As I write this, it’s been two weeks (three when you read it) since New World launched to reasonable acclaim and success. Personally, I’ve only been able to put in around four or five hours in a week on it due to other games and priorities, but honestly, I’m not crying over that. I haven’t even really left the first zone, taking my time to figure out the game systems and work on skills and experiment with weapons (I’m currently rapier/ice gauntlet, although that can always change).
What I’ve been observing, both inside and outside of the game, is the speed and intensity at which people are consuming the game. As this is one of the first big-budget MMO releases we’ve had in a long time, it has the air of a feast suddenly being rolled out to a pack of malnourished souls gnawing on the bones of yesteryear. Heads…
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