New World unveils player housing system in goofy HGTV-esque video

Today, on HGTV: Aeternum

    
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Someone somewhere in Amazon Games greenlit the pitch of making a video series set in New World that follows an in-game couple going house hunting in a very HGTV-style way. Say hello to the first episode of Settling Down, another series of videos from the game that follows James, a retired adventurer looking to fish his days away, and Elena, a soldier-for-hire who wants to continue to crack skulls with her warhammer, as they seek out a place to start a new family in Aeternum.

The video does provide a few brief glimpses at housing matters in New World, highlighting three different locations that have houses to purchase. Mostly, the video is about the whole established narrative of this young couple’s house hunting journey, and there’s even a whole player poll element that’s going to steer the video series.

Episode two is due to arrive later this week (ideally with a bit more housing-related substance), but in the meantime, you can check out episode one below.

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Dug From The Earth

Got to try this game a week ago.

Their custom Lumberyard graphics engine is complete garbage. If you dont have a 2000 or 3000 series Nvidia card (or amd equivalent), good luck getting this game to run smoothly. (even on low settings, which looks SOOO BAD!!!) Normally you could say “Well, anything other than those cards is over 2 years old, this is expected.” Two things I have to say about that:

1. Lumberyard is a very dated engine. Its NOT next gen and shouldnt require next gen hardware to play smoothly. It doesnt look any better than Unreal 4 (which launched a year earlier, which can run very nice on older GPUs.)
2. Getting ANY graphics cards right now to stay up to date, is nearly impossible and ludicrously over priced.

Because of this, their game is already excluding a BIG chunk of players from being able to play the game smoothly. Steams latest hardware data shows that the majority of gamers use a gtx 1060 card. So good luck with that Amazon!

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Rndomuser

Ah, Amazon desperately trying to make their horrible housing look good through humor. Housing where you buy a shared instance of the prebuilt house, with other players able to buy another instance of same house in same spot. Instead of implementing something more revolutionary and allow players to actually build a fully custom house with fully unique look on a plot not shared with anyone else. But hey, they just want to build yet another clone of all existing games, with worst part taken from each of them, so there is no reason why they would even try doing something like that ;-)

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Tizmah

I’ve had my fair share of fighting for land and good spots in XIV, so no thanks don’t want that again in NW lol

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Rndomuser

I wasn’t talking about FFXIV’s system which is also flawed. And FFXIV still allows people to buy their own apartments, with plenty of them available for every player who wants them.

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aYates

Great video! I was amused..
Getting more interested in this game.

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Toy Clown

This is a great way to get a player like me into a game. Ahh, I want a treehouse…

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squid

Gonna echo the rest with kudos to the AGS team for having some fun with their marketing campaign and avoiding the MMO rabbit hole of releasing endless combat videos to promote the game.

I’m curious how (or when) they recorded these, however. Both this video and the previous fashion show video got ripped apart for the walk-cycle animation, but what’s actually in-game (yeah, gonna break me some NDA) is far smoother.

Character models still suck, tho. Those leaks about Lumberyard being a PoS and pain to work with are probably true. I wonder if that’s why so many of the armor sets they’re teasing lately have full face coverings (one less dynamic thing to render) and are heavy on the textures and light on the polys.

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treehuggerhannah

I have a lot of reservations about the game in general, but this video is cute.

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Vincent Clark

Having a sense of humour and not taking yourself too seriously can go a long way. I’m glad they went that route with this video.

It’s quite fascinating how this game started out and what it looks like now.

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Gamhuin

Kudos to the marketing team that approved and/or helped put this together.

I’ve been on the fence about New World, but this housing trailer has pushed me over the edge and I’m actively interested in trying it now.

Just hoping the houses don’t use hooks. Nobody likes placement hooks.

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ihatevnecks

Heh all I’ll say is have fun with the housing when your region’s taken over by a faction who don’t actually want to use the city you’re in, so they just jack up taxes to the maximum for the hell of it.

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Ken from Chicago

🤣🤣🤣👍👍👍👏👏👏

Who knew yet another reason for player housing is for different style of MMO marketing.

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Truvidien

Just three weeks away from Closed beta.