I have been playing New World a lot the past couple days. I played it for about a week in closed beta and enjoyed it, and thought that perhaps when it went live it might have lost whatever I liked about it before, but I have to say it has been a lot of fun again.
I think the world just feels big, even as a new player, and while the quests are dumb fetch quests, it is often the journey that is most enjoyable. Discovering some plant that you have not seen before growing in the middle of nowhere and finding out that you can harvest it, or that you can’t yet and you need to get your harvesting skill up.
Combat reminds me of ESO light, no need to twist those extra attacks into a rotation, but also no GCD based autocombat of the EQ and WoW world.
There are some server issues, they did not expect the numbers they have, so embarrassingly, Amazon did not have enough servers ready, resulting in queues. oops! Someone call over to AWS and get those up!
Anyone else playing?