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Heidel Ball: AT HOME 2020.05.30

Discussion in 'General Gameplay' started by Alterist, May 7, 2020.

  1. Alterist

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    From the Heidel Ball:
    • PvP balance talk
    • Weapon exchange coupons will be removed after June, a similar ingame version will be added later on
    • 530% Combat / SP scrolls can be bought again
    • Talk about recent updates (Abandoned Monastery, Ash Forest, infinite pots, etc.)
    • Global server roadmap (New content further below will also make it into the 2nd half)
      • Seasonal servers (10th of June)
      • Grándiha & Papua Crinea (June-July release)
      • Black Star Armor (June-July release)
      • O'dyllita (2nd half of 2020)
    • Console roadmap
    • New content (June '20 to May '21)
      • New class: Hashashin (no trailer, only one short skill showcase)
        • Release: July
        • Awakening / Succession: August
      • Thornwood Castle
        • 5 man teams
        • Assigned randomly to either Ganelles or Vedir
        • Both teams will participate in a PvP + boss-raid type of combat
        • The team that defeats the final boss Sephir Odore will claim victory
          • PvE gear is equalized
          • PvP is using your full gear
      • Horse race system will be entirely revamped
        • New horse breeds with unique skills
      • Bounty system
        • Bounties can be placed on players who killed you. Those who kill the bounty will receive honour points
      • Zodiac signs
        • Additional effects for your sign if it aligns with the daily sign
        • Possible Zodiac Tarot shop
      • Node War changes
        • "At the center of this change for the Node War is a form of warfare where one slowly expands one's territory based on the initially acquired node, similar to how you had to connect the nodes to conquer them in the past."
      • Special server in which old zones will grow stronger to make then relevant again
      • New regions:
        • High-altitude snow region south of Mediah.
          • Gigantic Dragon different from Garmoth is supposed to reside there
        • Land of Demons north of Valencia
          • Region where Hashashin is from
      • Outfit Creation Task Force
        • 1 new outfit for each class per week as its ultimate goal
    Global Q&A:
    1. It seems like users of the Korea server and the NA/EU servers have different thoughts regarding class balance. Of course, with the different meta, there should be differences. I hope you will collect what users are saying about class balance in servers of other regions beside Korea.
      • It's a great point that's been raised, we understand the difference in playstyles PvP in each region. We want to be able to collect the feedback from all the different regions as we said earlier with the Global Lab things. We want to be able to collect these things and adjust the game so it benefits everybody.
    2. Ranger's skills aren't effective if there's even a small difference in terrain height when using her skills. Is this possible to fix?
      • Truthfully this is a problem that we haven't yet been able to fix. We've created these skills with ranged attacks as kind of a quick fix. However recently I've heard from the development team that they may have found a solution, so we'll announce something similar to a fix to this kind of problem for Rangers and terrain dependent attacks.
    3. When will Mileage / Loyalties be revamped? (KR only as of now)
      Can you also go into greater detail on how you will revamp the system?
      • Trying to find new ways to earn Loyalties. They want to announce the re-opening of the store soon, possibly in June, so they're gonna do their best to fill that out as soon as possible.
    4. Any news for the Rich Merchant's Ring? Any updates?
      • While the planning and development team hasn't come to a solution, Jae Hee (hereafter "he") said it will be a permanent marketplace tax reduction buff and they try to implement some other changes at a later time.
    5. It'd be nice to have a preset function that allows adventurers to save settings for the skill window, making it easier to switch between Succession and Awakening.
      • We're currently working on reworking the Skill Window UI and we'll be able to show it soon. It'll have fewer icons and as a tree format and will show the skill itself rather than a preview video. Preset are planned to be provided, but no defined date.
    6. Could you improve the current Horse Training content, such as displaying the Dream Horse attempt success rate like the enhancement system? Or adding items like Valks' Advice for Dream Horse attempts? Also, would it be possible to add certain mounts that you can't buy with silver that must be tamed based on Training Level or Mastery?
      • He wants to make it better, so in addition to the things mentioned in the roadmap Training content will be added, the new race horse will be combined with a lot of different kind of contents. No plans to add Advice of Valks for horses.
    7. Any plans to revamp or add new features to Hunting, such as hunting Whales or Khalk? How about increasing the usage of the items you get from hunting bosses?
      • At the moment we didn't really have plans of adding boss tier hunting things, however we're going to prepare a new type of content that can be used for people who are hunting.
    8. Are there plans to add special rewards for users who achieve Levels 65 or 66? How about adventurers who attain certain levels in Lifeskills?
      • Some of the rewards for extreme goals seem somewhat weak, so we're looking into a way to prepare rewards that accurately reflect the difficulty of reaching 64, 65, 66. We're trying a different direction for Lifeskills. He wants to add them relatively soon, but still needs to go through QA process.
    9. When will the new updates regarding the Imperial Delivery Gift Boxes be announced?
      • He wants to introduce some a new kind of Seal with different kind of items to match the current content.
    10. Do you plan on introducing new Lifeskill content?
      • Right now there are no plans to add completely new Lifeskill content. Instead of making new content he wants to fix the content that is here now and make them more interesting rather than making new ones. If you keep making new ones, old ones get left behind.
    11. Any plans to improve some of the not-so-popular life skill content such as Trading? Trading is clearly unprofitable compared to other life skills at the moment, with hardly any merit.
      • We're aware that Trading is not as prevalent as other lifeskills. We tried to make a new worker trade system, but it didn't pan out in the testing phase. He believes the current one can only become meaningful if you expand it and flesh it out and detail it more. He wants to appropriate rewards for actual trading. He wants others to compete in trading.
    12. Do you plan on improving guild rights? There are many adventurers who deliberately disband their guilds or abuse the current system. Are there any improvements planned for Guild Mission related features? Such as how adventurers obtain rewards for completing missions, how to check the channel for guild missions, as well as the overall quality of the rewards themselves.
      • What he's not happy with is that it causes a lot of damage to guilds when people start abusing these kind of things, but you can't just straight up stop it right away. And creating a system could introduce things that impact and affect the gameplay elsewhere as well.
    13. Currently, there aren't many guilds participating in the Node/Conquest Wars. The introduction of the mercenary system only furthered their decline and increased the number of mercenaries participating instead. Will you be adressing this situation? It's especially difficult to fight in Tier 1 Nodes. Are there any solutions in mind?
      • As we announced today we plan to improve the Conquest and Node Wards. One of the first steps in doing this was to rearrange the amount of participants that are on the battlefield and then we're going to reaccess the amount of HP.
    14. Will you be adding improving features for Compose & Play? Such as making it feel less clunky when inputting notes or being able to upload MIDI or MML files. Also, will there be new instruments available?
      • We're currently making more instruments. Something like a keyboard (piano) that can be played via your keyboard.
    15. Bartering beats earning silver by defeating monsters. Is there any solution for this?
      • Grinding is the most intense and he thinks that is should earn you the most silver. Barting takes a long time / the investment of time is high / it's time gated.
    16. Lucky adventurers obtain treasure items within a very short amount of time, while others have yet to see one even after months of gameplay. Don't you think it's a it unfair?
      • Basically anything that is rare he kind of investigates just to make sure.
    17. Are there plans to revamp the current enhancement system? Quality-of-life changes such as moving the priests closer to the blacksmiths would be appreciated.
      • Basically the stack that you get from enhancement is a reward for failure, if this becomes too powerful, if you were to raise its effectiveness, it deviates from the compensation of failure. This is something he still wants to think about.
        He understands that your game experience isn't good when you continuously fail, it's something he's going to look into.
        But the moving of the NPCs, like moving the priests out of the church, is a bit weird. They all have their specific locations, it's something a little difficult to do. If you start moving the NPCs around and force them into one location, you would need to stretch it to other NPCs and redesign the town system, which he thinks isn't the best answer - it would turn it into a convenience store where everything in one place, everything squished in and not really expansive.
    18. Too many ships dock near the wharfs, so they overlap with each other, even causing accidental kidnapping. Is there a solution for this?
      • Boarding a ship is easy, however getting off a ship everyone ends up swimming, which is something he's starting to work on. He's going to try and look for a way to make sure that when you get on and off your boats, as well as dealing with how many boats are there, he's wants to mitigate that. In regards to kidnapping it would be better to improve the boarding process.
    19. Will you be looking into issues with the in-game economy, such as inflation or item shortage? (Overseas Countries)
      • He's aware of it, however he doesn't want to just patch, patch, kill it, go. The economy is player driven, supply and demand, so he wants to be careful and with some of the more necessary items he wants to find different ways for you to to get them. For more difficult / better items he wants to make it more difficult.
        Caphras is an example as a essential ingredient, there are so many that you can purchase right now. There have been other items in abundance that have slowly fixed themselves, this is something he wants to review how it went back to normal. He wants to review all regions, how their markets are affected and see what to do from there.
    20. Any plans to add more inventory slots, storage slots, and the Max Weight Limit?
      • Not high on their priority list.
    21. When will new hairstyles be updated? There are not enough hairstyles available. Also, why isn't there an option to create a bald headed character in customization?
      • With some of the things in terms of customization it requires a lot of resources and adding in more and more things will require more resources. A lot of the requests that they've been getting has been about specific hairstyles, whether it be about console or PC regions, each region has their own desired hairstyles and colour preferences, etc. to be able to go from there.
        One of the reason is, when we say resources we don't mean human resources we actually mean system resources, optimization would take a hit depending on if we add a lot more defaults to the game.
        That being said, because there have been a lot of requests about it it's on a backburner, but not a priority right now.
    22. How many of the Black Desert developers actually play the game?
      • Nearly everyone in their team is required to play, because you got to know your game. Their entire team is based on that they're all players.
    23. When will the Black Desert Goods store be available for global fans?
      • We opened the Korean shop in February, we hope to get something up but there have been some issues. Essentially trade laws, market setup laws, buy laws, etc.
    24. [Quick fire questions from here on, as they're running out of time] Can you tell us about the new regions that are scheduled to be released? When do you plan on opening the Kingdom of Haso?
      • Nothing
    25. What are you going to do about party dungeons and party content?
      • Basically what he said is: We know it, we look at it, we want it, we want people to play together and being able to grind together.
    26. Some question about Red Battlefield
      • We're looking into it, maybe adding some new things.
        We do have some things in store for RBF and other structured PvP modes that we're looking to bring in as soon as possible.
    27. Will there be more social system added? Like marriage system.
      • They're thinking about actually developing social systems. Social actions however have to fit in with the nuance of all that is Black Desert.
    28. Agri's Fever on / off button when?
      • He's going to do it in a couple of weeks.

    Source: https://www.kr.playblackdesert.com/News/Notice/Detail?boardType=4&boardNo=1319&boardMasterNo=1

    English post: https://www.blackdesertonline.com/news/view/3891

    On the 30th this month they'll hold their next 'Ball' to announce a roadmap for their upcoming content as well as other events during the broadcast.

    More informations will be shared in the future via further announcements.

    Previous Calpheon Banquet and Heidel Ball announcements.

    New class teaser:
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  2. DheReaper

    DheReaper Ranger 62 EU

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    How they can announce another roadmap when they didn't even delivered the first roadmap of this year?

    Will they ever tackle the engine problems? Better optimization, no more pop-ins... You know things that makes the best graphics mmorpg, now looks like a 2000 mmorpg mmorpg cause pop-ins 1 meter away from you.

    At least they... Ohhh nvm they will never fix the game :(
     
  3. Lemon Crush

    Lemon Crush CreamLemon Witch 62 NA

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    THey did deliever.... for KR. The game doesn't revolve around NA/EU LUL
     
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  4. AZzalor

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    It has already been told that this is not gonna happen as they'd have to redevelop their engine for that.
     
  5. KeK0011

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    Moderate game like they moderate forums when ?
     
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  6. Phoenixxx75

    Phoenixxx75 Lahn 61 NA

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    Why would anyone be waiting for this announcement? They never delivered on their last road map so why do we care what they say this time.
     
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  7. Andaro

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    Come on guys, can't we understand that everything you're talking about *WAS* scheduled for the beginning half of 2020, -- and what happened? A World Pandemic that put every business on the planet into turmoil. Can't we have just a *little* compassion for the situations going on?

    With that being said, they *have* been working on those contents, and yes, they have been released in KR, and are still being live-polished with multiple changes. I would personally rather wait until they've finished polishing it before sending it to us. Wouldn't you? Or would you rather receive the patches now, and have them keep changing things up while you play them?

    Yes, waiting is frustrating, because we all want to play with the new stuff. But it will come.
    KR has had very good progress with the Covid-19 issues, and they are getting back underway.
     
  8. Phoenixxx75

    Phoenixxx75 Lahn 61 NA

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    This years lack of delivering is not the first time that they have failed to meet their road map. Yes we can understand that the current situation is not helping either but their track record is poor so why would we believe them.
     
  9. WhySoSeeryus

    WhySoSeeryus Wizard 63 EU

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    i can see it already, expect something of the following

    1) announced BALANCE class by class every 2 weeks, starting in 2 weeks, new fotm rng spin wheel incoming
    2) new class in the works, will use all the ideas people gave on how to fix their old classes, only more op to sell more coupons/weight etc. will shoot lasers from eyes and probably have iframe on pve dash coupled with aoe grab.
    3) new "fun content" noone asked for (Papua etc)
    4) new pearl shop item, that will make grinding or lifeskilling even more convenient and will make you feeling that playing without it is waste of time
    5) promises of pudding
    6) blackstar glove or socks or condoms, with 1% chance of enhancement per level and 4564464564 crons per click that increase your epeen even more, because rng is fun
    7) new lifeskill cs costume for bartering, increases parley and regen
    8) more boat skins
    9) new dream horse, requires part of your soul and wallet per click with even more rng skills
    10) 20 new journals that Korea is gonna get but will be delayed for EU/NA for 6-18 months depending on its perks
    11) amazing new battleground promises
    12) even more amazing NW rework
    13) glorious territory wars promises
    14) new enhancing options/conveniences, 'coz YOU asked for it dear adventurers. cash shop only.
    15) red quality jewelry, another one like deboreka scams, that has to be cronned for uber whale progress on each and every click coz supply is nonexistent.
    16) new pet, gives you bonuses so good u just want/need to mix a new t4
    17) new fairy options, coz **** your old fairy. please give more pearls.
    18) free 1 day value pack and old moon book, upon playing 56342 hours, coz they care about us.
    19) new J's letter with even more promises
    20) announce of new game(s) they are working on with all the money they got from bdo
     
  10. onaco

    onaco Musa 62 EU

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    tl;dr ''new content'' that you can only be a part of if you play with a brand new type of keyboard yeeey.
    [​IMG]

    Ever since blackstar weapon came out I realized that as a casual player I can't reach new content without using that thing and that's where my progress stopped. Sure I can reach it, but who knows if this game will still have working servers by that time.
     
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    A ROADMAP? Or a ROADCRAP? They are announcing a roadmap 3 weeks in advance, delayed roadmap much? XDDDDDD

    So this basically means NO CONTENT FOR 3 WEEKS, RIGHT? Papu island Q3, you can just bring the fishing area of Papu island, no one cares about the island, the maggots, or the quests there anyway... Useless brainfarted content, as usual xD

    Omg these guys are a JOKE, no one believes your BS anymoarrr.

    Oh corona happened, oh nice excuse, but a pity that you are delaying already created content, and mysteriously cash shop never gets delayed. This week no patch but ofc we have to bring the usual cash crap scams. You know where you can insert the banquet table.

    Just make the game free again, you start needing a new player batch again. And please bring some more exploitable content, this time I won't even hesitate. Better banned than enslaved.
     
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  12. DheReaper

    DheReaper Ranger 62 EU

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    Then why they posted it on EU/NA site too?

    I'm sorry but all we saw is: Hey content will come for you guys!
    Then after that no content :/ Nothing said about it. Not even saying they will postpone it or work for it. They just take us as a stupid community, not informing us on anything, not communicating with us at all...


    Is their job as devs, not us to play a game with horrible engine and keep supporting it. Every game who went to hell with optimization ended up dead.
     
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    AZzalor EU

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    Well they developed a new engine for crimson desert online, but i doubt they'll switch the one bdo is running on. Too much spaghetti code and it would likely completly **** the game up.
    I'd rather have the game running on the current engine with some minor flaws than ****ing it up completly.
     
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    By road map, they mean 'road of disappointment' yeah... We are better off not being told the roadmap. At least then we won't complain when nothing happens.
     
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    Seems that more than an online game it is a research about how much **** can people eat till they get pissed.

    They never fulfill any real content promise of these roadcraps, just the small changes that would be considered weekly content at most, like these crap infinite potions, calling 2 items "content" is kind of a big phat joke.

    **** your potions, don't need them to do rifts or bosses anyway... If you still waste time doing those...

    20.00 and in EU 4 crowded channels, what happened with all those players you got weeks ago? Eh? Probably they already realized that you only offer ****. Not even corona confinement is enough to keep players around.
     
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    Odylitta when? I'm sick of killing Kagtums, been killing Kagtums since late 2018 lol.
     
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    Who care, they dont respect their roadmap, not even the "global" build we are supposed to have ( unless that's kakao fault for staling """content""" a lot )


    more like updated the BDO engine to end with a "new" iteration, they certainly didnt build a whole new engine from scratch

    tbf, their engine despite the noticiable pop up ( which is not avoidable in a open world game, somes just spend more time to make then less noticiable that's it )
    Is actualy pretty good. far from perfect like every single engine, but its hard to reproach them something for that part tho.
     
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  18. Lemon Crush

    Lemon Crush CreamLemon Witch 62 NA

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    So you can see whats coming down the road? You seem to not understand that the content is already done and released. So yes them showing a new roadmap is.... indeed valid because its literally what they are working on right now.

    Just because we dont have said content yet has nothing to do with the fact.

    Also NA/EU didn't announce this not sure where you are getting that from. This is a KR event lol..
     
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  19. Dannyswe1235

    Dannyswe1235 Kunoichi 62 EU

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    they already said they will do class balance soon on global lab
     
  20. DheReaper

    DheReaper Ranger 62 EU

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    How can you fck it up even more than it is? More DMG with more FPS, incredible pop-ins, game and launcher 2 diff programs.
    EU/NA events from https://www.blackdesertonline.com/ never go on other BDO regions, YET! KR was posted officially on the blackdesertonline.com site.
     

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