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The Offical Neverwinter Nights 2 Thread!

Discussion in 'Gamers Zone' started by StMatthew2429, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. StMatthew2429

    StMatthew2429 <img src="http://www3.christianforums.com/images/s

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    Greetings Friends!!!

    On September 19th, 2006 the greatest Dungeons & Dragons PCRPG will finnaly be available to the public...

    This thread is for everything NWN2 related

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    I for one have been waiting patiently for years for the sequel to Neverwinter Nights, so this is a marked day on my calander!

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    For those of you who don't know,
    Neverwinter Nights 2 (NWN2) is a computer role-playing game currently in development by Obsidian Entertainment and to be published in October 2006 by Atari. It is the sequel to BioWare's Neverwinter Nights (NWN), a successful game based on the Dungeons & Dragons system. Where NWN was based on the Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition rules, NWN2 will be based on Dungeons & Dragons v3.5 (also known as the Revised 3rd Edition), somewhat changed to adapt to real-time gameplay.

    ***E3 2K6 Trailer
    http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=10736&type=mov&pl=game
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    ***Offical site
    http://www.atari.com/nwn2/index.php

    The following is a list of features which have either been confirmed or excluded. Information here has been compiled from the official website forums.

    General
    • Gameplay
    Game Client
    • Party Support
      • Multi-player support
      • Party control has been improved with full party control confirmed with up to 3 NPC's
        • Party system revised to include 'Companions' rather than 'henchmen'. Commands are now easier to issue.
    • Character Creation
      • Advanced character customization
        • Scaling of characters and monsters
        • Deeper equipment customization
      • Support for subraces
      • Portraits are removed and replaced with 3D avatars of the player, similar to KOTOR
      • All base classes from NWN
        • Addition of warlock base class
        • Confirmed that characters can choose up to 4 classes now instead of 3 (one is reserved for a prestige class)
      • All prestige classes from NWN except Shifter
        • Addition of the Arcane trickster, Neverwinter nine, Shadow thief of Amn, Warpriest, Duelist, Frenzied beserker
        • Confirmed Champion of Torm renamed to Divine Champion
        • Confirmed Harper Scout renamed to Harper Agent
      • Level cap is 20th level
      • Support for many of the Forgotten Realms deities based on characters alignment, race and class
    • Skills
      • A more complete Crafting system has been implemented using appropriate skills
        • Visual customization of weapons and armor can only be done when the item is created
    Dungeon Master client

    Toolset
    • Completely re-written using C#
    • Improved to allow for multiple windows to be opened at once
    • Design your own modules to distribute to others or host on the Internet for online play
    • Some game content, including NWScript and dialogs will be directly importable from Neverwinter Nights
    • Exteriors now use a heightmap instead of tilesets
    Official Campaign
    • General
      • A pool of 10 NPC's are available to join your party
      • Players will be able to build their own strongholds
    • Subraces
      • Shield dwarves
      • Gold dwarves
      • Grey dwarves (duergar)
      • Dark elves (drow)
      • Moon elves
      • Sun elves
      • Wood elves
      • Deep gnomes (svirfneblin)
      • Rock gnomes
      • Lightfoot halfling
      • Strongheart halfling
      • Aasimar
      • Tiefling
    • New characters
      • Jalboun of the Two Blades
      • King of Shadows
      • Lord Nasher Alagondar will return
    • Locations
    The NWN2 team is proud to announce all of the awards we have won and were nominated for at E3 2006! [​IMG]

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_2
     
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  2. willard3

    willard3 Professional accomplice

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    I'm still "working" on the first. No purchase for me yet.
     
  3. JTLauder

    JTLauder Senior Member

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    Same here. Only on chapter 2 of the first NWN. And considering there's still the 2 official expansions plus the tons of great content on NWVault, I'll probably be playing this game forever!
     
  4. DigenisAkritas

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    Seen the latest vids, looks really good.

    Waiting for Bioshock myself though.
     
  5. Dannager

    Dannager Back in Town

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    Yes, please! Randian-dystopian world? Highly-advanced, interdependant AI? First-person action combined with a cerebral atmosphere and story? I can't wait.

    Oh, and NWN 2 too. I'll have to play a Nine at some point, I'm sure.
     
  6. Mandrake

    Mandrake Brother Cattle Prod of Reasoned Discussion

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    I probably won't be buying it until I upgrade my computer (next spring), but I've been looking forward to it for about a year now. I'm a little disappointed that the level cap is at 20, but at the same time msot of my super-high level characters (35+) are really too good to make a game challenging. Still, it's a ton of fun to watch an enemy explode into a hail of blood and bones after one hit.
     
  7. Ragnaros

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    I've played Neverwinter Nights to death. I've played through most of the really good player made modules, as well as all the expansions. The graphics have always bothered me, as they look very dated. I've always preferred good 2D graphics to poorly done 3D graphics... I think the graphics in Icewind Dale 2 are much better than the graphics in Neverwinter Nights, for example. Plus, Neverwinter Nights 2 is gonna be D&D 3.5 based, which should improve gameplay. Is the level cap really going to be level 20, though? That's a shame, as epic level characters really add a lot of functionality and fun. I bet they increase the cap to 40 and maybe beyond in expansions to NWN2, however.
     
  8. JTLauder

    JTLauder Senior Member

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    NWN with the expansions takes the level cap up to 40.
     
  9. Dannager

    Dannager Back in Town

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    The OP states that the release date is September 19th. This is incorrect. My friend on the dev team pointed out to me today that the release date has been changed to October 17th.

    Expansion-wise, ideas are apparently being thrown about the office, but nothing concrete is planned yet. The inevitable expansion packs will come, I'm sure, and with them a likely increase in the level cap.
     
  10. AmberInSoFla

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    ok I'm excited now. I hadn't realizd there was a NWN followig on here.
     
  11. StMatthew2429

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]9/15/2006 7:18:50 PM | Game Announcements |

    Neverwinter Nights 2 For PC Toolset Available Exclusively as Part of Atari's Pre-Order Campaign With Select Retailers
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized brands and leading third-party video game publisher, today announced that the Company will support a pre-order campaign for Neverwinter Nights 2 with GameStop and Best Buy. In development by Obsidian Entertainment, the highly-anticipated Neverwinter Nights 2 is set in the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Forgotten Realms universe created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and will transport players back to the embattled city of Neverwinter. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro. The pre-order offer is available now and will give participating gamers exclusive access to the Neverwinter Nights 2 toolset one month before the game is available. Additionally, the pre-order offer will include The Merchant's Friend, a special feature enabling players to obtain powerful items crafted especially for each of the 12 classes. [/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]"The Neverwinter Nights 2 toolset is groundbreaking software that provides players with unprecedented ability to create their own universes, quests and storylines" said Stephen Baer, Senior Product Manager, Atari, Inc. "The Neverwinter Nights 2 community has been extremely supportive of the upcoming game and with this pre-order offer we hope to reward those who are particularly excited to experience the next installment of the Neverwinter epic tale." [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]"Atari has certainly set the stage for a very exciting Neverwinter Nights 2 launch," said Hasbro Properties Group Senior Licensing Manager Jerry Chu. "The pre-sell toolset gives the millions of fanatic Neverwinter Nights players a jump start on the next epic tale and the keys to create new storylines with limitless quests and endings. The level of customized mods will be phenomenal." [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than two million copies worldwide, is translated into 10 languages, sold in more than 40 countries and features one of the largest and most active fan communities in all of gaming. To date, fans of the franchise, which includes Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, have created nearly 4,000 modifications to the original game using the original, award-winning Aurora Toolset. A more robust toolset will be included with the release of Neverwinter Nights 2. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Neverwinter Nights 2 is scheduled for release in October 2006. More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at , which includes user forums, project news, development updates and more.[/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]http://www.gameinfowire.com/news.asp?nid=9350
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  12. StMatthew2429

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    Yes, relaese date of Oct 17th, 2006 is a bummer My birthday is Sept 19th, and it would have been the best birthday present...:sigh:
     
  13. Xiren

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    I think it has been pushed back AGAIN. I saw Oct 31. I pre-ordered mine and got an code to get the toolkit, but THAT is not available yet either :cry:

    I guess I do not care that they keep pushing the game back. I just want the game to be stable and not needing patch after patch to make it run.
     
  14. AmberInSoFla

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    sniffles....
    I'm looking forward to it too....

    um... lil question... if i had a computer that I could leave up and running with a fixed IP that I could use to host a game, would anyone be interested?

    I'd need a couple of volunteers for DM for when i wasn't online of course.
     
  15. Dannager

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    That's correct. The release date is now Halloween.
     
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