At level 14 in WildStar, you can get a house! Leaving your character in a house while you are logged out gives you rested XP. Plus, you can become neighbors with people and you can look at each other’s houses!
Here are some screenshots of the outside of my new house.
And of course, here are some pictures of the inside!
I found an awesome looking place called Aurin today. Somehow, a dense, beautiful forest has appeared in the middle of a savannah! The forest is surrounded by clouds and lightning, and the forest is protected by dark creatures.
UPDATE: I figured out how they were turning my nice savannah into a magical forest; this nasty group of Eldan (species indigenous to Nexus) decided they wanted to turn my savannah into a forest, so I put a stop to it by deactivating their teraformer (see below). I do not care if the Eldan were here before or not; Nexus is the birthright of the Dominion!
Speaking of Eldan… Supposedly the story is the Eldan were here thousands of years ago and they invented the Mechari (which is just robots made to look/act like people). The story of the Eldan reminds me strongly of Battlestar: Galactica; humans created Cylons, Cylons rebel and fight back, humans have to leave their planet, etc. Anywho, very exciting stuff!
When I play MMORPGs, I usually like to blow through the quests and sometimes I do not spend enough time paying attention to the story. I tried to slow down a little bit in WildStar, however, and take notice of some of the story. I like the comedy in WildStar; it is fun to play a game that is silly.
One of the silly characters (NPCs) I met is Mondo Zax. One of the first things he said to me was, “Until Mondo invent time machine… do not waste time!” I thought Mondo was pretty funny! I enjoy the dialogue in this game.
I also enjoyed talking to Clanlord Makaza; he’s a pretty tough guy, but I earned his respect by taking care of the local riff-raff, fighting off some crazy animals, and other such things which required my particular set of skills (i.e. questing). I also built up my reputation with Makaza and his fine city by using my skills as a Settler and adding features that make life easier.
Overall, I have to say WildStar has been super fun so far! The story is great and the comedy is hilarious! The quests have been super fun and I enjoy being a Settler. I also figured out Professions… I picked Tailor so I can make gear for myself (I am a Spellslinger). Hopefully one day I will be able to tailor gear that is useful for the endgame content. Fun times ahead!