WildStar Content Drop: Sabotage

The next WildStar content drop is on the horizon and Carbine is looking to drop bombs–literally. Sabotage is the name of the next content drop, for a pretty good reason, as the update brings in the new PvP Battleground, Daggerstone Pass, that boasts enough explosives and fire power to send your enemies, or your own team, flying over the sunset in a blaze of glory.

Nexus Talk Episode 62: PvP vs PvE Servers

Richie Procopio is back from his tropical island paradise and is ready to bring us another episode of Nexus Talk. This week join Richie as he compares PvE and PvP servers in WildStar and what his experiences have been so far.

Nexus Talk: Episode 61 - Ultimate Protogames

Nexus Talk Episode 61 has landed, and Richie Procopio talks about WildStar's new dungeon content Ultimate Protogames! Go ahead and check 'em out now on the PTR (public test realm).

WildStar: Special PTR Focus Test

Right on the heels of its latest update, Carbine has already begun testing its next WildStar content drop on the PTR. As you may already know, this next game update contains the all new PvP Battleground, Daggerstone Pass. In preparation for next month when this patch releases, the team is looking to do a Focus Test of the new Battleground in order to squash as many bugs as possible before it goes live.

Nexus Talk Episode 60: Level 50 in WildStar

Nexus Talk Episode 60 is here and Richie Procopio talks about max level content for the different types of playstyles in WildStar.

WildStar Strain Ultra Drop Officially Releases

The day of The Strain is finally upon us as the first WildStar content update, The Strain Ultra Drop, hit live servers this morning. Players can now jump in and experience all that the Strain Ultra Drop patch has to offer as they dive deeper into the ever-evolving story surrounding Planet Nexus.

Nexus Talk Episode 59

Nexus Talk Episode 59 is here and today Richie Procopio discusses the upcoming changes to WildStar's "Gold Rewards" for Veteran Adventures and Dungeons. Find out his thoughts on the subject–and his preferred pair of pants–in this week's episode!

WildStar: Strain Ultra Drop DevSpeak

June 30th is here and, as promised by the WildStar Strain Ultra Drop Timeline, the latest DevSpeak video is ready to be revealed. Join Carbine's Design Producer, Stephan Frost, as he walks you through the new mysteries, goodies, areas and enemies this update has to offer. If the new zones of "Blighthaven" and "Northern Wastes" aren't enough for you, this first game update comes with plenty of Strain goodies and alien ribcage-bursting action to keep even the most experienced adventurers coming back for more.

Prepare to enter The Strain!

Strain Ultra Drop: Housing and Customization

As promised by Carbine, the arrival of June 26th brings more juicy info and screenshots relating to the Housing and Customization options coming with the WildStar Strain Ultra Drop update.

WildStar Review: The Journey To Nexus

As a longtime fan of the MMORPG genre I have to admit that I’ve been pretty disappointed with the direction it’s been going as of late. A genre that once seemed chalk-full of life with mystery and adventure now seems to be just another convoluted cash grab by most companies these days. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for game developers making money (they do need to eat after all) but initially that meant creating a believable world where player’s paths crossed from chance encounters. Where fear meant exploring an underground labyrinth with a rag-tag team of adventurers and encountering the most challenging creatures you’ve ever faced. Worlds that weren’t afraid to call you out on all of your boasting and bragging and throw you center stage with some of the most difficult challenges you’ve ever seen, but then turn around and reward you for succeeding through all of it.

Unfortunately, that no longer seems to be the case. Now we live in a time where paying money to skip the journey and see the end is deemed acceptable. Where monsters should not be too difficult, because everyone needs to get a turn at the epic loot they’re guarding. And where, in most cases, games are afraid to tell the player “No” and have them work for things from time to time.

And then there's WildStar.

As a player who thoroughly enjoys every part of the “MMORPG experience”--whether that is Raiding, PvP, Crafting, Questing, Exploring or Socializing--very rarely has a game come along that takes every one of those points and gets them “right” in my eyes. However, WildStar does just that. It takes all of the parts you’ve come to know and love about the MMO genre and gives them to you tenfold. While the game doesn’t do everything completely new and innovative, what it does do, it does extremely well. From its fun yet challenging combat systems, to its in-depth and relevant crafting, to having one of the best player housing iterations we’ve seen in the genre, WildStar is an enjoyable reminder to MMO fans why we play MMOs.

Now with the game having officially launched as of June 3rd, I want to take the time to dive into each of the pieces that make up this vibrant sci-fi MMO and why I think you should check out Planet Nexus for yourself.