I get the feeling that, if you want to think of Star Trek Online and Champions Online as brothers, Star Trek Online is the more successful younger brother who got all the love from mom and dad, while Champions Online was forced to live in the cupboard under the stairs when his room was emptied to make room for the new baby. … [Read more...] about Cryptic Studios: Subscriptions, Diversions, Neverwinter Nights?
It’s been almost two years since Bill Roper has had anything to do with Cryptic Studios, but with some of the recent money-related decisions made by the developer, you would never know he’d left. Not long ago, Cryptic introduced lockboxes, cash shop items that have the chance at offering valuable items to the players who buy them. Apparently the lockboxes constitute gambling in some countries, including the Netherlands, and according to several users on the Star Trek Online forums, are being investigated by various government bodies. … [Read more...] about Lockboxes Illegal? Cryptic Would Rather Dump Your Country
Sad news for content creators, Cryptic Studios has announced that it is retiring the Foundry system for both Neverwinter and Star Trek Online. The announced closure of the Foundries will occur on April 11, 2019. "This decision was not made lightly; the Foundry was a passion project for many of us." the blog reads. The cited reason for the closure is that "the legacy knowledge required to maintain the Foundry at our quality standards is no longer available". … [Read more...] about Cryptic Studios Retiring Foundry System for Both Neverwinter & Star Trek Online
Cryptic Studios announced today that they're removing the Foundry System in both Neverwinter and Star Trek Online on April 11th. For those unfamiliar with the Foundry, it allows players to create their own play made dungeons / stories within both MMORPGs. It's been a personal favorite feature of mine and many others in these games, but apparently the company lacked the "legacy knowledge required to maintain the Foundry". This essentially means the people currently working at Cryptic don't know how to keep it updated and the original programmers have long since left the company. Cryptic also stated: … [Read more...] about Cryptic Studios Removing Foundry System in Neverwinter / STO
[Play free now] Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios recently announced Ravenloft, the 14th module update for the popular MMORPG, Neverwinter. Ravenloft transports PC adventurers to the gothic horror setting of Barovia starting June 26 (arriving later on consoles). The dark domain of Ravenloft offers an all-new campaign, the Adventure Zone of Barovia, Tarokka Card Readings by Madame Eva, Heroic Encounters, Endgame Dungeon (Castle Ravenloft), meaningful day-to-night transitions and more. … [Read more...] about – Explore the gothic horror region of Ravenloft this June