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The Graphics Are What Is Keeping Me From Playing This! Would Like 2 See Some Comparison With WOW

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  • korent1991korent1991 Member UncommonPosts: 1,364

    wildstar has much higher resolution textures and effecfs, as it should since wow is damn old... Tho it doesn't mean the styles of the games are going to be the same, wow isn't that cartoonish when you compare it to wildstar and to be honest wildstar reminds me more on swtor because of the way armor is made and how some textures look. Might be the same engine?

    The point is, just because you can compare the two, doesn't mean you're comparing it right :D

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  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441

    Wildstar is not the MMO with the best graphics ever, but come on, Wow is 10 years old and even with the updated maxed out graphics it isn't close to WS.

    Art is another matter, WS art is rather special and everyone doesn't like that but OP said graphics, not art.

    Comparing pictures is, as pointed out earlier, rather useless. You need to try it or at least see some vids at high resolution (same as you run Wow in) to compare.

  • mstremblaymstremblay Member Posts: 1
    Yes, I do prefer it when my character is quite large. It can get weird sometimes but I hate being dwarfed by the environment and not seeing my avatar a lot.
  • CrusadesCrusades Member Posts: 480
    Graphics are superb consider the art style used. Are you sure it's graphics or art style you have a problem with? I'm running a gtx 660 and graphically again consider art styles, graphically the game is gorgeous. Chasing graphics - at a certain point is pointless.
  • ButeoRegalisButeoRegalis Member UncommonPosts: 594
    Originally posted by ImperatorBellus

    (...)it is nothing but a WoW clone with better gameplay, (...)

    Really? Pray, do tell what it would take for you to not call something a WoW clone? Or Everquest clone if you want to be picky.

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  • UhwopUhwop Member UncommonPosts: 1,791

    Needs to tweak the graphics in WoW to compare them with Wildstar.  

    Says a game isn't worth playing now because another game will release a year or two from now.   

    Sounds a lot more like an agenda than an opinion.  

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 10,642
    Originally posted by ImperatorBellus

    The only way to know for sure would be to compare the environments/graphics in high resolution screenshot photos, with wow preferably using the graphics macro and on highest settings. 

    I still think this mmo is to plain looking compared to wow and lacks the graphical detail that wow has, this itself realy takes away from the immersion factor, you really felt part of the world and the epic sense of it running around in first person on wow using max settings and the graphics macro. Running around first person in wild star/3rd person feels like oyu are running through a loony tunes pixar childrens game wonderland and I hate that.

    I still don't think this MMO is even worth playing considering that everquest next is 1-2 years away and that will most likely be a way better MMO than this, it already has better graphics and the gameplay will probably be better also.

    We have had so many compare Wildstar to WoW threads when all it came down to was art. Everyone knows its the same art style. Like it or dont. At Wildstars core its not like WoW at all.

     

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  • Rikus25Rikus25 Member Posts: 82
    Love when people post about games being wow clones and yet they have never played the game to give a true comparison. I would suggest you just move on past this game.
  • CoffeeBreakCoffeeBreak Member Posts: 236
    Originally posted by korent1991

    wildstar has much higher resolution textures and effecfs, as it should since wow is damn old... Tho it doesn't mean the styles of the games are going to be the same, wow isn't that cartoonish when you compare it to wildstar and to be honest wildstar reminds me more on swtor because of the way armor is made and how some textures look. Might be the same engine?

    The point is, just because you can compare the two, doesn't mean you're comparing it right :D

     

    Maybe before I would have considered Wow cartoony but not after playing Wildstar.  Wow has a much more serious story but they chose to use the simplified style because of when it was developed so it could run on most people's computers.  I'd put Swtor in the same category with Wow rather than WS.

    Wildstar is intentionally cartoony.  The cinematics are cartoony, the voiceacting, the animations, everything.  

     

  • BurntCabbageBurntCabbage Member UncommonPosts: 482
    enuff of the wow / wildstar comparison..can we move more to the free realms online / wildstar comparison now? lol
  • loulakiloulaki Member UncommonPosts: 944

    i would like these graphics :

     

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  • daltaniousdaltanious Member UncommonPosts: 2,381
    Originally posted by ImperatorBellus

    I don't know why some people are holding this game in such a high regard, like it is the second coming of great new mmo's! WildStar is like the rest, it is nothing but a WoW clone with better gameplay, I don't know if it is exactly better though. It just has more of an aiming system for ranged abilities but the melee is basically the same as any other generic Fantasy MMORPG.

    Khm, gameplay is all BUT better then Wow's. 

    If it is clone then this is another point in favor of SW. But fact is clone only as much as every car is clone of first car that also had 4 wheels. 

    I did enjoy WoW but I only logged about 520 hours on world of warcraft total, I am thinking of going back to it 

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    hat is more important to me than quality, and this Pixar animation look alike game is really bad looking. 

    The environments in world of warcraft look much better, this game lacks detail and the environment looks really plain.

    Agree on last sentence. Both cartoony but Wow is of superior quality. But still like WS. When of course I can login. Because of headstart 3 days i think average player could play 3 hours. Many not a minute, some slightly more.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLYpOcmpDQU World of Warcraft tweaked max graphics

    I would like to see some screenshot comparisons compared with wow using tweaked graphics or the graphics macro. Judging from these 2 videos, the more detailed environment wow has makes it feel a lot more immersive than wild star. WildStar Online is as saturday morning cartoon like as you can get and I hate that, I don't mind a mmo that merges realism and a cartoon style, WoW does this, Everquest next is doing it but wild star is the most childish MMO I have ever seen and for this reason, I will NEVER PLAY IT.

    If you do not like it, do not play it. I did this mistake with Wow, joined only with BC after being disappointed by nearly any known other MMO. Had enough of other MMO's in month or two, with some have returned from time to time. But in no other game have resisted enough long to have a SINGLE maxed out alt (yes, I'm altholic :-)). Ok, exception is Swtor where as i remember have 10 of them ... in Wow however have full set of alliance and short by only 1 alt of horde.

    Better mmo's with better graphics like Everquest next will be out in 1-2 years anyway.

    If will be better GAMEPLAY (graphics are not all; important, but for me is much more gameplay and complexity) for sure will have a lot of alts there, otherwise will still enjoy.

  • DjildjameshDjildjamesh Member UncommonPosts: 406
    Originally posted by Bladestrom
    I spent about 11k hours in wow and saw all areas and Wildstar graphics are a lot crisper and have better textures. both games have similar styling in fact wildstar really is a wow style environment with better graphics from a visual perspective.

    I do find WoW´s graphics abit grittier  ( lol that sounded funny ).

    wildstar´s graphics are really like running over a rainbow ....

     

    that being said. Wildstar has a much higher polygon count and better textures

  • mayito7777mayito7777 Member UncommonPosts: 768
    I am a sukker for lost causes so I am with you OP.

    want 7 free days of playing? Try this

    http://www.swtor.com/r/ZptVnY

  • ImperatorBellusImperatorBellus Member UncommonPosts: 35

    None of us can know for sure until we actually see some side by side comparisons. I for one still think that world of warcraft on max graphics and with the higher graphics macro enabled has more detailed and better looking environments.

     

    Really, I think WoW looks slightly better because the environments are more detailed. Yes, wild star probably has better gameplay, I just can't play it because the graphics are way to childish, graphics don't matter much to me in a MMO but I really don't wanna be looking at a loony toons wonderland baby game. I don't know what the devs were thinking with this art style, the main player base of a MMO are not younger people and MMO's that do go for a cartoon look usually merge realism and a cartoon look like WoW has done and everquest next will do (player models in eq next are cartoony while world looks realistic)

     

    http://www.logicalincrements.com/games/wow/images/image08.jpg Here is world of warcraft on max settings, this is without the graphics macro on though.

     

    http://media.hiddenarena.com/images/wildstar/2014/january/buffed_article/graphic_comparison40.jpg  Here is wildstar.

     

    http://media.hiddenarena.com/images/wildstar/2014/january/buffed_article/graphic_comparison20.jpg Grasslands comparison

     

    http://i.imgur.com/35a0U.jpg

    WoW's environment looks more realistic where as wildstar feels like you are running through a saturday morning cartoon.

  • cheyanecheyane Member LegendaryPosts: 9,168

    I do not  understand the issue. It's cartoony . It's a style  like anime either you get it or you do not . There is no point discussing art unless you're studying it . Some people will never like it. Why are you forcing the point and belabouring the issue that you dislike the art? There is no way to force a person to like art you cannot it is futile. Anime some folk hate it there is no negotiation just move on. You cannot reason like and dislike of art there is no debating art.. You will never like Wildstar just move on.

     

    The developers are not targeting you. Hard as you might find it to believe even adults like this art style. I am in my fifties I love anime and cartoon and comics. This medium appeals to me and I am very happy in the world this game  has created. I know you might find it hard to believe that this might appeal to an older game base but I grew up reading and enjoying manga and comics. I love this art style because it works for this game. It might not work for every game but for the theme and world of Wildstar it does.

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  • IceAgeIceAge Member EpicPosts: 3,155
    Originally posted by ImperatorBellus

    None of us can know for sure until we actually see some side by side comparisons. I for one still think that world of warcraft on max graphics and with the higher graphics macro enabled has more detailed and better looking environments.

     

    Really, I think WoW looks slightly better because the environments are more detailed. Yes, wild star probably has better gameplay, I just can't play it because the graphics are way to childish, graphics don't matter much to me in a MMO but I really don't wanna be looking at a loony toons wonderland baby game. I don't know what the devs were thinking with this art style, the main player base of a MMO are not younger people and MMO's that do go for a cartoon look usually merge realism and a cartoon look like WoW has done and everquest next will do (player models in eq next are cartoony while world looks realistic)

     

    http://www.logicalincrements.com/games/wow/images/image08.jpg Here is world of warcraft on max settings, this is without the graphics macro on though.

     

    http://media.hiddenarena.com/images/wildstar/2014/january/buffed_article/graphic_comparison40.jpg  Here is wildstar.

     

    http://media.hiddenarena.com/images/wildstar/2014/january/buffed_article/graphic_comparison20.jpg Grasslands comparison

     

    http://i.imgur.com/35a0U.jpg

    WoW's environment looks more realistic where as wildstar feels like you are running through a saturday morning cartoon.

    I know what you did there ..

    Here, let me help you a bit :

    And this is not max settings! I need to do some changes on my computer.

    Anyway ! We get it. You don't like Wildstar and graphics are keeping you away of it. ( this is a lie actually! you are here to .. be cool ) So .. why bother? Enjoy Wow!

    Thanks for stepping by.

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  • MozarddMozardd Member Posts: 7

    I am agree with OP about Wildstar graphic & art style (but disagree when he compared with WoW)

    Gameplay in Wildstar as the tradition themepark MMO is solid, they really make this game so well and polish.

    I am enjoy playing Wildstar so far but one thing that bumps me is the art style in this game. I don't mind cartoony art style but Wildstar overabundantly doing it.

    However I am not type of gamer who is not judging the game only by the look. Aside from graphic, overall Wildstar is latest AAA quality MMORPG, cause the customization, and a tons of gameplay that I can enjoy and overlook the graphic.

  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 11,838

    Wildstar looks like Blackgold online, a low budget f2p. Black gold doesn't charge you a box cost though...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKDuhjWni6A#t=127

    Actually BG might look better...

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  • ArthasmArthasm Member UncommonPosts: 785
    Didn't tested while in beta, but I believe with SweetFX Wildstar would be even better. If someone using it, please post screenshot.
  • KhondorKhondor Member UncommonPosts: 51
    I agree with OP.  Wildstar graphics are terrible.  Try ESO if you want awesome graphics. 
  • NephaeriusNephaerius Member UncommonPosts: 1,671
    I looked at all your pics and Ws looks way better to me. I'm not playing either

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  • Bigmac1910Bigmac1910 Member Posts: 19

    Ok, figured out what the biggest difference is, there is a distinct LACK of shadows in Wildstar. What little there is, is baked in, only your Avatar seem to have real time shadows. You can even see this on Carbines website which show of the landscapes. I think because of this some people think it has even more cartoony / worse "look" than WOW, including me. 

    http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/media/screenshots/

     

  • GravehillGravehill Member Posts: 95
    If you don't like the art style, don't play it. I don't even understand the point you're trying to make with this thread. Wildstar and World of Warcraft have vastly different art directions.
  • GravehillGravehill Member Posts: 95
    Originally posted by ImperatorBellus

    WoW's environment looks more realistic where as wildstar feels like you are running through a saturday morning cartoon.

    Why are you assuming that Wildstar is supposed to look realistic...?

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