So, uh, I bought Wildstar…

Surprise Wildstar Purchase

Galactic Starfighter is still great, but I can feel it starting to wear on me.  I really don’t want to burn out on it, so I needed something else to take up my time.  I had a buddy playing Wildstar who kept mentioning all the PvP.  And wow, did the PvP look amazing.  1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 5v5, 10v10, and 40v40!  Star Citizen was set to launch soon, but has been experiencing some delays.  Watch Dogs looked really, really interesting, but in the end Wildstar seemed to have the most potential for me.  After an hour of thinking it over, i started the download.  Three hours after that, I was in business.

Dominion Chua

Why No Wildstar At First

There are/were two big reasons I didn’t want to play Wildstar at first.  The telegraph combat system, and the monthly subscription.  After watching a few videos, the telegraphing system didn’t seem so bad.  It seemed worth a try at least.  The monthly subscription still exists, but Wildstar has a system where you can buy your subscription with in game currency from other players.  It’s called C.R.E.D.D. and boils down to how much time is worth to someone.  A player can buy C.R.E.D.D. for $19.99 on the Wildstar website, and sell it in game on the appropriate Auction House.  No idea how much it’s going to cost yet, so it’s kind of a shot in the dark to assume it’ll be worth my in game grinding time.  Another incentive to stick with Wildstar will be seeing interest  here on the website here.  So if you have questions, ASK!

What I’m Doing In Wildstar

I’ve rolled a human spellslinger on the Exiles (good guys), and a Chua spellsinger on the Dominion (bad guys, above).  I’ve also rolled an Exile medic but haven’t played it yet.  These are the two main classes i’m interested in right now.  Both are healing and support classes, capable of being DPS classes as well.  It’s very similar to the Advanced Class system in SWTOR.  Spellslingers are kind of like gunslingers in SWTOR.  Some mobility with dual pistols, but have the capability to heal.

Wildstar First Impressions

I feel like the movement controls are mildly clunky.  It could be because I haven’t tried a new MMO in years, so take that assessment with a grain of salt.  Turning with the mouse definitely gets buggy occasionally.  Nothing a good patching can’t fix though.  The graphics and visuals are amazing, especially starting on the Exile side.  The music is really good as well, and very fitting with the combat.  Definitely one of the better sounding MMOs out there.  The game itself is pretty humorous.  It definitely does not take itself seriously.  It’s not all overly comical, but it’s definitely got an obvious sense of humor, more so than any MMO i’ve heard of to date.  The questing system is disappointing.  It’s more like classic WoW questing was.  Follow punctuation marks, read text, do task.  That said, there are a lot of innovative quest types, and several of them.  I’ve started getting footage together for a video to show you.  I haven’t gotten into any of the other content yet.  So far, i’d tentatively recommend it.

Coming Up For Me In Wildstar

There is a battleground I haven’t tried yet, and I have something called ‘Adventures’ right around the corner.  I imagine they are mini-dungeons of some kind.  I’ll probably try a medic at some point, maybe bounce around some more servers to look around as I do.  My buddy is actually on a European server, and I can’t find a way to start a character there.  This is currently the early launch period.  Official launch for Wildstar is June 3rd.  You can preorder from the Wildstar website, or Amazon.com if you’re going to pick up the game.  There’s a video of some cool things i’ve come across in the works, as well as more on my adventures on planet Nexus.  Let me know what you think about Wildstar in the comments, whether you’re going to try it or not.  I’ve got a month to decide whether to re-subscribe or not.

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