Yeah, just saying that even if I personally decided to play Wildstar for some months, I am not convinced that Wildstar is going to be huge. Bigger than TESO maybe, but probably not going to catch up with WoW.
Already subscribing to FFXIV and TESO, no room for another $15 game...it's hard finding the time to play the two I do subscribe to, and I still can't get over the ridiculously Pixaresque animated look of the game.
For me, it is the action combat. I don't GW2 or play consoles so it felt too twitchy for me. Even so, I probably would have bought a $99 B2P late some night when willpower was low. And probably will try it once F2P.
Wildstar is very lucky with the delays in WoD. Still, even if it is a "better" game (YMMV), launching a new IP right in the middle of Elder Scrolls and Warcraft is a very tough business proposition. Perhaps the biggest determinate is what Wildstar content patch drops around 6.0.1 of WoD.
I preordered Wildstar, played in a few beta weekends and started having second thoughts. A LOT of the emphasis I'm seeing from the devs is on how hard dungeons and raids will be. Is this really how to make a popular MMO? I have no time or patience for that sort of PvE "elder game" and I absolutely don't trust that they will have enough solo and small group stuff to do to make me feel good about spending $15/month.
I have a feeling that in 6 months, Wildstar will turn out to be a niche hardcore raider game and all the other content will suffer for it. If I don't cancel my preorder, I'll probably play a bit through the free month and cancel my sub and see how things look after the first big content patch and then reevaluate.
I also picked up ESO a few days ago and I'm kind of surprised at how much I'm enjoying it, despite the many problems it has.
I'll ultimately drop them all next fall for Warlords of Draenor, because home is where the hearthstone is. ;)
It's not 50 cents a day....its $15 divided by the number of hours you have time to sink in to it. I know I'll be lucky to find 10 hours in the month, so for me there's no point in even bothering with Wildstar. Younger me from 10 years ago could have pulled 30 hours a month, though. He'd probably have given it a try.