Every hero needs an adventuring party, especially for the dungeon-delves with the best fights and shiniest loot. Neverwinter comes with plenty of tools to help you get social, both for meeting new allies and coordinating with old friends.
Neverwinter uses different channels for chatting – other Cryptic games have LFG channels, trading channels, etc. Some of these channels are also cross-game, so if you’ve got friends in Champions Online and Star Trek Online, you can keep talking to them while playing. Ask around with other players for helpful custom channels, then add them to your chat window through the chat settings option.
Most dungeon-delves have a matchmaking system, including the Cloak Tower dungeon and the Orc Assault event. Pop open the Neverwinter home page (hotkey “L”) and open the Queue tab. This window also outlines a number of other adventures, from the event schedule to top Foundry missions.
Already have friends you want to party up with? Open the social menu (hotkey “O”) and you’ll see your entire friends list, plus options to find parties and solo players, or to change your status to “looking for party”. Once you’re part of a party, you can use voice chat for coordinating attacks and heals – just make sure that you’re set to open mic or push-to-talk. You’ll only be hearing from people in your party, so you won’t have to worry about mic spam.
Hope you’ve found this helpful, heroes – now get in the Beta Weekend and start gathering your allies, because no one stands against the darkness alone…