I hadn’t planned on purchasing WildStar. MMOs and I haven’t had long relationships in quite some time. GW2 had the most promise for me, being the best leveling experience I’ve had in many years. It also contains 2 of my 3 favorite classes of all time – Guardian and Mesmer. However, I bailed several months ago over the lack of persistent PVE content via expansions or campaigns like GW1.
My patience for mediocre game play has run dry. If a game isn’t fun right out of the gate, then I’m out. I have too many real life responsibilities, stresses and balls in the air to suffer subpar excuses for entertainment in games. I’d just as soon read a book, watch TV or catch a movie. As far as gaming was concerned, I was content waiting for modules of Star Citizen to be released.
Warrender and Sarzan suggested I give it a try. I wasn’t able to use the Guest Pass from Warrender the weekend it was available but took the opportunity to look around during the open BETA and was pleasantly surprised.
Mixed Bag of Nuts
One thing WS does really well is atmosphere and tone. I enjoy sarcasm and snark, of which there is no shortage in WS. The art style is a more punched up version of Allods that is more visceral - lots of moving parts, things going on everywhere and IN YOUR FACE!