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    • Share your Suggestions!   01/01/2016

      Greetings, Do you want to help Black Desert be the best game possible? We are constantly looking for ways to improve the game, your feedback and suggestions are a key part of this process.  Everyone is welcome to visit our Suggestion Forum and share your thoughts with the BDO Team and the community.  Below I will give some advice on how to present your suggestions to ensure you are heard. How to make sure your contribution will be taken into account: Be precise and constructive.Take the time to explain your reasoning behind a feeling or a suggestion.Check if the suggestion you have in mind has already been shared. If it's the case, you can reply to it.Ask other players or friends you know what they think of your post before you click the "Submit" button.Be realistic. To add content requires a long time, but don't feel discouraged if it takes time to see changes.  I want to thank you in advance for any suggestions provided, and we look forward to reading your contributions!
    • Forum Rules   04/24/2016

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  1. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Confirm 'Mutant Ogre' Patch Notes April 26   

    Hey guys,

    We've received reports from players regarding this, and after an initial investigation into this we've confirmed there is something amiss with the Mutant Ogre & Mutant Troll mentioned in the patch notes. For the time being we recommend players avoid interacting with them.
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  2. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic I like this Sticker UI Thingymagig :3   

    I have to admit I about died laughing at the included gif. Hopefully it has decided to behave itself, if not please let us know.  
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  3. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Patch Notes - April 26th 2017   

    We've received reports from players regarding this, and after an initial investigation into this we've confirmed there is something amiss with the above mentioned monsters. For the time being we recommend players avoid interacting with them, thank you for bringing it to our attention.
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  4. CM_Aethon added a topic in News & Announcements   

    [Notice] Known Issues - Apr. 26
    Greetings Adventurers,
    We're aware of a few bugs that have appeared in this weeks patch, below you can find the details of known issues and our current estimated time on when they'll be resolved. We'll be actively monitoring this thread for any additional issues if you'd like to report them here. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconveniences you may encounter while we work to resolve them.
    Resolved Issues
    The Dark Knight Treant and Desert Ghillie suit information on the Pearl Shop has now been resolved and can be downloaded via a hotfix, simply fully relaunch the game client and apply the fix.Known Issues
    The Anemos Horse gear set has gone missing.Don't worry though, your gear isn't missing, our database is still keeping it safe and sound and we'll have this resolved soon.We'll be performing an Urgent Maintenance tomorrow (4/27/2017) to address this issue please find more information on the maintenance here.The function for ‘Applying Most Popular’ customization is not working properly.The text ‘Co-op’ sometimes does not appear for some of the Co-op QuestsThe function of ‘Hide’ post does not work in the Photo Gallery.The ‘Hold’ button on the Night Vendor is missing.Some localization issues (Missing Text) in the FR & DE language version of the client.The Kzarka Shrine (Near Calpheon) was the victim of a theft, someone has stolen the floor.Please use caution when entering the area, we've sent for some goblins to begin repaving the floor asap!
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  5. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Patch Notes - April 26th 2017   

    We'll be addressing that issue in a hotfix tomorrow, your armor is still there and your horse will be less... naked, after the maintenance! Find out more information here.
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  6. CM_Aethon added a topic in Neuigkeiten & Ankündigungen   

    [Wartung] Dringende Wartung 27.04.2017
    Liebe Spieler,

    wir werden folgende Wartung durchführen.

    Datum: Donnerstag, 27.04.2017
    Duration: 1.5hServer wird geschlossen:Server wird geöffnet:Global06:00 UTC07:30 UTCWestküste (NA)23:00 PDT00:30 PSTOstküste (NA)02:00 EDT03:30 ESTMitteleuropa (EU)08:00 MESZ09:30 MESZ
    Hotfix für das Problem mit dem Pferdeausrüstungsset: Anemos.
    Folgt uns auf Twitter, um auf dem Laufenden zu bleiben.
    Danke für euer Verständnis.

    Euer BDO-Team
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  7. CM_Aethon added a topic in Nouveautés & Annonces   

    [Maintenance] Maintenance Urgente 27 Avril
    Salutations aventuriers,

    Nous allons procéder à une maintenance dans les conditions suivantes.

    Date: Jeudi, 27.04.2017
    Durée: 1.5hMise hors ligne du serveur:Mise en ligne du serveur:Global06:00 UTC07:30 UTCCôte Ouest (NA)23:00 PDT00:30 PDTCôte Est (NA)02:00 EDT03:30 EDTCentrale (EU)08:00 CEST09:30 CEST

    Raison(s) :
    Correctif pour le problème de l'ensemble équin d'Anemos.
    Suivez-nous sur Twitter/Facebook pour vous tenir au courant des dernières actus.
    Merci pour votre support et votre compréhension.

    À bientôt, 
    L'équipe BDO
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  8. CM_Aethon added a topic in News & Announcements   

    [Maintenance] Urgent Maintenance April 27
    Dear Players,

    We will perform our maintenance as follows:

    Date: Thursday, 27.04.2017
    Duration: 1.5hServer Down:Server Up:Global06:00 UTC07:30 UTCWest Coast (NA)23:00 PDT00:30 PDTEast Coast (NA)02:00 EDT03:30 EDTCentral (EU)08:00 CEST09:30 CEST
    Hotfix for Anemos Horse Gear Set issue.
    Follow us on Twitter/Facebook to stay up2date.
    Thank you for your support and understanding.

    Best regards,
    BDO Team
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  9. CM_Aethon added a topic in Patch Notes   

    Patch Notes - April 26th 2017

    Greetings Adventurers,
    This weeks scheduled maintenance is estimated to be 7 hours long and contains over 80 changes & updates.  Following this maintenance players will be able to enjoy the new Sticker UI, which allows you to extend your in-game interface outside of the game window along with many other updates.  This weeks, the patch will be ~1000MB in size.

    -The BDO Team

    [ Event ]
    Golden Flondor Goose Egg Event has ended.
    [ System ]
    Sticker UI that will allow users to drag some UI elements out of the game screen has been added.
    Upon clicking the Sticker UI icon on the top-right corner of the Inventory, the following windows can be dragged outside the game screen:
    Manage Workers
    When Sticker UI function is activated, it will keep running outside the game screen even if other windows are turned on.
    However, some of the functions cannot be performed in Sticker UI window.
    When the pop-up is released, the window will reopen.
    When a window is dragged out of the game screen, it cannot be closed with the ESC key. The window can only be turned off by clicking the X button or releasing pop-up status then turning it off.
    When minimizing the game screen to tray, the Sticker UI will disappear.
    Sticker UI will reset in /reloadui situations (server change, resurrecting in nodes after death, etc.).
    Screens without render modes cannot use the Sticker UI (Ex. If World Map is turned on when Inventory is open, Inventory pop-up window will black out and no action can be taken).
    Drag-and-drop function is allowed only in the Sticker UI and in-game screen (Not in Windows screen).
    Marketplace Sticker UI can only be applied in Marketplace Panel through Game Options. Marketplace through Maids and NPCs are not available.
    Last Server Connected and Random Server functions have been added to the bottom part of the server list window which appears upon connecting to the game.
    Last Server Connected will show the server a player has most recently connected to, and players may now click it to reconnect.
    Adventurers who cannot connect to Olvia Server cannot connect to it even if Random Server is selected.
    Adventurers who can connect to Olvia will randomly connect to one of all servers, including Olvia Servers, by selecting Random Server.
    Fixed the issue where ‘Party Member Hit Type Display’ differed with the checked state under ‘Character Outline/Silhouette Options.’
    Fixed the issue where frame reduction occurred sometimes with the Equipment Selection UI while performing Recover Max Durability.
    Minimap-related functions like Minimap rotation and NPC spotter have been fixed to perform normally.
    Some areas of Iliya Island have turned from Safe Zone to Combat Zone.
    [ NPC ]
    Fixed the issue where Herio in Crioville became invisible when players were talking to him.
    Fixed the issue where crows near Kasula Farm seemed to be flying through-and-above grounds.
    Fixed the issue where Cyclops conversing with the Crio in Crioville appeared to be Quest Target when it wasn’t.
    Title of <Cannon Maker> has been added to Vype Stoner of Northern Heidel Quarry.
    Katan Recruit, the target of quest [Daily] Training of the Solemn Martial Law, will now have more natural running motion. 

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  10. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Horse Anemos Cosmetic   

    We're aware of the issue guys, we'll have an announcement up shortly regarding it. Hang tight!
    Further details will be updated via this thread here.
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  11. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Spring Tulips Screenshot Contest *Updated*   

    Glad you got it sorted!
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  12. CM_Aethon added a topic in Events   

    Spring Tulips Screenshot Contest *Updated*
    Greetings Adventurers,

    We know a lot of you enjoyed the previous screenshot contest, so we’re giving you another chance to make your mark on the Black Desert Online game world with one of your very own screenshots on display in-game for all to see!

    1. Spring Tulips Screenshot Contest
    Spring is in the air and it's time to go out and enjoy the beautiful world of Black Desert Online! The game world has been filled with lots and lots of Tulips all over, put on your best outfit and go capture some amazing screenshots!
    Submit Date: April 19th - Apr. 25th (Final Submit Date)
    Staff’s Pick: April 26th - 28th
    Winners Announcement: April 28th
    Event Rules:Screenshots must be 1920x1080 or greater in resolution.
    Players must provide their correct Region & Family name in the post.
    The image must be posted on either Facebook or Twitter on your own page, set to public, and include the following:
    The Hashtag #BDOTulips2017
    The tag Facebook: @BlackDesertOnline Twitter: @BDO_news
    Screenshots cannot be edited in any way in external software outside of the game.
    Failure to abide by any of the above rules may result in voiding your eligibility to be selected as a winner.
    You may submit as many images as you'd like.
    Prizes: Winners will be announced through our forums, and prizes will be delivered a few days after the contest ends.First Place (4 Players Total)New Piano Jukebox
    30 Day Value Pack
    2017 BDO Calendar
    Screenshot display in-game as a loading screen.
    Instructions: Please follow these steps when posting on Facebook or Twitter:
    Your post must be set to public and include the hashtag #BDOTulips2017 and tag @BlackDesertOnlineYour post must include your family name and region.
    Submissions: You will need to submit the image as a public post on your own Facebook or Twitter. It will require the post to be set to public so our team can find and view it, please be sure to include the required Hashtag and Family Name with Region.
    Disclaimer: By submitting your screenshot(s) for our event, you understand and agree that the rights and ownership for the use of the screenshot(s) will automatically belong to Kakao Games Europe B.V. and can be used at Kakao Games Europe B.V.'s discretion.
    Update: Please use the following tags depending on the area in which you are posting:
    Twitter: @BDO_newsFacebook: @BlackDesertOnline
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  13. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic log in issues   

    The servers are most definitely up! It sounds as though you may be having a technical issue that we may be able to assist you with. However in order to do so you'll want to contact our support staff at the following URL: https://blackdesert.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new Please use the Technical category and briefly describe the issue you're having. One of our staff will be happy to assist you in trying to identify what may be the issue.
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  14. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic striker stream?   

    As of this moment I don't have a firm date I can share, it is inbound and when we have more solid details we'll certainly share them with you guys. I'm super hyped too!
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  15. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Support tickets priority   

    Some tickets are inherently more time sensitive than others, this is not to say we're putting a value on one ticket over another, but rather our team may have to react in a very limited window of time in order to be able to resolve an issue. A majority of the tickets operate on a first come first serve process as you'd expect.
    For the folks who are concerned about time windows for pearl refunds, I can assure you that we factor in when the ticket was created, not when we're able to process it. I know our support staff are working through the tickets as quickly as possible and you should see the response time begin to stabilize soon.
    Those of you with the extended wait times, we hear ya and we appreciate the patience while things are settling down.
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  16. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic striker stream?   

    It is still quite early (6:30 AM I believe) in Korea so I wouldn't expect there to be a stream available for a few hours. I'm looking forward to watching some as well later.  
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  17. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Is it possible to play without the abusive p2w pets?   

    Look folks, you're welcome to voice your opinions, ideas, and suggestions on the forums in a civil manner that promotes discussion. Using it as a means to launch personal attacks, or shout other opposing opinions down in a disruptive and disrespectful manner is not permitted.
    Users who choose to ignore the rules and post in this manner will be fast tracked to a lovely vacation from the forums.
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  18. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Raise hands if you play Black Desert and still live with your parents   

    We're glad you could share that with us Alex, I'll go ahead and move this back into the appropriate section.
    The dark world of off topic where comic sans is a must!
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  19. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Newish Player Guild Question   

    Threads been cleaned up, lets stay on topic and civil.
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  20. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Black Desert is just a glorified Facebook game   

    Me too  
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  21. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic any way to change your profile name on forum   

    Its already begun! Keep in mind if your RNG is bad enough to select 3 names that are already chosen we'll pick one for you , we might even turn you into a llama Jojo!
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  22. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic Strikers Must Have!   

  23. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic any way to change your profile name on forum   

    You may request the service by messaging one of our community team, we'd be happy to assist! Just make sure when contacting us (via PM) that you include at least 3 names that you'd prefer to change to, as it is possible for the desired name to already be taken.
    Name 1 (most desired)Name 2Name 3 (least desired)
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  24. CM_Aethon added a topic in Patch Notes   

    Patch Notes - April 19th 2017 *Updated
    Greetings Adventurers,

    We’re excited to announce the start of the Spring tulip screenshot contest, get out there and take some amazing pictures! Below you’ll find details covering this week’s patch notes, so catch up on the latest changes while you download this week’s patch which is ~ 475MB.

    *Extended by 1 hour - details
    Black Spirit’s Adventure Game has been extended.
    New Dates: Mar. 15 ~ May 10
    Spring Tulip Screenshot Contest
    Make your mark on Black Desert Online by participating in the Spring Tulip Screenshot Contest where players will get a shot at having their screenshot put on display in game, check >Here< for more information.
    Start: Apr. 19th, 2017
    End: May 3rd, 2017
    The Cherry Blossom event has ended and the [Event] Cherry Blossom items have been removed.
    [ System ]
    [Guild] Cadria Elephant has been added.
    The Cadria Elephant has marked patterns on its horn and has an increased amount of max HP compared to Tier 1 Elephants.
    This Elephant is Tier 2 and upon registering it in the guild stable will learn 1~3 skills immediately.
    A new Pearl Abyss logo and sound effect displays when the game is being started, and can be turned [On/Off] from the game settings. (In Game Settings → Audio → Sound Effects)

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  25. CM_Aethon added a post in a topic NA Region Guilds Exploit node war system   

    Seeing as how there is already a similar thread currently about the topic, and it is clear the primary goal of this new one is to spark arguments while skirting the edge of the forum rules, I'll be closing it. Please refrain from creating duplicate or similar threads when an active thread covering the topic is still ongoing.
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