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Vitae Aeternum: The pros and cons of New World’s transmog

In my very first Vitae Aeternum two years ago, I criticized some of the ways New World lacks character customization. It took a while,...

New World’s devs detail mount trinkets, Edengrove changes, artifact perks, and ‘influence v2’ in latest video

It's probably no surprise that the devs of New World are talking about the forthcoming Rise of the Angry Earth expansion in this month's...
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Previewing New World’s Rise of the Angry Earth expansion: Artifact gear, endgame, crafting, and onward

In my previous Vitae Aeternum column, I covered the big tentpole features of New World's first paid expansion, Rise of the Angry Earth, including...
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New World’s first expansion, Rise of the Angry Earth, launches October 3 with mounts, flails, new housing, and more

New World's 2023 roadmap promised its first expansion, but until now, we had few details on what that meant. Recently the folks at Amazon...

New World’s latest patch starts the Siege of Sulfur and applies general game updates

It's time for players of New World to tank on the stinkiest foes ever, and that's saying something considering the presumed odor of every...
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Blue Protocol interview addresses the western version’s combat, story, and content cadence

Blue Protocol is one of the many MMOPRGs that are represented at Gamescom 2023, particularly the Amazon Games-published western edition of the title. That...

New World discusses the future of wards and banes as players strut their transmog stuff online

Wards and banes. They're one of the hot button meta topics in New World nowadays, and they're the subject of Amazon's latest Forged in...

First Impressions: Palia is missing the depth MMO life-skillers are hoping for

"Life-sims" are another of those game genres that I like in theory, but less so in practice. Most have graphical styles I find off-putting,...

Lost Ark confirms balance adjustments and Aeromancer class are coming with its August patch

When Lost Ark announced its August updates back in June, most of the announcements were focused on easing the endgame onramp for lower-tier players,...

Vitae Aeternum: New World’s second season improves on the first

New World's first attempt at seasonal content didn't exactly impress, but in typical New World fashion, the developers at Amazon Games have already made...

Localized tooltips appear to have leaked New World’s next weapon

The recent season two patch for New World also brought with it a bit of a spoiler for the fall season: The next weapon...

Vitae Aeternum: Touring New World’s housing system

Whenever I've talked about player housing in New World, my coworkers have requested tours of my in-game homes. Being a lazy worker looking to...

New World’s upcoming new heartrune will let you summon a sandwurm of your very own

It's a well-known fact by now that New World's Season 2 has worms. Sandwurms, that is. And piling on to all of this wormy...

MMO Burnout: Dramatic Labs finds the right tone for Star Trek Resurgence

As a longtime gamer and observer of the industry, I know it can be tough to get excited about new announcements and releases. We’re...

Vitae Aeternum: What Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO should (and shouldn’t) take from New World

We've had one, yes, but what about second attempt by Amazon to deliver a Lord of the Rings MMO? During the last run at...

Vitae Aeternum: A love letter to all that New World does well

When you spend a lot of time in an MMORPG, it can be easy to become bogged down in all of the game's foibles....

Vitae Aeternum: Analyzing New World’s disappointing first season

It's now been a few weeks since the launch of New World's first season, Fellowship and Fire. I wanted to give it some time...

New World weaves a story surrounding its recently added characters

When New World (eventually) released its Fellowship and Fire update, it added a new quest line that focused on several new characters and Grace...

New World breaks down the creation of Fire and Fellowship’s new Fire Storm heartrune

With an update name like Fellowship and Fire, you probably expect that New World would be adding some flames to its gameplay - and...
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Blue Protocol’s benchmark tool and character creator have been released

Do you want to know if your computer can handle Blue Protocol? Do you want to try out creating a character within the game's...