The KGB Black Desert Online Faction NEEDS YOU!Preface by High King JetStar
Content by BDO High Chancellor Taxman and the membership of the BDO Faction.Preface:
The BDO faction has been a challenge and a real roller coaster ride. Many old issues regarding KGB factions, recruiting, and open vs closed have had to be revisited. We are working on some changes in the Senate that should give factions a better start. Despite the all the challenges, KGB BDO and its core membership have been steadfast in their tenacity and passion for the game. These qualities represent the best of KGB, and I hope each of you will read this post in it's entirety. There are some great testimonials from some of our original members. Thank you for your attention.KGB Black Desert Online Faction
Our faction and the game itself had a bit of a rough start coming out of Beta. The addition of Node Wars and Valencia expansion came a bit slower than folks expected/wanted. But both are in-game now and working very well. The North American version has the whaling portion and updated fishing has also been added now (ahead of schedule). The developers have said they will be releasing the first “Awakening Weapons” and will come in the updates starting with Warriors within the next few weeks. During Gamescom over the past 2 weeks, the developers showed the naval combat and hinted that it will also be arriving “soon” (which is VERY exciting).
There are currently 21 Citizens playing under the KGB banner (+3 conscripts); we are no longer with Lethality and on our own now - so we are totally relying upon our own membership and recruiting to support us and grow. Starting next week, we are planning to begin taking nodes again at least on a 1 per week basis. In order to do this we are going to need some help! It is true that you can participate in Node Wars with as few as 10 players; however most active assaults/defenses are going to need 25-30 or more active and well-geared players on the field to hold the perimeter and push into the enemy's fortifications.
Many of our current players compare BDO to some of the best things they have seen in UO, ArcheAge, and other games - without so much aggravation/hassle. The game engine is stunning, the combat is very ACTIVE, there is a lot to fight for, and griefers that NEED to be dealt with - in true KGB style! Additionally, there are also many things attractive for the non-PVP and casual gamer in BDO, everything from taming/raising/breeding horses, trade skills, and crafting.
We have seen some of the former players coming back as well as some long-standing community members planning on giving BDO a shot and joining in with us. Whether you have tried the game in the past, or might like to give it try - NOW is the critical time to get involved! We need dedicated and excited members to help out, to bolster our ranks so that we can be victorious on the battlefields! So pick up your weapon (or tool) of choice - and join us in the fight!
Taxman, High Chancellor
BDO is a fusion of many games from KGB’s past with a lot of open-world mechanics; put into a vast/beautiful game (without load screens or zones to load into). There are plenty of opportunities for us to come in, unite, and kick-ass old-school style in this game! Our players in game now have the knowledge to get you levelled up quickly and geared up effectively. The combat in this game is pretty amazing, no tab-targeting, no telegraphing (showing immersion breaking hit-boxes on the ground/etc), and there is definitely a level of skill and tactics involved. From boxing people in, shield walls, arrow barrages, cavalry charges, to siege weapons and artillery; all can play a part in a BDO battle!
KGB Brothers and Sisters at arms are standing by to assist you. There are many ways and options on how you can build your gear up, you can pick what works for you and run with it. There are plenty of opportunities for ALL types of players in BDO! JOIN US IN THE CHALLENGE and wave the KGB banner proudly!
Owain ab Arawn, KGB Senator
In my estimation, Black Desert Online offers the KGB many game features that we have been waiting for. For nearly a decade since UO Siege Perilous, we have waited for a game that permits the enforcement of Player Justice. A game that offers large scale PvP. A game that supports the small unit combined arms tactics that was previously our stock in trade.
I think all this and more can be found in KGB BDO.
First, there are murderers roaming the lands just as there were red murderers in Ultima Online, preying on other players, totally unconcerned by BDO Karma game limitations. They are a blight that should be destroyed without mercy. One advantage we have in BDO that we did not have in UO is that there is no Recall spell permitting an easy escape. This always gave murderers the upper hand in UO. This is not the case in BDO. Once a KGB squad has identified a target, they can be pursued and destroyed.
Black Desert Online also offers the capability to conquer and hold territory and to reap benefits from that occupation. This is a welcome feature over many previous games with which the Great KGB Nation has been involved. That is one of the most challenging and rewarding end game features of BDO.
In support of Node War combat operations, there is also a role for the CKGB and KGB Knights who may want to have a casual play style, but still support wider KGB combat operations. There are guild gathering quests that supply not only necessary raw materials for the construction of fortifications, but also rank the guild up, thus granting significant buffs for all KGB guild members. As part of Node Wars, there is also a critical need for a KGB Corp of Engineers to build and repair fortifications during combat operations.
While the CKGB cannot directly craft gear for use by combat squads, food can be prepared to support Node defense and offense, supplying critical buffs necessary for both defenders and attackers, which includes infantry, cavalry, and ranged fire forces.
There is also a role that can be played with great effect by the KGB Secret Service. I have not heard much from this branch of the KGB for a number of years, but I know that on KGB UO Siege Perilous, they were responsible not only for espionage and infiltration operations to great effect, but also counter espionage operations. I can see enormous benefits from these operations on BDO.
I have offered my services to High Chancellor Taxman to help recruit, organize, train, and equip KGB units, both veteran and conscript, for service in combat operations to support KGB Faction interests in Black Desert Online.
All that is required is the willingness to serve.
“To the everlasting glory of the infantry…”
-- The Ballad of Rodger Young
“Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”
-- Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly, USMC, Medal of Honor recipient (twice!)
We can’t make the heads roll without your help. BDO has something for everyone. PvP and PvE. This game has more to do then I have seen in a game to date. It fits casuals and hardcore. Would love to see more KGB give it a try. Node wars are live and seafaring is on the horizon. We would love to help level you up and get you up and running.
Wildcard, KGB Supreme Knight
AKA "thorn-in-Jet's-side" since 1997!
<For entertainment down memory-lane, scroll down to "Holiday's bring Unrest in KGB Goverment" --> http://w3.the-kgb.com/kgbnewsa/kgbnewsd98j99.htm
What can I say that hasn't already been stated? Tax and crew talked me into leaving my usual fall-back lurking mode to join them in BDO. I played BDO in pre-release phases, pre-purchased, yadda-yadda, but never really got into the game upon release.
Since allowing myself to be talked into joining the BDO guild tag, I've really been enjoying the game - what a difference the familiar camaraderie makes vs. just soloing/duoing yet another mmo grind. I thought that I would be way behind everyone else, but have found that you can quickly catch up to viable levels to participate in all of the game content.
And to address the "P2W implementation" changes that some have been complaining about? All I can say is that it's obvious that the naysayers haven't played certain other games, because BDO doesn't even compare on the P2W scale. "Pay to enhance", "Pay to look stylish" and "Pay to speed things up a bit"? Certainly; if you so choose. P2W? Not that I'm seeing - I may not be able to stand toe-to-toe with those who have been developing their gear/stats since day one, but I'm also not out of contention to participate at all or join in the fun. If you want to pay to add functionality and speed things up, then go for it. If you don't want to pay a penny beyond the original purchase price, then I see nothing keeping you from working your way toward your goals with some good ’ol elbow-grease effort.
The guild is reforming, and the guild is going to have to strive to get back onto the first-page lists. Any contribution of effort would go a long way toward increasing the opportunities for more guild functions, butting-heads against the zergs, and increasing the battle-readiness of the guild. The Knights of Glory and Beer venture onto the various online venues to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and we've been out of bubblegum for over 20 years! (All of this is true: the Wrigley's plant, located a couple blocks from JetStar's house, closed down about ~20 years ago. <https://localwiki.org/santacruz/William_Wrigley_Jr._Company
/salute and toast