Neverwinter’s Heart of Fire campaign update goes live

    
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The fine, upstanding folks of Acquisitions Incorporated have finally arrived in Neverwinter, and they’re looking for a few good (read: expendable) interns to aid them on their quest to acquire the legendary Heart of Fire. Over the course of the storyline, penned by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade fame, players will be entrusted with a number of offbeat tasks, including “infiltrating a Beholder convention, fulfilling the wishes of a mountain-sized giant and joining a royalty rescue mission set in the Manycoins Bank of Waterdeep.” And although it’s technically an unpaid internship, there’s sure to be some loot to be had along the way.

In addition to the new Heart of Fire campaign, the update also brings an overhaul to the game’s profession system, improvements to the “loot experience,” and some tweaks to class balance. Moreover, the devs have also changed the lockbox reward structure: Previously, lockboxes “awarded either a Legendary Mount, Epic Mount, Epic Companion, or a sub pack such as an enchanting pack or mount pack,” but as of the update, sub packs are no more, which the devs hope will “make it far more likely that a player [will] always get at least one item that [is] useful to them when opening a lockbox.”

And to top it all off, the update’s release also marks the beginning of Neverwinter’s November Recruitment event, during which “any new characters who log in . . . will earn extra rewards while leveling as well as Neverember Incentives which can be exchanged for account wide rewards.” If you want all the details on Heart of Fire and its associated updates, you can find everything you need to know in the patch notes on the game’s official site.

Source: Press Release, Patch Notes, Official Site, 2
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Bruno Brito

They revamped crafting to screw alts, and then launch this event.

Man, nickel-and-dime at it’s finest.

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dawgeth

I always see this game in passing when I fire up my Xbox. Worth getting into? Been enjoying STO in whatever spare time I can scrap together (5 kids, there isn’t much spare time) .. but.. I’d like to swing a big axe as a dwarf on occasion :)

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Eamil

The game is one of those where all of the content is free, but reaching endgame item levels is a grind that’s balanced deliberately to wear people down until they open their wallets, especially the RNG involved in the enchant system. I personally enjoy the game despite this, but I wouldn’t defend their business model.

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dawgeth

Thanks for the response! Sounds like it won’t hurt to download and give it a go!

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Darthbawl

Be sure to hit up the Rewards Claim Agent for some free goodies! (November 6 until December 6)

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter/news/detail/11012753