Amazon's foray into MMOs is currently in a closed alpha state, but those who have spent time with New World largely have good things to say. The statement from Amazon says as much, adding that players have expressed that "they want more of it." Apparently, the delay is giving Amazon more time to develop "middle and endgame experiences." … [Read more...] about Amazon’s New World delayed to 2021
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"We do have some limits, such as the war windows, which govern when people can take over territory, so we don't have offline raiding. So we've tried to set in place rules that make sure there is no obvious interference that would create a negative experience. However, we don't want those roles to be too strict. I think part of the fun that we're trying to create is that emergent gameplay where, for example, if a company [New World's version of Guilds] takes over a territory and sets the tax rates really high, we hope that creates an objective for the rest of the world to take them down. So we want players to self govern as much as possible, and we're trying to give them the tools to do that." … [Read more...] about Inside New World: Amazon’s ambitious, original MMO that lets its players “self govern as much as possible”
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As detailed on New World's website, progression is separated into three distinct categories: Core Attributes, Trade Skills, and Weapon Mastery. Amazon Game Studios describes Core Attributes as a point system which will "ultimately govern a large part of how powerful you are relative to the various hostile creatures and other players in Aeternum." … [Read more...] about Amazon details character progression in their upcoming MMO New World
The first game that comes to mind is CHASM: The Rift with its lizardy dog-like creature snarling at you through a triangular portal. It’s festooned with a jester’s hat as well as a blood-drenched spinning saw blade. It’s such a weird assortment of elements that through some stroke of genius find a bizarre cohesion that captivated me. Embossed cover? Check. Shiny metallic foil? Check? Gatefold cover? Now that’s where the party really gets started. Fold that flappy flap back and you’re treated to a glorious illustration featuring more of those zany enemies you’ll come to love. Egyptian cat-men brandishing spears, axe wielding executioners, cybernetically enhanced soldiers from the future? In Chasm, anything goes. … [Read more...] about Have you ever bought a game just because of its cover art?