For many of us MMO players though, it all comes down to one thing: loot. WildStar’s set to feature a unique set of tools called Artifact Weapons, which are designed to get those of you looking for a challenge to tear your hair out.
“Artifact weapons are the most awesome weapons we have in the game. They’re pink,” Frost says, laughing. “The weapons themselves are not pink, but the value of the weapon is denoted by its pink background. So what’s cool about artifact weapons is there are quests on the artifact weapon itself. As I do each quest it becomes more powerful. So when I tick off all the quests it becomes really powerful.
“One of those quests is to kill two 40-person bosses at the same time.”It’s brutal and it’s going to take people a long time. And that’s just one person, let alone other players who are in the guild that need to do their artifact weapon. And those drops are rare. So it’s going to be a lot of work and it doesn’t just end with the fact that, ‘Oh I got into a raid. Yay, I just get the items here.’ It’s a ton of work.”