New World’s latest screenshot teases include multiple landscapes, including the Damned Capital

    
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Years ago on Massively-that-was, our former editor-in-chief once was forced to institute a rule that we could have only one TERA screenshot post per day. This is because most of the info we got out of the game during that period amounted to screenshots of skimpily dressed elves, and the newswriters had a field day writing them up. Many field days.

Alas, Amazon’s New World has no boob pics to crack jokes about – not yet, anyway – but it is following in En Masse’s footsteps with a slow trickle of images and occasional video clips on its Twitter channel. Even so, it’s the kind of eyecandy MMORPGs are hungry for.

The new shots include concept art of the iconic floating island chunks, the frozen “Damned Capital,” an outpost, the “vast and diverse wilderness” including “coastal beaches, through grasslands, teeming with prey to ascend Tera Vitae Aeternum’s craggy mountain ranges.” Anybody spy anything else of note?

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Raimo Kangasniemi

What is with the floating rocks? It’s like they are mandatory in fantasy and science fantasy – and in this case, alternate history fantasy – nowadays…

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Alex Js.

Looks beautiful (especially the lighting system), already better than some upcoming projects like Pantheon or Camelot Unchained (yes, all of these are in “pre-alpha” but so is Amazon’s game). Hopefully the gameplay will also be fun and the in-game world will be really “massive”.

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Robert Mann

Aye, it looks pretty. So have a large number of games that were worth less than being poked by a sharp stick. I have to agree that graphics looking decent+ is not something that has been a problem area.

Eyecandy is nice and all, but we have a serious lack elsewhere. So my concern is far less with eyecandy (although some things can be a big negative with looks) and far more with the substance that is the elephant in the room.

That substance, from what little we have heard, is not so favorable right at the moment, insofar as I am concerned at least.

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Dug From The Earth

The more details I uncover about this game, the less excited I get.

My original hopes was for it to be a mostly non-theme park mmorpg, something along the lines of older games like SWG, Asherons Call, or even Anarchy Online. I love the theme/setting of the game. The time era mixed with the supernatural. Kinda like mid-evil dark conspiracy :P

However, details point to the game basically being a game very similar to Conan Exiles. Not a bad game, but not what I was hoping for.

Looks like the mmorpg drought continues.

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Tobasco da Gama

TBQH, I don’t think eyecandy is what most modern MMOs have been lacking.

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partiesplayin

Looks amazing hope level risen. Now let’s just hope they can execute gameplay mechanics

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Makhiel

Those screens look like LotRo with better graphics.

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Tobasco da Gama

Funny, my first reaction was “is this a Skyrim mod?”

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Blinkenn

I get that fantasy and sci-fi themes are overdone at this point, but the setting really irks me for some reason, “a savage and arcane 17th century world”.
I wonder what mind-spark led to someone proclaiming, “I know what we’ll do, we’ll set it in an alternate 17th century timeline, Eureka!”

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styopa

Not sure what about this happens to flip your bean?

I mean, the whole quasi-Victorian+fantasy+magic thing has a pretty long pedigree, this is just shifted a couple of centuries earlier?

I mean, as far as target time-spaces to creatively source from, I’d say the 1600s is actually pretty creative? When did you last see a game set during the 30 Years’ War?

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Blinkenn

I cant say, but its like the pirate age without pirates.

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Armsbend

At least make the windmill turn in the background sheesh. There is clearly a breeze with the grass moving this way and that.

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Adam Russell

its a broken windmill

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hurbster

It’s not even on fire ? What sort of windmill is that ?

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Amorey

Here something that starts to get my attention…finally some more details and so I am happy to say, please do count me curious and somehow hopeful about New World. I did not know enough until now, I still do not know much BUT things are starting to trickle out and what I hear and see sound and look quite intriguing. Funnily enough as Bree was posting this article I was on Youtube watching a video about New World, I take this as a very good omen ;)

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Thanks that was a good watch. There’s hope, the world looks so immersive.