Neverwinter has gotten one of those newfangled open beta launch dates. The kind where it’s officially out, but not really. I always chuckle when a game goes into open beta release and a major issue (or lack of feature) crops up and people say “but its still in beta!” Meanwhile the developers are busy collecting that sweet sweet cash shop money.

In any case the launch date is set for April 30th and players can expect to progress through the world of Neverwinter with nary a character wipe in sight. Those who purchased a Founders pack will be granted access to an additional beta weekend starting on Friday, April 12th. The beta weekend will be focused on allowing players to try out the game’s four different professions: Leadership, Mailsmithing, Platesmithing and Leatherworking. Keep in mind this will not be a part of the open beta and characters made during this beta weekend will be wiped.

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  1. Eviil on April 24, 2013

    Not sure whats the horrid posts about, this is MUCH

    • Eviil on April 24, 2013

      Better than the majority of F2P games that’s out there today.. .

  2. tqas on April 10, 2013

    I think neverwinter is just awsome, especially the battles with non-targeted attacks and free skill combinations, which reminds me there’s another game called age of wushu which is very similar. it also has no class, no leveling in charatctors with thousands of skills and realistic to its core

  3. Bic Boi on April 8, 2013

    In terms of Neverwinter it’s best to view it as an expanded online version of Balder’s Gate : Dark Alliance in terms of gameplay. If you expect a pen&paper experience, do not bother downloading. It is an action RPG and only loosely uses the rulesets from 4th edition.

    Again, if you expect a pen&paper or even DDO-like experience DO. NOT. DOWNLOAD. THIS. You are only setting yourself up for disappointment.

    If you however don’t mind and in fact enjoyed Balder’s Gate : Dark Alliance or even Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, then you’ll likely enjoy Neverwinter.

  4. ThcMonkee on April 7, 2013

    Yes. Definitely a weekly show about mmobomb.com comment section. The show would make it self.

    As for the game. I liked it. I liked all of Cryptic games. None of them forced microtranscations on me and none of them where like anything other on the market at the time. Well, at least they didn’t try to be and all of them offered user created content of which I am terribly fond of. They do not bring anything ground-breaking but that can hardly be held against them. In terms of Neverwinter it is best to not expect a strict follow up of DnD rules. I did not play it for it’s universe so it didn’t bother me. It is simply all through and through a very well done classic mmo with a few fresh twists to the mix.

    I understand people that say that they do not care for the game and that it doesn’t rock their boat. But anybody that tells you that it’s a bad game and would even call it pathetic, is simply a child.

  5. Really? on April 6, 2013

    Love this game I played the first two neverwinters and they were fun but i liked the first one
    better than the second I have also played DDO online this game wipes all three away πŸ™‚

  6. Really? on April 6, 2013

    Love this game I played the first two neverwinters and they were fun but i liked the first on better than the second I have also played DDO online this game wipes all three away πŸ™‚

  7. ZhaoYun on April 5, 2013

    well was about time but wait is there gonna be a char wipe once ob ends or the wipe goes for whoever plays till 30?

  8. sabbe on April 5, 2013

    had no chance to test the game :((((( got my third weekend of beta key for some hours ago and its not working anymore πŸ™

  9. Putin on April 5, 2013

    You guys mind if i play this game to DEATH!

  10. Chau San on April 5, 2013

    Is what I am did beta wkend 3 is wiped too before 4? Then again for oPen? and in relise?

    • Allacore666 on April 8, 2013

      yes all characters will be wiped after weekend 3 and no there is no wipe from weekend 3 to weekend 4. Just wipes after weekend 4.

  11. GamingMaster on April 5, 2013

    At last they announced a date … been waiting for this for a long time

  12. Dkuang on April 4, 2013

    Such a disappointing game that uses the Neverwinter name and has a DnD tag to it. Such a big “meh” game, my personal opinion/review on this is a 6/10. Game literally has nothing new or innovative and even if you’re not bringing anything new to the table, at least get the things that are a common place…well, done right, which they don’t. Another blah game by Cryptic Studios in my book.

    • Xerorei on April 5, 2013

      ^ You got all that from THREE DAYS of testing, really?
      Tell me more about how you’re a Phd in game design and don’t just hate cryptic.

      • Shouya on April 5, 2013

        3 days of testing…. and such a review…. well every game is worth a try and if in 3 days u can already review then u suck at it

    • sighlame on April 5, 2013

      The game is pathetic. It in now way represents any lore or any DND rule sets. Granted this was told to us before we entered the testing phases, but after testing I put this game into anouther F2P 6-7/10 make money fast then shut it down fast “type game”

  13. Brokeback on April 4, 2013

    Mount me. I dare ye. I go both ways.

  14. MrPants on April 4, 2013

    FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!

    also can you all stop mounting the site its getting sticky

    • HurDerp on April 4, 2013

      It’s really getting old and I really don’t understand where this came from. at first it was that stupid “first” thing now it’s “mounted” what’s the deal with that?

      • MrPants on April 4, 2013

        The whole mounted thing comes from one of the F2P cast(i think) episodes where someone was joking about in game mounts or something I cant remember honestly but it doesn’t matter, like the “first” thing it’s far past its prime and doesn’t have the decency to crawl into a ditch and die.

  15. Pilecki on April 4, 2013

    This looks really good and I can’t wait to try it out πŸ™‚

  16. poopmouth on April 4, 2013

    ohhhhh ya dis gon be gewd

  17. stfu on April 4, 2013

    mounted virgins, go die in a fire

    • gqninja on April 4, 2013

      Virgins? Why do you assume that? I think maybe you’re an angry virgin?

    • mat on April 4, 2013

      your here doing the same thing, so doesnt that make u a virgin too? sad thing to say i have a gf and im far from a virgin.

      • stfu on April 4, 2013

        its a metaphor you stupid noobs. first time mounting a post, durrrrrrrrrrrr. btw now i am inspired to think you two are really virgins

        • Uncle Remus on April 4, 2013

          According to the defensive shielding of the previous poster, there is an 80% chance of virginity.

          • stfu on April 5, 2013

            according to the evidence of the last posters name, he ius a RAPER tiny children

      • Levor on April 7, 2013

        no one will belive you lol.

        • Dinosaur Dan on April 14, 2013

          Its nice to see the mmobomb community getting along so nicely lol

  18. mat on April 4, 2013

    mounted!

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