News has come in over the weekend of the next weekend event that is planned for the 4th-6th March and also hints over the 3rd expansion for the game.
The Tymora’s Luck event will see a special type of chest drop as a random reward offering a chance at cosmetic or blue-rarity armour and even some rarer crafting materials. No specifics have been released yet on how these chests will be found but, presumably, they will be random drops like the normal purple chests. Commenters on Reddit assert that you will not need an enchanted key to open them however.
Also via Reddit I have read that the next expansion of the game will be called the Curse of Icewind Dale (link to official announcement), linked to the region of the same name (located even further north than Neverwinter). This region is pretty iconic in the lore of the D&D Forgotten Realms setting as it featured some of the best-loved novels and characters (e.g. Drizzt Do’Urden first appeared in novels set there). It was also the setting for one of my favourite Black Isle computer RPGs – Icewind Dale (and Icewind Dale II). Exciting news indeed!
I want to know if the expansion will feature a new class – the warlock is considered widely to be the most likely next class. Could be an interesting one to try out, although will it be too similar to the fire-themed paragon path for the existing Control Wizard class?
Oh and in unrelated news from my last gaming session: