WildStar may not have in-game events or holidays — yet — but at least the team didn’t skimp on the gifts for its first anniversary. None of those tacky and useless fireworks, no sirree. We got a whole basket of toys yesterday, including:
- A pet Rowsdower that looks as though it ran through a candy store and got half of the products stuck to it (I love it so much)
- An item that makes your character throw confetti and celebrate
- A giant cupcake decor item for houses
- A title
- And — the best of all — a boombox that starts a one-person dance party. When I click on it, my character starts slowly dancing, then goes faster as a disco ball and then a spotlight appears. It’s like the good ol’ City of Heroes boombox taken to the next generation. Using this for the first time brought tears to my eyes.
As the above picture might indicate, I’ve not been playing my Engineer lately. Instead, ever since the free-to-play announcement I had an overwhelming desire to roll up a new character and try out a few different things. So I’ve been playing a Mordesh Spellslinger who’s doing the Settler path, and generally having a great time with her. She’s also got an outfit that has spurs on her boots. Spurs. Yippie-ki-yay, I’m a space cowboy zombie!
My biggest goal with her is to really focus on housing, so I’m tracking down any challenges that reward decor and fabkits as well as leveling up my architecture crafting skill. She’s taken survivalist for mats while my Engineer’s been pitching in by returning to the lowbie zones to mine ore for metal.
The Spellslinger’s more of a straight-forward attack class than the Engineer — a little less durable, but it makes up for it in heals and mobility. I’m focusing so hard on beefing up assault power to pump up my damage numbers and getting a good damage rotation going. So far, it’s been paying off quite nicely. Sometimes you just want to pew-pew with no added frills, y’know?
Anyway, happy birthday WildStar! It’s been an interesting ride from launch to here, and I can say that I’m quite glad I’m back on board for this transitional period. Here’s hoping for many more birthdays to come.