How long do you think NWN will last?

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Re: How long do you think NWN will last?

Post by Pekarion » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:59 pm

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Re: How long do you think NWN will last?

Post by Micah » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:37 am

^Best thread res of 2017
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Re: How long do you think NWN will last?

Post by Nighthawk4 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:29 pm

Micah wrote:^Best thread res of 2017
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Re: How long do you think NWN will last?

Post by Katroine » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:49 pm

A little over 15 years.
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Re: How long do you think NWN will last?

Post by Gorgon » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:57 pm

Katroine wrote:A little over 15 MOAR years.
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Post by downsystem » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:34 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:35 pm
Just wait till Aurora ultimately goes Open Source (it WILL, DAMMIT!)

You will see a MASSIVE revolution in what the game is and can do.

Until then, it'll still be going strong, as long as you have people that value RP over graphics and bells and whistles... it's ease of use it what has made it so successful, as well as it's continuing support by Bioware. Bioware was a small devel prior to NWN. Now they're a really big powerhouse, (they didn't make the Baldur's Gate games, Black Isles did. Bioware acquired Black Isles and all its licenses) and I highly doubt they will stop supporting NWN anytime soon.

The possibility of a full-fledged sequel is ebateable, however, because they really backed themselves into a corner. Should they make one, they would basically HAVE to make it backward compatibile with everything from NWN, if they wanted to retain their playerbase. That would limit what they can do, as well as cause a lot of coding and streamlining issues with whatever engine they use. There are too many players entrenched in NWN's toolset with existing modules that they could never really release an entirely new game, and hope to have the same success... people just wouldn't convert, because I don't think anyone would want to redesign ALL of their stuff just to take advantage of a newer engine.

NWN will most likely be a one time thing... we may not see anything like it for a long time to come, hence, I think it'll retain a dedicated community that will prolong it's lifespan for at least another 4 or 5 years... hell, people still play Everquest, and that game is a complete piece of shit. :P
Quite off on the number of years but it seems you were very right on everything else. I think one of the reasons not many games have used the format of toolsets to allow the community to build it's own game servers, is the fact do solely to the fact that they can't easily bring people into the new version because they are so entrenched into what they have created. I mean people have given up waiting for a new game and converted this old classic to work on newer computers via the Expanded Edition, instead of trying to design a newer game, that speaks volumes.
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