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    Greetings Adventurers,

    Mounts are an important part of Black Desert Online, and many adventurers enjoy catching wild horses and train them in order to acquire the best ones. Today’s update brings a new system that will allow horse trainers to rent their horses to other adventurers for a small fee. Also, some new events will be available that will help you train and develop your favorite mounts, so don’t miss out on them!

    We also have a special event for PvPers: the Arsha Leaderboard is back again! Kill as many players as you can in the Arsha server to accumulate points. Players who achieve the most amount of points will win rare prizes!

    As usual read the details of the new content and events below! Enjoy!

    [Advance Notice]

    • Season Servers
      • Starting June 10, we will introduce the “Season Servers” to Black Desert Online!
        • Enjoy this new feature dedicated to help you grow faster and more easily. Stay tuned for more information coming up next week
        • Season Character Pre-creation begins next week on June 3 maintenance! You can start creating an exclusive character for the Season Server and receive special rewards for doing so! More information on the pre-creation event will also be shared next week.
    • Heidel Ball: At Home
      • This Saturday May 30 08:00 UTC, Black Desert Online will hold its first ever online global event, Heidel Ball: At Home where you will have a chance to get cool rewards, enjoy a special event, take a sneak peek at what’s coming for the second half of this year, and tune into a global Q&A session.

    [New Events]

    • Giddy Up!
      • Period: May 27 (after maintenance)–June 3 (before maintenance)
      • Event 1. Time for Courser Training
        • Defeat monsters, gather, and fish during the event period to collect items for Courser awakening.
      • Event 2. Mount EXP Boost
        • Enjoy Mount EXP +50% during the entire event period.
      • Event 3. Boosted Breeding/Exchange Chances
        • Breed or exchange your horses and enjoy a boost in your chances of getting a higher-tier horse!
      • Event 4. Imperial Training Delivery
        • Perform Imperial Horse Delivery with your horse and obtain [Event] Imperial Training Delivery Invoice which can be exchanged for horse-related items!
      • Click <Here> to gallop into this festival of events.
    • Loyal Attendance Rewards Refreshed
      • Period: May 28 (00:00 UTC)–July 1 (23:59 UTC)
      • Check attendance daily and stack up on rewards including Cron Stones, Valks’ Cry, [Event] Shining Shakatu’s Seals, Fine Accessory Box II, and so much more!
      • Click <Here> to see the entire attendance board.
    • Arsha Leaderboard Returns
      • Period: May 27 (after maintenance)–June 24 (before maintenance)
      • Arsha Leaderboard is back in style, kill (via PK or Guild War) as many players as you can in the Arsha server to accumulate points—players with the most kill points win rare prizes!
        • Click <Here> for full details of the event.
        • Click <Here> to see your standing in the Arsha Leaderboard (this will be live tomorrow, May 28).

    [Ongoing Events]

    • Mid Season Events
      • Event 1: Amazing Attendance Rewards: May 21–June 17 (23:59 UTC)
      • Event 3: Shakatu Gives Gold: May 20–June 3 (23:59 UTC)
      • Event 4: Black Spirit’s Adventure: UPGRADED: May 20–June 3 (before maintenance)
      • Event 5: Daily Item Collection Increase Scrolls: May 20–June 3 (before maintenance)
    • Shai’s Got Talent
    • Submission period: May 20–June 7 (23:59 UTC)
      • Staff Pick: June 8–June 10
      • Community Vote:June 11–June 16
      • Winner Announcement: June 17
      • Reward Distribution: June 24 (during maintenance)
    • Newly Discovered Treasures: May 27 (after maintenance)–June 10 (before maintenance)
    • Season of Life
      • Event 1: Life Skill Boost: May 13–June 3 (before maintenance)
      • Event 2: Life of Florin: May 14–June 1 (23:59 UTC)
      • Event 3: Life Skill Boost: May 14–June 2 (23:59 UTC)

    [Ended Events]

    • Mid Season Events
      • Event 2: Hot Time Boost
    • Patrigio’s Shop Renewal: Week 2

    [Reward Distribution]

    • Wishes for the Sky
      • [Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days) x1 sent to those who have turned in at least 1 [Event] Wish-Scribbled Paper to Lara during the event period.
      • If you were eligible for the reward, please claim it via in-game mailbox (B) before June 24 (23:59 UTC) or it will expire. Thank you!

    [Content]

    Ship Material Barter 

    To try and lower the difficulty of preparing for the Great Expedition, we devised a system to upgrade your ship all the way from a Bartali Sailboat to an Epheria Carrack. However, we understand that gathering the necessary materials to upgrade your ship is still difficult for many of you. Therefore we have decided to add a separate “ship material barter” system to the existing bartering system.

    In this new system, materials to upgrade ships have been separated out from other sea trade goods. These materials include those needed for an Epheria Caravel or Epheria Carrack, as well as items needed for blue grade Epheria Carrack gear. You can refresh these ship material barters separately from the others via the new “Ship Material Refresh” function, and even if you already have your dream ship you can still use this function and watch your Crow Coins pile up.

    Bartering can be a break from the usual to make some profit out at sea if you are willing to brave the rough waters of the Great Ocean. That is why we wanted to minimize any negative impact this new system will have on those of you who enjoy bartering, and thus experimented on the Global Lab to see how a new system will impact both hardcore and casual barters and their profits. We also made Epheria Carrack materials appear more frequently than other materials so that Epheria Caravel and Epheria Frigate owners can get the materials they need faster to get an Epheria Carrack.

    • Due to the increasing demand for materials to upgrade ships, the Crow Merchants Guild will now provide separate bartering opportunities for them, called “ship material barter.”
      • However, there will be some exceptions for certain ship upgrade materials. Please consult the chart below for more details.
      • A separate “Ship Material Refresh” function has been added to the existing Barter Refresh system.
        • You can use the “Ship Material Refresh” function twice a day.
        • When you use the “Ship Material Refresh” function, there is a small chance that you will uncover all the possible barters you can make for Crow Coins at every island. You can use Crow Coins to barter any Level 2 to 5 sea trade goods.
      • During ship material barter, you will get material for upgrading a ship. You may also get materials to enhance ships as well as treasures.
      • The Accumulated Number of Exchanges needed to barter for the following items will drastically decrease when using ship material barter.
        • Brilliant Pearl Shard
        • Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot
      • The items available for ship material barter are as follows.
    Sea Trade Good Ship Material
    [Level 2] Islanders’ Lunchbox Island Tree Coated Plywood
    [Level 2] Monster Tentacle
    [Level 2] Filtered Drinking Water
    [Level 2] Supreme Oyster Box
    [Level 2] Sea Survival Kit
    [Level 2] Urchin Spine
    [Level 2] Pirate Ship Mast
    Rock Salt Ingot
    [Level 2] Balanced Stone Pagoda Rock Salt Ingot
    [Level 2] Cron Castle Gold Coin
    [Level 2] Opulent Marble
    [Level 2] Sea Survival Kit
    [Level 2] Narvo Sea Cucumber
    [Level 2] Supreme Oyster Box
    Island Tree Coated Plywood
    [Level 2] Narvo Sea Cucumber Cobalt Ingot
    [Level 2] Islanders’ Lunchbox
    [Level 2] Conch Shell Ornament
    [Level 2] Opulent Marble
    [Level 2] Cron Castle Gold Coin
    [Level 2] Sea Survival Kit
    [Level 2] Pirate Gold Coin
    [Level 2] Pirate Ship Mast
    [Level 2] Opulent Marble Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Beginner)
    [Level 2] Supreme Oyster Box
    [Level 2] Islanders’ Lunchbox
    [Level 2] Filtered Drinking Water
    [Level 2] Balanced Stone Pagoda
    [Level 2] Urchin Spine
    [Level 2] Big Stone Slab
    [Level 3] Ancient Orders Bright Reef Piece
    [Level 3] Lopters Fishnet
    [Level 3] Scout Binoculars
    [Level 3] Torn Pirate Treasure Map
    [Level 3] Skull Decorated Teacup
    [Level 3] Pirates’ Supply Box
    [Level 3] Rare Herb Pile
    [Level 3] Round Knife Pure Pearl Crystal
    [Level 3] Weasel Leather Coat
    [Level 3] Gooey Monster Blood
    [Level 3] Skull Decorated Teacup
    [Level 3] Stalactite Fragment
    [Level 3] Old Hourglass Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue
    [Level 3] Skull Decorated Teacup
    [Level 3] Blue Candle Bundle
    [Level 3] Weasel Leather Coat
    [Level 3] Round Knife
    [Level 3] Rare Herb Pile Cox Pirates Extermination Seal
    [Level 3] Ancient Orders
    [Level 3] Blue Candle Bundle
    [Level 3] Scout Binoculars
    [Level 3] Torn Pirate Treasure Map
    [Level 3] Pirates’ Supply Box
    [Level 3] Old Hourglass
    [Level 4] Amethyst Fragment Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square
    [Level 4] Marine Knights’ Helm
    [Level 4] Panacea
    [Level 4] Solidified Lava Luminous Cobalt Ingot
    [Level 4] Old Chest with Gold Coins
    [Level 4] Stolen Pirate Dagger Great Ocean Dark Iron
    [Level 4] Panacea
    [Level 4] Bronze Candlestick
    [Level 4] Pirate’s Key
    [Level 4] Opulent Thread Spool
    [Level 4] Amethyst Fragment
    [Level 4] Green Salt Lump Seaweed Stalk
    [Level 4] Pirate’s Key
    [Level 4] Panacea
    [Level 4] Marine Knights’ Spear
    [Level 4] Marine Knights’ Helm
    [Level 4] Boatman’s Manual
    [Level 4] Old Chest with Gold Coins Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Expert)
    [Level 4] Headless Dragon Figurine
    [Level 4] Solidified Lava
    [Level 4] Opulent Thread Spool
    [Level 4] Bronze Candlestick
    [Level 4] Marine Knights’ Helm Ruddy Manganese Nodule
    [Level 4] Opulent Thread Spool
    [Level 4] Pirate’s Key
    [Level 4] Amethyst Fragment
    [Level 4] Stolen Pirate Dagger
    [Level 4] Headless Dragon Figurine
    [Level 4] Marine Knights’ Spear Enhanced Island Tree Coated Plywood
    [Level 4] Bronze Candlestick
    [Level 4] Stolen Pirate Dagger
    [Level 4] Seashell Deco
    [Level 4] Green Salt Lump
    [Level 4] Headless Dragon Figurine
    [Level 5] Azure Quartz Moon Scale Plywood
    [Level 5] Elixir of Youth
    [Level 5] Faded Gold Dragon Figurine
    [Level 5] Taxidermied White Caterpillar Moon Vein Flax Fabric
    [Level 5] Faded Gold Dragon Figurine
    [Level 5] 37 Year Old Herbal Wine
    [Level 5] Statue’s Tear Violent Sea Monster’s Scale
    [Level 5] Mysterious Rock
    [Level 5] Faded Gold Dragon Figurine
    [Level 5] Statue’s Tear Saltwater Crocodile’s Scale
    [Level 5] Portrait of the Ancient
    [Level 5] 102 Year Old Golden Herb
    [Level 5] Taxidermied Morpho Butterfly Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot
    [Level 5] Supreme Gold Candlestick
    [Level 5] Portrait of the Ancient
    [Level 5] 102 Year Old Golden Herb
    [Level 5] Octagonal Box Brilliant Pearl Shard
    [Level 5] Mysterious Rock
    [Level 5] Elixir of Youth
    [Level 5] Azure Quartz Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Combat)
    [Level 5] Taxidermied Morpho Butterfly
    [Level 5] Octagonal Box
    [Level 5] Supreme Gold Candlestick
    [Level 5] Statue’s Tear
    [Level 5] Mysterious Rock
    [Level 5] Faded Gold Dragon Figurine
    [Level 5] 37 Year Old Herbal Wine
    [Level 5] Golden Fish Scale
    [Level 3] Gooey Monster Blood Oquilla’s Flower
    [Level 3] Round Knife
    [Level 3] Scout Binoculars
    [Level 3] Weasel Leather Coat
    [Level 3] Stalactite Fragment
    [Level 3] Torn Pirate Treasure Map
    [Level 3] Skull Decorated Teacup
    [Level 3] Skull Symbol Carpet
    [Level 3] Pirates’ Supply Box
    [Level 4] Old Chest with Gold Coins
    [Level 4] Panacea
    [Level 4] Headless Dragon Figurine
    [Level 4] Boatman’s Manual
    [Level 4] Seashell Deco
    [Level 4] Bronze Candlestick
    [Level 4] Pirate’s Key
    [Level 5] Faded Gold Dragon Figurine
    [Level 5] Statue’s Tear
    [Level 5] Supreme Gold Candlestick
    [Level 5] Taxidermied Morpho Butterfly
    [Level 5] Taxidermied White Caterpillar
    [Level 5] Supreme Gold Candlestick Tear of the Ocean
    [Level 5] Statue’s Tear
    [Level 5] Taxidermied Morpho Butterfly
    [Level 5] Azure Quartz
    [Level 5] Faded Gold Dragon Figurine
    [Level 5] Taxidermied White Caterpillar
    [Level 5] 102 Year Old Golden Herb
    [Level 5] Golden Fish Scale
    [Level 5] Portrait of the Ancient
    [Level 5] Golden Fish Scale Deep Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square
    [Level 5] Azure Quartz
    [Level 5] Taxidermied Morpho Butterfly
    [Level 5] Octagonal Box
    [Level 5] Supreme Gold Candlestick
    [Level 5] Mysterious Rock
    [Level 5] Elixir of Youth
    [Level 5] Faded Gold Dragon Figurine
    [Level 5] Portrait of the Ancient
    [Level 5] Luxury Patterned Fabric
    [Level 5] 37 Year Old Herbal Wine
    [Level 5] 102 Year Old Golden Herb
    • Reworked the Barter Refresh system.
      • Changed “barter refresh count” to “barter refresh point” in certain instances.
      • Everyday at 06:00 UTC, your barter refresh points will be reset to 100.
      • If you have an active Value Pack, you can recover 50 extra barter refresh points.
      • (I.e. Your points will be reset to 150 instead of 100.)
      • The number of barter refresh points consumed when using the Barter Refresh function depends on the number of barters you have left for that day.
      • Using instant refresh will consume an additional 30 points.
    How Many Times You Can Still Refresh Points Needed for Regular Refresh Points Needed for Ship Material Refresh
    3 Times 20 N/A (You can only use the “Ship Material Refresh” function twice a day.)
    2 Times 40 40
    1 Time 50 50
    • Updated the information about how to barter for the following items in each of the items’ descriptions.
      • Island Tree Coated Plywood
      • Rock Salt Ingot
      • Ruddy Manganese Nodule
      • Cobalt Ingot
      • Pure Pearl Crystal
      • Enhanced Island Tree Coated Plywood
      • Great Ocean Dark Iron
      • Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square
      • Luminous Cobalt Ingot
      • Deep Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square
      • Bright Reef Piece
      • Seaweed Stalk
      • Deep Sea Memory Filled Glue
      • Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Expert)
      • Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Beginner)
      • Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Combat)
      • Cox Pirates Extermination Seal
      • Brilliant Rock Salt Ingot
      • Brilliant Pearl Shard
      • Moon Vein Flax Fabric
      • Moon Scale Plywood
      • Tear of the Ocean

     

    • Added a horse rental function to the stable.
      • This function allows you to either rent a horse, or rent out your own horse.
      • For a fee of 100,000 Silver you can rent a horse for seven days. The owner of the horse may forcefully retrieve their horse when the rented horse is checked into a stable, or if you are not connected to the game.
      • You can enjoy the effects of the gear already equipped on the rented horse, but you will not be able to unequip any gear from the rented horse.
      • You can rent out up to Tier 8 horses.
    • Added the following farming items. Anyone can plant them, but you must be at least Farming Artisan 1 to care for, harvest, or breed them. You can get these new farming items by using Plant Breeding on Special Chicken Feed or Special Haystack.
      • Spellbound Chicken Feed: This item takes up 4 grids in a fence garden and gives a 15% bigger yield than Special Chicken Feed.
      • Spellbound Haystack: This item takes up 5 grids in a fence garden and gives a 25% bigger yield than Special Haystack.

    [System]

    • For optimization purposes, notifications for when an adventurer whom you have registered as a friend the Friend (N) window logs in or out of the game will no longer appear if you are participating in a Node/Conquest War.
      • Specifically, this will only apply if: you are participating in a Node/Conquest War; the war is happening at the moment; and you are in the correct server for the war.
      • This change will not affect the notifications that appear when a fellow guild member logs in or out.

    • You can no longer perform any social actions immediately after entering FocusFire mode.
    • You can no longer perform social actions to recover Stamina while mounting a ship.

    [By Class]

    • Stamina will no longer recover while Prime: Crow Flare is in use.

    • The cooldown for Awakening: Tantu’s Iron Buster will now be applied when changing from Axe to Iron Buster mode by using the skills Headbutt, Frenzied Destroyer, then Ground Lifting.
    • Fixed the issue where Berserker would momentarily slow down when using Buster Training laterally after certain skills.
    • After Succession, combo to Prime: Raging Thunder from Lava Piercer will now be easier.

    • You can now use Ultimate: Blitz Stab immediately after Blitz Stab.
      • After using Blitz Stab, press RMB to use Ultimate: Blitz Stab.
      • Therefore, Ultimate: Blitz Stab was changed to a combo skill that cannot be used separately from regular Blitz Stab.
    • You can now use Blitz Stab by pressing ↑ + RMB while using a longsword.
    • The movement distance for Shield Chase I, Shield Chase II, and Prime: Shield Chase has been changed to match that of Shield Chase III.
    • The block effects for Shield Chase I, II, and III were unified to all be Forward Guard effects, and an immunity to CC status effects was added for the Forward Guard effects.
    • The cooldown for Verdict: Lancia Iustitiae was adjusted as follows.
    Skill Before Now
    Verdict: Lancia Iustitiae I 30 sec 30 sec
    Verdict: Lancia Iustitiae II 29 sec 27 sec
    Verdict: Lancia Iustitiae III 28 sec 24 sec
    Verdict: Lancia Iustitiae IV 27 sec 21 sec
    • Added an All DP decrease effect to Wave of Light.
      • You will now remain in lancia mode when using Death Line Chase backwards.
      • However, the skill switches to Shield Chase when used consecutively.
    • The attack range for Flow: Lucem Fluxum was adjusted to match its effects.
    • The attack range for Terra Sancta was increased (matching the range of the wave hit), and a 100% Critical Hit effect was added for PvE.
    • The number of hits for Promptness in PvP was reduced to 4 hits, and the amount of damage per hit was decreased.
    • When used when the skill is not in cooldown, Promptness will have a 100% Critical Hit effect.

    • Removed the sentence ” The time may be reduced by enhancing this processing stone.” from the descriptions of Loggia, Techthon, and Manos Processing Stone items.
    • Added a list of daily quests you can complete to get flares to the item description of flare.
    • For details on the newly added Pearl Shop Update, please click < Here > !

    • Fixed the issue where the first attack was delayed after summoning certain boss monsters during the main quests.
    • Reduced the population of the following monsters in Balenos.
      • Grass Beetle
      • Parasitic Bee
      • Fox
      • Wolf
      • Weasel

    [Quest]

    • Fixed the issue where you could not get the following titles if you chose to do the renewed Mediah main quests. Talk to the following NPCs after completing certain quests to get the titles.
    Title Requirement NPC (Location)
    Cooperator of Bareeds III Complete Quest “Apocalyptic Prophecy” Bareeds III (Altinova)
    Friend of the Tinyas Complete Quest “Enslaved By the Barbarians” Horio Tinya (Abandoned Iron Mine)
    Incarnation of Revenge Complete Quest “[Boss] Illezra’s Creation” Brorum (Tarif)
    Ruins Worker Assistant Complete Quests “Worker Training: Ron,” “Worker Training: Totenan,” “Worker Training: Bully” Jamo Hasa (Ancient Ruins Excavation Site)
    Ruins Guide Complete Quest “Surveying the Excavation Site” Jamo Hasa (Ancient Ruins Excavation Site)
    Ancient Fissure Guardian Complete Quest “Reproducing the Bautt Slate” Ain Greid (The Ancient Fissure)
    Dark Chaser Complete Quest “Three Days of Darkness” Tantu (The Mausoleum)
    Enlightened of the Kamasylve Complete Quest “The Wisdom of Sylvia” Herawen (Kamasylve Temple)
    The Awakened Complete Quest “[Boss] Awakened Black Spirit” Sirare (Altinova)
    • Added a warning that you need to have at least two empty Inventory slots for the quest [Kamasylvia] A Poacher’s Suggestion, and made Friella’s pet mouse easier to steal.
    • Smoothed out the Calpheon main quests between Behr and Hexe Sanctuary as follows.
      • Moved certain quest NPCs to the front of NPC Becker’s cabin, and made it so that you would return to Behr after completing the main quests at Hexe Sanctuary.
    • Increased the number of boxes or crates you can interact with to complete quests in the following regions.
      • Duvencrune
      • Grána
      • Calpheon City
      • Port Epheria
      • Brellin Farm
      • Outpost Supply Port
      • Heidel
      • Altinova
      • Valencia City

    • Added automatic line breaks to the topics listed in the Interest Knowledge Status window.
    • If the name of quests or conversation topics that appear when you converse with an NPC is cut off from the UI because it is too long, you can now hover over the text to read the entire entry.
    • If you try to throw away an item from the Inventory but miss the trash can icon, the icon will become emphasized.
    • A notification window will now appear if you try to exchange items with certain NPCs. The window will allow you to confirm the exchange that is about to happen.
    • Added the following text to the explanation for Central Market Warehouse Capacity: Additional Central Market Warehouse Capacity based on Family Fame Bonus can only be applied to a maximum of 2,000 VT.
    • Matched the color of the grades of ecology themed knowledge entries in the Knowledge (H) window to the color that appears when you first get those certain grades of knowledge.
    • The following message will now appear when trying to change the position of your guild member who is registered as a War Hero of another guild: You cannot assign a position to War Heroes.

    • Fixed the issue where the Find NPC function is sometimes not working for NPCs who exist in multiple locations.
    • [Ranger] Fixed the issue where MP did not recover when activating the skill Penetrating Wind by using Flow: Kiss of the Wind.
    • [Maehwa Succession] Fixed the graphical issue with Maehwa’s weapons when auto-navigating in combat mode.
    • Fixed the issue where “Node Tax Info.” button was visible when interacting with the node managers of certain regions where there are no Node Wars.
    • Fixed the issue where you could not catch local fish near the inaccessible areas around Sherekhan Mine Road or Blood Wolf Settlement.
    • Fixed the issue where there were safe zones where there should not be near the Quartermaster NPC of Battle Arena.
    • Fixed the issue where certain structures and characters looked unnatural in the following places.
      • Titium Valley
      • Duvencrune Farmland
      • Sycraia Underwater Ruins
    • You will now get a notification if you try to do certain actions with insufficient guild funds like repairing guild mounts at the stable or wharf, or treat injuries.
    • The button to declare war on other guilds will no longer appear in the Guild (G) window if your guild has reached the maximum number of guilds it can declare war against.
    • You can no longer use the buttons on the bottom of the Inventory (I) window (i.e. buttons for Totem, Alchemy Stone, Processing, Palette) if you have it set as a Sticker UI, then open a full-screen window such as the Pearl Shop or Dye windows.
    • Fixed the issue where Today’s Journal did not display entries for the times your ship was wrecked.
    • Fixed the issue where the display for Combat EXP was acting abnormally after reaching Lv. 66.
    • Fixed the issue where the size of the My Information (P) window reset after adjusting it then reconnecting to the game.
    • Fixed the issue where you could sometimes not progress with taming a baby elephant if you were disconnected in the middle of capturing one.
    • [Shai] Fixed the graphical issue with the background for the icons for horse, camel, and campsite gear in the Dye window.
    • Fixed the graphical issue with underwear that occured when dyeing with Merv’s Palette.
    • Made the camera angle more natural when interacting with the walls of Valencia Castle.
    • [Witch & Wizard] Added a graphical effect to make the Glorious Shudad Staff glow.