Category: WildStar

Twilight Diner Menu

Hello!  In WildStar, I have built a restaurant on Ann Dreamstorm’s plot.  Here’s the menu:

 

 

THE TWILIGHT DINER

 

Entrees:

  • Prime Pumera Rib – 9 copper
  • Treysane Tacos – 3 for 10 copper
  • Battle-worthy Burger – 9 copper
  • Primal-life Pancakes – 2 for 6 copper
  • Bit of Everything – 15 copper

Sides:

  • Swordmaiden Salad – 4 copper
  • Vitara Veggies – 2 copper

Drinks:

  • Everpool Water – 1 copper
  • Lifebringer Lemonade – 2 copper

Desserts:

  • Toria Tarts – 2 for 4 copper
  • Deathbringer Donuts – 2 for 2 copper

Ask your host about the specials!

Adventures of Darth Kail

Hello people!  So, as you probably don’t know because I don’t think I ever wrote about him, my favorite character in WildStar is Darth Kail, the badass Mordesh Engineer!  So, I have lately decided to start writing stories about him.  I have the first five done, and I will post them once a week.  Here’s the first one, enjoy!

The Raid of Deradune

Book one of the Adventures of Darth Kail

 

It was a warm day when they called him in.  One of the heroes of the Exiles, they thought he was well-suited for the job.  FCON was planning an attack, and they thought they couldn’t win without him.  Kail Kasparoff, known to his friends as Darth Kail, and to most as Agent Kasparoff.  When he got the call on his comlink, he went as fast as he could.  

When he arrived, they were waiting for him.  “There you are,” said General Stonebreaker.  

“And wondering what the rush is,” replied Kail.  

“We’re planning an attack,” answered Deadeye Brightland.  “It’ll give us a foothold against the Dominion.”

“And where will this attack be?”
“Deradune,” repled Stonebreaker.  

“The desert?”

“The very same.”

“I know of this place.  Draken territory, practically owned by Clanlord Makaza.”  

“Well…  We want you to help in the attack.”

“I gathered.”

“You’ll be leading about 150 men.”

“When do we start?”  

 

Two weeks later

“Alright, men,” says Kail, yelling to be heard over the fighters.  “You know your mission.  Secure a foothold in Deradune, and hold the position until FCON sends more men to claim it for the Exiles.  From there, we move until we can secure Deradune and kill Clanlord Makaza.  When you are ready, board the fighters.  And one more thing…  There won’t be any holo-crypts…  So try not to die.”

 

Deradune

“Anyone dead?”  

“No, sir.”

“Good,” Kail answers.  “Listen up!” he says, yelling now to be heard, “Looks like we’re about 3 kilometers from the Feralplain Collective.  If you read the brief, you know that is where the Chua work.  We will attack there, and when FCON drops the reinforcements, move south to Bloodfire Village.  We will take the route to the southwest, as they will not expect that.”  

They walk until they can see the Collective, and Kail calls “Stop!”.  No one knows why.  “We will rest, for 30 minutes.  Check your armor, weapons.  Get some food.  We leave when I say.”  

“Yes, sir!”

 

Thirty Minutes Later

“Let us go.”  They walk across the desert.  When they are within 5 minutes of the Collective, someone yells “Snipers!” and soldiers start falling.  “Where are our snipers?” asks Kail.  “If they are not dead, get to cover and fight back!”  About 25 men run to cover behind rocks, trees, Granoks, anything they can find.  The rest of them run into battle.  Kail’s Bruiserbot jumps onto a guard, and, using its legs as claws, rips him to pieces.  Then, Kail follows his Bruiserbot, making a bigger trail of Dominion bodies.  

“TANKS!” calls a soldier.  He’s not wrong, and from around the corner, come three tanks.  Almost all soldiers ignore the Dominion men and start firing at the tanks.  “No!  Attack the infantry!” commands Kail.  “Stone, Karavax, Johnson, start firing on those tanks!  The rest of you, when they stop shooting at you, help us!”  The commands are executed to the letter.  “Karavax is down!” calls Stone.  “Take cover!” commands Kail.  Something flies through the air, and there is a cacophonous explosion.  A tank’s cockpit goes flying into the air, and lands about 50 feet away from its original position.  Another is so badly damaged that after a few shots from the remaining soldiers, it too is destroyed, though without a tremendous explosion.  The third is damaged, but not enough to not be a threat.  “Divert all fire to the tank!” yells Kail.  “I want it destroyed!”  Within five minutes, the Exiles have taken control of the Feralplain Collective.  “Nice work.  Check your weapons, repair your armor, heal the wounded, and eat.  We leave as soon as FCON secures this place.”  As Kail is going around, ensuring that the orders are being followed, he notices something.  A spark, coming out of his Repairbot.  It was shot by a Chua.  “Come, R3, I will repair you.”  

 

“Look!” calls a soldier.  “Drop pods!”  

“Good.  I will meet them.  Barkfield, with me.”  

 

The drop pods are indeed Exiles, and when they open, Durek Stonebreaker is in the first one.

“General,” says Kail, saluting.  “I assume your presence means that I am relieved of command?”

“Nope,” says Stonebreaker.  “I’m leading a different attack.  We will head east, to the gates of Illium.  You’ll still take the Village, though.”

 

While they are talking, they see about 30 soldiers coming.  “There they are!  They’ll hold this position so you can move on.”  

“Understood.  We will leave now.”

 

They walk until dusk.  After that, they stop to eat and rest.  They set up camp, and after a while, Kail and a few other soldiers go out to scout while there is still daylight.  After a while, they come to a huge cage.  “What the [BLEEP] is that?” asks one of the soldiers.  The cage starts opening, and they don’t have time to run.  Out comes a giant beast, with metal covering it.  “Is it a robot?” asks an Aurin.  “No, it is augmented,” answers Kail.  “Cover me.  I can deactivate it.”  He pulls out a device, and opens it.  He hears the beast roar, and gunfire.  He flips open the circuits, and connects some wires.  “Hurry up!” yells a soldier.  “We can’t hold him much longer!”  

“Is it the red switch or the blue one…?”  

“NOW!” yells a soldier.

“Forget it,” says Kail, flipping the red switch and throwing the device.  It lands under Metal Maw, as the soldiers have started calling it, and electricity zaps out of the device, into the beast.  It gives a terrible roar, and the augmentations seem to absorb the electricity, effectively supercharging the beast.  “I suppose it was the blue switch,” he mumbles.  “RETREAT!” he yells.  The soldiers run, the beast chasing them the whole way.  They abandon the Collective, and run for the original landing point, only to find it overrun with Chua.  They turn to each other, and call for Durek on the comms.  “Through no fault of my own, there is a supercharged beast running through Deradune.  We will try and get it back in the cage, but you had best call for extraction.”  They all run back to the cage, and herd it in.  Then they start firing at the cage door, and just as the beast is about to get out, the door falls on it.  They return to Feralplain Collective, where Exile fighters are waiting to extract them.  They climb in, and return to Thayd.  

 

Back in Thayd

The news of the attack spreads quickly.  Exiles all over Nexus are wondering about the beast that has been officially dubbed Metal Maw.  Kail’s official report says that he expects that 20 well-armed soldiers could bring it down, and that 10 might be able to if they flip the blue switch, though he will not explain that part.  

 

The End

10 promotion boxes…

Between the account I use and the account @BigDamn_Heroes uses, a total of 10 promotion boxes were opened today.

We got 2 costume sets… Which means, 0 to sell. 3 Glitterkitty packages… Which means, 1 box to sell. And finally… *drumroll*… A grand total of 5 Snarfelynx mounts! Meaning, 3 for sale… I could finish the main parts of my house with even 50% of 1 of these! So, do we have good luck or bad luck?

A message from Phineas T. Rotostar.

Greetings, Nexians. I am Phineas T. Rotostar, CEO of the Protostar(CR) company.

Protostar(CR) would like to inform you that SOME housing plots have become infected by the Strain. The Strain are extremely dangerous, and should be removed from your housing plot. This is, however, sadly impossible, and Protostar(CR) regrets to inform you that you will be doomed to living with the Strain on your house… FOREVER…. Unless a cure is found.

 

Do not let small children or mammals near the Strain, and do not go near the Strain yourself if you can help it. A small team of Exiles (aproximately 1) is trying to find a cure at this very moment. Protostar(CR) is **NOT** backing this, so do not contact Protostar(CR) with any questions about the cure’s progress.

 

Protostar(CR) reminds you to visit other’s housing plots, as some are amazing.

 

——-Yours truly*, Phineas T. Rotostar.

 

*Phineas T. Rotostar does not actually belong to you.

Wildstar: Exiles or Dominion?

So, which do you guys prefer? The Exiles or the Dominion?

I like the Exiles… I don’t know why, they’re just really cool. Plus if you’re an Exile you get to vist really cool houses like Cindypendence Day’s, CindyLou Who’s, Katia Racer’s (for real, check this one out. You will want to bring your freinds.), and more that I haven’t discovered yet! You also get to be a space zombie… Which, why wouldn’t you want to be? Not to mention the amazing(ly huge) capital city of Thayd.

 

Well, now it’s your turn people: which do you prefer, and why?

Cindypendence Day’s Patriotic House!

Yep, the owner (I think) of the amazing housing plot “Christmas Town” in Wildstar has done it again! But this time… It’s for July 4th! She has multiple activities for you and your friends to enjoy, inccluding a race, picnic, a game of darts where you are the dart, and more! This time instead of CindyLou Who, she is Cindypendence Day. This house is on the Entity server, and is, of course, an Exile…. Because, Exiles are the cool ones! Anyways, check out her houusing plot on July 5th for a chance to win some sweet, sweet prizes! (I think… Didn’t win the one I competed in.. But the winner said she got a mount, so they sound good! LoL)

Lots of games have housing now, even Blizzard added their version of housing into the Warlords of Draenor expansion… but, WildStar has proven (again), that they’ve got the right idea with making housing/decorations free form, and not tied to ‘hooks’, ‘plugs’, or anything other than putting stuff where the player wants it.

A player on the US PvE Mega-Server Entity (Exiles faction of course, proving further that us Exiles are the awesome ones! :) ) has put together… Christmas Town!  Of Course, her name is CindyLou Who (because.. what else would you expect?).

I tried to take some video walking around her plot, but.. it didn’t encode well, so you’ll have to settle for screenshots.  Keep in mind, most of these decorations had to be built by combining other decorations (there isn’t, for example, a decorated Christmas tree already in game).

Snowman Party!

Snowman Party!

Red nosed Rowsdower!

Red nosed Rowsdower!

Yeah, that’s right… that’s a red nosed Rowsdower, hanging out near a certain overly jolly fellow’s sleigh…

One more picture:

Lights! look at those lights!

Lights! look at those lights!

 

As if that wasn’t enough.. CindyLou Who has also created hidden rooms inside Christmas Town, that you’ll need an exploring spirit to go find (no, I won’t tell you where they are, because.. I haven’t found them all yet either).  From her original post over on the WildStar Forums, here’s the clues about the rooms:

Skills required for finding the hidden rooms at Christmas Town:

  • A keen eye
  • Christmas Spirit
  • Affection for elves
  • A mean dance move in times of old referred to as, “The Twist”
  • Rock climbing
  • An absence of the fear of heights
  • The willingness to take leaps of faith

 

And, she also provides us a few additional spoilers/hints about the secret rooms in her post (go read it, she also has some additional screenshots of her hard work on her housing).  If you want to go visit Christmas Town, I suggest using the AddOn “Kael’s Housing Tour” since it will let you just enter CindyLou Who’s name, and take you to her plot.

 

I think it’s great that there is this kind of creativity/flexibility allowed (encouraged) by WildStar’s housing system.. I can’t even change the wall decorations in my Warcraft Garrison, or the floorplan of my SWTOR stronghold..  Time for you other games to step up your housing!

WildStar content moved

Carbine announced some official guidelines for ‘how to be a WildStar fan site’.  These guidelines have triggered some changes in how I’m posting content.

Here’s the guidelines:

  • WildStar Only – Websites must be solely created and provide exclusive coverage for WildStar. Sites that are part of a larger gaming network (i.e. portal sites) are acceptable as long as the specific portal is devoted to WildStar and are proactively maintained.
  • Domain Name Only – Official Fan Sites must have a proper domain name and web hosting to be considered Official Fan Sites.
  • Established Record – A newly submitted site should be up and running at least 60 days before becoming an official site.
  • Frequently Updated Content – Official sites must be maintained and updated with quality, original content regularly. Sites that lapse will be removed from the list.
  • Administrator Contact Information – There should be one person from the site that is the primary point of contact for the WildStar team. This person needs to have consistently updated contact info. Not providing us with updated contact information for your site’s admin will be considered grounds for removing your site. An active game subscription will also be required to post on the forums.
  • Signed NDA – At our request, Official Fan Site operators may be required to sign and submit a non-disclosure agreement. We will provide it to you, should we require one.
  • Acceptable Content/Advertising – Official sites must not contain any material that is not compatible with the spirit of our game or the standards by which we run our own site. WildStar is rated “T” by the ESRB and we require fan site content to reflect that. Additionally, an official Fan Site may not have gold selling, power-leveling, botting, or any other form of exploitation advertised on their sites.
  • Coherent Design – An Official Fan Site need not be professionally designed, but we do ask that the style and look of the page reflects the thorough work that you have invested.
  • General Professionalism – We will not support a site that does not implement best practices in web security, or engages in improper behavior like spamming, selling user information etc. Official WildStar fan sites must adhere to all of these guidelines to remain in good standing with Carbine Studios and the WildStar Community Team.

 

Because of these changes, I’m moving all WildStar content to a new sub-domain (I need to find out if cross posting the content between the subdomain (wildstar.bigdamnheroes.org) and the ‘regular’ domain is ‘acceptable’ or not.  If it’s not, then content will only be on wildstar.bigdamnheroes.org.  I’ve also got a different (more W* specific) appearance on the new subdomain.. so, hopefully that’ll appease the WildStar Community folks, and I’ll be able to get “recognized” as a fan site!

Rest in Piecemaker

In addition to all the new content in the Strain Drop… players who voted in the PC Gamer/Carbine ‘design a weapon’ contest.. should have received the winning weapon in their account inventory today.  So, if you’ve got a Warrior.. be sure to add it to your costume!

 

PC Gamer does have a little ‘making of’ video on the sword too:

Strain Drop: DevSpeak

Last bit of teased drop content hit today… the DevSpeak:

Highlights:

  • Something for everyone
  • New PvE content (duh)
  • Lore
  • Exploring
  • Housing
  • No new PvP stuff yet.. .though the DevSpeak does tease a new BG coming in the next drop.

 

 

 

Oh… it was also announced today… we’ll have all these new goodies after maintenance tonight/tomorrow morning… how’s that for “sooner than expected”?