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Rumor: Black Desert in 'final phase of negotiations' with NA, EU publisher

You know how Massively sometimes posts about feature-packed Korean sandbox import Black Desert? And you know how there's always that one commenter who's all "why are you writing about this? We'll never get to play it!" Well, that dude is apparently wrong. Korean website Inven says that Pearl ...

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Fans translate part of Black Desert's substantial lore

With the help of enterprising fans and a lot of workarounds, dedicated fans of Black Desert can do their best to muddle through the game's Korean beta if they don't read or understand Korean. Understanding the game's setting, however, is another matter entirely. But the fandom is still trying to tr...

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Black Desert might have a PvE ruleset, separate F2P and P2P servers

Black Desert has found a Russian publisher, and while that news may seem like a tease to Western fans of the full-featured fantasy sandbox, there's a potential silver lining. 2P reports that the game may have separate F2P and P2P servers as well as PvE-only rulesets that disable open-world PvP i...

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Pearl Abyss attending E3, looking for NA Black Desert publisher

Steparu's latest and, for now, last Black Desert beta review has been published. It highlights castle sieges and endgame PvP, world raid bosses, and more. Interestingly, the writeup posits that the final version of ArcheAge "offers a much more vast open area with more freedom," though it's worth no...

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New Black Desert closed beta videos focus on environments

YouTuber Inporylem is back with more closed beta goodness from Black Desert, the Korean action-sandbox (seems a fair term, right?) whose western arrival is still up in the air. Building on last week's video, City Life Part 1, today's videos show off the Naisu environment and continue the tour of ci...

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Here's another awesome Black Desert video

Ready for your daily helping of Black Desert awesome sauce? Good, because this particular video is one of my favorites. YouTuber InporlemQQ has captured 22 minutes of city and country life from the Korean fantasy sandbox. There's little in the way of combat here, but it's an explorer's paradise ...

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There's no level cap in Black Desert

Part three of Steparu's Black Desert beta review-in-progress has been posted. Topics covered include the skill enchanting system, sieges and open PvP, the NPC trading and the market/auction system, and the curious lack of a level cap. Black Desert endgame is kinda sorta 50, as that's when new sk...

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This is how mounted combat looks in Black Desert

Pearl Abyss released a new Black Desert gameplay vid this morning that focuses on the fantasy sandbox's mounted combat. MMO Culture reports that not all character skills can be used while mounted, but "a couple of new ones are granted." Click past the cut to view the footage....

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Black Desert's open PvP and death penalties explained

Steparu has posted part two of a lengthy Black Desert beta review-in-progress. This installment focuses on the fantasy sandbox's leveling experience, enchanting, the combo system, and open world PvP. Pearl Abyss has raised the minimum PK level to 40 for this particular beta phase, and Steparu sa...

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Here are a couple of Black Desert beta reviews

Steparu and MMO Culture are both playing Black Desert's second Korean closed beta, and both sites have published recaps of their various adventures. Steparu details the fantasy sandbox's combat and skill system as well as the process of catching a mount with a lasso! MMO Culture focuses on the m...

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