Global Lab Updates – 4th March 2022
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Global Lab Updates – 4th March 2022

Mar 04 Tansie  
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Arena of Solare

The Arena of Solare is here. It is a matchmaking-based PvP content, where Adventurers can test their skills against other Adventurers to claim Solare’s “throne.”

While developing the Arena of Solare, we mainly focused on two things. First, ease of use – you can queue up for matchmaking while playing normally so you don’t have to wait or spend time in loading screens, and if the requirements are fulfilled, you’ll be able to enter the arena immediately. And of course, you’ll be able to return to your original spot right after the match.

The second is the accessibility of PvP. We’re trying to lower the barrier of entry so more Adventurers can take interest in PvP and enjoy it in the Arena of Solare. Thus, we’ve placed limitations on certain character stats to try to maintain a balance between equipment and personal skill as much as possible. We understand some of our Adventurers may be disappointed at not being able to fully make use of their character’s gear, but we believe that it is more important to lower the barrier of entry to allow more Adventurers a chance to enjoy the content. Also, all buffs that are not from character skills such as meals and draughts will be removed in the Arena of Solare. (However, the removed buffs will return when you leave the Arena of Solare.)

In the Arena of Solare, there will be a ranking system called the “Path to Ascension” (English name is subject to change.) While this system is meant to be a meaningful process for Adventurers to experience themselves improving as a player, it also serves to help match you with Adventurers of an appropriate status (personal skill level, etc.) as much as possible. The “Path to Ascension” is currently divided into seven levels, but we are considering further changes before releasing the Arena of Solare to the official servers.

Once again, we want to thank our Adventurers for their patience for this PvP content. We hope Adventurers who are interested in PvP or who haven’t tried it yet will enjoy PvP with the release of the Arena of Solare. As we promised in the previous Calpheon Ball, the Arena of Solare will be first released as a global event and later updated simultaneously on all our official servers. But before that, we will first host it as an event on the Black Desert Global Lab, so we hope you’ll participate.

Oh, one more thing, we’re preparing some honor/glory-based rewards for the Arena of Solare, so we hope you’ll look forward to them.

Solare’s Matchmaking Menu

  • Solare’s Arena can be used by normal characters of level 60 or higher.
    • Edit menu [ESC] – War [F7] – You can start matching by clicking the ‘Find Match’ button in Solare’s Arena.

(Image shows your Match History Window – Player Kill/Death, HP Recovery, Damage Dealt and Damage Taken)
  •  When matchmaking starts, a waiting window is created in the upper right corner of the screen, and when matchmaking is completed, you automatically enter the battlefield.

  •  The total game time per round is 3 minutes, and a certain waiting time is applied before the start of each round.

 

Game rules

  • In Solare’s Arena, the following limits apply to some of the character’s stats.
 
Attack power Damage Reduction
Accuracy Evasion
536 420 814 868

※ The corresponding stats are applied based on the final stats currently being applied in My Stats UI in the Equipment (I) window. In addition, there are no separate restrictions on the damage reduction rate and hit rate/evasion rate.
※ In Solare’s window, all other buff effects are not additionally applied except for the buffs applied from skills.

 

Match progress

  • Upon entering the battlefield, all ‘Life’, ‘Spirit’, ‘Holy Power’ and ‘Fighting’ values, including ‘Black Spirit’s Rage’, as well as the cooldown time and resources of skills, are all reset.
  • In addition to this, all buffs applied to the character will be temporarily suspended and will be applied again after the match is over.
  • When the match starts, all other buff effects are not applied except for the buff effects applied from skills.
  • Solare’s Arena will be played on a best-of-three rounds system, and the victory requirements for each round will be given priority according to the criteria below.
Priority Victory Requirements
1st place When all players on the opposing team are killed
2nd place When your team has more players than the opposing team
3rd place When the ally’s HP is higher than that of the opposing team
  •  If all three of the above are the same, the round will be judged as a draw, and if all rounds end in a draw, the Path to Ascension (ranked) score will not change.
  • If the battlefield entry and the connection are closed before the match, re-entry is possible if you reconnect within about 2 minutes. If there are adventurers who need re-entry, the round waiting time will be added.
  • If it is judged that a player leaves the battlefield without permission during the match, some penalties for the Path to Ascension (ranked) score and the next match will be applied, and the team members of the escaped player will be divided and applied up to the escaped player’s victory points in case of victory. 
  • If there is a team member who has left the battlefield, the match may be invalidated by leaving the battlefield during the additional waiting time for the given round. In this case, there is no separate penalty because a team member has already left. (However, if you remain on the battlefield during the additional waiting time, the game will start without the departed team members.)
  • In addition to this, if you do not play for a certain period of time after reaching a certain level, points will be periodically deducted according to each level.
 

Path to Ascension – Ranked Matches

  • Path to Ascension score starts at 1200 in default, and changes depending on the score increase or decrease in case of victory or defeat.
 

▲ Subject to change during official server update.

 


Availability/Testing Period

※ To ensure the matchmaking is optimal for the Arena of Solare, the Arena of Solare will only be available during the event times in the Black Desert Global Lab. More information regarding the event will be provided in another announcement.

■ Arena of Solare Availability Times (Black Desert Global Lab)

Availability Times
Round 1
March 8 (Tue)
11:00 – 14:00 (KST)
March 8 (Tue) 02:00 – 05:00 (UTC)
March 8 (Tue) 03:00 – 06:00 (CET)
March 7 (Mon) 18:00 – 21:00 (PST)
March 7 (Mon) 21:00 – 00:00 (EST)
Round 2
March 8 (Tue)
17:00 – 20:00 (KST)
March 8 (Tue) 08:00 – 11:00 (UTC)
March 8 (Tue) 09:00 – 12:00 (CET)
March 8 (Tue) 00:00 – 03:00 (PST)
March 8 (Tue) 03:00 – 06:00 (EST)

 

You can find details at the following link of how to sign up for a temporary Global Lab account for this event:
https://www.naeu.playblackdesert.com/en-US/News/Detail?groupContentNo=2744&countryType=en-US

Pila Fe Summon Scrolls

  • The summoning method of the Pila Fe Scrolls has been revamped as follows.


 

Before revamp After revamp (added method)
Monsters appear at the designated location when the party leader uses a summons.
The party leader gets loot rewards and quest rewards
Party members get loot rewards
Summoned through conversation and UI with a faded ancient artifact NPC at a specified location
Register as many summons as the party leader wants
All other party members register the same number of Summon Scrolls
Both the party leader and party members receive loot rewards.

※ Methods before reorganization are also available

※ Before the reorganization, the method of summoning the boss through the use of a summons item can also be used as before.

  • The monsters that can be summoned through the Faded Ancient Relic NPC are composed of a total of 5 stages.
Level number of summons required Recommended Attack
Level 1 1 per party member Recommended ATK 160 or higher
Party is encouraged
Level 2 2 per party member 200 or more recommended attack power
Party is encouraged
Level 3 3 per party member Recommended attack power 230 or higher
Party is encouraged
Level 4 4 per party member Recommended ATK 250 or higher
Party is encouraged
Level 5 5 per party member Recommended attack power of 270 or higher
Party is encouraged

* Regardless of the number of party members, the difficulty and rewards of the boss change according to the number of summons registered by the individual. Therefore, it is recommended to cooperate with many party members.

E.g,
When summoning a level 1 boss by registering one summons alone,
The difficulty of the boss is the same when a party of 5 people registers one summons and summons a first-level boss.
So, if you cooperate with a lot of party members, you can easily defeat the boss.
  • The higher the level, the more powerful enemies appear, but even if the attack power is lower than the recommended attack power, if you work in a party of 5 people, you can easily defeat the boss.
  • Also, when you summon the boss in the reorganized way, there is a very low probability that monsters <attracted by ancient relics> with special loot will appear together.
  • * Additional rewards can be obtained by defeating the monster.

 

  •  The description of the following items that can summon the boss in a reorganized way will be improved to make it easier to recognize the summoning method.
    • Ancient Ruins Crystal Summon Scroll, Ibedor’s Scroll, Pila Fe Scroll

Guild Quest Improvements

Guild combat missions are improved. Even if the limit is the same, different completion rewards for each quest have been adjusted up so that they can be paid the same according to the size. applied. The boss subjugation guild mission where you could obtain the guild boss subjugation summons was maintained.
  • Completion rewards according to the size of the guild battle mission have been changed as follows.
    • Now, regardless of the type of guild battle mission, you can obtain the following increased rewards depending on the size.
    • Applies to the [Subjugation] mission, not the [Boss Subjugation] mission.
limit scale Guild Mission Completion Reward
extra large Guild experience 120,000
4 drilling drawings
3 Luxurious Support Supplies Boxes
1 Essence of Rage
4 Old Moon Battle Seals
75 million silver coins
large Guild experience 70,000
4 drilling drawings
3 Luxurious Support Supplies Boxes
1 Essence of Rage
3 Old Moon Battle Seals
56 million silver coins
medium size Guild experience 45,000
4 drilling drawings
2 Luxurious Support Supplies Boxes
1 Essence of Rage
3 Old Moon Battle Seals
40 million silver coins
small type Guild experience 30,000
4 drilling drawings
1 Luxurious Support Item Box
1 Essence of Rage
3 Old Moon Battle Seals
28 million silver coins

 

  • The following new guild battle missions have been added.
Guild Missions Quest Objective (Number of Kills)
small type medium size large extra large
Defeat the hordes at Sycraia Undersea Ruins (Lower) 970 1450 1930 2410
Defeat the hordes at Sycraia Undersea Ruins (Upper) 1500 2240 2990 3740
Defeat the hordes on Padix Island 770 1160 1550 1930
Defeat the Protty Cave Pack 1600 2400 3200 4000
Defeat the Abandoned Monastery Pack 830 1250 1670 2090
Defeat the ghosts of the Ash Forest 830 1250 1670 2090
Defeat the Wraith in Traiters Graveyard 1500 2250 3000 3750
Defeat the Pila Ku Prison horde 1170 1750 2340 2920
Defeat Lava at Ruud’s Sulfur Mine Workshop 1340 2000 2670 3340
Defeat Mediah Schultz’s Guards horde 830 1250 1670 2090
Defeat Mediah Kratuga’s horde 830 1250 1660 2080
Defeat the underground group of Gyfin Temple. 640 960 1280 1600
Defeat the Gyfin Rasia Temple (Party) horde 433 650 870 1080
Defeat the hordes of Mirumok Ruins 833 1250 1660 2090
Defeat the Tunkta horde 330 500 670 840
Defeat the Valley of Olun hordes 330 500 670 840
Defeat the group of Crypt of Resting Thoughts
300 450 600 750
Subdue Muraska in Mrowek’s Labyrinth 1000 1500 2000 2500
Defeat Okjinshini in the Jadestar Forest. 283 425 570 710
Defeat the Frostwood Fossil Pack 600 900 1200 1500
  •  The number of monster kills required for the following guild battle missions that were previously accepted have been readjusted and improved.
    • The objectives of the guild battle mission and guild boss subjugation mission in Margoria Sea are the same as before.
Guild Missions small type medium size large extra large
Valencia Centaur slain 930 1400 1860 2340
Valencia Basilisk slain 900 1350 1800 2250
Valencia Basim slain 1500 2250 3000 3750
Defeat Valencia Cadry Cultist 1330 2000 2670 3330
Valencia Waragon slain 830 1250 1660 2080
Defeat Valencia Desert Fogan 1500 2250 3000 3750
Defeat the Valencian Crescent Cultist 1500 2250 3000 3750
Defeat the Valencia Desert Naga 1500 2250 3000 3750
Defeat the Gahaz Bandits of Valencia 1500 2250 3000 3750
Defeat wild animals in Navarn Meadows 1000 1500 2000 2500
Defeat the pack of Manshaum in Manshaum Forest. 860 1300 1740 2200
Defeat Mushrooms in Polly Forest 1330 2000 2670 3340
Defeat a pack of Fadus in Loopy Tree Forest 1340 2000 2670 3340
Defeat the Ronaros pack in the Tooth Fairy Forest. 1070 1600 2140 2670
Defeat the swamp creatures in Tshira Ruins 1500 2250 3000 3750
Defeat Gaktum in the Red Wolf Village. 1670 2500 3340 4170
Face the Sherekhan at Sherekhan Necropolis
1340 2000 2670 3340
Defeat the brood of Thornwood Forest Ahib 850 1270 1700 2120
Defeat a horde of followers of Akman Temple
1160 1750 2330 2910
Defeat Ancient Weapons in Hystria Ruins 830 1250 1670 2100
Defeat the Corrupted Herald in Stars End
760 1130 1510 1900
  •  The following guild battle missions have been deleted.
    • Defeat the giants at Keplan’s Giant Garrison
    •  Defeat the Treants southwest of Calpheon
    •  Defeat the one-eyed giant
    •  Defeat the soldiers in Hexe Sanctuary
    • Defeat the Mansha tribes in the southwestern region of Calpheon.
    • Defeat the Rhutums in the southwestern region of Calpheon 
    • Defeat the Calpheon Temple group 
    • Defeat the barbarians in the Abandoned Iron Mine in Mediah
    •  Defeat the Mediah Helms
    •  Defeat the Median Sausans
    • Defeat the followers of Elric Monastery in Mediah
    • Defeat the bandits at the Mediah Wandering Rogue Garrison

Alpaca Mount

Our cutie, the alpaca, is back with a more attractive appearance!
Alpaca, who had left the adventurer’s side for a while, came with a slightly lighter footstep and full of cuteness. You can see the new alpaca technology, as well as the effects of alpaca’s dreams and love.
  •  The Alpaca which can be mounted by the Shai class, is back with a more attractive appearance!
    • The mount can be mounted after registering the mount from the stable keeper NPC while holding the ‘Registration Certificate: Alpaca’ item.



  • The quest ‘Become friends with the alpaca’ has been added.
  • * This quest can be done with a Shai class of level 50 or higher, and you can also check it in the Received Quest (O) – Recommended Quest tab.
  • ※ The Black Desert Research Lab cannot proceed with the quest to obtain the registration certificate of the Alpaca.
  • The alpaca can grow up to level 15.
  • As the level grows, the following skills (up to 7 types) can be used.
  • ※ The alpaca is definitely in the state of possessing the ‘tick’ skill at 1st level.
Skill name Image Skill description
👌👌👌👌👌 Whoops, the alpaca gets angry and spit.
I’m mad! Alpaca gets angry and raises its front legs roughly.
gang gang gun The alpaca leaps high with short legs.
👌👌👌👌 Alpaca pretends to walk in place.
Round and round Alpaca spins round and round in place.
quiver Pretend to be sleeping, call Alpaca to wake up again.
Urachacha Runs at high speed with full power

Quality of Life/Other

Item Changes

  •  Added Atanis Firefly and Atanis Small Firefly to purchase in the camp shop.
    • Atanis Firefly: 200 silver coins
    • Atanis Little Firefly: 100 silver coins

Quest Changes

  • When voice acting is output, a key function has been added that allows you to automatically play the next voice line, when the last voice line is finished, without pressing the R key.
    • In the case of quests with voice audio output, press the [Tab] key to automatically play the next line.

 

  • When you select Accept and Complete the quest or the dialogue menu, it does not automatically proceed.
  • In the case of the player’s dialogue, it does not automatically skip.

 

 

  •  The conditions for completing the quest ‘[Skilled ~ Swordsman] Prepared people have no worries’ have been improved.
    •  [Skilled] Prepared ones have no worries: Catching 2nd tier wild horses → Catching 2nd tier or lower wild horses
    • [Professional] Those who are prepared have no worries: Catching 2nd tier wild horses → Catching 2nd tier or lower wild horses
    • [Artisan] Prepared ones have no worries: Catching 3rd tier wild horses → Catching 3rd tier or lower wild horses 
    • [Master] Prepared people have no worries: Catch 4th tier wild horses → Capture 4th tier or lower wild horses 
    • [Guru] Those who are ready have no worries: Catch 5th tier wild horses → Capture 5th tier or lower wild horses
 

UI Changes

  • When a worker’s residence is sold or repurposed, the worker’s repetitive work has been changed to be initialized.
  • The system messages that are output in the following situations have been improved so that they can be recognized more clearly. 
    • If you try to purchase the same item with a purchase reservation on the central market, a message indicating that the purchase has already been made is displayed. 
    • If you try to sell the same item with a reservation for sale on the central market, a message indicating that the sale has already been made is displayed. 
    • When the residence where the worker was put in is sold or used, a message indicating that the residence where the worker was working has been sold or changed is printed.

Bug Fixes

  • The phenomenon that certain backgrounds of Sica’s prayer area were unnaturally exposed has been corrected.
  • Some typos in the main quest and some knowledge, dialogue, and items in the Mountain of Endless Winter have been corrected.

Class Changes

Mystic

  • When Shfit + F or W + F is inputted after using the skill Gushing Waters, Spiral Torpedo or Wolf’s Frenzy will now be activated first. 

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