Wildstar is the new MMORPG from Carbine Studios. With games like World of Warcraft, Fallout, and City of Heroes on the creators' resumes, they definitely have the chops to make a great next gen MMO. Wildstar takes point from the MMO classics and innovates upon them in a positive way.
"As I guide my Aurin through a newbie area, an icy plain sprinkled with the wreckage of a space ship. Immediately, I get a quest to place a beacon on top of a hill, but blocking my way to the hilltop are intermittent tides of an avalanche. But traversing the avalanche isn't just a game hindrance. If I do it quickly and skillfully enough, I can complete a Challenge. These Challenges pop up throughout the game, spawned by actions like investigating certain areas or killing creatures prolifically. They can be like the avalanche one or more combat-orientated, like having to kill a certain number of creatures in a certain amount of time or with only so much ammo. Completing the challenges brings rewards and further challenges, and even in my short play through, they prove a fun distraction away from the thrust of the main quest."
To get a brief glimpse on the world of the Nexus, check out our full Wildstar preview from GamesCom 2011.