• WildStar PAX East 2014 - Dev Panel Highlights

    The WildStar Dev Team panel was held today at PAX East 2014, and there's was a surprising amount of new and exciting information dropped during the presentation. The Carbine Studios panel crew consisted of Jeremy Gaffney, Stephan Frost, Chad Moore, Jen Gordy, Christopher Lynch, and Joe Piepiora. Check out some of the highlights below.



    Elder Game - World Stories


    Chad Moore discussed a lengthy bit about something we've only heard whispers about - solo questing for Elder Game content. The reveal included details about a quest chain for solo-oriented lore hunters working with a ghostly NPC called Drusera. This quest chain reveals a bit more about Drusera and your own personal involvement with the disappearance of the Eldan from Nexus, as well as the rise of the corrupting menace known as the Strain.



    Elder Game - Items

    Joe Piepiora covered items, and revealed the different levels of gear which are available in the raiding content: Purple (Epic) gear from Genetic Archives, Orange (Legendary) gear from Datascape, and Pink (Artifact) gear which can be rarely found in the 40 man. Artifact gear is set up with a lot of difficult Imbuements, and eventually to complete the artifact, two 40 man raid bosses must be fought together - perhaps requiring the cooperation of an 80-man group



    Elder Game - Raids

    Chris Lynch, head of combat design in WildStar, showed off some footage of raids and discussed a bit about Carbine's philosophy behind them. Along with footage of Genetic Archives (20 man), we got to see the first glimpse of Datascape, the 40 man dungeon.



    PvP & Warplots Flick Reveal

    Jen Gordy, Senior PvP Systems Designer talked briefly about the various types of PvP content that is within the game. While most of the coverage we have seen already with the most resent WildStar livestream, the team did show of their newest WildStar Flick which was met with a hugely positive response.


    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Wigg1es's Avatar
      Wigg1es -
      Am I the only one that thinks its a bit insane to ask 79 other people to help on an imbuement for one person's item? An imbuement that could take dozens of wipes and hours of time with no real reward for the other's involved? I'm fine with the hardcore approach, but c'mon. That's pretty freakin' core even for the core people.
    1. Taterz's Avatar
      Taterz -
      Who says the bosses don't drop loot themselves? It's also possible that those bosses are part of multiple imbuements. Knock a few out at the same time.
    1. Chuey's Avatar
      Chuey -
      To be fair they never actually said it would require 80 people. He said "its basically an 80 player raid fight" but when he described it he said "you have to kill 2 40man bosses at the same time". Could be exactly like it sounds where you summon 2 bosses and have to kill it with 40 people which would be pretty bad ass
    1. Stormie's Avatar
      Stormie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuey View Post
      To be fair they never actually said it would require 80 people. He said "its basically an 80 player raid fight" but when he described it he said "you have to kill 2 40man bosses at the same time". Could be exactly like it sounds where you summon 2 bosses and have to kill it with 40 people which would be pretty bad ass
      I listened to it several times today and went back and listened to it again. He said that Special Proc will need you to kill 2 40-man bosses spawned ONLY for this event that you have never seen before and then next he says the line Chuey quoted "it's basically an 80 player raid fight".

      So super hard and presumably takes at least the 40 man raid to do.
    1. nahis's Avatar
      nahis -
      I figure this will be akin to the earth, wind and fire achievement in vault of archavon.
    1. madmojo's Avatar
      madmojo -
      I'm guessing you can imbue items for several people at once as its more of a quest accomplishment than looting an item. As it is pretty much the pinnacle achievement in a game that caters to the hardcore I think its awesome. I am sure no guild is going to be fielding 80 people so it will require guilds to work with one another to accomplish. Which is pretty cool if you ask me.
    1. Stormie's Avatar
      Stormie -
      https://forums.wildstar-online.com/f...-2#entry325105

      Said by 7ofswords aka Joe Piepiora

      When I said an encounter balanced for 80 players, I meant an encounter balanced for 80 players.



      And it won't be in an instance.
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