Lots of ahead. Also screenshots. Thread will be updated accordingly for more accurate information, so feel free to contribute.
WAKFU IS IN OPEN BETA.
OPEN BETA IS SCHEDULED FOR WIPE DUE TO DUPLICATORS; FULL RELEASE ON FEBURARY 29TH (APPARENTLY).
[release]OFFICIAL FACEPUNCH NOX GUILD: Contact Tanith, Cidartha or Karahaut in-game. If we aren't online, PM Tanith (That Ninja) or myself (Karahaut) on FP and we can *probably* hop on and invite you. We need more members, so don't hesitate to ask![/release]
Wakfu is an online tactical role playing game, developed by french-based independent company Ankama games and being hosted by Square Enix for North America, serving as the sequel to their last online RPG, Dofus. Wakfu's story is situated around an ogre named Ogrest, who captured all six Dofus eggs that contain incredible power, for the sake of someone he loves. However, his "love" betrayed him, using the Dofus' for her own personal gain. Ogrest, feeling used, killed the woman and soon after realizing what he had done, climbed to the highest mountaintop and cried for one thousand years, flooding the world gradually. Ultimately, the goal of Wakfu is to kill Ogrest but it is not neccesary. As with most games, a lot of Wakfu's story is told in the game by tablets and much more.
Like mentioned already, Wakfu is a tactical role playing game. It's similar to games like Fire Emblem or the short-lived Final Fantasy Tactics series along with many, many other games. Turn by turn, you move your character and perform skills based around 4 elements. You can specialize in one of the four: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Elements often give resistance bonuses to that character and much more. The differences between many of the elements depend on your chosen class. For example, an AIR SACRIER is capable of manipulation of the battlefield, switching positions with friends an enemies. But, an AIR CRA has extremely longer range and is capable of pushing enemies to keep distance for his/her long attacks. You can read more about elements and find out different restrictions and play styles for classes... which brings me to my next topic:
There are a total of 14 playable classes in Wakfu, with only 11 being available currently:
Cra, the archer class of Wakfu.
Eniripsa, the healer/fairy class.
Sadida, the druid-like summoners.
The Xelor's, the disabler and time manipulators.
Sram, the thief class.
Ecaflip, the luck-based gambler class. Money is an Ecaflips pride.
Pandawa, the drunken masters and mistresses.
Sacrier's, the masochistic berserkers.
Osamodas, the beast tamers and summoners.
Enutrof, the adventurers and treasure hunters.
Feca's, scientists with special shielding abilities.
Iop, the fearless warriors.[/release]
[release]Professions, Economy and Player Control
Unlike most MMO's, Wakfu's economy and government is PLAYER CONTROLLED. There are NO vendors that you can buy things off of, and everything is hand-made by the players which means they have total control over what is made and what is distributed. There are many professions, such as trappers who harvest and carve animals, fisherman who.. well, fish. Miners who mine for materials and ores to create and mint Kama's (the currency of Wakfu) and Lumberjacks who harvest cuttings from trees, cut them down and create MORE trees. Governments for nations can be run by players who are considered well respected among their nations. Players can vote between candidates as well to ultimately decide who will govern their nation.[/release]
[release]Wakfu and Stasis aka ying-yang
Named aptly after the game and era in which it takes place in, Wakfu and Stasis are basically the good and evil of the world. Though they do not work exactly as explained. For every action of Wakfu, there is a stasis as well. The creation of animals is balanced by the killing of them, in order to maintain a proper balance of the world. This is explain in the tutorial of the game in better detail but the basics is that for every action, there is a reaction.[/release]
[release]HOW AND WHERE TO PLAY + INFO
You can play Wakfu here: http://www.wakfu.com/na/mmorpg - it is currently in open beta, meaning anyone can play. Wipes are not planned but it may change depending on game breaking bugs and etc. You can run Wakfu on a toaster, so you shouldn't have any problems with it.
Wikia: http://wakfu.wikia.com/wiki/Wakfu_Wiki - The Wakfu Wiki has TONS of information to go by. You can find out more about classes, nations and many, many aspects that I was too lazy to put into this thread.[/release]
Well, that was fucking long to write. Anyway, discuss Wakfu.