The WildStar site has been updated with a new “interview” with one of the Mechari. In it, some of the lore behind the mechanized race is revealed, as well as the basic personality type they represent.
Q: From what I’ve heard about the Dominion, I’d say you guys have done a pretty good job.
A: The Dominion has ruled the galaxy for more than 1600 years, and has conquered numerous worlds while doing so. Designating that achievement as “pretty good” is both grossly inaccurate and acutely insulting. For your own well-being, please refrain from doing that again.
Q: You got it. Given the fact that you’re a “mechanical being,” I’m assuming you don’t have to eat?
A: Incorrect. Again. Like any complex lifeform, we require an energy source for continued function. Consuming food is also a useful tool for manipulation. Seeing Mechari eat gives organics the comforting idea that we are, in some way, like them. A most exploitable illusion.
One of the reasons people love MMOs is for the simple fact that they are an escape from the harshness of “real” life. In a terrific guest post, Kimberly Cummins outlines some of the reasons why MMOs have been a great help. Known as “Nifa” here on our forums, see what Kimberly has to say before leaving your thoughts in the comments.
Because I cannot drive, I spend much of my time at home by myself, which is one more reason that games, especially MMOs, can be such a lifeline to veterans like me who may not be able to get out and about the way the average person can. I have a great roommate (also a gamer) and good friends, so I’m not a shut in, but my roommate works in the healthcare profession and so a twelve hour shift becoming a fourteen hour shift is not at all unusual for her. With my ample spare time, I hone my skills as a healer/DPS in my game of choice. Due partly to my previously mentioned difficulties with the VA and VA errors that have affected my financial stability (but mostly to the fact that the game is fun and interesting), I’m currently very fond of Funcom’s latest F2P offering, The Secret World, but I’ve probably played just about every game that’s come out since about 2003… and many of my dearest friends are people I met through gaming (including my two closest friends, who live nearby in my city).
NCSoft and Carbine Studios have announced that WildStar will officially launch into retail service in 2013. To celebrate the announcement, the team is ready to take the lid off of several key features and character backgrounds. Be sure to check out Som’s part 1 preview!
Humans: Resourceful, but also headstrong and brash, Human Exiles never back down from a fight, whether itâ€™s in their best interest or not.
Granok: These hulking rock people are among the best warriors in the galaxy, and the only group to face off against the Dominion and win.
Aurin: Characterized by their animalistic ears and tails, the Aurin are highly spiritual protectors of nature.