Tuesday, January 8, 2008

FRWCC lives on! ... Just not with me.

I posted this on the vault page for the FRW Character Creator, but I thought I'd post it here as well:
I wanted to thank everyone for their continued enthusiasm and kind words about this module! I've had a great time interacting with everyone and putting this utility mod together, and I'm very proud of how it has turned out to this point.

As you could probably guess from the lack of updates, however, my interests have strayed away from NWN2 for a while now. This module was always intended to be an actively updated "support" module for modules in the Forgotten Realms Weave group, as well as a Berliad-proof way to level up your characters and not have them overpowered for most modules on the Vault. So letting this module just fade away was not something I wanted to see happen.

Therefore, I have decided to turn over full control of this module to another member of the Forgotten Realms Weave, ladydesire. I know she has some great ideas about further additions to this module, especially on the scripting side (which is an area in which I have zero expertise!!), so I'm sure it's in good hands.

Best of luck to ladydesire, and thanks again to everyone for your support and continued interest in this module!
I also wanted to thank everyone for continuing to pop by this blog every once in a while, and for leaving all those wonderful comments in my previous post. I really do appreciate it. Honestly, I do feel like I've abandoned a lot of friends in leaving the community, and I feel bad about it. My life has just become very busy (writing dissertation, applying for jobs, teaching as an adjunct faculty member, spending time with the kiddo, etc), and my interests have strayed away from NWN2. I may, someday, return to this community in some fashion or another, though my guess is that it won't be at quite the same level of involvement.

In the meantime, I will say that I've been continuing to actively follow and blog about baseball (if you look at the blogs for the Cinci Reds, you could probably figure out which one is mine). I've also been playing several games on the Wii when time permits. Personal faves include Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (gamecube version, haven't played Wii version yet), Guitar Hero III, Trauma Center: New Blood, and Raymond Raving Rabbids. Super Paper Mario was also fun.

I may post some reviews of these and other games on this site from time to time if the muse strikes me. I can see this blog eventually transforming into a more general interest gaming blog in the future. But for the time being, I just don't have the time to maintain two blogs at this point...and baseball has always been my deepest love. :)


  1. Sorry to hear you're moving on - always liked reading this blog. Your comment will be missed.

    Best Wishes
    Elven Rogue

  2. The amount of work you put into this community will always be remembered, Berliad - you definitely rocked the blog!

    Until NWN3 ;)

  3. thanks for all you did for the community, big b!

    all the best for... well... the things you're currently doing. :)

    and it would be fine if you could pass the "a corpse, a vote"-review to a reviewer still working for the community ;)

  4. Thanks, folks.

    @Ryam, I took my name off that review in ~October. I'm surprised that no one's picked it up since then. :( -B

  5. See you, Berliad. I still use your mod for all my NWN2 character-making needs. The Reviewers' Guild won't be the same without you!



  6. Thanks Berliad for creating FRWCC. Is the perfect tool to create my own characters to play as main characters or companions.

    Universal Companions Database and FRWCC are the tools I usually use to create my own parties. Both them are very recommandable.

    Juan Valera.

  7. I lurked occassionally as well - but completely understand.

    Family, Wii (and children with Wii) have be come my cooperative gaming habit. Try Star Wars Lego 1-6. The humour et al is bang on.

    I too have left the community and now only surf in as an occassional player. I await a few mods and loose end from NWN1 that are must plays before I set sail for Valinor.. LOL

    By the way Elven Rogue and Ole FP - hurry up. :)

    I might get a box to play "2" in the coming year but I can hardly see myself being more than a casual player with some of the top mods.

    Warmes wishes Beri...I enjoyed your blog.


  8. Aw, man! I'll miss your presence here and around the community, Berliad. All the best!

  9. Please tell me you have gotten around to reading George R. Martins books!!! You're missing out!

  10. @jfoxtail, great to hear from you as well. The star wars saga for wii is on my kaboodle list. :)

    @Ken, I've largely stopped taking the bus, which has curtailed my reading quite a bit. So yeah, I'm still in the middle of ... I think the third book. Been a while since I picked it up, but thanks for the reminder. FWIW, didn't finish Potter yet either.

    @everyone else, thanks again for all the kind words and well-wishes! I'll be here and I read every comment, even if not actively responding.

  11. I'll miss your contributions and I hope you keep in touch with us once in a while! :)

  12. Your posts and comments will be missed good sir.

  13. Still reading - anon