Game is Dying don't bother.
I've played this game since launch. While it is fun and challenging the developers are stuck in 2004. They refuse to apply fixes to game breaking problems until a larger patch comes out. They insist on time gating everything to an absurd level. Endgame is a brick wall, once you hit 50 its a month long grind fest to get anything. And I don't mean grinding everyday all day. I mean grind for 2 days of the week then wait for the reset. You could PVP in between but their matchmaking is horrible. They go by a ridiculously manipulable system where top gear players are ranking down so they can two shot the new people in pvp. Server populations have taken a massive nose dive well beyond the normal end of first 30 days drop off. I wouldn't buy this game right now. It'll either be dead or free to play by Christmas.
Good Game, Bad experience
I bought the game from the website literally less than 24 hours ago, I had done some playing on a guest pass my friend shared with me to see if i wanted to buy it. I've been wanting to play this game since its announcement, what I got was a game I was enjoying. If your lucky you can enjoy this game like you would any other mmo you like. However my experience is that I've been playing less than 5 hours and I found my account suspended. No specific reason was given, no questions have been answered (and from what i hear that very well might not happen for around a week or two) and now i am 80 bucks poorer because of a suspension I have no idea what happened.
NCsoft and Carbine evidently have no phone numbers to call and now im stuck waiting for a basically non-existent customer support from all accounts read. I own other games with NCsoft and now i highly doubt i will ever even look at anything NCsoft related anymore. Sad really, I was enjoying the game was even willing to subscribe, now i am not even sure i want to continue playing the game.
i never heard of this game till the day is was launched I was browsing through gamesstop and saw it. I watched the videos and had to buy it. At first I was like it's a cool game but i wasn't really into it. But I forced myself to play it because I spent the money already. the game really doesn't start to open up till around lv14. After sticking it out I'm glad I did I started to have a lot of fun with this game. there is a lot to do and to look forward to. I still haven't done any dungeons yet they don't open up till lv20 and im only lv 18 so far. But it something to look forward to. I've tried the pvp a little from what I've seen it was fun although i'm more of a pve player. If your thinking about a new mmo try this game and stick it out for a few lvls it gets really fun.
In one word BOOM!
Hey all, in most WildStar circles i'm known as Zilvis, Zil, or simpy Z. I have followed this game a long time from the early days of a single webpage saying under construction throughout, To really grasp hold of the reins of this game go to the official website or youtube,check all their videos and get a feel for the core of the game. That being said my review is leaned a different way, are you sick of these games being pushed as MMORPG's and yes they may be massive multiplayer, yes they have roleplay game elements but the development team simply does not care outside monitary gain? Or that MMO's are social environments where massive guilds bond together and people can converse and meet new people yet 90% of the time socializing and Dev interaction are almost frown upon? In this respect if your looking for an amazing environment for social interaction,friendly cool people to enjoy the game along side and a development team who sees it's fans as people not sales WildStar is for you, in the last year Carbine has used social media like FB and Twitter a ton, personally messages fans, shows up in fan made podcasts, and generally just been cool human beings. The community is the best out there,if anyone tries and debate that I will be down for that fight in a heartbeat, Whether your a hardcore raider, roleplayer, pvp noob,crafting guru, or simply a lets have fun casual the community is helpful,accepting,and quite the fun bunch of gamers! Search out WildStar peeps on twitter or the many many fansites and you'll see for yourself! Definitely give this game a shot,it has lots to offer and a team and fans solidly and unified behind it!
I cannot get into very specific details due to NDA but this is one of the few MMO's that have come out that is very interesting. That being said, I believe the success or failure of this game hinges on the players reaction and willingness to stick with one of its major game mechanics...telegraphs. All npc's and pc's have these. Every fight uses them no matter how big or minescule. It seems very interesting and fresh at lvl 1 but will that last when you are in end game? It is very reminiscent of vanilla WOW, 40 man raids, gear treadmill, battle grounds, phasing over load screens, lack of quick travel, reliance on mounts etc. All of those factors one can pick up with watching one developer pod cast on youtube. I will keep my eye on this and must say i am personally leaning toward picking this up. Not a sandbox more of an early 2000 mmo with 2014 graphics and inovation.
WildStar.. Think Borderlands humor, with Ratchet and Clank style graphics, Throw in some World of Warcraft/Guild Wars 2 gameplay, and BAM, WildStar. A amazing MMORPG with lots of customization, interesting classes, unique Path system, two factions, neat races, fun combat, great crafting, P2P and B2P business model, good story.. List is endless. If you don't mind a sub fee, sweet! If you DO mind a sub fee, you can buy CRED with in-game money and it gives you gametime. Win win for everyone! Bottom line, If you are a mmo fan, get it.
First MMO/RPG, but worth it
This is my first MMO/RPG. I'm no expert by any means, but based on aesthetic appeal, this game wins. I passed on WoW for years even though my GF has been playing for over 6 years. WoW made me feel...just too nerdy and archaic/medieval. I tried WoW for about 5 levels, but found the environment, themes, characters, and story not to my liking. Then, my GF said something about trying this Wildstar game, maybe I'd like it better. So, I got in on the beta long enough to get serious. Out I go to buy a desktop system to replace my laptop that would NOT come close to playing this game which needs tons of upper-end specs. I have played 3 characters to near level 10 thus far. The music fits great for each area, the graphics are just stunning (with the right hardware) and the diversity and planning is stellar. I can see this game lasting a while. For which it better, given it is subscription based. I recommend 12GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 660 or higher, and at least an i5 4400 3.1 quad core. Recommended specs are a little lower, but this is about the best setup you can get at most local retailers that wont need a larger power supply. If this is your first, you have to make a commitment to the game, hardware, and time.
great for newbies and veterans alike
I played from closed Beta on, and I am very impressed with the transition from BETA to launch. My biggest problem is the amount of time I would like to dedicate to each class and questing. There is a fast track to 50 but I keep getting drawn toward trying to complete each zone's questing for both my class and path.
Way to go Cupcake
Wildstar is for the hardcore. No one else. Wonderful western styled tracks on a hilarious adventure of nostalgia, occasional references that make you laugh out loud, and constant updates to content and amazing adventures to behold. They did try to encorporate some content for the casual gamers, such as Adventures, Shiphand missions, and making the dungeons smaller than raids, but really? There's more geared in for the hardcore. Go watch the Wildstar youtube videos called "DevSpeak" if you need more convincing.
In beta preview
In order to not break the NDA, I will just say I am in the closed beta and can confirm that Wildstar is freakin' sweet. If you want more info, watch the Dev Speak vids or some of the Twitch streams.