Deep in the frozen wastes of Whitevale, an ancient Eldan terraformer has lain dormant for millennia. Abandoned by its creators for reasons unknown, it was first discovered by Exile settlers colonizing the region, and soon scientists were dispatched to the … Continue reading
Located off the coast of Deradune, Crimson Isle has been neither explored nor colonized by the Dominion because of its remote location, rocky terrain and deadly wildlife. But recent long-range scans from the Arkship Destiny have revealed some tantalizing details … Continue reading
Until the last century, the Mordesh of planet Grismara had a flourishing civilization whose refinements in alchemy made them the envy of the galaxy. Having attracted the attention of the Dominion and been invited to join, their ongoing success was all but inevitable.
In 1578 AE, Victor Lazarin, widely acknowledged as the greatest alchemist in Grismaran history, announced his creation of the Everlife Elixir – a substance he claimed granted immortality. The Mordesh were convinced of Lazarin’s brilliance, and the elixir was distributed worldwide. Yet cries of rejoicing soon turned to moans of despair. The elixir eventually became unstable, leading to necromantic physical degeneration coupled with a mindless cannibalistic rage.
It is said that in the Contagion’s first outbreaks, the casualties mounted too swiftly to be measured. The only certainty was that a civilization of billions lay within a hairsbreadth of extinction after just a few weeks. The Dominion response was a brutal and uncompromising quarantine, while below the Mordesh suffered and perished. While almost falling into the Contagion’s madness himself, Lazarin created a vaccine known as the Vitalus Serum. Despite failing to cure the disease, the serum suppressed its psychological symptoms and s the few remaining Mordesh survivors.
In desperation, the Mordesh turned to the Exiles, who smuggled them piecemeal through the Dominion blockade. Forced by dwindling numbers and their hunted status to become practitioners of artifice and deception, they formed a covert intelligence group, the Black Hoods, to wage campaigns of sabotage and assassination against their enemies. Seen by the Exiles as an unsavory but necessary evil, the Mordesh now ply their dark arts on Nexus in hopes of finding a cure and wreaking vengeance on the Dominion who deserted them.
In our latest #WSFlick, we reveal our two last races, the Chua and the Mordesh. Between the Furry psychopathic mad scientist and the creepy diseased mutant, which one will you choose?
Carbine Studios has just completed a very successful first Closed Beta for WildStar. Today marks the start of Closed Beta Two: The Dominion. This beta focusses solely on the second faction, the powerful galactic empire called the Dominion, and features new zones, dungeons, Battlegrounds and more.
Great news for European players; thanks to the feedback from a small group of non-US Closed Beta One testers, the Closed Beta invitations are no longer region-locked. So, regardless of your location in the world you’ve got the same chance as anyone to get invited to the Closed Beta!
Carbine Studios has already begun sending invitations to Closed Beta Two, so keep an eye on your inboxes and spam folders.
- The Exile faction have been hidden away for this round of beta, but give a warm welcome to the Dominion!
- The Ruins of Kel Voreth have opened up for testing. This dungeon is intended for level 20 players.
- Battleground: Smash & Grab is now available. This 10v10 Capture the Flag variant opens immediately at level 3, and is available all the way through the beta level cap of 30.
- The old Attribute names (Strength, Dexterity, Technology , Magic, Wisdom, Stamina) have been renamed for more WildStar-ian flair: Brutality, Finesse, Tech, Moxie, Insight, and Grit.
- Milestones and Attributes have had a major redesign. See the Class notes below for more details.
The full patch notes are available in English at the following address. http://www.wildstar-online.com/uk/news/wildstar_wednesday_welcome_to_closed_beta_2.php
Last week, Kit Brinny introduced you to the Exiles, a group of scrappy rebels searching for a new home on Nexus. Now, we’re finally ready to reveal the other side of the of the galactic conflict: the Dominion. To bring you up to speed with the faction’s member races, we introduce Malvolio Portius, who has begrudgingly agreed to take time from his busy schedule to discuss the Dominion with you.