In a recent post on the Black Desert forums, Project Manager “Belsazar” has provided additional information regarding the upcoming headstart tonight, and the official launch on the 3rd of March. Here’s a very brief summary:
- In response to the cash shop pricing controversy, costume sets were reduced to $29 from $32, and are on sale for $25 until March 14, to enable purchasers of the conqueror’s pack to get a free costume with their included pearls. Pets are 20% off during this sale as well.
- In order to create a server setup that works with the high demand of players, there will actually be 3 servers per region(3 for NA, 3 for EU), as well as a dynamic channel system that expands based on user traffic.
- A new party looting system has been added. This allows players to roll for items, players to “buy” the item from the group for its market value, or for the item to be listed automatically on the marketplace for minimum value, and have the sale split between all members of the party.
- A thunderstorm system has been added, which makes the world very dark during a thunderstorm. Thunderstorms can happen up to 3 times a day, and are based on the region in game. Players can use a lantern to see better. Other player’s lanterns are not displayed by default in response to feedback.