Hey guys. So 2.6 dropped and let's just say wow!! The burst damage out of the Concealment Ops/Smugglers are OP as hell. I hopped online with Interijensu (いんてりじぇんす) and let's just say that node guarding and opening kills from Greygrille to finish were EPIC!! The Merc/Commando Heals are amazing. We saw a Commando put up 1.25 million heals. Truly just crazy crazy bursting fun. See you in game!
THE GAME OVERVIEW
WildStar™ infuses amazing stylized art with the latest technology to create a stunning visual experience. Set on a wondrous alien world, WildStar delivers a wild and mysterious adventure among the ruins of an advanced civilization - allowing you to play the way you want to play while experiencing an unprecedented level of exploration and discovery!
PATHSKICK ASS AND TAKE NAMES!
Planet Nexus ain't for the faint of heart, so strap on your boots, charge your lasers, and sharpen your swords! Choose from one of many unique classes, using skill-based abilities and combat mechanics to defeat a stunning array of the most dangerous creatures and enemies in the galaxy. Looking for an even bigger challenge? Then jump into PvP battlegrounds, dungeons and epic raids, putting your combat skills to the ultimate test!
EXPLORE A NEW HOMEWORLD!
Nexus is one of the most mysterious and dangerous planets in the entire universe, and you just decided to make it your new home. On the plus side, there are ancient ruins, mystical forests and unexplored moons just waiting to be conquered! On the down side, most of those places are inhabited by cybernetically-enhanced monstrosities, frightening beasts and hostile alien races! The fun never ends!
FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS!
Dive into the most visually stunning game in the history of the universe! With a completely unique and timeless art style, WildStar is infused with an unforgettable personality that is all its own. Chock full of super cool characters, awe-inspiring environments, and hair-raising boss monsters, WildStar smacks you with eyepopping visual variety at every turn. Now all you have to do is avoid becoming the galaxy's best-looking corpse!
KICK ADVENTURE IN THE FACE!
Quests? We don't just have quests...we've got deep, multi-layered content, guaranteeing that your adventure on Nexus is bursting at the seams with fun and surprises. Battles with giant killer robots? Check. Timed challenges to kill deadly alien organisms? Check. Discovering powerful ancient technology that will melt your frickin' face? Double check. And the best part? The greater the risk, the greater the loot!
PLEDGE YOUR ALLIANCE!
On the wild and dangerous frontiers of Nexus, you better pick a side if you want to survive! Want to crush your enemies in a bloodbath of imperial conquest? Then swear to the Dominion, a powerful interstellar empire who has claimed Nexus for its own! Or maybe you're a born rebel who ain't takin' orders from anyone? Then the Exiles - a rogue alliance of mercenaries, refugees and renegades - is the faction for you!
CHOOSE YOUR PATH!
Remember! This is your adventure, so pick a Path and play the way you wanna play! Along with your class, you can choose to be a Soldier, Scientist, Settler or Explorer - each with its own unique content and special rewards designed to fit your particular playstyle. So whether you're planting a flag, building a starport, climbing a mountain, or studying weird extra-terrestrial critters, your Path creates a unique experience that is all your own!
STAKE YER CLAIM!
Grab your plot, plant a flag, and crack open a beer. This place is yours, you found it, you built it, and you'll be damned if anyone is gonna take it from you!
WHAT THE ...?!
Hold on a second. Nexus was supposed to be the lost planet of the Eldan...but they ain't here, and it's now up to you to figure out what happened to them. Lucky for you, they left behind lots of clues. Unlucky for you, most of the clues will demolish, dissect, or vaporize you. So go on, gear-up, and start searching - the truth is out there, if you figure out a way to survive!
Welcome back Starfighters! It's Brian Audette again and this time I'm here to tell you all about Crew Members in Galactic Starfighter.
While the ships in Galactic Starfighter may be smaller than the Frigates and Transports you're used to piloting while ferrying your Companions across the galaxy during the ground game, they nevertheless require a skilled crew to keep them running and in peak condition. This is where Crew Members in Galactic Starfighter come in. Just who are these Crew Members though? Well to start with, each faction will have a set of four Crew Members that each pilot has access to for free! These Crew Members are new NPC's with their own unique backgrounds, appearances, and personalities. That's not all though, because in addition to these free Crew Members it is also possible to add any of the Class Companions from your entire faction to your Crew as well. By spending Fleet Requisition you'll be able to access Companions from other Classes or you can automatically unlock your own Class's Companions for free as you encounter them in the ground game.
Crew Members serve two functions in Galactic Starfighter and the first is to act as Support Crew for your ship. Support Crew are broken up into four positions: Offensive, Defensive, Engineering, and Tactical, each representing the ship's systems that your Crew Members are assigned to work on while your ship is not in battle. Each Crew Member is proficient in only one position. Kaliyo for instance is proficient in Offensive systems while Mako prefers Tactical. Assigning a Crew Member to a position applies a unique combination of two passive bonuses to your ship, giving you an additional advantage while in combat. These bonuses affect stats such as weapon accuracy, evasion, sensor radius, and more!
The second function of Crew Members in Galactic Starfighter is to serve as Copilots. Your Copilot is chosen from out of your currently assigned Support Crew and in addition to their passive bonuses, also confer a single active ability that can be used during battle. Copilot abilities run the gamut from personal buffs such as Hydro Spanner, which will repair your ship's hull slowly over time, to enemy debuffs such as Suppression, which will significantly reduce your target's accuracy for a short duration. Your Copilot is also the "voice" of your ship and will bark out various comments during battle such as commending you for a kill or warning you of incoming missiles.
Crew Members, like components are just another way you can customize your Galactic Starfighter experience to tailor your particular combat style. While your choice of Crew won't always be the difference between victory and defeat, a skilled pilot knows how to leverage his Crew to give him that extra edge in battle.
I am Chris Schmidt, a Galactic Starfighter designer here to talk about one of my favorite ship roles in the upcoming Digital Expansion for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.
As you race across the map, the path is clear in front of you. You’re boosting along to try and reach an objective and—WHAM! Suddenly, your engine power is drained. Again—WHAM! Critical hit on your hull! By the time you find the culprit, you are already severely damaged. Now you’ve closed the gap on this sniper, and have her in your sights. But without warning, you see a bright flash of light as she boosts away while somehow rendering your ship too slow to catch up. What just happened?
You have just met the Gunship.
The Gunship role in Galactic Starfighter has a few unique role-defining options that can create some interesting gameplay. First and foremost, each Gunship has at least one Railgun, a powerful long-range weapon that allows you to damage enemies from a safe distance. Railguns have a firing mode that allows Gunships to zoom in and out looking for the next victim. But make sure and charge your shots fully to inflict maximum damage!
Some Gunships can swap between different Railguns while in battle, giving you even more options. Would you rather ruthlessly drain energy from your enemy’s power pools with the Ion Railgun, deliver the most deadly amount of damage, but spread over time with the Plasma Railgun, or just go right for your enemy’s shields with the penetrating Slug Railgun? Regardless of what you choose, staying hidden and moving in and out of sight may be your best chance at survival. Once you’re in Railgun firing mode, you cannot move, but you can still turn and strafe to fine-tune your aiming. Gunships benefit from the most sensitive strafing in Galactic Starfighter, allowing you to position yourself with great accuracy.
But what if your enemy gets a jump on you before you detect them? For protection you could choose the Feedback Shield, which charges your shields with energy. Once an enemy hits your shields, that charged energy is released upon them as damage! Or perhaps you choose the Fortress Shield, doubling your shield strength but at the price of rendering you motionless. Maybe that will allow you enough time to line up a shot and take out your would-be attacker.
A couple of engines unique to the Gunship add even more utility to escaping a sticky situation. Combat a wily enemy approaching you from behind by choosing the Rotational Thrusters. These allow you to quickly rotate to your target so you can defend yourself with no time to spare. If you’re more interested in a quick getaway, the Interdiction Drive both boosts your speed and cripples your target’s speed, allowing you an opportunity to get away to fight another day.
The Gunship offers a sniper gameplay style suited to picking off enemies at great range, combined with enough tricks to get out of a sticky situation at close range. Enemies are hit with instant panic when they see a Gunship charging up her railgun.