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Is New World good or just overhyped by non MMO players?

Veiled_lightVeiled_light Member UncommonPosts: 848
I haven't followed it at all, just flown under my radar.... and honestly after 15 years of waiting for an MMO, I've given up and hardly followed gaming in general in years. I barely see any chat about it from MMO players though, it just seems to be all these streaming Twitch types, who I avoid. They're the new generation that love screaming into the camera, every new game seems made for them these days. Is It just the latest fad made for them? Like the next Rust or whatever survival open world game is popular or something? Or is it a proper MMO that old hardcore MMO are actually liking? 

It just looks so bland to me and it is really hard to find good info on how the game is structured. 

I just find it so bizarre how I've really wanted a new MMO all this time, yet this one just doesn't buzz me in the slightest. But maybe I'm right to ignore it? I just don't see any buzz in the traditional community. 
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  • cameltosiscameltosis Member LegendaryPosts: 3,438
    Whether you consider it good or not will always depend on the criteria by which you want to judge the game.



    The main thing I'd say about all the hype is that this is the first AAA MMORPG released by a western studio since 2014. Regardless of whether the game is good or not, this was always going to generate a massive buzz. With Amazon pushing the twitch angle, it only amplifies the situation.




    The most common comment I've seen from old school mmo'ers has been "its got good bones", and I would echo that statement. What is in the game is reasonably good, there just isn't a huge amount actually in the game. Those bones need some flesh and skin added. But saying that, most mmos are in a similar situation when they launch.


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  • RungarRungar Member RarePosts: 1,132
    mmo desperation: its good enough. lol
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  • lonesollonesol Member UncommonPosts: 60
    I made it a hour and half before I refunded. The graphics aren't that good, the armor and clothes clip through each other. The combat seemed to be a dumbed down version to eso which is already pretty easy. The crafting and gathering was just copy and paste from ark. It seemed like a really bad copy of a bunch of games before it. The character creator was God awful. 

    Nothing good about it in my book, there are way better mmorpg. Eso and swtor have better stories, ff14 and eso both have better crafting by a lot, and both of those have bad crafting in my book. 

    The games so simple a 6 year old could win at it and understand it. 

    So yep over hyped garbage if you asked me. 
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 41,482
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  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,953
    It's not without it's issues. I think it's over hyped but any current gen MMORPG player will be happy with it. There is alot of walking around and way points are important. "Good" could mean different things to different people though. To me I like it  but what does that mean to anyone else? Sub par graphics and getting stuck in rocks isn't even a game changer for me but it might be for somebody else.

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  • LobotomistLobotomist Member EpicPosts: 5,934
    Its very sandboxy. You craft, gather, fight some generic mobs. And you can do some PVP if you want.

    Its all done decently well. I think the biggest appeal is that the game is new and that people are playing it.
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  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 3,098
    I haven't followed it at all, just flown under my radar.... and honestly after 15 years of waiting for an MMO, I've given up and hardly followed gaming in general in years. I barely see any chat about it from MMO players though, it just seems to be all these streaming Twitch types, who I avoid. They're the new generation that love screaming into the camera, every new game seems made for them these days. Is It just the latest fad made for them? Like the next Rust or whatever survival open world game is popular or something? Or is it a proper MMO that old hardcore MMO are actually liking? 

    It just looks so bland to me and it is really hard to find good info on how the game is structured. 

    I just find it so bizarre how I've really wanted a new MMO all this time, yet this one just doesn't buzz me in the slightest. But maybe I'm right to ignore it? I just don't see any buzz in the traditional community. 
    My opinion is that if you haven't found an mmo that you like in the last 15 years then you do not like mmos. 
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  • jitter77jitter77 Member UncommonPosts: 474
    lonesol said:
    "I made it a hour and half before I refunded. The graphics aren't that good, the armor and clothes clip through each other. The combat seemed to be a dumbed down version to eso which is already pretty easy. The crafting and gathering was just copy and paste from ark. It seemed like a really bad copy of a bunch of games before it. The character creator was God awful. 

    Nothing good about it in my book, there are way better mmorpg. Eso and swtor have better stories, ff14 and eso both have better crafting by a lot, and both of those have bad crafting in my book. 

    The games so simple a 6 year old could win at it and understand it. 

    So yep over hyped garbage if you asked me. "

    Of course the first hour and a half is easy, you would have barely made it out of the starter area, and I am not sure how much crafting you could have possibly done in that time....Assuming you made it to a  main town you would still have to gather resources and what not to even try to craft.  In 1.5 hours not sure how you could have experienced much honestly.  The graphics are good for an MMO, and i think the combat is less clunky than ESO.  There are a lot of crafting options in New World but I am not familiar with ARK.  You can add items w/ perks to your recipes and even if you craft the same item one could have a gear score of say 200 and one could be 240.  The higher your level the better chance you have of getting the better item.  Then each town has its own crafting stations which have to be upgraded by the player factions.  You can have all the resources you want, but if no one upgrades the stations tier levels you cant do anything with them.  I believe you can only upgrade one station per town / day.  As far as combat you carry 2 weapons and each weapon has 2 skill trees., but you can only choose 3 total skills for each weapon.  You level the weapons up by using them.  So for example you can shoot something with a bow and switch to a rapier or whatever once it gets in melee range.  You have dodge / block mechanics.  Only issue I have w/ combat is switching weapons is not super fluid there is a delay and sometimes it seems to go back to the first weapon.  Some of the quests start to get tough.  Some of the mini-bosses are hard and you have a lot of quests where you search in small areas for chests and what now.  These areas have a lot of NPCs crowded together and you can get overwhelmed if not careful.  I healed the first dungeon and didnt have any issues, but the others in my group were good and well organized.  I dont PVP or havent yet so I cant comment on that, but the people in the game seem to enjoy it

  • cobaltshadowcobaltshadow Member UncommonPosts: 35
    I'm enjoying my time so far with it.  If it doesn't look like your kind of game, then avoid it.  If you want something new that you can take slow then try it.
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  • DattelisDattelis Member RarePosts: 892
    I'm with some of the others and say this will all depend on what you're looking for and the lens you're trying to frame the game in. Personally, the game has plenty for people to do AND enjoy for the 40$ price tag, so if you're trying to compare it to GW2 or ESO at their launches, it holds well. I'm not familiar with WoW's base game launch but I can speak on FFXIV's ARR re-launch and say its a pretty solid foundation that will depend on how soon they release their 'first patch' (by today's standards), but its also fair to keep in mind that this is a b2p title and FFXIV is p2p, so you're not obligated to pony up cash if you want to check out updates at a later date (assuming they dont go the ESO route with that). None of the 'greats' were 'born' great at launch imo (especially with GW2 and ESO).

    Tl;dr: game has enough content that wont get eclipses when a new patch comes out for the price tag.
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  • theGnadetheGnade Member UncommonPosts: 133
    I think there are a lot of players who skill ceiling and pressure handle point is very low and for them you don't need much to satisfy them. But if you were to compare this to good MMORPG you see how bad the game actually is - NW armors are bad, group content is lackluster, enemies are dull, combat is bad, pvp is optin, cashshop. Only good thing about NW is that it has no sharding/layering.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,902
    edited October 2021
    I haven't followed it at all, just flown under my radar.... and honestly after 15 years of waiting for an MMO, I've given up and hardly followed gaming in general in years. I barely see any chat about it from MMO players though, it just seems to be all these streaming Twitch types, who I avoid. They're the new generation that love screaming into the camera, every new game seems made for them these days. Is It just the latest fad made for them? Like the next Rust or whatever survival open world game is popular or something? Or is it a proper MMO that old hardcore MMO are actually liking? 

    It just looks so bland to me and it is really hard to find good info on how the game is structured. 

    I just find it so bizarre how I've really wanted a new MMO all this time, yet this one just doesn't buzz me in the slightest. But maybe I'm right to ignore it? I just don't see any buzz in the traditional community. 
    I haven't met a single person in the game that is not an MMO vet who has played multiple MMOs.

    I'm sure the stereotype you're trying to depict exists somewhere in the game but I haven't run into any of them.

    OTOH, I question your ability to judge anything about MMOs, their game play or their populations, when you have just been sitting it out for a decade and a half and you seem kind of proud of that.

    I think at this point in time it's pretty safe to say that you know fuck all about MMOs and if you play this one you would just be salty and whinny about "kids these days" and "the good old days," so do us all a favor and stay away. 
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  • olepiolepi Member EpicPosts: 2,425
    Its very sandboxy. You craft, gather, fight some generic mobs. And you can do some PVP if you want.

    Its all done decently well. I think the biggest appeal is that the game is new and that people are playing it.

    I don't see it as sandboxy at all. It's a simplistic theme park, where you can decide what order to ride the rides in. Sure, there is some flexibility, but you cannot do anything different than the other 2000 players on your server.

    Everybody picks from the same skills, everybody gets the same quests, everybody looks the same.

    It's wide, and shallow. There are a lot of options, but none of them are very deep.

    For a casual player like me, who views MMO's as a virtual world to live in, it's very satisfying.

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,873
    edited October 2021
    From the way posters talk there are flaws and a shallowness that was not there in the likes of the ESO or GW2 launch, but I don't see that as being an issue for them long term. They have the money and need this to be a success, the main issues I see from what people are saying is in PvP and questing, they will turn that round. If you have any doubts wait a few months that's pretty good advice for any MMO launch including for the two other MMOs I mentioned, I wish I had given ESO three months before I started that one.
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  • mklinicmklinic Member RarePosts: 1,917
    edited October 2021
    I barely see any chat about it from MMO players though

    Except for it routinely making up 2-4 of the 4 topics in "Latest Forum Activity" on a site frequented by MMO players? 

    Otherwise, to the question posed in the subject: Can't it be a little of Column A and a little of Column B? Personally, I'm not looking at it to replace SWG or EvE for me, and I'm not disappointed with what this game is.

    Too early to tell if its a long term game for me or just a few months, but either way, I feel I've gotten value out of it.

    And for the Twitch stuff, doesn't Amazon own Twitch? I'd be surprised if they did not try to leverage all their available platforms to hype the game. Given the Amazon/Twitch relationship, the push on Twitch just doesn't seem like a valid critique of the game.
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  • WargfootWargfoot Member EpicPosts: 1,804
    I'm not sure why people keep referring to it as a 'sandbox'.
    Seems more theme park to me.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,902
    Wargfoot said:
    I'm not sure why people keep referring to it as a 'sandbox'.
    Seems more theme park to me.
    Maybe it's time to necro that ancient theme park vs. sandbox thread again?

    I mean... hundreds of posts there and no consensus about the defining characteristics of either,

    I have my own opinions of the distinctions just like everyone else and they're different from all of yours I'm sure.

    Feels like sandpark to me :smile:

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  • UtinniUtinni Member EpicPosts: 2,200
    One End-game dungeon. Thats it.
  • olepiolepi Member EpicPosts: 2,425
    Iselin said:
    Wargfoot said:
    I'm not sure why people keep referring to it as a 'sandbox'.
    Seems more theme park to me.
    Maybe it's time to necro that ancient theme park vs. sandbox thread again?

    I mean... hundreds of posts there and no consensus about the defining characteristics of either,

    I have my own opinions of the distinctions just like everyone else and they're different from all of yours I'm sure.

    Feels like sandpark to me :smile:


    Well, you are absolutely wrong on that. NW is no sandpark, it's a themebox.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 41,482
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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 3,338
    edited October 2021
    I'm sorry Canada but sand-park doesn't mean anything. The box and the park part is just the choice of words. You can call it a theme-room, or a sand-world, it would still mean theme-park and sand-box, and those words would define the scale at best, nothing else. A mixture of theme-park and sand-box is again a theme-park. 

    The defining part is sand vs theme. There are either toys to get on, or there aren't. Saying there are but there aren't is just silly.

    I think all people should play EVE Online as a mandatory course. Also we should just hang people who come up with silly terms such as MMOLite, Sand-Park, Bromance, and fucking brunch! 

    MMOLite is a plain old multiplayer game, Sand-Park is just another Theme-Park, you love a friend whom you don't want to have sex with? it's called friendship, and if you want to drink in the morning just drunk, stop inventing meaningless useless silly words. 
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  • LinifLinif Member UncommonPosts: 335
    My buddy gave me the best description I've heard so far (If it has been said here, I've missed it :D ). It's, at its core, a better-looking Albion Online.

    I'm enjoying it as a chill gathering and occasionally action-orientated game whilst watching Netflix. Haven't dabbled in PvP yet, but when I care enough to try I'll join a company and hit the larger scale stuff.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,873
    I'm sorry Canada but sand-park doesn't mean anything. The box and the park part is just the choice of words. You can call it a theme-room, or a sand-world, it would still mean theme-park and sand-box, and those words would define the scale at best, nothing else. A mixture of theme-park and sand-box is again a theme-park. 

    The defining part is sand vs theme. There are either toys to get on, or there aren't. Saying there are but there aren't is just silly.

    I think all people should play EVE Online as a mandatory course. Also we should just hang people who come up with silly terms such as MMOLite, Sand-Park, Bromance, and fucking brunch! 

    MMOLite is a plain old multiplayer game, Sand-Park is just another Theme-Park, you love a friend whom you don't want to have sex with? it's called friendship, and if you want to drink in the morning just drunk, stop inventing meaningless useless silly words. 

    Or maybe you live in a world when everything is either black or white, while we live in a world full of nuances of gray...

    Most theme parks have sandbox elements, and most sandbox games also have theme park elements. Amusingly, Star Wars Galaxies for instance had even areas which were designed as "theme parks".

    And sorry, but NW has more sandbox elements than your usual WoW clone.
    As you know I am not even playing, but this insistence people have to find new labels is amusing. How many sandbox elements does a themepark need before the scales are tipped and it becomes sandpark? How many themepark elements would a sandbox need to be called a themebox? :)
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,873
    edited October 2021
    Scot said:
    I'm sorry Canada but sand-park doesn't mean anything. The box and the park part is just the choice of words. You can call it a theme-room, or a sand-world, it would still mean theme-park and sand-box, and those words would define the scale at best, nothing else. A mixture of theme-park and sand-box is again a theme-park. 

    The defining part is sand vs theme. There are either toys to get on, or there aren't. Saying there are but there aren't is just silly.

    I think all people should play EVE Online as a mandatory course. Also we should just hang people who come up with silly terms such as MMOLite, Sand-Park, Bromance, and fucking brunch! 

    MMOLite is a plain old multiplayer game, Sand-Park is just another Theme-Park, you love a friend whom you don't want to have sex with? it's called friendship, and if you want to drink in the morning just drunk, stop inventing meaningless useless silly words. 

    Or maybe you live in a world when everything is either black or white, while we live in a world full of nuances of gray...

    Most theme parks have sandbox elements, and most sandbox games also have theme park elements. Amusingly, Star Wars Galaxies for instance had even areas which were designed as "theme parks".

    And sorry, but NW has more sandbox elements than your usual WoW clone.
    As you know I am not even playing, but this insistence people have to find new labels is amusing. How many sandbox elements does a themepark need before the scales are tipped and it becomes sandpark? How many themepark elements would a sandbox need to be called a themebox? :)

    Who cares to be honest.
    What matters is:

    "And sorry, but NW has more sandbox elements than your usual WoW clone."
    Fair enough, I think people are objecting more to the term than the idea.
  • MaurgrimMaurgrim Member RarePosts: 1,308
    It's good for a few weeks.
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