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Neverwinter Forum » General Discussion » based on beta, release date?

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  vindir

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OP  2/16/13 8:10:18 PM#1

Best that I can find for a release date is early 2013. That would seem to mean by April 30th at latest.  However for those of you that have been in beta, based on what you have seen, is that a likley date? Would you recommend they wait longer or is it good to go as is, and why?

Secondly, I know it is  f2p kinda model, however if it was not would you buy it at a box retail of 40ish and if it had a sub of 10/m woudl you sub based on what you have seen of play? Reason I ask this, is though this is a f2p type of game and the devs have mentioned that you can work your way to get everything you want in game, I really see no value in working for the game stuff if the game is not worth buying in the first place. Know what I mean? That all being said, I'll still probebly take a gander when it comes out, just interested to hear from those who have been in beta on the above questions.

thnx

 

  Aerowyn

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2/16/13 8:29:15 PM#2
I assume it will depend on how the next two beta weekends go.. my guess is may/june

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  Kaerigan

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2/16/13 9:36:02 PM#3
Well, according to the official website the last beta weekend will be between March 22nd and 24th. And it will probably won't release immediately after that, so somewhere in April sounds plausible. Possibly May. But they might feel that the game is not finished come release time and add more beta weekends. Who knows?

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  Nemesis7884

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2/17/13 6:49:21 AM#4
Originally posted by Kaerigan
Well, according to the official website the last beta weekend will be between March 22nd and 24th. And it will probably won't release immediately after that, so somewhere in April sounds plausible. Possibly May. But they might feel that the game is not finished come release time and add more beta weekends. Who knows?

somwhen may, end may sounds plausible...i doubt much later since they said the game will launch with the 5 classes and ranger/warlock will follow later...if the game release will be in summer or even later they would have enough time to include the ranger at least, thats why i think it will release before summer...

  User Deleted
2/17/13 11:01:47 AM#5
I've been told march at the very earliest if all goes well, april if there are bugs to get thru. It's pretty solid already, they just have some crash issues but from what i've seen from continuous gameplay videos they don't seem to have very many problems with the stability of the engine or ui in the game.
  udon

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2/17/13 11:06:13 AM#6

If I were to bet I would say the 3rd beta will be followed by a couple days to reset everything than early access for Founders, followed by general release so April 2nd is my guess.

You have to remember that by the third beta it's more about drumming up press than fixing issues.  Even the first two open betas are little more than hype generators since they have everyone in the closed beta to give them any real feedback they want.  As soon as they start doing public events for the press where they can take video you know release is close because they feel the game is pretty much ready to go and am just polishing a few things here and there.

  Nemesis7884

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2/17/13 11:22:45 AM#7

well lets hope

 beginning-mid april launch

mid - end june ranger + warlock class

end of summer/early autumn pvp and crafting (in case its not in yet)

 

and hopefully somewhen down the road the option to play a evil sob

  udon

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2/17/13 11:30:54 AM#8
Originally posted by Nemesis7884

well lets hope

 beginning-mid april launch

mid - end june ranger + warlock class

end of summer/early autumn pvp and crafting (in case its not in yet)

 

and hopefully somewhen down the road the option to play a evil sob

I think some form of PVP wil be in at luanch.  Don't forget about multiclassing.  They said in one of the press walkthough videos they want ot add it but didn't give a time frame.

  Nemesis7884

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2/17/13 11:53:28 AM#9
Originally posted by udon
Originally posted by Nemesis7884

well lets hope

 beginning-mid april launch

mid - end june ranger + warlock class

end of summer/early autumn pvp and crafting (in case its not in yet)

 

and hopefully somewhen down the road the option to play a evil sob

I think some form of PVP wil be in at luanch.  Don't forget about multiclassing.  They said in one of the press walkthough videos they want ot add it but didn't give a time frame.

i dont know about multiclassing in 4e, just heard its limited and simpler... i also think regarding what ive seen, multiclassing in neverwinter might be quite difficult to realise, but well see... i think - at least for me- other features, such as content, pvp and classes have priority for me

  akkedis86

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3/27/13 2:27:21 PM#10

Based on my experience, I'd love to see the game soon, but it must be absolutely perfect, so I'd also say Late May perhaps.

 

To work thorugh bugs takes time, and there has been one or two.

 

There's a PVP system, dunno if it'll be at launch, but see no reason for it not to be.

  User Deleted
3/27/13 2:30:25 PM#11
No idea. May / June perhaps? All I know is if it launches without bards, I won't be playing.
  Lord.Bachus

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3/27/13 3:19:52 PM#12
Keep in mind that they want to sell their early access packages, meaning that early access might last a month or even 2

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  ranncore

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3/27/13 6:30:57 PM#13

Since this last weekend was a stress test (that went relatively well), I think it's safe to assume that they're pretty close to launching a stable server. If I had to guess, I'd say:

1 more weekend test

2 weeks of stable server CB

2 weeks of OB

launch. 

  waynejr2

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3/27/13 7:08:48 PM#14
Just before summer school break.
  HorrorScope

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3/27/13 9:09:33 PM#15
Originally posted by ranncore

Since this last weekend was a stress test (that went relatively well), I think it's safe to assume that they're pretty close to launching a stable server. If I had to guess, I'd say:

1 more weekend test

2 weeks of stable server CB

2 weeks of OB

launch. 

I see maybe one more weekend and then live. You are talking about a real professional operation... A game with length. You give CB's a month of gameplay, most will be done with it prior to release.

  JasonJ

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3/27/13 9:12:09 PM#16

I dont think there will be a weekend test again unless they are not going to do a short open beta.

I see one more test phase in April (even if its an open beta it should only be for a week) and then a May release.

  DeniZg

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3/28/13 3:24:41 AM#17
Most likely May 2013. It's also mentioned on Nvidia webpage.