(To be introduced in NA/EU June 15. source: http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/92143-siege-warfare-manual/)
There is a variety of PvP content in Black Desert, with two major events where all players and all guilds can participate: the Node Wars and Conquest Wars. Anyone can freely join these wars regardless of their guild size or equipment/spec. All you need to do is to work together with your teammates in harmony for victory.
Most areas of the game world belong to nodes. Node Wars are the battles to gain ownership of these nodes. Once the node is occupied, the occupying guild will retain the ownership for a week, receiving part of the worldwide tax collection to fund their guild bank, which can be used for the growth of the guild later.
Conquest Wars, also known as Siege Wars, are much bigger in scale than a node war. Node Wars are fights for a single node, but Conquest Wars are fights for the sovereignty of a territory - and each territory has a number of nodes. If a guild occupies Territory A, that means the guild has gained the honor of ruling A. Of course, let’s not forget about the growth of the guild due to the massive amount of tax collections.
With such rewards you may ask yourself if it is difficult to participate in Node Wars and Conquest Wars? It's not. In fact it is very easy. Below is an overview of what this process entails.
Choosing a Node
You need to understand the Node War Stats (battle days and levels) first.
Balenos and Serendia have not too many Lv. 3 nodes, but there is a healthy mix of Lv. 1 and 2 nodes. Players will also have a better geographic understanding of this area that includes Olvia, Velia, and Heidel, which are like a"hometown" for many players, but that does not mean the competition will be easy. Whichever node you choose, you will have to prepare for it thoroughly.
You will need to prepare even more thoroughly for the battles in Calpheon, Mediah, and Valencia, especially so for Valencia, since it is so far away gathering guild members to this region might be a challenge. The majority of the areas in Calpheon, Mediah, and Valencia have rough terrain. It is imperative that you move early to occupy more advantageous nodes, and it will be a tremendous help if one of your guild members is knowledgeable about the topography of the area.
All Node Wars proceed within a certain area, and this area is called the “Node War Area.” For example, if you took part in the node war of Cron Castle in Balenos, the node war will proceed in the eastern battle area of Velia where the Cron Castle Node belongs. You can battle the participants from other guilds in all areas, but always remember that in order to win, you have to destroy the enemy’s fortress in the battle area.This Node War area can be seen by activating the upper right corner icon on the game screen. Make sure to activate this button after the battle starts so you do not get confused about where you are.
Build a Node Fort
Open the world map in the upper right corner and click on the Node War Info to switch to Node War mode. Click the node at this point to activate the node war area and the area where you can install the fort. It is important to understand the nodes well when you click through them, and if you are a guild master, you also have to consider the guild members’ understanding of the topography and other factors related to the Node War.