New Wildstar DevSpeak video looks at Ability Mechanics

Friday, 27 September 2013 15:05 GMT By Dave Owen

It’s time for another edition of Wildstar DevSpeak, where developer Carbine Studios tells you stuff about the upcoming MMO. This time out it’s all about Ability Mechanics, which is how you control what your character can do.

Ability Mechanics is how you interact with the game in order to use your character’s abilities. Wildstar takes the typical MMO abilities of Instant, Cast time, and Channel abilities. Wildstar makes Cast time and Channel abilities mobile, so that you can use them on the go. The video also shows charging abilities and the different strategies you can employ against different enemies.

The idea is to take a combat system based on movement and aiming and add mobile casting and variety.

Wildstar is planned for release in 2014.