Day 67/100: Black Desert Online
This…game is breath taking…how much you can customize the way your character looks is insane! You just have to see it to believe it and the combat system? Refreshingly new way on the MMO genre! The game is a action MMO RRG. The game has a variety of sand box features, such as weather, (can even typhoon apparently and really ruin that cool hair do) time changes to day and night, there is player homes, a very active combat system.
The combat system has dodging, precise aiming and combos. There is mounted combat and mounts must be cared for, not stored in inventory, mounts require being fed and loved on, as if it was a real dang horse.
The plot from what I see so far is revolves around the conflict of two rival nations the Republic of Calpheon and the Kingdom of Valencia. Calpheon is very materialistic where as Valencia is very spiritual. Long before Black Desert Online starts, the four main areas, Calpheon, Serendia, Balenos, and Mediah, are at peace. This all changes when merchants from Valencia, an area in Mediah that controls trade, starts to spread the black plague which many people from around the world die due to this sickness. Eventually, the three main areas realize the enemy, Valencia. The three regions make an alliance and start a war. The war lasts 30 years and Mediah profits the most. This is because Mediah, during the war, harvests black stones and trades with everyone. After the war, the alliance slowly starts to trade with Valencia again. Tensions rise again when the others discover the importance of black stones.
So far the game is refreshing and different from anything I have ever seen i nthe MMO genre.