Big exciting stuff out of Carbine last week…
First… Vault of the Archon is now live… so you can get the continuation of the World Story – you do need to have completed the OMNICore-1 quest chain to pick up the VoA one.. so if you didn’t do it due to leveling during one of the double XP events.. head over to the Defile, and talk to Drusera. You need to do either the solo version of the Lightspire event, or the open world/group version.
This patch also added the new, new player tutorial to the live server..and, sneakily, changed the opening cinematic to a new version of the ‘What is WildStar’ video… which is not up on their YouTube channel yet.. but, you can see it on the update Steam Page (which, still has no release date on it!).
And.. I’m torn between which of these next bits of news I’m most excited for.. so I’ll start with the ‘sure thing’. Meerkat has come back and given us the results of the Class/Race DevConnect:
Yeah… that’s right… that’s an Aurin Engineer (incidentally, she’s rocking the Red Moon Terror tier set).
I mean sure… we’re also getting Chua Warriors.. but really.. the Aurin Engineer looks amazing! Here’s the full announcement from CRB.. no dates provided yet for when we’ll get the new Race/Class combos:
I wanted to follow up with all of you now that the Race/Class Combos DevConnect is finished.
First off, I would like to thank you all for participating in the discussion. We have received a lot of wonderful suggestions (including Granok Stalker J).
We also might have hinted at the fact that Carbine has been working on making certain race/class combinations available. Today we are making it official! By popular demand, our first two new combinations will be…
But that’s not all! As many of you had suggested and requested in DevConnect, we will also be offering race and gender changes in the Chop Shop. If your Granok Engineer isn’t cutting it, then turn him into a female Aurin and get back to business!
We will be sharing more specific information in the coming weeks about how and when Chua Warriors, Aurin Engineers, and race and gender changes will be available in the future. Until then, thank you all once again for being a part of our Race/Class Combos DevConnect! And stay tuned for more coming soon!
So, not only are we getting two new Race/Class combinations… we’re also getting the much request Race/Gender change ability..and, in what is a surprising move.. not locked in the NStore.. we’ll be able to do it via the Chop Shop (which means, Service Tokens, and/or large amounts of Plat)..I know I’ll be hitting the Chop shop for a new race for my Engineer..as soon as this is available, especially since I’m over limit on Characters, and can’t delete/re-roll someone to make a new Engineer.
The other big news was teased during the return of the WildStar stream… now called the Nexus Report.. On the stream (in addition to playing through VoA, so don’t go watch the stream if you are trying to avoid spoilers till you play through), Pappy teased us with a possible release of the WildStar OST (Featuring the rocking Kurtentunes from the amazing Jeff Kurtenacker.. this time, he says they’re officially ‘gauging interest’. So, be sure to let Pappy know that you are interested in getting a copy of the soundtrack, so you can keep a little bit of Nexus with you…even while slaving away at the office!
The soundtrack related bit starts at about 37 minutes into the stream, so you can skip to it if you’re trying to avoid spoilers on the new tutorial zone (which is what has been covered so far on the stream). It’s some pretty high grade trolling by the Carbine about ‘hypothetical’, undiscussed, potential OST… I can’t wait!