Amazon Won’t Reduce New World War Player Count Following Feedback
Amazon Games has confirmed
That New World will not see a reduction in the number of players in 50v50 PVP wars following player feedback. “Based on the feedback we’ve received, we’re going to delay the 40 to 40 change.” – New World Team Member posting on the game forum. “We were hoping to test it on the PTR to confirm our opinion that it plays better. But that hasn’t happened yet, and we underestimated how important the loss of 20 men in the war is. Even if it’s a little better for 80 people, those 20 missing people are really offended.”
Massive PVP inter-faction wars
Between rival guilds with the in-game territory at stake are one of the main attractions. Amazon’s MMORPG New World, but these large-scale battles also have their problems. Performance issues and lag have been a concern in War since the game’s launch. Having 100 players in one small area stresses the server and causes performance to drop. Reducing the number of players was one of the proposed solutions. But Amazon said in a previous forum post that productivity gains weren’t the only reason for delayed changes.
“While we love the 50v50 epicness, when we tested 40v40 inside, War still felt epic even though the game was better – it felt a little less chaotic, it was easier to coordinate teams, and Wars felt a little more tactical,” writes Amazon.
The main reason why the decline in the number of players in “War”
Upset many in the community were how difficult it can be to participate in “War” in general. Companies (also known as guilds) participating in the war decide who will participate, depending on who registers. Sometimes this means that one larger company will field an entire army by itself, while other smaller companies will have to recruit players from other companies to help in combat. Reducing the number of players in “War” would simply mean that fewer players would be able to participate in one of the most attractive and highest paying features of the New World.
The idea of a lower-stakes version of War
where players can participate without taking over the game’s territory has been floated, but according to Amazon, such addition is “far in the future.” Once players have more ways to participate in wars, Amazon has said it may return to the idea of 40v40 wars. New World is scheduled to receive new endgame content and a new weapon, the Blunderbuss, later this month. New content is currently being tested on the public test game world.
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