Patch Notes - 25th March 2020

25 March 2020 12:00

Greetings Adventurers, 

We hope you enjoyed fourth anniversary promotions and events we have prepared. We want to continue the festive spirit with drop rate boosts, boss summon scrolls and a ton of more rewards are awaiting for you in the "Find your Oasis" event starting this week!

We are also continuing to adjust some class skills in order to get the classes more balanced.

Good news on  the Trial Characters side, they can now use the succession skills!

Read more about the Spring Screenshot event, the UI updates, new additions and fixes below:

 

[Table of Contents]


 

[New Events]

  • Find Your Oasis

    • Event 1: Hot Time - Drop Rate Boosts
      • Period: March 25 (after maintenance)–April 8 (before maintenance)

      • Enjoy higher drop rates of Black Stones, Hard/Sharp Black Crystal Shards, and Ancient Relic Crystal Shards during Hot Time.

      • Event 2: Get Boss Summon Scrolls

        • Period: March 25 (after maintenance)-Until Further Notice

        • Receive special quests from the Black Spirit to get rewards like the boss summon scrolls.

    • Event 3: Visit Ellie’s Shop

      • Period: March 25 (after maintenance)–Until Further Notice

      • Purchase event gear and event items for limited time with 1 Silver only!

    • Event 4: Oasis Dream Chest

      • Period: March 26 (00:00 UTC)-Until Further Notice

      • You will be able to obtain an [Oasis] Dream Chest from the Challenge tab (Y) when you play 30 mins or more. Use Simple Alchemy in the Processing window (L) to combine three [Oasis] Dream Chests that give a Lucky Dream Box.

      • Click <Here> for the full event details.

  • Spring Screenshot Contest

    • Spring into action and show the beauty of spring in the world of Black Desert Online! Simply take and share your spring-themed screenshot with #BDOSpring2020, your in-game Family Name, the class you want the outfit for if you win, and region (NA or EU) in the caption on your SNS channels!

    • Submission Date (Post on your SNS!): March 25–April 8 (23:59 UTC)

    • Staff’s Pick: April 9–April 10

    • Winner’s Announcement: April 11 Friday 

    • Reward distribution: April 15 regular maintenance.

    • Click <Here> for details on Spring Screenshot Contest.

 

[Ongoing Events]

  • [Charity Event] Save the Wildlife

    • Collect your Tokens: March 18–April 1 (before maintenance)

    • Choose your Cause: April 1 (after maintenance)–April 8 (before maintenance)

  • Fourth Anniversary Celebration Part 3

    • Event 1: Suppressed Boss Gear Event: March 18–June 24 (before maintenance)

  • Spring Has Sprung: March 18–April 8 (before maintenance)

  • A Knightly Pursuit: March 19 (00:00UTC)–April 8 (23:59UTC)

  • Fourth Anniversary Celebration Part 2

    • Event 1. Dark Rift Update: Three New Bosses: March 11 (after maintenance)–April 1 (before maintenance)

    • Event 2. Playtime Challenges: March 12 (00:00 UTC)–March 25 (23:59 UTC)

    • Event 3: Wacky Toshi's Secret Request: March 12 (00:00 UTC)–March 25 (23:59 UTC)

  • Fourth Anniversary Celebration Part 1

    • Event 1: Extra Special Attendance: March 3–April 1 (23:59 UTC)

    • Event 2: Dark Rift Update: Mammore is Back!: March 4 (09:00 UTC)–April 1 (before maintenance) Extended!

      • Although [Event] Mammore's Claw will be obtainable with 1-week extension of Mammore spawn, the quest [Event] Menacing Mammore from Tachros will not be available and, in case you didn't before, you won’t be able to exchange the obtained Event] Mammore's Claws from March 25–April 1 (before maintenance). Any additional Event] Mammore's Claws can be sold at NPC shops.

    • Event 4: Golden Challenges for New Adventurers: March 3–April 1 (before maintenance)

 

[Ended Events]

  • [Web Event] A Shift in the Dark Rift

    • Please note you can still claim and use your web coupons until April 1st maintenance. Any web coupon unclaimed after April 1st 09:00 UTC will expire so make sure to claim them.

    • The special title ‘Fourth Time's the Charm’ for those who participated in the web event 20 days will be sent with April 1st maintenance. Please note this title does not have a special color.

  • Succession of Events: Guardian

  • Fourth Anniversary Celebration Part 1

    • Event 3: [March Update] Black Spirit's Adventure: UPGRADED

    • Event 5. Afuaru's Guild Event for the New and Returning

  • Fourth Anniversary Celebration Part 3

    • Altar of Blood: Distorted Illusion

 

[Reward Distribution]

  • Time Travel Screenshot Contest

    • Winners have been announced <Here>. 

    • For winners, you will be contacted individually to choose your Succession outfit of choice. Congratulations to all winners once again, and your rewards will be sent with the following maintenance.

 

[Content]

  • You can now immediately use a pet's skill after bringing it out.

    •  After you bring out a pet, its skill will be used after its initial cooldown has passed once.

  • An ominous energy is being detected from the Dark Rift. Scholars announced that this phenomenon is a precursor to an imminent expansion of the Dark Rift

 

 

[Game World]

  • Fixed the issue where Lords of Kamasylvia and Drieghan displayed Node War information during Node Wars, as these regions do not have them.


 

[All Classes]

  • You can now use Succession skills with Trial Characters.

    • You can use the Succession Secret Book sold by NPC Haz to use Succession skills.

 

[By Class]

 

  • Prime: Crow Flare's Fragment of Darkness recovery effect was changed like the following.

Prime: Crow Flare

Before

After

Fragment of Darkness Recovery Effect

Fragment of Darkness recovers by 30 for successful blocks

Fragment of Darkness recovers by 5 when using skill

  • You can now obtain Fragment of Darkness when successfully hitting targets with the following skills.

    • Dead Hunt

    • Engulfing Shadow

    • Abyssal Blow

  • Fixed the issue where the Skill Add-on effects for the following skills would activate on every hit.

    •  Prime: Bloody Calamity

    •  Prime: Black Wave

    •  Prime: Dream of Doom

    •  Prime: Abyssal Flame (on hitting before charging up)

 

"We want to be able to collect fragments more conveniently while in Awakening mode."

This is one of the most frequently provided feedback from the Sorceress adventurers. It was originally intended to encourage switching between Awakening and Non-Awakening mode, but this seems to have been an inconvenience.

Therefore we made a change so that you can now obtain fragments each from an enhanced skill and an Awakening skill. We are open to more feedback, and will continue to keep you updated.

 

  • The graphical effects for the following Succession skills were improved.

    • Prime: Earthquake: Destruction

    • Prime: Earthquake: Evade

    • Prime: Earth's Response: Destruction

    • Prime: Earth's Response: Flow

  • Fixed the issue where the following skills could not be locked.

    • Prime: Multiple Magic Arrows

    • Prime: Meteor Shower: Areal

    • Prime: Meteor Shower: Focus

    • Prime: Residual Lightning: Combo II

    • Prime: Residual Lightning: Combo III

 

  • The graphical effects for the following Succession skills were improved.

    • Prime: Earthquake: Destruction

    • Prime: Earthquake: Evade

    • Prime: Earth's Response: Destruction

    • Prime: Earth's Response: Flow

 

  • Fixed the issue where the description related to Accuracy was omitted from the descriptions for the following skills.

    • Flow: Dash Slash

    • Twister

    • Flow: Extra Credit

  • The Crust Crusher skill's Critical Hit Rate adjustment effect will now also be applied in PvP.

  • Added an effect which pulls in monsters when using the Crust Crusher skill.

  • The activation speed for Crust Crusher was increased.

  • The cooldown for Crust Crusher was decreased by 3 seconds.

  • The CC status effect for Twister has been changed from Stiffness effect to Floating effect.

  • Removed the 'damage disperse effect' which was unnecessarily applied to Awakening, Succession, and Main Weapon skills.

 

Most of the feedback from Musa adventurers were in regards to improving Awakening skills which were not used frequently and about unsatisfactory damage.

Therefore we decided first to prioritize on improving the Crust Crusher and Twister skills. Crust Crusher is a major skill, yet its big motions make it not the most convenient skill to use. Together with improving this aspect, the cooldown was reduced, since it was quite long considering the amount of damage it dealt. For Twister, the CC status effect was changed so that it could be utilized better when connecting with other skills. Also, the 'dispersed damage effect', in which damage would be split when attacking multiple targets when using certain skills, was completely removed.

 

  • The Red Blade buff can now be obtained when using the Chase skill.

    • However, you can only obtain up to the 2nd buff when using the Chase skill, and you cannot obtain the Red Blade buff when Chase is on cooldown.

    • You can get up to the 3rd Red Blade buff only by using the Prime: Decapitation skill after using the Chase skill.

  • When the Red Blade buff is at level 1 or level 2, you can get the following effects by using Prime: Divider and Prime: Dragon Bite.

Prime: Divider

When Red Blade buff is at level 1 or higher, you can consume the Red Blade buff to get All Accuracy Rate +5% for 10 sec.

Prime: Dragon Bite

When Red Blade buff is at level 2 or higher, you can consume the Red Blade buff to get All AP +10 for 10 sec.

※ However, when the Red Blade buff is at level 3, you cannot get additional effects when using Prime: Divider or Prime: Dragon Bite.

  • Removed the dispersed damage effect which would be applied on certain Awakening, Succession, and Main Weapon skills.

 

We received feedback from Maehwa players asking for better utilization of Red Blade. Now you can use stage 1 and 2 Red Blade with Prime: Divider and Prime: Dragon Bite to use them when you want to, and use Prime: Decapitation to trigger stage 3 when you need it. Also, you can now use Chase to Red Blade stack stage 1 and 2 more easily.

All divided damage was removed when attacking multiple enemies, just like Musa.

We also plan to further improve Maehwa with future updates.


  • Fixed the issue where the last hit for Prime: Hidden Claw had critical hit rate applied during cooldown.


  • Fixed the issue where the skill effect was not shown for Hop II and Hop III when used to go forward.

  • Fixed the issue where Black Spirit: Get Well did not apply to allies when a World Boss is present.

 

  • The Central Market Max prices for the following PEN (V) items were increased by 30%.

    • Ogre Ring

    • Laytenn's Power Stone

  • The Central Market Max prices for the following PEN (V) items were increased by 20%.

    • Eye of the Ruins Ring

    • Ring of Crescent Guardian

  • Sea Coin and Great Sea Shop are now called Crow Coin and Crow Shop.

  • Lahn, Archer and Guardian classes can now use the item [Event] Premium Box, which can be obtained when using the Radiant Adventure Box.

  • Added a text to the Item Collection Increase Scroll description indicating how the relevant effect will be applied when using the item in hunting grounds recommended for parties.

    • You can see the hunting grounds recommended for parties in the World Map (M).

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

 

  • Increased the HP of <Violent> monsters of Balenos by 30%.

  • Decreased the level of Swamp Nagas in Serendia by 1.

 

 

[Quest]

  • “Magical Sub-weapon Exchange” quest can now be done in Mediah, as well as in Calpheon City.

  • If you’ve not completed nor in the process doing the “Magical Sub-weapon Exchange I” quest, complete “Uncontainable Heat” of the Mediah main quests and then complete “Cleansing the Cave” from the Black Spirit to be able to receive the “Magical Sub-weapon Exchange I”.

    • If you’ve already completed or are in the process of “Magical Sub-weapon Exchange I”, you cannot receive the quest again from a different area.

  • To help new adventurers focus more on Main quests, the requirements for the following Sub-quests were changed.

Quest Name

Quest Requirement

Before

After

Beasts at the Crops

Amity with Severo Loggia

Amity 11

Amity 21

Materials for Alchemy

Amity with Alustin

Amity 11

Amity 21

Who's the Toughest?

Amity with Tachros

Amity 11

Amity 21

Mural of Prophecy

Lv.

15 and above

25 and above

  • Fixed the issue where you could see different versions of the “Beginning of a Journey” quest in the Quest List (O) when you create your first character.

  • Fixed the issue where pre-renewal Kamasylvia quests were displayed in the Quest List (O) for players who have not progressed Kamasylvia Main quests.

  • The quests that connect Valencia Main Quests I and II will now be displayed in the Quest List (O).

    • Sahazad's Worth

    • Barhan's Authority

    • Manmehan's Passion

    • Saya's Interest

  • Changed the requirements for completing the main quests of Valencia to "For Lv. 55 and up, Complete Mediah Main Quest."

  • The following Main quest was moved to the Suggested tab in the Quest List (O) and will be shown in the Suggested quests of the Black Spirit Quest tab.

    • [The Great Expedition] Oquilla's Eye

  • The requirement for “Abandoned Fate” was reduced to one.

    • Now the quest will be completed once you return to Grusha after discovering Grusha’s Journal in the Goblin Cave.

 

  • Updated the following UIs.

    • Guild

    • Clan

    • Inventory

    • Equipment

  • The color of the HOT and EVENT icon in the New menu were changed.

  • Fixed the issue where completing Cooking or Alchemy closed the item description popup.

  • The Connect Wagon window now displays the gender of horses.

  • You can now register Caphras Stones with LMB in the Caphras Enhancement window.

  • Fixed the issue where opening the Skill Add-on window during Skill Add-on sometimes closed the window.

  • Added Succession skill AP text to the AP description in the Equipment window.

  • Fixed the issue where having the Inventory (I) open as Sticker UI caused the Palette window to open in an abnormal position.

  • The title of the Black Spirit Emojis window was changed to Emojis.

  • Fixed the issue where the wage you could collect by clicking on the Collect Wage button from the Guild Mission tab was displayed as 0.

  • Fixed the descriptions of the guild skills' cooldown in the Guild window to be more detailed.

  • Clicking on the Collect Wage button even when you have not completed the Guild mission will now display the exact amount.

  • A returning adventurer who does not have any chat group participation history will now automatically enter the Lunar Halo Inn.

  • Fixed the skill effect description from the Guild Skill window to be more natural.

  • You can now left-click on the skill icon to display the text bubble description and select the + icon to learn a skill from the Guild Skill window.

  • A Confirm Exchange message will appear when using an item that has any branding as an exchange ingredient through an NPC.

  • You can no longer use the fairy while using the campsite.

  • Improved the explanation about guild protection capacity increase.

  • Separated the Guild Boss description from the normal boss's section.

  • You can now tell the grade of gear and materials in the window for recovering Max Durability by the color of the outline around their icons.

  • Improved the issue where the frames dropped when the minimap UI was open.

  • Fixed the issue where the item name from the Crafting Notes text bubble description overlapped with the words "Crafting Notes" above.

  • The item menu from the inventory will now longer stick out of the inventory window.

  • Fixed the issue where you couldn't select the item menu when the inventory was open as sticker UI.

  • Fixed the issue where some of the text bubble description looked awkward when the equipment window was open as sticker UI.

  • Fixed the issue where the Inventory window did not open immediately when pressing the Load Cargo button during bartering.

  • Removed the "Today Rankings" filter from the Beauty Album's Creator Ranking.

    • The Creator Ranking will be updated after the maintenance.

  • Now, when using the Auto Arrange option in the inventory, you need to reopen the Inventory (I) window after a change has occurred in the inventory slots for discarding or using an item in order to update the inventory.

  • Optimized the Notification UI which is displayed on the top right side of the screen in the following situations.

    • After obtaining a higher-grade gear, when the Inventory is full, or during Extra Quests.

  • Optimized the UI and improved the issue where the frames dropped when obtaining items for defeating monsters.

    • You will be able to see the improvement in case you have a lot of items or if the Auto Arrange box is checked in the inventory.
       

We are at an optimization process of increasing the performance of the game by decreasing the UI weight. During this process, a change was made to the "Auto Arrange" option in the inventory. Now, when you have the Auto Arrange box checked and move or discard an tiem, the inventory will be refreshed when you reopen it and not in real time. Though it may cause you some inconveniences, we would very much appreciate your understanding.

 

  • Fixed the issue where you could not place furniture above a table when the first was of a similar size to the latter.

  • [Mystic] Fixed the issue where the character could not move for a long time after using the social action "proudly."

  • Fixed the issue where the pet crow became invisible after obtaining an item.

  • [Shai] Fixed the issue where the command key text was not displayed when the character was crawling.

  • Fixed the issue where the following outfits looked awkward in certain situations when equipped.

    • [Guardian] Canape costume

    • [Ranger] Marod Star

    • [Berserker] Shudad Helmet

    • [Berserker] Glorious Shudad Helmet

    • [Dark Knight] Purnado Armor

    • [Archer] Yianaros Helmet

    • [Dark Knight] Treant Camouflage

    • [Valkyrie] Griffith Armor

  • Fixed the typo in the following texts.

    • [ Sorceress ] Dead Hunt

    • [Mystic] Succession: Mystic's Force

    • Completion dialogue for the quest "A Child's Curiosity"

  • [Striker] Fixed the issue where the description of Flash Step was missing from the description of skills that are strengthened after Succession.

  • [Witch/Wizard] Fixed the issue where the character's main weapon sometimes remained in his or her hands when switching to Awakening Weapon while on Main Weapon mode.

  • Fixed the issue where fish from Velia was caught when fishing near the inaccessible area at the Al Halam Sea.

  • Fixed the issue where it was possible to transport trade goods with wagon #5 among the storage transport wagons.

  • Fixed the issue where an awkward message was displayed when recovering a guild elephant's injury.

  • Fixed the issue where the number of available inventory was displayed abnormally when there was a wagon that had completed transport in the Storage Transport window.

  • Fix the issue where the purchase details were not refreshed when purchasing pearl items at the Pearl Shop (F3) with the Inventory (I) open.

  • Fixed the issue where the text bubble description that appears in the Equipment window when closing the NPC Repair menu could not be closed.

  • Fixed the issue where the text [Quest Target] did not appear when the mission objective was to obtain the knowledge of a certain monster.

  • Fixed the issue where the camera moved to the wrong place when taking a high-resolution screenshot.

  • Improved the process to obtain items in order to alleviate the lag issue.

 

  • The translation issues below will be fixed on the regular maintenance on April 1.

    •  The "Decline" button from the Guild Join Request window is currently appearing untranslated.

    • When you click on the "Decline" button from the Guild Join Request window, the window is being displayed incorrectly as "Guild Protection Capacity Increase".

    • The "Exact/Smooth" options in the Navigation Path Setting are currently appearing untranslated.

    • Next to the untranslated "Decline" button, the "Whisper" UI text is not fitting properly within the button.

    • The "Deposit" button from the Deposit window for guild funds is appearing untranslated.

 

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