Thanks, that was a lot clearer the second time.
*Bioware* came along and started releasing, for $$$, what the consumer was supposed to be releasing for free.
I think that for free content, the 5000+ modules available at the NWVault speaks well to the power of the NWN community:http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Modules.List
I think for free content, the consumer made out rather well. If you don't think there is any quality there, then you haven't played anything by Adam Miller or Stefan Gagne or any of the other top rated modules. Don't forget to check out Tyrants of the Moonsea or the also excellent Darkness over Daggerford. Both started as Premium Modules but ended up being released for free due to WotC/Atari shutting down the Premium Modules.
For saleable content for NWN, we have released 2 expansion packs and 5 Premium Modules. I wouldn't exactly call any of those a threat to free content, as most of the new content in expansions and the Premium Modules gets released for free in subsequent patches for use in the Toolset.http://nwn.bioware.com/players/167/index.html
The Premium Modules have directly contributed to the continued support and the release of updates for NWN. 1.68 is the latest version and 1.69 will be coming out "when its done". The PMs have allowed us to keep releasing updates to NWN almost four and a half years after its initial release.
We did not make Shadows of Undrentide, that was Floodgate Entertainment. We did make Hordes of the Underdark, though.
Neither did we make Neverwinter Nights 2, that was Obsidian Entertainment.
Heading to bed. I will catch up with you guys tomorrow.
Technical Producer, Live Team