Neverwinter Nights was launched in the US on June 18, 2002 and on July 3, 2002 in Europe. Wow. To be here, still playing the game with the community as strong as it is, the players still playing, and the developers still developing is a testament to this revolutionary game.
In celebration of this milestone event, we're taking part in a community-wide celebration of the existing community and help bring in new players.
What is NWPAD?
Glad you asked. Arenthyor, along with a number of other persistent worlds (PWs) are planning to host special events throughout the 2 weeks +1 day (June 18 - July 3) of the celbration. This could be through hosting "social days" where players can just lounge about enjoying each other's company to special roleplay events for veterans and new players. Each PW will celebrate in its own unique way, so be sure to check their own schedule. Here's ours.
In addition, we're planning a special cross-PW event, an around-the-world-in-80-days event, where players need to acquire a code (gained by "checking-in" with a PW's admin or a special chest hidden somewhere in the world. This chest will be easily found by new players). Players who achieve a certain number of these codes will be able redeem them for valuable cash and prizes in the participating world of their choice (e.g. XP, gp, or items of proportional worth in-game).
How can you get involved? Its, simple.
1) Ask every DM on the worlds you play on to support the event. The more PWs that participate, the stronger the community will be.
2) Help spread the word! Shout NWN on every social media tool you can...Twitter, Facebook, Myspace... extoling the virtues of the game AND the special days to join the community.
3) Write reviews of NWN on retail websites that sell it
4) Participate in the events.
5) Above all, HAVE FUN!!!