Last month I descended into the Depths, the third expedition in New World, with three other members of my company. We had a 60 healer, a 51 tank, a 45 caster, and me – a 60 melee. It’s a level 45 expedition, so we figured we’d be good with just four people.
Before venturing inside, gem and I decided to put on a little concert.
Musical instruments had been introduced since the last time Collin and Jonathan had played, so we wanted to show them the new feature.
Here are three of us using our Azoth staves to proceed. Most of the expedition was easy enough, so we weren’t too worried about only being four people.
Here we are before challenging Thorpe. We did wipe on this boss, proving that things weren’t too easy.
But we also defeated him and completed the expedition. It was getting a couple friends back into the game, and I’m excited to try Dynasty Shipyard next!
On Wednesday, Automaton House ran New World’s second expedition, Starstone Barrows beneath the Shattered Obelisk. This one had some really neat mechanics, forcing players to avoid deadly beams and using shields to protect the group. We also struggled on the last boss at first until we figured out the strategy.
Here’s our kill video! There’s nothing particularly crazy happening in it, but it might be fun to look back on in the future.
And here’s a video showing the struggles to get a good screenshot.
Saturday night we ventured into the Amrine Excavation to investigate the archaeologist Simon Grey and his team! gem tanked, Collin healed, and Duncan, Jonathan, and I DPS’d. We had a pretty good spread because I was melee, Jonathan was a caster, and Duncan was non-magical ranged.
The expedition itself was really fun and a good introduction to how they work I think. I think we learned a lot about group dynamics – how to properly pull, keep aggro, stay healed, kite, etc. Our first run had a few more boo-boos, but we got in the swing of things. We ran it a few times before moving on to corruption breaches for the night. I’m really looking forward to the next expedition!
The screenshot at the top shows, from left to right, NlL (Collin), Ali Wong (gem), Peter (me), Jonald Clam (Duncan), and Radwin (Jonathan)!