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Arkship 2013 - Community Questions Answered

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  1. Zap-Robo

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    Prior to Arkship 2013, we asked the WildStar community to compile a list of questions they were burning to have answered. The questions spanned across all aspects of the game and while the event was under the auspices of a Non-Disclosure Agreement, we worked to collect those answers.

    And today, Carbine Studios have verified that you can have some of those answers you have been seeking! So, with no little amount of joy I bring you some answers to your questions from inside Arkship 2013.

    Systems
    What options do you have for 2 player grouping?
    Groups are comprised of up to 5 players

    What death penalty will be in the game if any?
    You can resurrect at a Holocrypt for free, or at the location of your death for ingame currency. You will also experience durability loss on your gear.

    Achievements?
    Yes, Achievements will be for doing “things” and also Collections – which are for finding certain items on Nexus.

    Art and Setting
    Will there ever be any "space" in this space game?
    Some quests will take place off-world

    Character Creation
    How in-depth is the character customization? Will there be a wardrobe system? Dying system?
    No character creation was demo'd at Arkship but a Wardrobe system is in and dyes have been confirmed as being in as well.

    Classes
    Will stealth be permanent out-of-combat for the Stalker class?
    No, the Stealth ability is time limited

    Will the game have armour types and then different itemization for different skill setups? Or will each class wear the same armour type and simply roll on the different itemization?
    Armour/items can be customised with “microchips”

    Crafting and Items
    Have professions been decided? What are they?
    Yes, and <REDACTED>

    Can I wear anything I find in game? Or is it restricted to Path or Class? Or perhaps "heavy, light, medium" restrictions based on class as we've seen before?
    Light, Medium, Heavy

    Are dyes in the game? Will any kind of transmutation feature be available at launch to keep a certain look viable through your entire leveling career if you want?
    Dyes are in, as is a wardrobe system to pick your look

    Combat
    Do monsters get knocked back or stunned upon being striked?
    With certain abilities you will be able to knockback or stun a monster.

    Can we turn on some sort of crosshair for selecting targets and placing AoEs instead of having to hold down right click all the time?
    Not currently.

    Will this be a button mashing affair, while trying to dodge the red areas? Or will you have some direct means of aiming/control, like in more FPS type MMO games like FireFall and Defiance?
    Most abilities can be directed, without a target.

    PvP
    Is leveling via PvP is going to be competitive with leveling speed via PvE?
    Yes.

    Will we be able to hit the level cap without completing any PvE content?
    Yes.

    Warplots, how will they work on both PvE and PvP servers?
    War Plots are instanced, so no difference.

    Will we have a PvP rank system, or scoreboards/leaderboards for people's PvP activities?
    Yes.

    Is Structured PvP going to be based on Ranking and/or Rating?
    Yes.

    Is there going to be dueling?
    Yes, was disabled for playtest though.

    Dungeons and Raiding
    Will the dungeons have any scalability for different size groups? Will those group sizes ever be less than 5?
    You will be able to recruit more players if you have disconnections, as dungeons do not scale.

    How many players will consist a Raid for a raiding Dungeon?
    20 or 40, dependent on dungeon.

    Are there going to be more than one difficulties for the same dungeon?
    Yes - Regular and Expert.

    Are there going to be different sizes when it comes to players for a raiding?
    Dungeons do not scale – they are designed for set sizes.

    Housing
    Is housing instanced? And exactly how are there house battle zones going to work?
    Housing is instanced. The War Plot system is the “housing” battle system.

    Is housing mobile? Will it be like UO where certain spots were coveted for being near good mining?
    Housing is instanced.

    Can I attack someone else’s house?
    Not currently.

    What kinda of stuff can we add to our houses ?
    All the things - even functional items.

    Guilds
    Guild ranks? More than 10 guild ranks?
    The playtest build only had 3 ranks, but was not a final implementation (it only allowed for naming the ranks and no functionality).

    UI and Gameplay Elements
    Will the default UI frames be customizable?
    Everything is customisable.

    How far is the work on the add-on support?
    Very far along – even non-UI devs build their own interfaces.

    Can you sit in chairs?
    No, clipping issues with the various racial sizes prevent this.

    Are there chat bubbles?
    Yes.

    Emotes?
    Yes.

    Free emotes with a /em or /e funtion?
    Yes.

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    I hope this answered at least some of your questions, and apologies for not being able to wring more answers out of Carbine Studios!
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    Without a new vid or new race or new class, Carbine still surprises me. Cheers.
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    Thank you very much for this Zap :D
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    That's actually quite a bit more information that I thought we'd get! Yay for wardrobe and raids!
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    wow you got quite a bit out of them it seems! :)
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    Zap was pretty diligent in gathering the info for everyone at various panels!
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    Great Job . You got us some pretty interesting answers but.. you can't sit on chairs so I /ragequit this game right now . :D
    Now gimme beta ! ^^
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    This is way more than I expected honestly. And it was also very upfront and forthright with all the replies. Thank you very, very much for asking the questions, and of course a gigantic thanks to Carbine for answering those they could so well. :)
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    I... am intrigued. :eek:


    You got my question answered! :eek:
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    Evion WildStar Haiku Winner 2012

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    Thank you for putting in all that legwork for us, Zap! It's much appreciated. :D
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    Awesome, thanks for taking the time to get us some answers! :notworthy:
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    Thanks for the info:)

    I have to say I'm extremely disappointed to learn that there are 2 modes for raids, and that housing is instanced.
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    Awesome, thanks for getting this done!
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    Oh was that regarding to Raids ? Thought it was regarding to 5 men Dungeon set up.
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    Managing 40 man raids is going to be a nightmare. I pity the raid leaders, guild masters and officers who have coordinate all the logistics behind managing a recurring event based on the schedule of 40 people.
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    Evion WildStar Haiku Winner 2012

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    They said 20 OR 40, not AND. Like Ahn'Qiraj had a 20 man raid and a 40 raid. But you'll have to pester Carbine for clarification!
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    Keep reading they say they have Expert and Normal.
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    Dungeons, not Raids. Unless they're the same thing somewhere else. lol
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