How would you intentionally find one? Most of them are found by accident or stolen/taken so far, but how would you get/find one in the NW? And what the difference from in-game methods?
In the NW only? Easy. Hunt down players, history about players, and their belongings. The only way for a World Item to appear in the NW, is for a player to bring it from Yggdrasil. If the player is alive, kill him and take it. If they are dead, find their old base/home. A player would never give it away and only store it in the safest of places. A well secure base, from a player's viewpoint, would seem insurmountable for a New Worlder and would most likely still be unplunder. The biggest obstical would be it's strong defense (like a magic locked door) or the care keeper of the base defending it.
In Yggdrasil however, it's mostly just luck or excellence. Lots of leg work involving searching new places, trying new things, gathering info and performing great deeds. That or hunt down players who already have World Items.
ah ok. So say someone in the NW finds A WORLD item, but doesn't even know.
Someone? As in a New Worlder? Like just sticking out a stone in an empty field no one knew about? I guess they would have the most powerful magic item in their entire country. Most magic items display some sort of visual distinction that they are magic(EX: an ever present sheen, a faint glow at all times, being made with exquisite detailing) so it's unlikely that person wouldn't know the item they had was magic. If the person has no interest or use in magic items(farmers want magic hoes, not swords) they would probably look to get it appraised and just sell it off. If they did have an interest in magic, they would want to found out what it does and if they can use it. In both situations they will most likely need to use magic on it themselves or have someone else who can do it.
Sense most people who spend their whole lives studying magic don't get past 3rd tier spells, it is unlikely that all the effects or fine details would be discovered; but they would most defiantly see enough to realize that this magic item is ridiculously strong and is priceless.
Now we get a bit technical and enter what I like to call "The Great Magical Material Continuum." Now lets say a farmer(someone with no interest in the item) finds the item and he has a someone else cast the spell. Now that mage will no doubt want the item and will pay any price for it. The farmer has no use for the item and will sell it. Now our example is the same as the 'finder' being the one who cast the spell. Now the mage will sell the item to someone with more money or use it to gain fame and fortune. If they never(and I mean Never, no price, they will never sell) sooner or later someone is not going to take no for an answer. Someone will take it, by theft or murder, over and over and over again. This cycle only ends if someone powerful(magic wise, financially, arms wise or whatever means) enough to stop all others from taking it from him. Power begets Power. Copper plates don't have powerful magic items for long. It gets stolen by another adventurer; or they die to a goblin and a stronger adventurer finds kills the goblin and now has it. Maruyama glances over this when he says(multiple times) that people with powerful items are no doubt powerful themselves.
We can never underestimate the value World Item's have; everyone wants them. Ainz himself said he would give up on runecraft and have to kill all the dwarfs if he found a World Item in the treasury. The most powerful people in the world(the Slane Theocracy, the True Dragon Lords, Ainz Ooal Gown) they either have them or will have them.
If they just burry it in a whole in the middle of nowhere and never tell anyone about it; than there's nothing anyone can do but comb the entire world for it. That would also be anticlimactic and boring.
That is a very good logical analysis of a NW finder theory. So say the WORLD item is non-bias in terms of lv and class meaning anyone can activate/use it and this item actually affects them with a permanent stat change, knowledge, ability, class or lv. How would some react? And what will their knowledge of how it happened affect those that hear it? Would it be ignored because getting permanet power from an item after use is absurd? Or would it be legend?
World Items are from Yggdrassil, I don't think they exist in this world.
Not that we know of, but we're talking about lost/used WORLD items that spawn in a random new location. Presumably and most likely, the WORLD items were brought by players in the past.
It could also be that new world items will be formed as well if you look at the story so far with each little thing the tomb touches in this new world it changes and from how ots going and how much power is being released i think we may get some new challengers soon with this next season and beacuse more powerful foes are there you never know if new items may form too plus the tomb was exparimemting as well and even Ains might make a new world item too
Braiden massolo, I believe you're mistaken or I misread. WORLD items in general are from Yggdrasil since we know from the admins that there only exist 200, but only 50 were discovered, publicized. I can understand if "new" WORLD item refered to players that didn't publicize or did well to keep their WORLD item a secret in the game, but found later in the NW. However, I do not approve of "new" in terms of creating/inventing a WORLD item not originally from Yggdrasil.
What do you think?