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Discussion New World - Amazon's MMO releasing 8/25

viivo

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The official release date is August 25th, but there's an early access (called closed beta for some reason) that begins on July 23rd for those who pre-ordered.

I'm very much looking forward to it despite the fact that it's free to play. Normally I would avoid any F2P MMO, but the genre has hit hard times and you take what you can get, toxic community be damned. I am beyond burned out on FFXIV, GW2, and ESO, so a new Western Fantasy MMO is what I've been waiting for. My only concern is that there is a 99% chance it will be drowning in Pay to Win, and if it's not there at launch, then the P2W elements will be slowly implemented over the course of its first year.

Is anyone else looking forward to this game?
 

KMFJD

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it's going to be terrible, and it's not free to play, unless you mean no monthly fee....that said i'll be playing, it should have at least a month worth of entertainment.
 

Craig234

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Normally I would avoid any F2P MMO, but the genre has hit hard times and you take what you can get, toxic community be damned.
There are a lot to pick from. Why not try Rift, for example? I still have old games like Fallen Earth, but man is that dated.
 

Newbian

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it's going to be terrible, and it's not free to play, unless you mean no monthly fee....that said i'll be playing, it should have at least a month worth of entertainment.
Plus they have confirmed microtransactions however so far they have only admitted to cosmetics, although there are pre-order items that provide in game bonuses, so time will tell but if it's a full mmo I doubt you can honestly expect just cosmetic items for long as we have seen in 99.9% of the games sadly that do something similar.

Just have to wait and see.
 

KMFJD

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the siege and city ownership mechanics are what a lot of people have been complaining about, it's changed direction a number of times and has morphed into something very different
 

DrMrLordX

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After what Amazon did with Crucible, I am wary of anything they produce until/unless they turn that situation around.
 

KMFJD

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I'm astonished that Amazon did the correct thing, they've delayed it again, this time until spring of 2021


this is good imo, they really need to flesh it out
 

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