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  Zapzap

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3/27/14 5:54:20 PM#21
Originally posted by popezaphod

Question: Is WildStar worth $60 plus a subscription?

 

History: I played WoW from Open Beta through BC, then came back for WotLK and quit before Cata.  I like Vanilla WoW through BC very much but am not a fan with where the game has gone since then.  Vanilla WoW is my "gold standard" for MMOs.

I played RIFT from maybe 1.4 through much of Storm Legion.  I got burned out but really enjoyed the game and the mechanics.

Some other games I tried:

  • TERA - Fun but no end game to speak of
  • Neverwinter - Fun but really grindy end game
  • ST:TOR - Boring
  • LotRO - Boring
  • Secret World - Didn't like the setting, didn't hold my interest
  • FF XIV - Not bad, but I've never been a big FF fan and it didn't hold my interest

I like themeparks and despise PvP.

I have no interest in ArchAge nor TESO.  

 

I have been very interested in WS but I am not willing to pay $60 for a game I may only play for a week.  I never got into any of the betas, so I have no experience with WS at all.  I have read many posts from people saying, "This game is great!" and just as many posts saying, "This game is horrible!"  

So tell me: Do you think this game is worth $60?

Pretty much any MMO is worth $60.  The better question is the game worth your time which is far more valuable than $60

For me the answer is yes.

For you maybe.

I have played beta for almost a year now an have played to 50 and done veteran dungeons but I have not done any raid testing.

Based on your resume I would guess yes you would like Wildstar.  The game is well made, fun and has an emphasis on endgame and long term play. But there are some downsides and somethings you may or may not like.

I will start with the bad.  Or what may be bad for you.

the endgame is not nearly as well tested or as diverse as Rift was at release.  But Rift was the best tested endgame I have seen and the largest releasing with 10 very good dungeons and 1 well tested raid followed quickly by 2 more raids in the 1st month.

Wildstar is a bit lacking here.  It has 4 veteran dungeons and 6 veteran adventures.  The adventures are supposed to be the equivalent of dungeons but they never worked out very well in practice and still need a ton of work. Complexity wise the fightsare not near as complex as Rift dungeons. Much simpler with a very strong emphasis on movement.  Part of the reason is the LAS limits class complexity so much.  The over emphasis on movement may bother some people too much.  I think the dungeons are fun and well done.

Second problem is the class system.  Because of the LAS and the limit of 30 skills per class the classes are pretty simple.  This is not Rift with the great flexibility of classes, complex speccing and thoughtful character building.  It is much more simplified.  Classes and character development is not a strength of the game.

The endgame testing was limited.  Beta ended far too soon and the game is being rushed out.  Not rushed out in a ToR or AoC sense but it is being rushed out.  Guilds are still testing endgame and I guess we will see how good it is in June but I expected a bit more especially after the promises of Gaffney.  Overall the game is very good with a ton of well made content but there are many unfinished aspects of the game.  It could really use another 6+ months of development.  But it is what it is and its arguably the 2nd best game to release in the last 10 years behind Rift.

The one big reason to like the game s the emphasis on endgame.  Carbine has said they have spent over 50% of their resources on endgame the last year and this is where they intend to make their mark.  So a lot should be expected here even if a lot was unfinished when beta ended a few weeks ago.

The next reason to look forward to the game is difficulty.  The developers are commited to making the game difficult.  They tried making it very difficult to level last summer but so many complained they had to change plans but recently they have moved back to upping the leveling difficulty.  Ramping up the difficulty form level 20-50 to train players for veteran dungeons which are quite hard.  Many casuals are going to have problems.  Many will get better and take pride in improving.  But many will also quit and spend quite a lot of time trashing the game on forums.  This has been an ongoing phenomenon. But it appears that difficulty is one area that the Devs are not willing to budge on for now.  I give them some respect here for standing strong in their desire to make a challenging game and stick to it when the rest of the genre has lost its soul and gone easymode.

The answer then is maybe.  It depends on what kind of gameplay you like. Can you live with a bit of the game being unfinished?  Will you enjoy action gameplay with a strong emphasis on movement?  Do you mind class development being pretty simple and classes not being that flexible? Do you love raiding and endgame?  Do you like challenge and pushing yourself to play better?

IMO Wildstar is a great and well made game.  But its not for everyone and everyone should not like it.  There is nothing wrong with not liking it.  But if you do the game has a lot to offer.  IMO it is just a fun game.  It has that fun factor that many games simply lack.  It also has intrinsic rewards as it pushes players to become better players which results in satisfaction and a sense of achievement that we do not see in many MMOs.

 

  DamonVile

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3/27/14 5:55:50 PM#22
no mmo is worth $60 up front any more. They can thank their predecessors for that.
  Bruhza

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3/27/14 6:07:58 PM#23

Out of the options we have I would say yes, it is worth the $60.

 

This is the most polished game I have ever seen for something that is about to release. I have honestly not seen devs care so much about their game than these guys. They have proven that they do NOT want to do things half-way and that they will fix whatever needs to be fixed.

 

Is it perfect? No, but then again no MMO atm is.

 

Fair warning though. Make sure you somewhat know what class you want to play, leveling in this game is fairly brutal (Not in the un-fun way, but more in the "Get ready to grind quests" sort of way. Seeing you played vanilla WoW though, you should be fine.)

 

On a side note, this game has some of the best dungeons I have ever played in my entire life, and I'm not even a huge fan of PvE.

 

  poyozo

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3/27/14 6:36:51 PM#24

Well, If you are a fan of Vanilla wow through BC then you are the demographic that this game is shooting for. If I'm not mistaken, about half the devs in Wildstar are ex Blizz devs from the Vanilla Wow era and they are making this game explicitly for the Vanilla WoW fans.

I can tell you from personal experience that the game is very fun. The combat and animations are fluid and feel nice. The world is huge and completely open. That said, having played the beta a few months ago, it needs polish. I just don't know if its worth the 15$ a month tag.

  Jaedor

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3/27/14 6:55:53 PM#25

I preordered to play with friends from another game, and I'm seriously considering upgrading to the deluxe edition for one of the extras. Worth it to me? Yes. I don't intend to play a lot but I'll enjoy my first 30 days and see how it goes.

WS is definitely a themepark game, somewhat reminiscent of vanilla WoW.

Your mileage may vary.

  Lazzaro

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3/27/14 8:23:28 PM#26

Considering the games you listed, this one should be right up your ally. It's probably one of the better themepark mmo's for awhile.

  Rorhc

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3/27/14 8:29:03 PM#27
For a some people it is worth it  for others , not so much. I fall in the latter category.

This could end up being very interesting.

  maskedweasel

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3/27/14 8:41:20 PM#28

Like others have said,  you'll have to try it for yourself.. and with all the beta events they are running, you shouldn't have a problem getting a key and testing it.  I was lucky and got a key... and after playing one weekend.. I didn't find it was worth the 60 dollars.  I found it was worth 80 and I bought the deluxe edition.  

 

Thats not to say that I'll play it forever.. or more than the first month.. but I will say that I had a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to more playtime.  

 

I don't think this game plays like SWTOR or WoW,  but I'm not going to lie and say I think its entirely original.  I just find it fun to play,  whatever its like.  I can't ask for much else

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  Instigator-Jones

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3/27/14 10:46:51 PM#29

I just copied and pasted this from a previous thread... Sends basically the same message, and the threads OP question is included (red).

 

Originally posted by Viadric

 

 These two new upcoming MMO's coming out Wildstar and Elder Scrolls Online the price for these games is $60. On top of that they want to make you pay for a sub fee of $15.  Now I understand that $60 is the main standard for games now and days, but for a game that requires a sub fee with it. That's a little much. The previous two mmo's I bought was Guild Wars 2 ($40) and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. ($30) I Also preordered the Warlords of Draenor expansion for $40.

 

Would you say that $60 is worth it if the game has a sub fee tacked on and the fact that most new mmo's that release like this usually go either F2P or die off?  (Not saying that's going to happen but, we see the trend these past few years.) 

 

Ya know OP, I'm going to say it's NOT worth it. Keep the $ and invest it in ... oh ... stocks... or ... some new venture. Use that hard earned cash on some other entertainment; a movie night; a nice dinner; maybe on the next carnival coming to town. Spend that deniro on some new clothes, an oil change for your vehicle. Put that wonga to good use, OTHER than these games. 

 

It IS worth it to me though, so I'll be playing.

 

  Siphaed

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3/27/14 11:22:52 PM#30

I really hate the "is it worth it" question threads.  Why?  Why would I hate something that's so black and white based on opinion of the individual mind....because it's a blank slate question based on personal opinion of an individual mind.

 

  What one person considers worth it for $60 another person could consider it total garbage.   Take for example the garage sale a person had many years ago that sold a painting for $10 because they thought it was junk they just wanted to get rid of; turned out to be a Van Gogh worth $100,000's.....the whole "one man's trash is another man's treasure" isn't to be simply given that the perspective of the person seeing it as trash, but instead the perspective of the many that sees it as a treasure.

 

 

So to the point of my rambling incoherence:  Original Thread Creator, please take your own likes and dislikes into account of making a personal opinion of whether YOU see the game as worth your time, money, and effort.   That is the only right answer:  Your own to your own question.

 

 

 

My own opinion:     I post this as an after-the-fact given to answer the Thread Creator's question as to express my own opinion on the subject.  Yes, I do very much believe the game is worth the cost.   

The box+subscription argument can very much go against the whole box+DLC/Season Pass argument and it would essentially be a tie, more or less.   For any FPS/RPG game, they each have DLC that is only a couple hours (6) at most with very little replayability, yet are on the same price point.   Maps get repeated over and over again in an FPS just as I suppose Battlegrounds/Arenas do in MMO's; however a counter argument can be given for such that War Plots give customizable maps with variety (just as WvW and it's dynamic map flow did give unique experiences each time logging in).

 

    Another example of replayability in Wildstar on the PvE side would be those fantastic Adventures, mind you I've only personally experienced the one Prison Riot one, but each of my 4 runs were uniquely different and never the same thing as previously ran.

 

A really sticking point is the individual customization and control I have in my character development.   There's costumes, mounts, and housing customization that can be ever overstated based on the sheer amount available to each of them.     

 

These levels of customization combined with player development, combined with enjoyable RPG PVE goodness, combined with PvP (both customized and not).....all these things together over a course of a year + is more than enough entertainment content to justify the price point for me.

  Aroukos

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3/28/14 1:13:06 AM#31
Originally posted by popezaphod

Question: Is WildStar worth $60 plus a subscription?

 

History: I played WoW from Open Beta through BC, then came back for WotLK and quit before Cata.  I like Vanilla WoW through BC very much but am not a fan with where the game has gone since then.  Vanilla WoW is my "gold standard" for MMOs.

I played RIFT from maybe 1.4 through much of Storm Legion.  I got burned out but really enjoyed the game and the mechanics.

Some other games I tried:

  • TERA - Fun but no end game to speak of
  • Neverwinter - Fun but really grindy end game
  • ST:TOR - Boring
  • LotRO - Boring
  • Secret World - Didn't like the setting, didn't hold my interest
  • FF XIV - Not bad, but I've never been a big FF fan and it didn't hold my interest

I like themeparks and despise PvP.

I have no interest in ArchAge nor TESO.  

 

I have been very interested in WS but I am not willing to pay $60 for a game I may only play for a week.  I never got into any of the betas, so I have no experience with WS at all.  I have read many posts from people saying, "This game is great!" and just as many posts saying, "This game is horrible!"  

So tell me: Do you think this game is worth $60?

 

Starting today, we have an unexpected beta weekend, raising max lvl to 20 up from 17. You can try it yourself now. I hope i ll be online too :)

  delete5230

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3/28/14 4:43:06 AM#32
Originally posted by poyozo

Well, If you are a fan of Vanilla wow through BC then you are the demographic that this game is shooting for. If I'm not mistaken, about half the devs in Wildstar are ex Blizz devs from the Vanilla Wow era and they are making this game explicitly for the Vanilla WoW fans.

I can tell you from personal experience that the game is very fun. The combat and animations are fluid and feel nice. The world is huge and completely open. That said, having played the beta a few months ago, it needs polish. I just don't know if its worth the 15$ a month tag.

I can't find any comparison to Vanilla WoW in Wildstar.  In fact I recently played a few bata weekend and am currently playing Vanilla WoW.  Absolutely nothing matches at all.

Wildstar is a cluster of quick trills with nothing lasting more than 3 min. It's like you will run at least three hundred quest by the time your level ten.  This alone makes the game a solo game, so you better have a good voice chat program and play with people that you really click with if you would like to play with others.

Vanilla WoW being more difficult than other mmos as of the last few years, could be relaxing with a feeling of immersion in the world.  Wildstar is crazy fun.  Some would like it, many will get tired of the crazy fun fast.

  deniter

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3/28/14 4:50:47 AM#33
Originally posted by delete5230
Originally posted by poyozo

Well, If you are a fan of Vanilla wow through BC then you are the demographic that this game is shooting for. If I'm not mistaken, about half the devs in Wildstar are ex Blizz devs from the Vanilla Wow era and they are making this game explicitly for the Vanilla WoW fans.

I can tell you from personal experience that the game is very fun. The combat and animations are fluid and feel nice. The world is huge and completely open. That said, having played the beta a few months ago, it needs polish. I just don't know if its worth the 15$ a month tag.

I can't find any comparison to Vanilla WoW in Wildstar.  In fact I recently played a few bata weekend and am currently playing Vanilla WoW.  Absolutely nothing matches at all.

Wildstar is a cluster of quick trills with nothing lasting more than 3 min. It's like you will run at least three hundred quest by the time your level ten.  This alone makes the game a solo game, so you better have a good voice chat program and play with people that you really click with if you would like to play with others.

Vanilla WoW being more difficult than other mmos as of the last few years, could be relaxing with a feeling of immersion in the world.  Wildstar is crazy fun.  Some would like it, many will get tired of the crazy fun fast.

I have to agree. Wildstar has very little resemblance to vanilla WoW, if at all. If i had to compare it to WoW, maybe cataclysm would be the closest.

WS is a good game, no question for that, but the crowd they are looking for is not the same that enjoyed vanilla WoW.

  Aroukos

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3/28/14 5:14:02 AM#34
Originally posted by deniter

I have to agree. Wildstar has very little resemblance to vanilla WoW, if at all. If i had to compare it to WoW, maybe cataclysm would be the closest.

WS is a good game, no question for that, but the crowd they are looking for is not the same that enjoyed vanilla WoW.

 

I enjoyed vanilla WoW and i m enjoying Wildstar beta aswell. I don't care if its a clone or similar to WoW, the thing is that its a game of great quality and fun. Thats enough for me :)

  deniter

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3/28/14 5:27:10 AM#35
Originally posted by Aroukos
Originally posted by deniter

I have to agree. Wildstar has very little resemblance to vanilla WoW, if at all. If i had to compare it to WoW, maybe cataclysm would be the closest.

WS is a good game, no question for that, but the crowd they are looking for is not the same that enjoyed vanilla WoW.

 

I enjoyed vanilla WoW and i m enjoying Wildstar beta aswell. I don't care if its a clone or similar to WoW, the thing is that its a game of great quality and fun. Thats enough for me :)

I may give it another shot this weekend. Maybe i try a different class or something and see if the gameplay changes later on. Hopefully it just starts in 'tutorial mode'. Would like to see some crafting and dungeons too. But i still have to admit i'd prefer to play this game with a pad and not a mouse + keyboard.

  Ice-Queen

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3/28/14 5:31:55 AM#36
If you play WoW and enjoy it, you may like Wildstar. It's your typical themepark quest grinder, raid grinding mmorpg. You can level pretty quickly in the battlegrounds if you don't want to quest. Myself, it's just not for me, I'm done with grinding gear and the typical themeparks.

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  nitefly

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3/28/14 7:18:21 AM#37

In today's market I really honestly do not think any game is worth 60$. Just like I don't think any DVD/Blueray movie is worth full price. Everything will be on sale in three to six months and there is lots of things you propably haven't tried you can try while the price drops.

When it comes to themepark MMOs this is even more the case since there is no advantage to play the game early, it just costs more but you don't get anything for those extra cash. The world is locked in stasis, there are no real achievements, no villages to build first, no mountains to tear down or anything of the sort. The game in three or twelve months will still be the same. Only thing that might have changed is some balancing fixes and tweaks to classes/races/whatever.

So save your money, play a free game or enjoy summer at the beach. Once winter hits you can pick up WildStar in the bargain bin alongside Elder Scrolls: Online and lots of other summer releases.

  Path4

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3/28/14 8:43:51 AM#38
It was worth $48 to me from GMG.  If I only play for a few months and enjoy myself then it was way worth it.  If you get bored after a week maybe games aren't for you.
  handlewithcare

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3/28/14 9:05:51 AM#39

wildstar looks and feels like a AAA mmo but it feels after a while like something is missing like dungens and more group play.

you almost never group with others.wort 60$ but not the subscription fee.

they will have be put more things into the game to make me buy and sub.

everquest next has no sub.and it will be better.

I played the beta and left feeling something is missing,will buy one day not sub.wait for expantios or something.

  Andistotle

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3/28/14 9:09:34 AM#40
Yes. Wildstar is a lot of fun
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