Massive WildStar Update Announcement Coming January 4th

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Carbine Studios announced via Twitter that WildStar fans will get some exciting news, Wednesday January 4th, as the team will reveal the next “massive” WildStar update. In the true fashion of announcements announcing upcoming announcements, very little further information was revealed. A very short video accompanied the Twitter message which included the words “The fate … Read more

Big Problems For WildStar As Carbine Studios Announces Lay-Offs

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The WildStar community expressed their concern over the future of their game today as developers Carbine Studios announce a round of surprise lay-offs that has resulted in nearly 60 developers and employees losing their position within the company. The news comes from an official post on WildStar’s online forums as Carbine Studios staff member Omeed … Read more

Blade & Soul Head Start, Wildstar PvP Update, The Awakening and more! | The XP 1.15.2016

What’s up Attackers, Kirk here with your weekly dose of MMO news for Friday January 15th!  I’m on the road this week at a wedding in New Orleans, so you’ll notice my voice sounds different and because the hotel internet sucks so badly, I can’t download any videos of the games to put over my voice, so i’m going to use the SMITE Amaterasu first impressions video that we uploaded yesterday for something for you to look at while you listen to my suddenly weird sounding voice.  Anyways, hopefully you can put up with the small changes, and the lack of script for this week’s episode and enjoy The XP, which starts now.

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WildStar Boss Hunter Challenge Announced

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NCSoft today announced plans to launch an exciting new community event in WildStar with the January 7th release of the highly anticipated Boss Hunter Challenge. Running from January 7th through to January 10th the new Boss Hunter Challenge will see various World Bosses and Legendary Champions take to the battlefield to challenge the very best … Read more

Final WildStar Server Merges Complete

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Developer and publisher teams Carbine Studios and NCSoft today announced that the final stages for the remaining server mergers for WildStar have been successfully completed as servers Entity, Entity-2, Jabbit and Jabbit-2 were the final servers to be merged. The planned server merges originally began back in November of this year following the successful and … Read more

Winterfest Set To Impress The Citizens Of Planet Nexus In WildStar

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Carbine Studios and NCSoft today announced an exciting Protostar Gala Winterfest Extravaganza event to celebrate this festive season running from December 16th 2015 through to January 1st 2016. Located within the Protostar’s SuperMall-in-the-Sky, the Winterfest event is a seasonal traditional on the world of Planet Nexus as players flock to capture the outrageous deals on … Read more

New H1Z1 Art, Wildstar Free to Play, First Assault and more! | The XP 10.2.2015

What’s up Attackers! Kirk here with your weekly breakdown of the biggest and most noteworthy stories for the week in MMO ending in October 2nd. On today’s episode we’ll be talking about H1Z1, Wildstar, Landmark, First Assault and more! The XP starts now!

So yesterday the folks over at Daybreak Games released a video unlike we’ve ever seen from the company. The September Art Wrap-Up video was a sort of teaser of in-game art assets that gives us a glimpse of what the team is working on, and what we can expect to see in the future from the post-apocalyptic zombie survival MMO game (that’s a mouthful of a genre right?) In the video you’ll see new walking and crawling animations for humans and zombies, people tied up in bags, new animals like a cougar and fireflies, as well as maggots and roaches. Zombie heads in jars and some new damage marks for structures, furniture and foliage are also seen among the footage. The 4 minute video also shows a bunchof new reloading animations and just a bunch of cool stuff that any H1Z1 fan should enjoy. You’re watching some of it as I speak, but check out the full video below.

Armored Warfare, the tank battle MMO game from Obsidian Entertainment and My.com also released a video this week, but this one was just to announce the upcoming open beta test for the game. Up to this point players who have wanted to check out Armored Warfare have had to shell out for an early access pack, but when open beta begins, you’ll be able to download and play for FREE, with all of your progress being saved into launch, now that’s pretty cool. Now of course, early access members will get a head start into open beta, which runs from October first, yesterday, until October 7th, but from October 8th, anyone and everyone will be able to check the game out. More details can be found on Armored Warfare’s open beta via their website.

Earlier this week the Perfect World and Cryptic Studios guys detailed a bunch of the details for the next Neverwinter expansion titled, Underdark. Underdark will feature a new campaign, new Stronghold plot locations and PvP tower, a large-scale battle against the demon prince Demogorgon and of course much much more. The dev team also outlined how they are making repeatable content more interesting by introducing some variability into fights, so that players will need to focus less on ‘muscle memory’ and more on reading and reacting to what’s going on in battle. The team also mentioned that a laundry list of features would be covered in future blog posts, which only makes us have to bookmark their page so we can get the info to you as quickly as possible. We will definitely keep you updated here at Attack Gaming so stay tuned Neverwinter Fans!

First Assault’s first stress test kicked off yesterday, October 1st and runs for two more days to Monday October 4th. Nexon’s free to play, Ghost in the Shell inspired MMO first person shooter will have you playing as an elite augmented soldier with unique skillsets and weaponry on the urban battlefields of the future. A perk for players who play in the stress test can be unlocked by reaching level 2, in which you’ll receive an exclusive weapon skins. Also, any and all players who play this weekend will be entered to win a Logitech Ultimate Hardware Bundle. Sign up NOW via the link below. There’s not much time!

As you might have heard, Wildstar went Free to Play this week, and now one of the biggest MMORPG launches in recent years will definitely have an influx of new players trying the game out as they won’t have to shell out their hard-earned cash for the opportunity to play. A huge launch event went down in Time’s Square New York on Monday and many of you might have seen the festivities on their Twitch stream throughout the night. So yes, Wildstar is NOW free to play so go check it out right after you finish watching this video! The free to play conversion also came with quite a few changes as the ‘Reloaded’ update was the largest to date and brought redesigns in quest flow, character creations, environments, loyalty programs and an overhaul to the levels 1 to 15 experience. A brand new lighting design was added to the game, so the transition definitely became much more drastic for anyone jumping in. Like I said, check out Wildstar today!

That’s all the time I have for you today, please show this video some love with a like and a subscribe and we can’t wait to see you in the next video. Thanks again and we’ll see you on the flip side!

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A new sci-fi MMORPG is incoming. Wildstar is set on a planet called Nexus where different factions are competing for dominance over it. This game is a colourful and stylish take on the genre with a whole menagerie of strange and wonderful creatures and a dash of wicked humour.
 
There are two groups seeking control over the planet named Nexus, the Exiled and the Dominion. There are currently six species, three in each group:
 
Humans have been wandering the Fringe in a ramshackle fleet for centuries and now they are looking to settle on Nexus. If the Dominion interfere with that, they are ready to fight.
The Granok were banished from their home planet by the Dominion and now live lives as mercenaries. They have come to Nexus to help the humans and settle a score.
The forest dwelling Aurin have made their new home on Nexus after their planet was razed by the dominion. They may love peace but they are willing to fight to get it.
The Cassian were chosen by destiny to establish the Dominion and gain control of the galaxy. They fight against the so-called vermin infesting it ? with style!
The warrior race called Draken are the foot soldiers of the Dominion. They are brutal and like to prove it.
Mechari are engineered to be highly efficient killing machines who make it their business to destroy traitors and spies in the Dominion ranks.
 
Currently there are four character classes to choose from:
 
The Warrior does things the old fashioned way, by using brute force and deadly weaponry to take care of business.
The Spellsinger uses a combination of quick firing pistols and magic spells to tear down their enemies fast.
The Stalker is a deadly assassin, stealthing through the battlefield to land precise strikes on their enemies.
The Esper uses their psychic abilities to confuse and control their opponents as well as inspiring and healing their allies.
 
As well as classes there are career paths to go down:
 
The Explorer discovers far-flung areas of the planet to claim for his or her faction and brings back valuable artefacts belonging to ancient civilisations.
The Scientist knows that knowledge is power and uses plants, minerals and dangerous alien organisms to discover new abilities.
The Soldier lives for epic battles, mastering weaponry and special combat skills as he or she climbs the ranks for fame, glory and fortune.
The Settler brings civilisation to this newly discovered planet by building new outposts and upgrading existing settlements to the benefit of your allies.
 
Wildstar is currently in its second closed beta with no release date specified as of yet. I look forward to seeing more details of this game as the concept seems solid and the media so far released looks vibrant and different to most of what we see in a typical sci-fi MMO. Keep an eye on this one people, it looks awesome!

WildStar Free-To-Play Closed Beta Opens Its Doors Early

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In an unexpected move from developers Carbine Studios today the team behind the critically acclaimed MMORPG WildStar have opened the previously planned Closed Beta testing event for the upcoming transition to the free-to-play revenue model. Initially the team planned to have a short Closed Beta testing period for the free-to-play version of the game but … Read more

Dead Island: Epidemic Shutting Down, Neverwinter, DarkScape and more! | The XP 9.18.2015

What’s up Attackers, Kirk here and welcome to the September 18th edition of The XP. On today’s show we’re going to cover Dead Island Epidemic Closing Down, Everquest Expansions announced, Neverwinter, WIldstar and a new Runescape? That and more on today’s episode!

Earlier this week Deep Silver announced that they are ceasing further development on their Dead Island Zombie MOBA, or ZOMBA, Dead Island: Epidemic. The team stated that they have been evaluating feedback and criticism from players over the past few months and their final conclusion is apparently, it’s not working. The servers will be shut down for good on October 15th, with very large discounts on characters and boosts until then. No word on whether or not they will be refunding players for currency spent like many games have before them, but from the announcement’s wording, it seems not.

Carbine Studios continues to release the many upcoming changes to Wildstar in anticipation of its free to play conversion that will take place later this month. This week the new crafting system was revealed which brings changes to the four tradeskills that use their Circuit Board Crafting technologies, which allow you to craft items with stats. The goal with changing tradeskills in the free to play update is to smartly integrate new stat changes to keep it deep and rewarding, but not as complicated, which was a complaint that many had with the existing system. I don’t have 20 minutes to go over all the changes, so check out Wildstars website if you want the details!

Neverwinter’s Stronghold Update which brings the much anticipated guild vs. guild combat has finally gone live this week, and it’s major selling point, giving war-oriented guilds the opportunity to wreak havock on other guilds halls for honor, glory and loot, is now ready for players to enjoy. The guild battles which feature 20v20 skirmishes that combine two stronghold maps into one, (best way to describe it as MOBA-like with three lanes) will let guild members earn upgrades to guild halls and improve offensive and defensive capabilities to their members for winning. The update went live on September 15th, so what are you waiting for?

Daybreak Games announced that both EverQuest and EverQuest II would be seeing brand new expansions that will be fully revealed during a live-stream event on October 1st on Twitch. What we know at this point is that both titles will be seeing full expansions which we assume will mean new raids, new quests, new and updated zones and more. Come October first we’ll have much more info and we’ll keep you updated then!

Lastly I wanted to bring up DarkScape which is what, RuneScape but darker? No? Maybe? Let’s see. Umm .. DarkScape is an experimental sandbox MMO where open-world PvP and ruthless trade wars are the name of the day. Get it now? DarkScape is a brand new game, but not really, cause you need RuneScape to play it, it’s more of a game within in a game. Easiest way for me to describe it is RuneScape with PvP everywhere in Legacy Mode. There are three regions that are separated into different risk levels which have different loot drops and such. If you know more about it, or have played it, comment below and let us know what you think!

That’s all I’ve got for you today, thanks for watching, be sure to subscribe, have a great weekend and we’ll see you in the next video. Bye!

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WildStar Transition To Free-To-Play Coming This Month

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WildStar developers Carbine Studios and publisher NCSoft today announced the official launch date for the upcoming transition to a free-to-play revenue model for the award-winning MMO, WildStar. Currently Carbine Studios are hosting the first of a two stage Closed Beta event aimed at ensuring balance and technical stability for when the transition to free-to-play occurs, … Read more

Cosmic Rewards Program Detailed In WildStar

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WildStar‘s initial pay-to-play revenue model may have failed to impress over time the developers today hope to restore faith in the games transition to free-to-play with detailed surrounding a new incentive for premium purchases, Cosmic Rewards. The Cosmic Rewards program is an innovative feature that sees players earn improved rewards through Cosmic Tiers for repeated … Read more

WildStar Latest Victim Of Pay-To-Play Shortcomings

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The eagle-eyed community over at MMORPG.com today discovered an update in the Steam’s database entry for WildStar, suggesting a possible move away from the current subscription model to a more user-friendly free-to-play stance. The database entry lists WildStar as a “Free on Demand” type for billing, which is also the same tag applied to other … Read more