WildStar adds new PvP arena with its next update

    
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With WildStar’s Reloaded update over a month old, Carbine is now turning its attention to the next big patch for the game. The new content addition, which is called Enter the Cryo-Plex, will focus its efforts on the MMO’s PvP scene.

The centerpiece of the update will be the titular Cryo-Plex arena, an Eldan facility that Protostar researched and abandoned. Now, players will pour into the arena and fight in teams of two, three, and five to secure the knowledge hidden in this frozen patch of the world.

Carbine teased several of the rewards for the ongoing second season of PvP, saying that even if a team only manages to place in the top half by the end of the season, its participants will still get a unique title and pet. The studio doesn’t have an announced end date for season 2 or a start date for season 3.

This morning we reported on NCsoft’s claim that WildStar has seen “conspicuous user movement” since its free-to-play transition.

Source: WildStar
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breetoplay

ColdinT I think it was a goofy translation for “a lot of people are playing / logging in and out / coming back / sticking around.” Apparently Korean corporatespeak/PRspeak translates oddly. :D

nshelton
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nshelton

Watching this all unfold, im left feeling the same way i felt as blizzard implemented “pvp” in world of warcraft.

Same mistakes, same pace, same unfun crap.

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Fix the botting issue first, then think about new crap.

Radfist
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Radfist

Esoteric Coyote I agree new battlegrounds would have been a much better investment.

ColdinT
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ColdinT

Esoteric Coyote Yeah. I wish we were getting a new battleground.  Not that I don’t like Arenas, but they killed them for me by making the contracts require the ranked versions. I like doing random arena queues, not having to form up a team to go at it.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Omedon 
I find it pretty audacious myself.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

BalsBigBrother ColdinT 
This should be /featured.
(And don’t you dare post that South Park gif, schlag! >: )

FacelessSavior
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FacelessSavior

Holy crap. That actually does sound pretty entertaining :)

Samizdat
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Samizdat

Madda FacelessSavior OWPvP in Wildstar is, actually, quite a bit of fun. Most world boss fights are contested by both factions, which ends up in a 3-way fight between the Exiles, the Dominion, and the boss (plus adds).

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

ColdinT Teleportation perhaps.  I just thought some had better movement, but some people are able to go from spawn to spawn faster than I can dash to the center of bloodsworn hall.  A few some people thought it was fishy.  Not sure if it is or isn’t, I’m generally never on the back line since I’m a medic healer and my stubby little heals need to be in the thick of it.