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New World

KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,672 @@ - Legendary Achaean
edited July 24 in The Universal Membrane

New World is currently the last stage of beta access, which can be joined simply by pre-ordering the Steam version (if you order the Amazon version you have to wait until full released) of the game. I'm about 30 hours in so far over the last couple of days and find it to be an interesting and more enjoyable spin on the typical MMO style.

Some of the larger aspects are more traditional MMO such as dungeons with specific mechanics to figure out, quests and tracking, faction and territory control; though there are a few aspects that I find make it different.

  • Crafting is fast paced. If you need to 50 of something, it makes the batch near instantly instead of making each individual item a second at a time.
  • Skills level up as you use them, from gathering, wood chopping, smelting, cooking, etc.
  • Free respec of attribute points and weapon masteries until lvl 20.
  • Fully voiced NPC's for all quest lines, main and side.
  • Property system (haven't messed with this yet).
  • Auto run
  • Rich lore
  • Combat is aim based, not click and cast like most MMO's.

There are a lot of things I'm probably forgetting currently due to having just woken up, but so far having a lot of fun with this.

There are three main factions, with the ability for players to create Companies (aka Clans or Guilds) to band together. The factions are as follows:

  • Marauders: Free spirited (land) pirates who live by their own code of strength and ruthlessness.
  • Syndicate: Clandestine, more secretive ritualists and knowledge seekers.
  • Covenant: Church-like warriors of righteousness.

Each faction can buy territories and hold them based on their ability to actually hold and defend various forts. If your faction owns a territory, you get special bonuses and access to certain perks within those hamlets and forts.


  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,672 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Oh, and there's no class system or armor/weapon restrictions. You can make whatever type of character you desire.

  • SaonjiSaonji Member Posts: 972 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited July 24

    You can also brick your graphics cards, due to bad optimisation, to the point that companies are offering free replacements of cards that get ruined by the game.

  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,672 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited July 24

    That's half correct. The issue with the graphics cards seem to be happening mainly with those manufactured by EVGA. Game has run smoothly since I started playing it and seems very well optimized.

  • EstinienEstinien Member Posts: 21

    It was also happening to people that were running severely underpowered machines, or with a ton of excess stress on their cards. A person just playing the game wasn't losing their graphics card. I have one of the cards that were reporting "problems" and the game has run smoothe as butter and no problems. Saonji again with them straight facts.

  • SaonjiSaonji Member Posts: 972 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited July 28

    I mean there were countless posts on Reddit and various other sites about it. Not just the 3090 (although that one got hit worse because of drivers)

    They patched the main offender(s) quickly, driver updates that rolled out fixed a number of other problems.

  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,841 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    The geforce driver updates always mess with one of my monitors. After the driver is released but before I install it, the monitor gets those terrifying lines that usually mean your graphics card is fucked. Does that happen to anyone else??

  • GurklukkeGurklukke Member Posts: 131 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Just got pushed back 30 days.....release September now.


  • EstinienEstinien Member Posts: 21

    I'm good with that. They have made a lot of positive progress each time the whole things been pushed back. I'd rather wait for a solid ass release than trip on them being on time.

  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,672 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Yeah, I'm fine with the push back. Indicates they got a lot of good feedback during the beta and are taking it seriously. The wait does kinda suck, but it's also something to look forward to. Half of the people I know playing will be going Covenant apparently, and the rest of us will be Mauraders. Definitely sticking with Marauders.

  • CahinCahin Member Posts: 1,213 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    I'm excited to play this at launch. I probably won't be playing the open beta this weekend, because I played the closed beta and don't want to keep restarting. Game is pretty fun, though. I'm interested to see what they do with it. Tab target MMOs have gotten kind of stale for me, so it will be nice to see a western market take on an action combat MMORPG. Game ran well on my 3060 during the open beta and they seem to be doing a good job at listening to community feedback.

    @Saonji What a bad take.

  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,672 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    I'm skipping the Open Beta as well, since I did the previous beta and this next one is only for 3 days.

  • ZulahZulah Member Posts: 853 @ - Epic Achaean

    Open Beta was fun. Some changes from the previous beta. Only made me more eager for full release though! Enjoyed it a lot.

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