I have played almost every MMORPG that has come out since 2007, none of them held me as much as the New world. I am writing this in the hope that the developers will improve certain things in the game and thus make it more playable.
New world promises an open world PVP, which does not deliver until reaching level 60. Only at level 60 you can enjoy all the PVP features. During all lower levels PVP activity is almost non-existent. (Probably due to the servers having like 700 people)
Some MMOs try to patch up the lack of PVP with zones like “Ranked Arenas” or PVP-only zones like Cyrodiil in ESO. However, the real fun is the open world PVP. Being farming or traveling and getting attacked by one or more players and still having the ability to run or kill them all, that’s the real challenge.
Today with 1 character lvl 60 and other level 45 I’m quitting NEW WORLD due to the lack of open world PVP. The vast majority of players with level < 60 flagged are almost none. I spend two hours looking for flagged players and only find three. If I wanted to play a PVE game I would go to any other MMORPG out there. I was hoping New World would be different, it was for a while, but now so many people have left because they rush to level 60 and then get bored. Now you hardly ever find anyone flagged anymore. 50v50 is fun for like a month, then it gets boring
Maybe I’ll come back when the game gets crowded or when the faction rules change and now you can attack any other faction without the necessity to be flagged.
Or at least add a “PK” system where one can decide to attack any other player flagged or not. If players start crying because high levels goes for them, just put a restriction that you can only be attacked by players with a difference of 15 levels. At lvl 30 I have been able to beat level 50 players so with that rule it would be enough.
We don’t need new weapons, we don’t need new mobs, we need more PvP action from level 10+ and make it challenging to keep leveling up due to PVP challenges.
If you can desactivate the PVP then it stops being a PVP game and becomes a Zelda, a Genshin Impact, a farmer simulator. That’s why players leave, because they get bored, because it’s easy to walk around with pvp off and go from LVL 1 to 60 in two weeks. Then you enjoy the end game for another month and it becomes monotonous, boring.
Killing mobs, farming, grinding makes the game monotonous, the only thing that makes the game different in each session is PVP. Because each player is a world, each player has different skills, different equipment, that makes going out into the open world entertaining because of the risk of being attacked by something with a good skill other than a Mob that you know you can kill without problems. Use the players like the real MOBS, make the game great.
Hope you can noticed that, because the game is dying and I almost sure is because of that.