I downloaded this once and gave it a try. It ran like crap on my PC so I had to uninstall. And when I did something got mucked up and destroyed my computer to the point that I had to restore back to factory defaults and lost everything. Took me weeks to re-install all my old stuff, and had to start over the entire Mass Effect trilogy to get my save file back for the second half of ME3. Haven't gone near the game since.
So...how typical is that? Seems like a one-in-a-million problem to me.
Have you played the beta before? Some people are saying that an old UI folder is still floating around in the wildstar folder which messes with fps.
Also if you do decide to invest in one of those mice look into Logitech instead since they have a mouse with 12 side buttons.
I hate to be one of those guys whose all about brand loyalty, but Logitech is where I go for my PC peripherals. After my Razor died I instantly went back to the $8 Logitech that I had been using for two years before, and continue to use two years since.
On topic, this is my first time in the Wildstar beta, but do you think that the file in question could have slipped onto my computer before there was a patch, or was the client fully updated before I downloaded?
I am. Only put in a few hours thus far, but so far my feelings are...mixed. I'm no where near far enough in to judge the game in most aspects yet, but I will say that it seems to be very poorly optimized for an open beta, and the controls are....cumbersome. In theory I love the mobile "skill shot" based mechanics, but I find it really hard to hold down number keys to aim my skills while at the same time trying to move. There is only so much you can expect out of my left hand.
Every time I bring it up in chat people tell me to just invest in one of those Razer Naga mice, but I have two issues with that. First; I swore off Razer products after my Guild Wars Edition Deathadder died on me (only a few weeks old at that) because I find them to be cheaply made pieces of junk. And secondly I feel that a developer creating a combat system that only works well if you use an after market peripheral that the average player won't have (those damn things are expensive) is at best shortsighted, and at worst...well...stupid. I don't support shortsighted and/or stupid developers.
Saw that Angry Joe review a short while ago and it just confirmed that not wasting my money on this game was the right call. Even worse than I thought it would be, and lets just say the beta didn't exactly set high expectations. As for the future of ESO...well there was a reason literally HUNDREDS of beta players, including myself, were absolutely sure it would go free-to-play within its first year. Now everyone else knows why.