Ever since my husband first introduced me to World of Warcraft, I have been addicted to MMO’s. I tried out LOTRO for a while, but to my shock, is the one Lord of the Rings related ANYTHING that didn’t really hold my attention. It may be revisited in the future, but for now my heart belongs to…NEVERWINTER.
1. I’m already familiar with a lot of the concepts used after playing D&D and Pathfinder
2. Its FREE
3. Its beautiful and the customization is awesome
4. Its still free
5. I like actually dealing with traps and not exclusively “collect 10 of x” or “kill 10 of x”
6. …did I mention its FREE??
Swap out one addiction for another, I suppose.
Libraela – Half Elf Trickster Rogue
One of my favorite classes of all time to play, my heart was immediately drawn to the rogue class. Surprisingly powerful, the rogue in Neverwinter is much more self-capable than I expected. While I do down quite a few health potions as I sweep through my missions, she’s the one character I’ve played through as much (she’s level 16) that hasn’t died yet.
Serra Slashfaith – Halfling Great Weapon Fighter
…okay, I made this for fun. Who WOULDN’T laugh a bit at a Halfling wielding a sword 5x her size? Because I sure do. I just made this one on Friday for laughs, so I don’t have a whole lot to say about her yet. I just entered Protector’s Enclave with her.
Kaeryn – Half Orc Devoted Cleric
Ah, Clerics. I have always thought of myself as a Rogue/Warrior type player, but Clerics lately have won my heart. I love being self-sufficient, able to heal party members or strangers, and beat the holy (pun intended) shit out of anything I come across all at the same time. Kaeryn is blind, and I’m working on a back-story for her. Hoping to actually roll a half-orc cleric in a legit Pathfinder/D&D campaign in the future, and she will follow the same path. Currently, I am waiting for Raine to get his Half Orc Great Weapon Fighter up to my Cleric’s level (23rd) so that we can run together. It will be fun times, if I can pull him away from the PS3.
Phelia Demoneye – Tiefling Control Wizard
Phelia is the first character I rolled in Neverwinter. I don’t know much about Tieflings to be honest, but I do know that they are new as a playable race, and well…they look snazzy. I’ve also never played a Wizard before (if you count WoW Mage class, then sure). She’s pretty damn fun, though I appreciated the hell out of getting a Cleric companion to help keep my ass alive when I get swarmed. Currently, Phelia (level 20) is the character I am running with Raine’s Fighter until he reaches Kaeryn’s level.
So, certainly not a “review” of any sorts, but just my thoughts on current happenings in that area of my gaming world. But we can talk about some likes/dislikes about the game.
THINGS THAT ARE AWESOMESAUCE / PROS
- Going to play the FREE card again here
- A lot of user-created content in regards to stories and such, I like reading all that
- Detailed customization, down to scars, tattoos, and boob size. Hey, I like my characters having big boobs.
- Unlike WoW, if you are getting murderized by some NPC’s, players are often helpful and y’know…heal you or don’t let you get your ass kicked.
- Class/Race specific quests. Ones that are available throughout the game, and not just little things from class trainers. I loved/hated the Half-Orc discrimination going on in the Tower District.
THINGS THAT ARE NOT SO AWESOMESAUCE / CONS
- The sparkly path. While there are times I appreciate it, I feel like I’m being led on like a child. I turn it off frequently.
- I have a hard time getting “groups” for harder missions (I will admit this could be attributed to my fail-status at being social)
- I wish there were more classes and races available, but I won’t be too harsh on this considering that it JUST had its official release out of Beta.
- I don’t have more time to play. This is no fault of Perfect World, however.
If you like MMO’s and haven’t played Neverwinter yet, there really is no reason for you to not. Go to the Neverwinter site and download the game, make a free account, and get to your fantasy shennanigans. Besides the fact that I don’t have the money to deal with paying games right now, I’ll tell you that even when I had some game time…I still played Neverwinter. WoW is a discussion for another day, however.
What do you like/dislike about Neverwinter? What would you change if you could?