Ikes Office Tour at Pearl Abyss The Team-Member of black-desert.com, Ike, has had the opportunity to meet the Developers of Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss at their office in Pyeongchon, Korea. Their office is located at the second floor of the Daego Building. Upon arrival he encountered the logo of Pearl Abyss and a beautiful banner depicting the female ranger. He entered the office and threw a quick look around, noticing, that every desk had two or three monitors on them, while specifically he recognized the Warrior being online on a server. Soon, Overseas Business Director of Pearl Abyss, Brian […]
Hello Everyone! We’ve all been very anxious to see more Black Desert content! This is going to be a sneak peak of the FINAL closed beta test! It’s so close I can taste it! Pearl Abyss has been hard at work, listening to advice from the Q&A’s and continuously testing, to bring their players an improved Black Desert. It has been about 3 months since the end of the 2nd closed beta test. Are you guys curious about how Black Desert has changed? To quench your curiosity, the GMs of Black Desert released a preview of the 3rd closed […]
Our network-Partner 2p.com attended this years China Joy, a leading games exposition in Shanghai, and met with the Developers of Black Desert Online. In their Q&A with Director of Overseas Business, Brian Oh, they went through all upcoming changes and additions in regard to the third phase of the Korean Closed Beta Tests. Pearl Abyss went in the meantime through many phases internally and in collaboration with their Korean Players into processing Feedback and analyzing survey results. With the release date coming closer and closer, the Developers want to ensure, that the Game will be as much polished as it […]
Some people would describe it as the trademark class of Black Desert Online, what we talk about? The Sorceress Class! The most noticeable characteristic of the Sorceress is her use of Black Magic. She draws this power by utilizing, as explained in the games’ lore, the dark crystals which are found at the so called “Black Desert”, which also is the actual title of the game itself. The sorceress utilizes a plethora of skills which range from destructive AoE spells to single target blows and a fair amount of melee combat capabilities. Lets take a closer look at what the […]
With last week’s announcement regarding the Company to publish Black Desert Online in the western hemisphere, a lot of discussions emerged regarding the future of the game. It didn’t take too long for the “L”-bomb to drop. In retrospect to other Asian MMORPG titles our users shared their experiences and impressions of what they perceived as “localization” (note the quotes are intentional). But what exactly does it mean to localize a game? Is it a bad or a good thing? It is questions such as these, that we will try to answer in this very article. Let us first of […]
In this weeks episode our Content Editor Alex “Apollonius” & Team Member Ike thoroughly discuss the available Classes during the second Closed Beta Test of Black Desert Online. What you can expect to hear is an analysis of the Ranger, the Warrior, the Giant and the Sorceress classes. How does each class perform in solo combat? What is their utility in party play, which class can be adapted to a players play-style and to what degree does the skill evolution system affect this ? You’ll find answers to these questions and many more in our Black Podcast Episode 3. As […]
Whenever a promising Korean MMORPG is being revealed, western players always immediately think about the when the game is going to be released, and which company will be its respective western NA/EU Publisher. Obviously the same case is true for the much anticipated blockbuster Title from the Far East, known as “Black Desert Online” developed by Pearl Abyss, known for their previous title “Continent of the Ninth” and published in Korea by Daum Communications. Discussions and debates on the many possible candidacies on who’d be the best possible publisher for the west arose early on all over our forum and a […]
Good news for all Western Black Desert Fans. Daum, the Korean Publisher of Black Desert will expand to the Western Market and open a new Office in the West. Pearl Abyss also announced the Date for the 3rd Closed Beta, which is scheduled for late August/early September. More information are coming soon. We have the official confirmation that it’s true.
The next Part of our Screenshot Series is finally here. We will release 2 more Parts in the following weeks, after that we will start releasing our Interactive Map where you can discover the beautiful and unique world of Black Desert. We prepared more than 100 Videos for the Map and we will reveal 10 new regions every week. Till then enjoy the following 30 screenshots.
Want to know whats going on in the Community at the moment? Make sure to check out our new Community Round Up. The forum community of black-desert is split in half over what the payment model of Black Desert should be: P2P, or F2P? http://black-desert.com/forums/index.php/Thread/1182-Would-you-still-play-the-game-if-it-was-P2P/?postID=15626#post15626 http://black-desert.com/forums/index.php/Thread/42-ToW-To-Pay-or-Not-to-Pay/ The community discusses things they are concerned about when Black Desert is released. Fears include class imbalance, poor payment model, and the game being changed too much upon localization. http://black-desert.com/forums/index.php/Thread/1119-What-are-YOU-concerned-about/?postID=15625#post15625 The community takes a poll on whether or not they want a level cap to be implemented in Black Desert: 47% of people said […]