As part of our massive preview of Neverwinter’s Lost City of Omu, we are looking at some quality of life changes today. As mentioned during the “State of the Game” live stream, the devs moved away from pure “B” QoL modules and instead incorporate such changes into the main ones. That’s why Module 13 already features a good amount of minor improvements to boost adventurers’ everyday experience. Yesterday we already talked about the Fashion Bag, Loadouts and the Rocktober fixes. So click through in case you’re interested in those.
Updated Experience Curves
The devs completely reworked the level 60-70 experience curves in Module 13. It was necessary because ever since Module 6, the progression was kind of fragmented. The progression curves (experience gain, experience required for a level) never changed from the original game and its storyline through levels 1-60. But Elemental Evil featured a different leveling experience that significantly differed from the earlier one. This mostly led to players smoothly leveling up to 60 and then “hitting the XP wall”. Already back then players mentioned that it’s kind of weird that the flow of leveling changes so drastically, but it took the devs until now to finally change course.
The progression of level 1 through 70 now follows the same curve, and should feel much more fluid.
A nice little side effect of the change is that Overflow Rewards seem to be much more obtainable. On preview I was getting roughly one per day by just doing dailies in the new zone. That’s a plus because the rewards were pretty outdated. Players long demanded an upgrade, but obviously handing out more does the trick as well.
Something that many might not even realize is that a lot of UI graphics were updated in the Lost City of Omu. One particular was highlighted as official feedback thread, but a lot more minor graphics and icon got changed. I think it’s fair to mention these efforts of the team that can contribute to the feel and atmosphere of the game quite a lot.
New Campaign Packs for Genie’s Gifts
We’ve mentioned this before, but this change belongs into the “quality-of-life” section as well. Maze Engine will get a campaign pack for Genie’s Gifts that will contain one Tales of Adventure each. It’s nice to see the devs extending the system to make older campaigns easier and faster to complete. It’s necessary to not make the road too long for newer players as new tasks and campaigns get added. Additionally this helps to bring up and maintain alternate characters, which is always a plus. There seems to be a pack in the making for Module 10 as well, but that one is not yet unlocked.
What’s your take on the new experience curves and other quality of life upgrades? Is this worth putting time into or not as important as other stuff? Share your thoughts on our social channels, in the comments below, or visit the corresponding thread on our message board!
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