For months before their releases I would see threads talking about what to expect and how hyped people were and how they would become actual options for alternative MMOs, (not WoW killers) but now, months after the release of both, I seldom find a single thread talking about these two games.
I'm not surprised at all when it comes to ESO, I played in 2 betas and didn't enjoy the combat or the aesthetic, and felt from the beginning that "Skyrim with friends" was and still is a dumb idea. TES has never been about co-op or groups, it's been about giving you a shit ton of tiny things to do and spreading them across and through a vast continent, and it's always been about YOU. I was skeptical when I heard the first rumors about ESO and my skepticism seems to have saved me time and money.
ESO's been on sale for $20 3 times in the past few months at Futureshop, it makes me think that a lot of people jumped in expecting a great MMO or a great multi-player TES game and weren't satisfied. But that's 100% my own opinion/assumptions. I don't see anyone talking about how great or how terrible ESO is...it's just fallen off the map, it seems.
With Wildstar, I see some people referencing how it's almost too hardcore with the return of Vanilla raiding concepts like attunements, and I hear talk of how the game is dying, which I feel is impossible. It's not APB, so how could it truly be falling apart so quickly? Is it just the people who tried the endgame for a week, didn't like it and returned to WoW? I tried one of the closed betas for only a few hours, got to lvl 10 and I enjoyed the actual gameplay, but I felt it wasn't revolutionary or game-changing enough to pull me away from WoW. The aesthetic didn't really jive with me either...I love Ratchet & Clank, but it felt very strange for me to be playing in an MMO with that sort of quirky style. It didn't seem like a bad game, but I really didn't play enough to judge it, and I have no clue about the endgame aside from knowing that there's attunements.
So what's with these two games? I'm asking more oriented towards Wildstar honestly, but if you've played the endgame of either of these or are in a position where you could summarize the pros and cons of these two games and maybe shine some insight on why there's seemingly 0 discussion about them, go ahead.