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New Item Upgrade Options Coming August 29th

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

  1. CM Richter

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    Greetings Adventurers,

    The enhancement system in Black Desert Online is an important aspect in strengthening your characters. Upgrading is an essential part of your character’s progression and successfully enhancing a high level item is truly an exciting moment. However, it is also true that many adventurers face numerous failed enhancement attempts in their journey of achieving higher stats. As adventurers ourselves, we understand both the thrill and frustration that you experience. In order to help you overcome these challenges, we will be introducing Valks' Cry and Caphras Stones during our August 29th update maintenance.

    For those of you who are unfamiliar with Valks’ Cry, using the item will increase additional enhancement chance up to +10, which accumulates on top of your current enhancement chance. We are also acutely aware that players have voiced their opinion in the past regarding Valks’ Cry and have implemented alternative methods in which adventurers can obtain it through in-game features without Pearl outfits.

    The original enhancement system was designed with a steep difficulty. Valks’ Cry was initially added with the intention to help adventurers new to the unique enhancement systems of Black Desert Online. In a recent internal study, it was concluded that NA/EU players were far less likely to engage in enhancement than other serviced regions. We believe the introduction of Valks’ Cry will add to our ongoing efforts to lower the hurdles of enhancement.

    Valks’ Advice and Blacksmith’s Secret Book are the results of such efforts. These items act as supplementary features in obtaining the desired enhancement rate necessary to upgrade their gear. Along with the recently added Guaranteed Enhancement, we hope that this addition will better assist character progression and thereby allowing more adventurers to engage in core game contents such as Node War or Conquest War.

    How to Obtain
    • Purchase from the Loyalty Shop
      • Valks’ Cry will be obtainable through the Loyalty shop for 100 Loyalty each. A maximum of 5 Valk’s Cry items can be purchased in the Loyalty shop per week.
    • Fairy’s Blessing
      • Fairy’s Blessing will work exactly the same as Valks’ Cry mechanically. 10 Laila’s Petals can be exchanged for 1 Fairy’s Blessing when you visit Fairy Queen Theiah or Ceilyn. Laila’s Petals are obtainable through defeating monsters, gathering, and fishing.
    • Extraction from Pearl Shop Outfits
      • Valk’s Cry or Cron Stones can be extracted from Pearl outfits through Blacksmiths or Armor Vendors. Pearl Outfits purchased via in-game Marketplace with silver can also be used for extraction.
    As previously mentioned, we will also be releasing the long asked for Caphras Enhancement, a new method to enhance high-end gear. Caphras Stones are added to balance the difficulties of RNG in the current enhancement system. Long-term adventurers will be able to obtain TET or PEN items without relying on enhancement chances.

    Using Caphras Stones, which are obtainable in-game, the stats of TRI or higher gear can be enhanced up to 20 stages. Each stage will increase the stats of the item on a small scale. Once it is enhanced to its maximum stage, you will be able to enhance the gear to its next enhancement level with 100% enhancement rate. Please refer to the detailed page for more information on Caphras Stones.

    Finally, as Valks' Cry and Cron Stones can be extracted from Pearl Outfits, it has become necessary to reflect its increased value in the marketplace. This is also adjusted in regards to inflation and the overall wealth of the player base. We hope this stimulates the market and gives everyone the chance to acquire pearl shop items through in-game means.The registerable quantity of pearl items will stay unchanged, up to 5 items a week. This change will also be applied with next week’s maintenance.

    To help introduce these revisions and ensure everyone has a chance to familiarize themselves with them, we’ll be hosting a series of events.
    • A Late Summer Night’s Dream
      • You can obtain Late Summer Night’s Wish Box, or Late Summer Night’s Dream Box via Challenge Tab by playing 1 hour or more, and open the box to randomly obtain one of the rewards including Valks’ Cry, Dandelion Weapon Box, Kzarka’s Sealed Weapon Box, Ogre Ring, and more.
    • Valks Attendance Rewards
      • Valks Attendance Rewards will be back with even greater rewards such as Valks’ Cry, Advice of Valks, Sharp Black Crystal Shard, Hard Black Crystal Shard, Memory Fragment, [Event] Shakatu’s Luxury Box, and more.
    • Black Spirit’s Adventure
      • Everyone’s favorite minigame, Black Spirit’s Adventure will be added with Valks’ Cry as its reward. Roll the dice to find out what rewards await you!
    • Hands of Gold
      • Defeat Monsters/Gather/Combat with other Adventurers to collect [Event] Golden Troupe Coin and exchange them into valuable rewards including [Event] Shakatu’s Luxury Box. Note that the more you play during the event period, the more Coins you can collect.
    ※ More details of the events will be released on Aug. 29th.

    We are also preparing a series of new and exciting events for adventurers to enjoy over the upcoming weeks! Thank you for your continuing support.

    - Your BDO team
     
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  2. AndSSong

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    free and guaranteed 5 valks a week from loyalty shop.
     
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  3. bloodpuddle

    bloodpuddle Lahn 62

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    @CM Richter could you give us some info on when we could possibly expect dreighan?
     
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    WOW! I can buy Valk's Cry from Loyalty shop! way to go Kaka and Peal Abyss
     
  5. Lunafreya

    Lunafreya Fleuret Witch 61 EU

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    Remember back when Daum/Kakao said Valk's Cry had no place in our version because of the advantages it offers?

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    Remember when you said "Valk's cry will NEVER come to NA/EU, we do not want it as it bring p2w elements to the game"?
     
  7. Shimoyaki

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    rip
    so ppl can keep buying costumes and extract stacks >W<
     
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    At last, we have something to spend loyalty on that's not crap
     
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    • Valk’s Cry or Cron Stones can be extracted from Pearl outfits through Blacksmiths or Armor Vendors. Pearl Outfits purchased via in-game Marketplace with silver can also be used for extraction.
    just after the horrible remaster, and when WoW, MHW and new PoE season come out

    hope this game goes the Archeage way aka dies
     
  10. nethkhadar

    nethkhadar NethKhadar Valkyrie 60 EU

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    You what??????????????

    Full pay to win???????????????????
     
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  14. Capitaine Courage

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    Never Forget

    http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/1390-interview-with-pm-belsazar-answers/

     
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    What the (*^&% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DO NOT DO THIS
     
  16. Tanntalus

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    okay then its time to quit finely
     
  17. Malketaz

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    Thanks Kakao/PA for breaking the last promise you made. Guess you can go all the way now! haha lmao, next week are the weekly pearl shop limits being removed?
     
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    They will never hear your cries, they will look right through you, and they will see you as money and nothing but. It's fun to watch from someone who jumped ship a good bit ago, but i feel sorry for those of you who still want to play the game cause you seem to be treated like crap. Hats off to you poor souls hopefully something good happens like some easy enhances.
     
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  20. I installed BDO again because of the Seahunt nerf now i can deinstall it again because of P2W.
     
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