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WildStar Forum » General Discussion » say.. would u pre purchase this game for a beta key?

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Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/04/09
Posts: 1034

5/06/13 4:53:23 PM#61
How many times do people have to put their hand in the fire to understand that they burnt their hand the first time, only took me once, suprisingly a great deal of people never learn.

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5/06/13 5:56:31 PM#62
Originally posted by Cod_Eye
How many times do people have to put their hand in the fire to understand that they burnt their hand the first time, only took me once, suprisingly a great deal of people never learn.

Ever consider maybe what's fire to you is not so much so to other people, hence they don't get burned? :)

I almost never regret a pre-purchase. Sure, not every game is an EVE or a WOW, but then I don't expect them to be. We don't have a Blade Runner every year, but I don't give up science fiction movies because of that.

A few weeks of fun and getting to explore a new gameworld are worth the box price of an MMO to me.

So, yeah... I would pre-purchase this game, and they can keep their beta key. :)


Hard Core Member

Joined: 1/28/06
Posts: 1849

5/06/13 6:24:52 PM#63
I plan to pre-purchase regardless.

Novice Member

Joined: 11/27/04
Posts: 1074

5/06/13 6:42:55 PM#64

with every new game offering beta key for preorder/prepurchase this is only game i would love to do it, so yes  i would do it , bought aoc played 2 months, still have box, never regreted even if it was 2 months it was fun, bought war, didnt use cd key resold, preordered swtor, canceled preorder

would be about time to get proper game tbh


Novice Member

Joined: 4/21/13
Posts: 12

5/06/13 7:27:05 PM#65

Pre-order for a beta isn't anything new and for people who really want the game, it's fantastic. For instance, I pre-ordered StarCraft 2 and got into the beta. I also got into the beta of Heart of the Swarm with my pre-order. Fantastic beta experience.

WildStar looks amazing. I've watched hours of video on the game and developer interviews, and have read many articles, to know that it's for sure a game I'd be interested in. I'd be willing to buy the largest pre-order special not for the add-ons, though simply to give money to the developers who have done a fantastic job.

Beautiful graphics, beautiful gameplay, and tons of interesting features and new features baked on what has traditionally made other MMOs popular. WildStar is doing it right.

Pre-order/pre-purchase: YES.


Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/31/12
Posts: 646

5/06/13 7:34:32 PM#66
Nope. I no longer provide money for promises.

EA CEO John Riccitiello's on future microtransactions: "When you are six hours into playing Battlefield and you run out of ammo in your clip, and we ask you for a dollar to reload, you're really not very price sensitive at that point in time...We're not gouging, but we're charging."


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5/06/13 7:40:07 PM#67
Nah.  I most likely won't try this game until it is either free or there is a free trial/open beta.  Really this game has nothing going for it in my eyes except for the fact that it does seem to be quite polished and high quality.  The standard themepark formula doesn't interest me, but I'm still watching this project with vague interest for whatever reason.

Advanced Member

Joined: 1/10/08
Posts: 622

5/06/13 7:41:08 PM#68

Yes I would pay for beta access, founders, etc...


I would pay more if I knew for sure this was a sub based game.

What are your other Hobbies?

Gaming is Dirt Cheap compared to this...


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5/07/13 7:49:27 AM#69


I have high expectations for Wildstar to not only be a good game, but to also push us over the threshold of what to expect from a developer/consumer relationship.  In that, I have hopes they find a new payment model that is well received or iterate on popular and successful models to date.  If I see any more games that have a premium $15 monthly fee I'll just about lose faith in the entirely of the industry, as history has shown that the vast majority fail under those conditions and are given horrid reputations thereafter.  


One thing I noted as a part of feedback to Bioware before their game was even released is how I can't stand it when companies tend to play the market by milking their product with a year of monthly fees and then going F2P once subscriptions start dropping.  It's like many of us could just see that coming, despite them saying that if they could do it over again they'd probably go with F2P from the onset.


But it's a risk either way to announce anything as they're basically getting free publicity being #1 on the site for so long.


As far as getting beta access for pre-ordering it, I don't really know.  I'm tired of beta testing games and just look forward to the release nowadays.  It will likely depend on the aforementioned payment model, as I'm having trouble justifying paying for Final Fantasy when it comes out even with a 50% off discount to the subscription price that I'm offered.  That could still cost upwards of a thousand dollars for a single game that I am only renting and don't have access to when I say enough is enough (that is if the game even has the staying appeal and my friends pick it up -- which isn't likely as they still play WoW and refuse to budge for another P2P game -- to play with me.


I probably would've quit GW2 and NW by now if it weren't for them, and as such have made worthwhile purchases to support said game as I play alongside them.

When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.


Novice Member

Joined: 2/15/09
Posts: 78

5/09/13 1:10:16 PM#70
Hoping to get into beta before pre-order goes live but will pre-order regardless of a beta key coming with it or not.


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5/09/13 2:47:58 PM#71

no that was the industry's hustle last year.  




Novice Member

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5/09/13 2:49:55 PM#72
YUP !!!!
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