Obsidian's Rob McGinnis has whipped up another Neverwinter Nights 2 community update, providing us with a Q&A based on fan questions and details about a new contest. Up for grabs is a device enabling you to play the game in a "surround" setting (see our earlier post).
I am happy to announce the next contest for the Neverwinter Nights 2 Community. This contest will be an area design contest. You do not have to put in creatures or encounters, this is simply a contest for the most beautiful areas.
All work must be your own and the areas must be built and useable in the NWN2 Toolset. No plagiarism will be allowed. You can submit UP TO THREE (3) areas, packaged in a single module. Entries are to be submitted on the NWVault, under Area Prefabs for NWN2. There is a NWN2 Area Contest category you can submit them under. Areas can be any size, but they must be exteriors (larger areas are better, but not necessary). You can use custom content that is currently on the vault, or you can use custom content that is on the vault by the time the contest ends.
Some of the things we will look at would be the best use of space, overall beauty and originality.
The top two winners of the contest will receive a new Matrox TripleHead2Go device. You can start submitting your entries to the vault now and the contest will end on March 31st at midnight, Pacific time.
As for the Custom Content contest, I am afraid that the accusations of plagiarism have made it impossible to judge this contest. As such, no prizes will be awarded for it and no winner will be announced. It is unfortunate, since the entries were all very nice.