Patch notes - 30th December 2020

30 December 2020 10:38

Greetings Adventurers,

 

Brand new monsters will be added this week for hunting in Narcion but if you want some rest from adventuring, you can also lend a hand to the Grána Dairy Cow Ranch, they seem to have new quests!

 

Additionally, we have:

  • Partially changed features of the Combat Assistance.
    • Motion delays have been included when using skills against other adventurers in PvP while Combat Assistance mode is on, so that you will not be able to connect combos quickly.
    • Improvements have been made to prevent auto-aiming when using instant grappling skills in PvP.


Greetings, NA/EU adventurers. This is the Devs from the Black Desert Team. We would like to take this opportunity to reach out to you and offer our sincerest apologies for causing any confusion regarding the latest updates in the “Combat Assistance,” especially to adventurers who take great pride in their hard-earned combat skills and put in great effort to acquire a profound understanding of the game mechanics. It is our responsibility to convey and clarify our intention as well as what our aim is when introducing a new feature to the game. In that respect, we are deeply sorry for causing any misunderstanding.

As many of you already know, Black Desert Online has received a lot of feedback about being a difficult game to play, particularly for new adventurers. Amongst the updates that have been implemented in the past 5 years, we have made various efforts to lower the learning curve through updates such as tutorial improvements, guides in the Wiki, intuitive content, UI improvement, and so forth.

However, given the nature of the MMORPG genre, it is quite common to see a decreasing number of new adventurers over a period of time which eventually leads to a decrease in the remaining veteran adventurers as well. We are fully aware of the importance of new adventurers visiting the world of Black Desert in order to preserve the cycle of excitement and fun in the game. For this purpose, not only have we added the Olvia servers, but recently we have also begun the Season Servers in an attempt to bring in a new influx of adventurers.

 

The core reason that makes an MMORPG exciting and its world real is none other than the fact that adventurers can write their own stories as they live amongst other adventurers in the same world. We play, talk, explore, fight, reconcile, weep, and laugh together in this MMORPG world of Black Desert. The easier it is for the new adventurers to adapt to the game, the more fun and exciting Black Desert Online will become: I believe we, as a company, and adventurers, as a player, share this ground of understanding.
 

The combat mechanics in Black Desert Online is one of our most defining contents. We realize that many people appreciate this unique, intuitive, action-packed combat system. However, we’ve also received increasing feedback from adventurers who are more used to fixed-POV style games, or those who have no experience in the MMORPG genre at all, that the controlling of the combat system is difficult to learn. We believe the recently added Combat Assistance system can help in great deal many novice adventurers.
 

By no means, do we believe that this feature should be developed into an AI-bot that can outperform the pre-existing play styles. The system cannot simply replace the hard-earned combat skills that adventurers put so much effort in to learn, and not what we want to say the least.
 

With this in mind, we designed the Combat Assistance to function on a few selected skills, not all. Furthermore, we have taken the feedbacks from our adventurers seriously in the past few days and made certain skills that can have too much of influence on PvP, such as Warrior’s grappling skills, to be left out from the Combat Assistance system. In addition, we have added motion delays in between certain skills so that grappling right after auto-attack cannot be abused in PvP. When it comes to stealth-detecting, please note that it was never included in the Combat Assistance system in the first place. However, for the sake of clarity, we decided to investigate further into the number of adventurers’ reports claiming stealth-detection and conducted numerous trials regarding this issue. We would like to safely conclude this issue by stating that it is not possible to detect adventurers in stealth while using Combat Assistance mode. We hope to actively respond to adventurer feedback again in the future and we promise to work towards a solution if we spot a problem.
 

We want you to know that we spent a lot of time reviewing your feedback, opinions, and concerns over this new feature and even tried exploring beyond the feedback we received. In the end, this new feature will not allow new adventurers to outperform veteran adventurers in PvP. At the very most, it would help them strike a single blow before they died in the hands of an experienced adventure. As per the PvP balance among veteran adventures, the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired through your efforts will continue to be valued as before. 
 

Our hope and intention for this new feature has been always to lower the entry barriers for PvE, PvP and thereby help new adventurers to blend in with the veteran adventurers. With this new system, we hope that both new and veteran adventurers can enjoy the world of Black Desert more than ever. We thank you for your understanding and support
 
The COVID pandemic has proved to be challenging times for everyone across the globe. Once again, we extend our sincerest apologies for causing any confusion within the BDO community. We promise to put in our best efforts to make the world of Black Desert more exciting than it ever was for our adventurers. Take care and stay safe. Thank you.

 

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[New Events]

  • New Year Wishes
    • Event 1: Lara’s New Year Wish
    • Period: January 1, 2021 (00:00 UTC)–January 2, 2021 (23:59 UTC)
      • Head over to the Coastal Cliff in Balenos and fly wish lanterns with Lara and the children! Get [Event] Box Full of Wishes as a reward but mind the limited availability of this event period!
    • Event 2: Let the Bell Toll
    • Period: January 1, 2021 (01:00 UTC)–January 5, 2021 (23:59 UTC)
      • Get Joyful Pouch of Fortune from defeating monsters all over the world of Black Desert Online!
    • Event 3: Boss Drop Rate Boost
    • Period: December 30, 2020 (after maintenance)–January 6, 2021 (before maintenance)
      • The drop rate of certain loot items from defeating certain world bosses will double.
      • Also, another week of boss drop rate starts next week so stay tuned!
    • Bonus: Book of Training Boost
    • Period: December 30, 2020 (after maintenance)–January 13, 2021 (before maintenance)
      • Book of Training items will give 50% more EXP and be sold at a 50% discount! Check out the items purchasable with Silver on the Pearl Shop now.
    • Click <Here> for full details.

 

[Ongoing Events]

  • Nova Launch Events
    • Event 1. Attend for Nova: December 23–January 20, 2021 (23:59 UTC)
    • Event 2. Level Up Your Characters!: December 22–January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)
    • Event 3. Nova Playtime Challenge: December 22–January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)
  • Create Now!
    • Event 4. Challenges for New and Returning: December 16–January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)
  • Nova Pre-launch Events: Available until January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)
  • Get a Young Ice Dragon!: Available until January 20, 2021 (before maintenance)

 

[Ended Events]

  • Create Now!
    • Event 1: Customization Contest
    • Event 3: Hot Time Boosts
  • Terrmian Winterpark
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    • Event 3. Arcana Log-in Challenge: Available until December 31 (23:59 UTC)

 

[Reward Distribution]

  • Happy New Year!
    • A web coupon will be released on January 1, 2021 (00:00 UTC) via our SNS and official channels. Stay tuned!

Web Code

 

BDO2021

 

  • Please make sure to claim the item before January 8, 2021 (23:59 UTC) or it will disappear.
    • Where to redeem your code
      • Web client: bit.ly/bdoredeem
      • Steam client: Main menu of the game (ESC) >"Redeem" for old UI and (ESC) > Tab Community > Redeem for the new UI.
      • This code can be claimed only once per in-game family and is only available for the PC version of EU/NA.
  • Customization Contest Winners Announced!
    • Congratulations to all winners who showed us amazing artistic skills and creative customizations of Nova. The winners will be announced today via forum.
    • All 8 winners for each region will receive their Young Baphomet pet via in-game mailbox (B) during the next maintenance. Thank you once again for your participation!
  • 'Stay Secure and Earn a Reward' rewards were sent out via in-game mailbox.
    • Please claim these rewards sent out today before January 20, 2021 regular maintenance or they will disappear.

 

 

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[Game World]

 

  • The Otters on Crioniak Island fixed the hole on their wharf.
     
  • Fixed the issue where distant scenery appeared abnormal when changing the graphics setting.
     
  • Fixed the awkward sound for the Archer skills Nature Shattering Arrow and Earth's Judgment.

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  • Changed the Auto Mount Skill function to only be displayed for adventurers with Training Artisan Lv. 1 or higher.
    • You can use Auto Mount Skills while using auto-run on a mount with a character of Training Artisan Lv. 1 or higher, and only when you satisfy these conditions.
    • Hover your mouse over the Auto Mount Skills window while using auto-run on a mount for more details.

 

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[All Classes]

 

  • Fixed the issue where certain classes walked out at sea.
     
  • Added a seperate 30 minute cooldown for when characters use a 200% Black Spirit's Rage skill.
     
  • Added the following effect that lasts for 1 minute for the Witch, Wizard skill Protected Area and the Valkyrie skill Elion's Blessing.
    • While the current effect is active, the same effect cannot be applied again.

 

  • Adjusted skills that gave DP +999 effect to the following:

 

Class

Skill

Before

Now

Witch/Wizard

Protected Area

DP +999

Damage Reduction Rate +50%

Valkyrie

Elion's Blessing

DP +999

Damage Reduction Rate +50%

Mystic

Infinite Fortitude

DP +999

Damage Reduction Rate +60%

 

  • Fixed the issue where certain items in Ash Forest appeared different.
     
  • Fixed the issue where certain characters' actions appeared abnormal when the Combat Assistance option was on.

 

[By Class]

 

 

  • Counter Slash – Increased the speed of the motion before and during the attack.
     
  • Counter Slash – Changed the following effect.
    • Before
      • Floating on 1st hit
    • Now
      • Floating on 1st hit (PvE Only)
      • Forward Guard while using skill

 

  • Counter Slash – Changed its cooldown from 7 seconds to 13 seconds.
     
  • Counter Slash – Increased its damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1st Hit Damage 886% x3
      • 2nd Hit Damage 1,032% x7
    • Now
      • 1st Hit Damage 995% x3
      • 2nd Hit Damage 1,293% x7

 

  • Dusk Slash – Increased the attack speed and 2nd hit attack range.
     
  • Dusk Slash – Changed to be able to combo with Head Chase and Forward Slash while using the skill.

 

 

  • Improved the following skills to hit targets that are in higher locations.
    •  Prime: Descending Current, Black Spirit: Prime: Descending Current
       
  • Regeneration – Fixed the typo in the controls.
     
  • Wind Explosion Shot – Increased the attack speed on the 2nd hit.
     
  • Wind Explosion Shot – Increased the distance traveled on the 2nd hit.
     
  • Wind Explosion Shot – Changed the skill effects to the following.
    • Before
      • Knockdown on 1st hit
    • Now
      • Knockdown on 1st hit (PvE Only)
      • Forward Guard during 1st hit
      • Super Armor during 2nd hit

 

  • Regeneration – Changed the PvE damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1,250% x7
    • Now
      • 1,437% x7

 

  • Wailing Wind – Increased the attack range.
     
  • Wailing Wind – Changed the PvE damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1,368% x1, Max 6 hits
    • Now
      • 1,464% x1, Max 6 hits

 

  • Flow: Tempest – Changed the PvE damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 931% x13
    • Now
      • 1,024% x13
      • Critical Hit Rate +35% (PvE Only)
         
  • Waltz of Wind – Improved on the issue where the character would slow down for a moment when the skill hits.
     
  • Flow: Rushing Wind – Changed the PvE damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1,320% x6
    • Now
      • 1,425% x6

 

  • Breezy Blade – Changed the PvE damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1,610% x3
    • Now
      • 1,610% x3
      • Critical Hit Rate +100% (PvE Only)

 

  • Nature's Tremble – Changed the PvE damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1,034% x8
    • Now
      • 1,189% x8

 

 

  • Prime: Dream of Doom – Fixed the issue where the projectile was invisible to other adventurers.
     
  • Shadow Wave, Shadow Hellfire – Changed to be able to combo with Night Crow while using these skills.
     
  • Shadow Wave – Increased the speed of the motion before the attack.

 

 

 

  • Frenzied Winds, Frenzied Tyrant – Changed to be able to combo with Evasion or Shake Off while using these skills.
     
  • Frenzied Winds, Frenzied Tyrant – Increased the speed of the motion before the attack.
     
  • Frenzied Winds – Changed the damage to the following.
    • Before
      • Hit Damage 961% x4, Max 2 hits
      • Last Hit Damage 961% x4
    • Now
      • Hit Damage 1,383% x4, Max 2 hits
      • Last Hit Damage 1,383% x4
      • Critical Hit Rate +50%
         
  • Frenzied Tyrant – Increased the attack range.
     
  • Frenzied Tyrant – Changed the effects to the following.
    • Before
      • Movement Speed -30% for 10 sec. on hit
      • Bound on 1st hit (PvE Only)
    • Now
      • Draws the attention of surrounding foes.

 

 

 

  • Lightning Burn – Changed the "Super Armor while moving" to "Super Armor while using skill."
     
  • Lightning Burn – Improved to combo faster after moving back.
     
  • Lightning Burn – Improved to combo faster after landing.
     
  • Breath Spike – Changed its damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1st Hit Damage 920% x4
      • 2nd Hit Damage 1,012% x7
      • Critical Hit Rate +25%
    • Now
      • 1st Hit Damage 972% x4
      • 2nd Hit Damage 1,106% x7
      • Critical Hit Rate +25%

 

  • Breath Spike – Removed the Push effect on the 2nd hit.
     
  • Jolt Stab – Improved to combo immediately to Breath Spike by pressing LMB while using the skill.

 

  • Shining Judgment of Light – Increased the speed of the motion before the 2nd hit.
     
  • Shining Judgment of Light – Increased the attack range of the 1st hit.
     
  • Shining Judgment of Light – Added the following effects.
    • Pulls in target on hit (PvE Only)
    • Recovers +20 SP per every hit
       
  • Divine Judgment of Light – Changed the attack range on the 1st, 2nd hits.
     
  • Divine Judgment of Light, Shining Judgment of Light – Changed to be able to combo with lateral Evasion and Shield Chase while using these skills.
     
  • Divine Judgment of Light – Changed the hits and damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1st Hit Damage 615% x1, Max 8 hit
      • Last Hit Damage 970% x8
      • Down Smash on last hit
    • Now
      • 1st Hit Damage 835% x7
      • Last Hit Damage 1,130% x9
      • Down Smash on 1st hit
      • Movement Speed -10% for 5 sec. on hit
         
  • Divine Judgment of Light – Changed the effects to the following.
    • Before
      • Attack Speed -15% for 10 sec. on hit
    • Now
      • Movement Speed -10% for 5 sec. on hit

 

 

 

 

  • Improved the following skills to hit targets that are in higher locations.
    • Thunder Storm, Flow: Rage Tett, Black Spirit: Thunder Storm, Flow: Perfect Sign
       
  • Mana Arrows – Changed to be able to combo with Earth's Response and Magical Evasion while using the skill.
     
  • Mana Arrows – Increased the speed of the motion before the 1st and 2nd hit and during the 1st hit.
     
  • Mana Arrows – Changed the damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1st Hit Damage 865% x4, Max 3 hit
      • 2nd Hit Damage 973% x7
    • Now
      • 1st Hit Damage 1,296% x4, Max 3 hit
      • 2nd Hit Damage 231% x7
         

 

 

  • Lightning Spear – Increased the speed of the motion before the attack.

 

  • Improved the following skills to hit targets that are in higher locations.
    • Bolide of Destruction, Black Spirit: Bolide of Destruction
       
  • Mana Arrows – Changed to be able to combo with Earth's Response and Magical Evasion while using the skill.
     
  • Mana Arrows – Increased the speed of the motion before the 1st and 2nd hit and during the 1st hit.
     
  • Mana Arrows – Changed the damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1st Hit Damage 865% x4, Max 3 hit
      • 2nd Hit Damage 973% x7
    • Now
      • 1st Hit Damage 1,296% x4, Max 3 hit
      • 2nd Hit Damage 231% x7

 

 

  • Gale Slash, Storm Slash – Changed to be able to combo with Chase while using these skills.
     
  • Storm Slash – Reduced the cooldown from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
     
  • Storm Slash – Increased the speed of the motion before the 1st hit.
     
  • Storm Slash – Increased the combo speed between the 1st and 2nd hit, as well with other skills after using the skill.
     
  • Gale Slash – Added the Forward Guard effect during 1st hit.

 

 

 

  • Decapitating Cyclone, Decapitating Dragon – Reduced the cooldown from 22 seconds to 17 seconds.
     
  • Decapitating Cyclone – Added the Forward Guard effect during 1st hit.
     
  • Decapitating Cyclone, Decapitating Dragon – Changed to be able to combo with Chase while using these skills.
     
  • Decapitating Dragon – Added the effect Attack Speed +15% for 10 sec. on hit.


 

 

  • Ghost Slash, Ghost Claw – Increased combo speed with Ghost Step after using these skills.
     
  • Ghost Claw – Reduced the cooldown from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
     
  • Ghost Claw – Added the effect "Attack Speed +10% for 10 sec. upon using the skill."

 

 

  • Ninjutsu: Sinew Cut – Fixed the skill description about Concealment to match its actual effects.
     
  • Ninjutsu: Ankle Splitter – Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 22 seconds.
     
  • Ninjutsu: Ankle Splitter – Added the effect All DP -15 for 10 sec.

 

 

 

  • Improved the following skill to hit targets that are in higher locations.
    • Black Spirit: Obsidian Ashes
       
  • Slanted Slash – Increased the combo speed with Dusk while using the skill.
     
  • Slanted Slash – Changed the effects to the following.
    • Before
      • Knockdown on 1st hit
    • Now
      • Floating on additional hit
         
  • Slanted Slash – Increased the distance traveled forward on the additional hit.

 

 

  • Explosive Jolt – Changed the Bound effect to be PvE only and added the Super Armor effect while using the skill.
     
  • Explosive Jolt – Improved to be able to combo with Roaring Tiger, Rampaging Predator, Prime: Rampaging Predator after using the skill.
     
  • Explosive Jolt – Increased the speed of the 2nd hit activation.
     
  • Wolf's Explosive Fangs – Removed the Forward Push hit effect and adjusted the damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1st, 2nd Hit Damage 629% x6
      • Critical Hit Rate +100%
    • Now
      • 1st, 2nd Hit Damage 782% x6
      • Critical Hit Rate +100%
         
  • Wolf's Explosive Fangs – Changed to deal the same amount of damage regardless of distance.

 

  • Wolf's Explosive Fangs – Improved to be able to combo with Hidden Claw while using the skill.
     
  • Wolf's Explosive Fangs – Added the ability to press S while using the skill to perform Evasion backwards.

 

 

 

  • Thrashing Wolf – Increased the speed of the motion before the attack as well as the movement distance.
     
  • Thrashing Wolf – Changed the attack range.
     
  • Raging Wolf – Changed to be able to combo with Silent Step and Flash Step while using the skill.
     
  • Raging Wolf – Added the effect "Attack Speed +20% for 10 sec. upon using the skill."

 

  • EDIT 31/12: Thrashing Wolf – Added the Super Armor effect while using the skill.

 

 

 

  • Blade of Souls, Sacred Dance of Souls – Reduced the cooldown from 22 seconds to 17 seconds.
     
  • Sacred Dance of Souls – Changed the damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1st Hit Damage 614% x6
      • 2nd Hit Damage 913% x4
    • Now
      • 1st Hit Damage 614% x6
      • 2nd Hit Damage 1,036% x6

 

  • Blade of Souls – Changed to be able to combo with Phantom Dance while using the skill.
     
  • Blade of Souls – Changed the 2nd hit to combo immediately when the 1st hit is successful.
     
  • Blade of Souls – Increased the activation speed before the 1st hit and the distance traveled during the 2nd hit.
     
  • Blade of Souls – Added the effect Critical Hit Rate +100% on the 2nd hit.

 

 

 

  • Improved the following skill to hit targets that are in higher locations.
    • Arrow Explosion
       
  • Earth's Judgment – Changed the attack motions and damage to the following.
    • Before
      • 1st Hit Damage 1,031% x1, Max 5 hit
      • 2nd Hit Damage 1,031% x1, Max 5 hit
    • Now
      • Hit Damage 1,031% x2, Max 5 hit

 

  • Earth's Judgment – Increased the distance traveled back before the attack.
     
  • Earth's Judgment – Changed the effects to the following.
    • Before
      • Knockback on hit
      • Down Attack
    • Now
      • Knockback on hit (PvE Only)
      • Forward Guard while using skill

 

  • Nature Shattering Arrow – Increased the speed of the motion before the 1st and 2nd hit.
     
  • Earth's Judgment, Nature Shattering Arrow – Changed to be able to combo with Evasion, Glide, and Zephyr Leap while using these skills.

 

 

 

  • Now! – Reduced the cooldown from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
     
  • Now! – Changed to obtain Florin’s Leaf x3 upon using skill.

 

 

 

  • Black Spirit: Absolute: Black Blood Circle – Fixed the issue where there were no sound effects for certain motions of the skill.
     
  • Sturdy Smite – Improved to be able to turn quickly during the first movement.
     
  • Sturdy Smite – Changed to attack immediately when colliding into enemies.
     
  • Sturdy Smite – Changed to attack immediately by pressing LMB while moving to attack.
     
  • Sturdy Smite – Change to cause character collision when pressing jump while using the skill.
     
  • Sturdy Smite – Changed the effect All DP -20 for 10 sec. on hit to Melee DP -10 for 10 sec. on hit.

 

 

 

 

  • Sand Tornado – Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.
     
  • Sand Tornado – Reduced the required stamina from 300 to 250.
     
  • Sand Tornado – Changed the damage to the following.
    • Before
      • Hit Damage 738% x4
    • Now
      • Hit Damage 870% x6

 

 

  • Bitter Reign – Improved the combo motion after the 1st hit is used while casting Quoratum's Protection.
     
  • Quoratum's Opening – Improved to be usable after using Icy Fog laterally.
     
  • Fixed the issue where stamina was consumed twice when using jump attacks.
     
  • Quoratum's Opening – Fixed the issue where it could not be used after using Icy Fog forward while in idle stance.
     
  • Rage Absorption – Fixed the issue where the Attack Speed Increase buff was being applied.
     
  • Changed the following skills to not activate Quoratum's Protection after using them.
    • Face the Darkness, Punishing Trap, Quoratum's Opening, Quoratum's Ascension, Command: Rime Ice
       
  • Fixed the issue with Combat Assistance where the direction of attacks would not change with the enemy movement when performing a chain of standing or forward basic attacks.
     
  • Pressing Tab to change into idle stance when summons are out will now remove the summons.
     
  • Fixed the issue where the summons were kept even though Quoratum's Protection was no longer active.
     
  • Fixed the issue where the summon effect on the shoulders would remain when getting on a mount and the summons were removed.
     
  • Winter Testudo – Changed the duration to 5 seconds.
    • Reduced the cooldown from 3 minutes to 2 minutes.
       
  • Winter Testudo – Fixed the issue where the skill would not activate for adventurers not participating in the Node/Conquest War.
     
  • Winter Testudo – Fixed the issue where using the skill in a safe zone would push other characters back.
     
  • Fixed the issue where Nova would not blink in the Customizing screen.
     
  • Fixed the issue where the combo guide would not be displayed even when the Skill Guide UI was active.
     
  • Added skills displayed in the Skill Guide.
     
  • Fixed the issue where skills would not activate while sprinting.
     
  • Winter Testudo – Fixed to not collide with the summoned guard.

 

 

 

  • Fixed the issue where the Elixir of Corrupted Armor was said to last 5 minutes even though it lasted for 8 minutes.
    • The actual duration is 8 minutes.
       
  • Changed the text that appears in Black Spirit's Adventure when using dice or Aracana to appear more natural.
     
  • Fixed the issue where Nova was being mentioned in the item description for the New Year Hanbok Costume Box.
     
  • Fixed the issue where you couldn't use Simple Alchemy on Enchanted Scroll (+45), the reward for completing the Season Pass challenge "Karanda, Queen of the Harpies!"
     
  • Fixed so that you can obtain Advice of Valks (+45) x1 with Enchanted Scroll (+45) x1 + Black Stone (Weapon) x40 + Black Stone (Armor) x40 as indicated in the item description.
     
  • Added information that mentions certain Pearl Shop items obtained from Golden Pouches aren't exempt from taxes on the marketplace.

 

 

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

 

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  • According to the famous hunter Roussea, animals holding life energy are roaming around Narcion in O'dyllita.
    • Added 4 types of Boss Hunting Monsters (Grass Rhino, Verdure Buck, Shadow Wolf, Shadow Lion) in Narcion.
    • If you get the item "Life-bearing Wind" while butchering a hunted animal, the boss hunting monster will appear.
    • Butchering the boss hunting monster has a higher chance of dropping the "Breath of Narcion" and gives more of the standard loot.
    • Reduced the HP of Grass Rhino that appears in Narcion by 30%.

 

 

  • Increased the Hunting EXP gained from butchering hunted animals (Grass Rhino, Shadow Wolf, Shadow Lion) in Narcion.
    • Increased the amount of Hunting EXP gained from butchering a hunted Grass Rhino by 4.5 times.
    • Increased the amount of Hunting EXP gained from butchering a hunted Shadow Wolf by 2.6 times.
    • Increased the amount of Hunting EXP gained from butchering a hunted Shadow Lion by 1.4 times.
       
  • Fixed the issue where Bloodstorm Nouver moved too often.
     
  • Increased the amount of loot and silver obtainable in the following Mediah regions by around 2 times. Following this change, drop rates were reduced by 50%. Defeating monsters in these regions will now be less straining on pets.
    • Abandoned Iron Mine
    • Wandering Rogue Den
    • Manes Hideout
    • Helms Post
    • Elric Shrine
    • Soldier's Grave
       
  • Fixed the issue where the Ahib Salun Wolf Spearmaiden in Thornwood Forest could not move on certain terrain.
     
  • The monsters from Black Rust Habitat in the Vadabin Sea area will no longer attack you first.
    • If you attack a Black Rust first, it will attack you along with Young Black Rusts.

 

 

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[Quest]

 

  • Povios, a member of the Calpheon Xian Merchant Guild who was sent out to the Grána Dairy Farm in Kamasylvia, has some interesting quests for you to do while avoiding the gaze of Ganelles.
    • You can get the quest "How a Merchant Guild Survives" from Povios if your character is Lv. 58 or higher and has 1 or higher amity with Drieghan Chief Durgeff.
    • If you decline Povios' offer, you can accept the quest "Two Faces of a Hero" from the Black Spirit to follow a different storyline.
    • The quest series stated above can be completed once per character. However, the final quest rewards can only be accepted once per family.
    • You may suffer losses with the other side of the conflict depending on who you support.
    • You must complete the reworked Kamasylvia main quest series to meet Povios at Grána Dairy Farm.
       
  • Changed the location of the guard in front of Ancient Stone Chamber.
     
  • Changed the requirement to accept the quest "Black Abyssal Weapon Exchange," in which you can exchange your Black Abyssal Weapon for a Black Abyssal Weapon Box for another class with NPC Abdul Jaum, the Skill Instructor of Altinova, as follows.
    • Before: Lv. 55 or higher, accept and complete the "Past Glory" questline from NPC Konah of Altinova Arena
    • Now: satisfy the above existing requirement OR complete the questline "Past Glory" after accepting the Mediah Main Quest "[Crossroad] Until We Meet Again" OR complete the quest "The Way Back" after accepting the Mediah Main Quest "[Crossroad] For Altinova"

 

  • Added new quests to acquire pets to accompany you on your journey in Valencia Territory.
    • * You can accept the following quest with a season character, once per family, and this quest can be accepted from Quests (O) > Suggested > [ADV Support] Pets, Loyal Companions.
    • [Season][Pet] Marumin's Squawky
       
  • Added season character exclusive regional quests to the following regions.

 

Region

Quest Name

Quest Acceptance Condition

Quest Requirement

Reward

Tshira Ruins

[Season] Sweep the Leaves at Tshira Ruins

Lv. 57 or higher

Defeat Tshira Ruins monster x250

Time-filled Black Stone x120

[Season] Adapt To the Tshira Ruins

Lv. 57 or higher, Complete [Season] Sweep the Leaves at Tshira Ruins

Defeat Tshira Ruins monster x500

Refined Magical Black Stone x30

Protty Cave

[Season] Explore the Protty Cave

Lv. 57 or higher

Defeat Protty x250

Time-filled Black Stone x120

[Season] Sweep Out the Protty Cave

Lv. 57 or higher, Complete [Season] Explore the Protty Cave

Defeat Protty x500

Refined Magical Black Stone x30

Waragon Nest

[Season] Scout Out the Waragon Nest

Lv. 58 or higher

Defeat Waragon x250

Time-filled Black Stone x120

[Season] Examine the Waragon Nest

Lv. 58 or higher, Complete [Season] Examine the Waragon Nest

Defeat Waragon x500

Refined Magical Black Stone x30

Taphtar Plain

[Season] Ambush the Centaurus

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Centaurus x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Attack the Centaurus

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Ambush the Centaurus

Defeat Centaurus x500

Tuvala Ore x50

Basilisk Den

[Season] Exterminate the Basilisk Den

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Basilisk x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Destroy the Basilisk Den

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Exterminate the Basilisk Den

Defeat Basilisk x500

Tuvala Ore x50

Roud Sulfur Mine

[Season] Adapt to the Roud Sulfur Mine

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Roud Sulfur Mine monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Topple the Roud Sulfur Mine

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Adapt to the Roud Sulfur Mine

Defeat Roud Sulfur Mine monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

Pila Ku Jail

[Season] Survive in Pila Ku Jail

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Pila Ku monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Escape from Pila Ku Jail

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Survive in Pila Ku Jail

Defeat Pila Ku monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

Navarn Steppe

[Season] Enter Navarn Steppe

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Navarn Steppe monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Clean Up Navarn Steppe

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Enter Navarn Steppe

Defeat Navarn Steppe monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

Manshaum Forest

[Season] Challenge Manshaum Forest

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Manshaum Forest monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Defeat the Manshaums in the Forest

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Challenge Manshaum Forest

Defeat Manshaum Forest monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

Forest Ronaros

[Season] Conquer the Forest Ronaros

Lv. 60 or higher

Defeat Forest Ronaros monster x250

Refined Magical Black Stone x40

[Season] Clean Out the Forest Ronaros

Lv. 60 or higher, Complete [Season] Conquer the Forest Ronaros

Defeat Forest Ronaros monster x500

Tuvala Ore x50

 

  • Rumor has it that Croix, the wharf manager at Velia, has begun crafting a map of the Great Sea. Help Croix to identify the locations of islands in the waters of Calpheon, Epheria, and Balenos, and receive a special gift he has prepared.
    • * Season characters of level 20 or higher can accept the following quests from Croix, the wharf manager at Velia:
      • [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map I
      • [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map II
      • [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map III
      • [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map IV
      • [Season] Complete the Great Sea Map V
    • * You can complete these quests by obtaining knowledge from node managers of specific islands located in the waters of Balenos, Calpheon, and Epheria.
    • * Complete these quests to obtain enhancing materials for Tuvala gear.
    • * Complete all of the quests above to be able to accept the "[Season] Great Pioneer's Footsteps" quest, which you can complete to obtain the following rewards.

 

Quest Name

Reward

[Season] Great Pioneer's Footsteps

Title - <Island Hopper>

Contribution EXP 1000

A surprise gift from Croix

 

 

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  • Nova's skill name for Quoratum's Protection will now be displayed as "Shield Block Stance" in the Skill Guide UI to be more straightforward.
     
  • You can now drag in the Crop Information UI.

 

 

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  • Fixed the issue where the Truffle Mushroom at Secret Cave could not be gathered.
     
  • Fixed the issue where you could not play an instrument even though you were not on a mount.
     
  • [Guardian] Fixed the issue with her Noel outfit looking abnormal when her gear durability drops.
     
  • Fixed the issue where the skill cooldown would appear abnormal after the loading screen.
     
  • [Nova] Fixed the issue where she could not exchange Beginner Black Stone (Weapon) and Beginner Black Stone (Armor) for Naru gear and box through <Crow Merchants Guild Chief Manager> Fughar when she completed the quest "Witness" in the Serendia quest series "[Crossroad] The Lamenting Head of the League of Merchants."
     
  • Fixed the issue where Nova would get out of combat stance when her main weapon or sub-weapon was selected in the Dye window.
     
  • [Nova] Fixed the issue where her skirt appeared abnormal from a distance if she was wearing Rebar Armor or Armor of Hercules.
     
  • [Nova] Fixed the issue where the sword on Serendian Soldier Suit appeared to bend.
     
  • [Shai] Fixed the issue where Ignis Ear Cuff appeared to poke through Crayodel Soldier Hat.

 

  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to dye Blackstar Morning Star after the December 22 (Wed) maintenance. It is now undyeable like other Blackstar main weapons.
    • For adventurers who used dye(s) on their Blackstar Morning Star, their weapon's dye information will be deleted and the original color scheme will be restored. Any used dyes will be reissued via in-game mail (B) during the January 6, 2021 (Tues) maintenance.
    • Please note this does not apply to adventurers who used Merv's Palette.

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  • There is an issue where you cannot acquire the Delphe Knight Armor and Shroud Knights Armor costume designs for Nova. This will be resolved during the January 6th maintenance.

 

 

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