Let me tell you, the upcoming demise of WildStar has me really and truly heartsick. Flawed as it was, this was a tremendous MMO with so many great things going for it, and this shutdown seems infuriatingly unfair.
While it’s far too late to change this outcome — an outcome that we all saw coming a couple of years back — I can’t stop thinking about how it might have been avoided. How could WildStar have succeeded? I believe that it has a great product on hand, but that bad decisions were made in and outside of the game. For starters, a more casual-friendly endgame experience would have done nothing but helped its longevity and popularity outside of the hardcore crowd. And kicking off as a free-to-play title would have been preferable.
But I’m sure that there are many more factors that could have influenced WildStar’s continued operation. What do you think those would be?