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.
The places I frequent for my online reading material (the soon-to-be-launched Massively Overpowered and the fabulously talented and likely incredibly handsome or beautiful writers of the blogs I follow) all appear to have something of a rolling theme going for them: the fact that the MMO genre is on the bubble or is in danger of some imminent collapse or things are about to explode in some righteous fireball summoned by Peter Molyneux for his crappy interview that was written by the idiots at RPS.