It's not the way I wanted it justified, but I feel vindicated for not pre-ordering now.
The game started as more PvP centric and most of the Alpha testers even stated it would not fly or draw in the same crowd being what it was so they added alot to it. Originally the enemies (not players but AI) didn't even attack keeps, you only had to defend against players and usually if you were solo or in a smaller group you rarely participated. Now when it is a war between players, it's only a select few from the guild involved and then the other (I think 40 but forget) get selected in basically a lottery so everyone gets a chance to be involved.I have heard mixed reviews on this game so far, many are comparing it to ESO, ESO had a rough start but over time developed into a rock solid MMORPG, if the people describing this are accurate then New World will have a rough start and hopefully mature over time. Also this game started out as pretty much a pure PVP style MMO and now it looks to be more balanced between PVE and PVP so it could explain all the set backs.