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I'm gonna give this a shot. Downloading now. Anybody else tried it, or thinking of trying it? Looks to have a crazy good character creator, but may be grindy and without many pve options at yon so-called 'endgame'.

I am having mass quantities of fun with this game. I have two horses, two mules, and a wagon, and I own several houses -- some are residences, some are for storage, some serve as lodging for my workers, and various other crafty things. And my highest level character is only 20. The default is four characters per server, and there are three main servers, each with several channels (like permanent instances). All your characters on a server share pretty much everything. I am on the Orwen server, usually in Mediah 01. Come join me!

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Fireheart's picture

I've been peering at this game, from a distance... it might be a trap!

It's PvE, then? I keep hearing it's PvP and I don't want to play that way.

Be Well!
Fireheart

Well, so far all I have experienced has been PVE. There are 'Guild Wars' happening all the time -- that's the actual term: 'Guild War' -- cracks me up every time -- it shows up as a system announcement whenever guilds go to war with each other (or stop warring), so there's that. There's 'open world pvp' once you hit 45 or 50, not sure as my highest level character is only 20, but I think there are substantial penalties if someone kills someone who doesn't fight back to discourage wanton PKing. I'm not sure how it works, but that's indeed a potential big negative. There are also arenas (basically fenced in areas) for low level PVP, but I've never tried it.

So, it's evidently a PVE game with PVP as the eventual endgame, with guilds fighting over resources (nodes) or whatever. I'm not keen on the idea of open world pvp, but for now I'm having big fun just wandering and exploring and doing the quests. There are lots and lots and lots of quests.

Something else worth mentioning: it's kind of the opposite of a lot of current MMOs, in that killing stuff will level you up much faster than doing quests. Lots of people farm various creatures to level up fast, but I've mostly avoided that. This is why my main -- a tamer, which doesn't really relate to any class I've played before -- only hit level 20 in the past couple of days (and unlocked the scary beastie pet thing). I've been doing quests and sightseeing and climbing mountains (got some bucket-worthy screenshots for NB! heh) and enjoying all the cool (potentially boring) things the game has to offer.

Someone somewhere said BDO was something of a throwback to the sandbox style MMOs of old, but I never played one of those so I don't know. Anyway, so far I'm having fun. I spent $20 for game access, which is the lowest priced entry package, and I feel like it was money well spent.

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

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I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Was gonna log in when suddenly... patch. Hmm. Patch notes? Er. Mah. Gerd.

It's an EXPANSION. And it's FREE.

World size increased by 30%
Over 1,000 new quests
Kzarka - An enormous boss that can take on hundreds of players at a time
New guild missions, including special bosses that drop formidable weapons
Crimson Battlefield - Instanced 40v40 skirmishes that players can queue for in groups of five or solo
New weapons and more powerful armor set
Craftable Alchemy Stones allow players to apply Attack, Defense, or Life bonuses to their equipment
Equipment can be enchanted to higher levels

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCTJVJLS4T0

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

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But, if I start playing a new game, how will I get a life? :-)

Still, my current life in GW2 is kinda boring, except when I get to team up with the local kitties.

Be Well!
Fireheart

I think you can still download the character creator separately, if anyone would like to play around with just that.

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

Today's patch added two more classes AND a free character slot.

http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/74101-patch-notes-ap...

I feel more like I do now than I did before.

I hope these aren't too big.

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I feel more like I do now than I did before.