It has been a while since I dipped into BDO. December last year I jumped in for a couple of hours and discovered new characters had the option of skipping to the then-new, Mountain of Eternal Winter zone. Which I did. But was probably a mistake if I wanted to continue on, as no sooner did I land, did the thoughts of the zones I had missed come to the fore.

Today when I again jumped in on a whim, I discovered new characters can optionally skip to the right-now-actually-new Land of the Morning Light.

And of course, I did.

… This is one mistake I apparently didn’t learn from the first time.

I’m already wondering if I delete this seasonal character whether I’ll be allowed to make a new one. I haven’t actually checked yet how much longer this season has left.

Oh nice. Quite a bit then! And also checked on the deletion thing — yes you can, although it doesn’t reset the season pass. So anything you’ve already claimed will not be claimable again.

In any event, whether I stop playing again, change character, or keep going on this one… I did at least get a few shots of my arrival!

Oh, and I claimed the free Dream Horse, too! I thought I had missed that, but the event has been extended for another few days. If you have even the slightest desire to maybe ever play BDO again and don’t have a Dream Horse yet — probably worth a download and jumping in for a few minutes to get it.

Of course… I jumped in ‘just for a few minutes to get it’ and ended up playing for an hour and a half on a character I was quite sure I wasn’t even going to continue with… So, you know. Enter at your own risk.

This was posted during Blaugust 2023, the annual blogging event hosted by Belghast. Blaugust is an event aiming to welcome new blogger blood into the fold and revitalise those who’ve been at it a little longer.

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Gamer, reader, writer, husband and father of two boys. Former WoW and Gaming blogger, making a return to the fold to share my love of all things looty.