New World rolls back European servers to correct over-generous tax refunds

    
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It may be a New World, but this continued mess is getting awfully old. Yesterday, European players started reporting that they were granted huge sums of in-game money as tax refunds from Amazon Game Studios. All of this unexpected income then ran rampant through the game’s economy — most notably in a massive buying spree.

To tackle the issue, Amazon took down the EU servers and a little over two hours into the problem and then decided to roll back all characters and progress to when the issue began. While this may have reset the economy before it got completely borked, the rollback created an unintended effect of virtually stranding characters who transferred servers during that time.

“Upon examination, it was clear that there was no clean path to reversing only the players who were granted money, as the secondary effects were widespread and involved many more players and systems,” the studio explained.

Source: New World
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Unnar Thor Thorisson

At a certain point, the real joke is that we’re all still taking this game seriously as an MMO.

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Enrico Mazone

they have to seriously end it and close this silly project …. It is reaching the limits of madness xD

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velimirius

Garbage game released too early, in a year or two could have been solid but after showing this level of incompetence maybe not even then.

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Adam Russell

The only solution is monthly server wipes.

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Lighthope

You mean “seasons”.

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Rndomuser

Meanwhile, players finding more ways to exploit the engine (taken from Reddit post):

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Adam Russell

Im not seeing the exploit in that pic. Whats going on there?

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Bruno Brito

Question: Did they rollback any of the hard-hitting exploits and bug-abuses?

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Jetra_Virsai

And yet people are staunchly defending this to the very end only because it’s the best alternative to WoW they have atm.

It’s not weeby, it’s not P2W, it’s certainly not polished by any stretch, but it’s a western game with western design through and through no matter how you slice it. What other games really offer that which isn’t over a decade old?

There are options, but people want their option and this is that.

My only gripe is that this is going to be held as the new philosophy of games going forward. Good job, guys. You’ve shown that you’re willing to be beaten, berated, given garbage, and then some with a feverish addiction. New games coming out don’t need to be working anymore, they just need something cause it’ll be fine in a month, in a year, eventually.

Not sure how you could set the bar lower, but you did.

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Tom316

Well New World does have good solid combat (for the most part) and visually the environments are really good. But anything beyond that is a darn joke. They really have no idea what the heck they are doing and its sad.

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Bruno Brito

Well New World does have good solid combat

Yeah, that’s a no from me, homie. Weaponswapping for whole three ( 3! ) skills is just weird design.

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MaynardKeenanX

Another “modern” MMO designed for consoIes so we PC pIayers have to suffer.

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Nathan Aldana

I find it hilarious “weeby” is even a fucking criticism.

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Bruno Brito

My best friend nowadays is a degenerate antisocial weeb from Florida and she made me accept the weeb within.

I’m perfectly fine with devouring dozens of mangas in one week, and quite happy actually.

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Dankey Kang

Jeff giveth with one hand, and taketh with the other.

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Sleepy

Ouch! When you’re doing rollbacks it’s really not a good look.

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Kinya

… and introducing new bugs :(