Black Desert Online is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) that was released back in 2014. Set on an island that is reminiscent of the Island of Serena in J.M.W. Turners classic poem “TikToks Island”, players are tasked with exploring, discovering, and most importantly fishing. This guide will tell you how much money you can make at fishing in Black Desert Online, as well as which anglers are likely to pay you the most. It covers everything from what gear to use to how much you should be charging per hour.
The Most Popular Angling Gear
Fishing is a very popular pastime in Black Desert Online, and there are more than enough fish to catch here. You’ll find a wide variety of fish, including some giant ones that can grow up to 100 lbs! The most popular fishing gear in the game are spearfishing tools, fishing poles, and fishing lines. As you would expect, the more expensive the item, the better the angling chance of reeling in a large fish. Thatched roofs and ladders are also pretty popular too, but you’ll rarely need them to successfully catch a fish.
The Best Places to Fish
There are various places to fish in Black Desert Online, some of which are more productive than others. Rivers are certainly the most popular fishing spots in the game, with the exception of the sea which is also quite bountiful. The Glish River makes for a great spot to start off your fishing adventure in Black Desert, and you’ll find large amounts of fish in it. The Drowned Forest also has plenty of fish, and the only way to catch them is by fly fishing. The game’s version of the River of Wisdom has also become quite famous, thanks in part to a German fishing website that added it to their “Top Fishing locations worldwide” list. The game’s other rivers including the Dwarven River, Silverfish River, and Turtle Creek are also quite promising. In fact, the only area of the map that does not offer any good fishing is the Swamp zone. It would be a shame to waste all that juicy flesh with no fishing rod in hand.
How Much Should You Be Charging For Your Fishing Services?
Fishing in Black Desert Online is mostly a recreational activity, so you’re free to set your own prices for your services. However, you should try to avoid undercharging, as this will eventually lead to you being undercut by more experienced or determined anglers. Set a price that is at least equal to the average wage rate for a Glish River fish (approximately $17/hour) and you’re sure to make a considerable profit from fishing. You should not undervalue yourself, as this will encourage potential customers to come back and pay more for your services. Just make sure that you don’t abuse your position as the only fishing shop in town by demanding exorbitant prices either!
Which Areas of Character Customization Have You Enhanced?
One of the things that make Black Desert Online so exciting is its extensive character customization options. Before the game came out, Gear Games’ CEO (in charge of Black Desert Online) told GameInformer that his company spent over a year working on the character creator, and even longer testing it. They wanted to make sure that all of the features worked seamlessly and that players could create the characters the way they envisioned them. This commitment to detail shows, as there are a lot of features that can be altered to fit your personal style.
Some of the character customization options that have been improved upon since the game’s initial release are the following:
- Headwear options
- Beard options
- Hair options
- Skin options
- Weight options
- Outfit options
- Shoes options
- Arms options
- Legs options
The above items are all relatively easy to change, and if any of them affect your gameplay, it should not be difficult to alter your character’s appearance to suit your personal style.
If you’ve been playing Black Desert Online for a while and have developed a liking for one of its unique characters, then you can achieve a kind of impersonation by using a Character Impression Generator. This is a tool that can be accessed through N.C.A.C. or from the character’s portrait in the game’s social bar. By changing your character’s hairstyle, beard, and eye and hair color, you can see how they would look like as if they were real. Although this tool is quite convenient, it is absolutely forbidden to use it for commercial purposes. The developers of Black Desert Online do not want players to feel as if they are in a movie, and they certainly do not want them to act out the characters they create!
Which Features Specifically Improve Your Fishing Experience?
There are several features in Black Desert Online that can further improve your fishing experience. Some of these are:
- Fishing Rods
- Fishing Lures
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Tackle Bag
- The Dock
The above items can help you to catch fish more easily, and some of them are even essential if you want to catch certain types of fish. A fishing rod is a must, as this will greatly enhance the chances of reeling in a fish. This will also provide you with a better view of the water, making it easier to spot fish hiding spots. A fishing lure is also very helpful, and it is advisable to use different lures for different types of fish. Some lures are even designed to look like a miniature version of the fish that you are trying to catch. The fact that these items are a part of your regular tackle box will also make it much easier to fish as you have them with you all the time.
How Does The Weather Influence Your Fishing Trip?
According to GameInformer, the weather conditions on the Isle of Serena in J.M.W. Turner’s poem “TikToks Island” affect the anglers’ capabilities and equipment. In the painting, heavy rain washes away the sandbanks that form the beach, preventing the fishers from catching any fish. Similarly, in Black Desert Online, heavy rain will damage your ability to fish. In fact, the only time when fishing is not possible is when it rains heavily enough to cause damage to your gear.
This is why it is advisable to set up an automatic umbrella shield as protection from the sun and sky. You can also use a beach hut to camp out on when it’s raining, or hail, or snowing outside.
Which Types of Fishing Are You Able To Do?
As mentioned above, fishing in Black Desert Online is mostly a recreational activity. This means that you are free to set your own prices for your fishing services and don’t have to follow any particular rules or guidelines regarding what fish to catch and how many you’re allowed to catch. However, you should be aware that there are some types of fishing that you’re better off avoiding. The game’s main developer, Kuroko Game Studios, warns against taking these kinds of fishing trips in a blog post. The post provides helpful tips on how to make the most out of your time fishing, including the following:
- Don’t go after the giant fish
- Don’t go after the monsters fish
- And don’t feed the fish!
Giant fish and monsters fish are quite popular in Black Desert Online, and these kinds of fish are generally found in deeper waters. Trying to catch them is very dangerous, as they are quite fast and can give you a nasty bite if they feel threatened. Just because they’re fast does not mean that they’re easy to catch either, as these fish have sharp teeth that can cause serious injury to a human being. If you want to make the most of your fishing trip, then it is advisable to stick to the shallows where there aren’t any sharks or large fish. The reason for this is that these are the areas where you’re most likely to catch the kinds of fish that you want to eat, and it’s also the kind of area that you’re most likely to return to if you want to continue fishing.
Even though fishing in Black Desert Online is mostly recreational activity and there are no particular rules against it, it can be quite dangerous. Therefore, it is advisable to play it safe and try to avoid situations where you’re flocking with sharks, and other such large fish.