Amazon Game Studio’s MMORPG New World recently got a truly massive update. Unfortunately, it appears this caused some serious problems, sending some servers traveling forward in time.
A number of players on the game’s subreddit reported that certain servers were jumping forward by weeks, or even months, in time. Obviously, this causes all kinds of issues in-game. Settlement crafting stations will downgrade if taxes are not paid on a weekly basis, Wars that a scheduled will be missed, players won’t be able to maintain upkeep to their owned houses nor can be issued another home, and player posted auctions won’t be sold.
Those New World servers affected were taken down for maintenance, with little warning, for close to three hours. The servers had to have their clocks set back to several hours before the travel took place.
Amazon did address this problem, bringing down two dozen servers for maintenance over the last weekend. The studio also said in a forum post that the team will update players on when a fix for rest of the servers is coming.
This is just one more game-breaking issues to be come to New World in just the last couple of weeks. The game’s economy was taken offline two times in last month in order to deal with item and coin duplication exploits. An earlier invulnerability exploit was also making PvP a nightmare, but that was ultimately fixed.