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Looking for best way to capture your character’s badass new costume in a screenshot? Tired of trying to find a quiet spot alone where you’re not getting photobombed by everyone in Thayd?  Character Shot is the AddOn for you!

This very cool AddOn allows you to change backgrounds between a few different colors.. including green, for green screening your character into a movie poster:

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Or, you know.. into a WildStar related screenshot.. look, my Medic was on the Casual Friday stream!

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Or, you can take things a little more seriously, The AddOn also allows you to scroll through a list of animations, and trigger your Character to use that animation.  The Author also has added a list of the animations, and their sequence numbers linked from the addon page.

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Mousing over the bottom of the window that pops up after using /shot to open the AddOn, gives you a menu with all the AddOns options:

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From Left to right, the buttons are:

  • Show Animation Tools
  • Show Animation List
  • Show Look Tools (opens a window that lets you adjust sliders like in the character creation system)
  • Show Tools (This allows you to change cameras, and equip items if you know the item number)Nebula_Holliday.151028.171605Show Tools again (this one will trigger multiple views of your character):

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Not all of the listed cameras will work for every race, the item preview based cameras, only work on Human models, for example.

Overall, this is a great addon for fashion hounds…it’ll make it easy for you to put together your Sunday Finest..and submit it over on Wildstar-fashion.com or, in your favorite ‘submit your character’s costume’ thread on the forums.  Or, you know… in smart ass articles on your own website…  😛

Yesterday DD was joined by Downtown, and CRB_Jophent, to show off the zPrix event for this week’s episode of Casual Friday!

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Downtown and Jordon are racing each other on all three tracks, going for best 2 out of 3, loser buys lunch for the winner (and DD!).

Downtown takes round 1
Jordon takes round 2
Downtown takes round 3

Question/Answer section!
Q: What would we as a community have to do to see the hoverboard event come back?
A: Shout about it, post about it, provide feedback,

Q: Can you make hoverboard races repeatable?
A: They want, and are looking at it for repeat occurences of the event (should it come back). Abandon the quest before you turn it in.. then just pick it back up and start over. If you don’t care about the time.. just rerun it.

Q: Favorite Non-Hoverboard mount?
A: Downtown: Ikthian Crawler. Jordan: Luminous Equivar

Q: where can we get Jophent’s shirt?
A: Not available, dev only.

Q: How can I get one of the cool looking DeLorean hoverboards?
A: NStore item.

Q: Why is the merchandise in the NStore all single claim, it’s pretty expensive for one character.
A: It’s a work in progress..they are assessing desire, address over time. Not everything is going to be character bound…

Q: Where did Morgan get that amazing shirt?
A: Doesn’t remember

Q: Is Morgan wearing the zCap?
A: Yes

Q: Why is suppor taking so long to resolve issues?
A: Backlog, there is a lot of tickets currently.

Q: When are you going to start selling the Rowsdower Plushies?
A: Probably never

Q: When will I be able to get my PvE character moved to the PvP realm?
A: No ETA yet.

Q: How long will the board be in the store?
A: Till the end of the event

Q: Would love to desgin/make a hoverboard if you guys do a 3D contest
A: Good idea

Q: Plans to get rid of the bots plaguing BGs?
A: Yes

Q: Drop in the future that raises level cap?
A: Not sure, post in forums

Q: Why no z costume piece for gloves and shoulders?
A: The inspiration didn’t have them.

Q: Where are the nerf guns?
A: Put away, it’s casual Friday, no nerfing!

Q: Is Morgan Single?
A: No, neither is Jordan.

Q: Higher decor limit to be able to add all the event decor?
A: Expandable through store

Q: Any chance single character items like the z88 will be changed to multi-character in the future?
A: Don’t know, being assessed now.

Q: What are the blue rings for?
A: Speed boosts, and fall damage protection

Q: Plans for a christmas themed hoverboard/sliegh event
A: Dunno

Q: DD will you make Morgan sing something?
A: Morgan proceeds to sing in Kermit’s voice

Q: More events/decor/costumes inspired by pop Culture?
A: Haven’t had one yet, don’t want to start, will have more invents inspired by things that inspire them all.

Q: DD always questions the Tony mic, why?
A: He just starts blurting out, she never knows if he’s mic’d.. Tony says the mic is always on.

Q: Favorite Class/Race?
A: Downtown – Chua, Spellslinger, Dominion… Jordan – Draken, Stalker, Dominon

Q: Why do zKicks not work for Mechari?
A: Not sure, DD says her’s looked fine..

Q: Plans to make Tricks while you’re on Hoverboards (more than you currently can)
A: They’d love to

Q: Any plans to make the zPrix into more than just the event? Expeditions, Adventure..etc..
A: They’ve been talking about it, top men are on it.

Q: More housing items for tracks on plots?
A: Cool words have internally been discussed.. those are cool words…

Q: Can we get the hoverboard race music from the housing vendor?
A: Great idea, should be escalated, maybe related to the other hoverboard housing stuff

 

The mounts that were going to be given away during this stream, were not.. apparently there were some difficulties with getting the codes ready. They will be given away during Tony’s Housing Contest stream next week!

They did give away one T-Shirt this week.

Ongoing Giveaways:

Grim gourd giveaway. and a Spooky Top Hat giveaway!  MMORPG.com is also giving away a Shade’s Eve Cauldron toy here!

New Payment Types (EU)

Team WildStar announced this morning that with the help of Protostar Corporation NCSoft, they’ve been able to expand the list of accepted payment forms for the EU.

From looking at it, they’ve added quite a few of what are presumably the most requested payment form for the EU:

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These new payment options will show up if you select ‘Other’ when specifying your payment choice on your account (via the WildStar website).

 

CRB_Downtown wrote up a deep dive on the zPrix invitational that starts today in WildStar.

Hoverboard_Concept_FinalHere’s some highlights of the Deep Dive:

We’re celebrating hoverboards (and the people who love them) on the anniversary of their invention—October 21—with the Hoverboard zPrix Invitational! It’s an event that brings hoverboard-centric gameplay and lore to you over a five-day period. I won’t do you the disservice of digging too much into the lore in this format, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least namedrop the man of the hour: Galian “Doc” Zemmet, famed Cassian engineer, inventor of the hoverboard, and zemTech’s visionary founder.

Do It with Some Style

All right, let’s talk turkey: The Hoverboard zPrix Invitational brings with it some new and most excellent zemTech products. One is exclusive to the in-game store, but the rest are daily quest rewards, so make sure you hit the zTracks early to scoop up all the loot you can.

  • Costume Pieces: zemTech’s partnered with some of Nexus’ next-level action-fashion designers to launch a limited run of an outfit that will make your Holo-Wardrobe holo-burst: the zHat! The zJacket! zPants! And, zKicks!

  • Toys: The new 88-Proof Boardwax and 1.21 Gigazaps toys will make even the most face-challenged Mordesh smile. The former makes your hoverboard move even faster (with some potential, unintended side effects), and the latter can make you move faster—just consider warning companions following you around that your increased speed could be a little… shocking.

  • Housing Décor: No holiday would be complete without new housing décor. We went more sparkly with this one: The Burning Track, which is a trail of continuous fire, and the 10:04 Lightning Bolt, which is a lightning bolt that repeatedly strikes the place of your choosing.

  • Titles: Hoverboarder slang used across the galaxy is the basis of three new title rewards – so if you fancy yourself a Slacker, a Butthead, or Bojo, then it’s your lucky long weekend.

  • Hoverboard and Flair: Last, but certainly not least, we’ll see the release of a limited-edition hoverboard and flair bundle: The zBoard 88 with optional LeDorian accessories! zemTech proves they’re the supreme ruler of hoverboards yet again!

 

I did a video covering the zPrix race tracks while the event was on the PTR, so check that out for a quick overview of the courses.  The zBoard 88, and flair set are available on the NStore for 595 Omnibits, or 1190 NCoins, and is claimable on a single character (but…how cool is that character going to look!).

Get in there and start boarding!

 

ShadeStream Recap

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?
A: Default

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?
A: Yes

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.

Giveaways:
Fancy Pants Jacket Codes