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Hey everyone! My apologies for the layout of this posting - I copied it from another source I originally posted it at but never received a response.

I recently started playing BDO on the PS4 (please don't start any "PC is better" nonsense because I own a PS4, I don't own a PC, so your subjective point will be completely moot anyway) - and I am looking for some pointers on getting the most from the game. I apologize ahead of time if any of these questions are repetitive - I am a single father with a full time job trying to enjoy the game with the time I have available to do so - so hunting down multiple places, vids, and editorials for these questions would take away from the time I do have to actually play the game. lol Any assistance on these questions would be greatly appreciated as I am enjoying the game but have run into a few walls/questions that I am having difficulty weeding through.

Is it better to play through the main story first and then focus on the side items later?

I have begun investing CP into an area and have linked nodes. Three workers (i.e. minions) have been hired, but how do I make the most out of this and is there a way to create self-sustaining trade routes?

I have purchased all the residences in one area and invested in diverse options - i.e. mining, crafting, tool building, ship yard, etc. - is it better to remain diverse, or, is it better to specialize in a particular field and focus on that in the long run?
I have a wagon. Yay! Uhhh... other than using it to move from point A to point B, how do I get the most out of it? Is it best to use it as a "traveling merchant" and just move goods from one location to another for profit? Or...
I also have a raft. Yay! But, it always seems to load where someone else's ship is currently located and I have only been successful in taking it out for a cruise once. Anyone else having this issue? If so, any solutions that you may have found?

Fences and farming - How large of a farm can I build and where? I currently own a couple of properties right next to each other that are walled in and have a courtyard/backyard connecting the two together. It's rather nice. One is my residence for cooking/crafting, while the other has been designated as storage. Can I use this courtyard area between the two homes as a place to fence/farm - or are there designated areas that must be used in order to do this?

These are the deeper questions I've had so far, so again, thank you to anyone who may be able to assist. The mechanics of these particular items is either not explained very well in game, or, not at all from what I have been able to find so far.

Thanks!

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On 9/14/2019 at 2:15 AM, RogueGhost said:

Ouch...

Is the community that dead on console?

You may get a response if you posted in the ps4 forum. Try use google and do some research, most of this has already been covered on the PC.

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There are alot of good guides made for most lifeskills from veteren pc players which for the most part are accurate for console. The main story line is good for getting you to 50 with ok gear, while most side quests reward specific items gold bars etc. Me personally i would do atleast the main story up to mediah then start spreading out your focus.

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On 9/13/2019 at 6:47 AM, RogueGhost said:

Hey everyone! My apologies for the layout of this posting - I copied it from another source I originally posted it at but never received a response.

I recently started playing BDO on the PS4 (please don't start any "PC is better" nonsense because I own a PS4, I don't own a PC, so your subjective point will be completely moot anyway) - and I am looking for some pointers on getting the most from the game. I apologize ahead of time if any of these questions are repetitive - I am a single father with a full time job trying to enjoy the game with the time I have available to do so - so hunting down multiple places, vids, and editorials for these questions would take away from the time I do have to actually play the game. lol Any assistance on these questions would be greatly appreciated as I am enjoying the game but have run into a few walls/questions that I am having difficulty weeding through.

Is it better to play through the main story first and then focus on the side items later?

I have begun investing CP into an area and have linked nodes. Three workers (i.e. minions) have been hired, but how do I make the most out of this and is there a way to create self-sustaining trade routes?

I have purchased all the residences in one area and invested in diverse options - i.e. mining, crafting, tool building, ship yard, etc. - is it better to remain diverse, or, is it better to specialize in a particular field and focus on that in the long run?
I have a wagon. Yay! Uhhh... other than using it to move from point A to point B, how do I get the most out of it? Is it best to use it as a "traveling merchant" and just move goods from one location to another for profit? Or...
I also have a raft. Yay! But, it always seems to load where someone else's ship is currently located and I have only been successful in taking it out for a cruise once. Anyone else having this issue? If so, any solutions that you may have found?

Fences and farming - How large of a farm can I build and where? I currently own a couple of properties right next to each other that are walled in and have a courtyard/backyard connecting the two together. It's rather nice. One is my residence for cooking/crafting, while the other has been designated as storage. Can I use this courtyard area between the two homes as a place to fence/farm - or are there designated areas that must be used in order to do this?

These are the deeper questions I've had so far, so again, thank you to anyone who may be able to assist. The mechanics of these particular items is either not explained very well in game, or, not at all from what I have been able to find so far.

Thanks

Ahoy,

Those are some hefty questions to answer but ill try me best.

First, im a lifeskiller so my perspective will come from that point and 2nd i play on xbox so some stuff might be irrelevant yet on ps4 but will in the future  and 3rd my gaming schedule is 3-4 hours a day after work and more on weekend. so heres what i can help u with:

 

* Main story - absolutely. Work your way to finish what you can until it becomes too difficult to accomplish. The rewards are too good to pass on like inventory space and a sweet chest piece. You should also focus on getting more energy via exploring and knowledge (killing monsters x times to get C or higher ranking) and talking to all NPCs. Focusing on getting CP is also important and can be done by doing quests (dailies too) or cooking/alchemy and getting a byproduct u can turn in for cp xp.

* CP investment is a tricky thing. Your goal is to have a system that supports your goals. If you cook alot, get food nodes like potatoes, grapes, pumpkins and most importantly honey. Make sure you focus on one thing. Spreading CP around is wasteful as you only got a handful in the beginning. 

* Wagons are nice to have but wont benefit you too much at this point. Your ship loads in different locations cause you might be trying to retrieve it from a distance location. It will go to the nearest port instead to you.

* Farming - you essentially rent a fence from an NPC for some CP, 10 being the biggest. If you got 100 cp to spare you can have a max of 10x10 size fence which will hold up to 100 special seeds. The fences are rather big so you'll need to place them outside the city in an open space next to each other. Plant seeds (ie strawberries, sunflowers or haystacks for milk), use fertilizer and water to insure they grow as fast as possible (haystacks not effected by fertilizer) and prune them once in a while. Pruning gives best farming exp and has a chance of dropping hard and sharp stones which are very expensive to buy on the market. Once at 100% u can breed and harvest your crops. Breed until you have enough seeds to replant and harvest the rest. At artisan level you can get magical seeds which are by far less time consuming but give much less exp and less stones. Regarding areas. Each seed has a preferred climate so its a bit tricky to nail but there are lots of sources to help u with that online.

 

If you got any other questions feel free to message me.

 

Cheers

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