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    Default Okay...so your thoughts on Wildstar now after 2-3 months

    I have, and am still, playing Wildstar actively. I want your guys' opinion on the current state of the game and what you think of the future of it. Would love to see what everyone thinks of it now after a few months.

    My opinion:

    Game is hands down awesome. As a pvper, it's the first game i enjoy pveing b/c the dungeon content is so challenging...you can't just fill in a spot with someone that has gear, the person actually has to be pretty damn good. The game mechanics are very unique with telegraphs and is a ton of fun, no more targeting...all aim. The problem with this, though, is if you have high ping you are severely gimped (especially as a melee) which i personally have to deal with playing from Korea. This game, i feel, has so much potential...but is severly being held back by multiple things...

    There are still so many minor bugs that they have not fixed yet. Not to mention the changes they are making to the game are sometimes mindblowing...like what? For example...the devs seem to not all be on the same page. They wanted to get away from rng and decided to make pvp gear roll random rune slots upon purchase (what?). The population, i feel, has gone severely down...especially as someone who plays at an asian/oceanic timezone. Que times used to be insta-pop, now you dont even think of queing rated battlegrounds during our primetime b/c you could be waiting for an hour.

    Theres my 2 cents, would like to hear what you guys think!

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    It's bad. It's soooo bad...

    - PvP is completely out of balance
    - pvp level restrictions make no sense: 6-14 and 14-29? Would've made more sense with 6-20, or wait with the introduction till lvl10.
    - One side is dominating the other side 90% of the time (aka Exile vs. Dominion)

    - PvE is really boring.
    - At a certain level mobs suddenly get a insane amount of HP and are able to 4-5 hit you if you aren't spamming skills.
    - Some quests are completely useless. Requires you to walk from point A to B and then following a whole alphabet, for a lousy 1k exp, which you could've spend that time getting more with just grinding on mobs.
    - Movement speed is sooo slow, and getting your first mount on lvl11 really requires luck with getting stuff to sell on the market.

    - De economy is the worst. After a month or 2 you would expect it would've settled in, but low level stuff are occasionally 3 times more expensive then a tier 1 exotic piece.
    - Community isn't great at all. You find more *******s calling new players noobs, then people that actually want to lend a hand.

    - The game needs to be optimized. A friend of mine couldn't even play it properly, while he had all the recommended settings, and I couldn't max the game out, while I have a PC that's kind of overkill for that game in terms of specs.
    - Constantly stuck between the 40-50 fps on the field and could go below the 20fps when entering a packed town.


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    The pvp and optimization is what killed the game for me. Now they're talking about server merges because people are dropping the game like a bad habit.

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    As someone who is not a player, I am still not interested in playing the game.
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    Still love it. I've got two 50s on Bloodsworn, one ready to raid though lacking a guild for it..I'm sure I'll find a good one soon.
    At the moment I'm working toward a new 50 on Pergo, to see just how different the population is.

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    Game is a mess, really.

    The only content are dungeons(useless outside of raid attunement), raids, dailies (oh my god so many dailies..), and.. wait.. that's about it.

    ·PvP is a shitfest, optimization is still extremely poor (rip amd users)

    ·Dungeon gear is useless when the crafted gear is superior + easier to get the rune slots you need

    ·Classes are very imbalanced (e.g esper only useful for cc, stalker shit tank but OP dps)

    ·Game is 'open world' yet everything feels boxed in and zoned, world doesn't feel cohesive

    ·Combat is ****ing DDR on drugs, holy shit it gets obnoxious after a while

    ·The leveling process is extremely bland, they could've atleast ripped off GW2 questing, would fit the game a lot better

    It's not BAD, but it's very generic outside of its 'the floor is lava'-gameplay. If you enjoy raiding as the only incentive to keep playing, then you might like it.

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    So much content forgot to put in balance . Pretty much sums the game up. There is a reason why WoW got rid of the attument process shiet is tedious and boring.
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    Will it go F2P?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTN View Post
    Will it go F2P?
    No. I told them via a tweet / email / suggestion that they should do what FFXIV 1.0 >> 2.0 did, and just re-do everything from the start. It would be the best of both worlds. if they do go free to play, then they just don't want to deal with the game anymore, and it's going to die.

    I've been telling you guys and the forums of WildStar a bunch that the economy won't be settled. No one believed me.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaperJedi View Post
    So much content forgot to put in balance . Pretty much sums the game up. There is a reason why WoW got rid of the attument process shiet is tedious and boring.
    I'm also glad for draenor, they're stat squashing and consolidating some stats into one stat (IE: Crit, etc.) As well as cleaning up redundant skills, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    No. I told them via a tweet / email / suggestion that they should do what FFXIV 1.0 >> 2.0 did, and just re-do everything from the start. It would be the best of both worlds.
    Wait why should they go dark and relaunch again in 2 years? Made sense for FFXIV but not following the logic here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyPW View Post
    Wait why should they go dark and relaunch again in 2 years? Made sense for FFXIV but not following the logic here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyPW View Post
    Wait why should they go dark and relaunch again in 2 years? Made sense for FFXIV but not following the logic here.
    Don't try to follow the logic. He's in a "FFXIV is godly everyone should do this if their game doesn't work out!" fanboy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyPW View Post
    Wait why should they go dark and relaunch again in 2 years? Made sense for FFXIV but not following the logic here.
    Free to play isn't working for many pay to play / buy to play stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    Free to play isn't working for many pay to play / buy to play stuff.
    Agreed, Path of Exile is so dead! oh wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    Free to play isn't working for many pay to play / buy to play stuff.
    Rift is doing pretty well last time I checked.

    On topic though, I'm not terribly surprised. The beta really didn't show it off as a solid game(imho) so it's not surprising that it didn't hold water very well.
    Obviously I don't desire it to fail or anything, just it didn't feel like it was a project to be hopeful about.
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    I have 4 level 50's , i leveled 4 classes hoping they would fix the end game, they killed pvp with drop 2 which was already in worst state, I lost hope and unsubbed . 1-49 is okay.. but game isnt good enough to play once you hit level cap. at-least for me.

    all servers are dead, except may be for 1, even that if you que for bgs which is cross server it takes for ever to get a pop.

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    Did quit within 2 month...
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    I used to play Wildstar in the first month or two, but dropped it after I paid for a 3 month sub (in the hopes that it'd improve in that period). I believe my sub ends for good in September or October, and I definitely won't be coming back until they fix a lot of things. One of the biggest drawbacks is the poor optimization. I play WoW nowadays and I easily get 85-100 fps.. It makes no sense how a game with similar graphics can be so poorly optimized. It really does affect the enjoyment-factor a ton.
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    cant beat the old games

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    I forgot it existed until I saw this thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave!Yognaught View Post
    Agreed, Path of Exile is so dead! oh wait...
    I don't think you read what he wrote, path of exile has always been f2p he means p2p games that go f2p

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    Most P2P games see much more success when going F2P (see: Tera, Aion)


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    Quote Originally Posted by SorenEmblem View Post
    Most P2P games see much more success when going F2P (see: Tera, Aion)
    That's not quite accurate, specially if you played the ones you put as an example when they were P2P. Fact is, some games want to be P2P when their quality won't be able to provide the players enough to keep playing the game...even more if you have to pay for it. Still, Aion was very populated for a few months at the release, Tera not so much a few months later but it was populated.

    Nothing is free...but not everything is worthy of a monthly fee. Games with way above F2P quality which still fail to provide decent content and fixes within a reasonable period of time so in the end they have to go F2P because they know they'll be at the top list of the F2P market. I remember Aion didn't apply a single "patch" for about 8 months when it released...that's a very long period of time considering the content within the game wasn't that "enjoyable" for such period of time. And the patch they introduced after those 8 months was just a "minor" one that didn't add much to the game for a long time.
    And Tera...well...it was quite a crappy release to be honest. Content/features not making it for the release (not anytime soon either), and a lot of crap going on, specially on the so shitty Frogster EU version (now called "Gameforge"). You couldn't expect the publisher of Runes of Magic to do anything good with a so called "AAA" title.

    Wildstar? Same thing...I never expected it to be good, so I didn't even buy it. I'm done purchasing more "AAA" P2P releases unless they try to sell me the real deal instead of smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    Free to play isn't working for many pay to play / buy to play stuff.
    kotro , rift , aion , lotro and etc are going great ...and buy to play games are actually free from the beginning ...
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    Bought it played actively for 2-3 days, ran into not one single other player.
    I even googled around for which server had a high population and went with the highest.

    By no other player I mean nobody interacted back to me, I saw no chatting occurring, and for the most part even those drone players weren't even around. combine that with the fact that after 2-3 hours of playing the game would shit itself and require me to close it, the god awful UI, the terrible optimization, and the telegraphed attacks and it just wasn't mind type of game. Wish they offered a refund system like Guild Wars 2
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