This is the “OMG It’s Happening!” edition!
In keeping with tradition, two days after WildCast recorded, Carbine announced you can preorder the WildStar Soundtrack, volume 1.. from your favorite digital music retailer (and from Sumthing else Music Works). In great pre-order related news… WildStar is the most pre-ordered album on Sumthing. In bad pre-order related news.. Sumthing, via UMG, has started issuing DMCA takedown notices to YouTube channels that have WildStar music in their tracks.. So, hopefully the Carbine crew can do something about that, since if people end up having all their videos muted (or take them down because of DMCA notices)… it’ll suck.
Protobucks went live this week… with the conversion tool in the in game store.. make sure you convert your Protobucks before June 22nd, so you can get issued your bonus bucks for conversion on that date. As part of the store changes, a new “streamlined” account inventory that now puts any store purchases directly into the inventory of the character you purchased them on (unless they’re account bound), along with any daily login rewards you claim, went live… that change has been received… poorly. Fortunately, there’s been some good dialogue with Carbine on the forums about the changes, and it sounds like they’re working on some upcoming fixes to address some of the concerns.
And really… that’s the big news for the week from Carbine (and, the Soundtrack release would have been enough on it’s own). I’m expecting we’ll see news regarding Steam launch this coming week, because I still think they’re going to try and time it with the Anniversary on June 3rd.
WildCast released Episode 88 on Friday.. head over and give it a listen.
The big weekend Community news, is (well.. was, since it’s over now) Thaydfest 4 was the 22nd (yeah, I know.. it’s the day after the ‘week’ for these weekly updates ends..but..so what?) 😛 There were costume contests, mini-golf, laser tag..and all kinds of fun to be had (I wasn’t able to attend, but did peek in via Twitter updates from people that were there). Congrats to all the people that won the contests, big thanks to all folks at Black Dagger Society for taking the time to put the event together!
That’s it for the week.. I’ll see you in Nexus!