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  • Summary: WildStar is an massively multiplayer online adventure game where players make their mark as Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists or Settlers and lay claim to a mysterious planet on the edge of known space.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. Oct 29, 2014
    90
    Carbine never was set to reinvent the wheel. But they put a nice set of custom rims on their vehicle. And then they strapped the whole thing on a space shuttle and send it into space.
  2. Jul 12, 2014
    90
    Wildstar is probably the best and most complete MMO that has come out in years.
  3. Wildstar isn’t an innovative MMO and doesn't offer any new thing for players. But, Wildstar can do its job properly. Massive amounts of content, satisfying difficulty level and dynamic combat system… These are just a few examples. If you want more, Nexus is calling you.
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    85
    Coming out of nowhere for someone not addicted to MMORPG, Wildstar is the antithesis of The Elder Scrolls online. No big IP to sell it, but strong gameplay, a dynamic combat system, colorful graphics and massive content right at the launch. PvE, PvP, battlefields, housing: enough to please everybody and every skill level. Taken individually, those elements are nothing revolutionary, but we could argue that the game looks a bit classic. Overall the game offers a consistent and coherent package which is fun to play, for now and for a long time.
  5. Aug 18, 2014
    80
    An excellent online game that works from the very beginning and that is entertaining even though it brings no revolution. If you are serious about a mix of sci-fi, fantasy and a hint of Monty Python's humour here and there, you may feel free to enter into Wildstar.
  6. Jul 2, 2014
    80
    With a steady stream of content planned, a solid framework for housing, and a commitment to hardcore seriousness and silly humor, WildStar is more than the sum of its parts, and every MMO player should at least give a fair shake.
  7. Jul 3, 2014
    40
    Wildstar, which has very little sense of identity, which has very little pull, which feels like a collection of features, which has a subscription fee, was a relic as soon as it was released. And I’m afraid one of the most trenchant facts about it is one of the worst things you could say about any MMO: it’s going to be easy to stop playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 367
  1. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    Taking a break from League of Legends, WildStar fills in the time I freed up. The game has one of the best crafting systems ever. The lore isTaking a break from League of Legends, WildStar fills in the time I freed up. The game has one of the best crafting systems ever. The lore is funny and they have adorable races like the Aurins and Lopps. Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    Wildstar made MMO's fun again with what seems to be looking at what was good about Vanilla and BC WoW and building on it further. TheWildstar made MMO's fun again with what seems to be looking at what was good about Vanilla and BC WoW and building on it further. The telegraphing system brings a real-time and skill element that is missing in most MMO's and may have just re-invigorated my interest in the genre! Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    Best MMO on the market right now. I love the combat system, because it is highly dynamic and the telegraphing is a great feature. I like howBest MMO on the market right now. I love the combat system, because it is highly dynamic and the telegraphing is a great feature. I like how deeply you can customize your character, from appearance down to your skills and abiltiies, making each character unique. You choose 8 skills from a large pool, and then tweak their emphasis with ability points. You can also customize further with AMPs, their version of talents, of which there are 90 total to choose from.

    The housing system is also amazing. Each player gets a house around level 15, and you can customize it in infinite ways, with very powerful tools to do so. There are hundreds if not thousands of items you can place in your house, and you can rotate them along 3 axes, scale them up or down, and place them exactly where you'd like.

    Finally, if you haven't seen it already, check out the developer video on raids, it's awesome :D
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  4. Jul 1, 2014
    9
    As MmoRpg veteran (over 15 years), and as former WoW player (2005 to 2013) and after have seen loads of Mmo's die in WoW shadow, i wasntAs MmoRpg veteran (over 15 years), and as former WoW player (2005 to 2013) and after have seen loads of Mmo's die in WoW shadow, i wasnt keeping high my hopes.
    Well, Wildstar proved me wrong.

    Im hooked like a small kid (and i'm 30+), the game is enjoyable, quests are tons,clear,varied and never boring.
    Content is not faceroll, it gives a challenge, mechanics are awesome, combat / pointing system is innovative, clear and fun.
    Challenge Modes are fun and usually linked wiht quest objectives, and they give useful rewards,from the housing decor to bags, to gear with your class proficiency.
    Few quests are for 2+ or even 3+ players (usually 1-2 x zone), and it's seriously easy to find a partner (or 2) to do those prime (elite) minibosses, because there's always some player around you or close that is happy to hop in your group and help you out.
    Playerbase x server is big, but they not overcrowded to the point you cant find quest objectives/mobs.

    There's already over 400 (411 at the moment) AddOns with the game old 1 month only. on Curse website, allowing you to really customize totally (wow style) your game in any way, from the smallest thing to the total UI restyle.

    Carbine is active on ban exploiters/botters (and you can feel it while playing), they answer really fast if you submit a ticket (or even a bot report), they release patches and hotfixes on regular basis.
    Forums are full of guides and tips.

    This game can really shine like wow long time ago.
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  5. Jun 3, 2014
    8
    Fun game, overall. There is a ton of things to do, stuff like housing is already in place, and there's lots of different things to find in theFun game, overall. There is a ton of things to do, stuff like housing is already in place, and there's lots of different things to find in the world. Combat system is pretty interesting, and once you're not just doing simple stuff, standing still mashing buttons mindlessly will get you killed. The ability to quickly dodge around and be reactive makes it pretty interesting.

    The game has a very strong "silly" vibe, which I guess was to be expected from a sci-fi game with what are essentially cat girls and crazy rat mad scientists.

    Server issues have been a thing. Nothing too horrible on the server that I'm on, but there has been downtime and a lot of hotfixes. It's largely the standard new game from a new studio launch woes.

    If you're looking for something to do in the MMO space, it's definitely worth a look.
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  6. Jun 25, 2014
    6
    This game has some, if not THE, most boring and tedious leveling experience I have ever seen in an MMO, and I have played most of the MMOsThis game has some, if not THE, most boring and tedious leveling experience I have ever seen in an MMO, and I have played most of the MMOs released in the past 10 years.

    Quests are really generic and bland (AND THERE ARE TONS AND TONS OF QUESTS) and the mobs take a long time to die which adds a grindy feeling. Oh, and if by some force of will you have made it to level 50, guess what, EVEN MORE GRIND!

    Horrible UI, horrible **** battleground pvp and lacking any tactics, the classes have bugs that still stand to this day.

    The talent system is retarded. It seems some of the most important talents aren't gotten through leveling but through some low rate dropping items. Especially if you play a Spellslinger you will run into this: spellslingers have a really important talent called Trigger Fingers, now this thing is given by an item with a very low world drop rate and an insane price in the auctionhouse. Good luck with that.

    My highest character level is 22, it's the highest level I was able to reach in this horrible game. I just entered the Whitevale map, looked at it and said to myself "You know what, **** this!" and deleted the game.

    I see the servers went from heavy (the prime servers) to moderate and even low these days and I'm expecting server mergers really soon. Yeah, there goes another "wow killer". Too bad, the game did get a lot of the right ideas but the execution is poor.
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  7. Jun 1, 2015
    0
    Word of advice from a former player of this crap game. Do NOT go back, even if it's FREE... worst game ever, most bugs, most glitches, mostWord of advice from a former player of this crap game. Do NOT go back, even if it's FREE... worst game ever, most bugs, most glitches, most bots and hackers I've ever seen. Not to mention their moderation-staff must have been found at the bottom of a cereal box, because they're useless, clueless, and couldn't moderate their way out of a wet paper-bag.

    I stupidly pre-ordered two deluxe-editions way back before beta... and in all my MANY years of gaming, it was the BIGGEST gaming mistake I *ever* made. This game and Carbine have been the ABSOLUTE *worst* customer-experience I've EVER had... if I could rewind time and never pre-order, or get a full refund to walk away from them and pretend they never existed, I would! I've played every huge game, and even many smaller and not-so-well known titles along the way... been a gamer for over 30 years... and I've never had a more piss-poor experience than I had in Wildstar, and/or at the hands of Carbine!!!

    PS - Just re-logged in yesterday, and it's still full of bugs, errors, crashes, frame-rate inconsistencies, etc!

    The day this game is finally buried next to City of Heroes (which CoH is far and away so superior to Wildstar, it makes Wildstar look like chutes and ladders), I'll be doing a tap-dance on its grave and saying GOOD RIDDANCE! ^_^
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