WildStar contract, wardrobe, and minipet patch hits the test realms

    
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It's the economy, stupid!

Ready to enjoy the wonders of an improved wardrobe system, the Contract mechanics, and an array of minipets in WildStar? The game’s next major patch is not yet on the live servers, but it is on the test servers. So you can jump in and try out all of the changes on the test realm before they go live, or more likely you can make a bunch of new outfits and not actually “test” anything.

If you’re not as enthusiastic about the patch because it doesn’t contain any new battlegrounds… well, you’ve picked an odd time to be upset about that since one was never announced. But there is a new developer in charge of battlegrounds, so perhaps your hopes for some new content on that horizon will be answered sooner rather than later.

[Source: PTR Patch Notes, Battlegrounds Domain Owner]
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alex_batista_demon  I wouldn’t, there’s a 10 day trial that even works on lapsed accounts. You can see for yourself.

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Kayweg  I think they are well aware of this, but you only get one relaunch window to get everyones attention again. I think they are planning to polish everything up before the B2P / F2P push.

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ColdinT Rude? GFY, Rude is Carbine Illegally billing my account, then banning me when I point it out to them and ask for a refund.

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Can someone kindly explain to me why that, when I reply to comment threads, the people to which my reply is directed aren’t listed as @examplecommenter at the beginning of the post? Do I need to add the people to whom I’m responding myself?
#livefyrenoobthanksyouinadvance

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I’m still not opposed to subscription models in general, but you need a game it works with.
I don’t believe (anymore) that Wildstar is such a game.
I think Carbine needs to have a long, hard look at TESO and do some serious rethinking.
They stated early on, they’d rather shut the game down than drop the subscription model.
Ditch that doctrine, or else that’s exactly what could be happening. Nevermind the “told you so” crowd.
Wildstar’s problems don’t root in a “bad game” (quite the opposite imho), but in the wrong business model.

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why won’t they go buy to play already?..make a fun lil’ cosmetic cash shop or something and let us get in there! =) I so didn’t want to see this game fade away..they need to make a move of some kind…still have hope for the game I need sunglasses to play! ;)

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Spacejesus3k Madda ColdinT Golden_Girl You are correct that all we can do is speculate, but just keep in mind:

This is NCSoft we’re talking about. They’ve allegedly poured enough money into the game under the assumption that it was going to make at least some of it back. The game hasn’t even begun to come close to a number that it was initially cost them in the first place, let alone 2 million subs. 

Add on the fact that the game had a poor launch, and is speculated to have an even less successful year than its launch year, and you’ve got yourself a nice big serving of Madda’s famous “Ehh… Year Chili”. Serves 1 customer.

It’s less “doom and gloom” as many say, and more, “this is how a publisher works”. But that’s just your projection, not Madda’s.

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sigh, i do want to play this again, just casually.. why so p2p still?

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Madda PurpleCopper Honestly, I love the explorer path. You can get into some areas other people can’t, reach places normally unreachable. And while speed flags don’t work with mounts, they do put your speed WAY above what’s normal. Nothing is more fun than crossing an entire map in less than a minute.

Plus….you get a jetpack. Who doesn’t want a jetpack?

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Madda ColdinT Golden_Girl Is their finger even close to the “red button” though? I mean sure we can speculate all day given some quarterly numbers and past experiences, but has there been any word from NCSoft? Maybe NCSoft knows it’s a niche game and isn’t expecting huge numbers, maybe they have faith in Carbine to turn it around. We really don’t know anything about what they are thinking honestly. So what good is speculating doom and gloom? I guess that makes some people feel better about themselves or something, but it seems that energy would be better directed at something positive.