I'm Jeremy Gaffney, Executive Producer for WildStar, the MMO with hardcore raiding, battle fortresses, and psychotic hamsters. AMA!
Howdy folks, Jeremy Gaffney here.
I've been poking around still answering questions.
New to WildStar?
Raids: new vid just went live, here. CLICK. CLICK NOW. Insanity.
If you don't like it, your gamer soul is dead and it's time for a lifetime of Flappy Bird. Or you can solo.
Here's the story, in a nutshell.
Key features n' stuff?
Action combat - simple at the start, insane by mid/late game
Housing - Deepest since Ultima Online, IMO. Check out vids that beta players have made; they're pretty nuts.
Warplots - that housing stuff on steroids; where you instead build a 40v40 PVP battle fortress, including capturing raid bosses to help you.
Paths - unique system where you tell us what kind of player you are (Combat, Story, Explorer, Socializer/builder) and we make about 20% of the content be about that, with benefits for doing it with other players. Video shows it in-game here.
Hoverboards and other customizable mounts
Oh, our Raids don't suck either - there's a pretty amusing walkthrough of one of the 20-man raid bosses here showing different guilds trying to beat it ;) We'll do a big video around this in the next few weeks I suspect.
JOIN OPEN BETA! There's no reason not to. If you love it, tell us, if you hate it, tell us (or even if you don't we'll use your data to make things better, heh).
You may know me from MMOs like Asherons’ Call, City of Heroes, Ultima Online 2, Lineage 1 or 2, or others.
WildStar just went in Open Beta, meaning anyone can head to our website and grab a key to play through May 18th. Do it! Then come here and ask questions, insult our parentage, or just say hey. DO IT!! We’ve been running between 70 and 90 PAGES of patch notes a month recently (training ourselves to do huge monthly content drops post launch) so it’s a little tough to keep up.
We're launching on June 3rd (or May 31st if you pre-order), so I'm here to answer any questions about the game, the industry, past games, or my Magic Castle membership.
PROOF! (I know the date's one day off... took the photo in advance and forgot we were doing it today.)