I guess a few of us have started to dabble in the amazing sandbox that is Black Desert Online
I’m not usually a fan of the Korean-style MMO, but BDO is unlike anything I’ve ever played. There are a couple of drawbacks that make it more of a solo game in that there are no dungeons, no raids and the endgame is all PVP for the most part. It’s also the reason I don’t see us leaving SWtOR if we want to do things together in groups like raiding.
The combat is NOT for the faint of heart. There are no or very few hot-keys for abilities. Instead your combat moves require you to use a combination of mouse and keyboard clicks in sequence to achieve the desired spells or attacks. It is very, VERY active combat, much more so than even Wildstar. XP only comes from combat kills. Questing gets you no XP, instead quest rewards are weapons, armor, bag slots(very important!) and knowledge.
However, if you love crafting, fishing and housing. Black Desert is an amazing game. The gathering and crafting system is incredibly in depth. I’m also obsessed with the Amity system. Amity is something you build up with NPCs in the various towns and villages and the more you have the more they will give you, the more quests they will have and some will even have special shops you can only access at the right Amity level. You can have pets that loot for you, horses, carts, and boats. I could go on and on.
If you’re interested, I know we have a few 7 day trial keys available, so let me know and I’ll see who might still have one. If you decide to just take the plunge, it is recommended you buy the $29.99 Travelers Pack and then spend $20 in the cash store, rather than spend the $50 on the Explorers Pack as you can actually get more for your money that way.
We are on the Edan server, usually the Balenos 1 channel (don’t worry if it says the server is overrun, we’ve never had trouble getting in).
My family name is Sharpclaw (usually playing Thessalie a Witch)
Libation’s family name is Burningbright (currently playing Falcanna a Valkyrie)
OH and you’ll need this STUFF ABOUT BDO (I’ve never had to do so much research to learn a game since Everquest)