Say hello to Aurthur. He is the product of my first attempt at breeding horses. I can tell you that it was very successful. Aurthur is a tier 3 male with a pretty decent set of stats. I bred him from two tier 1 parents which was quite nice. I was hoping for a female as I already have a few tamed tier 3 boys, but I’m not totally disappointing.

If you play Black Desert Online, just be aware that your motto while playing should be “I’ll take what it gives me.” You can push the odds into your favor in some respects using resources such as Horse Breeding calculators and other research that will help you get a leg up on the game. In the end though random number generators influence the rest.

Even down to taming, you never know if you’re going to be successful on that attempt. On the bonus side though it does keep things interesting and it makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something. Mostly because it is a grind.

BDO is a grindy game. You can reduce the grind by using cash shop items, but personally I’m willing to see how far I can get before I blow a wad of cash on the game.

I have a strategy too that will hopefully help me out in the long run. I don’t plan on creating an entire breeding pool tier for each tier so that hopefully I can get some better results.

Right now I think I have at least 3 tier 3 males. I could start training and breeding those guys immediatly and that would push me up into the higher levels without a doubt. Thing is though that I want to make sure that I have a nice selection of breeding stock so that if the RNG goes completely wonkey I’ll have a back up.

This means that I need a lot of room for horses and I currently have ranches in 3 towns as that’s about as far as I’ve gotten in the game so far. Honestly that doesn’t bother me one bit since I plan on taking my time, exploring what the game has to offer oh and building a small empire of my own.

I’ll go more into why I’m having fun in BDO when most folk are ditching it in droves another time. At the moment I have another tier 1 female to level up to finish off the breeding points on the tier one male I leveled up yesterday. I only leveled the tier 1’s to 19 as that is about all you need to get a significant level boost from breeding tier 1’s. It’s pretty efficient.

I can say that the next set of levels are going to be another matter entirely. I think I need to get to at least 20 with my tier 2 mares and tier 3 studs to get up into tier 4. Then I’m wondering if I should sell some of my first tier 4’s to recoup the cost of my horse related addiction. I’ll have to look into that when I get there.

Until next time keep calm and tame.


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