New World Guide: Tips for Getting Started in Amazon’s MMO

ByJose A. York

Sep 28, 2021

Looking for a guide to the New World? Amazon’s long-awaited MMO is now live, which means you can finally jump into Aeternum and start exploring the mysteries of the island. But like any MMO, New World is a heavy game, with its own combat, crafting, and faction mechanics, each with their own intricacies to learn.

Many players have already had a chance to see what New World has to offer – the closed beta in July saw over 190,000 concurrent players and the latest open beta was hugely popular as well. But if you haven’t had a chance to check out the game before launch, many of its systems and mechanics might be a mystery.

This New World guide walks you through some beginner tips for the new MMO, from taking care of your weapons to avoiding weighing yourself down with gear and gear. Here are ten tips for getting started in New World.

Use Both Weapon Slots

You can find a variety of weapons to choose from early on. There are no set classes in New World, so instead you need to figure out what weapons you want to use and tailor your build to your preferred playstyle. You can choose a sword and a bow, for example, or maybe a life staff and a hatchet are more to your liking.

Weapon Mastery means you can unlock active abilities and passive skills tied to a particular weapon type. At first you’ll probably want to focus on an upgrade build, but as you progress through the levels you need to think about what combination of weapons you want to aim for when tackling more difficult content .

Watch your weight

It’s tempting to slap the armor with the best stats for better survivability, but the gear you equip contributes to your overall weight. This, in turn, can affect your ability to move and dodge.

If you’re going for a harder build, you might not mind sacrificing mobility for higher defense, but if you’re going for a more evasive playstyle, you need to be mindful of the weight of the gear you you equip.

Your inventory also has a weight limit, and carrying too much will slow you down. Use storage in different colonies to keep your bags light.

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Keep an eye on durability

Weapons, tools, and gear take a small amount of durability loss each time they are used or each time you die, so you should get in the habit of regularly checking your gear. You can repair your stuff using a small amount of gold and “spare parts”, which you can get by salvaging weapons or armor you don’t plan to use. It’s also convenient because it means you’ll free up valuable space in your bag. .

Repair Kits do the same job, but Repair Parts are required to craft them. However, repair kits can be sold through the counter, so if you have a lot of them, you can always earn some gold on the side.

Explore to unlock fast travel options

You will find a large settlement after your first quests in New World. While there are plenty of quests to keep you busy in the immediate area, it pays to do a bit of exploring. Not only can you unlock Fast Travel Shrines to make it easier to move around, but some resources may also be more plentiful in the various low-level areas.

Use Inn Recall and Camps to Reduce Travel Time

The Inn Recall feature is essentially the same as Hearthstone in WoW. Speak to an innkeeper to check in at this inn and you can teleport there for free with a 1 hour cooldown. This is especially handy as some of the early quests will have you travel a considerable distance to complete the objectives. You can use the Inn Recall feature at any Inn, but you can only activate it at one Inn at a time.

You can set up camp while on the move, as long as you have the materials to craft it. While the perks might be easy to overlook at first, respawning at an Inn and having to walk halfway around the map might cause you to reconsider its uses.

Not only do camps act as temporary respawn points, but you can also do basic crafting there. You can upgrade your camp to craft better items. The first of these upgrades unlocks at level 15 after completing a specific quest.

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Start crafting and gathering early

Crafting plays an important role in New World, though it arguably becomes much more useful at max level when you can mine better resources to create more powerful gear.

However, there are still plenty of benefits to starting early with crafting. You may be able to get some weapons sooner than you would if you rely on loot drops or quest rewards. You will also need to craft arrows or bullets if you plan to use ranged weapons. the Commercial counter means you’ll also be able to sell the things you craft, although you should check what’s selling well before committing if you’re only crafting to make gold.

How to choose a faction

You will have to choose one of three factions to join once you reach a certain part of the main questline. You will have to choose between The Marauders, The Pact, and The syndicate. Aside from aesthetics, your choice should come down to a few factors. Factions control different parts of the map and this will vary depending on the server. As they will also compete for territory, it is worth joining the faction that dominates your server.

Companies (guilds) are also exclusive to factions, and if you plan to play with friends, you should make sure that you all join the same faction, unless you want to fight each other during PvP.

You can switch factions if you want, but only after 120 days have passed since you joined the last one, so it pays to take some time to decide.

Pick up town and faction quests

Completing the main story quests is a no-brainer, but it’s easy to overlook the other types of quests, especially once you reach the first settlement.

Municipal missions can be picked up from the town council and offer a reasonable amount of XP for the effort. Not only that, but you also help advance different aspects of the settlement, such as improving crafting stations. These missions can range from slaughtering 20 boars to delivering a number of crafted items or collected materials to an NPC.

Once you have chosen a faction, you can choose faction quests too, which helps you increase your standing with your faction. These are available in both PvE and PvP variants and while they don’t give large amounts of XP, you can buy better and better gear and help your faction’s overall standing as your reputation increases. increases.

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Improve your position with territories

The more activities you do in a territory, the more perks you can unlock while in that area. Each time you improve your status with a territory, you will be able to choose from several advantages. These include an increase in XP, an increase in gathering speed, and a decrease in trade tax. Once your status in a territory reaches level 10, you can unlock the option to purchase your slice of Aeternum through player housing.

Save for a house

New World player housing comes in a variety of different sizes at different price points. In addition to having enough gold to buy your property, you will also need to be level 15 and have a reputation of 10 or more with the territory where the settlement is located. However, having your own place has many advantages, so don’t be put off by the initial requirements.

In addition to decorating your space as desired, your home will act as a reminder point, similar to the Inn Recall system. You can also increase your storage and gain buffs from the trophies you hang as decorations.