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  1. UltimateFail on October 20, 2015

    I’m still going to buy it, more so because I’m fascinated by the character customization and how dazzling it looks I’d like to experience the quality of this game for myself rather then watch someone play it on twitch or even see videos on youtube; that being said this would probably be the only b2p game I have ever purchased, and i don’t see the potential that it would likely be a waste if I can satisfy my curiosity.

  2. Something on October 19, 2015

    Wild Star?

    • NeoS on October 20, 2015

      Don’t you know? Going from B2P to F2P is a games death knell. If people aren’t willing to pay for it, a cash shop isn’t going to change their minds.

      Sure, they might snare a few extra dollars, but WildStar is doomed.

  3. Akebono on October 19, 2015

    finnaly sometihng smart, every game should be buy to play and cash shop with only cosmetic and vanity items

  4. nomame on October 19, 2015

    sorry but i have a Question is the black desert free or buy to play game

  5. Triggwolf on October 19, 2015

    I think a b2p isn’t bad. It will reduce the amount of gold spammers in the economy, because there is more at stake when you have to pay money in order to make an account. All these people that complain about Black Dessert going b2p are the same people that will complain about all the spam on the f2p servers.

  6. NobleNerd on October 19, 2015

    Seeing BDO does not have a healing class and is potion spam central I never had much interest in it. Now that it is going B2P I will have to give this one a pass completely.

    • Lostwoods on October 22, 2015

      They often remove focus on healer classes for true combat mmorpgs like Tera, B&S, ect. it’s because they are well aware of how the unpopular healer classes can bar players from enjoying instances and such due to lack of people playing the class as compared to a DPS.

      Honestly the B2P isn’t as bad as people make it out to be. The devs behind this game are fully aware of a lot of the problems of the game, one of which was money giving players on the Russian server a large advantage over nonpaying. B2P is to avoid such a thing on the NA side.

  7. Aids on October 18, 2015

    Guess you have to stop reporting on it now, since it’s no longer f2p

  8. Welkinvoxlur on October 18, 2015

    I think BDO is doing B2P Model for a cash grab before switching to f2p so they can get a nice lump of money before switching to f2p which is sad to do the community like that when it is allready f2p in other regions and I have no problem supporting games but i dont think im up for supporting something of this nature

  9. Risea on October 17, 2015

    Then we’ll pay the bill that eastern did not pay ? Bullshit ‘ll just play another F2P that’s what will not miss next year.

    • JoJoNz on October 18, 2015

      the company have to open an office in western so something have to pay for that

  10. bodylolz on October 17, 2015

    more reasons to play B&S EU/NA anyone wants to play BDO will go to russian,japanease or korean servers its bad news for black desert

  11. Braghez on October 17, 2015

    Worry not, they will try to milk as much as they can with the B2P model and moderate cash shop… Then it will switch to F2P one year later or so, to recover part of the playerbase lost, with P2W crap like any other eastern MMO.
    Unluckily I think that I can count F2P titles with a fair cash shop on the fingers of one hand… And none of them are MMOs.

  12. Derpina on October 17, 2015

    Russian f2p has p2w crap. Like allods opening up a sub server, black desert is offering a paid version to get rid of p2w. I support this and pre order. And thank god tons of poor people on dial up wont be in this OB causing server crashes :). Rich people server crashes are better. Like in vanilla wow, we know invested and will meet up when stable. Not just here to show up. Play 5 min. Quit and cry. I.e. F2p crowd.

    • OldBallsLooseSkin on October 18, 2015

      Dial up? How old are you? Vanilla? God you’re old… Prostate? Better check that!

  13. Mentiroso on October 17, 2015

    Yes, i will play Black Desert Online…….in russians servers!!!

    • Lostwoods on October 22, 2015

      if you manage to do it, let us know! make a forum post and such.

      Currently Russian games don’t IP block a lot. which is why the majority of the time players can enjoy a game like B&S over on the Russian side, HOWEVER they will if the devs request they IP block, which they’ve done with this game.
      If you manage to get though that IP block, come share some knowledge with those waiting for the NA release.

  14. Cloak on October 17, 2015

    Tough luck F2P fanboi’s. Money Talks, Bullsh** Walks.

  15. sadasd on October 17, 2015

    RIP BD, mmos youtube channel showed an easy vpn tutorial with english patch for russian version, guess ppl will play that way

  16. adasdas on October 17, 2015


    • WARTHUG on October 17, 2015

      yes, the chosen one as the future of the MMOs B2P, finally the devs opened their eyes!

      The chosen one LIVES!

      • adasdas on October 17, 2015

        this doesnt make any sense. the game is f2p. some stupid ppl decided to make it b2p for us. the chosen one dies, BnS lives

      • Seiph on October 17, 2015

        U don’t know nothing, sir