|This week Carla, Drew, and Joe will get you roaring drunk with references to The Secret World, but they also discuss some of the awesomeness that came out of PAX East, the changes coming in the most recent Beta patch, and more!|
Carbine surprised us today with a new, out-of-the-blue reveal of a special, available-for-one-week-only Collector’s Edition that unlocks the only bi-faction race in the game, the Dregg. This was especially surprising considering that the Dregg were a fan-favorite for ” the secret Exile race,” which turned out to be the Mordesh race.
The race has been added to the Races page on the Wildstar website. It will only be available from a Collector’s Edition of the game, that is being released a week before launch! They will be able to be the following classes:
Jeremy Gaffney noted that this seeming “class imbalance” was to counter the fact that Spellslingers and Stalkers were so popular in Beta. Pricing details of the CE are to be announced. Which kind of Dregg will you be rolling at launch!?
EDIT: This is obviously an April Fool’s joke. Also…kind of a jab at ESO’s CE. hahahaha
While looking at Amazon, wanting to preorder the game, I decided to write a review. Before I knew what had happened, I had completely gone over the top in raving about the game. Here is my review, and I encourage you to link it if you want to explain to a friend why they should buy this game!
To name all of the things that make me enjoy this game would take too long. Why? Because it is a lot of little, quality of life things that make the game a fun experience. Here are just some of the things that I love about what I’ve seen in my 13 months in Beta.
So the NDA has dropped and the release date has been announced! But that information is so 2 hours ago! Want to know all about Warplots in Wildstar? Well, look no further, here is everything you need to know on how Warplots will work.
NOTE: Wildstar is still in Beta, thus this information may be subject to change. Warplots are a key endgame feature, and this kind of stuff can always use tweaking and balancing.
With that said, let’s talk Warplots!
This is some more classic Carbine humor. Randomly killing a rat in Fort Glory gives you a challenge called “Seriously?” which asks you to – you guessed it! – kill rats! This is a hilarious take on the classic “kill ten rats” quest in MMOs, and it pokes fun at the genre by giving it that title. It actually gave decent rewards at least! And it is optional!
Side note: the addon above the chat window on the left is called Radar, made by Packetdancer herself. It is one of my favorite addons in the game, second only to Deadlock (which locks your view to your mouse). Radar allows you to track resources and lore objects, and it even allows you to ping them and point an arrow to them. Pretty awesome, great for finding out-of-the-way lore items.
Quests and areas like this really encapsulate the Wildstar experience for me. I believe this was from Ellevar. It is where Protostar Corp. is in the process of “mining” honey from the Buzzbings all around. Tanks of honey have exploded and Protostar employees have to be given rocket packs to get them out of the honey that has trapped them! It is such a whimsical, funny, and cute scene, right up until you get the challenge that has you pull giant Buzzbing stingers from the rotting corpses of Protostar clones. That’s Wildstar!