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[Dev Journal] WildStar: The Ravaging of Arboria

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,580MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Carbine Studios has partnered with MMORPG.com to bring our readers an exclusive WildStar Wednesday. In today's WW, The Ravaging of Arboria, Narrative Designer Constance Griffith walks us through the Dominion's first steps on Arboria. Check it out and leave us your thoughts in the comments.

For thousands of years, the Aurin lived simple lives on the forest world of Arboria. Having developed a symbiotic relationship with the trees of their homeworld, the Aurin were fierce and agile hunters that protected Arboria's forests and the creatures that lived within them. Led by an unbroken line of queens that communed directly with the ancient and powerful Mother Tree, the Aurin enjoyed an idyllic existence in their hidden paradise on the edge of the Fringe.

Read more of Constance Griffith's WildStar Wednesday: The Ravaging of Arboria.

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  • koljanekoljane BelgradePosts: 127Member Uncommon

    "Carbine Studios has partnered with MMORPG.com" means you got money for hyping the game, so in future i should avoind MMORPG.com cause everything you post it will be well controlled.

    I hope Wild Star will be a good game and cant wait for it but no way I will follow it on this "sell out web site", you guys are disgrace for gaming comunity.

     

  • FreezzoFreezzo EnschedePosts: 235Member
    Why am I thinking Star Wars meets Avatar? Anyway, sounds interesting enough. I just hope not everyone is the hero whilst playing the game, got kinda tired of that...

    "We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy
    And for MMORPGs ever so true...

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Originally posted by koljane

    "Carbine Studios has partnered with MMORPG.com" means you got money for hyping the game, so in future i should avoind MMORPG.com cause everything you post it will be well controlled.

    I hope Wild Star will be a good game and cant wait for it but no way I will follow it on this "sell out web site", you guys are disgrace for gaming comunity.

     

    Actually, you're just plain wrong. NCsoft asked us if we'd like to run it with an hour or two lead ahead of the official site and we said yes.  No money changed hands, they just assumed we'd get it in front of more eyes than the official site (which is true right now).  And as its an exclusive that no one else has on an upcoming game, I'm not going to turn it down either.

    Partner =/= money. 

    Partner = help with something (in this case, getting the word out on a cool lore story we thought you'd enjoy)

     

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Originally posted by Freezzo
    Why am I thinking Star Wars meets Avatar? Anyway, sounds interesting enough. I just hope not everyone is the hero whilst playing the game, got kinda tired of that...

    I don't think that'll be the case too much here.  I get the feeling that the story is presented in the overworld and the "heroes" are the people as a group.  At least I hope so.

  • GXRrangerGXRranger Orlando, FLPosts: 42Member Uncommon

    I am hyped on this one, hope they offer close toe shoes though.

  • DrolkinDrolkin Palio, NBPosts: 242Member
    No need to defend yourself Bill, just a troll.  Nothing wrong with the website making money. : p
  • JalitanJalitan New market, MDPosts: 97Member Uncommon

    Nice lore there. Thanks for posting it Bill.

    I will determine my own hype level, for all games, and this game is certainly on my radar. I hope to hear more.

  • Vunak23Vunak23 In your house eatin'' your cookies, FLPosts: 635Member
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    Originally posted by koljane

    "Carbine Studios has partnered with MMORPG.com" means you got money for hyping the game, so in future i should avoind MMORPG.com cause everything you post it will be well controlled.

    I hope Wild Star will be a good game and cant wait for it but no way I will follow it on this "sell out web site", you guys are disgrace for gaming comunity.

     

    Actually, you're just plain wrong. NCsoft asked us if we'd like to run it with an hour or two lead ahead of the official site and we said yes.  No money changed hands, they just assumed we'd get it in front of more eyes than the official site (which is true right now).  And as its an exclusive that no one else has on an upcoming game, I'm not going to turn it down either.

    Partner =/= money. 

    Partner = help with something (in this case, getting the word out on a cool lore story we thought you'd enjoy)

     

    If we were in a perfect world I might say yes and agree with you. But we don't. And if NCSoft wanted to get this infront of as many people as possible they would have given it to say IGN or maybe even Massivley.  And considering NCSofts track record I wouldn't put it past them to throw the bribes out there for future positive reviews/advertising and forum monitoring.

     

    Not saying that's the case, but I wouldn't be surprised either way. 

     

    "In the immediate future, we have this one, and then we’ve got another one that is actually going to be – so we’re going to have, what we want to do, is in January, what we’re targeting to do, this may or may not happen, so you can’t hold me to it. But what we’re targeting to do, is have a fun anniversary to the Ilum shenanigans that happened. An alien race might invade, and they might crash into Ilum and there might be some new activities that happen on the planet." ~Gabe Amatangelo

  • NimerosNimeros Gig Harbor, WAPosts: 14Member
    [mod edit]. Thanks Bill!

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  • OgreRaperOgreRaper Detroit, MIPosts: 376Member
    Sounds cool. Though I'm not really a story/lore kinda guy. Eager to see how the gameplay feels in WildStar. I really dig the art style.
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vunak23
    If we were in a perfect world I might say yes and agree with you. But we don't. And if NCSoft wanted to get this infront of as many people as possible they would have given it to say IGN or maybe even Massivley.  And considering NCSofts track record I wouldn't put it past them to throw the bribes out there for future positive reviews/advertising and forum monitoring.

     

    Generally, what we've come to see with sites like ours that are dedicated to a certain type of game, is that pieces of information which are best suited to the hardcore players of a genre, are disseminated through sites like ours.  Meanwhile big overarching previews are done at places like IGN and Gamespot.  

  • VirrukVirruk Colorado Springs, COPosts: 6Member
    lol, what is everyones deal today? Cool post. This game looks very interesting.
  • FlawSGIFlawSGI Woodstock, GAPosts: 1,378Member Uncommon
    Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Good read though. I am getting the feeling that there are some really jaded people in here that can't take any information with a grain of salt. 

    RIP Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan and Paul Gray.

  • koljanekoljane BelgradePosts: 127Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    Originally posted by koljane

    "Carbine Studios has partnered with MMORPG.com" means you got money for hyping the game, so in future i should avoind MMORPG.com cause everything you post it will be well controlled.

    I hope Wild Star will be a good game and cant wait for it but no way I will follow it on this "sell out web site", you guys are disgrace for gaming comunity.

     

    Actually, you're just plain wrong. NCsoft asked us if we'd like to run it with an hour or two lead ahead of the official site and we said yes.  No money changed hands, they just assumed we'd get it in front of more eyes than the official site (which is true right now).  And as its an exclusive that no one else has on an upcoming game, I'm not going to turn it down either.

    Partner =/= money. 

    Partner = help with something (in this case, getting the word out on a cool lore story we thought you'd enjoy)

     

    Cool Story Bro !

  • TheGodzirraTheGodzirra Baton Rouge, LAPosts: 1Member
    I dont need lore, I need beta keys. Beta Key or gtfo
     
  • psiicatpsiicat St Petersburg, FLPosts: 29Member
    I can not help it and those who know me know I hate when people say this but with the pic you have here with those pointy ears and blue hair... cough WoW clone..
  • psiicatpsiicat St Petersburg, FLPosts: 29Member
    Originally posted by FlawSGI
    Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Good read though. I am getting the feeling that there are some really jaded people in here that can't take any information with a grain of salt. 

    Well after some of the things the staff have pulled here and flat out stated in the past everyone should be jaded. Granted not every review they post is fabricated BS, but every one of them should be taken with that grain of salt.

    On a positive... err correction.. on a side note., ALL media outlets are biased and corrupt, doesn't matter the content, none of them have journalistic integrity any more.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,731Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by psiicat
    I can not help it and those who know me know I hate when people say this but with the pic you have here with those pointy ears and blue hair... cough WoW clone..

         The art and bright colors sure made me think that on first impression also.....

  • OcenicaOcenica Cocoa, FLPosts: 96Member
    [mod edit]
  • Entropy14Entropy14 Edmonton, ABPosts: 670Member Uncommon

    Well I can see why some people are jaded, every big name MMO has had awesome reviews, where the game is the most amazing thing ever.  And they turn out to be a big peice of turd.

     

    Wildstar like all MMOs say this game will be amazing and have all these awesome  features , fun combat and a fun world..but we will see.

     

    This looks very themepark, and lets face it, they are not doing well, a complete world, with complete towns , where everything is already built just means boredom in 1 month.

     

    We need an MMO where we build the world and fight off the bad guys.

  • PC_FerretPC_Ferret Laurel, MDPosts: 29Member Uncommon
    OK... Are the Aurins the purple bunny people?
  • NewmoonNewmoon NeverNeverLand, KYPosts: 127Member
    What started as a sandbox MMO has rapidly had the sand shoveled out of it over the last year or so. Now it's turning themepark, and I can't help but wonder if Nexon buying a big chunk of them has had an impact.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Nice write up Bill.  THanks for posting a Wildstar Wednesday here.  Normally I go to Facebook to find them.
  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member

    Arboria = Wildstar

     

    Arborea = TERA

     

    Don't mix them up folks!

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  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 1,314Member
    Originally posted by Pivotelite

    Arboria = Wildstar

     

    Arborea = TERA

     

    Don't mix them up folks!

    Both were made by NCsoft people.

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