Chua and Mordesh added to WildStar character race

Carbine Studios announced today that its upcoming sci-fi massively-multiplayer online game, WildStar, will feature two more races: the Chua and the Mordesh.

The Chua and Mordesh join six previously-revealed races that include Humans, Cassians, Granoks, Drakens, Aurins and Mecharis. The Chua — who are part of the Dominion — are characterized by their small size and are known for being "nearly as brilliant as they are sociopathic," according to the game's developers. They're inventors of advanced weapons and technology, have a history of industrialization and seek to explore the planet's legendary natural and technology resources.

Lead narrative designer, Chad Moore said that while the Chua may resemble physically small races in other MMOs, "they're not the downtrodden small race with Napoleon syndrome."

"The reason I like the Chua as a race is because even though they're not necessarily well-liked by their allies, you can't live without them," Moore said. "To a certain degree, the attitude of the Chua and the way they go about things reflect that they understand that."

Moore said that the Chua almost have the most power in the dominion — a different kind of power to what the other races have — and this gives them a unique perspective on the world, which is reflected in the gameplay.

The Mordesh are part of the Exiles, and their lore lends a greater darkness to the overarching story of WildStar. Cursed with a degenerative disease, the Mordesh are a kind of space zombie that have become masters of artifice and deception, relying on the dark arts to bring down their Dominion enemies as well as their allies.

Playing as the Mordesh, players will have to deal with the disease and the history that led the Mordesh to where they are today.

For more information on the recently-revealed races, visit WildStar.

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