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Carbine | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 06/03/14)  | Pub:NCSoft
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WildStar News

Latest Headlines for WildStar

  • Closed Beta for F2P Transition Begins

    NCSoft and Carbine Studios have announced that the closed beta for the forthcoming free-to-play transition for WildStar has officially kicked off. Players will get a hands on look at the new features in the game's largest update thusfar, as well as many of the quality of life improvements made for the F2P version.

    Reported on Aug 10, 2015
  • Free-to-Play Opens for Testing

    About 4 months ago, Carbine Studios announced that WildStar would be going Free to Play. Since then, we've learned a lot about what the transition would look like, including a sneak peek at E3, and a deep dive into character stat refactoring. But the studio was also eager to get fan feedback, promising a beta period for new and existing players to give feedback on this reloaded version of WildStar.

    Reported on Aug 11, 2015
  • Micah 'Bashiok' Whipple Headed to Carbine?

    Last week, long time Blizzard community manager Micah "Bashiok" Whipple announced he was leaving the company after over a decade. In a new Twitter post, Whipple posted a photo of one of WildStar's plush goats on his dashboard with #FirstDay as his hashtag.

    Reported on Aug 03, 2015
  • Deep Dive Reveals Class Stat Refactor

    Wildstar's Lead Combat Designer Steven Engle has penned a new "Deep Dive" post on the game's official site. In it, Engle details the forthcoming class stat refractor and why it is a necessary step for WildStar.

    Reported on Jul 13, 2015
  • The Great Stat Reboot

    As part of WildStar's free-to-play transition, character stats are getting a radical overhaul. Terms like Moxie and Finesse are out, and secondary stats are being revamped. To help understand the reasons behind the change, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer caught up with Lead Designer Steven Engle.

    Reported on Jul 21, 2015
  • Signposts on the Road

    Carbine Studios has started to reveal what's on WildStar's Road to Free-to-Play. In this week's column, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer takes a closer look at that journey, and asks if there are any blind corners ahead.

    Reported on Jul 15, 2015
  • Exploring Endgame

    How does WildStar's endgame experience stack up, now that it's a year since launch? Armed with a freshly leveled alt, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer goes on a mission to find out.

    Reported on Jul 01, 2015
  • E3 2015: Take a Look at WildStar’s Free-to-Play Transition, Cupcake

    WildStar has always been a terrific candidate for a non-subscription-based business model, and at E3 2015 last week, we got a chance to chat with Carbine Studios about their flagship MMORPG's upcoming free-to-play transition. It's no surprise that they've received a great response to the transition since their announcement of it a few weeks ago, with over 100,000 free-to-play beta signups in the first day.

    Reported on Jun 24, 2015
  • Content, Quality of Life Improvements & More Coming with F2P

    Carbine Studios is ready to unveil what it has envisioned for the upcoming F2P iteration of WildStar. Among other things, players can look forward to new content, an improved tutorial system, item and stat systems will be overhauled, more consistent challenges in dungeons, and new areas including Alpha Sanctum and Cryo-Plex PvP Arena.

    Reported on Jun 24, 2015
  • As Part of Humble E3 Bundle, Grab It for $1 or More

    As part of the E3 Humble Bundle, fans and interested folks can grab a copy of WildStar by naming a price of at least $1 that will also include 30 days of subscription time.

    Reported on Jun 15, 2015
  • Cut the Cake!

    Fancy a cupcake, Cupcake? In this week's WildStar column, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer takes a look at WildStar's first birthday celebrations, and discusses some of the fears around the upcoming free-to-play switch.

    Reported on Jun 11, 2015
  • Life in a Free World

    Carbine has announced that WildStar will go free to play this Fall. In his latest column, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer asks if the studio's proposals represent a good deal to players, and what pitfalls it must avoid.

    Reported on May 27, 2015
  • Guess What? WildStar is Going Free to Play

    It's not going to surprise anyone here, as we all follow Carbine's freshman outing closely, but the sci-fi fantasy MMORPG is going Free to Play (F2P) this fall, and we've got the full scoop. We recently flew out to Santa Monica (at NCSOFT's expense) to preview many of the game's upcoming changes. Read on to learn where WildStar has been, and where it's going in 2015.

    Reported on May 27, 2015
  • Carbine Apologizes for Downtime with Vanity Pet

    WildStar players will want to check their inventories for a new vanity pet given by way of apology for recent downtime extensions. Be on the lookout for an Enhanced Pumera and give its cheek a little pinch for us, will you?

    Reported on May 19, 2015
  • Returning to Nexus

    With Drop 5: INVASION freshly released, Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer pulls on his engineering boots and heads back to Planet Nexus.

    Reported on May 13, 2015
  • UPDATED: Steam Info Points to Free to Play Upcoming

    Thanks to a tip from reader Zoltariel, it seems that Steam's Database has been updated with a WildStar entry, signifying a possible move to a Free to Play (not Buy to Play) revenue model.

    Reported on May 14, 2015
  • The Daily Quest: If WildStar Goes F2P, Will You Play?

    Now that it seems the WildStar going F2P cat is out of the bag, the daily quest is a very short one. Will you or won't you and why?

    Reported on May 13, 2015
  • Loremageddon Returns with a Vengeance

    If there's ever a burning question that needs answering, the WildStar team aims to please. Today marks the return of Loremageddon, a series of player questions about all things lore and background tackled by the Carbine developers.

    Reported on May 07, 2015
  • The Daily Quest - Time to Return to Nexus?

    We asked this recently, but with the launch of INVASION: Nexus, adding so much new content, and polishing the game's overall performance drastically we're asking again... is it time to return to WildStar, or are you holding out for F2P?

    Reported on May 05, 2015
  • INVASION: Nexus Live Today

    Carbine Studios and NCSoft have announced the release of the latest update to WildStar. Called INVASION: Nexus, the patch brings a host of new content into the game including PvP improvements, the Star-Comm Basin, and the Bay of Betrayal adventure to name a few.

    Reported on May 04, 2015
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