The Mystery of the Genesis Prime is the third Wildstar major content update, which was originally scheduled to launch in late October / early November. Today Carbine has unveiled a teaser website along with a new trailer that shed some light on the upcoming content. The update includes a level 50 area called the Defile, with a monumental new boss – The Dreadwatcher, a new 20-player public mega event, solo content in the Sonic Plaza and the Strain Maw and much more.
No formal date has been announced yet.
NCSoft has announced today the implementation of their new megaservers, which they hope will improve the games’ online functionality. All realms will be down for maintenance from Wednesday, October 15th at 5:00 Pacific Time, for a period of 12 to 24 hours. The players will be rewarded with a day worth of free play time, as well as Boom-Boxes (One per day for 30 days). All character above level 3 will be moved with all their stuffs. All guilds, arena teams, circles, mail and auction items will also be moved to the new 4 servers:
Beware that all characters below level 3 not logged-in in the last 30 days will be deleted.
Since some characters will have duplicate names, NCSoft has announced the addition of surnames, which you will be prompted to fill in once you login to the game. When guild naming conflict exists, the oldest guild with the conflicted name will have the priority over the younger guilds.
You can refer to the official FAQ for any unanswered question that you have.
THIS RAFFLE IS OFFICIALLY OVER. Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Thanks to the EU Wildstar Community Managers we have a chance to give away 8 Wildstar codes that grant special in-game items. These codes can only be obtained by visiting Wildstar booths at conventions like PAX, GamesCom or E3 and we are very happy to be able to give these away to people that can’t attend any of these. CODES CAN ONLY BE APPLIED TO EU ACCOUNTS! Please don’t be inconsiderate and apply for the giveaway without having a European Wildstar account. It will be useless to you and you won’t be able to apply it to your account. We will strictly monitor all applicants and when we draw the prizes only EU applicants will be eligible. We will also monitor the entries and exclude all spammers or RTM applicants. In other words – only true EU Wildstar fans will be eligible. We apologize to NA players, but PAX East is just around the corner and I am sure there will be NA codes to give away as well.
What you will get if you win one of these codes:
- Title Showstopper
- Fancy-Pants Top Hat (pictured above)
- GamesCom Blue-Purple Dye
- Fancy Table (decor item)
Great thing about gaming conventions is that you get a chance to actually meet the people that make the games we play. We were lucky to sit down with Wildstar developers at GamesCom 2014 and get all the footage you’ve been seeing on our website in the past few days. We kept the best thing as last though. We got to sit down and talk to mrs. Megan Starks, Senior Game Designer on WildStar. We got to discuss content updates and whether Carbine plans to continue the update cadence they had so far. We got her to answer one of the questions asked by a Wildstar redditor. We even got her to reveal what she and her team are working on next! You can check all of it out in our video interview bellow:
Wildstar was playable on the show floor of GamesCom 2014 on both Twitch and Alienware booths and the demo shown on those computer had a brand new land for players to explore. This zone is called Star-Comm Basin and it will be a new daily zone in the game, coming with one of the future content drops. Zone is a level 50 version of Levian Bay and it brings new rewards and ways for you to earn Eldan gems. Mark Hulmes, EU English community manager was kind enough to walk us through the demo of the zone and you can see some gameplay footage (including some PvP) as well as some of the reputation rewards you can earn by replying daily quests in this zone in the video bellow:
During GamesCom 2014, largest Europen gaming convention, we had the pleasure of getting some exclusive info on upcoming content updates for Wildstar. Wildstar will have its first seasonal event for Halloween! Event is called Shade’s Eve and it will feature completely revamped capital cities, instances with easy bosses and a realm wide event for all to participate in. We were also shown short footage about the new Ice Box arena and Protostar Games dungeon. You can view all of this footage in the video bellow
During our visit to Europe’s largest gaming convention, GamesCom, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Wildstar devs and having a presentation of upcoming content for the game. Majority of the presentation was dedicated to a new zone coming to the game called the Defile.
New zone tells the story of what happens after the events described in Blighthaven. It is a level 50 zone with solo, 5-man and 20-man content with new quests, bosses, datacubes and repeatable zone events (think of it as the Tree and the Bird events in Blighthaven). There are places in the zone that are there only for people to explore through with new missions for all paths and new datacubes.
Along with the new content coming with the patch there will also be some quality of life updates to the game. In housing you will be able to unlock skies, instead of replace one with the other and lose the previous one forever. There will also be an ambiance music tab added to your house where you can shoose the background music for your housing plot. More decor items will be introduced as well.
If you are not level 50 yet and you do not want your story spoiled – stop reading here.
Main story of the content drop will be that the Strain is trying to release the Entity from the prison Drusera and the Eldan put it in. The Defile will actually finish the story arc of the fight between Drusera and the Entity … for now.
All of the above and more is shown in the video of the presentation and you can check it out bellow.
There is also a part 2 of this presentation with exclusive new information of what is coming to the game which we’ll release later in the day.