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Carbine
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 06/03/14)  | Pub:NCSoft
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Making the Early Game More Accessible

Posted by Suzie Ford on Aug 25, 2015  | Comments

Making the Early Game More Accessible - MMORPG.com

Carbine's Brianna Schneider, Lead Game Designer, has penned the latest 'Deep Dive' on the WildStar site. This week's topic is the new player experience and, as the title indicates, making the early game more accessible.

Based on feedback over the course of WildStar's first year, the team received a lot of feedback about the steep learning curve for new players. As a result, several key changes are being implemented as WildStar heads for free to play later this year.

Among the incoming updates players can expect are:

  • Make character creation easier and more intuitive with a new look and flow.
  • Offer three starting options based on your level of experience with WildStar so you only play as much of the tutorial as you need.
  • Make changes to arkship layout and content to reduce the risk of getting lost and keep you moving in the right direction.
  • Revisit the rollout of tutorials in the first ten levels so you’re getting the most important lessons at the right times.
  • Add new effects and animation to draw attention to tutorials players were easily missing.

The blog takes each of those bullet points and expands on them, so be sure to swing by the WildStar site to check it out.

What about you? Did you play WildStar in its first year? Did you find the new player experience difficult? Let us know!

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom