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What’s new in New World? – A comparison to MMOs

The world of the MMO gaming genre is vast. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of titles that have sprouted throughout the years. Every gamer and individual that has gone through some experiences of video gaming has received some form of exposure to this genre at least once in their lifetimes. The latest addition to the list of MMO games is New World. It has much in store for the world of gaming as a title that is viewed to be one that will revolutionize the genre. So how New World is different from previous MMO releases and how does it deviate from standard MMO practices? Let’s have a look at that.

A unique approach to MMOs

New World, a game created by Amazon after long delays were finally released earlier this year in September. The game is a mix of an MMO with different survival elements incorporated into it. It lacks any form of a prebuilt storyline, something most other MMOs carry, with only a small prologue added for context. This element makes it similar to the game Rust, where players are in control to craft their own stories as they play along. New World received a great deal of hype as it was prophesized to be the next best MMO title, something that we haven’t had for a long time. What set New World apart from the other MMOs was the unique take on the MMO formula which most other MMOs, such as World of Warcraft, followed without any major changes. New World decided to aim to be the best of both worlds; allowing players new and old to play the game without the need for any guides or tutorials to do every basic element while bringing their new approach to the MMO genre that will allow the game to attract veteran players in particular, who are familiar with standard MMO tropes and expect something different and unique. Uniqueness is also considered the prime goal of Amazon regarding New World, as they wish to create something new and outstanding in the market, instead of trying to outcompete existing and predominant titles.

The crafting system

New Worlds gameplay focuses on survival elements such as gathering resources from objects and creating your tools and weapons. Crafting, being a staple of the MMO genre, exists in New World as well. However, contrary to what most would believe, New World’s crafting is nowhere the same as other MMO titles such as World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy titles. For instance, in the 14th installment of Final Fantasy, crafting requires special skills and other prerequisites. However, New World offers the relaxation regarding crafting with only two prerequisites; the materials required must be in your possession and you must be at the appropriate level to craft the item. Moreover, crafting is present as an integral part of the game and offers great assistance but it is not necessary, and several players may choose to skip it under several scenarios.

The combat system and classes

The game’s combat system is quite different from other MMOs. Instead of the typical mechanism of just selecting an enemy and waiting for your character to defeat them, whilst also using a few skills here and there; an option not present in all MMOs, New World makes the player take an active part in battles. It immerses the characters into the gameplay to make it seem that they are actually in the game fighting those enemies. The players can make use of various weapons to take down an enemy – yes, classes do not exist in New World and players are free to choose their choice of weaponry and change between them at any time at liberty. Each weapon also has a dedicated leveling system and a skill tree that allows you to gain more skills as you raise your weapon's level. Moreover, players can block incoming attacks and deflect those using skills, shields, and armor. Or if an attack seems like it could turn out to be a fatal blow, the player can also dodge incoming attacks by rolling down away from it. A combination of the three tactics can be used by the player to devise strategies to take down enemies at ease. If you’re looking for a certain article of battle but cannot seem to find what you need, we have something that might help you. Pay a visit to the marketplace and have look at what we have in store for you. Many gamers such as you bring to the marketplace items they wish to sell and exchange with fellow players. We have a section dedicated to New World as well, click here to check it out!


The factions

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Another element that New World consists of is the three factions, one of which can be joined by the player after a certain level has been reached. By acquainting themselves with a faction the player can take part in wars between factions for control over a certain area. Each of the three factions, Syndicate, Covenant, and Marauder, differs from the others in some manner. Each of the factions has its own set of mottos and objectives that they move forward within the continent of Aeternum. Players are to choose one of these and can switch to another faction, but only after a 4-month (120 days) period. Players, however, cannot switch to the faction holding the greatest amount of land at that given moment. Within a faction, there is no current option of PvP (player vs. player) battles; however, the player can fight against members of other factions. 

The final thoughts

New World just made its debut to the mainstream public on September 28th, 2021, and is expected to grow more throughout the next few months with several updates and additions. With Amazon's core ideology being uniqueness regarding the game in comparison to other MMOs, the game is bound to get more exclusive features based on the public's output and response. So sit back and get into the game, because you don't want to miss out on what's coming up in Aeternum!



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