Black Desert Online Megathread

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What is Black Desert Online?

developed by Pearl Abyss and published by Daum in NA, EU, and KR, Gamenet in RU, and Pmang in JP. It features mechanics closely relating to “real life” situations (i.e. no teleport, have to stable horses, e.t.c.) as well as castle sieges, guild wars, world bosses, and pve content.

What separates Black Desert from other games?

Action Combat

  • The combat in Black Desert is action oriented. What I mean by this is, you can not Tab Target or lock on to target. This means you have to manually face and aim at what ever you are attacking.

Expansive World -
Many games boast a large world map, but in Black Desert the world is immersive. You cannot simply teleport from one location to another, or fly over the map to your destination. Instead you must walk, run, sail or ride. Each city you visit has its own bank, stable, dock; these places are not magically link to each other.


  • The game engine support Black Desert was made for Black Desert. Without going too deep into specifications, suffice it to say that the graphics are on par with any mmo on the market with as light of a load as possible. For some pros and cons, vist the rest of /u/Devoire’s post over on BDO Tome.

What are the minimum PC spec requirements?

32 bit Windows 7 or 8
Intel Core i3-530 2.9GHz
4gb RAM
GTS 250 / GeForce 9800 GTX / Radeon HD 6770

Recommended (For Medium to High graphic settings):
64 bit Windows 7, 8.1, or 10
Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz
6gb RAM
GTX 650 / GTX 550ti / Radeon HD7770 / Radeon HD 6770.

##I’m New and Need Help

True newbie guide by Shendare

Master guide list by
● This is a very, very helpful set of guides that should help you learn more about Black Desert:

Enhancement guide and video:
● Guide by Alexmac
● Video by MorrolanTV (very Important in later game)

● Grinding locations for your gearscore by Robeot

Other useful sites:
● An updated BDO map site
● item/quest/etc database site for BDO

Important Sites

Main Site:

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Damn you Grex. Really trying to resist. A friend of PJ’s says it is really good. I like a lot of the things I see in it but just not sure.

Fuck you Grex, I was looking at it late last week and closed the tab.

Have a guest code but only played an hour. The character creation alone can take awhile if you’re into that sort of customization. The game looks great. I hear great things about the combat system too. I guess I need to get in there and keep playing to really get a feel for it.

yeah just watch a video on character creation. Holy Crap! The guy on the video said he spent an hour in there.

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You know you would just find a canned hot chick and there is your toon…


Buy to play, I think either $29.99 or $49.99 depending on the version you want.

yeah have to buy the game

No. You buy the game and there is a cash shop for cosmetics

this is a PC only titile, correct?

Yes. Pc only

Nice. Yeah been wondering and tempted to get it.

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so apparently there is no “fast travel” in this game…ie you have to walk/run/ride horse anywhere you are wanting to go in this game…that would make “Guild Dynamics” interesting being that you would have to coordinate movements if you wanted to have guild support at specific areas of the map.

You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free until July if you want to take advantage of it.

That sucks. I wish your rig could handle it because I really enjoy using my elite controller on my PC

Thinking about picking this up…especially since its a B2P game.

Ok, I know @EnyoBellona was playing last night and now @D1G1TALC1PHERS and I picked it up. Enyo, what server did you choose?