Great news last week. Black Desert has finally given us the dates for Closed Beta
Those dates are which will begin Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00 a.m. UTC and end on Tuesday, December 22nd, at the same time. If you’re like me and don’t have a clue what UTC is where you live – 7am is 2am EST (oooo) – you can check out your time here – http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/utc-to-est-converter, that is a little early even for me, but now is the time to get all the things done. I am excited. These changed, they had started out a day later and ended a day sooner. There are also a few things that people had been asking for that they have decided to include. These are: Tamer will be included. The night is darker. Some more questions were answered if you browse around the forums.
So if you haven’t signed up yet (you’ll need the $100 pack) to be included in the first Beta. Now is the time to do that. You can do so here – https://www.blackdesertonline.com/preorder/
Blade and Soul
I played during this phase of the beta testing. I played a different character, just to see how things were. I played an assassin. The last beta test I was having a hard time getting the weapon piece I needed to drop (you can’t trade for it, can’t buy it – which I think is dumb). On the sin I managed to get it after about 5 runs or so. Currently I’m level 22, I did play some, although I like football too, so I was watching that quite a bit over the weekend.
I still don’t understand all the items you receive, but I still think it is a bit pay to win. If I had one of the keys for instance, instead of running the dungeon 20 times, I could have ran it once. The dungeon itself doesn’t give very much experience. Most of the normal mobs give you one (yep 1) experience point per kill. The other bosses give you a bit more, but I ran the dungeon at least ten times without leveling. The dungeon is quick, fifteen minutes to a half hour if you’re really slow… still. There could be a way to get the key without getting lucky, so I do need to look for it when I have the time.
On a side note, another game I’ve been playing between all of the beta testing is Tree of Savior. Again a totally different type of game, I’ll talk some about that next week. Till then I hope you have an awesome week!