Okay not really.. but, I thought it was a funny “headline”, blame Buzzfeed for everyone needing a Clickbaity headline (LOL!).
TimeTravel stopped by a “wish list” thread on the forums today, to drop a few nuggets of goodness.. there’s some good stuff in here:
Hiyo! There is a lot of good feedback and some fun ideas in this thread. We thought it might be cool to let you know our current thought process and/or plans for some of these suggestions:
Regularly Scheduled Fair Warning – If it’s not currently in the game, then plans can change. Anything mentioned could be moved up/back/cancelled/etc. Stuff that is still in development is… well, still in development, so please keep that in mind. =)
New Raid Flex from 10-20
- Flex raid tech is something we want to do. It will not be part of the next raid tier (Redmoon), but will be under serious investigation for future content!
Change Raid Lockouts to be Boss by Boss
- Turns out, we agree! We are currently planning to make this transition along with the next raid tier. More details on this in the future once we’re a lot closer.
Flex raid, I think is a much better alternative to a WoW style “LFR” with content so nerfed, it almost only requires showing up to the raid. Flex raid, for anyone not familiar with the term.. would use scaling technology (similar to what Expeditions get) to adjust the raid to work with any number of people in-between whatever group sizes Carbine wants (in the example 10-20 people). Thought process being smaller guilds who may not have 20 raiders would be able to complete the content, without having to find another raid group to group with (and deal with the potential accompanying loot drama). It’d also allow the ‘big’ raiding guilds, to not have to cancel a night if a few raiders couldn’t show up, and no one was available to fill in.
Lockout changes would just mean you could kill boss 1 with group A, and later in the week kill boss 2 with group B (without messing up group A’s raid).
Both of those are good for raiding, as TT says, switching to flex raid technology will take awhile, but it’s something to look forward to.
Merge Servers [combined with] Add Incentives to Flag Yourself for PvP
This is a high priority thing internally. We can’t give any details as to our plans at this moment, but hope to be able to do so within the next few weeks. We definitely want to improve the experience for PvP players and add additional incentives for players to participate in open-world PvP.
I haven’t personally checked, but, comments on Reddit, the forums, and elsewhere indicate the PvP servers (in both regions) are..not as well populated as the PvE servers.. since the only way off the PvP servers right now is the $20/character transfer.. people aren’t thrilled about that. It’ll be interesting to see if Carbine goes the server merge (again) route, and put everyone in each region on one big MegaServer (I wonder how Carbine would handle name conflicts between players/guilds this time around).. or if they’ll find another way to help the population on the PvP servers.
Add a YOLO Queue to Arenas
Multiqueuing is in the works, and is an improvement to our queuing system that we are very stoked about!
However, we’re doubtful that ‘YOLO Queue’ will get approved as a queue-type-name. But, non-full-team arena queueing is currently part of the multiqueuing feature.
For me, the multi-queuing is the best part of this tidbit.. I would love to be able to queue for Dungeons, Adventures, and PvP all at the same time, and just take whichever one popped first.. rather than having to decide which one I want to queue for, and (essentially) being locked out of the other content while waiting for the queue to pop.
Release on Steam
*awkward silence, but a knowing look*
So, I’m going to go against the ‘popular’ opinion here.. I don’t want WildStar released on Steam. Simply because that means that Carbine/NCSoft have to split revenue with Valve…and given how – awkward – the current pricing model can be, I’d hate to see them try and raise their prices by whatever percent that split is. I’d rather Carbine keep all of their money..and hopefully lower the cash store prices just a smidge.
More Account Bound Stuff
We agree! No details to share here, really, but we’ll continue moving in that direction
Incentives for Pets
- No plans at this time. Are you really not swayed by these ADORABLE FACES?! Why are you so heartless?!
I don’t understand the request.. mini-pets don’t need incentives! Their cuteness is the incentive they need (and, to be account bound, and just a tad cheaper).
Trust us, you don’t want to talk to most of us before we’ve had 1-3 gallons of coffee. It’s… nightmare fuel. =P
No, seriously, we are going to be making a concerted effort going forward to communicate more with all of you!
More communication is always good…and, as long as you guys are reading wish lists… I’ve got one too.