I’ve started a new cleric to play duo with my partner’s newly created wizard. We’ve managed to overtake my solo wizard’s progress in under 3 hours – not surprising given that we’re now in group and I have healing.
I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the overall graphics quality of the game. The character models aren’t quite up to Tera’s level of polish but since Neverwinter is performing much better on my computer (even in beta), I’m happy to compromise on that.
The effects for fire, ice and other spells in general are particularly well done – which makes playing a pair of spellcasters even more enjoyable!
On a side note I did have to create a manual profile in the NVidia 3D settings (Alienware M14X laptop) to get it to use the Nvidia processor instead of the Intel on-board one. Why are new games not doing this automatically? All my previous MMOs including WoW, LOTRO, DDO, SWTOR etc never had a single issue with this!
We’ve both been impressed by the design of the game, the zones and backgrounds. Perhaps the only issue graphics-wise that I’ve seen so far is the amateurish mouth animations when NPCs are talking to you, they could definitely improve those though it’s not that big a deal as I tend to read the text while listening more than actually watching them talk.