How would you describe Wakfu?
Azael: WAKFU is a tactical turn-based MMO really centered on the players, allowing them to have a huge impact on the whole game world. For example, all monsters and game resources are managed by the players; there is no automatic reset in WAKFU. And if you have the soul of a leader, you’ll love the political system of the game: you’ll be able to satisfy all your fantasies and become the governor of a nation, to choose your laws and even start conflicts between nations.
You’ll also find 15 classes to please everyone’s taste, and a colorful environment with our own and well-known sense of humor.
This is really a one-of-a-kind game and I hope that many players will be tempted by the adventure!
Do you have a favorite Class? If yes, which one?
Azael: Sram probably, for its specific gameplay and its role as a "finisher". Its Double skill is very useful to me at my Job…
What feature do you think appeals more to the players in Wakfu?
Azael: WAKFU has not only one or two features that make a difference; the whole game is really unique.
The freedom we offer through the politic and ecosystem features really places the player at the center of the game. He has a real impact on his environment and on the other player’s as well.
The story and the transmedia background is another aspect that makes WAKFU a very unique game. We work on narration in a very different way than other MMOs. We want to avoid all the classic quests like "Kill 10 monsters" or "Talk to this character" “Find this item”... We try to give an “adventure game” dimension to WAKFU by making the player follow a story. But the narration is not mandatory to move forward in the game. The player can completely live aside one region’s or island’s adventure and keep progressing in WAKFU.
What are the ideas behind changing from the subscription model to this new one?
Azael: We wanted to adapt our offer to make it more attractive to the new countries where WAKFU is now available.
Do you think this major change in the game’s model will expand the current Wakfu universe?
Azael: Yes, I am sure. WAKFU was created with the basic idea of an open world where players shape the game world with their own way of playing. It is a philosophy that fully blends with this change.
It is also a second wind for WAKFU and an important turning point for us.
What do the new Booster Packs have to offer to the player?
Azael: Mainly bonuses such as the boost exp., Drop and Kama gain.
Will there be exclusive items on the Store available for players?
Azael: Yes, most of the objects are exclusive to the shop and new ones will come out. We want to keep specific objects for the game and shop.
To wrap things up, could you give us a sneak-peek about which new content will be coming to Wakfu later this year?
Azael: The first PVP system is on its way! It’s really unique because it’s based on our political system and, more particularly, on guardians and outlaws.
We will review the narration too and improve and enrich the main quest to give a clear goal to players.
In May we also launched a new story arc, with the first chapters for THL: the Divine Dimensions.
In addition to an exclusive adventure, we will increase the maximum level for players by releasing a whole new batch of equipment, new monsters and new dungeons to each chapter.
So stay tuned, because I'll meet you by the end of the year for a nice surprise…