[MUD-Dev] D&D vs. MMORPG "complexity"

Freeman Freeman
Wed Apr 9 13:15:29 New Zealand Standard Time 2003


From: Louis
> Vincent Archer wrote :

>> Even NWN, which is pure 3D edition, shipped with only a minor
>> fraction of the Monster Manual. I mean, how long did we wait to
>> get Gnolls?
 
> I have to disagree with that. According to the Monsters Manual,
> NWN shipped with more than a *minor* fraction of the monsters. I
> remember being impressed by the fidelity of the NWN critts while
> watching the book. Most of the monsters in the manual are also
> present in NWN, even if a good part is missing.

I'm just about positive that NWN shipped with Gnolls.

Kobolds were absent.  That was remarkable not because it indicated a
lack of creature variety, but because, well, it's
D&D... C'mon... Kobolds!  It's like making a D&D game with no Orcs.

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