New World unleashes a torrent of tweets all about swords

    
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Sword. Swordy sword. Swoooords. Sword sword. Big knife. Stabby boy. Swordelicious. Oh, look at that, it’s sword time. Sword o’clock. Especially on New World’s Twitter account, which recently offered up several informational tweets about swords as part of its flip-through of its melee weapons.

According to one tweet thread, swords are a quick melee weapon perfect for close quarters combat but also apparently have long ability cooldowns somehow. They’re also the only weapon that allows the player to hold a shield because single-handed axes or maces are not a thing in the New World. For those who favor speed over reach, it sounds like swords are a good fit.

Over on another Twitter thread, players can get a look at some of the more sought after swords in the game, with a look at the different skins (not shapes, they all look literally the same) as well as how to get these swords and the benefits of having said swords. Other than the fact that you can slash things and can say “Beware, fiend, for I have a sword!”

source: Twitter

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Dankey Kang

New World has swords

It’s over guys, WoW is finished.

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John Mclain

They have “curved” swords. “Curved”… swords.

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Loopy

Finally the prophesized wow killer has arrived.

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squid

with a look at the different skins (not shapes, they all look literally the same)

I see two different sword models in those screenshots. I assume the cash shop will be full of different models.

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Nate

I have been waiting on this for awhile now. The anticipation has been killing me. Logically a studio like amazon with practically endless funding if need be could produce the long awaited “WoW Killer”. I am hoping that everything turns out great. I however will not be cancelling my subs to my other MMOs, yet. *fingers crossed*

Raap
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Raap

Oh man, do yourself a favour and lower those wild expectations.

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Nate

probably should but im still thinking/hoping they can pull it off.

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Arktouros

No really waaaaaaaaaaay lower.

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Asif Kazmi

How low can you go? Go there please. Waiting for this as well, but waaaay at the bottom, join me.

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AGx-07_162

I’m in that boat with you; cautiously optimistic. Every MMO has some major problem. Why would this be any different?

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

Maybe after they reach those expectations 2 years after release when they pull their One Tamriel or FF14 Reborn.

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Arktouros

Assuming Amazon doesn’t just pull funding for development when it’s population leaves after 30 days due to there being basically nothing for people to do.

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

I doubt it, Bezos has gotten into games of chicken with other companies just to force those companies to lose money so I could see him taking a loss in a few games while pumping money into them just to strangle the market, he did that to companies like Walmart by offering up two day shipping at a loss just to cut a gouge into their online sales.

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Arktouros

I have no idea why you would assume how they run their shipping business has absolutely anything to do with how they run their games division. In shipping they practically are the market where as in games they are a bit player at best.

We’ve already seen in fact they’ve cancelled multiple game titles rather than give them a chance to get out let alone drown them in cash or “strangle the market” as if they have any kind of leverage in the gaming space.

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Schmidt.Capela

In order to become a loss-leader you need to become a leader, meaning you need consumers willing to forego alternatives in order to use the cheap/free alternative supplied at a loss. Unless New World improves a lot (and sharpen its focus) I can’t see that happening even if it’s made truly F2P (as in, everything available for free, with no microtransactions).

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Mr.McSleaz

Having money doesn’t automatically equal a good product.

Amazon is not even remotely capable of producing a “WoW killer”.

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John Mclain

Oh boy… let me warn you now. This game will be a massive disappointment for you on launch/beta or whenever you get in to play it. So for your own sake, drastically lower your expectations now while you can still avoid that. This game may actually be good one day, but it won’t be for about a year after launch. Right now there is next to no content aside from the pvp minigame (it’s just an instanced 50v50 arena you can occasionally do.) some crafting, and a very very shallow and unfinished pve game.

I’m not here to bash you or the game your looking forward to playing, I just want you to be able to avoid the inevitable crushing disappointment. I wish someone from fallout 76’s alpha could have done the same for me.

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styopa

Is it just me or does this have all the signs of a colossal bomb? Kind of like when you take a mystery jug of milk from the fridge that you don’t know how long it’s been there?

But it’s…swollen…so you have a firm guess what is going to happen if you are dumb enough to open it?

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Tom316

The problem is the game has no ideal what it wants to be. It has changed so many times that even players generally have no ideal what it will be.

I guess we will know for sure in a few months, if it doesn’t get delayed even more.

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warroth weill

This is the most immersive MMORPG that we had in years! As a player, I can tell you that the goal seems to be pretty clear. It’s a vast open-world game, with tons of quests and regions to explore on the map. There are 3 factions that fight for control over the landscape. There are threats appearing on the map that needs to be dealt with or they just grow more and more dangerous and attack towns. The PVP sieges that happens on the landscape get temporary instanced just to make sure there is a balanced fight and not some stupid zerg fest. This is something we never have seen in any western MMORPG. The castles get sieged on the map gets instanced to make sure there is no afk raiding and also to make sure to have 50v50 balance. And the winner takes over the region after a successful siege.

Currently, it has the best crafting system I have ever seen in any MMO. Its just very very good. The combat is seriously groundbreaking from an MMORPG standpoint, you truly have to aim your skills. Another awesome thing about the combat is that its tactical, its not a spammy ESO clone. If you fail an attack, it can mean death for you. The graphics are the best I have seen in any MMORPG, or even single player game. In some parts it even looks better than the witcher 3. The game also runs VERY smoothly currently, its just amazing and its so immersive.

I get sick after reading some comments about this game, will it have its flaws? Certainly, but so does every MMORPG at its release. There is just so much that I can’t share about the game right now, but believe me, its more than what the image of it might be right now.

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John Mclain

Please spend more time trying to fix all your game issues, improving the graphics, and adding some actual PVE content into the game instead of trying to hype up your game on comment sections and gamesites. You still have time to make a better game before launch.

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Utakata

None of these stands out as immersive than the games that are running currently at best. So to me this seems like a lot of hot air on features that have likely been around even since UO.

Will this game appeal to some? Maybe? Who knows…even a broken clock has it’s charms and tells the time twice a day. /shrug

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Adam Kelsall

The PVP sieges that happens on the landscape get temporary instanced just to make sure there is a balanced fight and not some stupid zerg fest. This is something we never have seen in any western MMORPG.

Actually, there are quite a few MMOs that do this already, of the “current” ones there’s Black Desert Online (which I know is Korean, not western but has a lot of western influences) which is exactly as you described, right down to the castles being in the field which is then instanced and the winner getting control of the region.
Going further back though quite a few MMOs have gone with that approach too in order to relieve the server stress those battles would otherwise have caused.

My only worries right now is that (just like FF14 at launch) they’re pushing the game’s graphics and performance too far to a point they’re going to alienate most of their playerbase with the system requirements being too high. Won’t know for sure till nearer launch though…

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

Your milk isn’t sold with Sell By dates?

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EmberStar

Mine is. My experience though is that the “sell by” date can be less than the “expires on” date by up to a month or two. At least if the criteria is “it has curdled and there are chunks floating in it.” I won’t use it if it’s got chunks. Otherwise, I’ll use it for cooking as long as it doesn’t smell rancid yet.

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

I don’t like playing games of chicken with food poisoning.

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styopa

In most cases I’m aware of, in the cluttered small space of a refrigerator, it’s nearly impossible to read such a date without first removing it.

Of course, it could have just been intended as a general metaphor that wasn’t really meant to PRECISELY model reality down to the decimal points, too.

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

Nope my dates are quite visible on the containers, and I do literally dump the container on that date.

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styopa

Then you’re wasting food. Your choice, I guess.

Every source – even the manufacturers – confirm that as long as it’s remained refrigerated it’s good for AT LEAST 5-7 days past the expiry date on the container.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sell-and-best-dates-food-are-basically-made-hard-get-rid-180950304/

https://lifehacker.com/why-expiration-dates-on-your-food-mean-nothing-1755569296

“…The fact is, the expiration dates, regardless of the language they use, mean little. While they’re worth a glance when you’re standing in the grocery store, they’re worthless beyond that point, and certainly not worth the faith most of us put in them….”

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Schmidt.Capela

Expiration dates are just a date picked by the manufacturer for when the product, if stored according to the manufacturer’s directions, is guaranteed* to still be unspoiled. The product doesn’t magically spoil after that, but consumers are on their own after that when it comes to figuring if the product is still fit for consumption, and can’t sue the manufacturer over it.

*defined as having a low enough chance of being spoiled to not trigger legal liabilities.

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Arktouros

A big fizzle is probably more accurate.

The question is if that fizzle happens in beta before the game can even release or if the beta is short enough that people didn’t quite see the fact there’s no end game and thus it’s just a huge waste of their time.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Those ugly blurry textures remind me of TESO

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John Mclain

Honestly some of the textures are even worse, the ground textures you see in their latest pvp video are so low res that it looks like the original WoW.