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Bonus Beta!

The Carbine crew is treating us to an extra weekend of beta-y goodness!

Do you think waiting until next weekend to play WildStar sucks? Do you feel like being capped at level 17 is like wearing a soggy turtleneck? SO DO WE!

Starting tomorrow, Friday 3/28 at 7:00am PDT, the servers will be live and the party ain’t stopping until Sunday night! Also, the level 17 cap is gone and is now being replaced with a level 20 cap. My quick math skills tell me that’s an extra 3 levels! This bonus weekend is a way to get more testing time for us, awesome, as well as more game time for all of you who have Pre-ordered, double awesome!

This is our way of gathering the feedback we cherish and saying thank you to all of our loyal testers. Which is why we would love it if you logged in this weekend, enjoyed the extra 3 levels and the bonus game time because it will greatly help us be that much more prepared come launch day June 3rd.

Stay Frosty!

 

Patch up that client, and get yourself to Nexus!

PvP DevSpeak!

It’s not just Rowsdower and Raiders you need to keep an eye out for on Nexus…. there’s those pesky other players too!

Even if you’re rolling on a PvE server, you might want to blow some steam off in the Arenas or BattleGrounds, and today’s DevSpeak spills the beans on PvP!

A few highlights:

  • Cross Realm queues.
  • Rivals get marked in open world.
  • ELO present in rated matches only.
  • Below level cap, level and stats are normalized.
  • Arena teams have a shared pool of respawns.

 

Arenas/Battlegrounds should be quite chaotic with all the telegraphs flying around/overlapping.  I’m not a big PvP’er.. but it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun.

Pre-Order is LIVE!

Go! Go! Go! Go!

 

It’s that time… Pre-Orders are live!  Head over to the pre-order page and get going!

 

Here’s the blurb from the W* News announcement:

We’re worked into a lather to announce that WildStar is now available for Pre-Order! The only prerequisite? Being awesome! Can’t decide if the standard or digital deluxe edition is right for you? Don’t sweat it, you’ll be needing every last drop for character creation! Our Pre-Order page will drench you in all the nitty-gritty details of what each edition offers. But don’t forget, only the lucky few brilliant enough to pre-order get the whole shebang of exclusive pre-launch goodies, including a swanky rocket house from the windows of which you can mercilessly taunt the unpunctual at your palatial leisure, a housing trophy to throw at them, an in-game title to make them read, and in-game storage bags to fill with all the schwag they’ll most likely leave behind. Did we mention the 3-day headstart and access to every single bone-crushing beta weekend? If not, WHY not?

So what are you waiting for, adventurer? Quit suckin’ that thumb and raise it proudly to the universe while there’s still time! Our next beta weekend kicking off in just two days, so pre-order now to join us and our mutual friend adventure on Nexus!

BOOM!!!!!

 

Mark your calendars Cupcakes…  Your journey to Nexus starts June 3rd (or, 3 days earlier if you pre-order and get a head start).

That’s right.. Carbine made the big announcement today.. Pre-Orders start next week (the 19th), and Launch is June 3rd… oh, yeah.. that pesky NDA thing?  Stomped in the ground, like a Chua who picked a fight with a Granok!

Check out this pre-order trailer, for a look at some of the digital goodies you can get when you pre-order:

No word about a big fancy Collector’s Edition yet (in fact, everything points to ‘NO’ for that).. which is a bummer.. I’d love a little Aurin Esper statue to put next to Darth Malgus from my SWTOR Collector’s Edition.

 

Regular Digital version will be the ‘normal’ $59.99, with the Digital Deluxe version running you $75.00, here’s the handy graphic providing a breakdown of what you get in each version:

 

WildStarPReOrder

 

According to Massively pre-ordering will also allow you to reserve your character name, and guild name too.. so you’ll want to hop on that.

 

Here’s the important pre-order page over on the WildStar site, you’ll want to have this handy for the 19th.