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    Default Wakfu NA going f2p (english servers only)

    WAKFU adventurers, better get ready, because what lies in the future will forever change the way we all play and conquer the beautifull places and different treasures in our magical world! For this WAKFU relaunch, we'll start to break the silence, opening a chest of incredible surprises for you, with a new set of changes in the game model that promises to shock even the more experts and brave adventurers!



    Prepare your armors, sharp your swords and prepare to say goodbye to WAKFU's subscriptions!

    We are entering a new era! WAKFU will be available on a new subscription-free game model and you'll have full access to the game areas! You will be able to explore the World of Twelve with limitless access!

    "But what will be taken away from us to compensate for all this?", asks the young Iop.

    NOTHING! Somethings in Wakfu are far too awesome to be removed! Epic combats, economy and ecosystem management, threatening dungeons, start your own shop, conquer zones with your comrades and even be a legendary and well known warrior!

    Besides, a Piwi told me about a new PVP system that is being developed, but you didn't heard that from me...

    If you already are a subscriber, don't worry about that! We got great news for you too, but we'll keep it as a secret for now!

    The same Piwi told me (hes probably roasted right now...) as we are preparing to embark on this new journey, that we should make this a new begining for WAKFU and the community, therefore how about an Open Beta on july 09th to get you introduced to this new change properly and an oficial release on july 24th!

    We have a lot more to share so stay tunned for more news about this great subject!
    http://www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/commu...u-strikes-back

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    I don't think anyone can act surprised. Well no, scratch that, I'm surprised it lasted that long as a P2P game.

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    i don't think any of us on the asia wakfu are going to switch over. no reason to start over on the same exact game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orpheus View Post
    I don't think anyone can act surprised. Well no, scratch that, I'm surprised it lasted that long as a P2P game.
    It's definitely not a good omen, but you're right, I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. The real question is how soon will it become p2w?

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    the asia server is fully f2p then a sub for some extra exp and chance for drops. they should have done that a long time ago and not made it only p2p

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinfullfears View Post
    i don't think any of us on the asia wakfu are going to switch over. no reason to start over on the same exact game.
    Uhhhh, server latency?! It's laggy as shit on the Asian server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retto View Post
    Uhhhh, server latency?! It's laggy as shit on the Asian server.
    No lag from me and I'm from the U.S.

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    I've hang at 270 ping, so does Kali. The latency is pretty intense when you're a panda. Pandas are known for making big plays, but they have long animations. The latency doesn't help a single thing, however. I doubt I'll switch to the NA server, I'm pretty invested in the Asia server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retto View Post
    Uhhhh, server latency?! It's laggy as shit on the Asian server.
    i have 0 lag on the asia server and i am in the US too
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    So the game spent all this time as a P2P Closed Beta? Uhh. Or else, why are they having an OBT for something like a payment model change?

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    No, it was released as P2P.
    Many games have Closed Beta for business model change. (like, current Subs only or something like that. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orpheus View Post
    So the game spent all this time as a P2P Closed Beta? Uhh. Or else, why are they having an OBT for something like a payment model change?
    Because most likely, the payment model change will accompany something like lower drop rates which can be increased to the current server standard using the ogrine shop or something to that effect.

    I know you're not surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaGods123 View Post
    Because most likely, the payment model change will accompany something like lower drop rates which can be increased to the current server standard using the ogrine shop or something to that effect.

    I know you're not surprised.
    I'm just confused as why something like that would require a beta period. Particularly for a game that has been around for quite some time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orpheus View Post
    I'm just confused as why something like that would require a beta period. Particularly for a game that has been around for quite some time now.
    Most likely to test whether or not the new rates are practical or if they could be tweaked, as well as get feedback.

    Maybe implement some ninja changes to see if the community picks up on them. I'm dubious of anything Ankama these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaGods123 View Post
    It's definitely not a good omen, but you're right, I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. The real question is how soon will it become p2w?
    about as soon as the asia server becomes p2w
    ie never

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    I thought it was already free to play

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    their old f2p was pure crap and was extremely limited, and you can't enter the nations or other island where the real fun starts. The game has a low cost subscription fee, but you really can't do anything unless you are multi-accounting or have a huge active friend list to do dungeons with. Even if you do have friends, quite often, you want to have two account, making the fee the same as any other game regular subscription fee. Running multiple client is pretty slow as well.

    As for rare gears, you can always grind dungeon for coins to buy dungeon rare gears, or always have that water/earth miner char to boost drop-rate. The way to get the real money was to constantly farm the mines and craft it. Game wasn't bad at all, but having to have multiple client running was annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazyluong View Post
    their old f2p was pure crap and was extremely limited, and you can't enter the nations or other island where the real fun starts. The game has a low cost subscription fee, but you really can't do anything unless you are multi-accounting or have a huge active friend list to do dungeons with. Even if you do have friends, quite often, you want to have two account, making the fee the same as any other game regular subscription fee. Running multiple client is pretty slow as well.

    As for rare gears, you can always grind dungeon for coins to buy dungeon rare gears, or always have that water/earth miner char to boost drop-rate. The way to get the real money was to constantly farm the mines and craft it. Game wasn't bad at all, but having to have multiple client running was annoying.
    i literally never multiclient and i am fine. most parties at dungeons will add you as long as u aren't too low level.

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    I was fine with a single account since I had friends to play with, although all my friend all had multiple accounts which made having a full party a lot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinfullfears View Post
    i literally never multiclient and i am fine. most parties at dungeons will add you as long as u aren't too low level.
    Unfortunately past a certain threshold that just isn't true. From my experiences you'd be extremely hard-pressed to find a group for something like Zwombit or Wa Castle. Even something like a DP party would be hard to muster up without a dedicated guild.

    Now that the game is F2P we can expect a lot more multi-clienters. It's just the nature of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaGods123 View Post
    Unfortunately past a certain threshold that just isn't true. From my experiences you'd be extremely hard-pressed to find a group for something like Zwombit or Wa Castle. Even something like a DP party would be hard to muster up without a dedicated guild.

    Now that the game is F2P we can expect a lot more multi-clienters. It's just the nature of the game.
    Please, I'm invited to like every DP since I hit level 130. If you multi-client and feel you don't know enough people. I wonder whose to blame,
    Wa wabbit and Zwombit, it's more of a finding high levels on at the same time, willing to do something that long. Dungeons are like a hour and it gets tedious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinfullfears View Post
    i have 0 lag on the asia server and i am in the US too
    Quote Originally Posted by M1nGs3N4yuk1 View Post
    No lag from me and I'm from the U.S.
    Maybe you just don't realize it? It's not possible to have "zero lag" playing from the US to an Asian server. There's something called latency.

    Maybe it's more noticeable to me because I played the US one a lot before.

    But I have an extremely fast net connection and the Asian server is intolerable to me, you can say it's playable and you enjoy it but don't pretend it's 100% zero lag perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retto View Post
    Maybe you just don't realize it? It's not possible to have "zero lag" playing from the US to an Asian server. There's something called latency.

    Maybe it's more noticeable to me because I played the US one a lot before.

    But I have an extremely fast net connection and the Asian server is intolerable to me, you can say it's playable and you enjoy it but don't pretend it's 100% zero lag perfect.
    My ping is also ~250. But, I don't notice any delays between my spell casts, movements or chat input and it does feel 1:1. The only times there are delays is when I'm in a fight with someone that is actually lagging himself and/or is about to disconnect. You can usually check the logs to see who's slowing down the fight.

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    So it is completely free without limitations now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaoscauser View Post
    So it is completely free without limitations now?
    Asia server, the one most of us play on, has always been F2P. NA servers are supposedly switching subscription models next month.

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