Tuesday, 27 October 2015

On Wildstar Bugs and No Betas

I have been struggling with Wildstar over the past weeks. The attention it has gotten after it went free to play a few weeks ago is enormous and the company is still trying to process everything, which I can understand.
Both Entity and Jabbit still suffer from tremendous lag spikes for me every now and then, but it's something to be expected and something I can essentially cope with. What has been bothering me the last week specifically however has been the ingame store and it's currencies... Specifically Omnibits.

Let's start at the start. On Wildstar EU and NA servers had traditionally been separated and crossover play was not possible. With the f2p launch this barricade fell away and I could make a character on NA to play with some of the folks from Twitter. I had been playing both my EU and NA characters and was earning Omnibits (one of the currencies used for the ingame store) separately. Both were around 120 of them when the Halloween event dropped and Carbine added a few holiday only items to it's store.
Thrilled to see purple, orange and black dyes I bought the Dye set on my EU char and got deducted the 115 Omnibits it had cost me. I figured I wanted to do the same over on NA and logged there... Only to find out I lost 115 Omnibits there aswell without seeing the Dyes in my inventory. After making a ticket about this the Wildstar support staff decided to grant me the Dyes on my NA character aswell but not refund the Omnibits.
I logged in to pick them up.. Only to see that I had suddenly no Omnibits at all anymore on my Engineer! This quickly resolved itself after I relogged to EU and back and now it seems that both my EU and NA character are working towards the same number of Omnibits.
However this has cost me a lot of them since I'm fairly sure the earnings were separate at the start. So now I'm back to sitting on about 35 Omnibits after a lot of hassle instead of the about 200 I should be sitting on instead. Ohwell. Atleast they granted me my Dyes! Now to see if I can get my Top Hat of Souls restored somehow aswell...

Don't get me wrong. This is not a major thing in the game and I'm sure the developers are still figuring out how to arrange everything. It just feels like, when crossplaying, the Omnibits system kind of bugged out at the start and started counting separately while it should have been adding all the Omnibits to my account, regardless of region. I'm just a bit salty over losing a lot of Omnibits this way, but it's not gamebreaking in the sense that I will now stop playing Wildstar. I just wish things were clearer and more functional.

Another major thing that has happened is the overwatch beta.  Unfortunately i didnt manage to get in and i am honestly quite salty about it. I feel like the invites have mostly gone to people who have a large fanbase so they can show off the game on their stream of social media. So here i sit with no beta. I guess i will find some other way to spend my time...

2 comments:

  1. Oof. So sorry that Omnibit thing happened. :\ Maybe make a post on the forums as well so folks also in the same boat can make their voice heard? Or maybe there's a post already going? The more the devs know it's an issue, the more likely they are to clarify/fix. Still sucks balls, though. :(

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  2. Oof. So sorry that Omnibit thing happened. :\ Maybe make a post on the forums as well so folks also in the same boat can make their voice heard? Or maybe there's a post already going? The more the devs know it's an issue, the more likely they are to clarify/fix. Still sucks balls, though. :(

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