wakfu

Official Site: Wakfu
Studio: Square Enix/Ankama Games
Launch Date: February 29, 2012
Genre: Turn-Based Strategy MMORPG
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac, Linux

Wakfu postpones server merges but plans account purge in 30 days

Wakfu players should be advised that Ankama is undergoing a purge of inactive Wakfu accounts. If you haven't logged into the website or the game in the past two years, have never subbed, and have never spent anything in the cash shop, your account (and its characters) will be subject to the purge. You can log into the website to keep your account within the next 30 days.

Meanwhile, the studio says it will be postponing its planned server merges until the end of the year to "give the team more time to find the very best solutions."

"The decision to postpone the merge is based on the concerns you expressed in our forums: What will happen to our Haven World? Our guilds? The server economy? Our equipment? We have gathered all of your questions and requests and passed them on to the team. We also know about the abusive player killing (PK) issue and we will work to find solutions. We are aware that problems exist and we realize how important they are."

Read more

The MOP Up: Wakfu hikes up a mountain (March 12, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week we have stories and videos from Heroes and Generals, Faeria, City of HeroesLineage MArmored WarfareWakfuArk ParkDauntlessDark Age of CamelotOverwatchBlade and Soul: Table ArenaLeague of LegendsStrikers Edge, and Final Fantasy XI, all waiting for you after the break!

Read more

Wakfu is throwing a birthday party -- and you're invited

Happy birthday Wakfu! The colorful isometric MMO is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week, and it wants you to be a part of the fun.

Wakfu's birthday bash includes in-game events, a special fifth year quest, discounted Steam packs, a puzzle game, a bonus XP weekend, and even a special gift if you enter in the code "WAKFU5YEARS" in your account. Altogether, players have spent 21,300 years in the game and created 9,233,210 characters. Give or take one or two toons.

We've got the fifth anniversary trailer for you after the jump, and as a special bonus, we've also included Massively OP MJ's recent video adventures in the game!

Read more

The Stream Team: Wakfu's fifth anniversary

Wakfu is turning 5 years old tomorrow, sort of. Because there isn't a tomorrow. The game's actual anniversary day is February 29th, so it has technically only celebrated one real anniversary; however, it has been running for five years, and that counts! Since Leap Day doesn't exist this year, Massively OP's MJ will hop in to celebrate the big day today -- despite having sworn to never return after being forced to beat those darling bunny things. Hopefully the festivities won't include bunny beatings, or she may just cry. Join us live at 4:30 p.m. as MJ mounts a campaign to save those cute little critters!

What: Wakfu
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Read more

Guild Chat: Pro tips for incentivising active MMO guild membership

Welcome along to another edition of Guild Chat, the column through which Massively Overpowered readers can have their guild-related questions or concerns addressed through both the articles themselves and the comments section from other readers, allowing for a broad basis of supportive advice to help the reader in need. In this edition, Wakfu guild leader Aio asks if setting up a schedule for high-level players to encourage them to run with low-level characters regularly is a good idea and wishes to find dome help with how to plan and populate such a schedule. At this point in time, Aio is almost solely responsible for looking after low-level players in the guild and would love to hear ideas of some fun activities that could help entice others into naturally interacting with lower level players.

See Aio's full submission below and don't forget to head on down to the comments section to leave your advice on guild scheduling and multi-level event planning.

Read more

Massively Overthinking: Unholy MMORPG hybrids

Massively OP reader and frequent tipster Gibbins wants us to play match-maker.

"I love the wonderful world that Bethesda created with the Fallout franchise, not too bleak but very post apocalypse with a very kitsch '50s feel from the time of duck and cover educational films, but I wish it were multiplayer. The huge volume of mods for Fallout is also is a massive bonus, giving the game great variety and replayability. On the other hand, I also love the satirical in your face style of GTA Online and its no-holds-barred multiplayer experience, but I wish there were more to the story and more support for mods. Both games offer so much, and I would love to see how each studio would add to the other's game. Which two development teams would you like to see married... and which game would be their love child?"

Let's complicate Gibbins' request and say that the love child game must be an MMO! I've posed his question to the team for this week's Massively Overthinking.

Read more

Massively OP's MMO guide to the Steam Winter Sale

Do you have any money left after all of that holiday shopping, travel, and dining out? Steam would very much like to have what remains, if you please, and is willing to trade you some discounted games in return.

Yes, the annual Steam Winter Sale is up and running, which means all sorts of deals for the frugal MMORPG player. We've compiled a huge list of all of the deals -- including discounts of up to 90% off! -- to help you navigate the holiday promotion. The sale ends on January 2nd. Hope it helps!

Read more

Wakfu's advent calendar offers holiday gifts for puzzle-solvers

Advent calendars are a fun way to count down to the big December holiday in the US that isn't National Brownie Day, but most actual advent calendars contain a daily "prize" that just consists of chocolate of the same flavor and consistency as you'd expect from something packed in plastic and cardboard for a month. Wakfu, however, is offering players more substantial prizes with its advent calendar for the holiday season, so it's understandable that you'll have to solve a puzzle or two to get each individual prize.

In order to be eligible to take part, you have to have made some kind of purchase from the game's in-game shop since January 1st, 2016, or just have active Booster Pack Days on your account. The fun starts on December 1st, and hopefully it'll give players plenty of motivation to log in and check out the prizes on a daily basis. Some of them may even be in-game chocolate. Almost anything is possible.

Comment

Perfect Ten: Comparing Druids across MMORPGs

If I asked you what a Mage is in an MMORPG, what would you say? Some cloth-wearing gal who lugs around a long staff and flings fireballs (or other elemental chunks) at bad guys. What about Rogues? Stealthy sneaks with twin daggers and lightning-fast attacks. Warriors? Big lugs with shields and swords larger than most compact cars. Fantasy class tropes are so ingrained that even developers seem powerless to go against them.

But there always seems to be this weird exception when it comes to Druids. A Druid in one MMO isn't quite the same as one in a different game. Sure, there are usually some common threads -- most notably an attunement to and use of nature -- but each team has more freedom to interpret and design the Druid concept how it likes.

I thought it would be fun today to riffle through some of the current and past MMOs that have boasted a Druidic class (if not always in name) and see where the similarities and end and the wild notions begin.

Read more

Massively Overthinking: The best combat systems in MMORPGs

One of the big problems in the MMORPG genre as I see it is game studios' inclination to prioritize combat above all else, turning what once was a genre stuffed with virtual worlds and multi-faceted gameplay activities into single-minded murder simulations. So you'd think they'd be really freakin' good at combat, right?

Yeah, maybe not so much.

So today's Massively Overthinking question comes from Das Tal -- sorry, The Exiled -- developer Alexander Zacherl, who asks:

"Which MMO has (had?) the best combat system? Consider abilities, targeting, movement, and so on!"

I posed his questions to the team. Onward, and bring your sword of trollslaying!

Read more

The MOP Up: Ingress players show love for Orlando (June 26, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

Following the June 12th attacks in Orlando, MMO players have shown support and love for those affected by the tragedy. Reader Nordavind pointed out that Ingress players have worked together to create a virtual heart over the city by capturing select portals. How cool is that?

We’ve got plenty of other news tidbits for you after the jump, including patches, MMOs in testing, videos, and more!

Read more

1 2 3