Howitzer Destroys Yin

Having reached Master status with Gideon, I’ve been learning to play Howitzer both mid and offlane. While he’s not as mobile as Gideon, the Tele-Blink card and his E ability Detonator allow me to get around well enough. Still, I need to work on my kills to death ratio. That is why I’m particularly proud of this kill. Stay out of my well-warded jungle if you want to live.

Behold, Master Gideon!

It took me two losses to ding Level 10 instead of the one win I was hoping for, but I finally achieved master status with Gideon in Paragon from Epic Games. Check out that outfit!

Master Gideon
Behold, Master Gideon!

Now it’s time to run around in my fancy new mastery skinĀ before moving on to leveling one of the many other characters to choose from. But who am I kidding? I’ll probably just stick with Gideon until I feel I’ve fully mastered him. I really need to work on landing Burden more often, and my placement for launching Black Hole could use some work.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Last night at midnight, Black Desert Online celebrated Valentine’s Day with fireworks over the cities. As luck would have it, I was scaling Library Tower of the Holy College in Calpheon at that time for a quest. The view was impressive.

Valentine's Day fireworks over Calpheon.
Valentine’s Day fireworks over Calpheon.

The Valentine’s Day mini event is so typical of Black Desert Online. Simply, you give a piece of chocolate to an NPC, but it wouldn’t be Black Desert Online without taking that piece of chocolate through its production first. The event involves buying a cacao seed and fence, scouting out a location to erect the fence and plant the seed, waiting for the tree to grow (only 30 minutes), harvesting the cacao, grinding the cacao beans, and then performing Simple Cooking with the cacao powder, sugar, and mineral water to produce a piece of chocolate.

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Watching the cacao grow.

I gave my piece of chocolate to Lara as she was the only event NPC I recognized other than Valks, and I really don’t like Valks. Lara is an orphan and cheerfully sells potions in Heidel, so I thought she was most deserving of the chocolate. The gift givingĀ is actually some sort of popularity contest. At the conclusion of the event, if you gave chocolate to one of the four most popular NPCs, you get a chance to win valuable prizes, or something. Honestly, I’m just interested in the participation prize. I would rather grind mobs than make candy bars, but it’s cool Black Desert Online has the Valentine’s Day event, and I hope developer Pearl Abyss continues to do the themed firework shows for other holidays throughout the year.