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Survival mode/Battle Royale has been added to BDO Test Server

Discussion in 'General Gameplay' started by Jannanomana, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Jannanomana

    Jannanomana Jannanomana Witch 62 EU

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    https://www.global-lab.playblackdesert.com/News/Notice/Detail?boardType=4&boardNo=213

    love it ♥




    ◆ Survival Game Mode!

    The Shadow Arena is a new content that everyone will be able to experience in the Global Lab starting on 12/1/2018 (Sat) until 1/8/2019 (Sat). You can enter the Shadow Arena every day, between 18:00 to 19:00.

    Once the start is announced in the Global Lab servers, you’ll be able to enter the Shadow Arena by opening the ESC Menu and clicking on the Shadow Arena icon.



    The keyword for this game mode is ‘survival’.

    Fight opponents within a limited area and be the last person standing to win!

    You cannot trust anyone inside this arena, you must rely solely on yourself.



    The rules are simple.

    Enter the arena and possess one of the characters on the ground.

    Learn the skills and collect items.

    Then survive until the very end!





    ◆What do I play in the Shadow Arena?

    You will enter the arena as a cute little Black Spirit and you can press spacebar to make it fly.

    The battle begins with the Black Spirit ascending to the sky then plummeting down to the world.



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    ▲You start out as a cute little Black Spirit.



    The first thing you must do is to find a body and possess it.

    You need to find a body as fast as you can because you will continue to lose HP as a Black Spirit.

    But choose wisely! You cannot change your character after you possess one.



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    ▲There’s a high chance that there will be a body near a Black Sphere!



    Did you make your choice?

    The character you possess will be brand new and will not have any skills.

    It will only have a base weapon and use basic attacks.



    First, open your inventory to equip your base weapon and get ready to fight.

    You can obtain various items and skills by destroying boxes and defeating monsters.

    Collect what you need like gear, skills, and supplies and grow.

    Stronger monsters with a higher chance of dropping better gear will start to appear over time.



    Skills will be set to your Quick Slot automatically upon learning. You can use them by pressing the hotkeys on your quick slots or the commands.



    Supplies such as HP potions and stun traps will be set to F1, F2, F3, F4.

    You can use these items to get yourself out of immediate danger!



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    ▲Don’t forget, supplies will be set to F1,F2,F3,F4!



    Some monsters may seem like NPCs from afar, but they can turn into ‘possessed’ monsters once you get close. They will attack you! So don’t ever let your guard down!



    You will start on a large open battlefield, but a Dark Fog surrounding the arena will close into the center as the game progresses. A terrifying Black Spirit awaits for adventurers that enter the fog. This Black Spirit is very powerful and will inflict grave damage to you in an instant!



    Do you want to get stronger?

    Those of you who are willing to take the risk, listen up!

    The fastest but most dangerous way for you to get stronger in the Shadow Arena is by slaying other survivors. Once you slay someone, their possession becomes yours. But remember, things might not go as you planned!





    ◆ Tips for survival in the Shadow Arena!

    1. You can fly by pressing spacebar when you are a Black Spirit. Speed is everything! Search for the Black Spheres.

    2. You have a higher chance to obtain skill scrolls and supplies from boxes, and gear from defeating monsters.

    3. Monsters become stronger over time and give better gear.

    4. You can increase your chances for survival by going out onto the field because you are more likely to meet other survivors by the Black Spheres.

    5. Boxes that you can destroy will be marked with a blue effect.

    6. You are guaranteed a yellow grade item if you defeat the boss monsters that appears occasionally.



    Run from the Dark Fog and be the last adventurer standing!

    So, are you ready?



    See you at the Shadow Arena!
     
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  2. Muesticblade

    Muesticblade Kunoichi 62 EU

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    savage rift: play your character... but with a musket!!!!
    battle royale: dont play your character and start at lvl 1 with only basic attacks!!!!
    fun :)
     
  3. 6footgeeks

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    Dunno. Seems like a fun little alternative and you do get to use in game skills. One can search for their main class. More over probably force players to learn different classes and appreciate their challenges and not just shout OPOPPLSNERF.
     
  4. WhySoSeeryus

    WhySoSeeryus Wizard 63 EU

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    is it just me or this looks alot like battle royale from AoC? :D
     
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  5. Catastigma

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    not bad. tested 4 time. like fortnite i die in the first 30 sec.:(
     
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  6. 6footgeeks

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    have a love hate relationship with this change

    Cons are

    1. You might and probably mostly will have to choose a class that you are not used to

    2. you start at level 0 and may never get to experience the full capabilities of a class untill the end

    Pros are

    1. You get to actually use skills and not a musket.... or flame tower

    2. People will have to play other classes, which they may not nessesarily like, but might actually make them appreciate the hardships of another class instead of just crying NERF NERFFFF NEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRFFF
     
  7. Thelemna

    Thelemna Softspoken Tamer 63 NA

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    As always with PA, you ask for a pittance of pvp, and they give you a panoply of pve.
     
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  8. Joungf

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    Yay! Battle Royale!
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  9. Asterotis

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    I call dibs on Kou Shibasaki, I have all of her CDs!
     
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  10. Joungf

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    I watched those movies where Tatsuya Fujiwara hade a role:
    2000: Persona – (Kamen gakuen)
    2000: Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru)
    2003: Battle Royale 2 (Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka)
    2006: Death Note (Desu nōto)
    2006: Death Note: The Last Name (Desu nōto: The Last Name)
    2008: L: Change the World
    2010: The Incite Mill
     
  11. FrozenReaper

    FrozenReaper Archer 62 EU

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  12. FluffyQuack

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    I recorded a full round of the mode:


    The actual round starts at 2:00 in the video. I included the waiting part as it's fun jumping around as the black spirit.

    To be honest, I'm not really feeling the mode itself. I could see it being a bit of fun if you join in with a group of friends, but otherwise I don't think it's something I'd bother with.
     
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  13. Nachtdrache

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    You know, not many people might like it but them bringing any kind of content to this game that doesn't revolve around gear enhancing and their pearl shop is welcomed. New content does not always have to bring new progression especially in an "sandbox" MMO. Bringing quality content that people want to play because its fun and not because its a carrot on a stick is a good thing.
     
  14. Jannanomana

    Jannanomana Jannanomana Witch 62 EU

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    yes even if u wouldnt get ANY reward from it. i would play it, cause its fun. ;)
     
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  15. Cardiel

    Cardiel Disglair DarkKnight NA

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    Wtf

    This looks fun.
     
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  16. MightyMidgit

    MightyMidgit Ranger NA

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    I am actually looking forward to this. In all the videos I've seen, only the traditional classes are available to find. Are they going to put in mystic, striker, DK, etc. as corpses on the ground for players to use? There are a lot of people who never touched the original classes, after all.
     
  17. Thelemna

    Thelemna Softspoken Tamer 63 NA

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    Oooooh if it is legacy classes only, that would be really nice.
     
  18. T800

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    After watching WTFBloo playing it, it looks fun.
     
  19. Ateena

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    Fix the classes ? x
    Fix the game? x
    Fix the economy? x
    Fix the RBF (week 150 and counting)? x
    Waste time to make piss-poor BR mode in a desperate attempt to solve the dying population? ✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓✓

    Haven't those korean clowns heard that the BR trend is dying already?.

    Cease to exist, please, PA.
     
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  20. Felyni

    Felyni Tamer 61 NA

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    Nice addition for BR fans. I can see it being pretty fun, esp after watching FluffyQuacks video. I do agree with him saying the mode would be a lot more enjoyable with a group of friends, then again..That's how Forknut is and any "BR" style game. I like how everyone pretty much starts off equally with L1 characters, however I feel it could get repetitive and annoying restarting from a new "possessed" body. However, this is the kind of "pvp" I can get behind! Can't hate on new content!
     

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