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Black Desert: 'City Life' Video Shows Off the Beauty of Urban Zones

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,581MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

An intrepid Black Desert beta tester has taken it upon himself to begin a series of videos to show off urban living in the game. The first one features a look at a seaside town complete with harbor and rain-soaked roadways. Thanks to Karrus for the tip!





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  • Sector13Sector13 New Providence, PAPosts: 687Member
    Why is this site hyping this game while it is still in beta in Korea? Just asking for people to get annoyed after having to wait the year+ for this game to come out to the west. 
  • KinadoKinado lisbonPosts: 198Member
    A lot of pop-in everywhere =/ People are rendered right at your face sometimes. I guess the graphics were looking too good to be true. Environments and animations look beautiful though, a lot of attention to details. We ll see it in the west in 2020 maybe???
  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,639Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sector13
    Why is this site hyping this game while it is still in beta in Korea? Just asking for people to get annoyed after having to wait the year+ for this game to come out to the west. 

     

    Oh Jesus... What is it with gamers, their impulse control, and them taking emotional offense just because they have to wait.

    I love AA, but BD looks amazing. I am happy to hear whatever it is that they have to say about the title.

  • HighMarshalHighMarshal Huntsville, ALPosts: 287Member Uncommon
    I thought it looked amazing until I found out that there are only four or five classes and they are gender locked. That is OK, not great, for a single or multi player game, but not for a MMO.
  • SKurjSKurj Oshawa, ONPosts: 27Member
    The world is nice, yeah stuff pops up in your face abit though.  The world is looking close to photo realistic and then they put the cartoon character player models in... 
  • ShadowVlicanShadowVlican Toronto, ONPosts: 158Member
    the graphics look amazing and the towns feel alive because of the population density
  • Hamger8Hamger8 College Point, NYPosts: 78Member
    Im guessing people don't know that PC has graphic settings and most likely whoever put this video up had it either on low or medium.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,496Member Uncommon

    Pop pop pop pop.

    Looks good, the view distance for NPCs and objects needs to be expanded a lot to reduce popping,

    Popping is killing immersion in this game for me.

     

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,496Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hamger8
    Im guessing people don't know that PC has graphic settings and most likely whoever put this video up had it either on low or medium.

    Nope - every single video released has the popping object issue - even the ones released by Pearl Abyss.

    Also many Koreans have uber gaming PCs - my friends in Seoul have faster PCs than me.

     

  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon
    Yes, popping exists.  I would have to see more I suppose to judge whether this would irritate me.  Once you notice it you tend to focus on it so it could be annoying.  The shading and and water are amazing however. 
  • moosecatlolmoosecatlol Boring, TXPosts: 1,171Member Uncommon
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,452Member Uncommon

    well, I can live with the "pop". I just love what I've seen from this game and in this video especially how slick with water the roads and areas were.

    Then again, I come from a time when "this" was "awesome"!

    so anything above this is "more awesome".

  • ArchlyteArchlyte Apple Valley, CAPosts: 631Member Uncommon
    I would be absolutely dazzled by this except I have seen what combat looks like. Amazing realistic looking MMORPG with scaled movement speeds to match the scale ---> combat begins and you get 3d Street Fighter. so so bad.

    aurum potestus est

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,496Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Archlyte
    I would be absolutely dazzled by this except I have seen what combat looks like. Amazing realistic looking MMORPG with scaled movement speeds to match the scale ---> combat begins and you get 3d Street Fighter. so so bad.

    I wish there was a MMO with a complexity of a tournament fighting game combat system.

    BD is not even close - just don't even go there.

     

  • StalkerousStalkerous Brooklyn, NYPosts: 92Member Uncommon
    Looks good.

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  • JinxysJinxys TinkerTownPosts: 393Member Uncommon
    Daum! That looks great <3 I patiently wait. Even if it is 2 years :) and Daum ! that looks great
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Eglin AFB, FLPosts: 651Member Uncommon
    It does look great.  To be a large success I think they'd have to provide quite a bit of scaling options, though.  Not sure how high the percentage is of MMO gamers who run top-of-the-line rigs here in the U.S..

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  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon
    character models look awful, and don't match the realism of the scenery.
  • ShauneepeakShauneepeak Biddeford, MEPosts: 421Member
    Originally posted by HighMarshal
    I thought it looked amazing until I found out that there are only four or five classes and they are gender locked. That is OK, not great, for a single or multi player game, but not for a MMO.

    There are six classes.

    Fighter: which has the male warrior and female Valkyrie.

    Ranger: which has the male ranger and female ranger

    Magician: which has the male Wizard and Female Sorceress

    Giant: which is a high damage "berserker" class, seems to be male only but not confirmed we simply have not seen any female giants.

    Tamer: the pet class which is female only.

    Blader: which is a martial arts based sword wielder that is male only.

     

    However Pearl Abyss has already said this is simply how it is for the Asian market, because they seem to have no issues at all with gender-locking, and that they are completely open to change for the future Western release.

     
  • XasapisXasapis VolosPosts: 5,561Member Uncommon
    I'm still looking for a game that would entice me to upgrade my almost 3 years old computer (and more powerful than any console on the market). Hopefully this game will be a contender, though I don't see a western release anywhere near the immediate future. And by that I mean in a year from now.
  • PigozzPigozz CPosts: 842Member

    MMO with witcher3 like gfx - thats just win

    And gosh people stop with the "its not released in korea so no western market for next decade" BS

    Just because it happened to AA doesnt mean every other game will do the same

    English client is halfway through translated by Pearl Abyss itself with RU to be already chosen and EU on the way

     

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  • NIIINIII Pikeville, KYPosts: 113Member

    Looks great!

    I'm pretty used to pop-in, what with being a Dynasty Warriors fan and all.

    The maps on the dirt are the best I've seen (that I can recall) at showing how wet and muddy it is.

    Even if I don't end up enjoying the game, I'll gladly give it a thumbs up in the graphics area.

  • WolfhammerWolfhammer KetteringPosts: 694Member Uncommon

    Looks nice but I'm not convinced its going to be a proper MMO....  Ya know like EQ, VG, SWG and  EQ2 with all the usual features..

    Looks like it could be an arcade beat em up while questing...  Is there crafting, some form of AH, banks, exploration, open world dungeons, harvesting etc???

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,496Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Pigozz

    MMO with witcher3 like gfx - thats just win

    And gosh people stop with the "its not released in korea so no western market for next decade" BS

    None are saying next decade - just next 2 years - a realistic time table is 2016/2017

    Just because it happened to AA doesnt mean every other game will do the same

    Correct - but keep in mind that AA launched in 4 regions

    English client is halfway through translated by Pearl Abyss itself with RU to be already chosen and EU on the way

    1. Translation doesn't mean that it's ready for any market - Pearl Abyss can translate it to English and a western publisher can say - it stll makes no sense and needs further work for "western audience". 

    2. For a MMORPG to be running in another region - the publisher still has to do a lot of technical work that takes many months:

    - Integrating BD into thier own account/auth systems, their own patcher/launcher, local CDNs

    - Purchasing servers/network gear and doing the datacenter setup for BD

    - Setting up database auditing, metrics, reporting to gather analytics on the game and economy

    - Training CS staff on BD - game setup, economy, features, including GM tool usage etc..

    - Training tech support staff - on BD patch deployments and any other automation to run BD

    - Monetization - big one - how will the game make money? If it has a cash shop - the cash shop will be running on publishers localized platform and will vary per region - integrating BD into the publishers cash shop platform can take months alone

    So again people need to get it out of their heads that "translation" means it's ready to go in another region - that's just the start - it still takes about a year of additional work in most cases.

     

     

  • DelusiveDelusive Morristown, TNPosts: 151Member
    Game world looks beautiful, but something about the colors of the player characters is distracting. It is like they are too loud/bright. I can't place my finger on it, but the NPCs don't have that issue.
     
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