New World MMO! July 2021 Beta - Server East Coast Finias. Faction - Marauders

Mushin

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Out of curiosity, what better package would you prefer to play / recommend someone play?

I sunk too many hours into WoW back in the day (first three expansions IIRC). Rift didn't hold my attention long. Then my kids came along and my playtime went from 10-20 hrs a week to 1-2 hrs! I liked Witcher III: Wild Hunt, but didn't get very far into it. Elder Scrolls Oblivion was cool, but same issue - not enough playtime to get engrossed. Might have to go back to one or both of those, as they had such great reviews. More recently I've tried Assassins Creed: Valhalla on Xbox series X, which maybe has a similar vibe to New World? But have been spending all my time in SC for the past 6-7 months. Always up for recommendations, especially ones where you don't have to spend hundreds or thousands of hours to really get to the good stuff.
Specifically pertaining to MMOs. Black Desert Online offers the same type of open world environment, different gameplay, action based with a ton of content, far better crafting but is heavily monetized (super grindy). Crowfall offers better pvp but combat isn't as dynamic or engaging. Elder Scrolls Online is very similar to New World in my opinion, but I see New World being more heavily monetized than ESO is. Guild Wars 2 is still a fantastic product, dated, but is better than what I've seen in New World. Final Fantasy XIV, Star Wars The Old Republic, and Sword of Legends all offer a story based theme park experience mixed with smaller pvp portions , but have good content. It's really about what you want to play but if you enjoy New World, it has a low cost of entry and might be worth your time. Up to you.
 

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Specifically pertaining to MMOs. Black Desert Online offers the same type of open world environment, different gameplay, action based with a ton of content, far better crafting but is heavily monetized (super grindy). Crowfall offers better pvp but combat isn't as dynamic or engaging. Elder Scrolls Online is very similar to New World in my opinion, but I see New World being more heavily monetized than ESO is. Guild Wars 2 is still a fantastic product, dated, but is better than what I've seen in New World. Final Fantasy XIV, Star Wars The Old Republic, and Sword of Legends all offer a story based theme park experience mixed with smaller pvp portions , but have good content. It's really about what you want to play but if you enjoy New World, it has a low cost of entry and might be worth your time. Up to you.
I agree with your points, specially the low cost of New World. I played GW2 since its beta, and while it has been tremendously fun, it just got stale (almost 10 years, after all!). FF14 is quite awesome, but sub based, so not really what I will have up every month. Although ff14 has a crazy good free trial...

Elder Scroll didn't click my buttons... so New World has the low cost and that unique feeling of being a new game. It will not excel in gameplay compared to what already exists, but it is enviroment is quite stunning and you get the rush of playing something new. With the test of time it may become a common place, a back up game or just some memory.

I see no downsides to playing New World during beta, specially since you can do it for free and get a kick of a new experience. All in all, few games are really going for that unique, groundbreaking experience, like Star Citizen is trying. Which I think its fine, I love drinking the same beer every week (and it is a weiss bier that is also cheap! got lucky there)!
 

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Well my plans have changed. We have a release this week so they won't let me take it off.

I will still be in game, just later than I wanted to be.
 

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Fine! 3 months is better than 1!
Also, if a lot of people here end up not playing New World for very long, there is another group outside of TEST that may continue for quite some time. They are similar to TEST in that, you don't have to be there all the time for fear of getting kicked out. They are laid back and a little bit of an older crowd. They do play ESO, GW2 and some other games. Some of them play Conqueror's Blade. It is a gaming community that has been around for a long time.

It is a decision we can make, if ok, then some of us who decide to keep playing can join up with them when we want to play New World. Not leaving TEST of course.

As a side note, these people I am talking about, as a gaming community at large will probably never play Star Citizen, so there is no fear of them peeling people away from TEST to play Star Citizen. That is not what I would want for TEST.
 

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The 5 year old is absolutely loving this crazy game. He just managed to make it to pledging for Marauders before his bedtime :) We have had a blast just the two of us staying up till midnight. This is our first MMO together and definitely really cool to be exploring the New World together.

Please add us to the company:
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Cugino83

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BIG WARNING ABOUT GPU!!!

it appear that new word does have a problema with highend GPU (3090 and very likely 3080ti too) are affected by a problem that, due to hight uncontrolled demand by the game engine, will pop some of the power delivery component in the GPU.
It's a VERY VERY VERY safe precaution to enable the V-sinc option IN THE GPU CONTROL PANNEL (not in the game option) so that it will limit the performance of the card and as a consequence limit its power request.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLyNFrKyG74

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVM_5ZYQB68
 

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