MMO WildStar has received another DevSpeak instalment which this time highlights how they deal with the traditional "Instant, Cast time and Channel" abilities of characters. Moving and aiming already covered.
Now the team is down to the nitty gritty of actually using abilities. This video explains how the player can "control what your character can do" - they've made most abilities 'mobile'.
WildStar rejects the usual MMO trope of standing still a lot to charge up abilities or channelling something. Their big thing is "reactive mobile casting" and it looks rather good.
The WildStar beta is accepting registrations on the. It fully launches in first half of 2014.
Latest WildStar DevSpeak video discusses ability mechanics
26 September 2013 | By Simon Priest
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