Black Desert on Xbox One

  • oldskooldeano 7 Feb 2019 14:13:38 2,935 posts
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    One of the most successful MMO's of recent times is finally coming to Xbox in early March. It's a Korean grindfest but laden with gorgeous visuals and probably the best character creation generator in any game ever.

    There's lots you can say bad about it, P2W is a common one, as is bewbs, but these are modern day MMO tropes so you pays yer money and yer makes yer choice.

    There is a final beta here, which runs from 14th-17th Feb, with the release on March 4th.

    BDO is a complex marathon of a game with lots to do and many obscure details. A forum thread might just be useful for those new to the game, and now there is one!

    Edited by oldskooldeano at 14:14:01 07-02-2019
  • telboy007 7 Feb 2019 21:55:11 2,281 posts
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    I played a free trial on PC, it was bloody gorgeous. But I did find the enemy AI a bit lacking. As in... No one really was that bothered about defending themselves or attacking me. :/
  • oldskooldeano 9 Feb 2019 22:49:22 2,935 posts
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    @telboy007 That is the case in the early days. Once you hit lvl50 plus things step up. BDO is a long tail of a game. Like a lot of MMO's I guess.

    I think it's great we get this on Xbox. Xbox X users in particular should get a proper wow factor.
  • ChiefGB 9 Feb 2019 23:09:41 10,081 posts
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    I will spend all the hours of the beta creating the fittest badass babe I can most likely.
  • oldskooldeano 10 Feb 2019 02:06:20 2,935 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    I will spend all the hours of the beta creating the fittest badass babe I can most likely.
    Sounds like a plan.
  • FromTheHalfWayLine 10 Feb 2019 04:50:22 313 posts
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    Joy. All the Xbox games that PC gets, and the shit we have coming back are nerdfest MMOs.
  • Mrsyms1 10 Feb 2019 09:00:52 97 posts
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    Black desert looks great, been looking forward to it for a while
  • telboy007 10 Feb 2019 09:16:35 2,281 posts
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    @oldskooldeano good to hear!
  • ChiefGB 10 Feb 2019 11:07:23 10,081 posts
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    Yeah Iíve steered clear of it on pc as Iíve heard itís very grindy. Iíll try it for free though. The character creator has always blown me away, canít see me stumping up monies for this though without some kind of deal, itís regularly £4 on pc but still not gone for it yet.
  • telboy007 12 Feb 2019 12:16:56 2,281 posts
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    Downloading the beta. Well hopefully it's downloading, it doesn't always do it remotely. Fingers crossed.
  • ChiefGB 12 Feb 2019 15:32:31 10,081 posts
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    Doesnít unlock till Thursday anyway apparently.
  • ZuluHero 12 Feb 2019 18:54:30 7,080 posts
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    Are there going to be cross platform servers like FFXIV?
  • ChiefGB 12 Feb 2019 20:34:09 10,081 posts
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    It would probably be a good thing and although Iíve not been following the news on this, I havenít heard that so Iím going with Ďunlikelyí
  • ChiefGB 12 Feb 2019 20:34:11 10,081 posts
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  • oldskooldeano 13 Feb 2019 10:40:28 2,935 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Are there going to be cross platform servers like FFXIV?
    Not cross platform as the Xbox version releases with a limited selection of character classes, six, as opposed to the current PC roster of 17(?), a level cap and some of the locations unavailable at launch.

    This was the same as the PC actually but the Xbox has a more accelerated release schedule apparently so should catch up.
    All extra content is free by the way.

    The beta is currently available to download now for start tomorrow but you do need to register on the link at the top of this thread.

    I should be online for the beta so hit me up if you have any questions. I'm hardly an expert but I do know the basics
  • ChiefGB 14 Feb 2019 19:07:36 10,081 posts
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    Not really sure what to make of this, feels like all the ftp stuff thatís come out in recent years but with a better graphics engine. It doesnít like running in 4K on x very much either from what I played earlier (requires activating and a restart btw). Giving it another go now. The character creator is absolutely nuts deep in detail. But the character doesnít quite match up once in the game, colours seem to be off a bit.
  • oldskooldeano 15 Feb 2019 00:12:58 2,935 posts
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    It's like the remastered version on PC. Superbright. Combat works well on the controller but I prefer the PC UI. You can't really replicate a plethora of keys on a controller I guess.
  • telboy007 15 Feb 2019 07:59:04 2,281 posts
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    The imps were as combat shy as I remembered :)
  • oldskooldeano 15 Feb 2019 09:50:48 2,935 posts
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    Like Destiny, or many other games, the challenge and game proper doesn't start until, in BDO's case, level 56, or thereabouts in the case of the Xbox. Although it can also be said that the life skill end game starts level one, day one. BDO is not just PvP.
  • ChiefGB 15 Feb 2019 10:13:43 10,081 posts
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    Class always has a bearing too, I started a sorceress without looking into what it did. Turns out itís just a weapon less melee class with little variation in moves (they all look and feel the same) I briefly rerolled a hunter yesterday and that felt a little more dynamic (if still a bit generic)

    Tl;dr donít pick sorceress (itís a bit shit)
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