I tried Wildstar for a third time and it seemed to be the charm. The first time was in the open beta, the second was about 7 months ago, and figured I'd give it one more go a week ago.
It's like it's not even the same game I played in the beta. Back then I thought it was the most amateurish piece of trash I'd ever seen released from a reasonably respected party. I hated the graphics, the rubber banding was real, so, so much else...
But what I've been playing is a very polished, super fun game. The humor has cracked me up on a few occasions I admit. The art seems cleaner somehow. It is 100% better than it was even last December.
And the community is very friendly and helpful. One even showed me how to put my helmet on! That was the deal breaker for me 7 months ago, but now that I see how the costume system works I have to admit to being impressed with it, along with a lot of other QoL mechanics.
I am unsure if the Steam will save it, but I've put my money where my mouth is and put $50 in for a sub and some in-game stuff. I figure even if it shuts down in three months I'll get my half-Franklin's worth.
Anyhow, if you haven't played it in a while but saw the potential when you did, might want to check it out again.