First Wildstar Arkship Weekend Kept Under NDA
This past weekend Carbine hosted its very first Wildstar Arkship event for fan site partners. Members of fan sites (and potential fan sites) signed a Non-disclosure agreement for a weekend of what seemed like just playing games and hanging out.
“By putting the whole event under NDA, our studio didn’t have to worry about watching what they were saying, and could engage in an open dialogue with the attendees about WildStar and ways to improve the current game. “ Team WildStar
The Carbine WildStar Wednesday blog post about the WildStar Arkship event described a busy weekend that kicked off with a meeting with those who have a fan site, podcast or blog. The next day, there was a surprise appearance by Protostar CEO P. T. Rotostar played by Carbine writer Cory Herndon. Everyone seemed to have fun playing the game and giving notes about what they thought was great and what could be improved. Of course they all went out, sang karaoke and posted embarrassing photos on Facebook.
Bill “Leathality” Leonard, a blogger who was in attendance, wrote “Volumes of awesome could be written about the Carbine staff and how they made all attendees feel almost like valued members of the team, not to mention their late-night karaoke prowess.” But he was really there to play the game. He wasn’t much into the “floaty” character controls, as they seemed to add a weird feel to combat.
Maer, of WildStar Radio, described the event as “Magic” and set his blog post to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Ravious of Kill Ten Rats wrote about how they were pressed for feedback from Carbine reps and that they weren’t able to dodge the “what didn’t you like” question for very long. Ravious also described the prop room during the Carbine tour and how they were able to chat to the prop designers. “Draken props centered around humorous displays of animals in various states of butcherment and trophy-display. I really liked the thought and
wit that went in to many of those props, such as a bloated creature stuck through with multiple spears to hold it in place or a crocodile-rug with a sword through its head.”
The big news we can take from this is that WildStar Arkship events are not closed situations for the elite members of the press. More dates will be announced in more locations and more invitations will be sent. If you are someone who has started a fan site or is thinking of starting one, Carbine wants to know. The best way to get invited to a future WildStar Arkship is to be a contributing community member. There’s no date announced for the next Arkship, but we do know it will be in the UK.