Massively OP Podcast Episode 341: New World roundtable

    
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On this week’s show, Bree, Tyler, Andy and Justin devote the full hour to New World’s launch, including the server mess, first impressions, likes and dislikes, and tips on how to find a good guild.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your question to the show, use this link or call in to our voicemail at (734) 221-3973.

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Show notes:

  • Intro
  • New World launch: What worked? What didn’t?
  • What are our first impressions of New World?
  • What do we really like?
  • Where is there room for improvement?
  • Mailbag: Guild-finding strategies
  • Outro

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Connor

Great roundtable discussion.

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Even though I’m not even remotely interested in New World, I really enjoyed this podcast episode. Interesting insights and critiques. Thank you.

Especially appreciated axe to the face impression…

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Great episode! I always love to hear what you guys think of new games. This one has been love/hate for me. It really speaks to the gatherer and completionist in me.

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The group I was with initially tried to play on Eden and with a name like that of course it had a 15k queue immediately when the servers went up. We then reformed on Nunne Chaha and I ended up seeing about 600-700 queue from about Wednesday to Friday. Things tapered down over the weekend when caps were raised and now there isn’t a queue at all. One thing that may have helped that is that Yellow is dead on my server so maybe a lot of Covenant players rolled elsewhere. Faction imbalance is going to be a major issue.

Chat has been a mixed bag but it reminds me of typical ‘Barrens’ type chat from the WoW heyday when they had global chat. Nothing horrendous to me and I try to respond to the help channel when I can.

I ended up settling on hatchet for the self heals and I’m bouncing between great axe and hammer. Great axe is just great for groups and hammer has a great slow chunky feel to the crowd tree. Since everything scales best with strength I don’t suffer any downsides. Now that I’ve started unlocking some more self heals from hammer and axe I’m finding I need hatchet less and less. I’m hoping the blunderbuss scales off strength too when it is released.

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Our faction chat is mostly tame. It helps that our top guilds are working together and most of the toxicity is policed that way.

I keep reporting names and have seen some of the names stop appearing in town. Not sure if Amazon is really policing or if they just dropped off for whatever reason.

What I love the most is the world feels alive. People are actively collecting and donating cash, they are doing the boards, giving input on town projects and upgrades.

I have nearly hit 20 and am doing sword and shield with a fire mage staff for ranged. I enjoy the blocking bit, which has saved my ass in 1v1 and 2v1 pvp scenarios a ton. Hearing about ice gauntlet has me wanting to try it out. Really, I should be trying them all. Like b4 20 when respecs are free.

Good ep. It’s fun we have this new thing for new things sake alone.

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Hostagecat

Good show…It still amazes me how much people underestimate the crush of new players when games launch. It in no way should be a surprise, especially since this if the first AAA title in like in ages to launch. I know i am exaggerating but its been a while and people are hungry for something new.

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You might want to google Housing Trophies guys :)

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Thanks for the informative episode. As someone who’s been casually following the game’s development but not planning on playing, I appreciated the thorough discussion on the New World’s launch and features.