Black Desert Online is a sandbox MMORPG that was released only a few years ago in 2014. The game is most known for its absolutely insane character creator, gorgeous world, and soul-crushing grind. Which is why I wasn’t exactly surprised to see a reddit post titled “When did BDO get fun to you?” So, is Black Desert Online actually a fun game to play? According to the comments on this reddit post, it certainly is, but only after either multiple tries, or an incredible amount of hours.
As you can see from the above picture, the most popular post on the reddit thread is from AnOriginalConcept who claims they only started to have fun “when the Stockholm syndrome set in” and LedoGaming, along with over 100 others, seem to agree with him. So what we can get from that quote is that the game takes forever to get into, which would normally deter most people, right? But we know that Black Desert is actually more popular than ever. So what gives?
Well, while perusing the comments on the Reddit thread I saw no clear answer as to what point Black Desert actually got fun. Some people claimed that it was their first taste of combat that got them hooked, while others said it took them giving the game a break for weeks before coming back and enjoying it. While all of this is pretty fascinating, it isn’t the amount of time players give the game that actually answers the question. The answer lies in the context of the replies. One person loved the combat, another loved the massive world of possibilities, someone else was content to fish while others only played PvP. So what does this mean?
Because of Black Desert Online’s sheer size, it can take some players quite a bit of time before they find what they’re into, but you can bet that there’s something there for everyone. Whether you want to peacefully travel from town to town with a pack on your back selling wares, or participate in node wars and sieges, you can do it in Black Desert Online. So, is Black Desert Online fun? Absolutely. But it is fun for everyone for a different reason, so don’t give up on it until you’ve found yours.