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I am a veteran of Neverwinter Nights..which I had considered (up till now) to be the *best* RPG ever created. I am now a worshipper at the altar of Divine Divinity, and am daily blown away by the scope, quality and sheer addictiveness of this game.

Points to ponder regarding DD in comparison to NWN:

- The music is ROCKING! The upbeat battle-type music in the Abbey was freaking intense (Don't know if you recall it still, but it is fast paced with this staccato bongo-like drumbeat)...and overall..it's just good music...I especially like that there is not just "one battle-music loop" like NWN..that REALLY started getting on my nerves after awhile.

- The graphics, while not the "360 degree wonderland" of NWN, are downright awesome in their own right. The creatures and figures are a bit stilted and game-like when they walk up to you, but who cares. The QUALITY of the artwork, ambient atmosphere, and various scenery, is top notch cool.

- The "sense of humor" the game has is probably one of my top reasons for enjoying it so much. You get a feeling that you are "playing with friends", like real D&D! It doesn't take itself so damn seriously like NWN (which I am not knocking by any means)..The humor is present in all facets of the game, everywhere! I Love It!!! (I laffed out loud when I read a road sign yesterday that said "no unauthorized camping"..just frigging classic!)

- Battle. Sooooooo much swifter and "hands-on" and fun than NWN..a major plus factor. I understand NWN tried to do it "by the book" to AD&D standards and all, but that don't make for very fun battles in general. I feel very involved in the fighting in this game...and the option to use spells like Meteorstrike like a fuc*ing machine gun is incredible. And in "normal" melee, the action is triple-fast compared to NWN...quickquickquick...goodgoodgood...and you are ALWAYS watching your back in this game...even when you are swarthy and strong, you never know when a Thug Leader will pop out of the bushes and literally WASTE you...in NWN you tend to really start feeling pretty fuc*ing invulnerable after a spell...and at least (95% of the time in NWN) you would have a shi*load of time to prepare for the bad guy coming at you..I have been a religious "saver", and that has saved me from a LOT of headaches...I also like how the game only saves the last two quicksaves, and you don't have to worry about building up pages upon pages of saves to delete later.

P.S. Looking at the map that Zandalar(sp?) gave me..this game is SCARING me at just how HUGE it is..DUDE!!! It stretches on forever! Yet another cool point is that (at least it appears) that the whole realm is available for roaming right away..there is no "end of chapter one" type deal..it is just an ongoing journey..I like that. It gives the realm more of an "actual world feel" than NWN...

And yes, I loooooooove not spending half my time unlocking or bashing chests..the whole "barrel - contains nothing" is a WAAAAY better system...

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Welcome to the forum, Bogmonkey - and welcome to the DCA (Div-Club of Addicts) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
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I played both, including the NWN addon and agree to your opinion, specially about the combat differences.

Just one thing though: I'd really keep a few extra saves and not only depend on quicksaves if I were you. Specially just before the Divine Ritual <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

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Hell..even the forums for this game are superior to NWN...I will take your advice on some extra saves - good idear.

Just seems like a bunch of good folk around here...all playing a game that is both challenging and amusing...

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Hello, and Welcome to the Forum ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I once knew someone who had been a long-time member of the NWN community ... somehow I lost track and don't even know his name ...


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Hell..even the forums for this game are superior to NWN...I will take your advice on some extra saves - good idear.

Just seems like a bunch of good folk around here...all playing a game that is both challenging and amusing...

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how can you even compare NWN to DD?! I spent nearly 50 dollars on that game and it was totally not worth it. I'm lucky i wasn't stupid enough to pay the 60 bux when it first came out. First off the game hardly had a plot, the graphics in my opinon were sloppy and not very solid, and lastly there just wasn't much depth to the game in particular. DD is a much better quality game and was worth every penny! Then again everyone is entitiled to their opinion but i will agree with you on one thing the music does rock in this game! Especially when you walk into the BlueBoar inn, it was like a spanish song of something! I like the wasteland's song too.


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I like the wasteland's song too.

If you mean zamoc - that's my absolute favourite <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />. Before the Larians gave the forum their Christmas present of downloading some music - including this one - I let my char stand between the abandoned houses in the Wastelands and simply listened to it over and over again <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" /> - the poor girl must've hated me.
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Edit: @raven: what does your signature mean?


I think it's a name, bernhard.
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well thats what I thought too, but it is somehow strange for me to sign with sarena if one names him/herself raven.

because oft that the question.

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actually i'm a girl. Go figure huh <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> and raven 17320 actually doesn't mean anything. I like the color black and raven just sounded like a cool name and i totally came up with the number 17320.


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So Hi Sarena äh... ... Raven <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" /> actually i'm very particular about who knows my real name so i put up that fake one also <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> i would like to know someone before i told them my real name. A name is special like that. And Kiya, i can relate, i would just leave my computer on and paused when i was in some areas where i really liked the music. so in short...my real name IS NOT Sarena and raven17320 means diddly i just thought it sounded cool. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/kitty.gif" alt="" />


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hello bogmonkey dude, welcome 2 the forum. keep posting!

alrik, if i'm not mistaken the one u mentioned being in the NWN community, is Rose, one of our flowers among the many thorns. haven't seen her here in a long time..... .

& 2 u, sarena raven, greetings & salutations. look 4ward 2 your many posts here in the forum.



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-and raven 17320 actually doesn't mean anything. I like the color black and raven just sounded like a cool name and i totally came up with the number 17320.


Hi <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

...and me who thought that 17320 was the first available number, not taken <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

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No, I don't mean Rose. I mean someone who had been in training as a programmer at the same time I was, and thus I got to know him.


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i don't know, but i think i got my first lesson in hacking in by using this game...the only way i could solve my sight problem in the wastelands was by using a item editor...it was sweet! i gave my sword 150-200 damage and 50 for all my resistances! I also increased alot of other things. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evilgrin1.gif" alt="" />
I don't know about the rest of you but i never really knew much about computers and you guys make everything sound so darn hard...it's confusing...just make it simple and sweet ...we'll love you for it later. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> I'm starting to like this forum stuff it's fun!


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wink I'm starting to like this forum stuff it's fun!


Thats what the forum members here try to make it, thanks for the conformation.

Welcome and enjoy the game and the forum.

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about the item editor, u should be thankful to the creator who's one of us: DAD. he's a techie.



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