Originally Posted by alitz2
I wouldn't worry about the comparison to GW2 gear, make no mistake wildstar is about gear progression and making yourself powerful, not cosmetics. I've been in beta, it's a fun game that I have very high hopes for, however I am seriously worried about the june release date. The game doesn't just need polishing and bug fixing, it needs some system overhauls and there just isn't time for that. Class balance will likely be way off at launch, warplots may not even make in release, among other issues.
Issues aside, it's the most fun mmo I have played (wow, daoc, gw2) and has an amazing amount of potential in both pve and pvp. There will be issues at launch, but 6 months down the road it could be an amazing game. Maybe Carbine will surprise me at launch tho, but there is just so little time now...
If I am not mistaken, doesn't GW2 and Wildstar have the same parent company in NCSoft? If so, it would make a lot of sense as to why the game may be getting released way sooner then it should be. GW2 should have not been release when it was IMO because there just wasn't enough polished content and the whole Living Story thing wasn't really fleshed out well. Had Arena Net taken a little more time (6 months to 1 year) the game could of been wayyyyy better.
I hope that the issues you mention aren't something that is fixed after release. That just hurts everyone's faith in the game and company. I would rather see Wildstar pull a Witcher 3 and delay the game to finish polishing it instead of pushing out an incomplete product. The "6 months down the road" idea to get games fixed is a very dicey thing to operate under since it should never be an option in the first place.