New World: Mass Reporting is a Huge Problem That Developers Must Fix

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New World has been experiencing a decline. Its player count is dwindling for many reasons, including, but not limited to, duping, insane numbers of lockboxes, and indiscriminate reporting. The last one is a huge problem that developers must fix as soon as possible.

Why Mass Reporting is Killing the Game

Mass reporting is where people can report others for doing something bad. The main exploit of this feature is to get such players banned, especially when there is a faction war.

You see, winning factions would control territories until the next conflict. Think of it as guild wars in some titles. So, members of rival factions would stop at nothing to gain the upper hand, even if it means exploiting a bug or mechanic.

In New World, reporting someone is easy. Just press “O” to bring up the Social menu, search for the player by name, click Report, select a reason, include a brief description of the violation, and hit Submit.

Because it is easy and the game’s automatic system would ban anyone who got reported a lot, many could get punished by the automated system. Even those who did nothing wrong could suffer from this problem. As such, developers must take action to solve the issue.

So, what can be done? Well, they could hire a dedicated team to handle it. The automated system is still important, but someone should step in and manually evaluate a mass report on a player. This is to justify if those reports are warranted or not.

Not too long ago, a Twitch streamer wanted his followers to mass report a leader of a rival company so they could gain the advantage. The laughable thing was the company that did the mass reporting lost the war.

At the time of this writing, it seems that it only takes a total of 15 people to ban a player using New World’s automated system. Hopefully, developers at Amazon Game Studios will do something about this soon.

Are you playing New World? Have you become a victim of this exploit? If so, what are the things that you did? 

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