WildStar is now on clearance at Best Buy

    
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So… you all remember how yesterday saw WildStar boxes being yanked in Australia, combined with that promotion encouraging players to buy more boxes of the game? That could mean anything, sure. But the game going on clearance at Best Buy? That… um… well, that could also mean lots of things, but there’s a pretty obvious trajectory here.

On the bright side, the clearance means that you can get the promotional items (or a chance at the promotional items) for just $5 more than the cost of the month of time included with the box. That’s a good thing. On the less-than-bright side, if you were hoping that there was some totally mundane explanation behind yesterday’s antics (aside from a business model shift), the odds of that are swiftly vanishing.

[Source: BestBuy.com; thanks to Mike for the tip!]
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Lctwo
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Apologies Lethality…that was a combination of poor writing and pure unsubstantiated assumption on my part. Thanks for catching me! U0001f44d

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Lethality

Lctwo They’ve not recouped investment? Source?

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I wish WS would give F2P a try…if for nothing but to recoup more of the investment and extend the life of the game.

Cosmic Cleric
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Greaterdivinity Cosmic Cleric I’d just counter your thought with the fact that usually min/maxers would call anything that was every 0.01% better “mandatory”, but I get your point. :)

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Cosmic Cleric Yeah, I know there are ships in lockboxes, and I feel like a few may be exclusive to those (though many can be purchased from the cash shop directly), but I’ve not heard of any of them being mandatory for progression. They definitely help you progress a big faster since you earn them sooner, and some may arguably be a bit more powerful than others (IIRC most ships within the same class/rank are side-grades, but not 100% on that), but I’ve not heard of any that are flat out required to play.

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Greaterdivinity Cosmic Cleric I don’t know, was honestly just asking, as I don’t play STO (which is said, since I’m a HUGE Star Trek fan :( ).  However, I had read about rare spaceships being in lockboxes, don’t know if they are just cosmetic or have additional/greater abilities than other ships in the game. /shrug

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Cosmic Cleric What necessary items are lockbox exclusive in STO? As in, you cannot continue to play and progress in the game by any method other than by getting lucky and getting the item from a random lockbox. First I’ve heard of it, but I’m admittedly not terribly familiar with the STO cash shop (never felt the need to use it as a casual player).

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Bannex19 To be fair, they did kind of give the middle finger (disrespect) to the “casual” crowd, which coincidentally, seem to be the type of people who are taking victory laps around the pending corpse of Wildstar right now.
Personally, I’m casual (actually I’m more than casual but less than hardcore, no idea what word to use in that case?), but I don’t think poorly of *also* giving the hardcore crowd content.  Just wish it wasn’t an either/or kind of thing they decided on when making Wildstar, it ended up being their downfall (subscription plan wise).

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Greaterdivinity DugFromTheEarth STO ?

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skoryy Protostar would have to hire a crazy Lopp for that job.