Carbine has released another of their WildStar Wednesday updates — this time covering telegraphs. No, it’s not what it sounds like.
Telegraphs in WildStar are red areas that show up on a battlefield during combat to let players know that something — probably not very nice — is about to happen. While they function somewhat like an area of effect indicator in other games, WildStar telegraphs don’t stop there. Each telegraph looks different and indicates to the player what kind of action they might want to take in order to avoid the a oncoming attack. And they range in shape from a large circle to cones to straight lines or clusters of smaller circles. And on and on.
One of the unique things about telegraphs is the ability to use them against other mobs. So, if for instance you know one mob is about to drop a gas cloud on you, you can pull other mobs into it and let the first guy do your dirty work.
Telegraphs also show up in PvP. It will be interesting to see how players use it there.
To fully understand telegraphs, watch the full video above where executive producer Jeremy Gaffney is nice enough to explain them in detail.