Neverwinter Community Watch

The Community Watch is a recurring format on the weekends that summarizes interesting stories, forum posts, links and news in the Neverwinterverse that are worth reporting, but don’t warrant a full own post. Here’s what happened during the last week: Hawchang did adjust tons of tooltips on the wiki last week. Thanks bud! Techradar ranked Neverwinter #34 of their 45 free games to play in 2017. Should you give the Prophecy of Madness skirmish an item level requirement? Players with disabilities need to get creative when it comes to picking a class: Which character requires the least amount of button mashing? You can now collect Steam trading cards for the game! Can someone please explain feeder artifacts to me like i’m a 12 year old? – Sure! As tank, do you pick the defense or HP guild boon? Assassin’s Covenant for GWF? PC The first players unlocked Spellpague during the week and here’s a video of a run. And with that, the community starts asking themselves how SP compares to FBI. The first patch of the new “11b” content update is on the PTS. Specific feedback threads will follow, but the one for the new item levels is already up. Nova also weighted in

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Neverwinter Community Watch

The Community Watch is a recurring format on the weekends that summarizes interesting stories, forum posts, links and news in the Neverwinterverse that are worth reporting, but don’t warrant a full own post. Here’s what happened during the last week: Oops! The official Twitter account from Neverwinter liked and replied to a tweet from a goldseller. JayAgeDee released his latest dungeon Machinima. This time in remembrance of Throne of Idris! Open letter from the community to the devs are pretty common. Here’a another one. Rewards from overflow experience really could need an update. Are Deviotion Paladins no option at all? Making a Healadin or Pally Tank. Someone talk me into the healer! Beckylunatic reasons why legendary Mounts should be on the ZEN market as account unlock. Couple Scourge questions on reddit: SW armor. Everyone going 4 piece Relic Raid. or 3 piece raid and another piece? How do i get to 100%crit..? In case you like first world problems, help this GWF tweak their damage at 4k item level. System Designer Chantelle Tatum gave answered questions about the Cloaked Ascendancy on two MMO sites: HardcoreGamer MMOHuts Portobello’s Game returns soon, perfect time for some Mr. Snibbly love. PC The Devoted Cleric balance changes

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Neverwinter Community Watch

The Community Watch is a recurring format on the weekends that summarizes interesting stories, forum posts, links and news in the Neverwinterverse that are worth reporting, but don’t warrant a full own post. Here’s what happened during the last week: Neverwinter’s Lamp Light guild has produced its own comic. Here’s the vod from the State of the Game stream on Tuesday. We also have a summary up. Plus Nova and Garlaanx both did an opinion video and Kali Gold covered the whole event live! Reddit also has the highlights of the stream in written form. The PVP community is rightfully up in arms about the lack of announcements regarding the game mode. In case you’re digging artwork, you might like this sketch of a twitter user. Seavia in the meantime brings a beautiful River District Machinima. Oh, and by the way, JayAgeDee hast started streaming his demo art skills. Great stuff! Why should you join a guild? Well, here are some benefits! True altruistic behavior is rare, but our Community Manager might be owning it. Hawchang updated a bunch of items on the official wiki this week, including the new chest rewards. Thanks bud! Updates at MMOMinds include Legos’s PVE Combat HR (video!), a

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Neverwinter Community Watch

The Community Watch is a recurring format on the weekends that summarizes interesting stories, forum posts, links and news in the Neverwinterverse that are worth reporting, but don’t warrant a full own post. Here’s what happened during the last week: New build guides: N0T0RI0uS’ PVE MI Saboteur Build Parrotzilla’s Paladin Tank/Buffer/PVP Build PS4 Mod 10.5 Paladin Retribution Build by FNHUSA57 ACDC by Garlaanx Mini Lego HR Mod 10.5/ Mod 11 (The Cloaked Ascendancy) The new mod has revitalized the official Wiki a bit. Join in like Hawchang, FridiEU and Katamaster and help keeping the pages as updated as possible! The Community Managers of PWE hopped onto Dawn Radio last week. Apparently they have a regular show on 6 PM EST on Thursdays about Neverwinter, but unfortunately we couldn’t dig up a podcast. French webite MMO Gratuit has crowned Neverwinter its best free MMORPG of 2017. Is it time to evaluate the key changes? What enchantment(s) would be top contenders for BiS in mod11 for CW? Related: Is a Lightning nerf coming soon? 14:11 seems to be the new time to beat in FBI. PC You could win several Firesoul Gorgon Mounts throughout the week. More giveaways are likely, so be on the lookout.

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Lia Knowles (@rinat114) Exits Game After Ban, Says Goodbye to Her Crusaders

Sorry for those that were waiting for the Neverwinter Weekender in its usual Friday spot. We unfortunately had no time for a write-up today and had to postpone it to tomorrow. Well known Great Weapon Fighter Lia Knowles (@rinat114) was permanently banned for undisclosed reasons a little over two weeks ago. She stated she will not remain with the game. Lia was a public figure in the Neverwinter community as both GWF excellence and leader of the Crusaders guild and Relentless alliance. Playing the game since 2014 she runs a Youtube channel and next to Lazalia probably contributed the most popular build and guide for Great Weapon Fighters. She took down her build on MMOMinds, but it might still be available on Youtube or Arcgames. Being a public face she has been a popular target of drama, trash talk and name-calling. In the last months in example Neverwinter streamer AlsRandomKill was accused of stealing her build and someone apparently trolled her by posting her account for sale on the EpicNPC marketplace. This news is no troll and no rumor though, Lia Knowles unfortunately has wielded her last sword. Rinat tried to work support to get the account back for the last two weeks to no avail,

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Neverwinter Community Watch

The Community Watch is a recurring format on the weekends that summarizes interesting stories, forum posts, links and news in the Neverwinterverse that are worth reporting, but don’t warrant a full own post. Here’s what happened during the last week: Should players respect their roles in dungeon even if they outgear the content to help others that are still learning? If you want to make a versatile tank, would GF or OP be your choice? And who’s better in solo play? Well we haven’t had a need vs greed argument for quite some time. So let’s end the drought. This in the meantime is an evergreen: Drop chance for Coals from the Vault of Piety. What’s the fewest number of players you have successfully beaten all 4 dragons with? Katamaster and Hawchang kept the wiki updated last week. Thanks guys! MMOMinds.com was fairly active posting a CW Cookbook and guides for a GF and HR. Neverwinter made an appearance on Jeopardy! PC The Cloaked Ascendancy is live! Trailer! The new mod received favorable reviews on preview and the overall good impressions seem to have carried over to live as well. Not everyone is consent with all aspects though: Spellplague Caverns epic dungeon..3.1k iL requirement

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GWF, PVP and Guinea Pigs: A Chat With Icydrake of Synergy

In today’s post we introduce something that we hope will become a stable feature on the site. Any online game is all about the community – Any game in fact is all about the community. Without the community there is no game. That’s why Irfaan Khan, who runs a channel at Youtube, would like to showcase some community members by doing interviews. A secondary focus is to get more players to understand the content and make it easier for them to navigate the game by reading through the experience of others. Additionally Irfaan plans to include a video submission with every interview article, a montage or something similar. Youtube plays a big part in a games’ well-being and the stronger the video community, the better it is for the game. Have fun with it! Icydrake of Synergy I chose Icydrake of Synergy (PC – Dragon) as my first interview champion – simply because I have always been a major fanboy, him being one of the strongest PVP GWF’s on the server. He was a very willing participant and wants to help the community out in any way that he can. When and Why did you start playing Neverwinter, what drew you

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Neverwinter Community Watch

The Community Watch is a recurring format on the weekends that summarizes interesting stories, forum posts, links and news in the Neverwinterverse that are worth reporting, but don’t warrant a full own post. Here’s what happened during the last week: User Katamaster818 invested some time to bring articles up to speed on the wiki. Thanks mate! Dev blogs this week: Lockbox and Spellplague Caverns By the way: The commentary about how not to label your work made us think of this exchange between Jules (UI artist) and the former dev GentlemanCrush. You can currently still win a signed D&D Comic on Arcgames. The giveaway ends tomorrow. Is being BiS boring? Everyone loves toplists: Techradar included Neverwinter in their best free-to-play Steam games of 2017 and GameSpew ranks the PS4 version #4 in their MMO console list. Here’s an entry for funnist guild name. Is Neverwinter Worth Your Time? (Free-to-Play Spotlight) In case you’re an achievement hunter, give this site a shot. It currently seems on hold due to internet issues of the owner, but will hopefully soon return. Neverwinter has been without its player-made content system (The Foundry) since October 2016. This podcast discusses whether it bodes ill for the title as a whole. The

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Neverwinter Community Watch

The Community Watch is a recurring format on the weekends that summarizes interesting stories, forum posts, links and news in the Neverwinterverse that are worth reporting, but don’t warrant a full own post. Here’s what happened during the last week: As the release of Module 11: The Cloaked Ascendancy gets closer, the frequency of blogs increases as well: Artifact Equipment, Illusionist’s Gambit Environment, Illusionist’s Gambit Skirmish and Instances of the River District. Farewell Sean McCann! We’ll probably do an extra feature on him, but this is to inform you that “Commander Ander” is setting sails and will join the WoW team at Blizzard. Can’t argue the move career-wise. Sean was best known for his work on story and zone quests, which really steadily improved over the last modules! A user posted an example of good loot under the new Dungeon Chest system. Here are some lockbox videos: Neverwinter – Glorious Resurgence Lockbox v2 Guide Neverwinter – Giants Lockbox Opening! + News Evergreens: What’s the best DPS class currently? And what’s the next class to be released? In related news: Help this HR to improve damage output. And while you’re at it, help this TR as well. List of current bugs on Hunter Ranger After a supreme debuff

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Neverwinter Community Watch

The Community Watch is a recurring format on the weekends that summarizes interesting stories, forum posts, links and news in the Neverwinterverse that are worth reporting, but don’t warrant a full own post. Here’s what happened during the last week: No dev blog posts this week, but the Cloaked Ascendancy has been announced for Feb 21st. Here are some confirmed drops from the Dread Legion skirmish. Pretty cool, but also pretty low drop rates. On the Subreddit there is a related discussion about Companion drop locations. As you might know we reported last week that Nova’s Youtube channel was MIA. Well, he is back and posted a diss track aimed at his haters. The response didn’t take long either. The drama is real fellas! Hold on, we have more. Garlaanx vs. Reddit! MMO Play released a very basic guide on the game’s Mounts and Companions. Watch out! Apparently not following the current meta and using Bondings can lead to this. Are Templocks a thing? This user certainly doesn’t think so. The French Community Team is currently recruiting a moderator. Ace_killa_q salutes the Guardian Fighter as the best class in the game. Others agree but would like to see a nerf. Double Refinement is

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