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I did it... it took me 3 days and 3 hours to play through the game from 1-60 and then fully obtain my characters T2 set. I've essentially beaten the game and there's really not much else to do in it. While the Foundry is a nice side feature it truly does not appeal to me as for additional content.
The combat gameplay within Neverwinter Online is fun and fast paced. As a tank I had a great experience constantly knocking down and knocking back my opponents in PvE and PvP however. Once You get to 60 and do the dungeons (again) there's really not much else to do. The progression is too fast for someone to experience all of the content. I essentially finished the game without even experiencing the 2 final zones. I believe that there will need to be a large addition to the current level cap for the game or drastically reduce the amount of experience you gain while playing.
The gear within the game is very bland and typically you'll have a mix between greens and blues. By the time you get to 40-50 you'll be completely decked out in full blues and if you were lucky enough to find an epic weapon around 38 you'll find that the weapon you found will never be replaced until you're level 60. I'm not joking either. If you run the Gray Wolf Den for example; there are epic pieces of equipment equal to T1 gear at level 60. This greatly hurts the gear progression in the game drastically. Cosmetic appeal for equipment is some what bland. The variety just isn't there. There are about 4-5 different types of armor that you'll see as you progress through the levels and they're all quite similar.
Enchanting is quite simple in this game. Throughout your time within Neverwinter Online you'll pick up enchants rapidly. Once you have five enchants you can upgrade them into a higher rank. During my pay through of Neverwinter I never needed to once socket my gear with enchants. While it could have helped me during my time leveling. I did not feel like it was needed while leveling and by not wasting enchants in the long run it helped me by holding onto them for my T2 Epic set.
The dungeons are enjoyable. They're not too long and usually run anywhere from 30-45 minutes with a decent team. However, I highly recommend completely skipping the Den of the Mad Dragon in the level range of 30-34. This is due to serious balancing issues with the final boss fight being almost impossible for a well prepared team to tackle. We ended bringing very high level players into the dungeon just to take down the over grown lizard and it was not worth the effort. You'll occasionally have a group that'll struggle with the dungeons however you'll easily be able to complete any other dungeon.
PLAYER VS. PLAYER
The PvP within Neverwinter with my experience as a Guardian Fighter is quite enjoyable. I built my Guardian with full tank and knockdowns and knock backs. It's like playing an epic ping pong match within these matches. There are some balancing issues and I've occasionally have fallen victim to a rogue dealing almost 30,000 damage to me (my entire life bar). However, for the most part I think many of the classes are some what balanced and only need minor tweaks in their damage.
Something I might point out. That if you're an avid PvP Player you'll find that the two arenas do get quite boring after repeating them many times over. By the time I had hit 40 I leveled strictly off of PvP from there on out. This allowed me to completely purchase my entire set of gear by the time I was 60 and instantly equip it. This made me quite unhappy that they'd allow this to be so easily farmed as this gear is essentially on equal terms with T1 Dungeon gear.
The Cash shop is really not worth your time. I played through the entire game in 3 days and was able to obtain enough astral diamonds to afford upgrading my mount completely. I spent 0 dollars on the game and do not see any Pay-to-Win aspects as far as PvE or PvP in this game. While I understand there are multiple meanings of Pay-to-Win for other people. My personal definition for Pay-to-Win is having an advantage with stat bases items that are only obtainable through the cash shop. So in my opinion I indeed do no see any Pay-to-Win advantage within the Neverwinter Cash Shop.
In the end I did enjoy my time playing Neverwinter and it's a good filler while waiting for other games to release. However, in my opinion I don't believe there's any longevity that'll come from this game at its current rate. The level grind is too fast and there's truly not much to achieve when you're at max level. The foundry missions are fun even with people putting out some really bad maps. But there's just not enough content within the game to keep the player coming back.
Go head and comment telling me what your experiences with the game were like and I hoped you enjoyed my "little" write up on the game.
(Due to people stating that I did not not truly complete the game fully because I had not obtained R7 enchants on my gear. I went through and ran dungeons for ~ 3 more days to complete my full T2 set enchants. Which sets my current game time at 6 days 7 hours played.)
I recommend to stay clear of this game unless a new server opens up with a fresh start or if Cryptic does a complete wipe. Due to major exploits that have taken place within the game.