Neverwinter’s Strongholds expansion is coming this summer

    
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Neverwinter’s next expansion is called Strongholds, and it’s coming to a PC near you this summer. Players will work together with their guild mates to claim an abandoned keep and rebuild it on “the largest map in Neverwinter,” according to a Cryptic press release.

Strongholds tasks guilds with clearing the lands around the keep of monsters before building structures and tower defenses as well as siege components to attack enemy guilds. “Strongholds gives our Neverwinter players the ability to create their own stories of banding together with their guild to forge the tales of their rescuing of lands overrun with orcs and defending their turf from invading players,” says executive producer Rob Overmeyer.

You’ll find a trailer for the expansion just past the break.

Source: Cryptic press release
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Armsman
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RicharddeLeonIII Actually, no, it doesn’t as there’s an Astral Diamond to Zen Exchange in NW (similar to the Dilithium < –> Zen Exchange is STO.) Yes, someone paid real cash for the Zen on said Exchange, but you can acquire Zen 100% ‘free’ for yourself by just playing.

mmonerd
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krazy_wabbit well after reading this i starting  to like old  d3 real money auction house.

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mysecretid Sorenthaz By way of contrast, I really enjoyed the gameplay and I’m a sucker for Forgotten Realms lore but the game still didn’t ultimately click with me for a specific reason.  Essentially the game felt very lobby based.  You have the central city, Protector’s Enclave, and then a host of small to middling sized maps to which you could instantly teleport.  There isn’t much open world there at all, and the whole thing felt very claustrophobic.  There is a ton of good content, especially when you add in the fairly decent crafting system and the foundry, but overall the lack of being able to just get out and go wherever in Faerun I wanted was too much of a strike against the game for me to play it long term.

RicharddeLeonIII
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ihatevnecks RicharddeLeonIII krazy_wabbit Whatever floats your boat, but with that frequency I would suggest a standby medical officer.

Jamochet
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Jamochet

mmonerd It is really crazy how much they charge for things.

ihatevnecks
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tobascodagama Midgetsnowman JakeDunnegan cursedseishi And even those people who do break out their wallets will never approach the levels of AD early players of the game have due to economy exploits that Cryptic/PWE never bothered to ban for. You can spend $100 and make what, not even a million ADs after the Zen conversion? While you have people who haven’t ever spent a single dime running around with 20 million.

ihatevnecks
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RicharddeLeonIII krazy_wabbit does that also count the server notices for lockbox rewards? because you get those every five minutes in a dozen different languages, and they can’t be turned off.

mysecretid
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Sorenthaz 
As ever,I can only give my own opinions, but Neverwinter failed to grab me (personally) precisely because I found it so generic.

I didn’t hate it, but there wasn’t any one feature in the gameplay mechanics, lore, or what-have-you which really stayed with me when I wasn’t playing it.
To use a phrase I use too often, “There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with it, there just wasn’t anything particularly _right_ with it either”.
It wasn’t a bad game, but it simply didn’t capture my imagination (if that makes any sense). I found it sort of “competently generic” and moved on to other games.

My opinions only, of course. Your mileage may vary.

Certainly, give it a try with the free-to-play and decide for yourself.

Cheers,

RicharddeLeonIII
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krazy_wabbit I suggest a new drinking game, everytime someone mentions the word lockbox, take a shot of alcohol.

RicharddeLeonIII
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Neo_Wolf I hope it isnt as bad as STO, STO has a monthly stipend of zen for lifers and subbers which could help fuel the basebuilding there.  NW has nothing similar, zen has to be bought entirely.