After one WildStar beta tester broke his word, the Carbine team played excellent damage control.
While Carbine only recently opened WildStar's doors to closed beta testers, one tester has already broken Carbine's NDA and leaked a set of beta patch notes to the general public. What a jerk. As the leak made its way across the Internet, several core WildStar fansites refused to post the information out of respect for Carbine. In response, the developer made a conscious decision to make the patch notes, which were previously behind a NDA, available for everyone.
"No, we won't be doing this every time," said Carbine's Troy "Aether" Hewitt. "Yes, we want to remove the person/s who leaked this information from beta. Yes, we want to avoid future leaks. Yes, we want to openly discuss areas of our game that require critical feedback. We'd just like to do it on our terms."
The patch notes don't give away any special secrets about what's going on in WildStar's development or anything, but they do leave the impression that things are going well. In the most recent update, a lot of zones are getting polished up, a Group Finder has been added, and many classes are getting the fine-tuning they need.
In WildStar, the legendary planet Nexus has been found. As the opposed forces of the Exiles and Dominion rush to capture it and its secrets you must pick your side and join in the fight to unlock the planet's secrets.
After the patch notes were leaked, Carbine Studios Executive Producer, Jeremy Gaffney, took the time to conduct a community Q&A with members of WildStar Central's forums. This is pretty unheard of in the MMO space, and it's great to see how much Gaffney cares about the growing WildStar fanbase.
If you want to check out the full WildStar M30 Patch Notes for yourself, head over to the official WildStar site.