The Daily Grind: Are you doing anything for WildStar’s sign-off?

    
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Today is the day we say goodbye to WildStar for good, something that I am profoundly sorry to see happen. This was a game that meant quite a bit to me, a game I followed before launch through development, then into launch, then into… you know. The game’s whole sad story sloughing toward its current goodbye.

And yet despite that, I’m not really doing much of anything for the game. I’m not pouring out an alcoholic beverage in honor. I’m not playing. I’m not weeping into the side of my cats (which would admittedly be mostly about affectionately bothering them). I’m sad about it, but beyond that I’m just moving on.

But for some people, this is a more profound shutdown than others. There are people who loved Nexus and will no doubt be using this last day to provide some truly moving tributes. Are you one of them? Are you doing anything for WildStar’s final sign-off? Or are you bidding it farewell without additional fanfare?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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Specus
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Specus

I’ll be deleting my Wildstar account from Google Authenticator. I am reluctant to delete it before the game is shutdown, just in case.

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Yaner

I loved the game’s art style and characters, I thought it was all gorgeous looking. The game itself however just didn’t really hold up sadly. I tried going back to it multiple times and just could never get into it. It’ll be sad to see it go.

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packagegrope

not giving a fuck, personally.

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Bannex

I really thought this game could’ve been amazing. They had the framework of an awesome polished title with so many great ideas like the different profession paths.

I thought the dungeons were extremely fun but inaccessible for the average player for too long. They had a great combat system and probably the best housing I’ve seen in an mmo. Battlegrounds were unique and fun.

All that said for some reason it felt loose. My experience was relatively pedestrian and i never really found myself itching to log back in.

Idk why it never hooked me, it did so much right and it clearly had a talented dev team behind it. I suspect the feeling is mutual among many other gamers.

It was missing something to tie it all together and I really don’t know what it is.

Jellozz
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Jellozz

I’ll just be living my life like usual. Wildstar is the game I never got to play so I can’t really be sad about it. It never ran on my old potato and I only just got a new PC a few months ago and there were other MMOs I wanted to invest my time in (mostly SWL and WoW.)

That said I will be sad about never being able to give it a try, always heard good things about the combat which is always a huge draw for me. Had some friends that played it for a bit and they really liked it.

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

I’m marking the occasion by reading comic books through Marvel Unlimited, best $10 I’ve ever spent; haven’t logged into an MMO in 2 weeks (of course some where in a parallel universe where I’m a walking talking Kangaroo I’m probably mourning the loss of my favorite game).

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nobleeinherjar

Nah, not doing anything. As much as I loved Wildstar and think it deserved better, I’ve moved on. It’s not the first game to be treated badly and ineptly and it won’t be the last. Dwelling on what could have been would just make me sad.

hurbster
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hurbster

Gave it a go, never got into the design or the aesthetic.

oldandgrumpy
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oldandgrumpy

I will move my Wildstar box onto the special stack in my study. It can sit on top off the SWG , Warhammer Online and Tabula Rasa boxes.

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

Surely it belongs at the bottom of that stack, since all those games you mentioned were a 1,000% greater.

Snarkiness aside if you were one of the few that loved this game then I’m sincerely sorry for your loss.

semugh
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semugh

make an offline version and put it on steam like Hellgate did. Hellgate is a pretty good game as a single player game. I’m thoroughly enjoying my summoner haha…