Black Desert Online Patch Notes April 3rd 2019

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Greetings Adventurers,

Treant Spirits are known to be playful entities that surround the forests of Calpheon, however, one strayed Treant Spirit has been spotted recently seeking for Adventurers’ help in Calpheon City. Something horrible is happening in the forests and he needs your help to restore peace again. By helping this little fellow, Adventurers’ will be able to earn special axes, so what are you waiting for? The forests are waiting to be saved from the corruption!

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Event and system:

[New Events]

  • Out of the Woods
    • Event Period: April 4th 00:00 UTC – April 10th 23:59 UTC
    • Accept and complete quests from <Event> Treant Spirit for a chance to get your very own Gold Spirit Axe or Silver Spirit Axe!
  • The Loyal Attendance Rewards have been reset.
    • Event Period: April 4th 00:00 UTC – May 8th 23:59 UTC

 

[Ongoing Events]

  • Glimmering Old Moon: Mar. 14 00:00 UTC – Apr. 10 23:59 UTC
    • [Please Note!] Event NPC Piper will spawn 1 additional week. His spawn period is as follows:
      • Before: Mar. 27 after maintenance – Apr. 3 before maintenance
      • After: Mar. 27 after maintenance – Apr. 10 before maintenance
  • Blooming Blossoms: Mar. 21 00:00 UTC – Apr. 10 before maintenance
  • True or False: Mar. 28th (00:00 UTC) – Apr. 3rd (23:59 UTC)

 

[Ended Events]

  • [Community Event] Bake a Cake for the Black Spirit!: Mar. 20 – Apr. 3

 

[Reward Distribution]

  • Added the “Hall of Famer” title which is given out as rewards for the 3rd Anniversary in NAEU.

 

[Content]

  • The Uncharted Sea, History of Margoria quest series have been revamped.
    • The quest location will now be easier to find.
    • After you complete what used to be the final quest in the series (Completed Map, Toward the Ancient Shrine), you will now be able to receive the quest The Discovered and Undiscovered from NPC Katio at Nada Island.
    • Katio Pirates NPCs on Nada Island have been given names.
  • The Uncharted Sea, History of Margoria quest series have been revamped.
    • Once you complete the Completed Map, Toward the Ancient Shrine quest and Treasure of the Ancient Shrine I-VI quests, you can receive the additional The Discovered and Undiscovered quest through NPC Katio at Nada Island.
  • The following quest locations have changed to be located at places which are easier to navigate to
    • Sagotts NPC: Underwater Cave Exploration
    • Batermann NPC: It’s a Done Deal
    • Yiscule NPC: Dream Crushed by Cox Pirates
  • The auto-navigate for the destination for the Lema Borne and Lancelot Bartali quest (which can be accepted from Dichzy Borne) has been improved.
  • Increased the Max Durability of the Fort, Command Post, Field HQ, and Annexes used for Node/Conquest War by 20%. (Siege Defense Towers are not included).
    • Increased the Max Durability of Flame Tower and Hwacha by 20%.
    • Increased the Max Durability of Enhanced Flame Tower and Big Hwacha by 30%.
    • Increased the Max Durability of Wooden Fences by 10%.
    • Increased the Max Durability of Wooden Fence Gates by 20%.
    • Increased the Max Durability of Barricades and Iron Barricades by 20%.
    • Increased the Max Durability of Medium Siege Tower Workshop/Large Siege Tower Workshop, Indomitable Flag Factory, and Indomitable Flag by 20%.
    • Increased the Max Durability of Ballista Siege Weapon by 200%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting adventurers with the Flame Tower, Hwacha, Enhanced Flame Tower, and Big Hwacha by 20%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting horses or elephants with Flame Tower and Enhanced Flame Tower by 10%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting horses or elephants with Hwacha or Big Hwacha by 20%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Siege Defense Towers with horses by 50%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Cannons with horses by 30%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Medium Siege Towers/Large Siege Towers with horses by 50%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Adventurers with Cannons by 50%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Siege Defense Towers with Cannons by 50%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting horses with Cannons by 100%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Adventurers with Elephants by 20%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Siege Defense Towers with Elephants by 30%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting horses with Elephants by 100%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Medium Siege Tower/Large Siege Tower with Elephants by 20%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Node/Conquest War annexes with Ballistas by 30%.
    • Increased the damage of hitting Gates with Ballistas by 20%.
  • Fixed the issue where the descriptions for the “All” and “By Category” buttons at the Central Market were incorrect.

 

[System]

  • Although Summer Time in Europe affects the UTC time for the following contents, please note that the times will not appear to have changed for CET/CEST. For example, Node Wars used to start at 20:00 CET, and now starts at 20:00 CEST.
    • Node/Conquest Wars
    • Tribute Wagon
    • World Boss spawns
      • Please refer to our official Forum post for boss spawn schedule <Here>.
  • The default value for the Blur Effect has been changed from 50 to 10 (Settings → Display → Camera Graphics).
  • Game was optimized to stabilize memory usage.

Game World, NPS & Effects:

[Game World]

  • The auto-navigate feature for Nada Island has been improved to work more smoothly.
  • Fixed the issue where frames would drop in certain areas of the Sulfur Mine.
  • The chance of the voice of the Fairy being played has been decreased.
  • Fixed the issue where you could not move to the Exploration Point of the Ancient Goblin Altar due to a rock blocking the route.

 

[NPC]

  • The location for the 2 NPCs who appear in the “What’s Wrong With That Guy?” quest have been relocated to the collapsed bridge area of the Watchtower.

Mounts:

  • The use of mouse movements will not be available while boarding the Galley, Epheria Sailboat, Epheria Frigate, and Old Bartali Sailboat.

Class Changes:

[All Classes]

  • Improved the way characters change directions when using auto-navigation.
  • Fixed the issue where certain skill icons in the Skill Guide that appears when you are in a combat area did not appear.
  • The key you press to leave the Stamina replenishing state when you are swimming (which you enter by pressing Q in water) has been changed.
    • Before: Q
    • Now: Q, directional keys
  • Improved server optimization.
    • When in a space where many characters are concentrated, the actions of the surrounding characters may be reflected with a delay.
  • Several adjustments have been made to the character balance in Shadow Arena.

 

[By Class]

  • Fixed the issue where the shoulder area would look awkward when equipping the Atanis Armor.
  • Changed the number of dye slots for Treant Camouflage.
  • Fixed the issue where damage from the skill Flow: Final Strike was not applied in PvP after Ultimate: Fierce Strike was learned.
  • Fixed the issue where the Damage Reduction effect for the skill Ultimate: Fierce Strike was not applied in PvP.
  • Fixed the skill description for Absolute: Fierce Strike.
  • Fixed the issue where the legs would look unnatural in combat and non-combat stance when equipped with the Zereth Armor.
  • Fixed the issue where the legs would look unnatural when equipped with both the Arrendo outfit and Purnado Shoes.
  • Fixed the graphical issue with the staff remaining visible in non-combat stance.
  • Fixed the graphical issue with the staff remaining visible in non-combat stance.
  • Fixed the issue where some of the hit damage for the skill Divider V was not applied during PvP when used with Tiger Blade.
  • Fixed the issue where some of the hit damage for the skill Divider V was not applied during PvP when used with Tiger Blade.
  • Fixed the issue where the extra hit damage from the skill Maehwa: Decapitation V was not applied during PvP.
  • Fixed the issue where the arm area would look awkward when equipping the Puff Mini outfit.
  • Fixed the issue where the lower area of the character would look awkward when equipped with the Pila Fe Outlaw and Karlstein Outfit.
  • Fixed the issue where the back side of the cape would look unnatural when changing from regular/combat stance after selecting the Karlstein outfit from the Pearl Shop (F3).
  • Fixed the issue where the character’s shoulder area of the cape would appear graphically broken when looking backwards after switching from normal/combat stance while the Karlstein outfit has been selected from the Pearl Shop.
  • The Smoky Haze skill can now be viewed on the main skill guide list.
  • Fixed the issue where the arm area would look awkward when equipped with both the Vespena Armor and Kibelius Vediant.
  • Fixed the issue where damage from the Absolute: Kriegsmesser Training was not applied during PvP when used with Vedir’s Dogma.
  • Fixed the issue where jump attack damage was not applied during PvP in Crimson Glaive stance.
  • Fixed the issue where the main weapon appearance would change when equipping the Canape sub-weapon.

Item changes:

  • The Golden Pig’s Blessing buff that can be received by mail has been changed into an item. You can use the item when needed, from your inventory.
    • The Golden Pig’s Blessing item can be used within 7 days of receipt.
  • The following items can now be sold to NPC Shops.
    • Fiery Nouver Ra’ghon
    • Fiery Kutum Ra’ghon
  • Revised certain descriptions of the Adventurer’s Tome.
  • Removed the shop prices in the descriptions for the following items:
    • Cron Stone Bundle: 10
    • Hard Black Crystal Shard Bundle: 3
    • Sharp Black Crystal Shard Bundle: 3
    • Black Stone Bundle
  • Changed the item icon for the Old Treasure item which you can obtain through the Treasure of the Ancient Shrine I-VI quests during The Uncharted Sea, History of Margoria quest series.
  • Improved the descriptions about item Processing to be more straightforward.
  • Revised descriptions for certain items related to crops.
  • Fixed the issue where some of the item descriptions had incorrect descriptions.
  • Fixed the issue where you were able to use types of Potions which were not for your class.

Monster Changes:

  • The attacks made by Red Nose (summoned through the [Boss] Red Nose: Engulfed in Darkness quest) has been improved to be more natural.
  • When the boss monster disappears after being summoned through the Dark Portal after a certain period of time, a guide will now appear and explain that you can attempt the combat again by forfeiting the quest and then by interacting with the Dark Portal again.
  • Fixed the issue where the Ogre’s waist area would appear graphically broken when viewed from behind.
  • Fixed the issue where the grass growing on the surface of the Tree Spirit pet would move around unnaturally.

Quest and knowledge:

[Quest]

  • [Lv. 55 the Great Ocean] The Uncharted Sea, History of Margoria quest series have been revamped.
    • Once you complete the Completed Map, Toward the Ancient Shrine quest and Treasure of the Ancient Shrine I-VI quests, you can receive the additional The Discovered and Undiscovered quest through NPC Katio at Nada Island.
    • Improvements have been made to allow you to navigate to the quest locations more easily.
    • The NPC’s of the Katio Pirates of Nada Island now have individual names.
    • To reflect the revamped quests, the knowledge entries related to the quest series have been changed.
      • Lema Borne the Great Explorer
      • Reluctantly Helping Katio I
      • Reluctantly Helping Katio II
      • Reluctantly Helping Katio III
    • The following quest locations have changed to be located at places which are easier to navigate to
      • Sagotts NPC: Underwater Cave Exploration
      • Batermann NPC: It’s a Done Deal
      • Yiscule NPC: Dream Crushed by Cox Pirates
    • The auto-navigate for the destination for the Lema Borne and Lancelot Bartali quest (which can be accepted from Dichzy Borne) has been improved.
  • The quests Seal of the Secret Guards and Entrusted Seal of the Secret Guards have been added. You can complete one of these quests to get a special horse emblem.
    • Seal of the Secret Guards
      • You can accept the quest from NPC Martha Kiyen after you complete the quest The Qualities of a God and accept the Calpheon main quest Another Way Through.
    • Entrusted Seal of the Secret Guards
      • You can accept the quest from NPC Bevel, the Stable Keeper of Trent, after you have completed the quest The Qualities of a God or [Boss] The Witch of Horrors, if you have not accepted or completed the Seal of the Secret Guards.
    • You cannot do both Seal of the Secret Guards and Entrusted Seal of the Secret Guards.
    • The horse emblem you will get for completing either quest is for a Tier 5 male horse. The horse has already learned Sprint and Instant Accel, and both skills are already at 100%.
    • You can read more about the above quests under the “Suggested” tab in the Quests window (O).
  • The choose-able reward for the main quest Onward to New Horizons has been removed.
  • The main quest A Loyal Companion has been replaced with Embarking on an Adventure.
  • You will now get the Footprint of the Wind buff after accepting the quest The Gateway to Heidel.
  • Fixed a typo within the quest information window for Magic Horn Bow Exchange I.
  • Revised the quest completion dialog for the Black Spirit’s Gift (Adventurer’s Tome) quest.
  • The auto-navigate for “An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth!” quest will now guide you through the shortest route towards NPC Sara.
  • There are no longer any conditions for using the Value Pack (1 Day), which is a reward for the [Special Gift] Travelling Light I quest.
  • Fixed the issue where the [Special Gift] Travelling Light II quest would appear in duplicates for certain adventurers.
    • (Even if duplicates appear, only one of the quests can be completed. However, the duplicates were removed due to the confusion it may cause.)

[Knowledge]

  • Fixed the issue where the button for obtaining knowledge for “A Talk with Elion” would be displayed even when you had the knowledge.

Interface changes:

  • Added an icon which is displayed for new adventurers and returning adventurers.
    • When you bring the mouse cursor over the their icons, the period available for logging into the Olvia servers will be displayed.
    • The icons are located where the Value Pack icons appear.
  • The font for the ‘Sailing’ button in the Rankings section has been changed.
  • The Black Spirit Emojis window has been revamped.
  • When crafting from the World Map (M), the material descriptions which appear when you bring the mouse cursor over the material items will no longer bleed out of the description window.
  • Improved the alignment for the required level and points which appear in the description window of unlearned skills (which appear when you bring your mouse cursor over unlearned skills).
  • Fixed the issue where the spaces between the quest widgets were not natural.
  • Fixed the issue where the Guild Emblem and Family Name would overlap in the Monster Rank window.
  • The image for the Fishing minigame has been improved to look more natural.
  • The descriptions for Fishing will no longer bleed out of the description window.
  • Improved the design for the Black Spirit’s Safe menu.
    • You can now view rewards according to their categories such as Family Fame Funds and Shadow Arena Ranking rewards.
  • The chat window has been improved to scroll down more smoothly.
  • Fixed the issue where going to the Pearl Shop through the “Find in Pearl Shop” feature would not properly show the list of items as you scroll through the list of items.
  • When you go to the Pearl Shop through the “Find in Pearl Shop” feature, bundled items will now also be displayed.
  • The effect which appears when you bring the mouse cursor over the empty spaces in the Inventory (I) will now appear at the right location.
  • Improved the Adventure Journal menu from the ESC menu.
    • It will now display the conditions for accepting Adventure Journal quests which you have not yet accepted.
  • When the Orders and Items Listed text overlap with the price display at the Central Market, only the quantity will be displayed.
  • Added an icon which displays main quests on the quest button within the NPC conversation windows.
  • Improved the alignment of the Usage icon in the Housing Crafting menu in the World Map (M)
  • To provide a smoother gaming experience, certain UI will no longer take up memory.
    • We plan to implement this feature for all UI in the future.
  • Black Spirit icon will now be displayed on the equipment enhancement window when enhancing TRI (III) or TET (IV) equipment.
    • When you click on the Black Spirit icon, the Black Spirit will make a random comment.
  • Fixed the issue where descriptions would occasionally disappear when bringing the mouse cursor over the notification icon on the top left side of the screen.
  • Due to the level restrictions being removed from the skill guide widget, the skill guide will be displayed when you experience combat with the first Gray Fox you encounter.
  • Fixed the issue where certain guide text would not be displayed on the quest widget when going through the tutorial.
  • Fixed the issue where the notification icons on the bottom right side and minimap would appear even when they were disabled from the Edit UI menu.
  • Fixed the issue where the Change Character Order button would not work for certain characters in the Character Selection window.
    • *Characters which could not be switched before will be moved to the bottom of the character selection window.
  • Fixed the issue where the default settings for the Mount icon UI was disabled when creating a character from a new Family.
    • You can now enable or disable the newly added Family buff and Function buttons from the Edit UI menu as well.
  • Improved the effects which appear when you receive rewards for Bartali’s Adventure Journal.
  • Fixed the issue where the game would occasionally crash when you download your information from the ESC menu’s Setting Archive.
  • Added a “Reward Log” feature for the Black Spirit’s Safe which allows you to see where you obtained the rewards from and the amount of rewards you received (you can view up to 100 records).
    • Items inside the Black Spirit’s Safe can be stored for up to 2 weeks.
  • Fixed the issue where the Barrier Tower’s HP would not be displayed at Savage Rift.
  • When you close a chat window which you opened through the “Separate Chat Window” tab, you will no longer see the Add Chat Window button which appeared on the original chat window.
  • Fixed the issue where the Find NPC feature in the World Map (M) would scroll unnaturally.
  • Fixed the issue where you would go to the incorrect location when using the Storage per Territory (Balenos) searching feature in Find NPC.
  • Fixed the issue where the tooltip on the top right was incorrectly displayed when using the Lafi Bedmountain’s Upgraded Compass.
  • Fixed the issue where the Guild History UI would occasionally not be displayed.

Known Issue:

  • We are aware of an issue where the scrollbar will not scroll all the way down in the game settings in certain situations. This will be fixed in next week’s maintenance.

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