Investment firm sees a dark future for WildStar, bright hopes for Guild Wars 2

    
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Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo Securities is not predicting a rosy future for WildStar, although it still is recommending NCsoft as a “buy” prospect. The firm sees WildStar dropping to $585,000 in revenue per month, with a year-over-year drop of 91.1% from its launch last year.

The good news is that the firm forecasts NCsoft’s revenue increasing in the first quarter, helped by a jump in Lineage microtransaction sales. Guild Wars 2 is expected to be a financial boon when the expansion releases in the anticipated second quarter. The firm says that 4.6M copies of the fantasy title have been sold so far.

The firm also noted that shareholders are “vying for control” of the publisher, particularly referring to Nexon’s involvement as of late.

[Source: Reddit, investment report]
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Draycass
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I disagree the Wildstar community is one of the best I have seen in and MMO they are perfectly aware of the issues the game had last year. The reality is that Wildstar is now a vastly different and well polished game now that people should give another go. I have played many many MMOs WoW being my main for 10 years. Wildstar for me is by far the best MMO I have played for a long time. The combat is fun and engaging. The humour in the game is awesome. The player housing has given a real community feel to the game with players creating in house competitions from racing to housing and costume competitions. The end game is the least grindy of any MMO with the new attunement changes and the end game content is challenging and fun – we just need people :) lots and lots of people. The mega servers help but the PvP servers are dead so make sure you joined a PvE server :)

samruck
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samruck

Tridus athame1987 Poor NCsoft that gets all the hate. It’s not like they ablolished City of heroes even if it made profit and was doing better at F2P then P2P.

Tridus
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Tridus

athame1987 Yeah, NCSoft only spent a fortune to fund Carbine to make the game for six years with no return, then took huge losses after launch every quarter while it tanked. Damn NCSoft, what awful people!

Do you expect them to keep dumping money into the black hole forever? They have successful games they could invest in instead.

Madda
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Madda

MrMeepy Madda SimonaDraksaite *eyes financial reports*

Good luck with that.

MrMeepy
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MrMeepy

Madda SimonaDraksaite I almost think it would be more amusing to see the comment section if it succeeds.

Madda
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Madda

SimonaDraksaite It’s mostly a handful of people who get all upset when you give them a harsh reality check. (GG, AvatarOP, etc.)

It will be fun reading the comment section on the Massively OP article detailing WildStar’s closure.

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SimonaDraksaite

To be honest, not surprised when 2 out of 4 of their servers look like this:

though the most damaging aspect of the game is its community that will act very rude if you even suggest that the game is remotely unwell.

Secretworld_Junkie
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Secretworld_Junkie

By constantly sitting on forums talking about bad design decisions from years ago? And when someone calls you on your shit you give 2 word responses (and if you indeed were positive like you said you would avoid posting negative stuff in any forum post that is a game you don’t personally like) or you post a generic picture trying to make some point that doesn’t exist? I only recommend a positive outlook because I cant put you on ignore. I have been reading this site for the past few years , and your one of the three people I wish I could have an ignore buton for. Think about that for a minute.

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Secretworld_Junkie Golden_Girl MesaSage I’m a very positive person ;-)

Secretworld_Junkie
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Secretworld_Junkie

Golden_Girl MesaSage Were you offended because some lead devs and such talked some Hardcore smack on launch? They already paid the price for that. You sitting on the forums almost a year later still butthurt about it and slinging mud whenever you get the chance is sad. The “Hardcore” people at CST have been ushered out, and their working on making the game more casual by the drop. 

I am not a fanboy by any stretch, but seeing you in all these forums with your constant negativity bias wears thin. We get it, you think the devs up top messed the game up. Almost anyone who has paid attention to the inner workings this past year agrees with you (myself included). 

Try being positive for once. Check out some of the resiliency training and countering the negativity bias off of Penn States website. A more positive outlook will help you live longer, be healthier, etc. 

For everyone else- the game gets more casual by the second. This is a good thing for all of us. The #Hardcore raids are alive and well, but now their is more for the rest of us to do.