And so we continue...
I'm having a freaking blast playing Wildstar right now. No understatement or overstatement about it. I'm having a complete blast. I know it's the same old linear progression, hub questing, you know, natural themepark stuff. Is there any real difference though? I mean, we have quests that have to do with like... Remembering colors. (There was a game like that, I can't remember the name). Pushing F fast enough, or at the right times. I mean we got weird things like that, that make it different, but I mean besides that? Hub questing, and following the story line. It's fun though. I feel like I'm questing like Vanilla World Of Warcraft, in the sense that It's just plain fun. To expand on that, I was hella addicted to Vanilla WoW, to the point where my social life, and school life was gone. Wildstar doesn't do that exactly, though I have said no to my friends to playing Dota 2 because of Wildstar, I'm still eating and sleeping compared to Vanilla. Did I mention I was addicted to it back then?
Is it more fun than FFXIV, or Elder Scrolls? Well, I mean this of course is my opinion. Comparing Wildstar to those is hard, because each game has something better than what I'm comparing it to. FFXIV had an amazing leveling experience, and ESO has amazing crafting, role playing potential. I hate to keep going back to it, but Wildstar gives me the vanilla feeling. I know i'm not answering the question directly, but I kind of don't want to in a sense. All the games have pros and cons. With Wildstar fixing it's issues with performance by a big margin, It's currently in high favor with me.
Right now in the game, I'm still just reading up on lore, and enjoying my leveling process. I'm being a exploring type of player right now, getting all my science stuff done, and doing every quest in the region. I'm putting a lot of effort and time right now into the game, and it's making my time with it more enjoyable! I'm still trying to find a fit where I can play the game in a hardcore sense without the burn out feeling. That happened with SWTOR, and FFXIV. So i'm playing in about 3 hour sessions, twice a day right now. If time allows it more or less.
Why so much time? I got classes twice a week, and work is easy, and my schedule is not a lot of hours, due to my own personal issues. (I swear). I have a lot of time to game, I mean I do have a social life, I go to the gym, (I lift bro). So what do I do with all this extra time? I game. Right now, to my own surprise. I am playing WS more than Dota 2. I play a lot of Dota 2 as well, just so you all know, and I stated previously I've played WS over Dota 2. I like the lore in the game, with it's own comedic effects. I love when I level it says something, the game has it's moments where I smile and chuckle. Because it's so random and strange. For once random and strange isn't so bad after all.
I'm sort of setting some goals I want for Wildstar, most of them have to do with end-game stuff which I won't get into detail so much. I'm only level 16 right now. Spell slinger for all of those who are curious. I have tried every class, and this one and Stalker I like the most. But I stuck with Spell Slinger so there we have it. I play healers in most games, and with you know... Faster que times for stuff, what's not to like. I'd like to touch on another subject before I end this post.
We have all seen you know NCSOFT's reports for money and stuff, and with some people stating Wildstar isn't so good. Empty servers, and I won't lie to you, there are a lot of low populated servers. Even my populated server feels dead at times. A server merge is something they need to be thinking about, I know it would be like saying 'Oh my god, free to play inc, noobs". I do not know how healthy the game is, if at all. Do I think the game would do better as a free to play game? At this stage, I think the game would benefit from it, but it does not need to be. The server merges, need to happen though. Do I see free to play coming into Wildstar's future? Yes, I do. I'll end it at that.
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