First of all, let me preface this by saying that being a (fairly)recent father of two, I do not have a lot of time to spend on gaming or checking my mmogfails E-mail. Now when I was getting less than 5 E-mails per week, it was manageable to check it once a month or so; however now my mailbox has over 1000 new e-mails, and I simply don't have the time to sort through them all, so this will probably be my last post for a while... At least about Black Desert Online.
I just have no passion for this game, but still ended up spending about 30 hours just messing around with with it simply because I felt obligated to expose yet another lazy developer.
I then spent another 5(ish) hours just sorting through E-mail and posting here. This led to me being quite burned out, and being a father in this state while also working a full time job is not something I am willing to do. The best part of this whole experience was meeting some amazing people, and learning a few new words in another language. Pizdets brati, vash yazik ochen tejoliy.
With that little rant out of the way, I would like to thank my Russian friends for showing me around their game, giving me the tools to help me hack it, and for very patiently teaching me to use them.
Thank you druzya!
IMPORTANT --- ALL OF THIS WAS DONE ON THE RUSSIAN SERVER --- IMPORTANT
Now, messing around with Cheat Engine and AutoHotkey required bypassing BDO's pathetic cheat "detection", XignCode. I was given a tool to bypass it, but eventually the hack we all used didn't even need it bypassed, since XignCode no longer detected it, or maybe it came with its own bypass.
Using just Cheat Engine I was able to remove all cooldowns (potions, skills, etc.), as well as eventually get higher points on that mini game where you talk to people. I never figured out what that was for, but I was told it opened up quests and such. Those were fairly easy to do, anything else required a lot more work that I did not really feel like doing because I already had multiple hacks to try out.
The following items can be hacked (at least in my testing).
Movement (speed, jumping, and the ability to fly upon jumping).
Cooldowns AND Animation Speed (allowing you to cast your hardest hitting ability up to 3 times per second. Sometimes more, but going over 3 caused me to crash a lot. You could also keep chugging potions if you wanted to).
Mini games (other than fishing). Self explanatory. Haggling and Talking could be "won" by pressing a key while engaged in it.
And, I am saving the best for last - TADA:
Mana AND Hit Points (yep, you read that right. It's game over for BDO. The trainer allowed me to freeze both at their maximum value, and while they went down upon using a skill or taking damage, they would instantly fill back up).
So there you have it folks. I have never, in all my life as a gamer seen an MMOG that is so easily hacked, and so full of hacks as Black Desert Online.
I exploited pretty hard, and I apologize to anyone I hurt. I will keep logging into the game and hacking, mostly in PvP. Dealing death from above as a flying Ranger with unlimited health and mana is somewhat fun. I want to see how long it takes them to ban me.
We managed to spot quite a few hackers in "remote" areas that are "hard" to reach (not really, since one can fly), and I was told some of them have been hacking for months.
Now I am not dealing with Daum, I am dealing with GameNet, so their actions may not reflect Daum's... Still, I want to see how much hacking I can get away with before being banned. I have a feeling they have no way of detecting hackers other than reports.
Once I am banned, I will have some fun videos for you all, HOWEVER I will have to edit them into short little snubs to only show my name, as I will never reveal the names of the people that I grouped with, became friends with, and got the hacking tools from.
With that, I am signing out.
Please don't submit any more BDO hacks/videos/materials to me. The game is a mess and I don't have the time to sort through it all. I apologize, but this is something I do for fun, and it has become a chore.
Give it a few weeks for this blog to cool down, and then feel free to submit issues about other MMOG's. I will be mass deleting all my E-mails in three weeks or so, so if you actually want to talk, post on the blog or E-mail me in 4 weeks.
- MMOG Fails