Black Desert is the first game I played on my own. No encouragement from friends, or persuasion from an ex. The first game I played not because I was asked to be a pocket healer. Needless to say, I fell in love with the game, but as part of the working class, I am a busy person in real with a 9 to 5 weekday job. I can barely play.
When I do have time, I figured I cannot play the game like everyone else. I cannot do what is considered "optimal gameplay", grinding is a chore and PvP a bore. What I did love is Lifeskilling and playing dress up with my character, think Barbie for grown ups.
When the call for Supporters arrived, I saw an oppurtunity to share what I love about the game, and the things I learned in my almost 1 year of playing. This was also a way to find like minded people, who go against the grain on how they want to enjoy the game.
Making it to the 100 selected Supporters came as a surprise, more so to make it to the Top 10 for the first month. How did I do it?
1. Brainstorm Content
If I was going to guide others, it has to be something I love to do. I cannot pretend to PvP to save my life. I wrote down everything I liked about the game, and the best way to present them in writing.
2. Plan to Publish
As mentioned, I am already busy as it is and I cannot make more time for other things. It helped me to make a schedule on when to release the guides I made, leaving a small room for flexibility on a need basis.
3. Monitor Monitor
Whenever I'm fishing, I monitor the in-game chat and forums for queries. I do my best to answer the ones I know, or refer to them to another player or resource if I am not familiar with the query. This was also a way to have an idea what topics people would like to read.
4. Advertise Away
After I'm done publishing my content, I let everyone know that the guide is up. I ask guildies, in-game friends, old guidlies, newbies and anyone who might be interested to visit the forums to check them out or just to see if the answer they're looking for is already posted.
5. Open Opportunity
Last but not least, I read comments with an open mind and encourage discussion. The guides I made are based on my point of view and experience, but there are other people who might have experienced the same thing and dealt with it differently or more efficiently. Learning is a two-way process.
I hope this and the guides I made inspire others on how they can approach the game and help others to make a better game community.
Thanks V! I'm imagining that's you, me and Ibarra. I never thought I'd make good friends from joining the Supporters. I know you are very unbias and support everyone, and everyone in general has been supportive of me as well, but you and Ibarra are like my soul sisters! I know we will continue to be Supporters long after the program is done. I am dearly grateful to the both of you.
see you later at our weekly gathering!
TY So much, @VioletMist!
Thanks Kazu! Thank you all!
@Shinku, as discussed you can refer to my other posts, I might have covered any of the questions you might have. You can always DM me in-game and I will do my best to respond.
@V, thanks for starting this topic. I hope everyone can learn something from these.
Play your own way at your own pace. Pretty much what BDO offers, it's nice to see that even those who don't min/max their time for the sake of ''progress'' can enjoy the game their way; and contribute back to the community
Keep up the good work
Thanks Velsath! I'm just never one to go with the considered "optimal gameplay". Unless if it's something interesting to me, like Lifeskill, mini games, anything that I can do which doesn't require me to be in front of the computer for more than 1 hour.
Tru dat. Lifeskilling is da wae for busy players. . .
Thank you to all your support! From readng my guides to joining my tours! Looking forward for more this coming wave 3.