BDO - What do you do?

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  • RhyaukRhyauk Member UncommonPosts: 14
    edited August 24
    Tiamat64 said:
    Talonsin said:
    You dont have to do PvP if you dont want to.  Once you have enough XP to hit level 50 you can just skip the level 50 quest and you will not level that character up anymore.  You can still do everything else in the game but you will not be attacked or participate in PvP.

    PvP starts at level 50 and is on a character basis so you can level one toon up past 50 to get in some PvP and keep one below 50 to do exploration/farming and other stuff.  I was really into catching and breeding horses for a while, it was quite fun.
    Is there a significant amount of people still playing the game who do that?  I know there was when the game first started, but I imagine by now most would have quit the game or levelled beyond 50 by now because pre-level 50 content with no new content ever (because all new content is beyond level 50) can only stay interesting for so long.

    "Significant" is relative, are there millions of players lifeskill'n in BDO?- NO.  PA and KaKao don't have the mindset to scale a game that big.  But yes still many active players chopping trees, skinning sheep, carving pork from wild hogs and smashing rocks.  It is a pretty diverse playerbase which is why there are clashes between the PvP oriented players and the PVE/Lifeskill'ers.  BDO has a pretty passionate playerbase with the offical forums lighting up over PvP issues, resources, and the like (excluding the trolls).  But still quite a few people doing different things in BDO.  I've noticed more guides, tools and videos have been published out on the wild webs regarding lifeskill leveling and how to make in-game silvers from lifeskills.  Somethinglovely.net and Dulfy's site are some of my "go-to" guides/references.

    There are many that just AFK fish and grind mobs, quite a few trade, horse training has increased with the announcement around T8 and dream horses and I do run into quite a few people on my gathering or trading trips all the way out to Valencia.  Lifeskill guilds are still active offering gathering and fishing buffs, especially with the recent guild rewards system.
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  • mottomotto BangkokMember UncommonPosts: 17
    I never gave BDO a chance and thought I just might.  What's the point of the game?  Is it just a generic themepark where you grind to 50 and then raid?  I don't like PvP.  Is it non-consensual?  Thanks!

    Horse Hunter ^^ Gathering for sometimes and enhanced items for fun ^^

    wonderful world

  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member RarePosts: 1,811
    OK, necroing this thread because I am finally going to buy BDO on Steam.  My hand is still screwed up.  What class do you guys recommend that is the most basic and stationary, while leveling and at endgame?  PvE only.  Blocking is fine, but I suck at double-tap dodging.  Thanks!
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 17,127
    OK, necroing this thread because I am finally going to buy BDO on Steam.  My hand is still screwed up.  What class do you guys recommend that is the most basic and stationary, while leveling and at endgame?  PvE only.  Blocking is fine, but I suck at double-tap dodging.  Thanks!

    Most faceroll class for PvE is wizard, with witch being a close 2nd.

    no need to dodge as the dmg just one shots or 3 shots at higher levels (obviously assuming you are using level appropriate gear)

    Other huge advantages in PvE over other classes:

    - Least gear dependent, can farm areas with as much as 50 less attack power than other classes

    - Largest awakening AoE damage of any class (wizard)

    The onlu downside is movement speed - but this is minor IMO 
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member RarePosts: 1,811
    Ok, thanks man.  Just read that combat becomes pretty twitchy in "Valencia," and that gankers are all over the place?


    Azaron_Nightblade
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 17,127
    Ok, thanks man.  Just read that combat becomes pretty twitchy in "Valencia," and that gankers are all over the place?


    It's a hit and miss - there's a lot of blowhards in BDO - but you can just change the channel - and if you get ganked - you don't lose any XP, don't lose any gear - you don't lose ANYTHING other than you will respawn at the nearset spot and will have to run back to your grinding spot. So maybe you lose like 2 minutes of your time.

    So ganking is completely pointless - which is why 99% of the time, just ignore it, don't let it bother you.

    Valencia is the same thing as the rest - it's not anymore twitchy - generally the mobs hit harder and have more HP - so instead of 2-3 shotting, you have to like 4shot on a wizard unless you have good gear. 

    It's really no big deal
    holdenhamlet
  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade KingsmouthMember EpicPosts: 4,285
    You won't have to worry about Valencia for a while anyway. I'd say you need at least mostly DUO gear to start doing it somewhat effectively.

    My SWTOR referral link for those wanting to give the game a try. (Newbies get a welcome package while returning players get a few account upgrades to help with their preferred status.)

    Feel free to send me a message if you want a guest pass to try Black Desert Online as well!

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