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GM Notes Dec 11, 2022, 06:07 (UTC) 2022 Calpheon Ball Recap
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New Class - Black Desert’s First Twin Class, "Woosa”

New Class, “Woosa” - Schedule to be released December 14, 2022


“Woosa” is the younger of Black Desert’s Twin Classes. Hailing from the Land of the Morning Light, her traditional Korean outfit exemplifies this by mixing a traditional Korean outfit with a slight dash of modernity. The coloring of the outfit also expresses her personality, as the dark colors radiate the calmness and strength of Woosa’s personality. With that said though, the garment itself is relatively soft and breezy, taking on the traditional materials used for hanbok.

 

Main Woosa Skills


Woosa’s main weapon is a fan, and holds the meaning of “a picture calling upon a butterfly”.
The weapon is therefore called the “Swallowtail Fan”.

Stormfall

 

Cloudrise

 

Wingbeat

 

Thunderstroke/Cloudcarve

 

Like the skills illustrate above, Woosa can confront her enemies with various magic skills, and can also use her abilities to create clouds, giving her great outplay potential.

 


New class, ‘Maegu’ - Scheduled for January, 2023

Maegu is the older twin sister of Woosa.
If you were to say that Woosa radiates strength and calmness, then Maegu’s gumiho concept is the opposite. Her fascinating characteristics are exemplified in her overall outfit, which displays bright colors with sheer red accents.

Maegu uses “Horyeongbu”, or a Foxspirit Charm, as her weapon, to use magical attacks that disrupt and mislead her opponents.

 

 

New Continent - Land of the Morning light

The Land of the Morning Light was modeled after the Joseon Dynasty, the last dynastic kingdom of Korea. 
The setting of the Land of the Morning Light is based off various folktales and legends passed down from ancient times to modern times.

 

The location formerly known as Port Ratt has now been transformed into Nampo Harbor.  
The Haso region, which represented the eastern region of Black Desert, has been completely revamped 

 


The Land of the Morning Light splits off into its own story, giving a break from the main plot of Ancient Relics and Illezra the White Witch.

Adventurers will find themselves swept up into an incident with Dolswe, leading you to be under the watchful eye of Lee Duksoo, Warden of the Donghae Province.

 


Through this pursuit, you will stumble upon Dalbeol village, where the real adventure starts.

Unlike previous regions with linear stories, Adventurers will be searching for information on their own and deciding where to explore based on those findings.

 


For example, Adventurers will gather information from the town regarding a monster that eats people's livers, and follow that information to discover who the Gumiho is, and how to solve that case.

For this questline, there will be two endings, and each ending you discover will be logged in your “Story Book”

Striped Sentries, specialized units that catch tigers

Hwajeon farmers that cultivate the land after burning the forests

Followers of Yongam

Hare and Tortoise Folk

 

Horang

 

The narrative these new races will follow will be based on Korean fairy tales and folklore.

To our adventurers who already have heard of these tales, we hope these new races will feel like a welcome and familiar addition. To those who've had no exposure to these tales whatsoever, we hope that these new races will serve to provide a fresh, never-before-experienced sense of mysticism and awe.

 


In the Land of the Morning Light, there are many bosses such as the Gumiho, Songakshi, Duoksini, the Bamboo Legion and the Changui.

These bosses, each with their own unique characteristics, will be the main content of the Land of the Morning Light. There will be no monster zone, but major content is designed around the “Boss Rush” idea.

These bosses can be taken down through solo play, but some monsters will also be created as Guild bosses as well.

We hope that Adventurers find the content to be enjoyable and fulfilling, and whether it’s a solo or a guild boss.


In the Land of the Morning Light, new best in slot crystals and the highest grade of gloves, Dahn’s Gloves, will also be added to Black Desert.

The Land of the Morning Light is currently being developed with the goal of launching it in Korea in February, 2023.

 

 

Crystal Presets

· Development of Crystal Presets ·

New Crystal Presets will be updated to the Black Desert Global Labs on December 16.

Once applied, Crystals which were traditionally equipped into weapon and armor slots will now be equipped directly into a new dedicated UI, removing the equipment constraints of Crystals.

Additionally, there are additional locked crystal slots that can be seen on the UI shown above, and will become available through the Land of the Morning Light!

 

 

Combat

· Arena of Solare Season 2 ·
Scheduled December 28

* Placement Match introduction: The first few matches of a new season will be aimed at placing Adventurers in the right rank. Depending on how you do in these placement matches, your starting rank will change.

 

* Diversified Gear: More gear options will be added to the Arena of Solare so there will be more variables to consider when entering the Arena.

New Battlefield: A new arena is being prepared for Arena of Solare.

 

· DP Efficiency ·

Offense is currently more efficient than Defense.

We’ll be taking a step-by-step approach to improve defensive efficiency, by adding new gear rather than just adjusting the bonus defense brackets.

 

· New Monster Zones ·

There are no current plans for new monster zones as we are staying focused on the Land of the Morning Light. Instead, the Land of the Morning Light will contain extreme difficulty boss fights that will challenge the top-tier Adventurers.

 

 
Life Skills

· Life Skill Tool Alerts ·

Like normal equipment, we will improve the warning UI to show if a life skill tool reaches a certain amount of durability.

 

· Fishing Byproduct Exchange NPC’s ·

We will try and add NPCs in the major cities and towns so there are more places to exchange your byproducts.

 

· Imperial Delivery and Tagged Characters ·

We will improve the system so that tagged characters can store Imperial Delivery Boxes in their storage. However, it is not a simple task and may take some time to develop.

 

· Ocean / Sailing EXP ·

We will change so that sailing EXP can be earned in shallow seas, however those rates will be less efficient than the great Ocean.

Bartering and ocean monster zones will also be expanded upon.

 

We’re also currently working on the Epheria Dreadnaught, which can be a new goal for sea-faring Adventurers.

However, as the Epheria Dreadnaught will be a very large and magnificent ship, it cannot be permanently owned. Rather, we’re approaching it with the idea that Adventurers can temporarily earn the right to use it by defeating certain sea monsters or through special barters for example.

 

 
General

· Cheers for Hards and Sharps ·

We will be removing the cheering animation that activates upon acquisition of Hard and Sharp Black Crystal Shards.

 

· Add an On/Off Filter for Low HP Pulse ·

This was a function created for new Adventurers but, when it actives constantly, it's been a visual hindrance. We will be adding a toggle option for this effect.

 

· Increase Default Horse Calls/ Using Items on Horseback ·

The default distance for calling a horse will be tripled, increasing from 50 to 150 range.

To help you know when you can call your horse, an indicator will be added showing when the horse is in range of calling.

We’re also going to allow Adventurers to open items such as boxes while riding horses. It was said however that equipping gear while mounted will not be permitted, as this is something that could be abused during Node and Conquest War.

 

· Switching Characters and Editing UI on new characters ·

Currently there is a limit of level 6 for switching characters, and level 10 for editing the UI.

Within a family, if a character has already achieved at least level 10, these restrictions will be lifted.

 

· Improve Guild Bonus Payments and Guild Contracts ·


 

To make it easier to pay out Guild Bonuses, we’re creating a dedicated UI for it.

Records of participation in Node and Conquest War will automatically be saved, and if Guild Members wish to appeal to their Guild Leaders, they can submit their own appeal for approval.

These approval requests will be available for all members in a guild to see, to avoid any chances of abuse.

Additionally, the inconvenience of switching servers to renew contracts will be investigated. We will be looking to revamp some of the internal guild systems to make this possible.

 

· Marni Stone Location Path Improvements ·

We'll be making improvements to the Marni Stone so that when it is right clicked, a path to the nearest Wacky Toshi NPC will be set.

 

· Clown Butlers are Scary ·

Pietro, the clown faced Butler strikes fear in the hearts of many. Send a ticket to Customer Service who can help replace it with a less terrifying butler to handle your goods.

We’ll be looking to add a toggle function in the future.

 

· More Options for Pearl Accessories ·

Ninja Owl-rimmed glasses will be added next week.

We will continue to develop and provide various accessories, focusing on certain classes lacking variety.

 

 
Wizard Posture Improvements

· Current Progress of the Posture Improvements for Wizards · 

The work is almost complete, and we’re preparing to apply it in January 2023.

As we’ve been working on this, we’ve come to realize that current customizations become incredibly difficult to use, so they will all need to be reset.

Various events to help with customization will be run to make it easier.

 

 
2023 Changes in the New Year

· Shared Silver ·

All Storage and Character Silver will be shared across the family.

 

· In-game Ways to Obtain Pearl Furniture · 

Although not all Pearl Shop furniture will be available at the beginning, we are preparing ways to obtain Furniture that was only available in the Pearl Shop.

 

· Shakatu Seal Renewal ·

A Gold Bar box that can earn up to 1.5 billion silver, Item Increase Scrolls x30, Supreme Old Moon Scrolls and more will be added to a new Shakatu Seal.

It will also include the “Garmoth’s Horn,” an item that can increase the tier of pets obtainable from Garmoth, and a special yellow title, “Shining Knight” can be claimed too.

 

· Shai’s Dance Moves, Other Class Musical Performances ·

A dancing social action will be added just for Shai, to continue the uniqueness of the class in Black Desert.

 

For the other classes that are sad they won’t be able to dance, they will be able to perform musical pieces.

 

 

 
Calpheon Ball 2022 in Los Angeles,
Take a look at the heart of the event! 

▲ Adventurers from around the world descended on LA for the Calpheon Ball, and each were given a heartfelt letter from our staff!

▲ Invited adventurers got to leave their names on the neon guest book!

▲ Everyone is here waiting for the ball to begin

▲ Jaehee and CM Alejandro warming up the crowd to start the Calpheon Ball! 

▲ The news drew laser like focus from those watching at the venue,

▲ After all the news, GM’s were in attendance to take screenshot.....photos with Adventurers! Seeing smiles on our Adventurers faces brought us great delight too!

▲ A group photo of everyone who joined in the 2022 Calpheon Ball.
Once again, thank you to all the adventurers from across the world who enjoy Black Desert!

2022 Calpheon Ball
If you want to watch the stream again, then you can check out the official Youtube and Twitch channels of Black Desert.
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