MMO Week in Review: Not, in fact, a whole New World (August 26, 2018)

    
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Amazon MMORPG New World startled everyone with a low-key website reveal and hands-on from a British tech website this week at Gamescom. MMORPG players in particular seem torn over the apparent mechanics of the game, which focus heavily on throwback stylings like full-loot PvP more commonly found in survival genres and classic MMOs. At least it’ll be interesting to watch this one develop!

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

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Mewmew

“Amazon MMORPG New World….. focus heavily on throwback stylings like full-loot PvP ”

Welp, there goes any interest I had in it.

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Roger Melly

Mine too . Full loot pvp just leads to unfriendly communities .

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Akagi

They won’t have much players to begin with. With the majority of the population who won’t even touch it because of the full loot, the only ones left will be griefers and hardcore players and there aren’t many of those. Griefers want victims and hardcore players will most likely not give them the pleasure so there you have it… Dead before it even launched.