Save 35% on a Rock Paper Shotgun yearly subscription this Black Friday!

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Nightcrawler In A Cowboy Hat: WildStar's Spellslinger

Yeeeeeehaw

Hello, WildStar. It is good to see that you are still around and doing things. What have you been up to since last I praised your smart ability mechanics, targeting systems, and appealing candy coated gumdrop style while also lamenting that kill/collect MMOs bore me to tears these days? Oh, you've been showing off atypical classes, have you? And you say this "Spellslinger" is hyper-mobile and is meant to either DPS or heal? Urrrrrrghhh. I can't open my poor, pancake-flat heart to another MMO. It's already been crushed too many times. But maybe... maybe I'll just give this video a quick watch. No harm in that, right?

OK, that video was a cringe-inducing mix of painfully stilted and trying way, way too hard to pretend that it wasn't painfully stilted, but I digress. The Spellslinger actually looks like quite the thing. For one, you can shoot people to heal them, which is a) supremely silly and b) something I strongly recommend you never, ever try in real life. Also, that whole place-between-places hideaway dimension Spellslingers can just hit up whenever sounds both mechanically intriguing and like the space-time defying secret fortress I've dreamed of since I was eight.

So there's your monthly-ish WildStar update. Still looking strong, still also looking like An MMO. It'll be out early next year, and I want it, but I also don't want it. "Ever the paradox, that Nathan Grayson," they'll say as they haul my body to its well-earned grave. Then they'll unceremoniously dump me into the dirt, too preoccupied with living (and videogames!) to pay any heed to the dead.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

More News

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch