AGS has pushed out an update that made countless New World players happy as the Expertise grind got a little bit shorter.
New World has shed the vast majority of the initial player base but the game retains enough to keep the economy afloat and the group activities populated.
Those who left mostly did so due to bugs and the terrible grind, be it through activities that were time-locked, required keys or the crafting system that sapped the players' will to play.
Most of those issues have been resolved in the modern-day New World, with the Expertise systems getting another set of improvements. Technically, these changes were meant to arrive with the Medleyfaire update but a bug prevented them from kicking in.
On August 17, 2022, Gypsum Casts started bumping Expertise properly instead of using the old values. Players will now see correct increases of three to 10 Expertise level increases per each Cast, as opposed to the old two to five.
While extremely welcome in some situations, keep in mind that Expeditions remain the best source of Expertise bumps for armour pieces while Casts will let you level targeted gear types.
The best way to get your Expertise from 500 up to 600 is still to focus on two sets of weapons, along with jewellery gear slots as far as Gypsum Casts go.
Spamming Expeditions will get your armour slots up to 600 in no time, at which point you might want to start looking for Legendaries either through Expedition drops or for purchasing on the Trading Post.
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