Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Fuzzy Avatars Solved! Please re-upload your avatar if it was fuzzy!

WildStar Online: Races and Classes Unveiled

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYPosts: 5,720Administrator Uncommon

Carbine Studios took the wraps off their upcoming MMO, WildStar, yesterday at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. Today, we've learned of the first three races revealed for the game as well as details on several of WildStar's classes.

image

The rockfaced guy in the debut trailer is a Granok, who are a violent race of mercenaries that have landed on the game's planet of Nexus, looking to wreck some Dominion (WildStar's primary enemy group) face.

The dual-pistol wielding fellow is a simple Human. Humans get a bad rap in WildStar, the Dominion basically kicked them off their homeworld and now they're looking to set up shop on Nexus.

The bunny-eared gal is an Aurin. Not much is known about this race just yet, other than they too have been driven off their foresty homeworld and are looking to establish a new home on Nexus.

The three classes revealed so far are the Warrior, Spellslinger, and Esper.

The Warrior uses melee an tech attacks that and he relies on Adrenaline and Fuel Cell resource systems to manage his abilities. Adrenaline will decay outside of combat, while Fuel Cells will regenerate normally.

The Spellslinger uses magical pistols and features a teleport ability at the very least. He'll utilize Arcana and Charge to power his abilities. Building Charge determines the power of your attacks and recharges itself by using magic (but drains outside of combat), and Arcana is used for magical abilities, also recharging quickly in combat.

Finally, the Esper uses combo abilities and magic. Like the Adrenaline and Charge systems, Combo Points build the power of other abilities while decaying outside of combat. For magic, the Esper will rely on the familiar Mana resource.

The demo available at this year's GamesCom will feature the three races and classes as they appear in the trailer, but Carbine Studios notes that players will be able to customize their race, class, and gender in the full game.

via Neoseeker.

Sign up for the beta at the official WildStar website.

Michael "MikeB" Bitton
Community Manager
Twitter: @eMikeB

Comments

  • MenothMenoth New Richmond, WIPosts: 3Member

    So far it looks very interesting. Gonna keep my eye on this one. 

  • LybidoLybido Dayton, OHPosts: 2Member

    Finally...another sci-fi game. Please god, don't let this one flop.

  • deniterdeniter LappeenrantaPosts: 805Member Uncommon

    This certainly looks interesting. Finally something different.

  • DevianeDeviane MTYPosts: 106Member

    ...well was kinda obvious that the game  have at least 3 races and 3 classes...

  • majimaji ColognePosts: 2,000Member Uncommon

    A warrior using rage for his abilities? Now that's what I call creativity. *yawn* Guess this will be another generic themepark MMORPG with nothing new.

    Let's play Fallen Earth (blind, 300 episodes)

    Let's play Guild Wars 2 (blind, 45 episodes)

  • Maj_ScienceMaj_Science State College, PAPosts: 107Member

    Hmmm, sounds potentially interesting.  At the very least I'm looking forward to the trickle of information about this game to see if it's worth a shot.

  • DirephoenixDirephoenix San Diego, CAPosts: 26Member

    Originally posted by Deviane

    ...well was kinda obvious that the game  have at least 3 races and 3 classes...

    The press conference at gamescom outlined at least 4 types of paths or classes, based roughly on gameplay styles:

    Explorer - if you like... exploring

    Soldier - if you are combat oriented

    Scientist - if you're into the lore and gathering collections

    Settler - if you're into socializing and building relationships and/or communities with your fellow gamers

  • MumboJumboMumboJumbo LondonPosts: 3,221Member

    Originally posted by maji

    A warrior using rage for his abilities? Now that's what I call creativity. *yawn* Guess this will be another generic themepark MMORPG with nothing new.

    Agree. Like the style and vision of this one, however wondering what "new" it brings to the table?? Watched a few vids to garner a basic impression but looks as above "another"??

  • Maj_ScienceMaj_Science State College, PAPosts: 107Member

    Originally posted by Direphoenix

    Originally posted by Deviane

    ...well was kinda obvious that the game  have at least 3 races and 3 classes...

    The press conference at gamescom outlined at least 4 types of paths or classes, based roughly on gameplay styles:

    Explorer - if you like... exploring

    Soldier - if you are combat oriented

    Scientist - if you're into the lore and gathering collections

    Settler - if you're into socializing and building relationships and/or communities with your fellow gamers

     Those are paths, they are going to be seperate from the Warrior/Spellslinger/Esper revealed so far.  It will be interesting to see how exactly the classes and paths will interact with each other.  I am a bit surprised that there are only three character classes and races though.  Don't MMOs usually have more then that?

Sign In or Register to comment.