Posted Wed, Feb 27, 2013 by gunky
There's simply no way that a Dungeons & Dragons action-MMO won't include at least one encounter with a powerful dragon. Dragons are the ultimate late-game boss monster. They take a whole team to kill, they hoard gold and awesome loot like they were the stars of an A&E documentary series, and they are intelligent enough to mastermind complex schemes and strategems. Depending on the DM, the campaign and the setting of the game, they can be as Machiavellian as Bond villains, secretly controlling vast areas with magic and fear, or simple fire-breathing brutes living in a dank cave with their piles of gold coins and crowns and chalices.
Dragons take many forms in different mythologies throughout the world. The European dragon is typically depicted as an evil, fire-breathing beast that lives in a cave filled with gold and treasure. Asian dragons are typically more serpentine, and are afforded a much more benevolent personality - heralds of good fortune, symbols of strength and power. In D&D, the "chromatic" dragons seem to be based on the western wyrm, and the "metallic" dragons have a more Oriental aspect.
According to the press copy that accompanied the Mount Hotenow teaser trailer, the volcanic heat of that region is the "perfect home for a red dragon..." We can likely expect to encounter one there, presumably as the boss of a large group fight. But there are many different colors of dragon, and the lands around Neverwinter can provide suitable homes for just about any of them.
What other monsters are you looking forward to battling in Neverwinter? Let us know in our comments!