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You might recall Perfect World Entertainment acquiring developer Cryptic a while back . Cryptic's new owner -- or "Sugardaddy" as I like to say -- has had a lot of experience in the free-to-play world. They also primarily develop and publish MMOs, like the recently-launched Rusty Hearts.

This new home for Cryptic has allowed the developer to continue their MMO-development tradition with Neverwinter. That's right, Neverwinter is shifting from the co-operative multiplayer game that was announced last year and into full-fledged, free-to-play MMO territory. In fact, it's shifting towards the action end of the MMO spectrum.
I sincerely hope this doesn't mean changing Neverwinter into another run-of-the-mill MMO. I mean, we have one of the greatest fantasy settings (D&D), the multiplayer format (and multiplayer is, naturally, the best way to play D&D) and a splendid author overlooking the creation process (R.A.Salvatore).
Please, don't screw this up. We NEED more quality D&D titles.
Edited by Hyoketsu - 10/5/11 at 10:09pm
     
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Yeah this could be good...or bad. Interesting none the less. I will have to watch how this unfolds
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Free-to-play MMO's are nothing, if not run of the mill.
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Free-to-play MMO's are nothing, if not run of the mill.
I reaaaaally hope Neverwinter delivers and proves you wrong, at least this once.
...Or, that the devs notice the fans' outrage, get their act together, and stick with the previous plan.
In any case, ruining such a great opportunity for an awesome game would be unforgivable in my book.
When can one normally expect gameplay trailers to surface? There is still at least ~a year before NW is released...
     
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NWN 1 was amazing, 2 was boring. I still say Baldur's Gate II was one of the greatest RPG's in the history of PC gaming.

However, you want to really play a game? Get a group of friends, the the Dungeon Master's Guide (3.5 edition), some dice, and play an evil campaign. If you've never played D&D you have absolutely no idea how much fun it is.
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NWN 1 was amazing, 2 was boring. I still say Baldur's Gate II was one of the greatest RPG's in the history of PC gaming.

However, you want to really play a game? Get a group of friends, the the Dungeon Master's Guide (3.5 edition), some dice, and play an evil campaign. If you've never played D&D you have absolutely no idea how much fun it is.
But that would require imagination, which is sadly lacking in many people these days.
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