cleansanchez, on September 4th 2007, 06:53 PM, said:
Plus by playing NWN1 now you're kind of schooling yourself up for NWN2. Kinda a giant tutorial. There's nothing more frustrating than going in cold on an instant classic game and struggling at the start. No way do I want to play like a noooob when I get NWN2!!!!
I enjoyed playing the BG campaigns okay. NWN campaign wasn't as good, and ended up playing some of the custom campaigns instead. Better, but not great.
What's really stood out for me is the online play in NWN1. Gemstone is the server that really captured my attention, as the players tend to be more mature. Not huge amounts of roleplay, but the world is designed to be challenging. I'd highly recommend it. (check out the gemstone forums
before getting too carried away building some weird character. the challenge of the server really means that you need to design your character carefully to be useful)
However, should say that NWN1 is not a universal binary. It was giving me a lot of problems (sluggish and crash-prone) when I first switched to a macbook pro. Just tried again this past week, and it seemed to be much better. No idea why--maybe things got better with one of the system updates, or network conditions were different, or... ?
Unfortunately, doesn't sound like NWN2 play is all that great. Developers were initially really excited by it, but sounds like performance hasn't been great. WoW seems to be the best game in town for us macs... for now....