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WildStar adds bonus beta weekend and ups level cap

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WildStar adds bonus beta weekend and ups level cap

Carbine is sensing the excitement for their upcoming MMORPG WildStar and would like to get more players into the game's beta. That's why the studio is opening up a special bonus beta weekend, starting on April 25. On top of that, Carbine is upping the game's level cap from 20 to 25.

Read more: New quests added »

"i have never yet seen a queue.. that being said, I'm sure it will be just dandy come launch!"
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WildStar trailer explains 40v40 PvP Warplots

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WildStar trailer explains 40v40 PvP Warplots

Shacknews recently had an opportunity to try out some of WildStar's massive 40v40 Warplot matches, but unless you see the chaos for yourself, it can be hard to grasp the full scope of this PvP mode. Carbine Studios is looking to help spread more information about Warplots with a brand new trailer that helpfully explains the game mode as, "Your favorite food... wrapped in a six-pack of beer... wrapped inside another six-pack of beer." Well-said, indeed.

Watch: Customizable territory »

"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

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WildStar trailer explains PvP Arenas and Battlegrounds

Now that NCSoft and Carbine have opened up pre-orders for its sci-fi fantasy MMORPG WildStar, the developer is taking a moment to discuss the game's variety of PvP modes in more detail. The latest developer video reveals the mode's currency, balance system, and open-world rival system that lets you kill somebody for looking at you funny.

Watch: Fast-paced, balanced competition »

"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

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

Carbine Studios has been eager to show off various aspects of WildStar's vast world, like the game's PvE quests and Adventures. Today, the studio is ready to go more into detail on what the MMORPG's PvP will entail, while also giving Shacknews an opportunity to try it out.

Read more: Arenas, Battlegrounds, and Warplots detailed »

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

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

WildStar is going to offer far more than a vast world and a variety of quests. In an effort to become the definitive MMORPG that Carbine Studios wants it to be, the game will also feature a robust dungeon system that both clings to traditional elements and also adds a number of new twists. And Shacknews got to experience part of that by going hands-on with a traditional five-person dungeon and also a much larger and more competitive 40-person Post Cap Playspace instance.

WildStar's dungeon system fully embraces the MMORPG genre's vaunted 'holy trinity' system. Five-person dungeon raids are built for parties of one tank, one healer, and three DPS characters. In order to tackle my first dungeon, I joined forces with four fellow WildStar players and picked up a DPS character to tackle Stormtalon's Lair.

Read more: Dungeons, Raids, and PCP events »

"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

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WildStar launches June 3, pre-orders begin March 19

Carbine's upcoming sci-fi fantasy MMORPG, WildStar, is just about to ready to venture into new galaxies. The game will be available for pre-order starting on March 19 and with this announcement comes an official release date. WildStar will take to the skies on June 3.

Read more: Standard and Deluxe pre-order incentives »

"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

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WildStar trailer showcases branching 'Adventure' instances

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. They're can be quite different to regular play too, with types from tower defense to MOBAs.

Watch: A new trailer explains Adventures »

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WildStar's final classes revealed: Medic and Engineer

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WildStar's final classes revealed: Medic and Engineer

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 classes, the Medic and Engineer, which are your requisite healing and pet classes respectively.

Watch: Devs dive into the Medic in a new trailer »

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WildStar allows buying subscription time with in-game gold

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WildStar allows buying subscription time with in-game gold

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 Online: players can buy time cards with in-game gold.

Read more: Lets people avoid sketchy gold farming sites »

"What about combat and questing, any noticeably differences compared to the likes of WoW and Rift ..."
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WildStar trailer shows off player housing

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WildStar trailer shows off player housing

We may live in hovels ridden with damp and caked in filth, and so we play video games in the hope of realising our dreams of having carpet (carpet!) and no murders. If you buy into the whole "video games are wish-fulfilment" thing, anyway. A new WildStar trailer shows off the MMORPG's awfully fancy customisable player housing, with all the customisation we wretches could hope for.

Watch: Flip tables if you fancy »

"This game looks promising, and I love the attitude that this dev has in the videos. Only thing ..."
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WildStar beta signups begin

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WildStar beta signups begin

Developer Carbine Studios is trying hard to smash many of the pesky problems that it finds annoying in the current crop of MMOs on the market. A new trailer shows off quite a bit of what the game is about and why all you "cupcakes" out there should care. And if you are interested after the video is done, you can sign up for the beta.

Watch: Big guns and supercharged spells »

"OMG.. that's one of the best, hyperbole-filled, trailers I've seen a good long time. HAHA! I ..."
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WildStar preview: MMO problem-solver

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WildStar preview: MMO problem-solver

Carbine Studios doesn't mince words when talking about their mission statement. It's right there on their website: "We're Carbine Studios--a developer formed by a bunch of gamers looking to make the Next Great MMO."

It's a studio out to fix seemingly every niggling problem the MMO genre has had since the beginning of time. They want to fix the lack of interactivity; the endgame problems that plague seemingly every MMO, and the way the content is actually delivered. Their first project, WildStar, is one big clearinghouse for ideas from people who have worked on everything from Ultima Online to Dark Age of Camelot to World of Warcraft. It's an MMO that wants to be all things to all people, crazy as that sounds.

Read more: 'We embrace the hell out of gamey' »

"I forget, which stage is the one where I cackle victoriously over their smoldering corpses?"
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MMO WildStar announced by NCSoft

MMO WildStar announced by NCSoft

Building, exploring, and collecting are playstyles intended to be just as valid as hitting monsters until they fall over in Carbine Studios' WildStar, announced today at Gamescom by publisher and parent company NCSoft. The sci-fantasy MMORPG is coming exclusively to PC. And has rabbit ladies.

Read more: Playstyle details and an announcement trailer »

"Corrected an error that listed the planet in this game as Nexon. It is actually Nexus."
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