Nah, I get the feeling that the RMTers and players that are still playing New World. Will continue to play New World even if AGS stab them in the back IRL. So I expect New World stabilize at like 12k peak concurrent players.
It’ll just be a extremely niche MMO that only a select few gamers can stomach.
Agreed. Its such a shame too because it has so much potential but this dev team fails horribly in every aspect. They could’ve already limited the loss of players by just letting some of the dying FSS players transfer off instead of forcing them all to just re-level/re-gear etc or quit.
Str melee is fine, will be fine after the patch. No need to worry, melee will still be super important and vital for all content. For most people very little is really changing. The changes are good and most people are looking forward to them, myself included as a melee player.
There are like 140k players daily at the moment, you are getting confused between daily active players and concurrent active players at peak time.
STR losing grit could be a nice change, but unfortunately you’re coming back at the worst possible time.
Outgoing damage has been massively increased since the release of the game due to changes and player progression.
Fortify stacking, especially with shirking fort, created a bandaid solution to 1-2sec TTKs…
Aaaaaaand now fortify is getting giga-nuked from orbit. Everyone is losing about 30% effective HP. This may have the nice side effect of making light armor ACTUALLY risky to use, but will certainly have the downside of making everybody die instantly to anything.
So the OP is right - OPR will be all firestaff, bow, and blunderbuss, because they can do their burst most reliably. Admittedly, if you can adapt, this might be a bit fun for a while. But New World has 14 weapons. It’d be a shame to only see three of them 90% of the time. In fact, the math looks like theyre so ridiculously strong, theyll be toptier in arenas and wars (as if bow wasnt already in arena and BB wasnt already useful in wars)
Plenty of info out there on why MOST of the changes are bad. You’ve already stated you only solo PvE so these combat changes have NOTHING to do with you… Firestaffs and BB are already EVERYWHERE in OPR since the patch news broke, just wait until it’s live. This whole balancing patch has nothing to do with solo PvE’ers, so your opinion is irrelevant. Yet here you are posting in every thread yet again how great these changes are. They don’t even affect your play style so why do you troll so much man?
I specifically asked what great changes your looking forward to and you only named 1 (1 that I actually agree with as well). That change is also geared toward PvP bruisers anyways, so irrelevant to you.