This week on Unicorn Duck Shadow Puppet Reddit loves bullet points, WildStar abilities galore and Massively has words with Jeremy Gaffney about gathering and crafting.
So.. It turns out that the WildStar devs want you to have plenty of abilities… Tons of them… Say… About fifty? Of course, you’ll have to pick six to eight to use at any given time while playing the game. But don’t worry. You can swap them out. Hmm.. This deckbuilding thing is really taking off in MMO’s isn’t it?
That said, it seems that paths will work a bit differently in PvP, but we won’t know exactly how for a little while. This should be interesting to see.
Reddit has all the bullet points!
Well.. At least dozens of them. So, things are a little bit random in the show because of that. But hey! We can work with it, right? So what do these bullet points cover? Well…. Let’s see…. It looks like we have bullets for tab targeting.. Yep.. There’s more than a few of those. Um… Jumping… Auto attack… and on… and on…
Massively and Jeremy Gaffney have a lot of words to make about crafting and gathering.
Let’s see what some of them are!
For starter’s.. There’s this.
[quote]“Explodium blows up when you hit it. If you’re fighting a monster near it and hit it with your spells, it will damage you and the monster. Another example is when you’re picking at a small rock and it turns out that the mineral is attached to the back of a large bug that runs away. Now you have to chase it down, knocking materials off it. Or perhaps a creature made from the material swallows you and then you have to knock through the creature’s stomach to escape while harvesting.”[/quote]
I’d like to note that I don’t care if “explodium” is a temporary name. That’s what I’m calling it from now on.
And then there’s this:
[quote]“We’re trying to avoid things like make 17 bronze hammers and 12 golden swords. We have questing, but we want it to be more like achievement-type advancement. I can’t go into it too deep, but we think it’s a fun system. Let me put it like this: You’re growing a garden of plants on the grounds of your housing plot. Maybe sometimes you wake up and you get some rare blooms, or maybe you’ve managed to grow a creature that tries to kill you. We want tradeskills to involve you more than just sitting in an auction house doing the same thing over and over again.”[/quote]
This sounds good, right? At least it will make the grind seem less like grind?
So much more!
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