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Neverwinter: Shadowmantle Goes Live

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,633MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Shadowmantle, the second content expansion to Neverwinter, has officially launched. Shadowmantle brings an impressive array of new features into the game, including the Ranger class, collections, new interfaces and much more.



  • Hunter Ranger playable class: This new class is deadly from afar and has incredible damage capabilities up close as well. Log in and play as one now!


  • Hunter Ranger Boost Pack: This pack is now available for purchase in the Zen Market. Get a head start on your new Hunter Ranger!


  • Dread Ring Campaign: Enter the Dread Ring and encounter new foes. If you survive, you'll be able to face Valindra Shadowmantle herself.


  • Active Companion Bonus System: Each active companion will grant bonuses for your character giving you an extra edge in combat!


  • Collections System: Track all of your existing loot and hunt for new loot, including missing set items, with this system.


  • New Paragon Paths for existing classes: New skills are now available for existing classes! Which path will you choose? Learn more about it here in part one and part two of our Dev Blogs.


  • Artifacts System: This new item type is now added to Neverwinter. These items will become permanent fixtures for your character, and will be able to level up and get more powerful as you advance.


  • Sword Coast Adventures (coming very soon!): Send companions out to complete tasks to earn rewards and gain companion experience, all through the Neverwinter Gateway!


  • Item Progress System: Read more about changes and improvements to the fusing system in Neverwinter.

Read more about all of the new content at any of the links above.





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  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    I imagine that two character slots limit for F2P is going to annoy some people right about now.

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  • ChadiwickerChadiwicker Posts: 79Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Methos12
    I imagine that two character slots limit for F2P is going to annoy some people right about now.

    Character slots are one of the more reasonable purchases in the Zen shop. $5 for 2 additional character slots and there's a 33% off sale this week.

  • DeeterDeeter SO. SF, CAPosts: 135Member
    Originally posted by Chadiwicker
    Originally posted by Methos12
    I imagine that two character slots limit for F2P is going to annoy some people right about now.

    Character slots are one of the more reasonable purchases in the Zen shop. $5 for 2 additional character slots and there's a 33% off sale this week.

    Charging for character slots is almost as dumb as respecs. People can just create new accounts

  • nerovipus32nerovipus32 dublinPosts: 2,735Member
    Originally posted by Methos12
    I imagine that two character slots limit for F2P is going to annoy some people right about now.

    God only knows why you'd want to play through this game more than twice.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    I'll probably get around to playing this someday, right now I'm too busy being a pirate in AC4 lol.  Haven't been on WoW in awhile either...bloody pirates messing with my MMO time.  I want to play hunter, I like GWF, want to check out the new paragons as well :)
  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    I hope this can breathe some life back into this game for those that still enjoy it.

    Currently Playing: ESO and FFXIV
    Have played: You name it
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  • skeaserskeaser Wichita Falls, TXPosts: 3,849Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    I hope this can breathe some life back into this game for those that still enjoy it.

    I enjoy it even though it isn't quiet finished yet but I think the cash shop model is going to drive me away. I have no problem with paying for things but they've just about gone overboard.

  • umcorianumcorian Boston, MAPosts: 466Member Uncommon

    Decent game, but I'll say one thing negative: a game that only launches with 5* classes probably shouldn't be charging for a 6th in an expansion. That class should probably come standard. 

    * Calling Guardian Fighter and Great-Weapon Fighter two different classes has always been a stretch for me. In any other MMO, they'd be considered the same class but different spec. IMHO, that felt like an eleventh hour attempt to pad an unreasonably shoddy line-up of classes and make it only about half as shoddy as the average MMO.

     
  • ChadiwickerChadiwicker Posts: 79Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by umcorian

    Decent game, but I'll say one thing negative: a game that only launches with 5* classes probably shouldn't be charging for a 6th in an expansion. That class should probably come standard. 

     

    The Hunter Ranger class is free. There is no cost to be able to play the Ranger.

  • AlverantAlverant Wheaton, ILPosts: 530Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nerovipus32
    Originally posted by Methos12
    I imagine that two character slots limit for F2P is going to annoy some people right about now.

    God only knows why you'd want to play through this game more than once.

    FIFY

    I play the game and the content just doesn't pull me in like in other games. You can breeze through 1-50 in less than 3 months.

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon

    Good feature additions.

    Content? Poor.

    They are shaping the game pretty good with nice class specializations and the collections and stuff.. hopefully gearing up and getting everything ready so they can flesh out the actual gameplay with a decent expansion or something.

  • cronius77cronius77 Fairfax, VAPosts: 1,347Member Uncommon
    10 dollar 24 slot bags 35 dollar mounts 300k astral diamond cost for upgrading a white companion to green 750k for green to blue and 1.5 mil to purple from blue... A lock box drops from killing mobs about once every 3 or 4 minutes to the point of stacks upon stacks. You can earn maybe 20k astral diamonds a day at 60 they expect you to spend lots of cash and nickle and dime the living hell out of you for just about everything in game . Even the new enchantment system costs astral diamonds for each fuse. Great dungeon crawler game made by a okay company but their parent company perfect world is doing every thing they can do make sure no one wants to keep playing it with all the price gouging in game.
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,217Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deeter
    Originally posted by Chadiwicker
    Originally posted by Methos12
    I imagine that two character slots limit for F2P is going to annoy some people right about now.

    Character slots are one of the more reasonable purchases in the Zen shop. $5 for 2 additional character slots and there's a 33% off sale this week.

    Charging for character slots is almost as dumb as respecs. People can just create new accounts

    I have account wide perks like mounts and companions. The $5 for 2 slots makes more sense. I make characters not throwaway toons so I don't mind spending some money instead of rerolling. I guess it's perspective.

  • SkuallSkuall UnknowPosts: 1,285Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cronius77
    10 dollar 24 slot bags 35 dollar mounts 300k astral diamond cost for upgrading a white companion to green 750k for green to blue and 1.5 mil to purple from blue... A lock box drops from killing mobs about once every 3 or 4 minutes to the point of stacks upon stacks. You can earn maybe 20k astral diamonds a day at 60 they expect you to spend lots of cash and nickle and dime the living hell out of you for just about everything in game . Even the new enchantment system costs astral diamonds for each fuse. Great dungeon crawler game made by a okay company but their parent company perfect world is doing every thing they can do make sure no one wants to keep playing it with all the price gouging in game.

    +10000

  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,719Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Deeter
    Originally posted by Chadiwicker
    Originally posted by Methos12
    I imagine that two character slots limit for F2P is going to annoy some people right about now.

    Character slots are one of the more reasonable purchases in the Zen shop. $5 for 2 additional character slots and there's a 33% off sale this week.

    Charging for character slots is almost as dumb as respecs. People can just create new accounts

    I have account wide perks like mounts and companions. The $5 for 2 slots makes more sense. I make characters not throwaway toons so I don't mind spending some money instead of rerolling. I guess it's perspective.

    Yep, but there's still some thruth in that post, in f2p games char.slot purchase is mostly a convenience since you can make new accounts even by the dozens if you like. But i agree, it's much easier to have them all in one place.

    It's not a big one anyways, now with the sale, only 335 Zen. With the current AD rate it's roughly 160k AD for the absolutely free players. 160k for 2 character slots is not that much I think.

     

    True, not much but it's not free either :) I've tried to find the interview for an hour, but couldn't... Before Feywild, when it was clear that no new class is arriving with that module, there was an interview where the guy said, when the new class will be released later, they'll give an additional character slot with it. Then it was quickly muffled ofc, and no word, no mentioning of that since then :) Now here's the ranger, and only a char.slot sale came with it, no free slots - which isn't a surprise ofc.

     

    Originally posted by cronius77
    300k astral diamond cost for upgrading a white companion to green 750k for green to blue and 1.5 mil to purple from blue...   Even the new enchantment system costs astral diamonds for each fuse.

    Upgrading a companion is just a waste of AD, much better to simply convert the AD into Zen and purchasing a purple from the store, those are the best ones anyways.

    Agree on the new system, even wrote about it earlier... Not to mention they updated the Coffer too, alongside the update yesterday, so you'll have much fewer green wards (previously it always gave a green ward, and very very rarely a Coal. one. Now it can also drop profession items. You can guess which one will be the most frequent drop, the prof.items, or the wards... :) )

  • Sho0terMcgavinSho0terMcgavin Harrisburg, PAPosts: 301Member
    Originally posted by cronius77
    10 dollar 24 slot bags 35 dollar mounts 300k astral diamond cost for upgrading a white companion to green 750k for green to blue and 1.5 mil to purple from blue... A lock box drops from killing mobs about once every 3 or 4 minutes to the point of stacks upon stacks. You can earn maybe 20k astral diamonds a day at 60 they expect you to spend lots of cash and nickle and dime the living hell out of you for just about everything in game . Even the new enchantment system costs astral diamonds for each fuse. Great dungeon crawler game made by a okay company but their parent company perfect world is doing every thing they can do make sure no one wants to keep playing it with all the price gouging in game.

    Couldn't of said ti better myself.  I was stupid enough to pick up the $60 founder pack.  While its one of the better packs (having a tier 3 (purple) mount and companion on every new toon I create is nice.  But, the game could of been pretty decent.  The cash shop is such a turn off.  If they cut those prices like 60%, I promise they would make double profit compared to now.  I went back yesterday to try out the Ranger.  While it was pretty fun (not as much fun as my rogue).  I truthfully can't convince myself to play thru the same quests again.  Especially when You get your standard bag and 2 small bags from quests.  Leaving 2 bag slots empty unless you buy them from the cash shop.  If you like the combat system.  I recommend going to Tera.  The combat system is better there and the F2P system is actually pretty fair.  

     

     

    And Astral diamonds, what a crook of shit.  Oh, and the gold you make in game is basically for "kits" and repairs.  The auction house doesn't even take the in game currency.  Only the cash shop Astral diamonds. 

     

     

    Last thing.  I only noticed today that Neverwinter is now on Steam.  They also have a "steam exclusive" starter pack for $20.  You get a bunch of worthless items and a black panther companion.  You know, like the one people paid $200 (Hero of the North) to get.  

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  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,191Member Uncommon
    Nothing impressive about this game until they fix the item shop.  Until then it will continue to be the POC it is.
  • umcorianumcorian Boston, MAPosts: 466Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Chadiwicker
    Originally posted by umcorian

    Decent game, but I'll say one thing negative: a game that only launches with 5* classes probably shouldn't be charging for a 6th in an expansion. That class should probably come standard. 

     

    The Hunter Ranger class is free. There is no cost to be able to play the Ranger.

    I stand corrected. Cryptic, I salute you. 

  • cronius77cronius77 Fairfax, VAPosts: 1,347Member Uncommon
    we should be fair though here the cash shop is 150% perfect world Int. and not cryptic. Thread after thread pops up on their official forums only to have the mods censure a lot of posters complaining about the cash shop. If you look at all the PWI games though out there , all have insane prices on their games and the company is one of the worst of the asian free to play companies for pay to win. If Cryptic had any sense at all they would try whatever measures they have available to buy back their company from this scam artist publisher PWI. Everyone of those guys soon will be looking for jobs or stuck working on mediocre free to play asian garbage from PWI if they do not do something because PWI hasnt changed their game prices in their shops for years and I highly doubt they will ever. I know if I owned a company PWI is one of the last publishers I'd ever want to be associated with as they scream shady mediocre games and high ripoff cash shop prices.
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,217Member Uncommon

    The ranger is really fun so far. It seems to be one of the more complex classes to build, but then I haven't checked out the new paragon options for my cleric yet. Good stuff.

    I bought the $60 pack when the game released and that is working out well for me. I have the warg companion and a very nice starter bow, along with the mount when I hit 20.

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,191Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cronius77
    we should be fair though here the cash shop is 150% perfect world Int. and not cryptic. Thread after thread pops up on their official forums only to have the mods censure a lot of posters complaining about the cash shop. If you look at all the PWI games though out there , all have insane prices on their games and the company is one of the worst of the asian free to play companies for pay to win. If Cryptic had any sense at all they would try whatever measures they have available to buy back their company from this scam artist publisher PWI. Everyone of those guys soon will be looking for jobs or stuck working on mediocre free to play asian garbage from PWI if they do not do something because PWI hasnt changed their game prices in their shops for years and I highly doubt they will ever. I know if I owned a company PWI is one of the last publishers I'd ever want to be associated with as they scream shady mediocre games and high ripoff cash shop prices.

    PWI is profitable, they should be with those outrageous item shop prices, and they bought a very unprofitable Cryptic.  I will admit it is a pretty good game as long as you avoid the item shop, but then, the game is designed so you really can't.

    Supporting games like this just sends a wrong message to publishers that they can rip you off with very expensive item shops.

     

  • VutarVutar BaghdadPosts: 773Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cronius77
    10 dollar 24 slot bags 35 dollar mounts 300k astral diamond cost for upgrading a white companion to green 750k for green to blue and 1.5 mil to purple from blue... A lock box drops from killing mobs about once every 3 or 4 minutes to the point of stacks upon stacks. You can earn maybe 20k astral diamonds a day at 60 they expect you to spend lots of cash and nickle and dime the living hell out of you for just about everything in game . Even the new enchantment system costs astral diamonds for each fuse. Great dungeon crawler game made by a okay company but their parent company perfect world is doing every thing they can do make sure no one wants to keep playing it with all the price gouging in game.

     

    Aren't F2P games wonderful? Welcome to the future, as proclaimed by the F2P crowd.

  • reploidxreploidx Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 320Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by cronius77
    10 dollar 24 slot bags 35 dollar mounts 300k astral diamond cost for upgrading a white companion to green 750k for green to blue and 1.5 mil to purple from blue... A lock box drops from killing mobs about once every 3 or 4 minutes to the point of stacks upon stacks. You can earn maybe 20k astral diamonds a day at 60 they expect you to spend lots of cash and nickle and dime the living hell out of you for just about everything in game . Even the new enchantment system costs astral diamonds for each fuse. Great dungeon crawler game made by a okay company but their parent company perfect world is doing every thing they can do make sure no one wants to keep playing it with all the price gouging in game.

     

    Aren't F2P games wonderful? Welcome to the future, as proclaimed by the F2P crowd.

    It's only 200k for putting the free companions up, but it does seem like a waste. You can do a lot in this game for free. You get three bags for free from following the main story, and if you sell most of your stuff, it is enough but if you are a pack rat then you will probably be paying money. The best way to get Astral Diamonds in this game is to just grind on a main. Get your Leadership up, do all the Astral Diamond Dailies and you can probably get a few hundred thousand by the end of a week. Not to mention grinding for gear than salvaging it or selling it on the Auction Hall. It's easy to get Diamonds, you just need to really work at it.

  • cronius77cronius77 Fairfax, VAPosts: 1,347Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by reploidx
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by cronius77
    10 dollar 24 slot bags 35 dollar mounts 300k astral diamond cost for upgrading a white companion to green 750k for green to blue and 1.5 mil to purple from blue... A lock box drops from killing mobs about once every 3 or 4 minutes to the point of stacks upon stacks. You can earn maybe 20k astral diamonds a day at 60 they expect you to spend lots of cash and nickle and dime the living hell out of you for just about everything in game . Even the new enchantment system costs astral diamonds for each fuse. Great dungeon crawler game made by a okay company but their parent company perfect world is doing every thing they can do make sure no one wants to keep playing it with all the price gouging in game.

     

    Aren't F2P games wonderful? Welcome to the future, as proclaimed by the F2P crowd.

    It's only 200k for putting the free companions up, but it does seem like a waste. You can do a lot in this game for free. You get three bags for free from following the main story, and if you sell most of your stuff, it is enough but if you are a pack rat then you will probably be paying money. The best way to get Astral Diamonds in this game is to just grind on a main. Get your Leadership up, do all the Astral Diamond Dailies and you can probably get a few hundred thousand by the end of a week. Not to mention grinding for gear than salvaging it or selling it on the Auction Hall. It's easy to get Diamonds, you just need to really work at it.

    actually the easiest way to get astral diamonds is to setup a fake email and do the 3-4 survey limit on their earn zen tab which nets you 200k in about a hour. Ive actually spent about 100 bucks on this game off and on since release and bought the ranger pack on release but this game to anyone that isnt willing to grind or waste a hour a day doing 3-4 surveys its a rip-off no way for anyone to sugar coat it for sure. The best possible thing you can do now is buy the faewild pack for 60 bucks and you get the bind to account purple mount and pet for all your toons and the extra slot but to anyone whos serious about playing the game past level 20 when you get stacks and stacks of runes and enchantments you will need a 24 slot bag or two for the last two slots and thats another 20 bucks.  If you do not buy a pack you are going to be stuck with cash shop gouging beyond the fifth degree on all your toons or be stuck with a very crappy white companion and white mount or grind your ass off for months maybe even a year to get anything decent .

  • VutarVutar BaghdadPosts: 773Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by reploidx
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by cronius77
    10 dollar 24 slot bags 35 dollar mounts 300k astral diamond cost for upgrading a white companion to green 750k for green to blue and 1.5 mil to purple from blue... A lock box drops from killing mobs about once every 3 or 4 minutes to the point of stacks upon stacks. You can earn maybe 20k astral diamonds a day at 60 they expect you to spend lots of cash and nickle and dime the living hell out of you for just about everything in game . Even the new enchantment system costs astral diamonds for each fuse. Great dungeon crawler game made by a okay company but their parent company perfect world is doing every thing they can do make sure no one wants to keep playing it with all the price gouging in game.

     

    Aren't F2P games wonderful? Welcome to the future, as proclaimed by the F2P crowd.

    It's only 200k for putting the free companions up, but it does seem like a waste. You can do a lot in this game for free. You get three bags for free from following the main story, and if you sell most of your stuff, it is enough but if you are a pack rat then you will probably be paying money. The best way to get Astral Diamonds in this game is to just grind on a main. Get your Leadership up, do all the Astral Diamond Dailies and you can probably get a few hundred thousand by the end of a week. Not to mention grinding for gear than salvaging it or selling it on the Auction Hall. It's easy to get Diamonds, you just need to really work at it.

     

    Or you could just pay 66 cents a day and have a fully functioning MMORPG that does not nickle and dime you to death. 14.99 * 12 (sub) + 60 (the game itself) / 365 = 66 cents a day for hours of entertainment per day/week.

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