The Strain! First Wildstar Ultra Drop

strainAs we were discussing in guild chat last night, here’s the reason for a subscription based game.  Incoming! The Strain! The first major content patch for Wildstar.  The patch will include 2 new zones full of single player, 5 man and 20 man content and some really cool challenges.

From the MMORPG article

Jeremy reiterated the studio’s stance that they’ll be releasing a brand new content drop every 4-6 weeks, to make sure that players are getting their subscription dollars.  He wasn’t so bold to promise new content every 28 days, but he did say that Drop 1 was feature complete before launch, and that Drop 2 was damned close as well, with Drop 3 in final stages.  About 33% of the team is currently working on new content for the Drops, and as the launch stuff settles down that’ll become about 50%.

There’s more good articles at Massively and ZAM.  No date has been set for the patch, but look for more info over the next 2 weeks and expect the patch near (or on) July 2.

One Reply to “The Strain! First Wildstar Ultra Drop”

  1. But! But! But! …WoW has been subscription based from the get-go and they’re in the ninth(?) month of ZERO CONTENT and no end in sight! :P
    Down with subs! Rah!

    /silly

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