New worldplayer-to-player transactions has been reactivated after the team investigated a potential golden dupe bug but found that the problem stemmed from a UI bug. With the investigation closed, the issue is scheduled to be fixed in a future patch.
The shorter player trading downtime means the impact on players is kept to a minimum, which is a good thing as we’re approaching mid-month with the January patch currently being tested.
January PTR has an update made some changes to make it easier to test new features, such as providing more storage space and removing weight on the gear case. The patch also added New fast travel temples at several locations around the world.
An important part of the update is paying attention to the mid-game leveling experience. They updated the progress from levels 23 to 45 to 20% because the data and community feedback clearly shows that mid-game progress is dragging.
Also included in this patch are some housing and economy updates to help balance the game more in response to previous difficulties, bugs, and mining issues. One of the big changes includes revert the 90% housing tax relief back to normal when this patch hits the active servers. In their economic update, the team found that since the tax cut went into effect “it has shed light on the disparities in wealth inequality that are plaguing homeowners, and so they decided to tighten the housing tax band”. These changes will monitored to see if they help with imbalances and disparities affect the player’s experience. The housing tax minimum margin is now 2.5%, down from 5% after review, and the maximum margin is now 10%, down from 20%. The default housing tax rate is also 5%, down from 10%.
Other economy change in PTR The patch includes removing or shrinking the Azoth jars to keep them special. The shift to trading skill aptitudes made too many of them available, damaging their value.
Give full PTR patch notes, visit New world.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/new-world-trade-re-enabled-ptr-update-speeds-mid-game-leveling-and-rebalances-taxation-bands-2000124093 New World Trade re-enabled, PTR update rate Speed up mid-match and rebalance Tax bands