
  • It's a Cakewalk
    • Event Period: Jan. 30th (after maintenance) - Feb. 13th (before maintenance)
    • During the event period defeat monsters, fish, and gather to get: [Event] Honey, [Event] Bean, [Event] Sesame. Then arrange these items in a certain shape to get an [Event] Moon Rice Cake.
    • Click < Here > to see the event in detail.
  • Mammore is Back!
    • Event Period: Jan. 30th (after maintenance) – Feb. 13th (before maintenance)
    • Mammore has returned to the Fleme Hills of Balenos! Defeat Mammore for special rewards!
    • During the event period, Mammore will appear at:
      • [NA] Mon–Fri, Sun: 11:00/15:00/21:15 PST
        Sat: 23:00 PST
      • [EU] Mon–Fri, Sun: 10:00/17:00/23:15 CET
        Sat: 01:00 CET
  • Gather Serbianca’s Vouchers
    • Event Period: Jan 30th (after maintenance) - Feb 20th (before maintenance)
    • During the event period, [Event] Serbianca's Vouchers can be obtained everywhere through Gathering. Exchange these with NPC Serbianca for Logs!
    • Click < Here > to see the event in detail.
  • Lunar New Year-themed background.
    • Event Period: Jan. 30th, 2019 at 09:00 UTC - Feb 13th, 2019 at 08:59 UTC
    • Lanterns will be in the skies of Velia, Heidel, Calpheon, Altinova, and Valencia
    • Wish Lanterns will be distributed to all Adventurers through the in-game mail. Why don’t you take this opportunity to lift up your wishes as you fly your lanterns?

Events starting Feb. 6, 09:00 UTC:

❆ Please make sure you have restarted your game to see the new events implemented!
  • Send Love
    • Event Period: Feb. 6th (09:00 UTC) - Feb. 20th (before maintenance)
    • During this heartwarming event period, play an hour a day to complete the
    • Challenge (Y) and receive [Event] Sweet Gift Letter.
    • Click < Here > to see the event in detail (Not available yet).
  • Valentine’s Day Screenshot Contest
    • Submission Date: Feb. 6 - Feb. 25th (Final Submission Date)
    • Staff Pick: February 25th - Feb. 28th
    • Winner Announcement: March 1st
    • Theme: Cupid
    • Click < Here > to see the event in detail (Not available yet).
  • Valentine’s Day-themed background.
    • Event Period: Feb. 6th (09:00 UTC) - Feb. 27 (08:59 UTC).
    • Each major city will have romantic decorations to celebrate Valentine’s day.
    • Tip! Utilize this background change for your submission to the Valentine’s Day Screenshot Contest!
    • Unfortunately Valentine’s Day-themed background will not be visible in Duvencrune and Grána.

Ongoing Events:
  • Fortune Favors the Bold: Jan. 24th 00:00 UTC - Feb. 13th 23:59 UTC

Ended Events:
  • Golden Drop

Reward Distribution:
  • [Event] Blessing of Kamasylve (7 Days) has been handed out to all adventurers who participated in Shadow Arena before the pre-season.

Content:
  • Injury system has been added.

  • Black Spirit's Rage can now be used to inflict Injury on enemies, which will prevent them from recovering HP as efficiently.
    • The severity of the injury inflicted is affected by the amount of Black Spirit's Rage and the skill damage.
    • Those injured with such Black Spirit's Rage skills will temporarily have their max HP decreased.
    • All classes will recover from their Injury every 5 sec, by 10 HP.
    • Continuous damage and extra HP/MP damage will not cause additional Injury.
    • If your character dies, it will no longer be Injured when it revives.
    • An Injured character will not recover when disconnected.
    • An Injured character starts recovering after it is selected in the Character Selection screen.
    • The following chart show how much Injury is inflicted per Black Spirit's Rage consumed.
  • E.g. A Warrior consumes Black Spirit’s Rage 100% by using the skill Spinning Slash to attack a Berserker with 5,000 max HP. The Warrior will thus inflict a damage of -2,000 HP on the Berserker. The Berserker will then have an Injury of 1,000 HP, or 50% of the damage that was inflicted. The Berserker can then only recover from its HP of 3,000 up to 4,000 HP, until its Injury is healed (at a rate of 10 HP per 5 sec).

  • “Devour” function has been added.
    • You can use the “Devour” system to convert enhanced weapon or defense gear into Enhancement Chance.
    • You can access Devour from the Enhancement window by talking to Black Spirit.
    • Weapons must be enhancement level +8 or up, and defense gear must be +6 or up.


    • Using Devour will consume the item.
    • Your enhancement chance (excluding Valks’ enhancement chance) must be zero when using Devour.
  • Privacy Mode has been added.
    • Privacy Mode allows you to hide your online presence from other Adventurers.
    • You can enter the game in Privacy Mode by selecting Privacy Mode in the character selection screen.
    • Some features such as Guild/Friend invitations and whisper will be restricted while in Privacy Mode.
    • System messages will continue to appear when you kill or get killed by other Adventurers while in PvP mode even when you are in Privacy Mode.
    • The system message which is sent out to everyone due to obtaining certain items, ranking display will appear to other Adventurers even while playing in Privacy Mode.
    • When you are playing in Privacy Mode, you will see an icon showing that you are in Privacy Mode, and you will see a message which says that “You are appearing offline.”
    • Messages which appear to other Adventurers such as when you successfully enhance items will display your message as coming from an “Unknown Adventurer” to other Adventurers.
  • Your character can now use either a Practice Matchlock (which can be rented with Contribution Points) or a Hunting Matchlock to kill seagulls.

  • Bosses summoned with a summon scroll by someone else, as well as other adventurers who summon them, will no longer show up on the minimap while the boss is around.

System:
  • The order of the tabs within the Guild window will now reset when disbanding a Guild Alliance.

  • The Apprentice system has been added to Guilds.
    • After joining a Guild, an adventurer will be an “Apprentice” for the first two weeks.
    • Like regular Guild members, Guild apprentices can participate in Node/Conquest Wars and Guild missions. They can collect Daily Pay, receive Allowance, and benefit from Guild skills.
    • Unlike regular Guild members, they cannot receive Guild Bonus and cannot be promoted to Guild Officer or Quartermaster.
    • The day after the two weeks have passed, the apprentice will automatically be promoted to a general guild member.
  • Guild Bonus will now only be give out if a Guild has at least 30 members including general members, Quartermasters, Guild Officers, and Guild Masters but excluding Guild apprentices.

Shadow Arena
  • It has been changed that you will now recover 600 HP over 30 sec after killing an adventurer.

  • Musa and Kunoichi can now be possessed in Shadow Arena.

Musa:
  • A single-command combo has been added for Musa.
    • When pressing spacebar + LMB while using a basic attack, skills will be activated according to the order of the list below. If a skill has not been learned yet, the last skill used in the combo will be repeated.
1. Blooming
2. Steel Gale
3. Blind Slash
4. Dragon Bite
5. Rising Storm
6. Basic Forward Attack

Kunoichi:
  • A single-command combo has been added for the Kunoichi.
    • When pressing spacebar + LMB while using a basic attack, skills will be activated according to the order of the list below. If a skill has not been learned yet, the last skill used in the combo will be repeated.
1. Ninjutsu: Black Moonlight
2. Flash Slash
3. Ninjutsu: Shadow Stomp
4. Tendon Cutter
5. Kunai Throw

Sorceress:
  • High Kick, Shadow Ignition, and Mark of the Shadow have been replaced by Dark Flame, Rushing Crow, and Darkness Released.

  • Rushing Crow is Quick Slot Available.

Berserker:
  • Damage from Predatory Hunt has been increased by 10%.

  • Damage from Falling Rock has been increased by 30%.

Dark Knight:
  • The chance of learning Nocturne or Hidden Strike from an Unknown Skill Book has been doubled, and the chance of learning Lunacy of Vedir or Air Strike has been halved.
  • Icons for certain skills which have blocks, crowd control (CC), or grab mechanics will be displayed on top of the skill commands for certain characters in Shadow Arena.
    • For block effect skills (Forward Guard, Super Armor, Invincibility): a red ‘shield’ icon.
    • For CC effect skills (Stiffness, Bound, Floating, Knockback, Knockdown, Stun, Freeze): a ‘Stun’ icon with an orange background color.
    • For grab effect skills: A ‘grab (hand)’ icon with a purple background color (if the grab icon is displayed, debuff icons will not be displayed.)
    • Effects which are not applied to Shadow Arena (such as effects which occur when using skills while on a mount) will not display an icon. Effects which only apply to monsters will also not display an icon.
    • If you simultaneously have two effects (block and a debuff/grab effect), 2 icons will be displayed.
    • You can bring your mouse cursor over the icons to see a brief tooltip.
  • When using Blessing of Kamasylve, you can now obtain a Shadow Arena chest in addition to the Black Rocks you can obtain as rewards for rankings in Shadow Arena.
    • You can receive one of the following rewards according to your rank for each Shadow Arena match:
    • You will receive one of the following from obtaining the Shadow Arena Chest:





    • Added a description about Shadow Arena rewards in the Blessing of Kamasylve item tooltip.
  • You can now spectate even when a party member is far away during Party mode in Shadow Arena.
    • Parties will now be maintained even after a Shadow Arena match has ended.
    • Parties will now be maintained even while standing by after entering Shadow Arena.
  • Added a Shadow Arena Rankings menu to the ESC menu.

  • Shadow Arena ranking rewards have been changed as follows.


  • Your AP and DP will now increase when your Black Spirit experiences growth. Your Black Spirit will grow depending on the number of remaining survivors. This information will be marked in a UI at the top right of your screen.
    • The amount of increase is like the following:
  • The amount of Fire Bombs you start off with has been changed from 3 to 1.

  • The decreased movement speed effect for Fire Bombs has been decreased from 50% to 30%.

  • The Stun duration for Stun Traps has been decreased from 10 sec. to 5 sec.

  • The maximum amount of points for survival time has been limited to 200 points at most.

  • The killfeed UI has been improved.

  • Fixed the issue where you would occasionally not enter into Shadow Arena as a party in party mode for Shadow Arena.

  • Added a text which explains that you can only play in solo mode when you create and enter a private room in Shadow Arena.

  • You can now switch the locations of the consumable items with the skill slots on Shadow Arena.

  • The animation effect after the end of a Shadow Arena match has been changed.

  • The animation effect at the beginning of a Shadow Arena match has been changed.

  • Your quick slots will automatically be loaded when you possess a character as Black Spirit.

  • A special effect has been added for the name of the winners of Shadow Arena matches.

  • Reworked the Shadow Arena Stats window.

  • Fixed the issue where the mouse cursor disappeared when a message window appears after clicking on the Shadow Arena button in the ESC menu.

  • Fixed the issue where the Quick Slot would occasionally not appear when possessing a character in Shadow Arena.

  • Fixed the issue with buttons disappearing after closing the Settings window in the Shadow Arena Lobby, then toggling the explanation on the upper right hand corner of the screen.

  • Added tooltips for the “Find Party,” “Shadow Arena Rankings,” and “Settings” buttons in the Lobby of Shadow Arena.

  • Fixed the issue where Korean text would appear when you click on the macro mode for chatting after entering Shadow Arena.

  • Fixed the issue where you would occasionally not be able to enter as a party when entering party mode.

  • Fixed the issue where Marketplace information would be displayed for Shadow Arena items.

  • Adjusted the size of the Shadow Arena rankings window.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World:
  • Additional seagulls have been added to Velia and Port Epheria.

NPC:
  • Changed the camera view during interactions with NPC Horio Tinya and NPC Ain Greid so that they are in better view.

Mounts
  • The monetary value of Tier 1–8 Coursers and Dream Horses have tripled at the Horse Market, Breeding Market, and Imperial Delivery.
    • The Horse Market price increase is just a part of a bigger update we're planning for Horse Training. We plan on providing further updates such as reducing the Horse Market fees, bringing improvements to Mount Skill Training, and enhancing the convenience of using the Horse Market. We will keep you updated through our future patch notes.
  • Fixed the issue where boats intermittently didn’t move when characters mounted them.

Class Changes

Ranger:
  • Fixed the issue where movement would be unnatural when pressing T and W at the same time while in Awakening mode.

Sorceress:
  • The skill Rushing Crow is now quick slot available.

Berserker:
  • Fixed the issue where the damage from the last hits of Elastic Force I and Elastic Force II were not applied in PvP.

  • Fixed the issue with the animation leading into the last hit of Elastic Force.

Valkyrie:
  • Fixed the issue where the Stun effect would not be applied when using Judgment of Light while on a mount.

  • Fixed the issue where movement would be unnatural when pressing T and W at the same time while in Awakening mode.

Musa:
  • Rising Storm and Rabam Skill: Quick Shot can now be used while on a mount when equipped with Horn Bow.

  • Damage from the skill Stub Arrow when it is used during its cooldown has been reduced.

Maehwa:
  • When using Chase during its cooldown after making a normal attack with Kerispear, Stamina will now be properly consumed.

  • The skill Petal Drill has been changed as follows.
    • Before: Stun on good hits (PvE Only)
    • After: Bound on good hits (PvE Only)
  • The skill Sleet Steps can now be used in succession by holding its skill commands.

  • Damage from the skill Stub Arrow when it is used during its cooldown has been reduced.

Kunoichi:
  • You can now use the skill Flow: Sky Stepping in succession only up to 2 times.

Dark Knight:
  • Fixed the issue where movement would be unnatural when pressing T and W at the same time while in Awakening mode.

Striker:
  • If you use the skill Ultimate Crush after a basic lateral attack in the Gardbrace stance, Ultimate Crush will start from its second hit.

  • On a good Ultimate Crush hit after a basic lateral attack in the Gardbrace stance, all enemies’ DP will now reduce.

  • The Echo Spirit animation after using Ultimate Crush after a basic lateral attack in the Gardbrace stance has been changed.

Lahn:
  • The skill description for Moondance has been changed as follows.
    • Damage% x 4 → Damage% x1, Max 4 Hits

Archer:
  • Luthraghon's Call will now activate more quickly when used after using Tactical Strike and Flow: Light's Trail.

  • Fixed the issue where damage would occasionally not be dealt to targets when using the following skills from a slanted area.
    • Winged Strike
    • Bolt of Radiance
    • Storm of Light
    • Flow: Light's Trail
    • Righteous Smite
    • Glissade
  • Reduced the PvP damage for melee attack for Full Bloom and Black Spirit: Full Bloom.

  • Gaping Darkness can now be used through the Quick Slot.

  • Forward Guard will now apply to the beginning of Luthraghon’s Call and only last until the charging motion ends.
    • The Forward Guard effect will not apply after the charging motion ends.
  • The casting speed for Meteor Dive will increase as its skill level increases.

  • Forward Guard will now apply in Greatbow mode when moving backwards.

  • Fixed the issue where Ravenous Talon would not apply when Stamina was below 250.

  • The commands for Arrow Explosion after using Zephyr Leap/Ultimate: Zephyr Leap have been changed from Shift to Shift+F.

  • Watcher will now activate even while moving when entering the Q key.

  • The casting speed for Earth Shatter will increase as its skill level increases.

  • Wrath of Nature and Bolt of Radiance can now be canceled by using Glide and Meteor Dive.

  • The animation leading up to the arrow firing during Bolt of Radiance has been sped up.

  • Ravenous Talon will restore 30 HP upon each successful hit.

  • Fixed the issue where a charging motion was made after performing Watcher, Glide (to the left or right), then Luthraghon's Call.

Item Changes
  • The Weight Limit buff given by Value Pack items has been increased.
    • +100 LT → +200 LT
  • Fixed the issue where the 3 recipes for the Meat Pasta were different in the Crafting Notes.

  • Added a description for the Fluffy Milk Bread which explains that Max HP increases when Health Level increases.

  • Added a description about maximum capacity for registrations on the Mount Registration item descriptions for the following Guild items.
    • [Guild] Ship License: Galley
    • [Guild] Registration: Valencia Elephant
    • [Guild] Registration: Cadria Elephant
  • You can now exchange Token of Promise items for Dim Magical Armor or Dim Magical sub-weapon.

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

Monster Changes
  • The AP and HP for the boss monsters for the following Mediah Black Spirit quests have been adjusted.
    • Abandoned Iron Mine Executor: AP +72%, HP +41%
    • Illezra's Servant: AP +76%, HP +34%
    • Awakened Black Spirit: AP +10%, HP -40%, summoned Black Spirit's Energy explosion damage +200%
  • The monsters near NPC Horio Tinya at the Abandoned Iron Mine have moved to another area.

  • The monster population of Pila Ku Jail has been increased.

  • Changed the placements of some of the monsters in the Soldier's Grave area.

  • Adjusted the chances of obtaining Scroll Written in Ancient Language when defeating monsters at the Valencia Monster Zone.
    • Bashim Base: +20%
    • Desert Naga Temple: +200%
    • Titium Valley: -10%
    • Crescent Shrine: -10%
    • Gahaz Bandits: -20%
    • Cadry Ruins: +350%
    • Centaurus Herd: +20%
    • Roud Sulfur Mine: +50%
    • Aakman Temple: -15%
    • Hystria Ruins: -30%

Quests & Knowledge

Quest:
  • Fixed the issue where you could not properly complete the “What Happened at the Refugee Camp?” quest if you already learned a Knowledge required to complete the quest.

  • The NPC for completing the quests below will now be Elgriffin (NOT Margaret).
    • A Secret Strategy of Conciliation
    • Recurrence Prevention
    • Battle of the Elites
  • The quest Lost Gift (Adventurer's Tome) has been added.
    • Your character can accept the quest from the Black Spirit if it has completed the quest Black Spirit's Gift (Adventurer's Tome) but does not possess an Adventurer's Tome or Chenga - Sherekhan Tome of Wisdom.
  • The Ritual quest has been improved. When talking to Martha Kiyen during the quest, the camera will now show you the way towards the hidden area.

  • The quest that needs to be completed in order to be able to interact with an Unstable Crevice, from which you can get Laila's Petal, has been changed.
    • Before: Mysterious Companion
    • After: Into the Sweet Honey Jar

Knowledge:
  • Hints have been added for those who do not have yet have Knowledge of the following.



Interface Changes
  • Fixed the issue where Force-Enhance chance (100%) would not refresh when you checked on the Safe Enhance checkbox after you checked on the Force-Enhance checkbox in the Enhance level (DUO level) stage of certain items which display Force-Enhance and Safe Enhance together.

  • Added a description to the “Remove Guild from the Alliance” button in the Guild Alliance tab for the Guild window (G).

  • When you need to scroll due to the length of the text at the bottom of the Guild Alliance window, the placement of the descriptions will now be displayed more naturally.

  • When you bring the mouse cursor over the buttons at the bottom of the repair screen, the mouse over cursor effect will no longer appear.

  • The “Today’s Playtime” and “Time Passed” display in the Accomplishments section of the My Information window will be displayed in two lines when they are long.

  • A “?” button which leads to Wiki info page will be displayed in the Recover Max Dur. window.

  • Fixed the issue where the Recover Max Dur. window would not be moved when selecting certain areas of the title area of the Recover Max Dur. window.

  • Improved the locations of the Sticker UI, BDO Wiki, and Close buttons on the right side of the Inventory window (I).

  • The Game Tips, Guild Mount List, and Quick Slot settings window have been revamped.

  • Fixed the issue where the text at the bottom of the Pet registration window would bleed out of the text box for certain languages.

  • Fixed the issue where a “?” button would be displayed in the Pet registration window.

  • The opacity control bar for the Notepad will no longer move after reconnecting to the game.

  • The cursor in the chat window will no longer bleed out of the window when typing up a long message.

  • The functionality of certain buttons in the Guild UI have been changed.
    • You should no longer see buttons for the following functions for guild members that are not connected to the server: offer a new contract, whisper, invite to a party, appoint as guild master.
  • You can now see what extra, regional quests are available on the left side of the minimap.

  • Fixed the issue where the quest information of main quests bled out of their designated windows when they were completed.

  • You can now click on complete quests in the quest window to read more about the quest in detail.

  • Fixed the issue with button of the quest summary window being shifted in certain situations.

  • Added a button which shows your standing while in the Lobby, and the settings and find party button’s locations have been changed.

  • Fixed the graphical issue with the Marketplace category icons.

Resolved Issues

All Classes:
  • Fixed the issue where the characters would switch to combat status when equipping certain items while in a non-combat state.

Warrior:
  • Fixed the graphical issue with the underwear that occurred when wearing the Snowflake outfit.

Ranger:
  • Fixed the graphical issue on the shoulders that occurred when wearing the Shudad outfit.

Tamer:
  • Fixed the graphical issue with Tamer’s feet that occurred when wearing Puff Mini Shoes.

Dark Knight:
  • Fixed the graphical issue with the legs that occurred when wearing Arethel Dress, and then Le Vladian Underwear.

Archer:
  • Fixed the graphical issue on the shoulders that occurred while wearing Hunter's Clothes.

  • Fixed the graphical issue with the belt on Apprentice Gatherer's Uniform.

  • Fixed the graphical issue on the neck that occurred while Apprentice/Skilled/Professional Fisher’s Uniform or Alchemist's Clothes.

System:
  • Fixed the issue where Node benefits would not be applied when the characters were at the underground area of the Gyfin Rhasia Temple.

  • Fixed the issue where the wrong message would appear for certain features which have level restrictions.

  • Adjusted the camera shaking movement which occurs when the Guild raid monster, Ferrid, dies.

  • Fixed the graphical issue with the outline of characters in Crop Mode while using DirectX 11.

  • Fixed the issue where the background for the list which appears as a dropdown in the game resolution settings would not appear.

Interface Changes:
  • Fixed the issue where the notifications for the Marketplace and Horse Market would not turn off.

  • Fixed the issue where the Guild points displayed in the Guild Skills tab within the Guild window (G) would look unnatural.

  • Improved the alignment of the Guild Alliance windows.

  • Improved navigation within the Calpheon Shrine.

  • Improved navigation for the Retrieve a Sealing Stone quest.

  • Fixed the graphical issue with the Marketplace category icons.

  • Changed the color of the hotkeys that appear during tutorials for new characters, for better visibility.

  • Alleviated problems with certain notifications when obtaining an item.

Quests & Knowledge:
  • Fixed the issue where the Man of Fortitude could not be attacked. Winning against the Man of Fortitude is one of the quest completion requirements for Arena of Death I.

Updated 31/01/2019:
Item:
  • Added more comprehensive information to the item tooltips of “golden pouch” items e.g. Golden Pouch of Fortune.

Shadow Arena - Dark Knight:
  • Removed the CC effect icon from the skill Obsidian Ashes.

  • Reduced the skill Lunacy of Vedir’s damage by 20%.

  • Replaced the skill Air Strike with Enforcement.

Shadow Arena - UI:
  • Added a mouseover tooltip for the Black Spirit notification icon, which can be found on the bottom right hand side of the screen.

Shadow Arena - Other:
  • Fixed the issue where the cutscene that played before each match sometimes played twice.

Updated 01/02/2019:

General Fixes/Updates:
  • Added a feature in which the Black Spirit lets you know if you completed a main quest, or if you have not yet obtained the quest. This only applies up until Lv. 15.
  • Fixed the issue where regions without the Central Market could not exit from the World Map through the ESC key.
  • Added a button on the notification icon on the bottom right which opens up the quest window.

Shadow Arena:
  • Fixed the issue where the AP for Kunoichi’s Sub-weapon would not apply.
  • Fixed the issue where you obtained Absolute: Divider instead of Dragon Bite for Musa characters.
  • Fixed the issue where the beginning animation (where the tower begins to form) would not appear.

Known Issues
  • We are aware of an issue where the color for certain dialogue texts occasionally appear wrong.

  • We are aware of and currently fixing an issue where skill trait icons for certain skills are not being displayed properly in the Quick Slot in Shadow Arena.

  • We are aware that the Guild Master rights and commands are visible to other guild members, however, the buttons are not functional. It will be fixed in future maintenance.

Updated 31/01/2019:
  • [s][Shadow Arena] We are aware of an issue where the AP for Kunoichi’s Sub-weapon is not being applied.[/s]

Updated 01/02/2019:
  • [Shadow Arena] We are aware of an issue where you bounce when you are a Black Spirit.

  • We are aware of the issue concerning the missing white foggy dome in the waiting area before the actual match of the Shadow Arena that limits the area you can move around in. As we are working on a fix, please do not stride away too far before the match starts from the starting point for the time being.

Notice:
  • Your client may force quit if you are playing BDO while using illegal programs.


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Black Desert Online - CM Servantes


Dear Players,

We will perform our weekly maintenance as follows:

Date: Wednesday, January 30th 2019

Duration: 4 hours.
  • Global 9:00 UTC ~ 13:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 10:00 CET ~ 14:00 CET
  • West Coast (NA) 1:00 PST ~ 5:00 PST
  • East Coast (NA) 4:00 EST ~ 8:00 EST

Reasons:
  • "Devour" system to convert enhanced weapon or defense gear into Enhancement Chance will be added.
  • "Privacy Mode" will be added.
  • Musa and Kunoichi classes will be added as a playable character in Shadow Arena.

Events starting Jan. 30, 2019
  • It's a Cakewalk
  • Mammore is Back!
  • Gather Serbianca’s Vouchers
  • In addition, Lunar New Year-themed background will take place.

Events starting Feb. 6, 2019
  • Send Love
  • Valentine’s Day Screenshot Contest
  • In addition, Valentine’s Day-themed background will take place.

*IMPORTANT: As there is no maintenance on Feb. 6th, please restart your game client after 09:00 UTC to have these events implemented.


Ending Events:
  • Golden Drop

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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


Dear Players,

We will perform an urgent maintenance as follows:

Date: Thursday, January 24th 2018

Duration: 2h
  • Global 14:00 UTC / 16:00 UTC
  • Central (EU) 15:00 CET / 17:00 CET
  • West Coast (NA) 6:00 PST / 8:00 PST
  • East Coast (NA) 9:00 EST / 11:00 EST

Reasons:
  • Fix on an issue where damage is not being inflicted intermittently after a CC skill has been applied.

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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,

This week we bring you many changes and fixes you have been asking for in the way of tweaks and changes to some of your favorite classes. There are too many fixes to mention here, but be sure to read carefully, ask lots of questions, and let us know what you think!

The Fortune Favors the Bold event has been added! Simply log-in to receive a Pit-a-pat Fortune Cookie once per day to see what the future holds for you.

Finally, we are proud to see many of you are enjoying the early access of Shadow Arena. We have made some changes based on your feedback to hopefully solve a few of the issues many of you have provided. We hope you continue to enjoy this content and continue to provide your thoughts.

That’s it for this week, folks. Many more changes lie ahead so keep calm, and soldier on to see what else we have in store!


Event & System

New Events:
  • Fortune Favors the Bold event has been added.
    • Event Period: Jan. 24th 00:00 UTC - Feb. 13th 23:59 UTC
    • You can obtain either the [Event] Pit-a-pat Fortune Cookie or the [Event]
    • Fortune Cookie for Rookies once per day through the Challenge (Y) window.
    • Depending on the Fortune Cookie, you can either receive an immediate reward or randomly receive 1 of 16 quests!
    • Click < Here > for more information about the event.

Ongoing Events:
  • Golden Drop: Jan. 16th (after maintenance) - Jan. 30th (before maintenance)

Ended Events:
  • Moonlit Memory

Attendance Rewards:
  • Loyal Attendance rewards have been reset: Jan. 24th 00:00 UTC - Feb 27th 23:59 UTC

  • Rookie and Returning Attendance rewards have been reset: Jan. 24th 00:00 UTC - Apr. 17th 23:59 UTC

Shadow Arena
  • The Shadow Arena waiting area will no longer be called Marni’s Secret Isle (it will simply be called Shadow Arena).

  • There were overall adjustments to the balancing for skill damages. Skills which were relatively not used were enhanced, and skills which dealt excessive damage were reduced.
    • You may not notice a significant difference in certain circumstances, since items have a more impact than skills in Shadow Arena.
  • Added a UI feature which always displays the AP and DP on the left side of the minimap in Shadow Arena.

  • The Wizard and Witch will now obtain Sage's Memory instead of Speed Spell through the Unknown Skill Book.

  • Fixed the issue where you were able to enter more than 6 digits for the Private Room password.

  • Made improvements so that the Dark Fog can be more visible within the Map (M).

  • There will be a confirmation window when you select the “Leave” button while you are in a Shadow Arena match.

  • Fixed the issue where text would appear overlapped within the Shadow Arena stats window while at the Shadow Arena waiting area (formerly known as Marni’s Secret Isle)

  • When a duplicate login has been detected due to logging into the game while already logged in to Shadow Arena in the waiting area (Formerly called Marni’s Secret Isle), the game will properly display the Start UI after disconnecting.

  • You can now jump in the water by pressing the spacebar while you are a Black Spirit.

  • Fixed the issue where the Dark Knight’s sub-weapon AP would not be applied.

  • Fixed the issue where the name of the winner would be displayed when you leave Shadow Arena.

  • Fixed the issue where certain text was difficult to read due to being overlapped in Shadow Arena.

  • Fixed the issue where the remaining time would not be clearly visible in the Shadow Arena.

  • All languages will now display the option to select Solo or Party when creating/entering a private match.

  • Added a widget which briefly displays the item grades of all item parts when you equip an item.

  • We are aware of the issue where the remaining time of a match is not being displayed inside the Private Room UI in Shadow Arena.

Updated 24/01/2019:
  • Shadow Arena Rankings menu has been added to the ESC menu.

System:
  • The system message which is displayed when failing a Guild Invite or Party Invite has been changed like the following:
    • Cannot find the character from the current channel.
  • The Transport Wagon and Ship will now move properly to the correct paths.

  • You can now place bids equal to the Standard Price at the Marketplace.

Game World, NPC & Effects

Game World:
  • Fixed the graphical issue where Ships from far away would appear as if they were moving sideways.

  • Changed the placement of fish which were placed incorrectly at Navarn Steppe.

  • The level requirement for receiving the EXP bonus 50% was increased from Lv. 30 to Lv. 50 for the Olvia server.

  • The color of the Roaming Black Spirits at Bree Tree Ruins will now be black.

  • Fixed the issue where an annex would occasionally disappear when hit by a summoned object during Node/Conquest War.

NPC:
  • The location of the NPC in front of the door at 3-1 of Heidel has been changed.

Class Changes

All Classes:
  • Fixed the issue where an abnormal text would appear when using basic attack while on a mount.

By Class:

Warrior:
  • The skill command for the skill Executioner has been changed from E to Shift + E.

  • The Take Down skill can now be used with the E command while in Awakening mode.

  • Guard and Great Sword Defense can now be used after canceling another skill in use.

  • While attempting to use the skill Ground Smash, Kick or Flow: Knee Kick will no longer be activated.

  • The attack range for the skill Flow: Knee Kick has been increased.

  • A stiffness effect has been added to the skill Flow: Knee Kick.

  • The knockback distance of monsters hit by the skill Flow: Knee Kick has been reduced.

  • The duration of the Super Armor effect for the skill Flow: Slashing the Dead has been increased.

  • The WP consumption for the skill Piercing Spear has been reduced from 95 to 50.

  • The skill Black Spirit: Solar Flares’ hits will now be affected by attack speed.

  • The movement distance for the skill Balance Strike has been increased.

  • The skills Merciless and Flow: Reckless Blow can now combo more quickly after using Flow: Armor Break.

  • The Forward Guard effect has been added to the skill War Cry.

  • The Forward Guard effect has been added to the first motion of the skill Counter.

  • The damage for the skill Ultimate: Ground Smash has been increased by 50%, and will now deal 2 more hits.
    • 1023% x 2 → 1591% x 4
  • Added a 100% Critical Hit Rate for successful Ultimate: Ground Smash hits.

  • Added a Super Armor effect to Ground Smash skills (excluding the skill Ultimate: Ground Smash).

  • Fixed the issue where the cooldowns for some skills would reset when used during their cooldowns.
    • Kick
    • Chopping Kick
    • Flow: Knee Kick
    • Counter
    • Charged Shield Strike
    • Piercing Spear

Berserker:
  • The command for the skill Raging Thunder has been changed to the following:
    • LMB + RMB to use skill, and then LMB to trigger final hit.
  • Fixed the tooltip for the skill Raging Thunder to be more accurate.

  • Fixed the issue where the PvP damage reduction effect for the Elastic Force would not apply properly.

  • When using the skill Absolute: Elastic Force, the additional damage (equal to 1% of the max MP of your character) will no longer be applied.

Tamer:
  • Using the skill Trample I through the quickslot will now activate the skill more slowly.

  • The skill Heilang: Scratch I will activate more slowly now when using it consecutively.

  • Heilang will no longer disappear when using the skill Absorb Heilang.

  • Evasion can now be used forwards even when the skill has been locked.

  • The cooldown for the skill Summon Heilang has been changed to the following:
    • 6 sec. → 10 sec.
  • The Super Armor effect will now be applied while using the skill Summon Heilang.

  • Heilang will now be ready for counterattack when summoned if Heilang or the Tamer is attacked upon using Summon Heilang.

  • When there is no attack command added after landing on the ground after using the Cloud Stomping skill, the character can now combo the next skill more quickly.

  • The character can now use the Cloud Stomping skill in Main Weapon mode.

  • The Cloud Stomping skill can now be used while any other skill is being used.

  • The Accuracy Rate for the Leaf Slash skill has been doubled for all levels.

  • The Accuracy Rate for the Celestial Bo Staff Training skill has been increased by x1.5 for all levels.

  • The Heilang: Howling skill can now be used in Main Weapon mode.

  • When the skill Tree Climb is locked, Moonlight Strike will be able to be used as a combo in Main Weapon mode.

  • The skill Flow: Gust can now be used while in Main Weapon mode while the Leaves Dropping skill is on cooldown.

  • The attack range for the additional hits of Garuda has been increased.

  • Air Attack and Air Smash effect has been added to the additional hits of the Garuda skill.

  • The Stamina consumption for the Bolt Wave skill has been reduced to the following for all levels:
    • 150 Stamina → 100 Stamina
  • The attack range for Void Lightning has been increased.

  • The Forward Guard effect for Void Lightning has been replaced with a Super Armor effect.

  • The damage for Beast Rampage has been changed to the following:


  • The damage for Allround Spinner has been changed to the following:


  • The following Critical Hit rates have been added to the skill Legendary Beast Dance for PvE:


  • While using the skill Heilang: Howling, its effect will endure even when skills other than Heilang: Berserk and Absorb Heilang are used.

  • The ‘stiffness on good hits’ effect will apply more quickly for the skill Heilang: Howling.

  • Fixed the issue where the cooldown would reset when the following skills were used while on cooldown.
    • Tree Climb, Surging Tide, Upward Claw, Roaring

Valkyrie:
  • Fixed the issue of nearby party members, guild members, and platoon members having their Processing canceled when the Valkyrie character uses Heaven's Echo, Elion's Blessing, or Breath of Elion near them while on a mount.

  • When you hold LMB while using the skill Sanctitas de Enslar, your enemy-targeting will now stay fixed and you will automatically follow it.

  • The Stamina consumption for the skill Hastiludium has been reduced to the following for all levels:
    • 300 Stamina → 200 Stamina
  • The attack range for the skill Punishment has been increased.

  • The healing range from the skills Purificatione I and II has been increased for friendly targets.

  • Purificatione’s effects have changed to the following:
    • Melee DP -10 for 10 sec. on good hits → All DP -10 for 10 sec. on good hits
  • The attack range for Castigatio III and IV have been increased.

  • You can now combo Terra Sancta more quickly after using Castigatio.

  • The knockback effect for Blitz Stab has been removed.

  • The damage for Ultimate: Blitz Stab has been changed to the following:
    • 888% x 8 → 1038% x 8
  • The attack range for Ultimate: Blitz Stab has been increased.

  • The travel distance when using Ultimate: Blitz Stab has been increased.

  • The Knockback effect for Ultimate: Blitz Stab has been removed.

  • You can now register Flow: Lucem Fluxem to the Quick Slot.

  • You can now use Strong Defense while using other skills.

  • Righteous Charge’s casting speed has been increased.

  • You can now use Shield Chase even when not using Guard.

Witch:
  • Fixed the issue of nearby party members, guild members, and platoon members having their Processing canceled when the Witch character uses Healing Aura on them while on a mount.

  • When successfully landing a hit with the Fissure Wave skill by consuming Black Spirit's Rage, the issue where overlapping buff icons would appear on the victim’s screen has been fixed.

Wizard:
  • Fixed the issue of nearby party members, guild members, and platoon members having their Processing canceled when the Witch character uses Healing Aura on them while on a mount.

Ninja:
  • Fixed the issue where the HP Recover effect would not be properly applied when using Fox Claw quickly after another skill has been used.

  • Ninjutsu: Black Moonlight’s stiffness effect will now only apply to monsters.

  • The Super Armor effect has been removed from Suicide Fall.

  • The Concealment effect will now be removed when being hit while using Concealment.

  • Ninjutsu: Blade Spin’s floating effect will now only apply to monsters.

  • Fixed the issue where the Super Armor effect would be applied to Beheading the Dead.

  • An All DP Reduction effect will be applied when Beheading the Dead lands a successful hit.

Kunoichi:
  • Fixed the issue where the HP Recover effect would not be properly applied when using Fox Claw quickly after another skill has been used.

  • Ninjutsu: Black Moonlight’s stiffness effect will now only apply to monsters.

  • The Super Armor effect has been removed from Suicide Fall.

  • The Concealment effect will now be removed when being hit while using Concealment.

  • Tendon Cutter’s stiffness effect will now only apply to monsters.

Dark Knight:
  • The PvP damage against all classes have been increased by 10%.

Striker:
  • The fragment effect which appear when the Striker and Mystic attack will fly farther away.

Mystic:
  • Removed the Stun effect and Forward Guard from the skill Thunder Pound I.

  • The fragment effect which appears when the Striker and Mystic attack will fly farther away.

  • When using Flash Step and Silent Step, all levels will now apply the effect of increased movement speed +20% for 10 sec.

  • The Evasion increase effect has been removed from Nature's Wrath.

  • The Evasion increase effect for Rapid Stream has been adjusted to the following:


  • The HP Recover effects for Hurricane Sweep and Black Spirit: Hurricane Sweep have been changed to recover 200 HP per skill motion (up to 3 motions for a total of 600 HP recovery).

  • The Forward Guard effect has been removed from Twisted Collision.

Archer:
  • Fixed the issue of nearby party members, guild members, and platoon members having their Processing canceled when the Archer uses Breath of the Spirit with Exhale on them while on a mount.

  • You can now obtain Archer outfits when opening the [Event] Karlstein Classic Box (15 Days) item.

Item Changes
  • Fixed the issue where the prices for the following items were incorrect:
    • Master's Elixir of Perforation Alchemy Box
    • Master's Elixir of Assassination Alchemy Box
  • The following description has been added for the HP Potion (Beginner) item.
    • Talk to NPC Lara to exchange HP Potion (Beginner) x2 for HP Potion (Small) x1.
  • The description which says that the item cannot be exchanged has been removed from the Robe Piece item description.

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

Monster Changes
  • World Boss time table has been changed. Please find the newly updated boss time table via our official forum < Here >.
    • We will continuously look into the data and feedback of our community to update and present the most suitable time table. We ask for your patience and deep understanding during the process.
  • The HP for Garmoth of Enchantment Statue and Garmoth of Fury Statue (which appear together with the world boss Garmoth) have been reduced by 30%.

  • Changed the targeting method of monsters at Aakman Temple and Hystria Ruins.
    • The fix will make sure that the monsters at Aakman Temple and Hystria Ruins will not change targets frequently when within the attack range of the Magic Lighthouse of Witch and Wizard classes.
  • The chances of obtaining the items below by defeating monsters in the ocean has decreased by 60%:
    • [Guild] Steel Candidum Shell
    • [Guild] Amethyst Hekaru Spike
    • [Guild] Black Rust Tongue
    • [Guild] Nineshark's Fin
    • [Guild] Ocean Stalker Whisker
    • [Guild] Goldmont Pirate Golden Goblet
  • The placement of normal monsters near the Boss monsters summoned through the Black Spirit main quests has been changed so that they do not interfere with your battle.

Quests & Knowledge

Quest:
  • The completion condition for the [Special Gift] Travelling Light II quest has been changed to be completed when you obtain the Value Pack knowledge.

  • You can obtain the Value Pack knowledge by using the Value Pack (1 day) you receive as a reward for completing the [Special Gift] Travelling Light I quest.

  • Adventurers who have completed the [Special Gift] Travelling Light I quest already can receive the knowledge through the Skill Instructor NPC Tachros in Velia.

  • The dialog for receiving the Spearhead and Rudimentary Magic quests will be marked in yellow.

  • When going through the Operation Breakthrough quest, a navigation guide to the Wounded Delphe Knight’s objective (Granbill NPC) will be provided.

  • The Calpheon Resource Report quest can now also be obtained when completing the new Looking for Adventurers main quest.

  • Fixed the issue where quests from other crossroad quests could be seen when completing the Gift of Calpheon quest.

  • Fixed the issue where characters in the progress of going through the old main quests could not receive the Black Spirit’s gifts.

Interface Changes
  • Locked items will no longer be used as Processing materials.
    • When continuously using Item Processing, locked items will no longer be included in the Processing.
  • The Main Quest widget will no longer be displayed when all Main Quests have been completed.
    • This has nothing to do with the Main Quest visibility settings in the Edit UI menu.
  • The notification messages at the bottom right will now close when the conditions for the notification messages have been completed.

  • The text alignment for the notification messages has been centered.

  • The voice chat icon in the guild member list has been changed.

  • The reconnection status UI will now be displayed when you reconnect to the client.

  • Emojis will now be entered into the location where you click the cursor within the chat window.

Resolved Issues

Game World:
  • Fixed the issue where you would be able to see the sky from the Well within the Delphe Knights Castle when using the Remastered mode or Ultra mode resolutions.

NPC:
  • Some of the NPC dialogs for the NPC’s in Muiquun have been changed to be more natural.

  • Fixed the unnatural camera effect when interacting with certain Soldier NPC’s at the Western Guard Camp.

  • Fixed the issue where NPC’s from a far distance (400 meters away) would appear as if they are floating.

Class Changes:

Warrior:
  • Fixed the issue where the neck area would appear to poke through the helmet in a combat stance when equipped with the Shudad outfit.

  • Fixed the issue where the Counter skill’s icon would have a black background.

Ranger:
  • Fixed the issue where the Stella outfit would appear graphically broken when maximizing the torso length while customizing.

Witch:
  • Fixed the graphical issue where the front part of the hair would appear broken during customization when equipped with the Canape helmet.

Wizard:
  • Fixed the issue where the Wizard’s hat was not visible when equipped with a basic outfit.

Maehwa:
  • The speech bubble on top of the character will now properly disappear after a chat message has ended.

Quest & Knowledge:
  • Fixed the issue where the Black Spirit dialog would remain even after closing the Black Spirit dialog window after completing Returning User quests.

  • Fixed the issue where the quests below were displayed on the Suggested quests tab even after completion.
    • [Awakening] Traces of Edana
    • [Awakening] Wizard’s Altar
    • [Awakening] Artifacts of the Naga
    • [Awakening] Bree Tree Cave

System:
  • Fixed the issue where an Adventurer who sent a Guild Alliance Contract had to cancel the invitation in order to receive the contract again when an Adventurer dies after receiving the Guild Alliance Contract.

  • You can no longer build an annex on a fort of a Node War which has ended.

  • Fixed the issue where the auto-navigate feature would take you through a long route when going to regions on the right side of Tshira Ruins.

  • Fixed the issue where you could not obtain taxes from the tax cart.

  • The character outlines will now be displayed normally for DirectX9 users.

  • Fixed the issue where the character would appear as if it is inside the water at Waragon Cave even when the character is not actually inside the water.

Interface Changes:
  • Fixed the issue where the Territory information would be incorrect in the Node War Status window of the World Map.

  • Fixed the issue where not all Maids and Butlers would be visible on the list when more than 20 Maids and Butlers have been hired.

  • Fixed the issue where some of the text for the Server Change window would bleed out of the window.

  • Fixed the issue where the locations of the skill cooldown/Quick Slot would move around.

Updated 24/01/2019:
  • Fixed the issue where damage was not being inflicted intermittently after a CC skill had been applied.

Known Issues
  • We are aware of the issue where certain item icons are being displayed abnormally in Crafting Notes.

Updated 24/01/2019:
  • (Berserker) We are aware of an issue where the last hit damage for Elastic Force is not being applied in PvP when Elastic Force is at Lv. 2 or lower.

Updates 28/01/2019:
    We are aware of the issue where information about Fish that cannot be caught is showing up in Crafting Notes
  • We are aware of the issue where the “Enhancement Chance” would appear as 100% when having checked “Force-Enhance” button then checking “Use Cron Stone” button on items of Duo level and above. This will be resolved with Jan. 30th regular maintenance.


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