Friday, March 4, 2016

Day 1 of Black Desert Online

After some delays, Black Desert Online came online.  I created a Giant named Baracas (Werit).  Maybe my system is just old, but the game actually doesn't look that great to me.  I'm running on High too.  I think it is just my system, has to be. I will have a new computer soon, can't wait!

My first impressions, the black spirit thing is really annoying.  They really should have Westernized the sounds it makes.  Hate it.  I also hate how NPC's just constantly say the same things if you are standing near them.  I had to turn my sound off.

The control scheme also takes some getting used to.  I really need to change my keybinds around.  I also need to play with the settings as the UI is extremely cluttered.  I know there is an option for that.  Combat isn't bad, just takes a little getting used to.  In the starter area, there are so many mobs that it is hard to tell what's going on.  Just mayhem.

The above may sound bad, but there is a lot of interesting stuff going on in the game.  I spent time tracking down everyone in the starting village.  I played with the conversation system.  Sadly, I then found out there are hidden requirements for quests you 'unlock.'  I bought a house.  I explored and spent a lot of energy on gathering.

I was surprised to see that Energy does not replenish while you are offline.  That is going to make playing the game harder for me, but I suppose they need some limiting factor for activities.  I'll just have to mix things up.  I have not gotten into crafting yet, but I hope to today.  I'm going to concentrate on mining/blacksmithing I think.  Seems to be what I do in every game.

So right now, I give it a 6/10 after one day.  I think it'll trend upwards.