I’m in two minds about playing Neverwinter at the moment. Firstly SWTOR has suddenly loomed large gobbling up my limited freetime. But also there is the ongoing, and it seems intensifying, exploit drama.
This latter issue could just be an MMO forums thing. I’ve seen “this game is doooomed” threads about every game I’ve played in the MMO genre. The threads start in beta and reappear sporadically whenever the devs make any substantial changes to the game.
What worries me though is that PWE *might* be forced to do a character wipe due to the in-game economic effects of the latest, auction house-related exploit. I strongly dislike repeating the same story on the same character class. So a wipe now I could live with, but a later wipe (by which time I might have a level 60 character) would be a potential reason for me to walk away from the game. As of this morning they are rolling back the servers 7 hours to undo some of the damage. Good job I didn’t play over the weekend!
N.B. PWE continue to state there will not be a wipe. This post is just me voicing my concerns that MMO devs sometimes have to go back on a strongly worded denial. In my case I feel it’s better to slow down my involvement with Neverwinter, at least until I see how PWE handle this developing situation.
What do you think?