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Strain Drop: DevSpeak

Last bit of teased drop content hit today… the DevSpeak:

Highlights:

  • Something for everyone
  • New PvE content (duh)
  • Lore
  • Exploring
  • Housing
  • No new PvP stuff yet.. .though the DevSpeak does tease a new BG coming in the next drop.

 

 

 

Oh… it was also announced today… we’ll have all these new goodies after maintenance tonight/tomorrow morning… how’s that for “sooner than expected”?

Yes..yes.. I know how tempting it is to make jokes about a ‘strain drop’… I’ve been doing them since Carbine made the official announcement 😛

 

From the customization side of the drop.. we get new costume pieces:

Stay back...I don't think she's feeling well

Stay back…I don’t think she’s feeling well

New Dyes, New Hoverboard…and my favorite, a new emote:

Ewwwwww

Ewwwwww

Make sure to watch the video on the Strain page, to see the emote on all the races.

For the housing side… you can add a Sarlacc… I mean.. a StrainMaw to your house (which, presumably will also come with some sort of challenge), along with various gross looking lamps, barbs, tumors, snot, and eyes.

 

The Official Strain page has been updated with information on the two new zones (Blighthaven, and Northern Wastes).

Blighthaven:

THE BATTLE AGAINST THE STRAIN REACHES A BLIGHTED NEW BATTLEFIELD!

Welcome to Blighthaven, a diseased wasteland home to the secrets of the Genesis Prime’s creation. A foul and corrupted region in the vast Grimvault hellscape, Blighthaven is dominated by bestial Strain abominations, out-of-control Eldan constructs, and a bizarre alien monstrosity called the Globellum. Bring your A-game, plenty of ammo, and a full pack of medishots!

 

Northern Wastes:

THE SAGA OF THE NORTHERN WILDS CONTINUES FOR MAX LEVEL PLAYERS!

In the wake of the battle of Camp Icefury, both factions have returned to the Northern Wilds to lay claim to the frozen wasteland. But as the conflict between the bitter enemies intensifies, a new danger emerges from an ancient Eldan exo-lab, threatening heroes from both sides…

Come and enjoy this brand new WildStar adventure, designed specifically for max level players who want to experience the saga of the Northern Wastes!

 

Head over to the official page for screenshots, and some more information!

 

PTR is Up

Hot on the heels of teasing us about new content… Carbine has turned up the PTR!  (Okay, technically, it’s not up right now.. but it should be shortly)

Have a level 50? Bored already?  Jump on the PTR and test the new content!

Full details here.

Highlights:

  • The PTR will be located in the Dallas Data Center
  • As long as you have an Active WildStar subscription (NA or EU) you will be able to access the PTR.
  • Note: This required the team perform magical technical manipulations to make this possible.
  • “Boost” NPC’s will be available in 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.
  • We typically take time stamps prior to when the next drop will hit the PTR. Example: Before Drop 2 hits the PTR, we’ll take another time stamp.

 

AddOn developers should probably be sure to hit the PTR as well, so any necessary changes can be made in time for launch of the new content.

Strain Drop: Flick!

Today we got the first part of the Strain Ultra Drop, a new Flick!

 

Based on this, we can surmise that Rowsdower will eat anything….

Highlights:

First looks at new zones

In game footage of new emote, new hoverboard..

Oh..and a date… kinda.. “Coming in July”.  So, Carbine is wasting no time in pushing out new content (they haven’t even waited for me to hit 50 yet! I’m still in my 20s!).

So… WildStar officially launched June 3.  2 weeks later, they’ve started teasing the first major content drop coming soon.

 

The Strain “Ultra Drop” has begun:

While the drop page doesn’t provide much information so far, it does give us a list of dates for the coming information drops:

 

COMING 6/18
WILDSTAR FLICK

COMING 6/24
NEW LOCATIONS

  • BLIGHTHAVEN
  • NORTHERN WASTES

COMING 6/26

  • HOUSING PLUGS
  • CUSTOMIZATION
  • COSTUME
  • DYES
  • EMOTE
  • HOVERBOARD
  • MOUNT

COMING 6/30
NEW DEVSPEAK

ON PATCH DAY
PATCH NOTES

 

Look for more information in a couple days when we get the flick!