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May the speculation begin...

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights 2' started by Taluntain, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. joacqin

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    I would want it to come with some gameplay, making it fun to play. NWN was a great idea and the mp was well thought out but the entire game atleast for me lacked gameplay. I did not think it was fun to play, even if I was on a great MP server with really good people.
     
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    Everything related to single player should be better than in the first one. After all, I'm probably not going to play any multiplayer games with this game either.
     
  3. Drugar

    Drugar And now... we wait! Veteran

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    I would like to see more depth in the quests and NPC's. Own personalities would be cool.

    An option to have a party with their own personalities.

    More emphasis on the single player part of the game than the multiplayer.

    More of the world to explore and more other things to do then just run errands and kill goblins.

    I don't care much about graphics, just give me a more challenging and detailed world!!!
     
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    I want you to play the hero who saved Neverwinter, it would be nice to finish that story.
    I also hope the story will take place all over the multiverse (Krynn or Ravenloft, for example)
     
  5. Master of Nuhn

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    As long as I can play an Aasimar Hierophant of Lathander, I'm happy.
     
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    Although there is not much there at the moment there is a website set up for the game

    nwn2 homepage
     
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    Graphics/features on the NWN2 is excellent imo. The community still need some work though, not as friendly as here ;)
     
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    Gothic-style NPC schedules would also be welcome now that I think about it. It would make NWN2 seem more alive than the original, when (nearly) everyone would stay rooted to their spots day and night.
     
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    What would be nice is if they could produce a game where the combat rules are something that makes sense. When you tell an NPC to "Stand Your Ground", THEY SHOULD.....not ignore you and attack anyways. IMO, that was a fatal flaw in battle strategy. One shouldn't have to remove a character from the party just to get them to stand still. And it makes no difference in proximity either. I was recently in a battle where I told a character to "Stay" (we were OUTSIDE of a temple). I enter the temple to find her right there. Very, very frustrating and I hope I don't see it in this new game. (Frankly, I'm ready to throw SoU outside in the garbage heap.)
     
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    Damnation!!! The damn forum just ate my response! I hate it when that happens! Here we go again, this time the short version.

    First NWN was a dissapointment. They will surely do better this time, but will it be enough? They have much to work on. Baldur McGate, Stormhand, Rednik, Lil'Guy, Harbourboy (I agree, IWD was more fun), Darkthrone and Durgar have already voiced opinions that are almost the same as mine.

    Horses don't make up for lousy gameplay and a lack of imersive story => Sacred.
     
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    Quick question: Do we know which rules they will use for this game? Will it be 3E as the first NWN or will it be 3.5?

    (I don't even know which rules the expansions use!!)
     
  12. Harbourboy

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    I don't even know what the differences between those rules are. I wish they wouldn't keep changing the rules all the time. I want to be able to take the rules I learn in one game and apply them in the next. Even when the rules are the same, they're different. Arent IWD2 and NWN supposed to be both 3e even though there are loads of differences between the actual rules applied in the games?
     
  13. Taluntain

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    [​IMG] NWN2 will use 3.5e rules.
     
  14. Earl Grey

    Earl Grey Mmm... hot tea! Veteran

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    (Taken from here.)

    Let me just say this: OMG! Please say that ain't so! :(
     
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    "in-depth and rich as the first game"? So... it's going to be a complete flop?
     
  16. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    He had to say that since he needs to suck up to BioWare, he can't just say "The OC sucked, but we'll make it better." I have enough trust in Feargus that they'll improve on the OC significantly.

    [ August 10, 2004, 13:31: Message edited by: Taluntain ]
     
  17. Earl Grey

    Earl Grey Mmm... hot tea! Veteran

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    So by reading between the lines we should interpret it something like this:

    "Obsidian will be focusing on the single-player experience to make it just as..."
    Here his eyes glaze over as if possessed by some evil demon and the rest is spoken in a language which you don't recognize. ;)
     
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    If I had somebody working for me I wouldn't want them to be "Yes" Man. I want somebody who can honestly tell me my decisions suck. Not some ass-kissing gutless coward who'll stick to release dates (in case you don't know... release dates = bad, postponing game = good - there is usually a better game out of it).
     
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    ^Yeah, like Doom 3, Half Life 2, and all other overrated hypes. I think what you wanted to say is: release dates = bad, postponing game = good - there is usually a better game out at the time the original arrives (e.g. Far Cry instead of HL2 or Painkiller instead of D3). ;)
     
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    yes but obsidian isn't working for bioware, but with bioware, and it is considered bad tone to criticize a partner in public plus it is bad fore further business to say in public that your partners work sucks
     
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