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[Column] WildStar: The Music of Nexus

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,645MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Taking a break from high-energy combat and deep lore, Gareth Harmer takes a closer look at the music soundtrack that will accompany our adventures in Nexus. 

Read more of Gareth Harmer's WildStar: The Music of Nexus.

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  • TbauTbau Chicago, ILPosts: 401Member
    I will admit that the music in this game is good for an MMO. But I cant say that it matters since that is usually the first thing that I turn the volume down on after a week or so of playing.
  • SiphaedSiphaed Everywhere!Posts: 879Member Uncommon

    Might be some link goofing in the article because Bandits, Thieves, and Epic Loot is linked twice.  Was there a different song that was meant to be embedded #3?  

     

     

    On topic:  Damn the music is good.   It does definitely have that "spacey" vibe to it as well as many songs having a sort of western theme to them too.   I'm really hoping that they release an OST or something.  You can't just have the music sitting by itself on SoundCloud without any download options....I can't play SoundCloud on my MP3!


  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,462Member Uncommon
    There's some music that is really good and makes me want to find a place to buy it.
  • Insurgent99Insurgent99 Anchorage, AKPosts: 58Member
    The music is indeed awesome. The cello suite especially.
  • Instigator-JonesInstigator-Jones Posts: 522Member Uncommon
    I NEED there to be good music. I find it essential to the emersion. I've been LOVING the music in W *. As an opposite example, and not trying to be cruel, the music in Planet Explorers is so bad (and even though I CAN turn it off) it ruins it for me, and I cannot play the game.
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    In games I play with other people (ie: most MMO's), I usually have the sound way down so I can hear them on skype, so I only hear it when I'm solo'ing or no one's chit-chatting with me while they're out-of-game.  That said, the music I heard was good.  I was a little annoyed when I met the Emperor or whatever on the Dominion side and seriously, elevator music was playing.  It was the opposite of epic.
  • Mange1Mange1 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 198Member Uncommon
    The cathedral music for dominion is epic
  • kitaradkitarad RomePosts: 1,745Member Uncommon
    The first one parts of it reminded me of Star Trek Deep Space 9 music . Excellent music.

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  • JacxolopeJacxolope Jackson, MIPosts: 924Member
    Originally posted by Eir_S
    In games I play with other people (ie: most MMO's), I usually have the sound way down so I can hear them on skype, so I only hear it when I'm solo'ing or no one's chit-chatting with me while they're out-of-game.  That said, the music I heard was good.  I was a little annoyed when I met the Emperor or whatever on the Dominion side and seriously, elevator music was playing.  It was the opposite of epic.

    Same- I rarely use the music since I am generally on TS or listening to an audiobook while playing.

    However , the little I have heard in WS was freaking great (ESO as well  for that matter)

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 1,558Member Uncommon
    First mmo Ive played where I've enjoyed the music. The sounds and music add greatly to the atmosphere. If I could get the game to run above 35 fps I may consider buying it sometime in the future.
  • GazimoffGazimoff Staff Writer LondonPosts: 93Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mardukk
    First mmo Ive played where I've enjoyed the music. The sounds and music add greatly to the atmosphere. If I could get the game to run above 35 fps I may consider buying it sometime in the future.

    Try the latest beta Nvidia drivers and the current open beta - many people are reporting significant performance improvements.

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  • PurpleCliffPurpleCliff DarwinPosts: 156Member Uncommon

    Yes, WildStar's score is particularly awesome, but I think some of you are forgetting that big MMOs generally have absolutely fantastic music? WoW obviously, Warhammer Online, Aion is amazing, SWTOR is pure J Williams, Guild Wars of course, ESO is beautiful, Blade & Soul, RuneScape, the list goes on and on...

  • BruhzaBruhza Omaha, NEPosts: 279Member
    I liked the login screen music, whatever it is called, and the music in Ellevar (The other choice for dominion starting zones)
  • BruhzaBruhza Omaha, NEPosts: 279Member
    Originally posted by PurpleCliff

    Yes, WildStar's score is particularly awesome, but I think some of you are forgetting that big MMOs generally have absolutely fantastic music? WoW obviously, Warhammer Online, Aion is amazing, SWTOR is pure J Williams, Guild Wars of course, ESO is beautiful, Blade & Soul, RuneScape, the list goes on and on...

     

    I think they mean because it is fairly unique music for an MMO. Most others are just fantasy music done really well.

  • zellmerzellmer Fakesville, WIPosts: 442Member

    Most of the comments have been along the lines of:

    STOP posting about wildstar!  "Haters going to hate" isn't an argument for why people dislike it, and it does absolutely nothing new for mmo's!!

    so you guys keep doing more features on it...?

  • Saio3Saio3 PozPosts: 88Member
    Wildstar music is one of the best in a long time, You just have to go to fatalis field on farside, Turn on the volume and delight yourselves.
  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 , CAPosts: 2,447Member Uncommon
    Cool article. I wouldn't have known about such a wonderful sountrack without it. Music seems too under appreciated especially with MMOs.
  • DauntisDauntis Kansas City, MOPosts: 550Member Uncommon
    I don't want to get banned for expressing an opinion here or anything, but yeah the music is pretty good.

    I would like to give an opinion on this post, but if I agree I will offend people who disagree. While if I disagree my comment will be seen as inflammatory. Either way I will get banned by this site full of the most delicate flowers in online gaming. Ban people for giving honest opinions... beautiful. Unfortunately I still like the articles.

  • ThaneThane berlinPosts: 2,232Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mmoguy43
    Cool article. I wouldn't have known about such a wonderful sountrack without it. Music seems too under appreciated especially with MMOs.

    then you've played the wrong mmos dude :)

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • jomasd2jomasd2 EdinburghPosts: 1Member
    pay 2 play ? FAWK OFF.
  • redbugredbug tallahassee, FLPosts: 169Member
    Originally posted by jomasd2
    pay 2 play ? FAWK OFF.

    Seriously? What game worth playing doesn't require money? Always some kid, who's allowance is less than $15 dollars a month, whining about a subscription fee. Good grief, if you cannot afford $15 a month you should be looking for a job not playing video games.

    Great music BTW.

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon
    I really like Wildstar's music, yet I can't stand the log in screen music.  That first one up there.  Ugh, it's horrible.  Hopefully it will change through the years, like Lotro's and WoW and EQ2s has.  The rest is pretty good and some are astounding.
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  • Br3akingDawnBr3akingDawn a City, CAPosts: 1,357Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by elocke
    I really like Wildstar's music, yet I can't stand the log in screen music.  That first one up there.  Ugh, it's horrible.  Hopefully it will change through the years, like Lotro's and WoW and EQ2s has.  The rest is pretty good and some are astounding.

    How long do you really stay on the log in screen?

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  • thunderCthunderC miami flPosts: 473Member Uncommon

    Music is awesome in this game. They really nailed it the same way WOW nailed it the first time you walked into iron forge or stormwind and heard the citys anthem/music play. There is something about wildstars music that really capitivates you while playing the same way World of Warcraft has always done.

      Im not a huge music guy in games either, I actually turned off the music in ESO because it just felt more immersive to listen to all the backround noise's of rain thunder nature ect ect... Wildstar on the other hand much like wow is complemented by its score the same way a big budget motion picture is.

  • Krky7Krky7 ZagrebPosts: 40Member

    Yes, the music is fantastic here.

    But the praise must also go out to this article. It's very well written and almost passionately poetic - a refreshing thing in gaming journalism where we usually either get bombarded with cold, uninteresting fact lists or a plethora of internet catchphrases without any real substance or relevant information. Plus, the article shows that the author is no stranger to the sweet science of music himself.

    Great job, Gareth!    

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