This is why I have stated that the game was released too early, probably by about 2 years worth of development time. These things are standard in other MMOs and they are very valued features. The fact that the game was released and these features were NOT present, is indicative of poor judgement by leadership at AGS.
As @Figurines has stated, it is why all of their friends left the game, and I am sure many others left as well for these reasons.
I am glad you agree it is profoundly disturbing that the game was not released with these features.
I remember community asked for colored healing circles about 9 months ago and its something very very usefull and can be added with a small patch.
I also remember devs promissing us cross server OPR/Arena last year.
The recent Forged in Aeternum video explains in better detail why there are more performance issues with New World versus other games. Basically it has to do with the “picture perfect swings and misses”, the amount of data being sent down to the clients etc., and that data gets rather large with the amount of fidelity that AGS is trying to preserve for the New World experience.
WHY WOULD YOU RELEASE with BASIC issues like…the server/clients can’t handle the amount of information…
AND WHY IS IT AN ISSUE OVER A YEAR LATER
I’ll have to watch the most recent excuses video, but the things I mentioned are base level fixes. Like with the CORE part of the game.
Honestly though, if they released a game that can’t handle the amount of data required to…make it function, this basically means we payed for a non-functional non-finished product? And they thought it was a good idea to admit this in a video?
Not only that but the product we pay and test for over a year later is still not having these issues, issues with the core functionality of the product we purchased, STILL NOT fixed.
Refunds are in order based on the truths revealed in the most recent excuses video?
Personally, I have enjoyed my time in New World, despite the many issues and lacking features and slow responses from AGS to dupes/exploits/bugs etc. I keep playing because there are things I enjoy that I have not found in other games. The artistic beauty of the game, the sound quality etc., are quite amazing, in my opinion. I would not ask for a refund, based on my enjoyment, especially after 165+ days played, most of which I have been very entertained, which is the purpose of a game, entertainment.
But I certainly do miss the many friends that I used to play with that left the game for various reasons. I remain hopeful that eventually AGS will resolve the issues mentioned in this thread, along with the other issues mentioned throughout the forums.