The more that I look into the mega-patch coming with WildStar’s fall F2P switch, the more I genuinely can’t wait until it gets here. I was listening to a podcast last night last night while playing, and the hosts were detailing some of their discoveries on the PTR. After a long, dark night of dropping subscriptions and harsh criticism, it’s like seeing the first rays of a glorious dawn creep over the horizon. Can’t help but lift your spirits and give you hope.
What’s exciting me is just how much is being thrown in here: tons of new costumes, tons of new pets, daily rewards, attunement streamlining, AMP unlocks, challenge system overhaul, dungeon reorganizing, and loads more housing options. Heck, I’m even excited about the store, especially since WildStar is taking Trove’s approach of offering a second currency that can be obtained in-game to buy the same things in the shop.
My attitude was also buoyed by a really good night of progress and loot. I spent a lot of my session exploring the uncovered bits of Malgrave and doing the odd quest, all while the RNG showered me with tons of great loot. I got a purple gun (with tanking stats, alas, but it was a nice gesture on behalf of the game), a really neat chest upgrade with a cool look, and an awesome punk headpiece. I made a new costume on the spot (right).
I’m level 48 and I think I’m getting to the end of Malgrave. I know I’ve overleveled it but I’m not going to leave until I’ve done everything.
I also continue to accumulate new decor for my house. Every time I log in I do my standard three Thayd challenges on two alts that I leave park there. I recently got a squicky totem and a cool chair (my house lacks comfy chairs), not to mention a few more dyes.
I keep looking wistfully at my Spellslinger, torn between wanting to keep pushing forward with my Engineer and playing an alt. Some day, I comfort myself.
Oh, here’s a weird thing I noticed last night: My Spellslinger’s pistols shrink in size when she holsters them on her butt. Like they go from these hand-cannons to dainty little pea-shooters. Weird.