Blaugust · Video Games

BLAUGUST Day 18 – “… Let me play among the Wildstar”

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You know…. the Blaugustians have a profound influence on me whether they know it or not. Before I even started, the thought of playing another MMO was the furthest thing from my mind. XIV is an MMO that gives me everything I want AND THEN SOME. So trying to manage my time accordingly was a non issue; all I need to play is XIV and I’m set.

This past weekend Samo-chan and I decided to try something different for the evening and play a new game that’s completely foreign to me called Terraria. I feel as if I can best describe it as “a non MMO game that MMO gamers could get into”. Starting our own world that Sam hosted, we got straight to work building ourselves and our NPCs and us a new home, exploring new sites, and me learning my bitter hatred for direction by way of W-A-S-D (I blame this on being left handed in some kind of way). Having lost 4-5 hours from just this game, it made me realize that while I love XIV and have no intentions of ever straying from it, playing other games is refreshing for a change of pace.

Tangent yes, but this has a point. Having thought about this I always find myself reading intently the blogs of Wildstar players such as Chestnut from Gamer Girl Confessions and Gracie of Moonshine Mansion. They’re awesome about giving updates on the latest happenings in game provided with tons of vibrant screenshots that are so pretty too.

I played Wildstar back in beta and at launch, but…. just stopped playing. There’s no real rhyme or reason to why I stopped; I just did. From what I can recall of the game at launch I enjoyed my little Aurin stalker I had made, but I think the progressive level grind was… grindy. Case in point? When the game goes free to play I’m seriously considering giving it a second chance. There’s no harm no foul being that it’ll soon be free-to-play so if i love it I’ll have an alternative in my library of games. If i don’t love it? I’m not losing out monetarily.

I remember really loving the Aurin race, and made a pretty cute toon. I think this go round though I’ll try something other than the stalker class though. My mind is leaning towards Esper, but I’m not entirely sure what other classes I can try. I’m glad the aesthetic of the game still remains untouched; I recall a really strong sense of Hanna Barbera animation resemblances when playing and for that reason I found myself immersed in the game for the time I was in it.

What say you oh faithful reader? Got any tips or suggestions? Is there a fun class I should check out? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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8 thoughts on “BLAUGUST Day 18 – “… Let me play among the Wildstar”

  1. I’ve certainly thought about giving WildStar a second chance but something about it the first time around just didn’t click with me. I played through beta and decided not to purchase it for launch. While I dig the art style, a lot of dialogue and tone of the game felt very 90s Saturday morning cartoon to me. This would have been great if it had come out 15 years ago for a much younger me, but now it just feels too over the top.

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    1. I can see and understand those reservations. I think it’s for that 90’s Saturday Morning cartoon aesthetic that piqued my interest to play further into the game surprisingly. There’s a scarcity of games in that vein so for a change of pace? It’ll be something fresh and different for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I can certainly understand the appeal and I love that it’s a world that is very distinct and has a ton of personality. I want it succeed and I really wanted to like it more than I did the first time around. I may give it another look once it goes F2P. Just as I warmed up to GW2 again…I may warm up to WildStar ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I think there’s such a saturation in MMO’s these last five years than there’s been in the past decade that I’m excited that we as MMO gamers have so many options at our disposal and also at an affordable rate! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m still thinking of diving back in to Ragnarok Online 2 as well! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. I think it’s really freeing to realize that one isn’t married to an MMO, and that it’s ok to take breaks and/or branch out to multiple games. It often gives players some novelty and allows them to come back to their favorite MMO with fresh eyes and new appreciation for all the things they like about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I’d suggest a Spellslinger. They have a lot of utility and survivability depending on spec. I’ve often been the last person standing in a group due to the skills I’ve chosen, some of which involve shields and heals, as well as quick movements and phase shifting.

    The game is exceptional, and has been continually improving. I enjoy it a lot, and am happy with how it is going. There are flaws, of course, however like every other MMO in existence, they’ve been working at course correcting those.

    We have a great little guild and have had a lot of fun. Our player base dropped drastically over the months, but I’m hoping those folks will come back once F2P goes live.

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