WildStar’s next major update promises to be very, very cool (in an ice region)

    
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I said - what's cooler than being cool? ICE COLD!

Ready to enjoy some more chill time in WildStar? The game’s next update has been announced, and it should be really cool. Literally cool. Destination: Arcterra is sending players to the eponymous Arcterra, a frozen wasteland with a new reward track including new costume pieces, new mounts, new pets, and a new style of snowballing boss fights that pits players against ever-greater threats as the zone’s bosses get cleared away.

Arcterra is the new max-level area, but players will also be getting more adventuring in with the second chapter of the Nexus Saga in the form of the Vault of the Archon. This instance contains plenty of story as well as the option to play solo or in a group, so you can take it on yourself or bring your friends along for the ride. There’s a promise of more coming along with the update, but for now, get ready to stay frosty when the update hits the test servers soon.

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MrSaxon Siphaed
Indeed this was known months ago & was mentioned by quite a few sources.
I thought they were going to go straight to Steam on F2P launch but nada & now it looks like its last gasp for air.

Steamdb shows its was over 9 months ago when they first set up the appid for it: https://steamdb.info/app/371920/history/

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Siphaed ColdinT There’s a reddit/forum post concerned with the Steam opening since apparently the WS servers are still a…bit…unstable, i guess?

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Siphaed According to MMOBomb’s recent podcast, it sounds like they’ve not made much money since going F2P so I’m not surprised by this. They’re probably pulling out all of the stops to keep afloat right now.

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Madda RyanMahaffey BritoBruno Greaterdivinity Serrenity Stop making fun of me because i can’t wield swords. I’m just a groundhog.

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ManastuUtakata BritoBruno Karl_Hungus I think we have capybaras. I never understood why, but we got a crapload of rodents here.

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RyanMahaffey BritoBruno Greaterdivinity But there’s a difference.

ARR had a total revamping of the game and various systems in it, and when it launched, it was praised as an actual game, and went on to become profitable.
WildStar changed the business model. End changes.

In short, both were ready to crash and burn, but XIV managed to have a competant development team to pull it out of the nosedive, while Carbine failed to live up to empty promises, promises made after the original promises failed, and numerous other reasons why the game never got a chance to be the game it could have been.

Serrenity Madda wields “Bastard Sword of the Cynical Gamer”. It gives a +2 to Charisma and has a chance for Sarcasm and Cynical rolls to strike twice.

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BritoBruno ManastuUtakata Karl_Hungus 
I prefer capybaras though. Eliot did a whole WRUP dedicated to them on Massively-that-was. <3

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They need to add some beachy zones with waverunner mounts, and dolphins, and pina coladas…. I’m tired of winter right now…..

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Ppiper HA! I c wut u did ther

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Greaterdivinity RyanMahaffey I think he would be surprised knowing that most of people here in massively LIKE Wildstar. We all want it to succeed.
The biggest issue is that we can’t lie to ourselves. The game is suffering, it shouldn’t be. Acknowledging it is the first step to solving the issue.
My complaint with the content coming around with Steam is that they didn’t mention the pvp fix they wanna make for the Wpvp. They also didn’t mention pvp server issues. And i have, sadly to be honest here, and agree with Madda:
“BritoBruno Madda’s gunna take a shot in the dark and say they will not deliver either.”
It’s a possibility. I hope it doesn’t come to it.