WildStar buffs its subscription rewards program
Carbine Studios reeeeaaaally wants to make it worth your while to subscribe to WildStar. It already has a "signature rewards" program for subbers that showers players in goodies for subbing, but the game's upcoming primal matrix system (horizontal advancement, basically) will offer even more.
"With the upcoming Primal Matrix system we’re adding even more value to Signature by increasing member Essence drops by 50%! That means with every 2 Essence a non-Signature member would receive, you’ll get 3! Gain Essence faster to progress through your Primal Matrix unlocks faster, and get to those sweet, sweet bonuses."
If you've been a subber for three months (not necessarily in a row) in the period between January and the start of June, you'll also be picking up some firework mount flair (shown above).
Earlier this month, NCsoft's latest financial report dropped WildStar's revenues as a separate performance meter; it's now lumped in with "other" games, prompting a fresh round of worry and speculation for the game.
Stay tuned for our Choose My Adventure column later today; we're kicking off a month of play in the game to chronicle there.