[You should Play #1] Wildstar

by Waifu

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10-06-2015, 11:07 PM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2015, 11:07 PM by Waifu.)
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So with my return, I'm hoping to start a new mini-weekly (IE; Minimum of once a week) series of games that I heavily recommend either because of their quality or in an attempt to bring our forum together to a certain MMO if we're currently inactive (supposedly some still go on Tera, but it's not exactly a community-wide thing. Also, Tera is Terrable).

My first recommendation stems from the latter, Wildstar.
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I've played Wildstar for a short while during the beta back in it's P2P days, having managed to enter the closed one and slipped into the open one. However, upon release, I stopped playing because of said P2P aspect, seeing as how I'm not made of money. However, that's no longer the case: Recently, it seems that Wildstar went on over to NCSoft due to lack of interest under their previous publisher (which may have been Carbine themselves, I'm unsure) and the decision under their rule was to make the game F2P with P2P aspects. Nothing really new when it comes to MMOs, eh?


What's the game all about?

The game takes place in the far future. From what little lore/story I know (not really spoilers since I know as much as 5 or so levels in), there's an ongoing power struggle between two factions called the Exiles and the Dominion (Good Guys and Bad Guys respectively). There's a possibility of rich Eldan (Dead Super-Advanced Race) technology/energy in a faraway, hostile planet called Nexus, where the peak of war between the Dominion and Exiles shine due to the stakes and the proximity to the final goal.

The Exile/Dominion faction-sense seems to be largely lore- and quest-based, meaning you aren't pitted immediately against each other unless some event or other such demands it so or if you become involved with PvP. It memory serves, both Dominion and Exiles get three distinct races, the fourth of which is humans (Exiles) and Nazi Humans (Dominion).

Alongside that, there are four jobs (Explorer, Soldier, Settler, Some other thing) that influence the perks you get in certain areas, your distinct missions, and what you can do to help other players around (Explorers focus on map completion and can mark shortcuts, Soldiers kill shit and make it easier to kill shit, etc.). Yet again, there are a few classes which I can't terribly recall due to some of the variances, but essentially it can boil down to Warrior, Healer, Assassin, Gunner, and Mage. Except.. You know.. You gotta add a Space- prefix before each one, so it's immediately cooler. Combat is a tad more dynamic than click and attack considering you can move while attacking and manually dodge as well as most attacks, even basic ones, having a certain range or telegraph timing. I just prefer combat in that sense, personally.

So, wanna play? Lesplay.



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Any extra questions? I'll try to answer them! I just like the game a ton but only invested an hour or so in it insofar.
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10-07-2015, 12:15 AM
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This seems like a good idea for new threads so please keep it up!

Here is the issue I have with MMOs though, I just played too much of them where it's the same thing over and over. Having to grind to get to end game then there isn't much content or things to hold people over, or the main issue with F2P MMOs is where PvP is pointless if you don't actually buy ingame items. This game does seem interesting and I like the style but I'll most likely pass on it since I'm just tired of MMOs in general. The last really fun one that I played was probably Archeage which was great during beta especially with friends, but I heard it isn't that good since a lot of ingame mechanics ended up killing it.
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10-15-2015, 10:49 PM
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IMO there is a reason that this game went FTP and it isnt because its so good everyone should play it. Just another failing MMO like Tera. You all should be watching for a Black Desert beta in EU and America. Also check out Star Citizen. :P
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10-15-2015, 11:25 PM (This post was last modified: 10-15-2015, 11:31 PM by Sai.)
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I am kind of hesitant to play Wildstar, or any other game, after they had their data breach.
I just looked up that user "Reloaded" in the last screenshot for an example.

Then again, I am kind of a paranoid freak at times.
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EDIT: Despite their one known data breach, it looks like a really fun game worth checking out!
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10-16-2015, 10:36 AM (This post was last modified: 10-16-2015, 10:39 AM by Waifu.)
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(10-15-2015, 10:49 PM)Nebertcher Wrote: IMO there is a reason that this game went FTP and it isnt because its so good everyone should play it.  Just another failing MMO like Tera.  You all should be watching for a Black Desert beta in EU and America.  Also check out Star Citizen.  :P

Considering that Tera has been around for a sizable amount of time and nearly all MMOs are going F2P or partially F2P makes me, well, scoff this argument off. I'd like to point out that reality isn't a popularity contest and the quality of a game doesn't reflect it's exposure to a significant degree (Bastion and Transistor are praised as sublime, which I agree with, but they are examples of fantastic games that simply aren't really all that exposed. At least in my area).

Also, I explicitly even said that in OP, never suggesting that it was 'it's F2P because it's so good everyone should play it'. While I don't mind criticism, I only take it well if it's researched in any way, shape, or form. Otherwise? It's kind of a smear you're doing.

Sorry if I'm aggressive, but it's never nice to make a topic and have someone essentially walk in and say 'lel ur opinion is rong look at these bettur gaems insted'.

(10-15-2015, 11:25 PM)Sai Wrote: I am kind of hesitant to play Wildstar, or any other game, after they had their data breach.
I just looked up that user "Reloaded" in the last screenshot for an example.

Then again, I am kind of a paranoid freak at times.
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EDIT: Despite their one known data breach, it looks like a really fun game worth checking out!


Probably a tad bit paranoid, but with good reason! I've mostly just come to ignore many a breach because, well, there's many. I would end up playing basically nothing if I worried so much, haha.
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