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[Interview] WildStar: Focused on Customization

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 3,146 Epic

It’s been a while since I’ve seen an AAA MMO put as much emphasis on player customization as Carbine Studios is with WildStar. Released just this morning, the latest DevSpeak video focuses squarely on the myriad ways Carbine will emphasize customization in their game. As a “fussypants” myself, I have to say I was genuinely excited by what I saw. We recently had an opportunity to discuss most of what was shown in the video in greater detail, so let’s get right to it.

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  • WereLlamaWereLlama Lubbock, TXMember Posts: 244 Uncommon

    Looks great, but Wildstar seems to have a lot of  action buttons and combat customizations that would give the average American (non-Eve playing) consumer decision paralysis.

    I look forward to playing it.

  • TaiMaiShu489TaiMaiShu489 Eric, PAMember Posts: 1
    Hey mcfly you bojo, hoverboards don't work on water!
  • TekaelonTekaelon Brookhaven, MSMember Posts: 568 Uncommon

    There is a lot to like in Wildstar! Mount customization sounds so cool. Mounts are a big deal to me, its one of the horizontal progression types that really appeals! Personally I think instant travel does make the world seem small!

     

  • NoxiousBassNoxiousBass Ponta DelgadaMember Posts: 168 Uncommon
    Originally posted by TaiMaiShu489
    Hey mcfly you bojo, hoverboards don't work on water!

    Unless you´ve got power! :D

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAMember Posts: 4,301 Uncommon
    Well that's a much better video than I've seen so far.  It actually showed me some elder game stuff to shoot for which is NOT evident in the early levels or other vids.  For a long time I was wondering what the point of playing this game was.  Now that I see goals to aim for, I am now more interested in playing it at launch then I was before.
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  • ButeoRegalisButeoRegalis Tijeras, NMMember Posts: 577 Uncommon

    Ramen bowl. now I'm hungry...

    Also: I just watched the new ESO trailer, and I have to say... ESO looks like a movie I'd like to watch, and W* looks like a game I'd like to play.

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  • gunmanvladgunmanvlad UKMember Posts: 273 Uncommon

    Nice, nice, nice, keep the fun stuff coming! :)

     

    Love the fact that you can customize armor in-depth, and the skill/amp systems look interesting. Seems to be going in the right direct, I'm almost sold. A bit more info on end-game PvE and I'll be throwing my money at them for sure.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXMember Posts: 3,400 Uncommon

    Ramen Bowl on my Chua Ball...

     

  • NitthNitth AustraliaMember Posts: 3,903 Uncommon

    They say all that but chip out on small things like letting you have a house per character?

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  • MaelzraelMaelzrael Las Cruces, NMMember Posts: 371 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gravarg
    Ramen Bowl on my Chua Ball...  

    ^

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  • monochrome19monochrome19 Chicago, ILMember Posts: 661 Uncommon
  • SenadinaSenadina San Diego, CAMember Posts: 896 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nitth
    They say all that but chip out on small things like letting you have a house per character?  

    I thought it was one housing plot per account also. Yet in this article, Mr. Bittton states that you could string together plots for multiple toons to overcome the plug restrictions on plots. So which is it? I am now officially confused.

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  • dakotaaoc08dakotaaoc08 rush springs, OKMember Posts: 77 Uncommon
    Can we get a release date, so I can go ahead and be induced into a coma until that day.
  • MadimorgaMadimorga Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 1,920 Uncommon
    About time someone created a game for the detail obsessed crafting crazies who hate being homeless in a game world. 

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  • darkthund3rdarkthund3r SubspaceMember Posts: 21 Uncommon
    Originally posted by TaiMaiShu489
    Hey mcfly you bojo, hoverboards don't work on water!

    In Wildstar, hoverboards DO in fact work on water. With or without power :)

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  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingMember Posts: 1,720 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Senadina
    Originally posted by Nitth
    They say all that but chip out on small things like letting you have a house per character?  

    I thought it was one housing plot per account also. Yet in this article, Mr. Bittton states that you could string together plots for multiple toons to overcome the plug restrictions on plots. So which is it? I am now officially confused.

    Its 1 house per character. Carbine have confirmed this a number of times, and I have been watching a lot of wildstar twitch stream recently and have seen it in action..... its definitely 1 housing plot per character.

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  • BruhzaBruhza Member Posts: 391 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Maelzrael
    Originally posted by Gravarg
    Ramen Bowl on my Chua Ball...  

    ^

    Yes, take their money and also give me a game too. (But with their money)

  • IanpactIanpact Baton Rouge, LAMember Posts: 13 Uncommon
    Do weapons count as armor?  Or do we customize them in a different way?  Or are we stuck with the look of whatever has the highest stats?
  • fatpandafatpanda Redondo Beach, CAMember Posts: 92
    Originally posted by WereLlama

    Looks great, but Wildstar seems to have a lot of  action buttons and combat customizations that would give the average American (non-Eve playing) consumer decision paralysis.I look forward to playing it.

     

    Not MMO players who this is of course aimed at.
  • jbombardjbombard SapporoMember Posts: 572 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ianpact
    Do weapons count as armor?  Or do we customize them in a different way?  Or are we stuck with the look of whatever has the highest stats?

    One of the screens had a shot of the costume UI and the weapon slot wasn't showing.  That doesn't mean it won't be in the game, but it doesn't appear to be in now.  I'd be surprised if there was no way to customize weapons when the game ships, even if it is separate from the costume UI.

     

    Anyway, this looks freaking awesome.  Whenever I see one of their videos it makes me excited, not just because of the features, but because it gives me insight in to what is important to the developers.  They always impress.  Can't wait to get into beta.

     

     

  • CulubuCulubu AucklandMember Posts: 45 Uncommon
    Can't change the look of weapons, at the moment.
  • CrazyhorsekCrazyhorsek LisboaMember Posts: 267 Uncommon

    nice... wow-level of customization. What to expect next from ex-wow vanilla devs I wonder... oh yes they're giving players housing without having to actually work for it or earn it. Great. Do they pay rent? (and some ppl know this is not sarcasm... some ppl actually know what i'm talking about).

    But yea... I get what it takes to get to the level of "awesome" of "wow players" lol... welcome to wow 2.0.

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  • jbombardjbombard SapporoMember Posts: 572 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Crazyhorsek
    nice... wow-level of customization. What to expect next from ex-wow vanilla devs I wonder... oh yes they're giving players housing without having to actually work for it or earn it. Great. Do they pay rent? (and some ppl know this is not sarcasm... some ppl actually know what i'm talking about). But yea... I get what it takes to get to the level of "awesome" of "wow players" lol... welcome to wow 2.0.

     

    I love how people want to compare the entire game to WoW just because it has a similar visual style.  I can't think of a single AAA MMORPG that has better customization than this game, or even close really.  So that might be where the "awesome" is coming from.  

  • DevianeDeviane MTYMember Posts: 108 Uncommon
    mmm the lvl of customisation on this looks awesome...but what detracts me from the  game its like  the main thing u do its combat  wich  looks better but not  by far and questing the whole purpose of a mmo is questing (at least on the pve side) and WS questing looks so...boring  with u get some   funny jokes here and there but  after all that  wall ofm text u only be reading the first days its just a average  kill 10 rats  thing and thats  why im doubting of playing it and instead  go  for  ESO
     
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