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Tempus Thales
May 11, 2012

by Athanatos


Nap Ghost

https://store.steampowered.com/?snr=1_506_4_508_509

quote:

New World is an open-world MMO, set in the Age of Exploration. It’s the 17th century, and it takes place on the island of Aeternum, a supernatural island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It features action-RPG combat with massive siege battles and a rich crafting system and character progression. We have solo and player-versus-player experiences.

--Scott Lane, Game Director for New World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C8y7X5aXOc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tvoJn6hIus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPuTNQDA_ms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn12JcZccV0

With New World, the studios want players to have the chance to pursue their own path without becoming hopelessly lost. As part of the new onboarding process, Amazon has added a whole new set of missions that takes players through the first ten levels and establishes a number of important gameplay concepts. Players will wash ashore on Aeternum, the mystical island that New World takes place on. These early missions will guide players toward a major settlement in one of the game's territories. These territories are player-controlled, so this is your introduction to the larger PvP conflict in New World.

Characters will be able to use melee attacks, ranged attacks like bows and arrows, and magic-based attacks in New World as well, as well as craft and customize gear. There will be “epic wars with other players” which once again points towards a big focus on PvP. I’m getting a lot of Darkfall vibes from all of the footage and descriptions thus far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpbmIFIlnz0

Crafting has been completely overhauled too. In the alpha, New World's crafting system was centered around points you gained as you leveled, which could be spent on new recipes and specializations. Amazon found that while the system had advantages, "it limited people's ability to experience the whole crafting system". Now, crafting is what the team calls a "use to improve" system. As you perform a certain gathering or crafting task, you'll get better at it. You'll become faster at gathering better resources or begin to harvest better resources. For weapon and armorsmiths, you'll be able to specialize in different weapon and armor types, such as becoming a master in making shields.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTcz4PoUSLM

This all feeds into New World's player-led economy. You can trade with other players, work together with your company—New World's version of guilds—to corner a market, or sell items on the Trading Post. Verfaillie says players can "absolutely" focus on crafting instead of combat.

quote:

"It's something that we're very excited about. The best crafters can make more powerful potions and weapons, and make a profit doing so. One of the great things with moving crafting to 'use to improve' is you can become the greatest blacksmith or tailor on the server without ever killing a single enemy in the game."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukUXiGHy2_o

COMPANY's aka Guilds

The “Company” system is also mentioned, which sounds like the in-game version of player-ran clans, or large guilds. They’ll include not just a way to invite and organize members, but the actual trappings of governmental structures with power organizations, hierarchies of leadership, and a command-line made up of fighters, crafters, traders, and more. This past element is very similar to games like Ultima Online or Legends of Aria, from the sounds of it, especially considering its classless progression system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDHjIPvK-yE

As an example, New World has an extensive system for building camps, settlements, and forts. In other survival games like Rust or Ark: Survival Evolved, building things can sometimes be a fool's errand, because when you log back in, your carefully constructed home will be in ruins, picked apart by other players on the server. But Amazon has a solution to this common issue with a system called the War Window. With this, communities can choose when wars happen on their territory—so you don't have to worry about those 3 a.m. raids anymore.

Territories should be changing hands over time though. If player dominance created a situation where one group becomes so dominant on a server that others can't compete. There are mechanics in parts of the faction system that should keep one company from reaching this point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHGyKV2dZPU

That said, if you did want to focus on combat, that is also being improved. New World has an active skill-based combat system, as opposed to the stand-and-slash combat of World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy 14. Amazon Orange County has developed a new weapon mastery system in order to add "a lot more strategic depth to the combat." Within a specific weapon, players can choose whether they want to, say, improve the damage or support capabilities of that weapon. If you're using the sword and shield combo, weapon mastery is the difference between a supportive tank and a frontline vanguard fighter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_C3ibEByLM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-LWUhsN6d8

quote:

"Aeternum, the Eternal Isle; one of the reasons it's a unique and special place is this substance called Azoth that has these magical powers," he says. "Some of the newer zones that you're going to experience, like the Ancient Crater—this is an area where Azoth has spilled out into the world. It affects the biome with bright colors and vivid arrays of magic in the air. We've got the corrupted area up North, which is this bleak landscape. A winter world where the corruption is oozing up from the ground in this black tar-like substance with red veins in it. For us, we want to create a supernatural world that is full of horror and wonder."

LEVELING UP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3v82PKPLNk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1udcQgsFDQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amo2ocUAylw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cs6XSwUK2M

OUTPOST RUSH

Outpost Rush is a large-scale 20 v 20 PvP (with some PvE thrown in) event available to level 60 players in New World. The game will sometimes pop into a 16 v 16, depending on the queue. Outpost Rush balances resource management, objective control, and building up their forts to withstand assaults from the enemy team.

You can only play a round of Outpost Rush at level 60. Just visit a settlement and find the Outpost Rush NPC and queue up. When the queue is full, the mode will start.

  • Each team begins at their home forts.
  • Between the two forts, there are three Outposts that can be captured by either team: Luna, Sol, and Astra.
  • There is a full-on rush as both teams try and capture these Outposts.
  • Holding on to an Outpost will reward points, and killing other players rewards points as well. Whichever team hits 1,000 points first, wins.
  • Rewards for the event come in the form of Outpost Rush cosmetics, and rare items, and armor.

Combat can get real tight around the different Outposts, so it's a good idea to come with a decent PvP build in tow. Here are some of our favorite builds from during the closed beta (we will update with more with the full release.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtQLErrEseI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpkI-AnbX-I

There are various different Objectives dotted around the map that can be claimed by either team.

You could defeat Baroness Hain (basically like Baron from League of Legends) which gives you a buff for health regen and defense. She spawns every 10 minutes.
Spend resources to build Turret Emplacements at either home fort and at two of the Outposts. These large defensive structures can be used to shoot approaching enemy players.
Players can take on one of the Corrupted Portals, defeat the enemies there, and deposit Azoth Essence (500 is needed) which can then be used to summon a bunch of Corrupted enemies to send at the opposite team. You just need to head to a Summoning Portal and use the Totem.

If you're not into PvP, there are other ways you can help your team win a round of Outpost Rush. Each Outpost has a variety of upgradeable features, like Gates and Siege Weapons, which will require resources to build.

Both teams will try and control the Outposts in order to win the game. Some members of the team should spend time gathering resources to upgrade the defense of the Outposts, particularly the Gate and Protection Wards that provide a constant buff.

  • Gates keep the enemy out and can be upgraded multiple times.
  • The Command Post provides a constant buff of extra armor and damage for players on your team nearby. It can be upgraded a couple of times.
  • Large siege weapons (like massive turrets) can be built on the walls of the Outpost.
  • Protection Wards are the heart of the Outpost, preventing enemy players from claiming the Outpost and providing a respawn point for friendly players.

At each Outpost, there are two structures - The Armory and Storage Sheds - which can be used by whoever controls the Outpost.
  • Storage Sheds are where your team stores your supply of Azoth. Remember, you drop Azoth when you die, so make sure to keep this stocked up if you're about to go into battle. Your team can access it and use those resources to continue upgrading.
  • The Armory is used to spend Azoth in exchange for a bunch of different items, including potions, summoning totems, and foodstuffs, among other things.

Outpost Rush is arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of New World. Hopefully, it will be supported into the future with new maps and different ways of playing. Here are some tips we picked up during the closed beta.
  • It's all about map control, a bit like you were playing a Moba. In fact, it's a lot like a Moba. Pushing toward the map objectives can make or break the game.
  • Communication between your team is pretty important. Some should split to start farming Azoth, collecting resources, and others should jump right toward the Outposts.
  • A well-balanced team will probably mean victory: tanks, healers, ranged, and various other PvP builds are needed to win.
  • You don't need any specific crafting skills to be able to complete any resource gathering tasks in Outpost Rush, but it will still level up your skills.

INVASIONS
Invasion is the largest PvE experience in New World. This wave-based game mode will see 50 players defend their fort from the onslaught of corrupted enemies sieging the area. Players will have a range of weapons to help them fight off the enemy, with the ultimate test being the Void Destroyer. To win, players will need to hold off the attack for 30 minutes. But if they’re unsuccessful, their territory will be downgraded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEN2U0sSrYo

EXPEDITIONS
In the world of Aternum, there are expeditions that groups of five players can embark on. These function similarly to dungeons in other MMOs, but with some added features like puzzles to break up the combat. At the end of these unique instances, there are some of the most challenging bosses New World has to offer. Completing an expedition often requires a balanced party of skilled players with enough damage, tanking, and healing to survive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELoZO7UZZ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zncBP0s3r-c

WAR
Alongside the massive PvE experience that is Invasion, War is the biggest PvP experience in New World on launch. The 50-vs-50 game mode will function similarly, with the defenders attempting to hold their fort for 30 minutes while attackers look to break down the gates and capture it. Both attackers and defenders have a range of siege weapons to help them in combat. The winner will gain control of the territory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvC8u3S7ulU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bDgjMeznq0

PRE-ORDERS

All pre-orders will get closed beta access July 20, 2021, ahead of launch, a unique amulet, a unique in-game title, an emote, and unique guild crests for gear. You can pre-order from https://www.newworld.com/en-us/game-editions which offers you to pre-order from Steam or Amazon.

Pre-Order Deluxe Edition - $49.99 Amazon or Steam

Enter the land of Aeternum ready to face the supernatural frontier with the New World Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition includes:
  • Woodsman armor skin. Stand out from the crowd or blend in with the forest with the Woodsman armor skin.
  • Woodsman boarding ax skin. Complete the Woodsman look with this skin for the versatile boarding ax.
  • Mastiff house pet. Make your house a home with the Mastiff house pet. Access to housing unlocks at level 20 in-game.
  • Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set. Rock, Paper, Scissors, a light-hearted game with friends or a tool for making difficult decisions.
  • New World digital art book. A collection of incredible concept art from the making of New World.
Pre-order now for bonus content:
  • Closed Beta access. Secure access to the Closed Beta on July 20, 2021.
  • Isabella’s amulet. Equip Isabella’s amulet to gain additional constitution to weather attacks and deal additional damage against certain types of supernatural enemies.
  • Unique title. Proudly display your “Expedition One” title as part of the initial wave of explorers to hit Aeternum’s shores.
  • Emote. Greet your fellow adventurers with the Fist Bump emote.
  • Guild crest set. Three unique guild crests featuring axes, muskets, and armor.

Pre-Order Standard Edition - $39.99 Amazon or Steam

Fate has summoned you to the shores of Aeternum, the Eternal Isle. In a land hell-bent on your destruction, what will you do to survive?

Pre-order now for bonus content:
  • Isabella’s amulet. Equip Isabella’s amulet to gain additional constitution to weather attacks and deal additional damage against certain types of supernatural enemies.
  • Unique title. Proudly display your “Expedition One” title as part of the initial wave of explorers to hit Aeternum’s shores.
  • Emote. Greet your fellow adventurers with the Fist Bump emote.
  • Guild crest set. Three unique guild crests featuring axes, muskets, and armor.

Should you buy the Deluxe Edition?

Arguably, the most useful item from either the Standard or Deluxe Edition is the Isabella's Amulet item. This is just a straight-up boost for your early game, which will come in handy when you start the grind all over again come August 30. Yep. All the progress you make during the Closed Beta will be wiped, so don't get too attached to your character if you do pre-order.

So, in conclusion: if you want to spend 10 dollars on some exclusive skins, go ahead. But really, there isn't a massive difference between the two, and if you purchase the Standard Edition you won't be missing out on anything too important. You get Isabella's Amulet with both Editions, which is the most important thing. That Mastiff might be kind of cool, though...

SETTINGS
To avoid blowing something up in your PC or your video card, follow these handy goon-tech-tips (only the tip)...
  • CPU : Ryzen 5 5600x
  • GPU : Zotac GTX 1650
  • RAM : 16 GB DDR4 3200mhz
  • HDD : 2 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Graphics Driver : Nvidia Game Ready Driver v471.41 [Release date: 07/19/2021]
Goon Approved Best Graphics Settings
  • Window Mode: Fullscreen (You should always try to run this game on Fullscreen. Unless you have a dual-monitor setup)
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Field of View (Vertical): 55-60 (Test it out yourself)
  • Video Quality: Custom
  • Effects details: Medium (Even on Very High, you won’t see any crazy gorgeous effects)
  • Lighting details: High (Doesn’t affect the performance that much)
  • Object details: Medium (Performance would take a significant hit if you increase this)
  • Post processing details: High (Doesn’t affect the performance that much)
  • Shadows details: Low (Will give you a significant fps boost. Check out the difference between Shadows set to Low and High) New World - Shadows Low vs High - Graphics Settings

  • Terrain details: Medium (You can try High once)
  • Texture details: Medium
  • Water details: Medium (Keep on Medium or High, doesn’t really matter. You won’t be interacting with Water much anyway)
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Max FPS: 60 fps (You will have to test this. Details below)
  • Player Nameplate amount: 5 (Do not increase this if you have a weak processor)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZK9-PsQ2gY#t=10s

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How do I play with Goons?

US West - Plancta

Company Name: Starfleet Dental [SFD]
Faction: Covenant
How to get invited:
Discord: https://discord.gg/starfleetdental

Somebody fucked around with this message at 02:36 on Oct 4, 2021

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Tempus Thales
May 11, 2012

by Athanatos


Nap Ghost

Free Parking

Tempus Thales
May 11, 2012

by Athanatos


Nap Ghost

Free Parking

Kill All Cops
Apr 11, 2007

Pacheco de Chocobo





Hell Gem

Get in on the ground floor of this looting game, sucks that there's no Asia servers but will check out Plancta with my 300+ ping

Might as well include the server list tweet:

https://twitter.com/playnewworld/status/1440468643704303616

Kill All Cops fucked around with this message at 06:48 on Sep 27, 2021

Amstrad
Apr 4, 2007

To destroy evil you must become an even greater evil.

Important stuff for the next couple days:
https://twitter.com/playnewworld/status/1440857004034039809
https://twitter.com/playnewworld/status/1441175990072274949

Launch Day Loot

For those who haven't bothered to check the above link. There are a set of weapon skins (one for each of the weapons and shield types currently available, and YES there's a rapier).
These can be unlocked by watching specific streamers that competed in the Battle For New World Closed Beta event (List Here)
The skins unlock two weapons at a time via hourly Twitch drops and you need to claim each drop before the next will drop. (You can't just sit on some streamer's page all day and ignore it basically.)


There's also a Prime Gaming (aka Amazon Prime) Pirate themed skin and premium currency you can get on launch if you have Prime.

Amstrad fucked around with this message at 09:02 on Sep 27, 2021

DaveKap
Feb 5, 2006

Pickle: Inspected.




Remember the second time they did something special with Twitch, where you'd unlock some skin for watching Gamescom coverage? Twitch never recorded that I watched that thing, despite watching that entire thing on two separate channels that supported the drop. Did anyone else have this problem? I doubt I'll even use whatever skin it was but I thought it was kinda funny that the Amazon-owned game couldn't properly hook up to the Amazon-owned drop.

Anita Dickinme
Jan 24, 2013



Grimey Drawer

Good OP and it’s almost time goons. Time to fly the big L flag. :getin:

Manxome Foe
Apr 6, 2005

Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!


My body is ready. I have the whole week off to poopsock yet another MMO.

JackDRipper
Feb 13, 2013

Its all about the Fishing.

Can't wait to see the BIG L waiving over a Settlement.

smug jeebus
Oct 26, 2008


My bro talked me into buying this, so I sure hope it doesn't suck. I can get a musket at least, right?

That Works
Jul 21, 2006


smug jeebus posted:

My bro talked me into buying this, so I sure hope it doesn't suck. I can get a musket at least, right?

Hell yes you can

bagmonkey
May 13, 2003



Grimey Drawer

I am eagerly looking forward to watching the train wreck live time, while in the train.

Ort
Jul 2, 2005

Proud graduate of the Andy Reid coaching clinic.


I haven’t played a FPS in so long, near the end of beta I tried musket and bow and was having way too much fun putting those rusty skills to use. It’s cool that it offers a different way to play MMO combat.

Devor
Nov 30, 2004
Lurking more.

If you restart steam, you should get an option to install now. It's a 39.4 GB download.

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

Will be joining US-East. If nothing else, just to experience the fun of a brand new MMO for a bit.

Skyl3lazer
Aug 27, 2007

[Dooting Stealthily]





I enjoyed the beta and will be participating in this NEW WORLD

fadam
Apr 23, 2008



US-West here. New MMO launches are my absolute favourite, even if the game is bad.

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICK:tutbutt:ARUS

It's Moot baby!
:peanut::peanut::peanut::peanut::peanut:





This game is bad. Launch, however, will own, and I'm sure I'll get 1 playthrough out of it.

Ruggan
Feb 20, 2007
WHAT THAT SMELL LIKE?!




I would love to join but I don’t think my old rear end GTX 860M would hold up so… prob gonna have to sit this one out.

JackDRipper
Feb 13, 2013

Its all about the Fishing.

Ruggan posted:

I would love to join but I don’t think my old rear end GTX 860M would hold up so… prob gonna have to sit this one out.

I got a 1080 laying around I can mail you.

Solvency
Apr 28, 2008

Trade, sir! Discover it! This is you, this is a clue. Get a clue, discover trade!


I can't believe I got this for free since I preordered in like 2018. I mean, I'm not complaining, just surprised. Played with the Forestry Service or whatever we were called back then. I remember we all quit because it sucked rear end. Does it still?

FLIPADELPHIA
Apr 27, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Solvency posted:

I can't believe I got this for free since I preordered in like 2018. I mean, I'm not complaining, just surprised. Played with the Forestry Service or whatever we were called back then. I remember we all quit because it sucked rear end. Does it still?

It is the biggest piece of poo poo ever. See you out there tomorrow.

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



lol this game is going to actually release tomorrow. I am excited! Fully expect come 8am though, the entire game will crash and burn into the ocean right away, and will be down for most of tomorrow. I kinda want to take tomorrow off work to play, but I know that will not be a good idea.

Skyl3lazer
Aug 27, 2007

[Dooting Stealthily]





I said come in! posted:

lol this game is going to actually release tomorrow. I am excited! Fully expect come 8am though, the entire game will crash and burn into the ocean right away, and will be down for most of tomorrow. I kinda want to take tomorrow off work to play, but I know that will not be a good idea.

While this is probably true, it wouldn't surprise me if the launch is butter smooth given, you know, AWS.

i say swears online
Mar 4, 2005

medio de fonte leporum surgo amariter




yeah I'm not worried, alarm is set. irl friends and I will be on Candahar, syndicate

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

Skyl3lazer posted:

While this is probably true, it wouldn't surprise me if the launch is butter smooth given, you know, AWS.

They bungled the closed-beta from what I remember but if anyone has any chance at managing an initial burst of server loads, its Amazon.

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICK:tutbutt:ARUS

It's Moot baby!
:peanut::peanut::peanut::peanut::peanut:





Hughmoris posted:

They bungled the closed-beta from what I remember but if anyone has any chance at managing an initial burst of server loads, its Amazon.

Lol which makes it all the worse, their only game has been bungled so far.

Kerrzhe
Nov 5, 2008


Brave. Loyal. Great hugs.


gonna pick all the sweet sweet herbs and dank dank kush

Lilleput
Jul 22, 2006



Do we not have any Euro-Goon presence in this game? Don't want to pick the wrong server tomorrow.

lagidnam
Nov 8, 2010


Lilleput posted:

Do we not have any Euro-Goon presence in this game? Don't want to pick the wrong server tomorrow.

No guilds, only some players. We don't even have a common server.

Pryce
May 21, 2011


Skyl3lazer posted:

While this is probably true, it wouldn't surprise me if the launch is butter smooth given, you know, AWS.

I thought this too up until they revealed like 300 individual servers this week. Now I’m worried the underlying tech is not the infinitely scalable monster we are all assuming it is.

Waldorf Sixpence
Sep 6, 2004

Often harder on Player 2


Lilleput posted:

Do we not have any Euro-Goon presence in this game? Don't want to pick the wrong server tomorrow.

According to the previous thread, Eurogoons will be playing mostly on the US East server (which specific server is TBC). Apparently the ping's not so bad.

a dingus
Mar 22, 2008

Rhetorical questions only

Fun Shoe

Hughmoris posted:

They bungled the closed-beta from what I remember but if anyone has any chance at managing an initial burst of server loads, its Amazon.

But the open beta, which seemed like almost nothing but a stress test was pretty smooth. Granted, I didn't try and play during the first few hours but I did play that night without issue.

Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

a dingus posted:

But the open beta, which seemed like almost nothing but a stress test was pretty smooth. Granted, I didn't try and play during the first few hours but I did play that night without issue.

I agree, I was surprised at how smooth (queue times and crashes) were compared to the closed beta.

Mr. Humalong
May 7, 2007



I skimmed the OP so maybe I missed it, but what is it looking like this game will have for endgame content? Is it just the 20v20 Ashran/moba thing? Are there any dungeons, raids, and/or world bosses planned/designed/being tested? How are they planning to retain a playerbase once everyone has leveled to the cap?

I want to stress that I'm asking this sincerely. I have a group of friends talking about playing this but when I asked them these questions the answers I got ranged from "I haven't heard about anything" to "the raids in this game are going to change the MMO landscape as we know it" so I'm a bit confused.

FLIPADELPHIA
Apr 27, 2007




Grimey Drawer

There are dungeons in the game now but yeah, like many MMOs, the question of what to do after level cap is a bit opaque. Given that it's Amazon they def have resources to add more content though.

Hellioning
Jun 27, 2008



If I am a coward who does not like MMO PvP combat will this have enough fake dragons to fight to interest me or is this more about PvP?

idiotsavant
Jun 4, 2000


Honestly I’m just gonna try and get $40 out of busted content for a month or two before the game implodes. Even then worst case scenario is it’s just a mellow pve tree-chopping fishing sim. Anything past that is basically a bonus

FLIPADELPHIA
Apr 27, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Hellioning posted:

If I am a coward who does not like MMO PvP combat will this have enough fake dragons to fight to interest me or is this more about PvP?

PvP is a focus of the game but it's not hard core all the time stuff either. If you enjoy gathering and chill crafting with someone pretty decent if undercooked pve, this is a solid choice esp for $40 flat (no subscription fee)

Best advice is just to watch some gameplay videos and if it interests you, go for it.

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Hughmoris
Apr 21, 2007
Let's go to the abyss!

I haven't seen much on the game's economy. Is there an economy similar to WoW? Auction-houses, selling crap to vendors, selling crap to players etc?

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