WildStar outlines pets and wardrobe mechanics

Have you longed for a Rowsdower companion of your very own as you venture about in WildStar? Did you hate the game’s costume system with a passion? Do you just like anything that lets you customize your character more extensively? All three needs are getting addressed in the game’s next major patch, and a new development post on the patch outlines how the minipets will work as well as how the new holo-wardrobe will function.

The patch contains 54 companion pets obtained through a variety of means, from vendors to random drops. Like most games with non-combat pets, WildStar offers no benefit from having your pet at your side, but you can summon it anywhere. The holo-wardrobe, meanwhile, is closer to the system already used in Guild Wars 2, with account-wide appearance unlocks and a revised dye selection menu to make coloring your outfit easier and more intuitive. Take a look at all of the changes on the official post and skim the new pics below.

[Source: Customization: The Deep Dive]
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Willowmina
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Willowmina

So I got some pets but there is not button that I can find in Wildstar to bring my pets out. Where on Nexus is the darn button?

Platipotter
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Platipotter

AvatarOP GW2 was the first game to have costume and pet systems? Who knew? I’m glad you were here, as someone who clearly knows what he’s talking about, to set the record straight.

djnesh
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wolfyseyes that’s why I love Asura GS Guardian or Warrior :D

Valkyriez
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Valkyriez

What’s broken about ESO’s core and how is the engine hindering the gameplay? Seems fine to me.

Radfist
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Caladyn  The quest where I had to pick sentient vegetables while they screamed was possibly one of my most disturbing MMO experiences.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

It’d be out of their wheelhouse to use a sword, but it would be hilarious to see how those tubby lil hamsters swing it around.

Bango
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Bango

Neptune Pringle the 3rd Siphaed Bango Sorry to dissapoint you all. I’m not a hardcore raider. In fact the two reasons I cancelled my sub were 1) The never-ending nonsense that’s involved with logging onto the game – some of us don’t have fixed IPs. The other issue though was the absence of any real content outside of raiding. Just got fed up with the grindy feel of the game. So seeing them waste time putting in cosmetics and pets was for me the rearranging the deckchairs on the titanic. Thanks but no thanks.

ManastuUtakata
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ArborTrafalgar ManastuUtakata 
…I wasn’t intending on going there. :(

MrMeepy
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MrMeepy

It would be so awesome if your pets could wander around your housing plot…..

MrMeepy
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MrMeepy

Caladyn OMG I forgot about those. So freaking cute!

ArborTrafalgar
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ArborTrafalgar

ManastuUtakata I think that would make it a GoldenShower.

EO_Lonegun
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EO_Lonegun

Neptune Pringle the 3rd I am on Entity (Exiles) and there are always a lot of folks running around.

Madda
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Madda

AvatarOP Drakani “thats what happened to most “people just.. stopped playing”. and you know what ? it is majorly due to the release of WoW WoD.”

Bad AvatarOP! *smacks with newspaper*

WildStar’s problems came long before Draenor’s release date.

Caladyn
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Caladyn

I would pay to play this game forever if they gave me one of those Celery dudes from the Exile starting zone as a pet.

AvatarOP
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AvatarOP

Hurbster AvatarOP Lobstersaurus ahHhhhh! its Hurb again!!! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX5CNGG_T14

Hurbster
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Hurbster

AvatarOP Lobstersaurus Or you could make your own mind up.

AvatarOP
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AvatarOP

Lobstersaurus AvatarOP after the 93rd boring side quest and npc endless namedropping speeches in eso, you might feel like going Wild.

AvatarOP
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AvatarOP

Drakani thats what happened to most “people just.. stopped playing”. and you know what ? it is majorly due to the release of WoW WoD.

that being said, i do agree that the trend now seems to be that people prefer to jump in an out of different mmos instead of sticking to only one. so the sub fee doesn’t help, especially since a lot of people only like to pay one sub (and most of the time it is WoW).

Wildstar haven’t said its last word though… they are really running fast now and will have an awesome product to show when they (most probably) will convert to B2p/Hybrid. hope you’ll be back :D

AvatarOP
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Neptune Pringle the 3rd it have not been out for 1year yet. and they still have the “b2p or f2p” card to play. i think they’ll be all right.

but yeah, this game have so much going for it, but unfortunately some surface design decision were a total miss. good thing is that none of these issues are deep rooted. the core is good. if they can continue to tweak the experience and the “endgame shuffle” i think they can probably come back strong enough.

RyanMahaffey
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dirtyklingon AvatarOP 3 months, and its still faster and better content than WoW, faster than FFXIV, and Better than RIFT

Neptune Pringle the 3rd
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Neptune Pringle the 3rd

Siphaed Bango I sincerely doubt this person ever had a sub to begin with and is just trolling.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Oh damn, I could get a Marshal Yatish minipet? I was a little bit obsessed with him when playing… But their focus on dailies at level cap, just bleeeh. I can’t get into that and I’ve never wanted to raid in WS. I wonder if my add-ons still work too, because I relied on them pretty heavily. I might check it out again this summer.

Neptune Pringle the 3rd
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This is actually the game that is scratching my MMO itch at the moment, although I am having a hard time getting invested in it due to the low population.

I spent four hours in the low level pvp battleground-esque queue last night and no luck. I also rarely come across other people in the levelling zones which pretty much means I need to skip any sort of group content.

That said, I am having fun with it; I feel like Carbine is finally waking up to the fact that raiders by themselves aren’t going to keep the game alive and are moving away from that stance. Patches like this and the ship-hands are the direction they need to go.

Personally though, I think Wildstar may turn into the next Age of Conan. Got their act together too little, too late.

RyanMahaffey
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RyanMahaffey

trollightspark They aren’t battle pets smart guy

djnesh
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djnesh

Lobstersaurus I played it in beta and it had horrible performance on my AMD rig … now its much better (must keep texture res on medium for some reason tho).

Biggest thing I still have against them is that Chua’s can’t be Stalkers or Warriors :(((((((((( — I really hate when classes are race/gender/… locked.

cmgangrel
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Drakani FOV is now easily changeable via a slider under the graphics options.

Drakani
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Drakani

Ooooh. I might have to reinstall WildStar again. I enjoyed playing it, but one day I just… stopped logging in. Not sure why. I really liked the guild I was in an everything. Hopefully they’re still around!
Have they patched in a fix to the standard FOV setting? If not, it’s no big deal to alter it, but for their sake I hope they fixed it. I used to get headachy and visually overwhelmed after just and hour of play during the first few weeks I played until I read about the FOV settings. After adjusting that setting everything was just dandy!

Vikaernes
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Vikaernes

One of the last lines in there is the most important for me: “Both companion pets and the Holo-Wardrobe were created as a direct result to player feedback and requests.” 
Soooo I guess those of you complaining about too much customization stuff and not enough hardcore focus can… suck it? There was obviously enough folks wanting this to make it a reality.

Lobstersaurus
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Lobstersaurus

ColdinT Lobstersaurus That looks like the ticket. Thanks for the heads up!

Lobstersaurus
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AvatarOP Lobstersaurus I definitely had fun playing it. I’m under no delusions about the performance of my PC (you could barely call me a PC hobbyist, I care more about the games than the hardware), but it can run every game I own capably. I remember having to turn off some of Carbine’s official add-ons just to smooth out performance. However, I’ll definitely check back into it soon, once ESO has loosed its grip on my free time…

ColdinT
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Lobstersaurus ColdinT Yep. There’s a 10-day trial right now. https://www.wildstar-online.com/en/freetrial/

I think former players just need to go into their account on the website to activate it.

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ColdinT Lobstersaurus I honestly haven’t tried since a few months after the launch, so that could very well be true. Wasn’t there some kind of trial to get back into it? If so, it might be worth my time to try on a weekend sometime in the near future.

Spacejesus3k
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Siphaed Bango That and they ARE adding a new raid with the same update too. So even Mr Hardcore should be happy.

ColdinT
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dirtyklingon AvatarOP Lobstersaurus That got fixed a while ago now.

You get most drops just for completing the adventure/dungeon, and Silver/Gold just gives you extra rolls. And you only need Bronze for attunement now.  It’s really a lot better.

ColdinT
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dirtyklingon AvatarOP Lobstersaurus I think that’s every MMO though.  Leveling many alts will always be rough. But the first time to 50 in Wildstar should be pretty enjoyable. Heck, even the second time if you go for the other faction.

And they did make leveling a bit smoother back in Drop 3 or 4. More xp from monsters, and some quests requiring fewer kills to complete.

AvatarOP
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dirtyklingon AvatarOP Lobstersaurus depend what type of vets you are talking about. raiders don’t even bother to queue the adventures anymore (and dungeons only rarely) since they become a face roll with absolutely no reward once you are raid geared.

the game have a serious bottleneck and powercreep issue at the moment.

AvatarOP
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dirtyklingon AvatarOP Sophronisba brelic all good, didn’t mean to come out as condescending. i know the medal system can be tricky.
when you finish the run you can see what challenges you missed ( i think ). and the only shiphand that people reported issues on are the one you need to seal the breaches. it was not bug per say but for whatever reason people were forgetting to do this challenge.

regarding your wildstar play style, i find it great! you simply seem to enjoy dabbling in the endgame’s content without “going thru it for the sheer numbers”.
as i mentioned before, the game becomes simply “void” once you have raided enough. nothing in the game is worth anything and the raiding burn out is real.
Carbine is definitely doing all they can to bring back and keep interested players like you. which is cool.

ColdinT
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ColdinT

Lobstersaurus When was the last time you tried it? There’s been a few performance updates over the last few drops that it might be a bitter for you now.

ColdinT
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ColdinT

TheJewishMerp That takes time, and it’s not really reasonable to expect all things to be in the game from day one. It’s actually pretty cool they got cosmetic pets in under a year.

AvatarOP
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AvatarOP

Lobstersaurus wildstar is TOTALLY worth a playthru if you have the rig to handle it. endgame is a different story, it is either hyper casual/housing or ultra linear/raid and they haven’t really nailed it yet (casuals say they have nothing to do and raiders become burn out…).

fun game all around with some endgame direction issues. but most will say: its the endgame that is difficult to design. in term of “mmo design”. and carbine failed at it.
they are quickly improving though… at least since drop 4.

ColdinT
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ColdinT

Budukahn Yeah, they fixed it a bit. Dyeing items is cheaper, though using a legendary rarity dye for a bunch of dye slots will still run you quite a lot of money.
Dyes are also unbound now, which means there’s a ton more dyes in circulation now. Plus dyes drop like crazy doing Veteran Shiphands.

Lobstersaurus
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Lobstersaurus

I really dig the art style and combat in Wildstar (in short bursts). Heck, even the lore is pretty intriguing. I just couldn’t get it optimized for my computer, and nothing kills interest in a game faster for me than poor performance.

AvatarOP
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dirtyklingon Sophronisba brelic if you could not get gold in all the shiphands, you probably are not very deep in wildstar. as a raider getting gold in all shiphand was absurdly easy.

well, good for you i suppose you still have so many challenges/goals ahead!

raiders have nothing to do in this game but.. raid :

ColdinT
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ColdinT

Siphaed Bango Exactly. It may not be revolutionary, but it’s also something most players expect in an MMO these days.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Bango EXCUSE YOU Mr. Hardcore, but casuals outnumber hardcore obsessive types 100+ to 1.   These things are staple features in many of games and why people play Rpgs.

Bango
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Bango

Pets and cosmetics. How original. No wonder I cancelled my sub last night…

Ironweakness
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Ironweakness

It looks like Carbine is designing content for the very loyal RP playerbase that WildStar has, not to mention everyone else interested in costuming and collectibles. That’s probably a good move. Have they released any significant content patches recently with story, instances, etc rather than updated systems? It seems like that’s what the really need to start picking up the pace with now that so many features have been added in or fixed.

ElMutharino
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ElMutharino

samruck Yeah, they literally decided to kill their own game. Nothing bad or wrong in publishing niche titles, but then you don’t go with NCSoft, if you do

samruck
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samruck

For a game with the best cartoonish style out there, nice combat, a game that could turn in the next WoW, they must have gone crazy to go for the limited few.

ElMutharino
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ElMutharino

dirtyklingon ElMutharino You don’t need to sub, go to your account page and click Start Trial. it works for ex subs too

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