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Neverwinter: Open Beta Kicks Off

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,622MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Cryptic Studios & Perfect World Entertainment are inviting everyone to partake in the goodness of the Neverwinter open beta that officially kicked off today at 9:00 a.m. PDT. If you haven't yet, be sure to swing by the Neverwinter site to get started!





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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,301Member Uncommon

    Not really kicking off at the moment. Too many players trying to logon to Neverwinter and all Cryptic launchers are broken now *LOL*

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  • moldrathmoldrath Somewhere, MOPosts: 15Member
    Loading...please wait. Been waiting for 30 minutes.

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  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member
    downloading now, seems to be going fine. Hope I'll get to play when it's done!
  • DeshaneDeshane ManchesterPosts: 11Member

    white blank on launcher...

    i hope they fix it soon :)

  • furbansfurbans Tinbucktwo, IAPosts: 965Member
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    Well they have 3 servers to help try and alleviate this, yet it's still broken.  This isn't their first rodeo.  I expect them to handle this better.  Not a big deal, but I'm not going to pat them on the back and say it's okay.

  • NyrrhoNyrrho Sacramento, CAPosts: 53Member
    This type of thing happens to at least 90% of MMO launches. It shouldn't really be all that surprising anymore.
  • furbansfurbans Tinbucktwo, IAPosts: 965Member
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    Well they have 3 servers to help try and alleviate this, yet it's still broken.  This isn't their first rodeo.  I expect them to handle this better.  Not a big deal, but I'm not going to pat them on the back and say it's okay.

    No was more of bashing of the game as we all know with every open access or launches there are way more negativity than positive threads regardless of the game.  Assuming that anyone will have access to the game with an open beta.

    *readies some popcorn*

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloPosts: 5,353Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    Well they have 3 servers to help try and alleviate this, yet it's still broken.  This isn't their first rodeo.  I expect them to handle this better.  Not a big deal, but I'm not going to pat them on the back and say it's okay.

     I said it already in another thread. Anyone that has been playing STO since launch can tell you they are not!

    It was a shambles with STO launch.

    It was a shambles with STO F2P launch.

    It was a shambles with pretty much every new STO season content release.

    Their login servers cannot cope with high(er) load! Never have and never will! As they refuse to invest.

     
  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nyrrho
    This type of thing happens to at least 90% of MMO launches. It shouldn't really be all that surprising anymore.

    It's not surprising.. but it's still rubbish.

  • furbansfurbans Tinbucktwo, IAPosts: 965Member
    Originally posted by Nyrrho
    This type of thing happens to at least 90% of MMO launches. It shouldn't really be all that surprising anymore.

    What bout Rift or SWTOR or TSW or TERA or GW2?  I thought for the past few years companies have started to get smooth launches down pat.  SWTOR maybe not since I seem to recalle the nerd rage threads but then again you had millions trying to get in and there were 30min+ queues going on.  But for the most part I thought that smooth launches have become a pretty standard thing.

  • NyrrhoNyrrho Sacramento, CAPosts: 53Member

     

  • moldrathmoldrath Somewhere, MOPosts: 15Member
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    I have no intention of leaving any bshing remarks. This happens to all MMO's on opening day, and some for even longer. Anyone who bashes it for having a few bugs during open beta isnt realistc.

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  • furbansfurbans Tinbucktwo, IAPosts: 965Member
    Originally posted by moldrath
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    I have no intention of leaving any bshing remarks. This happens to all MMO's on opening day, and some for even longer. Anyone who bashes it for having a few bugs during open beta isnt realistc.

    Not on bugs, just general bashing of the game "NWO is a FAIL LOLOLOL" kind of threads.

  • NyrrhoNyrrho Sacramento, CAPosts: 53Member

    What surprises me is how the companies launching these games don't expect to get bombarded with network traffic when they release a game, which basically tells thousands of people to log on at a specific time.

     

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloPosts: 5,353Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by moldrath
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    I have no intention of leaving any bshing remarks. This happens to all MMO's on opening day, and some for even longer. Anyone who bashes it for having a few bugs during open beta isnt realistc.

     The key difference here is, it's not a new launch for Cryptic.

    All their games run on the same infrastructure. All use the same Front End (Login servers) and back end.

    Hence, why ALL their games are inaccessable  now. CO, STO and NW.

  • RednecksithRednecksith Madison heights, MIPosts: 1,238Member
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    Well, considering this game has about as much to do with Dungeons & Dragons as the D&D movie did (and is much less entertaining to boot)...

     

  • AnthurAnthur StolbergPosts: 686Member Uncommon

    "Cryptic Error: Oops!" :) They have humor but unfortunately not the capabilities for smooth launch.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by furbans

    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    Well they have 3 servers to help try and alleviate this, yet it's still broken.  This isn't their first rodeo.  I expect them to handle this better.  Not a big deal, but I'm not going to pat them on the back and say it's okay.

    No was more of bashing of the game as we all know with every open access or launches there are way more negativity than positive threads regardless of the game.  Assuming that anyone will have access to the game with an open beta.

    *readies some popcorn*

    Originally posted by JeroKane

    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    Well they have 3 servers to help try and alleviate this, yet it's still broken.  This isn't their first rodeo.  I expect them to handle this better.  Not a big deal, but I'm not going to pat them on the back and say it's okay.

     I said it already in another thread. Anyone that has been playing STO since launch can tell you they are not!

    It was a shambles with STO launch.

    It was a shambles with STO F2P launch.

    It was a shambles with pretty much every new STO season content release.

    Their login servers cannot cope with high(er) load! Never have and never will! As they refuse to invest.

     

    Yeah, I agree with both of you.  I play STO as well, while not there on launch day I do experience some horrible server performance sometimes.  I experience this in NWO while testing too.  It all got chalked up to being a beta, but my experience says otherwise.

    It'll smooth out eventually, I hope.

  • JoreelJoreel Oceanside, CAPosts: 79Member Uncommon

    Whoo-Hoo...

     

    I'm in, but the game is running slower than snail snot. The Lag is through the roof so your not missing too much...

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloPosts: 5,353Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    Originally posted by furbans

    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    Well they have 3 servers to help try and alleviate this, yet it's still broken.  This isn't their first rodeo.  I expect them to handle this better.  Not a big deal, but I'm not going to pat them on the back and say it's okay.

    No was more of bashing of the game as we all know with every open access or launches there are way more negativity than positive threads regardless of the game.  Assuming that anyone will have access to the game with an open beta.

    *readies some popcorn*

    Originally posted by JeroKane

    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by furbans
    And let the mass of bashing threads begin...

    Well they have 3 servers to help try and alleviate this, yet it's still broken.  This isn't their first rodeo.  I expect them to handle this better.  Not a big deal, but I'm not going to pat them on the back and say it's okay.

     I said it already in another thread. Anyone that has been playing STO since launch can tell you they are not!

    It was a shambles with STO launch.

    It was a shambles with STO F2P launch.

    It was a shambles with pretty much every new STO season content release.

    Their login servers cannot cope with high(er) load! Never have and never will! As they refuse to invest.

     

    Yeah, I agree with both of you.  I play STO as well, while not there on launch day I do experience some horrible server performance sometimes.  I experience this in NWO while testing too.  It all got chalked up to being a beta, but my experience says otherwise.

    It'll smooth out eventually, I hope.

     That's why I bought the Guardian pack, as it had ok stuff in it. Played the game the last couple days.

    I knew this was going to happen. So already prepared to take a break from the game today.

    In a week or so, when enough people have gotten fed up trying to get in and the login servers have settled down again... I'll come back again.

  • GonmaxGonmax PalenciaPosts: 2Member
    As usual on launch day. -_-
  • MaissonMaisson east hartford, CTPosts: 28Member

    It's not launch day, it's open beta which means the public gets to test and provide feedback. The issue whith people not being able to log in is a good thing to discover now in beta then when released as a final product. Even though they will not wipe any created characters, it's still advertised as beta. They can not be blamed for a bad launch since technically it has not launched as a final product.

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,055Member Uncommon
    BTW do we need to re download the game or is the beta client ok ?

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Maisson

    It's not launch day, it's open beta which means the public gets to test and provide feedback. The issue whith people not being able to log in is a good thing to discover now in beta then when released as a final product. Even though they will not wipe any created characters, it's still advertised as beta. They can not be blamed for a bad launch since technically it has not launched as a final product.

    It's a soft launch.  They could have tested this in one of their beta weekends by making the test more open instead of trying to monetize it.

    Just becasue they're launching with a beta tag isn't going to get them a pass from me.

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