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Race and Class

Race:

  • Half-Orc: Are a half Orc half Human race. Having +2 Dexterity and either +2 Constitution or +2 Strength, most times you will see them as some sort of fighter.
  • Human: They work well in all Classes. You can choose a +2 in any Ability you like. Another bonus to the Human is they receive an extra Feat at levels 10, 15, and 20.
  • Wood Elf: Many elves are Wizards or Clerics. They receive a +2 in Dexterity and either +2 in Intelligence or +2 in Wisdom.
  • Sun Elf: Many Sun Elves are Wizards or Rogues or Warlocks. They receive a +2 to Intelligence and either +2 to Dexterity or +2 to Charisma.
  • Moon Elf: Much the same as Sun Elves they receive a +2 to Intelligence and either +2 to Dexterity or +2 to Charisma.
  • Half-Elf: They are half Elf and half Human. Half-Elves receive +2 Constitution and either +2 in Charisma or +2 in Wisdom. Most are Clerics.
  • Drow: This Race is much like an Elf but from the Underdark and traditionally evil. They receive +2 in Dexterity and either +2 in Charisma or Wisdom. You will find mostly Rogues, Wizards or Clerics.
  • Menzoberranzan Renegade: Much like the Drow they get +2 in Dexterity and either +2 in Charisma or Wisdom.
  • Dwarves: These hardy characters are mostly Fighters or Clerics. They receive +2 Constitution and either +2 in Strength or Wisdom.
  • Halfling: With a +2 to Dexterity and either +2 in Charisma or Constitution mostly you see them as Rogues or Clerics.
  • Tiefling: Their from demons and devils. Mostly you see them as Wizards. They have a +2 to Charisma and either +2 to Constitution or Intelligence.
  • Dragonborn: Unlike any other race the Dragonborn gets a +2 to any two stats you choose.

Creating your Character (toon) Basics

The first step to playing Neverwinter Online is to make a character that you will play. Some now refer to this as a toon, I’m not sure where this came from but I guess I am still old school and will refer to it as a character. It will be the person you are playing and controlling throughout the game.

Everything about your character affects the survivability of your character. If you want to go for the most dominating character it will probably take a lot of trial and error to get that perfect match. Of course the game is set up to have each class have a weakness to one thing but a power over another.

First thing you have to decide on is if you will play as a male or female in the game. There is no in game benefit to playing either one, it is just a personal preference that you have to make. If you are going to role play (RP) in this game keep in mind that you will have to play the part as either male or female depending on your choice here.

Next you will have to choose which Race you would like to play. There are at this time twelve different Races to choose from. Each Race has it’s benefits and downsides to them. There are some races that work better with different Classes. Race really changes the look of your character more than anything in the game. Of the twelve races Three are now pay to have. The three you will have to pay for to play them are the Moon Elf, Dragonborn and Menzoberranzan Renegade.

When you pay for the three races that cost money you do get other in game benefits and items. The pricing is $59.99 for the Moon Elf, $74.99 for the Dragonborn and $199.99 for the Menzoberranzan Renegade. Personally I have not paid for any of these so I can not give you to much detail on what all you get or if it is worth it.

See sidebar for the different Races.

This is the official website of Neverwinter Online
This is the official website of Neverwinter Online | Source

It’s all about Class

Class:

  • Trickster Rogue:The master of stealth and misdirection carries a dagger in each hand and is capable of inflicting some serious damage to it’s enemies.
  • Devoted Cleric: Devoted to their deity, healing and preventing damage is their calling. While doing little damage and usually found in the back of the party there is no question they are a big reason the party stays alive.
  • Control Wizard: These arcane artist can make quick work of their foes from a distance. Their ability to take down multiple foes at once is a blessing to a small party.
  • Great Weapon Fighter: These brutes can hand out massive amounts of damage in a one on one fight. The great sword in capable hands can pummel their foes into the ground.
  • Guardian Fighter: Known as a tank, she can stand in the middle of battle and defend herself well as she holds off the horde of attackers.
  • Hunter Ranger: A master with the bow and quick with the sword. She can attack many enemies at once with a hail of arrows or close quickly on one injured enemy and just as quickly disappear into the bushes.
  • Scourge Warlock: The darker side of magic not only allows you to do massive amounts of damage but also steal the life forces of your enemies. While cursing them and damaging them you heal yourself and your friends.

Class means everything

Class is the next choice you will make and this is one of the big ones. This will decide how you will fight in battle. Will you be in the thick of it swinging your sword in hand to hand combat or will you choose to stand back and wield your magic at your foes from a distance? This is where you will decide that.

Some would argue that playing a Fighter class would be easy because you just run in and swing your sword. Nothing to it right? Well in this game with different Feats (we’ll cover that later) there is a little more to it than running forward and swinging your sword.

If you think that the Cleric is your thing, healing and keeping yourself and friends alive is very important but remember that when you fight alone you wont be doing much damage and will have to survive much longer.

Perhaps you would like to slam down some magic. The Control Wizard can do some damage to many foes at once, however if they get in close on you they can do some serious damage to you.

If your unsure about fighting close up or from a distance maybe the Hunter Ranger is the answer. You can easily fight from a distance or stay in close, but the real way to fight is a little of both.

Of course those that just want to do a massive amount of damage with a fairly decent ability to survive might become a Scourge Warlock.

No matter what life you choose, it is sure to be fun and entertaining to learn the best survival techniques of the class.

Traveling to Neverwinter
Traveling to Neverwinter | Source

Do I have the Ability?

Strength (STR): Measures a charaters physical power.

Constitution (CON): a characters health, stamina, and vital force.

Dexterity (DEX): measures hand-eye coordination, agility, reflexes and balance.

Intelligence (INT): describes how well a character learns and reasons.

Wisdom (WIS): measures common sense, perception, self-discipline, and empathy

Charisma (CHA): measures force of personality, persuasiveness, and leadership.

Abilities are the core

Abilities give you many benefits in Neverwinter Online. It’s a fine line of where you should put points when it comes to Abilities. Everyone has their own opinion to how many points should go where for each character.

Once you have chosen your starting points you can not go back and change them without starting all over. So chose wisely. Here I will give you the basic idea of what abilities are and how they will help you. From there it is up to you to figure it out.

Remember your race will give you bonuses on certain Abilities and your class will benefit from higher abilities.

Have you tried Neverwinter Online?

Free to Play

Neverwinter Online is a free to play game. There is no cost to download and play, there is no monthly charge which I find to be a great thing. You can try it and continue to play without paying a thing.

Being a free game have you tried it out yet? Did you enjoy it if you have tried it? The nice thing is you can try it with nothing to lose. Unlike other games that you have to pay monthly to play even if you don’t have that much time to play it.

Granted there are things you can pay for and they will give you benefits that you can only get by paying there is nothing that you have to pay for.

Appearance

The next step to making your character is to change their appearance. Though you can leave it just the way the default comes up you can make minor adjustments to make it your own.

The nice thing about changing the appearance is your really making a your own unique character. Though this is all just for looks and doesn’t benefit your character in anyway, you don’t want to look just like every other character.

You can change things from the shape of your head, the color of your eyes and hair, to the tattoos and scars you might have. Maybe you prefer to be tall or short, skin or fat. It’s all up to you when you change the appearance of your character.

Neverwinter Map
Neverwinter Map

Where do you hail from?

One of the last things you will have to decide on is where your character comes from. This will not affect the game play but it would affect your Role Playing.

Are you from the big city of Waterdeep or are you from the forests of The Dalelands. Perhaps your an escaped slave from the Northdark. It is for you to make up and have fun with.

Most of the major areas of the Forgotten Realms are here for you to choose from.

Choose your Deity

Choosing your Deity really does not seem to have much effect on the game. You can choose any of the twelve choices and it will not negatively affect the game. Some of the major dieties from the Forgotten Realms are here to choose from.

If you are not familiar with them it’s alright, you can just read the description and choose the one that sounds most interesting to you. Maybe you are familiar and have a favorite.

I personally like Tempus, the god of battle if I play some sort of fighter and for my thief I prefer Tymora the goddess of good fortune, known as Lady Luck. Feel free to choose your favorite for whatever reason you like.

Starting the Game

So the last thing you can do before starting the game is write your bio. This is where you can make up your past. You can tell your characters history, where he is going in life or what make her tick.

Some come up with great stories that are very detailed while other choose to skip over this part. this is a great way to help you figure out how you will Role Play your character.

This is optional, you can skip this and write nothing or you can tell a whole story. You can wait and fill this in at a later time.

Good luck and have fun. Hope to see you in the game.

Questions & Answers

    © 2013 Thomas Bensen

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    Comments


    • profile image

      Bill Larson 

      7 months ago

      I’m impressed with what you have done with your part for this game Scott and Cindy been playing for 2 years now

    • bensen32 profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Bensen 

      4 years ago from Round Lake Park

      thank you, sandy hoping it helps someone.

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Good instructions on becoming a Neverwinter player.

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    Race and Class

    Race:

    • Half-Orc: Are a half Orc half Human race. Having +2 Dexterity and either +2 Constitution or +2 Strength, most times you will see them as some sort of fighter.
    • Human: They work well in all Classes. You can choose a +2 in any Ability you like. Another bonus to the Human is they receive an extra Feat at levels 10, 15, and 20.
    • Wood Elf: Many elves are Wizards or Clerics. They receive a +2 in Dexterity and either +2 in Intelligence or +2 in Wisdom.
    • Sun Elf: Many Sun Elves are Wizards or Rogues or Warlocks. They receive a +2 to Intelligence and either +2 to Dexterity or +2 to Charisma.
    • Moon Elf: Much the same as Sun Elves they receive a +2 to Intelligence and either +2 to Dexterity or +2 to Charisma.
    • Half-Elf: They are half Elf and half Human. Half-Elves receive +2 Constitution and either +2 in Charisma or +2 in Wisdom. Most are Clerics.
    • Drow: This Race is much like an Elf but from the Underdark and traditionally evil. They receive +2 in Dexterity and either +2 in Charisma or Wisdom. You will find mostly Rogues, Wizards or Clerics.
    • Menzoberranzan Renegade: Much like the Drow they get +2 in Dexterity and either +2 in Charisma or Wisdom.
    • Dwarves: These hardy characters are mostly Fighters or Clerics. They receive +2 Constitution and either +2 in Strength or Wisdom.
    • Halfling: With a +2 to Dexterity and either +2 in Charisma or Constitution mostly you see them as Rogues or Clerics.
    • Tiefling: Their from demons and devils. Mostly you see them as Wizards. They have a +2 to Charisma and either +2 to Constitution or Intelligence.
    • Dragonborn: Unlike any other race the Dragonborn gets a +2 to any two stats you choose.

    Creating your Character (toon) Basics

    The first step to playing Neverwinter Online is to make a character that you will play. Some now refer to this as a toon, I’m not sure where this came from but I guess I am still old school and will refer to it as a character. It will be the person you are playing and controlling throughout the game.

    Everything about your character affects the survivability of your character. If you want to go for the most dominating character it will probably take a lot of trial and error to get that perfect match. Of course the game is set up to have each class have a weakness to one thing but a power over another.

    First thing you have to decide on is if you will play as a male or female in the game. There is no in game benefit to playing either one, it is just a personal preference that you have to make. If you are going to role play (RP) in this game keep in mind that you will have to play the part as either male or female depending on your choice here.

    Next you will have to choose which Race you would like to play. There are at this time twelve different Races to choose from. Each Race has it’s benefits and downsides to them. There are some races that work better with different Classes. Race really changes the look of your character more than anything in the game. Of the twelve races Three are now pay to have. The three you will have to pay for to play them are the Moon Elf, Dragonborn and Menzoberranzan Renegade.

    When you pay for the three races that cost money you do get other in game benefits and items. The pricing is $59.99 for the Moon Elf, $74.99 for the Dragonborn and $199.99 for the Menzoberranzan Renegade. Personally I have not paid for any of these so I can not give you to much detail on what all you get or if it is worth it.

    See sidebar for the different Races.

    This is the official website of Neverwinter Online
    This is the official website of Neverwinter Online | Source

    It’s all about Class

    Class:

    • Trickster Rogue:The master of stealth and misdirection carries a dagger in each hand and is capable of inflicting some serious damage to it’s enemies.
    • Devoted Cleric: Devoted to their deity, healing and preventing damage is their calling. While doing little damage and usually found in the back of the party there is no question they are a big reason the party stays alive.
    • Control Wizard: These arcane artist can make quick work of their foes from a distance. Their ability to take down multiple foes at once is a blessing to a small party.
    • Great Weapon Fighter: These brutes can hand out massive amounts of damage in a one on one fight. The great sword in capable hands can pummel their foes into the ground.
    • Guardian Fighter: Known as a tank, she can stand in the middle of battle and defend herself well as she holds off the horde of attackers.
    • Hunter Ranger: A master with the bow and quick with the sword. She can attack many enemies at once with a hail of arrows or close quickly on one injured enemy and just as quickly disappear into the bushes.
    • Scourge Warlock: The darker side of magic not only allows you to do massive amounts of damage but also steal the life forces of your enemies. While cursing them and damaging them you heal yourself and your friends.

    Class means everything

    Class is the next choice you will make and this is one of the big ones. This will decide how you will fight in battle. Will you be in the thick of it swinging your sword in hand to hand combat or will you choose to stand back and wield your magic at your foes from a distance? This is where you will decide that.

    Some would argue that playing a Fighter class would be easy because you just run in and swing your sword. Nothing to it right? Well in this game with different Feats (we’ll cover that later) there is a little more to it than running forward and swinging your sword.

    If you think that the Cleric is your thing, healing and keeping yourself and friends alive is very important but remember that when you fight alone you wont be doing much damage and will have to survive much longer.

    Perhaps you would like to slam down some magic. The Control Wizard can do some damage to many foes at once, however if they get in close on you they can do some serious damage to you.

    If your unsure about fighting close up or from a distance maybe the Hunter Ranger is the answer. You can easily fight from a distance or stay in close, but the real way to fight is a little of both.

    Of course those that just want to do a massive amount of damage with a fairly decent ability to survive might become a Scourge Warlock.

    No matter what life you choose, it is sure to be fun and entertaining to learn the best survival techniques of the class.

    Traveling to Neverwinter
    Traveling to Neverwinter | Source

    Do I have the Ability?

    Strength (STR): Measures a charaters physical power.

    Constitution (CON): a characters health, stamina, and vital force.

    Dexterity (DEX): measures hand-eye coordination, agility, reflexes and balance.

    Intelligence (INT): describes how well a character learns and reasons.

    Wisdom (WIS): measures common sense, perception, self-discipline, and empathy

    Charisma (CHA): measures force of personality, persuasiveness, and leadership.

    Abilities are the core

    Abilities give you many benefits in Neverwinter Online. It’s a fine line of where you should put points when it comes to Abilities. Everyone has their own opinion to how many points should go where for each character.

    Once you have chosen your starting points you can not go back and change them without starting all over. So chose wisely. Here I will give you the basic idea of what abilities are and how they will help you. From there it is up to you to figure it out.

    Remember your race will give you bonuses on certain Abilities and your class will benefit from higher abilities.

    Have you tried Neverwinter Online?

    Free to Play

    Neverwinter Online is a free to play game. There is no cost to download and play, there is no monthly charge which I find to be a great thing. You can try it and continue to play without paying a thing.

    Being a free game have you tried it out yet? Did you enjoy it if you have tried it? The nice thing is you can try it with nothing to lose. Unlike other games that you have to pay monthly to play even if you don’t have that much time to play it.

    Granted there are things you can pay for and they will give you benefits that you can only get by paying there is nothing that you have to pay for.

    Appearance

    The next step to making your character is to change their appearance. Though you can leave it just the way the default comes up you can make minor adjustments to make it your own.

    The nice thing about changing the appearance is your really making a your own unique character. Though this is all just for looks and doesn’t benefit your character in anyway, you don’t want to look just like every other character.

    You can change things from the shape of your head, the color of your eyes and hair, to the tattoos and scars you might have. Maybe you prefer to be tall or short, skin or fat. It’s all up to you when you change the appearance of your character.

    Neverwinter Map
    Neverwinter Map

    Where do you hail from?

    One of the last things you will have to decide on is where your character comes from. This will not affect the game play but it would affect your Role Playing.

    Are you from the big city of Waterdeep or are you from the forests of The Dalelands. Perhaps your an escaped slave from the Northdark. It is for you to make up and have fun with.

    Most of the major areas of the Forgotten Realms are here for you to choose from.

    Choose your Deity

    Choosing your Deity really does not seem to have much effect on the game. You can choose any of the twelve choices and it will not negatively affect the game. Some of the major dieties from the Forgotten Realms are here to choose from.

    If you are not familiar with them it’s alright, you can just read the description and choose the one that sounds most interesting to you. Maybe you are familiar and have a favorite.

    I personally like Tempus, the god of battle if I play some sort of fighter and for my thief I prefer Tymora the goddess of good fortune, known as Lady Luck. Feel free to choose your favorite for whatever reason you like.

    Starting the Game

    So the last thing you can do before starting the game is write your bio. This is where you can make up your past. You can tell your characters history, where he is going in life or what make her tick.

    Some come up with great stories that are very detailed while other choose to skip over this part. this is a great way to help you figure out how you will Role Play your character.

    This is optional, you can skip this and write nothing or you can tell a whole story. You can wait and fill this in at a later time.

    Good luck and have fun. Hope to see you in the game.

    Questions & Answers

      © 2013 Thomas Bensen

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      Comments


      • profile image

        Bill Larson 

        7 months ago

        I’m impressed with what you have done with your part for this game Scott and Cindy been playing for 2 years now

      • bensen32 profile imageAUTHOR

        Thomas Bensen 

        4 years ago from Round Lake Park

        thank you, sandy hoping it helps someone.

      • SandyMertens profile image

        Sandy Mertens 

        4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

        Good instructions on becoming a Neverwinter player.

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      Choose My Adventure: Getting started in Neverwinter

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      Eliot Lefebvre

          

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      This land, which we shall call... this land.
      Play Neverwinter for free

      Oh boy, Neverwinter ! I am legitimately excited about this cycle’s Choose My Adventure pick, in no small part because the only reason I have not yet played Neverwinter in any serious capacity is because I am an idiot. Or cursed with more enthusiasm than with actual free time. It’s kind of a fifty-fifty split, here.

      See, I still remember first seeing Neverwinter in person at PAX East one of these years. (All of the PAX Easts kind of blur together in a mess of overcrowded convention halls, Boston weather, and occasional hotel stays.) I have more or less no attachment to the original games in the franchise, and frankly it looked like it was going to be pretty great. I was really looking forward to playing it myself.

      Instead, I think I just played a lot of other games and never actually even installed it. I’m sure I had my reasons. I’m not sure they were good reasons, though.

      Neverwinter is part of the triumvirate of games from Cryptic Studios , alongside Champions Online and Star Trek Online . It also has the interesting distinction of having always been designed as a free-to-play game, while its other titles were initially designed as subscription games and later converted to the free-to-play model. Also, it’s the heir to a series of titles that managed to thrive and earn a lot of love due to extreme modding flexibility, which is why it launched with player-made content built into the framework.

      I couldn’t tell you at this point how relevant that still was, but I’m sure I’ll have some idea by the time this particular jaunt is over.

      When I played the game, I was very impressed. For one thing, it had some very fun and responsive action combat, something that always earns a few nods and appreciative glances from me. For another thing, while it’s based off of the almost universally loathed 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, it did journeyman work toward making those restrictive rules work for the game rather than against it. It’s almost like those rules were intended from the start to work well with a video game.

      Plus, tieflings. I like tieflings a lot.

      Of course, then you get reminded about the setting.

      The only real downside I saw was that it’s yet another D&D game set in the Forgotten Realms. I don’t like the Forgotten Realms. The Forgotten Realms are the fantasy setting you come up with when you’re a kid and think that Middle-earth was cool, but what would make it even cooler was seven million different dragon subtypes with different elemental abilities. It’s the poster child for the game’s Gygaxian roots, where everything is really meant as a short hop and skip into another dungeon crawl with a new set of beasties to kill. Trademarked generic fantasy, in other words.

      There’s a whole essay to be written about that, too, but it’s rather tangential to this column at the moment. And hey, it’s not like there were a whole lot of options; the eponymous city was in the Forgotten Realms, so we couldn’t just hop to Planescape or Dark Sun or even Dragonlance without some pretty big question marks. Not to mention that the original Neverwinter Nights  bothered to make the collections of baddies to beat up have, like, motives and goals and wants.

      As long as we avoid any noble Drow shunning their ancestors, I think we’ll be all right. (Not that I expect to actually have that option.)

      In other words, while it’s not exactly my first choice for a setting, or even in the top ten, it’s not really a deal-breaker. What kept me from diving into the game wasn’t the setting; it just came down to time and availability. And now I get to dive into it. Hooray for ongoing community polls.

      Neverwinter also occupies an interesting position of clearly making a good amount of money for its designers while simultaneously having a large number of detractors who follow the game with a fervor. Remember how I mentioned above that it was designed as a free-to-play game from the start? Yeah, that means all of the stuff I don’t like about Cryptic’s free-to-play model has been on full display since day one. And that’s something I’ve never really encountered personally, simply because their other games are ones I’ll subscribe to when I play.

      Subtle changes.

      What’s Star Trek Online like when you play for free? I have no idea; I don’t play it that way. I know that the lockboxes as loot drops irritate me, but seeing as how I’m being fed a steady string of in-game currency and can refine plenty of Dilithium for more, I don’t really have an organic picture of the free side of the game. Not so in Neverwinter; I’ll be on the level with everyone else, swimming in the same free waters.

      Of course, I don’t think Neverwinter lets me drop $50 on a bunch of spaceships, but that’s more of a genre shift. (Let me know if I’m wrong; I won’t say no to having a Romulan ship to use on an ancient blue dragon.) The point is that there are no real workarounds here, or at least not like they exist in the other games.

      But the game does well. It makes money, it keeps a steady stream of content going, it’s available on consoles, and when I played before, I had fun with the basic mechanics. So I’m looking forward to this, and if I turn out to be wrong, we can all go ahead and point and laugh at me.

      Obviously, this being the first week, I need you all to determine a thing or two about my character. Specifically, I need to figure out what class I’ll be playing. There’s a remarkably small list, I find, but we can work around that. Since this is one of the rare times when I don’t know much about the classes, I’ve had to rely a wee bit upon looking things up. What are my options?

      Monster is not an option, of course.

      Great Weapon Fighter – You all know I have had endless amounts of fun with this class name. Let’s be real, though, this also does fall into the wheelhouse of classes I like to play. You know what’s better than spending years of arcane study mastering spells to warp the very elements? Rendering all of that study useless with a well-placed sledgehammer to the face.

      Hunter Ranger – This is actually a bit outside of my wheelhouse, but you know what I think is pretty cool? Classes which are both ranged and melee. I like when you have classes that don’t lock you into a specific range but let you move back and forth as the situation warrants. And hey, it’s a good thing for me to move a bit outside of my comfort zone.

      Scourge Warlock – See above about experimenting with new things, but add in the fact that I am actually really curious about this class in general. Lifestealing, summoning dark horrors, and implementing horrid curses? I can be down with that, it sounds pretty fun.

      Trickster Rogue – This would be the class I actually played through in those demos so long ago, and let me tell you, it still appeals to my love of sneaking around and dual-wielding. I appreciate having a rogue class focused more on agility and nimbleness than just dropping in and out of stealth, to boot.

      So which class will I go for? Inquiring minds (me) want to know!

      CMA: What will my class be?

      • Great Weapon Fighter (18%, 54 Votes)
      • Hunter Ranger (21%, 61 Votes)
      • Trickster Rogue (15%, 44 Votes)
      • Scourge Warlock (46%, 138 Votes)

      Total Voters: 297

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      The poll closes on Friday at 6 p.m. EDT, so let me know what you think here and down in the comments. Feedback is welcome before and after the poll concludes down in the comments below or via mail to [email protected] .

      Welcome to Choose My Adventure , the column in which you join Eliot each week as he journeys through mystical lands on fantastic adventures — and you get to decide his fate. He had the presence of mind to delete a lengthy digression talking about how Dungeons & Dragons has a number of interesting settings, none of which are the Forgotten Realms. No one really wants to read all of that chatter about Planescape.

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      Paola Rosa

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      One of the best classes available for DPs is GWF, if you want to top the charts end game I would definitely go with the GWF as first choice and SW or CW as second choice. I have a CW and enjoy the class alot very easy to do tons of damage to multiple enemies at once.

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      Dolnor .

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      Neverwinter Community Twitch Broadcast – The Driftwood Tavern #3 – 11am PDT – May 12 – https://www.twitch.tv/perfectworld

      Everyone plays the Scourge…so I picked something else in the poll.

      TQQdles™

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      1 year ago

      Bionicall

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      A couple of points for Eliot and anyone playing this game;
      1. There is a subscription (of sorts), where you can get a daily reward from an NPC.
      2. Inventory space is at a premium, and at least when I was playing this, the lock-boxes become very intrusive (different types of lock-boxes, all taking up space)
      3. Companions are important, come in tiers and (again at least when I was playing) could be completely overpowered (a fully levelled-35 companion from a ‘main’ when taken out by an alt character could kill everything for you)
      4. Daily logins and a favor system were the key (not sure if they still are), it was important to ‘pray’ on cooldown, and collect the experience/buffs/rewards.

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      1 year ago

      Bruno Brito

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      Sounds really pay to win. I know the PvP was a mess, but i was hoping things would be a bit better nowadays. I feel a great urge to pick up this game again.

      Welp, back to GW2 and WoW pservers i guess.

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      1 year ago

      Fisty

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      Fisty

      I like my Warlock, its fun as fuck. I love the power and movement in combat, trumps my trickster in a lot of ways.

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      1 year ago

      Robert Mann

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      Robert Mann

      NW… isn’t bad except for things like mounts, companions, and getting certain consumables or stronghold stuff done with a smaller group. That’s where the cash shop comes firmly into play.

      They did allow a system for people to buy from those spending the money, but in many cases that same currency is something you could get other cool stuff from. The player made content, well, they have shifted their focus away from it over time it seems.

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      1 year ago

      Matthew Yetter

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      Matthew Yetter

      Sadly, they shifted their focus away pretty much at launch. There were quite a few bugs in The Foundry at launch and I don’t believe a single one of them has ever been fixed.

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      1 year ago

      arenasb

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      arenasb

      I could never get past the animations of this game

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      1 year ago

      mcsleaz

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      mcsleaz

      I could never get past the publisher.

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      1 year ago

      Paragon Lost

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      Like DDO, ESO, I could never get past the UI. 🙁

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      1 year ago

      jay

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      Every time I think about playing NW, I just say “Cryptic Studios” to myself. After which the spell is lifted, and I shuffle off to play games by reputable studio’s that don’t price gouge the crap out of me.

      But I wish you the best of luck!! 🙂

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      1 year ago

      mcsleaz

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      mcsleaz

      Don’t forget “Perfect World”, they just as bad or worse than Cryptic. Those 2 together is like The Perfect Storm.

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      1 year ago

      jay

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      jay

      Gotta love the irony in that name right? =)

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      1 year ago

      Leiloni

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      Leiloni

      There are 8 classes, why are you only listing 4? Also can we choose race with that too?

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      1 year ago

      Bionicall

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      I suspect race is already chosen as a Tiefling, based on

      Plus, tieflings. I like tieflings a lot.

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      1 year ago

      Eliot Lefebvre

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      Because I listed the four classes I would like to play and I am interested in trying out. Time was that I would list literally every conceivable option, but the fact of the matter is that this never produced great results. At this point, I’m happy to give out options, but I’m happy to give out options where I’ll be happy with anything picked.

      This was particularly pointed in the TERA CMA back on Massively-that-was, where I repeatedly was voted into stuff I said ahead of time that I did not like and did not wish to do. Surprisingly, it did little to endear the game to me.

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      1 year ago

      Loopy

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      I’m glad NW won, especially since i re-installed it just yesterday. It’s been a while since i’ve played, but it was relatively easy enough to jump back on my Cleric and continue going through the campaigns. Speaking of campaigns, from the first look it seems like there is a crap ton of content ahead of me (only at lvl 26), so i’m excited about that.

      One thing that’s bothering me is the sheer amount of currencies and the monetization model. The system is very convoluted and overly complicated to digest. It really makes me appreciate the minimalistic model of ESO when it comes to handling microtransaction currency.

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      1 year ago

      TheDonDude

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      I voted for Scourge Warlock cuz it was the button closest to my cursor.

      I was hoping for Cleric or Tank.

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      1 year ago

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