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Chatty Q&A: Carbine Studios executive producer discusses WildStar

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 12:00pm PDT

WildStar has propelled itself among the Shacknews Community's favorite MMORPGs of the year so far and executive producer Jeremy Gaffney has come forward with some answers to some of Chatty's most burning questions.

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"Yeah, ask him how many players like myself have quit their Wildstar subscription after losing a ..."

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WildStar 'Strain' update gets down with the sickness this week

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 30, 2014 9:52am PDT

WildStar will receive its first major content update later this week by introducing new lands under siege by a biological force known as The Strain.

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WildStar early access period derailed by DDoS attacks [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2014 1:02am PDT

WildStar was set to launch for early buyers an hour ago, giving those folks a chance to jump into the game's world days before everyone else. Unfortunately for those players (including our own Giant Robots In Disguise guild), WildStar is experiencing server issues and the de...

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"UPDATE: Keep track of any lingering issues on the WildStar forums. ..."

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WildStar trailer recaps the game's features before its Friday headstart

By Ozzie Mejia, May 27, 2014 2:30pm PDT

The WildStar open beta has come to an end and Carbine Studios is ready to open the doors to the MMORPG's final version. But just before the early birds get in, the studio is revealing a new trailer that serves to recap some of the game's primary features and make one final c...

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"And by that I meant you have the wrong date now. Check the video and/or website. Headstart is ..."

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PSA: Wildstar open beta opens today

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2014 9:30am PDT

As a reminder in case you missed it: Wildstar is available in open beta starting today. It will go through May 18, and Carbine has released a brief primer video for those new to the world.

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WildStar Open Beta Kicks Off This Week

By Robert Workman, May 06, 2014 1:30pm PDT

The WildStar team is kicking off a beta and live streaming events before the game's release.

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WildStar adds bonus beta weekend and ups level cap

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 22, 2014 5:30pm PDT

To help boost excitement for its MMORPG further, Carbine is offering a bonus beta weekend for WildStar starting this Friday and upping the level cap to 25.

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"I haven't either, but I suspect if they're opening it to everyone who applied for beta could ..."

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WildStar trailer explains 40v40 PvP Warplots

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 16, 2014 3:45pm PDT

Carbine Studios has released a new trailer to help further explain the idea of WildStar's 40v40 PvP Warplots. But all you pretty much need to know is that Warplots are like "your favorite food... wrapped in a six-pack of beer... wrapped inside another six-pack of beer." What...

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"And...it failed. Didn't realize it was a mmorpg, or had a monthly fee which is an instant ..."

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WildStar trailer explains PvP Arenas and Battlegrounds

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 22, 2014 1:00pm PDT

WildStar has a new trailer that shows off the sci-fi MMORPG's PvP modes, which will actually require you to aim your attacks, rather than rely on auto-aim or spam.

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"Nope! The game launches June 3rd; the pre-order "head start" is just a few days prior to that"

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WildStar's PvP modes go from 2v2 Arenas to 40v40 Warplots

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2014 11:00am PDT

Carbine Studios has been awfully quiet about their PvP modes, but have decided to reveal some more details about their upcoming Arenas, Battlegrounds, and 40v40 Warplots modes.

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How WildStar's dungeons, raids, and events challenge entire guilds

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2014 8:00am PDT

WildStar has big plans for its dungeons and raids. Dungeons will embrace the 'holy trinity' style, while Raids and Post Cap Playspace events add in a cerebral element that will challenge entire 40-person guilds to work as a unit.

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"duh... didn't read that close enough... Kerafyrm... that was the name.. not Karana. Yup.. you ..."

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WildStar launches June 3, pre-orders begin March 19

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2014 6:00am PDT

Carbine's sci-fi fantasy MMORPG, WildStar, will be available for pre-order on March 19, in preparation for a June 3 launch on PC.

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"Felt very polished to me. Remember that the build I'm weekend beta is like 2 months behind ..."

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WildStar trailer showcases branching 'Adventure' instances

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 18, 2014 7:00am PST

Repeating instances in an MMORPG is generally only done to farm them, not for the fun of it, as they're awfully repetitive. WildStar's taking a different approach with its 'Adventures,' a type of instance with branching routes and stories which change how it all plays out. T...

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WildStar's final classes revealed: Medic and Engineer

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 03, 2013 12:00pm PST

Carbine's approach with WildStar seems to be carefully observing other MMORPG's exciting bits then building polished versions of them for itself, so its no surprise that its classes don't stray far from the norm. The developer today revealed the final two of WildStar's six c...

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WildStar allows buying subscription time with in-game gold

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 19, 2013 10:30am PDT

Carbine's WildStar is an interesting one, seeming not to particularly innovate but refining and bringing together lessons learned from the past decade of MMORPGs. Publisher NCsoft today revealed it'll charge monthly subscription fees, but with a twist picked up from EVE Onli...

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"What about combat and questing, any noticeably differences compared to the likes of WoW and Rift ..."

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