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[Newbie Guide 104] Worker in-depth Guide
MeisterBlank 2020-03-11 17:29
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N-No time to t-talk….!

No time to st-stutter!

I want to be re-reborn as a giant.

I w-wanna be Human too!

T-too much work!

Too much work. Not gonna do it.

I’m scared of Santo Manzi

 

Black Desert Online has a slave monopoly. These slaves are composed of different kinds of workers. These workers were scattered working around the vast continents and in some of its archipelagic islands. Why some? It is because not all islands have a node for resources. If you notice there are some injustices about how some master deals with his/her workers. That is why you could find some slaves who were running from their masters. In my assumption, this system has a part 2 but I don’t know when would be the update. I hope that you will also be a good master to your constituents that they will not run away not just here in this virtual world but also in the real-world as well. Give them food at least (and let them rest as well). If you ask me why? I live this virtual reality into a real-life experience. Since I’m a Seventh Day Adventist and I will be always resting during the seventh day of the week then I also let my workers go to rest. I'm not here enforcing my belief or opinion but I'm just opening a certain idea that could benefit the society as well. I hope that you will not misquote my standpoint.

 

As a newbie maybe you would like to ask what is the purpose of these workers? How could I start the so-called slave empire? “Slave Empire” was a viral term of lifeskillers and for some who love grinding. Remember not all veterans in grinding know this.

 

What Do You Need To Prepare

- Energy

- Lodging

- Silvers

- Contribution Points

Kinds of Workers

Goblins –fast speed class workers

Humans – middle speed class workers

Giants – slow speed class workers

Papu’s – fast speed class workers

Fadus – in between middle and slow speed classes

(list will be updated)

Grades of Workers

There are five grades of workers which are:
Naïve – slightly not common. These grades have the lowest working speed and these grades cannot be upgraded.
Normal – common workers. These workers have green names, and they are very common. If you roll mostly this grade of workers will appear.
Skilled – these grades are good starters for your slave empire. Though you need to spend a few rolls to get these grades.
Professional – are rare grades. Most likely you will get 1 or 2 or more if RNG is good using a soft cap energy pool.
Artisan –  very rare. If you’re lucky to have it in your rolls get this worker. It's very rare and usually, you could get it by upgrading the grades of your workers. Based on the data of GrumpyGreen, it takes 1.8k of energy to get one.

Worker's Food

Each started task would deplete one point of your worker's stamina. Therefore if you do it continuously, they will be tired, and your workers won't work either. So, you need food to restore their stamina. These are:

1. Beer

2. Cheese Pie

3. Freekeh Snake Stew

3. Fish Filet Chip

4. Grilled Bird Meat

5. Oatmeal

Author's Note: Beer is the easiest food that you could cook. Though it is a drink in real life here in BDO it is considered as food. Press F2 to search for its ingredients. 

Buying a lodging

In order to hire a worker we need to buy a lodging. These lodging is their home. Wherein they will feel secured. Buying lodging is the same as buying a residence. But to minimize your time spent on finding it, just do it this way.

1. Press M and click the region you want to put your worker. Thus, if you want to get resources in calpheon region then you must buy lodging in that area to maximize the benefits and minimize the cost as well.

2. In the search bar type “Lodging.” Remember to capitalize each first letter when you type in that search bar. The search bar is case sensitive. Or find Lodging in the dropdown menu.

3. There would be blue arrows if you do it correctly. Click one of the houses pointed by the blue arrows and you will be directed to a purchase menu.

4. Click purchase and click yes or press enter. You will need to wait a minute/s depending on the level of the lodging to finish the purchase.

5. If you buy a higher level of Lodging don’t forget to max level it to use its full potential. Just click “Level Up” until you could see this sentence “This is the maximum level” and all arrows would be filled in by an orange color.

Finding a Work Supervisor

On the left side part of your map, you could find a magnifying glass which has an alt tag of "Find NPC". Click that and TYPE “work supervisor.” Click your desired supervisor and then autopath would come out. To autopath just press “T.” You could also click the worker icon.

Named Worker's Lists

This is just partial information since this forum is not capable of handling 4 columns at a time. Instead, I will put a hyperlink in each NPC's name for you to check the location.

NPC

Acher

Alzath

Parcci

Jamure

Sterie

Khaora

Tarte

Bohamuti

Tirol

Sakun

Digh

Navara

Bercchio

Savarin

Sateeshi

Sixto

Kadier

Darifu

Feo

Dalib

Novara

Aktor

Vongole

Jugruta

Bravant

Diochre

Torres

Kudran

Inherent Skill

Reform speed +5

Node Work speed +5

Node Work Speed +5

Node Work Speed +5

Refinery work speed +5

Refinery work speed +5

Tool production speed +5

Tool production speed +5

Mass production speed +5

Mass production speed +5

Mass production speed +5

Polishing workshop speed +5

Furniture production speed +5

Refinery specialty work speed +5

Refinery specialty work speed +5

Cannon/Siege weapon production speed +5

Cannon/Siege weapon production speed +5

Ship/Carriage/Horse gear production speed +5

Ship/Carriage/Horse gear production speed +5

Ship/Carriage/Horse gear production speed +5

Additional processing (+2) when making a crop crate

Additional processing (+2) when making a crop crate

Additional processing (+2) when making an ore crate

Additional processing (+2) when making a timber crate

Additional processing (+2) when making a mineral crate

Gives a low chance of returning 100% of 1 crafting material

Gives a low chance of returning 100% of 1 crafting material

Gives a low chance of returning 100% of 1 crafting material

 

2020-03-11

Character Name MeisterBlank
Main Character Wizard
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Methods of Hiring a workers

1. Random Contract Method

2. Amity Contract Method

3. Exchange Contract Method

Random Contract Method - Random Rolling

The random rolling contract method needs a lot of energy. So you must have a huge amount of energy pool to get an artisan worker. However, if you only have below 100, still you could do it. You will contract the worker through random rolls, which means RNG is involved.

 

1. Find a work supervisor. Kindly refer to the Finding a Work Supervisor tab.

2. When you reach the destination, interact with the NPC by pressing “R,” and you could find this menu. Click the contract worker or press 1, and you will be prompted by a notice box that addresses that it cost 5 energy to hire a worker together with your energy pool count. Click Yes if you want to view the worker and to start hiring. If you click yes it doesn't mean you hire the worker immediately. It only means that you will view what you have rolled.

 

3. Then the Workers of the Day menu will show up.

 

The menu consists of the following: Workers information, your available lodging, Current Stamina, and how much cost to hire that worker. In the bottom part you could see three options to: [1] view continuously, [2] view another or  [3] to hire that worker.

 

When clicking the View Another button, you will be prompted again by a yes or no notice box, which also displays the energy cost to select a worker, and at the same time, your energy pool.

 

Clicking the view continuously button would lead to another menu, which will give you two categorical options, and these are the following: Worker's grade, wherein you could choose from normal to artisan.


The number of workers to view button will prompt how many times you would like to roll. After you decide, click yes or press enter, then click view continuously, and it will start to roll.
Caution don't use this function.


4. When you click the hire button you will be prompted by a yes or no notice box. If you don’t like that worker, you could spam again by clicking view another or view continuously.

Amity Contract Method - Named Worker

This style of contract needs a lot of energy. It is because you need to hire that named worker through amity, who is in front of you. Shall we say what you see is what you get? This type of worker has an equivalent of professional grade. But they can't be promoted, but they would level up to 30. These workers have a special ability e.g Bravant which has (+2) processing of mineral crates. To hire them, you need to play an amity game. Kindly read the author's note. So here's how to do it.

1. Find the named worker that suits your needs. Refer to the list and use the finding a worker supervisor guide to find the named worker.

2. Interact the Named NPC and you will notice that there are only 3 options available in the menu it is because you don't have enough amity to open it.

3. Since you can’t access the special shop, you need to do the amity game. Refer to any amity game guides (this system is much complicated, it will take time for me to do it now). Don’t wave at the NPC, that is a bad choice.

4. While doing this method, if you don't have enough interest, much better find it first or don't do it either. At least 75 percent of the knowledge of interest is recommended.

5. Once you meet the requirements, the employment tab would open. Click it or press 1. Then a shop window would appear.

6. Buy it and use it, but make sure you have a lodged in that specific node. Since this type of worker is bounded by their parent node.

Author's Note: 

In doing an amity game you must consider these following:
1. Don't do it when you don't have enough knowledge with the NPC.
2. Don't wave just to get 500 amities. Horrifically bad choice.
3. Remember to continue the conversation to conserve energy. Don't forget energy is gold in this game the same as contribution points.
4. You need 500 amities to hire 1 named worker.

You need to watchout the following:

1. The employment contract of named workers cannot be used in other towns/cities. Of course, these workers could work anywhere as long as the nodes were connected from the parent node. Therefore, even if you go to valencia and use the bravant contract it will always refer to TRENT it is because they are bound to their parent node.

 

Exchange Contract Method - Buying a Contract

This method was rarely used because there wasn't any third party slave broker/trader in the BDO community. This means that no player monopolizes a slave market and you could only see a few in the market and most all the time the market is empty. This means there is a huge demand in this kind of marketplace. I will let FAQ section to answer the issue. So, how to do it?

1. Go to any nearest worker supervisor. Refer to finding a worker supervisor tab.

2. Click worker exchange or press 2.

3. Choose the desired worker then press buy and accept the purchase confirmation. Make sure you have silvers in your inventory or your storage.

Authors Opinion: In doing this kind of method always check the worker's status. If you want to buy skilled one make sure that the promotion count is not zero. Every 10 levels of your workers there would be 1 promotion point thus, a level 30 worker must have at least 3 promotion points. Each promotion would cost 1 promotion point. Every failure as well would cost 1 promotion point. Therefore if you have a level 30 worker with zero promotion points then that worker would be stuck in that grade.

Finding worker's interface

There are many methods on how to view the workers interface. And these are:

 

Method 1 - UI Clicking Method

Just Press "Control" and click the pick axe icon in your screen.

 

Method 2 - Game Menu Method

Press "ESC" Button and navigate and click the Life tab. Under it, click the Worker's List. For a combined of shortcut keys: Press ESC + F6 + 4 simultaneuosly. 

 

Method 3 - Map Method

You could also open the workers management interface thorugh opening the map interface. Just click the pickaxe icon and the interface will pop up.

 

Method 4 - Hotkey

 

This requires some setups.

First, open your settings. ESC press the gear icon.

Next, click interface

Then, under that interface tab select UI Hotkeys

Lastly, find worker list in the right side window and put on some hotkey of your choice. In my case I put Num(dot). Don't forget to apply your settings. After this you could open your worker's list through hotkey.

 

Workers Interface - Managing your workers

The workers UI were composed of so many tools to manage your workers correctly. I put number as labels to better illustrate the UI clearly.

1. That function serves as how many workers you have already. 73 workers are just minimum since I don't even touch the crate trading because when we say empire its almost anything.

2. Generally those two buttons are tabs to switch between worker's status and promotion information.

3. Those are Filters. The left side is for workers of each cities and towns and the right side is for workers grade.

4. Workers single interface which include the following:

     a. button to feed the selected worker.

     b. button to fire the selected worker.

     c. button to stop the repeated work

     d. button to reset worker's skill

     e. hovering this area will lead you to a description box. The description box contains the following:

          I. Worker's stats

               Experience - every task that your worker could finish gives him an

                         experience. These experiences will lead him to level up and to

                         get more skills.

               Work speed - gives the exact measurement of how fast your worker

                         could work.

               Movement Speed - determines how fast your workers can run to

                         and from the working node.

               Luck - increases the chances of looting good items in some nodes such

                         as trace, etc.

              Stamina - how long your worker could work on the task that you give.

          II. Worker's Skills

     f. worker's stamina status

    g. name of the node where a worker is working

     h. Worker's level and grade

     i. button to stop the job queue, at the same if you're worker is in idle mode that button will turn into a repeat button, which will make the worker repeat the last work assignment.

    j.status of how much time left and how many jobs were queueing, and at the same time what resources your worker is gathering.

5, Recover all button is to feed all your workers. Make sure you have enough food in your inventory.

6. Repeat all is a button that will repeat all jobs and at the same time its job queues.

 

2020-03-11

Character Name MeisterBlank
Main Character Wizard
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Worker's Skill
For advanced users, skill is a very important thing. Each worker has different sets of skills. Each grade has a set Tier of skills as well. Though worker's skill is the most complicated part of this guide, I will try my best to explain everything I've learned from my seven months of playing as a lifeskiller using the slave empire method.
Skill Type

Available in Grade

and below

Skills Explanation
Adv. [Type] Production skill Artisan +1-3 production skill
Adv. [Type] Packing Skill Artisan  +1-3 packing skill
[Type] Production Skill Professional +1-2 production skill
[type] Packing Skill Professional +1-2 packing skill
[Type] Knowledge Naive +5 workspeed
Craftsmanship Skilled +0.2 work speed when leveling up
Leg Work Skilled +0.5 movement speed every level
Lucky Guy A Skilled +1.0 luck
Lucky Guy B Normal +0.7 luck
Lucky Guy C Naive +0.4 luck
Wings A Skilled +11% movement speed
Wings B Normal +8 movement speed
Wings C Naive +6 movement speed
Quick A Skilled +10% work speed
Quick B Normal +7% work speed
Quick C Naive +5% work speed
Simple A Skilled +2.0 work speed
Simple B Normal +1.5 work speed
Simple C Naive +1.0 work speed
Thrifty A* Skilled +10% chance of returning  10% of 1 material during crafting
Thrifty B* Normal +7% chance of returning  10% of 1 material during crafting
Thrifty C* Naive +5% chance of returning  10% of 1 material during crafting
Work Supervisor A Skilled +3 work speed
Work Supervisor B Normal +2 work speed
Work Supervisor C Naive +1 work speed
Blessed Hand Skilled +0.2 luck when leveling up
Masterly Skill Skilled +2 work speed
Adept Skill Skilled +2 work speed
+7% movement speed
Worker's Usage

 A wise player would maximize his/her earning through the worker's stats. Thus workers vary from others as well. From node workers through farmers these workers vary their talents. These are some popular usage of the workers.
1. Node - usually advanced users use workers preferable, human workers, in normal resource nodes. Mostly they choose workers who have a movement speed boost and speed boost. However, they choose Goblins for those nodes that contain traces.
2. Packing and Productions - cities and towns have special packing/productions or the normal one which can be be obtained by CP's. Oftentimes advanced users choose those workers who have +3 packing skills and +3 production skills. Importantly those workers who have a speed boost are highly recommended in this field
3. Investments - some advanced users use workers to invest in banks in some cities. They use goblins who have max luck to maintain profits coming from investments.
4. Farming - lastly, you could use workers to help to tend your farm while doing some important task either in the game or in real life. In this field, giants are the best candidate for tending your farm.

2020-03-11

Character Name MeisterBlank
Main Character Wizard
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Frequently ASK Questions

 

Are these workers necessary?

Yes, in a means of passive income. No, if you want to focus on some aspects of the game like if you love grinding and if you don’t like AFK.

If I closed my BDO game client, do my node workers will still be working continously?

No, your workers will work only when your account is active. But there's a loophole they will finish the started work but not the queue. Thank you Supporter Ibarra and Supporter Florentino for the reminders. I forgot to mention it.

Why does the travel time multiplied by 2?

It is because he needs to bring home those resources that he collected from the node. If you want to know more visit this page.

Does it mean that if the workers had a +3 productions/packing, he processed the recources into 1:3 ratio?
No, the +3 packing/production skills work this way. If you have a worker with a skill like this, you still need to put a 1:1 ratio of resources. However, that worker will finish his work in a 1:3 ratio. It means, instead of working 3x, he will only work it in 1 time. Thus you conserved 2 beers for his work.

 

 

2020-03-11

Character Name MeisterBlank
Main Character Wizard
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I encourage you to ask some questions and I will answer it in the FAQ section of the guide.

 

***Reserved for Changelog.

2020-03-11

Character Name MeisterBlank
Main Character Wizard
Lv 61
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Workers still work even if you are offline in Banking.

You need to put this in your guide. 

2020-03-12

Character Name LionessSpark
Main Character Valkyrie
Lv 62
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# 7

Thank you Spark.. I add it in the FAQ section of the guide. Thank you very much for your reminders. 

2020-03-12

Character Name MeisterBlank
Main Character Wizard
Lv 61
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Congratulations on being top ten 

2020-04-01

Character Name Digitalwaifu
Main Character Mystic
Lv 62
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Congratulations on being selected as Top 10, @Cyberdasm! Keep up the great work!

2020-04-01

Character Name Florentino
Main Character Archer
Lv 62
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Congrats for the TOP 10 SUPPORTER 2nd month, MeisterBlank!

 

2020-04-01

Character Name Rozenelle
Main Character Witch
Lv 62
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# 11

Congrats also guys. :)

2020-04-03

Character Name MeisterBlank
Main Character Wizard
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Grats on Top 10 Cyber!

 

2020-04-03

Character Name Auraenys
Main Character Dark Knight
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