Neverwinter is making maps look creepy again and strongholds more small-guild friendly
It’s interesting stuff not just for fans of Neverwinter but for anyone interested in the process; Dao talks about putting together environmental objects, then using bits and pieces of those objects to kitbash further pieces of decor to create a unified look while also streamlining the process. You can also see plenty of before-and-after shots for comparison purposes, so it’s definitely a process that works.
That wasn’t the only dev blog to release for the game this week; Utility Content Designer Simon Lucas also has a piece out on guild strongholds, explaining that Shroud of Souls will allow guild hall decorations and new temporary plots, and the good news is that small guilds aren’t screwed.
“Building these new structures allows smaller guilds to turn plentiful resources, such as wood, metal, stone, or food into scarcer ones, such as Influence, Gems, and Gold,” he writes of the temp structures. “Most of the new structures require some combination of the basic resources, which guilds typically have in decent quantities. For larger guilds, the masterwork stores allow them to create more decorations for their Great Hall or for auction, converting Guild Marks into much needed Astral Diamonds.”