There's something about Carbine Studios' DevSpeak trailers that capture the essence of their MMO WildStar better than any other marketing they could ever do. Take for instance last week's cinematic trailer for the 40v40 PvP mode Warplots. It's fun, it's exciting, it's hilarious, but when compared to today's Warplots Devspeak it's basically bean sprouts. DevSpeak mixes personality with gameplay all while providing that human touch that connects players to the developers. It's... it's beautiful.
Regarding the specifics of WildStar's Warplots Devspeak, there's really no better way to show off the game mode. The best laid plans can often go awry. Whether or not a player has farmed and crafted the components for a really badass Warplot, recruited the grisliest 39 warriors on the server, or planned out the most detailed of stratagems, sometimes things just go wrong. Sometimes giant robots appear. It's just a fact of life.
Unfortunately for players Warplots are level 50 only, so even if players get into this weekend's surprise beta they won't be able to partake in the activity. The beta will be capped at level 25, after all. Still, the knowledge that out there somewhere forty players are massacring forty other players with a building full of rockets, lasers and other traps should keep us all sleeping well.
WildStar will be available starting June 3, though pre-orderers will get three days of early access.