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Essential Information for new Neverwinter Players




In this post you will find questions that all Neverwinter starters should ask and the best answers I can give for those questions. These are basically all the information that I wish I knew when I first started playing Neverwinter. If you are still new to Neverwinter, wondering if you should play it, or an old player who left too early and is wondering if he should come back, then I hope these answers will help you.

This is a guide posted on January 27, 2016 for Neverwinter PC.  I’m indicating the date here since many things change in Neverwinter and most of time. The most recent guide is the best guide.

  • Is Neverwinter Pay to Win?

Let us first discuss the two main currencies in Neverwinter. The currency that you purchase using real money is called Zen, while the most important currency generated in-game is called astral diamonds (there are several currencies in the game). Zen is used to purchase in-game services, unlocking the dragon born race, mounts, keys to open lockboxes, powerful companions, etc. Astral diamonds are used to purchase items from other players through the auction house, purchase important refining ingredients from the wondrous bazaar, upgrading stronghold buildings, and many more.

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Now, Neverwinter allows you to purchase Zen from other players through a Zen exchange market. Since it takes a lot of time and effort to grind astral diamonds, players who do not want to spend too much time farming would rather purchase Zen and trade them for astral diamonds with other players. So, this effectively puts all players in a position to purchase any item in the game through grinding or through using real money. If you have the time and don’t want to spend real money, then you can grind astral diamonds and exchange it for Zen if needed. If you don’t have the time and don’t mind spending money, then you can purchase zen and exchange it for astral diamonds. To answer the question, there is some element of “pay to win” in Neverwinter, but I would rather describe it as “pay to win early”. Free players can still achieve what a paying player has, but it will take more time to get it.

To answer the question, there is some element of “pay to win” in Neverwinter, but I would rather describe it as “pay to win early”. Free players can still achieve what a paying player has, but it will take more time to get it.

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Review of the New Life Lockbox

Let’s start with the Companions:

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So the new augment companions come in both epic and legendary rank. The three new augment companions are actually quite useful, and if you are lucky enough to get it at legendary then you just saved yourself the one million astral diamonds needed to upgrade from epic to legendary.

The new artifact is the horn of Valhalla, not to be confused withe horn of Lostmauth.

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