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Neverwinter: Beta Weekends and Founders' Packs Detailed

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  • barezzbarezz Granite City, ILPosts: 140Member Uncommon

    My advice.  Wait.  Just for heavens sake wait.  Roll a human, or whatever free character there is.  Play a week and see if the game is even worth it.  FFS stop the endless circle of CO's, STO's, TOR's and everything inbetween, say "No" to these hype driven loads of crap and empty promises.  How may people are thrilled with their collector's edition of TOR?  How is that "CE Store ingame that is going to be upgraded regularily" working out?

    We have seen nothing about this game beyond some prelaunch interviews and videos.  Hey the ones for AoC were freaking sweet too, that game sure turned out to be the PvP leetness everyone was looking for, didn't it?

    Anyone who pays to get into a beta has, in my opinion, lost their freaking minds.  And yes, I have been there folks.  Beta gets you nothing that you can keep when the game goes Live.  Save your money.  the game will be F2P.

    Plus this is Cryptic.  Having learned from their previous mistakes, they are going to do "beta event weekends" again I see.  Trust me the first 6 months after launch will be beta enough.  Just wait and hop in on launch day.

  • Badgered86Badgered86 Denver, COPosts: 175Member
    still haven't received my key from pre-ordering Torchlight II (from PWE directly, not from Steam) and their customer service hasn't gotten back to me.  This company really seems to suck.
  • VirgoThreeVirgoThree Tarzana, CAPosts: 1,220Member
    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    I get the feeling they are rushing this game out.  Typical Cryptic, they have not changed a bit.

    It is just flat out wrong to charge for beta access.  You are a fool if you do so.  

    The game has already been delayed quite a bit. The original release date was supposed to be end of last year. http://www.vg247.com/2012/08/16/neverwinter-delayed-until-early-2013/

    So I wouldn't say this is being rushed...if they released last year, then yeah I'd agree with you. Although a game needs to follow deadlines like everything else in life.

  • ZebularZebular Neverwinter, The Sword Coast, MIPosts: 24Member
    Originally posted by Badgered86
    still haven't received my key from pre-ordering Torchlight II (from PWE directly, not from Steam) and their customer service hasn't gotten back to me.  This company really seems to suck.

    Please continue to update your Support Ticket every day or every other day with your civil request for assistance.

    Just to be sure though, you did get your Torchligt II key in your email, yes?  That very same email should have contained two codes, the first one was for the NWO CBT and the 2nd for T2.

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  • rommellorommello calgary, ABPosts: 185Member

    lets hope its doesnt turn into an age of wushu cash scam

    o wait i never pay a dime!

     

    ahahahaha stupid cashers

    hallo ~_~

  • ZebladeZeblade Colorado Springs, COPosts: 926Member

    I feel like I'm watching TV...Just 3 easy payments...People really eat this stuff up. I want to know who figured out the value of what $549? In a game that will be F2P. I guess their saying..if the game was not free to play you'd be paying $549 BUT just 30 seconds left for the AWESOME deal of 2013 ..not..500..not 450 not even 400. Just wait call in the next 15 seconds and I will drop $200 off that! YES today only you get this great made up, cartoonish digital toys for $200

    People to the same thing in wow. Some  mount on ebay hundreds to thousands. For NOTHING.

     

  • xmentyxmenty SingaporePosts: 679Member

    I should think you guys have not learn from the STO Beta.

    Its the same old shit but with different skin.

    How many players regret paying STO to access its Beta?

    Remember this is cash grab Cryptic / PWE lol.

    Pardon my English as it is not my 1st language :)

  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by barezz

    My advice.  Wait.  Just for heavens sake wait.  Roll a human, or whatever free character there is.  Play a week and see if the game is even worth it.  FFS stop the endless circle of CO's, STO's, TOR's and everything inbetween, say "No" to these hype driven loads of crap and empty promises.  How may people are thrilled with their collector's edition of TOR?  How is that "CE Store ingame that is going to be upgraded regularily" working out?

    We have seen nothing about this game beyond some prelaunch interviews and videos.  Hey the ones for AoC were freaking sweet too, that game sure turned out to be the PvP leetness everyone was looking for, didn't it?

    Anyone who pays to get into a beta has, in my opinion, lost their freaking minds.  And yes, I have been there folks.  Beta gets you nothing that you can keep when the game goes Live.  Save your money.  the game will be F2P.

    Plus this is Cryptic.  Having learned from their previous mistakes, they are going to do "beta event weekends" again I see.  Trust me the first 6 months after launch will be beta enough.  Just wait and hop in on launch day.

    That would be a common sense thing to do, yes.

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  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 876Member Common

    A FREE2PLAY game is asking me to pay to beta test their game.

    Lemme think about this...image

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  • bigcheeseukbigcheeseuk manchesterPosts: 112Member Uncommon

    Wow another P2β game

     

    I'll pass thanks.

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon

    All those people that argued with me about TL2 preorders getting into the closed from the start, guaranteed, can now kiss my a**. You should have read the fine print, I told you this was coming.

    I hate this sneaky tactic being used by every gaming company to try and convince people to BUY a ftp game. Disgusting and makes all the other beta entry offers misleading and deceptive. Far too many people who bought other games to get into the beta will now buy these founder packs as well to get in earlier.. you think they are throwing you a bone and then they make you take two steps back unless you come up with more cash. Cryptic and PW should be ashamed of themselves.

    If this is the way this game is heading in terms of greed and consumer relations then I don't wish them luck. They should be removed from the gaming scene altogether. It annoys me that I'll still be playing it, I just can't help it, but I'll promise right now, I am not spending a penny on this game.

  • Uzur9Uzur9 Rio Dell, CAPosts: 30Member Uncommon

    Why would I pay to beta this game, very stupid.  Even after Ive seen one vid (not sure if they have others out) it was of the Greatsword Fighter or whatever hes called... IDK what seen it the game (least right now) is meh...   Would I go out and buy the boxed version for some ingame perks, possibly after I had downloaded and tried the game out.    But im sure itll be like EVERY other F2P MMO Ive checked out/played .... Only play for afew months or so and just move onto something else.

     

     

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    I have a feeling this game will jsut be bad.. so i dont think ill be throwing them any of my spare cash..

     

    Ill give it a go when its released.

  • ArconaArcona VanlosePosts: 1,185Member

    PCGamer digital version still giving beta keys?

  • ArconaArcona VanlosePosts: 1,185Member
    Originally posted by bigcheeseuk

    Wow another P2β game

     

    I'll pass thanks.

    It is still free to play, you still get a chance to beta for free.

    you going with the flow of stupid comments, or did you put in some thought?

    I think you just followed the other Lemmings.

  • YuuiYuui KaunasPosts: 723Member

    In this thread: People bitching about completley optional preorder package purchases that are basis of many games including POE, not to mention everything on kickstarter and are just a way to support the developers/publishers for those who are willing.

    I think I lost a few brain-cells reading some of the posts here. People are just LOOKING for a reason to hate this. 

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  • DraemosDraemos Antartica, AKPosts: 1,469Member

    FFS Cryptic where the hell did you come up with those ridiculous price points?  $200 for a reskinned elf and a spider mount?  You better send me a damned life size stuffed Panther for that amount.

  • NewfrNewfr MoscowPosts: 130Member
    After reading all this i think that Cryptic trying to pull exactly the same trick they did a few times before (Cryptic = one trick pony?). Namely sell (preferably for unreasonable price) their game before showing it. And i really hope no one will take the bait. Simply on Cryptic poor reputation with "life time sub" and etc.
  • Rider071Rider071 Utica, NYPosts: 318Member

    really disappointed in this news. I can understand $5, 20, $50...but $200 is a shameless grab, and verifies what folks warned of Perfect World long ago.

    Well, it's a shame, but at least they showed their hand early and not late, this is not a game I'll be looking at, even though I'm a die hard DM of D+D lore from the 70s-80s. No, I won't support money grabs like this.

  • gillrmngillrmn ArnhemPosts: 250Member
    Originally posted by redcap036

    A few questions; 

    Q) what is the, " Moonstone Mask Tavern" about and why do I need VIP acess to it?

    Q) Five-day head start access to Neverwinter Open Beta, why would I need this?

     it's only open beta, surly I would want Five-day head start access to Neverwinter Opening day, maybe it's a typo?

    thanks for any answers.

    - Moonstone mask is the red light district of Neverwinter - as it always was. Now it is just on a earthmote flying in the air.

    I do not think they saif you need Founder's pack to get access to it. It should be accessible to all. Maybe they have special "instanced" event for founder's only but I doubt it. It was probably just a metaphor as an entry to exclusive club (of founder's pack) thats all - the video was a bit too cheesy though - even the announcer was laughing when he said "So....."

     

    - When open beta is released, they will allow you to play for five days before it is released. You don't really need that anyways, unless you want to quickly level your character to go to areas only higher level can access and thus have access to areas with lesser rush (hence safer from queues etc). The name is specific to @handle so it is not like you can book your character's name.

     

    However, guild's name is something you can consider - it might get taken by others - if you care about it.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vannor

    All those people that argued with me about TL2 preorders getting into the closed from the start, guaranteed, can now kiss my a**. You should have read the fine print, I told you this was coming.

    I hate this sneaky tactic being used by every gaming company to try and convince people to BUY a ftp game. Disgusting and makes all the other beta entry offers misleading and deceptive. Far too many people who bought other games to get into the beta will now buy these founder packs as well to get in earlier.. you think they are throwing you a bone and then they make you take two steps back unless you come up with more cash. Cryptic and PW should be ashamed of themselves.

    If this is the way this game is heading in terms of greed and consumer relations then I don't wish them luck. They should be removed from the gaming scene altogether. It annoys me that I'll still be playing it, I just can't help it, but I'll promise right now, I am not spending a penny on this game.

    You can still get in with TL2 beta key.  Did you make an assumption that by purchasing a key you would get front row seats at the beta table?  It just said you would get beta access and you will.  I don't really get people with your petulent griping. You're all "happy fan" one moment and when you don't get your pudding the way you wanted you're all torches and pitchforks the next.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CMPinPointError
    Hero of the North Founder's Pack purchasers
    • Access to all three Beta Weekends
    • Headstart Access - Get headstart access to Neverwinter. Start playing 5 days before everyone else for Open Beta.
    • Beta Weekend Friend Invite - Invite a friend to a single Beta Weekend Event
    • "Founder's" Title in Game
    • "Hero of the North" Title on forums
    • Moonstone Regular - Access to Moonstone Mask’s VIP lounge
    • VIP Game Access - When loads are high, jump to the head of the queue and get priority log-in access.
    • Small Bag of Holding per character
    • 750,000 Astral Diamonds once per account
    • 3 Extra Character Slots (5 total slots)
    Guardian of Neverwinter purchasers
    • Access to all three Beta Weekends
    • Headstart Access - Get headstart access to Neverwinter. Start playing 3 days before everyone else for Open Beta.
    • "Founder's" Title in Game
    • "Hero of the North" Title on forums
    • 125,000 Astral Diamonds once per account
    • 1 Extra Character Slot (3 total slots)

    This is what each pack contains and can be used for the beta testing.  It's not necessarily what each pack will contain in its entirety.  So the packs have more than just what was listed on the original news post.

    The astral diamonds are like dilithium in STO.

    I'm still not sure if I'm going to purchase one.  If I did it would be likely that I bought the $20 or $60 pack.  I might just wait a bit and see though.  For $200 I could buy Grandmaster in TSW which I also love.

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    I don't see why anyone is so mad about a completely OPTIONAL pre purchase choice. You don't have to spend a dime to play the game at launch. So why should you give a crap?

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  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNPosts: 877Member
    Originally posted by gillrmn
    Originally posted by redcap036

    A few questions; 

    Q) what is the, " Moonstone Mask Tavern" about and why do I need VIP acess to it?

    Q) Five-day head start access to Neverwinter Open Beta, why would I need this?

     it's only open beta, surly I would want Five-day head start access to Neverwinter Opening day, maybe it's a typo?

    thanks for any answers.

    - Moonstone mask is the red light district of Neverwinter - as it always was. Now it is just on a earthmote flying in the air.

    I do not think they saif you need Founder's pack to get access to it. It should be accessible to all. Maybe they have special "instanced" event for founder's only but I doubt it. It was probably just a metaphor as an entry to exclusive club (of founder's pack) thats all - the video was a bit too cheesy though - even the announcer was laughing when he said "So....."

     

    - When open beta is released, they will allow you to play for five days before it is released. You don't really need that anyways, unless you want to quickly level your character to go to areas only higher level can access and thus have access to areas with lesser rush (hence safer from queues etc). The name is specific to @handle so it is not like you can book your character's name.

     

    However, guild's name is something you can consider - it might get taken by others - if you care about it.

    I wonder if the Moonstone Mask will be what the VIP lounge in SWTOR is which you will need to buy the founders pack to access it.  Buit they could also allow access if you buy an item w/ game currency like SWTOR or possibly sell access in the cash shop.

  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNPosts: 877Member
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    I don't see why anyone is so mad about a completely OPTIONAL pre purchase choice. You don't have to spend a dime to play the game at launch. So why should you give a crap?

    Well people bout TL2 and PG gamer and possibly RaiderZ elite packs for beta access then thye come round and say.... "Yeah.... your gonna wait a bit for it."  Shady buisness plain and simple as they are feeding off they fan's desire for the game.  They still have yet to reward any of their more dedicated followers who have been following the game when Atari was still in the picture.  It's another big green weenie from Cryptic.  Sure we can buy for some items and access but it's a principle thing.

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