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Short info on servers

Postby KAMIKADzE » Sun 2017.06.25, 08:41

Official servers:
  • KR:
    • Publisher: Kakao Games
    • Started: 2014
    • Commercial model: F2P - Cash shop
    • Region lock: Korea, with few exceptions, which I can't recall (Note: you need a valid KR account to actually start playing this game)
    • Ease of lvling: 7/10
    • Casual-Hardcore: 6/10
    • Bad practices: 1/10
    • Problems with server: ???
  • JP:
    • Publisher: Pmang
    • Started: 2015
    • Commercial model: F2P - Cash shop
    • Region lock: Japan
    • Ease of lvling: 5/10
    • Casual-Hardcore: 1/10
    • Bad practices: 0/10
    • Problems with server: Not so rare insignificant problems
  • RU:
    • Publisher: Pearl Abyss (Previously run by GameNet 2015 - 2018.10.12)
    • Started: 2015
    • Commercial model: F2P and P2P (separate 1 F2P server and 1 P2P server) - both with Cash shop
    • Region lock: Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Latvia Lithuania, Estonia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia
    • Ease of lvling: ??? (6/10 when it was run by GameNet)
    • Casual-Hardcore: ??? (10/10 when it was run by GameNet)
    • Bad practices: ??? (10/10 when it was run by GameNet)
    • Problems with server: ???
  • EU:
    • Publisher: Kakao Games Europe
    • Started: 2016
    • Commercial model: B2P (7.99$ - 29.99$ as of 25.06.2017, regular prices - 9.99$ - 49.99$) - Cash shop
    • Region lock: Aland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard & Jan Mayen , Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bermuda, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Cyprus, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Reunion Island, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sint Maarten, South Georgia, The South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Canada, Mexico, United States, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States Of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
    • Ease of lvling: 5/10
    • Casual-Hardcore: 5/10
    • Bad practices: ???
    • Problems with server: ???
  • NA:
    • Publisher: Kakao Games
    • Started: 2016
    • Commercial model: B2P (7.99$ - 29.99$ as of 25.06.2017, regular prices - 9.99$ - 49.99$) - Cash shop
    • Region lock: Aland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard & Jan Mayen , Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bermuda, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Cyprus, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Reunion Island, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sint Maarten, South Georgia, The South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Canada, Mexico, United States, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States Of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
    • Ease of lvling: 5/10
    • Casual-Hardcore: 7/10
    • Bad practices: ???
    • Problems with server: ???
  • TW:
    • Publisher: Pearl Abyss
    • Started: 2017
    • Commercial model: B2P (5$ - 80$) - Cash shop
    • Region lock: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and countries that are not assigned to any other server
    • Ease of lvling: ???
    • Casual-Hardcore: ???
    • Bad practices: ???
    • Problems with server: ???
  • SA:
    • Publisher: RedFox
    • Started: 2017
    • Commercial model: B2P (9.99$ - 84.99$) - Cash shop
    • Region lock: ???
    • Ease of lvling: ???
    • Casual-Hardcore: ???
    • Bad practices: ???
    • Problems with server: ???
  • TR:
    • Publisher: Pearl Abyss
    • Started: 2017
    • Commercial model: B2P (3$ - 30$ as of 10.06.2018, regular prices - 5.99$ - 59.99$) - Cash shop
    • Region lock: Turkey, MENA
    • Ease of lvling: ???
    • Casual-Hardcore: ???
    • Bad practices: ???
    • Problems with server: ???
  • SEA:
    • Publisher: Pearl Abyss
    • Started: 2018
    • Commercial model: B2P (6.25$ - 62.5$) - Cash shop
    • Region lock: SouthEast Asia
    • Ease of lvling: ???
    • Casual-Hardcore: ???
    • Bad practices: ???
    • Problems with server: ???
  • TH:
    • Publisher: Pearl Abyss
    • Started: 2018
    • Commercial model: B2P (6.25$ - 62.5$) - Cash shop
    • Region lock: Thailand
    • Ease of lvling: ???
    • Casual-Hardcore: ???
    • Bad practices: ???
    • Problems with server: ???

Publisher - who publishes game (all of the servers/clients are developed by Pearl Abyss).
Started - OBT or official game launch (basically the time when the race started, after the last wipe).
Commercial model - basically how publishers/devs earn money from that server.
Region lock - what countries are legally allowed to play (unlisted countries are blocked by IP and players that overcome this restriction might be banned by GMs on their sole discretion).
Ease of lvling - how fast do you get EXP (compared to other servers).
Casual-Hardcore - a scale of server casualness from 0 to 10 (compared to other servers), where 0 means casual and 10 means hardcore.
Bad practices - bad practices from publishers related to players (spyware, selling users data, etc. compared to other servers).
Problems with server - how unstable the server is.

Since balance will shift over time and I'm not monitoring all of the servers 24/7 (except JP server, since I'm playing on that one) - take all of the provided info with a grain of salt, it provides only a general reference/idea about the server and you should not take it as a last instance for your choice. Remember that there is not a single player out there that plays on all servers, so any information you will find on the web will be somewhat tilted and biased, same as here.

I have posted this thread only because I'm constantly being asked on what server to choose, which one is better, etc., I'm not trying to offend any of the publisher, every server has its ups and downs.

If you have any input on the servers (especially those with "???") - feel free to post your opinions in this thread.

This list will be updated from time to time.



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Re: Short info on servers

Postby jicsmart » Fri 2017.06.30, 02:00

TW: Commercial model: B2P - Cash shop
https://payment.blackdesert.com.tw/Pay/Package/ [Discount starter edition to 5$]

Guess SA is same as TW.
https://blackdesert.playredfox.com/black_desert/shop

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Re: Short info on servers

Postby KAMIKADzE » Fri 2017.06.30, 09:30

jicsmart wrote:TW: Commercial model: B2P - Cash shop
https://payment.blackdesert.com.tw/Pay/Package/ [Discount starter edition to 5$]

Guess SA is same as TW.
https://blackdesert.playredfox.com/black_desert/shop

Yeah saw that when I was checking a while ago (when both had CBT), there's even still a "pass" there in the packs =D so at the time it wasn't clear if they were only for the benefits and if there will be F2P option, and it's not that clear even now =D
Updated the info.




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