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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 11:17AM azel said

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anyone but cryptic :(
gonna destroy a game with such potential. i really hope they do good with this.

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 11:27AM (Unverified) said

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My thoughts exactly
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 11:34AM ScottishViking said

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Anyone But Cryptic (ABC) +1
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 12:06PM ravenstorm said

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Agreed. Neverwinter Nights MMO? Cool, cool. Cryptic? Noooooooooooo!
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 1:00PM Renko said

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It's been an open secret for ages now that it is being made by Cryptic. I don't understand why people are still doubting this.
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 2:27PM (Unverified) said

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Cryptic has definitely been putting out second-rate titles lately, but then that's what Atari has been publishing too, so they're made for each other. Too bad they have to drag the Neverwinter franchise into it. Bioware is too cool for school now, and Obsidian doesn't have MMO chops, so there's not really anyone obvious to step up.
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 2:20PM Anatidae said

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Ahh. Cryptic, building games just good enough to sell boxes but lack depth or excitement for any length of time.

Break out your wallets for the lifetime memberships!
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 3:20PM CCon99 said

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"Ahh. Cryptic, building games just good enough to sell boxes but lack depth or excitement for any length of time.

Your insult still gives them far to much credit.

It'll be funny to see them try to sell Lifetime subs with "exclusive bonuses" for their next game, they already screwed over their most loyal of fanboys when they put those items up for sale.

What a waste of another IP that could have been great in the hands of a competent developer. Instead we'll get the next Craptic 18 month rush to launch mess. Sorry Craptic, not this time.
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 3:54PM (Unverified) said

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Yep, I was pretty excited til the Cryptic speculation
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 4:46PM Tovrin said

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Hardly speculation. It's been the worst kept secret for over 6 months.
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 5:52PM Keen and Graev said

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Cryptic is just garbage. They can't design their way out of a box without making another box.

Cryptic developing NWN = GG, I'm out.
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 6:15PM GaaaaaH said

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@keen

It seems to me that they keep using the same box
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 7:55PM Cendres said

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Wow well add me to the zoh noes not Cryptic group! Yike I hope it is not so.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2010 7:16AM ChongShin said

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Ditto the comment about "cryptic". I bought the Platinum edition of the first NWN, I have NWN2 + expansions - hell, I even played NWN on AOL "back in the day".

With cryptic involved I won't even acknowledge the release of this.
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Posted: Aug 11th 2010 10:34AM spartanthetriviumorg said

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No doubt. Cryptic is not up to the challenge of STO and to further over burden it with another iconic franchise seems like a monumental bitch' slap in the face of gamers.

Additionally, the engine Cryptic uses is so dated and simply fucked on so many levels I cant imagine a NWN MMO based on it. Hell I cant imagine STO on it to be honest.

For the love all things please dont be Cryptic....
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 11:19AM (Unverified) said

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If they allow player made content like CoH or a modified version of NWN1 toolset, then this has some potential. At any rate, there's a lot of frustration against Cryptic from CO and STO so they really will have to make a stellar game to regain some of the trust they lost with many gamers.

Posted: Aug 10th 2010 11:49AM ZenJitsu said

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Agreed. With Guild Wars 2 on the horizon, there's very little chance of Cryptic getting any more of my faith or money with any game using their shallow Cryptic Engine as a base. I've learned my lessons with CO and yes, STO.

I'll admit that they have the customization part down...they do fantastic with that. However, even assuming they have the most talented writers and designers in the world, the Engine itself limits the amount of interactivity and creativity that can be brought to bear. I don't see it having the environmental interactivity of DDO, and again you'll be visiting a theme park, set in the NWN universe along with static quest-dispensing NPCs. Considering that the original NWN is one of the deepest character creation systems I've ever played in an RPG -- one that no online or offline game has managed to surpass (rightly so, considering the source material) -- that's a dilution I doubt I could stand.

Although I will give them props on developing the new minigames for STO, that was a welcome addition and does provide a glimmer of hope.
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 12:56PM (Unverified) said

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The NWN1 toolset belongs to Bioware so the chances of it getting utilized in anyway for a NWN MMO is Zero. Expect any NWN Online Game that comes out and isn't made by Bioware and published by Atari to suck ballz. Especially if its Cryptic because they suck hardcore...they release quickly and publish such a small amount of content. If theere's anything D&D MMO games have learned is you can't release with a small amount of content and a ton of Instancing. Just look at Atari's other D&D MMO by Turbine...it was good fortune and the constant production of new content and changes that kept it hanging on until they came up with a hybrid model that has repopulated various levels of the game.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2010 10:00AM Skyydragonn said

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eventually the shrinking box sales will give them a clue, unfortunately by then they'll have ruined so many possibly gold mine's (franchises) Not a damned one of them will be employable anywhere else but Cryptic.

As much as i'de love to see a NWN MMO (or hell forgotten realms plz...anyone??)
I flat out refuse to purchase another Cryptic title. At this point I'm leaning away from anything published by Atari, as they seem fine with rushing development cycles to push crap out the door regardless of quality.
CO had great potential. however the myriad of (STILL) un fixed bugs, balance, peformance issues coupled with boring repetative, mindlessly easy gameplay killed all of its potential once you've played it for a week.
Though guessing by thier current business model is fine as long as you make a c-store purchase or two before your 1st paid month is up.
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Posted: Aug 10th 2010 11:25AM Rihahn said

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Cryptic... Please let this be something other than a character creator with a game stuck on the end.

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