Monday, November 29th, 2021

The New World is in a currency crisis

The New World is now so affected by the deflationary currency crisis that on some servers players are bartering raw materials for each other instead of spending more and more valuable coins.

According to the article by Player auction, Amazon’s latest MMORPG is currently facing a difficult time of deflation. Unlike other MMOs, where players often have to fight inflation caused by crushing quests and collecting small fortunes to generate more money, New World faces the exact opposite problem. increase.

According to the article, the game’s main way to distribute New World currency to players across the country through monster drops, salvage, and quest completion is enough coins to keep up with the speed at which it ends distribution as a player. Do not offer Use hard earned coins. As in-game distribution declined, prices for in-game items such as crafting materials fell. “Not necessarily because we don’t have enough coins to buy them, but because the value of the currency is much higher than the value. Goods.”

Deflation issues cause many problems for in-game players, but falling raw material prices alone can affect how fans play the game in the future. Lower prices can discourage players from leveling up certain skills to generate revenue. For example, if the price of raw materials drops significantly, the profits of the ore sold will be negligible and worth the time, so players may be less likely to spend time mining.

On some servers, Player Auctions reports that the value of the currency is so high that players have returned to a barter economy where resources are being traded instead of coins. Players now seem to be trading like “1000 linen, 600 ore and 20 eggs, or star metal tools, 40 steel bars” to store the coins they have. Probably a good trading method from a game setup and environmental standpoint, but for New World players, this only further illustrates the problems that deflation causes in the game.

It remains to be seen how Amazon Games, the developer of the New World, will address this issue. However, if the problem is left untouched, the effects of deflation are likely to be exacerbated, and players hope that a potential solution to the currency crisis will arrive sooner or later.

For more information on New World, check out this article, which sent a virtual war reporter to the game, to tell us what the life of each war faction in the game looks like.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN.You can follow him twitter..