The latest patch of Neverwinter not only introduced some hefty nerfs of River District Heroic Encounters, but also added some new assets to the game that could hint at what’s coming next in Module 15. In case you aren’t really up-to-date with the current state of the guesswork, here’s a quick recap. A couple months ago, Wizards of the Coast revealed the next big story line for the D&D franchise. It brings players to the iconic city of Waterdeep and will be released in September. Since Cryptic likes, or is even contractually obligated, to pick up official story lines, the assumption has been that Neverwinter also is going to take its players to Waterdeep. September also fits the timeline of the next module release.
Return of Fishing?
Now we’re actually able to add some more hints to our theory. You might not be too thrilled about the first one however. Because looking up the game files we found a new Fishing Pole that was recently added to the game. We dug deeper and additionally were able to uncover some power names that indicate a full fishing feature in Module 15. There’s unfortunately only one description available for a “Becritter” (internal label for a separate set of powers like Sahha, M14 Sunsword, or M10 Fishing) that apparently “Allows the wielder to fish in some areas”. Based on the power names, it seems like players will be fishing on a “Shore” in “M15”.
It seems like this could be a system very similar to Module 10b. We have put in the corresponding M10b power where we found obvious matches. Notable absentees are “Becritter_Boat” powers, which indicates that you’re indeed fishing on the shore, and not on a Khyek like in the Sea of Moving Ice.
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Waterdeep Is a Coastal City
While fishing itself might not excite you, at least this could add one more hint at Waterdeep as location. The “Crown of the North” is located on the Sword Coast a little bit south of the “Mere of Dead Men”. So it’s not too hard connecting the dots here… Fishing feature in Module 15… Waterdeep is a coastal city… Jackpot? That being said though, the powers aren’t labeled “Waterdeep”, just M15. So it’s obviously very premature talk about something that could turn out completely different in the end. Nothing is confirmed yet and probably won’t be for another 3-4 weeks.
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Another thing that made the game files in the recent patch was a preview picture of the upcoming Module 15 Founder’s Pack. Unfortunately it’s not equally telling as the one of Module 14. On top of the included VIP subscription and refining stuff it just shows a new human companion and a fashion set called “Patrician”. The term “Patrician” obviously fits an urban setting. The icon of the set shows a bat though, which is one of the main symbols of the Ravenloft extension. But does fishing really make sense in a Ravenloft context? I don’t think so…
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Anyway, it’s fun to connect the dots and theorize about this stuff. What’s your opinion about fishing and the new assets? Share your thoughts on our social channels, in the comments below, or visit the corresponding thread on our message board!
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