I ran a lot of corruption breaches the other night in New World – 100 breaches down, 4900 to go for the final achievement! I like some mindless activity sometimes, and they’re good experience! :D
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)!
gem and I closed our first corruption breach yesterday, and it was super exciting! I had done a couple by running into groups that were doing it, but I had never been there from the beginning and really contributed significantly. I was 25 and gem was about 19, so we had to do a lot of kiting and eating. I had a blast! It was especially satisfying to use ranged attacks to intercept enemies that were chasing gem!
Here’s gem closing the breach! Now we just need to do about a million more for achievements!
There have been lots of fun moments in New World. Here some clips, usually about 10 seconds long, of my adventures across Aeternum!
Did Duncan and I find a charizard?
After I chopped down a tree, the tree seemed to want its revenge by chasing me!
I have to teach those turkeys who’s boss.
I was killing some small boars when Ebberr the Grim seemed to take it personally. Look how cute he is though!
Alligators can be challenging at low level, but I speared this one right in his mouth!
This one is a little longer at two minutes. I just wanted to hunt a bison. They run so fast!
New World has been out one week, and I’ve been having a blast. I thought I’d share some screenshots of the first week’s adventures.
I found this bear, but I stayed far away and managed to squeeze past him. No reason to fight a nice, cuddly bear.
But I got close to this dog who let me pet him! Readers, meet Barkimedes!
gem says I look like Travis McElroy. I spend a lot of time taking screenshots because Aeternum is so beautiful!
Here’s me and gem!
gem gave me this mask that had good stats but this TERRIBLE appearance. I wore it, but I hid the mask so it didn’t show up.
Nothing to see here – just two rugs.
I climbed to the top of some ruins.
The ruins remind me of Shadow of the Colossus.
I like the sunrises and sunsets a lot.
I may not have an Azoth Staff yet, but I defeated my first corruption breach!
Collin always has his fishing pole ready to go.
Home sweet home. This is the perfect place to fish in Windsward.
Lots of fishing!
What a beautiful view!
Now I can’t wait to see what else New World has to show me!
New World launched yesterday! It’s so exciting and relieving to see the game finally live, and I’m thrilled to be keeping my progression.
Here’s a screenshot of my crew! From left to right, there’s Ali Wong (gem), Peter (me), Jonald Clam (Duncan), and NlL (Collin). I progressed with Duncan for a while, and then when Collin got on we found him fishing, of course, so we joined him. We didn’t get to play with gem too much, but we met up with her too!
Duncan and I tried talking to someone we ran into named buffpants, but buffpants was having none of it. But when we met Charizard – yes, Charizard – Duncan proclaimed, “THE Charizard?!” After typing for 10 seconds, Charizard himself responded with a “lul.”
Here’s a good screenshot of Jonald and me doing some fishing!
By the end of the night I reached level 10 and had a blast!
Lost Ark has officially been announced for localization in the West! I won’t say too much about it other than that it’s a free-to-play MMO-ARPG, and I’m very excited for it. You can check out a press release at amazongames.com.
New World had a preview week back in August, and I’ve been meaning to share this gem (pun intended) of a clip that features a nude rock thief stealing gem’s rocks. (That’s less confusing when you know that ‘gem’ is the name of someone who prefers it lowercase.)
Unfortunately, I only recorded her microphone and not mine because, well, I make mistakes. But somehow I think it makes it more hilarious.
In this clip, you can see me go through some of the introduction area. You can see a bit of the combat mechanics and skills as well as a gorgeous look at the island.
I recently joined Amazon Games as a technical writer on the Automation, Tools, and Insights team. We have an upcoming MMO called New World that I’ve been following for a couple years. I don’t want to talk about it too much to play it safe regarding public information, but here’s a recent PC Gamer story on it from March: Everything we know about New World, Amazon’s upcoming MMO.
I’m excited to join the team and to see more of New World!