Upcoming Changes to the Silver Value of Cron Stones and Outfits

Notices Sep 7, 2023, 05:00 (UTC+8)

 

Greetings, Adventurers.

 

Black Desert is an ever-evolving virtual world constantly being influenced by not only new events, updates, and content, but also by the actions of you, our Adventurers. And so, the challenge for us is to ensure a healthy balance of the game economy while continuing to provide new and exciting content to explore. Part of this effort, as you may have seen in recent updates such as the introduction and revamp of various Monster Zones, is the adjustment of silver prices for various in-game items.

 

When Cron Stones were first introduced in 2018, they were 1 million silver, which was later adjusted to the current price of 2 million silver in 2019. As for outfits, our most recent adjustment to the value was in May 2022. Since then, our in-game currency, silver, has become more and more accessible due to updates and improvements to our game such as Elvia Realm updates, monster zone revamps, and more recently, Dekhia’s Lantern. That, coupled with the increased average gear score (correlated with silver income), led to inflation within the in-game economy.


First, here’s a look into the overall silver inflation based on earnings over the past:


Daily Silver gains (average per adventurer)



* Silver obtained by year (with 2019 as the baseline of average silver earned)
* Average Silver Gained per Adventurer per Day has been increased 6.47 times on SEA. 

* This average silver gained has been counted by all daily active user in a day, including new/returning adventurers.

* Cron Stone price 2,000,000 silver has been remained throughout the same period.

 

We know that this has been a hot topic of interest. After much consideration, we concluded that to ensure the value of these items better reflects the current state of our in-game economy, we needed to implement a targeted adjustment on Pearl Items as well as Cron Stones purchasable from NPC Blacksmiths as follows on September 13, 2023 (Wed).

 

Please note that the below is subject to change with the official update on September 13, 2023 (Wed).

Items Before After

Selling price of Blacksmith's Cron Stone

2,000,000 Silver

3,000,000 Silver

(▲ approx. +50%)

Number of Valks' Cry obtainable when extracting

(based on Premium Outfit Set)

x207

x331

(▲ approx. +60%)

Number of Cron Stone obtainable when extracting

(based on Premium Outfit Set)

x621

x993

(▲ approx. +60%)

Silver price of Pearl items available for registration on the Central Market

(based on max price, Premium Outfit Set)

840,000,000 Silver

1,630,000,000 Silver

(▲ approx. +94%)


Price of Artisan’s Memory sold at the Pearl Shop will be changed as below.
Item Before After
Artisan’s Memory sold at the Pearl Shop

17 Pearls per item

9 Pearls per item 

(▼ -47%)


Other Pearl items will be increased as below after the September 13, 2023 (Wed) maintenance.
Items Changes

Max Silver price of all Pearl items available for registration on the Central Market

(* excl. Dyes)

▲ approx. +94%

Number of Valks’ Cry and Cron Stone obtainable from Pearl outfits when extracting

▲ approx. +60%

We will continue to keep a close eye on the in-game economy and introduce changes as needed.

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