The preview on IGN had music and some dramatic graphics but no narrative or apparent storyline.
And maybe it's just me, but the quality of the graphics seemed...worse than I remember from past intro videos to new campaigns.
Unless things have changed, I believe you have to start the campaign by talking to Lord Neverember in PE. Go to the throne room and talk to him there - one of the prompts in his list of comments is the starting point for the CoA campaign.
In my experience, it seems some SH mobs are not leveled since M16. They are just level 82 or 83, period. Unless you attack them with an uber toon - like 22k iL or higher, fights that pre-m16 may have taken 30 - 45 seconds now require 10 minutes or…
I think if, like me, you've had VIP at level 12 for a long time it's hard to remember just how valuable those QoL extras are - I just take them for granted now.
Thinking about not having them - not being able to get back to PE or MM from a…
Used to be I could look forward to Winter Fest, but then they bollixed up the fishing activity last year (my favorite pastime) so I don't even have that to look forward to.
Remember when the big Black Friday event was an anticipated milestone, and …
I'm pretty sure the event is now leveled - it seems to be even more so than the Garrandar event was.
I remember past instances of this event were cakewalks - those you could solo with minimal effort. Not anymore.
And as others have noted …
That's it in a nutshell. New content sells - bug fixes do not. And Cryptic is in a constant state of marketing the game to potential new players to replace those who've left or stopped playing/paying $$$ for Zen.
From all the comments about wait times hinging on lack of clerics/healers - I'd say the game isn't broken - the healer role is broken. This new 3+1+1 mandate appears to be a heavy handed attempt to encourage more healer toons to be created …
Ok - checked the website - the deadline for everyone with a current account to get the free unlock is end of day 9/9/19. Starting 9/10, you will need to pay if you haven't accessed your account since M17 dropped.
As I understand it, if you log in during the designated time period, even once, then you have the unlock permanently on your account. VIP accounts had access the first 2 weeks after M17 dropped, and I believe everyone else had 2 weeks after that. …
As I'm learning, the goal is to optimize an end level toon based on current stat caps. Most (but not all) stats now have hard caps for both M16 and ToMM content, as I understand it.
An IL of 16k is pretty low in the post M16 era. BIS is around th…
The fact someone is whining about how you play in a CTA, no less, is more a reflection on their pissy a$$holeness than anything else. The best retort to unsolicited advice is complete indifference. Ignore them and play on as you want.
So in brief, the nerfing will never stop. Powers/feats will be enhanced, then nerfed, then enhanced, then nerfed, then nerfed, then nerfed some more. How does that Talking Heads song go? Same as it ever was.
Going by the prevailing logic that NWN creates modules that align with WoTC publications, next in line after The Yawning Portal/Waterdeep books is The Ghosts of Saltmarsh followed by a Baldur's Gate book. However, given that the BG book is DIRECTL…
NOPE. I checked the libraries for my characters - some items previously owned (Waterdhavian pants, for example) are MISSING on some characters.
What's odd is that it isn't across the board - some characters are missing items - mostly pan…
The story for M17 is so paper thin - I had great hope of a new direction (and environment) for the game with this expansion...but it's just M16b by another name.
Same look/feel as M16, new race but nothing else really. No real story to work thro…
Just checked tonight after what I presume is the last Preview update - still no changes to the character creation interface.
Maybe it will be included in the M17 release. If it isn't - that's just really, really sloppy/lazy behavior, Cryptic.
I was leveling a new toon (cleric) and tried IG post-mod 16 release.
On every attempt, all the other players would just run to the side, wait to die and then get MAD if I tried to survive. I was wasting their time, apparently, by trying to…
From your original post I'd guess the real pressure isn't going to come from WoTC - it' s going to be the platform makers. If Microsoft and Sony make it a hard requirement - Cryptic has no choice. AT LEAST for Xbox and PS platforms.