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Starting Zones - Faction or Race Specific?

Discussion in 'WildStar Races' started by Monarc, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Monarc

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    Not sure if this information is out there, curious if each race has it's own starting area or just faction areas for beginning.

    One of the elements I've always appreciated in other games is race specific starting areas - it makes rolling alts more enjoyable and better for all around story immersion.

    Considering the races aren't from Nexus, it would be more like landing zones or base camps but still some difference would be nice to have.
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    I wouldnt mind smaller race specific intro zones that lead to a bigger faction specific zone that leads to the world.
    Of course, i personally prefer being able to visit the starter areas again after leaving them.
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    From what I've heard each faction has a shared 1-3 zone. Then each race has it's own 3-6, and then 6 to like 10 is 2 races together or something like that? I gathered this from various videos where Crimson Isle is described as a level 3 Draken zone, and Deradune is described as being 6+ and its implied that there are other level 6+ zones for the Dominion. I think the 1-3 leveling experience is a shared tutorial for each faction.
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  4. Monarc

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    Interesting - some variety is a good thing. :)
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    Think you've got it backwards. Each race, I believe, has a unique 1-5 instance, followed by a faction zone; Deradune is supposed to be a 6-10ish zone for Draken and Chua. After that, you start to funnel into unified factional and even contested zones.
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    As far as we know...
    Crimson Isle is the specific tutorial area for the Draken, levels 1-6. Once you get through that area you get thrown out into Deradune which is levels 6-12 and is a shared zone between the Draken and the Chua (the assumed last Dominion race).

    Most guesses are that this is a similar set up for each race/faction. Each race gets their own individualized tutorial zone for the first six levels then the next six levels are a shared zone with 1 other race from your faction before you get thrown into the wide open world with everyone.
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    In the PAX presentations, Jeremy Gaffney's said that Crimson Isle is "the Draken starting area".

    Although it's not really clear whether he meant "This is where Draken start but some other races may start here as well" or "Only Draken start here." :p
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  8. Chaii

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    In this video every dominion race started in the same zone.
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    Sure, but to keep things simple for testing.
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    I don't really care if the races start in other zones or not. I always tend to like one zone above all others and level all my alts in that zone, anyway.
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    Also, that Zone isnt the starting zone, it's the zone right after :p. They said that Deradune is a 6-14 zone and that it's where you go after the Crimson Isle. :)
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    Oh. Seems like I missed something^^

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