Black Desert Online is an upcoming Korean MMO. I believe it was released in Korea earlier this year and the NA version closed beta is starting next week. I managed to snag a key and wanted to see if anyone else was going to be in the beta as well?
My initial thoughts on the game from trailers and such are that the appeal to the game seems to be some combination of the following:
- Graphics. From what I’ve seen the game is the most visually appealing MMO out there. The closet thing I can compare to would be Witcher 3
- Action oriented combat (like TERA in some ways) you aim your attacks and combos are built and executed theough specific key strokes
- Sandbox style game. There looks to be a lot of immersion elements and the ability to do a lot of different activities.
- No loading screens.
- Large GvG combat. It looks like guilds can own towns / castles which gives them a percentage of the auction house taxes in that region and then be assaulted for control of that territory.
Anyway I plan on returning and writing up my experience with the closed beta for anyone interested. Hope se other people were able to grab a key!
And the game website for anyone interested: