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Is wildstar worth playing?

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  • bdythefbdythef Member UncommonPosts: 1

    I actually decided to start playing Wildstar after seeing some of the changes they have made over the recent months. I was all excited for this game when it came out and then I got into the Beta and so many issues I couldn't see paying $60 and $15 a month for it.  I'm actually pretty happy with it now, especially since I got a great price online for it.  I know its going free to play but I'm having such a good time playing that I don't mind paying $15 a month until it does go F2P.

    It's completely changed as far as what it was in the Beta. The combat is fun . The quests are fun. I don't find myself looking at my level every 15 minutes wondering why its taking so long to level. I'm enjoying the game itself.

    Did a few dungeon runs while leveling and as DPS I have to admit this was the most fun I've had in years in an MMO in a dungeon. The bosses were amazingly fun with all the crazy amounts of telegraphs. I thought it would be a pain, but it was fun and challenging. 

    The art style is fun. The sense of humor is great. The population is growing after the E3 Humble Bundle went out and had WIldstar in it and they weren't really prepared for the extra lag it would cause - but they are supposed to be fixing it or fix it today. We will see. I think once the F2P comes out the game will get better because it needs a population.

  • JonBonJawaJonBonJawa Member UncommonPosts: 489

    Yes!!

    I bought it recently to get the benefits before it goes F2P.

    ...............and I really enjoy it much more than I expected.

  • Originally posted by HazardParalyze

    Hey guys,

    I wanted to ask you if WildStar is good and why. How did it change the last year and wouldyou recommend playing it?

    Please write a small review and tell me if you think that it can make a comeback like ESO.

    I would suggest you try the  free trial.  The game has lots of people ( as far as i know  while playing on EU-PVE )  with content that i believe are good for most kinds of mmo gamers. There is solo content ( lvling , shiphands can be soloed, adventuring-yes people cry about the linearity of questing lvling, but most haven't explored most of the map...). The group content is quite decent aswell ,  with world bosses , dungeons/adventures/raids ( and pvp , not really sure how many play cause i just returned after 4 months ). Most of the player base is friendly , as opposed in many other mmos.

    Last but not least game goes f2p in 2 months i think  so expect  a huge wave of incoming players. Also i think content is on teh way aswell after f2p   ( i may be wrong again ).

    Sorry for not being able to give you are good review , have other things to do atm . Hope i helped 

  • moonboundmoonbound Member UncommonPosts: 396
    edited August 2015
    Please do not listen to the haters and stop it with the hardcore crap just because a games progression system is longer does not make it hardcore how is it casuals can play skyrim in few hour sessions but not mmos? The first 15 levels pre f2p were a bore fest now they will fix it with the new player experience.
  • FleshMaskFleshMask Member UncommonPosts: 249
    edited September 2015
    No no no and a thousand times NO
    They refer to their existing playerbase as whiners and losers.


    They also make a laughable comparison of their game and WoW, and it's just isn't there.

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  • zekuelzekuel Member UncommonPosts: 39
    The game is fun and funny. The creators have a light playful sense of humor they bring to the game. Had problems getting good fps on a good computer. I really wish they would go away from ground tells and try to aim more for the character giving tells on type of spell/shot. I also think this game could go far with a realm rank type of system for more end game character advancement.
  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,429

    Yes it is worth trying and then make up your own mind.

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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Member EpicPosts: 2,780
    FleshMask said:
    No no no and a thousand times NO
    They refer to their existing playerbase as whiners and losers.


    They also make a laughable comparison of their game and WoW, and it's just isn't there.

    Good.  Most of the mmo playerbase is.  QQ I CANT HAVE MY EPIC DROPS EVERY TIME
    QQ DIS BOSS IZ TO HARDZ
    My advice to those people is simple, suck less.
  • lobotarulobotaru Member UncommonPosts: 165
    edited September 2015
    Wait for the F2P patch to drop before playing, since it addresses a ton of complaints from launch. The stat system was overly convoluted and there isn't a lot of people playing at the moment despite an overall rise in population. Basically, the game is going through a major change in less than a month, so any initial impressions gained now won't accurately reflect the game in a month's time. 
  • svandysvandy Member UncommonPosts: 277
    edited September 2015
    I returned (for a second time) in anticipation of F2P and I am so glad I did. Honestly the thing that kept killing my motivation was population and the just atrocious leveling experience. I was finally able to get to 50 and the game opened up so much, and the population seems pretty healthy right now (and should only get better). This and TSW have kind of always been my two favorite MMORPGs, which sucks since they both went through/are going through pretty rough times, but that is the way it goes I guess.

    EDIT: I should note that the leveling experience is being tweaked for F2P to streamline it and make it less grindy, so there is that.

    If you at all like themeparks and action combat, it is definitely worth the insanely low box price right now ($10 at gamestop) to get in and grab some extra goodies and grandfathered account perks before it goes F2P. That said if you are looking for an instant queue/faceroll dungeon style game, probably best to stick with WoW.

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  • yuri330yuri330 Member UncommonPosts: 22
    edited September 2015
    svandy said:
    I returned (for a second time) in anticipation of F2P and I am so glad I did. Honestly the thing that kept killing my motivation was population and the just atrocious leveling experience. I was finally able to get to 50 and the game opened up so much, and the population seems pretty healthy right now (and should only get better). This and TSW have kind of always been my two favorite MMORPGs, which sucks since they both went through/are going through pretty rough times, but that is the way it goes I guess.

    EDIT: I should note that the leveling experience is being tweaked for F2P to streamline it and make it less grindy, so there is that.

    If you at all like themeparks and action combat, it is definitely worth the insanely low box price right now ($10 at gamestop) to get in and grab some extra goodies and grandfathered account perks before it goes F2P. That said if you are looking for an instant queue/faceroll dungeon style game, probably best to stick with WoW.
    You make it sound like instant queues are a bad thing? Could you explain how Wildstar is something outside of queueing for stuff? I mean there's a certain degree of wait time I'm willing to tolerate but when it goes above the 30 minutes for a simple dungeon or PvP match that's kinda pushing it. That's kinda what made me bored of FFXIV, the PvE queues are fine but the PvP queues, holy crap are they awful.
  • svandysvandy Member UncommonPosts: 277
    yuri330 said:
    You make it sound like instant queues are a bad thing? Could you explain how Wildstar is something outside of queueing for stuff? I mean there's a certain degree of wait time I'm willing to tolerate but when it goes above the 30 minutes for a simple dungeon or PvP match that's kinda pushing it.
    I never said it was bad? I said if you want instant queues and quick easy dungeons, Wildstar is not going to be the best. Population is lower, therefore queues take longer, and the dungeons are not as easy. If you want to instantly click queue and get into the dungeon, either wait and see if F2P takes off, play WoW or some other lobby based game.

    I never said it was bad, I simply said Wildstar will likely not appeal to that crowd in its current state. But if you dont mind doing dailies/contracts while waiting for queues, you should be fine. I dont queue up much so I cant speak to average wait times, but if you are going to set arbitrary limits than it sounds to me like you just want to do dungeons and to that end WoW is going to give you more enjoyment with its cross server queues and larger playerbase.

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  • CryptorCryptor Member UncommonPosts: 523
    Wildstar is a lot better then you would think based on the reviews.  I highly recommend it.
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,307
    Can try it out for yourself in 3 weeks or get one of those 10k cbt keys that was being passed out earlier today.
  • AvarixAvarix Member RarePosts: 663
    I didn't think it was bad, at all. It can be tiring since it's constantly in your face with something. I found it over-stimulating. This isn't a game to relax to but I could get past it with short play sessions. My main issue was optimization. Which, unfortunately, is still really poor for me.

    I don't have a single game that heats my card past 60c under heavy load, and Neverwinter Nights 2 really likes to try. Just going into the login screen for Wildstar today, without actually logging in, my card immediately jumped to 72c. I have no idea what the issue is but I can't afford another graphics card right now so I will have to pass on Wildstar again, for now.

    If your machine can handle it I think it's definitely worth trying. You may end up hating it but it's soon to be F2P so you, most likely, won't be risking a lot.

    P.S. Before anyone asks my system specs:
    AMD R7 250X
    Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30ghz
    8gb RAM

  • zaberfangxzaberfangx Member UncommonPosts: 1,795
    FleshMask said:
    No no no and a thousand times NO
    They refer to their existing playerbase as whiners and losers.


    They also make a laughable comparison of their game and WoW, and it's just isn't there.

    Just wow, if there mind set still like that when one have to be this skill level to do this, then they'll never learn what they can't keep getting people as sub and keep them.

    Pretty funny there like we fix all the bugs, bugs never go away is a pc game and then other part find funny players don't want to feel like a 2 class pretty much in a mmo. Let see if they change that idea look like may not be like that way who know.

    Any how got wait and see if there mind set change when they see what type of player they get and make the game around them if they don't then it's not so good.
  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,291
    If it has a free trial, try it.  The reasons pro or con, are good to look at (If they explain), but you need to add the self tour to firm your own opinion.

    Concentrate on enjoying yourself, and not on why I shouldn't enjoy myself.

  • FomaldehydeJimFomaldehydeJim Member UncommonPosts: 673
    It is worth a try. 

    I find it odd that they are revamping the first 15 levels as I found these quite fun; it was the subsequent 20 levels that bored me to tears. There is a particular zone around level 30 that just has horrible quest pathing and lazy quest design that was unbearable and really needed an overhaul.  

    PROS

    It has a fun art style and animations, it has great cosmetics and the housing system is well designed.  

    Unfortunately for me it had far more cons than pros:- 

    CONS

    The combat is repetitive but requires considerable attention, which just makes it exhausting. It was the worst of both worlds. If I play an FPS/TPS game it requires a lot of attention, but I am constantly stimulated by the combat so it does not feel tiring. If I play a tab-targeting game it is dull but I barely need to look at my monitor so it does not feel tiring. Like I say, this combat is dull but requires your attention so feels incredibly tiring. It is essentially your normal rotation plus dodge, but you are constantly and consistently dodging different shaped red blobs on the ground... which forces you to just stare at the ground for long hour after tedious hour.       

    The issues with combat extends into pvp. Because every attack is an aoe ground blob, the pvp just becomes a flustercluck of overlapping shapes and colours, and any skill or tactics go out the window. 

    So combat is my number one issue with the game. 

    My number two issue is that the quests feel ten years out of date. They are all the most basic fetch, kill, escort quests. Their conception and design is lazy. There are many more quests than you need (and doing all the quests is in fact a hindrance to levelling), but they are all the same, and offering hundreds of the same thing does not equate to choice. As I stated above, the quest pathing is also poor and requires you to tread the same ground repeatedly.  

    But there are also unsolicited achievement quests where you have to kill/collect X number of whatever in Y minutes. These flash obnoxious text and timers all over your screen on a regular basis; you will desperately try to ignore them, but you cannot, and they quickly become infuriating.  

    Which brings me on to my number three issue with the game. They constant attention whoring, the flashy text, the timers and so on. It becomes irritating very quickly.

    And they are my thoughts on the game.  
  • ValentinaValentina Member RarePosts: 1,865
    I think it's worth playing, yes.
  • aghyutzaaghyutza Member UncommonPosts: 6
    fuck it... i think it's crap...you  kow a game is dying when it goes from sub to free.
  • shalissarshalissar Member UncommonPosts: 506
    DMKano said:

    100% subjective depending on preferences of each player

    For me its a firm NO because of the following

     

    ***** Everything below is my personal opinion *****

     

     - linear themepark gameplay

     - over the top "telegraph city" 

     - migraine inducing combat

     - zero hook

     

    Your milage may vary - there are folks who love Wildstsar and all of my negatives are their positives

     

     

    You forgot "not hosted by Trion"
  • TalonsinTalonsin Member EpicPosts: 3,619
    Way to necro a 60 day old thread that does not really apply anymore since the game will be free to play in a few more weeks allowing people to decide on their own.

    Great Job Moonbound!
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  • BladestromBladestrom Member UncommonPosts: 5,001
    The game is most certainly worth playing, it's had its problems but the devs have spent a lot of effort and I have to give it to them, they have improved the performance issues for AMD which was a blocker for me.   I think the levelling process is polished smooth and is fun , end game is hard instances (a nice break from the aoe spam fest in other games) and a brilliant housing system.  I think  this game is going to take off with free to play and it deserves it imo.

    For me  its Wildstar for that classic mmorpg experience, and ESO for the WVW PVP.  win win.

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • zaberfangxzaberfangx Member UncommonPosts: 1,795
    shalissar said:
    DMKano said:

    100% subjective depending on preferences of each player

    For me its a firm NO because of the following

     

    ***** Everything below is my personal opinion *****

     

     - linear themepark gameplay

     - over the top "telegraph city" 

     - migraine inducing combat

     - zero hook

     

    Your milage may vary - there are folks who love Wildstsar and all of my negatives are their positives

     

     

    You forgot "not hosted by Trion"
    Even not hosted by Trion but losing people and money faster then arche age. And it's not P2W and it's sub something wrong with this picture.
  • MardukkMardukk Member RarePosts: 2,206
    The game is most certainly worth playing, it's had its problems but the devs have spent a lot of effort and I have to give it to them, they have improved the performance issues for AMD which was a blocker for me.   I think the levelling process is polished smooth and is fun , end game is hard instances (a nice break from the aoe spam fest in other games) and a brilliant housing system.  I think  this game is going to take off with free to play and it deserves it imo.

    For me  its Wildstar for that classic mmorpg experience, and ESO for the WVW PVP.  win win.
    Good to hear they have improved the performance significantly.  I'll believe it when I see it though.

     I do hate questing especially the linear kind.  I wonder if there is anything else to the game other than linear quest grinding.  I love character building but hate being forced down a path and running errands for NPC's.  It just doesn't feel like a virtual dangerous world if they rail you from place to place.  

    I will give it another try if my computer can get above 30 fps staring at a wall.
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