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New Zones/Number of Zones

Discussion in 'WildStar General' started by Lunacat, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Lunacat

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    Hi everyone,
    I've been wondering for a while about how large Nexus might be. I'm pretty sure I've read a few times that it will be a huge play area with many large zones to explore. I'm really excited at the prospect of so much variety from one area to the next but I'm curious as to how many zones there will actually be. The reason I ask, is on one of last years game play videos (PAX 2012) a lot was made of the fact that each zone has many unique subzones within it. If this is the case wouldn't that be a crazy amount of small and large zones, all different from each other that would be needed to keep things new and fresh each time. Could it be that there wont actually be all that many zones but what we get are very large and unique. I'm hoping Carbine are able to give us a huge game world rather than small busy zones, though they both have there pros and cons.
    What do others think we might get and what would you prefere.
    Thanks all.
     
  2. Kataryna

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    i'll dig for it later, but i know they've stated the amount of area that they're cranking out each week/month/something. and it's a huge area, i believe. i know that some of the people that went to Arkship will be able to tell you how much of the level 6-10 zone they were able to play through while there.
     
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    Not much - it was a huge area! As Phineas T Rotostar says... "Space is not an issue!" :)
     
  4. Guide

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    It was big. Explorers have their work cut out for them. We were just running across the map and finding nooks and crannies here and there, then we'd find a power map area that lead us to other cool areas. What you see in the Deradune vids and screenshots is just a few of what we experienced.
     
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    they said that they were finishing nine square kilometers per 2 month cycle so with a little math here assuming three years development time on land 9 times 18 cycles equals 162 square kilometers or about 62 square miles for an idea Manhattan island is about 33 square miles
     
  6. Lunacat

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    Thanks for the info guy's. I had no idea they could make content that fast, very cool :)
    I wonder if the land will be one continant or more. Maybe we'll have coastal zones. I saw in the prop team video an Aurin boat :inlove: I'm sure tons more info is on the way.
     
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    At Arkship we did come across a large body of water at the edge of Deradune. :)
     
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    what is this? Random Kat making a thread that's not a Random Kat Asks?? Surely you jest!
    not at all! Today I bring attention to the Wildstar-online.com website and the following section of it

    Regions!

    There we see how many zones for each faction and the number of contested zones!!
    So far, it looks like there are 7 for each faction and then a number of contested, adding up to TWENTY-THREE zones!! that's a huge amount!! I'm looking forwards to adventuring in all of them!
    What about yall???
     
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    And then we still have all the sub-regions as well. Mind-blowing amount of things to explore!
     
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    Quality > Size! That being said, from what I have seen so far I do NOT think this will be an issue!
     
  11. Kurik

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    Deredune is huge so I'm pretty excited to how big everything else is. I'm also curious to see how World PvP will work on the different server types.
     
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    Very cool, I hope those contested zones have a LOT of PvP going on in them!
     
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    So you're going PvP right :D
     
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    So much to explore and don't forget about all those secret passage ways and underground area's as an explorer, this is just GREAT.
     
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    Wait... what...

    How... did I miss this new piece of information...

    Thank you for brining it to our attention.
     
  16. Kurik

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    lol, we'll see. I'm still leaning RP for now, a lot will depend on how the community shapes up too.
     
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    More then I was expecting. Sweet.
     
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    That's a lot of zones! I can't wait to jump in and look at them all!
     
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    I really hope we're going to see another zone before beta, so we have something to refer to. A swamp area would be awesome. The texture in this game would make an awesome zone for that.
     
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    Carbine also just released a "regions" section on their website which gives you a good idea of how much is left to come :)
     

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