It has been about 2 years since I last played BDO, and while they’re celebrating their 8th year right now, I decided I had enough free time to squeeze in a little game play – except I have absolutely NO IDEA what I am doing. A lot has changed in those two years.

What I did manage to learn is that seasons never end, so you can pick up a seasonal character any time you want, and I also learned about this “new” (to me) tool bag, that allows me to put my gathering tools in a bag I can equip to alternate tools instead of constantly switching. I followed the guide by GrumpyGreen (thank goodness they still write guides, I loved their stuff before and I still love it) and finished it easily enough. That freed up a bunch of inventory space which I was VERY happy about. Inventory management is still a nightmare, maybe even more so now because I have so many items that I simply don’t know what to do with and I don’t know what they’re used for.

I also found out I had components to create a dream horse! What! I have never owned one before, having never really dedicated the time towards breeding horses (though I do have a nice stable of my favourites) and I have no idea when they gave this out, or why I had it. I decided to go with Pegasus, female, and I named her Fluttershy, of course.

What am I going to do next? I’d like to get my shai to 61 (she’s 60 at the moment), and then work on cleaning out my inventory, which is probably one of my favourite silly things to do. I am not sure if I want to create another seasonal character (I’ve done it a few times in the past) but I might ‘just because’. Eventually I’d love to clear out some of the quests I’ve been carrying around (for years) and try to learn what else has changed since I’ve been away. It feels nice to be back! I won’t be giving up WoW any time soon, but BDO can be played (well, life skills at least) fairly passively, one of the reasons I love it. There’s room for both in my day to day, hopefully!

As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!

One thought on “A Return to BDO – Where do I start?!”
  1. Congrats on your dream horse! They gave a few out for free (or rather the materials for them), and now give them out to new players as well. I wasn’t sure how they handled returning players, but it sounds like you got one as well. I haven’t played a lot of BDO in a while – not since I reached my own Dream Horse goals – but I do have fun with it when I’m in the mood. Keep us updated!

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