I agree, I spend already almost 40 hours just to grind and grind and grind to lvlup both character level, weapons and armor. If this was suppose to be a test, they should have given us alot of exp so we can lvlup faster to test out all stuff ingame.
So I hope there is no character wipe at all. Or I may not play for quite sometimes (not like you care anyway) because how grindi it is.
Sure people keep saying "There will always wipe before full release" and I'am sure not every games did a wipe, I don't know any game that did not do full wipe but I'am sure there are somes that did not. I hope it will not come to character wipe.
I'll try to answer that.
There is a high chance of wipe.
They are going to try and avoid it.
But at the rate that it is going.... Wipe might be needed. Storyline missions are limited. and Sidequests are even less. Lvl 25 max at the moment i think. But all the new quests are going to need testing. And who is going to test them if everyone is 40+ ?
So it is logical to wipe the server and see how it goes from scratch.
The usual practice in other games is to wipe the servers before open beta. But they usually do that few days before going into beta, so people would have a little headstart. So don't be to attached to your charecter for now. Things are still in motion, and if they make a change to armor and weapon lvling system that makes a big impact on the game - it raises the wipe chance.
And dont forget about the other weapons, Mechs, Crafting. It is going to be a real pain without a wipe.