Well met, adventurers!
While you may be tempted to think this is a ruse because of the day, the following information that you are going to read in this blog post is 100% legit. If you want some fun April Fool’s fun, feel free to follow us on Twitter to interact with the lovable, squeakable Boo. Later this afternoon, the Cryptic team will be pushing an update to our test server that will include several changes to class powers and the Lostmauth Artifact set. We’ll have a full forum post up in our test server forums that will detail fully the changes that are coming to several class powers and the gear set.
These changes follow in-line with what Rob Overmeyer, executive producer for Neverwinter, mentioned in his state of the game last month. Outside of the dev team’s class review cycles, the team has identified several areas that needed reworking in order to be more in-line with the design of the game. These changes also need to have time to soak with the community and ensure that they are hitting the areas of improvement that the team has outlined before we make them live on both PC and Xbox One. The changes coming today will not be the full class review that Rob mentioned in his state of the game note. Those changes will be coming at a later date.
As mentioned before, we will have a full forum post introducing the changes and patch notes giving specific changes coming to PTS later this afternoon. We would absolutely appreciate any players wanting to help us test out the power changes on our PC test server. For those wanting to learn more about preview, our Neverwinter preview forums holds all the updates for patch notes and feedback threads.
In addition to the changes coming to powers, the team will also be introducing an overhaul to the leveling process from 60-70, replacing vigilance quests with directed story content along with a new campaign for Elemental Evil. As with the powers changes we will have a forum post introducing the changes and patch notes, but for now we can say that this campaign content will make the leveling process from 60 - 70 much easier for newer players looking to reach max level in Neverwinter. More information in this thread.
As always, we appreciate the feedback from the community. We will be listening closely as players get their hands on the adjustments to the powers and planning accordingly.
The first wave of patch notes are now available on the Preview forums. Please remember that everything is subject to change based off of testing and community feedback.