My biggest problem with the NWN tool set was the limited selection of things you could make. Its like, ok you have a rural town, you have a dungeon, a caves area, a this and that. Now your out of stuff and the world now looks identical.
I mean Id use up the elementals, the goblins, the undead, etc… and was constantly out of new things to use. It was not even like you could easily take existing things and easily change them (asside from stats). You could not take a human model, scale it up 5x and apply some kind of fire effect on him to make some kind of giant fire humanoid. Nope, you could only change his clothes.
Unless you made a very small module, you ended just making stuff that seemed like you just saw it before. It is a shame that they also didn’t have transition geography where you could go from town to city without an instant change.
In this new one Id love it if they:
Got rid of zones. The world was smooth and continious.
Use real C/C++ and not thier half-assed almost C scripting language.
Vastly improved server performance.
Had a bunch of custom effects you could place on items and on areas. For example, take a forst and apply the snow effect and you now had a snowy forest. Take a log cabin and apply an vacency effect (adds spiderwebs and some trash and debris around), a old age effect (desaturates the items in the world to make them look old and faded), and finally beams of natural like to simulate holes in the celing. You can take a lot of ‘tiles’ and make them look very unique just by applying speical effects to them.
Have an in-game monster builder that lets you scale, skin, warp, and add effects to stock models.
Have a much better random loot system. I came up with my own which was totally awsome, but thier tool set took like an hour to load my level (not the game itself oddly) and maybe 2 hours to compile it.
Better random encounter system that did a disperse encounter and didnt place all the badguys at one place. ALso one that didn’t cause a shit-ton of lag when monsters were about to spawn.
Many, many more wizards. Also a wizard wizard so you could create your own quest templates and it would allow you to make 100s of quests from custom templates.