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Neverwinter

4 months ago

Neverwinter goes gothic with a new Ravenloft expansion

Cryptic's free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons-lite MMO Neverwinter is one of those fun-looking games that I've only found the time to sink a couple hours into. As such, I'm a little jealous of the folks playing through some of the game's newer high-level modules, including a jaunt through the Underdark and a recently added jungle filled with undead dinosaurs. This week's module - the fourteenth to be added…

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4 years ago

Go For The Eyes! Minsc And Boo Coming To Neverwinter

"Go for the eyes, Boo!" That's a quote from Baldur's Gate. One of the characters says it when attacking enemies. His name is Minsc, and he is a silly man with a pet hamster named Boo. The joke is that he's telling his hamster to attack, but it's just a hamster - and he thinks it's a "miniature giant space hamster" too! If you enjoyed…

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10,000 Free Neverwinter Booster Packs, Why Not

We're not the world's biggest fans of these traditionally sturctured fantasy MMOs, but Neverwinter is a rare exception. The game lured John into its embrace and cradled him there in a pleasing rhythm of free-to-play questing, levelling and monster-bashing for the length of a three-part diary series. That's old age, in RPS-diary years. So maybe you're already playing it on John's recommendation, or maybe you…

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Return To Icewind Dale In The New Neverwinter Expansion

It's been a good decade since Black Isle last took us to Icewind Dale, so how'd you fancy a return visit? This isn't the noughties anymore, mind, so you may find the whole experience a mite different to those old turn-based RPGs. Curse of Icewind Dale, the third big free update for Cryptic's free-to-play Neverwinter, launched yesterday to add new zones set in the chilly…

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5 years ago

Sadly No Fey-Corgis: Neverwinter Update

Yes they're a (fan-made) real thing. If you have the option to play one and don't, you're basically betraying yourself and all that is good in this world. Get to it. Anyway, on the video-based games front, Perfect World send word that their first major expansion to free-to-play hay-what-this-isn't-all-that-bad-actually MMO Neverwinter has gone live. Fury of the Feywild is based on the fairytale-inspired alternate dimension that…

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Take A Peek At Neverwinter’s Furious Feywild

Neverwinter's first big content update, Fury Of The Feywild, is with us in just a couple of weeks. The actually rather good free-to-play MMO peculiarly failed to gouge me of cash as I played through it, so I'm pretty tempted to head back in to look at the new bits and bobs - they'll be free too. There is, at last, a trailer showing some…

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Neverwinter’s Fury Of The Feywild Update Dated, Detailed

There are finally some useful details about Neverwinter's "first" content pack. As we knew it's called Fury Of The Feywild, but other than that they were tight-lipped. Now we know that it's adding a new area, races, weapons and items, more enemies, and so on. And it's out on the 22nd August, and will be freeeeee.

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Look: Neverwinter Is Coming

Yes, the MMO set in the Forgotten Realms is almost upon us, officially releasing on June 20th, even though it has been available since April. Despite their name, you may remember the Forgotten Realms from Baldur's Gate or perhaps that one tabletop campaign you played in Derek Chortle's bedroom, which is the other forgotten realm. John has been enjoying the game, despite the presence of…

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Neverwinter ‘Launch Date’, Despite Being Two Months Old

As people should be aware by now, I'm in charge of things. I mean, I write The Rules, after all. And come next update, you can be sure they'll feature an entry about whether your F2P game is launched or not. Neverwinter, which I've played to what I'd consider near-completion, has just announced its launch date. No. Its launch date was the 30th April, when…

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Neverwinter Money Exploit Sees Cryptic Turn Back Time

It seems that Neverwinter's had a bit of a weekend. The game was offline for five or six hours after very naughty players discovered an exploit that allowed them to make billions of the game's in-game currency, Astral Diamonds. While that may at first seem problematic, but not too serious, this in-game currency can be used to buy "Zen" from other players, Perfect World's virtual…

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The Rotten Realms Of RPS: RPS Guild In Neverwinter

We did it! In what proved to be the most needlessly complicated process, RPS finally has a guild in Neverwinter: The Rotten Realms Of RPS. Right now, I'm in charge of it, which is a ridiculous situation. I've never even been in a guild before. So we'll be looking for volunteers to get it running smoothly, as well as finding out what the maximum number…

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Remembered Realms: Neverwinter’s Beta Starts Today-ish

Neverwinter goes into a proper open beta very soon (today in fact, for those with the head start, 30th for the plebs), and we'll finally be able to have enough time with it to properly get to grips. The all-too-short beta weekends have shown a game that's definitely bursting with potential, not least because of the Foundry in which users can create their own in-game…

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6 years ago

Mounty: Neverwinter Allows You To Ride The Sport Cow

We knew that Neverwinter allowed players to ride giant spiders - that much was obvious - but a new trailer has revealed that they can also ride horses! And there was me thinking those wildly roaming quadrupeds were just for eating. John had a rather good time with Neverwinter when he played it recently, and the game is currently in beta wot you can sign…

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Neverwinter Is Looking Orcward

After my time spent on the beta weekend with Neverwinter, I've been itching in my chair to get back to the game. It certainly wasn't perfect, but then it's a beta and they're not meant to be, but a couple of days in Cryptic's envisioning of the D&D realms captured a purity of both fantasy and the MMO that made me want to carry on.…

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Feature: Winter Isn't Coming

Hands On: Neverwinter Beta

Cryptic's Neverwinter had its first beta weekend these last couple of days. I jumped in, rolled a young half-elf, and had a look around for a couple of days. With the game still without a fixed release date, there's clearly still a lot of time for change. But as it stands, here are my hands-on impressions of the game so far.

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Siege It: Neverwinter’s First Beta Weekend Tomorrow

I've kept Neverwinter at arm's length. I don't know what to think about it. I loved NWN2, and while the series more immediately lends itself to the shared world of an MMO than other BioWare properties, I've got those fan-nerves of seeing a completely separate studio take it on. But then that studio is Cryptic, they of the glorious City Of Heroes, so... I get…

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Could Being A Neverwinter Founder Make You Drow-sy?

I spent some time typing experimentally into the headline bar "...Wants You To Founder Its Beta Weekend... Founders Keepers... Beta Found Than Neverwintered" and so on. But none of it made any sense. And that is what I came up with. You know. Because drow. Sorry. My powers are gone. Fortunately, by returning to a nest made of shredded RPGs, held together with mucus and…

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Neverwinter Is Excited About Its Great Weapon Fighter

I asked Adam if the Neverwinter remake was out, and he said he thought it was. Then I checked and it turns out it's not. We were both wrong. I was thinking of the Baldur's Gate remake, and Adam just got confused and believed every game ever was released. The boy's been planning a Half-Life 5 marathon, and I had to break it to him.…

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Lore And Behold: Neverwinter Helm’s Hold Trailer

No good ever comes from having a creaky old lady narrator. Take Helm's Hold, a healing monastery in Cryptic's upcoming Neverwinter MMO. Its original purpose is to wipe magical curses from the afflicted. A noble place. A safe place. Then the portentous, wobbly narrator starts to speak and you know she's basically invoking trouble. Fiendish cultists have taken over, and now all the people are…

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