[Friday, May 24th] Jeremy Soule Soundtrack clip
If you haven't done so already, head on over to
Neverwinter Vault and grab the Neverwinter Nights Soundtrack clip by
[Friday, May 24th] Parry: It's not all it's cracked up to be.
There has been a lot of bickering (with yours truly swearing at a lot of people) about the parry skill. People are complaining that it is overpowered, and is not a part of the 3rd Edition D&D rules. Because NWN is not a 3E conversion, and because parry seems more UNDERpowered than overpowered, Nathan Frederick (Quality Assurance, Bioware) posted this sticky thread. Head over to see for yourself how exactly parry works and to get Nathan to test situations for you to prove it is not overpowered.
[Thursday, May 23rd] More on Polyhedral's Kobold model.
Looks great doesn't it. Work goes on, but this is the latest model. All nicely textured now, thanks again to Polyhedral. Check up on the Kobold's progress here.
[Thursday, May 23rd] Wizard Class Analysis by ShadeRaven!Well, ShadeRaven has now completed the set, go here to collect the final analysis in the series!
[Thursday, May 23rd] It's Neverwinter Wednesday (OK, so it's Thursday where I am)
New Model Viewer Models Released!
Neverwinter Nights Teaser Movie!
This teaser reveals many of the awesome spells, terrible foes and amazing environments you will encounter in your journeys through Neverwinter. It also provides glimpses of the Aurora Toolset building a town and customizing armour. Go to Neverwinter Nights Stratics to Download Teaser Movie, and then discuss it in the forums.
[Wednesday, May 22nd] NW404 Wednesday!Well, because us Aussies have to wait until Thursday for NWW, we're going to have NW404 Wednesdays. Yay for you. This week we have something damn interesting, Polyhedral's Kobold model (below), and the *.2da files from Neverwinter Nights. These files are simple text files (open them in wordpad, not notepad) that contain almost all of the game's rules. Download them here.
[Wednesday, May 22nd] Custom Model: Kobold by Polyhedral!Polyhedral has been working for a couple of days on a Kobold model for Neverwinter Nights. Bioware neglected to give us one you see. Polyhedral (or "Poly" as he is affectionately known) has made an absolutely beautiful Kobold model for us. He's still working on it, so head to this thread and give him your feedback. There's also a movie of the Kobold's movement (first draft) available. The link is in this thread. Thanks Poly!
[Wednesday, May 22nd] Update on that huge flaw in Item value calculationsTorias had this to say on the boards today (about 10 minutes ago):
Great stuff Torias. For those that are slower than your average bear, read this thread.
[Wednesday, May 22nd] End User License AgreementThere has been some concern over the weekend surrounding the End User License Agreement (EULA) that was included with the Beta Aurora Toolset, which are summed up by this post on slashdot. Here is an excerpt:
Careful review of the EULA of the Neverwinter Nights Beta Toolset reveals the following clause:Derek French posted his reply on slashdot, defending the existing EULA:
Hi all. I just wanted to jump in here and try and clear up some of the confusion.Derek made a further post on the subject on the official boards, stating that they will be looking into the fans' concerns:
We have been in contact with Infogrames and the concerns over the wording of the EULA, by the fans, has been duly noted.
[Tuesday, May 21st] HUGE problem with item creation!
It seems during design, Bioware underestimated the fiendishness of human behaviour. Torias has uncovered a massive flaw in how item values are calculated. Bioware are yet to answer, but hopefully this flaw in design will be fixed. NOTE: It's NOT a bug, it's a design flaw, we are not ones to report bugs on the front page. Head to this thread to read more about this problem.
[Tuesday, May 21st] Big Site update
Our spells section has been updated to include full spell descriptions. Organised by class and level, check it all out here.
We have updated the Classes section, each one now has a link to their spell list/descriptions.
The Ranger description has been fixed. He actually gets his Animal companion at level 6.
[Tuesday, May 21st] Bastard Sword not screwed!
Some people were alarmed when they saw that the Bastard Sword is screwed in the toolset (ie: it's a 2-Handed only weapon). This WAS changed, but not until AFTER the Beta toolset was put together. So don't panic guys. This has been said already, but some people appear to have missed it. Stop emailing us and complaining!
[Tuesday, May 21st] Update on Item level restrictions
After the eruption about this on the Bioware boards, Jay has posted a sticky thread asking what people want, here's the post:
Head over to this thread to voice your opinon.
[Tuesday, May 21st] E3 Pictures
BioWare has arrived at E3 in L.A. Details here.