Monday, October 22, 2007

Mysteries of Westgate

I wanted to send out congrats to Alazander, Hugie, Challseus, Tiberius209, Maerduin, and everyone else from Ossian about the recent announcement of their upcoming module, Mysteries of Westgate! It sounds like it's going to be nothing short of spectacular, and I'm looking forward to seeing materials from it. It must be incredibly gratifying for individuals in that company to finally have been able to produce something that will actually result in a cash return...especially in light of the premium module debacle of '06.

Also have to say that I much prefer the "adventure pack" descriptor to the term "premium module." :)


As for me.. Well, what can I say? I just haven't had much time or interest to devote to anything NWN2 related for a while now, except for a fairly brief return last month. This includes a complete lack of progress, very unfortunately, on my Vault review of Ryam Baco's module, which is pretty poor form on my part--first time I've ever really sat on a review, and I'm feeling like a pretty bad person for it.

I don't have the NWN2 expansion pack yet, and I'm honestly not really feeling the urge to get it. I'm excited to hear about some of the modules that have come out lately, and are coming out soon, but at the same time I'm not feeling much motivation to get out there and play them. Hopefully things will improve in a few weeks when the World Series ends (I'm rootin' for the Rockies, in case you're interested...After '04, Boston is now just another rich team from the northeast). But at the same time, I don't have a ton of free time, and I want to spend it doing things that I'm excited about. Lately, that's mostly been baseball, as well as a few Wii/Gamecube games (recently picked up Tales of Symponia used...not sure if I like it yet...story seems intriguing and the art is nice, but it might require too much twichiness to be enjoyable).

Anyway, I certainly wouldn't be surprised to find myself back in the den playing NWN2 modules sometime in the next few weeks. But at the same time, it also wouldn't surprise me for it to be a while before I pick it up again. We'll see.

Thanks for visiting. I will try to continue to keep this space active, whether I'm posting about NWN2 or otherwise.


  1. Sad to hear this... Consoles are evil. Death to the Wii and PS and Xbox...

    Come back. Your blog was my favorite source of news, reviews, opinions and updates on all things NWN and NWN2!!!


  2. Thanks, Berliad! I hope to hear your verdict on MoW once it's released -- it can only help us improve future products.

  3. Well Berliad... like many others - I presume - I do miss your regular updates on the community. Too much silence and not enough hype these days...

    But I also encourage you to finish ASAP your review of C. Mayr's module. It's a shame to see how few votes and downloads it currently gets. A little "spotlight" cannot hurt.


  4. Hello there,

    It was funny how closely your recent NWN2 experiences (or lack of them) seemed to match those of mine. I, too, have been excited about some new mods, yet haven't played them, or even acquired the expansion (nor have I finished the OC!). Or, well, that used to be the case. Now I am a happy owner of the expansion (who hasn't installed it, yet!). And I'm finding some more motivation to play again thanks, in part, to all sorts of intriguing news (the adventure pack, Maerduin's, vendalus's, dirtywick's, and others' progress on their projects). But, like I said, there are awesome-looking mods out there already. Mostly it is that I just haven't had the time to play.

    Anyway, I still tend to stop by when I'm lurking around the NWN2 fora.

    Oh, and I've noticed a couple of new-ish blogs crop up. Ladyelvenstar has one, and there's one for the halfling mod in progress. Just in case you hadn't noticed them and would like to include them in your list of blogs. (And I know there may well be others - just happened to come across those two.)

    All the best,

  5. heyo berliad!

    nice to hear that you're still alive. ;)

    and of course im eagerly waiting for the review of my mod since i rate your feedback as very valuable :)

    anyway... take all the time you need, i'm currently taking a little nwn 2-break too (although i'm currently - slowly - working on writing the concept for asylum's last episode ;))...

  6. Will you ever return? You were my favorite blog.. Baseball season is over! :)

  7. Merry Christmas, Berliad! Hope all's well with you! :)