Welcome to another piece of our “How to Use X in the Real World” series, where we help gamers and non-gamers alike discover the incredible advantages that playing digitally has to offer.
In this article, we will discuss the many real-world applications of Black Desert Online (BDO), a massive sandbox MMORPG developed by Korean studio Pearl Abyss. We’ll cover everything from product recommendations to suggesting games to try, so you can finally step out of the virtual world and into the real one!
Real-World Applications For Gamers
Whether you’re a fan of traditional pen-and-paper role-playing games or mobile phone games, BDO has something for everyone. As a matter of fact, the game’s developers refer to it as the “Netflix of games” because of its vast array of available content and the fact that you can play almost anywhere (with the exception of some regions in the game’s Caribbean map).
The best part is that all these options exist on one single platform. You don’t need to worry about installing multiple apps or logging in to multiple accounts to access all your favorite games and content.
Gamers will especially enjoy the fact that BDO’s robust modding tools allow them to tailor the gameplay to fit their personal preferences. If you’re searching for a new game to dive into, keep an eye out for BDO as an option. You’ll likely find something that suits your tastes.
When it comes to productivity, business owners will appreciate BDO’s robust task management features. The game’s developers state that their goal was to create a digital to-do list that’s as good as the one you’d find in a physical notebook. The features in BDO’s To-Do List are numerous, allowing you to plan out your day and get things done.
Other business owners will appreciate BDO’s time management features, which ensure that you don’t overschedule yourself. The game’s planners are actually very good at anticipating your needs and wants, as they know when and how long it takes you to complete certain tasks.
To wrap up this section, we’d like to remind you that if you’re looking for a game to play during your downtime, BDO has you covered. The game is constantly updated with new content and modes of play, so you won’t get bored of the experience anytime soon. Additionally, if you happen to be searching for a place to host your website or blog, BDO provides you with a fully-featured free web server that you can install on your own computer. Just visit their website and click “Try it now.” You’ll be directed to a tutorial that walks you through the configuration process.
Real-World Applications For Non-Gamers
If you’re a non-gamer who’s looking for a way to enjoy the benefits of gaming, BDO has some wonderful news for you as well. While the game’s primary audience is made up of gamers who find the benefits of digital play appealing, the game’s developers do their best to ensure that non-gamers can also enjoy the experience. To do this, they crafted the game in a way that’s accessible to everyone, which means that there are no hard-to-understand tutorial videos or lengthy walkthroughs. The game’s interface is extremely user-friendly and accessible even to those who’ve never used a computer before.
The best part is that most of BDO’s features are available even if you don’t download and install the game. You don’t need to have the Expansion Pack in order to access the popular fishing mini-game, for instance, or to engage with friends via voice chat. This is particularly useful for non-gamers who may be looking for a way to enjoy themselves while also giving the game a try. Just visit the game’s website, click on the “Free Download” button, and begin the installation process. You’ll be asked for permission to download and install the game, as well as provide access to your microphone. After completing the installation, you can access the game’s main menu and begin playing without any further configuration required. The fact that BDO’s features are available offline is also very convenient for non-gamers who may not have internet access at home.
If you’ve never downloaded and used a VPN, you’ll appreciate the many useful features that they provide. VPNs encrypt your internet traffic, allowing you to enjoy the safety and security that the internet offers while also allowing you to game online anonymously. If you’ve recently purchased a device that supports the OpenVPN protocol, you can set up a free app that provides all the functionality you need without having to worry about installing and configuring the software manually.
Another great option for non-gamers is the many educational games that are available for free on the platform. These games are perfect for students who are looking to pass some time while also enjoying gameplay. If you’re searching for a way to improve your mental wellbeing, you can also find a variety of helpful games on Black Desert Online’s website.
The platform’s developers state that they wanted to create a game that’s accessible to as many people as possible, which is why they built in such a way that even non-gamers can enjoy the experience. The best part is that while the game is free, the developers also provide you with some useful tools that can enhance your productivity. The dashboard will remind you of Google Sheets, which is a spreadsheet program that’s also available for free on the web. You can use the program to track your stats while also keeping track of your daily to-do’s and duties. Just visit their website and click on the “Free Trial” button to begin your 14-day free trial.
Now, it’s important to note that while these applications (and many more) are great for gaming and productivity, they’re not perfect for these purposes alone. These applications and games were simply chosen because they’re the ones that the developers and testers played and enjoyed the most. If you’re looking for an ideal fit, you may have to try a few different games and productivity applications before you find the one that suits you best.