So you want to RP in Wildstar?
If you’ve made it this far and you’re new to the community, welcome to Wildstar! The purpose of this thread is to give some helpful advice and tips on how to build characters, look for roleplay, advertise events, and give a brief rundown of the game’s current lore situations. What this guide will NOT do is tell someone what they “can” or “cannot” do, nor will it attempt to shoehorn anybody into a specific race, faction, or server. The very core of roleplaying is making and playing a character that you enjoy, so this guide is here to help you make the most of it!
The current year is 1667 AE.
You and your companions have been in a decades-long space war with the Dominion, jumping from planet to planet in a fleet of rusty ships and narrowly avoiding death time and time again. Your friends come from many different planets and star-systems.
- The Granok, a strong, rock-like race.
- The Aurin, a small and scrappy race of humanoids with animal-like features.
- The Mordesh, a plague-ridden race of elves kept alive and sane only by the vitalus in their tanks.
- The Exile humans, a hardy and rambunctious lot who were once a part of the very Dominion you are now running from.
The famed human explorer Dorian Walker has recently found the fabled planet Nexus; The supposed homeworld of the Eldan, a race of humanoids that the Dominion worship like Gods. Perhaps they ARE Gods. With their incredible intellect and technology, it wouldn’t be such a far stretch to consider that they may have made every other race that ever existed in their trek across multiple galaxies.
But that’s neither here nor there. For now, you are tasked with assisting the now settled Nexus with its never ending woes. Between the endless war with the Dominion, space pirates looking to claim their stake in the Nexus, and a deadly plague known only as the Strain that consumes everything it touches, the squirg that attach to their victims and take over their minds, and the Ascendancy that augments its users until they become a mindless hive, you’re likely to need a lot of help if you intend to stay alive here.
Fortunately, you aren’t alone in your journey. As you adventure across the Nexus, you will run into many important faces who will guide your travels, and in turn you will learn about their histories and motivations. Some of those characters include:
Queen Myala Everstar - Queen of the Aurin. She is often seen with her first consort Arwick Redleaf. She is often in poor health due to the crown she wears, fashioned from the world tree on their planet of Arboria. As the tree suffers and dies, so does she. She bears this pain willingly, however, as to take off the crown would symbolize that she has given up on her planet and her people; to the queen, a fate worse than death.
Victor Lazarin - A once universe-renowned Mordesh alchemist who nearly invented an elixir that would give its user eternal life, he quickly fell from grace as the elixir went bad and instead doomed his entire planet to a zombie apocalypse. He now works tirelessly under the watchful eyes of Avra Darkos to create the cure that may save his people from extinction. He is often found working alongside his daughter, Lucy Lazarin.
Durek Stonebreaker - The leader of the original Exiles and current commander of FCON (Free Companies of Nexus), Durek was exiled from his homeland along with all Granok currently seen in-game. He is a brash leader who makes dangerous decisions that often lead to disastrous consequences while on the Nexus. He is often seen arguing with Sergeant Kara over military matters.
Dorian Walker - The famed Exile human explorer responsible for discovering the Nexus. He now travels across the entire planet’s surface, competing with the Cassian human Artemis Zin to document and discover new species and resources for the Exiles.
Belle Walker - The daughter of Dorian Walker and very much his protegee in every way, she is often seen trawling through the Nexus’ many Exo-Labs with her companion bots Rusty and Bolt. Wherever she goes, trouble always seems to follow, so prepare for a fight!
Deadeye Brightland - Aron "Deadeye" Brightland is an infamous Exile gun-for-hire that made a name for himself in the wild, unmapped regions of space beyond the Fringe. Though he is the last living descendant of the famed Exile hero who led the first rebellion against the Cassians, he is no rebel leader - but rather a steely-eyed gunman with a grim sense of humor. He is often found with his dog Grim.
Welcome to Nexus, cupcake!