Creating A Character In Black Desert Online Is An Epic Undertaking

Fifteen minutes later, I had created  Black Desert Silver .

This is what happens when I have too much creative control and too little time. In many other 

games with character creation, a quarter of an hour is plenty of time. In Black Desert it might 

be enough to get your character’s nose just right.

It doesn’t help that each of the default characters for the six currently available classes 

looks amazing. How am I supposed to choose between the spritely Tamer...


...the vaguely Perlmanesque Berserker...


...the commanding sorceress...


...the gentle Hunter...


...the bro Warrrior..


...or the—wait, is that Gandalf?


That’s totally Gandalf. I want to be a Gandalf.

I actually created a Hunter prior to settling on my Gandalf, but that didn;t go so well. I do 

love the option to give my characters a larger, sturdier frame. I should probably have skipped 

the perm. And the cat nose face tattoo. And whatever I did to her mouth.


And so I made a Gandalf.


Good choice, right?

I promised myself I would take more care making my Gandalf, but then they gave me the option of 

individually coloring his mustache, beard, sideburns and eyebrows, and all was lost.


He kind of looks like he’s wearing a hot pink merkin on his chin. I’ll figure out a way to 

work that into role-play eventually.

I “fixed” his hair, got his make-up just right and soon I had a Gandalf worthy on oh god they 

shouldn’t let me do this. Yet these are all cosmetic changes. The real meat of character 

creation is in the face sculpting and hair tweaking.


Each of these white sections can be manipulated in three different categories, each with three 

values. Ambitious character creators can uncheck the “Symmetrical” box and really go to town. 

Soon my .