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Black Desert video shows how MMO character creation should be done

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You may have never heard of Black Desert, the Korean MMO that’s currently in development at Pearl Abyss, but this video is impressive so pay attention.

Here at IncGamers we love MMO character customisation, in fact we try to out-customise each other by making the ugliest MMO characters possible. Tim is a master at this, his Dragon’s Prophet character was ugly as sin.

Character customisation is fun but when you’re presented with too many options it can be pain in the backside. Too much choice means more time spent pulling noses and mouths about the screen instead of playing. The developers of Black Desert are not content with a basic customisation system, they’re going all out to make these characters look real.

This evening they released a new video showing the character creation system and it’s pretty immense. If you love creating characters you’d be lost in this for hours.

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  • NubbyMcNubNub

    If only they focused more on better gameplay instead of character creation. “Kill 50 of this, 100 of that then bring me the soup you craft from the ingredients they dropped.”

  • DavidTheSlayer

    I loved the character creation video, thanks for posting it. I think the tattoo placement is something unique and I’ve not seen it done like that in the all MMO’s I’ve tried so far. I hope the amount of hair styles are fleshed out as I like the way you can change the hair strands. Longer the better.

    Really good to see such level of detail taken but I also agree with comment above, I hope the gameplay is good if they’ve spend such a large amount of resources developing the character editor.

  • Gath

    Reminded me of APB… but on steroids o.o

    • Paul Younger

      Yeh I really liked APBS’s charcter creation, just the game was really not that great sadly. Nice idea but no cigar.

    • Ace

      Yea that was real good too. This is a stunning level of customisation.

  • nyaa

    the game itself looks quite good to me
    dunno if they change things in cbt2 or not though

    • DavidTheSlayer

      Have you played Black Desert CBT? I really want to know about this game.

  • Doone

    Does anyone know the game’s ETA for the U.S.? The website is no longer there. I really hope it’s still in the works. 🙁

    • Paul Younger

      There is not ETA at the moment. In fact I don’t think there is a publisher lined up for the US or Europe at the moment. Watch this space I guess.