Hello Again (but Probably for the First Time)



  • Hiya! I’m Moosh!

    There is a saying about how you never forget your first love. Sure the Baldur’s Gate games are awesome, but my first love was Neverwinter Nights. Not because the campaign was all that great, I don’t think I ever beat it. No, NWN was my first love because of a server based on a little town in the middle of Cromyr that taught me how to roleplay.

    While it’s been 13 years since I last played around in the city of Arabel or posted on the forums, nostalgia would occasionally hit me. I remember checking in from time to time when NWN2 came out, I think then there was a transition to the city of Phlan? Either way I’d occasionally hit the old saved url and see how things were going. When that link finally stopped working I remember feeling sad that things had finally ended for my first true role playing love. Turns out you just moved, whoops!

    So when a twitter account I followed posted an image of Beamdog’s Trello board, at first I was like cool this game developer uses Trello like my company does. As I observed the image I noticed a familiar icon for the wallpaper and then it dawned on me! An Enhanced Edition for Neverwinter Nights! Omg!

    I quickly went to their Steam page to find out what was being updated, etc. I then went and told my current gaming buddies who got pretty excited. After that I started reminiscing about Arabel to my brother who agreed that I spent a lot of time with that server. So hoping against hope instead of trying the old url I just did a search for City of Arabel and found this here forum!

    Glad to know you all just moved and after looking through some posts it seems you never died ever. In fact I think based on a few posts are looking at updating to a new v6.0, congrats on that! I did some searching and while I found a thread from the DMs on what people would like regarding the EE and another thread where you all initially discussed the announcement, I am having a hard time find much about what’s next.

    So my questions are, what is next? If I wanted to perhaps start playing again now before the EE can someone link me the post with the details I need to do so? I’d spend even more time then the last 30 minutes finding this information myself, but I am still technically working right now... So someone with a kind heart, assisting me would be awesome!

    To conclude, if we’ve never met before; Hello and well met. If you are from back when I played 13-14 years ago; Much respect on the dedication, and hello again old friend!

    -Moosh

    P.S. I was delighted to see my old account had like 8 posts that got transferred over to this new forum. Also I see my picture from high school is still in the Who’s Who area... Not sure why I ever thought that shirt was a good fashion choice... but that is the old Moosh who is evolved into Mister Moosh!


  • Admin [DM]

    Welcome back! 😃



  • Why thank you Puffy! That is quite the resume you have there:

    • Were-chipmunk
    • Vampire Queen of IKEA
    • High Priestess of Kanelbulle
    • Empress of Surströming
    • Lore Master Addict
    • Goddess of Resets
    • etc.
    • 17.5k POSTS

    Please let me know what I can do to remain on your "good" side.

    Cheers!



  • Bribe her with kanelbulle.

    A lot of the players are working on building areas and loot for v6. No one knows the plot yet entirely, but Arabel will still be part of the setting.


  • Admin [DM]

    Sup Mister Moosh. Glad to have you around!


  • Admin [DM]

    Haha, very flattering 😉

    • v6 is our plan for EE, but we're already working on it now and it is likely to launch before EE. But who knows
    • The storyline for v6 is still secret, but players are helping building areas, making loot, balancing, etc in the Builders Guild
    • v5 is still in full swing, what your character does now is very likely to affect v6, in big or small ways! So still worth picking up and going for at full blast
    • I recommend getting good old NwN via https://www.gog.com/ just remember to change your cd-keys! GoG provides them on request
    • For more information about v5, our rules, updates, etc, check out our WIP Player Handbook https://nodebb.cityofarabel.com/category/102/work-in-progress-player-handbook

    For further questions, just pop onto our discord chat! 😃 You can get to it easily by clicking the chat bubbles on the top of the forum toolbar



  • Welcome back Mister Moosh! 🙂



  • Hey Moosh! Long time. I assumed you were a DM or something.

    You should definitely jump in. There were some links to a cheap version of the non EE game maybe here: https://www.gog.com/game/neverwinter_nights_diamond_edition but you have to request a new key.

    Great players and stuff going on these days. Lots of fun.



  • Except Nikko is wrong.

    hahaha!
    You don't have to request a new key, only dive in the menu in gog and you'll eventually find your nwn serials already assigned.

    As for logging in, you should go there:
    https://nodebb.cityofarabel.com/topic/8111/automatic-hak-downloader-for-city-of-arabel/6

    There is an auto-launcher that downloads the custom content you need to log in. It also launches the game.
    There are also people who report probems with it. They are totally fake, because it works for me! (read: there might be problems. If they happen, ask around on discord or check the same link up there, but scroll down one post to download all the haks manually!

    Discord address is probably this: https://discordapp.com/channels/366755644256157698/366755644256157702)



  • @CrystalRL Thank you for the tip that she is bribable! 😉 Of course now I want a kanelbulle...

    @Bowser Awesome name and avatar. That said, just Moosh is fine. This guy is actually me as well, but I guess back in 2003 I didn't have the same email I do now, so I couldn't password reset. So this will be the new Moosh 2.0!

    @Puffy I am to please! Lots of good info here. I'll be out of town this weekend but I'll be reading over the Player Handbook to see what I missed since I've been away. Then on my return I'll give gog a glance and see what I can get into regarding v5.0. Cheers!

    Thanks for the love @Swifty-Willownall !

    @Nikko DUDE! How have you been man? Been a long time, a long long time.

    @AronFF Thanks for the links!

    The Discord link from the bubbles at the top and the one AronFF provided didn't work. But I searched and found this thread and using that invite link let me into the chat. Just a heads up!

    Cheers all!