Black Desert Online recently recieved Remastered graphics and as this was a game that I used to be heavily invested in I thought it would be fun to return to the game for a day and give a you guys my first impressions on the new changes.
For those of you that don’t know what Black Desert is it’s a visually stunning MMORPG with incredible action combat set in a massive open world, the game is buy to play with an “optional” subscription fee and a heavily pay to win cash shop, To level up in Black Desert you grind mobs instead of completing quests and the only real end game content on offer is in the form of PVP node wars and castle sieges which aren’t very active nowadays due to a declining playerbase.
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What are your thoughts on The Black Desert Online Remaster? do you think it’s worth playing or returning to? have you enjoyed Black Desert in the past? let me know in the comments below!
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—Black Desert Online Remastered Steam Description—
Robust Character Creation Tools – Make the character YOU want to play.
Seamless Movement Throughout the World – No loading times necessary as you explore.
Combo-Oriented, Non-Targeted Combat – Take part in fast-paced, action-packed combat with skills that can be chained through combos.
Unique Weather and Climate – The weather and climate will have various effects on different zones that players can adapt to.
Day / Night Cycle – Along with unique weather and climate changes, the game revolves around a day/night cycle that alters NPC behavior and triggers various events based on the time of day.
Instanced Player Housing – From tents to palaces and everything in between, players can furnish and customize their own homes and can hire NPCs to keep your place clean or purchase things from the marketplace.
Mounted Combat – Utilize your trusted mounts on the battlefield and take advantage of their mobility and effectiveness in combat. Keep in mind, however, that mounts will need to be cared for, housed and protected as they can die in combat.
Boss Hunts – Group up with friends or other players to hunt down field bosses and world bosses to get that rare loot.
Siege Warfare – Massive free-for-all guild battles! Join a guild and participate in daily node wars or weekly conquest wars against many other competing guilds. Win the node or castle and claim it for a week to collect taxes to increase your guild funds.
Ocean Contents – Craft your boat and make sail to the vast oceans to fish, hunt ocean monsters and bosses, underwater exploring and gathering, quest missions, trade, and so much more.
Taming & Breeding – Catch and tame horses and elephants in the wild to make it your mount. You can also breed horses for better offspring with improved mount stats and skills.
Crafting – Enjoy all aspects of crafting in Black Desert from tools, weapons, armor, jewelry, boats, costumes, outfits, and more. Just about everything can be crafted in the world of Black Desert Online.
Profession – Take part and grow your character into a profession that can help your income. With professions like gathering, processing, cooking, alchemy, training, fishing, hunting, trading, farming, and sailing, you can choose to play Black Desert Online the way you want to.
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Black Desert Remastered First Impressions “Is It Worth Playing?”
black desert remastered this looks different right there he is mr. krabs my ol wizard my main character had a lot of fond memories on that guy it's mamaia I like her because of her personality mazurka 59 Dark Knight also nice personality and my which I love how you just switched the character and the boobs just have a little jiggle has that has that always been a thing in black desert I can't remember this is my first ever character can share a the one I played at launch haven't played this game for quite a few months it was quite a difficult game for me to quit but it was good that I did quit animated loading screens nowadays so straight away the main difference I'm noticing is the user interface you've got the health manner and a black spirit rage all up here as well as your XP and the level up here as well definitely looks a lot more cleaner I can't imagine this being too useful in PvP though because you have to kind of look up the top of the screen to see your resources so this is the game without remastered mode on let's see if we can figure out how to turn it on I'm assuming it's in the graphics so right now we're in high very high now we're gonna tick remastered mode is it even gonna be a big difference slow ding bloody bloody ell the difference of the lighting haven't even Oh My gods my clothes actually look fantastic oh man that's a big difference okay what the fuck dude since when has there been airships in black desert what's what's that thing doing up there it makes quite a big difference let me go tune on remastered mode and then we can do a quick comparison again I'll just walk down the beach in non remastered mode seems to take quite a while to change between these options it's not very fast the light with remastered mode is just so much more intense non remastered mode does look nice still though not really too sure if they even needed a graphical remaster the game already looks good as it was graphics weren't really something that people were complaining about take a slow ride through the layer on the horse why does everyone have the same horse armor everyone's got this shiny gold horse armor it seems I'm also noticing that the music in Valliere is also different it's quite gorgeous as well it's something we should definitely check as if the remaster has fixed the popin still after all of these years the game still has the horrible pop in issue I think it's just an issue with the game engine at this point as this does run on its own custom engine I know that the popin alone is a deal-breaker for a lot of people when it comes to this game I some look at hi Adele this used to be where my character lived everything's pretty fucking bright isn't it the brightness is to the extreme walking through this gap here as the sunlight got a hits my camera it does look quite nice there's a bunch of players all attacking training dummies I think what they're doing is they're afk leveling yes it's a thing in this game now it was actually something that was introduced in the Korean version ages ago you basically buy one of these books click on the book the new afk trade what the fuck dude nice this is BBA but here we can get a good look at the skill effects of my character I'm not too sure if these have been changed too much with the remaster characters just doing three same abilities over and over afk leveling that's when you know the games are grind this woman's got a nice outfit on hasn't she I guess that's new at this point I like to think of black desert it's just a piece of software that you can use to get some nice screenshots I'm gonna visit my characters house this is where I've lived so we go in there we go my stuff oh my god the Christmas tree lights are very bright they were never that bright before fountains bright everything's just so fucking shiny now black shine online seems like they've added more NPCs in this area let's go to the place where I used to spend most of my time playing black desert the hydel storage shopping woods there's still a lot of people chopping woods what does it look like if you go for a swim swimming in this game's really slow if you don't have a swimming costume it's very pay to swim this game but underwater it does look quite gorgeous after admit I did get quite nostalgic listening to the music of hydel coming back to these areas fucking hell that's bright Oh My gods look at that it seems like the brightness is intensified when you remove the UI my inventory is a bit of a mess so I'm gonna clean this up and then we're gonna kill some mobs and see what the graphics look like grinding as that is 90% of what you do in black desert online fucking out 1.6 million for relics nowadays yikes at times the visuals are very extreme it's raining right now it does look nice especially on the ground but depending on how you turn your camera it looks very dark it's just graphics porn isn't it my Solar is there's actually fog going across the road I can't remember ever seeing that before is that new like coming into Medea looking at the lighting as it bounces off the water on the floor it's absolutely stunning really is gorgeous why couldn't some developers just literally make the same game as black desert release it and not have it be pay2win and maybe not have it be a 24/7 grind fest why it really hurts to play and look at this game because man is just so much potential the combats so good the graphics are so nice you could fix the popin take away the pay to win maybe add some more PvE elements that's all it would taking it be the best MMO ever we're gonna go into the desert because I think the sun's going down and the desert has always been one of the most stunning places in the game when it comes to lighting even before the remastered mode so I'm really curious to see what it looks like good to see my boys in the resiliant skilled holding medea glad they're still going strong we're gonna come out of this area and should look at that Oh graphics chasm it's really nice you got the smoke coming over the top of the lands for people who say graphics don't matter in games they fucking matter graphics make things so much more immersive if black does it didn't have the graphics it has I doubt half of the people that play it would put up with the game's bullshit honestly we're going up he'll and it's absolutely blinding I think the Sun is in this direction let's charge this player now you'll get rekt I'm actually surprised the Sun isn't too overwhelming here maybe black does it still worth playing just to fucking roleplay but just spend absolutely zero money on it if I was to role play in an MMO I think it would be this one although I don't think the game really has much of a role play community park the camel is super nice how the light reflects off the floor in this game from puddles and stuff what guilds actually own all of the territories so we've got enemies sitting in Valencia five weeks resilient samudaya five weeks sovereign and calfy and for five weeks so it seems as though none of the endgame guilds are actually fighting each other these days I've found the airship again is actually moving what is it doing okay yeah this looks nice let's see if grinding looks any different of remastered mode not really to be honest can still remember how to play my class at least I guess I've still got the muscle memory there from last time I already noticed much of a difference grinding with the UI off maybe the Lighting's a bit better but for those of you that are interested in playing black desert what I'm currently doing now is 90% of the game you find a rotation of mobs you do one ability you kill all of the mobs and then you move on to the next pack of mobs and you do that for about a thousand to 2,000 hours until you've got endgame gear and then you do PvP one percent of the time after that and then you keep grinding to keep up the graphics remaster is nice and everything but I think for the majority of players they probably can't even play with this setting on I've seen enough at this point I'm actually just gonna go negative karma and have some fun for a bit with negative karma now people can attack me let's go we kill everyone we kill absolutely everyone this is the new way to have fun in black desert get average gear go on all via channels and just bully people here we go this person speeding on the horse slow down dude slow down slow down I need to knock you off your horse come back oh my god this horse just doesn't listen this horse just doesn't go down finally we got in stop speeding even when I used to play a black desert this was one of my favorite things to do in the game just drive around and charge people off of their horses and see if I could cause any salt there we go they're running away okay try to get away to people here you shift F dead it may look like I'm briefing people but I'm actually helping them out and showing them the gear gap in this game I go whisper what's your problem homo I am 12 I can kill you I will hack your PC please don't hurt me I can only kill afk people I am really frightened of fighting you I have 250 gear score I am warning you this guy's coming to fight me he's very angry he's very annoyed Wow this is kind of mean I do feel a little bit bad oh god dude we're just fucking a Oh iing everyone on the road it's just kills everywhere Road taken my character's clothes are now covered in blood this is one of my favorite areas in the game this peaceful Lake area I should really like how the water looks my horse actually has blood on it I've never seen that before since when does your horse get blood is that new going past calfy and Gateway that looks gorgeous really like the way this area looks the extreme lighting really makes it look nice fuck shout-out to my boys and sovereign holding calfy and City currently I don't think we're gonna see an MMO with better graphics than black desert for a long long time if you ignore everything that's bad about black desert and there are a lot of things one thing you can't deny is it's bloody impressive how they managed to make a fully open world game with this level of graphical fidelity and the combat system it has for most MMOs to achieve anywhere near this kind of graphics they have to have a lot of instancing typically I want to make a really nice screen shot so we've got a rock here well stand on this rock this is a nice rock that's quite a nice screen shot it's got the bridge in the background the tower the river right now I kind of feel like the guy from the World of Warcraft South Park episode where he just goes around killing people wharf manager Wolf's boat take out go-go-go before the guards kill me sailing looks okay in the remaster but as always my main problem with sailing in this game is the fact that the masts and the sales go transparent really hurts immersion we're now approaching the wondrous area that is pirate island hopefully there'll be plenty of people to kill I don't know what's happened since I stopped playing this game but it seems as though pirates is pretty dad's nowadays nobody grinds here anymore this here has been a popular fishing spot ever since the game launched it's funny to see that it's still popular two and a half years later I don't even think it's that mr. Krabs we are now negative karma and we're an outlaw there's a computer spell is dulled and kaput vara is dimension came ensign oakville bazooka for Lancia City of Mind vid parts I haven't played like desert for four and a half months prior to this video but just coming back to all these places it feels like yesterday that I was playing it and when I was playing this game I was playing it day in day out for probably at least eight hours a day I was pretty damn obsessed it's no coincidence that since I've stopped playing it my YouTube's been a lot more productive as I expected Valencia looks bloody gorgeous with the new graphics update this used to be my favorite city in the game but I never really spent a whole lot of time there cuz you had to cross the desert to get to it I already hope a lot of the PvP guilds that play black desert and used to play black desert move on to the next big PvP MMO maybe it's ashes of creation that's the one I've got my money on but I'd love to see those guys over there because I think the reason I played this game for so long definitely had a lot to do with the PvP community and the rivalries that formed as a result of it as much as I get really depressed thinking about how black does it never got to reach his full potential due to the devs being so fucking greedy I definitely have a lot of amazing memories from playing the game for the most part I'd say 2017 was a pretty damn good year for black desert there was tons of active guilds pay2win wasn't as much of an issue and the gear gap in general was certainly a lot smaller the days now this is Valencia castle I have some amazing memories of this place well the fancy rooms certainly shiny bloody hell my eyes mr. krabs a once great wizard now reduced to a 500 gear score pleb pills bad man overall black desert remasters is basically just a graphics and UI overhaul and whilst it does look nice I don't think visuals were really an issue that people had with the game other than the pappan which still hasn't been fixed the user interface changes are nice but I feel like in any form of competitive PvP players will end up using the old UI because it's much easier to see your classes resources outside of the remaster for new players I think it's harder to catch up in black desert than ever before unless you're willing to drop some serious cash on the economy is currently screwed due to sea monster hunting being broken for months meaning you'll be paying double the price for gear pre-orders than what was being paid last year a lot of people are leaving the game following the new paid to win that was recently added in the form of melting costumes for Krong stones and the introduction of Volks cry which allows you to spend money to increase your fail stacks unless you want to do anything other than life skills grinding and role-playing the games in quite a sad state at the moment and for me personally as a PvP er the pvp populations just two loads are bother putting in any more time or money into the game but that's it for this video guys something I'm personally interested in seeing is how many of you would be interested in playing black desert if the game released non-paid to win a fresh start servers for like $15 a month the only thing that kind of server would have would be a cosmetic only cash shop and the less punishing gear enhancement system I'll link a strawpoll about this topic in the description and comments below so please answer but thanks for watching I hope you all have a great day and I'll see you again really soon