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Posted: Oct 10th 2011 6:21AM (Unverified) said

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@Elikal It wasn't going to be a "mere" co-op game. At least not more than WoW, Guildwars or any other MMO out there....
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Posted: Oct 6th 2011 4:08AM spamero said

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If that's form Cryptic it's gonna suck - end of story.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 4:10AM BGExorcist said

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PWI and none pay to own content?

Yeah, right.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 5:53AM dudes said

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It's about time the Forgotten Realms got an MMO setting. If they can make it faction based then WoW will have a serious contender like GW2 to compete with as well. This game, with GW2, could indeed tip Blizzard into providing more f2p options for players in WoW. Good luck to them and good idea, Cryptic and PWE.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 6:17AM FrostPaw said

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There is already an action mmo based on the D&D IP, it's pretty good.

But if you don't like it, that's probably because it's more action than past D&D based games.

Doesn't really matter to me though, I'll never give Cryptic any money. Greedy nickle and dime developer with no concept of mmo content that does ok at character creation tools.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 6:41AM Zuljundwumn said

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Well, considering the overall quality of other Cryptic games... We can expect a game released in a hurry, with half of it's features missing, the other half bugged, and a crappy customer service overwhelmed by tickets.

You fooled me twice Cryptic, you won't fool me a third time.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 7:22AM Dirame said

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We'll try it. If it sucks, we'll crucify it.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 10:42AM Lenn said

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@Dirame Are you reading different comments? This has already been pre-emptively crucified.

This anti-hype can only work in favour of Cryptic.
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Posted: Oct 6th 2011 7:43AM wufiavelli said

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Wow, if you thought cryptic making this game was bad, wait till PW gets their hands on it.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 9:49AM Tom in VA said

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"The developer says Neverwinter will be closer to a game like Nexon's Vindictus, where combat is controlled by mouse clicks, and where pattern recognition and reflexes are the keys to successfully murdering hordes of monsters."

This sound like a fancy way of saying "we're making Neverwinter shallow and twitch-based". :(

I liked the CORPG direction Neverwinter was originally going. This latest news is majorly disappointing (though not unexpected in light of PW's involvement).

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 10:01AM (Unverified) said

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sadly it will fail becasue cryptic is a garbage developer. not my opinion, fact based off thier past releases and the utter failure of those releases.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 10:46AM Lenn said

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@(Unverified) They're not a garbage developer. They're just a little trigger-happy, for whatever reason. They release games before they're truly well and done. Both Champions and STO have come a long way. If only Cryptic would spend a little more time refining their games before throwing them out to the lions, they might be remembered as a good developer.
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Posted: Oct 6th 2011 11:08AM Yellowdancer said

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Isn't the major selling point of NWN is the platform to create your D&D experiences? I don't see how this can work as an MMO. I didn't really want an MMO...we have 50 bajillion MMO's...I wanted the tools to build my own stuff. Kind of a letdown. Glad I bought NWN2 while it was on sale.

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 3:42PM Drakkon said

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@Yellowdancer Works well enough for DDO to thrive. Come to think of it, the combat system in DDO is fairly action based. I wouldn't mind if NW was like DDO. It would at least be playable.

And DDO is lobby-based, too. There are a lot of similarities to draw from, and with UGC and no Paid Content, I can see this making a decent run for the finish line.

They're going to need a lot of low-, middle- and end-game content, though. It would be nice if they managed to provide several paths through the leveling experience, instead of the stock single 'rails' experience of most MMOs. That's probably asking too much, though.
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Posted: Oct 6th 2011 12:26PM Magnux said

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I had high hopes for this game.... /dashed to the ground by the article....

I wanted the DM Tool so that I could create my own adventures. Oh well, I guess I will not be doing that. Even if they do have it, you have to buy pots and all that from the store instead of being able to get it in game.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 1:14PM Valentina said

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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :(

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 1:16PM postman said

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"a true MMO in the style of Vindictus or Rusty Hearts:"

god i hope they don't make it like Rusty Hearts. Haven't played Vindictus yet, but I did finally give Rusty Hearts a whirl on steam last weekend.

2 minutes later i uninstalled it.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 1:52PM Valentina said

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I'm becoming depressed that either of those titles qualify as a "full fledged" MMO.

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 3:17PM InfinitasX said

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@InfinitasX

Oopsies on the language. Can someone censor that?

Posted: Oct 6th 2011 3:37PM Feydakin said

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I can't think of a worse developer/publisher combination for an MMOG. Cryptic and PWE deserve each other but I wish they couldn't get their hands on decent, established IPs so they can just turn around and destroy them.

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