Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter – Module 2: Shadowmantle Preview

Did you catch our Sprite Companion trailer last week? You may have caught a glimpse of a mysterious figure at the end of the trailer. We are proud to reveal that mysterious figure will be the next playable class in Neverwinter: the Hunter Ranger. The new playable class is part of Shadowmantle, the second free expansion Module coming to Neverwinter.

But, that’s not all Module 2 will bring. Since the launch of the Feywild expansion, the Neverwinter Team has been working hard at expanding the Neverwinter experience. We are excited to reveal some details on upcoming changes and additions to Neverwinter and how they’ll provide you with more combat choices and ways to improve the way you play.

Hunter Ranger

From the depths of the Neverwinter Woods comes the newest class, the Hunter Ranger. The Hunter Ranger has the unique ability to strike down opponents from range with his/her bow, or get up close and personal with his/her blades. This will be a unique gameplay experience, giving players the opportunity to switch from ranged to melee on-the-fly.

Ever since our live launch, there have been many requests for an archer and we couldn’t be more excited to offer the new class in the upcoming expansion. We will reveal more details in an upcoming blog so be sure to check back for updates.

Check out the reveal trailer below to see the Hunter Ranger in action.

Paragon Paths

Ever wanted to turn your Guardian Fighter into a Swordmaster? Do you wish your Control Wizard could use fire spells instead of lightning? With the Shadowmantle update, you’ll be able to try out new abilities with new Paragon Paths. The expansion will add brand new selections of powers along with new Paragon Paths for each class.  Each path will give the player one new At-Will, one new Encounter, one new Daily, three Class Features and three Feats. This will introduce a variety of combat choices and bring a more unique gameplay experience to each player.

Dread Ring Campaign

Deep within Neverwinter Woods lies the Dread Ring, a massive structure built as a focus for ritual magic, now broken but still powerful. One should take caution when entering this land as even the most unobservant adventurers can tell this is a warped place.

The Dread Ring Campaign will introduce new loot, new rewards and buffs, more powerful items and iconic Dungeons & Dragons bosses to battle. We’ve heard your feedback regarding the Feywild campaign, and we’re happy to announce that the Dread Ring Campaign progression will be much less linear.

Artifacts

With Shadowmantle, we will continue improving your gameplay experience with Artifacts. These are brand new items you can equip to your character, just like any piece of equipment. Furthermore, these items will grant you unique powers and will continue to get more powerful as you level them up. Artifacts can be obtained through quest rewards, campaign rewards or as loot from monsters.

Collections

For the adventurers who love achievements and collecting items, we’re happy to announce the Collections System. Very similar to achievements, this system will be based on items collected rather than actions you completed.  By collecting certain items in-game, like companions, you’ll earn points which will net you some nice loot. It’s never been so rewarding to be a hoarder!

With the Artifacts, the Collection system, and Paragon Paths, we hope to address balancing concerns along with improving your overall gameplay experience. In addition to these features, we are also implementing the vote-kick system, a highly-requested community feature. This is just a sample of what the Neverwinter Team has in stored for you with the Shadowmantle update. We are always striving to provide you with the best possible experience and community feedback has played a key role in the addition of upcoming features.

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Neverwinter’s Double Astral Diamonds Celebration!

Get double Astral Diamonds this weekend in Neverwinter to celebrate Open Beta’s ongoing success!

Neverwinter has been an ongoing success since we entered Open Beta on April 30, 2013. Fans and critics can’t get enough of the action combat and battling against iconic creatures from Dungeons & Dragons. Furthermore, fans are creating many new quests and campaigns with the Foundry, a user-generated content toolset. We’ve seen some incredible Foundry missions created by very creative authors and we can’t wait to see what players come up with next!

As we continue in Open Beta, we’ll continue to provide support, updates, patches, hotfixes, and everything possible to ensure that hungry adventurers like you will have a great time in game! This journey is just beginning for many of you as you form new friendships and unforgettable memories within Neverwinter. And, it is just the beginning for us as well as we develop Neverwinter into a game that’s even more incredible than it already is – all thanks to you! It’s with your feedback, suggestions, and passion that motivates and drives us to never stop working to improve Neverwinter.

And to celebrate the passion and support you’ve shown us, we’re going to celebrate this weekend with you by rewarding you with something extra – okay, a lot of extra. Starting this Friday, May 10, at 12 P.M. PDT (Pacific) (When is that in your time zone?), we’re giving you DOUBLE the Astral Diamonds earned in game with every quest and activity that awards Astral Diamonds.

Get ready for an exciting weekend of questing and dungeon delving in Neverwinter. We’ll see you on Faerûn to battle against Valindra Shadowmantle! Thank you for being the best fans a team could ask for.

Sincerely,

The Neverwinter Team

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PERFECT WORLD EUROPE B.V. TO ALSO LAUNCH NEVERWINTER IN TURKEY, POLAND, ITALY !

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Free Dungeons & Dragons® Action MMORPG Expanding to New Territories, Fully Localized

(Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29-04-2013) – Perfect World Europe B.V. is pleased to announce that in addition to launching the highly anticipated action MMORPG Neverwinter™ in France and Germany, the free-to-play game set in the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons universe from Wizards of the Coast is also launching in new territories. Fully localized and coming to Turkey, Poland and Italy in the summer of 2013, Neverwinter is poised to take Europe by storm.

Reiterating Perfect World’s commitment to delivering high quality games to players around the world, the launch of Neverwinter in Turkey, Poland and Italy furthers the company’s 2013 European business strategy of expansion into new markets. Providing fully localized game content of this game for millions of new Turkish, Polish and Italian players is Perfect World’s promise.

“We are more than happy to announce Neverwinter‘s fully localized planned expansion into Turkey, Poland and Italy based on the incredible demand from those territories “- said Ömer Karakayalı, Territory Manager, Perfect World Europe B.V. “We are dedicated to connecting gamers with the best possible online D&D gaming experience in all-new territories. We’re looking forward to having Turkish, Italian and Polish players enjoying Neverwinter in their preferred language alongside our French, German and English players, and we can’t wait for them to explore the Forgotten Realms ®.”

Taking place in the iconic Dungeons & Dragons city of the same name, Neverwinter takes players from the besieged walls of the city once known as The Jewel of The North to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure. Epic stories, intense gameplay and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic world of Faerûn and the city of Neverwinter.

For more information about Neverwinter, please visit: www.neverwinter.pl (Polish), www.neverwinter.it (Italian), www.neverwinteronya.com (Turkish

Neverwinter – Beta Weekend 4 Highlights !

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Hey everyone,

Here are the major pieces of content that are being added into Beta Weekend 4 that were not available in Beta Weekend 3:

  • Professions

    • Leadership
      • An introductory profession that will get you accustomed to the system and rewards you with Astral Diamonds, XP, etc.
    • Tailoring, Leatherworking, Mailsmithing, and Platesmithing.
      • Each of these professions has its own set of materials that are required for advancement, as well as its own set of unique rewards.
  • Gateway

    • Players are now able to check on their characters from this site:https://gateway.playneverwinter.com/
    • Players are also able to view, post, and participate in auctions, as well as review and work on their professions!
  • Choose your powers!

    • Our new Power Choice system now allows players to earn and upgrade their path’s powers in the order of their choosing!
    • Starting at level 5, players will get one point per level, which can be used to rank up an owned power or earn a new power.
    • Powers can have up to 3 ranks, and gain bonuses per rank (e.g. +10% damage).
    • Rank 3 is locked until 30 points are spent (including the auto-purchased level 1-5 points).
    • With this change in how powers are earned, all existing characters will have their powers reset. A window will pop up to guide the player to the Power Choice UI (the same place as the previous Power UI).
    • Further respecs can be done using tokens purchased in the Zen Market.
  • Injury System

    • The Injury System has been added.
    • When player characters are killed in PvE, they will gain a random injury.
    • Injuries cause different effects, depending on the area that is injured. For example, a head injury may increase cooldown time on Encounter powers.
    • Players may purchase Injury Kits at any Consumables vendor for copper. Major injuries require more expensive kits, but major injuries will not occur below a certain level.
    • Injuries are not taken if players are near death and saved by an ally.
    • Injuries are not taken in PvP.
    • If players cannot afford (or do not wish to pay for) Injury Kits, they may rest at a campfire. 5 minutes at a campfire will remove one injury.
  • Race and Class Quests

    • Some of those not-so-talkative NPCs scattered throughout Neverwinter are now offering quests to players of certain classes or races!
    • Each race has a storyline that tells the story of that race in Neverwinter and the areas around.
    • Each class has a storyline that shows the roles and views of that class in its adventures.
    • The first arc for each race and class starts anywhere from Blacklake to Tower District. All classes and races have a similar amount of quests, but those quests are given at different times.
    • Players should receive mail letting them know when they qualify for a quest, and where they can find it.
  • Sidequests

    • Each zone has had some sidequests added.
    • These quests are intended to provide some extra experience if the player needs it. They are fully optional.
    • Some should provide a bit more of the well-loved Forgotten Realms flavor, while others allow a deeper look into the story.
  • The Alterer

    • Players may now change the appearance of their characters!
    • Jyllian, the Alteration Wizard, has set up shop in Protector’s Enclave.
    • Look for the scissors-and-comb icon on the map for the Tower of Alteration.
    • We expect the icon to change in the future.
    • Changing appearance costs one Change Appearance Token, which can be purchased on the Zen Market.
    • Change Appearance can change anything in the Appearance section of character creation, like hair, skin color, tattoos, scars, and body and face sliders.
    • Change Appearance cannot change players’ race, class, or gender.
  • Default Settings
    • A major update has been made to default settings.
    • In the process, we have reset the settings of all players to their defaults.

Neverwinter – Great Weapon Fighter Montage

April 12-14: Beta Weekend Four
April 30: Neverwinter Open Beta

The Great Weapon Fighter is feared across the Forgotten Realms as a punishing damage-dealer — and sometimes reckless in battle. Leading the charge against Valindra Shadowmantle, the valiant fighter only needs a sharp two-handed weapon and a vast skillset to dominate enemies. Will you play a Great Weapon Fighter in Neverwinter?

Get Beta Weekend Four and early Open Beta access by becoming a Neverwinter Founder: http://nw.perfectworld.com/founderspack

Neverwinter Free-to-Play MMO – Character Progression Dev Blog

The hero’s journey isn’t just a story arc – in Neverwinter, leveling up offers tons of chances to upgrade and customize your character. For Beta Weekend 4, starting 4/12, you’ll be able to pick your powers in a new point-buy system!

Power Choice

One of the biggest pieces of feedback we got was that, although a lot of other elements were customizable, D&D veterans wanted to have more say in the powers they got at each level. Previously, powers unlocked or upgraded at certain levels; players got to choose which powers to equip, not which ones to learn.

For inspiration, we looked at the way ability choice worked in pen and paper D&D, and combined it with our MMO experience. What we’ve emerged with is a new power choice system that we’ll be debuting in Beta Weekend #4, and it’ll give you more chances to customize your character than ever before.

Right out of the tutorial, you’ll have access to five or so powers. At each milestone level after that, more powers will be unlockable.

You’ll get power points at each level that you can use to get powers. Each point will either unlock or upgrade a power, up to Rank 3. You’ll need to have spent a certain amount of points in order to start investing in higher tiers of powers. By the endgame, you’ll have 60 power points, roughly a dozen points shy of maxing out everything.

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NEVERWINTER – OPEN BETA DATED !

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Neverwinter MMORPG Opens to All April 30, 2013; Beta Weekend 4 Added to Thank Committed Founders

(Redwood City, CA) April 4, 2013 – Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce that on April 30, 2013, the free-to-play action MMORPG  Dungeons & Dragons®  Neverwinter is heading into Open Beta, allowing millions of players unrestricted access to the game world.””The direct response and support from the  Neverwinter community during our Closed Beta Weekends have pushed us to make  Neverwinter the best free-to-play MMORPG anyone has yet seen,” said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich. “On April 30, we go into Open Beta. That’s when the world we’ve labored for years to build comes to life – that’s when every gamer can login and play what we’ve worked so hard to create. We could not be more excited.”

Recent winner of MMORPG.com’s Most Anticipated Award at PAX East 2013, and recipient of dozens of other awards and much critical acclaim,  Neverwinter is Cryptic and Perfect World’s proof that Western free-to-play games, when built from the ground up, can compete with even the biggest boxed subscription titles. On April 30, the companies invite all gamers to put that claim to the test. There will be no character wipes or restricted access after the start of Open Beta.

As an added thank you to the committed Founders who have helped make  Neverwinter possible, beginning 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, April 12, Founders will get the first opportunity to experience  Neverwinter’s professions system as part of a newly added 60-hour Beta Weekend 4. Founding members may simultaneously pursue four different professions: Leadership, Mailsmithing, Platesmithing and Leatherworking.

“We’ve never been in a better place launching a game,” said Jack Emmert, CEO, Cryptic Studios. “While the entire team is focused on launching  Neverwinter’s Open Beta on April 30, we still wanted to thank those committed Founders who stuck with us. Since the beginning of  Neverwinter’s Beta Weekends, our Founders have shown us that  Neverwinter offers engaging game mechanics, unique features and a gameplay experience that is parallel to subscription or paid games. They have become our biggest supporters and we wanted to give them Beta Weekend 4 as a token of our appreciation.”

Players can still become Founders through  Neverwinter’s Founder’s Pack Program. Benefits include exclusive access to Beta Weekend 4, permanent in-game items that are unique to Founders, early access to Open Beta, and VIP perks.

To take advantage of these benefits and to gain exclusive access to  Neverwinter’s Beta Weekend 4, players may visit: http://nw.perfectworld.com/founderspack/

MMORPG.com – Jack Emmert on Neverwinter – PAX East 2013

MMORPG.com’s Garrett Fuller caught up with CEO of Cryptic Jack Emmert to talk about the upcoming launch of Neverwinter, the game’s design history, and where they want to see it go in the future.

Neverwinter – Booth Pax 2013 !

I had a great time at the Neverwinter booth. Everyone there was eager to answer anyone’s question you asked them.Thanks for all the cool stuff you gave me ! I’m glad I bought the Hero of the North founders pack.
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NEVERWINTER BETA WEEKEND #3 INTRODUCES PVP BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 22 !!

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First-look at the Great Weapon Fighter Class, Pirates’ Skyhold, and Much More

(Redwood City, CA)  March 19, 2013 – Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are excited to share further details regarding Beta Weekend 3 for the highly anticipated Dungeons & Dragons® MMORPG, Neverwinter.

Starting at 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, March 22, players with early access to Neverwinter’s Beta Weekend 3 can experience a wealth of new content, including the first opportunity to check out Neverwinter’s PvP system and the chance to explore the Pirates’ Skyhold and Icespire Peak Adventure Zones. In addition, players may take control of the new Great Weapon Fighter class. An increased level cap of 50, alongside many other significant improvements based directly on feedback from previous Beta Weekends, promises to make Neverwinter’s Beta Weekend 3 the best yet.
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“The response from the Neverwinter community and members of the press who participated in our previous Beta Weekends has been amazing so far,” said Lead Producer Andy Velasquez. “On behalf of the entire development team at Cryptic Studios, I’d like to thank all Beta Weekend players for their feedback and support in making Neverwinter the best free MMORPG around!”
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Explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from Dungeons & Dragons as it rises from the ashes of destruction. This free action RPG set in an immersive MMO world takes players from the besieged walls of the famed city itself to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure. Epic stories, action combat and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic realm of Faerûn and the ruined city of Neverwinter.
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For the chance to participate in Neverwinter’s Beta Weekend 3, players may register for free at http://www.playneverwinter.com.

For guaranteed access to Beta Weekend 3 and a wide array of in-game perks and items when Neverwinter launches, learn more about the Neverwinter Founder’s Pack program at http://nw.perfectworld.com/founderspack

ZAM Exclusive: Neverwinter Control Wizard

This ZAM exclusive, courtesy of Cryptic and Perfect World, is a look at Neverwinter’s powerhouse caster class, the Control Wizard.

You can read our thoughts on the class right here: http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=3…

Neverwinter’s Icespire Peak

In the shadow of Icespire Peak, the Icehammer dwarves wage a wintry battle.

Snow-laden crags and hard-edged bluffs loom over Torunedar like frostbitten fingers.  Despite the subzero temperatures, the dwarven village is bustling with activity, constantly preparing for an ongoing battle that is as sure as the promise of a cold dawn.  Bolbin Ironbrow can be found coordinating the meager Icehammer militia as Garora Oakhew tends to the wounded and holds the front line.  In the White Crags, the blistering waste high atop Icespire Peak, Florin Icehammer, last scion of an ancient line, seeks a way to bring the fight to Hrimnir himself.

The frost giant chief will not be dissuaded so easily.

Hrimnir, favored of the winter titan Thrym, commands the bitter forces of winter on Icespire Peak, sending wave after wave of frost goblins, winter wolves, ice trolls, and frost giants at the Icehammer dwarves.  Icespire Peak has become the stage for confrontation between Hrimnir’s army and the resilient dwarves, and a place for stalwart adventurers to ply their trade in battle.

The colossal giant Lakkar, long frozen in stone and ice, stares uncaringly down at the battlefield.  In times past, Lakkar made a pact with Thrym for the dark power of Elemental Chaos.  The giant received the Winterforge, an ancient artifact which rewarded him with colossal size, but proved too powerful for him to contain.  Defeated by the Icehammer dwarves, Lakkar and the Winterforge lay untouched for generations, until the artifact was disturbed by the stout folk and began calling Hrimnir and his forces with the Elemental Chaos.

The dwarves may be hardy, but they cannot attack Hrimnir alone.  Adventurers who find themselves in the freezing climes around Torunedar will battle through the Frozen Heart, into the very body of Lakkar himself, to find and destroy the Winterforge.  Giants, tolls, golems, and the frost giant chief himself stand between them and the salvation of Icespire Peak.

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Neverwinter will be at PAX East & Mount Screenshoots !

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We’re excited to announce that Neverwinter, the critically acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons® MMORPG, is returning to PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts on March 22-24, 2013!

Where can you find us on the show floor? We will be located at Booth 624 on the show floor.

What will you see when you visit our booth? We’ve got an exciting playable demo for fearless adventures to play. And if you’re victorious, you’ll walk away with epic Neverwinter loot to show off at the convention.

What kind of loot will we give away to fans? We’ve got limited edition t-shirts and bags to carry all your Neverwinter loot. Also, we’re giving away redeemable codes for permanent in-game items, Neverwinter potions and palms, and even gaming hardware prizes!
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But, that’s not all! We also have a special guest joining us at PAX East, R.A. Salvatore, New York Times best-selling author of the popular Forgotten Realms® series The Legend of Drizzt®. He’ll be promoting his latest novel, The Last Threshold, Neverwinter Saga, Book IV, set to release on March 5! Come join us on March 22 and March 23 from 3-4 P.M. EST for a book signing at the Neverwinter booth and meet the author behind the legendary Drizzt Do’Urden.
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Finally, Neverwinter Lead Producer, Andy Velasquez, is scheduled to be at the Future of Online Games panel hosted by MMORPG.com. Join him and other panel guests for a discussion on MMORPGs and online gaming.
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If you can’t join us at PAX East, don’t worry! We will be running our third Beta Weekend on March 22-24, 2013. One way to get guaranteed access is by purchasing a Neverwinter Founder’s Pack. The Hero of the North Founder’s Pack comes with the incredible Spider Mount – see it in action below!
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Neverwinter – Orc Trailer

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Orcs are just one of countless enemies you will face throughout your quest in the Forgotten Realms. With insight into their troubled past, you are more prepared than ever to face this fearsome race in battle. Be strong, adventurer, and be victorious!

Neverwinter – Mount Hotenow Zone Trailer

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This adventure zone is geared towards high-level characters, and heroes will have to contend with some of the most iconic enemies from Dungeons & Dragons lore. The fire giants can manipulate the fire of their environment, creating powerful area of effect strikes to sear the slow-footed. Keep an eye to the sky as well, for the volcanic heat of Mount Hotenow is the perfect home for a red dragon..

Neverwinter BETA #1 – Fighting Companions !

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Found this out walking around the city at the last minute before the BETA weekend went down. You can buy Companions that will help you fight just like in SWTOR. You can gear them with runes and rings.

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