Sometimes, the rift between game developer and the game’s player can get so big that the players sometimes believe that all the developer does is just “make” the game. Whereas many developers, including several indie game and AAA companies, do just as much game testing/game playing as us fans. And sometimes, they want to show this by actually playing with their fanbase, which brings us to Neverwinter, which will be doing this exact thing.
In fact, the Neverwinter Developers will be on the Preview Shard this Friday, Feb. 3rd, at 2:30pm PT, and going on until 4pm PT. You’ll be able to battle against, battle with, and even chat with the developers.
For those who don’t know, the Preview Shard is the PC version of the game, but made so that future content is playable. So it’s kind of like a Public Test Server. For Neverwinter, this Preview Shard contains things from the upcoming expansion “The Cloaked Ascendancy”. So if you’re looking for a possible preview of what’s to come? That’s where you go, and that’s also where you go to play with the devs. You will need to sign up to get into the server, you can find out more about that here.
Once in game, you can find a developer in the chat by looking for: <Dev>, before their player name, which will be colored orange. One note though, you can chat with the Devs, and it’s welcomed, they’re not considering this a playtest, or even a Q&A session, this is just a way for the Devs to meet and play alongside their players.
So, if you’re up for that, be ready for Neverwinter this Friday!