Along with half of the population of the planet, it seems, I’ve been playing New World lately. And I found that I had to adjust my expectations of progress to fit what ended up being a somewhat slower pace due to the sheer amount of progress paths available. I realized that if I expected to zip up through levels and crafting tiers, then I was going to become miserable.
One can be patient, of course, but it’s always good to walk away from a play session feeling like some significant progress toward a goal has been made. How fast do you need to be making progress in MMOs? Do you need a level every other play session? Do you need new crafting recipes frequently? Should the game parcel out congrats on a regular basis?