WildStar Esper mind tricks

I figured if I’m going to discover the secrets of the planet Nexus, I’m going to need

the smartest character ever. I settled on the psychic powers of the Esper to start.

The class is themed around abilities that use the power of the mind to summon

temporary illusions to a variety of effects. The Esper isn’t a pet class; the longest

illusion “‘pet” lasts only about 10 seconds.
Handson with Wildstar's Scientist Path, Esper class, and more
In fact, playing the Esper felt like playing a magical rogue. I built up charges

using Telekinetic Strike, an ability that summons ethereal blades that pierce all

enemies in a line. Mind Burst consumes the charges while manifesting a large hawk

creature that swoops at the target, heavily damaging enemies in a cone before you.

Building points was much more interesting than just spamming one skill. Telekinetic

Strike hit multiple enemies but forced me to stand still for a cast time.

Concentrated Blades, however, allowed me to summon magical disks on the fly. They

don’t hit immediately; instead, they grow in size before striking at the target. I

also had the option to summon up to three phantoms for charges, each of which

attacked for 10 seconds before evaporating. If the battle turned dicey sketchy (and

it frequently did!), I could use my Crush skill to stun the enemy with a large ghost

-like fist that punched him into the ground.

By level 14, I had acquired only a handful of skills, but the class felt much more

mobile than a traditional caster class. The Esper also had an interesting metagame to

it with the management of combo points and a mana pool. Unfortunately, I wasn’t high

enough in level to see how it performed in groups with healing and support skills

added to the mix. The powers I did use felt interesting and involved; if I mindlessly

pushed buttons, I felt weak, which encouraged me to work combos to devastating

effect.

WildStar’s Jeremy Gaffney on the Settler path

In a world full of potential and chaos, WildStar’s factions will succeed on the

planet Nexus on the backs of the Settlers. The Settlers don’t just build bonfires for

sappy Explorers to sing around; these titans of construction will save you time in

dungeons, establish bigger outposts, and open up new realms of quests for everyone.

At a recent media event, Carbine Studios executive producer Jeremy Gaffney was only

too happy to explain how the Settler path opens up the world, intersects with

housing, and even plays a part in PvP.
Handson with Wildstar's Scientist Path, Esper class, and more
Massively: So tell us, what type of player should select the Settler path?

Jeremy Gaffney: Settlers are for socializers. We usually talk about the Settlers

primarily socializing, but they are also about building. It’s an achievement type

that is under-served. It feels good to actually improve and make your mark on the

world.

How does a Settler contribute socially/mechanically to the community and the game

world?

When you go into a town, you see a couple of different things. You’ll see some things

that need maintenance, like a farmer’s fence that has been destroyed; now his cows

are escaping and you need to repair it. These types of interactions are separate from

questing. You just find them and use the object or one of your path abilities. The

internal name for that, which probably won’t be used in the game, is a

“minfrastructure” (mini-infrastructure). There is also true infrastructure like

building a new shop, building a new vendor, or building a bus station. These are the

major things you do in town. Usually, you’ll do the smaller projects to gather

resources for these bigger projects.

Entirely separate from that is unlocking Settler powers that allow you to free-farm

anywhere. It isn’t all “go and see the only five things I can do.” You have a goal.

You’re either trying to raise a town’s values or you’re working to utilize your

abilities. The more people use them, the more benefit you get from them.

Wildstar town values

Can you explain these “town values”?
We haven’t talked about this yet. A town has economy, quality of life, and security.

Usually anything you do in town raises the values of these bars. When you increase

the value to certain points, special things happen, like getting bigger rewards. It

will take multiple Settlers to reach these goals, which is why we call them the

socializers.
Handson with Wildstar's Scientist Path, Esper class, and more
Are these maintenance values? Will players have to maintain them to prevent the town

value from degrading?

That’s basically right. We try to make it so that a single Settler can do a lot of

the lower-tier stuff. For Second-tier stuff, a single Settler might be able to

maintain one or two things, but in general you’ll need groups working together to

maintain the values. You need a ton of Settlers to eventually hit the tier 3 values

and maintain them. There are some big things in tier 3, from quest givers to vendors

that hold rare loot or powerful buffs. We try to ensure that if you’re playing on an

underpopulated server or in the middle of nowhere, there will still be stuff for you

to do.

What if you’re a slow player starting later than the bell curve of players? How do

you get the experience of building some of the bigger structures that other players

already accomplished?

If player’s don’t maintain a structure, it will eventually decay. Some things are

longer-lasting than others. We want lots of players to experience building stuff up

and maintaining it. It’s probably more fun to kick it off than it is to maintain

something already built. The other part of that is if you are the only Settler

around, you’ll get a lot of path XP by running around and building everything by

yourself, but you’ll get less XP from the social tools like the campfires Settlers

lay down to give players bonuses. It’s kind of a balancing act to make sure people

have a great experience depending on the conditions of the zone.

You mentioned PvP and War Plots. How does the Settler fit in there?

We’re going to have open-world PvP and arenas, and then there’s War Plots. They’re

not just a house but an entire big-chunk of land. They are up in the air, literally,

like player housing, but the idea is that you can set these chunks down and fight

other chunks. So you basically build a fortress with your buddies. Then you can do

stuff like go on a raid, capture a raid boss, bring it back to your plot, and send it

to fight the enemy’s fortress. You’ll be able to make Mech factories that will put

you in a Mech with super powers. We’ll talk more about this more as it still needs

lots of testing, but the idea is destructible fortress vs. destructible fortress.

Wildstar dungeon setting

Will you utilize phasing at all to give players the experience of putting their mark

on the world so that they aren’t just running into the structures others have built?

We experimented with that in the beginning, but it’s a tough balancing act. We want

you to feel like you made your mark, but with phasing, you didn’t really make your

mark. We just pretended you did. So almost everything the Settlers now do is

unphased. I can’t think of a single mission of the Settlers that’s phased. There are

very few instances of phasing in the game. We think players see through the fakery of

it.
Handson with Wildstar's Scientist Path, Esper class, and more
So what is the Settler’s function in a dungeon setting?

Settlers who have gone through the content enough times will gather materials that

helps them build extra things in the dungeon. Like, hey, here’s a resurrection

station right next to the final boss. You can choose to invest your materials into

that kind of stuff. Or maybe you’re lucky and got a rare spawn that gave you the

materials your first time through.

One of the things Settlers do separate from building towns is building outposts next

to dangerous chunks of content out in the world. We purposely made certain areas more

dangerous than others. Settlers can build up next to those areas. There will, of

course, be stuff you can freely place around the world too. The campfires are an

example of that.

What sort of perks will Settlers bring to player housing?

Settlers are all about housing. Lots of their rewards come in the form of FABkits,

which can be decor items for you home or buffs to existing decor — for example, if

you had a garden, you would get a better garden because you have a FABkit. All the

paths receive these kits, but the Settler tends to get them more often.

We also had this cool idea to make dungeons for your house. We wanted to ship the

game sometime in our lives, though. We weren’t sure we’d have time to do it. A branch

of our team thought they were too cool not to have and decided, when all the managers

were out, to make housing dungeons. So they put together eight housing dungeons so

that we couldn’t cut it. We haven’t talked about it much because we don’t like to

promise features we can’t finish.

WildStar Science: A lore hound’s dream

The Scientist path is one of the four paths players can choose from at the beginning

of their Nexus adventure. Each path helps define what kind of side content you’ll

experience throughout the game. For example, the Soldier path emphasizes beating the

small and large inhabitants of Nexus into a fine, manageable paste.
Handson with Wildstar's Scientist Path, Esper class, and more
The Scientist is much more refined, choosing to scan creatures and objects, solve

various puzzles, and catalogue data in order to piece together the lore-ridden puzzle

of the planet Nexus. Each of the scans gave me more info about the objects of the

world. Some scans unlocked audio clips that took me deeper into a side-quest, while

others unlocked new advantages for me after numerous scans of the same creature.

With each scan, my collection of Nexus history and game plot-lines thickened. Using

the Galactic Archive, the in-game compendium, I could review what I’d learned about a

plant, a race, or the zone I had been exploring. I couldn’t help but scan everything

as though each unlock was an achievement for the taking. Bonus: Scans also increased

the level of my Scientist path, rewarding me with new Scanbot powers, titles, and

even housing equipment in the form of what the game calls “FABkits.” I became

addicted to knowledge!

But the Scientist isn’t just about collecting lore. Carbine Studios has made sure

that members of each path help members of the others to find new areas to explore. In

Algoroc, a mountainous area covered in grassy hills and crystal-encrusted hillsides,

I unlocked the power of Loftite using a few science scans. Thanks to my achievement,

nearby players were suddenly given the ability to jump incredibly high in areas with

a large concentration of the crystals. We bounded up and down the cliff until we

reached a peak where we found the boss that had been throwing giant snowballs at us

during our ascent. This area had a few objectives for other paths, but they needed my

brain power to get there.

I also found a small puzzle that reminded me of RIFT’s zone puzzles. Solving it

opened a door that led to more areas to explore and a pathway for the Explorer path.

The great thing was the puzzle’s randomization. Jeremy Gaffney, WildStar’s executive

producer, told me that each of the puzzles is randomized so that the experience can

be different for each player. “We don’t like the optional way of puzzle solutions —

i.e., looking up the one solution online,” he explained.

What strikes a chord with me is how WildStar has managed to create specific paths for

individual playstyles without alienating players. If my friends like to rampage via

the Soldier path, they provide me as a Scientist with more opportunities to learn

about an enemy’s history. To top things off, the team even hinted that each path will

be a boon when players begin to run dungeons together.

WildStar is, simply put, the small plant I mentioned at the start. On the surface,

it’s humorous and beautiful in its allure, but buried deep beneath the surface is a

complex and exciting monster ready to devour all your free time.

WildStar’s beta again some Lastest info about

For the closed beta of Wildstar, we have got some information about its new patch.

Most of people guess the game currency is called wildstar gold, but till now, the

carbine has not disclosed the real name of the ingame currency, we will see after the

game is live.

If my PS3 can suggest people I’ve played with recently, I’m willing to bet that other

games can, and yet so often I can’t remember the healer’s name or the competent DPS

in the group and so it goes. Having that in place will be a boon to those of us with

longer memories than attention spans.

There’s a lot of interesting stuff going on in the new patch notes, and some of it

makes sense only if you’re playing the game. Still, there’s plenty to dissect from

the outside looking in, and that’s where I’m coming from. So I’m going to be taking

it one step at a time to pick out points of interest from within the deep confines of

the patch notes, and of course, speculating wildly because that is also what I do

here.

I’m also interested in Rival functionality, and quite frankly, I’d like it expanded.

Make it akin to a Friend list — force players to approve Rival status, see when

they’re online, even let them send tells back and forth. This means that friends

playing on opposite-faction alts can still talk, and it also lets you create real

rivalries, with both sides talking and aware of one another even as they’re not

exactly friends.

The net result is that you don’t feel locked out from a larger sense of community,

but neither do you have random people wandering in your front yard at all times. It

also means that you can actually go up and knock on the door of a friend’s house.

That’s worthy execution, in my mind.

I would also like to buy wildstar power leveling service after the game is live,

because I do not want to spend time in doing quests; I just want to do PVP or

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Do you like WildStar Online or Not

Some players like WildStar very much, but some players do not like it. But it is all

ok, different people have different thoughts and demands. But no matter what games

you like, the most wanted thing is its game currency, like wildstar players must like

wildstar gold.

Last week’s events made me decide to do one of my periodic column-topic-switches to

discuss the fact that there is going to be bad press about WildStar out there,

sometimes even bad press that complains about things that you don’t think are

relevant. And the best thing you can do is be cool.

The real defense of the game should come from the game itself. If you’re trying to

mount a long-winded defense about how a game’s problems aren’t really problems, you

are essentially playing the Xbox One game, in which you tell a room full of unhappy

people that they’re not really unhappy.

But that’s not relevant, you say to your monitor, fully cognizant that I should not

be able to hear you. This is criticism or whatever about something that’s inaccurate,

so surely the person leveling criticism just didn’t do the research!

You really don’t need to jump in with a pedantic explanation of why someone doesn’t

know something. If someone is complaining that the game makes it too difficult to dye

your gear when there’s an NPC five inches from your starting position labeled “Gear

Colorist,” a correction is pointless. And if it’s not obvious, even if it’s a silly

criticism, it’s one that should be leveled.

Beyond all of that, though, is the simple fact that some people are just not going to

like the game. Some people are, in fact, going to give silly reasons for not liking

the game that are just there because there has to be a reason, and it’s sometimes

difficult to articulate what you dislike about a title.

No matter you like wildstar or not, it is ok, but there will be many people liking it

and it has become one of the most expected mmo games in 2013. And the wildstar power

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Welcome the Public Beta of WildStar

The date of Wildstar’s public beta is coming closer and closer, a lot of players are

waiting to play this game as well as waiting to buy the wildstar gold.

WildStar players can also customise their experience by selecting races, classes and

the paths. The system is deep and detailed but also very accessible, with the options

being presented in a clear and easy to use manner. Unique content is available

depending on what options are chosen, content that suits how players want to play.

Combat is fast and fluid compared to most MMO games, there’s no auto-aim, so players

need to focus on accurate aiming and dodging. A telegraph system indicates enemy

attack patterns, granting players the opportunity to avoid damage. I had a lot of fun

striking at enemies then double-jumping or dodging out of their attack range. Its

trickier than it seems and can be massively challenging when faced with multiple

enemies at once.

Sprinting back to the relative safety of where I had just come from I ran past a

couple of other players. Unfortunately none decided to pitch in and lend me a hand;

they were probably too busy laughing at the death-dealing tin-man Mechari running

from a pack of wild animals.
After a few more minutes of playing with the mechanics it was time for me to leave. I

had hoped to uncover a secret to brag about, but found picking on the native Nexus

wildlife far too appealing to get any real exploring done.

I overcame the evil spirits on my second attempt, having accidentally leapt out of

the area the first time, and got some nice rewards. Feeling confident in my abilities

it seemed like a natural next step to go charging off into the wilderness.

If you are not familiar with the whole game, you can choose to buy wildstar power

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Players Created Addons and Mods of WildStar Online

At the beginning of 2013, the carbine team said they would do something on the

creation of user developed UI mods. And now the players will have at their disposal

and also highlights the first-ever WildStar mods to come out of the game’s closed

beta.

Players will have access to a development tool known as Houston, which allows players

to “easily create own addons to extend WildStar’s UI, as well as providing full

access to all of the Carbine-authored source code.

One of the players has already put Houston through its paces, and she has the honor

of being the developer of WildStar’s first UI mods, which range from a group-finding

tool to a roleplaying mod library. She also got a lot of wildstar gold at the same

time.

Another player said: Many years ago, I was playing WoW and an add-on came out called

AVR that allowed some of the same functionality of WildStar’s telegraph system in

that it showed you exactly where “the bad fire” in raids/dungeons ended and where you

were safe. This add-on was so offensive to Blizzard that they rewrote their code to

break it in a subsequent patch.

You could make an argument that connecting your UI to move with the game world breaks

that line of what is acceptable, but how far can you take that? Could you superimpose

a “derp jpg” over every rival characters face, change the color of the telegraphs

away from red/blue, or install a 3d overlay around your character to display resource

nodes in a zone? How much tinkering on their system will they allow until it is no

longer just a “User Interface” mod?

You will be able try this system after the wildstar is launched. And in case you do

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Get Ready for the WildStar Online Adventure

Wildstar will be opened around Augest 2013. Game players from all over the world are

waiting for this awesome game to come out, and some of them even say that have saved

a lot of money to buy wildstar gold already.

What is your feeling to wildstar online? Some players say it is a very wild game.
The game is pretty much promising players all sorts of revolutionary concepts that

are certain to sweep the style of MMOs today as we know it! The game sticks with

traditional WASD keyboard controls and is certain to be chock full of quests,

dungeons, and PVP combat. As the developers say: it works well, so why break it? But

unlike most MMORPGs, Wildstar has double-jumping! Neat! Also, one of the staples of

the game is called “telegraphs.” This means that, when engaged in fight, both

players and enemies will have zones displayed around them that allow for timing and

navigating away.

The four available selections are the soldier, the explorer, the settler, and the

scientist. The soldier is all about killing stuff. Pretty simple! Soldiers will set

up a holdout and defend it from swarms of enemies or test out advanced military

hardware. If you choose a soldier, you’ll also get to act as a hit man or perform

rescue ops. The explorer goes all over the map.

As a settler, you’ll be expanding settlements and doing a bit of infrastructure.

Settlers can improve towns and set up supply caches for other players to use. Last,

but not least, we have the scientist. From my impressions, the scientist seems to be

a bit lore-centric, finding out about the origins of the planet you’re on as well

examining its inhabitants. You’ll be analyzing plants and alien compounds as well!

There’s so much more that makes this game look more and more promising. Needless to

say.I love it and I will purchase wildstar powerleveling once the game is really live

because I want to become the first one who will get the highest level in the game.