After looking back at the last year in the Neverwinterverse, it’s time to wrap up 2017 for the site as well. What were our main achievements and milestones? And what do we have in store for this year?
1000 Posts in the Book!
These type of posts tend to look the same every time, but what can you do? We keep rocking and 2017 as a year was no different. We recently surpassed a thousand published posts and are rapidly approaching 100 Community Watches. Yeah, we’ve been doing this for a while now!
On a daily basis it sometimes gets lost how incredible it is to be able to bring content to thousands of users. We’ve long established ourselves a biggest independent community and fansite with more written content than all other sources combined. And whenever the site seems to have reached a peek, there’s some sort of spike. So thanks to everyone who keeps coming back, commenting, sharing our stuff. It means a ton!
Discord Is Rocking!
The best decision last year was bringing Uncensored to Discord. We quickly established ourselves as biggest server for the game and are approaching 200 online users in peak times, outpacing other servers by a mile. If you want to talk the game, PVE, PVP, anything, there’s no better place! The server also moved us closer to the community and we appreciate the feedback we get on a daily basis. It’s a nice way to be available for you guys for requests and questions.
With all that success in mind, stagnancy is still not a great concept. So we indeed have a couple ideas for 2018! It’s been a while since the last big update to our Toolbase, but we plan to add to our selection to assist players in their gameplay experience on different levels.
Add Power and Feats to the Character Simulator
One of the greater desires ever since was to include powers and feats into our Character Simulator. It’s a huge task and we partially shied away from it because there’s already an alternative up at nwcalc.com. While still viable though, it becomes more and more apparent that it’s an abandoned project and the next big update to classes might already break its usefulness.
So we plan to incorporate powers and feats to our own tools to give you guys one place to plan your characters!
As you might now, we’ve offered guilds a link on our blog for quite a while now. We however figured that the game still lacks a place where
- Guild leaders can present their guild and alliance properly.
- Players can look up and compare all relevant information to find the guild or alliance of their choice.
There are many places where you can loosely advertise your guild. Reddit, the Arcgames forum, our blog. But there is no true guild database that compiles all the info, let’s players compare and search for boon structures, Guild Hall levels, platforms, roster size, and key tags like PVE, PVP, casual or mature.
Or pardon me, there was. Because that’s exactly what the Neverwinter Uncensored Guild Database will provide. Guild leaders will be able to add and maintain their guild with all the information they are willing to give out. And players will be able to search and filter guilds based on their criteria. On top of that we are planning a very basic rating and feedback system. Presenting and searching for guilds has never been easier!
In similar fashion, Neverwinter Uncensored will cater to all the e-peens of the Sword Coast! Speed running has been the way to compare swag in PVE in this game. But so far there was no place to look up the fastest runs, or share yours. Our upcoming speedrun database will take care of that, store all user-posted runs and create a ranking. That way, you can quickly look up the current records and compete in a PVE race!
Both databases are currently in planning phase. So we don’t have a release date yet. But this is something we are actively working on.
Guild, Player and Streamer Spotlights
When the official community management has a hard time finding room to do spotlights, we step in! We’ve created surveys behind the scenes that will be send out periodically to players, guilds and content creators. Everyone that answers the call will get a spotlight on Uncensored. If you’re eager to get to know Neverwinter’s most prominent players and personalities, 2018 is going to treat you well!
What’s your opinion on our ideas? What would you like to see on the site in 2018? Share your thoughts in the comments below and visit the corresponding thread on our message board!
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