Since my last post I decided to try out the other faction in Wildstar, the Dominion. I've seen pictures of the city and read a lot of good things that made me want to really get a closer look after playing an exile to 20. I managed to try a few classes and finally settled on the warrior, which is the opposite of the sneaky evasive play of the stalker. The warrior is a brute that doesn't need to sneak around, it's great!
I have to admit the Dominion get the better looking city, it looks and feels like a capital city, respectable and grand. Very beautiful all around. The exile, in contrast, basically have a giant dumpster which is filled with piles of trash. I was very unimpressed. The first thing I thought when I entered the city was... A dumpster? Along with the cities, the starting areas (I have yet to try the snowy, human areas on the exile) are very different experiences all together. The dominion feels as if extra effort was put into the questing and areas as a whole. A much more polished experience. The exiles felt like they just plopped down massive camps everywhere, filled to the brim with mobs. Overall, I did not enjoy the exile side nearly as much as the dominion. Which was a let down as I really wanted to play an Aurin. However, the exile is more populated than dominion, which I was surprised at. At this point I think it is a pretty big slant with Exile dominating most servers.
Housing is awesome! You can teak out your plots little by little as you level, adding challenges, furniture, changing your sky, your decorations. You can even change the atmospheric effects inside each room of your house. There are tons of nifty items and not everything is insanely expensive, some are also available from challenges. I think Wildstar takes housing to a whole new level, I love it.
I managed to get a weapon upgrade for my hunter, finally! I actually disconnected in LFR, the transformer on our street blows every few days here it seems, three times within five days is the current record. Upon logging in the next morning I found my weapon in my mailbox. I was so excited! I needed a new upgrade very, very badly. I have the worst luck with my hunter, I never get what I need it seems and all the LFR groups are the pits. I was pleasantly surprised!
The new area, is a nice change. A desert setting, while small it is engaging. There are many different events that trigger. Sandstorms happen, which causes visibility problems, a neat change from the norm. They happen in cycles, so it isn't a constant annoyance. There are events tied, which cause you to look forward to them more than you'd think. All in all it looks great visually. Lots of jumping to get to the event area but you don't have to worry with it too much on a regular basis. Not a huge fan of jumping, I'm no good at it, even if I like to think I am. I'm just persistent :(
That's it for today. Have a great week!