I had changed my mind about today’s Blaugust posting. The original idea I had will be for tomorrow, but today I wanted to sort of jaw a bit about the coming patch for WildStar.
Massively OP’s aggregate post of all of the information that’s being dished out from multiple sources incited this post. More specifically, the fact that, once more, WildStar has just sort of become this roller coaster ride in more than just its aesthetic and overall design. It would seem that the business and development side of things enjoys vertical G’s.
It’s difficult being a fan of Carbine Studios and of WildStar. The game’s meteoric flomp at launch has been the stuff of internet comment legend–the effigy held up over the pyre as a warning to every MMO that follows the “WoW-clone themepark” design model. To say this game and its devs have been kicked while they’re down would be the understatement of videogaming 2015. This game, its devs, its publisher and its fans have been absolutely ground in to the dirt, fueled by a combination of distrust of NCSoft, delight at underdelivery and just general internet jackassery.