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[Interview] WildStar: Winter Beta Progress Report

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

WildStar’s Winter Closed Beta has been rolling along now for a few weeks, and we pulled Executive Producer Jeremy Gaffney out of the game his busy work schedule to chat about the progress Carbine is making, what the good and bad feedback has been on the beta so far, and when we can expect the floodgates to open and let loose thousands more testers into the fray. Plus, Jeremy may or may not have let slip a detail or two on the final two classes. Read on and find out for yourself.

Read the rest of Bill Murphy's WildStar: Winter Beta Progress Report



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  • NoxiousBassNoxiousBass Ponta DelgadaPosts: 109Member Uncommon
    I have a feeling that I've found a new "home". A beta key in December will probably be a decisive factor. Nothing like trying it out for yourself :)
  • DeniZgDeniZg ZagrebPosts: 669Member Uncommon

    I'm happy to hear they are having in mind that many people (like myself) are altoholics and appreciate different starting and leveling zones for our characters.

    Actually, most of the dev speak coming from Carbine makes sense from gamer's perspective, like they really are picking up player feedback and modelling the game accordingly. 

    I have my fingers crossed for Wildstar.

  • CanibalolerCanibaloler AthensPosts: 53Member Uncommon
    This game will get me back to mmos :)
     
  • derek39derek39 monett, MOPosts: 155Member Uncommon
    I have a feeling this game is going to be amazing. Hope it's good enough to pull me out of guildwars 2.

    Monster Hunter Veteran since '04.
    Currently playing: MH4U, Bloodborne, FFXIV, and a bit of GW2 on the side.

  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,757Member Uncommon
    Well the babe in the picture looks like she knows how to handle a pistol, WS at least has that going for it. :)
  • StormNetStormNet Kensington, CTPosts: 27Member
    Really looking forward to this game, hope it doesn't let me down...
  • KrightonKrighton Anaheim, CAPosts: 72Member
    Gonna be fun!
  • DrinkFeckDrinkFeck LeedsPosts: 190Member
    Originally posted by Krighton

    OH look. The beta that wasn't a beta, that wasn't in beta testing  but doesn't invite anyone except people they know to a beta that isn't going to happen.

    Marketing hype. All talk and no show.

    WildStar. The iPhone of the MMO industry.

    Butthurt because you haven't received an invite to participate in the beta? I think so!

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,048Member Uncommon

    This game is basically very polished 2.1 version of WOW done right.

    It has lot of potential if you are into this sort of thing. (Themepark)

     

    I rather wait for sandbox MMO

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  • marz.at.playmarz.at.play Mississauga, ONPosts: 912Member
    On my radar. Where's my beta key! Been supporting NC Soft long enough!

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  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon
    A-yeah. We have a confirmed sighting of boobs on the front page. Wildstar link. Over.
  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,757Member Uncommon
    Roger that boob sighting tom_gore, do we get a prize? Over.
  • Iceman8235Iceman8235 Bordentown, NJPosts: 194Member Uncommon
    I'm really looking forward to this title.  I haven't been this anxious for a game in years.
  • DocBrodyDocBrody EldridgePosts: 1,820Member
    this game looks exciting although usually not a big fan of cartoony, but I like this
  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    I really hope I get a beta key... I have been registered for beta since the day signups started though so I'm not very hopeful :/

    Smile

  • JynxxJynxx Cleveland, OHPosts: 21Member

    Open world? Check.  Housing? Check. Rails if you want them? Check.

    Looks to be a fun version of other games we are familiar with and definitely not to be taken seriously.  Having viewed the teasers, website, etc., it's appealing to even older folks like myself.  Life can be daunting enough and we look for our games to take a break from those harsh realities. 

    Really looking forward to seeing this succeed.

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DrinkFeck
    Originally posted by Krighton

    OH look. The beta that wasn't a beta, that wasn't in beta testing  but doesn't invite anyone except people they know to a beta that isn't going to happen.

    Marketing hype. All talk and no show.

    WildStar. The iPhone of the MMO industry.

    Butthurt because you haven't received an invite to participate in the beta? I think so!

     

    I don't know... A lot of my friends are up for beta signups too and they haven't received a code either. And I have more friends from other games who say they haven't gotten one either. This is either an extremely limited beta or only certain people are being allowed in.

    Smile

  • MalviousMalvious Knoxville, TNPosts: 207Member Uncommon
    You know looking at the past of a lot of mmo's that came out recently, im not really getting hyped for this. To afraid it will be a let down again just like the others that went before WS.

    Fine, we'll compromise. I'll get my way & you'll find a way to be okay with that.

  • tom_goretom_gore TamperePosts: 1,796Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Krighton

    OH look. The beta that wasn't a beta, that wasn't in beta testing  but doesn't invite anyone except people they know to a beta that isn't going to happen.

    Marketing hype. All talk and no show.

    WildStar. The iPhone of the MMO industry.

    Beta could mean 10 people testing. Obviously it doesn't say much of the Massive side of the game, but there's no set rule that (early) betas of a game need to have everyone and their dogs testing it.

  • discopetediscopete Chicago, ILPosts: 15Member

    Is Jeremy Gaffney's nickname for realsies "Gaffer", or is that made up just for fun?

    Win one for the Gaffer!

  • CuddlepuppehCuddlepuppeh denver, COPosts: 2Member

    I saw an /r/wildstar post recently about the communities thoughts on the release/purchase of a collectors edition. I have literally set aside a solid bill (dat Benjamin) to compensate for however Carbine (or NCSOFT?) decides to release the game.

    Anyone else see that post? 

    What are your thoughts? 

    I believe the question was something along the lines of, "...should a collectors edition copy of the game be released, would you purchase it and why? ....a new (intellectual property) from a relatively unheard of design company... what is your reasoning for justifying said purchase?" not verbatim, mind you, but something to that extent.

     

    I am DEFINITELY buying the top tier edition I can. I can't verbalize how excited I am for this game.

  • amber-ramber-r londonPosts: 323Member

    I'm glad they are keeping the beta quite small, biggest mistake they can make is having massive betas with players burning out on a game that won't be out for 5-6 months.

     

  • CuddlepuppehCuddlepuppeh denver, COPosts: 2Member
    *cough Warhammer cough*
  • HeretiqueHeretique Posts: 1,101Member Uncommon
    Test stability with under 20k people. Nice.

    Originally posted by salsa41
    are you have problem ?

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    [mod edit]

    Smile

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