Some players are waiting up to four hours just to get into the game, but is it worth all the hype?
New World was released on Steam on September 28th to much anticipation and hype surrounding the MMORPG, with a peak of 800,000 players on Saturday, according to Steam stats.
The release however, has not come without its fair share of hiccups, including one issue where some of the most recent graphics cards are being bricked by the game.
The main issues players seem to be having with the game is the excess of people waiting in the queue, with some servers taking up to four hours to allow players in. This is an issue that Amazon Gaming is aware of, and they have stipulated ways to get into the servers, promising a feature down the track where you will be allowed to jump from server to server. Ideally, according to Amazon, you should be starting your game in a lower populated server and joining your friends when the server hopping feature is available later.
As someone who has been playing the last week, I have been fortunate enough to have had relatively low queue times in comparison to my mates, despite being on one of the most populated worlds on the Australian servers, hitting a max of being 90th in queue, while some of my friends have been 4000th at some points.
So overall, is the game worth it?
The short answer: yes. With stunning graphics and immersive gameplay, it’s easy to lose yourself in the world, dedicating many more hours in the game than you’ll ever spend waiting in the queue.
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There always seems to be something to do in the game, with new quests popping up every day telling you where you should go and what you should do to be the strongest character you can be.
Instead of opting for a race and class system, like a lot of MMORPGs, New World makes all the player characters human and classless, instead you decide what you become by pumping points into skills like strength, dexterity, intelligence, focus and constitution. Each skill makes you better at a certain weapon or boosts your health.
Playing with friends is seamless, you can invite friends to join your group at any point while they are in the game, and when you first get into the game it even tells you which servers your Steam friends are in, making it easy to play with them. Join their Company and work with them to ensure your Faction is strong enough for wars and conquering land.
To summarise: yes, the queue times can be long and draining, but the payoff once you get into the world of New World is worth it, and there are ways to get around the long queue times if you go to the lower capacity servers.
New World is available now on Steam.