Adventurers, a month has passed since the start of the Summer Season! Tales have been spun of the antics of the many Adventurers who made their first steps onto the season servers, and we are finally ready to start seeing the first Season Server Alumni make their way into the normal servers.
That’s right, early graduation begins after the maintenance on August 11, 2021 (Wed)!
You might ask yourself: “Why would I want to graduate?” or even “What is graduation?”
Today’s GM Note is here to answer both questions and more about the summer season graduation! Read on to find out!
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What is Graduation?
Then step right up! By completing the Season Graduation, you’ll convert your season character into a normal character. Once your character graduates, you’ll receive a variety of incredible graduation rewards to help you prepare for the Black Desert world on the normal servers, and your character will be able to use the non-season items that are available on the Central Market.
|2021 Summer Season Graduation Period|
|August 11, 2021 (Wed) after maintenance – End of the Summer Season|
Your journey on the Season Servers doesn’t need to end right now, as you still have quite some time until the Summer Season ends. You can take your time on the season servers and enjoy the Summer Season in its entirety at your own pace!
GM’s Graduation Tips!
– To get the most out of your [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon, enhance your Tuvala Gear to PEN (V) in order to exchange it for a TET (IV) Boss Gear of the same type!
– Receive the level-up rewards by reaching Lv. 61 on your season character.
Season Character Lv. 60 Reward: PEN (V) Tuvala Ring
Season Character Lv. 61 Reward: PEN (V) Tuvala Earring
* You say you’re ready to graduate? Keep in mind that once you graduate, your “season character” is permanently converted to a “normal character.” This means that you will no longer be able to access the season servers or season perks with your newly converted normal character.
Why Should I Graduate?
Graduation allows you to reap the rewards from all the hard work you have put into your season character. Fughar, a man all season characters should be familiar with, is happy that you are continuing your adventures through the Black Desert world, and will send you a very generous graduation gift.
These gifts include exclusive items that can only be obtained through season graduation and valuable items that are difficult to normally obtain! All meant to greatly help you on the normal servers.
A close look at the ① Gift Box Full of Memories, ② [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon, and ③ Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon!
|Gift Box Full of Memories|
|[Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon x1||Graduation Cap x1||Advice of Valks (+60) x1||Cron Stone x100|
|[Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days) x1||Golden Graduation Gown x1||A Variety of Scrolls and Elixir Boxes that grant buffs||[Event] Tachros' Spirit Stone x1|
[Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon
|Bring this item to the Blacksmith NPC Tranan Underfoe in Velia to exchange a piece of Tuvala Gear for Boss Gear.|
|A cosmetic item your character can equip as a way to celebrate your season graduation! Right-click the item in your inventory to equip it on your character.|
Advice of Valks (+60)
|A type of item that can increase your Enhancement Chance. Using the Advice of Valks (+60) will increase your Enhancement Chance to +60.|
|Safeguards the enhancement level of your items when you fail an enhancement. A helpful item that takes a lot of pressure off enhancing!|
[Event] Secret Book of Old Moon (7 Days)
|An item that grants a ton of buffs, including increased Combat/Skill/Life EXP, and the ability to freely reset enhanced skills and change skill add-ons, for 7 days!|
Golden Graduation Gown
|Can be sold to an NPC Vendor for 10,000,000 silver.|
|A Variety of Scrolls and Elixir Boxes that grant buffs||The [Event] Item Collection Increase Scroll (60 min), Blessed Message Scroll (100 min), and [Event] Giovan Grolin’s Support Scroll are scrolls that grant a range of Combat, Skill, and Life EXP buffs. While the Premium Elixir Box contains a bunch of elixirs with a variety of useful buffs.|
[Event] Tachros’ Spirit Stone
|Press (U) after equipping this item to obtain the following buffs:|
Extra AP Against Monsters +5
Combat EXP +50%
Skill EXP +30%
Attack Speed +4%
Casting Speed +4%
Weight Limit +50 LT
Duration and Cooldown: 5 minutes
▲ Use the [Season] Boss Gear Exchange Coupon to exchange a piece of Tuvala Gear for Boss Gear
Make sure to give plenty of thought to which slot you’ll use it for!
Not to be forgotten, you’ll also be gifted the Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon to help you start on the normal servers!
|Quest NPC||Quest Name||Objective||Completion Rewards|
|Fughar||[Season Special Gift] Dreams Ebb and Flow||Speak to Fughar|
Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon x1
Cron Stone x50
Fresh Orange Juice x10
Sweet Wild Berry Juice x10
Sour Green Grape Juice x10
* This quest can only be accepted and completed by a season character that is Lv. 20 or higher and has completed “[Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World.”
Good work on graduating from the Summer Season!
Now that you have the Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon, bring it to Fughar!
Hey Fughar! We’ve got a coupon for you!
|Season||Season Special Reward|
|2020 Summer Season|
PEN (V): Capotia Earring or PEN (V): Capotia Ring
|2020 Autumn Season|
|2020 Winter Season|
PEN (V): Capotia Belt
|NEW! 2021 Summer Season|
PEN (V): Capotia Necklace
* If you sadly missed out on a previous season reward, you can this chance to select and exchange for it! However, the special season rewards are limited to once per Family, so if you’ve received it before, you won’t be able to get it again!
If you’re an Adventurer ready to graduate from the Summer Season, you’ll need to first complete the following requirements to receive all the graduation gifts!
|2021 Summer Season Graduation Requirements|
(Must Fulfill All Requirements)
① Must not have “Fughar's Timepiece,” which you can obtain by completing the [Season] Fughar's Special Timepiece quest from the NPC Fughar.
Tip! Fughar’s Timepiece is an incredibly special item that can only be obtained in this Summer Season. Although you can throw it away to graduate, we also recommend using it!
② Must have completed and claimed all of the rewards for the Season Pass.
– [Did not purchase the Black Spirit’s Pass] Must complete and claim all the rewards for the Season Pass Challenges.
– [Purchased the Black Spirit Pass] Must complete and claim all the rewards for both the Season and Black Spirit Pass Challenges.
If you have an unused [Event] Black Spirit’s Pass, you won’t be able to use it after you graduate!
So, make sure to use it beforehand!
Teach Me How to Graduate!
Feel like you’re ready to experience the Black Desert world on the normal servers? If so, head to the NPC Leyla in Velia to accept and complete the graduation quest.
|Quest NPC||Quest Name||Objective||Completion Reward|
|Leyla||[Season Server Graduation] At the Crossroad||– Go and talk to Fughar after completing [Season] Fughar's Special Timepiece|
Honorable Adventurer's Certificate
After completing the quest the ‘[Season Server Graduation] At the Crossroad’, you will obtain the ‘Honorable Adventurer’s Certificate’. This item can only be used on a regular server, and once the item is used, your Season Character will become a regular character.
|Quest NPC||Quest Name||Objective||Completion Reward|
|Fughar||[Season Server Graduation] Into the Big Wide World||Use the Honorable Adventurer's Certificate|
Tuvala Conversion Stone Box x1
Gift Box Full of Memories x1
Fughar's Letter of Encouragement x1
* You can only use the Honorable Adventurer's Certificate once you fulfill all of the graduation requirements.
Open the Tuvala Conversion Stone Box to obtain a variety of Tuvala Conversion Stones.
These Tuvala Conversion Stones allow you to convert the Season Tuvala Gear that can only be used on the season servers into normal Tuvala Gear that can be used on the normal servers.
* Tuvala Gear that hasn’t been converted with a Tuvala Conversion Stone cannot be equipped by a normal character!
Not Ready to Graduate?
While graduation is available after the August 11 update, it doesn’t really matter if you choose to graduate a week or even a month later! If you’re an Adventurer who wants to relax on the Season Server a bit more or looking to progress your character further, there is still plenty to do.
■ Season Atoraxxion
Season Atoraxxion is a co-op dungeon with a difficulty level intended for DUO (II) or higher Tuvala Gear. If you want to have some fun with friends or guildmates, Season Atoraxxion’s puzzles and monsters await you!
There’s also a Season Atoraxxion weekly quest that rewards you with a Vahmalkea: Rift Chest, which contains tons of season enhancement materials and enhanced Tuvala accessories.
|Quest NPC||Quest Name||Objective||Completion Reward|
|Fughar||[[Co-op] [Weekly] Vestige of the Rifts Bestowed by Vaha||Conquer Atoraxxion: Vahmalkea, then examine Vaha's Time Capsule|
Vahmalkea: Rift Chest
Season Atoraxxion Requirements
* Season Character must be Lv. 57 or higher
* Must have completed the Black Spirit’s main questline: [Invitation from I]
* Must have unlocked either Awakening or Succession
* Must have accepted the [5-person Co-op] The Last Stronghold, Atoraxxion
■ Rift's Echos with the GMs
What is a Rift's Echo?
An item that is said to open a rift that calls forth various monsters, including Red Nose, Dasterd Bheg, Saunil Siege Captain, and Kavali. If you defeat the monsters that appear, you’ll be able to obtain season enhancement materials.
Check out the times below and join the GMs for some Rift’s Echo runs to get yourself a ton of rewards! We’ll see you on the season servers! ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
|GM Rift’s Echo Schedule||[NA]|
2021-08-13 15:00 (PDT)
2021-08-13 18:00 (EDT)
2021-08-17 15:00 (UTC)
2021-08-17 17:00 (CEST)
|Server||Season – 2|
Season – 3
(Depends on Monster Drop Rate)
Time-filled Black Stone
Refined Magical Black Stone
■ Frozen Tides Black Stone
The Frozen Tides Black Stone is an enhancement material that has a 100% chance of enhancing Tuvla Gear from TET (IV) → PEN (V)! (* Excludes Tuvala Accessories)
This is a must-have item for Adventurers looking to get ready for graduation!
[1. Season Pass Completion Reward]
Adventurers who progress through the Season Pass can obtain the Frozen Tides Black Stone as a reward for reaching level 61!
|Challenge Objective||Completion Reward||Additional Reward with the Black Spirit Pass |
(Purchasable in the Pearl Shop)
|Reach Lv. 61 on a Season Character|
Frozen Tides Black Stone 1
Cron Stone x100
Learn more about the Season Pass at the [Event] Season Pass notice!
[2. Reward for Defeating the Skittish Afuaru]
There’s a low chance that the Skittish Afuaru will appear in the 3-party monster zones (Waragon's Nest, Basilisk Den, and Shultz Guard) on the season servers! If you defeat Afuaru, you have a chance to obtain the Frozen Tides Black Stone as loot!
★ GM Note TL;DR ★
① Graduation is available after the August 11 (Wed) maintenance.
② Graduate and obtain the Season Special Gift Exchange Coupon.
③ Use the coupon to select the special gift you want!
④ Not ready to graduate? Join the GMs for some Rift's Echo runs!
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