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What makes this game special?

wfsaxtonwfsaxton Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 73Member Uncommon

Can someone explain why this game is better than WoW?

Is the foundry going to be THE differentiator?

That's fine and all...would be cool to maybe get my D&D group to move from RL to this...still, if not the foundry, I don't see what this game brings to the table.  

I read the extended FAQ.  Nothing special there.  I've played to level 7.  Nothing special there.

Am I missing something else?

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  • AderewAderew AthensPosts: 45Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by wfsaxton

    Can someone explain why this game is better than WoW?

    Is the foundry going to be THE differentiator?

    That's fine and all...would be cool to maybe get my D&D group to move from RL to this...still, if not the foundry, I don't see what this game brings to the table.  

    I read the extended FAQ.  Nothing special there.  I've played to level 7.  Nothing special there.

    Am I missing something else?

     

    None said that this game is better than WoW, NW is a F2P game with an action combat style, fun PvP, interesting dungeons and a nice community. I have also been playing WoW for years, i still like the game but it got old, that's all. NW is a fresh game and absolutely worth trying. Give it a shot, find a guild do some dungeons / PvP's / skirmishes and then decide if you will keep playing it or not.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    one reason for me and it starts with a F and ends in a Y :)

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • red_cruiserred_cruiser Milwaukee, WIPosts: 472Member Uncommon

    Need to give this game until level 15 before you can make a decision. 

    The game is very boring at low levels.  It's a combination of it being too easy and not having enough powers to use.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by red_cruiser

    Need to give this game until level 15 before you can make a decision. 

    The game is very boring at low levels.  It's a combination of it being too easy and not having enough powers to use.

    yea once you get to the point where you get two new at-will powers combat is a lot more fun

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,941Member Uncommon
    To the OP: Nothing does. The only things this game has going for it, are the facts that it is: 1.New, and, 2. "Free to Play" or download, at least (although not really to play). Aside from that, it is nothing special at all.
  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    one reason for me and it starts with a F and ends in a Y :)

    My thoughts exactly. That will be the crowning jewel for this game for years to come. It captures the essence of D&D in a nutshell. So instead of one DM coming up with a few sessions for a group of friends, you have hundreds of DM's with a possibility of thousands of sessions all player made and tailored for all playing styles. A stroke of genius and a perfect fit for a D&D based mmo.

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,474Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by wfsaxton

    Can someone explain why this game is better than WoW?

    Is the foundry going to be THE differentiator?

    That's fine and all...would be cool to maybe get my D&D group to move from RL to this...still, if not the foundry, I don't see what this game brings to the table.  

    I read the extended FAQ.  Nothing special there.  I've played to level 7.  Nothing special there.

    Am I missing something else?

     Nope. You should stick with wow.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    To the OP: Nothing does. The only things this game has going for it, are the facts that it is: 1.New, and, 2. "Free to Play" or download, at least (although not really to play). Aside from that, it is nothing special at all.

    so other MMOs have a completely robust dungeon creator that lets me make almost anything I want including adventures with other npcs my own maps, stories, quests, campaigns and seamlessly integrates this feature into the normal questing of the game?

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,941Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    Originally posted by Burntvet
    To the OP: Nothing does. The only things this game has going for it, are the facts that it is: 1.New, and, 2. "Free to Play" or download, at least (although not really to play). Aside from that, it is nothing special at all.

    so other MMOs have a completely robust dungeon creator that lets me make almost anything I want including adventures with other npcs my own maps, stories, quests, campaigns and seamlessly integrates this feature into the normal questing of the game?

     

    That was not the question. If the Foundry turns out like it did in STO or the player made quest system in SWG, then no... it still means almost nothing. In STO there at least 50 (and more like 100) garbage player created quests for each one that was worth doing. And it has not helped that game in the long run, either. So the Foundry in Neverwinter is not inherently worth anything.
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    To the OP: Nothing does. The only things this game has going for it, are the facts that it is: 1.New, and, 2. "Free to Play" or download, at least (although not really to play). Aside from that, it is nothing special at all.

    so other MMOs have a completely robust dungeon creator that lets me make almost anything I want including adventures with other npcs my own maps, stories, quests, campaigns and seamlessly integrates this feature into the normal questing of the game?

     

    That was not the question. If the Foundry turns out like it did in STO or the player made quest system in SWG, then no... it still means almost nothing. In STO there at least 50 (and more like 100) garbage player created quests for each one that was worth doing. And it has not helped that game in the long run, either. So the Foundry in Neverwinter is not inherently worth anything.

    its a lot more robust than sto and imho much better integrated so i'd say its pretty damn huge not to mention this is D&D which inherintly will spark a lot more interest for player made dungeons.. i have already done several foundry quests that were better made than almost every level 1-15 quest

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon

    So WoW was special? 

     

    I must have missed the memo

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by wfsaxton

    Can someone explain why this game is better than WoW?

    Is the foundry going to be THE differentiator?

    That's fine and all...would be cool to maybe get my D&D group to move from RL to this...still, if not the foundry, I don't see what this game brings to the table.  

    I read the extended FAQ.  Nothing special there.  I've played to level 7.  Nothing special there.

    Am I missing something else?

    Have you not seen and done all of WoW's content by now?  I haven't, but that's becuase I don't play it.  If you have been playing WoW already, I would assume you had to have seen pretty much everything by now.  So,... you could keep paying $15 a month to keep re-doing the same stuff over and over, or pay a lot less to nothing at all to play new content in a new game.  Seems kind of like a no-brainer.  WoW will still be there when you are done with Neverwinter if you need to go back or want to keep your $15 a month sub going.

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  • besteverbestever prescott, AZPosts: 732Member
    Its fun and pvp rocks.
  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,908Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    To the OP: Nothing does. The only things this game has going for it, are the facts that it is: 1.New, and, 2. "Free to Play" or download, at least (although not really to play). Aside from that, it is nothing special at all.

    so other MMOs have a completely robust dungeon creator that lets me make almost anything I want including adventures with other npcs my own maps, stories, quests, campaigns and seamlessly integrates this feature into the normal questing of the game?

     

    That was not the question. If the Foundry turns out like it did in STO or the player made quest system in SWG, then no... it still means almost nothing. In STO there at least 50 (and more like 100) garbage player created quests for each one that was worth doing. And it has not helped that game in the long run, either. So the Foundry in Neverwinter is not inherently worth anything.

    its a lot more robust than sto and imho much better integrated so i'd say its pretty damn huge not to mention this is D&D which inherintly will spark a lot more interest for player made dungeons.. i have already done several foundry quests that were better made than almost every level 1-15 quest

    Don't bother, look at that guys history, he's a lot like Grumpy Smurf...

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  • McPickleMcPickle louisville, KYPosts: 39Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    one reason for me and it starts with a F and ends in a Y :)

    Until somone quoted you I thought you meant Free to Play lol

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,908Member Uncommon
    It's not the only fun game out there, so I guess that means it's nothing particularly special, however it's prefect for duoing IMO so it does have that going for it, it also got me out of playing TOR, Neverwinter is now my wife's first choice in what to play, so it has that as well.

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

    It is a sign of a defeated man, to attack at ones character in the face of logic and reason- Me

  • Tyvolus4Tyvolus4 lincoln, NEPosts: 175Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by wfsaxton

    Can someone explain why this game is better than WoW?

    Is the foundry going to be THE differentiator?

    That's fine and all...would be cool to maybe get my D&D group to move from RL to this...still, if not the foundry, I don't see what this game brings to the table.  

    I read the extended FAQ.  Nothing special there.  I've played to level 7.  Nothing special there.

    Am I missing something else?

    you people need to STFU about wow.  not everyone likes that game...some of us, even HATE it. 

  • RigurRigur Johnson City, TNPosts: 53Member
    Why does it need to be special or better then WoW? I have been enjoying my time in it very much. The combat is IMO the best in any mmo I find it much more fast and fluid then tera.

    The first MMO you loved will always be the best. You will never get that feeling back stop trying.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by McPickle
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    one reason for me and it starts with a F and ends in a Y :)

    Until somone quoted you I thought you meant Free to Play lol

    lol well that helps i guess but not where i was going :P

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 avondale, AZPosts: 962Member Uncommon
    You know its free, so why not get in the game and try it out.  When all is said and done, you will have the best insight and opinion of all, your own.
  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common

    The two foundry quests I have done were pretty impressive considering that the game just came out.

     

    The combat mechanics of Neverwinter seem to be a good fit for the system, which was EQ2's huge issue with their dungeon maker.

  • SaxonbladeSaxonblade PHILADELPHIA, PAPosts: 275Member
    Originally posted by wfsaxton

    Can someone explain why this game is better than WoW?

    Whoever said it would be two different style games.

    Is the foundry going to be THE differentiator?

    Comparing apples and Oranges, NW has one WoW does not

    That's fine and all...would be cool to maybe get my D&D group to move from RL to this...still, if not the foundry, I don't see what this game brings to the table.  

    It is free and fun, a change of pace from what is out there

    I read the extended FAQ.  Nothing special there.  I've played to level 7.  Nothing special there.

    That is like getting to level 7 in wow and saying the game sucks without seeing much else, since you can't do BGs or Dungeons till 10+ etc.

    Am I missing something else?

    Yes obviously you thought this was a WoW killer and probably not the game you are looking for, take it for what it is, a fun dungeon romp with some fluff.

     

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  • azmundaiazmundai St Louis, MOPosts: 1,417Member

    i thought she meant fugly, personally.

    LFD tools are great for cramming people into content, but quality > quantity.
    I am, usually on the sandbox .. more "hardcore" side of things, but I also do just want to have fun. So lighten up already :)

  • jesteralwaysjesteralways ChittagongPosts: 1,032Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by wfsaxton

    Can someone explain why this game is better than WoW?

    Is the foundry going to be THE differentiator?

    That's fine and all...would be cool to maybe get my D&D group to move from RL to this...still, if not the foundry, I don't see what this game brings to the table.  

    I read the extended FAQ.  Nothing special there.  I've played to level 7.  Nothing special there.

    Am I missing something else?

    why is it so special? it is special because of ignorance, because of the plain stupidity of people that led them to believe : "because it has D&D and Neverwinter in it's name, it is awesome", this game is mediocre to say the least and not worthy to be  holding the names d&d and neverwinter. 

    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.

  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaPosts: 879Member

    The Foundry is what caught my attention to this game. I don't know all that much about it yet, or if it's already available in beta, but it's the one feature that GW2 (my fave MMORPG), or most themeparks, don't have. I did my share of playing and creating custom modules in NWN, modding in TES and Fallout games, so I'm feeling I'll be right at home here. Get ready for some awesome dungeon/quest line written by yours truly. :)

    Of course it all depends on how robust and accessible the foundry is.

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