screenshot_2013-04-30-13-19-41When I played the beta I was pretty unenthusiastic. The controls gave me motion sickness and I couldn’t see myself spending $60 for the options that were granted, so I didn’t get that excited about the game in general. Then a few close friends of mine started playing and I decided to give the game another chance today when it went into open beta.

I’m very glad I did.

I created a Guardian Fighter, Dwarf, named Blesse (on the Dragon server for those who are looking for me). She’s level 6 so far and I’ve had a blast with the character despite the fact that there has been some incredible lag on the servers since the masses started logging in. I’m looking forward to inching my way to level 10 so I can start professions, and aside from that I know absolutely nothing about the game. Maybe that’s for the best. I played through one of the foundry missions that someone had created and I can’t wait until I can make my own.

Will I stick with it? Well, as a nomadic gamer that’s a pretty hard decision. I’ll just have to take it day by day for now!

Are you trying out Neverwinter? What are your thoughts so far? What are you playing? Let me know in comments!

3 thoughts on “Giving Neverwinter a Chance #Neverwinter”
  1. I rolled a Rogue (need to log in to find out what the class is actually called) on the Dragon server too. Didn’t expect too much from the game but I have to say that I’m having a blast. Lag was not great, but not a deal breaker either.

    It’s definitely on my rotation of mmos at a time when a fair few of them have dropped off and been uninstalled.

    My character is called Joliette, I’ll look you up some time.

  2. Had a brief play this morning before heading in to work. The “feel” of the game got my attention, it’s got the undefinable that makes me want to play some more.

    The action combat – well, I can’t tell. Lag was abominable, being a scant few hours after the unwashed masses flooded the servers. I have no idea what it will be like once things settle down.

    Character animations are dire. I think they would have looked poor a decade ago.

    But I’m a sucker for a D&D game, have been for 30 years now. So I’m more than keen to give it a chance.

  3. I plan to DL it when I get home tonight and give it a whirl whenever I can. Working 2 jobs right now, though, so I have a really early bedtime, so it’s hard to play much of anything anymore :-(

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