Well, well, well, what can you say. Maybe the devs think that all good things come in threes as they produced the third communication hiccup and piece of misinformation in under two weeks.
One of the more anticipated features of Neverwinter Underdark, that launched today on the Xbox, was the reworked Trade Bar Store that comes with severely reduced prices of many items. It unfortunately turned out that the Blood Ruby, Coalescent Ward and Preservation Ward had been reduced to not existent, which wasn’t exactly communicated with the community. The outcry was unsurprisingly big, because instead of making Wards even more available, they can now effectively only be obtained by ZEN directly (they drop from a few other places with about the same chance as winning the lottery). And unlike on the PC version, Rubys have been a viable source of RP on Xbox.
The corresponding thread on the official PWE subreddit has 290 comments and counting (is this some sort of a record?!), the official announcement thread from strumslinger on the arcgames forum exploded equally fast.
The devs responded with quickly editing the original blog post about the Improved Trade Bar Store by appending a little note that it’s a copied PC blog post and things might vary on Xbox. Yeah… Google’s cache has the original post without the appendix.
Our team is currently discussing the changes and feedback from the community regarding the Trade Bar Store change. We will keep you updated.
— Neverwinter (@NeverwinterGame) February 9, 2016
They did however also follow up in the thread and with a tweet that they are currently discussing the situation, so there’s still hope. Even if this indeed makes sense within the Xbox economy, which has a weaker ZAX and less overall botting, it’s yet another erroneous blog post that got through without somebody realizing the error.
First the Challenge of the Gods Event featured a vague tooltip, then the devs weren’t clear about the fact that the new M9 dungeons won’t come with epic versions and now this. Also looks like copying blog posts is still an issue, right?
Seriously, this has to stop.