A new server of the popular MMORPG New World has just been released, introducing combat changes, mass reports, world transfers and more. The game is set to go free-to-play on October 14th for players who want to get in before then.
Amazon has followed through on its commitment to strengthen connection with New World fans by posting a flurry of comments on its own forums over the previous several days, including many late yesterday night.
To begin, the studio claims it will make modifications to weapon switching, dodge cancellations, and attack input windows, with an emphasis on responsiveness and inconsistencies in the combat experience. “Weapon swaps, dodges, and attack inputs are all important parts of our combat system,” the team adds, promising the changes “over the next few releases,” as well as modifications for certain “lesser-used abilities.”
In response to players’ claims that they are being harassed and temporarily banned as a result of mass reporting, Amazon has once again emphasized emphatically that they are not. According to the studio, “a human moderator evaluates the complaints and takes choices on how to suspend or prohibit depending on the conduct.” “Typically, two competitive groups entice each other into violating the rules, then report each other; the amount of votes advances it up the queue for review, but has little effect on the moderation decision.” Another source of misunderstanding is that the notice of ban is too ambiguous, so you may not know it was for something you did hours earlier or something you forgot you said/did in the heat of the moment.”
Remember how there was a remark buried away in the 4400-word dev blog mentioning that cross-region world transfers were being considered again? The business claimed late yesterday night that it is still working on them and is looking for input on essential features. If it describes you, you should probably contribute your voice to the mix.
If you used Steam’s family sharing option to set up numerous New World accounts for your family, you won’t be penalised; instead, Amazon will transfer ownership to those accounts — but otherwise, the tool has been prohibited in the future, ostensibly to combat “bots, gold merchants, and ban evaders.”
Finally, Amazon acknowledges the need for mergers, claiming that certain servers are decreasing and losing gamers to the point that towns are unable to maintain their stations.