When creating your character, you will start by choosing your faction (Exiles or Dominion), your race (Human, Aurin, Granok, and Mordesh for Exiles, and Cassian, Draken, Chua, and Mechari for Dominion) and the sex (Male or Female). Then, depending on your racial choice, you will be asked to choose your class, Warrior, Esper, Stalker, Spellslinger, Engineer and Medic. Finally, you will choose a path from Soldier, Explorer, Scientist or Settler.
You can customize the appearance of your character. Now we know that it will be possible to set cutting hair (and color), the eyes , the facial hair , the ears and attributes (also including horns for example) and skin color. According to the latest a system cursor was in place to give the features (face) that we want, but the developers did not want to go up to the choice of creating face "non-standard" and "disproportionate."
There are eight playable races in WildStar: Human, Aurin, Granok, Mordesh, Cassian, Draken, Chua and Mechari.
Right after you click on the "Create a New Character" button, you will access the creation window. At the very beginning, you need to decide which side of the conflict you want to embrace. You can select:
Exile - they are rebels by nature and they want to make a new home for themselves, on Nexus.
Dominion - they rule half of the galaxy and they are technologically advanced.
What makes this choice important is the fact that you cannot make friends with the enemies, after you choose either side. Of course, the Exiles start off in a different location that in the Dominion.
Then, you get to choose your race. The races themselves provide no bonuses to the individual statistics or skills but, classes are specific to these races. Each faction has four playable races, which differ mainly in visual terms.
The relations of races to classes are as follows:
Human - Esper, Medic, Spellslinger, Warrior, Engineer, Stalker
Aurin - Esper, Spellslinger, Stalker
Granok - Medic, Warrior, Engineer
Mordesh - Medic, Spellslinger, Warrior, Engineer, Stalker
Cassian - Esper, Medic, Spellslinger, Warrior, Engineer, Stalker
Chua - Esper, Medic, Spellslinger, Engineer
Mechari - Medic, Warrior, Engineer, Stalker
Draken - Spellslinger, Warrior, Stalker
After you choose your race, you have to select your class. Depending on which race you have selected, you get a specific set of classes. This means that you cannot be an Aurin Warrior, because the developers blocked off the option (Humans select from among all the classes).
They have been developed in such a way, as to perform one of two roles. Everyone can be a DPS and deal considerable damage in combat but, additionally, three of the classes can perform the role of the tank or of the medic.
The following can be a tank:
The following can be a medic:
The next window is the Path selection, which you want to select for your character. There are four to choose from (to learn more, see the chapter entitled "Paths"):
The final step is to determine the looks of your character. In the case of the majority of options, you will be able to select one of the variants, of the available elements, such as the ears, skin color or hair color. After this step, you can click on "Accept", enter the character's name and access the game world.