New World was Amazon’s real big hitter for an MMORPG. This title was such a massively anticipated game that when the title launched, Amazon had server troubles. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only issue Amazon would have to face. Instead, the game was soon flooded with an exploit that caused so many headaches for players. As a result, the economy went out of whack and developers had to close trading posts.
If you were unaware, players in New World found a duplication exploit. This allowed players to duplicate any item, including gold. As you can imagine, the game was soon flooded with powerful gear that very few legitimate players had even unlocked. That eventually caused Amazon to find a way to fix the issue and clear up the game. To start things off, the developers had to close off the trading posts for all players completely.
Today, we’re finding an official blog post update from the community manager at New World. According to the post, it looks like the developers were able to successfully ban over 1,200 players from the game who were caught exploiting. This is an ongoing process, but the developers are finally cleaning house from mischief players. Outside of permanently banned accounts, there was also the cleansing of duplicated items from being available in the game.
With all that said, no accounts are being banned if they accidentally stumbled upon the exploit. Instead, the developers can tell what accounts were using the exploit to gain items on purpose. Hopefully, this would mean a new resurgence to the game from those that have dropped the game because of the flood of accounts using the exploit. If you’re interested in the game and want a bit more insight to the gameplay then we can help. Embedded above is our Before You Buy episode coverage of New World. Here we’ll offer some gameplay footage and offer our initial impressions.