New World Dev Update – Upcoming Changes
Amazon Gaming Studios have released another Dev Update featuring upcoming features. Gamers with New World accounts are ecstatic about these new features.
Keeping their promise to communicate more with their players, New World devs release another Dev Update discussing upcoming changes. Here are the contents of the 37-minute video:
Amazon Gaming Studios has kept the promise of keeping it slow and steady regarding major updates about the game. Compared to New World’s barrage of big changes during the last few months of 2021, the popular MMORPG has been taking its sweet time optimizing and testing new updates at the start of 2022. Fans of the game have been relatively happy with the recent changes, noting that farming New World gold is slowly, but surely, becoming fun again.
With the gaming studio finally finding its footing through its slow and steady approach, Amazon fulfills another part of its promise of keeping its lines of communication open with its community. For the past weeks, the developers of the game have provided continuous updates regarding upcoming changes to Aeternum through minor announcements and notes. Now, Amazon has released another New World: Dev update detailing the next major plans for New World.
What are Dev Posts?
These posts are essentially long video announcements made by the developers announcing and discussing the current roadmap of the MMORPG that will affect the gaming experience of New World account holders. These videos can be half an hour long or longer depending on how much they need to discuss. These Dev Posts are generally well-liked by the community since it is the gaming studio’s way of communicating with their players and keeping them updated on recent and future events.
What’s in the New World January Dev Post?
New World’s game director Scot Lane and some of his staff make a 37-minute video detailing major and minor updates that are coming to the popular MMORPG. The dev post talked about various fixes to the minor, major, and persisting bugs and glitches to weapon balancing and other major concerns. Though some parts of the video have already been known to the public weeks ago due to patch notes, it is nice to hear the developers’ thoughts about the updates.
Fans have been waiting for a while now for the Mutators update to drop in live servers and discussing the mutation add-on on the dev post has indicated that the update will be dropping soon. As of the moment, the Mutators Expedition has been on the PTR servers as the devs are still in the process of optimizing the new feature. Mutators are essentially a new form of expeditions in Aeternum where mobs or elite POIs get various buffs or status effects. These add-ons can range from increasing the elemental resistance of some mobs to providing status debuffs to enemy players who seek to face them.
Mutators are Amazon’s answer to players’ call for variety in the game. The new feature intends to make end-game content harder but more fun and entertaining. This new mechanic is also very rewarding as completing Mutator Expeditions yield great rewards. So far, players from the PTR servers have been giving a generally favourable response to the new mechanic, so gamers can expect the feature to get even better once it reaches live servers.
Squashing Out Minor and Major Bugs
One of the main things talked about during the dev post was the persistent minor and major bugs and glitches that are pestering players. There is still some gold dupe exploitation bug that the developers have been longing to get rid of and some issues with character creation. These bugs might finally come to an end as Amazon Gaming Studios has been tirelessly working on a solution to resolve these issues.
Weapon Rebalancing and Server Merges
Though the dev post mainly talked about resolving game issues and the Mutators expedition, the devs have also noted that they are going to make some bit of rebalancing to several weapons in the game. Though it is unclear which weapons will receive some slight alterations, fans of the game have an idea on which weapons will be buffed or nerfed. Some weapons that might potentially get nerfed are the void gauntlet and ice gauntlet which have been dominating the current meta. Players are hoping that the rebalancing will give new appreciation to other underrated weapons such as the musket.
Amazon has also discussed the continuation of server merges. During the game’s peak days after its launch, gamers had to wait for hours just to get into the game due to server congestion. The solution to that issue was creating more servers to accommodate hundreds of thousands of players. As the number of active players decreased and the game’s population started to stabilize, the developers have decided to start merging servers to centralize the gaming experience of all players. Merges have already occurred during the last month of 2021, and developers have assured players that they are trying to make the transitions as smooth as possible.
Potential New Arenas
One topic that was discussed in passing is the addition of new arenas in the game. The arenas have become the main source of Gypsum for the players. However, the current state of this feature feels repetitive and bland, so Amazon is intent on making some major updates to help reinvigorate the arenas. There are no specific details yet regarding this topic, so players will have to wait for further updates.
New World has finally found its footing and is starting to build a healthy relationship with its community. With all these upcoming updates, players are getting into a good mood to grind more New World gold. It’s a good time to pick up the game once again and revisit the world of Aeternum.