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Neyiri

As one of the first characters I made right after logging in to Wildstar for the first time to try out the character creation options – firstly made as Nareen, then immediately deleted and remade since I didn’t like the look of that name after creation – this little Aurin Spellslinger was my new start into the game.

The Aurin running animations are a little weird and need some time to get used to as well, but they’re still way better and much less stiff and awkward than the (female) Mechari ones are. Which means much better conditions to feel at home at Wildstar this time – especially when the character actually reaches a level where it’s possible to buy your own floating piece of land in the sky to build a home on.

Since I mainly wanted to try out Wildstar because of the housing it’s critical that it doesn’t disappoint, and so far it definitely doesn’t – it’s awesome! I’m basically only levelling Neyiri so I can upgrade the house to a bigger one soon, and get to use better FABkits (those make it possible to put up different areas on the housing skymap, like certain biomes of the open world, or resources like nodes or trees) as well as make more decoration items myself. Of course I also took architect as a profession, so I won’t have to spend as much money on things with the only purpose of looking cool, good or pretty! And it’s working out really well, I even get to make a little money on the side now and then by selling the crafted items on the auction house.

As soon as I reach a high level and actually have some spare money in my pockets I’m going to remodel my housing area, change the sky to a different setting (the aurora one looks pretty good specifically.. but there’s even an underwater option!) and get more cool items to display. Maybe I should actually build something of my own with walls and floors and other stuff instead of only putting premade things out there.. but I’ll see, that can wait a little longer.

For now I finally made it to level 25, which means I can use hoverboards – but I guess I’m going to keep the mounts for another post I’m writing later! 😀

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Getting familiar with Wildstar

After not really playing that much during the free first month (kind of stupid, but I really didn’t feel like gaming so much x_x), I decided to buy another month of game time and give it a more serious try this time. And it’s a whole lot more fun! Might have something to do that I switched factions and characters, because being on the Dominion side just made me feel sick sometimes. Not really what I want from playing a game. ._.

The other reason probably is that I started off as a Mechari in the beginning, the race I was most interested in when looking at the available options for the first time and also why I chose that faction at first. Normally I’m never someone to choose the bad side because it’s just not my nature. Once again it proves that I don’t feel at home there.

The awesome thing about the  Mechari is their insect-like look that somewhat reminds me of the Qiraji in World of Warcraft – that’s also the reason why my Mechari got the name Zarivess (if other signs than letters were allowed in naming, she would have been Zari’vess). But the downside of this race is that I absolutely hate their feet and the way they move – their running animation looks somewhat derpy and comical. Since it’s really important for me to feel ‘in tune’ with a character, that kind of ruined the whole experience for me. So I let it slide and didn’t really get to know much of the game before the first month of game time expired.

For the new start, I decided to let Zarivess go.

She’s awesome and I love that green thing on her head, but something else was needed to keep me interested, and I decided to give the opposing faction a try – the Exiles.

So now I’m off to a great new start – new character, new race, new class. And I’m having a lot of fun already! 🙂


Exciting new things are already getting started – I got Wildstar!

Yep, I felt like it was time to try out something new in the mmo world. WoW is somewhat old and, though still great and getting nice updates, still pretty much the same as it’s always been.

Guild Wars 2 is a ridiculously pretty game and I love the look and lore about it, but for some reason it never clicked properly with me. And the controls suck a whole lot, or maybe I’m too stupid to play it properly.. but good thing it’s free to play, or I don’t think I’d bother to log in there anymore.

And as much as I loved Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls universe in general, Elder Scrolls Online kind of seemed bad from the start when I tried it in beta, not sure why. But I never bothered paying for it afterwards, meh.

Either way! Even more reason to look into getting a new game eventually, and when I saw Wildstar being released I got thinking.. well, why the hell not?! It certainly looks different to those games I mentioned before, and it’s a completely different setting too, so even if it’s not WoW2, it should at least provide some nice change for once, right? And it’s supposed to have great housing..  I never played a game with really great housing, like, ever!

Though of course, the first great obstacle in getting started with a new online game is something everyone has to go through at some point.. the dreaded download! All I can say is that it took ages. No errors or bugs or anything, but it’s just so slooooow. Maybe it will get better when there aren’t as many people trying to do it at the same time, but yeah. Can’t say I got to see much of the world yet, since just getting the game on my computer already took most of yesterdays afternoon and evening!

The other reason why I didn’t get to see much of the world.. Well, I got stuck in the character creation for a good amount of time.  ._. The races are somewhat different from other stereotype fantasy stuff, some more and some less, but I was definitely entertained for a good while. There was a surprising amount of fun to be had already.

 

So now, lay eyes on my glorious creation, the evil Hamster with the terrifying name Todesknubbel! (Something like Deathknob I think.. Sounds way better in german. But still stupid. :P)

 

I don’t even know if I’m going to play him/it at all yet.. But it was worth making it just because it was hilarious. Don’t think I’ll delete him any time soon, even if it will just sit around on my account doing nothing at all.

But anyway, these weird-looking thingies are actually called Chua and apparently don’t have a gender. And they’re evil. Pretty much everything I know yet, and some stuff about the other races, factions and classes. Very little so far. The world has to wait, more power to the character creation screen! o_o