Black Desert Pearl Shop Items to be available on Marketplace

Kakao/Daum has made a decision to allow players to sell Black Desert Online Pearl Shop items on the Marketplace, allowing players to earn ingame silvers with RL currency.

Greetings Adventurers,

Today we are writing you to provide insight into a new mechanic you can expect to see next week, following the normally scheduled maintenance.  After detailed discussions with the Developers at Pearl Abyss, it has been decided that the Value Package, Outfits, Costumes and Pets will be made available via the Market Place.  We, the Kakao Team, understand the impact of such a change and wish to provide as much information as possible, therefore we are explaining this change in advance to grant clarity.

We understand that this change will spark discussions, and have asked Pearl Abyss to share their thoughts behind this decision.  Pearl Abyss considers in-game accessibility to Pearl Items necessary in Black Desert.  Regardless of the region, there will always be players who, for whatever reason, do not get to experience all the features Black Desert offers, including Pearl Shop Items.  Adding a mechanic that grants access to Pearl Shop items with in game currency will allow more players to enjoy such content.  They are open to the community’s feedback and ask you to share your thoughts and concerns about this change.

We have communicated your feedback about such changes and your concern for players potentially being able to invest real money in order to gain an advantage, and in response Pearl Abyss has built limitation mechanics into the game.  Players will be limited to selling five items from the Pearl Shop on the Market Place per week.  This compromise will still provide in game accessibility but restrict how much can be gained via real money investment.

As we have stressed in the past, your feedback is paramount to us, and that is still true.  We encourage you to share your thoughts on this change as Pearl Abyss has requested.  However, we ask that you do so in a non-abusive but constructive manner.  We will continue to communicate on your behalf, and thank you in advance for your efforts.

-The Kakao Team


By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

7 replies on “Black Desert Pearl Shop Items to be available on Marketplace”

I am actually overjoyed to hear this, I know a lot of people will scream P2W, but really this is a great way to let all players enjoy the pearl store content.

And, it IS p2w. Its not a game like for example SWTOR, where credits mean near to nothing in character progression, u need just a few mils to augment gear and u are ok. Whrea as i BDO the more money u have the more powerful u are, and because gear can be upgraded a lot (and most of your power comes from gear), with slim chances of succes at highest lvls, person with more money can have more tries, and because rng avrenges out with lots of tries such person WILL be more powerful than you if you dont spend that money. Especially if such a person also plays a lot.
Also note that when person spends money to buy cash shop stuff from marketplace, you cant use it to upgrade gear, thus leaving such person even farther behind.

If you are fine with it, and are just happy that your character will look nice, then fine, its your right. But many will not.

Frankly, i love the game and id like to play it, but i simply can’t. I want to be able to compete. The ammount of time i can actually spend in game already limits what i can do, and now i will also need to catch up to the whales. Not gonna happen, and i dont intend to fight the windmils. Im just glad i stopped playing to see what direction devs will go after they allowed to sell dyes. Saddly they went the more p2w route. Seems its tile to let this game go and stop monitoring news about it :(.

PS. Before someone says costumes are also p2w. The benefits they give are negligible.

I really appreciate that you guys just report the news without any bias, unlike how most everywhere else is handling this latest p2w outcry. Definitely the #1 English source for BDO news. 😛

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