In 2012, NCSoft published Guild Wars 2, an MMO with an astonishing flexibility in gameplay. Here in 2013, the company will be publishing another new MMO, WildStar. And it’s clear from the three videos, below, that what I love about Guild Wars 2 will be here in WildStar. And what I love about Borderlands will be here as well.
I’ll be honest up front: I’m not an MMO player. Yeah, I dabbled in Champions Online, and I spent more than a few sessions puzzle-solving in Uru Live (a.k.a. Myst Online). But when an MMO-obsessed friend sent me a Guild Wars 2 (GW2) beta key, I gave in to curiosity and fired up the game. The first thing that went through my mind was, “These graphics are pretty decent.” The second was, “Ah-hah, I’m playing Dragon Age: The MMO.” The third was, “I wish I had more than an afternoon to power through this.”