Controversial Black Desert Online Patch Adds Mobile Game Like P2W Elements
Did Black Desert Online go full-on mobile game tier pay 2 win? Not yet, but it looks like Pearl Abyss / Kakao Games are definitely inching a bit closer with the most recent patch which added the ability to instantly finish work orders with premium currency (Pearls). Anyone who has played mobile pay 2 win strategy games like Game of War or Mobile Strike should be familiar with the pay to instantly finish a task type system.
This change isn't considered full on pay 2 win by the BDO community because work orders are limited by resources and this is just a small convenience. The problem is that while this isn't a big deal by itself, when you add it to all the other "small conveniences" things start to look a bit more pay 2 win.