This post should be deleted due to it being a lack of facts. It is not pay to win. Anyone who plays an mmo without researching builds/tactics/gear that is on you. With all the videos for each skill in game you should be able to discern what skills work for you in combo with your style. I bought this game for me and a friend and then dropped another 30 on the shop for pets. I am just lazy and did not want to smash the R key to loot. That makes pets a convenience. I run every where and do not feel like it is all bad. If you do not like the game model go back else and stop trying to be so negative. I am sure the community is better off without people that offer no real facts.
In Closing this game is great. Big world, lots of lore, plenty to do, AFK FISHING, Material gathering, Auto Walk, and many more things in this game. I have not seen a mmo this good for 30 dollars in a long time.
Anyone reading this thread should read this Q/A with Daum because this answers so much and where the game is going. Ignore this player they are just being a negative ninny! black-desert.com/news/developer-qa-about-black-desert/
I have been playing many, many different kinds of MMOs, from Runescape to Vindictus... these all have their P2W aspect.
The issue that I see in the future is that they might take a more drastic turn like other MMOs and add specific items that you can only get in the cash shop and make it easier for items to be bought.
Which comes back to this thread it does seem a little unfair that you have to spend money on some aspects of the game.
Especially when it comes to having to respec your character and not be able to respec it until hitting Lvl 45, but what about after 45? Are you willing to keep spending 9 euros every time to respec your character or spend 1k hours of in game time?
OMG, there's so much garbage on this treat, that actually made me angry, people that are complaining about, don't even played the game already....lol, if the game was bad, the f*%*#@ servers are not overcrowded like they are!!! The game is not P2W, and you don't need the itens from the shop for anything, you can get stuff........playing the game, on lvl 45 you gain a full skill reset and after 1000 hours of game (belive me, for a game like this is nothing) you gain another one, ALSO A FREE PET, and FURNITURE !!! Expasions will be free dev's already told that.
Any item or perk that has any type of high impact on time or noticeable effect that with paying is consider P2W.
The term, "pay to win" is very literally big to anyone. You paid money for an advantage... That's it, you paid to win. Nothing else defines the term.
Nothing in there says anything about the ability or inability to earn items whether: through time, effort, skill, or any combination.
Most games these days are play to win which I like to consider wait to win with an option to pay instead.
I still dislike the practice. People are paying for things you had to put effort and/or time getting.
The balance seems to be most often heavily skewed in favor of paying in terms of time/value. Even if you work minimum wage, paying an hour worth of work is almost always faster than an hour of effort in the game.
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