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Updates [Update] 2/13 Update Details (Last Modified: 2/28 13:20)
Black Desert 2019-02-13 10:00

Hello, Adventurers.

This is The MMORPG, Black Desert.

 

We’d like to announce the updates made to the Black Desert as of 2019, February 13th.

(Patch volume approx. 578 MB)

 

※ For the details, please refer to the contents below.

 


 

【 EVENT 】

● Valentine’s Day Event : Will you be my Valentine?

- Event Period: February 13, 2019 after maintenance - February 27, 2019 before maintenance

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● Daily Burning Gift Boxes!

- Event Period: February 14, 2109 at 00:00 - February 27, 2019 at 23:59

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● Shadow Arena D-DAY Missions!

- Event Period: February 13, 2109 after maintenance - February 27, 2019 before maintenance)

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● 100% EXP Boost for Training & Mount!

- Event Period: February 13, 2109 after maintenance - February 27, 2019 before maintenance)

 

【 CONTENTS 】

● War Hero has been added.

- Adventurers can now join Guild Wars, Node Wars, and Conquest Wars of other guilds other than the one they are a part of, and even receive rewards for your participation.

How to Register & Hire

- You can receive a War Hero Employment Contract from a Guild Officer or higher member from a guild you want to register.
- You can register only within the same server. Also, you cannot register if you currently have a guild item in possession, so you must either sell the guild item(s) at the Guild Shop or keep the item(s) at the Guild Storage.
- You cannot register during a Node War or Conquest War. In addition, you can't register during the War Hero reset time (00:00 - 01:00).
- Guild currently occupying a certain territory can't hire a War Hero, and also guild members from a guild occupying a territory are not allowed to register.
- Guilds which are affiliated to an Alliance can hire a War Hero, and members of the Alliance can also be registered as a War Hero.
- Guild Master cannot register as a War Hero. Also, a guild having a War Hero cannot create an Alliance.
- Hiring a War Hero is allowed only up to the maximum number of members a guild can hire.
- Adventurers in a guild who install Fort/Command Post in order to participate Node/Conquest War cannot register as a War Hero.
※For example※
- For Extra Large(66/100), 34 more Adventurers can be hired as War Hero.
- For Large(50/70), 20 more Adventurers can be hired as War Hero.

Activity

- A Hero of the Battlefield affiliated to a guild can participate in Node/Conquest War as a part of the guild they are registered in.
- A Hero of the Battlefield can view the Guild information, Guild Member status, Guild Skills, Guild Alliance, Alliance Status, and Node/Conquest War status of the guild they are registered for. The hero can also board the 2-player mounts, use the Guild Summon Scrolls, and access the annexes. (However, the hero cannot build an annex.)
- Guild Skills are applied to the Hero of the Battlefield (for example, Gather, Max HP increase, HP recovery, etc.)
- Guild chat is allowed for the Hero of the Battlefield.
- Allowances can be given to the Hero of the Battlefield, and the Adventurer who can access the allowance can use the guild's funds.
- However, the Hero of the Battlefield can't access Guild Missions, Guild History, Recruit Guild Member status, Final Battle, and Guild Crafting of the guild they are registered in, and restricted from using the Guild Storage, or acquiring Guild Skills.
- If a guild with a Hero of the Battlefield occupies a territory, the Hero Adventurer will not be able to receive the territory occupation benefits of increased chance of item loot for defeating monsters in the territory.
- Voice chat function for the Hero of the Battlefield will be added after a further update.

Reward

- Upon signing a War Hero contract, the Hero Adventurer can immediately receive a portion of the guild funds as a deposit
(max up to 10,000,000 Silver).
- When signing a War Hero contract, victory bonus in addition to the deposit can be set. Upon winning a Node/Conquest War on the day, the War Hero can immediately receive the contractual victory bonus (max up to 20,000,000 Silver).
※ The amount of deposit and victory bonus can't exceed the maximum funds a guild owns.
Unlike the deposit which is immediately provided, the victory bonus will be deducted from the guild funds first and then provided if the guild actually wins. If the guild doesn't not win, the bonus amount will be refunded to the guild funds.
- Refunds will immediately be returned to the guild upon losing a Node/Conquest War. The amount will automatically be returned to the guild at 00:00 if liberated, or if the adventurer does not participate in a Node/Conquest War.

Termination of Contract

- An Adventurer who is in a guild as a War Hero cannot terminate the contract on its own. Contracts for all adventurers who are hired as War Hero will be terminated daily at 00:00.
※ War Hero will be automatically reconnected to the game upon contract termination.
- Guild items owned by a War Hero will be automatically deleted.

 

● Vacation has been added to guild member status.

- Guild members who have applied for Vacation cannot receive guild benefits, but these members will be able to maintain their guild membership without affecting the guild capacity.

- When there are 10 Adventurers who are on Vacation in a Extra Large (100/100), this guild can hire 10 Adventurers as War Hero.

- When there are 5 Adventurers who are on Vacation in a large guild (70/70), this guild can hire 5 Adventurers as War Hero.

- You can use this feature by clicking the Vacation/Return button on Guild window (G).

- Guild members who are on Vacation cannot receive the Daily Pay, and cannot participate in Guild Missions (acceptance/completion/forfeit), declaration of guild war and guild invitation/ban features.

- Also, they cannot be promoted to Guild Master and cannot access Guild Skills.

- An Adventurer who is on Vacation cannot use the War Hero feature, and cannot participate in Node/Conquest War for their affiliated guilds.

- An Adventurer who is on Vacation can return by clicking the Return button on Guild(G) window, but it is only available after 4 hours.

(However, if a War Hero is currently taking the place of an Adventurer on Vacation, the adventurer cannot return until the War Hero contract is expired.)

● Dark Rifts are spawning all over the Black Desert world where bosses consumed by the Black Spirit are appearing throughout.

Description

- Dark Rift will be opened if any one of your characters from your Family cleared '[Awakening Complete] Memories of the Past'.
- The boss monsters only appear to specific Adventurers, therefore can only be seen by the designated Adventurer. Hence, other Adventurers or party members cannot attack together.
- No penalties will be applied for getting killed by these boss monsters.
- These boss monsters will not disappear when you switch characters, change servers, or log out, and also they will not disappear after maintenance.
- You cannot attack these boss monsters while a Node War or Conquest War is in progress. When they appear, you must move to another server where a Node War/Conquest War is not in progress.

Appearance

- Currrently monsters from Balenos, Serendia, Calpheon, Mediah and Valencia regions appear from Dark Rifts.
- A notification message pops up once the Rift is opened and location is marked on World Map (M).

Reward

- You can obtain an accessory box dropped by defeating these boss monsters and Dark Spirit's Greed.

 

* You can exchange Dark Spirit's Greed for the items below.

Required Greeds

Exchanged Items

2

Kzarka’s Latent Aura x1
Kutum’s Latent Aura x1
Nouver’s Latent Aura x1

3

Karanda’s Latent Aura x1

10

Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min)

15

Supreme Alchemy Tool x1
Supreme Cooking Utensil x1

20

Valks’ Advice (+20) x1

30

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Experience x1

40

Krogdalo’s Origin Stone x1

50

Valks’ Advice (+35) x1

100

Valks’ Advice (+50) x1

 

* You can exchange the Dark Spirit’s Greed from the following NPCs

Territory

NPC

Heidel

Skill Instructor Cruhorn Wyrmsbane

Western Guard Camp

Captain Cliff

Calpheon City

Trina Knights Master Valks

Grána

Archer Military Representative Hazel Azealia

Altinova

Shroud Knights Captain Sarma Anin

Valencia

Barhan Nesser

 

● [Shadow Arena] The match will now begin 10 seconds after the number participants become 50.

- If the total participants become 50 while the 60 seconds countdown is already in progress with the existing 40 participants, then the match will start in 10 seconds.

- If 10 more participants join while the countdown is already in progress for 40 participants with less than 10 seconds remaining, then the match will start with this current remaining time.

● [Shadow Arena] Fixed the issue where some of time based Challenge rewards were not received after joining Shadow Arena.

● [Shadow Arena] Fixed the issue where some Challenge rewards that are not supposed to be given were actually received after joining Shadow Arena.

● Market Price you click on Purchase or Sell window in Central Market will now be selected as price for pre-order/registration.

● Bartali's Adventure Log Chapter Nine and Ten have been added.

- Adventurers who completed Bartali's Adventure Log Chapter Eight can receive the next Adventure Log from Black Spirit.

- Chapter Nine and Ten includ Bartali's story when he travelled Mediah region in the past.

● NPC Dating system has been added.

- Build enough Amity with a designated NPC and if you succeed in winning him or her over, you can become a couple! Also, a special title will be given if you become a couple!

- Express Goodwill (Give Gift) has been added to confess your affection for a designated NPC.

- You can increase Amity by giving gifts of all Marketplace-registrable items to the NPCs (items under 50 million silvers).

- The ‘favorite items’ of each NPC will be indicated, and when you hand over a favorite item, you can build up on even more Amity. All items sent as gifts will require the consumption of 5 energy.

- If Amity with the designated NPC becomes 1,000, “Confess” will become available.

- The NPC who receives your confession will ask you to give him/her some time to think about it.

- You will receive your answer via a mail in your in-game mailbox (B) in the following maintenance.

- If the NPC who received your confession accepts, you will become a couple and earn a special in-game title. However, Amity will decrease by 10%.

- The special title is called “___’s Lover,” and it will have a distinct color.

- If the NPC who received your confession rejects, you earn nothing back and Amity will decrease by 5%.

-NPC Dating can be enjoyed by all adventurers. Whether you become a couple or not is calculated based on the ratio ""How much Amity you have with that NPC""/""The total Amity of all the adventurers who confessed to that NPC the same week.""

- Once you become a couple, this relationship will only last a week. Also, you cannot confess to another NPC while you are in the relationship with a NPC, but other adventurers can continue to confess to the NPC you are in the relationship with.

- If you continue to hold the highest Amity with the NPC you are in relationship with, you will stay a couple for 1 more week. If your Amity with the NPC you are in relationship with is low and another adventurer with higher Amity confess to the NPC, your relationship will come to an end.

- This means if the NPC decides to break up with you, you will receive a farewell in-game mail.

- If you succeed in confession and become a couple with 5 NPCs, you will earn the title ‘Flirt.’

- If you succeed in confession and become a couple with 10 NPCs, you will earn the title ‘Heartbreaker.’

- You can express your love to the following NPCs: Crio, Eileen, Valks, Bahar, Brego Williar, Leona, Richter, Grace Lauren, Elina Leight, Isobelle Encarotia, Dominic Erne, Santo Manzi, Annolisa Rosie, Luwensley, Ornella.

 

【 ALL CLASSES 】

● Changing gears immediately to Axe or Matchlock while your character is equipped with Harpoon or Fishing rod is no longer allowed.  

● Fixed the issue where characters without being equipped with their Main Weapons move abnormally after getting off a running horse.

- Warrior, Ranger, Striker, Mystic

● [Shadow Arena] Fixed the issue where reward for winning a match in Party was not given to the party member.

● [Shadow Arena] Fixed the issue where duplicate rewards were given to party members except the winner party.

 

【 BERSERKER 】

● When kneeling while having the Gotha Rensa Armor equipped, the knees will no longer be revealed.

 

【 ITEM 】

● Design: Karlstein and Old Moon Costume Mill have been added. You can create Karlstein outfit in your residence now.

* Design: You can obtain the Karlstein as a completion reward for 'A Hero in Karlstein'. You can receive this quest from NPC Rubin when you have 1 or more Intricately Patterned Mystical Shard.

- You can obtain Intricately Patterned Mystical Shard by defeating monsters at a very low rate.

* Lv.1 Old Moon Costume Mill has been added to the following residence.

Heidel

Calpheon

Altinova

Grána

Heidel 2-3, 2F
Heidel 3-4
Heidel 7-4, 2F

Noble Quarter 1-6
Slum 3-4
Merchant Lane 2-5, 1F
Market Street 7-6, 2F
Chapel 2-5, 2F

Altinova 2-3
Altinova 6-5

Grána 2
Grána 14

 

【 MONSTER 】

● Quint and Muraka will now be spawned twice per week.

- Tuesday 20:00, Saturday 20:00

● Due to the addition of Quint & Muraka on Tuesday, World Boss Schedule for Tuesday has changed.

Please check the table below.

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● Couple of Desert Fogan Chief Gatekeepers have been re-located.

 

【 NPC, BACKGROUND, SOUND 】

● A new voice option in character customization has been added. Now 8 different voices are available for male characters and 12 voices are available for female characters and you can adjust tone of each voice style. 

【 QUEST & KNOWLEDGE 】

● The Sub-quests have been added as part of Main Quest. Therefore, the following story quests can no longer be accepted from NPC Emma Bartali.

- Blooming Flowers at the Ruins

- Nightmares Revealed

- Traces of Forgotten Cron

- An Alchemist in Velia

- Alustin's Two Daughters

- Clumsy but Exceptional Eileen

- Life-risking Infiltration

- Memorial Service for the Fallen People

- Emma's Nightmare

● In accordance with the change above, the following Knowledge will now be given as Main Quest reward. For those who already completed the Main Quest, Knowledge can be obtained by clicking a button by interacting with NPC Alustin and Emma Bartali.

- Daughters of a Great Alchemist

- At the End of the Power

- Records about the Forbidden Alchemy

- Clorince's Answer

- Eileen's Answer

- Grudging Soul of Cron Cave

● Upon completion of Main Quest in each territory, following Adventure Complete quests can be received from Black Spirit.

- [ADV Complete] Journey to Balenos

- [ADV Complete] Journey to Serendia

- [ADV Complete] Journey to Calpheon

- [ADV Complete] Journey to Mediah

- [ADV Complete] Journey to Valencia

- [ADV Complete] Journey to Kamasylvia

● Following quest has been added and it can be received from Black Spirit when your character is awakened.

- [Awakening Complete] Memories of the Past

● [Shadow Arena] Black Spirit's icon and the cheering message displayed on upper right corner since match begins will now change for every 10 survivors starting from 50 participants.

 

【 UI 】

● Edited Black Spirit's text box displayed after creating a new character so that the box now shows 'Press the key to move forward'.

● 2 different Black Spirit's guide messages will be displayed depending on whether mouse cursor is on or off upon Main Quest completion with a character Lv.20 or lower.

● Guide message for Main Quest displayed for characters with Lv.20 or lower has been changed.

- Flickering area on right side > Yellow green area on right side

- Separated descriptions for RMB and Auto-run.

● Corrected Arrow displayed on chat window button during tutorial. 

● Fixed the issue where the minimum price of an item seemed as if it could be sold at a lower price than the minimum.  

● Following items will be more flexibly change in price depending on supply and demand by Adventurers.

- Silver Embroidered Clothes +3, +4, +5

● Monsters other than Advanced Altar of Training, Mirumok Watcher Offin, and Mirumok Destroyer Offin will no longer be displayed on the Monster Rank list.

● Notification feature upon obtaining better gears has been added.

- A notification appears when you obtain a gear with better stats than your currently equipped gears.

● [Central Market] Description tooltip for setting Hotkey has been added to Purchase and Sell buttons on Central Market Warehouse window.

● When you die without any penalties, the following text will appear :

- 'You will not be penalized for this death. Please try again!'

● The effect for the button for receiving rewards for Bartali's Adventure Log will appear behind the text.

● Added a timer which counts the time survived at the bottom of the minimap.

- The timer starts to count total amount of time after each match begins from Black Spirit status until your character dies or wins the match.

- The survival timer will be automatically displayed once the match begins on lower part of the mini map.

● Fixed the issue where turning pages of Bartali's Adventure Log often becomes awkward.

● Fixed the issue where Guild Alliance UI was displayed.

● Added an icon on the right side of the party widget to indicate that you cannot obtain items when the difference between the lowest and highest party member's level is 10 or more levels in a party.

● You can now view Hero of the Battlefield information in the Guild window's (G) Node/Conquest War status tab.

● When entering a Guild as a Hero of the Battlefield, there will be an effect on the edges of the Guild to show that the member is a Hero of the Battlefield.

● Registration of Hero of the Battlefield will be rejected if the contract window is closed.

● Level restriction for Instant Resurrection has been changed from Lv.10 to Lv.15.

● Changed the text which appears when a character dies from "Resurrect at the closest Node" to "Resurrect at the closest Safe Zone".

● Voice chat UI will no longer be displayed during [Shadow Arena] Party play.

● Voice chat is OFF as default for [Shadow Arena] Party Play. 

● Alarm design of progressing Bartali's Adventure Log has changed. 

● Fixed the issue where HP bar above character's name was displayed as injured by Black Spirit Skill from another Adventure when injury is not in effect. 

● [Shadow Arena] Fixed the issue where items were used immediately after added to Quick Slot.

● Description about increased amount of Silvers for using Horse Market and Breeding Market has been added to the tooltip which appears when mouse over Training bar on My Information (P).

● [Shadow Arena] Notification message of 'Starting soon' is displayed when there are 50 participants.

● Fixed the issue where description of Black Spirit quest is displayed when there's no available Black Spirit quest.

● A button has been added to lower right of Horse/Breeding Market screen indicating increased rate for sales profit by Training level.

● Fixed the issue where tab buttons on Guild window(G) were incorrectly displayed.

 

【 SYSTEM 】

● Added a feature where you can give Gold Bars to NPCs to receive buffs.

- You can receive buffs by giving Gold Bars to Ottavio Ferre, Eil, Leona, Merindora, and Nerasabi Alom.
- You can get 3 different types of buffs (AP, DP, or EXP) for giving Gold Bars to the NPCs.
- All buffs have a duration of 2 
hours, and do not disappear even when you die. (Last Modified: 2/28 1:25)

● A new feature has been added that sales profit from Horse Market and Breeding Market increases by Training level.

- Currently, 30% of sales profit is charged as tax in current Horse/Breeding Market. This new feature has been added in order to lessen the stress due to the amount of increased tax since the great increment of Courser and Dream Horse price from the last update. (This will be also applied for those who listed their horse and havent' received sales profit from Horse Market before today's update.)

* Scope of increased sales profit from Horse/Breeding Market based on Training level is as follow.

Training Level

Additional Rate

Training Level

Additional Rate

Training Level

Additional Rate

Training Level

Additional Rate

Guru20

30

Master25

24.8

Artisan10

15

Skilled5

2.4

Guru19

30

Master24

24.6

Artisan9

14

Skilled4

2.3

Guru18

30

Master23

24.4

Artisan8

13.5

Skilled3

2.2

Guru17

30

Master22

24.2

Artisan7

13

Skilled2

2.1

Guru16

30

Master21

24

Artisan6

12.5

Skilled1

2

Guru15

30

Master20

23.8

Artisan5

12

Apprentice10

1.9

Guru14

30

Master19

23.6

Artisan4

11.5

Apprentice9

1.8

Guru13

30

Master18

23.4

Artisan3

11

Apprentice8

1.7

Guru12

30

Master17

23.2

Artisan2

10.5

Apprentice7

1.6

Guru11

30

Master16

23

Artisan1

10

Apprentice6

1.5

Guru10

30

Master15

22.8

Professional10

7.7

Apprentice5

1.4

Guru9

30

Master14

22.6

Professional9

7.4

Apprentice4

1.3

Guru8

30

Master13

22.4

Professional8

7.1

Apprentice3

1.2

Guru7

30

Master12

22.2

Professional7

6.8

Apprentice2

1.1

Guru6

30

Master11

22

Professional6

6.5

Apprentice1

1

Guru5

30

Master10

21.8

Professional5

6.2

Beginner10

0

Guru4

30

Master9

21.6

Professional4

5.9

Beginner9

0

Guru3

30

Master8

21.4

Professional3

5.6

Beginner8

0

Guru2

30

Master7

21.2

Professional2

5.3

Beginner7

0

Guru1

30

Master6

21

Professional1

5

Beginner6

0

Master30

26

Master5

20.8

Skilled10

2.9

Beginner5

0

Master29

25.6

Master4

20.6

Skilled9

2.8

Beginner4

0

Master28

25.4

Master3

20.4

Skilled8

2.7

Beginner3

0

Master27

25.2

Master2

20.2

Skilled7

2.6

Beginner2

0

Master26

25

Master1

20

Skilled6

2.5

Beginner1

0

 

● Party status will be maintained now under the following cases.

Party status will be maintained with End Game, Character Selection, Switching Channel and Playing Shadow Arena.

 


 

We hope you to enjoy your time in Black Desert,

Thank you.

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