Black Desert Online Final CBT: First Impression
Black Desert Online Final CBT started on 17th September 2014. Many changes and new contents have been applied to the game as compared to previous CBT. Some of the new features and UI changes will be showcased here.
First, there is a major improvement for the UI. The mini-map at the top-right shows much more details on the environment around you as compare to previous CBT. A circular dial will appear when you press "ESC" with symbols of various functions. You can access inventory, guides, buddy list, graphic options, skills window, knowledge interface etc from this dial. There is also a button to free yourself if you are glitched or stucked in weird locations. The UI buttons at the bottom right can be folded for a cleaner looks as well.
The quest log is more organized as well, with a clear symbol showing the category for each to quest type, namely story quest, crafting & gathering quest, normal quest, trading quest, black spirit quest, repeatable quest etc.
Knowledge is an important aspect in Black Desert Online for NPC affinity and crafting (refer to my previous article on Knowledge system). Previously, most knowlege from NPC is quite hidden and players need to search for a specific NPC to gain them. Now, all knowledge NPC's are marked on the map; those which are yet to be discovered are marked with question mark. This new features remove the secret or mystery part of the knowledge system but it does faciliate a player from gaining new knowledge which are important for crafting & gathering activities.