Monday, December 23, 2013

Screenshot of the Day: Neverwinter

Apparently halflings can have sideburns, but not beards.
Neverwinter is an MMORPG, not to be confused with Neverwinter Nights, a great RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms. Neverwinter is also set in the Forgotten Realms (The Sword Coast of Faerun, to be exact), but includes MMO elements and days. 'Neverwinter' is also the name of Neverwinter's main city, a trend carried over from Baldur's Gate.

Anyways, I've launched into the massively multiplayer online world of Neverwinter playing as a lawful good halfling cleric. Almost all of Neverwinter's systems are based on D&D, so combat centers around basic attacks, medium powers you use once or twice in an encounter, and 'daily' powers-- big guns that you only bring out when things are most dire.

So far, I've enjoyed wandering around the world of Neverwinter. There's so much to do in the starting city (Neverwinter)  that I actually haven't left Neverwinter at all since I started playing Neverwinter. Questing can be less than satisfying, but the loot and new powers make it all worth it. 'Professions' allow you to build up a commercial empire, aided by an auction house and various guilds. I still have much to learn and much to see, and while it's impossible to 'finish' an MMO, I'm trying my best to experience all the Neverwinter has to offer.

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