WildStar Content Drop: Sabotage

The next WildStar content drop is on the horizon and Carbine is looking to drop bombs–literally. Sabotage is the name of the next content drop, for a pretty good reason, as the update brings in the new PvP Battleground, Daggerstone Pass, that boasts enough explosives and fire power to send your enemies, or your own team, flying over the sunset in a blaze of glory.

Nexus Talk Episode 62: PvP vs PvE Servers

Richie Procopio is back from his tropical island paradise and is ready to bring us another episode of Nexus Talk. This week join Richie as he compares PvE and PvP servers in WildStar and what his experiences have been so far.

WildStar: Strain Ultra Drop DevSpeak

June 30th is here and, as promised by the WildStar Strain Ultra Drop Timeline, the latest DevSpeak video is ready to be revealed. Join Carbine's Design Producer, Stephan Frost, as he walks you through the new mysteries, goodies, areas and enemies this update has to offer. If the new zones of "Blighthaven" and "Northern Wastes" aren't enough for you, this first game update comes with plenty of Strain goodies and alien ribcage-bursting action to keep even the most experienced adventurers coming back for more.

Prepare to enter The Strain!

Strain Ultra Drop: Housing and Customization

As promised by Carbine, the arrival of June 26th brings more juicy info and screenshots relating to the Housing and Customization options coming with the WildStar Strain Ultra Drop update.

WildStar Review: The Journey To Nexus

As a longtime fan of the MMORPG genre I have to admit that I’ve been pretty disappointed with the direction it’s been going as of late. A genre that once seemed chalk-full of life with mystery and adventure now seems to be just another convoluted cash grab by most companies these days. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for game developers making money (they do need to eat after all) but initially that meant creating a believable world where player’s paths crossed from chance encounters. Where fear meant exploring an underground labyrinth with a rag-tag team of adventurers and encountering the most challenging creatures you’ve ever faced. Worlds that weren’t afraid to call you out on all of your boasting and bragging and throw you center stage with some of the most difficult challenges you’ve ever seen, but then turn around and reward you for succeeding through all of it.

Unfortunately, that no longer seems to be the case. Now we live in a time where paying money to skip the journey and see the end is deemed acceptable. Where monsters should not be too difficult, because everyone needs to get a turn at the epic loot they’re guarding. And where, in most cases, games are afraid to tell the player “No” and have them work for things from time to time.

And then there's WildStar.

As a player who thoroughly enjoys every part of the “MMORPG experience”--whether that is Raiding, PvP, Crafting, Questing, Exploring or Socializing--very rarely has a game come along that takes every one of those points and gets them “right” in my eyes. However, WildStar does just that. It takes all of the parts you’ve come to know and love about the MMO genre and gives them to you tenfold. While the game doesn’t do everything completely new and innovative, what it does do, it does extremely well. From its fun yet challenging combat systems, to its in-depth and relevant crafting, to having one of the best player housing iterations we’ve seen in the genre, WildStar is an enjoyable reminder to MMO fans why we play MMOs.

Now with the game having officially launched as of June 3rd, I want to take the time to dive into each of the pieces that make up this vibrant sci-fi MMO and why I think you should check out Planet Nexus for yourself.

Nexus Talk 57: Thoughts on Leveling Content

Nexus Talk Episode 57 is here! Join Richie Procopio this week as he shares his thoughts on "the good" and "the bad" regarding WildStar's questing experience.

WildStar Teases Its First Content Update

Are you ready for another epic drop? Today Carbine Studios released a teaser page for the first post-launch content update for its newly released MMORPG, WildStar, and this update is looking to be pretty deadly.

Be prepared, the Strain is coming!

WildStar: Paid Realm Transfers Available

Looking to transfer your character to a new WildStar realm? Well now you can do just that with a click of a button.

Nexus Talk Episode 56: Nitpicking WildStar

Another week is here, which means the latest Episode of Nexus Talk is upon us. This week, join Richie Procopio as he talks about WildStar and some of the minor issues he would like to see fixed with the game.

Eorzea Examiner #16: Inspiration From Nexus, Pt. 1

Hello and welcome to the sixteenth edition of the Eorzea Examiner, ZAMs column on Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. For this weeks column, we're going to take a look at the recently released MMO from Carbine Studios, WildStar. This one's going to be different than when we looked at The Elder Scrolls Online earlier this year; I won't be trying to help anyone choose between the two. Instead, we're going to look at WildStar as inspiration for changes in FFXIV. While the games themselves are quite different, some systems could still be used or modified to improve things for everyone here in Eorzea.