New World players are already cheating off huge sums of gold
New World has been out for just over two weeks and already players are starting to get smashed with large amounts of gold, the in-game currency. Although New World may not be a true sandbox MMO like EVE Online, he may soon have a similar reputation for the Skull.
On the New World subreddit, players this week started sharing stories of entire factions falling apart thanks to the misdeeds of a few players. “I think the Syndicate faction of the Heracleion server just got the speed record for the New World faction’s shattering drama,” wrote a player named Paradoggs. “Only 7 days.”
In New World, players are divided into three factions that are perpetually at war with each other for control of different areas. Players can create businesses (New World lingo for guilds) that represent their faction and can declare war on other companies for direct control over the settlements and their surrounding countryside. If a business owns a territory, it benefits from the taxes earned by players trading items or using its crafting stations, while businesses without land must primarily rely on the generosity of their members. The only problem is that companies have to operate with a high level of trust because nothing prevents company executives from running away with all that gold.
Paradoggs goes on to explain that on Heracleion, one of the many servers in the New World, he was owned by a limited company that recently lost a war against another faction in the New World. Now with no territory to call, the guild leader began begging the Paradoggs company to spit out as much gold as possible in order to pay the fees necessary to acquire the deed of the last unclaimed area on the server. Since winning wars was obviously not this person’s strong suit, this was the company’s last chance to own land. Paradoggs says 200 players have donated to fill the company’s coffers to the tune of around 60,000 gold, which is an unfathomable amount for most players. That’s when the Paradoggs guild leader emptied all the money in his character’s wallet and disappeared.
From there, Paradogg says his guild leader and friends created new characters, transferred money, and deleted old ones so they could start over without anyone knowing who they were. The sudden scam apparently plunged the Heracleion Syndicate faction into chaos. “Ninety people in the guild are left alone, broken and betrayed. The faction (the smallest on this server) is in disarray and full of betrayals. No one trusts anyone and no one knows how to do anything about it. that subject other than getting invaded and dying moans. “
Comments on this Reddit thread, which has been voted over 3,000 times, quickly filled with other players sharing similar stories. It appears that all over New World’s servers, business leaders are emptying their guild banks and defecting to an opposing faction, while other businesses crumble due to interpersonal drama. “This game is wreaking havoc on weak minds. I have a friend whose guild leader hit him and others just because they [didn’t] agree on some strategies in the game after [winning], ” wrote a commentator. “Years of friendship playing other games that go in the trash. It’s crazy.”
“A similar thing happened on my server a few days ago,” another player wrote. “The biggest [Covenant] business manager emptied the coffers and defected to [the Syndicate]. “
This is the sort of thing you would normally expect from a game like EVE Online. However, as someone who has covered EVE Online more to elaborate scams for years, these smash-and-grabs didn’t have nearly the same level of artistry. The big ticket scams that are making waves in the EVE community are the result of surprisingly clever schemes that can take months to hatch, while so far New World scams can be largely avoided by simply not giving away. all your gold at a corporate bank run by people you can’t punch in real life.
Still, I’m excited that this stuff is happens because it adds so much spice to the PVP of the New World faction. After all, half of the people who died in Game of Thrones were killed by supposed allies. But regardless, if you are part of a New World company begging you to part with your gold for “group improvement” you might just want to tell them that you are actually very poor and that you have nothing to give. .