The Daily Grind: Are you optimistic about WildStar’s future?

    
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I’m sure this won’t serve as a grand surprise to anyone reading this, but I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of WildStar ever since we saw NCsoft’s financials last week. While it’s all well and good to try and cast the news as a positive by pointing out that it’s nearing the range of City of Heroes in terms of revenue, it behooves us to remember that CoH was unceremoniously shut down. Considering the hostile takeover NCsoft is facing, I think it’s enough to start one seriously thinking about the future.

Sure, I do believe that the team behind WildStar can pull things together and make a successful game, but I worry about the timeframe available for doing that and whether or not any goodwill remains from players. I also wonder whether or not the developers are willing to do what’s necessary and how much feedback has actually been heard. What about you, readers? Are you optimistic about WildStar‘s future? Or do you think the writing is on the wall?

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aliencowman
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aliencowman

While I don’t mind attunement processes (and in fact really liked quests like the onyxia attunment and UBRS key) I hated that the first step in attunement was to grind out a shit ton of elder gems to start the attunement. I was super excited to raid until I saw that first requirement. I logged off the day I hit 50 and saw that and haven’t been back since. If it was a long awesome quest chain? I’m down for that. But go mindlessly grind xp for no reason for several weeks since there is even a cap on how many you can earn in a week, no thanks.

redhead86
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redhead86

The endless attunement process and the unforgiving nature of the vet dungeons will chase people away. The attunement crap chased me away, but I am on my 10 day re-trial and still cannot get into it because of the mountain I must climb just to raid. Also how they destroyed healing in pvp was a total turn off.
I’ll stick with FF14 and GW2

syberghost
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syberghost

RyanMahaffey Wildstar still suffers from the number one issue it had at launch, in that NCSoft hasn’t been removed.

Wake me when that bug is fixed.

RyanMahaffey
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RyanMahaffey

I simply cannot believe the amount of ignorant people here, saying things like “nope, I played at launch and that was shit!!!111” guess what, THAT WAS FUCKING 10 MONTHS AGO, Wildstar has more than fixed its launch issues, they have added new features and amazing new content. Even more so than WoW which just had one of the worst patches of all time.

RyanMahaffey
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RyanMahaffey

AthieV

ColdinT
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ColdinT

That could depend on what class and race you went with. But hey, if you tried it out that’s more than some people

ColdinT
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ColdinT

Maybe it will still get there. At least the latest Drop had a ton of stuff added that really fleshed out the end game. :)

TheJewishMerp
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TheJewishMerp

I’ve checked out the 10 day trial and still found the game dull, perhaps it’s just me though.

ColdinT
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ColdinT

What server? The PVP servers are much quieter and Dominion side especially so. Ilium is probably worse because there’s no big place for players to congregate. Go check out Entity Exile side though, and you wouldn’t believe how packed the city is.

ColdinT
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ColdinT

There’s at least 20 people in one of the RP hotspots every night. ;)