GAMING BLEND

Wildstar Devs Encourage Gamers To Use Addons

By William Usher 2014-07-08 14:00:46 discussion comments
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It's very rare that big studios these days put a lot of effort into reaching out to their own communities and encourages them to modify their game. NCSoft and Carbine Studios don't want to be like other companies where users are discouraged from making some aesthetic modifications to the game, instead they want players to explore and expand various, select options.

A PR notice was recently sent out that describes how players can modify and install addons for Wildstar. Carbine Studios has teamed with Curse to provide users with a detailed walkthrough for getting brand new and original addons implemented and installed into your Wildstar client.

There are two ways to install addons for Wildstar, you can either do it manually or have it done automatically by downloading and installing the Curse software client. If you don't want to go through the hassle of understanding where to unzip files or how to put certain forms of content into the right file directories, it would probably benefit you to just grab the Curse client and allow all the heavy lifting to be done by the software.

If you need the client just head to curse.com/client.

Apparently there are already hundreds of addons made for Wildstar at the moment. These addons mostly include UI changes, item placements and color modifications.

There are a wide variety of different ways to customize and visually outfit the game to your needs.

If you want to get the addons and experiment with them you can grab the Curse client and get started. Alternatively, you can visit the official Curse website and head on over to the Wildstar section to scope out there offerings.

So far the game has received a lot of positive feedback and plenty of support as being a potential WoW-killer. There's even a top five reasons why the game might make you quit playing World of Warcraft.

NCSoft has been putting a lot of time and effort into trying to make the game appealing to as many MMO gamers as possible and the combination of the art-style and fluent gameplay mechanics seem to be working so far.

It's nice to also see that NCSoft and Carbine are working with the community to support some form of modding for the game, even if the addons are mostly just cosmetic. Some companies have actively tried making sure that mods of any kind are difficult to implement, such as Electronic Arts and Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4, where both games no longer support the core community that helped them become as popular as they are.

Wildstar is currently available to play and if you were lucky enough to get in on the free realm transfers, then you're probably one happy camper.

The only thing that some people might consider to be a downside to the game is that it's subscription based. However, some gamers argue that the subscriptions keep out the trolls and gold spammers to some small degree. If you want to get in on the action and play the game, feel free to learn more about Wildstar by visiting the official website.
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