Basic guide to New World: tips for getting off to a good start

After two betas in which we have been able to soak up what New World has in store for us, a basic guide with tips on how to get started can now be drawn up. Amazon Games’ game can be a real revolution in MMOs thanks to some of its approaches.

New World’s open beta debuts in style: Amazon’s MMO hasn’t even launched yet and is already top 10 on Steam.

New World’s open beta debuts in style: Amazon’s MMO hasn’t launched yet and is already top 10 on Steam
From the items you should bring to some tips to avoid messing up with the combat system, there are quite a few things to keep in mind if you want your experience in this title not to make your life difficult. Take out your pen and paper, here we go.

New World Basic Guide: tips to conquer the new world

The New World system forces you to eat every so often to recover life naturally, and if you don’t do it you won’t refill your life bar outside of combat. Therefore, before going out on missions ALWAYS check that you have enough food.

Always keep an eye on how much time you have left before the food buff runs out, and as soon as it runs out, eat again to be able to keep the hunt going.

Damage types
There are several types of damage in the game:


Each enemy is weak to one type of damage
This means that each enemy will have resistance to one type of damage and will be vulnerable to another type. Ideally, you should know the types of damage done by the moveset of your weapons to know what to attack each enemy with.

The simplest indicator to know if the damage is effective is the color system:

If the damage is ineffective, the numbers will come out in blue.
White indicates neutral damage.
If it is yellow, the damage is effective.
Orange indicates that it was a critical hit (no matter if they resist). Attacks from behind are guaranteed critical.
The last tip regarding damage is simpler than a pencil mechanism: learn your moveset. It is important that you know which attack to use in each moment, because it is not the same to face a single enemy than several at the same time.

Collecting and crafting
The first thing you should know is something quite obvious: the better the materials of your gathering tools are, the more useful they will be. You may want to waste some time in the first city you reach to get the iron tools, even if it means wasting a little time grind.

The idea is that ALL your gathering skills go up evenly, because you’re going to need it if you want to create proper equipment. As resources ALWAYS appear in the same place, you can create your own routes or gathering zones to get materials quickly.

This brings us to the inevitable question of “bread for today, hunger for tomorrow”. No matter how lazy you are to collect at the beginning, if you don’t do it and at some point you want to level up your collecting skills, you will have to go back to previous areas to do it, and that is not very pleasant.

Bags, as in any MMO, are a key point of the game if you don’t want to run out of space in the blink of an eye. Although you can create your own bags, don’t forget to take a look at the market from time to time to see if there are any interesting bags.

You’ll get bag slots as the levels go by, and it’s vital that you fill them up with the best bags you can.

Fast travel and save time
The game has a fast travel system between cities (and only between cities) that costs a particular material (the Azoth). It is a wonderful way to save time, although being a finite material (and complicated to find at the beginning of the game) it is more advisable to use the return to the inn.

Another very important detail of fast travel is that the more you carry, the more it will cost. Try to store the items you don’t need on you, and get rid of the weapons you don’t need at the moment (or convert them into materials).

To save time, you have two options: go back home or to the inn you have attached to you. You can have several houses bought, so try to buy them in cities far from each other to save as much time (and money) as possible. Use the linked inn as an extra house, and this way you will be able to cover more of the map.

Two other ways to save time would be to place a camp near the area where you are going to do quests (especially if they are dangerous quests) to respawn there, or not to do it and, once the quests are finished, select the “respawn” option to appear in the city where you have the inn.

There are a total of 3 factions in the game, and you can only change factions once every VERY LONG time, so don’t take the decision lightly. The best thing you can do to make the decision is to take a look at the equipment offered by each faction to see which one interests you the most.

To be able to take on other players you have to mark yourself inside a city, and when you leave you will be able to do so. Keep in mind that you will not be able to form a group with people who do NOT have the flag active, so remember to deactivate it if someone in your group does not have PvP activated.

The equipment in New World is VERY customizable, and you can combine the armor parts as you want. The thing is that there is a fairly simple relationship between the weight of the armor: the lighter the armor, the more damage you will do, although you will also endure less.

The balance is really important, because although you will have more damage and you will roll better, the reality is that you will endure much less. In the end, it’s up to you to decide what your play style is.