Neverwinter announces ninth expansion, The Maze Engine

    
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Perfect World Entertainment has just announced a new expansion for Neverwinter. Called The Maze Engine, the update will leap into the post-Underdark storyline and include dungeon overhauls and mount improvements.

“Adventurers have quelled the efforts of Demogorgon though some demons continue to make their way into the Forgotten Realms. Now, two new demon lords – Baphomet and Orcus – have appeared, bringing a new, terrible threat to the realm. Adventurers now must band together with iconic heroes, including Drizzt Do’Urden, Minsc, Bruenor Battlehammer, Regis, and more to face-off against a new evil.The ninth expansion to Neverwinter also sees the return of five dungeons that have been reworked to offer more content as players push towards to level 70 cap. Castle Never, one of the hardest dungeons previously in the game, has received a massive overhaul as Orcus has taken over following Valindra’s exodus. Neverwinter: The Maze Engine will also bring new gameplay updates, including a new campaign, The Stable – a system that gives further customization to mounts – and an improved queue system.”

The expansion is due out on PC this spring with the Xbox launch to follow as usual. It’ll be the game’s ninth major addition since its launch in 2013.

Source: Press release
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digi_owl
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RicharddeLeonIII digi_owl Sadly the name is a reference to an in-universe artifact, not a new game feature. Seems the very question was asked during their Reddit AMA, and the dev answering said that at present there are some game engine limitations that stops them from doing it even though they want to.

RicharddeLeonIII
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digi_owl I think it would be great if it did have something like a diablo-esque random dungeon.  Would make every run interesting.

RicharddeLeonIII
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Midgetsnowman The only thing horrendous with the game is the cash shop.  If it were removed entirely and the content rebalanced back in, it would be a good game.  The only other annoyance for me is how limited the ability sets are compared to regular DnD but I tune that out thinking the game has nothing to do with the pen and paper game especially since DDO is still going.

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pcgneurotic

Brilliant!

Damonvile
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Damonvile

the maze is actually just going to be a link to the cash shop and the objective is to try and find your way back out ? total pay to win :P

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

I still dont understand the appeal of this game :|

Sazri
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Sazri

Rozyn “The Mage Engine” sounds like a bot program for wizard characters.

digi_owl
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digi_owl

Seems they will attempt to speed up the L60 to L70 grind, something i thought that the previous update was supposed to do as well.

That maze engine though, i wonder. Will we be faced with randomized “dungeons”?

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KOLASTAR Yeah where is it?   I wonder if it’s still coming out.

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Rozyn I’d really like a schlag gif about the original title (Mage Engine) before they correct it.  Oh, the possibilities!