Update: Carbine mentions a key feature in WildStar called "Momentum Mechanics," though their description for remains vague. "Players do not simply quest or fight a monster – they stake their claim on the world in a manner of their choosing and are rewarded for making bold advances towards packs of enemies," reads the official announcement.
"Storylines, mini-challenges, surprise events and a reactive world all layer on top of each other to create an immersive experience that rewards players for playing the way they want to play."
From that, we can gather that WildStar will feature dynamic events that may be altered by your actions throughout the game. Carbine has also confirmed robust endgame content that continues beyond the still-unknown level cap. Stories revolving around the game's characters will also continue "episodically into the future."
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Well, Carbine Studios and NCsoft have been teasing their new MMO for some time now, and today at gamescom, they've revealed it to be WildStar, a sci-fi fantasy hybrid. The game debuts with a cinematic trailer and gameplay video, highlighting the quirky, animated visuals and character designs.
In the videos, we see three characters: a human, a purple squirrel-rabbit woman, and a large golem-esque individual. Their names haven't been revealed yet, but we get a pretty clear idea of their personalities and class types; you've got the rogue-ish gunslinger, the nature-loving scientist-mage, and the gruff heavy weapons specialist.
Of course the female furry is dressed in appropriately revealing attire. Can't forget that.
Carbine hasn't revealed much about their new MMO yet, though players will be able to play WildStar as Explorers, Scientists, Soldiers, or Settlers, all flocking to a mysterious planet on the edge of known space called "Nexus." Aside from character race and class, your actions will also define your experience in WildStar.
The gameplay looks more action-driven rather than a traditional point 'n' click MMO. In the gameplay video below, we can see characters performing dodges, double jumps, and other maneuvers indicative of an action game.
As of now, WildStar does not have a release date, but the game is playable at gamescom this week, alongside ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2. Check out some of the creature and environment artwork below -- apparently that dragon in the trailer is called a "stemdragon."