I know there are a lot of items in the Pearl Shop to date. But have you ever thought of an item that would provide convenience or a new outfit that can be added to the Pearl Shop? Please share your thoughts below.
What I have in mind right now:
- Get rid of gameplay affecting items from pearl shop (pets, elion's tear, artisan memory, etc). Those things should be purchasable only in-game, maybe through NPC just like cron stone, using silvers and/or loyalty points. So, the P2W mechanics will be very minimum.
- Get rid of equipment tailoring coupon. Outfit that we got in-game should not be paywalled to be a true outfit. Players will have more fun pursuing this outfit crafting and fashion. Outfits in pearl shop are still far better looking though, so people will always want to buy those anyway.
- You can keep boosters in pearl shop(exp, skill, item collection)
- Premium weapon skins in pearl shop. Not from outfit bundle, but just weapon skins. And they should be really epic... like super mega epic...
- Pet skins and accessories. We want our pets to look good, right?
- Outfits, accessories, skins for fairy. Even this little thing needs some fashion.
These are very good ideas Lucia. But I think it's ok for pets to stay in Pearl shop since technically, they only pick up items for you.
Removal of Tailoring Coupon - Agree
Boosters - Agree
Premium Weapons - Agree
Skins for Everything - Agree
I personally would like to have a Pearl Shop that is purely for convenience and cosmetics. I hope they remove the dissolving of costumes into Cron Stones, since I think that is the most pay to win aspect (people with the most real money can mass purchase these for upgrades). Pets on the other hand, even if people buy all of them, they can still only have 5 max T4 pets out at a time.
But there's pets breeding mechanics. I've heard someone spend hundreds of dollars just for pets breeding. It's part of gameplay and it's actually fun but not fun at the same time because of paywall. That's why pets should be in-game only. Like horse, we can catch or buy one with silver.
Hi Prawi, I guess what I'm trying to say is even if people with a lot of real money buy thousands of pets it won't make them stronger than they already are since there is a limit as to how many pets you can have out at a time, and a max tier of T4. Am I right to assume, that what you're suggesting is that pets should be bought with in-game currency (silver) instead of pearls so everyone can have them?
I think the pet system is a convenience/luxury since if you do not wish to spend money (Pearls), you can pick up the items manually (not like you cannot loot items without pets). Also, there are free pets available in-game. So far (I've been playing since Dec 2018) I've gotten 2 Pet Kuku and 3 free pets from the quest (1 bird, 1 dog, 1 cat). These are already 5 pets (max number you can have out) for free.
I'm more concerned with Costume dissolving to Cron Stones because this is not regulated (correct me if it is).
Appreciate your suggestions/ideas! Keep them coming.
If pets stay in pearl shop, they should be already T4. So people won't have to spend hundreds of dollars to breed them, and they can spend more pearls to buy skins or accessories. It's just predatory practice right now with all the RNG stuff in the breeding mechanics. But T1 pets should be purchaseable in game with silver through NPC or something(not central market). Or maybe we can catch one just like horse. Mini garmoth is the best example of how pets are integrated in the game naturally... oh man I want that one.
And I agree about the cron stones from outfits. I've said this before in another topic, people with a lot of money will get more benefits than people with time in this game. It should be the other way around. We who play a lot and keep the game alive should be rewarded with more benefits. That's how video game should be. Not with the power of money, but the power of time and dedication.
Auraenys, that's a shocking opinion from a Supporter. Do you play the game? "Pets are a luxury and if we can't buy them, we can manually loot"? To do what? Make 10 million an hour grinding because you have to stop and pick everything up yourself? It's like you have no idea what the game requires.
Pets are 100% a necessity, at least a full set of T1s. The game giving out three free pets is a great new addition that was absolutely necessary from the start and to pretend that manual looting is a viable option is, and I'm not at all sorry to say; one of the dumbest things you could possibly suggest.
What PrawiLucia is saying is that when you buy pets from the Pearl Shop, they're T1. You can't smash two to together to absolutely get a T3/T4. It's gambling to improve your pet. T4s are vastly better than T1s/T2s and this has been proven in many tests. The newer pet system is so much better than what it used to be (SO MUCH better), but it shouldn't involve RNG at all. This is basically gambling with real money and is absolutely predatory.
Auraenys, being a Supporter should mean that you're on our side. You shouldn't turn a blind eye to PA's shitty strategies just because they give you free stuff. You're still a player and you're supposed to be a voice for us. I'm really disappointed in how you view this topic.
Hi Prawi! I totally agree! I hope they make these changes.
Hi SoraneeToh! You're right!
I am a supporter on all sides. Mostly my own side.
I am not sure what your idea/suggestion fot pearl item is. Care to elaborate?
Thank you all for the suggestions!
Black Desert Supporters are those who share their know-how, help and guide others in-game. Basically, Adventurers who make the Black Desert of tomorrow better than today’s.
I signed up for this. others I dont know.
Value Pack should be sellable in CM. Like outfits and sealed books.
I honestly want VP gone
I agree Prawi, unfortunately, it might take a while before that is implemented, if they ever plan to. Is there a workaround you can suggest or improvement in the current VP that will make it more enticing for everyone to buy?
I don't know about improvement that make people want to buy because I don't want people to buy it.
But it might be fair for people who don't have VP if it doesn't have benefit in central market. Most people buy VP for more profit in CM I think.
With that in mind, here's my suggestion for VP:
- Combat, skill, life, training exp
- Item collection & drop rate
- Weight limit, inventory & storage slots
- Node investment
- Unlimited beauty salon
- Merv's pallette
That's it. No benefit in CM. But I still want it gone though.
That's a good idea Prawi, basically replacing the CM benefit with Merv's Pallette. Personally, I do not mind paying for items that give convenience to players VS access to content. The Remote Node Investment for example. Node Investment can be done with or without VP, but with VP you can do it remotely VS if you didn't have VP you won't be able to invest in Nodes at all.
While I don't think PA will ever remove the Value Pack, I think they should make it more accessible to everyone, like being able to buy them from the Central Market, login rewards, or quest rewards that reward the VP itself or materials that could be made to craft into a VP.
On the other hand, I hope PA releases more discount coupons because outfits!
But to be honest, I prefer everyone has the same convenience without having to pay more. And the only things that left in pearl shop are cosmetics. So it will be like this: People with money will only have fashion benefits, people with time will have wealth in game. While people with money and time will be rich and fashionable. That what fair is.
Maybe in the future Prawi. We can hope for the best. That does seem like an ideal set-up. I think other games that are pay to play have a set-up like what you suggested right?
@Snow, I'm glad they're releasing more outfits, but to be honest I do not like the new DK outfit. I personally feel it would look better with a longer skirt, greek goddess effect. I am torn if I should get it since it's limited. I need another poll!
Help me by voting please.
Not all. There are so many publishers still implement scummy cash grab microtransactions in pay to play games.
But there are many implement fair microtransactions too. Even in free to play games. Such as Warframe. I play a lot of that game and love the developer. Even without spending any money you can have everything in the game including cosmetics from premium shop. With the exception of some cosmetics that you have to buy directly with money. But I'm willingly buy those things just to support the developer. Even if they were going bankrupt, me and a lot of Warframe players would donate as much money as we could to keep them alive.
I can't do that in BDO because I don't trust PA enough to give my hard earned money. That's why I'm very vocal on this microtransactions thing in BDO. Because I love the game so much and I want it to be even better and want PA to be loved by players.
Money will rain if you have consumer trusts.
Thank you for all your feedback Prawi! Can I suggest that you come up with a suggested replacement should they remove VP? I noticed that when we have a suggestion with complete mechanics (2 of my in-game suggestions with complete mechanics) re implementation, the GMs or PA takes it into consideration with some minor edits for business or game purposes.
Who knows, GMs might notice your post and we can have some of the mechanics on your suggestion, for example VP will be available for sale using Silver, etc.
No replacement for VP. It's gone for good. So everyone will have the same "convenience". The only difference is the fashion and how many characters in the player's family. Yes, it's ok selling character slot. But it's gonna be fun playing different classes to make the game not too boring for long time players who don't have anything to do and don't have money but have a lot of silver. So character slot should be purchaseable in CM. It's purpose is to make the game alive.
Beside "premium" cosmetics and slots, everything else should be only earnable/purchaseable in game through quest/monsters drop/NPC (Pet, maid, enhancement kit, elion's tear, inventory, weight, etc). That way, there will be more variations for players to pursue. No shortcut.
Spoil the players, and they will spoil you back.
Hi Prawi, what I meant was, if you are suggesting to remove VP, can you suggest an alternative or replacement for PA?
For example (JUST EXAMPLE DO NOT EXPOUND ON THIS): I'd like for PA to include Mervs in the VP. My suggestion is they include Mervs in VP and my alternative offer for them is to make the VP more expensive.
So I'm not just telling them "hey we have a problem" I'm saying "hey we have a problem, this is the potential solution, and how you still make money from it".
Just like what I said before. No replacement or alternative.
The "benefit" of that is all players will have the same "convenience" in game.
To balance this, the game should be more rewarding for players. Then they will love the game and the developer more. Players happy, they'll pour money to support PA to keep giving happiness.
Thank you for your feedback Prawi!
When people had a lot of money, They want their game time awesome, convenient type make their gameplay and goal oriented faster, so they also earn more silver and faster in game.
- Storage expansion can be more than 192.
- Central Market VT now increase from Fame, but I would like it to increase via pearl item.
It's for long term.
Hi Prawi, we can hope for the best. I'm sure PA reads our suggestions, it just takes some time for them to action everything.