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Introducing Caphras Stone

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by CM Richter, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. CM Richter

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    Greetings Adventurers,

    In order to improve the enhancement system and smooth over the character progression curve, we are adding Caphras Stone to Black Desert Online. This system enables you to enhance weapons and defense gear that are at TRI (III) level or above.

    Once your item is combined with the Caphras Stone, it will begin to gain EXP and as your item increases in level it will gain a boost in stats. Once it has reached the maximum Caphras Level of 20 the ‘Upgrade Enhancement’ button will become activated and your gear can be enhanced to the next level i.e. III→IV, provided it is at Max Durability. Although, be warned, this will reduce Durability to 0 and reset the Caphras Level.

    It’s still possible to attempt enhancement by the normal means, however, if you fail and your enhancement level falls, only 50% of the item’s EXP will be kept. Conversely, if you succeed with a regular enhancement 10% of the item’s EXP will be carried forward to the next level.

    These changes will be applied during our next scheduled update on August 29th. In the meantime, please check the following tables for more information on the benefits of the Caphras Stones.

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  2. In installed BDO again because of the Seahunt nerf now i can deinstall it again because of P2W.
     
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  3. Moist

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    Is main weapon also awakening weapon?
     
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  4. Flood

    Flood Musa 62 NA

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    Finally! I've been waiting for this for awhile. Yea it costs a bit more but a guaranteed way to progress is awesome. It's not just looking at how much it is to TET or PEN, it's noticing that even as you're investing into an item you're still gaining sheet stats, which is phenomenal. Now players can start prioritizing risky vs safe enchants.

    If you want to hit a certain AP or DP threshold you can decide to hit some more TET accessories or go for the safe PEN increases. I am a little concerned how this affects people who are already full TET accessories with a few PENs. The strength of those players is already immense with all the bonus DR from Renown score and having 265+ AP let's them blow anyone up. If those players can add another 40+ DP (and DR from RS) + a bunch of HP, they'll become even bigger goliaths in PvP.

    Glad to have a new means of progression; concerned how it will affect balancing.
     
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  5. Alrikmerc

    Alrikmerc Grimmdhal Tamer 62 NA

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    like, i feel you. I really do. Though honestly it's not gonna stop them. Good luck in the future, mate.
     
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  6. Suawoy

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    How does one will obtain Caphras Stones in EU/NA release?

    @CM Richter
     
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  7. Lemon Crush

    Lemon Crush Juicey_Lemon Witch 61 NA

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    Well the progression for those people will still be slow.

    Because the amount you need at PEN is much higher than what you need at TRI/TET. They wont be able to obtain thousands of them needed either quickly due to them being a drop item and most people will hang on to them for enhancing their own gear meaning the marketplace wont be a place to get them at any good rate.

    On the test server each upgrade took a significant amount of stones at PEN to reach the next level. The final levels required over 1.4k stones each level up.
     
  8. nethkhadar

    nethkhadar NethKhadar Valkyrie 60 EU

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    @CM_Ritcher
    how do you sleep at night?
    (edit: knowing you falsely advertised the game and lied several times to the community?)
     
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  9. ghoulz666

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    As usual, the blind crowd cheers with glee. Then it'll hit em hard to figure out just how much mindless grinding they'll have to do.
     
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  10. Muesticblade

    Muesticblade Kunoichi 62 EU

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    You can use caphras on pen? So hard cap got pushed even further?
     
  11. Mido

    Mido Archer 62 EU

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    Yes. PEN with 20 caphras level is basically HEX.
     
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    All jokes and B.S. aside. Thank you for finally adding this feature and the other one. Very much appreciated. I'd buy you a beer if I could. :)
     
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    Remember the 29th August like the update who have blow-up the game :)
     
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  14. DiBBz

    DiBBz DiBBz Striker 59 EU

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    with this and the addition of valks cry im still not getting my hopes up. been numerously attempting for weeks now to get my kutum and muskan shoes to go to 15. kutum being at +13 (now +14) and muskan shoes was 14 is now 15 for 3 weeks now.. why it took 3 weeks tho just to get 1 enhancement level and about 460 MF is stupidly horrendous. im sorry but it is/ who knows maybe this will be better but dam, its a right pain in the ass big time!
     
  15. Valkyrie

    Valkyrie Mystic 61 EU

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    Could you not have put how many stones are needed per lvl for items as well?
     
  16. Pickles

    Pickles LastOrder DarkKnight 62 NA

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    ;^)
     

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    yep
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  18. ghoulz666

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    lol they don't want to show it. As soon as people see the amount they're going to cry and go back to feeling hopeless.
     
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    Don't put cron melting into the game.
     
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  20. Vanadiel

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    Why can't they do this the simple way and make all gear accumulate xp the same way your character does?
    Once it's at 100% it automatically levels up to the next higher level.

    Or you could still enchant the old way if you want to do it faster.

    It would make perfect sense with a game that is centered around endless grinding.
     
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