Module 15 Founder’s Pack, Fishing Return Hinting at Waterdeep?

The latest patch of Neverwinter not only introduced some hefty nerfs of River District Heroic Encounters, but also added some new assets to the game that could hint at what’s coming next in Module 15. In case you aren’t really up-to-date with the current state of the guesswork, here’s a quick recap. A couple months ago, Wizards of the Coast revealed the next big story line for the D&D franchise. It brings players to the iconic city of Waterdeep and will be released in September. Since Cryptic likes, or is even contractually obligated, to pick up official story lines, the assumption has been that Neverwinter also is going to take its players to Waterdeep. September also fits the timeline of the next module release.

Return of Fishing?

Now we’re actually able to add some more hints to our theory. You might not be too thrilled about the first one however. Because looking up the game files we found a new Fishing Pole that was recently added to the game. We dug deeper and additionally were able to uncover some power names that indicate a full fishing feature in Module 15. There’s unfortunately only one description available for a “Becritter” (internal label for a separate set of powers like Sahha, M14 Sunsword, or M10 Fishing) that apparently “Allows the wielder to fish in some areas”. Based on the power names, it seems like players will be fishing on a “Shore” in “M15”.

It seems like this could be a system very similar to Module 10b. We have put in the corresponding M10b power where we found obvious matches. Notable absentees are “Becritter_Boat” powers, which indicates that you’re indeed fishing on the shore, and not on a Khyek like in the Sea of Moving Ice.

Module 15 Fishing Powers
M15_Fishing_Shore_Bait_Select (M10b_Fishing_Bait_Select)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Becritter
M15_Fishing_Shore_Begin (M10b_Fishing_Begin)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Begin_Chance_Stacking (M10b_Fishing_Begin_Chance_Stacking)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Escaped
M15_Fishing_Shore_Fish_Caught (M10b_Fishing_Fish_Caught)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Fish_Escaped (M10b_Fishing_Fish_Escaped)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Fishhooked (M10b_Fishing_Fishhooked)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Movement_Check
M15_Fishing_Shore_Not_Fishing (M10b_Not_Fishing)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Prompt (M10b_Fishing_Prompt)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Prompt_Any (M10b_Fishing_Prompt_Any)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Prompt_Back (M10b_Fishing_Prompt_Back)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Prompt_Left (M10b_Fishing_Prompt_Left)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Prompt_Right (M10b_Fishing_Prompt_Right)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Random_Fish_Active_Debug (M10b_Fishing_Random_Fish_Active)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Reel_Back (M10b_Fishing_Reel_Back)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Reel_Begin (M10b_Fishing_Reel_Begin)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Reel_Left (M10b_Fishing_Reel_Left)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Reel_Right (M10b_Fishing_Reel_Right)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Reward_Active (M10b_Fishing_Reward_Active)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Stop (M10b_Fishing_Stop)
M15_Fishing_Shore_Waterfinder_Cantfishhere
M15_Fishing_Shore_Waterfinder_Splash

Waterdeep Is a Coastal City

While fishing itself might not excite you, at least this could add one more hint at Waterdeep as location. The “Crown of the North” is located on the Sword Coast a little bit south of the “Mere of Dead Men”. So it’s not too hard connecting the dots here… Fishing feature in Module 15… Waterdeep is a coastal city… Jackpot? That being said though, the powers aren’t labeled “Waterdeep”, just M15. So it’s obviously very premature talk about something that could turn out completely different in the end. Nothing is confirmed yet and probably won’t be for another 3-4 weeks.

Founder’s Pack

Another thing that made the game files in the recent patch was a preview picture of the upcoming Module 15 Founder’s Pack. Unfortunately it’s not equally telling as the one of Module 14. On top of the included VIP subscription and refining stuff it just shows a new human companion and a fashion set called “Patrician”. The term “Patrician” obviously fits an urban setting. The icon of the set shows a bat though, which is one of the main symbols of the Ravenloft extension. But does fishing really make sense in a Ravenloft context? I don’t think so…


Anyway, it’s fun to connect the dots and theorize about this stuff. What’s your opinion about fishing and the new assets? Share your thoughts on our social channels, in the comments below, or visit the corresponding thread on our message board!

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j0Shi

j0Shi

j0Shi plays the Neverwinter MMORPG since the open BETA in 2013 and is a regular contributor to the blog and the whole UN:Project. Originally a Guardian Fighter, he has built up ALTs of all classes and plays on BIS/near-BIS level.

11 thoughts on “Module 15 Founder’s Pack, Fishing Return Hinting at Waterdeep?

  • July 30, 2018 at 7:59 am
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    And we all know how much everyone loved fishing.

    >:8o

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  • July 30, 2018 at 11:21 am
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    Jesus!, this devs don’t learn :/ , nobody likes to fish in a rpg game >:(

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  • July 31, 2018 at 6:17 am
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    lol. RPG game? Neverwinter is more Farmville than Skyrim.

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  • August 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm
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    neverwinter nowadays is only dungeons and no content since the 1 hour a week mods was introduced

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    • September 8, 2018 at 2:13 am
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      What do you mean “only” dungeons? We shuld have more dunegons!
      And less Landscape thingies(heroics, hunts, campaigns, minilairs etc).

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  • August 17, 2018 at 10:40 am
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    Another $100 pack, third mod in a row, released about once every four months – To coincide with their Quarterly reports. If you don’t pay, you have to grind or never get in to the content. (I have never completed a Cradle of the Death God because I was unable to get a practice run because the players themselves locked out anyone below a certain item level or people who fell off). This is really beyond disturbing trends. And I’ve found other games which I had neglected – and upcoming games I’m very excited for. Which aren’t Neverwinter. And don’t cost $100 per update.

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    • August 21, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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      Hellena, no one is forcing you to buy the pack. Most people have enough AD to buy it without spending actual cash. You can’t blame players for “locking” people out of how they decide to run the content. I’ve ran over 500 cradles just fine. No offense but if people aren’t wanting to invite you than it might be because you aren’t ready or have reputation for not being very good. Ask em why.

      Anyone who gas been playing this game for over a year and doesn’t have enough AD/zen to buy packs (if they want) and has to pay with cash is doing something wrong with how they spend/invest or make profit in general.

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    • August 21, 2018 at 8:41 pm
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      Hellena, no one is forcing you to spend $100 cash on that pack. Anyone whos been playing over should have enough AD to convert to zen to buy it unless they are bad at investing or making profit.

      Second, you can’t blame players because you can’t get into a Cradle. Have you tried making your own group? I doubt it. If you are having trouble getting into a Ceadle than you must not be ready or known for not being very good. No offense but it seems you are looking for excuses.

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    • September 13, 2018 at 9:52 am
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      what game? im looking for the new game since bdo and neverwinter become trash nowadays

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  • August 21, 2018 at 10:21 pm
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    It always bemuses me when people think they are “forced” to spend cash or be excluded. I never have.

    When I see this in-game in Zone chat, I inspect them. They are almost always really poorly geared and also seem to spend far more time complaining and trying to get into a Guild with XP boons, or a free ride through content to level up hyper-fast, than they do actually playing. Or even begging for gear, mounts, companions and enchants!

    I invoke on more than 2 dozen characters, queue for Random RBQ, RIQ and RAQ and cycle through invoking again and there they are: still complaining or still trying to get into a level 20 guild with XP boons. They could have risen 4 or 5 levels in that time if they had played the bloody game instead of scrounging.

    Most of the time, they don’t even know about Seals of the Brave and the Primal Gear, and often don’t even know about the Vistani gear. And if they have Vistani or Primal gear, they just have the rank 8 or rank 6 enchants and rubbish artifacts, and probably no boons.

    Maybe they should spend more time playing and learning the game systems and less time trying to cadge a free ride? Even when I and some friends advise them on how to make AD and get better gear, they call us “liars” or “Pay to Win Elitists” or even obnoxious douche bags!

    So, if they don’t even want tips from people who have been playing for years and got a full primal set on every class in about a week, feck ’em.

    Feck ’em in the ear.

    >:8o

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  • September 30, 2018 at 4:26 am
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    with games like fishing planet fishing in neverwinter is pathetic extremely boring and so unrel it beggars belief its like putting a warlock in fifa

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