Join the New World team for our July Team Update video, where we discuss the development of the Summer Medleyfaire, new mechanics in the Barnacles & Black Powder Expedition, upcoming community events like TwitchCon Amsterdam, and weapon balance changes.
The video will be sectioned by topic on YouTube, so if you’re only interested in checking out certain subjects, you’ll easily be able to navigate to them. Here’s an overview of the topics included in this month’s update.
Summer Medleyfaire Event Features
Mike Willette and Phil Bolus join hosts Scot Lane and Tina Degenhart for a deep dive into the Summer Medleyfaire event. Gather a band of Adventurers to play a rhythm minigame or throw tips at the best bands on the island. You can even complete quests from the Maestro for awesome rewards.
There are also fishing festivities. Exchange the Aeternum Sturgeon for Summer Medleyfaire items and use Mount-A-Catch stations to decorate your house with your favorite catches. How will you celebrate the Summer Medleyfaire?
Delve into pirate territory deep with Mike Willette for more on the Barnacles & Black Powder Expedition. Looking for Adventurers to join your group? The new Expedition Group Finder allows you to quickly match with players based on preferences like role and Gear Score.
Upcoming Community Events
Our Community Team will be at TwitchCon Amsterdam on July 16 - 17. Hang out, ask questions, or join the New World PvP Arena Open. First place will win a trip to TwitchCon San Diego. Greg Henninger, Brittaney Chang, and Katy Kaszynski discuss the event, then tease an upcoming PTR event for players to interact with our Community Team in-game.
There will also be a double XP Fishing and Instrument event to make every Summer Medleyfaire activity feel even more satisfying. Keep an eye on the forums for when you can spend some time fishing with the Community Team during this event.
Designing Summer Medleyfaire
Explore the origin of the Summer Medleyfaire, the Design Team’s approach, and how it all came together with Mike Willette and Deric Nunez. Deric describes how community feedback influenced the updated direction and refinements of holiday event rewards and activities.
Designing Barnacles & Black Powder
Join Mike Willette and Chad Redwitz for insight into the new mechanics players can expect against Admiral Blackpowder and the Neriad. Mike then explains the new Mutations that will release alongside this Expedition. Avoid touching the cursed treasure and overcome Barnacles & Black Powder for some cool new loot.
Weapon balance is always changing based on player feedback. David Hall and David Verfaillie speak to Bow, Sword and Shield, and Hatchet changes. Preview these changes early in the PTR and then share your feedback to help us create the best possible version of New World.
We appreciate your support, and we’ll see you in Aeternum!