[Topic] Have You Pre-ordered Black Desert? What's Holding You off?
So as you know that Black Desert Online will be a buy-to-play game without monthly subscription fee (just like Guild Wars 2) and Daum announced that pre-order is available now with 3 different tiers ($29.99, $49.99 and $99.99). Here, I'd like to do a small survey: will you buy Black Desert Online? If yes, then what package you are going to pre-order?
Along with the package pre-order announcement, "whether Black Desert will be a P2W game" and "how is the cash shop in NA/EU version" have become two hot topics among BDO communities. I roamed in Black Desert reddit and found out that many players who have played BDO in Korean server said that it is a P2W game where you can buy items like skill resets and stat-bonused costumes in the cash shop, which is the main reason for what has been holding them off in pre-ordering BDO.
Below is part of the content in redditor YiSC’s thread:
Some members of the community seem to have the mentality that "we don't know for sure what Daum is planning so how can we assume they are implementing their Korean cash shop". That may be true but the implementation of a P2W cash shop is also a very real possibility.
We should not be content to wait for the actual release to find out what Daum has planned. If the Cash Shop has not been changed, how are we supposed to know if any of the P2W aspects of the Korean original were changed.
Another post from redditor chew921:
So, I’m sure like many of you, I'm becoming very skeptical as to why we have gotten no information on the cash shop model of the game when pre-orders are already up and running. They know that we've been asking for this information for a while now and it feels as if we could very easily get screwed for our money by either the same cash shop type as the other versions of the game, or a very similar one (For example they might lower costs but make all the items sell able again, ruining the game).
As Daum once said in the BDO NA/EU announcement, they will only sell vanity items in the cash shop. However, they have not announced cash shop details yet. So what do you think about the possible cash shop would look like in NA/EU version? And do you think BDO is a P2W game based on what you have seen so far?
PS: Daum BDO Project Manager Belsazar is hosting a Q&A on the forum. If you have any questions, here’s your chance to shot your questions now.