The Driftwood Tavern Presents: EP Q&A from the Neverwinter team was posted on YouTube a few days ago, and it includes some interesting updates for players of the game. A recap has also been posted on the Neverwinter site. The Executive Producer on Neverwinter, Brett Norton, answered some questions from the community about the game’s upcoming changes.
One of the topics discussed was what would happen with the Chaotic Writings since Juma has escaped from Vallenhas. Norton explained that players would still be able to spend their Chaotic Writings in the campaign store, but they would no longer be able to purchase Juma’s bag with this currency. Norton also announced that there would be adjustments to how to complete insurgencies and other things in Vallenhas.
Another topic discussed was whether the Wonders of Gond event would be updated. Norton explained that the event was not on the upcoming list of events, but other events like Coins of Waukeen were slated for updates. Norton also announced that the team was focusing on the 10th anniversary and that there would be some unique and cool things for the 10th Jubilee, which would include significant changes to rewards and making it easier to get those rewards.
Norton also talked about Legacy Campaigns and how they would be updated. He explained that the team had been looking at potential solutions for Dragonslayer that were unique to the campaign, and for other campaigns, they would likely use the Genie’s Gifts and campaign buyouts as they had done in the past.
Norton addressed concerns about the Xbox and PlayStation beta shards and revealed that they were working on ways to expand that on Xbox and PlayStation, to make it easier and try to get more frequent updates in.
Other topics discussed included updates to the VIP system, the Reaper’s Challenge store, and the Trade Bar store, and Norton also talked about the upcoming changes to the Paranoid Delusion companion and the new artifacts going up to 1,500 item level.