Since November 2022, Fresh Start worlds have allowed adventures to relive the excitement of conquering unexplored territory, amass vast wealth, and forge new reputations throughout Aeternum. While these worlds share the same game version as our other servers, they function as separate entities, safeguarded against external influences like character transfers. However, not all worlds can maintain a sufficiently active population to support New World's large-scale game modes and other content areas. In accordance with our initial promise when Fresh Start worlds were introduced, we will refrain from merging a single remaining Fresh Start world in a region if its population falls below a healthy threshold. Nonetheless, abandoning a world is not an option, so in an effort to sustain and grow community numbers for eligible worlds, we will remove the "Fresh Start" designation and provide the impacted community with time to recover and restructure before considering further remedies.
Keeping this in mind, we are delighted to announce that Sutekh, located in our Asia Pacific region, will be the first world to undergo this transition. As a result, users will now have the freedom to interact and transfer between Sutekh and Delos, fostering a dynamic and sustainable player-base for Sutekh.
We understand that this solution may not be ideal for everyone, but we strongly believe it offers the best way forward for regions that are too small to support both Standard and Fresh Start world sets.
On May 24 at 10 AM PDT, the world Sutekh will transition to a Standard world.
The Fresh Start World indicator will be removed.
Character transfer restrictions will be lifted for both “In Transfers” and “Out Transfers”.
Note that the standard 30-day transfer waiting period will remain in effect without change.
Characters will remain on this world and will not be forced to move or merge to another world.
No downtime will be required to make these adjustments.
Fresh Start worlds in other regions will remain unchanged. If players would like to remain within a Fresh Start world ecosystem, these alternative worlds will continue to be available for new characters.
To facilitate a smoother transition and promote the forging of new friendships, Sutekh will host an exclusive bonus XP event called the "Welcome Party." This event will last for 14 days, starting from 10 AM PDT on 5/24 and concluding on 6/7. During this event, Character XP will be boosted to a 2x bonus rate, and the Gathering, Refinement, and Fishing Trade Skills will also receive enhanced benefits.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we implement these changes. We are committed to providing the best possible gaming experience for all our players and believe that this transition will contribute to achieving that goal.