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Black Desert Character Creator


Finally, last night my Internet stopped being a butt and was fast enough to allow me to finish the huge download of the Black Desert character creator. I already knew what class I was interested in, so I was giving the game a chance to win me over via creation and art before I made a choice to pre-order or not. Overall, I was pretty impressed by what the character creator can do.

Now, the one bummer for Black Desert is that classes limit you to a certain gender and style. For example, Witches can only be female, but there is a male counterpart, the Wizard. The problem with Wizards is that they are only old human males – it’s impossible to make a young male wizard, which kinda bites. The biggest complaints I’ve heard about the character creator are those age and gender limitations. I have a funny feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more sassy young Witches than Wizards. Just a hunch.


The class I am interested in, Tamer, seems to be leaning towards some kind of Korean lolita style (whatever that would be called), which I promptly put an end to by attempting to make my character taller (by stretching some areas of the body) and the head longer. She still has a lot of childlike qualities, which is fine with me, and I might tweak her some more on down the line. But I was able to get a character that I liked.


I was impressed by the kind of details I could get, right down to adjusting hair length, curl and individual hair clump shapes. I loved that there are three different channels of color for hair (I was impressed by FFXIV’s 2), so I was able to gradient some really neat colors in my character’s hair! Eyes were another very detailed area – you can make some darn freaky eyes with this thing. In contrast, there’s some really pretty combinations you can make, too.

Another nice thing about the Tamer is that being a younger-looking character, it reduced the apparently-important boob jiggle physics that I saw on other female avatars.


No thanks!


Overall, I liked what I saw and could honestly get lost in the character creator for hours, I’m sure. So, that being the final thing I wanted to check out, I did go ahead and purchase the $30 pre-order for Black Desert, and will be joining the game at launch (hopefully pre-launch). While I still have reservations, I’m willing to take my chance on a buy to play game at that price point to try it out. I purposely chose a package that didn’t give me beta access because I want the experience to be new at launch.

We’ll see how it goes.



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7 thoughts on “Black Desert Character Creator

  1. Good to see you have decided- although that was clear by the end of yesterday’s post. I’ll be joining you soon ™.

    And i sincerely hope you’ll like it and it doesn’t get ruined like that other game.


    1. Awesome! I’m not sure if it’s possible for us to hook up on the same server, but if so, maybe we can shoot for that at launch! 🙂


      1. Human-type characters are boring. they at least need to turn into giant jaguars or have talking bird companions. =P

        (Referring to a couple of my recent Pathfinder characters, of course)


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