Drusera, honey, I know that you’re supposed to be a… what? Some sort of techno-god? Fine, we’ll go with that. But even all of the powers of randomly appearing, being vague and mysterious, and floating some three feet off of the ground aren’t a good substitute for a sturdy pair of pants.
Seriously, I feel a little bad for you. The draft situation in your undercarriage has to be terrible. And all of those boy players who are getting a free looky-loo must not be encouraging, especially as you’re trying to deliver crucial mission information. If you want, you can have one of my pants. I have plenty. They have tons of pockets too!
Since last I talked about my return-to-WildStar adventures, I reconnected with my level 36 Engineer in a big way. I kind of missed her huge gun and bots, and so I logged in to say hi. Before I knew it, I had finished up Farside’s missions and scientist path missions, pushing further in the game than I have ever been before.
The last bit on Farside was neat, all dark and squirgy. I’ll tell you what, I’m going to miss that zone with its low gravity — it made for some awesome hang time while hoverboarding. Plus, if nothing else it wasn’t visually cluttered, which isn’t something I can say for Wilderrun (I am not the biggest fan of jungle zones).
I have been working on my skill build, tweaking my combat rotation to unload a lot of alpha strike damage and conditions. Last night I fooled around with Thresher as a resource consumer and ended up liking it an awful lot — strong AoE damage with a buff that lowers the cost of subsequent casts.
I can’t believe that I had left the game several months ago right when I was on the verge of starting the world story arc. I don’t think I realized it at the time, but when I came back this past week I was informed that I could begin sorting out the secrets of Genesis Prime.
So far I’ve done two solo instances in this arc, one surrounding Drusera (which was slightly but not fully revealing) and one concerting the Strain. I love the Strain aesthetic, kind of like The Secret World’s filth just more purple and with more eyeball accessories. Even though it’s supposed to be super-deadly and all that, it’s so stylized and cute that I can’t muster up the proper fear for what it represents.
I did subscribe for a month following my free trial, because I really want to see the patch and I’m enjoying questing through these new areas. However, I hope we hear something official about the business model change within the month!