I sure do hope the Amazon devs get to go home for Thanksgiving, but at least as of late last night, the team was still cranking out much-needed bug fixes for New World.
The patch notes address the Ritual quest, “speculative stability” fixes, and coin reimbursements to guilds affected by all the weird time-skipping issues. Amazon says that this will be a one-time reimbursement for war decs issued since the 1.1 patch, as well as for housing taxes and territory stations in the same timeframe. Expect those to conclude by the end of the holiday weekend.
The compensation has led to – you guessed it – a rash of new bug reports from players saying they’re being given excessive amounts of cash and that the previously deflated economy is now blowing up as players spend their cash on the market.
And as for all the missing harvester gear that vanished last week? Well, you might actually come out ahead on that one, as the reimbursement was at least intended to include a full set of that gear at the tier of your highest old piece – not shabby at all.
“In our latest update, we made a mistake that treated all tiers of the in-game Horticulture harvesting gear as future content, and unintentionally removed them from the game,” the studio writes. “We apologize for this bug that has caused you to lose some items you rightfully earned.” However, in a follow-up message, the studio says that its original plan to distribute chests of gear as compensation might need extra tweaking.
“The gear we intended to provide had stats and player level requirements that would have caused significant and unintentional imbalances in both PvE and PvP play. We want to make sure to get you the gear exactly as described while keeping the experience fair and balanced. We will be correcting this and issuing the gear later than we had thought – we will update when we know that schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.”