It’s gotten a bit busier on the Neverwinter site in the past week with a couple videos featuring the Guardian Fighter class, the lore of Blackdagger Ruins and a PAX Roundup. While none of these posts said anything new about the Foundry, mapolis and jfinderdev did clarify a few things for the community in the forums.

When asked to clarify how the reward system worked, and whether authors could create one objective missions such as the “Clickie” missions we see in STO, mapolis replied with this answer:

Since rewards are based off of the average completion time of the quest, this kind of exploit wouldn’t work, and you would just get trash from the chest.

This is also why we don’t allow authors to directly reward XP for completing tasks. It exposes the Foundry to heavy exploitation.

Several posters then brought up concerns about players exploiting the Foundry’s time-based reward system by AFKing in missions to artificially inflate their playtime. mapolis responded with this:

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