Preview of Neverwinter From Cryptic and PWE

Anyone is welcome, they're actively recruiting. Go to their forum and put in an app in the Neverwinter recruitment board. Then, once you're approved, hop in TS and ask for an in-game invite.

groovy, done.

I said you referred me

even with new copy of the software and a new character, still rubberbanding, so yah, I can't get past level 5, so not really in the favorable category right now.

I was getting rubberbanding yesterday, for the first time ever. Some others in teamspeak also said they were getting it. It got pretty bad for a little while but cleared up. I imagine it will only get worse tomorrow when the open beta starts.

I made a new toon on Dragon, but haven't gone over to Grievance yet for membership. I got sucked into The Incredibe Adventures of Van Helsing.

I made a new toon on Dragon, but haven't gone over to Grievance yet for membership. I got sucked into The Incredibe Adventures of Van Helsing.

Propagandalf wrote:

I was getting rubberbanding yesterday, for the first time ever. Some others in teamspeak also said they were getting it. It got pretty bad for a little while but cleared up. I imagine it will only get worse tomorrow when the open beta starts.

I have been getting this since the first beta weekend that founders were allowed in, but hey, at least other's know what I am talking about now...

Hey Prop, have you been talking in TS? I have it under Neverwinter so never really know who's talking. I'm learning the voices more than the actual names of people in there

DeThroned wrote:

Hey Prop, have you been talking in TS? I have it under Neverwinter so never really know who's talking. I'm learning the voices more than the actual names of people in there :)

A little bit. I was in their TS all weekend, joining groups etc. They're great about answering questions and you can learn a lot just by hanging out in their channel.

Some of the Foundry content is really amazing. I left COH before they added it and never played Star Trek past beta, so this is the first I've seen of it, and I've been impressed with how creative other players are with it.

Since it is FtP (right?), I'll definitely be trying it out this week.

I downloaded and installed hoping to be ready to give this a shot for tonight but when it launches I get only a blank, white window. Task manager said it was running so I just let it go in case it was patching or anything. Anyone else get anything similar?
I'll likely roll on Dragon server as well.

A few of us are in the Greivance guild now. Well I am on the website as I haven't logged into the game yet.
They seem like a good bunch of blokes.

I'm at work now, but based on their Twitterings, they're experiencing some kind of login server error.

Also, I want to say that ordering my minions to perform missions and crafting activities through a web browser from work is hilariously awesome.

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I must investigate this!

Javamancer wrote:

Also, I want to say that ordering my minions to perform missions and crafting activities through a web browser from work is hilariously awesome.

How does one perform this magic!?

You can login here and do it: http://gateway.playneverwinter.com

Note that I *think* you have to first hire/recruit your minions in the game. I haven't found a way to get them through the web browser. But once you have them, you can use the web browser to send them out on missions or craft stuff.

Possible launcher solution posted on NW forums

Just posted on the Neverwinter forums. It links to a file to download that fixes launcher problems (or should at least)

Javamancer wrote:

You can login here and do it: http://gateway.playneverwinter.com

Note that I *think* you have to first hire/recruit your minions in the game. I haven't found a way to get them through the web browser. But once you have them, you can use the web browser to send them out on missions or craft stuff.

That is just too cool. I'll be checking that out. I got my first companion at the end of the last beta. If they retained them I should still have it. Cheers,

Wiped.
Oh well.

Yeah, just to be clear, you're not sending out your companions on missions. The crafting system differs from Star Wars The Old Republic in that your combat companions don't do the crafting.

What you do is hire or acquire minions for each different profession -- mercenaries for leadership, weaver for tailoring, skinner for leatherworking, etc. You can acquire more than one per profession. They don't have any actual model or representation in game so you don't ever see them or talk to them. They're essentially just resources.

I like this better than what TOR had because I don't have to sacrifice combat time with my companions while they're away crafting.

I've shamelessly copied this from the main NW forum but it's got a lot of great info. I figure it would be a good idea to have hints/tips in one collective area:

1. Save your gold until you hit level 20; you will need it to buy a mount (unless you are a founder/guardian and already have one). After this your gold will only be useful for buying *white* companions (white companions have a max level of 15), Profession materials, the three horse mounts (just different models), and gear. The gear is useful to round yourself out every 10 levels or so which brings me to

2. Check the Vendors for gear; gold (in the betas) lost its usefulness the higher I leveled, you can buy some very useful gear about once every 5-7 levels from the vendors, the level of the gear upgrades as you level higher, so check it every 5 levels or so.

3. Daily Quests; there is an Astral Diamond vendor outside the market that is right next to the Daily quest person, you can also hit L (I think thats the keybind) to open a UI to accept these without going to the quest guy. These quests give you a leveled amount of AD (Astral Diamonds; At level 50 you can gain 13000 across all four dailies (PVP, Foundry, Dungeons, and one other... can't remember what it was), which brings me to

4. Astral Diamonds, these are used for just about ANYTHING in the game, they are used for anything on the Auction house; they are used to buy Zen without putting in real money; they are used to upgrade mounts to a faster speed; they are used to buy certain pieces of gear from vendors, they are used to "socket" companions and gear for better stats, they are used to speed up profession missions. Basically it is the Primary currency of Neverwinter; They come in two different types, refined and unrefined. If you bought a founders pack then you will be recieving refined AD; all AD that I have seen in earned in game has been unrefined.

5. Earning AD: They can be hard to earn and you can only "refine" 24000 a day. Only refined AD is spendable. You can earn them by completing the Daily quests, Doing Skirmishs during the Skirmish event (1000 unrefined AD per skirmish), Some profession missions, and by Invoking the gods.

6. Invoking the gods is a spell you obtain around level 10, if you hit 10 I suggest you immediately go back to Protectors Enclave and talk to Sgt. Knox (the guy who has been giving you the main story quests); he will give you a quest to learn how to do this. Invoking the gods is something you want to get and use as much as possible, you can obtain Items, Astral Diamonds, 1-2 hour long buffs to your character, Experience, and Coins.

7. Coins, Bounty, Seals; There are two types of coins,

Ardent Coins: These are obtained from invoking and give you access to exclusive rewards from a shop called the Piety Vault. Some of the items can ONLY be obtained there, you cannot buy an Angel of Protection companion from the cash shop, but you can get one from the Piety Vault shop. Ardent coins are bound to character and cannot be bought or traded. To my knowledge (pleaase correct me if I am wrong) These coins can only be gained from invoking once per day.

Celestial Coins: these are also gained from invoking, however if you go 24 hours without invoking they disappear. The most costly thing I have seen that can be bought with these costed 7 coins; however in BW4 the most expensive item was 5 coins.

Bounty: In each area there are items that drop that may be traded in for a bounty item; this item is usually something that is useful to you character in that particular area. For example an Elixir that increases your damage against orcs in the area where there is mostly orc enemies. The bounty tokens are also used to buy different Seals from the vendor depending on the area. 10 tokens per elixir and 40 per seal.

Seals: Seals are badges you can trade in for dungeon quality gear, different Seals represent different level gear that can be traded for by a vendor. The vendor is located in the market, in Protectors Enclave. You can also obtain Seals from looting dungeon bosses, 1 drops per boss.

8. Mics and grouping; Many people do not know this, however when you group up with someone your group is automatically set to "open". This means ANYONE can right click you and join your group, even in an instance (if they use the group finder). There is an option to turn this off.

Also Voice chat is turned on by default, this is something I suggest leaving on because it can help coordinate your group (if its working, it had a habit of crashing alot in the Cbeta). There are also options for turning this on or off, and for calibrating your mic/voice chat in game.

9. Combat rooting and movement speed.

I played a control wizard and am almost always a caster. The mobs in the game move EXTREMELY fast and when you attack on anyone you are rooted in place while you do so. This means that kiting takes place as a move - cast - move leapfrog movement while using your "dodge" move. There are items and enchant stones with movement speed on them and this can GREATLY improve your ability to kite, even more so than any other game I have played. (probably because of the rooting mechanic). So if you want to be able to kite semi-effectively in this game, be prepared to sacrifice some stats for movement speed. This is Particularly useful (I found) against Melee classes in PVP.

So good news, they are looking into the rubberbanding....finally....maybe I'll get to play the game past level 5...

Neverwinter Facebook post:

We're still investigating issues related to lag/rubberbanding, but in-game chat has been fixed! Please head here for more info: http://nw-forum.perfectworld.com/sho...

Signing up for the guild and going in game. I had no idea of the complexities of the economy, so thanks for sharing, DeThroned.

More info on lag/rubberbanding: the issue is related to one of the firewalls in one of our data centers. We have people onsite implementing a fix!

Hopefully this fixes it for me....though I have had this issue since the first weekend founders were able to participate in.

Most of my MMO time has been solo in WoW, years ago.

I went in to one of the beta weekneds. It felt very LOTRO to me.

Where does one start?

Downloading this now. Assuming it runs on my computer, I'll be signing up soon.

Them queues! So, how do find out what your account name is. How is that system setup? I can barely make sense of it.

Position #7300 in the queue

EDIT: It is going by pretty quick.

Good luck getting in guys! I'll be playing in 45 minutes or so. If you have any questions, I THINK I am [email protected] if you want to send me a message (Turrash is an older gaming name I decided to use). I have played around 30 hours so far and have leveled to 33. I will do my best to answer any questions you have. Or head over and apply to Grievance. Those guys know a HECK of a lot more than I do about Neverwinter!

And of course the internet starts getting sketchy the day I want to download this.