WildStar

WildStar’s launch and first year didn’t go so well, but at least Carbine Studios is showing the willingness to make changes. It’s like a relationship gone sour: “Please come back, I can change!”

The free-to-play transition is the big one, but mechanics-wise, there’s a lot more going on to draw players in, new and old. Primary among those is making sure players understand how their characters’ stats work, and that’s the topic of a new dev diary today by Lead Combat Designer Steven Engle. For the most part, things are being simplified, with several well-named but esoteric stats, such as Moxie, Brutality, and Grit getting the boot.

Several of the remaining stats are getting a bit of streamlining as well, while several new ones are being added. In addition, runes can no longer boost Assault or Support Power and there will be an effort to limit power creep at high levels.

What else would you like to see different about WildStar for its F2P launch?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Arieswar on July 24, 2015

    Wildstar needs to fix the Combat system those hotbars and buttons dont work in the battles they have unless ur related to a squid.

    the wanted action based combat.. well they got that with wow controls GG lol no thanks..

    Also the most anoying part with the game is that npc says one thing in the questlog and then TALKS CRAP while u read making u listen to them babble about something random like flowers and cupcakes.. so anoying..

  2. Todoran on July 22, 2015

    probably f2p like swotor pay to enjoy or restricted f2p….

    • Deyirn on July 23, 2015

      Removal of primary combat stats and those stats deriving into secondary stats.
      Players will no longer be able to increase Assault or Support power through Runes. In addition, all stats are going through a balance pass to make their power relative with each other.
      Re-adjusting the power curve and adjustment of levels. While overall power should be relatively the same at Datascape from Live to 1.4.0, some other areas of the leveling curve might feel a slight difference.

      Try reading next time, before spamming

      Forum Warrior
      A person who spends a considerable amount of time on internet forums dedicated to specific interests (music, games, etc). Consider themselves experts on said specific interest while (usually) not contributing anything to the interest themselves. A good size of their input, often the majority of it, is negative; they reason that this is the easiest way to prove themselves knowledgeable on the subject. They have little clout in real life regarding whatever topic the forum is dedicated to, so the forum is the only way they can feel they are contributing.

      • BurDemBOddies on July 23, 2015

        ya seems similar I see two of them right now in this very section of the post and by all means I am not one of them.

  3. grimsbane on July 22, 2015

    if you read what there f2p model is going to be for wildstar you would be far form stellar happy about it, it doesn’t follow there Aion model at all, as there are some features that will be behind pay gates, f2p players will only get 2 character slots while on there Aion model I think you get like 5 or 6 can’t exactly remember and everything on Aion you have access to while on Wildstar’s f2p model idea they plan on making it that you can’t even make a guild let alone invite people to a guild as a f2per, Ncsoft needs to get smart and follow there Aion model because sorry there’s only room for one swtor on this market of f2p.

  4. me on July 22, 2015

    i wanna see it free 2 play!!!!! and faster. it is really an awesome game.. i want to play it but now it’s not worth because i wanna play pvp and noone plays pvp at low lvls.. 🙁 i waill play this game for sure becaue it has amazing pvp and amazing potential.. even pve is awesome in this game. jeasus i am so tired to wait.. when it will be free???

  5. daeuthaerium on July 22, 2015

    Server settings. I cant understand why 1 year after launch things like that are still unsolved:

    I launch the client,
    I change the server to EU.
    I enter my credentials.
    Credentials not recognized in USA server. Swaping to EU.
    Loading character.

    Ok, next time I load the game client tha same thing happens.

    Also if i change anything in settings next time i load the game it resets to deffault……. anoying.

    • idontlikemyname on July 22, 2015

      you need to have 2 separate accounts 1 for EU and another for US and i think it is your launcher you should try to re install the game.

  6. Tudor on July 22, 2015

    I kinda doubt that the game will be “revived”.Most of the dead games that go f2p stay dead.

    • Bratwurst on July 22, 2015

      Especially since Skyforge that just came out is far better than this.

      • B000RED on July 22, 2015

        Yep it deserves every single one of this negative comments and since we are all salty around here ill just continue the saga.
        Pre launch they did not stop talking about innovation they made it look like it have so many new things. Revive its possible i do believe if they get themselves serious about it not just big talk they might accomplish something. For start they might wanna remove the telegraphs(they should stay as beginer`s guide) leveling is too generic too boring a lot of ppl are complening about it… probably they should listen to the ppl because theres a big portion that is going to quit around level 30(they will get bored to death and quit before reaching the end game). And i just have to say this… Kripparrian made a video why he wont play Wildstar. Thats a guy who streamed 10 hours daily just for fun and played like every single new game for hundreds of hours… pretty much everything that is there to be played… and he got so bored with Wildstar`s leveling even made a video about it. Even tho i do not totally agree with him he has some good points there i personally hate to waste like 2 weeks repeating to myself just a little further the real game starts at the level cap.

        • idontlikemyname on July 22, 2015

          if you die cause you cant dodge a telepraph then you dont have enough brains to dodge or to even see raid content in wildstar cause your lack of skills, also if you check kripparian review he always says something wrong about every new mmorpg out but you most me a wanna be lover kripparian, they already fix most of the problemas and im pretty sure wildstar is better than skyforge o yea btw skyforge have telepraphs too

          • NopnopanNOP on July 22, 2015

            You can fix all the problems in the world but their attitude will always be the same. They don’t give a shit about the players that play their game they only see you as a number and could careless of what you thought personally.

            Now think of it this way you defended someone who could actually careless of what you think, who’s the true idiot ?

          • B000RED on July 23, 2015

            I dont know why im still posting comments. Theres always a troll like you defending a shitty game so it can stay shitty… I was closed beta tester and from what I saw testing. I was going to either play it if releases f2p(couz it was still better than most f2p games at that point or at least fresh) or just forget it. And I only brought Kripparrian (I hope that they wont ignore it like usual) couz hes famous and well known hardcore gamer I could talk about myself but then again I dont have hundreds of hours content in youtube playing not a single game. As for my dying often couz I cant dodge if that was the case id probably want better telegraphs telling me exactly what to do. I just cant believe are kids of today rly that stupid or just trolls?And i have to point this out they released it p2p couz they were thinking only about profit. In other words make the generic mmorpg and wait to get some portion of WoW`s subs like rift did… you see some of the most successful games of today(dota lol poe hearthstone etc.). Are easy to jump in with good amount of difficulty(so you can easily play with friends and then if you are alone you can go rly hardcore or nolife wuteva kids dis days like to call it and compete with other nolifers plus this games are hell of a lot fun) and its all up to you if u wanna pay for some cosmetics. Dota2 makes 30 millions monthly.. LoL does more dan 100 millions. If u cant see why im telling all dis… my point is f2p games can be rly successful. Generic mmorpgs on quest to steal our money… no1 likes them anymore.

          • BoooRED on July 29, 2015

            I dont know why im a big hohmo. Theres always a hohmo like me defending hohmo games so it can stay hohmo… I was giving sloppy head and from what I saw, swallowing. I was going to either play it if it was homo f2p (couz it was still better than most hohmo games at that point or at least hohmo) or just forget it. And I only brought Kripparrian (I hope that they wont buttsecks it like usual) couz hes famous and well known hohmo gamer I could blow men myself but then again I dont have hundreds of hours fellatio in youtube playing not a single hohmo game. As for my fellatio often couz I cant blow if that was the case id probably want better head telling me exactly what to blow. I just cant believe are hohmos of today rly that hohmo or just gei? And i have to point this out they released it p2p couz they were blowing men for profit. In other words make the generic mmorpg and wait to get some head from WoW’s subs like rift did… you see some of the most successful no-life-loser games of today (dota lol poe hearthstone etc.). Are easy to blow with good amount of thick loads to swallow(so you can easily blow with friends and then if you are alone you can go rly hardcore or nolife wuteva hohmos dis days like to call it and compete with other hohmos plus this games are hell of a lot fun) and its all up to you if you wanna pay for fellatio. Dota2 makes 30 millions monthly.. LoL does more dan 100 millions. If u cant see why im telling all dis… my point is f2p games can be rly hohmo. Generic mmorpgs on quest to buy fellatio from me with money… no1 likes me anymore.

      • really on July 22, 2015

        If u think skyforge is a good game, I think playing with my shit is by far more entertaining.

        • BurDemBOddies on July 23, 2015

          so you’re saying wild star is better ?

          I would rather play with skyforge then play with my feces before thinking of ever poking wildstar with a 20 mile pole.

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