Black Desert Online, Beginner's Money Making Guide

As with any other Sandbox MMORPG, the amount of Silver your character has will greatly determine how comfortable your life in the game will be. Be it for hiring workers, investing into gear upgrades, or simply buying items from other players in the marketplace, you will always find yourself needing more and more Silver coins. This guide will this introduce you to the different ways to earn money in Black Desert Online.

Killing Mobs

While killing monsters over the map has been gradually losing its importance in recent MMORPGs, that won't be the case in Black Desert, where spending hour after hour hunting different mobs remain rather profitable. Killing goblins, for example, allow players to obtain various loot like Silver coins, equipment that can be sold, but also Goblin Token, items that can be traded to a specific NPC for a good amount of Silver coins. 10 Goblin Tokens can be traded for 1,000 Silver coins, while 40 of the same tokens can be traded for 5,000, an amount that is far from negligible when you are just starting the game and need to buy yourself a decent mount. Finding out where to trade the items is just as simple, as right clicking the item will give players the option of showing the path to the NPC, or auto-running to the location. Eventually, you will be able to earn millions a day through this method.

Trade Runs

Once you've gained enough experience doing it, Trade Runs may just end up being the best way to earn money in Black Desert. As one of the fundamental concepts in Black Desert Online, Trade Runs will allow you to earn money by buying goods from NPCs, and selling them to others.

Fundamentally, the process is quite similar to real life trades. Each town possesses its markets with whom you can enter into a sort of trade partnerships. Simply put, they will offer you to buy certain local products at the current market value, which varies according to the demand and supply, and it will be up to you, the player, to decide which one will end up being the most profitable for you. 

The market value of a product will generally vary between 70% to 130% of its initial value. This means that when purchasing local products from a trader, the lower its current market value is, the higher your potential profit will be when selling it. While generally a market value of around 80% is the most recommended, you can go up to 90% and still turn into a decent profit assuming you sell it to the right town. Because, as you've probably guessed, the items you will be selling will also be dependent on its market value in other towns. In this case, however, the higher the value of the items, the more profit you will make when selling it. Which is why you will need to consult the market value of the products you've purchased before deciding on where you will travel to sell it (greater distances generally mean greater profits).






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