Post Calpheon Banquet: 2020 Development Plans

31 December 2019 09:00

 

Greeting Adventurers!

The Executive Producer in charge of development for Black Desert, Jae-hee Kim, announced the 2020 Development Plans at the Calpheon Banquet offline event held in Korea last weekend.

He recapped the changes that followed after the Heidel Ball, and announced the various new updates coming in 2020 for Black Desert.

(Please note the dates mentioned are for the Korean server and global release dates may differ.)

Let's check them out!

 

Between the Heidel Ball and now

 

– There were a variety of improvements and changes made after the Heidel Ball. They included: Buff UI rework, talking with NPCs while mounted on horses, more ways to get enhancement stacks, UI rework, Imperial Crafting Delivery rework, any more.

– The Great Expedition, Altar of Blood, the Shai class and her "Talent," and other tremendous content updates came in.

– We were not able to show you O'dyllita and Territory War as of yet. There are still a number of details that need to be worked out for them to fit the world of Black Desert. Please be patient with us as we strive to develop them to a quality with which we are satisfied.

– As for Fish Farming, it was presented as a possible idea in the past and it received such good feedback that we expect to start developing this content soon.

 

Currently under development

 

1. Succession

– We are focused on getting Succession out for the pre-existing classes. The original plan was to have all of the classes out by the end of the year, but we wanted to make sure we are putting forth quality content.

– This is especially true with Berserker Succession. It was pretty close to completion, but it lacked refinement so it's undergoing development again.

– Succession will continue to get released in mid-January starting with Witch & Wizard. They will be followed up with Striker, Mystic, and Lahn in the coming weeks.

 

2. Guardian, Slayer of the Light

– Guardian makes her pact with the Black Spirit knowing that she will lose her memories. This was so that she can descend from the Mountain of Eternal Winter to reclaim Ynix, the Holy Flame that can immolate gods.

– She meets the followers of Ynix and undergoes the trial of the Holy Flame on her journey with the Black Spirit.

– Guardian comes in possession of Ynix to become the judicator of the flame. She wields a new mighty weapon to slay her enemies.

– Guardian's Awakening Weapon looks like a pole weapon with the Holy Flame burning in its blade.

– Guardian will be able to use devastating skills with her newfound powers. She will learn skills where she takes flight and crashes down to the ground, brings forth incredible might with a small gesture, and performs other awe-inspiring feats.

– Guardian's Awakening is being developed in full-force and is planned to be revealed on January 15. (Please note the dates mentioned are for the Korean server and global release dates may differ.)

 

3. O'dyllita

– Black Spirit, Edana the ancient, Elionism, and Sylvia are some of the cornerstones in the lore of Black Desert. Another chapter of the tale pertaining to the children of the goddess Sylvia will be added in O'dyllita.

– The story will follow the Ahibs who were chased out of Kamasylvia by the Ganelles and their frantic vendetta, the secrets behind the once arid land of O'dyllita, and the immortal alchemist Caphras.

– New and exciting battles against the Turos, with their rugged bodies and cow's heads, as well as formidable golems powered by ancient technology and the Ahibs will be revealed on the Korean server soon in 2020.

 

 

▲ Turo habitat

 

 

▲The view at Thornwood Castle

 

▲The capital of O'dyllita


▲ Ancient Golem habitat

 


▲  Ancient Golem habitat


▲ Inside Thornwood Castle

 

4. Thornwood Castle

– Thornwood Castle is located in the southernmost region of O'dyllita. This new island zone will include a unique combination of PvP and PvE elements.

– There are multiple entrances to Thornwood Castle, although at first, you can access the castle through one entrance. You can advance to the center of the zone as your complete more missions.

– Adventurers can choose to fight each other or cooperate with one another.

– Thornwood Castle will be included in the future O'dyllita update. We are planning to release more details and please be sure to keep an eye out on the Global Lab.

 

5. Blackstar Defense Gear

– A new boss defense gear will be implemented. The appearance of the Blackstar defense gear will be vastly different from regular boss defense gear.

– We will carefully make changes to the existing boss defense gears to ensure that it still holds value.

– We will gradually update existing boss defense gear parts starting with the oldest part.

 

6. Papua Crinea

 

 

– Papua Crinea is an island region located on the outskirts of the world of Black Desert and the home of the Papus and Otters, two iconic and adorable races. In this region, these two races are waging a massive war against each other called the Thousand Years' War

 

– The Papus and Otters you are going to meet on the isles are going to be quite different from the ones you have met in other regions. Many of the types of interactions you have with them such as dialogues, quests, and knowledge will be applied with unique rules established by the native islanders.

– You will have to pick a side between the Papus or Otters on the isles. Fight monsters, or do a series of quests for one side, and participate in their war for survival!

– Due to the hostile relationship between the Papus and Otters, you will be on bad terms with the Otters if you help the Papus, and vice versa. Knowing that they have been at war for a thousand years, this is no surprise.

– It'll be hard for them to lower their guard towards you as they've been waging war for such a long time. The Papus and Otters you will meet on the isles generally do not welcome outsiders. So, how do we befriend them? Stay tuned for more details, which will be revealed via the Global Lab next week.

 


 

Starting with Papua Crinea where the secrets behind the Papus and Otters will come to the surface, to the awakening of Guardian as she takes on the trial of the Holy Flame, we will be developing many exciting updates that you can look forward to in 2020!

Oh and don’t forget, please claim your J's Special Scroll via the website until January 4 (09:00 UTC) if you haven’t already. Find details about J's Special Scroll <Here>!

Last but not least, we have also prepared another token of appreciation, Advice of Valks (+100) x1 and Cron Stone x200 to all adventurers who have logged into our game at least once between January 1, 2019 (00:00 UTC) and December 31, 2019 (23:59 UTC).

We will send the Advice of Valks (+100) and Cron Stone x200 to those who qualify on January 1, 2020, before 23:59 UTC. Make sure to check your in-game mailbox as the mail which contains the item will expire on January 8, 2020 (09:00 UTC). Once claimed from your mailbox, the item will not expire.

 

Happy New Year!

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