It’s a small thing, being able to reserve your name, but it’s important too. Especially to those who paid money up-front to be able to do so.
This WildStar name reservation thing has just become an ongoing fiasco of poor website design and planning. The reservations were supposed to start at 2 (EST) but the website borked so hard that Carbine took a two-hour lunch break to try to fix it. Then 4pm came around and it was even worse. The page barely worked, and at least for me did absolutely squat.
It’d ask me to click to login. Then to reserve. Then it did nothing. Once, only once, did I get the name reservation popup, but that broke and it didn’t save. Carbine tweeted asking for patience, because, y’know guys, lots of people like our game! But overreactions aside, why should we be patient? Someone messed up really bad on this from the tech side, and now we’re getting the pleasure of watching a community freak out by most not being able to reserve names while some can and make the rest feel like crud.
I’m looking forward to WildStar, but man this does not give me a lot of confidence as to how their tech team can handle the crunch of players. I mean, guys, it’s a form. It’s one word. What happens when it’s launch day?