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Black Desert Server Merges on November 30th

Black Desert Server Merges 2016
Greetings Adventurers,

We would like to announce a significant change that will come to Black Desert Online on November 30th.

We are thrilled to be able to introduce the “New World,” a crucial feature that will enable the authentic “one world” experience Black Desert Online has been pursuing.

The New World will unleash a new chapter in the world of Black Desert Online where all the players in the same region can experience the same world.

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One World, One Server

Players in different servers will now be living on the same server if they are in the same region. Experience the authentic open world where everyone in the same region will call home.

Ever More Fierce Siege Wars

Now that everyone will break free from server boundaries, many reputable guilds can compete for nodes or territories. Expect creative strategies from enemies you have never met before.

Revitalization of In-Game Economy

The economy system of Black Desert Online greatly benefits from an active interaction between combat and life contents. With the New World, a single Marketplace will cater a greater number of players, therefore housing an enormous collection of items registered by all the players in the region.
More changes are to come. Below you can find our FAQ about the New World:

1. How long will the entire process take?

The transition to the New World structure will take 1 week. During that week, we will be taking the actions below and have a maintenance to finalize the transition on November 30th.


  • Final Siege War prior to server merge will be on 11/26
    Special rewards will be given to winning guilds on 11/26
    Node wars will be turned off afterwards

  • The transition will be complete on Nov. 30th.

  • We recommend you have your workers complete all tasks prior to maintenance on Nov. 30th.


2. How many channels will the New World have?

Each region will have a World with 36 Channels. This means that the North American and European regions will remain as separate servers.

3. What will happen to players with warehouses across multiple servers?

All warehouses will be merged based on region. Even if the total number of items a player keeps in storage exceeds 192 slots (which is the maximum capacity), each of the items that exceed the limit will be merged into the same Town's Warehouse. The items will show up in order of the time they were stored; the newest one first, and the oldest one last. As items are taken out of the warehouse, any items in the overflow slots will move into normal accessible slots.

You will not be able to put more items in your warehouse if it already has all available slots filled.

If you have expanded your warehouse on multiple servers and the combined slots would exceed 192 slots for a specific warehouse, you will be refunded the exact amount of pearls spent for those slots.

4. What happens to achievements for players with characters across multiple servers?

They all get merged. If a player has characters across multiple servers, they get merged into the one with the most achievements.

5. What happens to titles for players with characters across multiple servers?

They all get merged. If a player has characters across multiple servers with each having earned some titles, then they all get merged into the one that earned the most titles.

6. What happens to workers for players with characters across multiple servers?

They all get merged, the highest level on the top, and the lowest level on the bottom. However, if the number of workers you have exceeds the number of lodging you have, then the exceeding workers can only be checked out, and can't be checked in. You can get the excess workers to work but cannot regenerate their stamina. If you expand your lodging, workers can be used as usual. If you have more workers than you need, you can sell them at Worker Exchange.

In the case that you used more than 3 Worker's Lodging Expansion Coupons on the same region, you will be refunded the excess amount.

7. What happens to workers who have tasks when the merge happens?

We advise players to stop giving tasks to their workers at least five days prior to the merge. If a player ignores this and there's a worker working at the time of the merge, the materials they were working for are exchanged for money based on the trading value at the Marketplace.

8. What happens to houses for players with characters across multiple servers? (ex: people who are first in housing for their city)

If a player has characters across multiple servers, the last server you log into before the maintenance on November 30th will be designated as your “Home Server”. You will keep the housing from this server (including nodes), and all the housing supplies from other servers are put back into the Warehouse of the area they originally belong to.

For the furniture bought with Pearls across multiple servers, players can contact Customer Support separately to exchange the extra furniture for Pearls.

9. What happens to nodes and regions, and will sieges be disabled during this process?

If a player has characters across multiple servers, the last server you log into before the maintenance on November 30th will be designated as your “Home Server”. The nodes in the Home Server are kept. The nodes from other servers are converted to Contribution Point EXP, and they are added to the Home Server's Contribution Point EXP.

All regions will be liberated, and no sieges shall take place for at least one week prior to the merge.

10. What happens to pearls and loyalty for players with characters across multiple servers?

They all get merged.

11. What happens to pets for players with characters across multiple servers?

Your pet lists will be merged, and all pets will be available on the new server.

12. What happens to the friends list for players with characters across multiple servers?

Only the 50 newest friends are kept in the list (in the order of time they became friends), and the rest are removed from the list.

13. What happens to the chat block list for players with characters across multiple servers?

It will be reset.

14a. How many character slots will we have after the merge?

The default amount of character slots remains the same, meaning 6, and the maximum amount of characters slots expandable also remains as 12. If you have activated Character Slot Expansion Coupons, they will remain active after the merge. In case that you activated more than 6 Character Slot Expansion Coupons on the same region, you will be refunded the excess amount.

For example:


  • Player 1:
    • 6 character slots (default) on Server A
    • 6 character slots (default) on Server B
    • Will have a total of 6 character slots on the New World


  • Player 2:
    • 6 character slots (default) on Server A
    • 12 character slots (bought 6 more) on Server B
    • Will have a total of 12 character slots on the New World


  • Player 3:
    • 8 character slots (bought 2 more) on Server A
    • 12 character slots (bought 6 more) on Server B
    • Will have a total of 12 character slots on the New World and the 2 character slots left will be refunded.


  • Player 4:
    • 12 character slots (bought 6 more) on Server A
    • 12 character slots (bought 6 more) on Server B
    • Will have a total of 12 character slots on the New World and the 6 character slots left will be refunded.


  • Player 5:
    • 8 character slots (bought 2 more) on Server A
    • 8 character slots (bought 2 more) on Server B
    • Will have a a total of of 10 character slots on the New World.



14b. What happens if a player ends up with too many characters after the merge?

If a player ends up with more characters than character slots after the merge, characters are sorted from the highest level to the lowest level. However only the first characters in the available slots are playable, and the other characters will be locked. Do not worry, the information of all existing characters will be kept when the merge is completed.

If you delete a character, the next highest level character in line will show up on the list. The characters in locked slots can only be deleted, and they will be automatically deleted after 90 days. All characters created before the merge will have a 10 minute delete confirmation time.

15. What happens to contribution for players with characters across multiple servers?

If a player has characters across multiple servers, the last server you log into before the maintenance on November 30th will be designated as your “Home Server”. The Contribution Points from the Home Server are kept, and the Contribution Points from the rest of the servers are converted into Contribution EXP, and get merged into the Home Server.

Just to be clear this means, if Server A has 10 Contribution, and Server B has 10 Contribution, they will not simply just be added up to become 20.

Any contribution rental items on servers other than your Home one will be automatically removed and the Contribution Points will be refunded. Those points will then be converted in Contribution EXP and added to your Home Server.

16. What happens to energy for players with characters across multiple servers?

Energy will be calculated based on a player's knowledge and other factors. Energy is not merged into one per se, but when factors like knowledge get merged, then the Energy points will automatically be recalculated.

17. What happens to knowledge for players with characters across multiple servers?

They get merged. If there are instances of repeat Knowledge, then the one with the highest rank is applied.

18. What happens to node investments?

As mentioned above, we only keep the nodes and investment from the Home Server, and the nodes and investment in other servers are converted into Contribution EXP, and added onto the Contribution of the Home Server. Energy spent for investment will not be compensated.

19. What happens to horses for players with characters across multiple servers?

All summoned mounts will be automatically checked into the nearest stable.

Your stables will get merged, and all horses will be available on the new server. However, per each region, any horse exceeding the maximum slots at the Stable can only be taken out, and can't be checked in. If the player expands the Stable however, it can be checked in, and it will work as usual.

If you have too many horses, you can sell them at the Horse Market. When the number of your horses exceeds the maximum number of stable slots, you can't check in new horses nor get foals from the Breeding Market.

20. What happens to the horse market for players with characters across multiple servers?

All horses registered at the horse market stay as they are. If you go over the maximum number of horses you can register, those horses that were already registered will stay registered, but you can't register any more horses until you are no longer over the maximum amount.

21. What happens to Marketplace Items for players with characters across multiple servers?

All items registered at the Marketplace stay registered. Even if you have gone over the maximum limit for registration, they stay registered, but you can't register more items until you are no longer over the maximum amount.

The maximum and minimum bids are subject to change so items not within the range will not show up. Removing and re-registering items will work as usual.

22. What happens to items I did not pick up from the mailbox yet?

All mailboxes will be merged, so your mails will still be there on the new server.


23. How will this affect guilds that own a guild house?

All guild houses will be reset before the merge.

24. How will guild ranking be affected during this kind of merge?

After the merge, guild ranking will be based on the guild information on the New World.

25. What happens to players with characters in more than one guild across multiple servers?

If a player is a member of guilds from both A and B servers, then the player will only stay as a member of the guild from the Home Server (the last server you log into before the maintenance on November 30th), and they will automatically withdraw from the guild from the other server.

If that player was the guild master of the server B guild which he withdrew from, then any member of that guild can self-designate himself as guild master on a first-come- first-serve- basis through the ingame functionality.

If a player's departure leaves no member in the guild from server B, then the guild automatically dissolves.

26. Will this process interrupt our ability to utilize the current account coupon system?

There will be no interruption to the coupon system.

27. What about duplicate family / character / guild names?

Family names, character names and guild names are currently unique per region. This means that you cannot have 2 players with the same name on the same region, even if they are on different servers. So this will not cause any issues, and you can be sure that your own name will be kept.

28. What will be the impact on the Awakening Event Series?

In the past, the first 100 characters per server to unlock their awakening weapon earned a special title. After the server merge the first 300 players on each region will be rewarded the title.

29. What happens with active buffs, such as the Blessing of Kamasylve?

All active buffs will carry on with you to the New World. If you activated several Blessings of Kamasylve on multiple characters on different servers for example, these Blessings will be merged and will basically stack. That means that if you activated a Blessing (7 days) on server A and another (7 days) on server B, when the servers merge to the New World, you will benefit from the buff for 14 days.

30. What happens with unclaimed challenge rewards?

All unclaimed challenge rewards will be kept and you can still claim them after the merge. However, any duplicated challenge rewards will be merged, so you cannot claim the same reward twice.

If you have an unclaimed reward on one server, while you have already claimed it on another server, it will not remain claimable after the merge.

For example:


  • Server A: Has not claimed the Lv. 55 Achievement reward yet => It will not be claimable after the merge.

  • Server B: Has already claimed the Lv. 55 Achievement reward => It will not be claimable after the merge.


31. Where will the Horse Race channels be?

The Horse Race channels will remain the same for now. We will be monitoring the popularity of horse racing and we can adjust the amount of Horse Race channels as needed.

32. Will the cooldown on channel switching be reduced or removed?

No, it will remain the same.

33. What happens to failstacks on my characters?

Fail Stacks will remain on each character. If you have a character with failstacks in a locked character slot, it will become available once you unlock that character.

34. What happens to items in transport from one city to another?

All items in transport will be forced to arrive at the final destination and will be stored into the storage.


As always, we appreciate your support and hope you are as excited as we are to experience the new server setup.

-The BDO Team

Source: Official Forum
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