Amazon’s New World is unique as an MMO introducing an encumbrance mechanic. But what do you do with all that inventory weight?
Characters can only carry a certain amount of junk in their trunk. Weapons, armor, and most notably resources, all take up a finite amount of space. Even storage sheds in towns have a weight limit. So how can players get the most out of their limited room?
The best thing you can do in New World is refine your materials. Iron Ore weighs 0.2, and an Iron Ingot weighs 0.3. It costs 2 ore to make an Ingot, so you cut the weight of your ore by 25% just by refining to ingots. This goes even further when you unlock higher refining to Steel Ingots and the like.
A Steel Ingot takes 3 Iron Ingots, 2 Charcoal, and 1 Sand Flux. So if we consider the weight of raw materials, making a Steel Ingot compresses 2.1 weight of raw materials into 0.3. That’s only one seventh of the original weight!
Diversify your Storage
Storage is local in New World. Items stored in Windsward can’t be accessed from Everfall, and vice-versa. So consider what crafting skills relate to one another, and split your materials. Personally I keep cooking and alchemy supplies in one city, and everything else in another; and I’m still further splitting up my hoard of resources.
Buy the Storage Upgrades
The more you quest and do activities in a region, the higher your “Territory Standing” becomes. Every time you reach a new level of this standing, you can purchase a perk active only in that region. One of these upgrades is to increase the storage capacity of your local storage shed, allowing you to store more materials in the village.
These are the best things you can do to make sure you’re not forced to make room by destroying useful resources.