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Two Million People Have Played Neverwinter

TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

According to this video, two million people have played Neverwinter. That has to be some kind of record for a Cryptic game. :-)

Great Jorb Guys!

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Maybe not. I might have borked the video link. The video is from Cryptic BTW, not some random individual.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member



    Related? They're practically sisters!

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon

    Well, I guess if you keep buying-up well known IP's and rapidly making largely generic MMO's based on those IP's, sooner or later something will stick...

     

    I'm intrigued to know what Cryptic will churn out next. We probably don't have too long to wait before they launch their next game. Didn't they commit to a 2-year development cycle for their MMO's ?

  • kiernkiern Madison Heights, MIPosts: 435Member

    Sure. But keep in mind, 2 million people having played it is not the same as other games having 2 million subscribers.  It just means that 2 million people have created free accounts and played to some extent.  That number would still include all the people that tried it,  didn't like it, and and no longer play.  It also includes all the gold farmers that create multiple new accounts every day so that they can spam the chat channel.

     

     

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?

  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    I don't know about anyone else but that 2,000,000 user trailer was not what I experienced from Neverwinter Online. I think they've mistaken their own game with something else because the vast majority of the dungeons that I ran at level 60 consisted of an overwhelming amount of monsters spawning with the boss that the Guardian fighter couldn't properly tank due to the ~5 monster taunt limit.

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  • jesteralwaysjesteralways ChittagongPosts: 1,042Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?

    What do you expect? this is a f2p publisher we are talking about. remember when snail games  claimed age of wushu have over 100 million players? 2 million players registered account and how many f them are from same gold farmer? and how many of them are from a pure f2p player who wants to live his life as a astral diamond grinder?  

    i want an open world, no phasing, no instancing.i want meaningful owpvp.i want player driven economy.i want meaningful crafting.i want awesome exploration, a sense of thrill.i want ow housing with a meaningful effect on my entire gameplay experience, not just some instanced crap.i want all of these free of cost, i don't wanna pay you a cent, game devs can eat grass and continue developing game for me.
    Seems like that is the current consensus of western mmo players.

  • RollieJoeRollieJoe Raleigh, NCPosts: 436Member
    Two million people played, 1,975,000 of them quit after realizing the game was nothing more than another cash grab brought to you by PWE and Craptic.
  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by jesteralways
    Originally posted by Foomerang So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?
    What do you expect? this is a f2p publisher we are talking about. remember when snail games  claimed age of wushu have over 100 million players? 2 million players registered account and how many f them are from same gold farmer? and how many of them are from a pure f2p player who wants to live his life as a astral diamond grinder?  

    I just dont get it. You have one of the most recognized IPs in gaming. And you launch it on a platform that has an installed userbase in the billions. And you you are literally giving it away. Honestly, Id be embarrassed to tell people I only had 2 million bites.

  • jesteralwaysjesteralways ChittagongPosts: 1,042Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foomerang

     


    Originally posted by jesteralways

    Originally posted by Foomerang So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?
    What do you expect? this is a f2p publisher we are talking about. remember when snail games  claimed age of wushu have over 100 million players? 2 million players registered account and how many f them are from same gold farmer? and how many of them are from a pure f2p player who wants to live his life as a astral diamond grinder?  

     

    I just dont get it. You have one of the most recognized IPs in gaming. And you launch it on a platform that has an installed userbase in the billions. And you you are literally giving it away. Honestly, Id be embarrassed to tell people I only had 2 million bites.

    Embarrassed? PWE and cryptic? they sell a mount for 60$ in store and say "the price is fine" without a single bit of shame. they sell gambling packs for 30$ that 99% time only give potion and they say "it is random" without shame. you are expecting cockroach to act like tiger here. 

    i want an open world, no phasing, no instancing.i want meaningful owpvp.i want player driven economy.i want meaningful crafting.i want awesome exploration, a sense of thrill.i want ow housing with a meaningful effect on my entire gameplay experience, not just some instanced crap.i want all of these free of cost, i don't wanna pay you a cent, game devs can eat grass and continue developing game for me.
    Seems like that is the current consensus of western mmo players.

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by jesteralways
    Originally posted by Foomerang   Originally posted by jesteralways Originally posted by Foomerang So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?
    What do you expect? this is a f2p publisher we are talking about. remember when snail games  claimed age of wushu have over 100 million players? 2 million players registered account and how many f them are from same gold farmer? and how many of them are from a pure f2p player who wants to live his life as a astral diamond grinder?  
      I just dont get it. You have one of the most recognized IPs in gaming. And you launch it on a platform that has an installed userbase in the billions. And you you are literally giving it away. Honestly, Id be embarrassed to tell people I only had 2 million bites.
    Embarrassed? PWE and cryptic? they sell a mount for 60$ in store and say "the price is fine" without a single bit of shame. they sell gambling packs for 30$ that 99% time only give potion and they say "it is random" without shame. you are expecting cockroach to act like tiger here. 

    haha oh man. Yeah I guess you're right ;)
  • ReehayReehay ftgdfgd, NVPosts: 172Member
    Originally posted by Foomerang

    So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?

    rofl exactly... in the hands of a AAA game developer, dungeons and dragons could be amazing. Instead you get Neverwinter... mediocre and generic cut and paste content .. over and over and over...

    but hey they let you roll dice at character creation..THAT MAKES IT D&D RIGHT GUYS?!?!?! lol fail

  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jesteralways
    Originally posted by Foomerang

     


    Originally posted by jesteralways

    Originally posted by Foomerang So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?
    What do you expect? this is a f2p publisher we are talking about. remember when snail games  claimed age of wushu have over 100 million players? 2 million players registered account and how many f them are from same gold farmer? and how many of them are from a pure f2p player who wants to live his life as a astral diamond grinder?  

     

    I just dont get it. You have one of the most recognized IPs in gaming. And you launch it on a platform that has an installed userbase in the billions. And you you are literally giving it away. Honestly, Id be embarrassed to tell people I only had 2 million bites.

    Embarrassed? PWE and cryptic? they sell a mount for 60$ in store and say "the price is fine" without a single bit of shame. they sell gambling packs for 30$ that 99% time only give potion and they say "it is random" without shame. you are expecting cockroach to act like tiger here. 

    The best part of all is that they designed the game so poorly. I was able to breeze through the entire game and "complete" it without ever spending a dime in the cash shop. Not only did they fail in pricing their game but they failed in making it increasingly difficult for players who didn't feed into the cash shop. 

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  • VoqarVoqar Phoenix, AZPosts: 498Member
    I guess it's kind of like a car or train wreck.  People want to check it out for themselves even though they know it's a horrific mess.

    Premium MMORPGs do not feature built-in cheating via cash for gold pay 2 win. PLAY to win or don't play.

  • zwei2zwei2 SingaporePosts: 361Member
    these type of numbers are just hilarious. Same as those china website claiming GW2 has 2.5 million active players

    The possibility of the universe collapsing into a singularity is higher than the birth of a perfect MMORPG.

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Voqar
    I guess it's kind of like a car or train wreck.  People want to check it out for themselves even though they know it's a horrific mess.

    That's why I tried it. Everyone said it was so bad I wanted to make up my own mind. After two attempts to get into the game I finally gave up and deleted the game. I did learn I don't like heavily instanced games like that and wont try another.

  • GeevesGeeves SydneyPosts: 148Member
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    Originally posted by jesteralways
    Originally posted by Foomerang

     


    Originally posted by jesteralways

    Originally posted by Foomerang So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?
    What do you expect? this is a f2p publisher we are talking about. remember when snail games  claimed age of wushu have over 100 million players? 2 million players registered account and how many f them are from same gold farmer? and how many of them are from a pure f2p player who wants to live his life as a astral diamond grinder?  

     

    I just dont get it. You have one of the most recognized IPs in gaming. And you launch it on a platform that has an installed userbase in the billions. And you you are literally giving it away. Honestly, Id be embarrassed to tell people I only had 2 million bites.

    Embarrassed? PWE and cryptic? they sell a mount for 60$ in store and say "the price is fine" without a single bit of shame. they sell gambling packs for 30$ that 99% time only give potion and they say "it is random" without shame. you are expecting cockroach to act like tiger here. 

    The best part of all is that they designed the game so poorly. I was able to breeze through the entire game and "complete" it without ever spending a dime in the cash shop. Not only did they fail in pricing their game but they failed in making it increasingly difficult for players who didn't feed into the cash shop. 

    Can't tell if serious.

    MUNDO!!

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    Originally posted by jesteralways

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    Embarrassed? PWE and cryptic? they sell a mount for 60$ in store and say "the price is fine" without a single bit of shame. they sell gambling packs for 30$ that 99% time only give potion and they say "it is random" without shame. you are expecting cockroach to act like tiger here. 

    The best part of all is that they designed the game so poorly. I was able to breeze through the entire game and "complete" it without ever spending a dime in the cash shop. Not only did they fail in pricing their game but they failed in making it increasingly difficult for players who didn't feed into the cash shop. 

    You probably just don't fit the target profile.

    It almost feels like the leveling speed is so fast to increase the pressure to buy stuff. By accelerating you through levels, you quickly end up in a situation where you run out of bag space because your carrying 2 or 3 different "levels" of potions, runes, scrolls and whatnot. Many people find it too difficult to simply delete things, so they buy extra bags.

    The quicker you get to level cap, the quicker you become a candidate for the "rune upgrade grind". Those that do start that path almost inevitably feed the Cash Shop one way or another, because the grind is staggering. If you play 4 to 6 hours per day (or more) you can avoid spending money, but that puts you outside of the target group anyway.

  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Uncommon
    Grats, too bad registered users does not = amount of players.
  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,296Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jesteralways
    Originally posted by Foomerang

     


    Originally posted by jesteralways

    Originally posted by Foomerang So you make a free Dungeons & Dragons game for anyone with a pc and you're bragging about 2 million?
    What do you expect? this is a f2p publisher we are talking about. remember when snail games  claimed age of wushu have over 100 million players? 2 million players registered account and how many f them are from same gold farmer? and how many of them are from a pure f2p player who wants to live his life as a astral diamond grinder?  

     

    I just dont get it. You have one of the most recognized IPs in gaming. And you launch it on a platform that has an installed userbase in the billions. And you you are literally giving it away. Honestly, Id be embarrassed to tell people I only had 2 million bites.

    Embarrassed? PWE and cryptic? they sell a mount for 60$ in store and say "the price is fine" without a single bit of shame. they sell gambling packs for 30$ that 99% time only give potion and they say "it is random" without shame. you are expecting cockroach to act like tiger here. 

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  • cagancagan new jersey, NJPosts: 281Member

    I am sure over 2m people played it. Me and all my friends played it for a week or so too.

    Is anyone playing now? Nope...

    Another failed IP by cryptic,...

  • zimmy910zimmy910 RotterdamPosts: 190Member

    I am one of the 2 million :D. Played for about 1 - 2 hrs (can't quite remember). Didn't like it and never came back ...

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    According to this video, two million people have played Neverwinter.

    Then they quit.. haha only messing..

  • LanessarLanessar PALM HARBOR, FLPosts: 87Member

    I highly doubt those are current players. I was a Sucker of the North in a guild with 300 members, also alpha-tested the game. It had a lot of promise before Open Beta, but the developers did their typical song and dance and ruined the base points in the game fixing stuff to prevent exploits (many of which existed in the games prior, and several of which were reported in Alpha, repeatedly).

     

    They drove off some of the best content creators I've seen in a while with how they handled the Foundry (few people played the stuff save as an AD reward, so their longer and more involved storylines wouldn't get playtime. The rewards from Foundry are laughable at best, and attempting to level in Foundry content takes five times longer than the dev-made storyline, making it useless. It's also useless for level 60's due to scaling issues for the mobs and trap damage, as well as almost no reward.

     

    Of the 200 friends I had from alpha, three of them still play (and may just be logging in for pray-AD). Of the 300 guildmates, 14 are still active within the last 20 days. Again, some of those are pray-AD types.

     

    And now they're begging me to return to the game with promises of items and stuff, if I return before the Feywild expansion hits. That's not something a healthy game does (especially since the stuff they are giving away, while trivial, is stuff they sell in their shop). I'd be willing to bet that they have a player base (actually active) of around 10,000. Most of the areas are ghost-towns. There have just been so many broken promises with the game by the developers themselves (new class 1 month after release! Drow 60 days after launch! Foundry will give rewards equal to dev-made content! Regular content updates! And the list goes on) that your cash cows just moved onto something not so...

     

    Broken.

     

     

  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    According to this video, two million people have played Neverwinter. That has to be some kind of record for a Cryptic game. :-)

    Great Jorb Guys!

    **

    Maybe not. I might have borked the video link. The video is from Cryptic BTW, not some random individual.

     

    Sure, I think two million people have played Neverwinter. However, I think about 20K are still playing Neverwinter. So good on them for finding a way to paint a positive penny after the a-bomb dropped.

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