I’m going to blame my recent post delinquency on Wildstar. That seems fair.
There’s a lot of talk recently that Wildstar isn’t doing so well – that they’re not having the success they’d hoped and that things look a little grim. Mostly I’m sticking my fingers in my ears and going LA LA LA LA LA whenever I hear anything along those lines, since I’ve gotten so very, very fond of running around in Nexus. And of Lugh, my ridiculously adorable Aurin Esper Explorer and her hippie outdoorsy party house that I’ve spent far too much time working on.
Wildstar isn’t flawless. No MMO is. But it’s the best MMO for me thus far. Before Wildstar, I’d never had as much fun with an MMO as I did with WoW – and I’m sure I’ll go back to WoW at some point, I always do, but it might be a while, because in Azeroth I can’t dye my hoodie the perfect color to match my cargo pants or spend an afternoon building a patio and shopping for the perfect knick knacks to put on my shelves in the attic room I finished or play a path specifically geared towards the kind of thorough map exploration that I’ve always done in MMOs anyway.
I know Wildstar isn’t ever going to be the behemoth that WoW is, and that’s okay. And it’s likely that WoW will take some cues from the popular elements of Wildstar, and maybe next time I revisit Azeroth I will be able to do some of the things I mentioned. But for now I just hope Nexus stays around for a while, even if it’s a more nichey game. I’ve put a lot of love into my house, I’d hate to have to move out.