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Interview with PM_Belsazar


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Dear players,

We would like to thank everyone for their huge interest in Black Desert Online and a big 'thanks' also to everyone who had the chance to participate in the Alpha test and provided their feedback, which we are discussing with the developers. Needless to say that we are grateful for everyone who supports us with their interest in the pre-order packages.

However, every news brings up new questions, and we are aware that there are tons of open questions right now floating everywhere in the forum.

So we would like to give you the opportunity to fire your questions at us and we will do our best to reply to them as detailed as possible at this early stage. Please keep in mind though, that we might not be able to answer all your questions in as much detail as you'd like to see, as many details are currently in an adjustment stage and can't be disclosed.

Long story short:

  • Please post your question in this thread in the following format:

    <Q> This is my question and my format will make things easier for the one replying, isn't that great?
    <A> 
     
  • This thread will be closed Friday 20.11.2015 at 08:00 UTC
     
  • Answers will be posted latest by end of Friday 20.11.2015

Again, we will do our best to answer all relevant questions, but we may have to answer with "42" 9_9 on some inquiries from your side, as many things are still not possible to disclose (e.g. exact launching date). 

Thank you for participating.

Best regards

Black Desert Online Team

 

 

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<Q> What changes are being made to address the western fanbase and forum concerns they have with the game?

<A> 

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Thanks for the Q&A. Hopefully someone will compile it all into an FAQ for future ref instead of paging through. :]

Q: Will NA/EU include community based contests like Art Contests for seasonal Splash Loading Screens/Costumes? (Likely this is so far to think about, but I appreciate an immersive relationship between the players and the staff)

A:

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Q: What changes are being made to the PvP aspect of the game, eg. Potions? What changed (or are changes being made at all) to player trading and tradable cash shop items?

I suppose those are the hottest topics right now.

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Q: Who will be the one deciding the Action House prices and the changes to those prices? Ru got the current Korean 9 month old server action house prices even though it was a new server.

A:

Q: Will the Tier of the wild horses can be found in the wild taken into consideration that it was introduced into a 6 month old server instead of a fresh server? For example t1-t2 till media t5 after media

A:

Q: Is there any consideration regards reworking the +15-+20 stats so the gear curve doesn't become crazy and dependant on who sells the more cash shop costumes.

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Q: Will our version have the same bonuses for buying pearls/costumes, such as getting double item drop scrolls increase fail modifications etc.

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Q: What was the reasoning behind changing the currently working fine korean vigor system into the one which we could see in our Alpha version. Aslo why the offline vigor regen which was 1 vigor per 10 min was taken out.

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Q: Are you looking into rebalancing the newer classes such as wizard and Valkyrie in terms of lv.1-lv.50 damage? Their damage was boosted to make them easier to catch up to older classes in terms of lvling.

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Q: Will we get a mega server or multiple servers and what amount of channels will be there for each?

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Q: If we getting a mega server how will you prepare the servers for node wars and sieges? So far RU and kr both crashed/became super laggy while having these events happen. Mega server theoretically looks usable but in practice just failed multiple times

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Q: How long after launch will sieges start? since the ru version getting media released but they still don't have any castle sieges only node wars because of the fact that their mega server can't handle the sieges and would crash.

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Q: What siege season will be getting or will it be its special season with the way our playerbase wants it?

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Q: Will there be any official polls for some important questions such as player trading and server / mega server?

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Will we get any of the current kr features such as imperial professions, horse racing, battleground or guild war battle which rewards people winning guild wars.?

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Finally my last question is  Q:What will be the length of the cbt1 and cbt2?
People need time to actually be able to experience lvling up to lv.50 or above 50 and also see that how much it changes damage wise since many people called it potion spam combat while pvping at lv.30.

A:

Thank you for answering my questions.

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<Q> Do you have to claim all items on your first created Character? or can you claim from many?  For Example, Can i make 4 characters and use reserved name for Witch, Costume on Warrior, Horse whistle on Ranger, and Appearance change coupon on Valk?

<A>

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<Q> Will the cash shop items be bound to your account or are people going to be able to sell them freely on the Auction House ?

<A>

Edit: Dont pull a TRION on us.

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<Q> Will you make cash shop items untradable/accountbound? 
<A> 

Most of the playerbase wants to know that before buying.
 Edit: Dont pull a TRION on us.

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<Q> Do you have to claim all items on your first created Character? or can you claim from many?  For Example, Can i make 4 characters and use reserved name for Witch, Costume on Warrior, Horse whistle on Ranger, and Appearance change coupon on Valk?

Thats already answered in the F.A.Q its only for the first charachter

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<Q> Are you aware that South Africa is an entirely english speaking country with a stable connection to europe, a booming gaming industry and many thousands of players that buy b2p mmo's such as ESO and GW2? Do you know if PA is aware of this?
<A>

<Q> Taking into consideration that most African players would only want to play on the EU server, and that it would not work out to have a seperate server for only Africa. Have you, or will you in the near future (before CBT) talk to PA specifically about the African region? If you have, what did they have to say about the region?
<A>

<Q> Will potion spam be fixed?
<A>

<Q> Are you going to consider adding in direct trade between players, or any of the various mid-way solutions that have been presented by the players?
<A>

<Q> Would you consider removing the price ranges on the Auction House so that the game can have a dynamic, player-driven economy; rather than a stagnant market?
<A>

<Q> Would you consider making the Auction House regional again in order to give players that are primarily interested in the economy something to do?
<A>

<Q> Are we going to see any changes in Karma penalties in the future? Will it be in a way that promotes PvP while still discouraging toxic player behaviour?
<A>

<Q> Is there a reason for delaying the asian classes other than 'asian flare'?
<A>

<Q> In terms of the asian class releases after launch, how soon is 'soon'?
<A>

<Q> There are a lot of limited items in the pre-purchase, but a lot of players plan to have an asian class as there main class, will anything be done to take these people into consideration?
<A>

<Q> What's your favourite food?
<A>

<Q> Will the game be dubbed as thoroughly in english as it is in other languages? will there be an option to set the game's dub to the korean or japanese voice acting?
<A>

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<Q> Why do you refuse to post leg pics, Bel?

<A>

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<Q> Will I be able to reserve a name all the way until the release of X class?
<A> 

<Q> Is the horses in the pre-order package random colors?
<A> 

<Q> Are you guys willing to do overhauls of certain systems? Or is it all small changes?
<A> 

<Q> Will characters slots be purchasable in the future? I see them listed under the limited option.
<A> 

<Q> Will we have pre-order-like packages for the release of X-class? Something that will include a similar grade of outfit to the ones in the current pre-order package?
<A> 

<Q> Are you going to up the game's difficulty?
<A> 

<Q> Any news on the game's night time? Where some players want darker nights.
<A> 

<Q> Do you guys have a plan to deal with bots/gold sellers? Or do you think you will be having little to none with the B2P model?
<A> 

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<Q> Any info on CBT Dates (1&2)?

<A>

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I have two questions.

<Q> Will character's creator boob slider be improved? It needs more plot.

<Q> Can we expect this much needed feature to be there on game's launch?

<A>

Thanks upfront.

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<Q> Are you planning to do anything to address the P2W issues, such as locking cash shop items to accounts, or changing the auction house?

<A> 

<Q> Are you considering doing anything to make the game less solo, such as changing the party system, or adding in some form of player-to-player trading?

<A> 

<Q> Will potion spam be fixed?

<A> 

<Q> Are you considering re-adding in the party loot bag?

<A> 

<Q> Are you planning to change the character naming at all for the Western release, like increasing the character limit, allowing foreign symbols, or putting the Family Name under the character name?

<A>

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<Q> Which online communities have you managed in the past and what were your responsibilities?

 

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<Q> Do penguins have knees?
<A> 

<Q> CBT1+2?  i hope soon im bored :(
<A> 

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<Q> Which online communities have you managed in the past and what were your responsibilities?

 

Honestly? They already introduced themselves.

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Honestly? They already introduced themselves.

Yes honestly, if they did please link the thread

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Just wanted to say thank you for doing this.

 

<Q> Yesterday forum spam was rampant during what was early morning for you folks in Amsterdam. Will NA have dedicated GM's/CM's both in-game and on the forums? 
<A> 

<Q> As Daum, how much weight do you have when it comes to decisions regarding the game. When it came to another MMORPG which shall not be named, its publisher was nearly powerless when it came to the direction of the game for its Western audience.
<A> 

<Q> I understand there will be no premium monthly subscription, but that does not necessarily rule out the "Value Package" found in the Korean version which is worded more like a timed buff. Will this or something similar exist in our version?
<A> 

 

Thanks again!

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<Q> Quite a few people have expressed their "anger" about the Tamer class not being released on launch because of this "Asian flair" reasoning and think it's not a good enough reason to hold this class back, will this decision to release the Tamer class after launch be retracted if the class is popular enough?

<A>

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<Q> The Experience gained will be the same as the Japanese version, and Korean version ?
<A> 

<Q>  We can always reach level 50 in a few hours?(and not in two weeks...)
<A> 

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<Q> About consumption of Vigor points during processing, alchemy and cooking: will you keep it like in the Korean client -no consumption- or like Rus one?

<A>

Thanks for putting up this Q&A!

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Thats already answered in the F.A.Q its only for the first charachter

I have read through the FAQ and i cannot find anything that states that.  It does state that you cannot claim items until you have first made a character but it does not say it all has to be claimed by your first or even a single character.  It also says that more information on the claiming process is to come.

If I have missed or misinterpreted something, could you please post the entry?

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<Q> Are you sexy?

<A>

 

<Q> What is your opinion on the flagging system used for pvp? Many players think that it needs to be changed to one that resembles the Lineage 2 one (the old lineage 2). Are you thinking of changing it or not?

<A>

 

<Q> What are your thoughts on player to player trading? The opinions on forums are splitted in two, one being a vocal minority that says that trading is not needed because there is a risk of gold sellers, and the other being the majority that wants trading restricted in some way (e.g only between guild members).

<A>

 

<Q> The economy in BDO right now is VERY restricted, because of global auction houses, no player to player trading and price limits in auction houses. What kind of changes do you have in mind that will help the economy?

<A>

 

<Q> Are you aware of the potion system issues and are there any chances for it to change?

<A>

 

<Q> Does the AI used on monster have any chances of improvement?

<A>

 

<Q> Many players think that pets and dyes should be available in game too, to some extent (e.g. getting just 1 tier 1 pet from quest line like in CBT1 KR; to be able to craft dyes). Are there any chances of this happening?

<A>

 

<Q> Will you guys release info on the cash shop content before CBT2 and info about how the content will work (account bounded on purchase or not)?

<A>

 

<Q> Are there any chances for the server structure to change (e.g. from mega server to multiple server with 2 channels each)?

<A>

 

<Q> Can I get a cookie?

<A>

 

And lastly:

 

<Q> What's your opinion on the new Star Wars trailer?

<A>

 

 

Edited by Chun-Chun
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