Black Desert Online is Buy to Play in NA and EU?! | Hot Topic

Black Desert Online is coming to North America and Europe! Yay! But it was just announced that it’s going to be a premium title, which means that it won’t be free-to-play, you have to buy the game for a price that is yet undisclosed. But Black Desert is also going to feature the same cash shop as in the Korean, Russian and Japanese versions, however in those regions the game is free. What gives?

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  • Lex

    Cash Shop will remain after it goes F2P, that is its purpose mainly.
    But Black Desert is B2P atm, with the cash shop, it wont stick on this market.
    Many new titles comming, some very good old ones went F2P, not a wise move for Daum publisher.

    What about Guild Wars 2 for example?It is F2P now, with alot lesser restrictions than SW:ToR
    Blade and Soul? Definitelly
    So many choices, so little audience :)

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    • Martin Ivanov

      B&S …. cant wait for this masterpiece

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      • Eduardo Marchant

        I agree B&S Ftw and im not a fanboy :/

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    • yokki

      wildstar

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  • bloom warren

    black desert is not even in alpha . and b2p so and it has a cash shop . its allways like that . its either founder packs or b2p so in the end if you want to see it you have to pay for it . and i find it a good choice doing it b2p because that way you can be sure that its done with good content .

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    • Martin Ivanov

      lol ……. it will be the same content as the f2p in asia idk what u are talking about

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      • bloom warren

        well good for them like since i don’t live there its ip blocked from the west regions so take the bitter pill pay for it . could not be worse then skyforge costs

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        • Eduardo Marchant

          what he means is that it wont matter how much you pay for the game , the content will be the same.

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          • bloom warren

            and . . .

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          • Eduardo Marchant

            And thats the reason why we are here hopefully to get a key :p . Dunno what you mean xD

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      • Eduardo Marchant

        Luckely we get to play B&S until Black Desert goes f2p :p , cause it most likely will.
        Meaning Black Desert going to lose some players at launch to play B&S .
        I guess maybe thats Daums tactic as they probably know they cant compete agaisnt Blade&Soul . Would had prefered if they did that with founder packs instead though :p

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        • Martin Ivanov

          blade and soul is a masterpiece … so unique combat and everything, i played in the private server playbns but its very poor translated and i enjoyed my playing even if i didnt understand anything. the flying and the combat ….. idk how im gonna wait for it till next year

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  • Gameking GK

    ahahah funny anyone buy this game i will brand you an idiot. cuz it free every where els but na and eu even mother fucking russia got it for free, WOOOHOOO YEA THANK YOU GUYS FOR MAKING AN AWESOME GAME THEN SOME ASSHOLE IN THE COMPANY SAYS YOU KNOW WHAT LET MAKE IT FREE EVERY FUCKING PLACE EXPECT NA AND EU. BSN WAS A VERY BIG DISPOINMENT THEN I FOUND BS IT WAS LIKE THE MASTERPIECE OF ARCHEAGE AND VIDICTUS COMBINE TAKE VINDICTUS EPIC ACTION COMBAT MIX IT WITH ARCHEAGE FUN MINI ACTIVITY THEN THEY WENT AND FULL THIS B2P CRAP ON US. I WOULD HAVE BEEN OK WITH THIS SHIT IF IT HAD STARTED OUT AS B2P BUT NO F2P EVERYWHERE ELS EXPECT US SO MAD ANYTIME I SEE BS NEWS OF B2P

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    • yokki

      is your keyboard broken?

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      • Gameking GK

        yep it is that rage broke my keys

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    • Eduardo Marchant

      Even though its hard for the eyes to read :p I do agree with you. But im not directly mad . Can just wait until it goes f2p.

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  • Lofup

    For what i’ve understood, you saay it will be either a 20€ game (and it’s good) or a 60€ game (and it’s bad)
    But dont you think it can be the opposite?
    Selling the game at 60€ so they dont need to use cheap way to make money and can focus on adding content?
    (i’m an optimistic guy :D)

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    • Eduardo Marchant

      Yes very optimistic :)

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  • Valliere

    Just to be clear “Black Desert Online will be released in early 2016 and will not be free to play or use a subscription model. Instead players will buy the game once and can purchase vanity and convenience items” means exactly that “Instead players will buy the game once and can purchase vanity and convenience items”

    If B2P it’s so a crappy idea, you should probably not play some games like Final Fantasy, Assassin’s Creed and so on, because, you know, yeah, you have to buy them to play.
    My point is: Is really this businness model really a bad thing?
    They already said that the cash shop is only for the vanity, so I prefer to pay a little before, but enjoy a really good game without the pay to win type of cash shop!
    We have a lot of games that have problems with the f2p: botters everywhere, unfair bouses to the premium members, and p2w cash shop…
    So yeah, I’m ok with the b2p, if I can have a fair, good, fun game, with a good team behind and really good servers.

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  • Rodeldj

    I think in two months to be release in europe and nothamerica it will be freetoplay like wildstar i have that hope.

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  • Eduardo Marchant

    I was hyped as well but I was expecting f2p , cause thats what is used in Russia etc. why da heck do we have to b2p? xD makes no sense to me. Just money hungry. I mean sure it takes longer to translate game to the west , but why do we have to pay for it. Theyll get their money anyway if it was f2p.

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    • bloom warren

      i seen none mmo this year that is not money hungry so why should Daum make any difference ?

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      • Eduardo Marchant

        Cause Korea hasnt done it and cause Russia hasnt done it? that good enough of an answer ? xD The thing is you can achieve similar results by going F2p as more people will join the train.

        So for freemmostation asking if its a good call or not to go B2P Id say no and thats my opinion :p

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        • bloom warren

          time will show if their choice was the right or the wrong one . Daum thinks b2p will get them the money needed i doubt that because na/eu is f2p country mainly with some exceptions. So after all its their call if they happy with less sales in the west due to their business model for this regions its their loss .

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