Party in my dorm tutorial -What to trade or keep?
Items you cannot give away, trade or even gift:
Pets or Pet Supply Boxes
Hunt collection items (Most)
You can drop the following for other people at their parties but you cannot trade or gift these:
Good items to trade:
What to keep:
This is considered currency in PIMD. It’s good to save all of these. I would only use these when you absoltuely have too.
A lot of people will overprice items and want you to pay in bentos or chibis. I was looking for a certain type of shards and wanted to trade with somebody.
I got so many posts on my wall where people said you can buy these shards for me for “Blank” amount of bentos. You do not need to accept these trades.
There are plenty of people who will trade without bentos or chibis.
People on the game will want to sell their hunt boxes (the ones that are tradeable) for bentos and chibis. Do not buy them. This is a rip off because in order to open these
boxes, you will need pim keys and in order to get pim keys, you need to pay real money and lots of it. If you pay for these using bentos or chibis, you are basically paying twice.
How to get extra hunt boxes?
If you are willingly to pay real money to open these boxes, you can ask in chat if somebody will gift or trade with you for some. There are a lot of people that do not want these boxes and will just gift them to you.
If you go the trade route, I would trade other items that are not bentos or chibis for them.
Good items to gift at Cat or Pizza Bikini parties:
If always expected in most clubs to gift the dropper of the cat or pizza bikini because the cat or bikini can cost real money and you need these items in order for the party to start.
Here’s a list of good gifts: (1 gift is usually acceptable unless otherwise noted)
Chibis (Some people give these – I don’t)
Furniture (Not starter furniture)
Current hunt boxes(Some people don’t want hunt boxes because they don’t have the funds to open them-Check first)
Here’s the bad list:
1 Shard (If you have to give shards – give 5 to 10)
Old hunt boxes
Wallpaper or flooring (This is a dull gift)
Summary: You have an avatar in which you use to socialize with other people.
I thought this was a pretty decent game especially if you are into socializing with other human beings. I did not find the avatars all that great looking and noticed if you wanted to change your look, it would cost some money. At that point, I was just like “Fuck it,” I’ll be ugly. You do start out with an apartment which was unfurnished. I did somehow get a free unicorn and a dog but I am unsure how I did that. There seemed to be a ton of places to venture off too (Bars, parks, etc) and several events that were also going on. My first journey was at a bar because I wanted to know if my avatar could get drunk. I could not figure out how to order anything and then realized that probably cost cash too. So then, I went to a dog park. I left my dog at home though. Time was well spent at the park because I met my first friend, Martin. (He was wearing a ball gag but seemed very nice) He encouraged me to find a job after I explained to him that I needed a lot of cash to get drunk. I asked him what kind of jobs were available to a person of my quality. I told him my interests were stripping and coupon clipping. He said he would help me find my dream job. That was exciting news, I had a new friend and would soon be employed and making lots of cash. After our serious employment chat, I asked Martin to be my mail order bride. I had to log after that so hopefully, he says yes soon.
I would recommend this game because it is casual and relaxing. There was no goal to the game other than finding friends. My only real issue was camera movement and walking. This is a personal issue because I’m really bad at reading directions.
Black Desert Online: Tips & What I wish I knew at the beginning:
This game is so vast and there is so much to do. It really is impossible to do everything.
I have been playing for 2 years and have not even done a 1/3 of it yet.
Don’t get overwhelmed by it all and take it slow.
Trying to do everything at once will only achieve burn out.
Get a pet.
If you purchase anything from the Pearl shop, then a pet is a must.
Occasionally, you can get a free pet from the Daily attendance but it is not every month.
You have little hope of ever purchasing a pet off the marketplace.
You can have up to 5 pets out at one time.
Pets pick up your loot and give you bonuses for combat and life skills. (Loot = Money/Silver)
Pearl Shop is a rip off.
Everything is way over price.
Pearl shop does have sales and coupons every once in a while.
Try out different characters first to see which ones you like the best before buying character items in the pearl shop.
If you ever have to delete a character, some of those pearl items will not transfer to other characters.
Fishing is the best way for a beginner to earn lots of silver.
You can AKF fish and still earn silver.
PVP begins at level 50.
You don’t have to PVP.
Other players can kill you in combat areas even if you do not have PVP activated. (Only after level 50)
You can lose experience when you die.
Some of the crystals might break in your weapons and armor if you die.
Awakening begins at level 56
You cannot add crystals to your awakening weapon.
Buy a horse as soon as possible. Does not need to be expensive or high tier.
It will be too difficult and time consuming to run everywhere.
Do the Black Spirit quests.
Those quests will reward you with inventory slots and combat experience.
Black Spirit quests need to be done in order to unlock other quests.
Do not sell!
You will need a shit ton of these to level up weapons and armor.
I do not recommend selling items from rewards or events until you are sure what they are.
You are rewarded the longer you stay on the server even if you are AFK.
You are rewarded for having multiple characters.
These are actually encouraged in this game.
It is best to have one main fighting character and make the additional characters geared towards life skills.
Reason is because leveling up weapon and armor is very expensive and a long drawn out process.
Characters part two
Not all characters are created equal.
I do not recommend making the “Ranger” character your first one.
The “Ranger” is difficult to level up and cannot combat mobs like the other characters.
The ranger is a good character but it is not a killing machine.
Good beginning characters: Striker, Dark Knight, and Tamer. (Only my opinion)
Characters part three
Your character name can be important. Depending on what you name your character will be the deciding factor whether you get killed a lot or not.
I named one of my character after a venereal disease and people are constantly trying to kill me.
There has been a few guilds that have refused to let me join over the character’s name.
Changing a character or family name will cost you actual money from the Pearl Shop.
So choose wisely! Unless, you like being verbally abused, trolled and even killed.
Pay to Win
BDO has a lot of high priced crap in their pearl shop but the game is not pay to win.
BDO is one huge sandbox and there is no winning scenario.
You can buy stuff that will give you extra boosts but you can also obtain that without spending real money.
High powered weapons, armor and other things, you will have to actually work for it.
Beginner Weapons & Armor
You will get beginner weapons and armor from starter quests.
Do not level these up. It is a waste of black stones.
You cannot re-sell these on the marketplace.
Olvia servers (It is Olvia not Olivia)
You can only play on the Olvia servers if you are new and for up to 30 days.
Join those servers for the max allowed time.
Olvia servers give you extra experience that will help you level up.
You can switch servers every 15 minutes.
This is handy if you somebody is bothering you or you are in an overcrowded location.
It’s not necessary to join a guild to play the game.
If you do join a guild – there are PVP and PVE guilds.
Joining a guild does provide you with extra perks and boosts.
Grind unused cheap crystals and turn them into black stone powder.
You will need lots of this powder for various projects / crafting.
Some of the server chat is cancer.
You can turn off certain chats and even make the window smaller so that it is less distracting.
You can mute people in chat.
There are a lot of notifications in BDO that automatically show up on default.
It’s annoying and distracting. You can turn off the majority of them in your settings.
BDO gives you daily funds.
The amount of funds depend on all your characters combined combat, knowledge and life skill levels.
I have 6 characters between the levels of 56 and 59. I get over million of silver per day.
If you need to repair your weapons or armor and there is not a blacksmith around, look for a stable.
Stable personnel will also make repairs.
Easy life skills for beginners: Fishing, Cooking, Alchemy, Farming, Gathering, Processing and Trading.
More difficult life skills: Horse Training, Sailing and Hunting.
AFK life skills: Fishing, Cooking, Alchemy, Processing and Horse Training.
Pressing “H” brings up your knowledge screen.
The more knowledge you obtain thru quests or other means will equal more energy for your character /family.
You need contribution points for a house, extra storage, worker crafting stations and unlocking nodes.
Hello All! I’m going to dedicate this blog to all my Second Life pets. They have caused endless hours of entertainment and frustration.
I’ll also include some landmarks to get a pet of your own.
One of my first pets was from KittyCatS. A friend of mine had one and from there, I had to have one too. I named him “Wanker.” See picture below. He was my first and only one that is an eternal pet. I spent a good year of my life breeding these cats and learning about genetics. This was also a very good lesson in regards to addiction. (I’m recovered now, thanks.)
Wanker and I living it up in my SL mansion.
One of my favorite breedable pets was one called “Drawfins” which are no longer around. It’s sad because these little dwarves were so much fun. I got them originally because I thought you could watch them actually breed and who doesn’t want to see dwarves breed? At last, you didn’t see anything because the offspring magically appeared in an egg. Hilga, my Viking Drawfin, featured below. Such a warrior she was.
Next was my adorable piggy, “Lil Dickie,” who just attached to you and you could walk around with him. I bought him back in 2013 at Manticore and he’s discontinued now but you can get other pets there like the cat in the pet edition picture. Manticore
I thought since I had a pig; I might as well get a monkey. I found my pet monkey “Chico Love” at Zooby. He is the kind of pet you can actually train to do tricks with enough patience and food. I taught him to smoke and fart. I love him so much.
My newest addition to my household is “Nigel.” I got him over at Fennux. I have only had him a few hours but it looks like he will be able to combat other Fennux. So I plan on training him to be a soldier in my army and win momma some money. He has a brother named “Wally.” I can tell Wally isn’t much of a fighter because he’s already been swimming laps in the pool and drinking cans of beer.
Here are some of my inside pets. They just laze around and look cute. They do an amazing job at being adorable.
Jinx, my little wiener dog from JIAN. He’s very animated.
My other one, Harry, the unicorn dog, from Black Bantam.
Here are some more cool places to get a pet of your very own!