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WAKFU New Benefits: More Great News!
Community Manager * Member Since 2013-07-08
posté June 26, 2014, 18:00:00 | #1
WAKFU New Benefits: More Great News! Now you know: WAKFU will be available on a subscription-free game model. You may think we’d take some benefits away because of this change… Well, we have a surprise that will certainly make you think twice!


All players will have full access to all zones, they can fight all monsters, do PvP, level up without limit, and access to all the unique WAKFU features such as economy, ecosystem, craft and politics.
 
"This monster isn't giving me enough experience ..." complained the young Iop for the hundredth time after defeating the hundredth piwi, after reaching level 30. Probably he should fight against stronger creatures to evolve his skills, but you know what they all say about Iops...
 
Tired of Iop's complaints, the gods blessed him with an amazing bonus (of course our wise little friend continued facing Piwis, but that's another story...) and from this magical blessing, Booster Packs were born!
 
With these packs, you can increase the experience bonus in combat and quests, you'll also have better chances to get items and kamas after battles, as well as other benefits!
 
Check out the table below to see more details about our upcoming Booster Packs!

 


And because we know you’ll love this new WAKFU, you’ll be able to get up to 1 year of Booster, based on the 30 days benefits and with a price discount according to the duration.
 
Which leads us to one question you surely have: How much will cost you? Those Boosters Packs will be available in Ogrines, we’ll share the details for all packs very soon, but rest assured that prices will be really accessible.
 
Besides the packs, the shop will be also available. As of today, there will be cosmetic items, pets, consumables, companions and services. We’ll get back to you with more details soon.
 
And don’t worry about your remaining subscription days : they will be automatically converted into Booster days! Plus you might get some other surprises to reward your loyalty to WAKFU... more information, coming soon!


Lord Madgobb * Member Since 2012-02-19
posté June 26, 2014, 23:21:26 | #2
So subs are becoming this? idk why you just dont call it subbing and say these are subbing benifits. Also what does this 10% drop rate increase amount to like is it each item just gets a 10% added into it or what? I am also assuming that the xp and drop rates are going to stay the same they are now in all areas and the bonuses just increase these numbers *wink wink* if not then bleh.

Besides that im curious if the prices are going to stay the same. Will they only be purchasable by ogrines because i see problems with that with the dofus kama ogrine exchange thing so why not cash? I mean ogrines are fine if you finally open up other options so we arnt restricted to weird numbers.


Happy Miliboowolf * Member Since 2013-06-28
posté June 26, 2014, 23:25:04 | #3
Soooo the xp multiplier for secondary characters will be now a part of the "premium"/booster packs?


Teethless Sharkie * Member Since 2011-02-03
posté June 26, 2014, 23:39:00 | #4
I really love that Wakfu becomes f2p and I understand other ways are necessary to generate money. It's a business, so that's simple. I'm a bit afraid though that this will create a huge gap in-game between people that have access to the bonuses because they have the money for it, and people who don't have that. Then again, the subscription money isn't paid anymore, so that may even out (depending on the costs). The motivation to pay will differ greatly for bonuses compared to the motivation to pay for the ability to play the game (soon previous: p2p). This may very well lead to shifts in the people playing (more people obviously will play, which is a great thing), but also the way they play together. Or not together. Social psychology reaches through even in online communities, and I'm concerned the way people will share (or not) the in-game environment with each other and what the relationships will become like following this. I'm, of course, not saying this is bound to happen or in what way, but if the way to play changes, the way people play probably changes in some way too.

Wanted to end this with 'those were my 2 cents', but this is more like 'here's my wallet' xD

-Xx Rayne


Ancient Eradicator * Member Since 2008-06-09
posté June 26, 2014, 23:46:13 | #5
Funny how they call these "bonuses" when in fact from what I understand the "bonuses" are what we currently get normally and the xp and drops will be nerfed for those that decide not to pay. Rather misleading.


Overweighted Chafer * Member Since 2013-07-14
posté June 26, 2014, 23:54:54 | #6

Quote (GodIsWithUs @ 26 June 2014 23:46) *
Funny how they call these "bonuses" when in fact from what I understand the "bonuses" are what we currently get normally and the xp and drops will be nerfed for those that decide not to pay. Rather misleading.
If this is what happens... what was the point of replacing sub with this anyway? xD


Lord Madgobb * Member Since 2011-11-20
posté June 26, 2014, 23:56:46 | #7
Are these bonuses above and beyond what we enjoy now as subscribers? Or are they just "bouses" in name only?


Lord Madgobb * Member Since 2011-03-15
posté June 26, 2014, 23:59:18 | #8
I think it means that abstrub wasn't that great to get people to go "premium" :x

I don't think 0.1% drops will make people want to go premium either
what's worse is that the drop revamp will probably be late August instead of early August..and no one knows how much better it will be.....


Soft Crackler * Member Since 2012-04-15
posté June 27, 2014, 00:01:19 | #9
Questions:



1, The Drop rate will be from 0.02 to 10.02%?

Or to 0.022.

2, Will the No-Boost players get the limit of doing dungeons just like Asia server?



Anyway ,congratulations to ankama, wakfu has endlich gone from beta to market, before this change wakfu is such a shy game, with too much worry and less embition.


Zhao
 


Eccentric Moogrr * Member Since 2012-02-23
posté June 27, 2014, 00:21:29 | #10

Quote (LadyRinsun @ 26 June 2014 23:39) *
I'm concerned the way people will share (or not) the in-game environment with each other and what the relationships will become like following this. I'm, of course, not saying this is bound to happen or in what way, but if the way to play changes, the way people play probably changes in some way too.
Same worry here.

@GodIsWithUs: Agreed.
If the boosted accounts of the international f2p-system won't be better off than the subscribed french ones, this indirectly results in a considerable nerf for everyone not using 30+days boosters.

@Sentrayak: Ogrines.
We won't be able to buy these "subscriptions" directly anymore but are forced to use the expiring Ogrines instead. Which won't be obtainable in matching amounts.

@dlexus009:
It definitely won't increase to 10.02%. Rather decrease to 0.0182% without a 30+ booster.


This post has been edited by Rimali - June 27, 2014, 00:26:35.
Not so Hairy Moon * Member Since 2012-03-02
posté June 27, 2014, 00:29:56 | #11

Quote (Sentrayak @ 26 June 2014 23:54) *

Quote (GodIsWithUs @ 26 June 2014 23:46) *
Funny how they call these "bonuses" when in fact from what I understand the "bonuses" are what we currently get normally and the xp and drops will be nerfed for those that decide not to pay. Rather misleading.
If this is what happens... what was the point of replacing sub with this anyway? xD
Basically so you can play the game without paying, theyre keeping the base exp and drops on players with booster packs, but F2P players will have some more limitations.
I dont really like this though, I'd rather they give BUFFS to customers - especially in a F2P game. Right now they're just lowering it across the board.

The +10% drop thing isnt as simple as it sounds, they tried explaining it on wapac when it was introduced, I didn't really get it. I dont want to try and summarise it :l

ps. f2p have access to politics. Enjoy~


This post has been edited by Soundtrack8 - June 27, 2014, 00:32:35.
Featherless Piwi * Member Since 2014-03-16
posté June 27, 2014, 00:46:58 | #12
I hope we get a lot more honest details soon, at the moment it feels like they are trying to make it sound amazing while pushing all the negative impacts under the carpet.

But I won't hold my breath for that.


Lord Madgobb * Member Since 2012-02-19
posté June 27, 2014, 00:56:35 | #13
im not usually one to defend things. However what if the 40% reduction that was mentioned on the french may be in comparison to the boost subs? i mean probably not but im trying to spin it in a good light.


Lord Madgobb * Member Since 2011-03-01
posté June 27, 2014, 01:11:36 | #14

Quote (Nox16 @ 27 June 2014 00:56) *
im not usually one to defend things. However what if the 40% reduction that was mentioned on the french may be in comparison to the boost subs? i mean probably not but im trying to spin it in a good light.
the french servers are staying the same that they are now.

Giving the EN servers an exp/drop boost that the french servers won't be getting because we follow the old sub method is not something ankama would ever do.

It makes it much more logical if you look at it from ankamas point of view to decrease the exp/drop rate for f2p and keep the "booster pack" rates as what we have now.


Lord Madgobb * Member Since 2012-02-19
posté June 27, 2014, 01:23:53 | #15
Yeah but why not just be like hey ftp will have some restrictions and boosts will just be sorta like it is? with better or worse. I mean people would probably be like ... sucks for ftp but itd be honest at least and people wouldnt feel like ankama is lying to them. I still think they are spinning this whole thing wrong They should of just said we are expanding free to play rights subs are still a thing free to players will have these restrictions now. Nothing would change. People who sub would still be subbed no change. Free to players will get a huge content boost and access to alot of the stuff in the game. I mean thats basically what this is but they are labeling it wrong and misleading people and it only hurts them by doing this because it makes the playerbase mad.

The main point here is they are messaging this wrong and it is not helping that they are keeping information or trying to mislead us.


Community Manager * Member Since 2013-07-08
posté June 27, 2014, 01:25:05 | #16

Quote (GodIsWithUs @ 26 June 2014 23:46) *
Funny how they call these "bonuses" when in fact from what I understand the "bonuses" are what we currently get normally and the xp and drops will be nerfed for those that decide not to pay. Rather misleading.

We are not trying to mislead anyone but develop a system that is beneficial for everyone while keeping the value of investment for our subscribers.


Quote (Freefrom @ 27 June 2014 00:46) *
I hope we get a lot more honest details soon, at the moment it feels like they are trying to make it sound amazing while pushing all the negative impacts under the carpet.

But I won't hold my breath for that.

Yes, based on the feedback received I plan on creating an FAQ to answer all the most asked questions and we will not push any negative impact under the carpet.


Quote (Nox16 @ 27 June 2014 00:56) *
im not usually one to defend things. However what if the 40% reduction that was mentioned on the french may be in comparison to the boost subs? i mean probably not but im trying to spin it in a good light.

We haven't officially shared a 40% reduction on the FR side but once again we will make sure to build up as much information as possible based on your questions.



Short Strich * Member Since 2013-04-23
posté June 27, 2014, 01:27:43 | #17
@Sabi Will the drop rate for non-subscribers remain as it is now? Or are you guys nerfing it?


Tofurby on Diet * Member Since 2012-12-14
posté June 27, 2014, 01:46:41 | #18
So you're making it pay-to-win? Fantastic (!) This is all a horrible idea.



Wilder than Wild Dragoturkey * Member Since 2012-01-11
posté June 27, 2014, 01:48:38 | #19
I think no matter what system they put in place it will have pros and cons. That being said we can expect a handful of problems WAPAC faces and complains about, but also a lot of the things that draw people to WAPAC and make it appealing in its own way.

As for Ankama using misleading language they have always done stuff like this, and it is not uncommon to see this in all sorts of games or products. Sadly when dealing with money and companies you have to learn to read between the lines and do a tiny bit of research yourself to know what you are truly getting. Often what companies say arent exactly lies, but rather half-truths. They generally arent lying to you they just arent telling you about the parts you wont like. I know that comes off as a lie, but it is not. Still sketchy and misleading behavior, but not lying in a legal sense.


Eccentric Moogrr * Member Since 2012-02-27
posté June 27, 2014, 01:48:51 | #20
Not entirely into the idea of paying for "booster" packs via ogrines as its sadly up'd in prices that way...