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GM Notes [GM Notes] End of the 2021 Summer Season
Black Desert Sep 8, 2021, 10:00 (UTC)
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Greetings, Adventurers.

As previously announced in our "A Letter to Black Desert Adventurers," the Black Desert team has been discussing the possibility of adjusting the Season Servers to lighten the progression hurdles and help newer Adventurers settle into Black Desert. With this purpose in mind, we’ve decided to conclude the Summer Season early during the September 15, 2021 (Wed) maintenance.

But don't worry! This farewell to the Summer Season will be immediately followed up by a new "Season+" server. The new "Season+" server is a bolstered version of the previous season with improved Tuvala gear enhancement chances along with more boosts between the graduation stage and end gear progression. This revamp is also particularly meaningful to the staff in that it embodies our best efforts to reflect the Adventurers’ needs and suggestions voiced out to us.

We sincerely hope that the Season+ servers can deliver the renewed adventures that we hope for you to experience.

So, get ready to jump right in and join the new Season+ servers!

Summary

1. Summer season ends during the September 15, 2021 (Wed) maintenance!
2. New Season+ starts after the September 15, 2021 (Wed) maintenance!
3. All Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass rewards are automatically completed.
4. Collect all Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass rewards before the September 15th (Wed) maintenance!
5. Collect all finished Season challenge rewards before the September 15th (Wed) maintenance!
6. All Summer Season characters will be converted to 'Normal Characters' during the September 15, 2021 (Wed) maintenance.
7. All "Season Quests" in progress will be removed.
8. Unconverted Tuvala gear will be converted automatically.


Summer Season End & Season+ Start Date

2021 End of Summer Season Closed during September 15, 2021 (Wed.) Maintenance
2021 Start of Season + Begins after September 15, 2021 (Wed.) Maintenance

 


Season Character and Quests

 

- All Summer Season characters will be converted to ‘Normal Characters’ during the September 15th maintenance.

- All ‘Season Quests’ in progress will be removed as well.

 

 

Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass

 

- The Black Spirit Pass was removed from the Pearl Shop (F3) during the September 8th (Wed) maintenance. (Added)

- Uncompleted Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass missions will be completed for you during the September 8th (Wed) maintenance.

- Make sure to receive all the Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass rewards before the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance.

- Any unreceived Season Pass & Black Spirit rewards will be deleted during the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance.

- Once you claim the normal rewards of the Season Pass, the Black Spirit Pass rewards will become available. (Both the Season Pass and Black Spirit Pass rewards must be claimed in the order from start to finish.)

- The Season Pass and Black Spirit Pass will both end during the September 15th (Wed) maintenance, please make sure to claim your rewards beforehand.

 

 

Challenge Removal

 

1) Summer Season Character Level 15 - 60 Challenge

2) Autumn Breeze Rolling in Rewards

3) Fughar’s Gift Box

4) [Season] On the Lucretia Dagger!

* The challenges above are scheduled to be removed during the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance so please make sure to receive all challenge rewards before the maintenance.

 

 

Item Removal

Item List

(Removed during September 15th (Wed.) maintenance.)

- Honorable Adventurer’s Certificate

- Time-filled Black Stone

- Refined Magical Black Stone

- Tuvala Ore

- Time-filled Black Stone Bundle

- Refined Magical Black Stone Bundle

- Tuvala Ore Bundle

- [Season] Secret Book of the Misty Breeze

- [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stone Box and other [Season] Tuvala Conversion Stones for each Tuvala part.

- [Season] Leveling Aid Boxes (including all boxes for different levels) and [Season] New Adventure Box.

- Tuvala gear and accessories that haven’t been converted.

- Rift’s Fragment

- Rift’s Echo

- [Season] Rift’s Thorn

- Frozen Tides Black Stone

- Fughar’s Timepiece
- Vahmalkea: Rift Chest
- [Season] Secret Book of the Crimson Fog

- [Event] Fughar's Gift Box

* [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon will remain in your Inventory and will be useable in the next season. Please note that you cannot obtain the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon during Season+. (Fixed)

* If you have the [Season] Crow Merchants Guild Contribution Certificate I/II, you will still be able to accept and complete the "Crow Merchants Guild's Gift" even after the season ends.

 

 

Quest Compensations

Adventures who were not able to complete the ‘[Season Server Graduation] At the Crossroad’ or ‘[Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World’ will receive the rewards below through the in-game mail (B).

 

Completion Rewards for Uncompleted Quests

Gift Box Full of Memories

Fughar’s Letter of Encouragement

- You will be excluded from the compensation if your Summer Season character has been deleted or no longer exists during the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance.

 

 

Continuable Season Quests

Quests Available after the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance
- You can still complete the ‘[Season Special Gift] Dreams Ebb and Flow’ quest through the Black Spirit if you’ve completed the Summer Season Graduation.

 


Unconverted Tuvala Gear

 

Summer Season Tuvala gear that have not been converted with conversion stones will be automatically converted and returned to Adventurers during the September 15th (Wed.) maintenance following the criteria below.
* (Tuvala gear for equipment slots that was already converted will not be sent to you.)

Tuvala Gear Conversion Criteria (In order of Priority)

① Unconverted Tuvala gear with the highest enhancement level per equipment slot (1 per equipment slot except 2 for earrings and rings for a total of 13):

E.g.) If you have a “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves” and “TRI (III): Tuvala Gloves” in your inventory or storage, then only the “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves” will be converted.

 

If there are two or more identical types of Tuvala gear with the same enhancement level, then the second criteria will be followed.

 

② Branded Tuvala gear (Item Brand Spell Stone):

E.g.) If you have a branded “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves” and unbranded “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves," then the branded “PEN (V): Tuvala Gloves” will be converted.

If there are two or more identical types of branded Tuvala gear with the same enhancement level, then the third criteria will be followed.

 

③ Most recently crafted Tuvala gear:

E.g.) If you own an unbranded PEN (V) Tuvala Longsword (crafted on September 1) and an unbranded PEN (V) Tuvala Amulet (crafted on September 10), then the more recently crafted PEN (V) Tuvala Amulet will be converted.

* Any Tuvala gear that is excluded by the criteria above will not be recoverable.

* Tuvala gear that have been converted this way will be placed in the Inventory of the character that graduated from Summer Season. However, if your Inventory is full, then the gear will be sent to your Heidel Storage.

 

* Additional Notices

- If you want to use one of the deleted gear instead of the converted gear, please contact us via [Support Center] before the October 13, 2021 (Wed.) maintenance.

- Please provide the name and enhancement level of the converted gear you wish to exchange as well as the name and enhancement level of the gear you want to recover when submitting your ticket.

- Please note that we can only provide recovery services only once per equipment slot for the converted gears.

 

The goal of the new Season+ server is to alleviate progression hurdles for newer Adventurers but we also plan to gradually expand the various boosts so that even veteran Adventurers feel more comfortable when settling into their new season character.

 

 

* In order to provide more details regarding the “Season+,” we’ve updated the content below on September 9, 2021 (Thu) 8:20 (UTC). (Added)

Season+ (Scheduled for September 15th)

 

1. New Season Pass & Black Spirit Pass

The beginning of the ‘Season+’ server will also bring about a new Season pass and Black Spirit Pass. Completing the new Season Pass and the Black Spirit Pass will grant you Season Seals that you can exchange for three types of Weapon Exchange Coupons. These Weapon Exchange Coupons are not the Tuvala Weapon Exchange Coupons, but rather the Weapon Exchange Coupons for Boss Gear. 

 

2. Fughar’s Timepiece

First made available in the 2021 Summer Season, Fughar’s Timepiece can be obtained again in the new Season+ server. Using Fughar’s Timepiece with a Season Character will convert your Season Character into a normal character. Subsequently, the entirety of the Combat EXP & Skill EXP earned by your Season Character will be automatically copied to a normal character of your choice. It’s important to note that the Season Character you just converted to a normal character will retain its Combat EXP & Skill EXP.

 

3. Various Improvements

Completing the Serendia main questline will now grant you an additional pet. Additionally, the unnecessarily varied Mediah region's monster loot will also be reorganized. Main quest rewards will be boosted to give more valuable rewards and Valencia region monsters will drop better loot.

 

4. Improved Tuvala gear Enhancement Chances

Enhancement chances will be adjusted in the Season+ server to make Tuvala Gear easier to enhance.

 

 

Season+ (Scheduled for September 29th)

 

1. PEN (V) Tuvala gear (All 7 types) can now be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss gear.

After the September 29th maintenance, the seven different types of PEN (V) Tuvala gear can now be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss gears that cannot be traded on the market.

 

To provide a little extra something for all Adventurers, we’ve also made it possible to trade in a TET (IV) Boss gears (available on the market) in exchange for a TET (IV) Boss gears (unavailable on the market). Please keep in mind that this exchange is allowed only once per family. Furthermore, once you’ve enhanced the Boss Gear to PEN (V), you can craft it into the Fallen God’s Armor, which can be listed on the Central Market.

 

Right now, you might be wondering what the benefit is when you trade in a Boss gear for a one that can’t be traded on the market. Not to worry! These newly exchanged Boss Gear will offer a new way to be enhanced to PEN (V) level with steady effort!

 

Refer to the image below to see how the new system works.

 

▲ You can obtain TET (IV) Boss Gear for all seven of the equipment slots (Main Weapon, Sub-weapon, Awakening Weapon, Armor, Shoes, Gloves, and Helmet) via exchange. Afterward, you can try to enhance the obtained Boss Gear to PEN (V) with the new way that will be introduced in Season+. Additionally, all PEN (V) Tuvala Gear that has been previously converted (not limited to Tuvala Gear converted during the 2021 Summer Season) can be exchanged for TET (IV) Boss Gear (cannot be traded on market) in Season+.

 

2. More Support from Growth Pass

When Adventurers graduate from Season+ server, we’ll be providing a Growth Pass to help Adventurers to live the experience in the world of Black Desert. Growth Pass will consist of various challenges (and matching rewards) that will not only help you learn more about the world but also gauge your progression in the diverse contents of Black Desert. When you’ve finally completed the entire Growth Pass, you’ll be more than ready to dive deeper into your journey in Black Desert. Growth Pass will be made available to any Season+ server graduated character, free of purchase.

 

▲ As this image was taken during development, it is displayed in the Korean language. This content will be translated to the supported languages before it releases, but the contents may be subject to change.

 

We are currently preparing more announcements to give you more information about the upcoming updates. Make sure to keep an eye on our website for more notices regarding Season+ and all the contents & events that we have in store!

Happy adventuring!

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Hello question about timepiece i was putting it off untill i reached level 62 should i use it now before the september 15th maitenance and does this mean there are two time pieces if i use one now do i gain another in the season + server or is it only
one total
Sep 8, 2021, 11:52 (UTC) 0
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@Ishgard No, you'll lose your timepiece after sept 15, that is because in order to graduate you most throw it away. if your char is already lvl 62 I suggest you just graduate already :) cheers.
Sep 8, 2021, 11:55 (UTC) 0
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@RedOkami thanks a ton was trying to find out if it was the same timepiece or two diffrent ones one for the summer 2021 and one for season+ or if the item could only be used once if you get what i mean.
Sep 8, 2021, 12:01 (UTC) 0
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@Ishgard Dude, IDK what @RedOkami is talking about. USE the timepiece BEFORE the 15th; it has nothing to do with graduation. You'll get another during the Season+ session.
Sep 8, 2021, 19:22 (UTC) 0
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@Ishgard IDK if you got my first response bc it doesn't show up for my in the list. But USE the timepiece before the 15th. IDK what the other guy is talking about bc it has nothing to do with graduation. If you don't use it, you'll lose it. And, we get
another during the Seasons+ session.
Sep 8, 2021, 20:16 (UTC) 0
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@Ishgard I'm gonna assume based on the post that we'll get a second time piece. I'd make sure you're at around 1600 sp and Timepiece. I waited till I was done with the pass so I didn't have to finish it with a toon I didn't know.
Sep 9, 2021, 14:38 (UTC) 0
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@TheGoodz also do the quest skip if you havent yet and want valencia valks. as i could not skip once i graduated the timepieced character.
Sep 9, 2021, 19:36 (UTC) 0
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Overall that's super exciting news! ...Just hoping we're not getting a slap in our faces for having all character slots filled and have to choose to either throw away one (and quests & family fame that goes with it) or just not to take part and miss out.
Sep 8, 2021, 12:11 (UTC) 0
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@Pinkiopt Same. As I already had to delete a character to use the previous time piece. Which cost a pearl outfit they won't give back.
Sep 8, 2021, 16:09 (UTC) 1
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@Pinkiopt Yep that's why I always make sure to save up 10k from now on. I have spare 10k waiting when the time does come
Sep 8, 2021, 16:25 (UTC) 0
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@Pinkiopt I hit my 30K this season as I feel that is exactly when they are forcing the veterans to do, delete a character and lose family fame/quest count. This is the first time we weren't even given the option to add another slot for money.
Sep 8, 2021, 16:32 (UTC) 0
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Nice event!
Sep 8, 2021, 12:22 (UTC) 0
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And how is it supposed to help me in getting black star tet / pen and pen accessories?
Exchange boss tet for boss tet bound? Ok, but what about the caphras? Taking them out from gear is unprofitable.
So ... Pearl Abyss even if you want to do something right, you do it wrong.
There is absolutely no problem even for beginners to obtain tet boss armors/weapons. But what next? And that's the problem!
Sep 8, 2021, 12:51 (UTC) 1
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@Senemedar Play the game like everyone else?
Sep 8, 2021, 19:31 (UTC) 1
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Does this mean they deleted the option to buy the Black Spirit Pass from the game? cuz i can't find it in the pearl shop anymore and was planning on buying it.
Sep 8, 2021, 13:28 (UTC) 1
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So.. Make PEN Tuv AGAIN. buy TET boss gear... To convert both into a NEW TET BOSS gear...same stats. to enhance easier?..

This makes me sad...
Sep 8, 2021, 13:41 (UTC) 1
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@Harleyツ That's not true at all. You can either exchange pen tuvala for the boss gear or you can trade existing tet boss gear for the set.

It is /not/ both. You get just ONE set.
Sep 12, 2021, 17:29 (UTC) 0
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Sorry for my newbie questiona, it because I am a New Player in Black Desert. SO.. Some parts of my tuvala set gear is not a PEN, i have a few parts PEN. The question is: IF i gonna lose all my set?
Sep 8, 2021, 14:00 (UTC) 0
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@Lockharte you will not lose it, if you graduate you can transform your whole gear set ( 1 item per item slot) into non seasonal gear and thus keep it. in addition with current ongoing event can choose to convert 1 ( or 2 if you bought an extra ticket
with the shells) into boss gear. this converted boss gear will have tuvula enhancement lvl - 1. so PEN tuvala becomes TET boss gear, TET tuvala becomes tri boss gear, etc
Sep 8, 2021, 16:03 (UTC) 0
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This is a horrible addition to the game. You already made it so people get full tet weapons and armor within a month without even having to play the game really with seasons rewards and events. Now you're giving away pens? All this does is make it worthless
to play the game, why even try when you're giving it away for free now? I feel like my time has been wasted at this point based on how much you give away. Please stop.
Sep 8, 2021, 14:29 (UTC) 2