Wild West Online’s stagecoach is held up by negative reviews and no female characters

Perhaps Wild West Online is attempting to emulate life on the actual historical frontier. This week’s launch has certainly been uncertain, fraught with peril, and an unsure venture. As pretty much anyone could have predicted, the western MMO has taken a savage beating on Steam for being largely unfinished (which is to be expected, since the whole game was revamped not just two months ago).

Steam reviewers have given WWO mostly negative reviews, labeling the game as a “money grab” with a poor graphics engine, no PvE content, and pretty much no content to experience at the present. One large point of contention was the lack of playable female characters. Can someone get this game an “under construction” GIF from the 1990s?

Even the developers acknowledged the criticism: “Howdy partners, quick Steam update! Much like PUBG did, Wild West Online took an immediate hit with negative reviews! We began at 2% positive and in one day are up to 39% positive in all languages. YeeeeHaww here we come… saddle up guys!”

That’s a weird tone to strike.

The studio continued to waffle on how much it wants to adapt the game to a PvE audience by saying, “We also want to directly address the folks who expected a full PVE MMO: as we’ve discussed with folks since the early days, this is at its core PVP MMO, with PVE elements (resourcing, simple NPC quests, homesteading). This has been and will be our focus: an MMO rooted in core PVP gameplay, with social and PVE elements to round it out.”

Source: Steam, official forums. Thanks Kinya!
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Grave Knight
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Grave Knight

There were no women in the west. It was just a bunch of lone men and their horses.

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Carebear

Today braidead developers refuse the option of pve server because they know that the majority will chose pve and they dont want that…

With the same braindead mindset, wwo took a step further and denied the option of female character, well… you know why..

Reminder to the devs: we are not your experimental mouse that will run om your wheel. We need choices and if there is no choices there is no money for you.

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Zen Dadaist

So they rushed out an Early Access release disguised as a full retail release, despite absolutely everyone’s reservations that it wasn’t anywhere near full launch ready? Well, colour me shocked.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

i decided to hop on and take a look at the cash shop and some town siege gameplay.

Grave Knight
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Grave Knight

Cool, another pay for game that also has a free to pay monetization, scumming loot boxes, PVP only servers… Oh, and it has paid for inventory slots cause everyone loves those.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Thanks for the quick look.

You did not seem entertained.

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deekay_plus

i had just woke up from a nap so i was kind of groggy. the bugs i saw were amusing, as was the gunplay (it’s funny to me to snipe ppl with a pistol via unlimited distance hitscan gun mechanics).

i’m dissapointed with the cash shop. i mean it’s not even remotely the worst ever but nonetheless…

i’ll probably buy some loot boxes (with the currency i have from my founders pack) and roll them on stream to get a sense of that as well soon.

i think the whole town siege pvp thing could get my buddy whom i bought a copy for xmas interested. i also think it might keep pvpers off the back of people that want to grind nodes or quests instead of the pvp… at least to a degree.

edit: as boom comments on the video i got a general feeling of “it’s ok for what it is at it’s price point” nothing special or anything but nothing exactly bad or anything for what it is. could be alot better for sure.

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Armsbend

With RDR coming out – easiest pass of all time.

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squid

We also want to directly address the folks who expected a full PVE MMO: as we’ve discussed with folks since the early days, this is at its core PVP MMO

Not without any P’s it isn’t.

Players can shoot other players. “Hi, it’s a PvP game!” Development ends. Expect money to roll in.

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Matthew Ward

If you didn’t see this coming, with the about turns and revamps and utterly shockingly-bad gameplay vids, you deserve to have your money taken in this scam game.

Anything that comes out offering 10% and promising 90% is just a cynical cash grab.
Another Early Access game (like most of the others) that needs to die in a fire

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Your Honor

The sad thing is it could have been so good. They saw RDR 2 coming and thought “let’s just cash in”.

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Sorenthaz

The delusion of grandeur is real here.

If something sounds too good to be true and comes out faster than it seems like it should, chances are that it’s being rushed out the door before it’s ready.

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Greaterdivinity

Much like PUBG did, Wild West Online took an immediate hit with negative reviews!

Oh honey…please don’t compare yourself to wildly successful games to try to position the message positively. Accept your lumps, be humble, make the game better.

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sedux21

critics are right this is the same developer (WarZ etc.). it’s a cash grab and there is evidence https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/8ip1c8/sergey_titov_back_at_it_again_wild_west_online/

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deekay_plus

you posted that in the wrong sub. it should be in r/conspiracy