New World has indeed started its alpha testing with a small group of players

    
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It looks like a rather familiar world.

Last week it was clear that New World had started sending its alpha invites, but there was not yet an actual alpha to test. Just invitations. But the official Twitter has confirmed that the title has indeed begun testing by inviting a very small group of testers at random. The “random” part is important, obviously; it’s all down to chance whether you get invited or not.

For the people not invited to testing (i.e., the majority), the twitter account also posted some new screenshots, including a nice slice of ambient noise and lighting as the game moved through its day and night cycle. Considering how much of this is environmental and not mechanical, it can be assumed that much of the actual mechanical side is still very early, so if you weren’t invited you can console yourself with that. There are also some grapes you can’t eat, but they were probably sour.

Source: Twitter
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Celestia

Got mine today.

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Goettel

Please, be good, for once.

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Paragon Lost

Some really beautiful screen shots. Can’t wait to read more about the meat and potatoes of the world mechanics.

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xpsync

Still on radar, the world looks so immersive.

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squid

People ignoring the NDA are saying that it’s barely playable. Definitely a legit Alpha.

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Paragon Lost

Which means we’ll have to be patient. (fidget)

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squid

*shrug* The more information that comes out about it, the less interested I get. Not like there’s a lack of PvP survival gankboxes out there.

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Paragon Lost

I’m still at the tell me more first about it before I write it off as just another pvp survival gankbox. I’m willing to give them a chance to prove me wrong on that worry in other words.

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squid

I’m hopeful because I think Amazon has the brand power to attract enough casuals and PvEers to balance out (or even overwhelm) the gank-happy hardcores.

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Sally Bowls

Technically, while we should be patient, all it means is that we have to wait. Remember the lesson from Star Citizen: the first decade is the hardest.

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Armsbend

Better than eternal fund raising alphas of kickstarters.

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Paragon Lost

Very, very true. :)

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Sally Bowls

Although, it is not like one is free from the eternal fund raising of kickstarters once they leave alpha.

“The secret to Star Citizen’s $77M success: Never stop crowdfunding”
https://www.polygon.com/2015/3/31/8319337/star-citizen-crowdfunding-success-explanation

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Armsbend

Polygon got the scoop on what some of us have been saying for years.

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Soy

And the cycle continues, dev invites players to see alpha, players complain because hey didn’t get into a fully polished game for free.

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Amorey

There are also some grapes you can’t eat, but they were probably sour.

My cunning plan to be invited into alpha did not work, however…grapes will eventually ripe so I am looking forward to the wine testing ;)

By the way, those screenshots are awesome

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i can see the forums already and for the next 10 years

at what level do raid dungeons open and what is the raid group size?
THIS COMBAT NEEDS TO BE MORE LIKE TERA”S!
this game needs three factions for pvp or IT WILL FAIL!
I DEMAND LADDER RANKING PVP WITH GEAR REWARDS TO MATCH
OMG SOMEONE HIT ME ONCE MY 500 MAN GUILD AN I ARE NEVER BUYING THIS GAME AS LONG AS IT HAS PVP
CAN I HAVE PVE SERVERS?
WHAT ABOUT RP SERVERS? WITH FULL TIME 24/7 DEDICATED GMS OR AMAZON HATES ROLEPLAYERS
THIS GAME NEEDS TO BE GRINDIER
THIS GAME ISN”T HARDCORE ENOUGH
OMG THIS GAME IS JUST LIKE RUST
NO IT”S NOTHING LIKE RUST
OMG IT”S AN ARK RIP OFF
NO IT”S NOT AN ARK RIP OFF
WHY COULDN”T THIS GAME BE CYBERPUNK?
REMAKE THIS GAME AS A SPACE SIM RTS PLS
TOP TEN REASONS WHY THIS GAME WILL FAIL IF THE DEVS DON”T LISTEN TO ME EXCLUSIVELY AND EXECUTE MY SHOWER THOUGHTS PRECISELY
THIS GAME WILL NEVER GO FREE TO PLAY (hmm guess who?)
EPIX SHOULD ONLY COME FROM RAIDS AND SHOULD BE EPIC AND RARE AND NOT LIKE WOW WITH IT”S WELFARE EPIX AND INSTANT GRATIFICATION LOG IN AND GET EVERYTHING SHIT.

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Paragon Lost

Hehe. Otherwise known as business as usual. :)

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deekay_000

pretty much.

probably add in some dayz tropes too like “MAKE A KEYBIND TO MAKE THE CAMERA MOVE INDEPDENTLY FROM MOVEMENT LIKE IN DAYZ/PUBG!”
FORCE EVERYONE TO BE FIRST PERSON OR THE GAME WILL BE A CASUAL N00B FEST!
THIS GAME NEEDS SMARTER ZOMBIES!
YOU NEED A CAST METER ON PICKING UP ITEMS IN THE WORLD TO MAKE IT MORE REALISTIC
THE UI ISN”T CLUNKY AND CUMBERSOME ENOUGH TO SIMULATE REAL WORLD SCAVENGING!
THIS SHOULD BE A NEW HOME FOR SWG FANS (oh wait)

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Paragon Lost

lol, love the last one in particular!

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Soy

You forgot “this not like people the greatest mmo ever, the massive revenue generator CoH”.

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Slaasher

Well you may have missed a few but this look right on the nose to me LOL