“The Riddle of Steel is not part of the four core DLCs Funcom have planned for 2019 and will therefore not be included in the Year 2 Season Pass. Instead the studio has simultaneously released a free update, which includes two new dungeons, a total revamp of several locations, new NPCs and a new feat, Witch Doctor, allowing you to summon wights and skeletons to your side.”
It sounds as if New World is entering a new phase of development, as Amazon Game Studios announced the current version of the alpha, which has been live around the clock since the first invites went out in September, will come to an end on June 3rd.
Alpha tester feedback is building a better New World! 🛠️
Learn more below: https://t.co/kN421lB8Z0 pic.twitter.com/XdqtSvZJpQ
— New World (@playnewworld) May 7, 2019
“I promised to keep you informed regarding server performance in preparation for the next reset day. We’ve been hard at work and finally I have some really good news to report: We’ve been able to find the cause for the abominable combat performance in large fights and have already rolled out a temporary workaround last friday which massively improved the situation over the weekend! While we’re not happy with this workaround as a long term solution (see below), we’re confident that fights are already be significantly better and you should be able to fight more smoothly than ever before. Happy zerging!”
ICYMI: Read all the details of the upcoming Oberon Midseason Patch here (changes are WIP until the patch goes live): https://t.co/GEyaD8uIe6 pic.twitter.com/li9I0vQXfJ
— Albion Online (@albiononline) May 5, 2019
Content retrieved from: https://massivelyop.com/2019/05/06/albions-mid-season-patch-includes-three-new-outland-regions/.
- “three new tech II Triglavian hulls: the Nergal class Assault Frigate, the Draugur class Command Destroyer and the Ikitursa class Heavy Assault Cruiser”
- updates to the war declaration system
- improvements to mutual wars
- flat fees for the cost of war declarations
- The Agency will be overhauled to make “content & activities in New Eden more discoverable and accessible”
- the Agent Finder will return
- QoL improvements including “to the station services user experience and interface”
- a balance pass on the Triglavian Damavik class frigate
- Tech II ammunition improvements
At any point during this confirmation, should either player change anything in their basket (remove an item, add an item, change quanta, etc.) all activated confirmations will be deselected. For example, if I am Bartering an engine for 100 Quanta and I confirm this exchange, my partner may decide to change 100 Quanta to 50, which will automatically deselect my initial offer.
The exchange will proceed only when both parties have confirmed the exchange. Speaking in game terms, if I am Bartering an engine for 100 Quanta and confirm this exchange, and neither basket is modified, once my partner activates their confirmation, the trade will instantly complete.
Basically, this current iteration of the game’s flight physics is based on player feedback, the first of which was collected during CitizenCon and the most “interesting” of which came from Evocati testing. A greater appreciation of ship-to-ship combat was also cited as a source of input. All of this information caused the devs to make what they called “a big leap,” but naturally feedback and tweaking will continue.