When gamers chat about Black Desert these days, it is always about the non-target action combat in a sprawling open world environment. Developer PearlAbyss and publisher Daum Games are eager to bring the other game features to the spotlight, as Open Beta in South Korea begins soon.
Some features highlighted include mounts (taming, feeding, customizing, mounted combat, trading), farming (growing, harvesting), fishing (harpooning, harvesting parts from aquatic corpses), island hopping on boats (find new NPCs and quests), doing trade runs, cooking, alchemy, blacksmithing, crafting, herb making, rearing pets, improving NPC relationships to unlock new quests and more.
One of the major casual features will be player housing, where there are sadly limited land slots, though given an increase in the Open Beta version. It is somewhat like The Sims, and players might be able to learn a new trick or two by reading the books on the shelves! Look, Black Desert is definitely not just about PvE and the PvP, since there are many other ways to play the game.