NCSofts new upcoming MMO title called Wildstar is in open beta and today they just revealed how you are going to interact with the game world and they go beyond the standard abilities which you see in todays MMOs.
In addition to the standard instant channelled or cast time mechanics, Wildstar introduces a host of reactive abilities that will allow you to respond to a changing battlefield. These mechanics include rapid tapping, ability charges, charge and release and press and hold. This basically means the game will have abilities that react to your keyboard holds and taps or mouse clicks.
The abilities used in Wildstar are going to allow high mobility and reactiveness to the combat along with the typical MMOs that has instant cast, channelled and cast time spells.
Now these aren't new video game mechanics that have been introduced before but they are something which you don't see in a lot of MMOs today.
Wildstar is not a free to play MMO, you either buy the game in retail or you can buy it digitally. Buying the game will give you 30 days of free gameplay but after that you will have two options to play. First option is either you can buy an in-game item called C.R.E.D.D which can be bought and sold by other players in the game or you can pay a monthly subscription fee.
You can sign up for the beta now at Wildstar Online to check the game out.