Sorry for those that were waiting for the Neverwinter Weekender in its usual Friday spot. We unfortunately had no time for a write-up today and had to postpone it to tomorrow.
Well known Great Weapon Fighter Lia Knowles (@rinat114) was permanently banned for undisclosed reasons a little over two weeks ago. She stated she will not remain with the game. Lia was a public figure in the Neverwinter community as both GWF excellence and leader of the Crusaders guild and Relentless alliance. Playing the game since 2014 she runs a Youtube channel and next to Lazalia probably contributed the most popular build and guide for Great Weapon Fighters. She took down her build on MMOMinds, but it might still be available on Youtube or Arcgames.
Being a public face she has been a popular target of drama, trash talk and name-calling. In the last months for example Neverwinter streamer AlsRandomKill was accused of stealing her build and someone apparently trolled her by posting her account for sale on the EpicNPC marketplace. This news is no troll and no rumor though, Lia Knowles unfortunately has wielded her last sword. Rinat tried to work support to get the account back for the last two weeks to no avail, and eventually gave up. She won’t likely pick up another MMO and focus on other stuff instead.
We can only speculate about the reason and legitimacy of the ban at this point. More important to us however is the fact that losing such a high-profile player is never great, no matter the circumstances. She was always a willing respondent behind the scenes and never shied away from controversial accusations or conversations with us. A big shout-out is delivered on her behalf to the members of the Crusaders guild, which are the only reason she stuck with the game for so long.
We at Neverwinter:Uncensored wish her all the best on and off the screen in the future.
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