Amazon job posting reveals New World details

A job listing for a player relations specialist may be inadvertently giving us a glimpse of a few details concerning Amazon’s upcoming New World MMORPG.

Tucked inside the job posting is a description of New World:

New World is a massively multiplayer, open-ended sandbox game that allows you to carve your own destiny with other players in a living, hostile, cursed land. How you play, what you do, and whom you work with or against is up to you. Live on your own amidst the supernatural terrors or join with others to build thriving civilizations. In this evolving world that transforms with the changing of the seasons, weather, and time of day, the only limit is your own ambition.

As for the job itself, the position sounds like it will be a lead community manager in Orange County, California, who believes in “authentic two-way conversations with the player community.” The specialist will be expected to become an expert on New World’s gameplay and lore, engage with the community daily, moderate the forums, and compile “relatable” patch notes. Some of the requirements include playing MMOs or survival games and having run an MMO guild.

Another implication of this listing is that this could be a sign that there’s starting to be movement on New World’s development and public profile. It’s been a while since we initially heard the announcement of this intriguing game, but Amazon Game Studios has been quiet about it as it focused more on promoting its other titles.

Source: Amazon Game Studios. Thanks Vellikos!
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Jeff

Is it too early to call this one a crash and burn?

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Crowe

Was there a “new” part of the game revealed by the details? I’ve read it a couple of times but must be continually glossing over anything revealed… other than they are hiring.

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Apollymi

/yawn
Yet more of the same…

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silverlock

Is that job description anyone’s else’s version of hell because it sure as hell is mine.

I mean I’m interested in the game and all but having to be nice to a bunch of whiny gamer’s would make me go postal in a very short amount of time.

“authentic two-way conversations with the player community” shudder.

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Denice J. Cook

…And you do realize you’re writing this on a public gaming blog…right? ;)

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Zoe

It’s been fun reading the duelling (no pun intended) posts about PVP. I tend to agree with Melissa below, who I think hits the nail on the head about player consent. I think you could make the penalties for “unfair” or “dishonourable” PVP as high as the sky – you’d still have people killing others for the fun of it.

Once upon a time I bought Aion without really reading up about it, thinking PVP would be consensual or segregated. Not far in, a roaming party of high-levels from the opposing action taught me the error of my ways. I couldn’t have been the slightest challenge to them, but they killed me anyway, more than once. Being someone else’s punching bag wasn’t particularly enthralling, so I left the game soon after. A pity, because it was so pretty. ;(

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Veldan

When I bought Aion in all my PvP innocence, and enemies appeared for the first time, I was thrilled and suddenly liked the game a lot more. It made questing much more interesting, knowing that that was actual danger. And in the end, they were never really all-powerful, because you had those NPC guards that had a big range and would deal with any enemy players. All you had to do was be somewhat near them and set up a chat radar.

Did I still get killed sometimes? Yes. Did this decrease my fun? No. It increased it, if anything.

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Crow

That person has no idea what they’re talking about. Why? Because they’re not PA employees.

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Giannis Papadopoulos

So thats the only big company known for developing an MMO for the near future, and they develop a gankbox? Oh well… I guess I ll get a break from MMOs… lets say a 10 years break :)

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Melissa McDonald

Hopefully they’ll hire that new community manager ASAP and publicly declare what multi-player actually means in this game.

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jay

tin hat twist. New world is actually https://www.ashesofcreation.com/ the hype they are building with all the secrecy, while actually talking about the game the whole time under another moniker!!

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Rottenrotny

Normally I’d be rolling my eyes, but with Amazon’s limitless funding capability and the devs they’ve already hired I gotta say I’m pretty excited to see what they can come up with.