Patches for MMORPGs like Neverwinter are very important, as they let players know exactly what is being fixed, and often times why they’re being fixed. The latest Neverwinter patch though, titled Version: NW.1337.20170401ϕ.42 may be one of the strangest updates in the games history, as it adds a very curious new class, as well as a series of changes that could quite possibly change the game forever. Allow us to break it down.
First up is Mount Surfing, yes, you read that right, Mount Surfing. Now, regardless of what your mount is, you can surf the waves of the world on them. Got a spider? You can surf it. Got a cube? You can surf it. The possibilities are only limited by what you have, and what mounts are in the game.
Then, there’s the “fact” that the classes in the game are “too balanced.” The Neverwinter team are “working hard” to fix this issue, because as we all know, if there is perfect balance, then the players have nothing to talk about. The team is concerned about such a possibility, thus, nerfs are coming.
Finally, the biggest change is the arrival of the Developer Class. As a Developer, you’ll get to wander through the Neverwinter world with your teammates, make the world as you see fit, and make decisions that you and you alone can justify, and your team will have to go with. Plus, via Blinders, they’ll be able to ignore damage for a time.
They’ll be able to have such abilities as Juggling, Working As Intended, Pest Control, Burning The Midnight Oil, Paranoia, All Eyes On You, Patchmaker, and more! Plus, they’ll be able to use gear like the Nerf Bat and the Decanter of Endless Coffee!!!
If you can’t tell, this is an April Fool’s joke done by the Neverwinter team. But you have to admit, it’s detailed!