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WildStar Beta Open To All

The WildStar website announces that the promised open beta testing WildStar is now available. Here's a new trailer celebrating the news, and here's word:

NCSOFT® and Carbine Studios™ today announced that their upcoming action-adventure sci-fi MMO, WildStar® has entered Open Beta and will be available to fans 24/7 for the next 10 days. With the influx of new players a brand new European datacentre has been switched on to allow for a smoother game experience. NCSOFT and Carbine Studios welcome all players to explore WildStar, whether they are already familiar with the legendary planet Nexus or not, prior to the worldwide launch on Tuesday, 3rd June.

The announcement of Open Beta is also accompanied with a new trailer from Carbine Studios highlighting the background story of the game. The level cap has also been raised to 30 and the first localised German and French versions are available for testing. European players with existing characters will seamlessly be able to continue their adventures on the European servers.

Those new to WildStar can visit www.wildstar-online.com/en/openbeta for instructions and access, and players that have already participated in any previous WildStar beta event can log on with their current accounts.

To kick off the Open Beta, Carbine Studios is hosting a 30 minute Livestream on its Twitch Channel today at 20:00 CEST (www.twitch.tv/wildstar) where the developers will give a state of the game update and share their thoughts on exactly why WildStar is going to kick ass and disrupt the MMO category. The team will be back on Friday, 9th with a six-hour developer Livestream featuring a slew of content starting at 20:00 CEST, including play-by-play of some exciting raids and Warplots activity, a sneak peek into higher level Open Beta content and turn the it into a massive social ‘Ask Me Anything’, opening up every social platform to take questions – Facebook, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, Forums, Twitch, Vine and maybe even MySpace to name a few.

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52. Re: WildStar Beta Open To All May 9, 2014, 22:19 NKD
 
BitWraith wrote on May 9, 2014, 20:27:

Why are people excited for this?

It's been stated earlier in this thread and other ones why people are interested. It has the most fun and challenging dungeons available in an MMO right now, which is going to carry over into their raids, best player housing available, pretty solid PvP, the crafting is good. A great community with a lot of tools, addons, theorycrafting, even though the game hasn't even launched yet. Combat pacing, especially at higher levels, is a lot faster and more twitchy than other MMOs.

Lots of cool stuff that someone playing the first 5 levels by themselves isn't really going to experience. It's not a revolutionary MMO by any means, but their target audience is ex-MMO players who got tired of the focus on pulling in non-MMO players with a whizbang single-player and leveling experience with nothing waiting at the end.
 
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