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Patch Notes - March 27th 2019

27 March 2019 13:00

Greetings Adventurers,

Rumours are spreading like wildfire in the world of Black Desert Online this week. Is Santo Manzi as tough as he seems or does he sleep with a stuffed bear at night? Nothing seems as it is... that is why with this week’s patch note we would like to introduce the new event "True or False". Every day, players will have to track down a rumor, and depending on the answer, special prizes will be awarded to those who chose the least popular option, so beware and do not get yourself fooled!


 

[New Events]

  • True or False event will begin.

    • Event Period: Mar. 28th (00:00 UTC) – Apr. 3rd (23:59 UTC)

    • During the event period, obtain one [Event] A Fateful Choice a day via the Challenges tab (Y). Then use [Event] A Fateful Choice to go to NPC Dosogan Nia who will lead you to other NPCs where you will have to make a choice between 2 answers! The answer choice you make, if it is the choice selected by ‘lesser’ number of other adventurers, will become the Lie and you will get to win prizes!

    • Click <Here> to learn more about the deceitful lies!

    • Check the daily results to see if your choice won <Here>!

      • Updated 00:30 of the next day for results.

 

[Ongoing Events]

  • Glimmering Old Moon: Mar. 14 00:00 UTC - Apr. 10 23:59 UTC

  • Blooming Blossoms: Mar. 21 00:00 UTC - Apr. 10 before maintenance

  • [Community Event] Bake a Cake for the Black Spirit!: Mar. 20 - Apr. 3

 

[Ended Events]

  • Black Spirit’s Adventure 1

  • Cron Collector

 

[Reward Distribution]

  • ‘Hall of Famer’ titles

    • Unfortunately the Hall of Famer titles for Hall of Fame will not be distributed until Apr. 3rd maintenance. We apologize for the delay once again.

 

[Content]

  • Auto-navigation around Hope Pier, Valencia has been improved.

  • You can no longer use the Devour function on items that are transfused with crystals, or has Caphras stats.

    • Such items will be faded out when you open the Devour window, and warning messages have been added.

  • Fixed the issue where promoted workers could not be registered on the Worker Exchange immediately.

  • Fixed the issue where the Guild Bonus would occasionally not be distributed.

 

[System]

  • Fixed the issue where the auto-navigate feature would not work for certain island areas.

  • Changed the Black Spirit tutorial guide dialogue to be more natural.

  • Changed the appearance for the Black Spirit's 2nd awakening.

  • Fixed the issue where the Fever Time was not properly applied for the NA servers.

 

  • Shadow Arena Rankings for both Solo/Party play has been reset.

    • Once the first match of Shadow Arena has been played after the maintenance, all rankings will reset.

    • You can view the previous season’s rankings through the Shadow Arena Rankings window on the top right menu.

  • Fixed the issue where the skill descriptions for the Kunoichi's Flash Slash skill was not normal in the Shadow Arena's View Skill Details feature.

  • Kunoichi's Flash Slash skill description when pressing the Alt key in Shadow Arena will now mention Stiffness.

  • Fixed the issue where the Shadow Arena survival time points would not be counted towards the points.

 

  • Improved the search feature at the Central Market (you can now search single characters).

 

 

[Game World]

  • The names of the titles below have been revised to match the actual Life Skill level at which you obtain the titles:

Before

Now

Gathering Expert

Skilled Gatherer

Processing Expert

Skilled Processor

Cooking Expert

Skilled Cook

Training Expert

Skilled Trainer

Alchemy Expert

Skilled Alchemist

Fishing Expert

Skilled Fisher

Hunting Expert

Skilled Hunter

Trade Expert

Skilled Trader

Farming Expert

Skilled Farmer

Gathering Guru

Artisan Gatherer

Processing Virtuoso

Artisan Processor

Cooking Virtuoso

Artisan Cook

Training Guru

Artisan Trainer

Alchemy Guru

Artisan Alchemist

Fishing Guru

Artisan Fisher

Hunting Guru

Artisan Hunter

Trade Virtuoso

Artisan Trader

Farming Virtuoso

Artisan Farmer

  • Fixed the issue where the cliff near the Crescent Shrine area would look unnatural.

  • Removed bushes which were awkwardly placed near the starting point of the main quest.

  • Removed bushes from the walls of certain areas in Valencia.

  • Added a shorter path that leads you back up to Cron Castle when falling from the castle.

 

[NPC]

  • Orwen has disappeared from the Kamasylve Temple in Mediah.


 

[All Classes]

  • Improved the animation for the movements characters make when they try not to fall.

  • Improved the hit effects which are displayed when successfully landing hits with the following skills/attacks.

    • Witch: bare hand attacks without gear equipped

    • Wizard: bare hand attacks without gear equipped

    • Dark Knight: Unveiled Dagger, Twilight Dash

    • Ninja: Sura ChaoSpree

    • Tamer: bare hand attacks without gear equipped

    • Berserker: bare hand attacks without gear equipped

  • Fixed the issue where the character could not be switched when attempting to change characters while not equipped with any weapons.

  • When multiple adventurers are crowded together in confined spaces, the direction at which the other adventurers are facing will be reflected slowly from the player’s perspective. This is to help with optimization of the servers.

    • This means that the server will run more smoothly when multiple players are crowded together, but the actual directions each adventurer is facing will be synchronized slowly.

 

[By Class]

  • The damage activated when switching to main weapon mode from awakening weapon mode by pressing the W/A/S/D+C key will now reflect the damage from the currently obtained Slash skill.

  • Fixed the issue where the camera effect would be too intense when using the Slash skill while on a mount.


  • Fixed the issue where the sound for the Descending Current skill would play when using the Evasive Shot skill immediately after casting the Flow: Crossing Wind and Descending Current skill.

  • The speed of the arrows fired during the following skills has been increased. The amount of time after which you can swap gears after using these skills has also been changed.

    • Descending Current I, II, III, IV and V, as well as Ultimate: Descending Current.
      Made the hit effects for the skill Tearing Arrow the same when used while mounted and not mounted.

  • The graphic effects of the skill Dagger of Protection should no longer follow the movements of your character.

  • Fixed the issue where the back side of the head would move when customizing the eyes.

  • Fixed the issue where the character's motion would look awkward when standing still after using the Evasive Explosion Shot III and Absolute: Evasive Explosion Shot 2 times consecutively.

  • Improved the hit effect of Tearing Arrow to be more dynamic.

 

 

  • Fixed the issue where the hit sound would not play when casting Dream of Doom I - III while on a mount.

  • Fixed the issue where the hair would look unnatural in character customization.

  • The damage activated when switching to main weapon mode from awakening weapon mode by pressing the W/A/S/D+C key will now reflect the damage from the currently obtained Dark Split skill.

 

  • Fixed the issue where the damage would not be applied when attacking as you switch to main weapon mode by pressing the W/A/S/D+C key while attacking in awakening weapon mode (when you have obtained the Elastic Force X skill).

 

  • You can now board a mount while sprinting.

  • Attacking while switching to main weapon mode (by pressing W/S+C key while attacking in awakening weapon mode) will now result in the same attack as when attacking as the character changes directions.

  • Fixed the issue where damage would not be applied when attacking as you switch to main weapon mode by pressing A/D+C key while attacking in awakening weapon mode.

 

  • Instead of Magical Shield and Healing Aura, Fireball and Lightning Chain will appear in the Skill Guide that appears when you are in a combat area.

  • The proper amount of hits will now be applied for the Toxic Flood and Lava Field skills.

 

  • Instead of Magical Shield and Healing Aura, Fireball and Lightning Chain will appear in the Skill Guide that appears when you are in a combat area.

  • The proper amount of hits will now be applied for the Toxic Flood and Lava Field skills.
     

  • Fixed the issue where you could not move or use skills momentarily after the ending motion of switching to awakening weapon mode by pressing W/A/S/D+C key from main weapon mode.

  • The following skill name has been changed.

    • Before: Musa’s Spirit

    • Now: Musa’s Resolve

 

  • Fixed the graphical issue with the Kerispear that occurred when wearing the Peach Blossom Outfit.

  • Fixed the issue where you could not move or use skills momentarily after the ending motion of switching to awakening weapon mode by pressing W/A/S/D+C key from main weapon mode.

 

  • The damage activated when switching to main weapon mode from awakening weapon mode by pressing the W/A/S/D+C key will now reflect the damage from the currently obtained Wind Slash skill.

 

  • The damage activated when switching to main weapon mode from awakening weapon mode by pressing the W/A/S/D+C key will now reflect the damage from the currently obtained Wind Slash skill.


  • Fixed the graphical issue with the head that occurred when wearing Garnier Troupe Garb (Costume).

 

  • Fixed the issue where the only 5 hits were applied for the  Combo Damage of Soul Basher III and Absolute: Soul Basher when used with Martial Spirit Shards.


  • The total amount of Caphras Stones required for a level 0 - 20 Caphras Enhancement on PEN (V) weapons (main weapon/sub-weapon/awakening weapon) has been reduced by 25%.

    • Though the amount of Caphras Stones required has decreased, the Caphras stats effects will be the same as before.

    • The number of upgrade enhancement levels are the same as before (20), and the amount required for each level has been adjusted due to the reduced maximum amount.

    • If you had already invested enough Caphras Stones to reach level 20 in the new system, you can find the extra Caphras Stones in your in-game mail. They are sent out during this, March 27 maintenance.

  • Fixed a typo in the description for the button for using the Elion's Tear item, which is displayed when you die.

  • Fixed the issue where the Fairy voice would not play.

  • Added a sound effect which plays when Devour is successful.

  • Added a popup window which describes the Devour feature.

  • The tooltip for the Fat Catfishman Summon Scroll item (which can be obtained through the [Boss] The Mastermind of the Catfishmen quest), will no longer have the description which mentions interacting with the Dark Portal. Instead, it will now mention that you can use the item by moving to a certain location.

    • Also, the item's expiration period has been removed.

  • Fixed the issue where certain contents (shoes and gloves) of the [Musa] Blue Tiger Classic Set would not be displayed in the description which appears after you open the item.

  • The Dark Spirit's Greed will no longer be exchanged when pressing the R button at Odelphin NPC in Drieghan.

  • Fixed the issue where the number of Hwachas and Flame Towers you can build for the [Conquest] Sturdy Octagonal Fort would not match the descriptions.

  • The following item name has been changed.

    • Before: The Forgotten Secret Garden of Cron

    • Now: Scroll of Cron Remembrance

  • For details on newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here > !

 

  • Removed the warning display for the Ahib Griffon boss monster which appears from the Dark Rift.

  • The Ancient Puturum boss monster from the Dark Rift will display a warning message before it deals a powerful attack.

  • Fixed the issue where you were able to obtain the Harpy Plume trade item when defeating Harpy at Karanda Ridge.

  • Increased the normal attack range for Dastard Bheg.

  • Certain monsters at Imp Cave will no longer initiate attacks. This is to allow you to engage in a conversation with Small Nose more easily.

  • The Gray Boss Wolf has been added in front of the Ancient Stone Chamber, and it has been placed at an area which allows the scene to look more natural.

  • The camera movement and attack range for boss monster Giath (which you encounter during a quest) have been improved to match the movements more naturally.

  • In order to provide better combat experience, boss monsters you encounter in quests will now continue to be summoned for 5 minutes when in non-combat mode.

 

  • The completion goals for Rulupee's Travel Log have been adjusted.

Quest Name

Before

Now

Rulupee's Travel to Valencia III

1153

1004

Rulupee's Travel to Kamasylvia

5160

4921

  • Fixed the issue where the Frightening Witch Summon Scroll, a quest reward from the quest Tears of the Wind, was not working properly.

    • If you possess the Frightening Witch Summon Scroll but have not accepted the main quest [Boss] The Witch of Horrors, you can accept the quest [The Ritual Entity] from NPC Ribley to use the summon scroll.

  • The quest acceptance condition for the quest Dying Abun has been changed.

    • Even if you have completed the quest Mediah Merchants Union Chairman, you will no longer be able to accept the quest Dying Abun.

  • Removed the unnecessary warning descriptions from the quest summary for [Co-op] Story on Cron Castle.

  • The quest locations for Troublemaker of the Mountain and Rare Gray Fur will now be displayed properly.

  • Fixed the issue where characters who were going through the beginning stages of the renewed main quests could not accept the following sub quests.

    • Claus Can't Contain!

    • I Care About You

    • [Returning] Do you want to go to Velia?

  • The number of Weasels, Foxes, and Wolves has increased for the areas relevant to the following sub quests.

    • Self-Sufficiency at Western Camp #1

    • Self-Sufficiency at Western Camp #2

    • Self-Sufficiency at Western Camp #3

  • The Value Pack (1 Day) item for completing [Special Gift] Travelling Light I quest has been replaced during maintenance to you to complete the quest. Please check your in-game mailbox (B) if you had a Value Pack (1 Day) item which did not function properly to proceed and complete [Special Gift] Travelling Light I.

 

  • Fixed the issue where the mount skill name and description would overlap or bleed out of the Mount Information window.

  • Certain equipment icons have been fixed so that they look more natural in the UI.

  • The sizes for the following Inventory UI have been adjusted:

    • Item icons & grade borders

    • Trade item expiration display

    • Time limit icons

    • Cooldown icons

  • The Part for Explorer's Compass has been added to the list of items dropped in the Hystria Ruins region.

  • Revised the description about the maximum enhancement value for PEN gear Caphras enhancements.

  • Fixed the issue where a notification message for obtaining better gear would appear when obtaining Life Skill related accessories.

  • Added a feature where the Black Spirit make a relevant comment when you accept the early main quests.

  • Made an improvement so that effect (visual and sound) would appear when extracting Garmoth's Heart.

  • You can now view the "Easy, Medium, and Hard" information for the Tier 1 Nodes from the Participation Region window which is displayed when building a Node War Fort.

  • Revised the message which is displayed on the Dark Rift UI when the Dark Rift has not yet appeared.

  • Fixed the issue where extraction would not properly work for the Caphras Stone extraction when using the Inventory's Auto Arrange feature after putting an equipment onto the Extraction window.

 

  • Fixed the issue where certain effects would look unnatural when running the game below the "Low" graphic settings.

  • We apologize for the NA weekend EXP boost not working during 3/22 - 3/25 as announced on our forum post. Weekend EXP boost for NA will work normally from this weekend.

    • As compensation, we have distributed the following items via in-game mailbox (B) for NA adventurers. Once again we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

      • Extra Combat EXP Scroll x15

      • Extra Skill EXP Scroll x15

        • Please make sure to claim this within 1 week (until 4/3 23:59 UTC).

 

  • We are aware of the issue where [Archer] Canape Crossbow cannot be dyed. This is expected to be fixed next week.

  • We are aware of an issue where graphical anomalies (such as abnormal objects) may appear in certain areas.

  • We are aware of the issue where furniture and props. can be placed abnormally inside Residence. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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