WildStar trailer takes aim at MMO combat
The latest WildStar DevSpeak diary comes with a particularly surprising revelation: you can be really bad at it. Sure, you can be bad at most MMOs - hitting your skills in the wrong order, or at the wrong time - but the prevalence of auto-targeting means you will at least hit something. In this exploration of aiming, the Carbine team explain "Free Form Targeting" - their evolution of the more traditional system of lazily tabbing between monsters while auto-attack does the business.
While not as freeform as the recent spate of action combat systems seen in MMOs like Neverwinter and Tera, there appears to be a big emphasis on not only the targeting of skills, but also your movement and positioning within the fight. And if the technical specifics aren't your thing, at least there's a randomly explosive finish to enjoy.