Who doesn’t like leaderboards? It’s like a high score table for an arcade game, except it’s online and you can’t claim that the initials you type are your real initials, Sebastian Erasmus Xavier. New world gets leaderboards, and in a new video hosted by Social Features Lead Dan Henuber with Social Team Game Designer Rachel Barnum and Social Team Lead Engineer Scott Geiser, the team delves into an obvious one Into the nature of leaderboards, ask: why now?
While things like ranked PvP aren’t there yet, the game has other content that the designers want to celebrate, like mutations and faction wars, and in many ways the implementation of leaderboards now provides a framework to build on and expand on in the future . Watch the full video below for a taste of the challenges and systems that have played a role in making leaderboards a reality. However, please do not pay to rename your character Sebastien Erasmus Xavier for the feature.
https://massivelyop.com/2023/02/06/new-world-discusses-the-mechanics-and-timing-of-leaderboards/ New World discusses leaderboard mechanics and timing