First Level 62 Player in Black Desert NA/EU Server Spent 2000 Hours in Grinding
A Black Desert player in the NA and EU server managed to reach level 62 with his in-game character named Bigandshiny, after 5 months' grinding. He explained that he played almost everyday since October 2016 and it took him around 2000 hours to level up. You can see through the link below for the moment he hit level 62. It's worth mentioning that one player in the Korean server achieved this in November 2016.
Being the first players in a server or a realm in the game is always what hardcore players will pursue. For Korean grinding MMOs it could become a marathon, and an example is someone in the Korean Lineage server reached the max level after 3 years' grinding.