Wildstar has officially gone into beta status, select unwashed masses are now digitally populating the games servers. If you haven’t yet signed up for the selection process, you can still do so here. Wildstar is set to take on the mmo space as many have tried before, what makes it different is primarily the options known as “paths” you can take with your character, which diversify your gameplay experience beyond combat and crafting.

The paths are, soldier, scientist, explorer and settler. Building houses,  exploring hidden paths, claiming territory and researching the planets ecosystem are all methods of gameplay, beyond the traditional combat and crafting. This is what makes this game intriguing for me, I feel I’ve done the combat in so many mmos now that they need to diversify beyond that trope.

Pax had a feature on Wildstar housing earlier in the year, which I covered here.