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New World's Latest Forged In Aeternum Video Talks About Lore In The MMORPG |

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 11,024
edited November 2022 in Videos Discussion

imageNew World's Latest Forged In Aeternum Video Talks About Lore In The MMORPG |

The latest episode in Amazon Games' New World Forged in Aeternum series touches on the lore of the MMORPG. Not really just the lore itself, but some of the insight into crafting the lore itself.

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  • MensurMensur Member EpicPosts: 1,297
    Yeah. These guys have no idea how to run an mmo nor write propper lore.

    mmorpg junkie since 1999

  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 18,073
    edited November 2022
    Having now done the Tempest expedition that wraps up the Isabella chapter and the full main story in Brimstone Sands I have more appreciation for te lore and how the corrupted and angry earth tie-in as well as some pretty good hints of who the Ancients were, how they came to be thought as gods and where they may have come from.

    Some very definite Lovecraftian Chtulu vibes as the story develops.

    The slightly animated pixel art style they used for the cut scene storytelling at key moments of the main quest line was a good choice and is very well done.

    This is also the first RPG that I recall having worked in the mechanics of dying and resurrecting as well as the mob's respawns into the lore of the game so it isn't this thing where we need to suspend disbelief (within the game's context) but rather our immortality, which was granted to island inhabitants by those Ancients, is lore-consistent.

    That immortality is actually what Artemis and her Angry Earth minions want to do away with in the next chapter after Brimstone.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 20,361
    You only have to look at their official page to see how little lore there is, though they do seem to be taking the story forward, it is not static. Today, lore is a footnote in designers' priorities and though NW is better in that regard than many other MMOs that have come out over the past year, that is hardly an accolade.

    You may say it is unfair to compare today's MMOs to older MMOs which were more lore focused, but would you expect graphics, animation, questing, PvP or anything else to be getting worse or less featured? I thought not. However, like so much in this game, the fact they are building on what they have is what gives me hope for the game down the line.
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