New World is a relatively new game. Not only is it one of our favorite MMOs out there, but it also has a lot to do in the game itself. If you have played the game before, you will know that there are many ways to play the game. You could either play it entirely solo or you can group up with a Company. Companies are the game’s Clan system.
There are 5 benefits to joining one of these Companies: you can make a name for yourself within your server, participate in more endgame activities with other members, progress a bit quicker than normal, get help a lot faster with Expeditions, and get discounts for Company-owned areas.
If you are unsure about joining a Company, then it might not be the thing for you. Everyone in the game will play it differently. Do keep in mind that joining a Company will most likely have you doing some PvP activities, so if you aren’t into PvP, then Companies are definitely not the way to go. You could also make a small Company with your friends if that is what you want as well.
What is a Company in New World?
Companies in New World are player-run organizations that allow you to join and help out where needed. It is a Clan system that has a hierarchy of up to four tiers: the Governor, Consul, Officer, and Settler. Each one has its own set of rules within each Company that the Governor sets up and you must follow every rule or else risk getting kicked out.
Each Company can have a max of 100 players in it and only 50 of them can participate in a war at a single time. Companies are great because you can talk amongst your other members and find new friends that way. You can also get help with all sorts of activities from them as well. Keep in mind that joining a Company isn’t going to be easy.
Since there are only 100 people per Company, it can be really difficult to get into the well-known Companies on the server you are playing. You will need to build up your reputation throughout the server to be able to join them and if you do get in, you might not even make it into any wars. If you are lucky, try to get into a smaller Company and help them rise up to the top.
Which Faction should you choose?
Which Faction you choose is one of the most important choices you can make in the game. There are currently 3 Factions you can choose from and each one has its own set of rewards. Keep in mind that the Companies you join have to be a part of the specific Faction you choose at the beginning of your character progression.
If you and a friend choose different Factions, you will have to wait a long time before you or your friend can swap over to the other Faction. This means that if you wanted to make a Company together, you will have to wait a long time before you can join one another.
You can still do activities together, but you won’t progress exactly like your friend that is also playing with you. You will have to join a new server and create entirely new characters to do so. Try to plan ahead when you first join a server so that you and your friends can progress on the same path.
Here are the Factions you can choose to join in New World:
Faction Description – A divine order charged with cleansing the land of heretics and defilers so that its true holy nature and justice can be restored. Divinely charged to save and protect this place and cleanse it of the heretics and defilers.
This Faction is a great one to join if you like the Holy soldier type of look for your character. All the armor sets you can get within this Faction look more like Pilgrims than regular armor. The rewards are pretty cool and you will not be disappointed with the weapons you will get as well. The weapons have a very yellow tint to them and look pretty great.
Faction Description – A ruthless military force hell-bent on establishing a free nation where anyone with the strength to do so can prosper and profit. Free this place, getting rich in the process. Destroy the witches and zealots in our way.
This Faction is a great one to join if you like the Menacing armor type of look for your character. It is a Faction based around raw Strength so if you like being extremely powerful, then this might be a great choice for you. The weapons have a green tint to them so if you like the look of green on your weapons, then it is a great option for you.
Faction Description – A secretive organization of boundless guile and intellect in search of forbidden knowledge to usher in a new age of enlightenment. Learn all, unlock the power, and use it to usher in our new age of enlightenment. Pacify the barbarians and zealots.
This Faction is a great one to join if you like the wizard type of look for your character. The armor sets have a lot of cloth on them which gives them a very unique look to them. The other two Factions have more armor while this Faction looks more monk-like. All the weapons have a purple tint to them and is our favorite Faction of the three in the game.
Why should you join a Company in New World?
There are a lot of reasons why you should join a Company in New World, but we are only going to go over 5. It seems like only a few, but that is all you need to determine if you want to join one or not. If you have friends that play or you play solo, joining a Company is viable in both situations.
As we said before, Companies in New World are extremely useful since it gives you another way of playing the game. There are Companies for both PvP and PvE, so whatever you want to do is entirely up to you. If you are interested in joining one, then there really isn’t anything stopping you from doing it.
Here are the 5 benefits of joining a Company in New World:
1. You can make a name for yourself
Your reputation on the server you are playing on will have a big impact on how other players will interact with you. If you are a lone wolf, then you won’t need to have a reputation. This is also the same if you are playing with a very close-knit friend group. If you want your name to be known you will have to be known for a few things.
You will have to have a big PvP name or else the big groups won’t allow you to join. If you want to get into a big Company, then you will need to participate in a lot of PvP activities. You will probably want to join a smaller Company so that you can have people to do these activities with. Once your name is out there, the larger groups will consider letting you join.
2. You can participate in more endgame activities
The endgame activities are only for specific people. We are the type of people to play until we get bored and stop playing a game entirely. Maybe we will go back and play for a bit, but the grind in the game is ended for us. There are a ton of people that want to keep playing once they hit a certain point in the game.
Once you hit level 60 in New World, a whole new section of the game opens up to you. If you aren’t a part of a Company, then you will have a very hard time finding a good squad for all the endgame activities that the game throws at you. Once you hit level 60 and you want to keep playing, make sure to find a good Company to join.
3. You can progress a bit quicker than if you are playing solo
If you are playing entirely solo, you will progress relatively quickly if you know what you are doing. It takes the average person 300-400 hours to hit level 60 which is when you will start getting into the endgame content. It seems like a long time, but it will take a lot less time if you group up with a Company.
If you are in a Company, you will have access to all the other players in that Company to help you out with all sorts of stuff. You can have them help you with quests, PvP battles, and soo much more. If you are looking to progress to level 60 as fast as you can, then joining a Company will be your best option.
4. You can get help a lot faster with Expeditions
Expeditions are the dungeons of the game. You will need a small team to get through it and you will have to have different roles with each team to maximize the run. If you have played an Expedition solo, you will know what we mean since it takes a long time to find a group that will allow you to join them. If you are in a Company, you can ask the Company chat to see if there would be anyone to help you.
If you aren’t in a Company, most teams won’t take you in unless they are desperate for another player to join them. There are a total of 6 Expeditions in the game as of this article, and each one gets progressively harder as you go on. Make sure to join a Company so that there will be people ready to help you if you need it.
5. You can get discounts for Company-owned areas
Probably the most helpful part of joining a Company is the bonuses that you get. Keep in mind that you only get the bonuses and discounts if your Company owns a Fort, and it can be fought over and taken away if your Company loses a War. If your Company does own a Fort, you can basically run an entire town.
The Company then decides what the tax rate will be in the town and how expensive the housing is. It is a really cool system that you only can be a part of if you are a part of the Company that owns it. All the discounts can help you get through the progression system a bit faster so make sure you join a really good Company.
Is joining a Company necessary to progress?
Joining a Company is not necessary to progress, but if you want to get into a ton of endgame content, then you will have a much easier time doing so. You can go through the entire game without even talking to another person if you want to. There is something for everyone who plays the game and that is what makes it an extremely fun game.
It is better with friends, but if you want to play the game entirely solo, it is an extremely viable option. If you do get to the endgame, you can always find a Company to join if that is what you want. You can join and leave any Company whenever you want, just don’t have a bad reputation or no Company will allow you to join.