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.