Big news from New World today! Season 2 is coming and with it a bunch of game changing features: transmog, cross-world OPR, new arena map, raid groups and content, seasonal event, and more! New World is continuing to deliver on it's road map and make big exciting changes.
Anyone that was doubting the commitment to New World after the recent Lord of the Rings MMO announcement should not have any lingering doubt. This next season is jam packed with cool stuff and no doubt many other small tweaks and balance changes under the hood. I am personally looking forward to this!
Also hidden away in the announcement was a change that was not on the Road Map. Some shenanigans will be afoot in First Light.
First Light Retraction
First Light has fallen to the might of Artemis and her Angry Earth horde! The Settlement, Fort, and Trading Post in First Light are now closed. A wall of thorns has erupted along the border, barring all access into the territory until further notice.
All Housing related items will return to Storage and can be found under the “Old First Light” tab in any Storage shed.
All Trading Post orders in First Light will eventually expire, but no new orders can be made in the territory.
Companies controlling First Light at the time of Retraction will be refunded for their losses.
First Light’s Faction Control Point (FCP) buff has been moved to Weaver’s Fen, and Weaver’s FCP buff has been discontinued for now.
We have big plans for the territory. This is only the first step. Stay tuned for more news about the future of “Old First Light.”
They are basically wiping out First Light and all citizens housed therein. This is a pretty big change not to have outlined in any sort of road map. I am very curious to see where this goes! Nothing shakes up the mundane like a full-fledged city in an MMORPG being taken out of play!
There is so much in this update and probably much more hiding under the fine details such as balance tweaks and changes. For a summary you can dive into the May developer update.