Gond the deity of invention inspires mortals to create, paying no attention to the consequences of their inventions. Gond has identified Neverwinter as requiring encouragement and has sent his Clerics to offer rewards for artisans and engineers that can craft valuable and innovative items.
Starting on July 31, 2014, players will be able to participate in the Wonders of Gond Event. Adventurers will show off their crafting and engineering skills as they work towards creating magnificent new items!
Wonders of Gond Event Begins: July 31, 2014 at 10 A.M. PDT (Pacific) (When is this for you?)
Wonders of Gond Event Ends: August 4, 2014 at 10 A.M. PDT (Pacific) (When is this for you?)
Furthermore players will be able to use the Neverwinter Gateway to collect event items through Sword Coast Adventures as well as collecting refinement items by completing Event Profession Tasks.
How does the event work? As you adventure through Neverwinter, players will be able to collect Wondrous Grommets that will drop from slaying enemies. This tiny mechanical component is so fascinating it will spur players to explore what extraordinary devices one could create by combining more of these items.
Much like the current refinement system, players will combine Wondrous Grommets to create higher tiered items. As players progress through the item ranks, the more refinement points will be needed. Refinement points can only be gained by using Wondrous items such as the Rank 4 Wondrous Gadget, the Rank 2 Wondrous Cog and the Rank 3 Wondrous Sprocket.
In addition to finding the Wondrous items via the creatures of the Forgotten Realms, a limited time profession task will be introduced which players can create the Rank 3 Sprocket along with lower tier Wondrous event items.
What rewards can players earn? Adventurers will continue to upgrade the Wondrous items until they can create the pinnacle device, the Doohickey. This device represents the pinnacle of mechanical ingenuity and would impress Gond himself with the fine craftsmanship. Not only can you use this item to deal damage to your foes, this item can be turned in for a chance to receive the Apparatus of Gond Mount!
Located in the Event Dais, in Protector’s Enclave, is a vendor where players will be able to turn in event items for various rewards:
Creations of Wonder Pack – Cost: Doohickey (Rank 7)
A grand reward for reaching the highest level of craftsmanship and ingenuity during the event. This pack contains a chance to gain the unique Apparatus of Gond mount along with a chance to collect many other items including the Blacksmith companion.
Blacksmith Fashion Set – Cost: Thingamabob (Rank 6)
Want everyone in Protector’s Enclave to know you’re one of the best craftsmen in Neverwinter? With this fashion set there will be no mistaking your skills. This fashion set features Googles, an Apron and Blacksmith Pants.
10x Mechanical Altars – Cost: Gizmo (Rank 5)
Sure you can use a normal portable altar, but invoking at the Mechanical Altar will grant additional rewards in the form of crafting resources and assets. This could give you just the boost you need to complete the next event profession task.
Expendable Doohickey – Cost: Gadget (Rank 4)
As a reward for upgrading your event items to the halfway point, you can claim a Doohickey; only it’s less powerful than the rank 7 and is also consumable.
Toy Apparatus of Gond – Cost: Sprocket (Rank 3)
This one time use item will shrink the Apparatus of Gond down to a miniature level for a while. This will undoubtedly become the next Lego project for our QA department to create!
New Item: Blueprint
Running out of time or just need that one last refinement boost to get you the Apparatus of Gond Mount? During the event players will be able to purchase the Blueprint from the Zen Market, which can then be used to receive 1,800 event refinement points. (Note: this item can only be used to gain refinement points for the event items)
Show Gond how inventive and crafty Neverwinter adventurers can be and you will be rewarded with many unique items! Which reward items are you excited for? Let us know on the official Neverwinter forums