Talk:Neverwinter Nights (MMORPG)

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Quantum Computer Services[edit]

The name of Quantum Computer Services' network was Quantum Link. I have edited the reference in the first paragraph to represent the service name, and stated that it was a venture of Quantum Computer Services.

I'm not that happy with the sentience structure, and will verify that Quantum Computer Services was still around in 87. If it was, great, I'll rewrite it. If not, I'll rewrite it that way, referencing AOL as what was to come. Pyrogen 11:26, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Quantum Link was their C64 service, later followed by AppleLink and then PC-Link. Quantum Computer Services was the corporation name, later changed to AOL. Coll7 02:03, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
  • i have no real idea what you people are talking about, but i still have a computer with both NWN and AOL installed. the last time it was able to go online was in 1993 before the poor thing stopped working with modems. now i don't know why it is claimed that AOL was called this at that time, but my bank notice is also on that computer stating a charge of over $800 to America Online for the hours (@ $5.95/hour) i played NWN. what i woukldlike to know is why then AOL is being claimed to be called something different? and even form the AOL article this timeframe is off. "After the two companies parted ways in October 1989, Quantum changed the service's name to America Online." so during ANY time in which NWN was on AOL, it was AOL already for at least a year. shadzar|Talk|contribs 12:42, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Request for clean up[edit]

This article could use some reformatting to bring it up to the quality I see in most other articles on Wikipedia. Neverwinter Nights would be a good example of a good article; perhaps add the sidebar, a screenshot, and clean up the text/reformat it to create some paragraphs. Add sections as well.

I hate to dump this task on someone else's shoulders, but I never played this game; elsewise, I'd do it myself. FarFromHomeFish 08:28, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

It also needs citations. Things like this cannot stay in the article without a credible citation Some users bragged about monthly game bills of $500 or more --Crossmr 21:13, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
I've performed a basic cleanup. Someone more familiar with it (I'm into D&D but never played this particular game) can perhaps work with the specifics a bit more. --Crossmr 21:35, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
Citations added. Coll7 02:01, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
Well some of those citations are fine, citing the slashdot discussion isn't valid. Comments made there are unverified self-published information and fail WP:V and WP:RS.--Crossmr 02:08, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Forgotten World[edit]

Should I expand the derivative of Neverwinter Nights (Forgotten World) on the same page or would it be wise to opt for a completely new link? The problem I see is that there's already a game called Forgotten World. N0manarmy 21:39, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

This would probably be fine unless you think it would be excessively long?--Crossmr 21:40, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
It wouldn't be too long. There's plenty of information on the external page about the game and when it expands in the future I'll revisit the article. At this point though, talking with the developers of the game, they'd be interested in seeing more information listed. N0manarmy 21:46, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Yeah that would be fine to include it under derivative works then.--Crossmr 21:47, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


The Gameplay section doesn't describe whether the game is real-time or turn-based. Do you control one unit or a party? Etc., etc.. Only the tournament style is described; basic gameplay information is omitted. SharkD 05:38, 1 April 2007 (UTC)


The graphics look identical to Unlimited Adventures. Is there any connection? The Jade Knight 01:39, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

This and several other games all used the Gold Box engine.--Crossmr (talk) 07:21, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 21:11, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Dispute a couple sources[edit]

I'm going to dispute a couple sources I feel that fail WP:V. The bladekeep source[1] is obviously not from any kind of reliable news organization and looks like just a hobby site someone put together. As a self-published source it isn't remotely reliable. The Raph Koster timeline[2] is of a similar nature with some listed sources, but they appear to be random people for all we know and who knows what came from who. I realize this isn't a highly covered topic, but article content needs to come from reliable sources, and articles don't get a pass because there isn't much out there.--Crossmr (talk) 07:28, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Not first graphical MMORPG[edit]

This is —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:32, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

For that matter, this game isn't an MMORPG at all. You could argue for MORPG, but that acronym doesn't really get used in practice. The defining element of an MMORPG is a massive shared world. This game only allowed a handful of players to share a given game world at a time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:18, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Agreed. This isn't a MMORPG. MORPG, as you point out, but not a MMORPG. (talk) 02:21, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Just like you wouldnt write that Penicillin is a car or that democracy is edible. Thats just 100% plain wrong, its not even open for debate. Hell, I even doubt NWN was the first multiplayer RPG to feature graphics, but i dont know that for a fact. I do know, for a fact, that there was nothing "massively multiplayer" about NWN though. "Multiplayer" sure, "massively" hell no. Was it 4 players max or something? UO was the first MMO, because Garriot coined the term for that very game. Some would argue Meridian though. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:30, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

It may not have been "massive" by today's standards, but it allowed quite a bit more than 4 players at a time. For the text of the article, the servers could handle "50 players in 1991 to 500 players by 1995" and by "1997 the game had 115,000 players and typically hosted 2,000 adventurers during prime evening hours". (talk) 14:51, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Some of these dates are not correct. The AOL version of NWN was playable as early as 1990 perhaps even 1989, not 1991. While official source websites no longer exists, you can find plenty of online sources that say so. The only ones I find that don't are obvious copies from this article. I know from personal experience having been a player during my senior year of high school. I graduated in 1990, only ever played this at my parents house when I was in high school and I had left my parents house by September of 1990 and never played it again (though boy I rang up some phone/aol bills when I was!). There were plenty of people online even back then playing so I think a bit of research is in order here and corrections to the dates of when this was actually online. I suspect this mistake comes from the fact that the stand alone (non-AOL online) version was released to the public in 1991.

Also Habitat wasn't even an RPG so how could it be an MORPG or MMORPG? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:48, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Screenshots?[edit] (talk) 13:23, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

What, you got some? Then share, please!  :) (talk) 13:58, 20 July 2011 (UTC)