Are you upset because you don’t like popular video games? For me, this is MMO. There are many types that I usually don’t play, but at least I can see their appeal, but until recently I didn’t understand why someone would want to play MMO.
I promise, I have tried to be friends with MMO. I started and stopped WoW three times, rebounded from Final Fantasy 14 (despite the cute Chocobo) a week later, wasted an afternoon in The Elder Scrolls Online, and even played DC Universe Online on my PS3 ten years ago. All levels of training, sleepy number keys and waiting for cooldown, overwhelming user interface-my hardcore MMO friends seem to like everything I hate.
But I don’t hate Amazon’s first successful video game, New World.I have 34 hours of depth and a 22-level character to show it. If I understand the MMO culture correctly, it means I haven’t Actually Played at all. I spent a lot of time trying different weapons, running marathon sprints in a dense world, fishing in random ponds looking for elusive snails, yes, I also waited in a queue of several servers.
Hand in hand
New World has the same adventure mission design as other MMOs I have tried, but this is also the first time I really like to do this. I have gone on more than a dozen epic journeys *check notes* “kill and skin 10 turkeys” and I don’t mind another one. I think this is because the new world has indeed mastered the basics. I have become accustomed to MMO combat. When 12 wizards shot the witch bolt from a distance, the buff warrior stood still and wielded the sword in front of them. Obviously there is a lot of depth, but I need a little more action and much less brain cooling management in my role-playing game. In Aeternum, swinging a sword is fun! The skeleton pirate backed away to the clang of my warhammer, and surprisingly, I could dodge attacks like in an honest action role-playing game. I can even aim a rifle at a zombie 40 meters away and get a headshot immediately. OK.
I entered the new world because I wanted to be a casual person, so its organic curriculum has progressed just right. The profession mainly depends on any weapons you currently have, which means that you can transform from an effective DPS construction to a temporary party healer with just a few changes of equipment.
It’s easy to see how the free-flowing career system reduces expertise in the long run (I guess you can eventually become the god of all weapons and careers for a character, which is a bit boring), but as someone who can still be unsure about him Do you prefer thin swords to spears? I hate being locked in a single game style.
OMG, voice! You may have heard how good they are. The trees in the distance cracked into wood, the pickaxe pierced the iron veins, the fishing rod bit down in one bite-this is a pleasant soundscape, even better, because I know this is not a pre-recorded background soundtrack, repeated to others An illusion of noise. These are real players (or in some cases, Actual robot) Live your virtual life there.
peer to peer
The first week of the new world may always be my favorite time to play. Server queues are a headache, but those first days were also weird and honest. Hundreds of people will gather around the town station at a time to see how they work.You can see that the 60-person long train runs the same path to complete the same task. Everyone on the server Put out their first bonfire in the same place Being outside the city was just to complete the tutorial-call it a clumsy start, but I found it very fascinating.
If “New World” was already a mature MMO when I started playing, I doubt I would have such a good time. There is a feeling of isolation in diving directly into a group of players who already know each of the best builds, have mastered each dungeon, and hope you understand it. For a while, sharing an island with thousands of server partners felt cool in a level playing field. Oops, in the first few days, I was almost the hip of the New World! I showed people my favorite fishing spots, made a fortune by selling all the crafting scraps I didn’t care about, and even helped Everfall’s war effort (it turned green!).
When I came across some old MMO jargon that I had never seen before, the dedicated help chat channel was surprisingly…well, very helpful.I now know that when someone links a project in a chat and says they “WTS” a cool sword, they Want to sell It does not say “What the hell, Look at this cool sword I found. “
It also helps that New World is not and may never be my “main” game. I participate once or twice a week to complete some tasks and learn new rapier skills. I hope that every MMO will eventually give up the monthly subscription-I don’t want to worry about playing a certain number of hours a month or feel that I am wasting money. I heard that diversity is the main issue at the later level (included in our own comments), so I am happy to let the new world take its time. I recommend others to do the same, don’t worry about the ordeal of level 60, but telling millions of experienced MMO players to stop playing MMO like they have done for 20 years is like telling me to hold down the right-click to aim as pointless shooter.
My slow pace is also why New World’s recent troubles with golden repetitive errors, invincible malfunctions, and resource-consuming robots (although it seems interesting) have not caused me too much trouble. I already have more gold than I need, and if I had more, I’m not sure where I would spend it. As I write this article, I’m pretty sure I’m not even allowed to sell or buy things when Amazon games resolve some errors. Hope this shop will come back soon. I have a lot of fish I don’t eat.
I also heard that if I like fighting in the new world, I should try Black Desert Online.Some friends like it, obviously there are some character classes Quite dynamic action. It is on my list, but I think I can only hold one massively multiplayer online video game at a time. Anyway, am I a fan of MMO?
Wait…Is it me?