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  1. BlackDesertFoundry added a topic in Guides   

    Ocean Content Guide
    On the 12th of October 2016, an Ocean content patch was added to the NA/EU BDO servers. This guide indicates exactly what has been added so far and what more is to come in the future.

    Unfortunely, we don’t know when all the ocean content will be released. At the moment, undersea gathering and treasure is not available on the NA/EU version. We do have some important changes though:
    You can no longer drown and will instead rise to the surface when the breath guage is emptyIf you run out of stamina (5/100 stamina) you will have a movement speed debuffThe breath guage time has been increased from 30 seconds to 60 secondsYou can now interact with NPC/objects whilst swimming or diving (NPC/objects have not yet been added)Navigation profession has been added to the rankings list but does not seem to level up at the moment and doesn’t appear in the character profile window 

    If you are going to venture into the deep, I would advise buying Elixir of Seal, this elixir will allow you to breathe underwater for 60 seconds. Movement speed also effects how fast you swim underwater, so using food and/or elixirs you can easily speed up your swimming. The Meat Sandwich is a good choice because it has movment speed +1 and max stamina +100, allowing you to swim for longer as well. Combined with Elixir of Swiftness, there will be a noticeable difference in your swimming speed.
    The Splat Fisher’s costume will increase your swimming speed and reduce stamina consumption when swimming. The costume can be very convient but is not required to enjoy the new ocean content.
    Below is a detailed list of what we can expect in the future.
    Ocean expands with 5 new areas to discoverNew monsters will be added which can only be found in the oceanGolden Treasure Chests and Golden keys will be added both inland and at sea.Opening a Sealed Golden Treasure Chest can contain the following: Sharp Alchemy Stone of Destruction, Sharp Alchemy Stone of Protection, Gold Ingot 1000G, Hedgehog T3, Dandelion Weapon Box, Nouver’s Sealed Sub-Weapon Box, Basilisk’s Belt, Tungrade Earring, Ogre Ring, Sicil’s Necklace, Magic Crystal of Infinity – Experience, Polished Alchemy Stone of Destruction, Awakened Spirit’s Crystal, Black Magic Crystal – Harphia, Polished Alchemy Stone of Protection, Polished Alchemy Stone of Life, Gold Ingot 100G, Ring of Crescent Guardian, Tree Spirit Belt, Blue Whale Molar Earring, Witch’s Earring, Ancient Guardian’s Seal, Mark of Shadow, Golden Coelacanth, Hard Black Crystal Shard, Sharp Black Crystal Shard, Cron StoneYou can collect objects underwater using a hoe, such as: Lobster, Oysters, Clams, Seaweed, Coral, StarfishNavigation profession level will be fully implemented, it is leveled by sailing certain shipsShipwreck knowledge will be added to the adventure journal section and will reward you with energy +2 once completed. Interact with shipwrecks on the sea floor to gain knowledge.Shipwreck location hints below (I have hidden this section to avoid spoilers, press the button below to reveal ITEMS
    Coral belt accessories will be added to the handicraft workshopsVanabin Diving Mask will be added (obtainable via questline, requirements: Lv 50+)Da-Da-Da-Dum Diving Suit will be added (cash shop costume which increases swimming speed, breath gauge and reduces stamina consumption when swimming)Ancient Explorer’s Compass will be added, used to view your current location in the seaLafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass and parts will be addedRequires 3 Upgraded Compass Parts, as well as a Ocean Sapphire, Blood Ruby and Gold Topaz to createCreate by putting into the following pattern:Used to view your location in the ocean and can also summon others to your current locationExplorers must be in the same channel and party to be summonedCannot be used in Siege Wars, Red Battlefield or PrisonMembers cannot be summoned if they are riding anything other than a horse, camel or donkeyCooldown: 10 minutesNew recipes have been added:Prawn SaladWeight limit +40LT, Knockdown/Bound Resistance +10% for 60 minShrimp x10, Olive Oil x10, Salt x10, Eggs x10, Fruit and Vegetable Salad x10Skilled Lv 1+Steamed PrawnMovement Speed +2, Grapple Resistance +10% for 60 minShrimp x10, Paprika x10, Pepper x10, Cooking Wine x10, Mineral Water x10Skilled Lv 1+Stir-Fried OysterAttack Speed +2, Casting Speed +2, Stun/Stiffness/Freezing Resistance +10% for 60 minOyster x10, Eggs x10, Flour x10, Vinegar x10, Olive Oil x10Skilled Lv 1+Butter-Roasted LobsterCritical Hit +2, Knockdown/Bound Resistance +10% for 60 minLobster x1, Butter x10, Salt x10, Olive Oil x10, Garlic x10Skilled Lv 1+Margoria Seafood ExtravaganzaWeight limit +50LT, Movement speed +2, Critical Hit x2, Max HP +100 for 90 minPrawn salad x10, Steamed Prawn x10, Stir-Fried Oyster x10, Butter-Roasted Lobster x10, Fruit Wine x10Artisan Lv 1+GUILDS
    New guild ships will be addedBuild the ships using a Guild HouseThe guild must have the “Romanticist of the Ocean” guild skillOnly the guild master or officers can build the ships and require ship plans (bought at Epheria port) along with several other materialsOnce navigation skill is above a certain level you will unlock the ability to use the Galley shipOnce the Galley ship durability is equal to or less than 50%, moving speed is reduced to 30%Galley ship can have a maximum of 8 cannons with 4 on each side“Cannon Ball for Ship” can be bought from a Guild store and are required to fire Galley cannonsThe guild can enhance ship parts using Black Stone (Armor) to increase statsGuilds can hire workers to to sail on the ship, they can have 4 different jobsShips can be damaged and if destroyed, they can be recovered but a fee will be taken from the guild fundsNew guild missions added which include fishing and gathering marine life 


    This guide is by Black Desert Foundry. Check out our website for more guides!

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  2. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic 1 - 60 Leveling Guide   

    Fixed! Not sure what happened. Sorry about that. Remember you can always use our website guide for the ratings and item drops!
    Leveling 1-60 guide: http://blackdesertfoundry.com/2015/05/05/leveling-1-60-guide/ 
    It's definitely faster due to the increased EXP, as long as everyone pulls their weight. Distance EXP isn't shared, going outside of the signal on your party window will leave you with no EXP bonus and no EXP at all if you are standing around.
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  3. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic Server selected by guilds [Summary]   

    This should now be fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience. 
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  4. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic Horse Racing   

    As far as I know, you must have zero deaths on the horse and it must be out of the stables (so alive) as well. Unless anything has changed since I wrote the guide, I don't believe you can get a tier 8 from horse racing, but you can get skills which can only be used on tier 6 to 8 horses. I will double check whether the rewards have changed.
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  5. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic BDFoundry Interactive Map   

    We've updated our map with a newer higher res version!
    Lots of new features are planned and we would like to thank everyone for the amazing support and feedback we've received!  
    Thank you ^^ Yes, we have had plans to develop a skill calculator since we started the website. Unfortunately, it's taking a lot longer than expected due to our lack of knowledge of javascipt and php. But we have lots of ideas and as soon as it's up to our high standard, we'll release it.
    We have lots of plans for the map, one of them is to include NPCs and to be able to search for them. The map is no where near finished just yet!
    Yes, this is a known bug which we are working on fixing. You can still connect the nodes if you click each one, one at a time. 
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  6. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic 1 - 60 Leveling Guide   

    You'll lose out on contribution points and energy. You can get these back by doing daily quests and speaking to any NPC with a (?) on the map. To be completely honest, I woudn't actually recommend grinding 1-50 on your first character unless you are willing to go back at a later date and do some/most of the quests again. 
    We haven't actually tested it fully with a group, but during CBT1 we used a party of 2 and managed to stay at the top of the rankings board. The new party EXP makes group leveling much more viable and you should, in theory, have no trouble using this guide with your group.
    I'll fix the images now. Sorry for the issues we've have some problems with imgur lately on our website. 
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  7. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic 1 - 60 Leveling Guide   


    Yes, exactly. I managed to get to level 22 in around 3/4 hours (should have really timed it better) whilst taking it pretty casual and doing other things/quests in between. But I have leveled way too many times so I knew exactly what I was doing without even looking at my own guide. I did manage to reach 50 in 6 hours but this was on the KR version where the exp rates are different and it takes a lot less time. We'll be doing more tests at launch and afterwards to make sure the guide is as good as it can be and the times are accurate for our version.
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  8. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic In-depth Starter/Launch Guide for new players! Tips, basic info, etc.   

    Kunoichi, Ninja, Blader and Plum will not be in the game at launch but our version should get them fairly soon (hopefully 6 months after launch at max).
    This calculator is the only one I am aware of which shows the awakening weapon skills (under the transform skill tab at the top) http://form1ca.ru/media/bdo/calc/calc_01war.html
    We're not 100% sure yet if the auto-pathing feature will be in the game at launch. It hasn't been confirmed yet but auto-pathing was available in alpha and disabled in CBT1. We'll just have to wait until CBT2 to find out but I'm not sure why it would be disabled.
    I've removed this from the Mileage shop information. Should have double checked this beforehand, my bad. They may add these to the Mileage store at a later date. They probably don't want a repeat of RU where people had +15 gear so fast.
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  9. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic In-depth Starter/Launch Guide for new players! Tips, basic info, etc.   

    Yeah the website is struggling a little bit at the moment due to the sudden increase in traffic. Reddit community is crashing us again! Here's a liink to an archive of the guide for now: http://archive.is/K0kUm
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  10. BlackDesertFoundry added a topic in Guides   

    In-depth Starter/Launch Guide for new players! Tips, basic info, etc.
    Hi guys!
    We've written up a Starter/Launch Guide for new players who may be trying the CBT2 or are playing at launch. The guide introduces some of the basic features in Black Desert as well as giving you some tips and answering some of the common questions about the game. Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble uploading the whole guide here due to the size of it. It's over 10,000 words so we've released it on our website a few days before CBT2 so you can start reading  You might just be finished by the time it starts! 
    Starter/Launch Guide: http://blackdesertfoundry.com/2016/02/16/starterlaunch-guide/
    Check out our website for more guides and other tools for Black Desert Online.

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  11. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic BDFoundry Interactive Map   

    Node Calculator has been added!
    We actually managed to get this finished and implemented a lot sooner than we originally thought.
    We've tried to make it as simple to use and interactive as possible. To use it, click the Node Calculator button in the top-right corner menu, this will open up the information box.
    You can then click any node on the map and it will find the cheapest way to connect them, or click each node manually to set your own route. If you make a mistake you can disconnect the node by clicking it again, or you can reset all node connections by clicking the reset button. 
    One thing to note is that all nodes which cost 0 contributions points are already invested in, so you can't disconnect them.
    Known bugs:
    There are currently a few nodes (Ried Island and Cyrna Island for example) which will not connect automatically. We aren't quite sure what is causing this just yet but if you click each node separately it will work just fine.
    Connecting near other towns can be a little dodgy, sometimes it won't always show the cheapest route, but we are reworking our algorithm to fix this.
    Thanks as always for your support  
    You can check out the new update here:
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  12. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic 1 - 60 Leveling Guide   

    You should really do your Black Spirit quests as you are grinding and in the area. It's possible to do them afterwards all in one go but it's a lot of extra running around. You can't unlock level 50 until you've finished all of your Black Spirit quests. You'll just be stuck on level 49 with 99.99%
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  13. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic BDFoundry Interactive Map   

    We're working on this right now  We want it to be as simple to use as possible. Our idea is you click the calculator button, click a starting node, then as you hover over other nodes it will show you the connection which costs the least amount of contribution points. This will be indicated by a orange line which is slightly thicker. Then, click the end node and it will tell how many contributions points are required. You can add extra paths or remove paths to make your own route and ignore the cheaper connection.
    We can definitely look into adding this in the future. Right now our first priority is to get the node calculator finished and get everything ready for launch. Eventually we will probably add NPCs and Monsters to the map, along with any other suggestions on how we can improve. 
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  14. BlackDesertFoundry added a topic in Guides   

    BDFoundry Interactive Map
    Hi guys!
    We're proud to introduce the BDFoundry Interactive Map! Check it out here: http://blackdesertfoundry.com/map/
    Map Features:Click or hover over any marker to show more information about each node.Search for a specific node using the search box in the top-right.
    Click the “share” button on any node to get a permalink for the node.
    Add and share a custom location by clicking the marker icon in the top-right corner.
    Hide and show different nodes by clicking the layer control buttons in the top-left, or add extra layers using the drop-down box in the top-right.
    Pin up to two nodes on the sidebar.
    Includes Valencia Part II nodesIncludes Sea RegionsIncludes Leveling SpotsIncludes Wild Horse locationsTested on IOS and Android. 

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  15. BlackDesertFoundry added a post in a topic 1 - 60 Leveling Guide   

    Updated 05/02/2016 to add new level spots. Check out the full guide on our website for the ratings and item drops of each area!
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