The NeverwinterPreview shard is a place to preview upcoming content, game and class balance changes, and other improvements to the game. By playing on Preview, you'll be able to provide invaluable feedback on what can be improved and changed before updates go to the Neverwinter live shards.
Getting set up on NeverwinterPreview (Mimic) or Owlbear* is easy! Simply follow these steps:
Click the "Sign Up!" button. This makes your account Preview enabled, and allows you to select "NeverwinterPreview" and "Owlbear" as a shard in the Neverwinter launcher. Now, you'll be able to make a new character and play on NeverwinterPreview and Owlbear, or...
On the next page, select one of your previously existing characters from the dropdown menu.
Select Mimic or Owlbear as the destination to copy the character in the following dropdown menu.
Press the Copy button.
Open your Neverwinter launcher, select the NeverwinterPreview shard or Owlbear shard, and wait for your client to patch.
Launch the game. If you copied your character over, you will now see it on NeverwinterPreview or Owlbear respectively. Otherwise, you will have to make a new character.
Please note that copying a character to NeverwinterPreview and Owlbear will not affect your character on the Neverwinter live shards in any way, and certain account features (such as buying and spending Zen) are not available on NeverwinterPreview.
* What is the Difference beteween Mimic and Owlbear? When there is a New Module on Mimic, Owlbear is used instead for testing of patches that will be published to Dragon prior to the release of the Module in testing on Mimic. If Owlbearis available, you'll also have the option to patch that test server in the launcher, as well as be able to transfer characters there too. Mimic and Owlbear are two entirely separate testing environments and as such will each require their own patched installations.
Now go, have fun and don't forget to let us know what issues you find here in this Testing Forum! Be sure to remember to label your threads with either [Mimic] or [Owlbear] to show which Preview Shard the issue is on, or use any existing thread's specifically for them.
Russian & Chinese Regional Servers For those in Russia and China, please keep in mind that NeverwinterPreview server (also known as Mimic) is the International Preview Server. These forums you're reading right now are for the International Regional Servers, based in North America. Transferring from Drider (Russian Server) or China's Servers is not possible. You'll need to go to those region's forums and game web sites for details on their preview servers.
For clarity on the Launcher's Display of Servers: Neverwinter - Neverwinter = Dragon (International Live Server) Neverwinter - NeverwinterRU = Drider (Russia Regional Live Server) Neverwinter - NeverwinterPreview = Mimic (International Preview Server) Neverwinter - Owlbear = Owlbear (International Preview Server) Neverwinter - Lurker = Lurker (Russia Regional Preview Server)
HELP! The Character Copy Drop Down shows only my first 8 Characters!? We are aware that the character copy page drop down for http://www.arcgames.com/en/my/character/copy/nw is not showing beyond the first 8 characters (more or less depending on your browser's font settings) in the drop down. Here is a work-around for that page element:
Press Select to show the list drop down then just hold down Tab until it selects all the character elements on the list individually, for it will go through the selections being hidden by the bottom div section. You'll then see all of your characters on the list.
HELP! When I visit the character copy link above, it says "You have no cryptic account" You will need to have character on the Dragon Shard for the PC. You may not transfer characters from the Console Servers. Neverwinter Preview is only for PC Players.