Neverwinter counts 18M players as it celebrates its fifth birthday

    
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Eighteen million! No, that’s not how many dollars you’ve dumped into your Steam account; that’s just about how many people have played Neverwinter in the last five years since it officially launched way back in 2013 on PC – now, of course, it counts people on Xbox One and PS4 as well.

“Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios are proud to announce Neverwinter, the free-to-play MMORPG set in the Forgotten Realms (and beyond), has officially reached its 5th Anniversary. Nearly 18 million adventurers worldwide have experienced the action-packed journey through several iconic Dungeons & Dragons settings and stories.”

Perfect World and Cryptic have put out infographic today, and yes, it includes the sorry fact that 14,000 of you rolled a Drizzt clone. GUYS. STOPPIT. There’s a brand-new developer video celebrating the occasion too. Happy birthday, Neverwinter!

Source: Press release

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ultorius
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ultorius

I get why nwo has a bad name with its cashop but you can play without spending anything if you want, i play it with breaks since release and i have spent 70 euros so far. Just dont bother with pvp, its dead anyway. As for the story ,its not great when you are leveling, but some of the Campaigns when you are max lvl are realy good. My favourite is the Maze engine campaign. And now they are adding the Ravenloft campaign which is a nice change of atmosphere after doing the jungles of chult.

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semugh

ask Wizards to let you make a Darksun mod pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease……

ultorius
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ultorius

i think they release the stories that the pen and paper company releases , both darksun and dragonlance would be awsome.

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Weilan

I wanted to play it for the story, but around level 40, it got really boring and I quit with no chances of coming back.

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Bruno Brito

Good game concept, not too fond of the execution. NW has the best combat i’ve ever seen, but the way classes are displaced isn’t really something i like.

Specifically, given you’re in a D&D setting and can’t tinker with your class system.

If DDO had this combat system and graphical polish, it would be the best rpg ever.

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flyingltj

17M of which put the game away 1 month into beta when the bots took over.

styopa
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styopa

As an anniversary present, they’re going to give everyone a pack with 55 different non-stackable components as well as 55 lootboxes for which you can buy keys in the store, each with a 0.05% chance of something that’s not another non-stackable item!

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GamingSF

Although I’m no fan of the difficulty/gear curve near the level cap, this game has some seriously fun classes to play – lots of differentiation between them and some of the spells/skills are my favourite effects among any of the MMORPGs that I play.

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Dantos

I do wish I could get back into Neverwinter, but the focus on upgrading gear just turns me off. I also wish campaign progress and companions were account wide rather than character

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Sana Tan

This is a nice funny infographic, the Drizzt fact is hilarious.

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A Dad Supreme

…it includes the sorry fact that 14,000 of you rolled a Drizzt clone.

This has to be very old data mixed in. I doubt there are many gamers playing today’s Neverwinter who know who Drizzt Do’urdan is let alone ever heard the name.

Dantos
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Dantos

well, he IS in the game as a major campaign character along with Brunor, Pwent and maybe Regis?

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A Dad Supreme

That assumes today’s player pays attention to storylines and quests, and remembers that stuff.

I contend most hit the spacebar, hold Square, or whatever allows them to get out of the cutscene, skip through the storylines, get to the endgame and onto the best rootin’-tootin’, face-shootin’ PvP their game has to offer.

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styopa

I’m pretty sure nobody under 30 even reads books.