WildStar Overhauls Its Stat System

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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WildStar's launch and first year didn't go so well, but at least Carbine Studios is showing the willingness to make changes. It's like a relationship gone sour: "Please come back, I can change!"

The free-to-play transition is the big one, but mechanics-wise, there's a lot more going on to draw players in, new and old. Primary among those is making sure players understand how their characters' stats work, and that's the topic of a new dev diary today by Lead Combat Designer Steven Engle. For the most part, things are being simplified, with several well-named but esoteric stats, such as Moxie, Brutality, and Grit getting the boot.

Several of the remaining stats are getting a bit of streamlining as well, while several new ones are being added. In addition, runes can no longer boost Assault or Support Power and there will be an effort to limit power creep at high levels.

What else would you like to see different about WildStar for its F2P launch?

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (17)

Arieswar 7 years ago
Wildstar needs to fix the Combat system those hotbars and buttons dont work in the battles they have unless ur related to a squid.

the wanted action based combat.. well they got that with wow controls GG lol no thanks..

Also the most anoying part with the game is that npc says one thing in the questlog and then TALKS CRAP while u read making u listen to them babble about something random like flowers and cupcakes.. so anoying..

Todoran 7 years ago
probably f2p like swotor pay to enjoy or restricted f2p....

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grimsbane 7 years ago
if you read what there f2p model is going to be for wildstar you would be far form stellar happy about it, it doesn't follow there Aion model at all, as there are some features that will be behind pay gates, f2p players will only get 2 character slots while on there Aion model I think you get like 5 or 6 can't exactly remember and everything on Aion you have access to while on Wildstar's f2p model idea they plan on making it that you can't even make a guild let alone invite people to a guild as a f2per, Ncsoft needs to get smart and follow there Aion model because sorry there's only room for one swtor on this market of f2p.

me 7 years ago
i wanna see it free 2 play!!!!! and faster. it is really an awesome game.. i want to play it but now it's not worth because i wanna play pvp and noone plays pvp at low lvls.. :( i waill play this game for sure becaue it has amazing pvp and amazing potential.. even pve is awesome in this game. jeasus i am so tired to wait.. when it will be free???

daeuthaerium 7 years ago
Server settings. I cant understand why 1 year after launch things like that are still unsolved:

I launch the client,
I change the server to EU.
I enter my credentials.
Credentials not recognized in USA server. Swaping to EU.
Loading character.

Ok, next time I load the game client tha same thing happens.

Also if i change anything in settings next time i load the game it resets to deffault....... anoying.

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Tudor 7 years ago
I kinda doubt that the game will be "revived".Most of the dead games that go f2p stay dead.

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