The massive ‘replace me’ balloons don’t seem very precise.
New World has been making headlines for its various issues recently, but none of them are particularly fun. However, one player was lucky enough to stumble upon a much more interesting one, as they were loading a server full of placeholders instead of the actual assets.
Reddit user XxcOoPeR93xX was greeted with a special view as soon as he went to play the game. For some reason all the trees, bushes, and even most of the land have been replaced with massive white bubbles that read “replace me” in bold red letters.
The problem with the USA East server seems to be due to a bad connection. However, in many other online games this would just result in poor quality textures – not making them go away completely. Still, given all the issues Amazon has been working to fix on servers this month, it’s not even surprising to see something like this happen.
It hasn’t been much better on EU servers either. They were actually down for emergency maintenance earlier in the week, leaving thousands of players completely unable to play. They are now back, but the trade has been turned off making it quite difficult to play as expected. This forced players to just have fun, so some are holding fishing tournaments, or even calling ceasefires with opposing factions so that they can all live in peace while the game is fixed.
The only good news is that some lucky players received 300,000 gold when the servers came back online, which was likely an unwitting move on Amazon’s part. It’s probably not the best move when the in-game economy is already a bit of a mess.
If that wasn’t enough to put you off, you can buy New World now for £ 26.24 from the Steam Autumn sale. It’s still a young MMO, having only launched on September 28, exclusively for PC.
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