As you probably know Carbine team is testing out the upcoming content drop Strain on a new Public Test Realm (PTR) Nexus. The Public Test Server can be accessed through the WildStarPTR download http://wildstar.patcher.ncsoft.com/PTR/WildStarPTR.exe under the following circumstances:
- As long as you have an Active WildStar subscription (NA or EU) you will be able to access the PTR.
- “Boost” NPC’s will be available in PTR Nexus that will level you up and give you gear.
- “Boost” NPC’s will only be available for players who have earned a level 50 on a Live Realm before 6/12.
- PTR will be up and available 24/7, similar to any other Realm, for the remainder of the time that Drop #1 Strain needs to be tested.
- Character wipes may be needed on the PTR from time to time and your progress on this Realm may be lost!
- In-game localization of Drop 1 will not be ready for Day 1 of PTR, but Carbine team works to make it available in a future update.
- Additional discussions and bug reports related to Nexus Public Test Realm are set up on the official forums under Public Test Realm topics.
Get ready for WildStar’s first post-launch monthly update named Strain. This new update will bring hours and hours of content distributed through two new zones Blighthaven and Northern Wastes. Players will face new creatures with new attacks, new quest mechanics like the ring challenge, new gear, and new housing items.
Take a look at a brand new WildStar Flick: Strain »
According to Telliks, Carbine Studios Staff, Path Gear Vendors are coming soon in Thayd and Illium. Many WildStar players reported that they accidentally sold Path gear, and Carbine team decided to add some vendors in capital cities for both Exiles and Dominions that will sell lowbie Path gear for all adventurers. These new vendors will be added in during a future hotfix maintenance. unrevealed
Starting today, players will be able to purchase C.R.E.D.D. for $19.99 WildStar Shop. After the purchase C.R.E.D.D. will be delivered in-game, through the Account Services Interface, and can be sold in-game on the C.R.E.D.D. Exchange for gold. C.R.E.D.D. can be consumed in-game to extend an account’s subscription by 30 days. Instead of claiming the C.R.E.D.D. from the in-game Account Services interface, you can gift it to any account-level friend on your friend’s list.
C.R.E.D.D. MAY ONLY BE PURCHASED ONCE EVERY 22 HOUR PERIOD. Once Claimed, C.R.E.D.D. can no longer be gifted. Unused C.R.E.D.D. may expire if left on an account that has been without an active subscription for three months..
Find out more about C.R.E.D.D. system »
Starting today, WildStar fans will be able to rename their characters for $19.99 once in any 24 hour period. Once purchased, you can claim your Character Rename from the Account Services interface or choose to gift it to any account-level friend on your friend’s list. Once claimed, a Character Rename can no longer be gifted.
Claimed Character Renames will appear on the in-game character selection screen the next time you log in. New name must conform to WildStar’s name requirements & be unique to your realm.
Craig “Cougar” Turner, WildStar’s Director of Operations, announced on the Twitch stream that they are preparing the server transfer for tonight, and will give further update tomorrow. There were some technical issues while they were implementing this feature on the live servers, and they’ve been working on fixing it, with the hope of getting it out for official launch. At the same time, they have to decide what their policy will be on payed vs free transfers. They want to discourage people from doing the ‘switch to temp server while queues die down then switch back’.
We’ve been talking about having Realm Transfers, we have a 2PM go/no go as to if we’ll have this going live tonight. We’ll have both paid and unpaid Realm Transfers for ya’ll.
Since this is real time information, there will be more details later. (source)
We’ll likely just prevent all paid transfers to the biggies (Hazak/Pergo) and never offer free ones there. (source)
Free realm transfers
Pergo to Rowsdower
Pago to Rowsdower
Widow to Rowsdower
Stormtalon to Mikros
Caretaker to Orias
Hazak to Contagion
Hazak to Gaius
Hazak to Deadstar
Progenitor to Deadstar
Treespeaker to Gaius
Ascendancy to Archon
Paid realm transfers
WildStar realm transfer is available for $19.99. Players can move one character to a different Realm. Transfer can be realized between PvE, PvP, and RP servers, but not across regions North America to Europe. Once purchased, you can claim your Realm Transfer from the Account Services interface or choose to gift it to any account-level friend on your friend’s list. Once claimed, Realm Transfers can no longer be gifted. Claimed Realm Transfers will appear on the character selection screen the next time you log in to WildStar. YOUR CHARACTER’S NAME MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ON DESTINATION REALM.
Realm Transfers restrictions
- Certain realms may not be available as a destination for Realm Transfers.
- To be eligible for a Realm Transfer, a character cannot have any of the following:
- Pending mail
- Pending auctions
- Pending transactions on the Commodities Exchange
- Be the leader of an Arena Team, Circle, Warparty or Guild
WildStar fans who bought Deluxe Edition, and those who logged into the game every day during pre-order weekends as well as Open Beta, can collect bonuses and Boom Boxes from account bag, located in the bottom left corner of your screen. It’s a little present icon with a number on it. The number represents the quantity of Boom Boxes.
Boom boxes are account bound. When you click on the box, a pop up window will ask you are you sure you want to bind this to your character. After confirmation, a boom box will appear in your inventory. Just right-click on it and take your reward. You can open one box per day because there is a cool down of 21 hours. Rewards are random, and the first reward for my character was Pink Fury Dye.