Two awesome annoucements this time around. To start off - WildStar is coming to Steam! This means even easier access for players than ever before! Even better news for those of you who prefer the Steam platform and enjoy racking up those achievements. I for one prefer having all my games in the same launcher.
The even bigger news however is today's annoucement of the next huge expansion titled Destination Arcterra. As you can imagine from the name, this includes a new 'arctic' type zone for max-level players. This 'recently discovered frozen wasteland' is full of mysterious ruins, dangerous creatures and ancient technology and offers content for solo players as well as groups. This new zone will also have an ever-present display of the Aur…
How exciting is this? The long wait is over and Free to Play is here! As the Official Wiki for everything WildStar , we wanted to make sure you had all the information you needed to get started! Just look at all these articles that were updated recently. Shade's Eve is currently in progress with more holiday events to come. WildStar is bigger and better than ever and so are we!
- This one is for all you players new to the game! Come here for a quick tutorial and then fly through those first few levels like a pro! Four of your favorite Tradeskills have had a complete makeover! Start here to get all your questions answered. Not completely different but definately some major changes! No more finesse, grit, moxie or brutality. This replaces th…
Wikia had the honor of being invited to a private function on Saturday night hosted by Carbine Studios and NCSoft. As you may be aware, we're proud to have the official wikia for Carbine's flagship title, WildStar Online. WSO is a massively multi-player online role playing game set in a galaxy far away where the Dominion and Exiles fight over the planet Nexus. If you are crazy for games like World of Warcraft or Aion, definitely check it out!
- WildStar Online
Since we're on the subject, maybe you tried WildStar when it first came out. The devs are ready to admit that some elements needed to be improved upon and certainly wish certain areas could have been smoothed out prior to launch. So maybe you're one of those who played it for a while an…
We had heard the rumors, but today Carbine Studios officially announced their intent to offer the WildStar community a Free to Play option this fall. It seems they will be following the same pattern that we have become accustomed to in a Free to Play game and offer an in-game store as well as a pay to play option that they are calling Signature status. There will be no restrictions on gameplay for F2P players, but there will be restrictions on services and social functions. While all regular minor updates will be available to all players, Carbine Studios is discussing the possibility of offering new content and full Expansion Packs for a fee. I'm sure we will hear more about this in the near future.
For players who have had an active accoun…
Today Lead Creative Director Chad Moore announced that the next update for WildStar was now available on the PTR. Codenamed Invasion:Nexus, Moore described the content to be a result of community feedback and desires. First on the top of my list? Vanity pets! While I understand pets don't really have anything to offer to gameplay or leveling, tons of MMO players have come to enjoy the company of vanity pets and will do whatever is nessessary to obtain them. While the article doesn't go into detail on how to obtain them, I am positive we will find out soon.
Other items mentioned on the blog includes access to new gameplay systems, new ways to compete in PVP, more ways for solo players to earn better gear and a new Holo-Wardrobe feature that …
Yesterday the Community English Manager from Carbine Studios announced a new video contest to celebrate the lastest content drop The Protogames Initiative. This contest is a chance for the WildStar fan community to show their creative side and win some awesome loot! Here are the details, straight from the post :
We want you to create a 30-second (and not a second longer!) commercial about what you love in The Protogames Initiative. We call it The Wild World of Protogames Video Contest!
You will find all the usual Protostar Corporation Terms and Conditions here , but here's a quick executive summary:
1. Create a 30-second movie-trailer style video showing what you love about our latest update, The Protogames Initiative!
2. Your videos can be in…
It's February 3rd, 2015 and I am sooo excited! This awesome mmo WildStar finally dropped the patch of my dreams! Ok, I don't really dream about patches but I have been anticipating this perticular drop since it was announced. Later today (in about 20 minutes) @Bazeleel will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting with Carbine's Lead Designer Brett Scheinert (formerly the Dungeon and Raid Lead) and Steven Engle, Lead Combat Designer where they will be discussing the new drop and whatever else comes to their minds. It will be streamed live but you can also rewatch it at WildStar's Twitch channel.
Highlights of today's drop include
- Level 50 Veteran Shiphands
- New level 6 shiphand They Came From Fragment Zero
- New level 10 dungeon Protogames Academy
- New Lev…
Today Carbine's Senior Game Designer and resident Shiphand expert posted an article regarding the development of Veteran versions of our current Shiphand Missions. As she states in the article, many players (myself included) have often times passed up a level appropriate Shiphand while leveling. Eventually I get back to them and blow them up for the achievement.
Well, now they can be rewarding even at level 50. According to the post, here is what you can look forward to in the Veteran Shiphands:
Renown rewards, even if you play it solo.
Dailies (ok, maybe not my favorite feature but if you are gonna go anyway....)
Entrance via Group Finder even if you go it alone. No hoofing it to the entrance. This feature is brand new and will be availa…
Good Morning (or whatever time it is depending on where you live) to the WildStar Community!
This morning a bit of news was posted by Mike Donatelli, a developer at Carbine Studios and I for one, find it very exciting. I know that Carbine has had a bit of a struggle over the past few months, losing a portion of their subscriber base for various reasons and a few of their employees as well due to a cut-back at NCSoft but it looks to me like the folks at Carbine Studios have overcome and are projecting a bright future for WildStar. I for one, am very happy. Growing pains are not uncommon in the MMO world but even I, one of their biggest fans, was starting to worry about the future of the game.
Mike went over several of their ideas and plans f…
Welcome to another installment of creative awesomeness in Wildstar Housing! Today we frolick on the dark side at a FIENDishly fab plot created by Miss Diagnosed from the guild Lords of the Dead. I met the fabulous Miss D at Toe Knee's house warming party and we chatted for a bit, then visited each other's homes. Being a HUGE horror fan I fell madly in love with this incredible nod to early creepy carvinals, haunted houses and classic horror. Come check it out....IF YOU DARE!!! (queue scary music and sultry horror host pose)
Upon arriving at Miss D's, the first thing you notice is the atmosphere, like you just stepped into a survival horror game. But before I could scamper off to the looming mansion to get my creep on, Miss D waved to me fr…
Welcome back to FABULOUS HOMES OF ENTITY!
Today I the immense pleasure of chatting with one of my favorite "sweet rocks", Sergeant Ore. Ore was generous to take time out fo his day for an impromptu interview, as I stole some quiet time in game while my father, who flew into to town for the holidays, slept off some jet lag.
I've been to Ore's place a few times, to beat up the baddies in the boxing gym and take their stuff. Ore's plot is beyond amazing - the attention to scale, every tiny detail, the cohesive flow of the property, is astounding. It literally feels like you walked into a quest hub.
Plot Name: Outpost 0R3 (That's zero, R, three)
Created by: Sergeant Ore
DK: Thanks for hanging out with me on the fly today Ore! I'm a HUGE fan of your…
FABULOUS HOMES of ENTITY : part one
Hi there! Welcome to the first chapter in my housing series "Fabulous Homes of Entity". I created this blog to be a voice (and screen shots) for the happiest, friendliest MMO community online - Wildstar Housing!!! Many times as we visit each others plots and give feeback, it's a q quick drive by "good job!" sort of thing. Me, I am truly and genuinely in awe of the open ended creative freedom of WS housing, and it's heartwarming to see players filled with pure artistic bliss as they take these basic squares of dirt and craft the spaces of their dreams! I want to know what their inspiration is, how they came up with customized items, and most importantly, what their dream decor item is! If you are a shamel…
Thanks to the awesome support and contributions of the WildStar fans, The Official WildStar Online Community wikia has been selected to participate in the Wikia Community Choice Awards. We worked together with the Admins to select some of the more popular content of the game, and you - the WildStar Community - get to vote on your favorite of the choices provided. To vote click on the image you're wanting to vote for, and once you do you'll see the latest numbers for each item. To learn more about the nominee, click the link above each image - have fun!
UPDATE: Your votes have been counted and the winners have been chosen. Thank you for all of your votes!
So Chad "Pappylicious" Moore have released a Loremageddon on all eight playable races of Wildstar and various answers to the questions from the fans.
Time will tell if they will update it since many of the questions are still unanswered.
Introducing a gruesome new zone, The Defile, a vast new sprawl of acreage for you to explore! A monumental new boss, The Dreadwatcher, awaits you! An all-new public event, The Dread Traverse, that culminates in the most pivotal reveal in the history of world stories! Scale the Lightspire! Blind the Black Focus! Rekill a pesky Phagelord! And loot stuff!
Dead or alive, you or your corpse will concur that The Defile is the beginning of the end... of the beginning. Prepare yourself for The Nexus Saga... This world's story is all about you. Well, parts of you. Kinda.
The update is finally here and we are heading out with you into the new zone with the intent of finding out once and for all, who is the Entity and why is Drusera afraid?
We here at W…
The newest drop is here! This update features two new chapters of content: Mystery of the Genesis Prime and Journey to OMNIcore-1. Also new to the wiki is our Interactive Maps! More on that in a minute.
The Defile is a brand new zone for level 50 players. Battling against The Strain, you’ll finally discover the secrets of Drusera, The Entity, the Eldan, and how they’re all related to Planet Nexus, secrets that you’ve been slowly uncovering from the start of WildStar Online. Here is a brief overview of what you will find there:
- The Sonic Plaza – One of the first areas you visit in the Defile, and where your faction has made camp to study the power of Exinite. If you’re a solo player who loves Quests, Path Missions, and Lore then this is an ar…
Drusera, a.k.a. Genesis Prime, is an Eldan "god" and the ultimate goal of the Nexus Project, a being of unparalleled perfection. She is composed of six Eldan, broken down and combined via the infusion of vast amounts of primal power.
Drusera is named after the oldest, most benevolent, and most powerful gods of the Eldan pantheon for a reason: she has the power of creation at her fingertips, capable of fabricating anything she desires with the power of her thoughts. Though she has been shown to be able to fabricate things into being from sheer force of will, she prefers building from what already exists as it is easier.
The Entity, on the other hand, appears to be the opposite of Drusera. It is a being of cruelty, violence, and destruction. T…
Carbine studios' requirement of Surnames in Wildstar had caused them to create these two articles on surnames.
http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/news/2014-10-08-wildstar-naming-guide-part-one/ (Exiles races)
http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/news/2014-10-10-wildstar-naming-guide-part-two/ (Cassin races)
I want anyone of you to properly add these lores and (during this blog post's time) upcoming Loremageddon answers from Chad Moore/ Pappy and his team.
P.S- Too bad I wasn't able to ask them if Cassians would have Irish or non-British accent since I don't buy the game (subsisted from Beta Weekends and Open Beta).
Megaservers are here and with the servers offline and getting emptied out, I thought it would be a great time to read through some patch notes for the upcoming Omni Core Mega Drop. Considering WildStar Community Manager Tony Rey mentioned over five hundred pages of them on the latest Nexus Report, the challenge will be getting through them without falling into a patch induced coma. I have warned my co-workers to observe me for signs of life and show concern if my eyes start to glaze over. I personally have a few concerns regarding what squishing everyone down to four servers will do to the quality of questing and gathering, but hopefully everything will go well and I will have worried for naught. More information including the new server…
Whether you're addicted to cosplay, have fretted over your character's particular look in that outfit, or have an adept artistic eye (Halloween themed!), this is for you! Submit your best shot of any of the above - and yes, it can be past work, as well - and we'll sift through the entries and decide on a winner on Halloween itself in each category adequately represented. If enough entries are thrown at us (not shot at us, you Dominion!) we may even choose a winner for each week, with Halloween) highlighting the best.
Just drop a single pic in the comments section to participate;
if your work is chosen, you can then provide as many pics as you'd
like! Participants may submit one entry per category!
In anticipation of the upcoming Defile launch and rolling out of Megaservers we'd like to introduce you to... wait for it... Mega Month!
Just what are these "Megaservers"? Eldan tech? A Dominion ploy to squash the Exiles once and for all? Nah.
The good folks at Carbine Studios rolled out a bunch of servers at the launch of WildStar Online, reacting to the large wave of players rolling into the game. The numbers surprised them, to say the least. Now? The tide has ebbed a bit, as such things are wont to do, and they've got some servers that are nothing but a bunch of crickets. Which is probably good for chua. They love eating those things for some reason.
For the rest of us, though, that leaves some things a bit wanting. Like trading. Or the Aucti…
- Go back for the Art of Nexus: Instances blog.
- Go forward for the Art of Nexus: Mounts and Structures blog.
If you haven't heard the word yet, Craig (Cougar) Turner recently announced a huge change for WildStar. The creation of Megaservers. What does that mean for you as a player? Simply put, it means you will have a lot more players to play with. Instead of multiple PVP and PVE servers, there will only be one of each per Data Center. That means two servers in the US and two in the EU. Paid Realm Transfers were disabled as of 9am last Tuesday and Free Realm transfers are currently available. Keep in mind however, that the current free transfers will only transfer your character, inventory, housing and bank. It will not transfer your guild if you are a guild leader. Even if you do a free realm transfer now, your characters will still be moved ag…
Cool Carbine Devs and Community Team, time with friends and awesome cosplay. That pretty much sums up my evening at the WildStar Community Meetup at this year's Pax Prime.
Kat and I arrived about 20 minutes early and waited in line for the awesomeness to begin. While we waited, I visited with Pyro who was working Pax as an Enforcer. Tony Rey amused us with a run up the stairs inside The Parlor to record us in line and post it as a vine . We also spoke with other fans near us and talked about our experiences so far at Pax.
At 7pm, we were given blue wrist bands, our drink tickets and a ticket for a drawing to take place later that evening. The Carbine Studios Community Team were busy handing out WildStar T-shirts and we were offered a choice …
Hey there, fellow space-farers! While you're busy slogging your way through ankle-biting chua, avoiding getting mobbed by fuzzy-eared lopps, or otherwise swinging that cannon around to annihilate the enemy, we wanted you to take moment to catch a quick breath. That's right. Everyone just freeze in place while those furballs keep doing their thing.
What we've got for you cupcakes is a new feature called Maps. With this you can take any map found in the game and plot some pinpoints with notes all over it. Maybe it's a map of a zone and you just want to tell folks how to get places. Maybe it's a personal map of all your favorite watering holes. No matter, just head on over to this tutorial and some non-chua engineers will tell you how to work …