Special Monday stream with DD and Caydiem, to show us the live Shade’s Eve content!
Quick recap of known issues:
Loading screen issues – logout, log back in before 30 second timer hits.
Dailies for the instance.. go through the portal, not the content finder – daily quest doesn’t recognize it through content finder yet.
3 Randomized dailies per day, Instance daily, and housing daily. All rewards Shade’s Silver, the holiday currency for this event.
Was originally scheduled for last year..had to be pulled.. was a lot of stuff in that patch, wasn’t going to be able to get proper testing.. held off for a year, and it’s much improved for that.
Team of 4 designers, Kurtenacker, and a bunch of artists worked on Shade’s Eve..all came together nicely.
Caydiem talks about the artists being less than thrilled with as dark as the forest part of the instance is, since it hides all their amazing work.
Because Caydiem was playing a soulless Chua.. she picked all the wrong options in the instance.. just FYI.
Tony revealed the Shade’s Eve Housing Contest! So get to decorating your spookiest plot! Lots of “torture” chambers and Spiders!
Lots of Questions this stream, think I got them all:
Q: What is in game gamma set to?
Q: Why stuck at the loading screen?
A: Actively investigating.. logout, relog within the 30 second window and you should be able to get in.
Q: How long does the event run for?
A: Runs through Nov. 2nd.
Q: Lots of complaints about non-account bound items, especially for Shade’s Eve, anything in the works?
A: Outside of Caydiem’s area.. but she knows the feedback has been heard.
Q: Why are there no dailies to get the PvPers out to kill each other?
A: Really good feedback, put that one on the forums.
Q: Ghastly Skeletal Warpig?
A: NStore exclusive.
Q: What level characters?
A: 10-50.. Housing quest requires 14+
Q: Code is invalid?
A: Means someone else has used it.
Q: Gold rewards for Shade’s Eve expedition?
A: More Shade’s Eve currency
Q: Need a better housing vendor UI, stinks having to search for everything, anything in the works?
A: Not currently, but good feedback.. please put this kind of stuff in the forums, so it doesn’t get lost in twitch chat.
Q: Since you did such a great job on this event, are you working on anything upcoming?
A: Winter event is coming soon, Caydiem is working on it.
Q: What is Shade’s Eve?
A: Ancient Cassian holiday.. related to Plague encounter when first landing on Cassius.. one girl was immune, used her blood to manufacture cure.
Q: Do you have to be a certain level to participate?
A: 10-50.. housing daily requires 14+
Q: Does this expedition have a veteran level?
A: No, because of the way it scales 10+ up.
Q: Can we expect any more events of this kind in the future?
A: Winter event coming up, event team is always looking to add more?
Q: What happens when we reach 50,000 effigy?
A: Effigy burns..keep collecting.
Q: Stuck on loading screen.
A: Working on it, logout, log back in before the 30 seconds are up..seems to be unsticking people.
Q: Can you get the house and the mount from the expedition, or just the NShop?
A: Some exclusives to the store, dyes, fabkit, Skeletal mount.
Q: Can we win Caydiem’s hat, please?
A: lol.. jokes about how much work Caydiem had to put into getting it.
Q: Need Soldier’s transforming cannon as a toy next year.
A: Good feedback
Q: Black Rowsdower plushie would be great
A: Yeah… exclusive plushy coming with Winter event.
Q: Angel’s backpiece as costume?
A: It’d be cool, but it’d clip through everything.
Q: Is haunted house fab kit too expensive for it’s size?
A: It’s the price it is because you get a second interior
Q: Couldn’t kill woman in instance, any tips?
A: The way the scaling works.. your item level counts a lot.. check your item level, if it’s significantly lower than your player level, try to make it match as close as possible.
Q: Tidbits about the area, it’s inspiration?
A: Quiet Downs used to be called Quiet Mounds… Forest is meant to have a spooky, lost feel to it.. since you have no abilities.
Q: Noticed that in Expeditions, that the numbers over the mob’s head don’t always match the amount of damage done.
A: Scaling tech, they’re looking into it.
Q: Favorite tech in WildStar?
A: Caydiem: Expeditions/Housing, DD: Housing/Music
Q: Is haunted house fab shop only?
Q: Is trying to collect candy, can’t.. is getting edit permissions when not set for it?
A: Known issue, working on a fix for it right now.
Q: Can we expect a new BG map anytime soon?
A: No info on it, Caydiem isn’t in the PvP team.
Q: Why some mounts aren’t account wide?
A: Just the way it is currently, continue to look into it.
Q: Can you do Shade’s Eve all by yourself, or too much trouble if you’re low level?
A: Can be done by yourself.
Q: You skipped a lore book?
A: There was a shadeling!
Q: Any chance of a Jack Shade toy pet?
A: There is a Jack Shade toy….also, use the Angel toy near him too.
Q: Possible to add a basement to the plot in the future?
A: Ask on the forums, depends on the housing stuff
Q: Floating Haunted Horse mount (like a hoverboard)
A: That’d be cool
Q: Is the skeleton on the desk from the guy who died 100+ times in beta?
A: Lots of laughter… Caydiem then tells us about the guy who died 100 times in the instance while testing things. Really helped them find issues.
Q: Are there, if not, will there ever be underwater expeditions?
A: Technically already is.. when piloting the ship for the deep space expedition..that’s underwater.
Q: Will plagueist costumes be available for players
A: PArts are
Q: Jack Shade’s Costume?
A: Yup.. in the store, and buyable through the vendor.
Q: Can I submit my RL house for the contest?
A: You can submit it for fun
Q: More expeditions?
A: Caydiem loves to work on them.
Q: Mad scientist outfit?
A: That’d be cool
Q: What do you guys like to see in application portfolios for 3D artists?
A: Caydiem has been out of it too long, best advice is just to be very critical of the pieces.. make sure they match what you’re trying to do.
Q: Where’s the instance at in Illium?
A: Parade Grounds… you can also queue for it like you would any expedition if you don’t want to go to Parade Grounds because you’ve already done your dailies.
Q: Request to add different time zones to announcements for things
A: Do on the forums, harder where there is character limits like Twitter.
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