Well, to stress test it
Wildstar is only a few weeks from release, and in case you haven't watched any of our numerous fascinating videos or pored through Carl's magnicicently-detailed articles, it's kind of a big deal. Carbine's new MMORPG has been years in the making, offering a whole new colourful world to explore and conquer alongside robust PvP, raids, crazy choose-your-own-adventure dungeons, Warplots, player housing and dynamic combat that doesn't suck.
So, basically, The Elder Scrolls Online needs to grab its ankles.
You don't need to take our word for it, though, because Wildstar is opening its doors to everyone from May 8th -- this Thursday -- until the 18th. It's the perfect opportunity to create a character, choose a side, get involved and generally see what all the fuss has been about over the last few months and years. Or in other words: participate in a stress test. Either way, don't pretend you're not intrigued.
Whether Wildstar can earn its subscription (which can be bought in-game as a commodity if you're canny or diligent enough) remains to be seen - as does whether the servers are up to the challenge. But we can't wait to find out.