I started playing Black Desert Online (BDO) earlier this year. I had it sitting in Steam for awhile and decided to install it. I’m glad I did! I forgot it had interested me because the character creation system is one of, if not THE, best out there. I haven’t tried them all, so I can’t say for certain.
I have found that creating characters in BDO pairs very nicely with my obsession for creating/researching names. Virtually, I can bring them to life!
Once I complete a template, I add it to the in-game Beauty Album where other players can download and apply it to their own characters. Then I take screenshots and share them on Instagram and Twitter. Below are the most recent ones I’ve shared. To see them all (and their names!), I linked them below and added a page for each class under BDO Templates in the menu. I’ll update these pages and add new ones as I create more templates.
Tanrya’s name is derived from Yer Tanrı, the goddess of earth in Turkic mythology—a force of nature, much like the witch class in #BDO. She’s available in the beauty album!
Basandre | NA@BDO_News #Witch #BDOWitch #BlackDesert #BlackDesertOnline #BDOCharacter pic.twitter.com/U45Q7cbqEl
— Mama Druid 🐛🦋 (@MamaDruid) August 20, 2019
Here’s another one made-while-fishing. Tufani’s name is a Swahili word for “storm”—like Storm from X-Men! She’s available in the beauty album!
Basandre | NA@BDO_News #Shai #BDOShai #BlackDesert #BlackDesertOnline #BDOCharacter #BDO pic.twitter.com/Zx9qdcDDFX
— Mama Druid 🐛🦋 (@MamaDruid) August 18, 2019
Channary is a Khmer name that means “moon-faced girl”—she’s available in the EU & NA beauty album!
Basandre | EU & NA@BDO_News #Tamer #BDOTamer #BlackDesert #BlackDesertOnline #BDO #BDOCharacter pic.twitter.com/XttjTrHYxE
— Mama Druid 🐛🦋 (@MamaDruid) August 14, 2019
The Morrígan sisters are named after a mythological Irish goddess of battle. It was said she could shift into the shape of a raven or crow. They are available in the beauty album.
Basandre | NA@BDO_News #BDO #BlackDesert #BlackDesertOnline #BDOTemplates #BDOSorceress #Sorceress pic.twitter.com/tccP3zoR9s
— Mama Druid 🐛🦋 (@MamaDruid) August 7, 2019
This compilation of WIP screenshots for my Sorceress—whom I’m still working on—is a great way to demonstrate BDO’s amazing character creation system.