For centuries, the Ekose Shiphands Union has been running cargo from planet to planet. And if there's one thing the alien Ekose know, it's spaceships—how to use them, live on them, build them, take them apart, and put them back together again.
How do they manage these staggering feats of interstellar travel? With the help of an amazing discovery that lets their technology work longer and steadier than any other—the elusive Eko Particles! They're what Ekose pilots use to keep their ship engines running smoothly for extended periods. Now, as part of the limited-time Space Chase event running from December 9 through December 18, Ekose ship captains Exchanger Beno and Trader Torio will be letting everyone get in on the secret and unlock the coolest spaceship components in the galaxy—parts you can use to build your own unique spaceships on your housing plot!
Beno and Torio can be found in each capital city near the contracts board.
Since the discovery of Nexus, many Ekose traders have visited the Eldan planet to haul cargo and goods to and from the planet. In that time, more than a few Ekose ships have crashed on the surface, leaving lots of stray Eko Particles to be collected. Eko Particles are so valuable because they can only be detected when exposed to certain types of stellar radiation, meaning they can only be found on Nexus when the planet's trinary suns align perfectly. That time frame is known among Ekose traders as the "Space Chase."
So how does all this work? During the Space Chase, every time you complete an Expedition that's within your level range you'll earn Eko Particles that you can trade with or sell to other players. You can then bring them to Exchanger Beno, who will (as his name implies) exchange them for valuable Eko Chits that you can then trade with (you guessed it) Trader Torio for exclusive spaceship housing décor items! Want to skip the step where you complete Expeditions? Just buy Eko Chits at the in-game store using NCoin or OmniBits—Trader Torio doesn't care where they come from, he’s just got to get those Chits!
Of note: Eko Particles can only be earned by playing Expeditions that are at the correct level range for your character. The level ranges for each Expedition are as follows:
Wait, spaceship housing décor? That's right, star-hoppers! The Space Chase event is all about getting the ship components you need to build amazing spaceships on your housing plot. Ship parts come in three exciting flavors, with ten unique parts in each set. You can even mix and match those parts to your heart's content for certainly not but almost infinite possibilities!
This sturdy set of powerhouse parts will let you build a hard-charging brute of a ship that's armed to the teeth.
Spaceship engineers and space bound freight haulers alike admire the fantastically functional and utilitarian Tech Shuttle set.
Sleek, shiny, and oh-so-stylish, the Racer décor set lets you build the stealthiest-looking speed demon in space from the comfort of your own housing plot.
Eko Particles and Eko Chits are just one way to participate in the Space Chase event. You can also use OmniBits or NCoin to buy Space Chase Cases from the In-Game Store. Space Chase Cases might include the same ship components you can purchase from Trader Torio, plus they're the only place to find exclusive Space Chase rewards like one of fifteen new décor NPC characters, complete ship replicas, or one of three exclusive new housing music tracks! And remember, you can always trade anything you get from a Space Chase Case with your friends, or buy/sell them at the auction house.
Like the ships themselves, Space Chase Cases come in three flavors, and each one will only initially be available during a specific two-day period. At the end of the event (December 15 to December 18) all three will be up in the in-game store for a limited time.
Initially on sale from December 9 through December 10, they contain one of the following random housing items:
Initially on sale from December 11 through December 12, they contain one of the following random housing items:
*This never-before-heard track is exclusive to this event.
Initially on sale from December 13 through December 14, they contain one of the following random housing items:
Too busy folding space-time down at the ol’ collider to run Expeditions and get Eko Particles? No prob! You can use NCoin or OmniBits to purchase Eko Chits directly from the In-Game Store, and then get whatever Space Chase items you want from Trader Torio. So get ready to race into space and face the Space Chase!
The best part of the Space Chase ship parts décor? You can use these pieces however you like! Sure, each set has a theme like combat, engineering, and speed, but how they combine to form new and dynamic spaceships is entirely up to you! How many Space Cadets can you collect? Will you build a fleet of Protostar Transports? Well don't be shy, share your new designs with us on Twitter, Facebook, our official forums, or anywhere else you post awesome WildStar things. We'll be watching... from space!
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